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Beyond the Mekong - Explore!
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16 days

Beyond the Mekong

Start and end in Bangkok
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
16
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124396
Private available:
From
US $3,420
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Highlights

  • Discover the glittering Grand Palace of Bangkok
  • Cruise past rugged cliffs, fishing villages and jungle hills
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring temple complex of Angkor
  • Wander through the Reclining Buddha temple at Wat Po|
  • Explore the town of ancient temples at Chang Mai

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start and end in Bangkok! With the Discovery tour Beyond the Mekong, you have a 16 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 10 other destinations in Asia. Beyond the Mekong includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Tour starts in Bangkok; Optional Longtail Canal trip
  2. Day 2: In Bangkok, visit the Grand Palace and Buddhist temples; take sleeper train to Chiang Mai
  3. Day 3: In Chiang Mai, free day to explore or try a Thai cookery class
  4. Day 4: From Chiang Mai journey by road and boat along the Kok River to Chiang Rai
  5. Day 5: From Chiang Rai travel via the Golden Triangle across the border into Laos
  6. Day 6: Cruise along the Mekong River, overnight in Pakbeng village
  7. Day 7: Continue boat journey via Pak Ou Caves to Luang Prabang
  8. Day 8: In Luang Prabang, free day with the option to visit the traditional village of Lao Loum
  9. Day 9: From Luang Prabang, visit Kuang Si Waterfalls; afternoon flight to Vientiane
  10. Day 10: In Vientiane, morning city tour; free afternoon with the option to visit the Buddha Park
  11. Day 11: Fly to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, visit Royal Palace and National Museum of Arts
  12. Day 12: In Phnom Penh, visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the 'Killing Fields'
  13. Day 13: Drive to Siem Reap; late afternoon visit Angkor Temples for sunset
  14. Day 14: From Siem Reap, return to Angkor to explore temples of Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei and Angkor Wat
  15. Day 15: From Siem Reap, option to see sunrise at Angkor Wat; explore Angkor Thom; afternoon flight to Bangkok
  16. Day 16: Tour ends in Bangkok
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hostel
2 nights
Hotel
12 nights
Sleeper Train
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Transport
    Excellent
    5.0
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.5
  • T
    · February 19th, 2020
    Involves you completely in the Moroccan way of life
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thank you for your positive review, so glad to hear you enjoyed your trip.
    Trip date: January 2020
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    This was our first experience with Explore, but would definitely book again.
    Explore! commented on this review
    That is great to hear, we can't wait to see you again soon. The Explore Team
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17th, 2019
    Would definitely recommend Explore to friends and family
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and recommendation. Glad you had a nice trip.
    Trip date: January 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • Beyond the Mekong reviewer 4
    · November 30th, 2018
    Wit was exceptionally friendly and caring. He seemed to have every small detail nailed. Always punctual, polite and knew how to deal on a one on one basis. This takes talent.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the great feedback, we'll pass those comments straight to Wit!
    Trip date: November 2018
  • SS
    · November 30th, 2018
    This tour was a wonderful opportunity to have experiences of the country and people of Thailand Laos and Cambodia. I loved the amount of time spent on the water and in the countryside. Our guide, Wit, provided amazing perspective given his background... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    thanks for the great feedback, especially your comments on Wit who is one of our superstar leaders!
    Trip date: November 2018

Dates & Availability

16 days
Beyond the Mekong
From Bangkok to Bangkok
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Good to Know

  • Currency
    Riel
    Cambodia
    Kip
    Laos
    ฿
    Baht
    Thailand
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F. As a traveller from England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, C, E, F.

    Type A
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
    Type B
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
    Type C
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
    Type E
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
    Type F
    Cambodia, Laos and Thailand
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Cambodia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Ideally 1 month before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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