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Discover Thailand and Cambodia

$2275

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Set out on an enriching private tour exploring the highlights of Thailand and Cambodia. Gaze with awe at the dramatically different kinds of temples, from the iconic sandstone Angkor Wat temples, ornate golden Buddhist temples to the uniquely contemporary White temple. Explore the vibrant city of Bangkok, the tinted past of the opium-fueled Golden Triangle, the charming walled city of Chiang Mai and Siem Reap.

Step back in time on this journey that features the rich history, ancient culture and natural beauty of two Southeast Asian countries.

12 Days, 11 Nights: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap ✦  Customizable Private Tour

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Ancient stone faces of king Bayon, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Khmer, An Empire of Temples

The Khmer Empire was the largest empire of Southeast Asia that flourished between the 9th and 15th century. The remains of this empire can be seen at the fabled temples of Angkor, unrivaled in scale and grandeur. The ultimate expression of Khmer genius is found in a World Heritage Site called the Angkor Wat, and is matched by only a few select spots in the world such as Machu Picchu or Petra.

Thai Heritage & Art of the Temples

Thailand’s classical arts developed almost exclusively in the service of Buddhism. The best showcases are the Wats (Buddhist monasteries or temples), numerous Buddha images in woodcarving, lacquer, glass mosaic and more.

 

Temple in Chiang Mai
PRAWN BETEL LEAF WRAPS
Fill it with prawn and all sorts of goodies, it offers an explosion of flavors and textures.

Endless Street Food Options

While the cuisine varies throughout the different regions of Thailand and Cambodia, this journey provides both first time visitors and returning travelers some insight into street food culture. Bangkok and Chiang Mai both offer fabulous street food with a wide variety of ready-to-eat meals, snacks, fruits and drinks.

 

    1

    Bangkok

    Welcome to Bangkok, the vibrant capital city of Thailand that dazzles visitors with its vivid contrasts - serene temples, gardens and royal palaces amidst ultra-modern skyscrapers and bustling city crowds. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free. 
    2

    Bangkok | City Tour

    We kick off our journey with a long tail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River.  We will visit Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple) and Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha).
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    CHAO PHRAYA RIVER
    Royal barge on the river in front of the Royal Palace.

    TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA
    Giant Demon Guardians at Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

    WAT ARUN
    This temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River is named after Aruna, the Indian God of Dawn.

    3

    Bangkok | Amphawa Floating Market, Railway Market

    No trip to Bangkok is complete without a visit to the local market. Visit Amphawa floating market 30 miles outside of Bangkok, an authentic local market with a mostly Thai clientele. It is the second most popular floating market after the Damnoen Saduak. Followed by a visit to Maeklong market, a one of a kind market that is located right on the tracks of an active railway line.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch
     

    AMPHAWA FLOATING MARKET
    It's fresh and delicious seafood makes it very popular for Bangkokians.

    MAEKLONG RAILWAY MARKET
    A local market since 1905 before a railway was built right through it.

    AN INSTAGRAM MOMENT
    Vendors calmly move the merchandise away before the train barrels forward.

    4

    Bangkok - Chiang Rai

    Fly north to Chiang Rai today. Upon arrival into Chiang Rai, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
    Chiang Rai was the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom in 13th century.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
     
    5

    Chiang Rai | Golden Triangle Day Tour

    Today we drive to the Golden Triangle that was once home to the world’s most powerful opium smugglers at the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Take a long-tail boat ride along the Mekong River to Don Sao village in Laos.  A fascinating Opium Museum offers an eye opening look, from planting, harvesting and trading to paraphernalia for consuming opium. Along today’s route, we visit the highest mountain peak in this region and enjoy the view of soaring mountains, crashing rivers and thick jungles that is unique to this region. We also visit the beautiful Mae Fah Luang Garden, the Royal Villa.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast  Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch

    OPIUM MUSEUM
    Explore opium's history, cultivation and usage. It also has a tiny opium poppy plantation.

    MAE FAH LUANG GARDEN
    Feel the cooler temperatures in the highlands of Thailand. This region is a popular retreat for local Thai tourists.

    6

    Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai | White Temple

    Depart for Chiang Mai. Enroute we visit the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun). The White Temple is an unconventional Buddhist temple designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a Thai painter-turned-architect. This magnificent temple is a surreal blend of traditional Thai architecture and the bizzare.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    THE FAIRY WORLD OF THE WHITE TEMPLE
    The approach to the main temple passes a large pond, with the temple reflected in the waters.

    SCULPTURES IN WHITE TEMPLE
    There are all kinds of sculptures from pleasant scenes to ghoulish creatures.

    7

    Chiang Mai | Morning City Tour, Night Markets

    Chiang Mai was the heart and soul of the ancient Lanna Kingdom that flourished from 1250 to 1860. Along the banks of the Ping River and within the confines of the original walled and moated Old City, you will discover elegant temples, cultural emporiums for local dance and music, and distinct awesome Chiang Mai food with influences from Burma and China.
    This half-day Chiang Mai temple tour explores the most famous and picturesque of the city’s 36 Buddhist Wats, the perfect introduction to Northern Thailand’s cultural and religious capital. Experience Chiang Mai’s most visually stunning Buddhist temples.
    Chiang Mai’s Night Bazaar is perhaps the city's most popular attraction. The colorful mix of shops and stalls sell all sorts of things, from embroidered hill tribe textiles, silks, silver jewelry, carvings, ceramics, and antiques. It’s also one of the best places in town to sample some spicy street food. Come hungry and sample along the way.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.   Lunch

    EMERALD BUDDHA
    A copy of the Emerald Buddha statue in Bangkok.

