Cambodia on a Shoestring

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Marvel at the incredible Khmer ruins of Angkor Wat and the clear turquoise waters of Koh Rong. This journey packages Cambodia’s treasures into 10 well-paced days. Brave Ho Chi Minh City’s jam-packed streets with other travellers your own age — you can be sure they’ll keep pace with you — and check out the lush green forests of Chambok in Cambodia. With all of your basic trip details arranged, you can concentrate on choosing the activities that interest you most.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Local Khmer Meal, Siem Reap Your Big Night Out Moment: Siem Reap Your Discover Moment: Phnom Penh Your Local Living Moment: Home Meal
  • Street food crawl
  • Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore bustling bangkok
  • Catch the sunrise over angkor wat
  • Enjoy a delicious local khmer meal in a small village
  • Chill out on golden beaches
  • Connect with the locals on an overnight homestay

Itinerary

Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: You must arrive on tour with your Vietnamese visa. See the Visa section of the Tour Details for more information and exceptions. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Bangkok/Siem Reap (1B, 1D) Cross from Thailand into Cambodia, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat. Arrive in time for our included dinner at a Planeterra-project restaurant or with a local family in a village outside of Siem Reap. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Thailand - Cambodia) Local Khmer Meal Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-4.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-3.00 hours)
Day 3 Siem Reap (1B) Guided tour of Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit Tonle Sap floating village and Angkor National Museum. Prefer to plan ahead? Today, opt to head out for a sunrise hot air-balloon ride, or hop on a quad bike. Choose from the "Balloons Over Bagan" or "Siem Reap Quad Biking" activities to pre-book on the checkout page. Included Activities: Angkor Wat Guided Tour Big Night Out
Day 4 Siem Reap/Phnom Penh (1B) Transfer to Cambodia's capital. Take an orientation walk around Phnom Penh. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 5 Phnom Penh (1B) Sights you might choose to visit this afternoon include the National Museum and adjacent complex which includes the Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. To learn about Cambodia's sombre history, visit the Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields, reminders of the genocide that took place under Pol Pot's reign as leader of the Khmer Rouge. Additional Notes: Phnom Penh can be confusing and we recommend to always keep a hotel card with you when you are exploring. Included Activities: Street Food Crawl
Day 6 Phnom Penh/Koh Rong (1B) Travel to Koh Rong and feast on fantastic local seafood, take a day trip to snorkel the coral reefs and explore the islands, or just sit back in a deck chair and let the warm breeze caress you as the waves splash gently at your feet. It doesn't get much better than this. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours) Ferry (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Koh Rong Swim, relax by the beach or opt to go snorkelling, fishing, hiking or kayaking. On nights without a large moon opt to swim in a sea of blue sparkles caused by phosphorescent plankton.
Day 8 Chambok Homestay (1D) Travel back to the mainland, then to a village homestay. Enjoy a homecooked meal with the hosts. Included Activities: Home Meal Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 185km)
Day 9 Chambok Homestay/Ho Chi Minh City (1B) This evening, head to one of the rooftop bars such as the Rex Hotel, one of the classic colonial Saigon institutions, where there is often live music. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Cambodia - Vietnam) Transport: Private Vehicle Local bus
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Please note: hotel check out is 12pm. Please be aware that some of your group will most likely continue travelling north through Vietnam with G Adventures. Included Activities: Departure Day
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