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 is combination of two of our most popular trips in Vietnam & Cambodia, making it one of the top trips from the entire Intrepid range!
See the very best that Vietnam & Cambodia have to offer in just 18 days with a small group of up to 15 new friends.
Travel by boat, train, plane, private bus, taxi and even on the back of a motorbike!
Sample local food wherever you go, from a seafood dinner on Halong Bay, street snacks at markets, a meal at a buddhist nunnery, coconut candy and tropical fruits in the Mekong Delta, and a final dinner at KOTO restaurant.
Settle in for the night and experience an overnight train journey, starting from Hue and waking up ready to head out and explore Hanoi.
Have expert advice on hand the whole way with an experienced local leader to help you get the best out of your time in Vietnam.
Visit some of the must see sights with your group such as a walking tour in Hoi An and the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, as well as enjoy free time to make your own discoveries.
We cover a lot of distance on this trip, including an overnight train in Vietnam (approx 12 hours). Compartments are on a mixed gender basis and you may be sharing with locals or travellers from other groups. For more about what this experience is like, see our blog post here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/what-to-expect-on-an-overnight...
The sightseeing tour by motorbike in Hue is great fun with bikes driven safely by professionals (and helmets provided), but alternative transport can be arranged for those who would prefer not to travel by motorbike.
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 website might be useful: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/vietnam/weather-in-vietnam
Some travellers find the pace of this trip quite fast as we are covering a lot of destinations in a short amount of time. If you would like a more relaxed pace with more time to explore, you might like to consider a longer trip, or additional days at the start and finish destinations.
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 itinerary also runs in reverse direction - see trip code TVSKC on our website.
1. 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. A single supplement to have your own room is bookable on this trip with exception of Day 5 (Homestay), Day 14 (Overnight train) and Day 16 (Halong Bay boat), subject to availability.
3. This trip includes a domestic flight. Checked luggage allowance is a maximum 20kg, with up to 7kg carry on luggage. Any excess luggage charges will need to be paid directly to the airline at check-in.
4. As this is a combination trip made up of some of our most popular itineraries, the composition of your group as well as your group leader may change.
Our Best of Cambodia & Vietnam trips score an average of 4.72 out of 5 based on 54 reviews in the last year.
This trip is amazing - if you are wavering just book it! It is packed with culture, great food, beautiful sights and unforgettable experiences. It packs so much in to the time you have. Cambodia and Vietnam are beautiful countries and you will get to see the highlights of both. If you can, get to Bangkok a day or two early and explore. Also don't be nervous of the motorbike tour in Hue - it's one of the best trips! Thank you Intrepid for a fantastic trip.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2018
The Best of Cambodia and Vietnam trip gives you a brilliant fast paced insight into two exceptional countries. There is a lot of travel involved, but it is varied and neccessary in order to cover such a large area. Unforgettable sights to see, highly recommend!
Review submitted 30 Mar 2018