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Southeast Asia Family Journey: Vietnam to Cambodia
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13 days

from $3,299 AUD

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Hop on a bicycle taxi for an action-packed tour of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, weaving through swarms of motorbikes and whizzing past brightly colored temples.
  • Sail aboard a traditional wooden boat in Lan Ha Bay, where towering limestone cliffs rise from emerald waters like giants.
  • In the port town of Hoi An, visit a tailor to get fitted for a shirt made especially for you, and cook up oodles of noodles at a G Adventures supported training kitchen.
  • Venture into the jungle to explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Angkor, and show off your acrobatic skills at a workshop with a Cambodian circus.
Itinerary

Mythical palaces, colorful markets, and warm turquoise waters inviting you for a swim—Southeast Asia is a dream for adults and kids alike. On this trip, explore the jungle-shrouded ruins of Angkor, delight in a fascinating water puppet show, somersault with Cambodian circus performers, and more. Brimming with history and adventure, Southeast Asia will dazzle your mind and enthrall the imagination.

Day 1: Hanoi

Arrive in time to meet your fellow travelers for a welcome gathering this evening. Your arrival transfer is included.

Day 2: Hanoi

Explore Hanoi’s vibrant old quarter on a traditional cyclo—a three-wheel bicycle taxi! Cruise past shops selling everything from wooden handicrafts to fresh fruit juice and traditional candy, and capture the neighborhood’s lively vibe on camera. Then hop off to watch a delightful water puppet show—a centuries-old storytelling technique that recounts popular Vietnamese legends and folktales.

Day 3: Hanoi/Cat Ba Island

Take a ferry to Cat Ba Island, a paradise of karst cliffs, jungle-covered hills, caves, and waterfalls. After checking in to your hotel, spend the afternoon strolling through the town of Cat Ba, or meander your way to the beach.

Day 4: Cat Ba Island

It’s time to set sail! This morning, we board a traditional junk boat for a cruise across breathtaking Lan Ha Bay—a lesser visited but equally stunning cousin to the famed Ha Long Bay. Glide past gigantic limestone peaks, hop aboard kayaks to explore echoey grottoes, or make a sandcastle on one of the powdery white beaches.

Day 5: Cat Ba Island/Hue

Catch a flight to Hue, situated on the banks of the picturesque Perfume River. Despite being badly damaged during the Vietnam War, this former capital city retains much of its imperial splendor. Spend the evening at your hotel, or rent bikes and pedal along the river for a glimpse of some of the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites we’ll dive into the following day.

Day 6: Huế/Hoi An

Today, we venture into Hue’s grand citadel, guarded by a deep moat and imposing stone walls. Wander opulent palaces and ornate gardens, and hear dramatic stories of former royal inhabitants from your guide. Then venture to the Forbidden Purple City—modeled after Beijing’s Forbidden City—a fortified complex where the ruling emperor once lived. This city-within-a-city even has its own moat! Later, head to the countryside, dotted with rice paddies and pagodas. Have lunch at a Buddhist nunnery, then drive to Hoi An via the spectacular Hai Van Pass, winding across the hilly coast of the South China Sea.

Day 7: Hoi An

Discover the enchanting port town of Hoi An, which thrived between the 15th and 19th centuries. Delve into the city’s World Heritage–listed old town, strolling streets strung with paper lanterns and navigating a maze of temples and tailor shops. Visit one of the town tailors to get measured for a custom-made shirt; then travel to a nearby factory to see how your piece of clothing is produced!

Day 8: Hoi An

Return to the old town for a fun-filled noodle tour! The tour is led by guides from the G Adventures–supported Oodles of Noodles program, which trains local youth in the culinary arts. Taste your way through different kinds of noodles at a food market; pick out your favorite fresh ingredients; and take your haul to the Oodles of Noodles training kitchen, where we’ll cook up a delectable storm. Later, set out on a leisurely bike ride through the Hoi An countryside, then float down to a nearby farming village in a traditional basket boat.

Day 9: Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s most populous city and economic hub. Get to know this buzzing metropolis—still commonly referred to as Saigon—on a cyclo tour. Cruise past French colonial buildings and stately monuments; then launch into a frenetic market, where the calls of vendors, the smells of street food, and the fascinating assortment of wares dazzles the senses.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City

Today, we descend into the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, a vast network of underground passageways built and used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. The tunnels connected the residents with subterranean schools and hospitals, and included booby traps smeared with poisonous concoctions to injure enemy soldiers. Try the local cassava root, which sustained Viet Cong soldiers for years, and emerge from the bunkers to enjoy a traditional lunch by the river.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap

Catch a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the magnificent ruins of Angkor. This evening, we enjoy a delicious Khmer meal at the New Hope Cambodia vocational training restaurant, an initiative spearheaded by G Adventures. The restaurant provides hospitality training to unemployed young adults, and also funds a free community school and a health program.

