Cambodia & Vietnam
Cambodia & Vietnam holiday; 3 centres, 2 countries, 1 holiday.
Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh is a vibrant bustling city, situated at the meeting of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquillity with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. A mixture of Asian exotica, the famous Cambodian hospitality awaits the visitors to the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Siem Reap is one of those places that caters to every taste. It’s difficult to get bored in this ever-evolving city. Siem Reap, for a relatively new and small city, offers an astonishing variety of cuisine, accommodation, shopping, modes of transport, and daily activities.
The central highlight is of course the Temples of Angkor – most of which are just a short trip from the centre of town. However, it would be a mistake to see Siem Reap as merely a bed for the night to allow for days at Angkor Wat. Whether it’s enjoy sipping a coffee and people-watching in the town, taking a quad bike out into the countryside, or bargaining for silks and silver in the burgeoning markets, there are plenty of reasons to extend a stay after becoming “templed out”.
Central Siem Reap and Pub Street
Although the biggest reason for visiting Siem Reap is usually the Temples of Angkor, the central shopping and restaurant area, near the old market, is developing almost on a daily basis. What can seem a sleepy town by day (because everyone is at the temples) is teeming with people in high season after sunset, with tuk-tuks and motos jostling for space on the small streets. Perhaps the most famous street in town is Pub Street – no guesses where the name comes from. Dominated by two night clubs – Temple Club and Angkor What?, it is lined with bars and restaurants, and is the go-to place for travellers looking for a large night out. For those who prefer a quieter evening, the adjoining alleys are host to a myriad of smaller, idiosyncratic establishments – many of which are just as quaint to explore in the day time as at night
With fine white sands, dreamy palm trees, sparkling seas and lively towns, Phuket is one of the world’s finest beach resorts. It has something for everyone, with a super choice of hotels to choose from , a wide choice of dining and evening options. Enjoy a tranquil cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay or take a thrilling speedboat trip to one of the many tropical island paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands. With over 30 incredible beaches to chose from, including the most popular beaches of Patong, Kata, Karon and Kamala, you will have no problems relaxing by the sea.
- Return flights from the UK
- Internal flights Phnom Penh to Siem Reap to Phuket
- 3 nights hotel stay in Phnom Penh – Bed & Breakfast
- 3 nights hotel stay in Siem Reap – Bed & Breakfast
- 7 nights hotel stay in Phuket – Bed & Breakfast