• A view of the Hoi An's Riviera and the ancient town on the riverside from the colonial era.

Delve Deep: Vietnam & Cambodia

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Trip Overview

TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader. 17 days. Two of the most slap-you-in-the-face-unbelievable countries you’ll ever experience. Who’s ready to go exploring? You know it, we know it – even the carved faces at the Bayon temple know it. Vietnam and Cambodia are famous the world over for their mind-blowing natural beauty, ancient architecture and unique cultures. And this trip? It's here to help you see the very best that both have to offer. We’re talking amazing cities. Fascinating history. Tropical scenery. Food that could actually change your life. Need we go on?

Tales From Topdeckers

Trip itinerary

  1. Hanoi (Vietnam)

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    Blaring horns. French Colonial buildings. Picturesque lakes. And the smell of incense in the air. Welcome to historic Hanoi! Meet your fellow explorers and kick things off with a DE-licious street food tour through the Old Quarter. Our in-the-know Trip Leader will take us to all the local spots for goodies like bánh mì, pho, spring rolls and egg coffee – trust us, it’s tasty. Then: head to Bai Hoi (aka Beer Corner). No guesses how this place got its name. Pull up a roadside stool with a cold Bia Hà Noi and get to know the gang – we might be a mixed bunch, but we’re all in it together. Cheers to that!

    • Included Today
      • Hanoi street food tour
    • Meals
      • Dinner
  2. Hanoi

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  3. Hanoi – Halong Bay

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  4. Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hoi An

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  5. Hoi An

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  6. Hoi An

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  7. Hoi An – Da Nang – Phan Rang

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  8. Phan Rang

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  9. Phan Rang – Ho Chi Minh City

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  10. Ho Chi Minh City, including Cu Chi Tunnels

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  11. Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta

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  12. Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City

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  13. Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

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  14. Phnom Penh

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  15. Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

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  16. Siem Reap

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  17. Siem Reap

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What's included

Included experiences

  • - Hanoi street food tour
  • - Walking tour of Hanoi with Trip Leader
  • - Overnight junk boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • - Overnight train to Hoi An
  • - Overnight train to Nha Trang
  • - Visit Marble Mountains
  • - Domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City
  • - Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • - Boat trip through the Mekong Delta
  • - Visit Cai Be Floating Market
  • - Local cookery demonstration
  • - Overnight stay in a local homestay in the Mekong Delta
  • - Visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • - Sunset cruise on the Mekong River
  • - Visit the Angkor complex with a local guide

Accommodation

- 12 nights in hotel-style accommodation (twin or double), 1 night in a homestay (multi-share), 2 nights on an overnight train (multi-share), 1 night on an overnight cruise (twin or double)

Transport

- Private vehicle, domestic flight, overnight boat cruise and overnight train

Optional activities

- FYI: these are optional activities available locally. Things might change – prices are here to give you a rough idea.

- Locally guided Vespa tour of Hanoi: from 2,100,000 VND

- Basket boat ride & cooking class: from 1,000,000 VND

- Sunset paddle boat experience in Hoi An: from 974,000 VND

- Private tour of Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge: from 3,549,000 VND

- Evening street food tour of Hoi An: from 891,000 VND

- 2 hour beginner’s kite surfing lesson in Phan Rang: from 110 USD

- 1 hour intermediate kite surfing lesson in Phan Rang: from 55 USD

- Half-day tour of sand dunes and a Cham village: from 1,060,000 VND

- Visit Saigon Skyview with beer tasting: from 2,365,000 VND

- Saigon motorbike tour: from 1,797,000 VND

- Evening cocktail tour of Phnom Penh: from 69 USD

- Social enterprise tour in Siem Reap: from 82 USD

- Siem Reap evening street food tour: from 39 USD

- Phare Circus show: from 39 USD

- Sunset quad bike tour of Siem Reap: from 45 USD

- Local cooking class and farm tour (including lunch): from 45 USD

- E-bike ride through the Siam Reap countryside: from 45 USD

Other Information

This Delve Deep adventure’s all about experiencing the REAL Vietnam and Cambodia. Meaning? Some flexin’ when it comes to sleeping arrangements. We're talking two nights travelling the authentic way – aboard a sleeper train! The 4-person cabins are communal only, and bathrooms are basic but functional. 

Rooms are also shared at our homestay in the Mekong Delta. And on our Halong Bay overnight cruise, there’s the possibility that you might be bunking with an extra trip mate if you selected twin-share accommodation.

Views & Reviews

Latest Reviews

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  • Jason Mc April 2024

    The only thing that stopped this from being a 5 was the fact that half the time our tour guide had no idea what was going on and was usually unorganised ,at times we’d organise events our self or just take charge ie, a girl ended up fainting due too heat exhaustion and food poisoning at a temple so naturally I carried her around ,I know these temples like the back of my hand so it was easy too navigate but I was willing too get a tuk tuk and ****** her back too the hotel.This went on for two temples she fainted at the first.Apart from that he was good too a certain degree at telling us about were we were,it’s history but at the end of the day the guy with a month long streak of drinking shouldn’t be taking charge of said tour even though it came naturally.

  • Kate Fi March 2024

    Only a few things were unhygenic (overbought train). Other than that, it was a good cultural experience and we saw less touristy places

  • Dominic Ph January 2024

    topdeck generally was good for the first time beginner type traveler, the tour guide does their best to keep the tour moving and catering to everyone's needs and wants. Overall a nice trip as a first timer to the area.

    Negatives would be the logistics of the tour itself.. i.e. a 16 hour overnight trade ride can be replaced by a quick 1-2 hour flight which i'm sure most traveller would want, other logistical issues would be why there is no stop in hue, danang, nha trang when the stopover is in phan rang with not much there? Mekong delta homestay stopover also doesn't make sense logistically, why not do 2 nights in Ho Chi Minh City which allows an extra day there, then go to Mekong Delta as a stopover to Phnom Penh, doing Mekong delta as a stopover wastes travel time getting there and getting back to Ho Chi Minh City only to leave the following day...

    Other negativity is the price, doing it solo on an average per night basis would be a fraction of the price maybe 20% of the price staying at the same 3 star type hotels. So you're paying a premium for the service which is good but not needed for an experienced brave traveller who has travelled solo before.

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