Day 12: Siem Reap

Who’s ready for a jungle adventure? This morning, we’ll explore the ancient Angkor temple complex, nestled deep within the Cambodian jungle. Discover hidden passageways and crumbling courtyards where the forest is rapidly reclaiming its territory. Later, brush up your acrobatic skills at a workshop with Phare, a Cambodian circus and social enterprise that employs underprivileged youth. Tumble and somersault to your heart’s content; then watch and photograph one of Phare’s amazing performances. Celebrate your unforgettable journey at a farewell dinner tonight.

Day 13: Siem Reap

Depart at any time.

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FAMILY JOURNEYS

National Geographic Family Journeys, offered in partnership with G Adventures, are small-group trips designed for adventurous, multigenerational families in search of a meaningful way to discover the world together. Families will enjoy enlightening experiences, the freedom to explore, and quality time together—and return home with a renewed sense of wonder.

Age Requirement: 7+
Family Journeys are designed for groups traveling with children between the ages of 7 and 17. Your group must include a child in order to book, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

National Geographic Themes

When you travel with Family Journeys, you’ll explore through interactive and hands-on activities inspired by National Geographic’s expertise in topics such as photography, wildlife, history, and more! The following themes are integrated into this trip:

Exploration
National Geographic has a legendary legacy of exploration. Through on-trip activities that encourage in-depth and hands-on discovery, Family Journeys seek to cultivate tomorrow’s explorers—people who are infinitely curious about our planet, committed to understanding it, and passionate about helping make it better.

Photography & Storytelling
Our Family Journeys illuminate the art of photography and storytelling in the great tradition of National Geographic. Customized National Geographic resources for kids and adults sent to you prior to your departure provide inspiration to see the world with new eyes, make real-world connections, and craft compelling travel tales during the trip.

Wildlife & Conservation
National Geographic strives toward a planet in balance. On this trip, wildlife encounters and hands-on conservation experiences will provide information and inspiration for travelers to continue protecting the world and its creatures long after returning home.

History & Culture
National Geographic celebrates the history and diversity of human life on Earth. Family Journeys reveal the richness of local cultures in its many forms and encourage meaningful cultural exchange, whether through language and music, art and architecture, cuisine, clothing, and more.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 12 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $3,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,608 AUD Per Person
  • child(7 - 12)
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    $0 AUD Per Person

  • date 28 Jun 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
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    $3,299 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,608 AUD Per Person
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  • date 05 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $3,559 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,868 AUD Per Person
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  • date 12 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
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    $3,868 AUD Per Person
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  • date 26 Jul 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
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  • date 02 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
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  • date 09 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020
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  • date 27 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
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  • date 23 Dec 2020 - 04 Jan 2021
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  • date 26 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021
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  • date 28 Mar 2021 - 09 Apr 2021
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  • date 21 Apr 2021 - 03 May 2021
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  • date 04 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
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  • date 11 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
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  • date 18 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
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  • date 01 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
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  • date 08 Aug 2021 - 20 Aug 2021
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  • date 15 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021
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  • date 29 Aug 2021 - 10 Sep 2021
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  • date 19 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021
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  • date 19 Dec 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
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  • date 22 Dec 2021 - 03 Jan 2022
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    $3,559 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $3,868 AUD Per Person
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Prices are based on double occupancy; all other room configurations are on request and cannot be guaranteed. We will accommodate triples/quads whenever possible. Please call for further details.

  • Accommodation: Hotels (12 nts)
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Transport: Private bus, boat, cyclo, plane
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Hoi An Custom Shirt Tailoring, Hoi An
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Oodles of Noodles Local Market Excursion, Hoi An
  • Your G for Good Moment: Oodles of Noodles Demonstration and Lunch, Hoi An
  • Your G for Good Moment: New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, Siem Reap
  • Your Hands-On Moment: Phare Circus Workshop, Siem Reap
  • Arrival transfer
  • Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Water puppet Show
  • Traditional junk boat cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • Guided tour of the city and countryside of Hue
  • Walking tour of Hoi An Old Town
  • Hoi An Countryside cycle and basket boat float
  • Cyclo tour of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

Please Note

Options for family travel insurance are available. Please enquire with your Family Trip Specialist for more information.