Vietnam Explorer + Cambodia Extension

Vietnam Explorer + Cambodia Extension

27 Days
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$4250
$4059

Vietnam Explorer + Cambodia Extension

27 Days Starting in Hanoi and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Hanoi

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Hạ Long Bay

,

Hue

,

Hội An

,

Kon Tum

,

Lắk Lake

,

Nha Trang

,

Ho Chi Minh City

,

Mekong River Delta

,

Phnom Penh

,

Krong Siem Reap

,

Bayon

,

Danang

,

Silver Pagoda

,

Tonle Sap

,

Angkor

,

Wat Phnom

,

Perfume River

,

Royal Palace

,

Ta Prohm

,

Mekong River

,

Halong Bay

,

Hoi An

,

Lak Lake

,

Cai Be

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

VEC

Group size:

4 - 18

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$4250

$4059 (USD)

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Tour Overview

Take an in-depth journey across Vietnam and Cambodia, following part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail through the beautiful Central Highlands where we trek, raft and visit tribal villages. We also explore beyond Halong Bay and discover the once-hidden jungle temples of Angkor. Halong Bay - Take an extended 2 night junk cruise through its jade green waters Central Highlands - Stay in a tented camp and trek, raft whilst visiting tribal villages Siem Reap - Watch the sunset at Angkor Wat and crawl through the tree-consumed temple of Ta Prohm

Highlights

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    Halong Bay - Take an extended 2 night junk cruise through its jade green waters

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    Central Highlands - Stay in a tented camp and trek, raft whilst visiting tribal villages

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    Siem Reap - Watch the sunset at Angkor Wat and crawl through the tree-consumed temple of Ta Prohm

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icon Day 1: Join tour in Hanoi

Location:

  Hanoi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive in Vietnam's capital which is famous for its rich culture, bustling life and colonial influences on their centuries-old architecture. Little lakes dotted around the city are encased by busy streets and secret alleyways, which are waiting to be explored.

For those arriving on time our Leader plans to meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting and for those that wish, there is the chance to go out for dinner. There are no other activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Hanoi at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Noi Bai International Airport (HAN), which is only a 45 minute drive to the hotel. Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information by note left at the front desk.

If your flight arrives earlier in the day, perhaps you might choose to take a stroll through the narrow lanes of the Old Quarter, or perhaps enjoy a gentle walk around Hoan Kiem Lake.

icon Day 2: Discover the sights of Hanoi including the Old Quarter

Location:

  Hanoi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we make a tour of the main sights of Hanoi. Among the interesting sights are the charming One-Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace, a very fine example of French colonial architecture. Ho Chi Minh himself, a spartan-living and scholarly man, chose not to live in the Presidential Palace; he preferred instead a simple teak 2-storied stilt-house specially built for him in the grounds. In the afternoon we visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The streets are named after various crafts or specialities: Paper Street, Silk Street, Basket Street etc. The shops themselves have very narrow frontages but are actually quite deep; they are known locally as 'tube' shops.

icon Day 3: Free time in Hanoi, drive to Halong Bay; overnight on boat

Location:

  Hạ Long Bay


Accommodation:

  Junk


This morning we drive out towards the magnificent Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. Thousands of jagged limestone islands rise out of the jade green waters like the hairy scales of a submerged dragon. In fact Ha Long means 'where the dragon descends to the sea' as legend tells that the rugged seascape was created by the pounding tail of a dragon as he ran from the mountains into the sea, carving islands in his wake. We enjoy the romantic scenery while cruising amongst the islands. We'll have the chance to stop at a grotto beneath towering cliffs and perhaps pull into a beach where you will have time to relax or kayak (optional). It is also interesting to see the curious assortment of boats, junks and wooden sampans, their sails hoisted, gliding through the waters. We enjoy an included seafood lunch on board the boat. In the evening we'll transfer to our overnight boat. Accommodation will be in twin cabins, bedding and mattresses provided.

icon Day 4: In Halong Bay; sea kayaking and visit floating village; overnight on boat

Location:

  Hạ Long Bay


Accommodation:

  Junk


We'll have the chance to stop at an island or Three Peaches beach under towering cliffs and fringed with thick jungle. You will have the opportunity to sea kayak through stunning limestone scenery - we carry our own kayaks and lifejackets and instruction is provided (this activity is optional, but at no extra expense). Late in the afternoon we visit Cua Van floating fishing village to experience some local life of the people in this part of the bay. Again in the evening we'll transfer to our overnight boat.

