Vietnam & Camodia
Unearth enchanting destinations and embrace local life. From sleepy towns to bustling cities, Vietnam & Cambodia offer a wealth of memorable experiences.
From pyramids of ripened fruit gliding down the Mekong River at Cai Be, to the sounds of looms churning at a silk-weaving centre in Tan Chau, with experience an authentic Vietnam & Cambodia. Follow your own path and discover new destinations, hidden treasures and local life.
The Mighty Mekong River
The Mekong River is a place where market merchants sell fresh produce from their longboats. Where stilt houses hug the riverbank. Where locals wearing
round conical hats paddle expertly along the water, this method of travel second nature to them.
Whether it’s a steaming bowl of pho or a freshlymade banh mi, Vietnam’s cuisine is unquestionably mouthwatering. Between meal breaks, enjoy Vietnam’s legendary attractions and meet the welcoming locals.
Most people need a visa to enter Vietnam. There are two ways you can get one.
1. Order via us.
2. Apply for an E-visa online (An option for 46 countries including Australia). Only applicable for single entry visas.
Vietnam Dong (VND) is the local currency and is used everywhere.
• USD is accepted only in some places.
• Bring a debit card to access an ATM, they all dispense VND and bring a credit card. It is always a good idea to have multiple choices to access your money.
• Exchanging money to VND is best done at a gold shop rather than a bank.
Vietnam's climate can be divided into a tropical and a temperate zone. It is characterized by strong monsoon influences, has a considerable amount of sun, a high rate of rainfall, and high humidity that makes it sometimes feel quite uncomfortable. Regions located near the tropics and in the mountainous regions have a slightly cooler, more temperate climate.
Rice terraces descend into deep valleys like a verdant staircase, while green mountains peek out from behind a blanket of rolling mist. Welcome to Sapa, Vietnam’s breathtaking mountain town which promises sublime walking trails and encounters with local hill tribes.
A sacred realm, where temples and remnants of ancient empires have withstood a tumultuous past. Whether it’s seeing Angkor Wat at sunset, or the
temple of Ta Prohm half engulfed by the surrounding jungle, Cambodia is sure to evoke a sense of wonder.
Most people need a visa to enter Cambodia. There are three ways you can get one. To qualify for a visa you must hold a passport with at least 6 months validity and several empty pages:
1. E-visa - $36 USD - www.evisa.gov.kh
2. Visa on arrival - $30 USD & 1 passport photo.
3. Use our VIP visa service and skip the stress and lines.
Cambodia’s official currency is the Riel but you can pay in USD almost everywhere. Make sure you take crisp and clean notes, otherwise they might be rejected. There are plenty of ATM’s to withdraw cash and the machines will issue USD. Credit cards are not accepted everywhere.
A meal at a local restaurant will cost around $2 to $4 per head. Local beers and soft drinks cost between 50 cents and $1.50. Western food and drink at a quality restaurant is a little cheaper than what you’d pay at home. A coffee is around $3 to $4 and a meal is $10 to $20.
Cambodia is warm to hot year round with a rainy season between June and November. Don’t be too put off by the term ‘rainy’ though. It’s actually a great time of the year to visit. The temperature is a little cooler and the land a lush green. Most of the downpours are in the afternoon or at night and they only last around 2-3 hours making them easy to plan around. The hottest months are March to June.
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