Cambodia Express

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

5 out of 5 based on 82 reviews submitted.
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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
Start
Bangkok, Thailand
Finish
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TKSD
This trip generates 34 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, CRST. Donations help them break the cycle of poverty in Cambodia by inspiring and empowering children with education opportunities.

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: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/vietnam/best-cambodia-vietnam-127028

Itinerary

Map of Cambodia Express including Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam

Inclusions

Meals

6 breakfasts

Transport

Private minibus, Public bus, Boat

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights)

Activities
  • Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
  • Siem Reap - One day Angkor Pass
  • 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 - THB300
  • Bangkok - Grand Palace - THB500
  • Bangkok - Temple & River of Kings Urban Adventure - THB2900
  • Siem Reap - Khmer massage - USD17
  • Siem Reap - Cambodia Phare Circus performance - USD18
  • Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour - USD4
  • Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom - USD2
  • Phnom Penh - Khmer massage - USD8
  • Phnom Penh - Mekong Sunset & drink - USD15
  • Phnom Penh - Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda - USD10
  • Phnom Penh - National Museum - USD10

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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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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 82 reviews submitted.
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Vazrik · Traveled April 2024
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Rebecca · Traveled April 2024
I didn't know anything about Cambodia coming in to this trip and I was a little worried to be travelling alone. I've made some wonderful friends, learned about a joyful culture and cannot wait to come back. Highly recommend! Also bring some stretchy pants - the food is spectacular!
Review submitted 29 Apr 2024

Kim · Traveled April 2024
I would recommend this tour of Cambodia to all interested travellers. It was well organised and Leader Fila Heng was an amazing, knowledgeable guide. Thanks for the amazing memories of Cambodia Bong Fila. 😃
Review submitted 30 Apr 2024

Maria · Traveled April 2024
Cambodia is a wonderful place to visit and we learnt so much about the history and culture. Our tour guide Muny was incredible and I would love to go back and do this tour again.
Review submitted 12 May 2024

Lizzie · Traveled April 2024
well organised itinery and locations we visited were amazing. Learnt so much about cambodia. The food is incredible and nice to see that cambodia is relatively clean . Also feels so safe to travel. Highly reccommend ankor wat!!
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024
Cambodia Express
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USD $724