Vietnam and Cambodia Private Journey

Adventures in Indochine

Trip Level

This trip is rated Level 2, easy to moderate. It is designed to offer an enjoyable, active vacation. All bicycling is optional, bike routes are on relatively flat terrain and you will always have a support van along should you decide not to bike (and to offer a cool, refreshing drink!).


October through March is the ideal season for travel in Vietnam and Cambodia. You will experience a range of temperatures and climates because Vietnam covers many climate zones.

Vietnam lies within various climate zones, and where it may be cold and drizzly in Hanoi, it is very likely to be hot and steamy in Saigon: Hanoi in October, November, and March should be warm and pleasant (70s°F) during the days with pleasant evening temperatures (60s°F). Hanoi in December through February can be chilly (50s-60s°F) during the days with cold nights (50s°F) with the possibility of light rain and drizzle. Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay are typically a bit cooler, with the possibility of light rain throughout the year. Hue during October-March has a very varied climate (different from all other regions) that may include light drizzle, but can be very humid. Hoi An during October-March should be pleasant, sunny and warm (70s-80s°F) with nice sea breezes. Saigon during October-March (their "cool" season) will be quite hot and humid during the days (80s-90s°F) with warm, pleasant evenings (70s°F)—a climate similar to that of Bangkok.

Cambodia (Angkor) during October-March (their "cool" season) is likely to be very hot and sunny during the days (80s-90s°F), but with warm, pleasant evenings (70s°F). The climate at Angkor is dryer than that of Saigon/Bangkok and therefore more pleasant. April through September is monsoon season in much of Southeast Asia, and therefore is not recommended for travel.

If you do the Laos Extension, it is usually warm-hot (80s°F) during the days during October, November, and March, with lovely evening temperatures (60s°F). Laos in December-February will be cooler (70s°F), with cool-cold nights (50s°F). There is usually a small chance of rain during the "cool" season, which runs from November through early March, and weather for the most part should be sunny.

Choosing the Right Trip

We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please contact us.


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