- This was my first Explore tour and my first ever long haul trip as I have only done short walking trips in Europe. It was well paced, the hotels were of surprisingly good quality, the tours were well organised and the quality of bus transport was good. Highlights were the Home Stay - whilst more basic and shared accommodation, the setting was superb, the food utterly amazing. The overnight train was good fun and the trip on Halong Bay, although, too short, was great. The river tours on the Mekong River in Vietnam and the floating village of Chong Kneas in Cambodia were superb. Along with the Killing Fields and S21 tour, which were very moving and the many temples in Cambodia and the Marble Mountain in Vietnam. It was also very much appreciated, that fresh bottled water was provided on every tour or coach journey. Excellent. 18 in our group. Too many.
Published on: 24 February 2017