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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

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Essential Vietnam & Cambodia - G Adventures
Essential Vietnam & Cambodia - G Adventures
Julia "I did the Essential Vietnam & Cambodia tour with a fully booked group which means that we were 15 in total. The tour was great with a lot of things to discover: cultures, history, cuisine,... Our CEO (G adventures guide) was just amazing. Without him it wouldn't have been the same. We were a big family! Halong bay and the sunset was just beautiful, the old city of Hoi An just amazing as well as t..."
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14 reviews
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+16
Ends
Bangkok
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Highlights

  • Halong Bay boat cruise
  • Mekong Delta Day Cruise
  • Learn of the Khmer Rouge
  • Angkor Wat historical site
Age range
12 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
15
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Bicycle, Boat, Private Vehicle, Plane
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure
Start in Hanoi and end in Bangkok! With the discovery tour Essential Vietnam & Cambodia, you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Hanoi to Bangkok and through Hanoi, Vietnam and 14 other destinations in Asia. Essential Vietnam & Cambodia is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • DP
    Written on April 16, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was a solid well designed well-coordinated tour which (I think) covered most of important Vietnam and Cambodia sites. Halong Bay and Angkor Thom were the tour locational highlights. The hotels were all centrally located, very comfortable and had good breakfast offerings. The CEO Bun got us to all scheduled events with little effort on our part, introduced us to many local foods and situations and acted as interpreter and financial front man to get us involved in many enjoyable events. Nothing of the tour was jaw dropping exceptional. The hotels were solid 3 star, the transport were via clean comfortable buses, trains or planes. The food was generally solid local cuisine with some unusual offering for the adventurous. The events in total covered most of the available opportunities and because G Adventures does numerous runs of this tour weekly has had the opportunity to refine their selection of tour operators/guides to be some of the best locals available. From a value perspective there is a lot offered for the tour price. Hands down the highlight of the tour was the interactions with other 16 persons (13 +and- 3 after the Vietnam section) that we were introduced too and spent time with throughout the tour. The exceptional group consisted of diverse, outgoing 20 to 70 year old multi-country travellers in search of enjoyable experiences, good times and conversations, drinks and were a great pleasure to spend 17 days with. The tour downsides resulted either from my lack of reading between the lines or because of lack of explicitly stating that the operator would provide or arrange for outside activities in excess of the general group offering. The result, in some locations, was that we arranged additional self booked tours and upon arrival in a new city the rest of the group we offered some additional G Ad organized tours at significantly discounted prices (volume discount) so we went one way and most of the group another. A second and minor personal "beef" may result from my lack of familiarity with the running of tours in foreign lands and dealing with governments to get applicable permits. I am familiar with how fortunate I am in comparison to most of the people in the world. Poorer countries however do not need to have that fact being the central backdrop to most events and site offerings. The governments of those countries where the wealthy 2% drive Lexus's, Bentley's and BMW's need assume their responsibilities and get creative rather than have many of their 98% need to beg to survive or have their 8 year old children sell postcards and trinkets at 4 am to Angkor Wat tourists.
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  • JE
    Written on April 14, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour with lots of activities, good food and decent accommodation. 2-3 star type hotels - good and clean but a bit tacky in need of TLC not really 'comfort' but still good enough. However some special ones like the house boat in Halong Bay, go on this trip just for that. Fantastic additional tour guides as well. Learnt so much about South East Asian history.
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  • Essential Vietnam & Cambodia reviewer 3
    Written on January 30, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The trip was simply awesome! Everything was absolutely flawless and really well organized. I like the formula as it was providing a right balance between time with the group and free time. I've done the majority of optional activities and I found them very interesting, but some days you just want to go around buy yourself or just chill at the beach. Some hotels were really good but others were just sufficient. Special mention to our CEO Bun that went beyond expectation in both organizing the activities and provide insights on the culture and the way of leaving in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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  • MB
    Written on January 23, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    Ask for the stats! My tour was unique I think, we had 10 out of 15 60+older. Everything works out for a reason, I was sick so a-ok keeping up with majority of the group. Hotel accommodations were smidge below what I was expecting, but G adventures never commented on the hotel ratings. I’d give them 2-3.5 stars & the sleeper train 0star cuz the toilets! The tour hit a lot of destinations, not much time in any place, but a good taste of Vietnam & Cambodia tour. If I had to do it over again, I’d have skipped Bangkok & stayed an extra night in Cambodia & fly out from there. You only have dinner in Bangkok if you don’t stay longer
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  • SF
    Written on January 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    The trip was way passed my expectations. It was absolutely amazing. I loved every minute of it.
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  • Essential Vietnam & Cambodia reviewer 6
    Written on January 13, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Awesome trip with good trip leader
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  • Essential Vietnam & Cambodia reviewer 7
    Written on November 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I did the Essential Vietnam & Cambodia tour with a fully booked group which means that we were 15 in total. The tour was great with a lot of things to discover: cultures, history, cuisine,... Our CEO (G adventures guide) was just amazing. Without him it wouldn't have been the same. We were a big family! Halong bay and the sunset was just beautiful, the old city of Hoi An just amazing as well as the sunrise on Angkor Wat! I didn't expect to enjoy so much these 3 weeks of adventures!
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  • RR
    Written on November 10, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great trip, the tour guide was fantastic and id highly recommend G Adventure
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  • NL
    Written on November 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Excellent adventure!! The cities and places visited gave me a good feel for Vietnam and Cambodia. Ratha, our guide, was excellent! I cannot say enough good things about him and how made the trip so enjoyable!
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  • EM
    Written on June 20, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    I submitted my report to G adventures already. Had a trip of a lifetime (YOLO) and everything was great. Highly recommend. Please ask g adventures for a copy of my evaluation.
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  1. Day 1 Hanoi
  2. Day 2 Hanoi/Ha Long (1B, 1L, 1D)
  3. Day 3 Ha Long/Huế (1B, 1L)
  4. Day 4 Huế
  5. Day 5 Huế/Hoi An (1B)
  6. Day 6 Hoi An (1B, 1L)
  7. Day 7 Hoi An (1B)
  8. Day 8 Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
  9. Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
  10. Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City (1B)
  11. Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh (1B)
  12. Day 12 Phnom Penh (1B)
  13. Day 13 Phnom Penh/Siem Reap (1B)
  14. Day 14 Siem Reap (1B, 1D)
  15. Day 15 Siem Reap (1B)
  16. Day 16 Siem Reap/Bangkok (1B)
  17. Day 17 Bangkok (1B)

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Questions & Answers

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    • What is the physical rating of this tour?

      The Essential Vietnam & Cambodia tour has a physical rating of 2:
      Physical Rating: 2 - Light
      Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

    • Can we have a private room on the train?

      Please note that it is not possible to have a private room on the train as this is multi-share and cannot be changed.

    • How much would the total be with the single supplement?

      The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

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    About the countries

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    Currencies

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    Visa

    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Rabies
    Recommended for Vietnam and Cambodia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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    Location
    Hanoi is the starting point and Bangkok is the endpoint.
    Hold my space
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 September 2018 the full payment of $1,881 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1881 for Essential Vietnam & Cambodia, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,419 km.
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 126 km
    • Bai Chay (Vietnam)
    • 2 km
    • Halong Bay (Vietnam)
    • 126 km
    • Hanoi (Vietnam)
    • 538 km
    • Hue (Vietnam)
    • 104 km
    • Hoi An (Vietnam)
    • 23 km
    • Da Nang (Vietnam)
    • 612 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    • 29 km
    • Cu Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
    • 29 km
    • Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
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