Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery
History, culture and beaches!
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Group Size: Max 18, avg 12
Trip code: ATCV
Duration: 20 days
Explore Vietnam and Cambodia on this fantastic 20-day group tour! Kicking off in Bangkok, Thailand, this trip sees you exploring the stunning temples of Angkor Wat, relaxing on the perfect beaches of Sihanoukville, visiting a floating market on the Mekong Delta, cruising around spectacular Ha Long Bay, and much more! Discover the very best of these gorgeous Southeast Asian countries, and make memories to last a lifetime!
- Travel through 3 amazing countries: Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam
- Discover Angkor Wat during a stunning sunrise tour
- Learn about Cambodia’s tragic recent history in Phnom Penh
- Enjoy blissful beach time in gorgeous Sihanoukville
- Tuck into tasty Vietnamese food on a street food crawl around Ho Chi Minh City
- Spend a day exploring Ha Long Bay on board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat
Day 1: Bangkok. Land in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and make your way to your guesthouse. There are no activities planned today apart from a welcome meeting this evening, so depending what time you land, spend some time exploring the charming chaos of the city.
Day 2: Bangkok to Siem Reap. Today we’ll head into the Thai countryside towards the Cambodian border. We’ll stop off on the way, at a restaurant project that gives local people the opportunity to learn new skills. Dump your bags at your Siem Reap hotel and then head out for some beers.
Day 3: Siem Reap and Angkor Wat. Today starts with a real bucket list moment – sunrise over Angkor Wat. Spend the rest of the day exploring the site, including a guided visit to Ta Prohm , the temple where Tomb Raider was filmed. Tonight, enjoy a big night out with your travel buddies.
Day 4: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh. Travel to the capital of Phnom Penh today. On arrival, your guide will take you on an orientation walk around the city. This evening, explore the many bars and restaurants in the lively city centre with your group.
Day 5: Phnom Penh. Free day in historic Phnom Penh. Opt to visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields, sombre memorials to the tragedies that occurred under the Khmer Rouge. You’ll also have time to explore the modern city.
Day 6: Phnom Penh to Koh Rong. Journey to Sihanoukville where we'll catch a ferry to Koh Rong. Enjoy the rest of the day in paradise, sun-bathing, snoozing or wandering along the shore-line with the warm water washing over your feet – life doesn’t get much better than this!
Day 7: Koh Rong. A day of blissful island living. Wake up and head to the sands for some relaxation or join an optional snorkelling boat trip. Take a swim tonight and look for the magical sparkle of phosphorescent plankton in the water.
Day 8: Koh Rong to Chambok. Leave the island behind and journey into rural Cambodia to a traditional village homestay where you’ll spend the night immersed in local life.
Day 9: Chambok Homestay to Ho Chi Minh City. Hop over the border into Vietnam and travel through the beautiful Mekong Delta, stopping off for a boat trip around a floating market. Arrive into Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a street food crawl around some of the city’s best eating spots.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City. You’ve got a free day to explore buzzing Ho Chi Minh today. This evening, we’ll board an overnight train to Nha Trang.
Day 11: Nha Trang. Wake up as the train pulls into Nha Trang. You’ve got a free day to enjoy this lovely town and its 6km long sandy beach. Nha Trang really comes to life when the sun goes down, so save some energy for the party!
Day 12: Nha Trang to Da Nang. Enjoy a final free day in Da Nang. You might like to take one of the optional activities that you didn’t do yesterday. This evening, hop on the sleeper train again – we’re off to Da Nang.
Day 13: Hoi An. The train arrives into Da Nang this morning and it’s a short transfer to Hoi An, a gorgeous lamp lit town of tailors and riverside bars. Tonight, treat your taste buds with a street food crawl through the city.
Day 14: Hoi An. This morning, we’ll head over to a fantastic noodles project, which helps local young people improve their English and widen their skill set. You’ll prepare a number of different dishes and tuck into your creations for lunch! The rest of the day is free.
Day 15: Hoi An to Hue. Embark on the 4-hour journey north to the city of Hue, where we’ll enjoy a free afternoon to explore. Opt for a visit to the Imperial Citadel, a cruise on the Perfume River, or a motorbike tour of the city.
Day 16: Hue and Phong Nha. Spend some more time exploring Hue today. Take in some more of the Citadel, slurp some pho at one of the street-kitchens, or get your haggle on at a local market. This afternoon we’ll travel to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Day 17: Phong Nha to Hanoi. Spend the day exploring the Park. Think spectacular caves, lush jungle and limestone cliffs. Opt for a tour of the Park’s caves, including Son Doong – one of the largest on Earth. Tonight, board the sleeper train to Hanoi.
Day 18: Hanoi / Ha Long. Arrive early morning into Hanoi and transfer to the unforgettable Ha Long Bay. Board a traditional junk boat and marvel at the stunning scenery. We’ll stop off for a seafood lunch before returning to Hanoi for the evening.
Day 19: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. Take an orientation walk through the city’s maze-like Old Quarter. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please. You might like to take an optional temple tour. Tonight, enjoy Hanoi’s wicked nightlife with your group.
Day 20: Hanoi and Trip End. Your amazing trip round Cambodia and Vietnam finishes today. Leave whenever you like. If you’re staying on, why not take some more time to uncover the riches of Hanoi. If you’re travelling on, your guide can help you with airport transfers or any onward travel.
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Most expensive: £1,146 December, 2023
Your trip begins in Bangkok on day 1 of the tour with an important welcome meeting that is normally held at 6pm. An arrival transfer is not included but is easy to arrange, please contact us for details, alternatively when you arrive at the airport you can either take a taxi, bus or train into the city.
Please note, we can arrange an airport transfer for you when you arrive. Please contact a Travel Advisor for more information.
Your tour ends in Hanoi on day 20, there are no activities planned for this day and you are free to depart at any time. A return transfer is not included. Your tour guide can help you organise this journey.
To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected]. They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
19 nights of accommodation are included on this trip and will be on a twin/multi share basis. 14 nights will be spent in simple hotels, 3 nights will be spent on sleeper trains, 1 night will be spent in a traditional homestay and 1 night will be spent in a hostel dorm.
14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners are included. You will need to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great way to experience local culture by talking to local people and sampling authentic food. We recommend a budget of USD 210-275 for meals not included.
The minimum age to join this trip is 18, the maximum age is 39 years.
It is your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Travellers of all nationalities must carry a passport valid for the duration of the trip, and at least six months beyond the intended departure date, some countries require longer. We have outlined some basic information below to help you, however it your responsibility to check the latest information and requirements for your nationality with the nearest Embassy or High Commission of the countries that you will be visiting.
Thailand: British passport holders arriving by air can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa. If you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days you will need to apply for a visa before departing the UK, which will be issued as a 60 day tourist visa.
Cambodia: You will need a visa to enter Cambodia. British passport holders can obtain a visa online before travelling or on arrival at the airport (where you will need to pay the 35USD fee).
Vietnam: British passport holders can enter Vietnam without a visa for stays of up to 45 days (subject to conditions).