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Epic 37 Day Thailand, Cambodia, & Vietnam Tour From $6550pp (Online Only)

37 days. Unforgettable adventures. Epic nightlife. Cultural immersion. Lifelong friends. What could be better?

Embark on a journey across Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam to discover the best of the best of South East Asia’s popular backpacker destinations. This epic 37-day Discover Asia guided group tour begins in bustling Bangkok and promises a whirlwind of tropical islands, temple hopping, stunning national parks, beach parties, and so much more.

First, experience the incredible spirit of Thailand as you island hop from Koh Phangan to the Phi Phi Islands to Phuket. Stay in beachside bungalows and live out your true island paradise fantasies. Then, immerse yourself in the wonders of Cambodia, to witness the timeless beauty of Angkor Wat and the laid back lifestyle of Koh Rong. Finally, 13 days exploring Vietnam’s stunning coastline will leave you in awe. Travelling from Ho Chi Minh’s exciting streets to Hoi An’s lantern filled skies and culminating in charming Hanoi, with so many epic stops along the way.

With a perfect blend of culture, adventure, nature, and nightlife, this journey offers something for everyone. From temple visits and jungle treks to tuk-tuk rides and Hai Van Pass explorations, not to mention sampling local delicacies at bustling food markets and snorkelling in crystal-clear waters, this Discover Asia tour truly has it all.

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Discover Asia Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok & Meet Your Group

After being picked up from the airport, check into your hostel and enjoy the freedom of exploring Bangkok City. Meet your new travel group and get to know them over a drink or five in the infamous bars of Khao San Road. Known for its colourful bars, loud music, and thrilling atmosphere, it’s regularly been described as a backpackers haven and is the perfect way to start off your adventure.

Day 2: Explore Bangkok

Bangkok is awesome, and there’s so much to explore. Hop into a tuk-tuk and go temple hunting, seeing the iconic gold reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Enjoy views of the city on a long tail boat drifting down the Chao Praya River, a really unique way of taking in the sights of Bangkok. Enjoy free time this afternoon to do as you please, whether it be shopping at the markets or sampling delicious street food. Meet back up for dinner and drinks at Khao San Road For another night on the town.

Day 3: Scenic Overnight Train

Enjoy a relaxing morning with a Thai massage and say goodbye to Bangkok. Today you’ll be boarding an overnight train that’ll take you to Khao Sok National Park. You’ll have your very own comfy berth on the train, and you’ll get to spend some quality time with your new mates. The scenery on this train going from the cityscape to the countryside and limestone mountains is definitely something you won’t forget any time soon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Khao Sok National Park

Once you’ve arrived in Khao Sok National Park, you’ll be taken to your floating bungalows via traditional longtail boat. What an epic place to spend the night! On the way, stop off at some gorgeous picture worthy sights and a quick dip in the cool water. From your bungalows, you can go kayaking or chill out with a cold beer on a floating tube, with the breathtaking backdrop of limestone mountains surrounding you.

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Travel to Koh Phangan

Start your day waking up in your serene floating bungalow, and maybe indulge in a refreshing dip in the freshwater lake before breakfast. Following a leisurely morning, travel towards Koh Phangan, an enchanting island off Thailand’s East Coast. Once there, head straight to Bottle Beach which is definitely a favourite among backpackers. This secluded gem is only accessible by boat, and offers pristine beauty and serenity. You’ll have the entire place almost entirely to yourselves, staying in cosy beach bungalows right by the water’s edge. Unwind on the beach or at the bar for the rest of the day. In the evening, gather around for a delightful beachside dinner followed by a captivating bonfire and fire show under the stars.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Muay Thai Lesson

After a relaxing wake up call with the wonderful sounds of waves rolling on the beach, enjoy your morning and have a go at some fun activities on offer. Go kayaking, play some volleyball, trek to the viewpoint or simply relax in the sun. Then, it’s time for a Muay Thai boxing lesson! Thailand’s national sport, you’ll leave feeling strong, energised, and sweaty. Rinse off in the ocean and spend your evening enjoying the beachside bar and awesome atmosphere.

Day 7: Koh Phangan Boat Trip

Today it’s sailing time. Enjoy a boat tour of this magical island, stopping off for some beach activities and snorkelling excursions. Enjoy lunch on the island, soak up some sun, cool off in the water and spend time bonding with your travel mates. Get back to the island for a sunset dinner and drinks and an evening dancing on the beach to make the most of your last night in Koh Phangan.

Meals Included: Lunch

Day 8: Travel to Koh Tao

It’s time to get the ferry to the beautiful Koh Tao, also known as ‘Turtle Island’. Recently voted best island in South East Asia, you won’t be disappointed by the gorgeous beaches and epic nightlife on offer here. Stroll to Sairee Beach for a perfect sunset and enjoy the evening with some drinks taking in the amazing vibe of this island paradise.

