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Easygoing Walking Tour Vietnam & Cambodia

Dolce Tempo Journey on Halong Bay to Majestic Angkor Wat

For anyone raised on stories of faraway adventures and beguiling cultures, a journey to Vietnam & Cambodia is a chance to at last unravel those mysteries and be immersed in a truly enchanting new corner of the world. It’s a place that feels as welcoming and familiar as it does captivating and foreign; a place full of endless natural wonders and astonishing cultural history. One thing is certain: your mind will linger here long after you’ve left its magic behind.      

THIS ITINERARY: 10 days, 9 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $6,799 pp dbl occ
Plus $500 internal air
($2,000 for sgl occ)

Vietnam & Cambodia

Start Hanoi / End Siem Reap

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Dolce Tempo Highlights

Refreshingly Active Adventures
Walk amid Cambodia`s thrilling temple ruins, whose ancient remains are a photographer’s dream. Discover the mythical landscape of Halong Bay by boat, where karst cliffs ascend out of tranquil waters.

Immersive Travel
Marvel at Hué`s impressive 19th-century citadel, home to numerous palaces, shrines, and remarkable stone walls. Wander the quaint, lantern-lit streets of the ancient port of Hoi An.

Unique Hotels & Delectable Dining
Taste the many small plates of Vietnamese imperial cuisine and dine in a traditional Vietnamese home. Luxuriate at “World’s Best” hotels and spas, plus two nights aboard our private ship in Ha Long Bay.

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
10 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Join our local guide as they introduce us to the layers of Vietnamese culture hidden behind every alleyway | Stroll the frenetic and thrilling streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter, famous for its 36 guilds—named for the traders and artisans who have made their home here for some 2,000 years.
 

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi
| Premiere Hotel

This five-star historic landmark is a French colonial gem set in the heart of old Hanoi. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3

Cruise in a bicycle rickshaw through narrow streets packed with food vendors and flower stalls | Visit Hoa Lo Prison and learn about Vietnam’s colonial past | Sail through the World Heritage landscape of Halong Bay, exploring its hidden beaches, lagoons and photogenic caves | Kayak alongside karst cliffs that jut beautifully up from the water | Stroll the isle of Cát Bà for insights into Vietnamese island life | Learn ancient Vietnamese folklore from this “land of the descending dragon” | Dine on fresh seafood under the stars aboard our floating hotel.

Indochina Sails Ship in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Indochina Sails Ship
Halong Bay
| *Casual Ship

These fully equipped boats allow us to explore Halong Bay's spectacular karst formations by day, then retreat to quiet coves at night. Though rooms, with attached bathrooms, are small and basic, we'll be aboard the most comfortable boats on the more exclusive parts of the bay—on a charter just for Backroads.

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Day 4

Opt for a sunrise tai chi class | Savor breakfast aboard our junk boat as we sail to the mainland | Take a walk among the ancient tombs and temples of the Tran Dynasty | Return to Hanoi to try your hand at bartering in the many local unique shops | Stroll with the locals around joyful Hoan Kiem Lake, the city’s favorite park. 

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Hanoi
| Premiere Hotel

This five-star historic landmark is a French colonial gem set in the heart of old Hanoi. Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Day 5

A morning flight brings us to the imperial city of Hué, with its centuries-old palaces and temples | Venture into the imposing citadel, site of heavy conflict during the Vietnam War | Walk through fishing villages and learn about local life on the water | Taste the many small plates that make up Vietnamese imperial cuisine, famous in this region | Get a unique glimpse of everyday life as we have the opportunity to dine in the traditional home of a local friend and architect.

Azerai La Residence Hotel & Spa, Huế, Vietnam
Azerai La Résidence Hué
Hué
| Premiere Hotel

A blend of Asian and colonial charm, this boutique hotel is housed in the former governor's mansion on the bank of the Perfume River. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Days 6-7

Wander the lantern lit streets of Hoi An, an ancient trading town with gorgeously preserved architecture | Revel in the sea breezes as you traverse Vietnam's central coast | Get a feel for rural life on Cam Kim Island | Take a cooking class to learn the local secrets for delicious traditional dishes | Kick back and relax at our beachside retreat | Take advantage of one of Asia’s most famous spas.

The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Hoi An
| Premiere Hotel

This luxury all-villa resort is set on pristine China Beach, near the picturesque port town of Hoi An. (pool, spa)

Days 8-10

Venture to Cambodia, where the remains of the ancient Khmer Empire captivate with iconic temples, giant carved faces and tree-twisted ruins | Explore the shores of South East Asia's largest lake and the bread basket of Cambodia, Tonle Sap | Marvel at the towering stilted homes of a local village | Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, the largest religious complex on earth | Learn from our local guide about the rise and fall of the powerful Khmer Empire.

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, Cambodia
Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Siem Reap
| Premiere Hotel

Described by Andrew Harper as a "stylish and beautifully restored landmark resort-hotel surrounded by a 15-acre park, less than five miles from Angkor Wat." (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

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Dolce Tempo: What to Expect

Our walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local footpaths and paved walking paths, exploring authentic, local hidden gems. Get away from the crowds to experience the essence of your location, taking time to explore and experience your region on your own terms. Your day unfolds according to your agenda, not someone else's. Easygoing daily routes typically 2-3 hours of walking per day, approximately 2-7 miles. Fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, support vans and meticulously selected routes and a Backroads navigation app to offer guidance on the route.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip includes a mix of village footpaths, valley trails, and ancient temple and archaeological site walks.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

We are constantly seeking the best possible accommodations on Halong Bay. Our traditional Chinese junks generally offer the most consistently comfortable boats with an appropriate number of cabins that also allow us to visit the more exclusive parts of the bay. Rest assured, we use the nicest boats that head to our favorite hidden beaches and secluded lagoons.

Walking & Hiking in an Emerging World

Your journey through Vietnam and Cambodia will probably be unlike anything you've experienced. The people you'll meet and places you'll visit will likely stay with you for a long time. As wonderfully fulfilling as travel is in this region, it's not always easy. These are developing countries and even something as simple as crossing the road can be a challenge.

Our itineraries and Trip Leaders remove as many obstacles and inconveniences as possible, making your next extraordinary encounter always within reach. Of course, we can't remove haze and noise from the air, or replace poorly maintained paths. But if you can be flexible and approach the region with an open mind, you'll enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Flights

On this trip we travel by plane to reach the exclusive hotels and activities this destination has to offer. We'll be flying commercially with Vietnam Airways aboard a narrow-body jet that seats 236 passengers from Hanoi to Hue and with Cambodian Angkor Air aboard a turboprop plane that seats 72 passengers from Da Nang to Siem Reap.

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