Travel into the heart and soul of Indochina
Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country's last emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Combining highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour will open your eyes to the delights of Indochina and leave you awe-struck by these magical locations.
Sail among the floating villages, grottos and limestone pillars of magical Halong Bay
Explore the old imperial capital of Hue in typical Vietnamese fashion - on the back of a motorbike
Ho Chi Minh City, once known as Saigon, is a dynamic blend of old and new, east and west, commerce and culture
Often referred to as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, cruise the waterways of the Mekong Delta in sampan boats and sample exotic fruits and fish
Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's premier sights
Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial
Embrace the change of pace in downbeat Battambang, the ideal place to mingle with everyday Cambodian folk
Acquaint yourself with frenetic Bangkok, a wonderland of excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces
This trip involves some long stints of travel, including a 12-hour overnight train to Hue. Although conditions are basic, overnight trains are a true Intrepid experience and the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at your destinations. Occasionally passengers of different genders will be required to share a compartment and/or you'll be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups.
In Hue, one day is spent touring the sights on the back of a motorbike. The bikes are great fun and are driven safely by professionals, but alternative transportation can be arranged upon request for those who don’t wish to ride on a motorbike.
The weather in Vietnam and Cambodia can be hot and sticky, particularly during the monsoon seasons, so ensure that you pack accordingly. Please also wear sunscreen and a hat, especially when out on a boat in Halong Bay and in the Mekong Delta. Always carry plenty of water when out sightseeing in the heat.
This popular trip provides a great overview of some of the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia with plenty of included activities. If you would like more time to explore each destination, perhaps consider one of our longer trips.
In most locations you'll stay in simple tourist-class hotels (2–3 stars). They're always clean and comfortable.
1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 (overnight boat) and 3 (overnight train) where you will be in shared accommodation.
2. 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.
Our Best of Vietnam & Cambodia trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 221 reviews in the last year.
Brilliant trip. So much to see and do. Halong Bay and the Angkor Temples are of course highlights, but Hue and Hoi An are charming cities, and the day out in the Mekong delta is fabulous. Take a sleeping sheet for the train. Do the extra activities, especially the cyclo tour in Hue and a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels. Also the evening cruise on the river in Phnom Penh is good. Be prepared for long bus rides in Cambodia. Carry toilet paper.
Review submitted 17 Apr 2018
An adventure packed filled trip filled with a lot of fun, laughter and meeting new people. I was hesitant to book before, i can't wait to book the next trip.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2018