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Touchdown in Vietnam amid the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, travel through Cambodia and arrive in Thailand's vivacious capital. In Cambodia, visit the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, and reflect on Cambodia's tragic history at the sobering sites of Phnom Penh. This fascinating journey from Vietnam through Cambodia and on to Thailand provides the perfect opportunity to experience the best of South East Asia.

Übersicht

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

Highlights

  • This is our most popular trip in Cambodia, and one of the top trips from the entire Intrepid range.
  • The trip may be quick but it is packed full of experiences that will give you great insight into Cambodia in a short amount of time.
  • Angkor Wat. Need we say more? As well as a guided tour, you’ll also have a pass to cover your whole time in Siem Reap so you can explore this incredible temple complex as much and as often as you like.
  • Discover Kampong Luong and the countryside around Battambang with a visit to a floating village and a bike ride around farms and cottage industries.
  • Get familiar with Khmer cuisine - here’s a sample of what’s in store for your tastebuds: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodian-food-guide/
  • https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/cambodia-eating-spiders/
  • Have expert advice on hand the whole way with an experienced local leader to help you get the best out of your time in Cambodia, like Channa: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/channa-intrepid-leader-cambodia/
  • Travel from Vietnam to Thailand, experiencing the contrasts between three of the regions most fascinating countries.

Reiseprogramm



Day 1
Ho Chi Minh City
Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you have free time, get out and discover the city’s blend of old and new, East and West. Visiting Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum are recommended optional activities.

Day 2
Phnom Penh
Travel by public bus through rural Vietnam and Cambodia to Phnom Penh (approx. 10 hours including two border crossings and lunch). You will cross the border, exiting Vietnam at Moc Bai and entering Cambodia at Ba Vet. Your leader will assist you with border crossing procedures. Cambodia’s capital city is set on a major junction of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers and boasts some fine examples of French-inspired architecture. If you’re looking for a tasty beverage on arrival, head to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club for a mojito on the rooftop. If you’re in the mood for shopping, stop in at the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market) or travel out to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (the Russian Market) for the best range of local souvenirs.

Day 3
Phnom Penh
Confront Cambodia’s tragic past on a guided tour of the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. It’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. You will also head out to the Choeung Ek Memorial, where a stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of the infamous Killing Fields, the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng. You can learn about a brighter period in Cambodian history from an optional visit to 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 4
Battambang
Travel by private vehicle to Battambang (approximately 6 hours). Break up an otherwise long trip with a visit to Kampong Luong, a marvellously colourful village that floats on the water. Spend an hour traversing between houses and other boats alike before hitting the road once more. Cambodia’s second-largest city, Battambang (pronounced Battambong), is a pretty riverside town of French elegance, friendly Khmer people and beautifully preserved colonial architecture. There’s also an optional cooking class to learn the secrets of local dishes such as amok, Khmer curry & fried spicy chicken.

Day 5
Siem Reap
Spend a bit of time riding around the countryside by bike, travelling out to local cottage industries to meet with on-site producers. Get a better insight into rural life in Cambodia, share a few snacks, then continue by private bus to Siem Reap (approximately 3 hours). Arrive in Siem Reap in the evening and relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow. Perhaps hit the markets for some delicious street food.

Day 6
Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Temple-hop with your local guide and make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex. The temples, dating back as far as the 9th century, were believed to represent the cosmic world and were set in perfect balance, symmetry and composition. The intricately carved bas-reliefs and architectural designs are mind-blowing and there are spectacular photo opportunities at any time of day. Watching a sunrise or sunset is a must. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap, so there will be plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites of Angkor Wat, the Bayon and the jungle-covered Ta Prohm.

Day 7
Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Continue your explorations of the Angkor complex. You may like to spend just the morning making further discoveries here, and save your afternoon for an optional activity elsewhere. Keen adventurers can take the Angkor zip-line adventure which gives an amazing birds-eye view of the rainforest, not to mention an adrenaline rush.

Day 8
Bangkok
It’s a long drive by private bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok (approx. 10 hours including two border crossings and lunch). You will exit Cambodia at Poipet and enter Thailand at Aranyaprathet. Your leader will be on hand to assist with border crossing procedures. Arrive in Thailand’s bustling capital and take in this exciting world of tuk tuks, khlong boats, and street vendors serving up delicious Thai food. Perhaps head out to sample some local specialties as a final farewell with your fellow travellers.

Day 9
Bangkok
Your trip comes to an end this morning, with no further activities planned. If you are spending more time in Bangkok we can help you to book additional nights accommodation just contact your sales agent. You might also like to do an Urban Adventure tour while you are in Bangkok.

Was ist inklusive?

