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From Bangkok to the Mekong

Experience the excitement of the Thai capital, Bangkok. See the River Kwai, the vast serenity of Angkor Wat, and the palaces and museums of Phnom Penh. You'll also drift through the exquisite waterways of the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City - formerly and famously Saigon - on this wonderful tour of South East Asia.

Thailand, Cambodia And Vietnam Tour Highlights

  • A guided tour of Bangkok - its Buddhas, palaces and monuments
  • A scenic journey to the Cambodian border and French colonial Battambang
  • A cruise across the 'Great Lake' of Tonle Sap
  • Two full days at Siem Reap, including a visit to the temple complex of Angkor Wat
  • A tour around the evocative Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh
  • A journey along the mighty Mekong River by fast passenger boat
  • A visit to the unique floating market at Cai Rang
  • A visit to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon)
  • A chance to see the infamous Cu Chi tunnel complex, a former Viet Cong hideaway

It's all included in the price

  • 12 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at a series of four-star hotels in Bangkok (3 nights), Battambang (1), Siem Reap (3), Phnom Penh (1), Chaudoc (1), Cantho (1) and Ho Chi Minh City (2)
  • Lunch on Days Six and 9-13, and dinner on Days 5-11 and 13
  • Return flights from the UK to Bangkok, via Ho Chi Minh City, returning from Ho Chi Minh City
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach and boat travel and transfers
  • All included tours detailed in the itinerary
  • The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

N.B. Visas are required for travel on this tour (see Further Information)

Must experience: The sunrise over the temple complex of Angkor Wat with the sounds of birdsong and monks chanting in the background.

Fascinating fact: The immense Golden Buddha at Bangkok's Wat Traimit, officially called Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon, weighs in at five-and-a-half tons. The body of the statue is 40 per cent pure gold, the section from the chin to the forehead is 80 per cent pure, and the hair and the topknot, weighing 45 kg, are 99 per cent pure gold.

You say: "They put a lot of energy and effort into showing us places the average tourist just wouldn't see."

Your Thailand, Cambodia And Vietnam Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Thailand

Begin your holiday with an overnight flight to Bangkok.

Day Two: Included Bangkok city tour

After a relaxed morning, you'll head into the city for a guided tour of Bangkok, starting on Rattanakosin Island, the 'royal island' on the bank of the River Kwai. You'll visit the Grand Palace and the adjoining Wat Phra Kaeo temple, as well as the Wat Pho temple - home to the gigantic figure of the Reclining Buddha. You'll also see the ornate five-and-a-half-ton Golden Buddha at Chinatown's Wat Traimit temple.

Round off your day by joining your fellow travellers for a traditional Thai Dinner with Dance optional excursion, and celebrate the first of your three nights in the city.

Day Three: Optional River Kwai excursion

Relax in Bangkok, or perhaps join today's optional River Kwai and the Death Railway excursion. Travel by train, through a fascinating landscape of rice fields and sugar-cane plantations and into the Thai jungle, to Nam Tok Sai Yok Noi. Enjoy lunch, and visit Kanchanaburi's beautifully-tended war cemeteries as well as the various museums connected with this area's tragic WWII history, the construction of the Death Railway and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.

Day Four: Optional Floating Markets excursion

Immerse yourself in Thai culture, today, on our optional excursion to the floating markets at Damnoen Saduak. Watch as the locals buy fresh produce from the traders on the boats, then head back into Bangkok to visit the 70-acre Rose Gardens to witness displays of Thai culture, Thai boxing and folk dancing, and enjoy an included buffet lunch, in the surroundings of a traditional Thai village.

Day Five: From Thailand to Cambodia

You'll have an early start to make the most of the day, this morning, as we travel through the unspoilt rural landscape to the border where you'll cross into Cambodia at Aranyaprathet-Poipet. Formalities completed, you'll begin the second part of your adventure with the short journey to the elegant French colonial city of Battambang.

Day Six: Cruise on Tonle Sap to Siem Reap

Journey across Tonle Sap, South East Asia's Great Lake, and see the villages built entirely on stilts that are home to the 'floating communities' whose livelihoods depend on the lake's waters. By mid afternoon you'll arrive in the colourful market town of Siem Reap, home to the archaeological Angkor National Museum, and gateway to the incredible temple complex of Angkor Thom.

This evening, you'll get your first taste of traditional Cambodian culture at an included dinner and dance show.

Day Seven: Included Bayon Temple, Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat excursion

Discover the four vast stone heads and countless carved faces of the Bayon, which stands in the heart of the 'lost city' of Angkor Thom, today.

Angkor Thom was the greatest citadel of the Khmer Empire that ruled half of South East Asia for nearly 600 years, and its ruined boulevards and gateways cover a vast area to the north of Siem Reap. And yet it is not the highlight of this landscape littered with great ruins. That title goes to Angkor Wat. The world's largest religious building, with its five great towers and 1000-metre-long carved bas-relief, is dazzling and unforgettable. Expect to return to your hotel awed and amazed by everything you've seen.

