- It was an unforgettable experience and a wonderful holiday. One of the strongest aspects of both tours (Indochina Encounter and Good Morning Vietnam) was the quality of our Explore Leaders. Sitar in Cambodia and Theo in Vietnam were extremely knowledgeable, solicitous, organised, efficient and fun! I learned so much about the customs, history and culture through them. Highlights for me were Siem Reap, the temples of Angkor Wat and the Bamboo Train in Batambong in Cambodia, Hoi An in Vietnam (especially the bike tour of the craft villages) and Ha Long Bay. I only wish that we could have spent longer on the boat cruise in Ha Long Bay as it is an indescribably beautiful place. Visiting both the Killing Fields memorial and S-21 in Cambodia and the Cu Chi tunnels and War Museum in Vietnam was harrowing but enlightening. I would thoroughly recommend those visits too. We booked a few days extra in Han Oi at the end of the tour; I would advise other travelers to do the same as although the tours are fantastic there is not a lot of time for relaxation!
Published on: 06 October 2016