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Bangkok, Cambodia & Mekong Cruise

  • Bangkok
  • Siem Reap
  • Phnom Penh
  • Mekong Delta Cruise
  • Ho Chi Minh
  • 9 nights from
  • £1,495 per person
  • Trip Code: CR-1187

Holiday Overview

Bangkok, Cambodia & Mekong Cruise

 

Enjoy many of the highlights of Indochina in a relatively short time on this comprehensive itinerary. This tour can run in either direction and ties in perfectly with a beach extension in Thailand or Vietnam to make a fantastic 2 week holiday. See temples and Chinatown in Bangkok, Marvel at the stunning temples of Angkor. Take a cyclo tour in Phnom Penh. Cruise along the majestic Mekong River and immerse yourself in the history and culture of Ho Chi Minh.

10 Days / 9 Nights

Start Bangkok / End Ho Chi Minh (can be done in reverse).

 

 

Bangkok, Cambodia & Mekong Cruise includes:

  • Transfers and sightseeing as listed
  • 2 nights accommodation Bangkok
  • Bangkok - Siem Reap & Siem Reap - Phnom Penh flights
  • 2 nights accommodation Siem Reap
  • 1 night accommodation Phnom Penh
  • 2 nights accommodation on the Mekong (1 night hotel, 1 night cruise)
  • 2 nights accommodation Ho Chi Minh
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Day 1 - Bangkok

Arrival in Bangkok

After clearing Customs and Immigration, and collecting your baggage, please follow the signs to exit door 6, where a representative will be waiting for you holding a sign which will note your name. Your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices.

Transfer by vehicle from the Airport to your hotel

Accommodation - Galleria 10 Hotel

Meals Included - None

 

Featured accommodation

Galleria 10 by Compass Hospitality

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Day 2 - Bangkok

Bangkok Art and Culture Walk (full day) (6-7 hours) First we take the skytrain from your hotel to the "Saphan Taksin" pier or we go by taxi, directly into the heart of Chinatown - it depends on where you are staying in Bangkok. We will pay a visit to the Chinese temple of Wat Leng Noei Yi. A Coffee or tea will be served in a Chinese coffee- house that exactly looks like it did decades ago before we continue by bus to the Indian quarter. Next we will stroll across the old iconic bridge Saphan Phut. On the other side of the bridge lies Thonburi and a Portugese quarter which has some hidden "gems" to offer. There is Wat Prayoon which is lesser known than some of his "colleagues" but no less interesting and decorated with the UNESCO "Excellence Award". We will visit the 18th- century chapel of St. Cruz-Church and stroll through the old alleys where you can taste exquisite homemade pasties. We will then board a longtail- boat and continue with a klong tour which ends at Klong Bang Luang a small artist- village. You will be able to see a puppet- show on weekend (Sat - Sun) only. However, the show is not guaranteed because sometimes the artists occasionally get hired out by private functions. We will return by boat to the pier and then back to the hotel. But before you go back you should not miss out on feeding the fish in the klongs. It's said to bring you good luck!

Accommodation - Galleria 10 Hotel

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Galleria 10 by Compass Hospitality

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Day 3 - Bangkok - Siem Reap

Transfer back to Bangkok airport for the flight to Siem Reap

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, your guide will present you with a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers and all contact information of your guide and local offices. Transfer to your hotel.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Memoire D Angkor Boutique Hotel

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Day 4 - Siem Reap

Be prepared to be overwhelmed as today is all about Angkor. No doubt you've seen photos of the epic Angkor Wat, the largest and most important of the Angkor Temples, full of courtyards and carvings. Then there's the mysterious Bayon Temple with its giant smiling stone faces. And let's not forget the haunting beauty of Ta Phrom - left to the clutches of the jungle, bound by the roots of massive trees. But nothing can prepare you for the sheer scale and the spiritual atmosphere that you will experience when seeing these ancient monuments in real life. We will of course, visit all the above, plus many more renowned and lesser known temples. To end a perfect day, we'll climb to the upper terraces of one of the ancient temples to view the sunset. Today's Highlights: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom (Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper Kings, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Bayon Temple), Ta Prohm, sunset view from an ancient temple. 

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Memoire D Angkor Boutique Hotel

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Day 5 - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Phnom Penh

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel.

Minimise your carbon emissions with a quirky and fun cyclo ride around the city. We'll experience firsthand the hustle and bustle of the city and get so much closer to the architectural sights. The riverfront promenade is a hive of activity, from the chaotic traffic to busy pavements full of street-side vendors and pedestrians. We'll weave our way through the streets past well-known colonial buildings, and some lesser known religious buildings. Travelling by cyclo means we can hop on and hop off whenever a photo opportunity comes our way. And there's lots of them!  

Meals Included - Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Harmony Phnom Penh Hotel

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Day 6 - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc

In the morning around 1100 – 1130, we pick you up at your hotel in Phnom Penh and take you to the Pier for speed boat to Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau Doc around 5:30 pm.

Accommodation - Victoria Hotel Chau Doc 

Meals Included - Breakfast & Lunch 

Featured accommodation

Victoria Chau Doc Hotel

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Day 7 - Mekong Cruise

Pick up from the hotel in Chau Doc and transfer to the pier by shuttle bus. At 11:30 am, boarding of the cruise vessel and check-in. Panorama cruise and lunch on board. Guided land excursion - walk in orchards and small villages. Return to the boat for refreshment and to enjoy the sunset on the top deck. Dinner and overnight on board.

Accommodation - Mekong Eyes Cruise 

Meals Included - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Featured accommodation

Mekong Eyes Classic

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Day 8 - Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh

Deparures on an even date Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board. Check-out of cabin. Excursion on rowing sampan, exploring small canals of Tan Phong islet, coconut candy producing family. Bicycle ride on back roads or walk in a small village along the Mekong Canals. Departure to Ho Chi Minh and have lunch at Mekong Rest Stop en-route. The end of the tour.

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Departures on an odd date Morning cruise and morning tea break served on board. Excursion on a long sampan to Cai Rang floating market and vermicelli producing family. Departure to Ho Chi Minh and have lunch in Vinh Long city en-route.

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

Featured accommodation

Northern Hotel, Saigon

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Day 9 - Ho Chi Minh

AM – Excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The well-camouflaged entrance holes lead into a network of incredibly narrow tunnels that stretch for over 200 kilometres connecting command posts, hospitals and shelters. We'll learn about the life of the Vietcong and venture into some of the tunnels. The deadly, bamboo-spiked booby traps are another must-see.

PM - Old Saigon Walking Tour. We don't have to walk far to discover colourful back alleyways lined with flower shops, another selling locally-made guitars, and even one that specialises in restoring vintage Vespa scooters. A stroll through lively apartment blocks will reveal scenes of the urban working class. There's a market to explore and an unusual museum that showcases the history of Vietnamese traditional medicine. We'll stop for an iced coffee in a hidden cafe frequented by locals. The oldest coffee shop in Saigon, this retro establishment has a colourful history stretching back over seven decades.

Meals Included – Breakfast

Featured accommodation

Northern Hotel, Saigon

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Day 10 - Ho Chi Minh

Today your adventure concludes with a transfer to the airport. Why not extend your stay by visiting one of Vietnams wonderful beaches?

Meals Included – Breakfast

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