Duration: 9 Days
Discover Vietnam and Cambodia
This tour starts in Ho Chi Minh City, South Vietnam and travels to Siem Reap in Cambodia. It is a condensed version of our Vietnam and Cambodia Explorer Tour and you will see beautiful scenery while learning about the history of Vietnam. The tour continues to Siem Reap in Cambodia where you can visit the majestic Angkor Wat.
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The Edventure Travel Package
All Edventure Travel trips and tours can be customised to your personal requirements, this sample tour is designed to give you inspiration for your own trip. When you are ready to start planning, get in touch and we can design a bespoke package tour for your group. We will always make clear what is included and excluded in your quotation.
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Customised for you
All tours are 100% customised to suit your group. We believe that every group should be treated individually, it’s your tour after all. If you want to add something that is not featured on our website just let us know and we will work with you to develop an itinerary to meet your needs.
Out of Hours Contact
In the unlikely event that you encounter problems whilst on tour, there will always be someone at the end of the phone to assist with any situation.
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- Return Flights
- All travel when at your destination
- Accommodation based on bed and breakfast with students in multi-bedded rooms
- Teachers free of charge sharing twin rooms
- Full Time Tour Director
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary unless otherwise stated
- Travel Insurance
- Single Room Supplements
- Personal Expenditure
- Overseas departure taxes if applicable
- Tips for guides and drivers
- UK Coach Transfers
- Activities not mentioned
- Meals not mentioned
- Luggage in the hold of the aircraft
Depart the UK
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city in Vietnam with 6 million inhabitants and a sprawling centre.
Ho Chi Minh City
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and take a city tour and visit Giac Lam Pagoda – the oldest in Saigon, the famous Vinh Nghiem pagoda and Reunification Palace.
Visit Cholon, Saigon’s Chinatown and home to Vietnam’s biggest market, the Reunification Palace and the War Crimes Museum.
In the evening explore Ben Thanh market.
Cu Chi Tunnels
The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of tunnels which stretch over 150 miles and are three levels deep, giving a unique experience and feel of what underground life was like in the Vietnam war.
Visit Tay Ninh, the headquarters for the Cao Dai Sect.
Visit the Mekong Delta, the rice bowl of Vietnam, producing three crops of rice per year. This fertile Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. Traditional transportation here is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels.
Enjoy a bonsai garden and visit a snake farm that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine.
Fly to Siem Reap. Visit the floating village, Wat Bo and view the sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill.
Visit Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom City and Bayon temple, where you can view the four faces of Buddha. Angkor Thom was a City for 1 million people in 7th century and the Bayon was a typical Buddhist temple.
Also visit Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Elephant terrace and Terrace of Leper King Ta Prohm.
Enjoy the spectacular Angkor Wat temple, the largest religious monument in the world.
Journey to Phnom Penh and visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence monument and Wat Phnom.
Enjoy some free time in the morning.
Depart Phnom Penh and return back to the UK.
Arrive back in the UK.
Ha Long Bay
Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay is scattered with towering limestone pillars and islands in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. This is north Vietnams number one tourist spot because of its spectacular views and tranquillity.
Set in central Vietnam, this was the sea of the Nguyen Dynasty and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. The are numerous historic locations such as the Forbidden Purple City, Imperial Citadel and Thanh Toan Bridge, many of which are designated as World Heritage.
The capital of Vietnam is an exciting bustling city with a rich culture and historic architecture. Visit the Old Quarter for shopping where the streets are arranged by trade. There are numerous temples and monuments to visit with great places to eat.
Hoi An was an vital trading port between the 15th to 19th Centuries and is still well preserved today. It is renowned for its markets where you can get bespoke clothes made to measure are a very reasonable price.
Cu Chi Tunnels
A trip from Ho Chi Minh can take you to this impressive network of tunnels that can be found throughout the country. These tunnels were used as hiding spots during the Vietnam War, and served as route for key supplies and as living quarters for the fighters. They proved pivotal during the war effort and you will learn about the ingenuity of the North Vietnamese soldiers.
Located in the South of Vietnam, the famous Mekong Delta, known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, is home to make floating markets and Khmer pagodas. The Delta is scattered with boats, houses and trades people that use the river networks to transport goods.
Temple of Literature
Considered as the first University of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature is a top historical sight in Hanoi and is set amongst beautiful surroundings. It was built in 1070 during the Ly Dynasty and became a University in 1076.
The gateway to the temples of Angkor with many activities for visitors and school groups. In addition to visiting Angkor Wat you can explore the local markets, or take a river cruise to a floating market.
A must visit when in Cambodia and known as one of the best man-made wonders of the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Angkor Archaeological Park contains a complex of majestic temples that are scattered around the forest and sit above lush green paddy fields. Travel 1.7km north of Angkor Wat to visit Angkor Thom.
The Capital city of Cambodia is a busy city that lies between the Mekong and Tonie Sap rivers. Here you can visit the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. It also is a good location to visit the Killing Fields, where over a million people were killed during the Khmer Rouge regime between 1975 and 1979.
Students will experience a different culture and gain an understanding of other nationalities, principles and values.
Knowledge and Perspective
Personal experience and close interactions with these locations can help students understand the subject and put it into perspective.
A trip can make a students engage with a subject and become more positive about a subject.
This trip offers students the opportunity to develop their independence and self-confidence by putting themselves into a new environment.
Students will work together in an unfamiliar environment and rely on each other for help.
This trip can be a reward trip for students that have studied hard over the course of the year and can give them a well-deserved break with their friends.
Educating through a school trip can create a better understanding of a subject with hands-on learning. Students are engaged, enthusiastic and observant.
This tour is great for history students, giving them an insight into the events that took place and a sense of what it was like during this period in history.