On The Go Tours Cambodia Explorer - 11 days

11 Day Tour

Experience this 11 day tour visiting Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam with On The Go Tours.

Details
Length 11 Days
Code BCEXP
Group Size 32
Age Group
Category Budget

Overview

Discover the must-see sights of Cambodia on this 11-day tour starting in Ho Chi Minh City and visiting capital Phnom Penh, beautiful Tonle Sap Lake and the spectacular temples of Angkor, before ending in vibrant Bangkok.

Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh City - free time to explore the ‘Pearl of the Orient' or join an optional city tour
  • Phnom Penh - independently explore Cambodia's capital or take in the highlights on optional tours
  • Battambang - enjoy a ride on the famous bamboo train, visit Phnom Sambov Mountain, Battambang Market and a local village
  • Siem Reap - free time to shop at the central market and take in the nightlife of Siem Reap's famous 'Pub Street'
  • The Angkor Complex - gaze in wonder at incredible Angkor Wat, visit the iconic Ta Prohm Temple and explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom
  • Kampong Phluk - visit the floating villages of Kampong Phluk, built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake
  • Bangkok - independently explore Thailand's vibrant capital

Itinerary

  • Day 1-2 Ho Chi Minh City

    Monday. Welcome to Vietnam and the start of your adventure! At 6pm your tour guide will host a welcome meeting in the hotel for you and your fellow travellers. Day 2 offers free time to explore the sights of Ho Chi Minh. This city sees old and new collide, with gleaming skyscrapers and trendy restaurants mixed with ancient pagodas and colourful markets. Be sure to check out the historic Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as sample the city’s tasty street food.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

    Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh. Today we journey by public bus across the border into Cambodia. Arriving in the capital Phnom Penh, we check-in to our hotel and catch a tuk tuk to the Mekong River. Here we enjoy a scenic stroll and a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 4 Phnom Penh

    Enjoy a free day exploring Phnom Penh independently or join one of our optional excursions. Our morning sightseeing tour visits the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda and the Central Market. Or, those interested in Cambodia’s recent history can visit the Killing Fields and notorious Toul Sleng prison on our afternoon tour. Those feeling energetic can also visit the scenic Koh Dach island on an optional cycling trip.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 5 Battambang

    Phnom Penh – Battambang. Today we journey to Battambang, a rural province known as the ‘rice bowl of Cambodia’, stopping enroute to visit a local pottery. Our next stop is the Phnom Sambov Mountain, with the golden Wat Sampeou at its peak. Half-way to the summit, we visit a group of caves once used as ‘killing caves’ by the Khmer Rouge that have since become a place of pilgrimage.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 6 Bamboo train and Wat Banan

    Battambang – Siem Reap. Following breakfast, we take a visit to Battambang Market, which sells plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We then continue to a local village, known for its historic wooden houses, where Cambodian families give us a fascinating insight into local life. Next we take a ride on the famous bamboo train, a 2.5 x 4-metre raft-like device used by the locals to transport their goods, before driving to Wat Banan, one of the best-preserved temples of Battambang.

    Our final stop is Siem Reap, where the rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 7 Angkor Temple Complex

    This morning we explore Cambodia’s biggest attraction, the magnificent Angkor Wat. The best-preserved of all the temples within the Angkor Complex, this three-tiered structure rises 65-metres above the ground. This afternoon we explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom, with the 12th century Bayon temple known for its giant stone-carved faces at its centre.

    Our last stop today is Ta Prohm temple, one of the most popular in the Angkor complex after appearing in the Tomb Raider movie starring Angelina Jolie. Slowly being overtaken by nature, the temple features vast tree trunks growing over its crumbling ruins. Returning to our hotel, the rest of the day is free to explore Siem Reap.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 8 Tonle Sap Lake

    Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake. After breakfast we visit Tonle Sap Lake and a cluster of villages known as Kampong Phluk. Built on the floodplain, the villages feature colourful houses built on stilts over the water. Returning to Siem Reap, enjoy free time this afternoon either checking out the atmosphere of Pub Street or browsing the stalls of the central market. You may also join us in the evening for an optional dinner and Apsara dance show.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 9 Journey overland to Bangkok

    Siem Reap - Bangkok. It's a long journey today (10 - 11 hours), as we drive across the border into Thailand and on to the buzzing capital of Bangkok. After hotel check-in, spend the evening at leisure.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 10-11 Bangkok

    Day 10 is free to independently explore Bangkok. Perhaps visit the ornate Grand Palace and the city’s museums. Or delve into the hustle and bustle of the street markets and experience its famous nightlife.

    Day 11 (Thursday)marks the end of our tour. Depart at any time or, if you would like to extend your time in Thailand, we can arrange post-tour accommodation by request.

    Meals: 2 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Bangkok (1)

Inclusions

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 10 nights 3 star hotels
  • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles and public tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh
  • Bamboo train ride in Battambang
  • Guided sightseeing in Battambang, the Temples of Angkor and Tonle Sap Lake
  • Escorted by an English speaking local guide (days 1 - 9)

Accommodation

3 Star

  • Hoang Phu Gia Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 Star Hotel
  • Universe Central Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 Star Hotel
  • Cardamom Hotel & Apartments, Phnom Penh - 3 Star Hotel
  • Khemara Battambang 1, Battambang - 3 Star Hotel
  • New Riverside Hotel, Siem Reap - 4 Star Hotel
  • W22 Hotel , Bangkok - 3 Star Hotel

Exclusions

  • International flights and visa
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency

Map

Notes

Age Policy

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.