Vietnam walking vacation with Cambodia

A lovely way to see two beautiful countries, this Vietnam and Cambodia walking vacation starts with north Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes, crosses into Cambodia at the Mekong Delta, and includes time in Angkor Wat. This trip uses a local tour leader for fascinating insight into both countries.
Hanoi Pu Luong nature reserve junk cruise in Ha Long Bay overnight train between Hanoi and Hue River cruise and village walks in Hue Hoi An Fly to Ho Chi Minh City Walking in the Mekong Delta Phnom Penh Siem Reap Angkor Wat Walk between 4 and 9km over 13 days during the 21-day trip
US $3360 excluding flights
21 Days
Cambodia, Vietnam
Small group
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
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Description of Vietnam walking vacation with Cambodia


Price information

US $3360 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
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Vacation information

Top tip:
Prepare for heat and humidity; you’ll be walking for 11 of the days, for between 1.5 to 5 hours a day.
Trip type:
This is a small group trip (maximum 16 people, with the average being around 11). Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language.
Activity level:
Expect leisurely and moderate walking in rural areas and cities. You’ll walk 72 km over 11 days.
Single travelers welcome. Single rooms available with a surcharge.
There's an interesting mix of accommodation, including one night in a homestay, a simple stilt house, and on an overnight train. The rest of the nights are in a mix of comfortable and premium hotels.
19 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners are included on this trip.
About this vacation company:
This UK-based leading small group expert have decades of experience crafting fantastic vacations all over the world.


1 Reviews of Vietnam walking vacation with Cambodia

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2023 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The walking in Vietnam through the forests and the temples in Cambodia

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Make sure you go in there winter time as it may be to hot during there summer, take refillable drinks container rather than the plastic bottles, light clothing and comfy walking shoes

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes we visited quite a few local workshops to see how things are made and also made some purchases whilst there

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic, Excellent, Brilliant

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


The way we operate this trip helps to minimise the purchase and waste caused by single-use plastic as much as we can. Before traveling, we advise customers to take reusable water bottles, preferably with an inbuilt filter, and reusable lunch boxes such as tupperware to use for picnic lunches whilst trekking and journeying on the overnight train. Our local Vietnamese and Cambodian partners also carry 20 litre water containers on their buses which are refilled throughout the trip and from where customers are encouraged to refill their personal water bottles.

On this walking trip we explore Vietnam's cities, villages and countryside on foot, thus minimising the carbon footprint of our travel. In Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which are becoming increasingly congested, although it's a small contribution, by exploring these cities on walking rather than bus tours, we avoid adding to the problem. We also choose to take the overnight train between Hanoi and Hue rather than fly, allowing you to take in more of the country with a lower carbon-emission.

In the Pu Luong Nature Reserve in northern Vietnam we stay at the Pu Luong Retreat in a traditional stilt house of the Thai tribal minority who live in this region. The Retreat was established in 2010 in an agreement with its original owner, 82 year old Tran, that has preserved the natural landscape of the plot and provided employment for her family. The new cottages were constructed by local Thai craftsmen and builders in the traditional style in blending with the landscape. The interiors were furnished using locally made decor and furniture. For example the ceiling lamps are made from fishing cages and all tables , chairs and lamps were made by a local man nicknamed the 'Bamboo Master'. Self-taught, he creates many beautiful objects and can put his hand to making almost anything out of bamboo. By staying at the retreat we are helping to maintain these traditional building skills and crafts as well as bringing employment opportunities and income into an economically deprived part of rural Vietnam.

As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.


We have worked with our in-country partners in Vietnam and Cambodia for over 25 years, a partnership that has seen tourism in both countries grow and mature along with our own businesses. During this time we worked together with them to switch from sending UK based tour leaders with our groups to using local Vietnamese and Cambodian tour leaders. We helped to recruit and train a team of local tour leaders that is now over 45 strong. One of the reasons we prefer to use local tour leaders is that they can give a real insight into the culture and history of their home country by sharing their own stories and experiences. In addition we are helping to support them financially through employment, as well as the other members of staff of our in-country partners.

This trip spends one night in a local homestay on the island of Binh Hoa Phoc in the Mekong Delta. This is a fantastic opportunity to interact with local people and also get to know and understand more about their customs, traditions and skills. Our visit also provide financial support to this rural community. We have been sending customers to the homestay for many years and over time seen the facilities improve as the family have been able to plough back their profits into upgrading its structure and interiors.

There are many opportunities to support local craftspeople and cottage industries on this trip through purchasing their wares. As many of our walks take us away from the main tourist centers into villages traditionally associated with these crafts, we are able to spread the economic benefit of our visit into more rural areas. Good examples of this are the villages we walk through in the countryside outside of Hue. Cottage industries we come across in these villages include silk painting, bronze casting and incense stick production. In the Mekong Delta we visit coconut candy and rice paper producers. From Phnom Penh we run an optional trip to Koh Dach which translates as Silk Island. This island is in the middle of the Mekong river and the majority of its inhabitants earn their living through silk weaving, pottery making, woodcarving, pottery and painting.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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