Charms of Cambodia
We take a cross-border bus to Cambodia and Siem Reap, our base for visiting the fabulous temples of Angkor - unique complex of walled cities and stone temples hidden in the jungle. We take a boat (seasonal) across the tranquil waters of the vast Tonle Sap lake to Battambong and then by bus to Phnom Penh on the banks of the Mekong. We recommend visits to the Royal Palace and museum of Tuol Sleng and Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which provides a disturbing yet essential insight into Cambodia's recent past.

Saigon to Hanoi - Reunification express
The Vietnamese part of our adventure kicks off with a walking tour of the vibrant streets of Saigon. There's the option to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels - an underground base that hid 10,000 Viet Cong troops, or to travel by boat along the waterways of the Mekong Delta. Next we enjoy the tropical delights of the Nha Trang's white sandy beaches and offshore islands before arriving in the tranquil haven of Hoi An. This historic port has a laid back vibe, great shops and the opportunity for bike rides. In Imperial Hué, we can visit the Citadel before boarding the famous 'Reunification Express' train to Hanoi. We continue to Ha Long Bay for an overnight cruise on a traditional yet quite luxurious junk among the awesome limestone cliffs and clear waters. In Hanoi we explore the atmospheric markets and streets of the Old Quarter and there's time to visit Ho Chi Minh's humble stilt house cottage and mausoleum.

Hilltribe Sapa & Mai Chau trekking
Located west of Hanoi close to the border with Laos, Mai Chau is a beautiful area of lush green valleys filled with rice paddies that give way to impressive limestone mountains. We stay in typical bamboo stilt houses and make day treks to more remote villages and learn local customs and culture. An overnight train from Hanoi and mountain bus ride brings us to Sapa - our second trekking base. There is the chance to visit a colourful hilltribe market before we enjoy a 2-day trek through wonderful scenery and remote villages sleeping one night in a typical Red Zao village house. Chance for more trekking before taking the public bus to Lao Cai and overnight train back to Hanoi.

Tour Comfort

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Customer Suitability


Tour Type: Small Groups

Tour Pace: Moderate

Breakfasts: 18

Lunches: 5

Dinners: 2

Accomodation: 18 nights

Code: QBH_2014

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