Best of Cambodia and Thailand
Best of Cambodia and Thailand
Best of Cambodia and Thailand
Travel to two of southeast Asia’s greats on this exciting 15-day trip to Cambodia and Thailand. explore the ancient temples of Angkor, journey across the giant tonle sap lake, and unearth the horrors of Cambodia’s tragic past as you journey through southeast asia’s friendliest nation. begin the Cambodian leg of your tour in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you can explore the Royal Palace and stunning silver pagoda, before heading to the lively town of Siem Reap, home to the magnificent temples of Angkor. leave Cambodia behind to discover lively Bangkok, the home of street food and rooftop bars. after a couple of nights in this bustling metropolis, travel to Phuket to spend your last few days relaxing on thailand’s famous beaches. the perfect way to end your Cambodia and Thailand tour.
Welcome to Phnom Penh and Royal Palace Visit
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. In the afternoon you will visit the stunning Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, built by King Norodom in 1866 in Phnom Penh’s old town. Next, you will head to the National Museum to see a collection of Khmer art, and over 5000 artefacts from Angkor Wat. Group dinner to be arranged for the evening.
Genocide Museum and Killing Fields
After Breakfast we will visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields to understand the atrocities which occurred in this beautiful country under Pol Pot’s regime. This can be an upsetting experience, but it is important to know what happened here not so long ago. In the afternoon we will explore the French Quarter and Riverside Area and in the evening visit Phnom Penh night market.
Arrive Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will be leaving Phnom Penh and heading private transport to Siem Reap. Dinner will be arranged for the evening
Wonderous Ruins of Angkor Wat Temple Complex
Today you will be exploring the wonderous ancient ruins of Angkor. Starting at the south gate, you will see Angkor Thom, famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Next, take a visit to the impressive Bayon Temple, with its multitude of smiling stone faces. You will also explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, and the Elephant Terrace. If there is time, you can also walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill, for spectacular sunset views over these incredible sandstone monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap
Banteay Srei- Stunning Temple Visit
The beginning of your second day touring the Angkor area will be spent at Banteay Srei, a 10th century Hindu temple dedicated to the God, Shiva. During the trip you will visit the temple of Bantey Samre where, according to legend, a farmer became King of the Sweet Cucumbers. On the way back you will visit Ta Prohm, the jungle temple which has been engulfed by the surrounding trees and featured in many a Hollywood movie. In the afternoon you will head out to discover the beautiful Angkor Wat, one of the most extraordinary monuments in the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Floating Villages and Tonle Sap Lake
After breakfast you will taken, you will be taken to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, 10km south of Siem Reap. From here, take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat down the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest lakes in Asia. You will continue to a local primary school and then to Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor, where training is being provided to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions to stone carving and wood sculpting.
Back to Nature – Visit to the Phnom Kulen National Park
After breakfast we will travel to the Phnom Kulen National Park, approximately 90 mins away. The beautiful park is home to stunning waterfalls, the stunning Reclining Buddha and ancient carvings at Kbal Spean. A historically spiritual area visited by pilgrims from afar.
Welcome to Bangkok- Dinner Cruise
Free time on arrival free before embarking on a dinner cruise in the evening. Enjoy Bangkok by night on this beautiful cruise, take in the sights and enjoy a lovely buffet meal.
Grand Palace and The Sacred Buddha
After breakfast we will visit Bangkok’s Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. The breath-taking complex has impressive architecture and home to The Temple of the Emerald Buddha. We will then continue onto Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha.
In the afternoon you participate in a Thai cooking class where we will learn how to cook delicious Thai food and visit and visit the local market to buy fresh produce.
Please bring original passport (or copy )to enter the Grand palace
Days 10-15 (5 nights) -Welcome to Phuket
After breakfast enjoy some free time in Bangkok until your early evening flight to Phuket. We have 5 nights in Phuket for some well-earned beach time. You will be taken on an orientation tour of the island on the first day and have the remainder time at leisure. During your free time in Phuket you may want to take a boat out to the Phi Phi Islands, participate in some water sports or maybe just relax with a local Thai massage.
Bid a fond Farewell to Thailand
Today is the final day of the tour, so we will transfer back to the airport for our flight home.
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Packing List and other Useful information
- Backpack or day bag
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
- Travel wipes/ Hand sanitizer/Face Mask
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable Walking shoes/trainers with good grips.
- Shawl or long-sleeved top and long trousers for visiting the Royal Palace
- Swimwear and beach towel, beach shoes
- Clothing- The weather will generally be hot at the time of the year that we visit so summer clothing and a jumper or cardigan for the evening.
- Medication – If you are carrying prescribed medication, you will need to carry a doctor’s note with you to verify this.