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Best of South East Asia
Why book...
  • Visits to the Tuoi Sieng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Memorial
  • Learn some Khmer and hear the history of Cambodia through the stories of your local leader.
  • Travel from Vietnam to Thailand, experiencing the contrasts between three of the regions most fascinating countries.
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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 Indochina.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Essential Trip Information a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Day 1Ho Chi Minh City
Day 2Ho Chi Minh City
Day 3Phnom Penh
Day 4Phnom Penh
Day 5Battambang
Day 6Siem Reap
Day 7Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Day 8Siem Reap / Angkor Wat
Day 9Bangkok
Day 10 - 14Hua Hin - Amari Hua Hin
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Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Transfer to your Ho Chi Minh hotel city stay and explore the sights at your own pace before your tour starts. Ho Chi Minh has a rich history to explore and many bars and restaurants to enjoy.

Day 2 - Ho Chi Minh City

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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Day 3 - Phnom Penh

Travel by public bus through rural Vietnam and Cambodia to Phnom Penh (approximately 6–7 hours). 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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - 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).

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities: Phnom Penh - Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Battambang

Travel by private minibus to Battambang (approximately 6 hours). Break up an otherwise long trip with a visit to Kampong Luang, 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.
Note: The Bamboo Train rail is currently under construction until further notice, and no longer a possible optional activity. The project to repair and relocate the rail is forecast for completion by 2020.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities: Kampong Luong - Tonle Sap floating village visit
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - 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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities: Battambang - Rural Food and Cycle Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - 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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Included Activities: Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - 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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9 - Bangkok

It's a long drive from Siem Reap to Bangkok (approximately 8–9 hours by private bus, including the border crossing 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.

Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 10 - 14 - Hua Hin - Amari Hua Hin

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, with no further activities planned. Transfer from Bangkok to your 4 night Bed & Breakfast stay in the 4*Amari Hua Hin Hotel.

Amari Hua Hin is located in lush gardens close to Khao Takiab beach in Hua Hin, Thailand. This family-friendly resort combines contemporary guest accommodation with great leisure and dining facilities.

Daytimes are all about doing as much or as little as you wish. Choose your spot by the outdoor pool and sunbathe, while the children have fun in their own pool and activity-packed Kids' Club. Escape to the tranquil spa for a massage, enjoy a jog around the track or a workout session in the fitness centre.

Make yourself at home in your chic guest room or suite. Watch a film or keep in touch with the complimentary Wi-Fi. Admire the local sunsets over the water with a drink on your private balcony. The comfy beds ensure a restful night's sleep, too.

The on-site eateries serve local and international dishes. Tuck into buffet-style fare in Mosaic or freshly-cooked steaks and seafood at Shoreline Beach Club. Savour Thai-style street food at the pool bar, Aqua, or unwind with deli-style platters and a glass of wine in Reef Deli & Wine Lounge.

At the end of your hotel stay you are transferred to Bangkok for your return flight home.

Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

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