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Crossing Thailand Cambodia to Vietnam 13DAYS 12NIGHTS

CODE GCCTCV13D12N
DESTINATION Multi-Country
CATEGORY Classic
DURATION 13 days 12 nights

Booking Package


Explore 3 of Asia’s fascinating countries with insider adventures led by expert local guides. In this combined trip, you will have a chance to visit and compare the most magnificent temples of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam to experience some of the amazing lesser-seen temples and religious sites.

Fascinating city exploration of Bangkok to enable you to learn more about this town registered on the World Heritage Patrimony List since 1995.

Discover the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and many other remarkable temple structures in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Glittering Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda of Phnom Penh city, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.

Introduce to the fascinating city of Ho Chi Minh where you will have a chance to getting know many highlights of cultural and historical sites. Investigate the way of life on the majestic Mekong River and learn its significance to local existence.

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Bangkok Siem Reap Ho Chi Minh

Day 01: Bangkok Arrival

Arrive in Bangkok, meet and welcome with our English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel.

Suvarnabhoumi Airport is a single terminal airport with THREE entrances from the secure area into the public arrivals hall. Domestic arrivals will enter through Gate A. International arrivals will enter through Gate B or C. The Go Cambodia Travel representative/guide will know in advance which entrance the clients will arrive through and will be waiting in the appropriate area. In case you do not see our guide kindly proceed to the ATTA desk located at exit door number 10 (for international arrivals) or located at exit door number 1 (for domestic arrivals). 

Overnight in Bangkok
Meal included on this day: None

Day 07: Phnom Penh

This morning, you will be greeted by a driver who will take you on a tour to the most remarkable sights of Phnom Penh in a Cyclo, an original Phnom Penh means of transportation and a very fun way to explore this lively city. First, head to the National Museum, which was built in traditional Khmer style.

It houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 pieces are on display, constituting the repository of the Kingdom's cultural wealth. In addition, the roof space is home to a large bat colony!

Continue to the Royal Palace. This palace dates back to 1866 and was the last palace built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze. As the sun begins to set, visit the hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom.

This afternoon , you will explore the recent dark history of Cambodia on a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocide. The museum is housed in the former school that was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as its main detention and torture centre. You will also visit the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, 15 kilometres outside of the city.

Enjoy your most wonderful boat cruise along Mekong River to experience Phnom Penh city at evening.

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 06: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Today, you set off south towards the country’s capital. Along the route, you stop at the rarely visited Sambor Prei Kuk, one of the most important pre-Angkorian sites in the country. These monuments were built in the Chenla period between the 6th and 7th century and pre-date Angkor Wat.

Over 100 well preserved temples are scattered around in the forest. The three main sites are linked by small and shady tracks. Enjoy a beautiful walk through the jungle with breathtaking views. The seven villages around the temple complex still practice the ancient art of craft making, using materials such as bamboo and rattan. The community runs the Isanborei Craft Hut next to the temples and sells their products there. You will have the chance to visit and contribute to the sustainability of the people’s livelihood as the local community will prepare a simple but very tasty lunch for you at the temples. Continue towards Phnom Penh, about 2 hours away.

Arrival in Phnom Penh late afternoon. Phnom Penh was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm, as much of its original architecture remains. Cambodia’s capital is a bustling city, majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap. Wide tree-lined boulevards and many colonial-era buildings reflect the glorious days and add to the charm of the city, where Asian traditions meet Western customs in a fascinating way.

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 04: Siem Reap

After a short relaxing break, visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom in an ecofriendly electric vehicle. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII.

 This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, with each side of the city being 4 km long, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.
 
From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers with four faces representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.
 
This afternoon, explore the highlights of the Small Circuit. Start your tour with a visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. From here, it is only a short hop to the most beautiful temples of the Grand Circuit, like the overgrown Preah Khan Temple and Neak Pean with its artificial lakes.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 05: Siem Reap

This morning, you will finally visit the famous Angkor Wat by local tuk tuk. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods.

The divine residence of Vishnu, the King himself was to reside here after his death. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

This afternoon, embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where we’ll see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 02: Bangkok

An early start will get you to Wat Po in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting and often private experience visit the temple grounds and the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha.

Continue to The Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, where you will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. Then, of course, marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Experience an exhilarating boat ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat. Be taken back in time to a more traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok’s modern skyscrapers. Visit the Royal Barge Museum to witness the beautiful barges used by the King on state occasions. And Wat Arun, the magnificent temple of Dawn with its 79-meter pagoda or ‘prang’, built in the Khmer style.

Overnight in Bangkok
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 03: BANGKOK - SIEM REAP

Early depart (at 04h30) to Aranyaprathet Border for crossing to Cambodia.

Upon your arrival Cambodia side, you will be welcomed by your English speaking local guide and transferred from the border to Siem reap town then continue to your for your check in. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire.

Overnight in Bangkok
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 08: Phnom Penh - Koh Kong

This morning take your private car to Sihanouk Ville approximately 3-4 hours by national road 4. (Not guide, only driver).

Free and easy on your one leisure.

Overnight in Koh Kong
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 09: Koh Kong

Breakfast at the hotel and all days are free at leisure to relax on the beach or hotel facilities. (No guide, only driver)

Overnight in Koh Kong
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

 

Day 10: Koh Kong - Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh

This morning at 7:00 AM after breakfast, transfer you back to Phnom Penh by car (Approximately 4 hours) then flight to Saigon by flight.

Arrive Ho Chi Minh and you will be transferred from airport to hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart your hotel for a full day tour of Ho Chi Minh City. Head to Cholon, the city’s Chinatown district, discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the Cantonese Thien Hau Pagoda - dedicated to the goddess of the Sea.

Next visit the FITO Museum, Vietnam's first traditional medicine museum, displaying an amazing collection of 3,000 items relevant to the development of traditional Vietnamese medicine, implements used to prepare indigenous herbs, objects commonly found in traditional pharmacies as well as ancient books and documents on traditional Vietnamese medicine.
 
Head back into the centre of the city to visit Ben Thanh Market where an incredible display of fresh produce is offered. Simply stroll through the market seeing and enjoying the variety of goods for sale.
 
This afternoon visit the War Remnants Museum and the former Presidential Palace, from there stroll (your vehicle will be available at all times) to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall. At the end of the afternoon head back to your hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi M

Depart for the 2.5-hour drive to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta. The tour begins with a visit of the small but quaint Cai Be floating market, followed by a visit to some home factories that produce rice paste, rice popcorn and coconut candy.

Proceed to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with countless arroyos. Lunch is eaten before the cruise to Vinh Long to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. Following head back to Ho Chi Minh City.   

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Bangkok

Your private car will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight to Bangkok.

Meal included on this day: Breakfast

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation based on Double Room Superior room with breakfast.
  • Transfer by private A/C vehicles.
  • Airport transfers from and to airport.
  • Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Boat cruise as mentioned
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary + 3 day Angkor entrance fee.
  • All excursion mentioned in the program

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...).
  • Vietnam visa arrangements (a visa to Vietnam is compulsory for most nationalities).
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (must include helicopter evacuation for Cambodia).
  • Tips for guide, driver, boat crew & hotels’ porters.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • All air tickets with airport and departure taxes (Cambodia USD25).
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.
  • Lunches + Dinners

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