Classic Cambodia and Thai Islands – East Coast

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Overview

Visit three of Southeast Asia's most compelling destinations on this 16-day tour that combines culture and food with time for relaxation. Begin in bustling Ho Chi Minh City then make your way to Phnom Penh and the incredible ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat. Stop by the Thai capital of Bangkok before heading south to the islands for swimming, relaxing, snorkelling, and maybe even a full moon party if your timing is right.

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.

After enjoying a day in the Mekong Delta, travel back to Ho Chi Minh City in time for an optional dinner.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.

Drive to the border and cross into Cambodia. Continue on to the capital, Phnom Penh, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the city for a street-level perspective.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 4: Phnom Penh

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.

Meet a local guide to learn more about the dark side of Cambodian history. Visit to Choeung Ek, the site of the infamous Killing Fields. After, visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison), the notorious Khmer Rouge prison where thousands of Cambodians perished.

Enjoy a free afternoon to sightsee. Opt to explore the city's many sights: the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. With time, choose to visit the Russian Market, Wat Phnom or sip a drink at a riverside café.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 5: Phnom Penh/Siem Reap

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.

Opt to pre-book the "Phare Circus" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 6: Siem Reap

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food at a G Adventures for Good-supported project.

Spend two days exploring Angkor, the former capital of the Khmer kingdom and one of the wonders of the archaeological world. See some of the highlights of this ancient capital, like sunrise at the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, the enigmatic Bayon within the walled city of Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm, also known as the 'Tomb Raider' temple.

Enjoy a traditional meal to learn about Khmer food and meet some friendly locals. Alternating locations of our included local meal means we can support multiple small businesses and projects in the area. Each experience is truly unique and memorable.

Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Siem Reap

Spend another day in Siem Reap, exploring more temples of Angkor or going further afield.

Opt to pre-book the "Siem Reap Quad Biking" activity on the checkout page ahead of time, to include this optional on your tour.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 8: Siem Reap/Bangkok

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 9: Bangkok

Arrive at any time.

Day 10: Bangkok/Ko Samui

Catch a flight to Surat Thani and board a ferry to the tropical island of Ko Samui. Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town.

With tons to do in the area, spend the next couple of days enjoying this tropical paradise.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 11: Ko Samui

Relax on the beach or visit the bustling little town. Opt for a snorkelling trip in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 12: Ko Samui/Ko Pha Ngan

Take a ferry to nearby Ko Pha-Ngan, with time to explore the island's waterfalls, swim in lagoons, hike, or relax. If it's the right time, opt to take part in the island's famous Full Moon Party.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 13: Ko Pha Ngan

Enjoy free time to make the most of Ko Pha-Ngan.

With everything from yoga and meditation courses, natural beauty, and its famous full moon parties, Ko Pha-Ngan has something for everyone.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 14: Ko Pha Ngan/Ko Tao

Travel by ferry to Ko Tao, in English known as ‘turtle island’. While most of the visitors spend their days in the water, in the evening the beach bars and hotels spill over with people looking to share their tales of the days activities and a cold beer or two.

Includes: Breakfast

Day 15: Ko Tao

Enjoy an included snorkelling trip from Ko Tao through Ko Nang Yuan.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Ko Tao

Depart at any time. If booking a flight out of Ko Samui airport, the earliest departure time should be 11:00 am

Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bangkok? Book the Bangkok Express, a two-day post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Includes: Breakfast

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