Journey through Cambodia on an adventure from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok
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.
This is our most popular trip in Cambodia, and one of the top trips from the entire Intrepid range.
The trip may be quick but it is packed full of experiences that will give you great insight into Cambodia 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, 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.
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.
Some travellers enjoy Siem Reap so much that they decide they want to stay extra days rather than continuing with the group to Bangkok. You are welcome to sign off the trip to enjoy more of Cambodia, however we aren’t able to reimburse any unused services or provide alternate onward travel arrangements.
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!
We stay in hotel accommodation throughout this trip. If you would prefer a similar trip with a homestay experience, you might like to consider booking our Cambodia Express (TKSD) trip.
1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is bookable (subject to availability) and includes all nights of this trip.
Our Cambodian Traveller trips score an average of 4.78 out of 5 based on 978 reviews in the last year.
This was an incredible way to see and experience a lot of Vietnam and Cambodia in a relatively short amount of time. The itinerary is thoughtful and offers a variety of activities, with enough free time to still break away from the group when you want. There were some long days and it can be exhausting, but in only the best way. I much prefer to pack in as much as possible so felt this was the right trip for me. I appreciated the personal perspective our guides offered in terms of the controversial past and present in Vietnam and Cambodia. Try to pack as light as possible as you can buy pretty much anything you need while you're there, though the only time you're really carrying your own bag is on the train/airplane. If you're interested in seeing this part of the world, I highly recommend this trip!
Review submitted 25 Apr 2018
This was a great introduction to the wonderful culture, landscapes and people of Cambodia. We covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time, which made for some long days, but were well worth it considering the amazing experience (be sure to bring things to do on long bus rides!). The optional activities were all really fun as well. The cooking class in Battambang was a fun way to interact with a local family. While it's an early start, the sunrise over Angkor Wat was a must-do. Overall a great experience and a well-planned trip.
Review submitted 25 Apr 2018