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!
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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
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.