Journey through the culture-rich centre of South East Asia
The best of Cambodia and Vietnam is unveiled on this journey from Bangkok to Hanoi. Discover the region's culture and beauty as we visit the stunning ancient temples of Angkor, and be immersed in Vietnam's markets and vibrant streets. Add to the adventure an overnight boat stay on Halong Bay, friendly locals and lots of scrumptious food - the only thing left to do is choose when to go.
This trip involves a day on the winding waterways of the Mekong Delta, the lifeblood and “rice bowl” of South East Asia
There’s no view of Vietnam quite like from the back of a motorbike; take a Hue motorbike tour and boat trip down the Perfume River
Spend the night on one of the iconic junk-style boats that cruise between the limestone peaks of Halong Bay
Be mystified by the temples of Angkor Wat
Sample local Cambodian life on a rural village homestay
This itinerary is faster paced, covering a large area of Vietnam in a short amount of time. There is some driving involved (up to 4 hours at a time), however we mostly fly to maximise your time in each destination. It’s great for those who only have a limited amount of time to see the country, but consider also doing another of our Vietnam trips to spend more time at each destination.
Get a taste of real Cambodian life on a homestay with a local family in one of the traditional villages near the impressive Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex. Facilities are very basic at our homestay.
This trip involves some long stints of travel, including a 12-hour overnight train to Hue. Although conditions are basic, beds, food vendors and conversations with the locals make the overnight train journey a truly Intrepid experience. For your own security, take a lock for your hand luggage on the sleeper train journey.
1. Passport Details: Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including middle names listed on your passport), for internal flights. 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 to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 5 (homestay), 14 (overnight train) and 16 (overnight boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Best of Cambodia & Vietnam trips score an average of 4.71 out of 5 based on 51 reviews in the last year.
I did find it difficult being the only American in the group as well as being the oldest woman. I didn’t know BRITs could be so cliquish but all the single English plus 2 Australian women were. There were two older British couples who became my best buddies. They were older but not quite as old as me. They were quite inclusive. I have found groups With more men, be they young or old, make it much more balanced.. So next time I’ll find out the group makeup before signing the contract, Aside from that the trip was wonderful and I can heartily recommend it.
Review submitted 15 Mar 2018
The Best of Cambodia and Vietnam is a fast paced, inclusive overview of two amazing countries. Intrepid offers an efficient way to cover all of the "best of's" in a reasonable period of time. Guides are local and are able to share insights into their own cultures.
Review submitted 15 Mar 2018