Vietnam and Cambodia Intro
The perfect introduction to Vietnam and Cambodia!
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Group Size: Avg 12, max 20
Trip code: VNCM
Duration: 21 days
Tick off two fantastic Southeast Asian countries in one action-packed trip. Discover Vietnam’s neon-lit cities, paradise islands and gorgeous natural landscapes, before heading to Cambodia for white sand beaches, floating villages and temple tours. See all of this region’s hotspots in just 21 days, with bags of included activities and excursions. With everything organised for you, and a group of like-minded travellers to go with, there’s nothing to do but have fun!
- Cruise Ha Long Bay on a traditional junk boat and spend a night on your own private island!
- Explore the tranquil countryside of Ninh Binh and stay with a local family
- Wander the streets of lamp-lit Hoi An and get some clothes made
- Bliss out with a beach massage on beautiful Koh Rong island
- See the sun rise over the unforgettable Angkor Wat temple
Buddy list: You’ll be given access to a buddy list so you can connect with other travellers on the same trip before you go!
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam. Touchdown! Arrive into Hanoi Airport, where you'll be met and taken to your hostel to meet the rest of your group and start the adventure!
Day 2: Bright Lights, Hanoi City. Launch yourself into the craziness of Vietnam’s capital city in a rickshaw. See the sights, meet the locals and munch on some street food. Head out for dinner and drinks later, in some of the city’s hottest spots.
Day 3: Overnight Ha Long Bay Cruise. Hop on board our traditional ‘junk’ boat early, for your 3 day / 2 night trip through the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Explore jungle covered caves by kayak, and raise a glass with your friends back on the boat, before the waves rock you to sleep.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay Private Island Spend a night in heaven on your very own paradise island, with palm trees, white sands and turquoise sea all around you.
Day 5: Ninh Binh Homestay. Return to the mainland before heading south to gorgeous green Ninh Binh, where you’ll be staying in your riverside bungalow on a homestay.
Day 6: Ninh Binh Adventures. Pedal through the rice paddies and limestone cliffs of Ninh Binh on our bicycle tour. Later you’ll climb the 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint before jumping on the night train down to Da Nang.
Day 7: Hoi An. Take the bus from Da Nang to Hoi An, one of the prettiest and most interesting towns in Vietnam. Check out the markets, colourful lanterns and ancient Chinese shops. Get some clothes made at one of the town’s many tailors.
Day 8: Crab Fishing and Cooking Class. Go crab fishing with some local fishermen on a Vietnamese basket boat. Then whip up some Vietnamese delicacies at a cooking class.
Day 9: Explore Ho Chi Minh. Take the flight to Ho Chi Minh, and spend your day really getting to grips with this charming, hectic whirlwind of a city.
Day 10: Mekong Delta. Today explore the beautiful Mekong Delta and learn first hand how locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong.
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of underground passages that were used during the war. Then enjoy a last night out in the buzz of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Head to Cambodia. Jump on the bus to Phnom Penh, Cambodia! When you arrive, check out your accommodation before heading out for some food and a beer with your buddies.
Day 13: S21 Prison & Killing Fields. See the best of Phnom Penh by tuk tuk. Visit the S21 Prison and the Killing Fields – an important part of understanding the history of this intriguing country.
Day 14: Kampot Kayaking. Say goodbye to the city, and head to pretty Kampot, with its crumbling colonial building, and vast pepper plantations. Cool off in the river this afternoon with some tubing and kayaking.
Day 15: Kampot Market & Cooking. Visit a market and a pepper plantation to pick up some ingredients for a Khmer cooking class, and then eat what you’ve made! In the evening, take a sunset boat cruise on the river.
Day 16: Koh Rong Beaches. Transfer to the stunning island of Koh Rong. Snap your friends, lazing on the white sands, and dance the night away at an awesome beach party!
Day 17: Island Boat Trip. Take a long-tail boat to the island’s best snorkel and swimming spots. Launch yourself off the boat and marvel at the brightly coloured coral and tropical fish.
Day 18: Khmer Massage & Chill. Get pampered with a Khmer massage on the beach this morning, then board the ferry back to the mainland. After dinner, board the overnight sleeper bus that’ll take you up to Siem Reap.
Day 19: Siem Reap Floating Villages. Arrive in Siem Reap and spend the morning unwinding by the hotel pool. Later, visit Siem Reap’s traditional floating villages, surrounded by lotus flowers and flooded forests.
Day 20: Angkor Wat. Wake up early to get to Angkor Wat. Seeing this majestic temple, bathed in red and orange as the sun comes up, is a sight you’ll never forget. A guide will show you the highlights of the whole breathtaking site, including the jungle covered Ta Prohm where Angelina Jolie filmed the Tomb Raider movies. Head out for an epic final dinner and party with your travel buddies.
Day 21: Onward Travel. Your fantastic tour through Vietnam and Cambodia has come to an end! Say your farewells and check out of your accommodation this morning before making your way to the airport. Your guide can help you organise your onward travel.
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You’ll need to arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on day 1. You’ll be met by one of our guides and taken to your accommodation.
You can arrive before the start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra nights of accommodation through us. If you want to arrive before the start date then please let us know in advance.
Please note if your flight arrives before 7am on day 1 you will automatically be booked an extra night so you can check into your room straight away. Please budget about £12 for this as you’ll need to pay on arrival.
Your tour ends in Siem Reap on day 21. A return airport transfer is not included but it’s really easy to arrange. It’ll take around 40 minutes to get to Siem Reap airport and will cost around $6 USD. Your guide will be able to help you organise onward travel.
20 nights of twin, triple, or multi-share accommodation are included on this tour. You’ll stay in a combination of hotels, hostels, guesthouses and homestays. 1 night will be spent on a traditional junk boat on Ha Long Bay. 1 night will be spent on an overnight bus between Sihanoukville and Siem Reap.
16 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 5 dinners are included. You’ll need to buy the rest of your meals yourself. It’s a great way to experience local culture by sampling Southeast Asian delicacies. Food in Southeast Asia is mainly pretty cheap, so eating out shouldn’t break the bank.
Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.
The minimum age to join this group tour is 18 years old.
British nationals can enter Vietnam for a maximum of 15 days without a visa. You must have at least 6 months validity remaining on your passport from the date you enter the country. If you wish to stay longer than 15 days, or wish to leave and re-enter the country within 30 days you will need to apply for a visa.
You will need a visa to enter Cambodia. You can apply for a visa online before travelling or simply complete a form on arrival at the Cambodian border (where you will need to pay a 30USD fee). If you are planning to extend your stay it is your responsibility to ensure that you have a valid visa for the entire duration, or obtain any necessary visa extensions while you are in Cambodia.