icon Day 5: Drive to Hanoi; sleeper train to Hue

Location:

  Hue


Accommodation:

  Overnight Train


This morning we board local rowing boats cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoying our brunch while on the boat we get to see Bai Tho mountains and Ha Long market. During our cruise we sail to the beautiful caves of Hang Luon. We then return to Hanoi where we have day rooms before boarding the overnight sleeper train for the journey to Hué - bedding provided.

icon Day 6: Arrive in Hue; boat along Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda

Location:

  Hue


Accommodation:

  Hotel


We arrive in Hué, one of the great cultural and religious centres of Vietnam, a quietly impressive place and a major highlight of our trip. The Perfume River divides the city in two and it has been the inspiration for poets and painters for many centuries. In the afternoon we take a trip by boat on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. This lovely monastery is the oldest in Hué.

icon Day 7: In Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel; free afternoon

Location:

  Hue


Accommodation:

  Hotel


To appreciate Hue's fascinating history we'll tour the Old Citadel in the morning. The citadel/palace built by the Nguyen dynasty (early 1800's to 1945) has formal moats and impressive ramparts and was an exact copy of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Although most of the Inner City was destroyed during the Tet Offensive (1968), the vast outer walls and the West Wing remain and are an eloquent reminder of the palace's former glory. The afternoon is free to wander at your own pace. You may choose to hire a bike or wander the back streets and lively markets (optional).

icon Day 8: Scenic drive via Danang to Hoi An

Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Early this morning there is the option to drive out to the peaceful setting of Tu Hieu Pagoda, nestled in a pine forest a short distance outside the city. Here we can witness the morning chanting before taking part in a meditation lesson led by the head monk. The monk will explain how meditation is central to Buddhism, promoting a peace of mind and a healthy mental balance. He will then lead a meditation session for us in the quiet back corner of the temple. We return to Hue for breakfast, before driving on to Hoi An.
We enjoy a scenic drive across the spectacular Col des Nuages, otherwise known as the Hai Van Pass observing rural scenes of thatched, wooden houses and lime-green rice paddies as well as enjoying panoramic sea views. Pausing in Danang, once the centre of the Kingdom of Champa (2nd century AD - 1720) we visit the Cham Museum, home to a fine collection of Cham sculptures. Our next stop is at the nearby five peaks of the Marble Mountains, said to represent the five elements of water, wood, fire, gold and earth. Naturally formed grottoes have been transformed into heavily carved Buddhist sanctuaries. A short distance from the mountains we find the white sands of My Khe Beach (nicknamed China Beach by American troops)- an ideal spot for a brief rest. Finally we reach our destination - the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An.

icon Day 9: From Hoi An, visit ancient My Son; free afternoon in Hoi An

Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation:

  Hotel


The Portuguese arrived here in the 16th century and by the 18th century it had become one of the busiest international trading ports of South-East Asia. Hoi An still retains its medieval charm with old buildings and colourful markets. During our stay here we include an excursion to My Son. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, My Son is a striking complex of tower temples located in a secluded valley. The rest of our time is left free for personal exploration.
A cookery class at one of Hoi An's restaurants is a popular choice, as is the lantern-making workshop where you can learn how to make the beautiful lanterns that are ubiquitous in Hoi An.

icon Day 10: Free day to explore Hoi An; optional visit to My Lai

Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Bicycles here are inexpensive and a great way to get out into the surrounding countryside or perhaps take a trip to the nearby beaches. Hoi An is also renowned for its many craft and tailors' shops. You may wish to take an optional excursion to Quang Ngai, the site of the My Lai Massacre Memorial. The massacre was a significant turning point in the Vietnam War and the horrific story is told through a photo presentation - an emotional experience. Another option would be to take a fishing trip out to the Thu Bon River Delta, where we learn how to fish using a traditional cast net. We travel out by boat where we meet local fisherman and try our hand at cast net fishing as well as trying the bamboo winches used to haul in the huge drop nets from the river. We also have a chance to go out in a Vietnamese 'basket boat' - a circular boat constructed from bamboo that takes some practice to row!

icon Day 11: Drive through mountains to Kon Tum in Central Highlands

Location:

