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Travel through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in 15 days

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Hanoi Voyages > Multi-country > Travel through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in 15 days
HIGHLIGHTS

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.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1Bangkok - Arrival

  • A Hanoi Voyages representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your arranged accommodation where check-in time is 2:00 pm.

  • Let the excitement commence!

Overnight in Bangkok.
Highlight experience: Traditional Thai food

Day 2Bangkok - Highlights

Begin the journey by unraveling the glorious history of the Capital of Thailand with its highlights:

  • The Grand Royal Palace complex which includes the Royal Palace and the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew (known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha)
  • Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha
  • A boat trip through the lively and bustling interior canals by traditional long tail boat
  • Wat Paknam, is a hidden museum with white stupa exhibition
  • Beautiful part of the Khlong with a mix of old wooden houses and new modern mansion
  • Orchid and fruit farm

Overnight in Bangkok
Highlight experience: Discover the beautiful architecture of the Royal Palace and Wat Pho

Day 3Bangkok – Bang Pa In – Ayutthaya

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:

  • Ancient Palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree)
  • Stroll local market

Overnight in Ayutthaya
Highlight experience: Go for a ride in a tuk tuk

Day 4Bangkok – Ban Pakard - Battambang

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

Day 5Battambang – Tonle Sap - Siem Reap

Depart for Tonle Sap Lake, discovering fishing villages, and embarking on a traditional boat to cruise to Battambang, then reach Sangker:

  • Discover Biosphere Prek Toal, which houses a nature reserve for migratory birds. Witness the many houses on stilts and floating villages, where people still practice traditional fishing techniques. Houseboats or building houses on stilts keep these dwellings safe during the rainy season.
  • Visit Ek Phnom Wat, an 11th century, partly ruined temple.
  • Stop for local market, Prahoc which is a paste fermented from fish and used extensively in Khmer recipes.

Overnight in Battambang
Highlight experience: Taste a fish recipe and discover locals’ fishing techniques

Day 6Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom

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.

  • Visit the three-tiered Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure.
  • See the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers.
  • Marvel at the Royal Enclosure and its small temple, Phimeanakas. These ruins are particularly significant as they date from the 10th century
  • Attend either an outstanding Apsara dance show or an old-style leather puppet show

Overnight in Siem Reap
Highlight experience: Be impressed by the surprising architecture of the terrace of the Leper King

Day 7Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Banteay Samre - 3 Buddhist Temples

Drive an hour away from Angkor Wat, uncovering restored temples.

  • Be dazzled by Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dating back to the 10th century. Called “the citadel of women”, its stone has a marvellous pink hue and is very well preserved.
  • Come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas.

Later, we head to meet the Roluos Group, with its three main temples, dedicated to Shiva.

  • Visualise the first Angkorian capital city, by gazing at the remains of Bakong Temple, which was the city’s focal point for worship and rituals.
  • Prepare to be dumbfounded by incredibly intricate sandstone carvings at Temple Lolei.
  • Witness the beginnings of Khmer architecture in the 9th century temple of Preah Ko.

Highlight experience: Discover the beautiful architecture of Banteay Srei

Day 8Siem Reap - Kampong Thom - Phnom Penh

Head to Phnom Penh (314 km),

  • Stop at Kampong Kdei bridge which was the Angkorian bridge along the ancient high way from Angkor to Wat Pho located in Laos today.
  • Visit Sambor Prei Kuk in Kampong Thom which was the capital lasted back to 7th century of the Khmer. Continue to Skun village where the villagers sell spider (tarantula) and crickets.

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!

Day 9Phnom Penh

Make the most of your first full day in the country and view some of the city’s most fascinating sites.

  • Enter a world of visual wonder, starting with the National Museum of Fine Arts’ sculpture collection, before heading to the resplendent Royal Palace, admiring its striking Khmer architecture. Then, take a moment to survey the serene Silver Pagoda and its magnificent Emerald Buddha.
  • Next, meander through the Central Market, famous for its Art Deco architecture. Later, explore Wat Phnom, the oldest of temple the city, and see the statue of Madam Penh, the capital’s name sake.

Overnight in Phnom Penh
Highlight experience: Be dazzled by the Silver Pagoda

Day 10Phnom Penh - Chau Doc

Welcome the day and the opportunity to adventure the capital of Cambodia for another day:

  • Visit the Museum of Genocidal Crime which was first a high school, then a prison under the Khmer Rouge reign, and now a museum to commemorate the thousands of people lost during the regime
  • Visit the Choeng Ek Killing Field where thousands of Cambodian people were murdered by the brutal Khmer Rouge

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

Day 11Chau Doc - Can Tho

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

Day 12Can Tho – Mekong – CRUISE and NIGHT on board

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

Day 13Mekong – CRUISE – Saigon

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

Day 14Ho Chi Minh city - Departure

Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure flight

What makes our tailor-made holidays different?

  • Unique activities and places
  • Itinerary crafted by you, and us, local experts
  • Hand-picked authentic experiences
  • Well-selected accommodation with spirit
  • Adjusted to your budget and your time
  • Private assistant and English speaking guides

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Together we will create it

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EXTENSION

BEACH BREAK - 3 DAYS - THAILAND
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - 4 DAYS - CAMBODIA
CRUISE FROM CHANG RAI TO MYANMAR

 

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

 

TRAVEL NOTE

PASSPORT AND VISA

Your passport must be valid 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country.

    Visa exemption up to 30 days for the following countries: Brunei (14 days), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines (21 days), Seychelles (14 days), Singapore, Thailand (14 days)

    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.

      Visa for Cambodia:
      Just bring with you a valid passport, 2 passport-sized photos and 35 USD per visa.

    • You will get a single entry tourist visa which allows a stay up to 30 days
    • A 6-month valid passport after the expected date of your departure from the country is required
      • Visa for Vietnam:
        We will take care of the whole process for your VISA on arrival.
        Cost: $25 US dollars.

      • After receiving your scanned passport information, Hanoi Voyages will process and obtain an entry permit-Invitation Letter, which is an official document of the Vietnamese government that allows you to enter the Vietnamese soil and guarantees that the visa will be issued at the airport on arrival.
      • Once Hanoi Voyages receives the Invitation Letter, we will send the document directly to you by email.

WHAT TO PACK

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)
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
– A raincoat
– Insect repellant
Check out some more practical information to travel in:
Thailand
Cambodia
Vietnam

TIME TO VISIT THAILAND

Northern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

Central Vietnam

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)

Southern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

In the words of our customers...

Amazing experience! Thanks to this company we were able to explore the beauties of Viet Nam. Personnel of the company, who we met in person in their office, was very kind and polite. We didn’t have any problems during our trip. Thank you for everything.

Trip to Viet Nam
Katarina B

Everything ran smoothly. Hanoi Voyages treated us to a meal in a lovely restaurant in Hanoi and presented us with gifts to each one of us. I cannot understand why they do not appear at the top of the TripAdvisor list of agents in Vietnam.

Personalised trip for 4
DenisDesollies

Our two weeks in North and Central Vietnam ran like clockwork. The customer service and the level of engagement that the team offered was 5 star. So much so that there is no doubt we will use Hanoi Voyages again for our next trip.

Highly recommended
Avixlee

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.

A very professional agency
Andreu R

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