Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand overland tour
Become part of a small group for 3 weeks as you travel overland through 3 of Southeast Asia's best loved countries: Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Hanoi Halong Bay overnight train back to Hanoi Hue Hoi An Nha Trang Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta Phnom Penh Siem Reap Angkor Wat Battambang Bangkok
US $2605ToUS $2815excluding flights
Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
Single supplement $490.
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1 Reviews of Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand overland tour
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 30 Jul 2019 by Charlotte Rothermel
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Zipline in Cambodia. Above the trees, away from the crazy crowds at Angkor Wat.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Don't book it. Not much adventure. Cambodia I would skip entirely. Felt like we were hamsters on the Intrepid wheel. So many groups everywhere we went. Same hotels, same restaurants, same activities.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Benefitted locals to some degree. But the other 2 ... not so much. Taking care of the environment in these countries is not a priority for them. We contributed to the impact especially at Halong Bay.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Probably a low 4. It was a good learning experience for me for my own future solo travels. I needed the group thing at first, but then the schedule just became a bit of a pain. And the first part of my trip the group was 6
70+ yr old, and 6 younger 20s to early 50s. So bit of a split from the start.
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PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
PeopleWe believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. On trips like this through Asia for example, dress standards are conservative, and we recommend loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly outside of the major cities.
We take care to use local transport throughout, and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
The ruins of Angkor are protected under UNESCO World Heritage listing and as such, part of the money received from entrance tickets contributes to the amazing siteís conservation. Your local guide will also give you plenty of guidance on what is appropriate when visiting the ruins and you will have the chance to interact with many of the local kids.
Travelers will have the option of visiting the land mine museum in Siem Reap and any donations are gratefully accepted. At the end of our journey, travelers may donate any unwanted clothing, medicines and bandages, which are distributed to appropriate local charities.