Most Inspirational Moment
28km cycling ride around the Ankhor Wat complex is brilliant - it's all flat out there so not too taxing, although we were all tired at the end of the day.
Killing Fields and S21 make for a very sobering and quite graphic day that you will not forget
Cu Chi Tunnels and the museum in Ho Chi Minh City is brilliant and to see the story from a very local perspective is interesting
Sampan down the Mekong River is great, quite short in the grand scheme of the holiday, but big on memories. Our kids (18 & 15) had an amazing time with the other kids on the trip, all about the same age and they all got on really well. So good to see them having fun and bonding with their peers.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Our tour had 2 group leaders, one in Vietnam and one for Cambodia and Thailand.
Very different personalities, but both very good and knowledgable and we never felt like we were in anything other than safe hands at all times
Advice for Potential Travellers
The temples are fine with shorts that are ON the knee, they don't have to be below the knee.
For those people who had the wrong shorts, you could buy classic Asian cotton baggy trousers for $3 at the temples, so don't worry too much about this. A few of our group stayed on for an extra night in Bangkok, and I think this is good advice...an extra day of free time in Bangkok could be useful just to slow the pace down before you travel home as it's a busy schedule and you may want to take in a few of the sights that are not on the trip. The homestay is a brilliant experience, it's more simple accommodation than the rest of the trip, but is very comfortable and such a fun night for the group..it's the moment on the trip where we got time to chat and become friends with each other.
Amazing family holiday and experience - we all loved it.