  Kon Tum


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Our journey takes us inland through the mountains of the Central Highlands to the market town of Kon Tum. It is a long day of travel but the stunning scenery and opportunity to see this rural area more than make up for it.

icon Day 12: In Kon Tum, walk through tribal villages

Location:

  Kon Tum


Accommodation:

  Hotel


On our second day here we walk out to Kon Ko Tu, one of the many Bahnar tribal villages in the surrounding area (approx 5 hours walking, graded easy to moderate). We walk through cassava and sugar plantations and pass several stilted villages en route. After lunch there is an opportunity to float back to the village on local dugout canoes. In the evening we can visit the Village Rong or communal house which is the most important building in the village - not only is it used for festivals and village meetings, but it acts as the court where people are tried for tribal offences.

icon Day 13: Drive to Western Highlands; take boat on Lake Lak

Location:

  Lắk Lake


Accommodation:

  Tented Camp


We drive south today through the Central Highlands, to Buon Me Thuot, Dak Lak Province's administrative centre and the Western Highlands' unofficial capital. Although a nondescript town, there are many minority Ede villages in this region, and we head south to Lak Lake to spend a night in a bungalow near the shores. After settling in to our picturesque accommodation, we have some free time to explore the area by foot, bicycle or by kayak.

icon Day 14: Drive to coastal Nha Trang

Location:

  Nha Trang


Accommodation:

  Hotel


We rise early this morning to take a boat out onto Lak Lake for sunrise. We then continue on foot to Yang Tao village where we learn about how this small community produces pottery and harvests its plentiful cacao supply to support the village.
Later, we continue south by bus, where our drive sees us descending to the coastal plains, as we make our way to the fishing town and beach resort of Nha Trang. Some of the most impressive Cham towers can be seen on the outskirts of the town on our arrival.

icon Day 15: In Nha Trang, boat cruise on Ninh Van Bay

Location:

  Nha Trang


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today we enjoy this seaside town, famed for its clear warm water, delicious seafood and white sand beach. We plan a boat trip to some of the outlying islands to swim and relax (dependent on local weather conditions).

icon Day 16: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City; explore Old Saigon; free afternoon

Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today we fly to Ho Chi Minh City where we have a walking tour of the city's central sights including the National Assembly, Hotel de Ville, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Independence Palace and the War Crimes Museum. The afternoon is free for you to walk around this charming city.
This afternoon we will experience a different side of Ho Chi Minh City, away from the major sights where we take a walk through Old Saigon's back alleys. We make our way to District 3 and turn off the main thoroughfare and into the maze of narrow streets of this bustling district. Our walk takes us past ramshackle shopfronts, through local markets selling anything from colourful fruit to bootleg DVDs, and past houses, churches and schools, all squeezed into the small buildings that line the narrow alleys. It's a fascinating inter-connected community here that is a stones-throw from the city centre, yet feels a far cry from the modern buildings and throngs of tourists. We stop at a local stall for a traditional Vietnamese coffee (brewed coffee served sweet with condensed milk) where we can also sample 'Banh Mi' - a Vietnamese take on the humble French baguette - freshly baked and packed with a combo of traditional and more exotic, aromatic ingredients.
The walk ends at a previously-secret weapons' bunker. A small unassuming 'tube house' nestled in a quiet neighbourhood hides a trap door in the floor, concealing a basement stocked full of rifles, grenades and ammunition. The bunker played a key role in the TET Offensive of 1968, it was the base from which the Viet Cong's "Team 5" launched their assault, and its location was only revealed after the end of the war. We have some time to explore the house and bunker, filled with decommissioned weapons and photographs, news clippings and memorabilia from the wartime.

icon Day 17: Drive to Mekong Delta; cruise Mekong River; overnight on boat

Location:

  Mekong River Delta


Accommodation:

  Boat


This morning we drive to Can Duoc, where we board our specially chartered river boat. Travelling along the backwaters by boat is by far the best way to see the delta, passing villages of stilted houses, abundant rice fields and a variety of cottage industries as we go. We travel down the Mekong River to Cho Gao, where we disembark for a walk around the local market. We then continue to Thoi Son Island where we'll meet the friendly locals and take a sampan ride through palm-shaded creeks. Back on our boat, we'll cruise to Cai Be, where we moor up for the night. Our accommodation is simple dormitory-style bunks on board the boat.

