Is Thailand more famous than Vietnam

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand round trip

Day 1: Flight to Saigon

Day 2: arrival

Reception at Saigon airport by the local tour guide and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Le Duy Grand Hotel or equivalent in Saigon

Day 3: Saigon - city tour

On the half-day city tour you will learn a lot about the history and culture of the metropolis. You will experience the sights of old Vietnamese architecture and see the old post office, the opera house and the Hotel de Ville. The merchants of the Ben Thanh market also convey the flair of bygone times. At the end you will get an insight into the famous art of traditional lacquer handicraft. Transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight at Le Duy Grand Hotel or equivalent in Saigon

Day 4: Saigon - Meking Delta excursion including lunch

After about 1.5 hours you will arrive at My Tho, a peaceful town on the banks of the Mekong. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River. You will see small fishing villages and the 4 islands, which are also called "dragon, unicorn, turtle and phoenix". You cross the Mekong River and drive into a small tributary to experience the daily life of the locals in the Ben Tre Province (called Coconut Village). Visit a beekeeping facility, enjoy a cup of honey tea and marvel at the local craftsmanship. You get off the boat and continue the journey in a pedicab or on foot. You will stop at an orchard, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. On your way back you will make a short stop in the "coconut village". Return to Saigon and arrive in the afternoon.

Overnight at Le Duy Grand Hotel or equivalent in Saigon

Day 5: Saigon - Cu Chi - Phnom Penh (approx. 330 km)

Today's tour takes you to the Cu Chi tunnels, an important former military base during the Vietnam War. In the approx. 200 km long underground tunnel system on three levels you will find living rooms, storage rooms, medical wards, command posts and kitchens. The fighters of the liberation front hid here and transported weapons and goods from near the Cambodian border to Saigon. Today's tunnels are widened and fortified so that visitors can descend into them. Then continue to the Moc Bai border crossing. After completing the immigration formalities, cross the border on foot. On the Cambodian side, your guide from Phnom Penh will be waiting for you. Continue by bus to Phnom Penh.

Overnight at the Double Leaf Boutique Hotel or equivalent in Phnom Penh

(Driving distances / times: Saigon - Cu Chi 75 km, approx. 1.5 hours, Cu Chi - Moc Bai 80 km, approx. 2 hours, Moc Bai - Phnom Penh 175 km, approx. 3 hours)

Day 6: Phnom Penh

In the morning, marvel at the unique sights of Phnom Penh during a half-day city tour. Exploring the capital begins with a visit to the National Museum, where you can see many historical statues, friezes, and items of Khmer culture. Then it goes on to the Royal Palace with its elegant reception hall and the neighboring silver pagoda. Wat Phnom, after which the city is said to have got its name, is located on a small hill. Finally, you can stroll through the central market and / or the Russian market. The afternoon is at your disposal.

Overnight at the Double Leaf Boutique Hotel or equivalent in Phnom Penh

Day 7: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (approx. 320 km)

Accompanied by your guide, drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. You will make several refreshment stops along the way. Arrival in Siem Reap in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight at the Memoire d’Angkor Boutique Hotel or equivalent in Siem Reap

Day 8: Siem Reap

You start the day with a visit to a jewel of the vast temple plain of Angkor: the former capital of King Jayavarman VII, Angkor Thom. You enter the city through the south gate. In the center of this walled city lies the Bayon, which symbolizes the world mountain Meru settled by the gods and is provided with steep towers covered with faces. Not far away is the parade ground of the king, which is adorned by the elephant terrace and the terrace of the leper king. Other important temples of the 11th century are Baphuon, Phimeanakas and the northern and southern Khleang. In the afternoon, continue your explorations with a visit to the great Angkor Wat. It is one of the most important temples in the region and one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Then we continue to Ta Prohm, an extensive monastery from the reign of Jayavarman VII. Since it was only partially cleared of the jungle, you can still see numerous strangler figs that have seized the walls and windows in their seemingly indissoluble grip. In the evening, let your gaze wander over the vast Angkor plain and Angkor Wat from Temple Mount Phnom Bakhaeng and soak up the unforgettable atmosphere of this scenery in the light of the sunset.

Overnight at the Memoire d’Angkor Boutique Hotel or equivalent in Siem Reap

Day 9: Siem Reap

In the morning you take a boat trip on the fish and bird rich Tonle Sap. The lake is a unique natural phenomenon and Southeast Asia's largest inland body of water. Depending on the season, its water surface fluctuates considerably and can be four times larger during the rainy season than in the dry season. The inhabitants of the lake live on houseboats and in stilt huts and move within the Tonle Sap when the water level changes. Visiting the floating villages is a very special experience! The afternoon is at your disposal.

Overnight at the Memoire d’Angkor Boutique Hotel or equivalent in Siem Reap

Day 10: Siem Reap - Poipet (approx. 150 km) / Aranyaprathet - Bangkok

Accompanied by your guide, you will be taken by bus from Siem Reap to the Thai-Cambodian border, to Poipet. Once there, your Cambodian tour guide will explain the entry formalities to you. You cross the border independently (without a tour guide). Once in Thailand (Aranyaprathet), your local guide will meet you for your onward journey to Bangkok.

Overnight at the Grand China Hotel or equivalent in Bangkok

Day 11: Bangkok

Today you visit Wat Trimit, one of the most beautiful temple complexes in Bangkok with the famous golden Buddha, which was built during the Sukhothai period. Then you continue to Wat Pho, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Wat Pho was built by King Rama 200 years ago and contains a huge gilded Buddha statue. You will also see Sanam Laung, the famous Klang Street, Anantasamakhom Palace and the Parliament. Finally, you will visit Wat Benchamabopit, the marble temple that combines the combination of Italian marble and classic Thai architecture. In the afternoon, take a canal tour along the legendary Chao Phraya River - one of the best ways to get to know the traditional charms of the city and the Thonburi district. Thonburi is also known as the "Venice of the East" due to its location on the river and the numerous "Klongs" canals. Then you will visit the Wat Arun Temple: the most famous and most photographed place in Bangkok. The temple complex consists of a tower over 70m high and several small towers, which are decorated with colored glass or Chinese porcelain, among other things.

Overnight at the Grand China Hotel or equivalent in Bangkok

Day 12: Bangkok

In the morning you and your guide visit Damnoen Saduak, one of Bangkok's floating markets, about 110 km west of the city. You drive through beautiful rice terraces and salt fields. Arrived in Damnoen Saduak you can marvel at the traders with their different boats. Take the opportunity to rent a boat yourself to buy local products.

Overnight at the Grand China Hotel or equivalent in Bangkok

Day 13: Bangkok - Flight to Phuket and start of the bathing extension

Transfer to the airport and domestic flight to Phuket in the afternoon. Transfer to the mainland to Khao Lak to your beach hotel.

Overnight at the 4-star Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

14.-17. Day: Bathing in Khao Lak

Spend relaxing days on the beach and enjoy the amenities of your hotel.

Overnight at the 4-star Kantary Beach Hotel Villas & Suites

Day 18: return journey

Free time during the day. In the evening transfer to Phuket airport and flight back to Germany shortly after midnight.

Day 19: Arrival in Germany

We reserve the right to change the itinerary.