South East Asia Group Tour 21 Days

Duration

21 days / 20 nights

Reviews
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The Route
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
Trip Overview

Throw yourself into Southeast Asia’s huge variety of unforgettable experiences on our 21-day adventure tour of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Trip Style

This trip is perfect for you if you want to explore South East Asia with the ease of a tour, but enjoy a more authentic travel experience. You’ll travel on public transport, stay in hostels and travel with a group of likeminded backpackers.

Travelling with you throughout, your tour leader will ensure the trip runs smoothly; getting everyone onto the right transport and making sure you arrive safely at your hostel in each city.

The Route

Trip Description

Throw yourself into Southeast Asia’s huge variety of unforgettable experiences on our 21-day adventure tour of  Vietnam and Cambodia. Adventure leaders will show you the best of the region’s hidden gems and major highlights so you can get the most out of your trip. Trek through jungle to a remote waterfall, play with monkeys and swim in perfectly clear water… Travelling South East Asia will stay with you forever.

With so many exciting places to visit – here are a few of our highlights:

  • Explore floating markets
  • Stay overnight in a local settlement.
  • Head out on a boat cruise on Ha Long Bay and spend the night on a private beach!
  • Lose yourself in an all-night moon party and sleep on the beach under star-studded skies.
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Koh Rong island adventure

What's Included?

Included:

  • All transportation within Southeast Asia, including all inter-city transfers (night trains or buses, with fully flat beds) and all transportation to and from included activities.
  • All taxes and charges.
  • Tickets to listed activities.
  • All accommodation. Hostels are safe, clean and hygienic and have their own unique charm. Standard accommodation is in dorm rooms but upgrading to a single, twin or double room is available on request.
  • A combination of Western and local tour guides.

Not included:

  • Visas
  • Flights to tour start and end points
  • Optional activities

Key Information

Duration

21 Days/20 Nights

Starts & finishes:

Starts in Hanoi and finishes in Bangkok.

Places Visited:

Hanoi, Sa Pa, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha, Phong Nha-Ke Bang, Hoi An, Hoi Chi Minh City, Koh Rong Island, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Bangkok.

Transport:

Public transport, including overnight buses

Meals:

Not included

Group size:

4 – 22

Age range:

18 – 50

Local fees:

Optional activities – prices listed in the local currency, under Detailed itinerary below

Price:

£999 per person

Dates:

Various departures from 2018 to December 2019

Itinerary

Day 1 – Hanoi, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam!

Hanoi, cultural and political capital of Vietnam, is known for its architectural contrasts of old vs. new, and foreign influences. Meet your tour leader and explore the Old Quarter, visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long before kick-starting your trip with a bar crawl!

Day 2 –Hanoi, Vietnam

Wake up to see the sun rise from your  window before heading to the Hoa Lo prison, a site used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and then later by North Vietnam for U.S. Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War. Before lunch on Old Quarter Street we’ll head over to the Hoan Kiem lake for a dip!

You have all afternoon to take in the sights of Hanoi before we hop on the night bus to Sa Pa (up until March 2019).

Day 3 – Sa Pa, Vietnam

Refresh and recharge with a good breakfast before we set off on a trek through Muong Hoa Valley (included activity). Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Hoang Lien mountain ranges and walk past the beautiful rice terraces  through bamboo forests and across terraced rice paddies with a stop for lunch on the way. Visit the Zay tribe’s village and be warmly received with dinner at a home-stay run by one of its families.

Day 4 – Sa Pa, Vietnam

Go off the beaten track and continue the hike through thick jungle to waterfalls that remain wonderfully untouched by the outside world. Taking in the idyllic views and pass by villages home to both H’mong and Red Zao tribes, with a stop at Giang Ta Chai Waterfall. Upon arrival we will take the bus to Hanoi and check into the accommodation, you will have free time this evening.

