Travel to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for the ultimate Indochina experience
From the cool calm of rural villages to the steaming chaos of thriving cities, experience the diversity of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way, revel in the sheer beauty of the landscape, the friendliness of the locals and the intriguing ancient traditions that give each country its unique flavour.
TRIP CHANGES FOR 2018:
This trip has had a name change for 2018 and was previously published as “Indochina Experience”
Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's premier sites
Your homestays in the rural village of Chambok, Cambodia, and in the Da Bac region will give you the chance to experience life with the locals and enjoy some delicious home cooked meals!
Enjoy some beach time in Sihanoukville and Nha Trang
Hoi An is another idyllic pocket of Vietnam that's best experienced from the seat of a bike. Take a guided bicycle tour through the rolling countryside
Halong Bay feels like paradise, with its blue-green waters and spectacular caves. Spend time exploring it's beautiful bay and wake up to the morning light from your overnight boat.
This trip involves a lot of public transport and some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace travelling like a local.
Accommodation is more basic – a combination of simple hotels, guesthouses and homestays and overnight trains. Accommodation and amenities on the overnight trains, and also at the homestays are shared and basic, however the opportunity meet with the locals makes it all worthwhile.
This being a Basix trip, there are less included activities and meals, and more free time for optional activities. While this gives you freedom and flexibility, it does require a level of independence.
Your visit to Hoi An includes a bicycle tour of the surrounding countryside. Although the ride isn’t strenuous, you will need a basic level of fitness to take part.
There is an included hike of up to 6km (3.7 mi) in the countryside in Da Bac. Good walking shoes are recommended. While this hike is in the capabilities of most travellers, please let you booking agent know if you have any concerns.
1. Please provide your full name as per passport and passport number 45 days prior to departure in order to secure Vietnam train tickets.
2. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 7 & 22 (homestay), 13 (guesthouse) 14, 16 & 20 (overnight train) and 24 (overnight boat) and all day use rooms where you will be in shared accommodation.
3. 2018 ITINERARY: Applied for departures commencing from 22nd December 2017.
Our Cambodia & Vietnam Experience trips score an average of 4.82 out of 5 based on 22 reviews in the last year.
As a single traveller I wasn't sure about travelling as a group. You have to be lucky yes, but there is always somebody. My second group became friends, our leader Anh is amazing and made this trip unforgettable for us. Intrepid supports the locals, gives you a real taste of the country and their lifestyle, and their story. As a small group we were able to talk to the locals, which would have been different in a big group or alone without any contacts. By involving us in the picture, it is actually possible to change the world a little bit. Maybe for a few people, but they'll remember. It has been an amazing experience and I am defenitly looking forward to the next group. Thank you
Review submitted 18 Dec 2017
This trip was fantastic: all included activities were great (Angkor Wat at sunrise is sublime and Halong Bay was breathtaking) but the most fun was always outside large cities: bike ride on an island outside Kompong Cham, bike ride around the rice paddies in Hoi An, jungle walk and waterfall swim in Chambok homestay, boat trips at Sihanoukville and Nah Trang. I think the 'adventure travel' aspect should be expanded. I could have honestly skipped Saigon and Hanoi. One little tip- always carry tissues: most public toilets do not have paper.
Review submitted 10 Dec 2017