Tage 12

Style Basix

Preis ab EUR 585

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Prepare for a unique adventure loaded with ancient sights and breathtaking beauty as you travel from the hustle of Bangkok to the bustle of Ho Chi Minh City. Discover the laidback charm and easy smiles of the Cambodian people, call into the ancient temples at Angkor, take on beguiling Phnom Penh and get a taste of Khmer hospitality with a village homestay in Chambok. With a do-it-yourself approach that gives you the freedom to choose what interests you, we dare you to not be impressed by the Cambodia Adventure.

Übersicht

Start
Bangkok
Ende
Ho Chi Minh City
Besuchte Länder
Kambodscha, Thailand, Vietnam
Style
Basix
Theme
Explorer
Trip Code
TKRR
Mindestalter
Gruppengröße
16
Physical rating

Highlights

  • Get a taste of frenetic Bangkok, with its excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces
  • Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the Angkor complex, one of South East Asia's most stunning sights
  • Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial
  • A homestay in the village of Chambok puts you right in the heart of everyday life in rural Cambodia
  • Kampot is super chill and super pretty, a winning combo
  • Your trip ends in Ho Chi Minh City, a perfectly action-packed place to visit in Vietnam whether you're short on time or wish to extend your stay

Reiseprogramm



Day 1
Bangkok
Sa-wat dee! Welcome to Thailand. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you will meet your tour leader and fellow travellers. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you arrive before this important meeting, why not take a riverboat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, uncover the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, or indulge in some Thai massage? There is plenty to keep you occupied is this exciting city.

Day 2
Siem Reap
Prepare for a long day of travel as we cross Thailand and enter Cambodia. You’ll want to load up on snacks and reading material for the 10-hour private bus ride to Siem Reap. This travel time includes time spent at the border crossings and a stop for lunch. Your leader will assist with the border procedures. Keep in mind, if you are planning on getting your visa at the border, you will need cash in US dollars. Enjoy a free evening upon arrival. You may want to head to Pub Street to grab a bite to eat and sample the city’s nightlife. Otherwise, rest up in preparation for tomorrow’s visit to Angkor Wat.

Day 3
Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Today you’ll visit the world-famous Angkor complex with your guide. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres; this is the biggest religious monument in the world. However, the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap, so you’ll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites of Angkor Wat (the astounding main attraction), the Bayon (a marvel of many sculpted decorations) and Ta Prohm (the eerily beautiful temples covered in jungle).

Day 4
Siem Reap
Enjoy free time in Siem Reap today. If you feel like some adventure, you can take the optional Angkor zip-line course, which gives you a birds-eye view of the rainforest, plus an adrenaline rush. Other options here include a visit to the sobering Landmine Museum – it’s located a little further afield but is well worth the journey. There is also the Siem Reap Street Food by Night Urban Adventure, a three-hour tour which allows you to taste the many flavours of the city and feel the buzz of the local markets.

Day 5
Kampong Cham
Travel by public bus to Kampong Cham (approximately 5 hours). This peaceful town was once an important trading hub and is now a great opportunity to experience life in small-town Cambodia. A great option here is to visit the serene 11th-century Wat Nokor. You can also hire a bicycle to explore the rural island of Koh Paen, which is linked to Kampong Cham by an elaborate bamboo bridge (it’s passable only in the dry season, take a ferry in the wet). The locals here make their living fishing, growing tobacco and sesame so it’s a good place to go for a closer look at some of Cambodia’s cottage industries. A little further afield are the twin ‘mountain temples’ of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei.

Day 6
Homestay
Travel by private vehicle (approx. 5 hours) into rural Cambodia to the region of Kampong Speu and the village of Chambok. There’s a lot of natural beauty to discover here, and the Chambok community is renowned for its ecotourism. A member of the Chambok community will take you on a village walk and be happy to chat about their community’s history, lifestyle and local ecotourism projects. Meet the families your group will spend the night with and settle into your homestay accommodation. You may like to trek to a stunning waterfall this afternoon. It’s a 60-90min trek and access is weather dependant. In the evening, head to the community centre to enjoy a traditional Khmer dinner prepared by women from the community. You’ll also be treated to a traditional dance performance.

Day 7
Kampot
Take a private bus to Kampot (about 3 hours), one of Cambodia’s most attractive old towns. Famous for its pepper, Kampot supplied most French restaurants with this vital spice for many years during colonial rule. Today, the region is more renowned for its plantations of durian, a spiky, pungent fruit that incites either adoration or sheer loathing. Try it if you dare! In free time, you might choose to stroll along the riverside and observe the French colonial architecture, or have a cup of coffee on the veranda of one of the riverside restaurants and admire the view of Bokor Mountain Range.

