Saigon to Bangkok
Vietnam & Cambodia & Thailand, Discovery, 14 days - from £995 (land only) - from €1,395 (land only) - from $1,620 (land only)
Three Countries, Two Weeks, One Fantastic Holiday!
Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in just two exciting weeks. Vibrant cities, fertile river deltas, dense tropical forests, facinating ancient and sobering modern history and a chance to wind down in style on a paradise island. This holiday has it all.
- A journey of discovery across South East Asia
- Explore Vietnam`s Mekong Delta from friendly riverside homestays
- Sunrise to sunset at Cambodia`s Angkor Wat with 2 days to explore
- Relax on the paradise island of Koh Chang, Thailand
- Modern Saigon, historic Phnom Penh and lively Bangkok
Take an action packed, cultural journey across Indochina from the ancient pagodas and modern skyscrapers of Saigon to bustling Bangkok with its temples and buddhas on this 2-week discovery holiday. We begin in Saigon, with its evocative mix of historic sites, street food vendors, ramshackle streets and contemporary buildings. We have a walking tour of the city and also visit the Viet Cong's infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, before driving to the exotic Mekong Delta, where we explore the atmospheric backwaters from our riverside homestay and take a boat trip to the colourful floating market of Phong Dien. An exciting speedboat ride then takes us from Vietnam into Cambodia, where our exploration includes the temples and palaces of downtown Phnom Penh, as well as the tragic Killing Fields. Continuing on to to Siem Reap, we have 2 full days, on foot and on bicycle, to discover the magic of the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex and we will enjoy some unforgettable sunsets before heading on to Battambang, where we get a taste of rural life in the largest rice producing province in the whole of Cambodia - including a ride on the bamboo train! Leaving Cambodia behind us we cross the border into Thailand, where we take a boat out to the idylic island of Koh Chang, for 2 nights well deserved R&R at a comfortable beach side hotel. A free evening in the bustling city of Bangkok brings this wide-ranging holiday to a suitably exotic conclusion.
Is this holiday for you?
This is primarily a discovery adventure holiday, which covers the highlights of the Mekong Delta Region of South East Asia, Angkor Wat & Phnom Penh in Cambodia and a short stay in Bangkok and on the Thai island of Koh Chang. To be able to include all these highlights in the itinerary involves a considerable amount of overland travel, by private bus. There is also a lot of river travel, some of it in private "long tail" boats on the Mekong River and its tributaries and by public ferry in Thailand. Boat trips can be on vessels of varying size and style. Road conditions can be variable and there are 2 border crossings - between Vietnam and Cambodia, and between Cambodia and Thailand. At all times you should be prepared for adventurous travel and occasional delays - patience is a virtue! Our sightseeing excursions (eg in Saigon and Phnom Penh) will be a mix of walking and gentle cycling tours so you must be ready and prepared to explore on foot or by bike when required. Please note that it is not always possible to provide cycling helmets and we would recommend that you bring your own cycling helmet along with you.