Southeast Asia Express

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Find out why Southeast Asia is a favourite for culture-hungry adventurers on this activity-packed trip spanning Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Our 11-day itinerary starts in electric Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, before we move to the peaceful Mekong Delta and summit the holy Sam Mountain at sunset. It’s then on to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where we learn about the...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Admire the Mekong Delta from Sam Mountain at sunset
    • Visit the moving Killing Fields of Cambodia
    • Enjoy an evening cylo tour of Phnom Penh
    • Discover the charming city of Battambang and explore the area on a leisurely bike ride
    • Spend a night with a local family in the traditional Cambodian village of Banteay Chhmar
    • Explore Unesco-listed Angkor, one of the most important archaeological sites in the world

What's this trip about?

    Find out why Southeast Asia is a favourite for culture-hungry adventurers on this activity-packed trip spanning Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Our 11-day itinerary starts in electric Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, before we move to the peaceful Mekong Delta and summit the holy Sam Mountain at sunset. It’s then on to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where we learn about the country’s sobering recent history at the Killing Fields and embark on an evening cyclo tour, a quintessential Cambodian experience. We then journey to the rural village of Banteay Chhmar to stay with a local family before exploring Angkor, one of the world’s great archaeological zones. Our journey finishes in Bangkok, Thailand, a perfect base to extend or conclude your Southeast Asia adventure.Join our essential introduction to one of the world’s great destinations for culturally curious adventurers

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityHo Chi Minh City
End CityBangkok

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Cambodia
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Attractions

  • Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh

Activities

  • Culture
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner
    • All accommodation
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Tour leaders (one local leader in each destination)
    • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone

Itinerary

Day 1 Start Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, a thundering, frenetic introduction to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. There’s a welcome briefing with your leader this evening, followed by an optional group dinner at a local restaurant. However, the rest of the day is free. If you’re itchin...

Day 2 Drive to Chau Doc; visit Sam Mountain for sunset

After breakfast, we leave Ho Chi Minh City and drive (approximately six hours including a lunch stop) to Chau Doc on the Mekong Delta. After checking into our hotel, we transfer out of town for a 30-minute walk to the top of Sam Mountain for sunset, enjoying views ove...

Day 3 To Cambodia: visit Phnom Chisor temple then transfer to Phnom Penh; evening cyclo tour

After driving approximately one hour to the Tinh Bien-Phnom Den land border, we bid Vietnam farewell, cross into Cambodia and meet our Cambodian tour leader. Our drive then takes us via Phnom Chisor, a mountain-top temple built in the Angkorian era, where we enjoy wo...

Day 4 Sightseeing including Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda; Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields

Despite the devastating Khmer Rouge regime and subsequent civil war, Phnom Penh is a fascinating city to explore with fine French colonial architecture and a gastronomic scene to rival any. This morning, we tour the Royal Palace – official residence of King Sihamoni –...

Day 5 Travel to Battambang; sunset at Phnom Sampov

This morning, we depart Phnom Penh and transfer to Battambang – pronounced Battambong – the second-largest city in Cambodia. The drive, which passes paddy fields and farms, will take approximately six hours but we stop for lunch and to visit a pottery village. Battam...

Day 6 Half-day cycle around Battambang countryside and rural villages; transfer to Banteay Chhmar for overnight homestay

Following breakfast, we have a leisurely half-day bike ride through the Battambang countryside. Stop along the way to learn about rural life and discover cottage industries producing ripe paper, dried bananas and bamboo sticky rice. The 15mi (24km) cycle is easy ridin...

Day 7 Morning market visit and lunch; afternoon transfer to Siem Reap

After a home-cooked breakfast, we visit the market with our hosts to pick fresh vegetables, meat and herbs before returning to help them prepare and cook a delicious lunch. We enjoy our creation before departing the village in the early afternoon and transferring to S...

Day 8 Sunrise and full day at Angkor

This morning, we tour the standout attraction in Cambodia: Angkor, the one-time capital of the Khmer empire. Rediscovered in the 1870s and described by French explorer Henri Mouchot as ‘grander than anything of Greece or Rome’, this Unesco World Heritage site is one o...

Day 9 Further time at Angkor; free afternoon

This morning, we continue our exploration of Angkor with a visit to the small 10th-century temple of Banteay Srei, located 22mi (35km) from Siem Reap town and containing fine examples of Khmer sculpture. The afternoon is free for you to independently explore Angkor, ...

Day 10 To Thailand; transfer to Bangkok

We have an early start to travel from Siem Reap to Bangkok (approximately 10 hours). After the border crossing (which usually takes up to an hour), we meet our Thai tour leader and have our first taste of Thai food at a local restaurant before continuing onto Bangkok....

Day 11 End Bangkok

The tour ends this morning after breakfast. Catch your free transfer to the airport to begin your journey home. Alternatively, speak to your sales representative to extend your stay in this thrilling city.

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Dates & Availability

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Price per day$145
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Exodus Travels.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations

Accommodation

,We spend 10 nights in comfortable hotels and one night in a homestay guesthouse. The accommodation is in good-quality hotels (three- or four-star) with all rooms offering air conditioning or fans. All hotels have private bathrooms and the guesthouse homestay has shared bathroom facilities. Please note, the accommodations listed in the day-to-day itinerary are the standard hotels used. However, there may be some departures where groups stay at similar hotels of the same standard and quality. If you are a solo traveller and would prefer not to share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex, you can request a private room for a supplement. Private rooms are available for nine nights of the tour, except the one night at the homestay guesthouse in Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia. Please advise your sales representative at the time of booking if you would to include the single supplement.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
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Meals Included
All breakfasts, two lunches and one dinner are included. The food on this trip is a real highlight for many. Southeast Asian cuisine is typically freshly prepared dishes with strong aromatic flavours. There is a focus on herbs and citrus, ensuring each dish packs a punch; chilli features highly too, but is easily avoided if desired. Most dishes come with rice and many are served in a banana leaf with a variety of dips and herbs served separately. Visiting three countries means a different culinary experience every time you cross the border; try banh xeo (huge sizzling pancakes) in Vietnam, fish amok curry in Cambodia for a creamy, fragrant coconut-based dish; and freshly made pad Thai noodles from the Bangkok street stalls. Western food is readily available almost everywhere in the bigger cities, but not in Banteay Chhmar. Vegetarian food is widely available; however, the offering will be fairly similar in smaller locations visited. Please advise at time of booking if you have any dietary requirements.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
10 nights in comfortable hotels and one-night in a homestay guesthouse to experience Cambodian hospitality Travel by private air-conditioned minibus or bus Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader The trip concludes in Bangkok, Thailand, the perfect city to extend your Southeast Asia adventure
Trip ID
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