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Cambodia & Vietnam on a Shoestring
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2019 Itinerary From Jan 19

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.

  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ATCV.C/228748
  • Starts: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Finishes: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Bangkok
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Koh Rong
  • Chambok
  • 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-supported project.
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/Koh Rong

Transfer to Sihanoukville then take a boat ride to your own private beach on Koh Rong. Check in and go for a swim in the warm waves before relaxing with a drink on the beach.
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.

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Day 7: Koh Rong

Swim, relax by the beach or opt to go snorkelling, fishing, hiking or kayaking. On nights without a large moon opt to swim in a sea of blue sparkles caused by phosphorescent plankton.

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Day 8: Chambok Homestay

Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts.

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Day 9: Chambok Homestay/Ho Chi Minh City

Cross the border to Vietnam and continue on to Ho Chi Minh City. Opt to visit the Ben Thahn market then enjoy a street food crawl with the group and CEO before your night out.
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

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.

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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

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.

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Day 14: Hoi An

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.

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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
    • Your G for Good Moment: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An Your Big Night Out Moment: Siem Reap Your Discover Moment: Phnom Penh Your Discover Moment: Ho Chi Minh City
    • Halong Bay boat cruise with lunch
    • Orientation walks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh
    • 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 (twin-share) (5 nts) or hostels (multi-share) (10 nts), homestay (1 nt), sleeper trains (3 nts)
    • 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
  • Relax on the golden beaches of Koh Rong
  • Shop Hoi An's quaint streets
  • Float through Halong Bay
  • Watch scooters zip along the streets of Hanoi
  • Learn about Cambodia's sombre history at Tuol Sleng Prison