Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 22 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ends Bangkok, Thailand
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  • This trip gives you plenty of free time – perfect for the traveller who appreciates a bit of independence. Food crawl in Hue? Beach hopping in Phan Rang? An extra day exploring the acclaimed Angkor complex? You decide!
  • Confront the sobering but important Khmer history, with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek in Phnom Penh.
  • A homestay in Chambok puts you right in the heart of everyday life in Cambodia. Enjoy a village walk and waterfall visit and join in for a local dinner and cultural performance at night.
  • Lan Ha Bay is a beautiful enclave of green waters and strange rock formations. Explore them by boat and kayak, then spend the night on nearby Cat Ba Island.
Start in Hanoi and end in Bangkok, the Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer trip is a guided explorer tour that takes 22 days. You will visit Hue, Bangkok, Cat Ba Island and 8 other destinations in 4 different countries. Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer is a small group trip which will include accommodation, transport, meals and others. See below for further details.

Experience the very best of South East Asia on this awesome Lonely Planet Experience through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, powered by Intrepid. Enjoy a steaming bowl of pho from a street stall in Ho Chi Minh City, relax on a beach in Phan Rang, admire the temples of Angkor and get some insight into everyday Khmer life at a rural homestay. With faded colonial elegance in Hanoi, the rustic charm of Kampong Chhnang and the urban buzz of Bangkok, there's a lot to dazzle your senses on this exploration through South East Asia.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Hanoi
  • Day 2: Cat Ba Island
  • Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight Train
  • Day 4: Hue
  • Day 5: Hoi An
  • Day 6: Hoi An
  • Day 7: Hoi An – Overnight Train
  • Day 8: Phan Rang
  • Day 9: Phan Rang – Overnight Train
  • Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 12: Phnom Penh
  • Day 13: Phnom Penh
  • Day 14: Chambok
  • Day 15: Kampong Chhnang
  • Day 16: Battambang
  • Day 17: Battambang
  • Day 18: Siem Reap
  • Day 19: Siem Reap
  • Day 20: Siem Reap
  • Day 21: Bangkok
  • Day 22: Bangkok
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Guesthouse (2 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (15 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Meals
  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Transport
  • Overnight Sleeper Train , Local bus , Private Minibus
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Cat Ba Island - Kayaking
  • Cat Ba Island - Boat trip on Lan Ha Bay
  • Cat Ba Island - Lan Ha Bay Lunch
  • Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Orientation Walk
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Chambok - Traditional dancing
  • Chambok - Homestay and activities
  • Chambok - Khmer Dinner
  • Kampong Chhnang - Pottery Demonstration
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Hanoi and from Bangkok are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 28 December 2020, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 December 2020, a deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 23 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • We 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.
  • Other accommodation is basic – a combination of simple hotels, guesthouses and a homestay
  • This trip involves a lot of public transport and some long days of driving, so some patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment here. Sit back, relax, watch the scenery go by, and embrace travelling like a local
  • This trip gives you plenty of free time in each location, perfect for the traveller who appreciates a bit of independence
  • There is a limited amount of time included in Hanoi and Bangkok on this itinerary. Please consider booking some extra time before and after your trip if you would like more time to explore each of these cities
  • You'll be spending a night with a local family 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 experience here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-homestay-experience
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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