Vietnam, Thailand & Cambodia Adventure
Enjoy an Asian odyssey through 3 amazing countries!
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Group Size: Average 18-22
Trip code: VTC
Duration: 47 days or longer
Make new friends on this exciting group tour in Asia. Discover Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia and enjoy your very own Asian odyssey! We have selected three of our most popular and flexible Asia programmes and put them together to create the ideal adventure tour, which includes our 25 day Thai Adventure, our 10 day Cambodia on a Shoestring tour and our 12 day Vietnam Adventure. Pack all these perfect Asian destinations into one awesome multi-country experience!
- Experience buzzing Asian cities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
- See some of Asia’s most iconic highlights, such as Vietnam’s Halong Bay, the Mekong River and Cambodia’s amazing Angkor Wat
- Go on unforgettable overnight adventure treks and have a unique elephant experience in Thailand
- Enjoy beach bliss and party time in Vietnam, on Thailand’s Koh Tao and Koh Phangan islands and in Cambodia’s stunning beach resort of Koh Rong!
Discover three fantastic Asian countries in one top tour: Kick off with our 25 day Thai Adventure, followed by a 10 day Cambodia on a Shoestring tour and our awesome 12 day Vietnam Adventure!
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok. One of our team will meet you and take you to your hostel where you’ll meet the rest of your group and enjoy a first night out on Khao San Road!
Day 2: Bangkok to Chiang Mai. See the best of Bangkok with a long-tail boat tour including temple visits to Wat Arun and Wat Pho and an optional stop at the Grand Palace. Travel overnight to Chiang Mai.
Day 3: Chiang Mai. Arrive in Chiang Mai and explore the laid-back city before joining a Thai cooking class and going bargain-hunting at the famous Chiang Mai Night Market.
Day 4: Chiang Mai to the Elephant Project. Spend a night in an ethical elephant camp where you’ll get hands on with the animals, feeding and bathing them. Then sleep in a hut next to the herd!
Day 5: Hill Trek. Trek the spectacular mountains of Northern Thailand where you’ll see the most jaw-dropping views. Spend the night in a rustic retreat under a canopy of stars.
Day 6: Hill Trek & Chiang Mai. Trek for a couple of hours this morning before hopping on a traditional bamboo raft. Then transfer back to Chiang Mai.
Day 7: Chiang Mai to Koh Phi Phi. Fly to Krabi before getting the ferry to the tropical island of Phi Phi. Drop your bags before hitting the beach for a sun downer.
Day 8: Koh Phi Phi. Bliss out with free time in paradise today. Top up your tan, snorkel round the bay or treat yourself to a Thai massage on the sand.
Day 9: Phi Phi Viewpoint. Hike up to the best viewpoint on the island for the most amazing panorama across the island’s twin bays. Hit the bars tonight with your mates.
Day 10: Phi Phi Boat Trip. Cruise the crystal-clear waters round Phi Phi with lots of stops to swim and snorkel and a visit to Monkey Island to meet the cheeky residents.
Day 11: Phi Phi to Ao Nang. Transfer to Ao Nang. Tickle your taste buds tonight with a guided street-food crawl.
Day 12: Ao Nang & Bor Thor Mangrove Forests. Kayak through the mangrove forests of Bor Thor including a stop to see 3,000 year old cave paintings!
Day 13: Hong & Poda Island Boat Trip. Enjoy a boat trip today to the idyllic islands of Hong and Poda. Catch some rays, take some sea-selfies, or go snorkelling.
Day 14: Ao Nang to Khao Sok. Head inland to Khao Sok National Park where we’ll be taking a long-tail boat tour before spending the night in a ‘float-house’ on the lake.
Day 15: Khao Sok to Koh Samui. Opt to take an early boat safari in the Park before travelling to Koh Samui, where we’ll have some beach time before going out for a big one in Chaweng!
Day 16: Koh Samui Beach Day. Free time on Koh Samui! Catch up on some zzzzs, lie back on a lilo, or slurp a smoothie to detox after your big night out!
Day 17: Ang Thong Marine Park. Take a day trip into the shimmering waters of Ang Thong. Snorkel and swim in the crystal-clear sea. Don’t forget your camera!
Day 18: Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Take the ferry to Koh Phangan where you’ll be staying in the lively Baan Tai area.
Day 19: Free time on Koh Phangan. Kick back on the beach today, or book yourself onto a yoga or Muay Thai class before experiencing the hedonistic nightlife of the island.
