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Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam, by Land and Sea

Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam, by Land and Sea

Start your journey with Thailand and Cambodia on a trip is jam-packed with experiences and destinations that venture beyond where others go. Thailand's stunning beauty and charismatic culture are ever-present. Witness traditional hilltribe life in a H'mong village, support the rehabilitation of the endangered Asian elephant, step back in time in the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai and try your hand at creating some gastronomic delights. Cross the border and combine the magnificence of the Khmer Empire with lively Phnom Penh for the perfect way to get acquainted with the captivating nation of Cambodia. Witness the grandeur of ancient Angkor Wat, see the enigmatic faces of the Bayon, confront the tragedy of the recent past and delight in the hopes for the future. Then head to Vietnam to explore the stunning coastline, hundreds of miles long, which is seen mostly by local fisherman. Small-ship adventure cruising, however, is a way of experiencing not only the must-see limestone scenery of Halong Bay, but also those destinations most travellers haven’t discovered yet. The star of this particular show is Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, an unspoiled haven of cliffs, mountains, rivers and impossibly long caves that were discovered barely a decade ago. Add in historic Hue, vibrant Hanoi and the important war sites of Vinh Moc and Khe Sanh, and this becomes one unforgettable week of leisure and discovery in Vietnam.

Holiday Highlights

  • Whip up a culinary storm and taste delicious local dishes in a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai
  • Travel like the locals do on an overnight sleeper train, the best way to travel long distances, meet locals and maximise time at destinations
  • Make some new pachyderm pals at the unique Friends of the Asia Elephants Hospital and learn about the great work they do to protect these magnificent creatures
  • Uncover the ancient charms of Sukhothai as you leisurely cycle around the ruin-filled Historical Park, and feel your own cheerfulness increasing in the city named ‘Rising Happiness’
  • Pay your respect at the memorials by the infamous ‘Bridge over the River Kwai’ – learn about its dark history and the construction of the death railway in Kanchanaburi during the war
  • Discover the contrasting sides to Cambodia’s history at Phnom Penh’s Tuoi Sieng Genocide Museum (S21) and Choeung Ek, and the city’s Royal palace and Silver Pagoda
  • Dine at the Friends restaurant to taste delicious local food and support an organisation that helps vulnerable local children
  • Uncover the incredible structures and history of Angkor Wat on a fully guided tour
  • Go where few tourists have gone – to the astounding Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where caves as long as 30 kilometres were discovered only recently
  • The Vinh Moc tunnels and Khe Sanh Combat Base provide an eye-opening insight into the history of the America-Vietnam war
  • Be enchanted by the dreamlike scenery of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam’s must-see natural wonder of limestone islands
  • Witness the great scene of early morning ritual at Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi. Here you might encounter anything from laughing yoga to ballroom dancing
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Max Group Size48Duration23 days
ThemesAdventure Cruising, Explorer
CategoryGoldTrips for those who want a tonne of inclusions, better standard accommodation, larger roomier vehicles.

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