Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure

23 Days | Travel across the heart of South East Asia through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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Vibrant Vietnam, charismatic Cambodia, beautiful Bangkok; this journey covers the very best of South East Asia. From the graceful elegance of Hanoi, across the serene beauty of Ha Long Bay, to the quaint charms of Hoi An and the frenetic energy of Ho Chi Minh City, experience ancient customs and delicious cuisine while travelling through the heart of Vietnam. Embark on an exciting tour down the Mekong River to Phnom Penh, and spend several days exploring the enigmatic temples of Angkor Wat. The bright lights of Bangkok are the ideal way to cap off this South East Asian adventure.

Trip overview

Map of Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Start
Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish
Bangkok, Thailand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TVSLC
This trip generates 74 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
  • Cruise a sea of limestone karsts, blue-green waters, mysterious caves and ancient jungle on an unforgettable boat trip in Lan Ha Bay, a less-touristy but equally stunning area to Ha Long Bay.
  • Get a different view of Vietnam from the back of a motorbike. Take a two-wheeled tour around Hue and enjoy a special lunch spot at a convent or Buddhist monastery for a delicious vegetarian feast.
  • Visit a local master of martial arts with a family visit in Quy Nhon. Learn how they’ve been practising martial arts for three generations, the benefits on well-being and health and then learn some moves yourself!
  • Watch the sun rising over Angkor Wat as it did over 800 years ago with your leader. Wander through the amazing ancient temples on a guided tour and with a three-day Angkor pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap, you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You'll be spending two nights with local families 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 experiences here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/community-based-tourism-vietnam/
  • You'll 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.
  • This trip involves a 10 km trek in the hills of Da Bac, as well as included city walking tours. While being on your feet can be a bit tiring, this is the best way to truly get under the skin of a place.
  • There are some long travel days by both private and public transport (up to 10 hours on the road), including the days that you cross from Vietnam to Cambodia and Cambodia to Thailand. Your leader and local guides will assist with the border crossings, but plenty of patience is advised.
  • Some travellers enjoy Siem Reap so much that they decide they want to stay extra days rather than continuing with the group to Bangkok. You are welcome to sign off the trip to enjoy more of Cambodia, however we aren’t able to reimburse any unused services or provide alternate onward travel arrangements.

Itinerary

Map of Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Boat, Overnight sleeper train, Private minibus, Public Bus, Taxi, Train, Motorbike, Bicycle

Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 night), Homestay (1 nights), Hotel (18 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Da Bac - Homestay Dinner
  • Da Bac - Homestay Lunch
  • Da Bac - Sung Cave & Village Tour
  • Da Bac - Sung village to Da Bia hike
  • Da Bac - Da Bia Lunch
  • Da Bac - Hoa Binh Reservoir Cruise
  • Hanoi - Water puppet show
  • Hanoi - Blue Dragon visit
  • Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay Lunch
  • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
  • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
  • Hanoi - Temple of Literature
  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex
  • Hue - Imperial City Full Day Tour
  • Hue - Highlights & back streets by motorbike
  • Hue - Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Bich Hoa Tam Thanh - village visit
  • Quy Nhon - Martial art master visit and demonstration
  • Quy Nhon - Do Ban ancient citadel
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City - City tour
  • Mekong Delta - Boat Cruise and Homestay
  • Mekong Delta - Guesthouse Dinner
  • Mekong Delta - Boat Cruise Lunch
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Kampong Chhnang - Pottery village visit
  • Battambang - countryside cycling tour and local snack tasting
  • Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Chong Kneas - Tonle Sap floating village visit
Add on activities
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: My Son Discovery - USD77
  • Hoi An - Cooking class - USD33
  • Hoi An - Food Adventure Urban Adventure - USD44
  • Hoi An - Private Hoi An: Boat & Bike with Local Dinner Experience Urban Adventure - USD85
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace - VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum - VND40000
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Battambang - Cooking Class - USD12
  • Battambang - Phnom Sampov bat caves - USD15
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Silver Tour - USD54
  • Siem Reap - Landmine Museum - USD5
  • Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket - USD18
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Zipline Gold Tour - USD87
  • Bangkok - Chinatown Sights and Bites Urban Adventure - THB1960
  • Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House - THB200
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Bangkok - Tuk Tuk Experience Urban Adventure - THB2500

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Important notes

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 and flight 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 Day 2, 5, 11& 13, where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 8 reviews submitted.
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John · Traveled March 2024
The trip and guides were excellent. The itinerary was entertaining and informative. Anyone with an interest in this part of the world should book this trip.
Review submitted 13 Apr 2024

Tsholo · Traveled February 2024
My tour with incredible people and wonderful leaders Tu and Toneth has been enjoyable. Considering my limited mobility, the tour exceeded my expectations.I recommend this trip.
Review submitted 07 Apr 2024

Rhonda · Traveled November 2023
I had only heard good reports about intrepid and after my first trip with them to Vietnam and Cambodia I wouldn't even consider another travel company.
Review submitted 04 Dec 2023

Gil · Traveled October 2023
A great taste of the hidden gem that is Vietnam. Traverse the country for a snapshot of an ancient culture rich beyond belief. Will be back!
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Robin · Traveled September 2023
Review submitted 14 Oct 2023
Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure
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