Day 8
Kampot
Enjoy a free day in this chilled-out town. For a unique photo opportunity, head to the roundabout in the centre of the town, where a giant durian statue sits smack in the middle. Perhaps browse for goodies at the covered market. The nearby countryside is also a delight to explore – amongst fields of Kampot pepper and rice, there’s also a salt field and a limestone cave with a small 7th-century brick temple inside called Phnom Chhnork. A traditional massage is also highly recommended.

Day 9
Phnom Penh
Travel by public bus to the capital city of Phnom Penh (about 4 hours). Cambodia’s capital is set on a major junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers and boasts some fine examples of French-inspired architecture. A recommended option is to visit the Choeung Ek Memorial, where a stupa made of some 8000 human skulls marks the site of the infamous Killing Fields, the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng. Or learn about a brighter period of Cambodian history by visiting the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Wat Phnom, shrouded in myth, is equally worth a visit, as is the National Museum with its excellent Khmer collection. Cyclo tours around the city are a great alternative to walking and generally include the central market, US Embassy, Wat Phnom, Mekong river front, independence monument and Royal Palace. Keen shoppers can hit the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market).

Day 10
Phnom Penh
Enjoy another free day to further explore This will be your last night in Cambodia before moving on to Vietnam tomorrow. If you’re looking to indulge in some proper rest and relaxation, the Seeing Hands massage parlours are some of the best in the city, and all patronage supports the visually impaired masseurs whose years of expertise may be just what you need today.

Day 11
Ho Chi Minh City
Travel by local bus from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (approximately 10 hours including border crossings and lunch). Your leader will again assist you with border crossing procedures. Get out and discover the Ho Chi Minh City’s blend of old and new, East and West, when you arrive. Be sure to sample a baguette or some of the excellent coffee on offer – both markers of the city’s strong French influence. Equally essential are visits to Reunification Palace (the site of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975) and the War Remnants Museum. Some of Intrepid’s Urban Adventures available in this city include Mekong Discovery, Cyclos & Markets, Cu Chi Experience and Saigon Street Food by Night. If you’re staying longer in Ho Chi Minh City and you’d like to take one, your leader can help you book.

Day 12
Ho Chi Minh City
For your final day, there are no activities planned and you are free to depart the accommodation at any time.

Was ist inklusive?

Mahlzeiten

2 Frühstück, 1 Abendessen

Transport

Private vehicle , Public bus

Unterkunft

Guesthouse (3 nights), Homestay (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)

Eingeschlossene Aktivitäten

Siem Reap - 1 day Angkor Pass
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
Chambok - Traditional Dancing

