Inside Vietnam: Cambodia Laos

Quick-fire answers to our most frequently asked questions

In this section we've put together some of the questions we frequently get asked about our tours and about travel in Indochina. We have divided this section into 3 areas according to the different kinds of holiday we offer: General FAQs, Small Group Tour FAQs, and Fully Tailored Journeys FAQs.

If your question is not answered below please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

Small Group Tour FAQs

  • How many people go on each of your group tours?

    Our small group tours have a maximum of 12-14 people, plus the tour leader. We guarantee our tour departures from as few as 4 people, so though many trips sell out you can be confident your tour will go ahead.

  • Do you charge a supplement for single travellers?

    For all of our tours in Southeast Asia there is a mandatory single supplement for individual passengers. This supplement guarantees a private room or boat cabin throughout the tour.

  • What is included in the price of the tour?

    The prices of our tours always include accommodation, transport between destinations and breakfast each morning. Most tours also includes a number of lunches and evening meals (varies depending on the tour) and the full-time services of your tour leader. Please check the details of each particular tour for other inclusions.

    The main exclusions are international flights. On each tour there are several lunches and evening meals that are not included, in order to give maximum flexibility. Personal expenses such as snacks and souvenir shopping are also not included.

  • Do you require any local payment?

    No. No further payment for the tour is required once you have paid your final balance, except to cover personal day-to-day expenses as discussed in the prior section.

  • What standard of accommodation do you use?

    On all of our tours we use a mixture of good quality hotels and overnight boats in keeping with the tour grade: Essential, Classic and Superior. As a guideline, on our IVT Essential Tours accommodation is three-star, our IVT Classic Tours are generally three- to four-star and our IVT Superior Tours are four to five-star. We always select accommodation based on comfort, friendly and helpful staff and convenient location for sightseeing and transport links.

  • Who is my tour leader?

    Your tour leader will be a fluent English-speaking expatriate with extensive experience of living and working in the region. You will be in good hands!

  • Can you arrange extra nights before or after the tour

    Yes. We are happy to book additional nights for you in the same hotel so you can arrive before the tour starts or stay on after it ends. Many of our clients like to arrive a day or two before the tour, in order to settle in and get over jet-lag before the tour gets going. Many people also like the flexibility of an extra day or two after the tour finishes in order to check out a few more of the sights.

    We can also arrange a tailor-made add-on for you after the tour if you would like to visit a few destinations not covered by the tour itself, or fancy a few days of relaxation on the beach!

  • What sort of people go on your tours?

    All sorts of people! We have people of all ages on our trips, and usually a mixture of couples (husband/wife, brother/sister, father/daughter etc) and single travellers.

    The bulk of our customers come from the UK and USA, but we have had customers from all over the globe in the past. There is always a very pleasant atmosphere on our tours, and people generally find they have a lot in common with others on the tour. We occasionally have children on our tours, as part of a family group.