Day 5 – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

105 miles/ 170km from Hanoi lies Ha Long Bay. Home to thousands of tiny islands and stunning beaches, it’s not surprising it’s featured in so many films like Kong. We will be heading to the Bay first thing in the morning travelling by bus and boat, where you’ll have lunch in the floating village (included activity) with plenty of time to spend boat jumping before we have a group BBQ dinner.

Day 6 – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Today we’ll spend the morning kayaking, before heading to Hanoi to hop on the sleeper bus to Phong Nha.

Day 7 – Phong Nha, Vietnam

It’s time to relax. Explore Bong Lai Valley by bike and cycle past rural farms and villages. Stop for a drink, a quick snack and if you fancy, a game of volleyball with the locals. Nip off for a quick nap in one of the hammocks or float your way down-river. For those of you that don’t fancy cycling, you can opt to go Easy Tiger to relax by the pool! After 7 days we think the time is right for singing your lungs out with an evening of karaoke!.

Day 8 –Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam

An action packed day in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO site that is famous for its 400 Million year old karst mountains.  Spend the day exploring its’ wondrous caves, floating in mud-pools, kayaking, and zip-lining across the water! There will be plenty of time to relax this evening (the national park tour is now an optional activity).

Day 9 – Hoi An, Vietnam

It will be an early start today as we hop on the bus to Hoi An. Hoi An was once a major port during the ancient Champa Kingdom, and is well known in Vietnam for it’s stunning architecture. Explore the Ancient Town and sniff out hidden treasures in its boutiques and market stalls. Head off for a night out for the true Vietnam experience!

Day 10 – Hoi An, Vietnam

Relax on the beach or jump on a Coconut Basket boat to do some farming. The choice is yours!

Day 11 – Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon is a vibrant and youthful city that played a decisive role in Vietnam’s history.

Arrive at 11am, and head directly to your hostel, which has its own roof top bar and pub crawl. You’ll be right at the heart of one of the region’s most buzzing cities! Visit Ben Thanh Market for great fashion bargains and a delicious street food dinner. Make sure you sample some Pho while you’re there!

Day 12 – Saigon, Vietnam

A day of history starts at the Cu Chi tunnels dug by the Communist guerrilla group, the Viet Cong, that used the tunnels as a war asset to fight American and South Vietnamese troops during the civil war. Spend your afternoon at the War Remnants Museum to learn about the impact of the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Both of these history fixes are optional activities so you can decide which one you fancy or both :).

Day 13 – Mekong Delta, Vietnam

The Mekong Delta is filled with homes, markets, and boats that float on its rivers. Begin your tour of this waterside paradise by visiting the floating market. In the afternoon, take a boat tour through the Tra Su Forest wildlife reserve. The reserve is home to over 70 different bird species and over a hundred different types of flora and fauna.

Day 14 – Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Get ready to be stunned! Today we enter Cambodia, crossing at the border by Ha Tien towards Koh Rong Island. The island is the definition of a Southeast Asian paradise and a must stop for anyone looking to experience a Moon Party. Tonight, chill out on the beaches and absorb the impressive scenery or head to one of the many beach bars on  Koh Touch.

Day 15 – Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Today is a perfect day to enjoy the beach and wander the island. Want something more active? Take the opportunity to learn how to scuba dive. Not for you? Don’t worry you can relax and enjoy the sun!

Day 16 – Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

Explore the surrounding islands on a boat tour, visit a local village, and go swimming. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to spot seahorses, blue spotted ribbon-tail rays, and diamond fish on your excursion.

Day 17 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Travel to the nation’s capital, Phnom Penh, by ferry and bus via Sihanoukville. Grab a roadside snack en route, you’ll find everything from fresh mangoes to deep fried spiders…

Day 18 – Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Hit by bitter times of war, this trendy and alluring city was formerly known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’. Admire the Royal Palace, and take a sobering visit to the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek as well as the S21 prison.  In the evening amble along the riverside promenade. For a touch of class, have a drink at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. One of the city’s most sophisticated joints (the killing fields is now an optional activity but the entrace fee is only $3).

