Reasons to book a Cambodia and Vietnam Tour
Top tips, wildlife and friendly locals.
South East Asia
There are so many reasons to choose to visit the most beautiful part of the world and choosing to book a tour and see the best of what South East Asia has to offer is the best way to experience an undiscovered country or two.
Vietnam and Cambodia are both high on the list of any intrepid travellers looking for their next fix of culture and tradition and you can now combine both amazing places in one easy tour.
Why would you choose to visit Cambodia and Vietnam?
Cambodia is a country full of hidden secrets and the most amazing sights awaiting to be explored and indulged upon. A country blessed with plenty of green lush countryside, ancient, vast monuments and hidden beaches stretching along an impressive coastline.
You could visit Halong Bay; made up of over 3000 small islands dotted in crystal blue waters. One of the most photographed places in Vietnam you will simply love spending time here and you could even stay overnight on a traditional junk and watch the sunset in perfect surroundings.
Cambodia also hides the wonder of Siem Reap.A place which offers the chance to see some of the most impressively monumental buildings the country has to offer. You will wonder ancient ruins whose size alone will leave you and your family breathless and in awe of the temples. Temples which hold a thousand years of memories.
Can you believe nearly 16 million tourists a year visit Cambodia and Vietnam; with the majority heading to its impressive temples and angelic untouched countryside. Both countries are now the ‘must see’ countries in Asia and many tourist choose to add it onto their itinerary.
Using a local tour operator for your Cambodia and Vietnam tour will make your experience unique and personal. A Vietnam and Cambodia tour operator will spend time building your perfect itinerary and ensure you are aware of customs and traditions.
These are our top reasons to visit these two wonderful countries and a few tips to ensure you get the best out of your tour too.
1. The Amazing People
Both countries pride themselves on being welcoming and friendly. You will be greeted with beaming smiles and the warmest of welcomes. You will be totally spoilt by the countries service and hospitality and if you can learn a little of the local language you may even be invited into someones home.
Our Top Tips for greeting the locals:
Cambodia - The traditional way of greeting is called ‘Som Pas’. You simply put your two hands together, with fingertips near the chinand give a slight bow of your head. Many Cambodians greet by shaking hands, as a good rule of thumb it is always best to greet someone how they greeted you.
Vietnam - It is polite to greet someone by saying ‘Xin Chao’ followed by their name. Many Vietnamese greet each other by shaking hands, hand shakes should be made using both hands and bow your head slightly to show respect.
2. Iconic, breathtaking sights
Can you believe there are over 31 world heritage sites in South east Asia alone? You could say you will be spoilt for choice when choosing somewhere to visit on your tour.
One day you could be standing in front of the temples of Angkor or marvelling at the views of endless rice paddies and then meet the hustle and bustle of some of the most busiest and vibrant cities; such as Sapa, Hanoi and Hoi An.
Our Top World Heritage Sites:
Cambodia - Angkor is one of the most important world heritage sites in South east Asia and is a must see on any tour. Dating back to the 15th century and at nearly 400 km2 it truly is a magnificent stretch of royal remains. The famous temple of Angkor Wat is simple breathtaking. Your tour operator will be able to advise the best times to visit too.
Vietnam - My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries. The area is a remarkable ensemble of nearly 71 temples that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.
3. The diverse Wildlife
Often a reason overlooked when visiting Asia, but both countries hold acclaim to being home to some very extraordinary wildlife.
If you choose to take a tour trekking through a wild forest or bamboo forest, you could well be greeted with a host of amazing animals. From dragons, lizards to monkeys and a host of beautiful mini beasts.
Our Top Wildlife to see:
Cambodia - You could be lucky enough to see elephants, deer, wild oxen, bears or even a tiger (although very rare)! Your Cambodia and Vietnam tour operator will be able to organise a fabulous wildlife trek through local countryside. Birds are spectacular on this side of the world too and you do not even have to travel far to see some of the most beautiful feathered friends.
Vietnam - Can you believe Vietnam is home to the honey bear? However, you will most likely be able to see wild monkeys and much smaller animals like flying squirrels and even the odd turtle or two.
Whatever your reasons to visit South east Asia, we cannot fail to be amazed but the diversity of both countries. Both will offer you the chance to experience some of the most amazing destinations.
Why choose a tour operator for your Cambodia & Vietnam tour?
A local tour operator like Vivutravel can help with your journey around their spectacular country, they are used to working with budgets on all levels and have your best interests at heart.
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