THAILAND & CAMBODIA
11 DAYS // OCT 29 – NOV 9, 2017
Thailand occupies the western half of the Indochinese peninsula and the northern two-thirds of the Malay Peninsula in southeast Asia. Its neighbors are Burma (Myanmar) on the north and west, Laos on the north and northeast, Cambodia on the east, and Malaysia on the south. Thailand is about the size of France.
Situated on the Indochinese peninsula, Cambodia is bordered by Thailand and Laos on the north and Vietnam on the east and south. The Gulf of Thailand is off the western coast. The size of Missouri, the country consists chiefly of a large alluvial plain ringed by mountains with the Mekong River to the east. The plain is centered around Lake Tonle Sap, which is a natural storage basin of the Mekong.
What to Expect
This moderately-paced, escorted Thailand tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness.
Thailand: The climate is always hot and humid, with the highlands being around 10 degrees cooler. November through February is the best time to go when the days are more mild.
Cambodia: December and January are the best months for travel in Cambodia although it is still hot and humid. The months of November and February are tolerable.
The currency in Thailand is the baht. Please review the current exchange rate for the baht. ATMs are located everywhere in major cities.
The currency in Cambodia is the riel.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least six months after your arrival date. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Thailand for tourist stays up to 30 days. U.S. passport holders must have a visa to enter Cambodia, which will be issued upon arrival. You must bring two passport-size photos and $30 (exact change, U.S. dollars only) visa fee with you
Malaria is not present in major cities. Although not required, typhoid, tetanus and hepatitis vaccinations should be considered if you're going to remote areas.
Thailand: 220 volts. Plugs A & C. You will need a plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
Cambodia: 230 volts. Plugs A & C. Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug. Plug G may be found in some hotels.