Day 20: Free time on Koh Phangan. Spend today recovering, or get active with some paddle-boarding or a hike into the jungled interior of the island. Tonight’s your last night in Koh Phangan so go large!
Day 21: Koh Phangan to Koh Tao. Hop across to Koh Tao where you’ll find white sand beaches, palm trees and world-class diving. Drop your bag at the hostel and head out to explore.
Day 22: Koh Tao Boat Trip. Board the boat for an awesome snorkelling trip, including a stop at Koh Nang Yuan with its slender beach that disappears under the sea at high tide.
Day 23: Free Time on Koh Tao. How will you spend your last day in heaven? Will you go diving, take a long-tail tour, play beach volleyball or just put the finishing touches to your tan?
Day 24: Koh Tao to Bangkok. Say farewell to Koh Tao – we’re heading back to Bangkok by ferry then bus. Head out for a final night under the neon lights of Khao San Road.
Day 25: Trip End. Head back to the airport - the Thai leg of your adventure has come to an end. Sawasdee-ka!!
Cambodia on a Shoestring
Day 1: Bangkok. Arrive into Bangkok at any time and make your way to your accommodation in time for a 6pm welcome meeting.
Day 2: Bangkok/Siem Reap. Cross the Cambodian border and head for beautiful Siem Reap. Enjoy a tasty traditional meal at a local community project. Get to know the locals and enjoy a unique insight into Cambodian life.
Day 3: Siem Reap. Wake up early to watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat. Enjoy a guided tour around the temples and statues. Spend the afternoon relaxing in Siem Reap or choose from a range of optional activities, including a museum visit and a circus performance.
Day 4: Siem Reap/Phnom Penh. Jump aboard a local bus and travel to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. Arrive in the city and follow your guide on a brief orientation walk. Get ready for your first night of Cambodian city living!
Day 5: Phnom Penh. Take advantage of a full free day of exploration. Opt to visit the infamous S-21 prison or the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek. Alternatively, you could delve into the busy Russian Market or take a look at the Royal Palace.
Day 6: Phnom Penh/Koh Rong. Head south to the stunning Cambodian coast and transfer to the paradise island of Koh Rong. Relax on your own private beach and enjoy a dip in the warm sea waters.
Day 7: Koh Rong. Spend the day chilling on the beach or opt to join a snorkelling boat trip and get up close to underwater wildlife.
Day 8: Koh Rong/Chambok. Climb aboard a private vehicle and travel to rural Cambodia for a traitional homestay. Tuck into an authentic homemade meal at a local village.
Day 9: Chambok/Ho Chi Minh City. Roll across the border into Vietnam, and travel through the gorgeous countryside towards Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy a street food crawl and then head out into the city for some independent exploration.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City. Your fantastic shoestring adventure comes to an end today! Say goodbye to group and head for the airport. Depart at any time.
Please note: Travel between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi is not included. Please speak to a travel advisor for advice about this journey. Depending on start dates, there may be some time between the Cambodia and the Vietnam portion of the trip. Please contact us for more information.
Day 1: Welcome to Vietnam. Arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, where you’ll be met and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy your first night in Vietnam!
Day 2: Hanoi Rickshaw Tour. Tour around the city on a rickshaw and keep your eyes peeled for key sites such as the Presidential Palace, the beautiful West Lake, the Ho Chi Minh complex and the One Pillar Pagoda. Breakfast included.
Day 3: Ha Long Bay cruise. Wake up early and make your way to the traditional Vietnamese junk boat that’ll be your home for the night! As you cruise you’ll have the chance to go caving, sea kayaking and even try your hand at a spot of late-night squid fishing! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 4: Wake up in Ha Long. A real treat in store tonight – a stay on your very own private island! Chill out on this gorgeous island, get competitive with some beach volleyball and soak up the glorious sun! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 5: Ninh Binh Homestay. Return to Ha Long Bay before plunging south to the stunning landscapes of Ninh Binh. Check in to a fantastic riverside homestay, and watch the sky turn orange and pink as the sun sets in this magnificent location. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 6: Beautiful Ninh Binh. Join a bicycle tour through the countryside. Then hop on a boat and glide along gentle rivers and delve into atmospheric caves. After lunch, ascend the legendary 450 steps of Dragon Mountain Viewpoint and prepare for a magical sunset. Overnight train down to Hoi An. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Hoi An. Wake up this morning in Danang and hop on a bus to Hoi An. Explore the lantern lit streets, wander around the shops and market stalls or simply gaze out over the wonderful waterways.
