Departure Date: 12/04/2019
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and take some time to explore. Wake the next day an enjoy a boat cruise though the villages, islands and markets of the Mekong Delta and visit traditional candy factories. Navigate through narrow canals, witnessing local living along the way.
Stop to see cottage industries and their products for which the area is famous: delicious, chewy coconut candy and rice cakes.
Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization in Ho Chi Minh, before crossing the border into Cambodia. Continue to drive to the capital, Phnom Penh, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the city for a street-level perspective. Tour busy streets soaking up the real vibe of the city. While in Phnom Penh, 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.
Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, where you will explore incredible Angkor Wat. 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. Visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food and meet some friendly locals.
Later, get ready to cross the border into Thailand, and continue onto the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.
Price is based on a 9 day trip taking in 3 countries, 8 nights hotel (3 star plus) all entrance tickets and ground transport included on a share basis. Clients do not have to take a single room, they can be matched with a same gender and close age group traveller. A single room will be €250 extra. Price includes return flights with one 23 KG checked bag each. Depart from Dublin on 12 April 2019.
9 days from €1990
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