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Discover Vietnam & Cambodia – Exclusively Solos

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Vietnam and Cambodia are a delight at every turn. Cities alive and pulsating with pockets of history from its colonial past. Tranquil villages where traditions have been handed down generation after generation and rice paddies stretching out as far as the eye can see.

Ancient temples and religious sites, towering karsts dotting the landscape and delicious local cuisine combine to create a heady mix to delight in and discover.

We explore the cities of Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City, walk the quaint streets of Hoi An’s old merchant quarter and marvel at the temples of Angkor Wat. We meet local fishermen in the mighty Mekong Delta, explore wondrous Mai Chau and learn the fascinating history of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Along the way we interact with local villagers, communities and farmers. Learn the traditions of batik, go out into the rice fields, practice Tai Chi to the backdrop of Lan Ha Bay on our overnight cruise and visit the home of a local Cambodian chef.

Travelling with a Tour Manager throughout and designed with the solo traveller in mind, join Distant Journeys on an adventure of a lifetime to discover the enchanting magic that these two countries offer in abundance. Plus, no single supplement means our Discover Vietnam & Cambodia Exclusively Solos tour provides incredible value too.

SAVE £200 per person when you book your place on this tour by 29th February 2024. Offer also available on all our Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia tours departing from September 2024.

Day 1

Depart UK

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 1

Begin your journey with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow. For flights from Manchester on selected dates, and at no extra cost, please call us.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Alternative airline – Emirates

If you prefer, you may fly with Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow, for a supplement, from £200 per person return.

Day 2

Hanoi, 2 nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 2

Your Singapore Airlines flight to Hanoi operates via Singapore. Upon arrival in Hanoi, we transfer to the centrally-located Silk Path Hotel, where we spend the next two nights. The afternoon is free for us to relax or to take a stroll around Hoan Kiem. In the evening, we meet our Tour Manager and fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. A great opportunity to get to know each other and learn about the upcoming adventures.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks and dinner included

Day 3

Hanoi

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 3

Today begins with an orientation tour of Hanoi, passing landmarks like Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, and the National Assembly building. Next, we visit the revered One Pillar Pagoda, a Buddhist temple from the 11th century, before heading to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s oldest university, dedicated to Confucius. Lunch offers an introduction to bun cha, a famous Vietnamese dish. In the afternoon, observe the preparation of a Vietnamese egg coffee, an iconic local beverage, and enjoy a cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the bustling Old Quarter. We also visit the Ngoc Son Temple, known as the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. Our day comes to an end with a traditional water puppet show at Hanoi’s Thang Long Theatre, before we return to our hotel for the evening.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 4

Mai Chau, 2 nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 4

Today, we journey to Mai Chau, with winding mountain roads revealing breathtaking panoramas. The Mai Chau valley presents an idyllic location; expansive rice paddies, and grand limestone mountains dotted throughout with tiny villages and bustling communities. An afternoon walking excursion through the valley introduces us to local hill tribe communities, verdant rice fields and serene rural terrain. Our hotel for the next two nights is the Mai Chau Mountain View Resort.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Mai Chau

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 5

Tour Highlight

Following breakfast, we head for Bao La commune – a village developing sustainable tourism in the local community. We are guided through the village, learning about the project’s goals and engaging in some farming activities. Later, stop at a local family’s home for a cookery class featuring traditional dishes from the White Thai community. Lunch will be served at the family’s home. In the afternoon, we experience farming life and join local residents in planting rice in the fields. Enjoy a drink of tea with the family before returning to our hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 6

Hanoi, Overnight

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 6

This morning, we travel to Pa Co village, home to the H’mong people. We take a walk around the village and witness daily life in the community. There’s an opportunity to visit a family home to learn the traditional methods of making batik and indigo dyeing. We return to Hanoi and the Silk Path Hotel for our overnight stay in the city.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 7

Lan Ha Bay, Overnight

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 7

Tour Highlight

Bid farewell to the city’s hustle and bustle as we travel to Ha Long. Here we board La Regina Legend for a voyage through UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lan Ha Bay, part of the Ha Long Bay geography. Enjoy a buffet lunch, while cruising through the bay’s towering limestone cliffs and emerald waters. We also visit an impressive cave to discover its intriguing stalagmite and stalactite formations. Moored for the evening in the most spectacular of locations, relax on the deck with a cocktail before dinner.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8

Hoi An, 3 nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 8

Our day begins with Tai Chi on the sun deck as the sun rises. We visit the impressive caves of Trung Trang on Cat Ba Island, before our return to the mainland. We travel to Hanoi Airport for our flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our hotel in Hoi An, the Silkotel Hotel. Perfectly located for exploring Hoi An’s ancient Old Town, this is our home for the next three nights.

