Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Travel into the heart and soul of South East Asia

Take an unforgettable adventure through two of the most colourful yet contrasting cultures in South East Asia. Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country’s last emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country’s fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh’s heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. This is a journey that draws you away from the crowds and into heart and soul of this captivating region, and its equally enchanting people.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • Sail through Ha Long Bay’s limestone karsts and island caves, visit a centre that turns the bay’s discarded trash into treasures and spend the night checking out the stars on an overnight cruise.
  • Travel like a local on a motorbike tour, riding pillion and taking in the historical pagodas, bridges and villages of Hue.
  • 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.
  • Discover the countryside around Battambang on a bike ride around rural farms to meet with local producers, through an Intrepid partner and social enterprise that supports the local communities.
  • Experience life on water on a boat tour visiting the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake and understand the deep bond between the late and the local communities.


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

Day 1: Hanoi

Day 2: Halong Bay

Day 3: Hanoi – Overnight train

Day 4: Hue

Day 5: Hue

Day 6: Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Phnom Penh

Day 12: Phnom Penh

Day 13: Battambang

Day 14: Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat

Day 16: Siem Reap / Angkor Wat

Day 17: Bangkok

Day 18: Bangkok



16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Boat, Motorbike, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private minibus, Taxi


Hotel (15 nights), Overnight boat (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)


  • Hanoi – KOTO dinner
  • Halong Bay – Overnight Boat Cruise
  • Halong Bay – Cave entry
  • Halong Bay – The Green Life Visit
  • Hue – Imperial City entrance and guided visit
  • Hue – Royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc
  • Hue – Highlights & back streets by motorbike
  • Hue – Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hue – Motorbike Tour Lunch
  • Hoi An – Old Town walking tour
  • Ho Chi Minh City – War Remnants Museum
  • Ho Chi Minh City – City tour
  • Mekong Delta – Mekong Delta Day Trip & Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
  • Mekong Delta – Lunch
  • Phnom Penh – The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
  • Phnom Penh – Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Kampong Chhnang – Pottery village visit
  • Battambang – Rural food by bike tour
  • 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

  • Hanoi – Women’s Museum – VND30000
  • Hanoi – Museum of Ethnology – VND40000
  • Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Complex – VND80000
  • Hanoi – Hanoi Street Food Experience – USD35
  • Halong Bay – Kayaking Tour – VND250000
  • Hoi An – Hoi An Boat & Bike with Sunset BBQ Urban Adventure – USD54
  • Hoi An – My Son Cham tour (entrance fee, guide and transport included) – USD45
  • Hoi An – Food Adventure Urban Adventure – USD37
  • Hoi An – Hoi An Walking & Cooking Class Urban Adventure – USD55
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Reunification Palace – VND40000
  • Ho Chi Minh City – A O show – VND1050000
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Saigon Street Food by Night Urban Adventure – USD32
  • 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
  • Battambang – Bamboo railway – USD10
  • 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


Images courtesy of Intrepid Group