Explore stunning landscapes and architectures
Encounter the Imperial majesty of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam, and a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site (Thailand).
Immerse in the local lifestyle
On board, an overnight Mekong Delta cruise, float among a myriad of boats loaded with rice, flowers and other wares. Meet merchants trading at the floating market on the river (Vietnam).
Get up close to the Vietnamese and Khmer culture
Witness the greatness of the Khmer Empire in Siem Reap, and explore the fascinating Angkor Wat, lauded as the world’s largest religious structure.
Begin the journey by unraveling the glorious history of the Capital of Thailand with its highlights:
Overnight in Bangkok
Highlight experience: Discover the beautiful architecture of the Royal Palace and Wat Pho
Head to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace: built during the Ayutthaya era. Appreciate it’s beauty and fascinating architectural features that is blended by European, Khmer, Thai and Chinese style (eclectic collection)
Take a journey to Ayutthaya, Roam the remaining temples and palace of ancient Thai capital, also known as the “Venice of the East” on a tuk tuk ride:
Overnight in Ayutthaya
Highlight experience: Go for a ride in a tuk tuk
Cross border to Cambodia with usual visa formalities at Pong Nam Ron in Chanthaburi district.
Complete Customs formalities, be welcomed by our guide and transferred to Battambang, a plantation town known for the warmth of its residents and the charms of its colonial French buildings.
Overnight in Battambang
Highlight experience: Be charmed by Battambang and its colonial French buildings
Depart for Tonle Sap Lake, discovering fishing villages, and embarking on a traditional boat to cruise to Battambang, then reach Sangker:
Overnight in Battambang
Highlight experience: Taste a fish recipe and discover locals’ fishing techniques
An early start as we head to the hill of Phnom Bakheng to see the sunrise. Later, arriving in Angkor Wat, you’ll rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complex.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Highlight experience: Be impressed by the surprising architecture of the terrace of the Leper King
Drive an hour away from Angkor Wat, uncovering restored temples.
Later, we head to meet the Roluos Group, with its three main temples, dedicated to Shiva.
Highlight experience: Discover the beautiful architecture of Banteay Srei
Head to Phnom Penh (314 km),
Arrive in Phnom Penh in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Highlight experience: Would you taste insects at Skun village ? Try the uncommun food!
Make the most of your first full day in the country and view some of the city’s most fascinating sites.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Highlight experience: Be dazzled by the Silver Pagoda
Welcome the day and the opportunity to adventure the capital of Cambodia for another day:
After the morning tour, leave for Vietnam by boat where border customs requirements will be required while on board and cruise for approximately 4 hrs.
Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation.
Highlight experience: Learn more about the history of Cambodia
Upon awakening in the mountain morning fresh air, begin to explore the surrounding regions.
Sam Mountain is a famous place of pilgrimage for the Vietnamese and is home to many temples under the influence of Chinese, Cham, and Khmer cultures.
Embark on a jungle journey through the Tra Su Cajuput Forest via a sampan cruising among vibrantly green water.
Journey to Can Tho to wander around the buzzing city.
Overnight in Can Tho
Highlight experience: Get on a sampan and navigate onto green waters passing by the Tra Su Cajuput forest
Departing from your hotel in the morning, we go to Nink Kieu pier and board the Bassac at noon.
After boarding, you will meet the crew, have a presentation of the boat and be assigned your cabin. A “welcome aboard” drink will then be offered.
Cruise downstream and observe the life and surrounds on the banks.
Lunch is served on board during the cruise, and then you can rest on the upper deck, or around the bar.
You will enjoy the scenery of rice fields, sugar cane and forests and meet the inhabitants of a village on the banks of the Mang Thit River, an opportunity to see the lifestyle and receive their generous hospitality.
Visit the lush productive rice fields or nearby orchards.
Back on board and sailing towards the Mang Thit River, enjoy the setting sun and a refreshing drink that will be offered before dinner.
The Bassac then sets anchor for the night in the small floating market, downstream from Tra On.
Overnight on board
Highlight experience: Meet and share with the local’s and learn more about their lifestyle
Breakfast is served from 6.30 am while the Bassac navigates its way to Vinh Long.
On arrival in Vinh Long, you leave your cabin and transfer to a lighter boat to visit the market on the surrounding radiating canals. You discover the lifestyle of the people who live and work on the water.
Vinh Long is known as the “horn of plenty” in this productive region. You will witness the crowd of boats, weighed down by their impressive loads of fruit, vegetables, fish and rice.
Navigation of the smaller waterways will lead you to a colonial house and orchard planted with durian, oranges and mangosteen, where you can taste these exotic fruits.
At Binh Phuoc Hoa, you visit a gorgeous colonial house and its well-maintained garden and orchards.
This part of the tour will allow you to enjoy the peaceful setting in which some people live in the delta.
Overnight in Saigon
Highlight experience: Find your happiness in the floating market of Vinh Long
Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!
Vietnam’s 3,444 km (2,140 miles) long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make it the perfect place for those who wish to spend their holidays swimming in warm turquoise water and sunbathing on a white-sand beach, at all times of the year!
KOH SAMUI – FLY from Bangkok and head to a place where you will get all the components for a perfect beach getaway in Thailand. Koh Samui is Ideal for families, couples and firs timers because of the diversity and the range of restaurants, hotels and activities available on the Island. Relax and enjoy Koh Samui’s golden sand and crystal blue water. Experience diving for the first time or snorkelling or just enjoy the many Spas of the Island.
KOH TAO – FLY from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and then head to Koh Tao by ferry. Get charmed by the irresistible island of Koh Tao famous for its diving spots. Get your PADI or SSI Open Water certification if you want to get your first experience. You can also enjoy the islands beautiful beaches and its vibrant nightlife.
KOH LANTA – FLY from Bangkok to Krabi and then take an express transfer to Koh Lanta. If you are out of inspiration and hesitating between a lot of Islands, Koh Lanta has everything for you. From kayaking through a mangrove forest to sunbathing on calm and beautiful beaches, enjoy many a great range of activities on this Island. Relax in spas and get massages after a day on a beach or just grab a drink in a beach bar, the choice is yours.
THE CULTURAL SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT 3 days/2 nights
Be enchanted by the awesome Temples of Angkor and the history of Khmer Kings discovered at the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site.
Day 1 – SAIGON – FLY – SIEM REAP Settle into a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.
Day 2 – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – TA PHROM – ANGKOR WAT Arriving in Angkor Wat, you will rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complexes, built for gods, and fit for kings: Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure, the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers; the Royal Enclosure and its small and particularly significant temple, Phimeanakas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.
Day 3 – SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE Advance to an off-the-beaten-track site, an hour away from Angkor Wat, encountering stunning Cambodian countryside and uncovering more temples: visit Banteay Srei, called the citadel of women and come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.
Day 4 – SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – Departure Travel to Tonle Sap and find yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to and dependence on water. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Your passport must be valid 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country.
Visa for Thailand:
Thailand has visa-on-arrival and visa-exemption agreements with many countries, including European countries, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.
To make sure you will enjoy all of the activities included in this trip without missing of anything, here is a short list of what you should bring with you:
– Trekking shoes (or running shoes)
– A raincoat
– Insect repellant
Check out some more practical information to travel in:
This is a middle-level Cycling Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
This is a low-level Kayaking Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
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Thanks to Hanoi Voyages and especially to Mrs Thuy who was so kind with my group of 10 people. I organized the route and they prepared and contracted everything for us. If I ever come back to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Thailand I’ll deal with them again.