Day 9: Koh Nang Yuan

Enjoy a boat ride from Koh Tao to the adjoining and amazingly beautiful island of Koh Nang Yuan. Snorkel in the Japanese Gardens and trek to the viewpoint and lookout for an epic shot of the island below. Then it’s back to Koh Tao to enjoy another delicious dinner and exciting night out.

Meals Included: Lunch

Day 10: Free day in Koh Tao

Today is a free day to either soak up some rays or get active. You can get a taxi to Tanote Bay for a secluded beach chill out. Snorkel at one of the many beautiful spots or hike to the lookouts. Tonight you’ll be travelling on the overnight ferry and then private minibus to get you to your next destination, the famous Phi Phi Islands.

Day 11: Phi Phi Islands

Today can be as chilled as you like as you arrive in the Phi Phi Islands and take in the beautiful scenery of the laid back beaches. Take a trek up to the stunning viewpoint of the island below before a night out enjoying the epic beach bars.

Day 12: Phi Phi Islands Boat Trip

Enjoy a relaxing morning before hopping on board for an exciting boat trip around the islands. Stop at Maya Bay, the famous spot where ‘The Beach’ film was made. Then it’s off to Monkey Island and the Viking caves for more exciting adventures. Snorkel in the emerald waters, enjoy lunch on board, and watch an incredible sunset. Then, for a super unique experience, after dark you’ll go swimming with the phosphorescence – glow in the dark plankton in the water!

Meals Included: Lunch

Day 13: Travel to Phuket

Hop on the island boat over to Phuket, the largest of the Thai islands where you’ll be spending your last night in this magnificent country. Explore the wonders of Phuket and Patong and enjoy a night out beach bar hopping and making the most of your last night in Thailand.

Day 14: Arrive in Siem Reap

Say hello to the second country on your epic adventure across South East Asia – Cambodia! Travel to Siem Reap, a small but mighty city in the north of Cambodia and gateway to one of the most beautiful sites and landmarks, Angkor Wat. After arriving, relax and enjoy the city. Head out to the legendary Pub Street for themed bars, wonderful food, fun market stalls and endless neon lights.

Day 15: Cambodian Rural Experience

Today will be a truly exclusive adventure as you take part in a Cambodia Rural experience. Join a local Cambodian mango/rice farmer and learn what it takes to harvest everyone’s favourite tropical fruit. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to savour the delicious mangoes too. Then, visit the floating village where your local guide lives and take in this totally unique experience. Tonight, it’s back to the city to enjoy a sunset BBQ and an early night as you’ll be up early for another exciting adventure tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16: Angkor Wat Sunrise

Rise and shine, today will be one for the memory books. You can’t leave Siem Reap without visiting the world’s biggest religious monument, Angkor Wat. A massive 500 acre site with ancient and beautiful temples, ruins, and one of the most glorious sunrises you’ll ever see. Explore the unforgettable site and take in the magnificent detail of the overrun ruins and the pristine temples. Then tonight enjoy another evening making your way through every bar on Pub Street before tomorrow’s adventures to the capital of Cambodia.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 17: Travel to Phnom Penh

Wave goodbye to Siem Reap and head towards Cambodia’s capital city, Phnom Penh. Stop off on the way in the countryside for a spot of lunch. Take in the beautiful surroundings and enjoy some delicious food. Get checked into your Phnom Penh accommodation and freshen up, ready to head out for an evening stroll and dinner at a riverside restaurant. Get your bargain on at the night market and head to the bars for an enjoyable night on the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 18: The Killing Fields

If there’s one place every person should visit at some point in their life, it’s the Killing Fields, the location of a haunting Cambodian genocide. It’s a heavy one, and the devastating effects can still be felt today. It’s a story that will stay with you but it’s a huge and integral part of Cambodia’s recent history that shaped their modern culture, making it something anyone visiting should take the time to learn about. After a humbling visit, head back for dinner and spend the rest of your evening in whatever way you like. Hang out with your travel mates, enjoy a stroll through the city, or find a bar – whatever suits you.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 19: Travel to Kampot

It’s time to travel to the riverside town of Kampot, surrounded by stunning mountain views and picturesque scenery. First stop is at Arcadia Waterpark, a place of lush greenery, cool waters, slushy cocktails, rope swings and pontoons. The perfect place to let your hair down, and spend some quality time with your group. Enjoy a chilled afternoon sunbathing on the riverbank with a cold beer or a meander in a kayak. Or for something a bit more thrilling, jump on ‘The Blob’, a giant inflatable that flings you into the air, before you crash into the water, trying not to lose your swimmers. Super fun!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 20: Pepper Plantations & Cooking Class

