Begin in Bangkok—a city that never sleeps—and end by braving Hanoi's bustling streets. Plug into Cambodia and Vietnam on this electric journey with breaks to bliss out on white-sand beaches. Get a history lesson exploring Angkor Wat and walking Ho Chi Minh City’s streets. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
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Travel to Siem Reap. Enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at a G Adventures for Good project or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap (depends on the departure).
Cross from Thailand into Cambodia, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat. Arrive in time for our included dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap.
Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.
Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.
Opt to learn about Cambodia's sombre history with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields.
Sights you might choose to visit this afternoon include the National Museum and adjacent complex which includes the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. To learn about Cambodia's sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pot's reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge.
Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.
Travel to Koh Rong and feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this.
Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.
Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay.
Cross into Vietnam and stay in a basic village homestay that includes dinner.
Continue on through the scenic Mekong Delta region to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO, opt to take a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thahn market or check out the War Remnants Museum.
This evening, head to one of the rooftop bars such as the Rex Hotel, one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions, where there is often live music.
Discover the energy of Vietnam's biggest city on a CEO-led orientation walk and continue exploring with free time. Overnight train to Nha Trang.
Arrive in Nha Trang in the morning with plenty of time to explore local shops and markets, relax on the beach or visit nearby historical sites.
Optional activities in Nha Trang include a boat trip to nearby islands for some snorkelling or, perhaps, a fun-filled all-day beach party.
Free time in Nha Trang. Overnight train to Hoi An.
In the evening, take an overnight train to Da Nang, then transfer to Hoi An.
Get your bearings with an orientation walk before free time in the afternoon. Go on an evening street food crawl with the group and CEO to get to know more about the delicious local specialties. Opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.
From Danang, it is only a short drive to the picturesque port town of Hoi An. Once known as Faifo, it was an important trading town with strong south Chinese influence and connections.
Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project. Later, opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town with free time.
Continue the journey north to the city of Hue. Opt to visit the Royal Citadel and tombs, take a Perfume River cruise or tour the countryside by motorbike.
Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Visit Halong Bay for a seafood lunch cruise and cave visit.
Arrive early morning to bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Transfer to a private bus and head to the beautiful and famous Halong Bay.
Get to know Hanoi with an orientation walk through the Old Quarter. Opt to see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, and the Hoa Lo Prison, or shop in the Old Quarter.
Free time to continue exploring Hanoi.
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This tour was amazing, I especially enjoyed the Vietnam leg as most of the travelling was done overnight. I would highly recommend this tour and think it is great value for moneyOverall Rating
It was an interesting experience to be able to see the countryside from bus windows instead of from plane windows. I feel we got to see the "real every day life" in Cambodia and Vietnam. And in addition to this, the group was a happy combination of friendly travelers, led by a positive tour leader.Overall Rating
It was wonderful for two primary reasons: The landscape is impossible to beat, and our tour leader, Steve Wakeham, was an absolute gem.Overall Rating
The tour guide provided excellent services and programs were well arranged. I’d recommend the trip to anyone that is interested in adventure activity and healthy enough to explore the trip.Overall Rating
It was a great trip! My friend and I traveled in a group with 13 other people, and it was nice for a change to have some people to travel with. Plus our tour leader always recommended us to see the main attractions in the cities we visited and of course arranged the trip to the attractions, so you didn't have to worry about a guide or transportation.Overall Rating
I think this was a great way to introduce myself to the culture of SE Asia. (And really my first trip outside of North America).Overall Rating
I had an amazing time on the tour. The travelling was well organised and the hotels were better than I was expecting for the basic style trip. I would definitely go on a group tour with G Adventures again.Overall Rating
This was the best tour that we have ever been on. The freedom of the G Adventures itinerary really suits us. We also liked using the local transport because it gave you a better feel for the country and its people.Overall Rating
My tour was a fantastic experience, one I will never forget. I would travel with G Adventures again anytime, anywhere.Overall Rating
Everything went extremely smoothly, accommodations were above my expectations, transportation was reliable and prompt, and our leader took good care of us.Overall Rating
Trip Name: Cambodia & Vietnam on a Shoestring
Duration: 20 Days
From Price: $1,699
Supplier Tour ID: ATCV.B/201431
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