Cambodia Experience

Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

9 Days, From 679 pp

Stand in awe of the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat and contemplate the horrors of the Killing Fields at Phnom Penh. This nine-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture, and history of this incredible region. Its natural beauty coupled with tumultuous history make Cambodia a truly fascinating destination. With your accommodation, transportation, and entrance to Angkor arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on making this the time of your life.

9 days, Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

From 679 per person

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting:
1h18:00

The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

 

Accommodation:
Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.
After enjoying a day in the Mekong Delta, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City in time for an optional dinner.

Private Vehicle:
Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta2h30m95km

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Day Trip to Mekong Delta:
Mekong Delta Full Day

Travel to where the mighty Mekong empties into the South China Sea. Board a small boat and navigate through narrow canals, witnessing local living along the way. Stop to see cottage industries and their products for which the area is famous: delicious, chewy coconut candy and rice cakes.

Private Vehicle:
Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City2h-3h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

 

Accommodation:
Lotus Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.
Drive to the border and cross into Cambodia. Continue on to the capital, Phnom Penh, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the city for a street-level perspective.

Local bus:
Ho Chi Minh City – Mộc Bái2h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Border Crossing (Vietnam – Cambodia):
Mộc Bái – Bavĕt

Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

Local bus:
Bavĕt – Phnom Penh3h

Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.

Phnom Penh Cyclo Tour:
Phnom Penh45m-1h

Settle in a traditional cyclo and depart from Wat Phnom. Tour busy streets to soak up the real vibe of the city. Pass the post office and Van’s restaurant, both stunning colonial buildings, and make your way to the Royal Palace and National Museum. Go along the riverside road and take in the atmospheric cafes that line the street.

 

Accommodation:
Diamond Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.
Meet a local guide to learn more about the dark side of Cambodian history. Visit to Choeung Ek, the site of the infamous Killing Fields. After, visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison), the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.
Enjoy a free afternoon to sightsee. Opt to explore the city’s many sights: the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. With time, choose to visit the Russian Market, Wat Phnom or sip a drink at a riverside café.

Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) Guided Tour:
Phnom Penh

Learn more about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge visiting the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek; the grounds now stand as a powerful memorial filled with victims’ skulls and mass graves. Tour this sombre, yet serene, site with a guide.

Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) Guided Tour:
Phnom Penh

Learn about the dark history and devastation that occurred at Security Prison 21 (S-21); the prison, used by the Khmer Rouge regime, is now Tuol Sleng Museum. Take a guided tour to hear the stories behind the sombre photos lining the museum walls.

Free Time:
Phnom Penh Afternoon

Use free time to customize your experience and see the sights that interest you most.

 

Accommodation:

Diamond Hotel (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 5: Phnom Penh/Siem Reap

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.

Private Vehicle:
Phnom Penh – Siem Reap6h320km

Drive through the beautiful Cambodian countryside.

 

Accommodation:

Nagara Angkor Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 6: Siem Reap

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.
Spend two days exploring Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer kingdom and one of the wonders of the archaeological world. See some of the highlights of this ancient capital, like sunrise at the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, the enigmatic Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm, also known as the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple.
Enjoy a traditional meal to learn about Khmer food and meet some friendly locals. Alternating locations of our included local meal means we can support multiple small businesses and projects in the area. Each experience is truly unique and memorable.

Angkor Wat Guided Tour:
Angkor Wat Full Day

Follow a local expert through the massive grounds of Angkor Wat for 2 days. You’ll have the opportunity to go in and out of the complex, resting at the hottest part of the day.

G Adventures for Good: Local Khmer Meal:

Depending on the day of the week your tour visits Siem Reap, you will either enjoy a traditional meal at the G Adventures-supported New Hope project or in a local home in a nearby village. With so many travellers coming through this area, alternating experiences helps to allow multiple small businesses to flourish. Both experiences are truly unique and memorable.

The New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, an initiative kickstarted by G Adventures, provides skill-building opportunities to marginalized community members. The project also funds the adjacent free community school and health centre. Meals at Phila’s house support the education of underprivileged children in the area. Visit either project – both run by locals – and see how they have supported positive change in the community.

 

Accommodation:

Nagara Angkor Boutique Hotel (or similar)

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7: Siem Reap

Spend another day in Siem Reap, exploring more temples of Angkor or going further afield.

Free Time:
Siem Reap Full Day

Get out and explore.

 

Accommodation:
Nagara Angkor Boutique Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8: Siem Reap/Bangkok

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

Spend the last night together in Bangkok. Opt to go out on the town and indulge in flavourful Thai food.

Private Vehicle
Siem Reap – Paôy Pêt2h30m-3h30m

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Border Crossing (Cambodia – Thailand)
Paôy Pêt – Aranyaprathet

Get ready to cross into Thailand. Aranyaprathet is known for being one of the most hectic border crossings but your CEO will help make the process go as smoothly as possible. The border crossing is done on foot and can take up to an hour so be patient and think of all the fun Thailand has in store.

Private Vehicle:
Aranyaprathet – Bangkok4h

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Load into the van on the Thai side of the border and continue on to Bangkok.

 

Accommodation:
Prime Hotel Central Station Bangkok (or similar)
Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 9: Bangkok

Depart at any time.

Not ready to leave this vibrant city? Extend your stay with post-tour accommodation – your CEO can give you a hand.

 

Meals included:

Breakfast

What’s Included

  • G Adventures for Good: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap
  • Mekong Delta day trip
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Tuol Sleng prison and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide
  • Angkor Wat complex entry and guide, including sunrise tour
  • Border crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

 

Accommodations:

Hotels (8 nts).

 

Meals:

8 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Allow USD110-145 for meals not included.

 

Transportation:

Local bus, air-con bus, walking, cyclo.

 

Staff & experts:

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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