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Vietnam & Cambodia : Whistle-stop Tour


Travel into the heart of South East Asia

16 Days
Road Trip
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Take the ultimate adventure through two of the most colourful, captivating cultures in South East Asia.

Start off in Vietnam, by exploring bustling Hanoi, cruising through dramatic scenery in beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay, marvelling at natural wonders in Ninh Binh and soaking up the old-world charm of ancient Hoi An.

In Cambodia, visit the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor and devour delicious traditional Cambodian cuisine.

Both countries have experienced their own harrowing history. On this journey you will develop a deep admiration for the inhabitants of these magical kingdoms.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Stroll the narrow, winding streets of atmospheric Hoi An, lined with quaint homes and decorated with colourful silk lanterns (Vietnam)
  • Embark on a cruise in beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay, where spectacular sculpted limestone islands rise from serene, turquoise waters (Vietnam)
  • Explore Hue’s walled citadel, discovering lavish palaces and gardens (Vietnam)
  • Boat through the famous Mekong Delta (Vietnam)
  • Motorbike the twists and turns of the iconic Hai Van Pass (Vietnam)
  • Grab a Vietnamese coffee in a cosy cafe in Hanoi's lively Old Quarter (Vietnam)
  • Deviour delicious Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine on fantastic food tours (Vietnam and Cambodia)
  • Flag a tuk tuk and explore the awe-inspiring temples consumed by the jungle at Angkor (Cambodia)
  • Visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which document Cambodia’s grisly past during the Khmer Rouge’s murderous rule (certainly not a 'highlight' in the usual sense). The museum 'preserves a tragic period in history with the aim to encourage visitors to be messengers of peace'. Be prepared for a profoundly upsetting experience. (Cambodia)

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELTravel to Hanoi
    • ACTIVITYExplore the Old Quarter (see notes)
      Hanoi Old Quarter, Hàng Ngang, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • FOODBahn Mi 25
      Bánh Mì 25, Phố Hàng Cá, P, Hàng Đào, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYHoan Kiem Lake
      Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYWater Puppet Show
      Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Ly Thai To, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Day 2

    • OTHERBai Tu Long Bay Cruise (2D/1N)
      Bai Tu Long Bay, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
  • Day 3

    • OTHERBai Tu Long Bay Cruise (2D/1N)
      Bai Tu Long Bay, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYLake Tay Ho (West Lake) & Tran Quoc Pagoda
      Tran Quoc Pagoda, Đường Thanh Niên, Yên Phụ, Tây Hồ, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYHo Chi Minh Mausoleum & Ho Chi Minh Museum
      Ho Chi Minh Museum, Phố Ngọc Hà, Đội Cấn, Ba Đình, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYTemple of Literature
      Temple Of Literature, Quốc Tử Giám, Văn Miếu, Đống Đa, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Day 4

    • FOODHanoi Street Food Walking Tour (see notes)
    • ACTIVITYShop at Dong Xuan Market
      Đồng Xuân Market, Dong Xuan, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYHoa Lo Prison Museum
      Hoa Lo Prison Relic, Phố Hoả Lò, Tran Hung Dao, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYSt Joseph's Cathedral
      St. Joseph’s Cathedral of Hanoi, Phố Nhà Chung, Hang Trong, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYExplore the French Quarter
      French Quarter, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYThe National Museum Of Vietnamese History
      National Historical Museum, Đường Trần Quang Khải, French Quarter, Trang Tien, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Day 5

    • ACTIVITYFull Day tour - Ninh Binh (see notes)
      Ninh Bình, Vietnam
    • TRAVELOvernight sleeper train : Hanoi to Hue
  • Day 6

    • OTHERHire bicycles
    • ACTIVITYVisit the Imperial Citadel
      Imperial City, Thành phố Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYThien Mu Pagoda
      Thien Mu Pagoda, Hương Long, Hue, Hương Hòa Thành phố Huế Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYMausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc
      Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc, Cầu Đông Ba, thôn Thượng, Thủy Xuân, Thành phố Huế, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYMausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh
      Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh, Khải Định, Thủy Bằng, Hương Thủy, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam
  • Day 7

    • OTHERHire scooter from Hue to Hoi An with bag transfer (see notes)
    • TRAVELScooter : Hue to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass
    • OTHERReturn scooter in Hoi An
    • ACTIVITYExplore Hoi An Ancient Town
      Hoi An Ancient Town, Old Town, Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYCentral Market
      Central Market, Old Town, Minh An, Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
  • Day 8

    • ACTIVITYAn Bang Beach
      An Bang Beach, Đường Hai, Cẩm An, Bà Trưng, Quảng Nam, Vietnam
    • FOODStreets & Eats of Hoi An Vespa Tour (see notes)
  • Day 9

    • TRAVELFlight to Ho Chi Minh
      Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Truong Son Street, Tân Bình, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYTao Dan Park
      Tao Dan Park, Trương Định, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYThe Reunification Palace
      The Independence Palace, Nguyễn Du, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYWar Remnants Museum
      War Remnants Museum, Võ Văn Tần, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYNotre Dame Cathedral
      Notre Dame Cathedral of Saigon, Công xã Paris, Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 10

    • ACTIVITYMekong Delta Tour (see notes)
  • Day 11

    • FOODThe Pho Trail – a morning walking tour
    • ACTIVITYJade Emperor Pagoda
      Jade Emperor Pagoda, Đường Mai Thị Lựu, Da Kao, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • ACTIVITYBinh Tay Market
      Binh Tay Market, Tháp Mười, Phường 2, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Day 12

    • ACTIVITYChoeung Ek Genocidal Center
      Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, ផ្លូវជើងឯក, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYTuol Sleng Genocide Museum
      Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, រាជធានី, Saint 113, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • FOODEvening Food Tour (see notes)
  • Day 13

    • ACTIVITYExplore the Royal Palace
      Royal palace, Samdach Sothearos Boulevard (3), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYSilver Pagoda
      Silver Pagoda, វិថី ឧកញ៉ាឈុន (២៤០, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYNational Museum of Cambodia
      National Museum of Cambodia, Preah Ang Eng St. (13), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYWat Phnom
      Wat Phnom, ផ្លូវវត្តភ្នំ, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Day 14

    • TRAVELTravel to Siem Reap
    • ACTIVITYBike the Siem Reap countryside (see notes)
  • Day 15

    • TRAVELTuk tuk for travelling around the Angkor Archaeological Park
    • ACTIVITYTa Prohm (the “Tomb Raider” temple)
      Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Archaeological Park, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYTa Som
      Ta Som, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYAngkor Thom
      Angkor Thom, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYBayon Temple
      Bayon Temple, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
    • ACTIVITYAngkor Wat
      Angkor Wat, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Day 16

    • TRAVELFlight home from Siem Reap International Airport
      Siem Reap International Airport (REP), National Road 6, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia