Inside Asia Tours: Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Small Group Tour IAT Classic

Hands on Cambodia & Vietnam

15 Nights: from US$3835 Trip Code: HOI

Filled with unforgettable and immersive experiences, this all encompassing tour takes you to the highlights and the rural charms of Cambodia and Vietnam. Read more >

Cambodia and Vietnam are two of the most diverse, cultural and creative countries in Asia. On this 16 day tour we will traverse these astonishing destinations whilst getting beneath the surface and learning about local customs, industries and creative arts. From rice farming to traditional dance, from local fishing to jewellery making, and from beautiful boutique hotels to rural homestays, this tour is filled with unforgettable experiences.

We'll begin our tour amongst the ancient temples of Angkor, once home to one of the most powerful empires on earth. Indulge in your creative side learning how to carve wood and stone with a local artisan and venture out into the rural countryside to uncover the secrets of rice farming or fishing.

Enjoy an unparalleled performance of Phare; the Cambodian circus before journeying to Cambodia's lively capital, walking its backstreets, discovering its hidden communities and taking part in traditional dance lessons.

Our next destination is Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's bustling centre of commerce. As well as taking in the major sites of the city, enjoy learning how to make your own peice of silver jewellery with a local social enterprise.

Leaving behind the modern metropolis, fly to the beautiful port town of Hoi An, with its ancient streets and shop houses. Venture into the surrounding countryside to explore serene villages on foot, visiting an organic farming project and meeting with locals over lunch. Also visit the impressive Lifestart organisation and under the tutelage of a local artist, learn traditional painting methods and lantern making. Then have the choice of a range of optional activities from hands on cooking classes to cyclings tours, or healing your inner self with aromatherapy.

Journey north to picturesque Ky Son, staying overnight at the Moon Garden Homestay, a small boutique-style resort on the edge of the village that will give you the chance to engage in traditional rural activities. Surrounded by paddy fields and farms, this is the perfect setting to get stuck into some ploughing or tea harvesting, to take a leisurely cycle ride amongst villages and pagodas, and to try your hand at Vietnamese cooking.

The penultimate destination is Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital, with its labyrinth of small streets and vendors. Journey out to sample some of Asia's most renowned street food and take a 'behind the scenes' experience at the home of a passionate seventh-generation puppet maker and performer, before enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local Hanoian family.

The trip ends cruising around the Halong bay Islands and the astonishing limestone karst mountains jutting out of the sea, a peaceful and serene way to end your hands on adventure.

Important Tour Information

Group size: 3 - 14

Single Supplement: A mandatory single supplement is applicable for all single travellers and will guarantee a single room for all nights of the tour.

Fitness: To enjoy any of our Small Group Tours you should be of moderate fitness, able to walk and climb stairs without difficulty, and be able to maintain a pace that is comfortable for the majority of the group.

Check-in: Please note that check-in at the hotel in Siem Reap is from 2pm. (You can, however, securely leave your luggage at the front desk at any time). 

We recommend booking at least one extra night to check in and relax before the tour begins.

Accommodation: At all night stops on this tour your room will have full en suite facilities (attached bath, shower and toilet), except at Moon Garden Homestay where the room is shared. This is a unique homestay experience and the room and bathroom is shared with your travellers, beds divided by a curtain.

Transport and Luggage: Please note that we use a range of transportation methods on tour - planes, boats and private coaches. There will be occasions where you may have to carry your bags for short distances, so please ensure you pack with this in mind.

International Flights: This tour starts in Siem Reap and finishes in Hanoi.

Tour Leader: Please note the tour will have a full time tour leader for the entire duration only when 6 or more travellers are booked on. With 5 travellers or less (minimum 3) the group will have local guides at every location, but not a tour leader throughout.

At a glance

What's Included >

What's included

  • 14 nights' hotel accommodation (one night in shared accommodation at a rural homestay)
  • One night cruise on Halong Bay (private, two-berth cabins with en suite facilities)
  • All transport between destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia, including internal flights.
  • Arrival and Departure airport transfers, including meet and greet upon arrival in Siem Reap.
  • Breakfast every day, seven lunches and seven evening meals
  • All excursions and experiences (except those described as optional) as outlined in the day- by-day itinerary
  • Expert, English-speaking local guides at every destination
  • Tour Leader throughout for groups of 6 travellers or more
  • InsideAsia Tours complimentary Info-Pack
  • Tips for local guides, drivers, porters and staff involved in included activities

What's NOT included:

  • International flights
  • Entrance fees or additional transport costs not outlined in the day-by-day itinerary
  • All drinks and any meals not outlined above
  • Any other tips at your discretion

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Tour Price Information

  • Tour Price: From US$3835
  • Single Supplement: From US$663

Extra Nights

  • Pre-Tour: Twin Share From US$58 pp Single From US$117 pp
  • Post-Tour: Twin Share From US$52 pp Single From US$104 pp
Disclaimer Message: Please note: Prices displayed above are all "From" prices as individual prices vary depending on time of year travelling. For full pricing information on specific departures please speak to your Travel Consultant.

Tour Highlights

  • Try your hand at rice farming or fishing in the Cambodian countryside
  • Explore local villages and perhaps the art of aromatherapy in Hoi An
  • Enjoy a traditional Puppet making experience for a unique memento from Hanoi
  • Why treat yourself to a tranquil beach extension on Phu Quoc Island?
  • Learn about and practice traditional dance in Phnom Penh
  • Take a cycle tour of Ky Son and stay in a rural Homestay
  • You can also get Hands On in our other destinations; Japan and Myanmar. Ask us!

For more information email us: [email protected] or call: 303 952 0379

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Hands on Cambodia & Vietnam - 16 Days - Accommodation

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Single supplement from US$663

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