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Kicking off in Ho Chi Minh City, explore Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, ride the bamboo train in Battambang and marvel at the magnificent Angkor Wat. Finish up with a visit to scenic Tonle Sap Lake and the buzzing capital of Bangkok.

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Trip Highlights

Ho Chi Minh City - free time to explore the ‘Pearl of the Orient' or join an optional city tour
Battambang - enjoy a ride on the famous bamboo train, visit Phnom Sambov Mountain, Battambang Market and a local village
The Angkor Complex - gaze in wonder at incredible Angkor Wat, visit the iconic Ta Prohm Temple and explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom
Bangkok - independently explore Thailand's vibrant capital
Phnom Penh - independently explore Cambodia's capital or take in the highlights on optional tours
Siem Reap - free time to shop at the central market and take in the nightlife of Siem Reap's famous 'Pub Street'
Kampong Phluk - visit the floating villages of Kampong Phluk, built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake

Included

10 breakfasts
Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles and public tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh
Guided sightseeing in Battambang, the Temples of Angkor and Tonle Sap Lake
10 nights 3 star hotels
Bamboo train ride in Battambang
Escorted by an English speaking local guide (days 1 - 9)

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$10-20pp, paid in local currency
Airport arrival and departure transfer
Entrance Fees: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Days 1-2

Ho Chi Minh City

Monday. Welcome to Vietnam and the start of your adventure! At 5pm your tour guide will host a welcome meeting in the hotel for you and your fellow travellers. Day 2 offers free time to explore the sights of Ho Chi Minh City or there is an optional . This city sees old and new collide, with gleaming skyscrapers and trendy restaurants mixed with ancient pagodas and colourful markets. Be sure to check out the historic Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as sample the city’s tasty street food.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 3

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh. Today we journey by public bus across the border into Cambodia. Arriving in the capital Phnom Penh, we check-in to our hotel and catch a tuk tuk to the Mekong River. Here we enjoy a scenic stroll and a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Phnom Penh

Enjoy a free day exploring Phnom Penh independently or join one of our optional excursions. Our morning sightseeing tour visits the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda and the Central Market. Or, those interested in Cambodia’s recent history can visit the Killing Fields and notorious Toul Sleng prison on our afternoon tour. Those feeling energetic can also visit the scenic Koh Dach island on an optional cycling trip.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Battambang

Phnom Penh – Battambang. Today we journey to Battambang, a rural province known as the ‘rice bowl of Cambodia’, stopping enroute to visit a local pottery. Our next stop is the Phnom Sambov Mountain, with the golden Wat Sampeou at its peak. Half-way to the summit, we visit a group of caves once used as ‘killing caves’ by the Khmer Rouge that have since become a place of pilgrimage.
Overnight: Battambang  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Bamboo train and Wat Banan

Battambang – Siem Reap. Following breakfast, we take a visit to Battambang Market, which sells plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We then continue to a local village, known for its historic wooden houses, where Cambodian families give us a fascinating insight into local life. Next we take a ride on the famous bamboo train, a 2.5 x 4-metre raft-like device used by the locals to transport their goods, before driving to Wat Banan, one of the best-preserved temples of Battambang.

Our final stop is Siem Reap, where the rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Angkor Temple Complex

This morning we explore Cambodia’s biggest attraction, the magnificent Angkor Wat. The best-preserved of all the temples within the Angkor Complex, this three-tiered structure rises 65-metres above the ground. This afternoon we explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom, with the 12th century Bayon temple known for its giant stone-carved faces at its centre.

Our last stop today is Ta Prohm temple, one of the most popular in the Angkor complex after appearing in the Tomb Raider movie starring Angelina Jolie. Slowly being overtaken by nature, the temple features vast tree trunks growing over its crumbling ruins. Returning to our hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Siem Reap.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Tonle Sap Lake

Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake. After breakfast we visit Tonle Sap Lake and a cluster of villages known as Kampong Phluk. Built on the floodplain, the villages feature colourful houses built on stilts over the water. Returning to Siem Reap, enjoy free time this afternoon either checking out the atmosphere of Pub Street or browsing the stalls of the central market. You may also join us in the evening for an optional dinner and Apsara dance show.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Journey overland to Bangkok

Siem Reap - Bangkok. It's a long journey today (10 - 11 hours), as we drive across the border into Thailand and on to the buzzing capital of Bangkok. After hotel check-in, spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Bangkok  |  Breakfast

Days 10-11

Bangkok

Day 10 is free to independently explore Bangkok. Perhaps visit the ornate Grand Palace and the city’s museums. Or delve into the hustle and bustle of the street markets and experience its famous nightlife.

