Travel to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam and follow the trails to Angkor.
Set out on an enchanting journey through the temple-strewn landscapes, intriguing cultures and enthralling cities of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam on this incredible Angkor Trails adventure. From the bustle of Thailand's heady capital to the stately grandeur of Angkor, the rural charms of a village homestay to the French flavours of Ho Chi Minh City, this trip will leave you with myriad memories of a rich and wonderful region.
In 2017 this trip was called Angkor Trails (under same trip code TKSD)
This quick but in depth trip will give you great insight into Cambodia in a short amount of time.
Experience rural life from a local's perspective, with a homestay in Kampong Thom province and other village visits.
Get up early and see the sunrise over the dazzling Angkor complex, one of Southeast Asia's most stunning sights.
Learn some Khmer and hear the history of Cambodia through the stories of your local leader.
Visits to the Tuoi Sieng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Choeung Ek Memorial are sombre but moving experiences.
Travel from Thailand to Vietnam, experiencing the contrasts between three of the regions most fascinating countries.
To take in the main sights of Cambodia in a short amount of time means some long travel days (up to 10 hours driving) by private and public bus.
The homestay is a wonderful opportunity to witness every day rural life and includes a home cooked dinner. Facilities are simple and multishare but comfortable with mattresses, bedding and mosquito nets all provided. Some travellers are nervous about the home stay experience before they arrive, but we find most end up naming this as a highlight of their time in Cambodia and a rewarding, authentic experience.
Temperatures and humidity can be high in Cambodia, especially walking around sights like the Angkor complex where there may be little shade. Be prepared by taking plenty of drink breaks and wearing appropriate skin protection. Some travellers find an umbrella handy to keep the sun off (this will also come in handy should it rain!).
On occasion our accommodation may not have hot water, but you will probably be keen to cool down from the heat with a refreshing cold shower!
The stories 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 to share. If you would prefer to sit out these activities your leader can recommend some alternative options.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
1. A Single supplement is available on this trip, excluding the homestay on Day 5.
2. In 2017 this trip was called Angkor Trails (under the same trip code TKSD)
Our Cambodia Express trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 334 reviews in the last year.
I strongly recommend to travel with Intrepid! Fits perfectly for travelers who travel alone. Make sure to pack light clothes because it is HOT in Cambodia and southern Vietnam. But remember to also pack clothes fit for temples (covering your shoulders and knees). Be aware of traffic! Neither in Cambodia nor in Vietnam drivers don't care about the pedestrian crosses and there are almost no traffic lights for pedestrians. What I would like to point out, is that Cambodians are the nicest people I've ever met! I hope you'll enjoy your trip!
Review submitted 24 Nov 2017
brilliant trip, great places to see and a beautiful country to visit, the killing fields and S21 is heartbreaking but we did meet the only 2 living survivors in person, the only reccomendation i would make is take the longer trip like 2 weeks instead of 9 days, you just cant get enough of cambodia
Review submitted 21 Nov 2017