The coast, villages and countryside of the Eastern Algarve and then explore the treasures of this most westerly corner of Europe.
Take this opportunity to walk away from the beaten track in north Vietnam and then cross the border to Cambodia to explore the mystical delights of Angkor Wat.
Walk through the mountains of northern Vietnam and discover stunning panoramas, layered rice terraces glinting in the sun plus ethnic villages. Then cross the border to Cambodia to wonder at the marvels of the largest religious monument in the world, Angkor Wat.
Our trip begins exploring Vietnam’s buzzing capital city, Hanoi. We will explore some of the history of the city from early times through the French colonial era and up to modern day. Next we head north into the mountains where the best walking can be found. Here, we come across ethnic villages and markets, we cross high ground including the highest road pass in Vietnam, Heaven’s Gate at 2047m. This will be the highest point we reach on this holiday. Areas visited include Mai Chau, Son La, Lai Chau and beautiful Sapa. Tourism is coming slowly to these areas but you will notice a pioneer feel. Local cultures and traditions are still strong in the villages and towns we visit
We return to Hanoi and fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia, our base exploring the temples of Angkor Wat. Set within lush countryside; this massive complex stretches for miles. We also enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap and the chance to walk the lakeshore. It was the fertile soils around the lake that feed the Angkor civilisation, thought to be the largest pre industrialised civilisation in history.
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Itinerary & Travel
Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.