Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery

13 Days | Experience the highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam in style on this 13-day itinerary

4.8 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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The best of Cambodia and Vietnam is unveiled on this journey from Phnom Penh 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.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery including Cambodia and Vietnam
Start
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Finish
Hanoi, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TKKCC
This trip generates 78 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
  • Discover just why Halong Bay is so popular as you spend the night on a boat among the evocative karst landscape and indulge in a feast of fresh seafood.
  • Explore the amazing Angkor archaeological complex in depth with your included three-day pass, so as well as guided tours, you have the option to return and explore at your own pace.
  • Be welcomed into a Cambodian village for a tour of their agricultural surroundings and enjoy sunset drinks with a local family in their stilt house.
  • Relax in peaceful rural surroundings while your private chef prepares a delicious spread that celebrates his Hoi An garden's seasonal best.
  • Dine at KOTO in Hanoi, to not only taste delicious local food but also support an organisation promoting and protecting disadvantaged local youth.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The stories and history shared at the 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 for travellers to know. If you would prefer not to join these activities your leader can recommend some optional alternatives. Some further information on visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ekcan be found here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/importance-visiting-cambodia-killing-fields/
  • You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • While the pace is generally easy, there is some walking involved on this trip, with walking tours in the downtown areas of each city, as well as a walk in the caves at Halong Bay.
  • Lunar New Year is an annual festival that runs for several days. This is a fascinating and rewarding time to see the country, however you do need to be prepared for some businesses to be closed, tourist sites to be very busy and for transport to be packed as many locals are travelling around the country. Please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Depending on where you come from, the weather in Vietnam might be hotter and more humid than what you are used to. We recommend checking online for what the typical temperatures will be at the time of the year you are looking to travel to see what to expect - this page might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam

Itinerary

Map of Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery including Cambodia and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Boat, Private minibus, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (11 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)

Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
  • Siem Reap - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Temple Blessing
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srei Temple visit
  • Siem Reap - Village visit
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
  • Hoi An - Garden-to-Table with A Local Chef
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh's stilt house
  • Hanoi - Lunch at KOTO
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda
  • Hanoi - Old Quarter Walking Tour
  • Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise
Add on activities
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Khmer traditional massage - USD17
  • Siem Reap - Banteay Srey Butterfly Center - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: Boat & Bike with Local Dinner Experience Urban Adventure - USD85
  • Hanoi - Street Food Experience Urban Adventure - USD40
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show - VND100000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. The single supplement excludes Day 11 (Overnight Boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
3. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
4. This trip includes domestic and international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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Penelope · Traveled January 2024
Feel free to use the comments I made in the previous boxes.
Review submitted 23 Jan 2024

Edward · Traveled December 2023
The tour explored the major sites and opened the door to how much this part of the world has to offer. The counties are changing rapidly go now before they are too commercialised
Review submitted 15 Dec 2023

Judy · Traveled November 2023
My Intrepid tour of Cambodia and Vietnam exceeded my expectations! The tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and well-organized. The itinerary was well-balanced with lots of interesting activities, historical information, and unstructured leisure time. Thank you to the entire Intrepid team for generating wonderful memories of Cambodia and Vietnam!
Review submitted 30 Nov 2023

naomi · Traveled November 2023
This was my first ever solo tour, I felt completely at ease. It takes the stress away from organising and with my food allergies I felt so safe with the Leaders advice. After just 1 week the group became so close, I would book another straight away!
Review submitted 05 Dec 2023

Donald · Traveled November 2023
Our trip through Cambodia and Vietnam was our second tour with Intrepid and like the previous trip in Egypt, the tour was fantastic. The tour leaders are world class and thoughtfulness behind Intrepid’s social and environmental responsibility makes traveling with them so much more rewarding.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023
Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery
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