Cambodia & Vietnam Discovery
20 days from £1,039
- 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
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!
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Day 1: Bangkok
Arrive into Bangkok and make your way to your starting accommodation in the city. We’ll all meet tonight at a welcome meeting and get to know each other.
Day 2: Bangkok to Siem Reap
This morning we’ll leave the buzz of Bangkok behind and venture into the Thai countryside towards Cambodia. We’ll cross the border at Aranyaprathet and then travel to Siem Reap. En route, we’ll stop off at a restaurant project that gives local people the opportunity to learn new skills. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 3: Siem Reap
A real treat today! We’ll visit the gorgeous Angkor Wat temple complex and enjoy a sunrise guided tour. The rest of the day is free to explore Siem Reap. Tonight, enjoy a big night out with your group! Breakfast included today.
Day 4: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
A long day of travelling today as we venture south to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Sit back, relax, and watch the Cambodian countryside sweep past as you journey to the capital. On arrival, we will enjoy a brief orientation walk around the city so that you can get your bearings.
Day 5: Phnom Penh
We’ll enjoy a free day to explore Phnom Penh today. Opt to visit the dark Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields, which remember the horrific events that occurred under the Khmer Rouge Regime. Breakfast included today.
Day 6: Phnom Penh to Koh Rong
This morning we’ll journey south to Sihanoukville, where we'llhop on a ferry over to the stunning island of Koh Rong. We’ll arrive in the afternoon, leaving us the rest of the day to hit the beach and soak up the sun! Breakfast included.
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.
Day 8: Koh Rong to Chambok
Leave the island behind, and journey into rural Cambodia to a traditional village homestay where you will spend the night. Dinner included.
Day 9: Chambok to Ho Chi Minh City
Time to enter our third country of the trip! Hop over the border into Vietnam and travel through the beautiful Mekong Delta. We’ll then arrive into Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a street food crawl around some of the city’s best eating spots. Breakfast included.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang
Today is a completely free day to explore Ho Chi Minh City at your leisure. We’ll then board an overnight train to Nha Trang. Breakfast included today.
Day 11: Nha Trang
We’ll wake up this morning as the train rolls into Nha Trang. We’ll then enjoy a free day to explore this vibrant beach town. Optional activities include a snorkelling day trip around the surrounding tropical islands or a boat tour.
Day 12: Nha Trang to Da Nang
We’ll enjoy a final free day in Nha Trang, getting involved in any activities that we missed out on yesterday. Tonight, we’ll board an overnight train to Hoi An. Breakfast included.
Day 13: Da Nang to Hoi An
The train arrives into Da Nang this morning. We’ll then transfer to nearby Hoi An, a gorgeous lamplit 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 will prepare a number of different types of noodles and tuck into your creations for lunch!The rest of the day is free make the most of beautiful Hoi An! Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 15: Hoi An to Hue
We’ll leave Hoi An behind this morning and embark on a 4-hour journey north to the city of Hue. When we arrive, we can relax and freshen up after our journey, before enjoying a free afternoon to explore Hue. Breakfast included.
Day 16: Hue to Hanoi
Enjoy a free day in Hue, ticking off anything you missed yesterday, before hopping on board an overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 17: Hanoi to Ha Long
We’ll arrive into Hanoi early this morning, and jump on a private bus transfer to gorgeous Ha Long Bay. Here, we’ll board a traditional sailing junk boat and glide across the bay, passing by limestone islands and intricate caves. We’ll stop off at an island cave to tuck into a tasty seafood lunch before returning to the mainland for the evening. Lunch included.
Day 18: Ha Long Bay to Hanoi
We’ll return to Hanoi this morning and embark on a short orientation walk around the beautiful Old Quarter. Each street in this area is named after a different trade that has been practiced there for generations. Exploring is thirsty work, so you can stop at Bia Hoi corner for a local brew. This afternoon is yours to explore as you wish. Breakfast included.
Day 19: Hanoi
A full free day to catch up on anything you missed yesterday. Explore, relax and hang out with the group. Your fantastic Vietnam experience is almost at an end! Breakfast included.
Day 20: Hanoi
Your tour ends this morning. Depart at any time. A return airport transfer is not included but is easy to arrange. Your guide will be on hand to help you organise onward travel.
Itinerary from 1st January 2020
Please note, from 1st January 2020 the itinerary will change on day 16to include a night and day in beautiful Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The revised itinerary will also feature one day less in Hanoi.
- 19 nights’ accommodation
- 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 lunches
- Restaurant project meal in Siem Reap
- Guided tour of Angkor Wat
- Beach time in Sihanoukville
- Ho Chi Minh City street food crawl
- Noodle project visit
- Hoi An street food crawl
- Ha Long Bay boat trip
- Hanoi Old Quarter orientation walk
- All in-country transport between included destinations
- 24-hour emergency support
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities
- Most meals
- Airport transfers
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.
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.
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 15 days (subject to conditions). If you intend to stay for more than 15 days, or you wish to leave and re-enter Vietnam within 30 days of your first visit you will need to obtain a visa prior to travel.
What Are The Sleeper Trains Like?
Sleeper trains typically have 4 seats per compartment. The seats convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided, although you may prefer to bring your own sleeping sheet.
How Much Should I Take For Meals That Aren’t Included?
We recommend taking around £200 to cover extra meals and snacks.
How Many People Will Be In My Group?
The average group size is 12 travellers. The maximum group size is 18.