Discover Cambodia and Thailand on an adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui
Touchdown in Vietnam amid the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City, travel through Cambodia and down the east coast of Thailand to experience its famous beach culture. The spectacular temples of Angkor Wat await in Cambodia, while Phnom Penh offers a chance to reflect on the country’s tragic history. Crossing into Thailand, drop by its vivacious capital, then make for clear blue waters, white sands and swaying palm trees. Thailand has the ideal ingredients for a holiday in paradise, and you’ll explore its beautiful southern islands off the east coast. Relax in the gleaming sun and try some of the special Thai food this region is famous for. This fascinating journey from Vietnam through Cambodia and on to Thailand provides the perfect opportunity to experience the best of Indochina.
Your trip begins in action-packed Ho Chi Minh City, the perfect place for a taste of Vietnam
Enjoy the guidance of a local expert as you temple-hop at the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's premier sights
Confront the sobering but important Khmer history in Phnom Penh, with included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek Memorial
Embrace the change of pace in downbeat Battambang, the ideal place to mingle with everyday Cambodian folk
Acquaint yourself with frenetic Bangkok, a wonderland of excellent street food, enchanting canals and sprawling marketplaces
Discover the best beaches and islands of Thailand’s east coast – from popular Ko Samui to laid-back Ko Tao – for a true slice of paradise
Cruise to Ko Pitak for a taste of real island life. Enjoy an overnight homestay, feast on fresh seafood and interact with local fishermen
Two in-depth snorkelling trips, one in Chumphon and one in Ko Tao, give you plenty of time to explore underwater worlds brimming with coral and colourful tropical fish
Travel as the locals do on an overnight sleeper train – the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations
This trip does involve some long travel days, so be prepared for some driving as you move through three countries. This is, of course, a great chance to take in all the varied scenery and snapshots of rural life.
In most locations you'll stay in simple tourist-class hotels (2–3 stars). They're always clean and comfortable.
Cambodia can get quite hot, so be prepared for some days of walking and sightseeing in the heat. Always carry plenty of water.
The overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Langsuan takes 9 hours and is a real Intrepid adventure. Be prepared for basic conditions though – bunk beds and shared facilities.
This trip includes lots of free time for flexibility and space for making your own discoveries. There are lots of recommended optional activities if you wish, or just time to soak up the sun and kick back on the countless beautiful beaches.
Get your sea legs ready because this trip involves lots of travel by boat. Apart from being the only way to see these islands, you can’t beat cruising between dramatic limestone outcrops as you island hop.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please contact your sales agent if you would like to book a single supplement. Please note on the following nights a single supplement is not available: Day 10 overnight sleeper train, Day 11 Homestay