From Vietnam to Cambodia, discover incredible diversity, delectable cuisines, dramatic histories and natural beauty. Travel to Cambodia and delve into the dramatic Khmer legacy in Phnom Penh and explore the intricate temples of Angkor Wat. Travel to Vietnam and view the country's colourful history on the busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City, and explore the colonial-era among the architecture of Hanoi. This trip offers places of breathtaking beauty, from the beaches of Nha Trang and the backwaters of the Mekong Delta, to the jungles of Cambodia and the wonder of Halong Bay. Add a mix of friendly locals and age-old traditions to ensure the ultimate Indochina experience.
Wander among the richly decorated temples of Angkor
Experience local life on a Mekong homestay
Be seduced by the riverside charms of Phnom Penh
Cruise among the islands off Nha Trang
Sail the mighty Perfume River
Spend an evening on the peaceful waters of Halong Bay
The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable, part of Cambodia's recent history we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which can be confronting. Please let your leader know if you do not want to visit these sights.
In the Mekong Delta you will spend one night in more simple homestay . While the homestays we use can vary, be prepared for simple twin or double share rooms with shared facilities and possibly cold showers. Despite the simple conditions, most travellers find that this experience with locals is a real highlight
This trip includes an overnight train journey. Carriages have 4 berth compartment bunk style beds, with shared amenities. While conditions on board are basic, not only are you able to wake up in a new location, you can also experience travelling like a local
Included boat trip from Nha Trang, also riding in a smaller basket boat, and with the opportunity for snorkelling. Let you leader know if you have any concerns about water based activities.
Vietnam average temperatures vary greatly between South and North. While there is no best time of year, it's best to check the seasonal patterns on our country information page, to gauge what the weather will be like.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. Passport Details: Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights and 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. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 7 (Mekong Guesthouse), 9 (overnight train), 18 (overnight boat), and day use rooms on Days 9 & 10, where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Classic Cambodia & Vietnam trips score an average of 4.4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
As a single traveller who have never been on an organised group tour, I was a little apprehensive. It was however a memorable trip and I will certainly use Intrepid again.
Review submitted 03 Apr 2017
We thoroughly enjoy and will again travel the Intrepid small group way. Our advice, read Essential Trip Notes before leavng home, travel light and be flexible.
Review submitted 17 Mar 2017