Looking for an amazing Thailand and Cambodia adventure tour? A way to travel to Cambodia from Thailand without worrying about border scams, experience the best of what this amazing place has to offer and meet heaps of new travel buddies at the same time?
Well jump on this epic 16 day Thailand and Cambodia Tour including the world famous Angkor Wat Temples with the crew of Tru Travels and get ready for some serious adventure!
Covering Bangkok, Koh Chang, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Koh Rong Samloem and Kampot your trip will see you sipping cocktails on the beach, snorkelling, visiting local markets, partying on the infamous Pub Street as well as learning about the darker side of Cambodian history at S21 and the Killing Fields.
And of course the highlight for many is seeing sunrise of the Angkor Wat Temples – one of the most iconic world heritage sites in South East Asia and something you wont be forgetting in a hurry.
Throughout your travel in Cambodia you’ll be staying with our good buddies at the Mad Monkey Hostels – so we can guarantee you’ll be having a good few parties and meeting heaps of amazing travellers!
It has everything you need to make the most of Cambodia – from transport and accommodation to both a local and western guide, so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of and concentrate on enjoying your amazing trip!
It’s 16 days packed full of adventure and Cambodian goodness with your new travel buddies!
Want to start in Phnom Penh instead? Then check out our 12 Day Monkey Ladder Tour!
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Arrival in Bangkok
We will either pick you from the airport or meet you at the guesthouse and introduce you to the crew. You’ll have the rest of the day to get settled before we head out in the evening with the rest of the group for a welcome meal and a few drinks on Khao San Road.
Sightseeing & Shopping
Today you get to experience either Chutuchack Weekend Market (JJ’s) or MBK mall (Massive market or shooping mall) .At both you can buy almost anything in the known universe and usually for a pretty decent price. JJ is also home to one of our favorite bars in Bangkok, where you can enjoy a delicious cocktail and awesome DJ’s! In the evening we can hit up Khao San again or take a cruise along the Chao Phraya River to town and take in the magnificent night time views of the riverbank with lit up temples, old and new Thai architecture.
Onwards to Rayong – Boat Trips, Waterfalls & Turtles
Leaving Bangkok in the morning we take a private minibus to the lovely beach-side town of Rayong. Today you can either relax by the pool and sample some of the famous local cuisine or jump on board the Undiscovered Thailand boat for a day of sea, sun and fun. We’ll visit an awesome local waterfall, do some snorkelling and even visit a turtle sanctuary (seasonal) or try a spot of fly boarding (optional).
Koh Chang bound
Today we hit the coastal road again over to the beautiful Island of Koh Chang. Whilst the 3rd biggest Thai Island, Koh Chang is not as well know among tourists as others like Samui or Phuket so it’s some what of an idyll. We stay in some cool little beach bungalows in the backpacker area of Lonely Beach which has great stretches of white sand, crystal clear water, cool bars and restaurants. Kayak, explore, fish, sunbathe or party… do whatever you like. We have two days to chill and ready ourselves for the next leg of our epic road trip… Cambodia!
Sihanoukvile & Koh Rong
We start the Cambodia leg of the tour in Sihanoukville where there is no shortage of beaches, islands and parties. Whilst down in Sihanoukville we’ll stay near the main beach for two nights and hit the famous beach parties at Dolphin Bar (50c beers!) and other good time beach shacks. We take part in a pirate ship booze cruise around the islands on day 7, then hop over to the tropical island paradise of Koh Rong on day 8 for the next two nights (What could Koh wrong?).
On day 10 we take a short ride to the great little town of Kampot. Staying at an awesome backpackers right on the river we’ll spend the next two days chilling, rafting, tubing, hiking, cycling and maybe even rock climbing and abseiling in caves… YES!
Arriving in the capital by private mini bus, we’ll get checked into one of the coolest backpackers in the city with the best roof top bar! We’ll do some exploring or a bit of heritage sight-seeing at Wat Phnom, the founding temple of Phnom Penh and a sunset boat cruize (with beer) along the Mekong River. Whilst in the city, tradition dictates that we take a tour to the historical and eye opening site of the Khmer Killing Fields and S21. Two historical land marks which shine some light on Cambodia’s chilling and not too distant past.
While here we also eat at some nice spots including Dine in the Dark (A feature restaurant where you dine in complete darkness) and Friends Restaurant which serves Khmer tapas and is a training restaurant run by a charity for under privileged youth so they can gain employment and escape poverty. Also… We’ll sample some of the cities night life and party till the early hours.
Depending on the season we’ll either take a mini van or boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, home of the magnificent Angkor Wat temple ruins (where they filmed Tomb Raider & Tekken). We’ll take a sunrise bike ride through the temple complex exploring the awe inspiring ancient ruins which happen to be a UNESCO World Heritage site. If you’re ballin’ you can even take a balloon ride and get a bird’s-eye view.
Whilst here you can also visit a local NGO’s volunteer project (where we can arrange for you to stay longer and volunteer after the tour if you wish), or take time to explore town and its surroundings. We stay in one of the towns most sociable and fun backpackers so expect plenty of parties and good times! On the last night we’ll take you out for a nice meal on us then to pub street for a pub-crawl to end the trip on a high. As always we can help you get to wherever you want to go next. Whether you’re doing one of our Top Ups or joining another TruTour for the next leg of your journey – we’ll make sure you’re in the right place at the right time for the fun to roll on!
2017 Thailand and Cambodia Start Dates
05Jan, 12Jan, 29Jan
08Aug, 20Aug, 31Aug
Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour)
15 Nights accomodation
All transport included
Khao San Road night out
Rayong boat trip
Koh chang island chill
Dolphin Bar boat party
Sihanoukville beach day
Island hop to Koh Rong Samloem
Island boat & fishing trip
Kampot river activities
S21 & Khmer killing fields
Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
Party on Pub street
- Help and advise for onward travel
No Local Payments!
EXTRA NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
- Accommodation before the trip starts at our hotel Mango Lagoon Place is roughly $30 per night per room. This is based on a Twin share however they also have the option of triples at this hotel at an extra cost.
- Accommodation after the trip finishes in Siem Reap www.madmonkeyhostels.com/siem-reap roughly $34 per private room per night.
All onward travel can be booked with one of our awesome group leaders during or after the tour
There are some optional activities that you can choose to do for an extra charge in various locations on tour. E.g. Fly boarding in Rayong, Zip lining in Koh Chang, Rock climbing in Kampot and even hot air ballooning over Angkor Wat. These can all be booked with your awesome group leader while on tour.
Open date tickets are subject to availability, please give at least 14 days notice to book. All bookings must be reconfirmed 24-48 hours in advance.