Today you’ll head to a local pepper plantation where you can learn everything you need to know about farming the famous Kampot peppers. Then it’s time to use your newfound pepper knowledge to cook a delicious, traditional Khmer meal, learning from the best in a traditional Cambodian cooking class. In the evening, make your way in and out of the quaint streets lined by faded blue and green wood shutters, and down to the waterside for a dinner overlooking the river.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 21: Travel to Koh Rong Samloem

I’m sure after a few days exploring the mainland you’re more than ready for another island adventure. It’s time to head over to Koh Rong Samloen, Cambodia’s secluded paradise. Travel by boat and be greeted by white, immaculate beaches and swaying palms. Spend the afternoon kayaking, paddleboarding, or relaxing in the hammocks. Be sure to hop on the sea swings for an insta-worthy shot. Lay back on the idyllic beaches, cocktail in hand, as you watch the sun set on a beautiful day.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 22: Koh Rong Samloem

Today is all about chilling out and living that island lifestyle. Have a lie in, stroll along the perfect beaches and take a morning dip in the tranquil water.Explore the island like a local in a traditional longtail boat, or have a go at fishing the way the islanders do. Soak up some sun, snorkel over the reefs, thn join the crew for a delicious BBQ lunch on a secluded bay. Hit up one of the laid back beach bars for some cheap beers or cocktails and dance the night away, making the most of every last minute on this island paradise.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 23: Back to Phnom Penh

You’ll be saying goodbye to the paradise that is Koh Rong Samloem, but not to good times. Today you’re heading back to the mainland and to the capital, Phnom Penh. Enjoy another afternoon exploring the city or chilling out in the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 24: Phnom Penh

Your final day in Cambodia. Make the most of it with another day in the city, exploring the many markets, restaurants, gardens and museums on offer here. Have a night out to reminisce about your epic times in Cambodia and get ready for your adventure through Vietnam.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 25: Travel to Ho Chi Minh

Another day, another country. It’s finally time to travel to Vietnam, with so many incredible adventures still ahead of you. Today you can relax after arriving in Ho Chi Minh City, the vibrant capital of the south. Head out in the afternoon in search of delicious food markets and exciting bars to spend your first night.

Day 26: Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels

Today you head to the Cu Chi Tunnels so make sure you have comfortable footwear and brace yourself for an inspiring day ahead. The tunnels you’re about to explore were made in the late 1940s and used for all kinds of purposes, from sheltering soldiers to delivering supplies and even laying booby traps. You’ll see how small some of the tunnels are, only 80cm wide and 80cm high, and you’ll also have the opportunity to get a close-up look at the tunnels and explore some of the underground hiding holes. You’ll learn about the history of Vietnam and understand the struggles and obstacles faced by the people here only 70 years ago.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 27: Ho Chi Minh Walking Tour & Museum

You have the day to truly explore the fascinating history of one of the world’s most hospitable and beautiful countries. Begin with a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh, learn about its troubled past and marvel at some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Then head to the Ho Chi Minh War Museum and learn about what happened 50 years ago during the Vietnam War and how its events still impact many people’s lives today. Later, walk to the famous Independence Palace before continuing onto the cathedral and post office. Try some more Vietnamese cuisine at the local food market before heading to the airport ready to fly to Hoi An.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 28: Hoi An Lantern Making & Tailors

Wake up in Hoi An, a World Heritage Site well known for its magnificent beauty and famous Vietnamese lanterns. Follow the local’s tips and try your hand at transforming a piece of silk into your very own lantern. Hoi An is also famous for styling, designing, and creating clothes exactly how you want them so later, visit a local tailor and see how they create and design these customised pieces of clothing. After, visit an amazing local coffee shop where the owner grows his own coffee beans and products, arguably the best Vietnamese coffee in the country. Taste some delicious coffee and learn about the developing and roasting process. You then have the afternoon to explore as you please.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 29: Hoi An

Today is a free day in Hoi An so you can choose to sleep in, take a walk along the riverside, head to the local beach, or visit the famous Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge – the choice is yours! Hoi An is a relaxing and quieter part of Vietnam, with beautiful bridges and small roads so head out and explore.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 30: Basket Boat & Bike Rides

Begin the day with a morning bike ride through the local countryside and village. Arrive at Coconut Woods before heading out on a basket boat – a traditional Vietnamese vessel used to crab fish for centuries and guaranteed to get you laughing senseless! Slip, slide and splash your way down the river and attempt to admire the stunning surroundings at the same time. Visit a local family for a culinary experience and head out for your final night in Hoi An. Grab dinner and drinks and raise a glass to a fantastic day out.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 31: Hai Van Pass

