Thailand & Temples of Angkor - 2017
Small group tour
14 days -
Uncover the highlights of Thailand and Cambodia, from the bustling streets of Bangkok to beautiful rural scenery in Northern Thailand. Learn more about the region's history with a stay by the River Kwai, and witness the ancient temples of Ayuthaya and Sukhothai. Explore the vibrant cities of Chiang Mai and Phnom Penh, then visit the fascinating temples of Angkor in Siem Reap. Get to know the warm people, tasty cuisine and varied landscapes of two of Asia's most compelling countries.
- 13 nights hotel accommodation
- breakfast daily
- 3 lunches and 4 dinners
- 1 internal flight within Asia
- transport in air-conditioned vehicles and tuk-tuks
- small group touring
- entrance fees
- Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
- local English-speaking guides and return transfers.
Prices and Departures
Small Group Tour Itinerary
DAYS 1-2: BANGKOK, THAILAND
On arrival in Bangkok, transfer to your hotel then meet your tour leader and group for welcome drinks. Walk the streets of bustling Bangkok and float along the Chao Phraya River on a charming longtail boat to discover the sparkling Grand Palace and Wat Arun. Enjoy some free time, perhaps indulging in world-class shopping or sampling delicious Thai cuisine.
Hotel: Furama Silom
DAYS 3-6: RIVER KWAI, AYUTHAYA & SUKHOTHAI
Travel towards Kanchanaburi, and spend a day at an elephant camp, bathing and feeding these magnificent creatures. Immerse yourself in the region’s history with a visit to Hellfire Pass. Enjoy a free afternoon exploring or relaxing in your accommodation by the River Kwai. Drive to Ayuthaya to explore the fascinating temples before enjoying sunset drinks among the temples and a special dinner experience at your hotel. Journey to Sukhothai and spend time cycling around the beautiful ruins of the Sukhothai Heritage Park. This evening, join in a fun cooking class.
Hotel: Resotel River Kwai
Hotel: sala ayuthaya
Hotel: Sukhothai Heritage
DAYS 7-9: CHIANG MAI
Partake in cultural activities including ceramic painting and cotton weaving before departing for Chiang Mai. Discover the Warorot Market and visit the vibrant Ton Lamyai flower market. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the old city as you pass the significant temples of this charming city. Taste the delights of Chiang Mai at a local Khao Soi restaurant. Drive up to Doi Suthep, and admire the stunning views from its temple. Spend a day exploring Chiang Mai at leisure before joining your fellow group members for dinner.
Hotel: The Rim Resort Chiang Mai
DAYS 10-11: PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA
Fly to Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel for welcome drinks. Discover Phnom Penh's rich French colonial past on a cyclo ride and explore its majestic royal character at the Royal Palace and the ornate Silver Pagoda. Reflect on the Khmer Rouge legacy at Tuol Sleng museum and the haunting Killing Fields, and gain fascinating insights into Cambodia's past. Visit the colorful Central Market observing the lives of locals, and visit the Olympic Stadium before enjoying a sunset cruise on the Mekong.
Hotel: Sunway Hotel
DAYS 12-14: SIEM REAP
Take a short flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to the incredible temples of Angkor. Journey to Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past the floating villages before returning to Siem Reap. Rise early the next day and wander through the jungle, your path illuminated only by torchlight. Enter the seldom-used eastern gate of Angkor Wat to watch the sun's first light rising over the magnificent temple. Afterwards, enjoy a local breakfast at an Angkor cafe. A tuk-tuk ride proves an entertaining (and cool) way to travel between temples. Later, the magnificent stone heads of Bayon temple will amaze. In the afternoon, enjoy a drive through rural Cambodia before you amble through Banteay Srei temple and the atmospheric ruins of tree-covered Ta Prohm. In the evening, share your experience with fellow group travelers at a farewell dinner. On your final day, enjoy free time until your departure airport transfer.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa
* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Airfares not included unless otherwise specified. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Insider Journeys an additional 2% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments (except in North America, where no fee is charged). Insider Journeys general booking conditions apply click here.