Cambodia Express

8 Days | Follow trails to ancient Angkor and explore Cambodia’s highlights

5 out of 5 based on 74 reviews submitted.
USD $892
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Set out on an insightful journey through Cambodia's temple-strewn landscapes, seeing traditional cultures and vibrant cities on an incredible eight-day adventure. From the hustle and bustle of Thailand's heady capital of Bangkok, you’ll dive straight into the stately grandeur of the Angkor complex to wander the temples of days past. Discover the sobering history of Phnom Penh and finish with the cosmopolitan flavours of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. This journey through the heart of Cambodia hits all the highlights and is sure to leave you with some unforgettable memories of a fascinating part of Southeast Asia.

Trip overview

Map of Cambodia Express including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam
Bangkok, Thailand
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 31.08 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Begin in Bangkok and finish in Ho Chi Minh City – with plenty of opportunities to further explore these Southeast Asian hotspots, maybe add an extra couple of days to enhance your adventure and indulge in more Thai massage and Vietnamese coffees.
  • Let a local expert bring Cambodia’s ancient history to life as you temple-hop at the Angkor complex with your small group – one of South East Asia's most stunning attractions.
  • Take a boat tour through the floating village of Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia – and learn about the locals’ unique lifestyle of living on the water.
  • Learn the confronting yet important history of Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21) and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek in Phnom Penh with a full-day experience.
  • Enjoy a trip that’s packed full of experiences, giving you a great insight into Cambodia, all in a short time – perfect for the traveller passing through or those with limited availability.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Friends International. Donations help vulnerable youth in Southeast Asia build a brighter future with vocational training and employment readiness programs.

Is this trip right for you?
  • You'll visit several 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 good for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • There are some long travel days by private and public transport (up to 10 hours on the road) on the border crossing days. These are relatively comfortable vehicles with air conditioning, designated seats and luggage compartments. Your leader and local guides will assist with the border crossings to ensure it’s as smooth as possible, but plenty of patience is advised.
  • You may also want to check out our Best of Cambodia and Vietnam if you have a longer time to explore the region:


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Cambodia Express including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam



7 breakfasts


Private minibus, Public bus, Boat


Hotel (7 nights)

  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - Chong Kneas Floating Village boat trip
  • Kampong Thom - Santuk Silk Farm
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek
Add on activities
  • Bangkok - Wat Pho - THB200
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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5 out of 5 based on 74 reviews submitted.
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Gailann · Traveled August 2023
My trip in Cambodia with our guide Sodyka was absolutely amazing. His wealth of knowledge and experience was inspirational and I would definitely recommend Cambodia with Intrepid to anyone. I loved the food so much that I'm on the look out for Cambodian restaurants in the UK.
Review submitted 01 Sep 2023

Carissa · Traveled July 2023
We have just completed the Cambodia trip with Intrepid and I can’t fault it. My husband who is not much of an adventure/experience holiday person - he’d rather sit on a beach and do nothing holiday person, has thrived. He has tasted tarantulas and crickets, enjoyed fresh and tasty Khmer food, been fascinated by the stories and local community when we did the homestay, has enjoyed it all - even the temples! But who wouldn’t be in awe of Angkor Wat? I loved learning about and appreciating the history, architecture, politics, religions, making new friends from other countries and learning so much. A great bonding experience for us as a couple and I feel we have grown so much. We are off to Vietnam with Intrepid tomorrow and are very excited!
Review submitted 17 Jul 2023

Susan · Traveled July 2023
This experience was long awaited and did not disappoint. Not only did we fulfil a decades long dream of visiting Angkor Wat but our knowledge and appreciation of Cambodia has been vastly improved
Review submitted 18 Jul 2023

Bruce · Traveled July 2023
A fantastic experience well organised and enjoyed a stress free holiday.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2023

Debra · Traveled July 2023
Fantastic trip its an excellent opportunity to see the best of Cambodia. Intrepid travel ticks all the boxes and with a guide as knowledgeable and wonderful as Bun I would highly recommend this tour
Review submitted 09 Jul 2023
Cambodia Express
USD $892