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Vietnam & Cambodia Walking: Old Indochina From Hanoi To Angkor Wat

Cambodia, Vietnam

from $4,998* per person 10 Days February, December
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 20 people max
  • Hanoi, vietnam
  • Active & Adventure trips
It's unlike anywhere else. Raw and simple one minute, bustling and friendly the next. In one breath dramatic and tranquil. A sail among the limestone peaks in Halong Bay. Footpaths that snake through secluded rice paddies. A quiet nod from villagers leading buffalos to water. Touching the ethereal ruins of Angkor with your own hands. It's a journey full of color and intrigue. Every meal is a metaphor for the region's complex culture. Every hotel offers soothing comforts. Temples that defy centuries. Smiles that bridge oceans. And local guides that open doors long closed.

  • Cambodia's thrilling Angkor Wat ruins
  • An insider's perpective from our two local guides, longtime Backroads friends
  • Hoi An: beautifully preserved and a delight to explore
  • Cruise and kayak on gorgeous Halong Bay
  • Indulge in some of Asia's freshest and tastiest cuisine

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Cambodia, Vietnam

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Itinerary

Day 1 A wealth of insight from our local guides, Dragon and Bunlay, who bring to life the intertwined cultures of Vietnam and Cambodia Ride in a bicycle rickshaw through old Hanoi's narrow streets packed with food and flower stalls Hungry? Asia's freshest and tastiest cuisine is within reach Explore Ngoc Ha, a lively district seldom visited by foreigners.

Days 2-4 Cruise and kayak on heavenly Halong Bay, a World Heritage site with hidden beaches, cool caves and beautiful lagoons For a unique look at everyday life, you're welcomed by a village headman into his ancient home Enjoy two peaceful evenings overnighting beneath a canopy of stars in Halong Bay.

Day 5 The historic monuments of Hué, Vietnam's ancient capital, including the mysterious and imposing Royal Citadel, site of intense conflict during the Vietnam War.

Days 6-7 Hoi An: beautifully preserved and a delight to explore, with an old port and wooden shop houses Ride a dragon boat up the Perfume River, and walk among waterfront villages and imperial mausoleums White-sand beaches invite relaxation.

Days 8-10 Thrilling Angkor Wat, where Khmer empires ruled and extraordinary ruins await Explore awe-inspiring temples, statues and other wonders off the beaten path Meet villagers in the fishing hamlet of Tonlé Sap.

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