A 22-day odyssey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand. Markets, all the street food, beaches, temples, snorkelling, more food, sites, homestays, really, really freaking amazing temples, fish pedicures, long-tail boat rides, more food. It's 22-days of full-throttle South East Asian travel with awesome adventure and a cool crew to keep you company.
Important Itinerary change alert: please note that the land border between Cambodia and Thailand is not open, so we've decided to stay in Siem Reap for an extra night on Day 21 and finish in Siem Reap on Day 22 for departures that start in May.
We are keeping a close eye on when the land border may open and may need to make changes as per above to future departures if the border stays closed.
A homestay in Chambok puts you right in the heart of everyday village life in Cambodia.
A little touch of France here, a little bit of China there – and all in Vietnam! Chill out in the cultural mixed bag of Hoi An. Hit up the local beach, cycle through rice paddies or get some sweet threads tailor-made.
Join the local uni students in Ho Chi Minh City with a coffee, snack and a chat in one of the city’s parks – you’ll feel like a local in no time.
Appreciate the work of Friends International at their Futures Factory, a dining and creative space, dedicated to training vulnerable Cambodian youth to work in the hospitality industry.
Is Angkor the most incredible thing in South East Asia? Decide for yourself as you temple-hop with an expert local guide around the entire archaeological complex.
We 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.
Vietnamese roads can be hectic and intimidating to cross. Never fear – your leader will show you how to do it like a local in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
This trip is for travellers who appreciate a bit of independence. You'll get plenty of free time in each location to make your own choices and do your own activities and eat where you like. Your leader is always there to give you tips and suggestions.
You'll be spending a night with a local family 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 experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-homestay-experience
Temperatures and humidity can be high in Vietnam and 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 should it rain!).
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 important part of Cambodia's recent history that we feel is important to share, however if you would prefer not to join in these tours, please let your leader know.
Important Itinerary change alert: please note that the land border between Cambodia and Thailand is not open, so we've decided to stay in Siem Reap for an extra night on Day 21 and finish in Siem Reap on Day 22 for for departures that start in May. We are keeping a close eye on when the land border may open and may need to make changes as per above to future departures if the border stays closed.
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 3, 7 & 9 (overnight trains) and Day 16 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.