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Thailand & Mekong Experience

  • Duration

    21 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Go Beyond
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    $8,990pp
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Experience the very best of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand in a three-week Asian adventure. Begin in Saigon, cruise upriver to Phnom Penh, and travel north to explore the jungle-swathed temples of Angkor, before heading west into historic Thailand to discover its sandy beaches, revolutionary vineyards and wild national parkland with free-roaming elephants.

Tour Highlights

Our Thailand & Mekong Experience tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Thailand & Mekong Experience Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Fly To Saigon

    Days 1: Fly To Saigon

    Fly overnight to Saigon. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before your welcome dinner.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2

    Saigon

    Day 2: Saigon

    Enjoy a relaxed introduction to Saigon, including architectural landmarks such as the French colonial-style Notre Dame and Central Post Office. Tonight's dinner is at NOIR, a true 'dining in the dark' experience. This social enterprise employs visually impaired locals, who invite you on a culinary journey with lasting impact.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    Cu Chi Tunnels

    Days 3: Cu Chi Tunnels

    This morning, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to learn about the Viet Cong's tactical strategies during the Vietnam War. Relax with a fresh 'farm-to-table' lunch at a Vietnamese farm before an afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 4

    Board Victoria Mekong

    Days 4: Board Victoria Mekong

    Travel from Saigon to Can Tho, the beating heart of the Mekong Delta, where you will board the Victoria Mekong, your home for the next four nights. Sip a sundown cocktail and hear a traditional music performance as the ship casts off towards Long Xuyen.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Tiger Island

    Day 5: Tiger Island

    Tender ashore to visit Long Xuyen floating market and the An Giang Traditions Museum with its exhibitions on local cultures. During lunch, the ship sails upstream to Tiger Island. Head ashore to explore by rickshaw, visiting local crafters such as, incense makers and a wood carver. Tonight, the ship cruises on to Tan Chau.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Tan Chau

    Day 6: Tan Chau

    Head ashore by sampan to visit the local silk village where you will witness the many steps involved in silk production, from traditional looms to the use of natural dyes made from tree bark, leaves and fruit.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Into Cambodia

    Day 7: Into Cambodia

    Today the ship will cruise to Phnom Penh, crossing the border en route. Spend the day in the infinity pool or taking part in the onboard activities. On arrival in Phnom Penh, enjoy a lively apsara dance performance to welcome you into Cambodia.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Phnom Penh

    Day 8: Phnom Penh

    Disembark the ship this morning and discover Phnom Penh by cyclo, taking in the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Wat Phnom. Your afternoon is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Fly To Siem Reap

    Day 9: Fly To Siem Reap

    This morning's excursion to the Killing Fields outside the city gives a sombre insight into Cambodia's turmoil under the regime of Pol Pot. This afternoon, fly to Siem Reap.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Angkor

    Day 10: Angkor

    The Angkor Archaeological Park is home to over 1,000 temples dating back to the Khmer Empire. Best preserved of all the temples is Angkor Wat, while the jungle-swathed ruins of Ta Prohm evoke a sense of mystery and true adventure. This evening, enjoy a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom as the sun sets.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 11

    Apopo

    Day 11: Apopo

    This morning, visit APOPO Hero Rats Project. This humanitarian centre trains rats to scent-detect unexploded wartime landmines in rural areas of Cambodia so they can be safely deactivated by expert teams, saving untold lives. The afternoon is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
  • Day 12

    Cambodia To Thailand

    Day 12: Cambodia To Thailand

    Take a one-hour flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok. Check in at your hotel to refresh yourself before a street food tour.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13

    Bangkok At Leisure

    Day 13: Bangkok At Leisure

    Relax or explore Bangkok independently.

    Optional private excursions, e.g. to Ayutthaya or the Thonburi canals, are available.