icon Day 18: In Mekong Delta, option to visit early morning floating market; overnight on boat

Location:

  Mekong River Delta


Accommodation:

  Boat


It is worth rising early to see the superb floating market at Cai Be. As it links the various towns and provinces, Cai Be is a very social and colourful place with the vendors advertising their wares on long poles. We spend some time paddling through the market and enjoying the friendliness of the locals before continuing on our boat journey. We stop off several times today to visit rural islands and some of the many family businesses along the canals. We then continue down the river to Long Xuyen Sadec, where we visit the Quach Temple and the colourful local market. We continue through the Lap Vo Canal to Long Xuyen.

icon Day 19: Drive to Ho Chi Minh City

Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we bid farewell to our boat crew and rejoin our vehicle and make the long journey back to Ho Chi Minh City, where we have the further chance to enjoy this bustling city.

icon Day 20: From Ho Chi Minh City, visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we take a short drive out of the city to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, which formed an incredible underground command base for 10,000 Viet Cong troops and were a major part of the 1968 Tet Offensive. The site is a fascinating insight into the resourcefulness of the Vietnamese. There is the opportunity to crawl through a small specially adapted section of the tunnels should you wish to sample the claustrophobic conditions the Viet Cong lived in. Afterwards we bid farewell to our tour leader who continues back to Ho Chi Minh City while you continue by road into Cambodia. Border formalities take place at Moc Bai (Vietnam) and Bavet (Cambodia) crossing point. Our final destination is Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital.

icon Day 21: Discover the sights of Phnom Penh

Location:

  Phnom Penh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Phnom Penh took over from Angkor as Cambodia's capital city in the 1440s. It is now a lively city with many French colonial buildings and plenty to see. Accompanied by a local guide we visit the National Museum, a treasure trove of beautifully preserved carvings and lintels rescued from Angkor; the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda as well as the temple of Wat Phnom.
This afternoon we visit the emotive Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, formerly a high school that became the Khmer Rouge's main torture and interrogation centre; and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek - the memorial stupa is a glass tower filled with human skulls - a gruesome reminder of the scale of Pol Pot's atrocities before returning back in the city.

icon Day 22: Free day in Phnom Penh; optional visit to Silk Island

Location:

  Phnom Penh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Today is free allowing you the opportunity to explore the city or its surrounds further. Optional excursions close to the city include a trip to Silk Island, Chiso Mountain or the abandoned Royal City of Oudong. Each of these excursions are half a day in duration and may be combined, your tour leader will discuss in more detail. Silk Island or Koh Dach is reached by a short ferry journey along the Mekong where the majority of villagers on the island earn a living through producing handicrafts. It is a great opportunity to learn more about traditional ways of life and interact with locals as you learn about the island's iconic silk weaving. Chiso Mountain (380m), located in Sia village about 62 km south of Phnom Penh, is topped by the ruins of an 11th century Khmer Brahmanic Temple with fine views of the surrounding paddy fields. Oudong is about an hour north of the capital and offers the opportunity to explore attractive historic temples and stupas.

icon Day 23: Drive to Siem Reap; cruise on Tonle Sap Lake

Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


This morning we make an early start for our drive to Siem Reap, stopping somewhere for lunch on the way. Later in the day we journey to nearby Tonle Sap Lake where we board our charter boat for a leisurely cruise through the fascinating floating village of Chong Kneas, where we see stilt houses, floating markets and an array of boats.

icon Day 24: From Siem Reap, explore Angkor temples with sunset

Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Our exact programme over the next three days may change slightly at our local guide's discretion (to avoid crowds, coincide with sunsets, etc.). Angkor was actually a series of cities, built between the 9th and the 13th centuries by the Khmer kings, with a population of 750,000 in its heyday. The Angkor complex is spread out over some 155 square kilometres, scattered with magnificent carved stone temples, elegant sculptures and incredible bas reliefs. We visit the Rolous group, which are some of the earliest temples. In the afternoon we visit the temples of Banteay Srei, a small but beautiful temples with exquisite carvings. We end the day at East Mebon, with a visit to Pre Rup temple for sunset.

