- The tour was a great experience and packed with excursions. The highlights of the tour were seeing the sun rise over Angkor wat, seeing the floating villages on the tonle sap and journeying around the mekong in Vietnam.
In both Cambodia and Vietnam things were really well organised and the tour leaders made sure we felt comfortable and at ease. Thailand was somewhat of a disaster. We arrived and there was no leader and no tour (we were told there wasn't enough people for an excursion which was inaccurate) so we only went to dinner on the first evening which the tour leader did not attend and seemingly hired someone else to guide us through the transport system the next day. There was very little point in staying in Bangkok and it should be extended for another night. I was very unimpressed by the tour leader in Thailand and felt quite disappointed I had missed out seeing anything other than the inside of a restaurant in Thailand with jetlag.
Vutha in Cambodia was a total turn around however. He was very knowledgable about his country and did everything he could to make the group comfortable.
Accommodation was absolutely fine and usually better than expected in most places.
The travelling aspect was actually a nice part of the trip and taking the trains and buses was an experience I would have always wanted to take rather than being driven around in a private bus constantly. It was wonderful to speak to the locals and have an authentic experience of travelling around. The border crossing from Thailand to Cambodia was long and because we didn't have our actual tour leader to let us know the protocol we were slightly lost as a group. However, we made it and from then on travelling around was fine.
I would recommend this trip but would advise to book an extra night in Thailand.
Published on: 21 April 2017