Quite a few on this trip including Ankor Wat, the boat trip on Tonje Sap, train trips, Saigon and Hanoi. However the highlight must have been the 24 hrs spent onboard a junk in HaLong Bay.
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
We had three - a Thai in Thailand, a Cambodian in Cambodia and a Vietnamese in Vietnam. All were good though langauage occasionally got in the way. In view of the travelling and variety of activities our Vietnamese guide, Binh, probably worked the hardest !
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
Try and travel light (saving space for things you pick up), humidity is worse than the heat, lots of opportunities to arrange laundry, simple clothes can be made in Hoi An in less than 24 hrs, try and eat as the locals do.
Do you have anything else to add?
The trip notes had conflicting information (1 night on a bus & 2 on a train, or 3 nights on a train - was actually the latter). Did not like the Budget (later Simply) tag for this holiday. All of our group participated in the key additional tours (eg 1 day in the temples at Siem Reap, city tours of Saigon & Hanoi) and having travelled so far unlikely that these would be missed. It would be better to include these trips (albeit at an additional cost) and make the other trips (eg a 2nd day in the temples, Mekong visit from Saigon) as the 'extras' that need to be paid for.