Day 11 (Thursday)marks the end of our tour. Depart at any time or, if you would like to extend your time in Thailand, we can arrange post-tour accommodation by request.
Breakfast x 2

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons (or 3 persons if you wish to book a triple) sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Post-tour Accomm Bangkok Budget
AUD $70
AUD $65
Pre-tour Accomm Ho Chi Minh Budget
AUD $60
AUD $55

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Sonnet Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Just a short walk from the War Remnants Museum and the Reunification Palace, the Sonnet Saigon is a charming 3 star hotel which offers a convenient base for exploring the sights of Ho Chi Minh City. The comfortable guest rooms offer modern amenities, including LCD TVs with cable channels, WiFi, minibar, bathrobes and complimentary bottled water. The en suite bathrooms boast rainshowers and rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, with balconies to enjoy views of the city. Hotel facilities include a coffee shop with a terrace to soak up the sunshine and a restaurant serving a tasty buffet breakfast.

Ambassador Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Ambassador Saigon Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, just a 10 minute stroll from the famous Ben Thanh Market and a 15 minute drive from Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The comfortable guest rooms offer modern amenities such as complimentary WiFi, air conditioning and satellite tv, and guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Camellia Restaurant on the 12th floor which serves a range of international and Asian cuisine. Facilities also include a bar and a fitness centre.

Cardamom Hotel & Apartments, Phnom Penh

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Offering views of the Tonle Sap River, this modern hotel has a pagoda-inspired facade and a great location, just minutes’ walk from Phnom Penh’s central market and Royal Palace. Its bright guestrooms feature free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities, with room service available from 10:30am to 11pm. Enjoy all day dining at the Mimosa Restaurant, which serves both Asian and Western cuisine. Or, if you’re looking to relax, head to the laid-back Poulowai Lobby Bar for a range of drinks and cocktails.

Khemara Battambang 1, Battambang

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This contemporary hotel offers a great location, just a 10-minute drive from the Beoung Chhuok Market and tranquil Sangke Lake. Its comfortable and air-conditioned guestrooms feature poolside views, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar. Guests keen to get in a workout can head to the hotel’s fitness centre or the spa offers a sauna, jacuzzi and rejuvenating massage treatments for those wanting to unwind. The restaurant serves Western and Asian dishes, however its specialty is traditional Khmer cuisine, which you can enjoy alfresco surrounded by a tropical garden.

Classy Hotel & Spa, Battambang

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The centrally located Classy Hotel offers a convenient base for exploring Battambang, just a short walk from the town's historic Colonial buildings and the Riverside Night Market. The comfortable en suite guest rooms feature WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, A/C and a minibar and a tasty buffet breakfast is served each day. You can enjoy a refreshing swim in the large outdoor pool and unwind at the Spa which features a sauna, jacuzzi and offers relaxing massages. In the evening dine on Khmer or Western cuisine at the hotel's rooftop restaurant and take in the wonderful panoramic views from its terrace.

New Riverside Hotel, Siem Reap

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The New Riverside Hotel is the perfect place to get away from the noise of the city and relax for a while. The spacious and beautifully decorated rooms line the outdoor pool that stretches through the middle of the property. The hotel is surrounded by a range of lush, exotic plants that fill the air with their fragrances, blending perfectly with the scent of fresh Khmer and international dishes coming from the dining hall. The hotel is also well-located close to Pub Street and the famous Angkor Wat.

W22 Hotel , Bangkok

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located in one of Bangkok’s most culturally dynamic districts, the W22 Hotel is surrounded by exotic markets, old-world shops and an array of street food. Its main feature is an airy seven-storey atrium, where you can relax on comfortable lounge seating with a coffee or cocktail. Guests can also head to the common room to play a game or two on the pool table or explore the Art Space, which contains regular exhibitions by local artists. Spacious, well-appointed guestrooms feature minimalist décor and high-speed WiFi, with the Fork & Cork Restaurant and Bar serving creative Thai cuisine.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Ho Chi Minh City
Ends
Bangkok
Departs
Mondays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 32
Hotel Rating
3 Star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 10
Visiting
Countries
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