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Cambodia & Vietnam on a Shoestring
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Begin in Bangkoka city that never sleepsand 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 Citys 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.

  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: ATCV.B/201431
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Sihanoukville
  • Cần Thơ
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Nha Trang
  • Da Nang
  • Hoi An
  • Huế
  • Hanoi
  • Ha Long

Itinerary

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Day 1: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Bangkok/Siem Reap

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.

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Day 3: Siem Reap

Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum.

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Day 4: Siem Reap/Phnom Penh

Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Orientation walk around Phnom Penh.

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Day 5: 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.

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Day 6: Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville

Swim and relax on the beach after transferring to Sihanoukville.

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Day 7: Sihanoukville

Swim and relax by the beach, or take an optional snorkelling boat trip.

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Day 8: Sihanoukville/Cần Thơ

Cross the border to Vietnam. Overnight at a local village homestay.
Cross into Vietnam and stay in a basic village homestay that includes dinner.

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Day 9: Cần Thơ/Ho Chi Minh City

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.

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Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City/Nha Trang

Free day to explore. Overnight train to Nha Trang.

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Day 11: 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.

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Day 12: Nha Trang/Da Nang

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.

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Day 13: Da Nang/Hoi An

Enjoy a noodle-making demonstration and local lunch at the G Adventures-supported Oodles of Noodles Project 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.

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Day 14: Hoi An

Enjoy free time; opt to take a cooking class, cycle to the beach, visit a tailor, or explore the old town.

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Day 15: Hoi An/Huế

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.

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Day 16: Huế/Hanoi

Free time in Hue. Overnight train to Hanoi.

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Day 17: Hanoi/Ha Long

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.

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Day 18: Ha Long/Hanoi

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.

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Day 19: Hanoi

Free time to continue exploring Hanoi.

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Day 20: Hanoi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
    • Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a G Adventures-supported project
    • Local Khmer meal at G Adventures-supported project New Hope or local home (Siem Reap)
    • Orientation walks in Phnom Penh and Hanoi
    • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
    • Two street food crawls in different cities
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (14 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts), homestay (1 nt), hostel (1 nt, multi-share)
    • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Local bus, air-con bus, walking, junk boat, local boat
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore the bustling streets of Bangkok
  • Revel in the majesty of Angkor Wat
  • Enjoy a delicious local Khmer meal in a small village
  • Relax on golden beaches
  • Shop Hoi An's quaint streets
  • Float through Halong Bay.


Reviews (10)
Elizabeth B Posted on: 

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 money

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Vibeke T Posted on: 

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.

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Haley E Posted on: 

It was wonderful for two primary reasons: The landscape is impossible to beat, and our tour leader, Steve Wakeham, was an absolute gem.

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Cathy L Posted on: 

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.

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Kristine G Posted on: 

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.

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Erin T Posted on: 

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).

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Christina D Posted on: 

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.

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David C Posted on: 

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.

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Christian S Posted on: 

My tour was a fantastic experience, one I will never forget. I would travel with G Adventures again anytime, anywhere.

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Jesse H Posted on: 

Everything went extremely smoothly, accommodations were above my expectations, transportation was reliable and prompt, and our leader took good care of us.

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