Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

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Join us as we journey into the heart and soul of Indochina. Starting off in Vietnam, visit the cave shrines of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country's last emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and stand in awe of the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country's fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh's heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Combining the best of both countries, this trip will open your eyes to the delights of Indochina and leave you mystified by these magic locations.

Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi

Soak up the sights and scents of the Old Quarter or soak up the tranquility of the lakes over a rich Vietnamese coffee.

Days 2-3 Halong Bay

Have a buffet breakfast at KOTO, a restaurant that employs and trains local street children, equipping them with the skills to work in the industry. For the next two nights, experience the splendour of Halong Bay from aboard a traditional sailing junk. Cruise through the dramatic karst scenery and share delicious meals overlooking the moody bay.

Days 4-5 Hue

Float down the beautiful Perfume River aboard a traditional dragonboat, passing pagodas and royal tombs. Discover Hue's regal past in the impressive Imperial Citadel or in its gourmet delicacies at Dong Ba Market.

Days 6-7 Hoi An

Once a prosperous river port, this captivating town is now a World Heritage-listed site. Stroll the ancient alleyways and shop for artwork, wood carvings or have a whole new wardrobe tailor-made.

Days 8-10 Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City on a cyclo tour. Later, cruise up the Mekong Delta for a chance to experience the languid pace of Vietnamese village life.

Days 11-12 Phnom Penh

Discover Cambodia's dark past in the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and in the notorious Killing Fields, a site marked by a memorial made of some 8,000 human skulls. In free time, discover the delights of the Russian Market or enjoy a cocktail in Sisowath Quay.

Days 13-15 Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

The heart and soul of the ancient Khmer Empire, the temples of Angkor still evoke strong feelings of absolute awe. Bring a camera - the outlooks are truly remarkable. Explore the floating village on Tonle Sap; complete with restaurants, schools and karaoke bars, the whole lot moves with the lake's water level.

Day 16 Battambang

Uncover the architectural legacies of French colonialism, learn the intricacies of Khmer cuisine or amble along the scenic riverbanks soaking up the relaxed atmosphere.

Days 17-18 Bangkok

Across the border in Thailand there's time to have a massage, eat a spicy pad kee mao and a enjoy a cold beer before saying goodbye.

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