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Reviews

Jonathan Gassie
Beaucoup de longs voyages mais vous verrez beaucoup. éviter la saison des pluies. l'humidité est l'intensité. Le guide était charmant. Oh et je n'aime plus le riz.
Christopher Oram
Your guide makes the trip special and we were lucky. A small group. Lots of travelling. Not advised if your not good at walking. Angkor Wat amazing!
Nghia Ben Steffen
This organisation is great. I booked on Wednesday and my journey started at next Monday. And everything worked finde. My leader was awesome and my travel group very nice. I will definetly chose Interpridtravel again.
Dietlinde Beneder-Dann
Great trip! Balanced activities! Great leader/tour guide on our Cambodia Adventure trip.
Hannah Adamson
The trip was excellent and exceeded all expectations. I was impressed with intrepid’s approach to responsible tourism and our guide brought the Khymer culture to life. It was an amazing way to see Cambodia and to meet other people simultaneously. All of the optional activities were reasonably priced and fun; I liked that I had the opportunity to do them if I wanted or opt out if I fancied doing something different. I couldn’t recommend the experience enough!
Petronella Horn
I enjoyed the trip mostly due to an excellent tour guide.
Bridget Sutton
The Cambodian Adventure we had was the best experience you could ever have! Value for money, invaluable memories & so much learnt about another way of life. There aren’t enough words to describe the best trip of my life!
Sean Smith
If your wanting to go on a trip without the hassle of organizing and culture shock of planing a whole trip your self use intrepid travel and let them do the work and have fun.
Paul Gareze
This tour allows you to visit various locations in Cambodia as well as a stay in Thailand and Vietnam at the start and end of the trip - presenting the opportunity to experience the culture of multiple nations all in one trip! You will have the opportunity to take part in various fun activities that should offer something for everyone to enjoy (should you wish of course). Cambodia is certainly a country worth visiting and this tour is a great way to do so!
Dennis Tull
Tour is conducted in a professional manner with friendly competent guides, travellers not to feel worried or frightened to go on tour in Cambodia because they will be well looked after. What is asked by the tour to get organised prior to leaving their country is the correct equipment
Colin White
All good, well organized and good value for money
Navtej Singh
Awesome range of activities, very immersed in the local culture and supports local communities. Eco friendly ????
Reinaldo Garcia
I strongly recommend this tour for those who want to have the first glance in the Southeast Asia culture.
Georgina King
The Cambodia Adventure trip caters for all needs. The mandatory and optional trips were very interesting and had plenty of choice. Angkor Wat was one of the highlights of this tour and the Killing Fields was very eye opening, but interesting to hear about the history. I was so lucky to experience the Khmer new year also. Overall, an amazing experience!
Marianne Sender
I am not sure you want to tell them about the bedbugs and that I thought it was quite expensive for what was offered, especially the single room supplement is a joke when a whole room for a night cost no more than £10 on Booking.com
Yelena Vargas
This trip had a lot of unnecessary bus hours. If the purpose of the trip was to see Cambodia, I didn’t see the need to start the je trip from Bangkok to spend one afternoon and then the next day, spend 10 hours in th bus to arrive to Cambodia. It would have been much better to strat and end the trip in different part of Cambodia. The other trip I did with Intrepid was to Vietnam. That one was much better organized, it started in Vietnam and ended up in Vietnam. This one needs improvement to maximize your time in the country.
Dean Maisey
Cambodia Adventure is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in this beautiful country.
Emma Stocks
Cambodia basix tour is a great way to learn about the culture and history of Cambodia, and see a lot of destinations in a small amount of time. I really enjoyed this tour as you go from beach destinations, Angkor Wat to learning about the dramatic recent history of Cambodia in Phnom Penh. This trip is quite intense with a lot of travelling in a short amount of time, but it is worth it!
Marilyn Roantree'S
Well organised trips, good for those who like a certain level of independence in exlploring local culture and environment while the main structure is provided- travel and accommodation.
Hannah Coates
This trip offered all the highlights of Cambodia as well as a fantastic chance to experience local life and learn about Cambodia's history. A fantastic trip that's great value for money!
Lucas Vilela Barbosa Pereira
Our Intrepid trip around Cambodia was amazing. The home stay and bike ride around the local village were highlights. Traveling in a developing country wasn’t always easy but our local tour leader really helped us to feel at ease and gave us information about his country that enriched our holiday in a way we could never had got traveling by ourselves. Traveling with a group of people was also fun and we made some good friends by the end of the trip. A truly memorable holiday.
Margriet Van Der Lubbe
Cambodia is nothing like you have encountered before - the people are wonderful, the food is simple but delicious.
Troy Freier
It was well organised. Special thanks to my Sapa guide (Sang ?),I hope I got that right. All trips has it moments .but I totally rate this whole adventure. Nice work to everyone involved. Well done. Troy.
Andrew Collins
It is important that the travelers read all the documentation to ensure the style of tour suits them. Intrepid provide basically the same itinerary in different comfort styles. I chose the Basix because it gave me more flexibility to pursue my interests and private tours without the constriction of a full itinerary of tours and meals.
Emily Satchell
Fantastic journey through the heart of Cambodia. This trip is excellent value for money especially as local knowledge is priceless. Be prepared for long travel days, the rewards at each destination are worth it!
Peter Dooley
Don't book wIth tourradar they are money grabbers and withhold the true
Susan Foxlin
Our guide Dyka was great. The itinary was good. The food on this trip can be amazing if you do the homework as to where ans what to eat. Be ready for the home stay where you have to share room with others. Pack a wipes if you don't think you can use local well water to rinse yourself. Be open minded and flexible!
Jacqueline Kleinholz
I'm extremely glad I booked my tour of Cambodia through Intrepid! They prepared me with very detailed information regarding the countries I was traveling to prior to my trip, which helped me research everything I wanted to do. Our tour guide Dyka was awesome! I couldn't have imagined a better experience than what I had.
Michael Cootes
Cambodian experience was amazing!! Our tour leader, Dino, was so friendly, helpful and funny. His tips for things to do on free days were always top notch and his willingness to go above and beyond expectations was unmatched
Rachel Jones
Intrepid was a fantastic way to go travelling without the hassle of finding transport, accommodation and activities myself. The itineraries are full and offer a range of activities to suit a variety of tastes.