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Trip Highlights
Trip code: ATRC

  • Explore bustling Bangkok and feel the madness
  • Catch the sunrise over Angkor Wat
  • Witness the grandeur of Angkor Wat
  • Enjoy a delicious local Khmer meal in a small village
  • Beach time at Sihanoukville
  • Street food crawls in several cities
  • Living with the locals in Cambodia
  • Spend a day exploring Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Details

Explore the best of Cambodia within a span of 10 days! Well, to add on, you get to spend a day in the Thai capital of Bangkok, and also a day in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese capital. Get awed by the beauty and grandeur of the Angkor ruins, visit the postcard-perfect Khmer villages and get to know the community folks, soak in the sun at the beaches of Sihanoukville and immerse yourself in the Cambodian culture. Go for a ferry ride on the Mekong River before reaching the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, where your amazing trip comes to an end!
 

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Bangkok

You'll be arriving at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, also known as Bangkok International Airport, where you'll meet our coordinator. You'll be taken to your accommodation for the day. There will be a brief orientation session once everyone arrives, where our coordinator will give you a detailed idea of the tour. It's a free day for you, so you can head out and explore Bangkok!

Note - You must arrive on tour with your Vietnamese Visa.

Day 2 - Bangkok to Siem Reap

It's time to head towards Cambodia! You'll be crossing the borders at Aranyaprathet where you'll be getting Cambodian Visa. It might be a tiring journey, but the beautiful scenery will keep you engrossed, so you need not worry! Enjoy the local Khmer delicacies at the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, which is run by the marginalized community members.

Day 3 - Siem Reap

Of course, if you are in Cambodia, you can't miss exploring the ruins of Angkor at any cost. Today, you'll be going for a guided tour of the Angkor Temple Complex, as well as the Angkor National Museum. If you wish, you can also choose to go for Tonle Sap floating village tour. And at night, we shall all head out for a pub crawl! So be ready for the party!
 

Day 4 - Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

It's time to head towards Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. You'll be boarding a local bus from Siem Reap and travel like the locals do! Once you reach, you'll be having an Orientation Walk around Phnom Penh.
 

Day 5 - Phnom Penh

Learn about the dark past of the country and explore the Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) as well as the Killing Fields. It'll surely give you chills to look deeper into what the people went through, at some point in time. You can also visit the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, and the Royal Palace.
 

Day 6 - Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville

No one talks much about the beaches of Cambodia, but they are absolutely gorgeous and perfect to relax & unwind. Today you'll be traveling to one such beach destination - Sihanoukville.Head out for a fun night out with the group starting with a barbecue on the beach. 

Day 7 - Sihanoukville

It's a day for you to relax on the beach, go for a swim and chill with some beer! If you are interested, you can also go for a snorkeling boat trip.
 

Day 8 - Sihanoukville to Cần Thơ

Your journey in Cambodia comes to an end as you'll be entering Vietnam today. It'll be a 9 to 10 hours journey, after which you'll be staying at a local village homestay and experience the authentic Vietnamese lifestyle.

Day 9 - Cần Thơ to Ho Chi Minh City

Today, you'll be setting out on a thrilling boat trip on Mekong River and later, head towards Ho Chi Minh City. Get an up-close look at one of the Mekong Delta’s floating markets, and if you wish, you can pick up something as well. After reaching Ho Chi Minh City, you can opt for a guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, visit the Ben Thanh market or check out the War Remnants Museum.
 

Day 10 - Depart from Ho Chi Minh City

Your adventures will come to an end, as you'll have to board the return flight today. You can seek help from the coordinator in case you want airport drop. You can also choose to keep exploring Northern Vietnam, and for that you need to get in touch with the Country Coordinator.

Dates & Cost

Price Includes
  • Enjoy a delicious local Khmer meal in a small Cambodian village
  • Big Night Out at Siem Reap
  • Orientation walks in Phnom Penh
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
  • Street food crawls in several cities
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodation - Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (8 nights), homestay (1 night)
  • Meals - 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
     
Price Excludes
  • International/Domestic Airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance (available at nominal cost)
  • Departure transfer to airport (can be arranged at nominal cost)
  • Vaccinations
  • Meals not mentioned above
     

Living

Accommodation

Accommodation - Simple hotels (twin-share) (4 nts), hostels (multi-share) (4 nts), homestay (1 nt).

A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used on this trip. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home as service and efficiency can vary. In some areas we stay in simple local guest houses in stunning locations - rooms are small and simple and there may only be shared toilet facilities and showers. Multi-share Accommodation: Multi-share same-sex accommodation is used on this tour, as such, if you are travelling with someone of a different gender you will not be in the same room. For private accommodation please see tours in our Classic Travel Style. Chambok Homestay: This location has basic facilities including a squat toilet and douse shower (showering with a bucket)

Meals

Meals Included - 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

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