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13 Days | Explore the old-world charm of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Immerse yourself in the rich historic and cultural heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia on a 13-day Premium adventure. Uncover the oriental influences of the historic Asian traders, settlers and indigenous people that have made this part of the world a cornerstone for empires and colonies. From navigating the various fusions of east and west in Hoi An, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to cruising the natural UNESCO World Heritage listed wonderland of Halong Bay and exploring war time monuments, and experiencing one of the world’s great archaeological treasures at Angkor, this journey will share the best of these countries’ history, nature and tradition.

Trip overview

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Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TVPHC
This trip generates 98.33 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore the cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh with your local leaders who will help to uncover the diverse mix of influences and layered histories of each destination.
  • Taste the best of Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine during Exclusive Experiences – dine at a social enterprise aimed at providing vocational and hospitality skills to young workers in Hanoi, and enjoy a privately catered breakfast on the shores of the Srah Srang Lake.
  • Soak up your surroundings during two Feature Stays – an overnight cruise in Halong Bay on a traditional junk-style boat and a 3-night stay at a resort in Siem Reap, offering a tropical oasis escape.
  • Enjoy two days of fully guided temple tours in Siem Reap, with in-depth insights into the history of these extraordinary structures and plenty of time at Angkor Wat, plus an Exclusive Experience morning accompanied by a private photography coach.
  • Gain an understanding of local culture during Exclusive Experiences, including a soul-stirring Hat Xam performance, a visit to a working monastery and a tour of a centuries-old pottery village. 

Is this trip right for you?
  • The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful but important part of Cambodian history to confront. If you would rather not visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, just let your leader know.
  • You’ll visit a number of temples that require a certain level of modesty. You’ll need to bring clothes that cover the shoulders and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it is hot.
  • In 2024, Khmer New Year (Songkran Festival) will be on the 14th to 16th April. This is a fascinating and rewarding time to see the country, however, you do need to be prepared for some businesses to be closed, tourist sites to be very busy and for transport to be packed as many Cambodians are travelling around the country. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.
  • In 2024, Tet (Lunar New Year) will run from the 9th to the 15th of February. This is a fascinating and rewarding time to see the country, however you do need to be prepared for some businesses to be closed, tourist sites to be very busy and for transport to be packed as many Vietnamese are travelling around the country. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 02 August 2024 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 01 August 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Boat, Plane, Private Minibus

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights), Halong Bay overnight boat feature stay (1 night), Siem Reap feature stay (3 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Hanoi - Welcome Dinner
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Hanoi - Hat Xam performance
  • Halong Bay - Tai Chi
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo Prison
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Santuk Silk Farm Tour and Lunch
  • Skun Village Market Stop
  • Siem Reap - Khmer Theater Dinner
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Archaeologist Guide
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srei Temple visit
  • Siem Reap - Private Khmer Countryside Farewell Dinner
Add on activities
  • Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour - VND250000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hoi An - Farm to Table dining experience at Tra Que Village and Mua restaurant - USD84
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Khmer massage - USD17

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2 (boat) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic and international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for internal flights. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
5. Local authorities only permit a limited number of boats to stay overnight in Halong Bay. To ensure all travellers can be accommodated on board available boats, on rare occasions you may stay on a larger boat and share your boat with another group. Otherwise, we may swap the activities and destinations of Days 2 and 3 to provide you the best possible experience. The route taken and inclusions on board will remain the same.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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Andrew · Traveled March 2024
Vietnam and Cambodia, mind blowing lovely people lovely countries. I recommend. I have learned so much thank you intrepid .
Review submitted 13 Mar 2024

Frances · Traveled March 2024
The Vietnam and Cambodia premium tour was excellent, a good mix of history and culture, wonderful guides especially Muny in Cambodia I would highly recommend this trip. I fell in love with Cambodia especially.
Review submitted 13 Mar 2024

Aaron · Traveled December 2023
This trip is an amazing opportunity to see all the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia in a very short time. Great tour guides, great food, and great experiences!
Review submitted 17 Jan 2024

Andrew · Traveled November 2023
Wow, what an incredible Vietnam and Cambodian experience! 5 star service throughout with excellent local guides showing the best Asia has to offer. Will definitely rebook with Intrepid for my next adventure!
Review submitted 10 Dec 2023

Jayme · Traveled November 2023
I LOVED Vietnam and Cambodia - and so glad I didn't choose between the two as they were both so amazing and awe-inspiring in their own ways! Nhung (Vietnam) and Channa (Cambodia) were the most delightful tour guides and went the extra mile to make the trip even that more special!
Review submitted 13 Dec 2023
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