Mahlzeiten

7 Frühstück,

Transport

Private vehicle , Public bus , Remork (tuk tuk)

Unterkunft

Hotel (8 nights)

Eingeschlossene Aktivitäten

Phnom Penh - Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)
Kampong Luong - Tonle Sap floating village visit
Battambang - Rural Food and Cycle Tour
Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour

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Reviews

Cheryl Barnes
Travelling in a small group was a great way to see Cambodia, You get to spend your holiday with people from all over the world. Every detail was taken care of with plenty of free time to rest or explore the many sites and activities our wonderful guide Bun had suggested. Take the time to experience opportunities that arise, you may never get another chance to do so.
Dara Crowe
Intrepid offer a more personal way to get to know the country you are visiting, especially with home visits and local foods
Ina Baanrud
Great trip with amazing guides!
Annika Von Der Heydt
It was just amazing exploring this Country. You have to travel to Cambodia
Jennifer Seeto
The Best of Vietnam and Cambodia is a trip worth doing! If you've never travelled to these countries before, this tour will blow your mind and give you an insight into places beyond what the basic tourists do. I feel so enriched and full of joy after my tour, I would do it all again in a heartbeat. One of the best holidays ever!!
Joshua Vincent
Intrepid travel 10/10. Very well designed tour which exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use the company for my next trip. Thankyou.
Deirdre Mccormack
tours are really well structured, lots of free time, without the hassle of organizing hotels bus transfers or daily activities. Travelling in groups is safe and enjoyable.
Michelle Logan
The South East Asia trip was an amazing experience and I truly loved exploring the heart and soul of south east Asia. I feel as though you really get to see an authentic side of Asia you wouldn't be exposed to if you travelled by yourself. You have dinner with families, visit remote villages off the beaten track and get the opportunity to talk to monks. Highlights during the trip included an overnight train from Bangkok to Chiangmai, early morning Alms with the monks, visiting an Elephant Sanctuary, a 2 day boat ride down the Mekong, cooking lessons, the beautiful sleepy Luang Prabang, the very chic Hanoi and all of Cambodia! I recommend the trip wholeheartedly. There are some parts of the trip I think you should brace yourself for, such as the overnight train in Vietnam and some very basic guest houses. However these experiences are all part of it.
Mary Young
I have done 2 trips with Intrepid. In 2015 I did Grand Cuba and this year the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia. I really like their ethos and I have met great people on the trips. I have always loved travelling and it's not always easy to find a good travelling companion. With Intrepid I don't have to worry because there are always other solo travellers. On both occasions I have chosen to share a room and it worked out extremely well both times. The Intrepid guides I have met are superb and they also use extremely good local guides when necessary.
Craig Stokes
Intrepid is a great value for money holiday. They have a great itinerary and everything was of organized beautifully. Just turn up and enjoy a fantastic holiday that's organized for you. ????
Raymond White
Great trip met some interesting people
Colin Cameron
Well organised plenty to do and see. Food and accommodation was good overall great trip.
Jodie Garner
Fantastic tour, guide was helpfully, knowledgeable and personable. The local emotion and realisation of what these poor families went through and hearing from the local guides how it effected them and their families and even today how many are trying to re build. Highly recommend Intrepid
Felicia Thompson
Intrepid is value for money with great staff
Peter Maher
The highlights were the sobering experience of visiting the Killing Fields and an awe inspiring visit to the historical splendour of Angkor Wat. A fantastic overall experience enhanced by an expert local tour leader.
Vazira Moosajee
Good trip with much included. However the lack of assistance in our free time ultimately left us wondering if the extra costs of coming with a group were entirely worth it.
Wayne Sampson
The Cambodian Traveller is an excellent way to gain insight into a country with such a complex past and to understand the future challenges.
Alisha Adhikari
I really enjoyed this combo trip. While you do spend a lot of time on the road, this trip packs a lot of the highlights in and is very well organized. Definitely worth it.
Matthew Fleming
We always find cash is king for the better money exchange rate.
Michelle Steinhardt
The most enjoyable & knowledgable tour company I have travelled with allowing you to interact with the locals and their cultures while having a great holiday
Gayle Harty
Love Intrepid tours and great value for money. The local guides have a great knowledge of their country and culture and sharing information helps me to understand and appreciate how others live in their country.
Julianne Sargent
The use of local guides gives a great insight into the culture, history and way of life of your holiday destinations.
Katherine Mulgrew
The tour was great - our leaders Ha and Channy were both amazing! We got to see a real range of places throughout the trip which I never would have seen travelling on my own. Missing the tour family! Would definitely recommend this trip to any first time travellers to this area :)
Steve Thew
The Cambodia trip and tour was a great way to mix with people and get to know the locals. They are funny, very proud, generous and willing to help. Thanks intrepid for giving us a trip we wont forget. The highlight of the trip was hearing the personal stories from Khom about his trips. Also about his positive stories about his country.
Jessica Proctor
I did the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour and loved every second of it. The places we went and the locals we met will stay with me forever and I cant stop talking about it with my friends and family.
Julie Power
Cambodia is a beautiful country recovering from a devastating past. The people are wonderful and the temples incredible. From floating villages to colourful night markets to local family businesses, with great food and even deep fried ice cream. Well worth a visit x
Brett Hall
Cambodia is a fascinating place to visit. Our Intrepid tour covered the countries history both good and bad which gave us a real understanding about the people and their culture.
Brian Torpey
Put your faith in Trialfinders/ Intrepid, they will not let you down and you will have a trip of a life time.
Mark Mccreery
Would highly recommend intrepid to other people and will be planning anther trip in the future.
Angelique Sivertsen
The Cambodian Traveller is a great taster of Cambodia and there are parts of the country (the floating village in Kampong Luong) that you most likely wouldn't see if you toured independantly.