Included meals:

Light breakfast and brunch included

Day 9

Hoi An

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 9

Tour Highlight

Today we explore Hoi An, a charming former trading port. Our walking tour includes visits to iconic landmarks – Chua Ong Pagoda, built in 1653; Phuc Kien Assembly Hall; Tan Ky House, a 200-year-old ancestral home; and the famous 17th-century Japanese bridge. One of Hoi An’s most famous symbols is the silk lantern. Brought by Chinese and Japanese merchants in the late 14th century, they have been made in Hoi An for over 400 years. This afternoon, we learn about how these beautiful pieces of art are made. This evening there is the opportunity to join an optional walking food tour and enjoy iconic dishes at the town’s most famous eateries.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

We Recommend — Street Food Tour

Discover the delights of Vietnamese cuisine including ‘Bánh bao bánh vac’ – a white rose dumpling, only found in Hoi An.

Day 10

Tra Que Village

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 10

This morning, we visit Tra Que village, known for its expansive organic vegetable farm. Explore the farm and observe the traditional farming techniques used to cultivate crops and engage in hands-on activities. After our gardening experience, relax with a herbal foot bath and massage, followed by lunch. On our return to Hoi An we visit a community development where they craft soap from recycled cooking oil. The afternoon is ours to spend at our leisure. Perhaps join our excursion to My Son, the former capital of the ancient Cham civilisation.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh City, 3 nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 11

It’s time to say goodbye to the delights of Hoi An and, following breakfast, we head to Da Nang for our departure flight to Ho Chi Minh City. En route, we visit the Cham Sculpture Museum, which houses an extensive collection of Champa sculptures dating from the 7th to 15th centuries. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to the Liberty Riverside Hotel for a three night stay. After settling in we enjoy our first evening in the city together with dinner at a local restaurant.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 12

Cu Chi Tunnels & HCMC

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 12

Tour Highlight

We head out of the city this morning and towards the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a former Viet Cong stronghold. Watch a short video before viewing the tunnels and learning more about how the tunnels served various roles, from living quarters to supply routes and makeshift hospitals. Next, we visit an organic farm to learn about farm-to-table practices and savour an organic lunch with fresh ingredients. Back in the city, we visit the War Remnants Museum with graphic yet important exhibits depicting wartime hardships. We also explore the Reunification Palace, and the Central Post Office, a remarkable work by French architect Gustave Eiffel.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 13

Mekong Delta

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 13

This morning, we travel to My Tho, gateway to the Mekong Delta. Here, we board a wooden sampan and travel the Mekong to Tan My and Thoi Son Islands. These islands are home to numerous floating fish farms, some of which have been anchored for decades. Next, we board a traditional rowing boat for a serene journey through narrow canals shaded by water coconut trees. Exploring by bicycle, we visit a local garden, verdant with fresh seasonal fruits. Here, we will enjoy grapefruits, coconuts, bananas, durian, jackfruits and longans. Lunch will be a spread of Mekong delicacies in a local family’s garden, where we watch the host prepare banh khot, a popular and delicious local dish. Afterwards, another gentle bike ride through the tranquil island’s backstreets awaits before returning to the mainland. Today’s adventure over, we return to the city and our hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 14

Siem Reap, 3 nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 14

Our time in Vietnam comes to a close this morning, but new adventures are waiting for us in Cambodia. Transferring to the airport, we board our flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival, we are met by our Cambodia guide and driver and transferred to the delightful Borei Angkor Hotel, our home for the next three nights. This evening, we venture to Phare, also known as the Cambodian circus. An entertaining evening featuring a group of talented young artists, who showcase incredibly artistic forms of storytelling to offer a unique insight into Cambodian culture and everyday life.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 15

Angkor Wat

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 15

Tour Highlight

Today, we embark on a journey through time as we explore the remarkable remains of an ancient civilisation. Our day begins by visiting Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. In this monumental site, we encounter the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the mystical Bayon. Next, we visit Ta Prohm – one of Angkor’s largest temples. Surrounded by jungle, its maze of stone passageways is overgrown with roots and branches of massive banyan trees. Following lunch, we visit Angkor Wat, arguably the world’s largest religious structure, constructed with a volume of stone matching the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. It boasts symmetrical towers inspiring the modern Cambodian flag and is certainly a highlight of the trip.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 16

Siem Reap

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 16

A culinary voyage awaits today, as we are introduced to Khmer cuisine. Upon arrival at a local chef’s residence, expect a warm welcome from today’s cooking instructor. We journey to the nearby market, where vibrant stalls reveal the unique ingredients central to Khmer gastronomy. Guided by our expert, we learn to prepare and cook some of Cambodia’s most cherished dishes, before enjoying a lunch of our creations. The afternoon is ours to enjoy at our leisure. Spend the afternoon hunting for souvenirs, or perhaps join an optional excursion to explore some of the many non-profit organisations and social enterprises in Siem Reap, including HeroRats, Theam’s House Gallery and the Royal Independence Garden. As our final evening approaches, we dine together one last time and share the memories of our adventures.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

We Recommend — Siem Reap social enterprises

Meet the hero rats, discover local Cambodian artist’s paintings & sculptures and visit the Royal Independence Garden.