It’s time to conquer the Hai Van Pass! Say goodbye to Hoi An and head out on the open road in open top jeeps. Admire the spectacular scenery on the drive to the city of Hue, stop for some pics, grab lunch and remember your swimsuit for a dip in the tropical waters. Enjoy the drive along this famous route with the wind in your hair and music blasting. Arrive in Hue in the afternoon, check-in and chill out. Later, grab dinner and explore Hue’s nightlife by trying some local beers and rice wine. Dance the night away after another iconic day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 32: Vietnamese Cooking Class

Today it’s time to immerse yourself in the history of Hue. Once home to Emperors, the remnants of their reign are evident all over the city, most prominently within the walls of the Imperial City itself. Head along the perfume river and arrive at a tranquil garden where you can relax before getting ready to cook up a storm. Join a traditional Vietnamese cooking class and learn how to make the traditional dishes you’ve been devouring for the past week. Enjoy your culinary masterpieces before waving goodbye to Hue and heading onto your next destination of Ninh Binh.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 33: Ninh Binh

Welcome to Ninh Binh. This beautiful city is full of untouched caves and small surrounding islands so it’s time to explore. Jump aboard a paddleboat tour and admire the stunning scenery of emerald-green forests and rice paddies before heading to Tam Coc Valley. This is one of Vietnam’s true hidden gems where you’ll discover limestone hills amongst luscious trees. Spend the afternoon as you please and, if you fancy, there is an option to cycle around and snap those insta-worthy shots. In the mid-afternoon, head to the Hang Mua viewpoint and admire the spectacular views of the area. Later, grab dinner and beers and watch the sunset over the mountains – incredible.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 34: Halong Bay Cruise

It’s time to visit one of the most iconic places on your tour – Halong Bay. Known for its green sea and 1,600 limestone islands scattered around the bay, this is a must-see on your Vietnam trip. Leave Ninh Binh in the early morning before traveling to Halong Bay and boarding the boat. Enjoy lunch onboard with the most incredible backdrop and then it’s time to set sail into the tropical oasis. After a day on the water, learn how to make spring rolls before watching the sunset on deck and sharing a few beers with your friends. Does it get any better than this?

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 35: Halong Bay Views

Wake up to the most incredible views of Halong Bay before heading on deck for a coffee and breakfast. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of the teal waters and lush green forests. Spend the afternoon relaxing and swimming in the sea before travelling on to Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Arrive in the late afternoon and head out to explore before meeting up with the group for dinner and drinks – it’s time to experience Hanoi’s incredible nightlife!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 36: Hanoi

Start the morning by trying one of Vietnam’s favourite drinks; a traditional egg coffee. Enjoy a demonstration on how these drinks are made before taking the rest of the day to explore Hanoi at your own pace. Head to the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi Opera House, or many more of the city’s iconic landmarks. It’s then time to end another incredible day by hitting the town so get dressed up for your final big night with the group.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 37: Chilled Check Out

It’s time to wave goodbye to your travel group as you finish your trip in Hanoi. Continue your onward journey or continue exploring the rest of South East Asia. Anyway lets hope its a see you later rather than a goodbye!

Meals Included: Breakfast

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • 36x Nights Accommodation
  • 37x Meals
  • All Transport Including Airport Transfers
  • 2x Cooking Classes
  • Thai massage
  • Khao Sok National park & floating bungalows
  • Boat trip and snorkelling around Koh Phangan
  • Bottle Beach bungalows
  • Muay Thai lesson
  • Koh Nang Yuan day trip
  • Phi Phi Islands boat trip
  • Cambodian Sunset BBQ
  • Floating Markets
  • Sunrise at Angkor Wat
  • Killing Fields Tour
  • Kampot Water Activities
  • Bamboo Basket Boat Trip
  • Hai Van Pass Jeep Tour
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Lantern Making in Hoi An
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Ninh Binh Boat Tour
  • Egg Coffee Demonstration

Excluded

  • Visas
  • Any meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Flights to and from Bangkok/Hanoi
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

37 Day Discover Asia Guided Group Tour

Informative Guides, All Accommodation, Some Meals & Activities

$6,550.00

What to bring

  • Passport & Flight Tickets
  • Arrival Information
  • Travel Insurance Documents
  • Light Rain Jacket
  • Insect Repellant

Pick Ups & Departures

The trip begins in Bangkok, Thailand and finishes in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Supplier Terms & Conditions

TruTravel Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations more than 60 days: Loss of deposit.
Cancellations 60 days of less: 100% of trip cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

Some tours have extra costs and you should be aware that there may be added expenses. These expenses will differ for each service provider, but some of the more usual extras are: EMC tax, stinger suit hire, luggage storage, sleeping bag hire, linen hire, national park fee, food, insurance, accommodation, equipment hire, petrol levy, etc. We will alert you to extra costs to the extent reasonably practicable. However, you must also check with each individual service provider when you re-confirm your booking.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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