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Thailand To Cambodia: An Asian Trifecta

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*This experience runs on selected Sundays  – (Prices may vary according to departure dates)
*Rooms are en-suite and twin where possible. If you are a solo traveler, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex

15 days, Bangkok to Phnom Penh… The ultimate road trip through Thailand 
Visiting 3 countries: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia 

 

Travelling from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, you’ll take in some of the best that Thailand, Laos and Cambodia have to offer. From epic street food to incredible temples, an alms giving ceremony to checking out Angkor Wat, you’ll be spoiled for choice on this journey through three awesome countries.

BEFORE YOU BOOK

Description

Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand

Touch down in Bangkok and find your feet in the capital. Meet the group and freshen up for tonight’s entertainment – and by entertainment we mean adventure! We’re talking about a street eats tour via the best type of transport. Can you guess how we roll? You got it! It’s all about the tuk tuk.

Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai

More love for the capital today as we tick off the Bangkok bucket list. A half day city tour is on the cards. Tonight, it’s all about the overnight train. Get comfy and catch some zzz’s.

Day 3: Chiang Mai

Open your eyes – you’ve arrived in Chiang Mai. Get your explorer shoes on, because there’s time to wander around today. On the menu for tonight? An optional Khan toke Village cultural show and dinner.

Optional activities:
-Khan Toke Village cultural show and dinner

Day 4: Chiang Mai

Today, it’s all you. Hot foot it around the city at your own pace. More of an adrenaline junkie type? Daredevils can make like a monkey with an optional Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure. And for the foodies? An optional cooking class awaits.

Optional activities:
-Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure
-Cooking class

Day 5: Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

It’s temple time. Today it’s all about Wat Rong Khun (the ‘White Temple’) and the Golden Triangle. Get the camera ready for THAT shot. Then, we’re off to Chiang Rai to rest our heads.

Day 6: Chiang Rai to Pak Beng, Laos

Cross the Friendship Bridge then climb on board and get cruise-y along the Mekong River. We visit a riverside village along the way to get a feel for the local life.

Day 7: Pak Beng to Luang Prabang

This morning we’re back on the Mekong cruising’ with a quick stop at the local markets. Stop for a tipple at the whiskey village, because, well, why not. Then pass the Pak Ou Caves and arrive in Luang Prabang later in the day.

Day 8: Luang Prabang

Rise and shine! Today, travel in style on two wheels and check out the city by bike on an optional tour. See the Kuang Si Waterfall for an optional dose of wow. This multi-tiered waterfall is pretty beautiful if we do say so ourselves.

Optional:
-Luang Prabang cycling city tour
-Kuang Si waterfall

Day 9: Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Wake up to the sound of the temple gong, partake in the daily alms giving of the monks, and descend southwards to Vang Vieng.

Optional activities:
-Rope course and zip line

Day 10: Vang Vieng

A free day for optional kayaking on the Nam Song River. If you’re here in wet season: rapids. Rock climbing and cave exploring could also be options.

Optional Activities:
-Kayaking

Day 11: Vang Vieng to Siem Reap

Farewell Vang Vieng, we fly to Siem Reap today. Passports at the ready!

Day 12: Siem Reap

Cue a stunning sunrise at Angkor Wat, followed by a guided tour of the Bayon temple and Ta Prohm. Sweet! Want some entertainment this evening? An optional visit to the circus or sunset quad bike ride awaits.

Optional activities:
-Night at the circus
-Sunset quad

Day 13: Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Today we kick it to Phnom Penh. See ya Siem Reap, it’s been real.

Day 14: Phnom Penh

A free day today. Take an optional visit to the Khmer Rouge Killing Fields to reflect and pay your respects. Spend your final evening together with the crew with a farewell street eats dinner.

Day 15: Phnom Penh

We’re outta here after brekkie. Time for the next adventure?

Additional information

Country

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand

Duration

2 Weeks +

Travel Style

IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, PHASE OUT: RELAXATION/SPIRITUAL

Highlights

  • Visit Pak Ou Caves
  • Visit Wat Rong Khun & the Golden Triangle
  • Guided tour of Bangkok
  • Visit Angkor Wat at sunrise
  • Almsgiving ceremony in Luang Prabang
  • Bangkok street eats tour via tuk tuk
  • Mekong River boat cruise

Accommodation

We endeavour to select a combination of good quality hotels, hostels and guesthouses (where you actually stay will depend on your trip) that reflects the character of the local area. The accommodation is also as centrally located as possible. We strive to keep the cost as affordable as possible.

Your trip will stay in a range of accommodation. Hotels are three and four-star quality. Guesthouses are basic, yet comfortable, and hostels are clean and modern.

Please be aware that some rooms, especially those in major urban centres or older cities, may be smaller than what you are used to in other parts of the world. Standards and ratings may also be different to your home country.

Rooms are en-suite and twin where possible and will depend on what you have booked. If you are a solo traveller, you will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex.

If you are travelling as a couple and would prefer to have a double bed, please officially request a double room with your travel agent or Topdeck Customer Service Consultant. We never presume that two people travelling together are a couple, even if you share the same surname, unless informed otherwise.

Meals

We aim to make sure that breakfasts are included every morning in the accommodation (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in Asia. Though, on some occasions, there may be some hot food available as well. Please bear in mind that food varies across each country we visit in Asia.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or in the included accommodation. In most cases, table water is provided with the meals and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements, we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Customer Service Consultant when you book. You can also make note of your requirements in the Topdeck app when you check in (refer below). Please be aware that although we will do everything in our power, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we eat in will be able to cater to all of your dietary needs, particularly in Asia. Also, we cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.

Inclusions

  • 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 13 nights in hotel accommodation, 1 night on an overnight train
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Internal flights
  • Overnight train ticket
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Local Guides
  • Modern air-conditioned vehicle

Additional Info

Worth Noting

May through November is typhoon season in Asia, which can have an impact on touring in Halong Bay. Safety is our number one concern and as such we follow the direction of the Halong Bay Port Authority when operating day and overnight cruises. In the event of adverse weather/force majeure preventing safe cruising on the bay, We will make alternative accommodation arrangements and refunds cannot be issued for cancelled cruises or boat trips.

Group Size
Maximum 20

Transport

Small modern air conditioned vehicle, boats, internal flights and overnight trains.

Start/Finish Times
Start time:
Meet at 2pm in Bangkok

Finish time:
Approximately 9am in Hanoi

Age Restriction
Please note that this experience has a maximum age limit of 40.

Optional Activities

On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money.

None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by Topdeck, nor do they form part of your contract with Topdeck for your trip. Topdeck arranges the activity as an agent of the local supplier. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.

Please note: while we make every effort to keep these prices as accurate and up-to-date as possible, they are subject to change and in rare circumstances the actual price may vary slightly to what is published here.

Thailand – Chiang MaiKhan Toke Village cultural show and dinner

Flight of the Gibbon treetop adventure

Cooking class

Laos – Luang PrabangLuang Prabang cycling city tour

Kuang Si waterfall

Rope course and zipline

Laos – Vang ViengRope course and zipline

Kayaking

Cambodia – Siem ReapA night at the circus 16 USD

Sunset quad bike riding 30 USD

Cambodia – Phnom PenhKilling Fields half day tour 35 USD

Passenger Safety

One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:

When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Travellers if you become separated.

In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.

It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.

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