Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam Trails!

Set out on an enchanting journey through the temple-strewn landscapes, intriguing cultures and enthralling cities of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam on this incredible Angkor Trails adventure. 

 

Travel Validity:

Price Per Person:

28 Apr – 25 Nov 2017

$1,225

*price above is per person, based on a double occupancy and includes all taxes & fees.

*price above does not include international return airfare.

 

This Vacation Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation (combo of shared dorms and homestays)
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Siem Reap - Three Day Angkor Pass
  • Homestay - Village Tour with local guide
  • Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Prison Museum (S21)
  • Phnom Penh - Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
  • Ground transportation
  • All taxes and fees

 

Itinerary:

 

Day 1: Bangkok:

  • Bangkok has so much to offer those with time to explore, so perhaps arrive a day or so early and take a riverboat to Chinatown and explore the crowded streets, uncover the magnificent Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, pay a visit to Wat Pho (home to the country's largest reclining Buddha), wander down the tourist mecca of Khao San Road, or indulge in some Thai massage.

 

Day 2: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat

  • You will exit Thailand at Aranyaprathet and enter Cambodia at Poipet. Your leader will help you with border procedures. The small but expanding town of Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor. This is the most popular destination for travellers in all of Cambodia, perhaps even in South East Asia. You'll probably notice a change of pace here, so take a walk and enjoy the atmosphere. Perhaps start by hitting the local markets to try some delicious street food.

 

Day 3: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat:

  • Spend a full day temple-hopping with your local guide to make the most of your visit to the world-famous Angkor complex, built between the 9th and 13th centuries when the Khmer empire was the pre-eminent influence in South-East Asia. The ruins are scattered over an area of some 160 square kilometres, but the main cluster of temples is close to Siem Reap so you'll have plenty of time to fully appreciate the great archaeological sites.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 4: Siem Reap/Angkor Wat:

  • The constructions you’ll see yesterday and today include the eponymous Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor's temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', a temple that is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited, Bayon temple is the centrepiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers. You’ll also visit Ta Prohm temple, where nature has taken over again and large trees are embedded in the stone foundations of the structure. Your afternoon will then be free and there are some optional activities to keep you busy.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 5: Kampong Thom/Homestay:

  • You will embark on a tour of a village with your local guide. The guide will introduce you to the way of life of the local people, your homestay facilities and your hosts for tonight.  The temple ruins at Sambor Prei Kuk just nearby are some of the oldest in the country.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6: Phnom Penh:

  • After breakfast, leave the village and travel to Phnom Penh in a private minibus.  The journey is a great opportunity to see the real Cambodia, with several stops at points of interest along the way. If you're in the mood for shopping, stop in at the art-deco Psar Thmei (Central Market), or travel out to Psar Tuol Tom Pong (Russian Market) for the best range of local souvenirs.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 7: Phnom Penh:

  • Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Tuol Sleng is a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here. The Choeung Ek Memorial is home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields. An ideal way to spend the late afternoon and evening is to stroll along the famous Sisowath Quay and enjoy a coffee or cocktail at one of the many riverside cafes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City:

  • Say goodbye to Cambodia as you travel by public bus through rural Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a vast array of sights and sounds, a fascinating blend of old and new, East and West, where daily life plays out on the streets.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City:

  • There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions:

Valid for travel times as indicated above, specific departure times may vary depending on tour.  Although open-aged, this tour is recommended for travellers between the ages of 18-35.  Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy and do not include international airfare or travel visas.  Price is subject to change without notice and all bookings are subject to availability at time of booking. Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  Downunder Travel Ltd. is a booking agent for the airlines and hotels involved in this package, therefore cannot be held responsible for the service provided by both parties.  Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  All Canadian Citizens must re-enter Canada on a valid Canadian Passport. Downunder Travel is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  Downunder Travel Ltd recommends all passengers purchase cancellation/interruption insurance for protection against any non pre-existing medical conditions which may cause you cancellation penalties or change fees. Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.