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Guided Walking : Asia & South Pacific

Vietnam & Cambodia: Trails of Indochina

Easy to Moderate Terrain: 3-5 Miles Daily

In an inextricable interplay between geography and culture, the many bodies of water encountered in these regions of Indochina serve as a gateway to the beauty and mysteries of this area. The tour begins along Vietnam’s golden Perfume River, with its magnificent fortress and temples, and a walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. A magical centerpiece of the tour is a cruise through awe-inspiring Halong Bay in northern Vietnam, an expanse of deep still waters and coves studded with thousands of seemingly endless limestone karsts that drop into the bay. Enjoy the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Sea of China off Vietnam’s central coast before transferring to Siem Reap, Cambodia, home to some of humanity’s most amazing architectural achievements, including the temples of Angkor. This town was originally a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River, but is now nicknamed the “Great Gate to Angkor.” The towns and cities along these waterways—Hanoi, Hoi An and Siem Reap—reveal architecture ranging from ancient temples and steep-roofed merchants’ houses to rows and walls of pastel-colored French colonial buildings in their charming old quarters. You are welcomed into these towns and nearby villages with true hospitality and genuine warmth from your Vietnamese and Cambodian hosts.

Please note: This vacation requires US and Canadian citizens to purchase a Vietnam Visa prior to traveling.


Tour Highlights:
  • With your knowledgeable guides, explore the royal city of Angkor Thom, a complex of towering temples and intricately carved terraces created by the “god-king” Jayavarman around AD 800.
  • Delight in the humorous, musical, and magical performance of the Thang Long Water Puppets, an art whose origins date back to the 11th century.
  • Enjoy the traditional music and dance of Cambodia during a live performance by young students from Cambodia Living Arts, an organization supporting the revival of Khmer traditions.
Flight + Tour Combo

12 days, 11 nights

FROM $6,948 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Bangkok
2 nights $898*

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

FROM $5,748 USD

per person, double occupancy



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Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Your guide(s) will meet you at the Hotel de l’Opera at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, discover the city’s fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and French history on a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Later, witness ancient legends brought to life at a remarkable water-puppet show.

Accommodation: Hotel de l’Opera

As its name implies, this 5-star hotel exudes French elegance. Totally rebuilt in 2004, the hotel features sumptuous guest rooms, elegant dining, a fitness room with sauna, and a spectacular swimming pool that projects onto an open-air terrace. You may be reluctant to leave this luxury, but when you do, you’ll find yourself in the former French Quarter, close to the Opera House, and just a short walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and many other downtown points of interest.

Day 2

Halong Bay; Visit Dark and Bright Lagoon

Set sail on the waters of dramatic Halong Bay, studded with 2,000 jutting forested limestone islands. You travel, eat, and sleep aboard a private junk, with opportunities to swim and kayak.

Accommodation: Bhaya Cruise Private Junk, Halong Bay

This traditional wooden junk combines oriental style with contemporary design and classic beauty. There are deluxe sleeping cabins, a sundeck, a lounge and bar, plus a wonderful staff who will take care of all of your needs. All cabins have panoramic windows and air conditioning.

Day 3

Cat Ba Island: Viet Hai Village

Explore Cat Ba Island, home to Cat Ba National Park, on the remote southeastern extreme of Halong Bay. Walking in thick forest and passing through a tiny village, you look for the endangered Cat Ba langur.

Accommodation: Bhaya Cruise Private Junk, Halong Bay

This traditional wooden junk combines oriental style with contemporary design and classic beauty. There are deluxe sleeping cabins, a sundeck, a lounge and bar, plus a wonderful staff who will take care of all of your needs. All cabins have panoramic windows and air conditioning.

Day 4

Visit to Sung Sot Grotto

Start the day with a visit to Sung Sot grotto, a massive series of chambers opening onto a “royal garden” surrounded by tall peaks. Later in the afternoon, transfer by air to Hoi An.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 5

Cam Thanh and Cam Chau villages; Guided tour of Hoi An

Walk through the villages of Cam Thanh and Cam Chau, passing beside serene rice paddies and domestic water buffalo. This afternoon, explore the narrow streets, bustling markets, historic Chinese architecture, and Japanese covered bridge of Hoi An.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 6

Cam Ha Village to An Bang Beach

Follow a palm-lined trail past vegetable gardens and shrimp farms to the tranquil fishing village of Cam Ha, then continue to An Bang Beach for a lunch of fresh-caught fish. This afternoon, relax on the beach or enjoy a massage back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 7

Royal city of Angkor Thom

After an air transfer to Siem Reap, jump into a local tuk-tuk and ride to the mysterious royal city of Angkor Thom, known for its awe-inspiring 50-tower temple. With an expert local guide, spend the afternoon discovering this marvel.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

This upscale, colonial-style property features tastefully-appointed rooms, beautiful Khmer artwork throughout, and a pool surrounded by peaceful gardens.

