Uncover the ancient landscapes hidden beneath lush jungles and around urban streets during your 13-day Thailand and Cambodia tour. The marvels of Angkor Wat shine with tremendous bas-reliefs spanning antique walls and the flavors of traditional Thai cuisine bring the importance of tradition to the forefront. From antique Buddha statues to the ruins of imperial capitals, you can witness serene mornings with devout monks and relax in quaint riverbank cafes.
Bangkok – Arrive in Thailand’s Bustling and Notable Capital City, Bangkok
Welcome to the fabulous city of Bangkok, Thailand. Your private transfer will greet you at Suvarnabhumi Airport upon your arrival and escort you to a gorgeous hotel at the heart of the bustling city. The fast-paced metropolis displays the vibrancy of the urban life, with a constant, whiplashing urgency at first glance. However, upon closer inspection, you will peer down into the streets of the city and find the beating heart of culture hidden within the furious speed of the day. From the temples to the food and the hidden tranquil alleyways, which you will find winding beneath the banyan trees, Bangkok is an amalgamation of many things, all of which are surprising, enticing, and captivating.
The National Museum and Wang Na Palace acted as the country’s only museum from the late 19th-century until the mid-1970s. The collection is spread across three permanent exhibitions that depict Thai history, archeology, and art. A specific gallery displays a selection of antique weaponry, as well as a preview of a Siamese war elephant dressed for battle. The structure stands as a testament to Thai history with religious and national regalia, ceramics, and musical instruments. A series of Buddha figures adorn the 18th-century Buddhaiswana Chapel amidst a mural of various important scenes from Buddha’s life.
Bangkok - Venture through Bangkok on a Guided Tour of the Gilded City
Bangkok – Find Remarkably Preserved History at Kanchanaburi
Bangkok – Discover Sensational Antiquity at Ayutthaya, the Capital of Siam
Chiang Mai - Venture to Chiang Mai, Capital of the Enchanting North Region
Chiang Mai – Blend Cultural and Contemporary Traditions in Chiang Mai
Phnom Penh – Travel to the Storied City of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s Capital
Phnom Penh - Traverse the City’s Varied History and Stunning Riverbanks
Siem Reap - Fly to Siem Reap, Adjacent to the Famous Ruins of Angkor Wat
Siem Reap - Revel in the Preserved and Exquisite Complex of Angkor Temples
Siem Reap – Relish an Extra Day Discovering the Temples of Angkor Wat
Siem Reap - Experience Traditions and Culture in Cambodia’s Countryside
Siem Reap - Depart for Home
- Bask in the majestic complex of Angkor in Cambodia as you uncover preserved ancient towers, stone bridges, dramatic walls, and rediscovered beauty
- Visit the famous Royal Palace to find the shimmering Emerald Buddha during a private tour of Bangkok
- Relax in the charming ambiance of the floating settlements at Tonle Sap, accentuated by lush plains, serene waters, and gliding long boats
- Experience the remarkable history of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, where the tree roots have famously grown around a preserved Buddha statue
- Walk along the preserved railway erected by prisoners of war for the occupying Japanese army during in World War II Siam at Kanchanaburi
- Indulge in the fabulous flavors of Thailand during a culinary heritage cooking class offering sweet, savory, and spicy tastes connected to your favorite dishes
- Embrace the grandeur and indelible spirituality of Chiang Mai’s temples reflecting marvelous history, preserved culture, and architectural splendor
The quintessence of Southeast Asia can be seen and experienced on this 13-day tour through Thailand and Cambodia. There is an arresting charm along the landscapes that takes you over riverbanks and onto lakes, atop mountains and into urban and rural jungles. Once within the mammoth streets of Bangkok you will be ingratiated into the magnificence of Thailand, where extremes reflect the contrasting elements, from modern culture to past traditions, tropical landscape to urban cityscape. The expansive countryside glistens beneath the tranquil scenery of a diverse world. Cambodia is full of colonial charm and antique temples, where ruins guide its history in contrast to the saturation of contemporary life in the capital. Thailand and Cambodia are countries of contrast, culture, tradition, and magnificence.
Your gripping exploration will begin with your arrival in Bangkok, Thailand. The city streets wind beneath skyscrapers, all set beside the historic waterway of the Chao Praya River. A guided tour will have you traverse the Royal Palace complex where sensational halls and rooms are lavishly decorated, while ornate temples—including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha—rest in grand open space. Outside of the metropolis is the city of Kanchanaburi. On a day trip, you will visit the varied museums, such as the JEATH Museum and the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, which will give you insight into a tumultuous past. Then you will journey to Ayutthaya, the once great capital of Siam, to witness the majestic ruins of the ancient city and the tremendous art that remains.
Once you arrive in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, you will witness the delightful scenery of the city on the riverbanks. The colonial architecture continues to shine within the tropical weather and dangling vines, all beside the Mae Kong River. A tour around the capital will bring you through the splendid National Museum and the Royal Palace, which spans an eclectic history of the city and the country that ranges from lavish to turbulent. Afterward, you will travel north to Siem Reap, which borders the reveled city of Angkor. You will spend your days discovering new temples that have faces set in stone, where nature has overtaken the temples, and exquisite reliefs line massive walls, all beginning with a private tour of the famed temple’s namesake, Angkor Wat. In the countryside you will find the lovely Tonle Sap Lake and the marveled floating fishing village. The villagers are friendly and perseverant while the landscapes are plush and unique.
$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)
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