Day 19 – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today’s travel takes us to Siem Reap also known as the ancient gateway of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat. Spend the afternoon visiting the local villages and relaxing at the pool and in the evening take on the Fear Factor Food Challenge complemented by enjoying drinks from a Tuk Tuk cocktail bar.

Day 20 – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today we will be heading to watch the sunrise at Angkor Wat – the biggest religious monument known to man and one of the Wonders of the World. Today you will be exploring the Temples of Angkor; amongst them Ta Prohm – famous for featuring as the backdrop in Tomb Raider. In the afternoon there will be time for a dip in the pool before getting ready for our final big night out. Explore Pub Street, and visit the night market for a bite to eat.

Day 21 – Siem Reap, Cambodia

After 21 days of travelling in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, it’s time to bid farewell to your companions. However, rest assured, while you may be leaving Southeast Asia, the spirit of these beautiful nations will never really leave you. Take the bus back to Bangkok to head home – or continue your travels. You’ll arrive in Bangkok at approx 16.00 so we’d recommend staying overnight before you continue your travels or leave SEA.

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2 weeks ago

The team at Euroventure was outstanding! Not only were they knowledgeable and helpful, but they were always quick to respond, very accommodating, and made every part of our trip personal and meaningful. Highly recommend Euroventure and would definitely work with them again.

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3 weeks ago

I have just returned from my 1 week interrailing trip! Me and my boyfriend went on the “Iron curtain” package and it was amazing. Euroventure organised everything and made it so easy. I would highly recommend anyone that wants to see more of Europe to go with this company.

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3 weeks ago

My sisters and I had the best trip, we did a variation to the 4 week eastern traveller route and Euroventure were so helpful in making the trip suit our needs. Each hostel was great and in a good location. The info pack was such a great help and an amazing keepsake. The fact all of our travel was booked and set out meant we could spend all our efforts on experiencing everything! We truly had the best time and would 100% recommend to anyone. We’re already looking for our next trip! Thanks again for all your help - Alice, Kailey and Harriet :)

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1 month ago

The trip was amazing. The organisation and selection of hostels and type of travel was exceptional allowing for an outstanding memory

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1 month ago

OB14844 Absolutely amazing trip. Took alm the hassle out of booking trains myself. The travel pack is really good too.

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Extra Information

A deposit is required to make a reservation, with the balance due 60 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply). The deposit is £200 GBP.

The price of a single room upgrade for the trip is £299 and a double or twin room upgrade is £145 per person.

Koh Rong:

At certain times of the year (low season particularly) we have days when the weather and wave conditions mean we are unable to use boats to access around the islands. In these circumstances we continue to operate by trekking through the island instead, so should these conditions coincide with your visit we would have to adapt the tours accordingly.

This may also apply to the conditions for camping and hammock stays. We may have to adapt the tour to include village homestays or accommodation we have on other beaches around the island. Prices may vary in accordance with the accommodations requested.

Meeting time and place details:

The meeting time and place for this trip is on Day 1 at 21:30 at the lobby of Central Backpackers Hostel in Hanoi (Vietnam).

Optional Extras

Questions and Answers

Do many people travel alone?

Yes – most travellers Southeast Asia are solo travellers. Whether you’re travelling alone or with friends or a partner, joining our trip is a great way to meet new people and sharing your experiences in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

When is the best time to visit Southeast Asia?

The best time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia is between October and April which is traditionall the dry season and peak tourist season.

How much spending money will I need?

It really varies depending on your tastes and budget, but Southeast Asia can be very inexpensive. You can get a simple meal, such as a bowl of noodles, for £1.50, or you can go for fancier options. Generally, we take our travellers to affordable restaurants, and we recommend budgeting around £5-£10 per day for food and drink.