Boat on lake near Bayon temple in Cambodia.

Cultural Icons of Thailand & Cambodia

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Cambodia, Thailand

Places Visited

Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

Temples shimmer at sunset as tree roots wrap themselves around the ancient city remains while monks chant, kingdoms extend, and traders shout in floating markets. Welcome to Thailand and Cambodia, where treasures whisper of an amazing millennium of history and legend. Culture embeds itself in every day, and you can go exploring with two weeks to discover how the past has informed the present. Handcrafted to include the best of both countries, this luxury tour celebrates both history and modern...

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Trip Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the wonder of Angkor with two days spent in the heart of the old Khmer Empire
  • Discover the magnificent remains of Sukhothai, the 13th-century Siam capital
  • Meet with monks and soak up the style of Chiang Mai, Thailand’s most cultural city
  • Explore Angkor Thom, the royal city of the Khmer Empire, where tree roots merge with temple remains
  • Visit a floating market in Damnoen Saduak, seeing how culture has hardly changed over the centuries
  • Absorb the stories from World War II in Kanchanaburi, where a famous railway line spurts into the jungle
  • Experience the vibrant mix of old and new that is Bangkok, a city that is full of surprise when you have an excellent local guide
  • Take a Thai cooking class, explore Thailand’s thick northern jungle, and take a tour through the remains of Ayutthaya

Detailed Description

Sonorous chanting rings through a hilltop temple as tree roots wrap themselves around the remains of an ancient city. A railway line surges through the jungle then stops while traders float through a market, their boats laden with fruits. These are the scenes of Thailand and Cambodia, two countries steeped into heritage. Here, the past becomes part of the modern day as even at ancient kingdom ruins, there is a sense of history that blurs into the 21stcentury. Even in a bustling capital city, you can feel the pull of yesteryear. Handcrafted to celebrate all of the cultural treasures, your two-week tour will cover the best of Thailand and Cambodia with five unique overnight destinations and many beautiful places in between.

Land first in Bangkok, a city of color and surprise. The past juxtaposes with the new here, as told through local markets, magnificent temples, riverside scenes and, a sultry evening atmosphere. With a strong local guide, you will find it to be a city full of surprises, and one that happily confounds some of its reputations. Stop at a floating market on route to two nights in Kanchanaburi, where World War II stories emanate from a jungle railway line. Ayutthaya is exquisite, an early Siam capital lost in a redolent state of ruin. Sukhothai is even more expressive, the earliest Siam capital a place of rising stupas, evocative temples, spiritual standouts and a real sense of past glory. You will have a couple of nights here to bask in a mostly 13th-century world.

From here, you will journey north to Chiang Mai, stopping to visit local villages and eighth-century remains. Meet with monks, visit stilt houses, and explore the ancient art of umbrella making, before several nights in Thailand’s most cultural city. Chiang Mai is relaxed, and the sunset from its hilltop temple is a great way to start the experience. The city epitomizes the blur of old and new, whether you are in the jungle or at a night market. Angkor completes this handcrafted tour as you fly to Siem Reap to spend two full days in this heart of old Khmer with one day dedicated to religious histories and another to the royal city. Find yourself alone in the incredible ruins, discover how the old empire influences today’s villages, and watch the sun come down across the temple-dappled plains – there’s nowhere else like it.

Starting Price

$3,635 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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