    • Breakfast
  • Day 14

    Bridge Over The River Kwai

    Day 14: Bridge Over The River Kwai

    Travel to Kanchanaburi, made famous by 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. Here, learn about the experience of Southeast Asian and Allied POWs who were forced to work on the railway under WWII Japanese occupation. Pay respects to the victims at the cemetery and museum before a short train journey through the Kwai Noi Valley.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15

    To The Gulf

    Day 15: To The Gulf

    Depart Kanchanaburi and travel south to the beach resort of Hua Hin, stopping en route to visit a toddy palm plantation. Arrive at Hua Hin after lunch. The rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 16

    Wine & Vine

    Day 16: Wine & Vine

    Head to Monsoon Valley Vineyard for a surprising insight into Thai viticulture. These award-winning New Latitude varietals have revolutionised wine-making, succeeding in a truly unexpected climate. Enjoy a tasting and lunch at the vineyard before continuing to Kui Buri National Park, where you'll join a park ranger on a half-day wildlife safari. Kui Buri elephants are completely wild and sightings cannot be guaranteed, but afternoon safaris here average a 90% sighting rate.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 17

    Northern Highlands

    Day 17: Northern Highlands

    Depart Hua Hin and return to Bangkok for your short flight to the peaceful, laidback city of Chiang Mai in Thailand's cooler northern highlands.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 18

    Essence Of Chiang Mai

    Day 18: Essence Of Chiang Mai

    Explore Chiang Mai's highlights by rickshaw before driving out to Doi Suthep's magnificent hilltop temple with its panoramic views. Return to Chiang Mai for lunch at a social enterprise restaurant offering life-changing vocational training to reformed women from Chiang Mai's Correctional Institution. Enjoy some free time before tonight's cooking class, in which you will learn to prepare a traditional Thai dinner.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 19

    Elephant Nature Park

    Day 19: Elephant Nature Park

    Drive out to the Elephant Nature Park, widely respected as a flagship of responsible ecotourism. Home to more than 35 elephants, rescued chiefly from the tourist and illegal logging industries, this sanctuary offers the herd respite and veterinary care in their retirement. Enjoy walking with the elephants and watching them bathe in the river before returning to Chiang Mai. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with a traditional Thai performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 20-21

    Fly Chiang Mai To Australia

    Days 20-21: Fly Chiang Mai To Australia

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 9mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 13mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 26°c
  • 3mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 26°c
  • 12mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 22°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 20mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 29°c
  • 18mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 27°c
  • 15mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 24°c
  • 9mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 42mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 31°c
  • 29mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 28°c
  • 54mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 27°c
  • 18mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 43mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
  • Bangkok
  • 31°c
  • 91mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 32°c
  • 78mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 30°c
  • 46mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 30°c
  • 57mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Can Tho
  • 29°c
  • 167mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 248mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 31°c
  • 145mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 30°c
  • 109mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 29°c
  • 162mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 182mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
  • Bangkok
  • 30°c
  • 157mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 30°c
  • 86mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 30°c
  • 79mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 28°c
  • 124mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 225mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 29°c
  • 103mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 29°c
  • 93mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 28°c
  • 140mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Can Tho
  • 28°c
  • 171mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 219mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 29°c
  • 98mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 29°c
  • 71mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 28°c
  • 217mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 278mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 334mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 29°c
  • 220mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 29°c
  • 120mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 27°c
  • 211mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 250mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
  • Bangkok
  • 29°c
  • 292mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 28°c
  • 209mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 28°c
  • 246mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 27°c
  • 118mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Can Tho
  • 27°c
  • 168mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
  • Bangkok
  • 28°c
  • 50mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 27°c
  • 59mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 27°c
  • 101mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 25°c
  • 54mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Can Tho
  • 26°c
  • 52mm
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
  • Bangkok
  • 27°c
  • 6mm
  • Kanchanaburi
  • 25°c
  • 6mm
  • Hua Hin
  • 26°c
  • 8mm
  • Chiang Mai
  • 22°c
  • 16mm
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