Uncover Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

 Learn more about their captivating histories and explore the stunning landscapes and architecture; from mountains and rivers to religious monuments and more. Experience Vietnam, a dream destination for foodies, nature lovers and history buffs alike. Dive into the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City or the crystal clear waters of Halong Bay. Uncover the grace and beauty of Cambodia; home to the world-famous Angkor Region, enthralling sceneries and beautiful beaches. Discover the impressive waterfalls and extraordinary monuments of Laos, such as The Great Stupa, Buddha Park and Kuang Si Falls.

For the best in South-East Asian delicacies & to try something a little different, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos will not disappoint. Here are some of our favourite dishes you can find, including a couple that will test the adventurous side of you!

See below for our Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos blogs and be inspired!

Laos: the must-do places and don't-miss experiences A city by city guide to Vietnam's best street food Cambodia – the don't miss destinations

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Discover the highlights and the hidden gems of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos on a Guided Adventure. Stay with the locals off the beaten track for a personal experience and get from one place to another fast and hassle free. Visit the stunning landscapes and sights these countries have to offer, all while making lifelong friends within your travel group. 


For an intimate, authentic and memorable discovery, that goes beyond the tourist trail, enjoy a Guided Comfort holiday. Embrace the adventurer inside of you on a more cultural journey, with hand-picked accommodation and a considerate pace of travelling in small, friendly groups.


Our Go Your Own Way holidays are tailor-made by travel experts to offer you authentic, unique and superior travel experiences. These bespoke journeys encompass some of the best experiences of 3 very distinct countries and cultures. Enjoy day tours and hotels that take in all of the sights, smells and sounds of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.These are ideal journeys for travellers seeking a balance of local encounters, defining experiences and rest and relaxation. 

Be bold, have a great sense of humour, learn about the history, be aware of your surroundings and most importantly immerse yourself in the culture, colour, and deliciousness. - Persefoni H

Explore the Stunning mainland and secluded Islands on the back of a scooter or motorbike, this way you barely miss a thing! – Donna E

Always ask permission from the Vietnamese before taking their photos. You can even learn the question in Vietnamese and watch it bring a huge smile to the faces of those you ask. The locals are always happy when you've taken the time to learn some phrases and converse with them in the own language. – Kate M

Bring your Pinterest dreams to life and get your wardrobe tailor-made in Vietnam. – Tommy H

When crossing the roads in Ho Chi Minh City walk like you mean it, don’t stop, don’t pause and definitely don’t turn back! – Liz F

Try the street food and the "Bia Hoi” (freshly brewed beer)! – David J

Visit Sa Pa and experience a more rural part of the country, see the everyday lives of people who farm there and the beautiful countryside. - Mary D

Engage with the locals and learn basic language, because they are so friendly and warm! - Scott S

Make sure you book a top bunk, as far away from the toilet as possible on any overnight bus (a great way to travel cheaply and save on accommodation)!  – Michelle H

Tour a local fresh food market, to see and experience the weird and exotic foodstuffs consumed by the locals. – Sherene S

Get amongst some of the best coffee in Asia. Visit a corner coffee house and enjoy hot or iced coffee with the locals. - Alex S

Eat like the locals eat! Be sure to check out the tasty treats at the roadside stalls. The food is amazing and costs next to nothing. – Peter W

Visit Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, a fast-paced whirl of sounds, sights and activity. Home to many large war museums, everywhere you go there is a chance to learn. Intertwine yourself with knowledge on a day trip to the Cu Chi Tunnels; a network on underground tunnels that were used throughout the Vietnam War.
A great place to go for those eager to learn about Vietnam’s ancient history, is Hue. This city has it all; from the Citadel to Emperor Tombs and more. For a food-related holiday, head to the origin of the world-famous Vietnamese dish: Pho. As well as being a great region for foodies, Hanoi also has many museums and monuments, and is home to the reknowned Ancient Quarter.
Once you’ve visited the culturally rich and busy cities of Vietnam, enjoy a relaxing escape to the beach. Halong Bay, one of the seven wonders of nature, is an area made up of thousands of limestone formations and isles in many different shapes and sizes. Or why not head to Da Nang; a coastal city in central Vietnam, or Hoi An, both well known for their beautiful sandy beaches and ancient, historical architecture. Venture to the mountains and take in the stunning landscapes of Sa Pa with rice terraces as far as the eye can see. Trek up the mountains to meet the friendly people of the hill tribes and spoil yourself with views that will take your breath away.
Unearth this nation’s great history with every step you take in the temples of the Angkor region, located just outside of Siem Reap. Home to the captivating city from the Khmer Empire, Angkor Thom, and the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat, this area holds an aura you won’t find elsewhere.
Considered by many to be one of the friendliest capitals in Asia, Phnom Penh has more to experience than expected. Visit the Royal Palace, the Independence Monument and the Silver Pagoda to get a feel for the rich culture among the city. Or learn about the harrowing recent past on a trip to Tuol Sleng Genocide Musem and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.
Surrounded by islands, mountains, jungles, rivers and waterfalls, Koh Kong is a nature lovers dream. Visit the Pream Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, part of one of the largest mangrove estuary’s left in Asia, or take a day trip out to one of the best beaches in South East Asia, Koh Kong Island. 
If a beach escape is what you’re after on your Cambodian escapade, Sihanoukville is where you want to be. For a lively, upbeat experience, Ochheuteal Beach is filled with grass umbrellas and little drink huts; serving happy hour from one end of the beach to the other all day long. If you are after a more relaxing adventure, enjoy a lazy river kayak along the angroves at the Otrea Marina.

The quaint Mekong riverside town of Vientiane showcases the contrast between French colonial architecture and age old Buddhist temples exquisitely. This city is an architect’s dream, with monuments covering as far as the eye can see; such as Pha That Luang (The Great Stupa), a gold covered Buddhist stupa standing at 45m high.

A unique landmark, looking similar to that of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, is the Patuxai Victory Monument. The intricately designed arch, encircled with musical fountains, is situated right in the centre of the city, dedicated to those who fought honourably in the war for freedom against France.

With over 200 decorative religious statues and sculptures, including a 40m high Buddha, a three-headed elephant & more, a visit to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan), located only 25km out of the city centre, will leave you in awe.

If you wish to unearth the natural, cultural and historical background of Laos, spend some time in Luang Prabang. Experience an intimate side of Buddhism as thousands of monks walk through the streets at sunrise accepting alms offered by the locals. Make sure to visit the stunning waterfalls in the region, Kuang Si Falls & Tat Sae Waterfalls, before an afternoon walk up Phou Si, which will reward you with an unmissable sunset over the Mekong River. The evening comes to life at the riverside, with night markets offering delicious streeteats, including some adventurous dishes, such as ant egg soup.

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