icon Day 25: From Siem Reap, explore Angkor Thom

Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


We continue our exploration with a visit to the temples of King Jayavarman Vll, reputedly Angkor's greatest king. The fortified city of Angkor Thom, which he built at the end of the 12th century is enclosed by a square wall with five monumental gates decorated with stone elephant trunks. Originally, crocodiles inhabited the moat and huge statues of 54 different gods protected each gate. The city contains another of Angkor's true gems - The Bayon. Although not as impressive as Angkor Wat from a distance, The Bayon is nevertheless incredible for its maze of corridors, gothic style towers and magical central temples. We'll explore The Terrace of the Elephants and the Leper King, the Baphuon and Phimeanakas, and some of the surrounding temples such as Preah Khan.

icon Day 26: From Siem Reap, explore Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat

Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Hotel


On our final day we make a visit to the 2nd Angkor capital that includes the temples of Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei and Takeo. A highlight for many is a visit to the atmospheric temple of Ta Prohm, where the film Tomb Raider was filmed, lying half consumed by the jungle. We leave the best known and most breathtaking of all the sights, Angkor Wat, to the end - where we stay until the sun sets on the last night of our adventure.

icon Day 27: Tour ends in Siem Reap

Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


The trip ends after breakfast at our hotel in Siem Reap.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart from Siem Reap at any time. If your flight is departing later in the day luggage storage facilities are available at our hotel. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you need to depart from Siem Reap International Airport (REP), which is 20 minutes from the hotel.

If you have time you may choose to browse the old market for some last minute bargains, or enjoy afternoon tea at The Foreign Correspondent's Club.

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    2 nights simple boat 20 nights comfortable hotel 2 nights comfortable junk 1 nights simple overnight train 1 nights comfortable tented camp

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    Train Tickets

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    Fully Guided

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    Breakfast: 25 Lunch: 5 Dinner: 6

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

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Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

Yes

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    What is the maximum group size?

    16

    I'm going on a walking/cycling trip-do I need to train?

    It will depend on the grade and how fit you already are. Check the trip page for details of the walking or cycling grade and how far you’ll be walking/cycling each day. For moderate or challenging trips in particular we’d recommend doing some walks or cycles before you leave to build up your fitness and prepare you for the distances being covered.

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    We have a wide range of ages nationalities on our small group trips and they come from all walks of life.

    Should I get travel insurance?

    Yes–it is a condition of booking that you are fully insured when travelling with us

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    At Explore, we're the experts in adventure travel. Our small group adventure holidays have been running since 1981. Today, Explore is one of the most trusted travel companies in the UK with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but there are no concessions for doing so, and we must have a record in your booking advising as such before the trip departs.

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    What is the accommodation like?

    We choose comfortable accommodation in the best locations possible. We opt for small, local and family-run accommodation where we can, as opposed to large chain hotels. We typically use hotels that are the equivalent of European 3-star, and you’ll usually have an en suite room. Occasionally, where we want to get off the beaten trail we may stay in more basic accommodation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Sustainability is embedded within the fibre of Explore, it emanates from the inside out. But as we enter a new decade it is clearer than ever that our world needs help, and Explore has created a sustainability strategy based on the 2015 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Our flexible booking and safety policies mean you're protected before and during your travels with us. Receive a full refund if your trip is cancelled, transfer your trip free of charge up to 10 days before departure minus any irrocoverable costs.

    Do I need to be very fit to book with you?

    All our trips require some level of active participation. This could be on a cultural trip, trek, safari, expedition or voyage. It is in the interests of all members of the group that everyone should be capable of fully participating in the activities of their chosen trip.

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    Final documents will include a comprehensive trip itinerary, climate and country information, budgeting and packing advice visa and passport information and details on optional activities available.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes on most of our trips. Most trips are based on customers sharing twin-bedded rooms. If you book a group trip as an individual, you will share a room with someone of the same sex. However, on many trips we offer the opportunity to pay a supplement to pre-book a single room, known as our single room option. On some trips a single room will be provided every night, on others it will be provided o

    Do we have to be vaccinated against Covid-19 to travel

    It’s now a condition of booking a trip with us that customers should have one of the following before they travel - — Be vaccinated against COVID, having received the full recommended course, and allowing enough time for immunity to take effect. Full vaccination includes any booster required to keep the vaccine valid. — Have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR) within 72hrs of departure.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Explore will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines. We will ensure these measures include; enhanced room cleaning, ventilation, social distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff re-training and minimising contact within the properties.

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Vietnam Explorer + Cambodia Extension

A veryod trip. Aod experience for our first foray into organised trips.

A veryod trip.

Aod experience for our first foray into organised trips.


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Vietnam Explorer + Cambodia Extension

27 Days Starting in Hanoi and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Hanoi

,

Hạ Long Bay

,

Hue

,

Hội An

,

Kon Tum

,

Lắk Lake

,

Nha Trang

,

Ho Chi Minh City

,

Mekong River Delta

,

Phnom Penh

,

Krong Siem Reap

,

Bayon

,

Danang

,

Silver Pagoda

,

Tonle Sap

,

Angkor

,

Wat Phnom

,

Perfume River

,

Royal Palace

,

Ta Prohm

,

Mekong River

,

Halong Bay

,

Hoi An

,

Lak Lake

,

Cai Be

Tour operator:

Explore!

Physical rating:

Medium, Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

VEC

Group size:

4 - 18

Age range:

Adult

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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Puducherry

India

What do you love most about Puducherry?

"‘Pondy’ as it’s known locally, is an Indian city with French flair. Filled with leafy boulevards, bright bougainvillea, cathedrals, and colonial buildings, White Town is like a welcoming oasis of calm "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Discover the simple joy of being “blessed” by Laxmi the elephant at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple. •Enjoy the food - a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean influences. "

What was Pondy’s original name?

"The original name of the territory, Putucceri, is derived from the Tamil words putu “new" and ceri “village". The French corrupted this to Pondichéry. Or Pondicherry in English. "

Favourite time of year to visit Puducherry

"Weather-wise it’s great to visit between October and March. The monsoon is between July -September and the town can receive some heavy rainfall. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Discover Auroville, a utopian community founded as an experiment in universal living. An easy day trip from Pondy. "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

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  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain

Peru

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Visit Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu before, even Lake Titicaca and Colca Valley, if you are going to visit that area, to acclimatize to the altitude (5.000 mt. approx)."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"Don't waste too much time if there is a queue at the base of the mountain. The best photos are with the animals and on the mountain in front of you."

@travelphotos_tom's Top Tips

"If you can, talk to your guide about going to the Red Valley. It is not very physically demanding and the experience is incredible."

What do you love most about Vinicunca Peru - Rainbow Mountain?

"The experience is unique, there are no tourists and the hike and views are incredible."

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    46 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Kenya

  • Dream Destination:

    North Pole

  • About them:
  • I love travelling and sharing experiences. My destiny is not a place, it's a new way of looking at life. Definitely I’m a wanderlust…

Uzbekistan

Benefits of a tour guide for Uzbekistan

"The language barrier is tough and a guide is almost essential at times. Most people only speak Russian or Uzbek and both use the Cyrillic alphabet."

@zoegoesplaces's Top Tips

"Travel by train. It's quick, cheap and easy. Plus, first class is especially affordable here. "

Must pack items for Uzbekistan

"Conservative dress is respectful to the local cultures, make sure you cover your shoulders and down to your knees. "

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Sampling the culinary delights of the Silk Road with the infusion of flavours and dishes from many countries. That and the beautiful architecture of the religious buildings. "

What do you love most about Uzbekistan?

"Uzbekistan is such an underrated country. There's so much to see and do, it's like nowhere else in the world."

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Peak District National Park

United Kingdom

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Countryside walks, there are so many to choose from!"

About Our

  • Travel Blogger
  • Countries Visited:

    40 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Chicago

  • Dream Destination:

    French Polynesia

  • About them:
  • Outdoor and adventure travel blogger. Love hiking until I'm hiking, then I remember I'm a city girl.

Dolomites

Italy

What do you love most about Dolomites?

"The stunning scenery! It's simply one of the most breathtaking places on earth."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"The best way to see the mountains is hiking! There are plenty of iconic walks including Seceda and the Tre Cime loop. You can even stay in rifugios along the way and see the sunrise over the peaks. "

@Realworldrunaway 's Top Tips

"Rent a car! Getting around by public transport is tricky and some of the best hikes are a little far apart. "

About Our

  • Content Creator
  • Countries Visited:

    27 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Italy

  • Dream Destination:

    Japan

  • About them:
  • Professional Avoider Of The Real World 🌍Adventure traveller ⏰ Helping you travel around your 9 to 5! Favourite destinations include Mexico, Vietnam, Utah, Laos and Italy!

Cuba

What do you love most about Cuba?

"Cuba has an undefinable magic to it. It dances to its own beat. A constant juxtaposition -dilapidated but dignified, timeworn but elegant. A wonderful fusion of Caribbean and Latin cultures."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"•Visit Habana Vieja •Take trip out west to Valle de Viñales •Experience Trinidad •Visit a live cabaret show •Tour Habana Vieja in a classic car •Enjoy a slice of paradise at Playa Las Tumbas"

Must pack items for Cuba

"•Do bring cash - USD or Euro, not credit cards •Do pack a few portable charges - power goes out periodically. •Rain coat/umbrella for any season. •Pack “your spontaneity” and go with the flow… "

Favourite time of year to visit Cuba

"Any time between October - April is a great time to visit. The island has a beautiful Caribbean climate where the days are warm and sunny with very little rain, particularly in Havana or on the coast."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Treat yourself and chat with a stranger or two! Cuba is one of the world’s safest countries to visit. It’s a wonderful and enriching way to get a real Cuban perspective and make new friends too. "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    174 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    India

  • Dream Destination:

    Mauritania

  • About them:
  • A visual storyteller and avid explorer. l have travelled to over 170 countries and territories on all 7 continents (and lived in 12) l believe the world is changed by our example and not our opinion.

Abruzzo

Italy

What do you love most about Abruzzo?

"This area is among the most beautiful in Italy for admiring foliage. We are on the border between Lazio and Abruzzo and here it's possible to admire Autumn in its maximum power."

About Our

  • Content Creator and Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    19 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

  • Dream Destination:

    New Zealand

  • About them:
  • I am a software developer, content creator and traveller. I am constantly looking for adventures, living my life and sharing the sensations it gives me every day.

Alicante

Spain

What do you love most about Alicante?

"Alicante is the perfect size; the city centre with bars, restaurants and shops is only a few minutes walk from the amazing beach and waterfront where you can sunbathe, swim and relax!"

Any must-dos for first-time visitors to Alicante?

"Be sure to climb the historic Santa Barbara Castle above the town centre for panoramic views. Take some drinks and enjoy the sunset for a true Alicante experience!"

Favourite time of year to visit Alicante

"Spring or Autumn are both great times to visit, the weather is warm and sunny. There are also fewer tourists about so you can better enjoy the beaches and bars."

What else can I see in the area?

"The whole coastline north and south of Alicante is stunning, with sandy beaches and amazing rock formations, or you can take a day trip on the ferry to the heavenly island of Tabarca!"

Favourite way to spend a day in Alicante?

"Head to the beach and play some volleyball at the free public nets, jump in the sea to cool off between games and then stroll to a local bar for tapas and a jug of tinto de verano in the evening."

About Our

  • Hospitality & Tourism Specialist
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Spain

  • Dream Destination:

    Croatia

  • About them:
  • Originally from New Zealand, I am a travel and tourism specialist always looking to explore new places and live new experiences.

Portugal

What do you love most about Portugal?

"There's always something new to explore in the Algarve area, hidden beaches, natural arches, caves and more"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Waking up early to go surfing will make your day!"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Visit Playa Falesia, it's such a unique beach!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Portugal is such a small country, you can do day trips to nearly anywhere! For example, spend a day in Porto and do a port wine tasting!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Strolling around the narrow streets of Lisboa"

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people

Morocco

Must pack items for Morocco

"Warm clothes as it gets really cold in the desert at night as well as up in the High Atlas Mountains"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Aït Benhaddou is one of the most stunning places I've ever seen! A city completely built out of clay!"

What do you love most about Morocco?

"I love all the crafts and art that people sell on the streets"

@iamjenn.y 's Top Tips

"Spend at least one night in the Sahara Desert – it will be incredible and you even get to see the Milky Way!"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Exploring the streets of Marrakesh "

About Our

  • Travel Photographer
  • Countries Visited:

    26 Countries

  • Favourite Destination:

    Mexico

  • Dream Destination:

    Brazil

  • About them:
  • Travelling is my biggest passion as I love to get in touch with new cultures and languages. Photography is my second biggest passion so I capture landscapes & people