Guided tours can be a wonderful, relatively stress-free way to see some amazing destinations-but you have to make sure you book with a good group. With their Discovery Adventure packages, the Discovery Channel is attempting to help take the uncertainty out of booking a guided tour. The website promises that “Each trip boasts carefully chosen and exhilarating activities so you can experience your chosen destination to the fullest.”
The Discovery Channel’s latest destination (h/t Gadling) is Indochina, with a 15-day “Indochina Cultural Journey” package that offers time in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. For $2899 per person, not including airfare, the tour promises to allow you to “Explore the cultural best of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Encounter history, both ancient and modern, and witness the unbelievable splendor of Angkor Wat. From the natural beauty of Halong Bay and Chiang Mai’s temples to Kantoke dinners and Khmer lunches, our expert guides will share the natural, historical and cultural beauty that has persisted in this region. More than a tour—this is an adventure of discovery.”
One thing that you’ll have to discover on your own, though, is how to get the travel visas you’ll need for the trip. If you are an American citizen, you shouldn’t need a visa for Thailand since you’ll only be staying 15 days. Visas are required to visit Cambodia and Vietnam, however.
You can get a visa for Cambodia in the airport when you fly in with your group. However, you will need the following documents to do so:
- 2 passport-sized photos.
- Your US passport. Make sure that yours is valid for at least 6 months past the date you plan to enter Cambodia and that you have enough room in the back for your visa.
- A copy of your travel itinerary.
For Vietnam, you’ll need to apply in advance, before you leave the United States. See Vietnam Visa Requirements for Tourists for more details.
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