Day 8

K'bal Spean Trail; Afternoon visit to Ta Prohm

Escape the crowds and explore the hidden K’bal Spean, ancient birthplace of the Angkor Empire, following a trail through quiet forest and encountering sculptures of lingas. Later, explore the haunting ruins of Ta Prohm, a 12th-century temple overgrown with fig and silk-cotton trees.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

This upscale, colonial-style property features tastefully-appointed rooms, beautiful Khmer artwork throughout, and a pool surrounded by peaceful gardens.

Day 9

Visit of Angkor Wat

Your adventure culminates with an early morning visit to the legendary ruins of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. It dazzles with extensive alleys, courtyards, towers, and hidden shrines.

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Flight

Overnight flight from USA to Hanoi, Vietnam

Begin your adventure by departing from a convenient gateway city in the United States or Canada. Spend the first night aloft.

Arrival

Arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam

After arriving at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, a representative holding a Country Walkers sign meets you as you exit the baggage-claim area. Please note that there may be up to a 45-minute wait if there are other guests arriving within the same time frame. A complimentary private transfer is provided to the Hotel de l’Opera, approximately 45 minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Hotel de l’Opera

As its name implies, this 5-star hotel exudes French elegance. Totally rebuilt in 2004, the hotel features sumptuous guest rooms, elegant dining, a fitness room with sauna, and a spectacular swimming pool that projects onto an open-air terrace. You may be reluctant to leave this luxury, but when you do, you’ll find yourself in the former French Quarter, close to the Opera House, and just a short walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and many other downtown points of interest.

Day 1

Join your Vietnam & Cambodia: Trails of Indochina tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel.

Your guide(s) will meet you at the Hotel de l’Opera at 9:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, discover the city’s fascinating blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, and French history on a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Later, witness ancient legends brought to life at a remarkable water-puppet show.

Accommodation: Hotel de l’Opera

As its name implies, this 5-star hotel exudes French elegance. Totally rebuilt in 2004, the hotel features sumptuous guest rooms, elegant dining, a fitness room with sauna, and a spectacular swimming pool that projects onto an open-air terrace. You may be reluctant to leave this luxury, but when you do, you’ll find yourself in the former French Quarter, close to the Opera House, and just a short walk to Hoan Kiem Lake and many other downtown points of interest.

Day 2

Halong Bay; Visit Dark and Bright Lagoon

Set sail on the waters of dramatic Halong Bay, studded with 2,000 jutting forested limestone islands. You travel, eat, and sleep aboard a private junk, with opportunities to swim and kayak.

Accommodation: Bhaya Cruise Private Junk, Halong Bay

This traditional wooden junk combines oriental style with contemporary design and classic beauty. There are deluxe sleeping cabins, a sundeck, a lounge and bar, plus a wonderful staff who will take care of all of your needs. All cabins have panoramic windows and air conditioning.

Day 3

Cat Ba Island: Viet Hai Village

Explore Cat Ba Island, home to Cat Ba National Park, on the remote southeastern extreme of Halong Bay. Walking in thick forest and passing through a tiny village, you look for the endangered Cat Ba langur.

Accommodation: Bhaya Cruise Private Junk, Halong Bay

This traditional wooden junk combines oriental style with contemporary design and classic beauty. There are deluxe sleeping cabins, a sundeck, a lounge and bar, plus a wonderful staff who will take care of all of your needs. All cabins have panoramic windows and air conditioning.

Day 4

Visit to Sung Sot Grotto

Start the day with a visit to Sung Sot grotto, a massive series of chambers opening onto a “royal garden” surrounded by tall peaks. Later in the afternoon, transfer by air to Hoi An.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 5

Cam Thanh and Cam Chau villages; Guided tour of Hoi An

Walk through the villages of Cam Thanh and Cam Chau, passing beside serene rice paddies and domestic water buffalo. This afternoon, explore the narrow streets, bustling markets, historic Chinese architecture, and Japanese covered bridge of Hoi An.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 6

Cam Ha Village to An Bang Beach

Follow a palm-lined trail past vegetable gardens and shrimp farms to the tranquil fishing village of Cam Ha, then continue to An Bang Beach for a lunch of fresh-caught fish. This afternoon, relax on the beach or enjoy a massage back at your hotel.