    TRIBES AT NORTHERN THAILAND
    Many tribes still speak their traditional language, weave clothing and create handicrafts.

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    Chiang Mai | Elephant Hospital, Temple Trail

    Visit the first elephant hospital in the world and some of the best temples in northern Thailand without the overt commercialization in the cultural cities of Lamphun and Lampang. 15th century Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is both famous and beautiful, built on a 8th century fortress. Wat Hariphunchai is Lamphun’s most famous temple.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    ENTRANCE TO WAT PHRA THAT LAMPANG LUANG
    Flanked by nagas, this stairway leads up to a 15th century ceremonial gatehouse.

    WAT PHRA THAT LAMPANG LUANG
    Centuries of rainfall has oxidized the copper of the main chedi that houses a hair from Buddha.

    WAT PHRA THAT HARIPHUNCHAI
    The central chedi is topped by 9-tier umbrella of pure gold from 897.

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    Chiang Mai – Siem Reap | Apsara Dance Performance

    Fly south to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  Siem Reap is a tourist friendly town that still retains its original small town colonial charm. Upon arrival into Siem Reap, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free.
    We end the evening with a traditional Apsara dance performance. The elegant performers, dressed in glittering silk and sequins, evoke the legendary Apsara (female spirit of the clouds and waters) of Hindu mythology.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast    Enjoy local authentic cuisine during your dinner at one of our travel tours. Develop new friendships with other members along the way.  Dinner

    SIEM REAP 
    It is a popular resort town and a gateway to the Angkor region.

    APSARA DANCE PERFORMERS
    Taught only at the royal court with each gesture having its own symbolism.

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    Siem Reap | The Temples of Angkor

    Today, we see an astonishing profusion of ancient monuments in both size and number. Not to mention the intricate artistry of an idealized representation of the Hindu cosmos carved in stone. Explore Angkor Wat temple which is considered the heart of Cambodia. This sprawling complex is crowned with soaring towers and embellished with intricate sculptures and cravings. In the "Great City" of Angkor Thom. And many of the famous temples.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING
    These statues got their name from the reminiscent of a person with leprosy. 

    ANGKOR WAT
    Built in the 12th century, it is dominated by five majestic corncob towers.

    ANGKOR THOM
    Demons at the south gate of the 'Great City' of Angkor Thom.

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    Siem Reap | Banteay Srei and Floating village at Kompong Phluck

    After breakfast, start out to the countryside to Banteay Srei before the crowds arrive. This pink sandstone temple is often overlooked by visitors but is probably the best-preserved monument of the entire Angkor complex. With fewer tourists around, there is ample opportunity to enjoy the intricate bas reliefs up close and in the soft early morning light. And on the way back, visit the unique brick sculptures in Prasat Kravan temple.
    Travel out to Kampong Phluck, a village a bit further away and which receives few tourists. Thus, this stilted village is the best place to see the authentic life of the local fishermen and their families who live amongst the flooded mangrove forest. At Kampong Phluck, board a local boat for a ride on the lake.  On the way, you will see houses on stilts that are submerged, and pass by floating houses and impressive flooded forests and get a good feel for life on the water.
    Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch box in a cozy and soft atmosphere in the one of the local houses.You will embark on an interesting boat trip on the Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonlé Sap is Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake.  Its size varies greatly depending on the season.
    If time permits then visit the Artisans d’Angkor that support Cambodian arts and crafts. Discover how wood and stone carvings, lacquering, gilding, and silk paintings are made.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast   Have fun on one of our travel tours with everything include lunches that are prepared and convenient for you. We take the stress away from our guests and allow your more time to really enjoy themselves.  Lunch

    BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE
    Every element is richly embellished with floral motifs and ancient Indian Ramayana scenes.

    STILTED HOUSES ON TONLE SAP LAKE
    There are 173 floating villages of stilted and floating houses.

    FLOATING VILLAGE
    Complete with grocery stores, schools, barber shops and temples, just like villages on land.

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    Siem Reap | End of Tour

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end. Please inform us of your international flight details in order to schedule your transfer to Siem Reap International Airport (REP). 
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Overview
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

    DestinationComfort ClassPremium Class Luxury Class 
    BangkokHotel De Bangkok
    Chiang RaiWiangIndra Riverside Resort
    Chiang MaiLanna Palace 2004
    Siem ReapCentral Boutique
      Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
      
    Overview
    Tour Plan
      Dates & Prices  

    Dates & Pricing

    SMALL GROUP TOUR

    YearDeparture DateComfort
    2019Feb 15, Saturday$2,275

    Small Group Tour Price Details

    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Special rate for single travelers is available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ This tour operates with a minimum of 8 and maximum of 16 guests
    • ‣ Tour departure confirmation 70 days prior to departure

    PRIVATE TOUR

    YearTour DatesComfort Premium Luxury
    2019May 1 – Oct 31$3,330$3,710$4,640
    2019Nov 1 – Dec 15$3,370$3,825$4,770
    2020Jan 10 – Apr 30$3,335$3,740$4,860
    2020May 1 – Oct 31$3,665$4,080$5,105
    2020Nov 1 – Dec 15$3,705$4,210$5,245
     

    Private Tour Price Details

    • ‣ Daily departures.
    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.
    • ‣ Note that tour prices vary according to season. If your tour straddles two seasons then each portion will be priced according to that season.

    Deposit

    • ‣ A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.

    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is BKK (Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok).
    • ‣ The nearest departure airport is REP (Siem Reap International Airport).
    • ‣ Contact us for more details and pricing.

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels