Easygoing Walking Tour Vietnam & Cambodia
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Vietnam & Cambodia Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Halong Bay to Majestic Angkor Wat

Couples, Friends & Solos

10 days 9 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Premiere Hotels & Casual Ship

From: $7,299 - $7,549 pp dbl occ

Plus $450 internal air

($2,000 for sgl occ)

For anyone raised on stories of faraway adventures and beguiling cultures, a journey to Vietnam and Cambodia is a chance to at last unravel those mysteries and be immersed in a truly enchanting 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.      

Vietnam & Cambodia Easygoing Walking Tour map
Vietnam & Cambodia Easygoing Walking Tour map

Vietnam & Cambodia

Start Hanoi / End Siem Reap

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Walk amid Cambodia's thrilling temple ruins, 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 exquisite hotels and spas, plus two nights aboard our private ship in Halong Bay.

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Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
10 Days Premiere Hotels & Casual Ship*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

Join our local guide as they introduce us to the layers of Vietnamese culture hidden behind every alleyway | Cruise in a bicycle rickshaw through narrow streets packed with food vendors and flower stalls | 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 | Opt for a sunrise tai chi class | 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.

Exterior view of Indochina Sails Ship
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.

View sample deck plans
Day 3

Savor breakfast aboard our junk boat as we sail to the mainland | Visit Hoa Lo Prison, colloquially known as the “Hanoi Hilton” | 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 | Pull up a stool and get a taste of local culture with a street-side bia hoi (fresh beer).

Exterior of the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Sofitel Legend Metropole 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 4

Walk through fishing villages lining the central coast | Discover imperial Hué, with its centuries-old palaces and temples | Get a unique glimpse of everyday life as we dine in the traditional home of a local friend | Taste the many small plates that make up Vietnamese imperial cuisine, famous in this region | Meander on foot through the imposing citadel, site of heavy conflict during the Vietnam War.

Exterior Azerai La Residence Hue
Azerai La Résidence 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 5-6

Explore regal mausoleums and riverside neighborhoods | Cruise on a dragon boat down the Perfume River | Stroll through the lantern-lit streets of Hoi An, an ancient trading town with gorgeously preserved architecture | Pop into a bustling tailor shop or famous eatery to experience the local culture | Enjoy the sea breezes as you traverse Vietnam's central coast | Get a feel for rural life on Cam Kim Island | Learn the secret to local dishes in a cooking class.

Aerial view of Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort
Hoi An
| Premiere Hotel

This luxury French colonial hideaway is set on the edge of the picturesque Thu Bon River near the heart of town. (pool, spa)

Days 7-10

Venture to Cambodia and its captivating iconic temples, giant carved faces and tree-twisted ruins | Explore the shore of South East Asia's largest lake and the bread basket of Cambodia, Ton Le 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.

Zannier Hotel's Phum Baitang
Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang
Siem Reap
| Premiere Hotel

An exquisite fusion of indoor-outdoor living awaits in private villas amid 20 acres of green gardens and iconic rice fields just beyond the entrance to World Heritage Angkor Wat. (pool, spa)

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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November 2023
Nov 2 - Nov 11
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Activity Level: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo walking activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, route options typically include 2-3 hours of walking per day. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

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

Daily Activity Options

Day 1
Cyclo Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter (45 minutes)
Sailing on Halong Bay (3 hours)
Day 2
Level 2 | 6 miles | minimal elevation gain
on Halong Bay (1.5 hours)
Day 3
Level 1 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
Hoa Lo Prison Visit (1 hour)
Day 4
Flight to Hué (1.5 hours)
Level 1 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
Hué Royal Citadel Guided Tour (1 hour)
Day 5
Level 2 | 4 miles | minimal elevation gain
Visit to Tu Duc Tomb (45 minutes)
Dragon Boat Cruise (30 minutes)
Day 6
Level 1 | 3 miles | minimal elevation gain
Boat Ride to Hoi An (1 hour round-trip)
Hoi An Cooking Class (2 hours)
Day 7
Level 1 | 4 miles | minimal elevation gain
Flight to Siem Reap (1.5 hours)
Day 8
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Boat Ride to Floating Villages (30 minutes)
Killing Fields Memorial Visit (30 minutes)
Local Circus Performance (1.5 hours)
Day 9
Level 1 | 2 miles | minimal elevation gain
Bayon Guided Walk (45 minutes)
Ta Prohm Guided Walk (1 hour)
Day 10
Angkor Wat Guided Walk (2 hours)

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 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.


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 allow us to have the boat all to ourselves and that also allow us to visit the more exclusive parts of the bay. 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.

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