Day Eight: Included Hariharalaya temples excursion

Another day of exploration takes in the ruined Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei temples - all that remains of the ancient Khmer city of Hariharalaya. You'll also visit the hilltop temple of Banteay Srei to the north of Angkor Thom, and the temple of Banteay Samre to the east.

Day Nine: From Siem Reap to Phnom Penh

Travel to the evocative Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, set on the banks of the Mekong River, where you'll take an introductory afternoon's guided tour that includes The Royal Palace, and its Silver Pagoda of priceless Buddhist artefacts.

This evening, you'll have dinner at Phnom Penh's famous, riverside Foreign Correspondents' Club.

Day 10: Included Tuol Sleng Museum visit and Mekong boat trip to Vietnam

Today begins with a thought-provoking morning visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum, which chronicles the Pol Pot years and the reign of the Khmer Rouge. Afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to take a good look around the National Museum of Cambodia, the country's largest cultural, historical and archaeological museum.

You'll then board the fast boat along the Mekong River to feel the wind on your face on a thrilling boat ride into Vietnam, arriving at your overnight hotel in the border town of Chau Doc.

Day 11: Included Nui Sam visit and travel to Can Tho

Your day begins with a visit to the holy mountain of Nui Sam. Studded with pagodas and temples, the mountain offers visitors stunning views over the Mekong Delta (which you'll be heading towards today). You'll stay overnight in the university town of Can Tho, with its colourful floating markets, busy working harbour and sacred Khmer pagoda: Muniwangsyaram.

Day 12: From Can Tho to Ho Chi Minh City

Brilliantly coloured orchards, lush forests and traditional rice fields criss-crossed by a network of small tributaries: this is the unmistakable landscape of the Mekong Delta. Today, you'll enjoy a boat ride to the floating markets of Cai Rand and Cai Be, and visit the delta town of Vinh Long.

By evening, you'll arrive in Ho Chi Minh City for a two-night stay.

Day 13: Included Chu Chi Tunnels excursion

The remarkable Cu Chi tunnel complex provides a poignant reminder of the country's recent history. This 200 km underground labyrinth was used by the Viet Cong as a base, and now serves as a national memorial for those who lost their lives in the conflict.

Day 14: Included Ho Chi Minh City tour and flight home

A guided tour of Ho Chi Minh City reveals the city's fascinating mix of French colonial history and modern Vietnamese life. You'll see the grand General Post Office, the Reunification Hall on the site of the former President's Palace, the Xa Loi Pagoda with its bronze Buddha, and (time permitting) the War Remnants Museum.

You'll complete your tour with a celebratory Farewell Dinner: the perfect opportunity to look back on your holiday and relive the many highlights with your travelling companions (and new-found friends). Later, you'll transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Day 15: Arrive back in the UK

You'll touch down in the UK, today, after an unforgettable tour of South East Asia.

Prices

 Departure AirportDatePrice From
Aberdeen13 Sep 2017 £2289.00
Aberdeen11 Oct 2017 £2329.00
Belfast City13 Sep 2017 £2289.00
Belfast City11 Oct 2017 £2329.00
Edinburgh13 Sep 2017 £2289.00
Edinburgh11 Oct 2017 £2329.00
Glasgow13 Sep 2017 £2289.00
Glasgow11 Oct 2017 £2329.00
London Heathrow13 Sep 2017 £2089.00
London Heathrow11 Oct 2017 £2129.00
London Heathrow01 Nov 2017 £2129.00
London Heathrow22 Nov 2017 £2129.00
London Heathrow24 Jan 2018 £2159.00
London Heathrow07 Mar 2018 £2129.00
London Heathrow25 Apr 2018 £2079.00
London Heathrow16 May 2018 £1999.00
London Heathrow12 Sep 2018 £2039.00
London Heathrow19 Sep 2018 £2039.00
London Heathrow03 Oct 2018 £2129.00
London Heathrow10 Oct 2018 £2129.00
London Heathrow07 Nov 2018 £2129.00
London Heathrow14 Nov 2018 £2129.00
London Heathrow21 Nov 2018 £2129.00
Manchester13 Sep 2017 £2289.00
Manchester11 Oct 2017 £2329.00
Manchester01 Nov 2017 £2329.00
Manchester22 Nov 2017 £2329.00
Manchester24 Jan 2018 £2099.00
Manchester07 Mar 2018 £2089.00
Manchester25 Apr 2018 £2079.00
Manchester16 May 2018 £1999.00
Manchester12 Sep 2018 £2039.00
Manchester19 Sep 2018 £2039.00
Manchester03 Oct 2018 £2129.00
Manchester10 Oct 2018 £2129.00
Manchester07 Nov 2018 £2129.00
Manchester14 Nov 2018 £2129.00
Manchester21 Nov 2018 £2129.00

Follow the Mekong Touring Hotels

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a European four-star standard. Throughout, rooms have air conditioning, private facilities, telephones, TV, mini-bars and tea- and coffee-making facilities.

