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.
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This combination trip includes our most popular trip in Cambodia.
Packed full of experiences, this is a great way to get a great insight into Cambodia & Thailand 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 Luang 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/
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 & Thailand, 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.
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 Koh 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.
The stories and history shared at the Killing Fields and S21 are confronting and many travellers will find them upsetting. This is an important part of Cambodia’s recent history that we feel is important for travellers to know. If you would prefer not to join these activities your leader can recommend some optional alternatives. Some further information on visiting the Killing Fields can be found here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/importance-visiting-cambodia-k...
There are some long travel days by both private and public transport (up to 10 hours on the road), including the days that we cross from Vietnam to Cambodia and Cambodia to Thailand. Your leader and local guides will assist with the border crossings, but plenty of patience is advised.
At times our accommodation may not have continuous hot water. Most travellers don’t find this a problem however, and are often keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
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.
You will visit a number of temples on this trip, and this requires a level of modesty. Be sure to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
1. A single supplement is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please contact your sales agent if you would like to book this. Please note the single supplement excludes day 10 (overnight train) and day 11 (homestay) where you will be in shared accommodation. Day use rooms are also excluded.
2. As this is a combination trip made up of some of our most popular itineraries, the composition of your group and your leader may change in Bangkok.
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