Day 8: Cycling and Crab Fishing. Today, jump aboard a fisherman’s boat and learn to catch crab as you float through tranquil Vietnamese waters! Then, learn how to whip up some tasty Vietnamese delicacies at a cooking class. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City. Jump on a short flight to southern Vietnam and visit famous Ho Chi Minh City. Soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant place.
Day 10: Mekong Delta. Today explore the beautiful Mekong Delta and learn first hand how locals live, visit local villages and experience daily life on the Mekong.
Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels. Head underground and explore the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels, a sprawling network of underground passages that were used during the war for supplies and communication. Then enjoy a farewell night out in Ho Chi Minh City. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 12: Vietnam Adventure ends. Your amazing combo adventure has come to an end! Head to the airport and fly home.
Please note: We try to run as many of our start dates back-to-back, however on occasional start dates there may be days in between where you will need to arrange your own accommodation. All itineraries are for guidance only and are subject to change.
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Arrange your flights to arrive in Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok between 6am and 10pm on day 1 of your tour. You will be met at the airport by your group leader, who will take you to your hotel and introduce you to the rest of your group.
The Thai Adventure ends in Bangkok on day 25. You can depart at any time. A return airport transfer is not included however your guide can help you arrange this locally.
Your tour begins in Bangkok on day 1 of your Cambodia trip.
Your tour ends in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on Day 10 on your Cambodia trip. A return airport transfer is not included. Speak to us about travel options from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. This journey is at your own cost.
Arrive into Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on day 1 of your Vietnam Adventure trip. You will be met and transferred to your accommodation.
You can arrive in advance of the start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra night's accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date then please let us know this in advance.
The tour ends in Ho Chi Minh. A return airport transfer is not included but is easily arranged.
24 nights accommodation is included on your Thai Adventure. Most nights will be spent in hostels. Rooms are a combination of single-sex and mixed-sex dorms. We’ve hand-picked an incredible selection of hostel accommodation, perfect for young travellers looking for an upscale look, and a sociable atmosphere. Rooms are dorm-style with a Thai-chic feel and all your creature comforts taken care of.
Accommodation at the elephant project is in simple huts in the grounds, so you’ll be sleeping right next to the elephants! Rooms are simple, but clean and comfortable with dorm-style beds and mosquito nets. On the overnight trek we’ll be staying in a rustic retreat and in Khao Sok National Park, we’ve got something really special lined up with a night in a ‘float-house’ – a Thai bungalow built on a raft! The facilities may be basic, but the setting is out of this world.
Please note: In some of the hotels along the way, you may be asked to pay a security deposit of £15 - £20. This is standard practice across Thailand
9 nights of multi-share accommodation are included on this trip.
7 breakfasts and 2 dinners are included on this trip.
You will be required to purchase the rest of your meals yourself. This is an excellent opportunity to throw yourself into local life and interact with local people at restaurants and food markets. Southeast Asian cuisine is delicious and mostly very cheap so eating out during your trip shouldn’t break the bank!
11 nights of accommodation are included on this part of your trip.
You will mainly stay in twin or triple share hotel rooms. In Hanoi, you will stay in a funky ‘flashpacker’ hostel dorm. You will also spend one night on board a traditional junk boat on Ha Long Bay, one night on a private island, one night in a homestay and one night on a comfy bed on an overnight train!
9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners are included.
Please note: On certain start dates of this combo adventure, there may be a few days between the end of one tour and the beginning of the next. Accommodation during this time is at your own cost. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
The minimum age to join this group tour is 18.
Thailand - British nationals can enter Thailand without a visa for a stay of up to 30 days. On certain start dates you may have a few days between your tours which will mean you will stay in Thailand for more than 30 days. For these dates you will need to apply for a 60-day visa. Please contact us for more details.
Cambodia - Visas can be obtained in advance from your nearest embassy or on arrival in Bangkok. You will need at least one full working day to arrange this. You can also obtain your visa at the Cambodian border for approx. £25. Bring plenty of passport size photos with you.
Vietnam - British nationals will need to apply for a visa before travelling to Vietnam. You can apply for a eVisa, which will allow for 30 days in Vietnam, through the offical Vietnamese government website.
As you will return to Vietnam on the Cambodia on a Shoestring leg of your trip, you may have to apply for a multi-entry visa in advance of travel. Please check the Vietnam embassy website for up to date visa information.
Please note: Entry requirements for Vietnam change frequently, so please check the embassy websites for up to date information in advance of travel.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.