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Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure

23 Days | Travel across the heart of South East Asia through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia, beguiling Bangkok; this journey covers the very best of South East Asia. From the graceful elegance of Hanoi, across the serene beauty of Halong Bay, to the quaint charms of Hoi An and the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, experience ancient customs and delicious cuisine while travelling through the heart of Vietnam. Embark on an exciting tour down the Mekong River to Phnom Penh, and spend several days exploring the enigmatic temples of Angkor Wat. The bright lights of Bangkok are the ideal way to cap off this South East Asian adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TVSLC
This trip generates 60.4 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience local life during homestays in Da Bac and the Mekong Delta. Get to know local families, participate in their activities and enjoy a homestyle meal.
  • Cruise the sea of the limestone karst studded Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful spots in Vietnam.
  • Spend a day in Hue, touring the city's sights on a motorbike, cruising down Perfume River and eating lunch at a serene nunnery.
  • Watch the sun rising over Angkor Wat as it did over 800 years ago with your leader. Wander through the amazing ancient temples on a guided tour and with a three-day Angkor pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap, you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like.
  • Discover the countryside around Battambang with a bike ride around rural farms to meet with local producers, through a social enterprise that supports the local communities and provides training opportunities.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You'll be spending two nights with local families on this trip. While the accommodation is shared and basic, this is a great opportunity to connect with the local people (and enjoy delicious home-cooked meals!). Read more about the experiences here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/community-based-tourism-vietnam/
  • You cover a lot of distance on this trip, including on overnight trains. Accommodation and amenities are shared and basic, but the experience of rubbing shoulders with the locals makes it all worthwhile. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight.
  • This trip involves a 10 km trek in the hills of Da Bac, as well as included city walking tours. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to truly get under the skin of a place.
  • There are some long travel days by both private and public transport (up to 10 hours on the road), including the days that we cross from Vietnam to Cambodia and Cambodia to Thailand. Your leader and local guides will assist with the border crossings, but plenty of patience is advised.
  • Some travellers enjoy Siem Reap so much that they decide they want to stay extra days rather than continuing with the group to Bangkok. You are welcome to sign off the trip to enjoy more of Cambodia, however we aren’t able to reimburse any unused services or provide alternate onward travel arrangements.
  • At times your accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don’t find this a problem however, and are often keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

20 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public Bus, Taxi, Train, Motorbike

Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 night), Homestay (1 nights), Hotel (19 nights), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Activities
  • Hanoi - Blue Dragon breakfast
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Da Bac - Homestay Dinner
  • Da Bac - Homestay Lunch
  • Da Bac - Sung Cave & Village Tour
  • Da Bac - Sung village to Da Bia hike
  • Da Bac - Da Bia Lunch
  • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
  • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
  • Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay Lunch
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - City tour
  • Mekong Delta - Boat Cruise and Homestay
  • Mekong Delta - Guesthouse Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Boat Cruise Lunch
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Kampong Chhnang - Pottery village visit
  • Battambang - Rural food by bike tour
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Chong Kneas - Tonle Sap floating village visit
Add on activities
  • Hanoi - Fine Arts Museum - VND30000
  • Hoi An - My Son Cham tour (entrance fee, guide and transport included) - USD45
  • Hoi An - Boat & Bike with Sunset View & Home Cooked Dinner Experience - USD54
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD37
  • Hoi An - Hoi An Walking & Cooking Class Urban Adventure - USD55
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Battambang - Cooking Class - USD12
  • Battambang - Phnom Sampov bat caves - USD15
  • Battambang - Bamboo railway - USD10
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500

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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 and flight 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 Day 3 (homestay), Day 6 (overnight train) and Day 13 (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

4.8 out of 5 based on 6 reviews submitted.
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Gil · Traveled October 2023
A great taste of the hidden gem that is Vietnam. Traverse the country for a snapshot of an ancient culture rich beyond belief. Will be back!
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Robin · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023

JOSEPHINE · Traveled December 2022
This trip to Vietnam and Cambodia was so very rich and educational. And great fun. The homestays and home-cooked meals make it so much more enriching. So great to get to meet people in their homes and experience their life experiences. And the food was always great. Highly recommend this trip.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2023

Stuart · Traveled July 2022
Great time, and many places we got to see. Pepare for lots of bus sitting.
Review submitted 15 Jul 2022

Irit · Traveled June 2022
This was a once in a life time adventure: an action packed, non stop, on the go discoveries and learnings. A true opportunity to expend my perspective on cultures I was not familiar with. Highly recommended!!
Review submitted 21 Jul 2022
Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure
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USD $2,465