Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
We believe in keeping beautiful places beautiful. During this Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary you’ll stay in a variety of small-scale, authentic accommodation with plenty of local character. This helps to reduce the environmental impact as well as making you feel more at home. On Palm Island you’ll stay in a rustic beach bungalow made from local bamboo. The resort tries to minimise their impact on the environment and has even signed up to a pledge to actively help the marine life. They’re already starting to see positive results and have also received thanks from the local fishing community for their efforts.
Along the way you’ll travel using a mix of shared transport and domestic flights. These shared transport options, such as a minibus, are kinder to the environment than if everyone were to take a private transfer. In Ninh Binh you’ll hop on a bike to explore the area by peddle power. In Hoi An and Hanoi it’s all about exploring the area on foot and soaking up the local atmosphere.
We believe in putting people first and part of this is to bring you closer to the real Vietnam by offering interaction with the local people. In Ho Chi Minh City you’ll whizz through the hidden backstreets on a vintage Vespa, discovering local street food eateries that most tourists miss. As you travel along the Mekong into Cambodia you’ll stop by some of the cottage industries that have been set up along the banks of the river and discover the delta way of life.
Perhaps most special though is our trip in Kompong Cham where you’ll stay at a local community project in the Cambodian countryside. You’ll cycle to nearby temples, sleep in a traditional stilted hut and lend a hand in the village with the daily work of the local people. Throughout this itinerary we use local Vietnamese and Cambodian guides, helping to put money directly into the pockets of the local people.