crossing cambodia tour

So you've only got two weeks to see what the region has to offer?

This 12-day/11-night tour takes you overland through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam's biggest cities and back. Visit Bangkok's big hitters, learn about Cambodia's rich and painful history, sample Vietnam's freshest fare and float along the Mekong River. Meet three countries, their history and people, garnering a sense of place, leaving with a connection to it all. 

Backpack-style, we travel via local, public transportation -- buses, tuk-tuk's, taxi's and riverboats. Days are spent exploring the city's top sights or in transit; at night, dine in unique spots and rest well in boutique hotels. 


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Bangkok, Thailand

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

​Mekong Delta (Can Tho), Vietnam


  • Visit the famed palaces, golden Buddhas and rooftops of Bangkok​.

  • Walk the temples of Angkor and learn about the Khmer empire's rich history and religious evolution.

  • Catch the unconventional circus that's transforming the lives of Cambodia's youth in Siem Reap.

  • Learn about the Khmer Rouge and the country's painful genocide in Phnom Penh.

  • Enjoy cocktails during a sunset cruise on Tonle Sap Lake.

  • See colonial and wartime sights, and taste the best of Vietnamese street food in Saigon -- on foot or motorbike.

  • Experience life in the Mekong Delta by river boat, row boat, bike and hammock, taking time to relax riverside (and poolside).

  • End the tour with a grand night out back in Bangkok's shiny metropolis.

What's Included?

  • 11 nights accommodation

  • All transport on tour

  • Local guides on all excursions

  • Full day tour of Bangkok, including visits to Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha), the Grand Palace

  • Admission and transport to Cambodia's Angkor Archaeological Park

  • Full-day "Day in the Life" village tour outside Siem Reap

  • A night at the Phare Circus 

  • Sunset boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake in Phnom Penh

  • Half day tour of Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) and Tuol Sleng (S-21)

  • City and street food tour on motorbike (or vehicle if preferred) in Saigon

  • Two day/one night tour of Vietnam's Mekong Delta, including a stay at an eco-lodge along the river, floating market tour, and village bike ride

What's not? 

  • Most meals and drinks

  • Optional excursions (you'll have free time)

  • International airfare to/from start and end point

  • Visas

  • Tips for local guides

  • Travel insurance (I recommend World Nomads)

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Southeast Asia Tours - Cambodia Tours - King Sihanouk's Monument in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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