Fully escorted Thailand and Cambodia tour

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    Journey to the Mystical Mekong – the ultimate tour for those who have always wanted to travel around South Asia or for those who have already fell in love with it before. This 16 night fully escorted tour takes you round 9 different incredible destinations in Thailand and Cambodia, and finally finishing off in Vietnam. With a tour guide who is there to both educate and entertain tourists. Each destination includes a different handpicked hotel as well as 1 night on a river cruise. Consisting of culture, natural beauty, tranquillity and adventure these beautiful destinations really do have something for everyone and the itinerary is amazing! This incredible offer includes all transportation, entry fees to all sights and a full day city tour of Saigon, full board meals, baggage and airline meals – all from just £2439pp.

    Tour Highlights

    • Floating market in Bangkok
    • Wat Traimit’s golden Buddha statue
    • See the bridge over the River Kwai
    • Mekong Cruise

     

    • Return flights from UK airports
    • All transport
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Airline meals
    • Hand baggage
    • Hold baggage
    • City tax payable locally
    • Resort tax payable locally
    • Instalment options
    • Low deposit options
    • Offer subject to availability
    • Prices based on 2 adults sharing

    Day 1 – Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Chiang Mai in Thailand, via Bangkok.

    Day 2 – On arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, join your group for an intimate dining experience and an inside look at Thai family life as you visit a local’s home for dinner. Take a tour of their home and tuck into a delicious meal before returning to your hotel for the night. (Dinner)

    Day 3 – Chiang Mai, set in Thailand’s tropical north, encapsulates the best of Thailand, with modern highrises circling a centuries-old walled city and miles of rolling greenery just outside the city limits. This morning, journey to the hilltop temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and its shimmering golden stupas. The mythical ‘Naga’ (dragon-headed serpent) staircase leads you upwards to the temple grounds where you can take in sweeping views of the city before a cable car ride back to your vehicle. Browse the delicate sculptures at a local jade factory before lunch and an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, an entertaining Khantoke dinner allows you to experience this regional style of multi-plate dining and a colourful dance show. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 4 – Depart Chiang Mai this morning, travelling first to nearby Lampang to explore Wat Pongsanuk, an elegant Burmese-style temple brimming with depictions of ancient gods and Buddha statues. Drive onward to Sukhothai, birthplace of the Thai nation, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 5 – Sukhothai is home to over 100 historical sites dating back to its glorious past as the ancient capital of Siam. Wander around the city’s UNESCO-listed Historical Park, taking in crumbling palaces and temples, reclining Buddha figures and tranquil lotus ponds. Delve further into the region’s history as you continue on to Sri Satchanalai towers. From here, visit the Elephant Terrace, once used as a viewing stand for public ceremonies, then explore the sprawling temple of Angkor Wat. After lunch, visit the temple of Ta Prohm and wander amongst the towering trees that have overrun these ancient structures. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 6 – Arrive in Bangkok early this morning and transfer to your hotel in time for breakfast. Later this morning, set out to explore Thailand’s charming capital as you visit the impressive golden Buddha at Wat Traimit Temple then stroll past stalls laden with delicacies and handicrafts in Chinatown. After lunch at a riverside restaurant, enjoy a scenic shuttle boat ride down Chao Phaya River, disembarking at your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 7 – After breakfast, journey through Bangkok’s rural surrounds, passing villages and rice paddies before stopping at a salt and coconut farm. Learn about how these agricultural staples are grown then continue on to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Join haggling locals as you explore this busy maze of colourful stalls where vendors peddle tropical produce, trinkets and snacks from traditional long-tail boats. Travel to the River Kwai for lunch at a floating restaurant then visit the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai and the WW2 cemetery where the prisoners of war used to build this bridge are buried. Return to Bangkok with tonight’s dinner at a barbecue restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 8 – After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, with the remainder of the day at leisure. (Breakfast & Dinner)

    Day 9 – Begin your first exploration of Cambodia and historic Siem Reap on today’s full-day tour of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple complex. Start at the southern gate, flanked by rows of stone figures, followed by the Bayon and its beautifully crafted lunch, take a speed boat down the Mekong River, crossing into Vietnam and disembarking at Chau Doc where you will be transferred to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 10 – Following breakfast, journey to the peaceful city of Battambang where your first stop is the 11th century temple ruins of Wat Ek Phnom Temple. Encounter Cambodia’s rich culinary traditions as you continue on to a local market where ‘prahoc’, a pungent local fish paste is made and sticky rice is steamed in bamboo. Return to the town centre for a short walk to a local market then return to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 11 – A morning of sightseeing starts at Battambang’s main market before you sample the region’s full-bodied coffee. Next, take in red lanterns and colourful murals at a Chinese temple then tour the city’s old, abandoned train station. Travel to nearby Phnom Sampeau where spectacular views and a golden stupa lie next to the area’s Killing Caves. Tour this Khmer Rouge execution site, a grim reminder of Cambodia’s past, before journeying to Phnom Penh for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 12 – Cambodia’s capital city provides a sensory experience, with tuk-tuk drivers rattling past colourful markets and regal monuments. Today’s city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace. Marvel at the ornately gilded roofs and the solid gold-encrusted then visit the National Museum that houses a collection of Khmer art from throughout the ages. Round off your day with a tour of the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, where victims of the Khmer Rouge regime are buried. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 13 – A last excursion into Phnom Penh takes you to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum which chronicles the Cambodian genocide and provides sobering historical insight. After lunch, take a speed boat down the Mekong River, crossing into Vietnam and disembarking at Chau Doc where you will be transferred to your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 14 – This morning, transfer to Can Tho where you will board your vessel for your Mekong River Cruise. Enjoy lunch on the boat while you sail past fields, valleys and jungle undergrowth, observing life on the river banks. In the afternoon, take a shore excursion to a village where you’ll meet the locals and sample tropical produce and fruit. Back on board, enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the river. The boat will anchor for the night with a delicious dinner served on board. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 15 – Set sail at sunrise and see the passing landscapes bathed in a wash of colour while you enjoy an early breakfast. Next, explore the winding canals of the Mekong Delta on a traditional sampan boat or by foot before disembarking and travelling to Saigon for your overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 16 – Take in the fusion of old-world, post-war and colonial-era Vietnam on today’s city tour. Visit the district of Cu Chi, famous for its extensive 75-mile tunnel system which served as the base of operations for the Viet Cong and once housed supply routes, hospitals, weapon factories and living quarters. In the afternoon, visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace then take a walking tour of the city’s main sights, including the elegant Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial-era Post Office, the Opera House and City Hall. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

    Day 17 – After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK or continue on to your chosen extension. (Breakfast)

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