Groupies get a taste of two countries with a range of activities and guided tours. Soak up the culture and scenery of Vietnam before flying to Cambodia to explore bustling Siem Reap and visit the majestic Angkor Wat Temple.
Arrive in Hanoi and explore at your leisure
Cruise Halong Bay on a V’Spirit Cruise, taking time to kayak around Luon Cave and visit Soi Sim Island
Wake up on the boat before enjoying tai chi, breakfast and a visit to Sing Sot Cave before disembarking the cruise and traveling back to Hanoi
Spend the day exploring in Hanoi before catching the night train to Da Nang
Travel to Hoi An and spend the afternoon and evening exploring
Learn about the significance of My Son Sanctuary, and explore the religious complex and the ancient structures of the Champa Kingdom
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Get an insight into traditional life in Mekong Delta with a boat ride to Cai Be Floating Market and a visit to Vĩnh Long
Spend a day exploring Ho Chi Minh
Travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by bus
Visit the Killing Fields and learn about the history of the area. Spend the afternoon visiting the Russian Market to purchase souvenirs
Live like the locals with a public bus ride from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Witness the majestic Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world
Say goodbye to Siem Reap and fly home
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The Area: Vietnam and Cambodia
Vietnam is a vibrant, colourful land of contrasts, with a natural landscape shaped by a history of seafaring, war and colonialism. Ancient Asian capitals now boast wide Parisian boulevards, where phở and croissants are eaten with equal relish; while in the north, the natural wonder of Halong Bay continues to delight as it has done for thousands of years. Emerald waters lap at the base of towering limestone islands, riddled with eerie caves and shrouded in rainforest and mist – it’s a landscape that myths are made of. For a real taste of the land, a cooking class with locals is a must.
Cambodia’s past has been filled with upheaval, but with every passing year more and more travellers are discovering its natural beauty and cultural riches. A warm, wet tropical climate means the countryside is covered in lush green vegetation, and its jungles are home to a huge variety of wildlife including elephants, deer, bears, panthers and tigers. Ancient temples and palaces dot the length and breadth of Cambodia, some carefully preserved and others vine-wrapped and lost to history for centuries. The most famous of these is Angkor Wat, a vast and richly carved temple complex on the fringes of the small city of Siem Reap which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.