Day 17

Depart Siem Reap

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 17

As our Indochina adventure comes to a close, maybe indulge in some final souvenir hunting in Siem Reap. Later today we return to Siem Reap Airport for our Singapore Airlines flight, via Singapore, to the UK. For those travelling with Emirates, your return flight will operate via Bangkok and Dubai.

Included meals:

Breakfast, in-flight meals and drinks

Homebound Stopovers from only £395 per person

Explore somewhere new on your way home, with a city stay in Dubai or Singapore, or relax beachside on Sentosa Island. Prices include return airport transfers, two nights single occupancy accommodation in a four-star hotel and daily breakfast.

Day 18

Arrive UK

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Day 18

After 18 incredible days filled with unforgettable memories, our Vietnam and Cambodia adventure comes to a close as we arrive into our chosen UK airport.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Departure dates & prices

SAVE £200 per person when you book your place on this tour by 29th February 2024. Offer also available on all our Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia tours departing from September 2024.

 Departure date Price (pp) Availability Offer
 2024
 06 November* £4,495 £4,2958 ROOMS SAVE £200 per person
 2025
 05 February £4,695 £4,495 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person
 05 March £4,695 £4,495 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person

*This departure stays at the Emm Hotel, Hoi An.

Prices
Prices are per person based on one person in a twin or double room. No single occupancy supplements apply.

Deposit
£1,000 per person if travelling Economy Class, £1,950 per person if travelling in Premium Economy, and £3,750 per person for Business Class.

Flight upgrades

Singapore Airlines upgrade to Premium Economy from £1,395 per person return, or Business Class from £3,595 per person return.
Emirates upgrade to Business Class from £3,595 per person return.

Visa information
A visa is required for travel to Cambodia. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.

Important information
Prices and flight upgrades are subject to fuel surcharges and the availability of flights. The correct price will be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our Booking Conditions page.

So much included

Our escorted holidays are designed to include must-see sights and memorable experiences in your tour price. And our Discover Vietnam & Cambodia tour is no exception as so much of what you will experience is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast and several other meals too, experienced local Tour Manager and several amazing excursions, already paid for.

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Singapore Airlines, via Singapore from London Heathrow, or Manchester on certain days of the week
  • Alternatively, fly with Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. A supplement from £200 per person will apply
  • All domestic flights within Vietnam & Cambodia
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

Carefully selected hotels

  • Carefully selected hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals worth £504 per person

  • Daily breakfast
  • Nine lunches
  • Six dinners
  • One brunch

Unforgettable experiences

  • City sightseeing tours in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Interact with local communities in Mai Chau
  • Lantern making in Hoi An
  • Visit Tra Que Community Village to learn traditional farming methods
  • Explore the Cham sculpture museum
  • Discover the intriguing Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit the Mekong Delta
  • Magnificent temples of Angkor Wat
  • Cambodia cookery class at local chef’s home
  • Enjoy a performance at Cambodia’s Phare Circus

All-inclusive on La Regina Legend, Lan Ha Bay:

  • Overnight cruise on Lan Ha Bay
  • All land excursions and selected on-board experiences
  • All meals
  • Welcome drink

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager and local guides
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

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  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi

Silk Path Hotel is situated in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter – a warren of bustling streets and tucked-away lanes which so typify Vietnamese life. Step into the Silk Path Hotel and be enveloped in its elegance and charm,… Find out more >
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Mai Chau Mountain View Resort, Mai Chau

Nestled in the charming village of Na Phon, Mai Chau Ecolodge offers spacious eco-accommodation that pays homage to iconic Thai stilt houses, blending harmoniously with its natural surroundings. Refined tranquility awaits, with a range of facilities provided, including a restaurant,… Find out more >
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La Regina Legend, Lan Ha Bay

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, both Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay have been shaped by nature for centuries. A must for any tour of Vietnam, one of the best ways to experience this wondrous phenomena is on… Find out more >

Silkotel, Hoi An

Silkotel Hoi An offers a cultural retreat like no other. This comfortable yet authentic hotel is located in close proximity to iconic landmarks and the lively Ancient Town of Hoi An, making it the perfect choice for enthusiastic travellers seeking… Find out more >
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Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

On the edge of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, overlooking the Saigon River, the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside hotel offers four-star accommodation and a stylish base for your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. This hotel is well-placed… Find out more >
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Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

Showcasing the best of Khmer hospitality in the heart of Siem Reap, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is only a few minutes away from the city’s most historical attractions such as the Royal Residence and Angkor National Museum. Your Stay… Find out more >
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Special Offer

SAVE £200 per person when you book your place on this tour by 29th February 2024. Offer also available on all our Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia tours departing from September 2024.

Classic Vietnam & Cambodia is a new itinerary with departures starting in late 2024. This page will be updated with reviews as soon as our returning customers are contacted by the independent reviews company Feefo. In the meantime, please feel free to look at the reviews for our other Vietnam & Cambodia tours.

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