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Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Tonle Sap

Should the water in Tonle Sap Lake be too low, the journey by boat on Day Six will be replaced with coach transportation.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. A visa is required for entry to Cambodia. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for six months beyond the exit date from Cambodia. The current charge for British Citizens is £30. British Citizens do not require a visa to visit Thailand. Until 30 June 2017, British Citizens do not require a visa for single entry visits to Vietnam if staying for less than 15 days. If travelling to Vietnam after 1 July 2017, a visa will be required, and the current charge for British Citizens is £54. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before your departure date.

On your flight

All flights travel overnight and land at your destination the next day. On-board meals will usually be dinner and breakfast. All drinks are complimentary.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*Low deposit of £75 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th February and 31st March 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Follow the Mekong - Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam Reviews collected by Reevoo

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Thailand, Cambodia & VietnamScores 8.6 out of 10 based on 99 reviews
(6 out of 10)

Sam

Couple
If you're keen to visit these countries and are not so confident about travelling independently then this holiday would be a good choice for you. You see a mix of urban and rural with a focus on areas of national or spiritual signifance. If you have limited mobility then this trip is arranged to make things very easy and accessible for you. You'll feel safe, looked after and there are always other people around. We travelled as a couple who are largely accustomed to making our own arrangements, are pretty physically active, love nature and wildlife, but enjoy having the flexibility to pick and choose what we do each day, even if that includes taking a day to do nothing much, chill out, perhaps while away a few hours in a cafe, bar or by the pool. This holiday is pretty full on with few opportunities to do that and we felt we were being told what to do pretty much most of the time which wore away our enthusiam for what could be a fantastic tour of these three stunning countries. A lot of time is spent on the coach itself. The local guide Nom, who accompanied us through much of Cambodia, was exceptional; friendly, so knowledgeable and professional. An option to dine together rather than having to eat with a large crowd would have been a pleasant change too. Perhaps this style of holiday just wasn't for us as at times it had the ambience of a pensioner's coach trip.
Confirmed traveller: 01 March 2017
Published on: 16 March 2017
(9 out of 10)

ANDREW

CHICHESTER
Andrew and Mari Berriman, Chichester
Newmarket Holiday Follow the Mekong

OVERALL
A hectic fortnight with early wake-up calls; not for the faint-hearted; only two real breaks for an afternoon swim (Day 7 Angkor Wat, and last day), but so many highlights and memories made it unmissable, and excellent value for money. Very high standard of hotels and meals, and the Vietnamese Airline Dreamliner aircraft had plenty of legroom. Take plenty of US dollars (and Imodium!). Chilled water is constantly provided free everywhere; Angkor/Saigon beer is cheap, wine not. Crocodile meat is an acquired taste. Bangkok is tacky; one of our group was taken on a tuk tuk to a tailor?s and brothel. Cambodia is fascinating, Vietnam?s city scooters unbelievable, and the beautiful Mekong is everywhere from Siem Reap onwards.

HIGHLIGHTS (in order of ?wow? factor)
1. Battambang Bamboo Train; huge fun
2. Ta Prohm temple, Angkor, covered in banyan trees and strangler fig
3. The Cambodian guide, Nom, was brilliant; so informative and natural
4. Toul Siang Security-21 Genocide Museum (Pol Pot), Phnom Penh
5. Cu Chi Vietcong Tunnels, Saigon
6. War Remnants Museum, Saigon: Vietnam War, superb colour photos
7. Victoria Hotel, Can Tho, magical setting; Victoria Hotel, Chaudoc, colonial
8. Day 4, Bangkok Skytrain overhead railway (?1, but have exact 42 baht) from nearby Victory Monument to Saphan Taksin station, then Expressboat north up river to Wat Arun and Tha Chang and beyond, all for 15p; get a city centre map from the hotel
9. River Kwai optional excursion whole day
10. Cai Rang early morning floating market, Can Tho
11. Boat trip past the Kompong Pluk floating village, Tonle Sap lake, Cambodia
12. Sunset on the Mekong at end of four hour boat journey to Chaudoc
13. Eating rice popcorn and drinking snake brandy, Vinh Long

LOWLIGHTS (in order of ?ugh? factor)
1. Exiting Bangkok Airport, be careful; we lost three people for over two hours because the local guilde was at point 10, which we didn?t know about
2. Bangkok city travel was so slow due to constant traffic jams
3. Bangkok was all cars, concrete, and underwhelming temples
4. Lack of seat rotation on coaches, as there is a lot of long, slow, coach travel
5. Hygiene issues caused half the group to have a day of diarrhoea
6. Blanket of cloud at Angkor Wat, so no promised ?spectacular sunrise?
7. Female group members found the rural Cambodian squat loos challenging!
8. The long flight to Bangkok via Saigon, but can?t be helped
Confirmed traveller: 08 February 2017
Published on: 06 March 2017
(10 out of 10)

STEPHEN

Rochford Couple
One of the best Holidays we have ever had. The whole holiday was very well organised and jam packed with lots to see and do. The food and hotels were excellent and I cannot fault the holiday for the price. We will definitely use Newmarket travel again.
Confirmed traveller: 07 December 2016
Published on: 19 December 2016