Accommodation: Almanity Hoi An Hotel

This property located in the French colonial quarter of Hoi An beautifully integrates elements of the local surroundings into its neo-colonial architecture. Rooms are spacious and modern with private porches overlooking tropical courtyard gardens. Amenities include a swimming pool, two restaurants, a lively bar, and a full-service spa.

Day 7

Royal city of Angkor Thom

After an air transfer to Siem Reap, jump into a local tuk-tuk and ride to the mysterious royal city of Angkor Thom, known for its awe-inspiring 50-tower temple. With an expert local guide, spend the afternoon discovering this marvel.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

This upscale, colonial-style property features tastefully-appointed rooms, beautiful Khmer artwork throughout, and a pool surrounded by peaceful gardens.

Day 8

K'bal Spean Trail; Afternoon visit to Ta Prohm

Escape the crowds and explore the hidden K’bal Spean, ancient birthplace of the Angkor Empire, following a trail through quiet forest and encountering sculptures of lingas. Later, explore the haunting ruins of Ta Prohm, a 12th-century temple overgrown with fig and silk-cotton trees.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

This upscale, colonial-style property features tastefully-appointed rooms, beautiful Khmer artwork throughout, and a pool surrounded by peaceful gardens.

Day 9

Visit of Angkor Wat

After saying goodbye to your group in Siem Reap, you fly to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. There you may either enjoy a complimentary shuttle transfer or walk to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel for your post-tour night. (Dinner is on your own.)

Accommodation: Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel

Located just a leisurely five-minute walk away from the airport via air-conditioned underground walkway, Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is an oasis for travelers passing through Bangkok. This four-star facility offers a spa specializing in seawater and thermal springs treatment programs, five restaurants and bars, a fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool. In addition, their commitment to sustainable development makes them a commendable choice for your stay in Southeast Asia.

Departure

This morning, after a complimentary breakfast, you transfer to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport via shuttle or on foot.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Post-Tour Extension: Bangkok, Thailand

2 nights from only $898*

  • Three nights at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok* (Please note that your Flight + Tour Combo post-tour stay at the Novotel Airport Hotel will be replaced with an extra night at the Shangri-La Hotel downtown.)
  • Semi-private transfer from the airport to the Shangri-La Hotel and private transfer from the Shangri-La Hotel to the Bangkok Airport in time for your departure flight
  • Two breakfasts

With a population of over 11 million, Bangkok is by far Thailand’s largest city—and with a landscape richly peppered with golden temples, whitewashed palaces, gourmet restaurants, and intriguing museums, it is perhaps Southeast Asia’s most cosmopolitan as well. Staying in a luxurious five-star hotel perfectly situated beside the Chao Phraya River, you’ll enjoy a plush river-view room with polished wood and Thai-inspired decor. From this home base, you can step out to independently explore the city, perhaps exploring the white arches and gardens of the Grand Palace, marveling at the 700-year-old, five-and-a-half ton solid gold Buddha in Wat Trimit temple, or wandering countless stalls of Chatuchak Market.

Single Supplement: $348

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Hotel de l’Opera, Hanoi and one night at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel, Bangkok
  • Two breakfasts
  • 9-day/8-night Vietnam & Cambodia: Trails of Indochina guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Bangkok
2 nights from only $898*

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Dates & Prices

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Mar 18 - Mar 26 $5,748 $698
Oct 21 - Oct 29 $5,748 $698
Nov 4 - Nov 12 $5,748 $698
Nov 25 - Dec 3 $5,748 $698

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Mar 16 - Mar 27 $6,948
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Oct 19 - Oct 30 $6,948 $898
Nov 2 - Nov 13 $6,948 $898
Nov 23 - Dec 4 $6,948 $898
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Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Hoang Quoc Hung

Hoang Quoc Hung graduated with a tourism degree from Hanoi Open University, earning high honors during his Sustainable Tourism Training courses, a sector of modern tourism very close to his heart. When not spending time with his family, he enjoys traveling throughout Asia.

Pum Roath
Pum Roath

Pum Roath began his career as a teacher but eventually shifted gears to become a tour guide both for foreign tourists as well as television personnel shooting video at the many archaeological sites throughout Cambodia. When not guiding and teaching about the fascinating Khmer culture and history, you will most likely find Pum enjoying a challenging game of chess.

Indonesian Tour Guide Sith Savy
Sith Savy

A native of Siem Reap, Sith Savy grew up under the banner of war in Cambodia and after finishing school dedicated his time to studying Angkor history, eventually becoming a certified guide. When not sharing his experiences and knowledge with people from all over the world, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

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