Epic Cambodia to Vietnam

23 Days | Take an epic journey through the best of Cambodia and Vietnam

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18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Southeast Asia is calling your name, and where better to start than with a deep dive into Cambodia and Vietnam? On this 23-day journey, you’ll see Wat’s up in Angkor with a full day pass into the ancient temple complex, laugh with the locals in Banteay Chhmar during a unique homestay experience, explore the markets in Siem Reap with a street food breakfast and see where the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers collide in Phnom Penh on a cruise at sunset. Hop over to Vietnam and see how the locals live, discover the rich history in Hoi An and taste some amazing food in Hue. Drift on the emerald waters around Cat Ba Island and go for a snoop through some of Hanoi's many markets. Enjoy unique homestays, explore national parks, eat your weight in fresh street eats and cycle through the countryside – what more could you ask for?

Trip overview

Map of Epic Cambodia To Vietnam including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Hanoi, Vietnam
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia
Physical rating
Indicates how physically exerting a trip is, and how fit you will need to be to enjoy it. More info on physical ratings
Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TKYMC
This trip generates 55.1 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.
Bucket list destinations Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences
Great value Affordable trips with the freedom to choose how you spend your time
Responsible travel You book, we donate to help support local communities

Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a sunset cruise on the Mekong River of Phnom Penh and raise a glass (the drink is included) to one of the most serene settings in the country. Maybe keep the vibes going at a hip rooftop bar! 
  • See the sunrise over the incredible Angkor complex and take a guided Tuk-tuk tour of all the best sites (including Angkor Wat and jungle-covered Ta Prohm) with a company focused on employing local women in the community. 
  • Bliss out on a luxurious homestay in the National Park of Pu Luong – wake up to the serenity of quiet, terraced rice paddy fields, trek the local land to take in the scenery and meet some local tribes to learn about their culture. 
  • See limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and ancient jungle on Cat Ba Island – this place feels a lot like paradise, and you’ll be kayaking your way through its hidden bays. 
  • Tick Hanoi off your bucket list – walk the picturesque streets, try the famous banh mi and egg coffee and maybe even take a seat at a rooftop bar and order a pho cocktail. You'll have loads of free time to discover this place at your own pace, too!

Is this trip right for you?
  • Lots of time allocated for optional activities means freedom and flexibility, but also a level of independence. Only a few meals are included but your leader will have plenty of suggestions for great eats at any budget. This is a great way to mingle with locals and discover unexpected delights! 
  • Temperatures and humidity can be high in Cambodia, especially when walking around sights like the Angkor complex, where there may be little shade. Be prepared by taking plenty of drink breaks and wearing appropriate skin protection. Some travellers find an umbrella handy to keep the sun off (this will also come in handy if it rains!).
  • The stories shared at Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek are confronting, and many travellers will find them upsetting. This is an essential part of Cambodia's recent history that we feel is important to share, however, if you would prefer not to join in these visits, your leader will be able to suggest alternatives. 
  • You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover your arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. 
  • You’ll cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. You'll also be spending two nights with local families. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Many travellers list these homestay experiences as the highlight of their Vietnam adventure and ease into the night very quickly. 

Itinerary

Map of Epic Cambodia To Vietnam including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Transport

Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Public bus, Private minibus, Remork (Tuk-tuk)

Accommodation

Hostel (3 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Homestay (3 nights), Hotel (13 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Banteay Chmar - Village Walk
  • Banteay Chhmar - Homestay
  • Banteay Chhmar - Banteay Chhmar Temple visit
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Home cooked dinner
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Sunrise
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour by TukTuk
  • Siem Reap - Street food breakfast
  • Phnom Penh - Sunset River Cruise
  • Phnom Penh - Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Mekong Delta - Homestay and Boat Cruise
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Orientation Walk
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hoi An - Countryside bicycle tour
  • Hue - Home cooked dinner
  • Hue - Street food breakfast
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter & French Quarter Walking Tour
  • Hanoi - Banh Mi Lunch
  • Pu Luong - Homestay and Village Walk
  • Hanoi - Vun Art Visit
  • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
  • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB300
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass - USD62
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Full day remork transport to Angkor complex - USD20
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo Tour - USD4
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel Experience Urban Adventure - USD45
  • Hoi An - My Son Cham tour (entrance fee, guide and transport included) - USD45
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour - USD69
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise & Thien Mu Pagoda - VND220000
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc - VND150000
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (without lunch) - USD23
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike (with lunch) - USD28
  • Quang Tri - Hien Luong Bridge - VND40000
  • Quang Tri - Vinh Moc Tunnels - VND40000
  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - Paradise Cave - VND250000
  • Suoi Mooc - Kayaking and Swimming - VND180000
  • Phong Nha Ke-Bang National Park - Phong Nha Cave - VND150000
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex - VND80000
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Army Museum - VND20000
  • Hanoi - Women's Museum - VND30000
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature - VND70000
  • Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison - VND50000
  • Hanoi - Museum of Ethnology - VND40000
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40

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Important notes

1. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for train tickets. 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.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2, 10 & 19 (homestay), Days 11 and 17 (overnight trains) and Day 16 (guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews submitted.
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Soames · Traveled May 2023
The tour leader THEAVY made Cambodia the best country I’ve ever visited. Intrepid made the trip very safe and amazing. I would totally book another trip with them.
Review submitted 24 May 2023

Eleanor · Traveled April 2023
Fantastic experience for my first time in both Cambodia and Vietnam! Incredible food, activities, tour guides and people.
Review submitted 30 Apr 2023

Mark · Traveled October 2022
Amazing trip! The tour guides are fantastic at what they do, providing an in-depth knowledge, and great level of care. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see Cambodia and Vietnam, and I will definitely travel with Intrepid again.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2022

Dana · Traveled July 2022
Intrepid offers an incredivle variety of activities, adventure and leisure. The mix of excitement, relaxation and mesmerization never ceases to amaze me. While being a tourist, the care of Intrepid about locals, the heritage and environment of the destinations makes me feel like more than just a tourist.
Review submitted 15 Aug 2022

Rhianna · Traveled July 2022
Best trip ever. Cambodia and vietnam are both amazing and unique. My guides Ly and Jay made the trip so special, thank you.
Review submitted 03 Aug 2022
Epic Cambodia to Vietnam
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CHF  1,116