Best of Cambodia & Thailand Tour
What's Included?• Accommodation in double/twin room share
• Breakfast is provided by hotel
• All taxes and service charge
• Experienced English speaking tour guide
• Round trip airport transfers
• Travel in a private air conditioning car
• 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/day
• Lunch & dinner are mentioned in program
• Internal & domestic flight tickets
• Public Giant Ibis bus ticket PNH-REP
• All entrance fees
• All sightseeing & activities as programmed
• Boats as programmed
Destination CoveredPhnom Penh, Royal Palace, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Phnom Kulen, Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia, Thailand, Chiang Mai, Elephant Nature Park, Phuket, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok, Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Maenam Chao Phraya
Best SuitedAll, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury
Upon your arrival, your will be welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) then transfers directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy your own time.
Evening, we depart at 4.14pm to get on board and enjoy welcome sunset cockt ail while the cruise boat slides slowly along the Phnom sounds of live traditional Khmer music on the upper-deck. After passing the Royal Palace we will journey to the junction of the Tonle Sap, Mekong, and Bassac rivers. The buffet dinner is started to serve after the sunset, with an all you can eat. Disembark the cruise boat then transfers you back to your hotel. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Meal: Buffet Dinner
Day 2: Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour
Breakfast is at hotel. We go out to challenge a cyclo (rickshaw) for interesting highlights of Phnom Penh with Independent monument, resume the ride to visit the Royal Palace – is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia, Silver Pagoda, Royal Stupas, French style building etc. Near Royal Palace, we ride to explore the National Museum; the world’s most important collection of Khmer sculpture and carvings Enjoy Khmer set lunch by the riverfront at Bopha Titanic restaurant.
Afternoon, we go by car to witness Cheung Ek, known as The Killing Fields, where hundreds of lives were proceeded between 1975 and 1979 under Khmer Rouge. Continue the journey to unlock the tragic Tuol Sleng museum was a former high school, which was turned to Tortured Prison S-21. Stroll around Russian market for shopping. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap By Public Giant Ibis Bus
Breakfast is at the hotel. Meet our car driver (no guide) at your hotel’s lobby at 9.00am (departure: 9.45am) then transfers you to Giant Ibis bus station for your journey (5.30 hours) to Siem Reap. You will be picked up by our driver (no guide) from the bus station to the hotel. Simply enjoy free time after check in.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Note: Short flight (45mins) from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is available upon your request and additional charge is applied basing on economic or business class.
Day 4: Full Day Guided Angkor Discovery & Apsara Dance Show
Breakfast is at hotel. We depart hotel at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Enjoy delicious set lunch at Triple K air conditioning restaurant.
After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. Sunset at Phnom Bakeng is optional (no charge) but limited entry is subject to availability.
Evening, transfer to have buffet dinner followed by Apsara traditional dance performance at our selected restaurant. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet Dinner Show
Day 5: Wildlife Conversation & Phnom Kulen Waterfall
Breakfast is at hotel. Journey out at 7.30am, drive beyond Angkor complex to observe wildlife at Angkor Conservation Center Biodiversity (ACCB) at the foot of Kbal Spean hill. It’s where you have a guided tour around the center to discover endangered wildlife such as greater adjutants, gibbons, Malayan Pangolin etc. Continuously, we head to Phnom Kulen; one of Cambodia’s national parks that provides wonderful holiday and a great place to cool off. Phnom Kulen used to be the ancient capital city in 802AD – after King Jayavarman II was initiated as the royal “God of the King”. Enjoy the guided walking tour to visit Preah Ang Thom – the reclining giant Buddha statue. Continue to witness historical site of 1000 linga carvings under the riverbed, you also have a chance to see the secret pool where the white clear water coming out of the ground all year round. Resume the walking to the beautiful waterfall where we can refresh, bathe and swim. Near the waterfall there are some local huts where we enjoy local lunch & fresh coconut (meal, drinks are at your own account). Evening, transfer to have delicious Khmer set dinner at famous Viroth’s restaurant. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Optional: Experience unique Phare Cambodian Circus which is performing around stories about Cambodian lives, customs, and society.
Day 6: Tonle Sap Lake, City Orientation & Silk Farm
After breakfast at hotel, we head out to Chong Kneas village’s boat pier. The journey takes approximately 30mins with some highlights of Siem Reap City. Once we arrived the pier, we process to embark a private sheltered boat to explore Tonle Sap Lake; the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is also an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The boat excursion takes us passing floating school, mangroves, floating houses which animated by some fishing activities. Our tour guide will explain you about Tonle Sap ecosystem and witness how life works in the floating community, and we stop to see floating crocodile farm, souvenirs shop if it interests you. Continue to visit the finest Artisan Angkor wood/stone carving centre displaying various defined handicraft products, continue to stroll around old market for shopping. Enjoy Khmer set lunch at Grill Wine Café restaurant – one of unique designed cafés which enhances local culture.
Afternoon, visit Puok Angkor silk farm – observe the silk processing and see a lot of finest silk products displaying. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Flight from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
Breakfast is at hotel. Enjoy the rest of your time in Siem Reap before transferring (no guide) to airport for flight departure to Chiang Mai, Thailand. You will be welcomed and picked up by our driver (no guide) from the airport then transfer directly to the hotel. Simply enjoy free time after check in. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 8: Chiang Mai - Elephant Nature Park
Breakfast is at hotel. The morning drive destination is the Elephant Nature Park, a natural sanctuary for elephants, buffaloes, dogs, cats, birds and many other protected animal species. Here we can observe them in their natural habitats. Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary. Your visit helps support our regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation. After lunch we then again back to the hotel and have own free time. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Doi Suthep Temple Tour & Flight to Phuket
Breakfast is at hotel. We begin the day with a drive to the mesmerizing Meo Hill Tribe Village. We mix and mingle with the inhabitants before we drive up to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep on the mountain top. Other than the beautiful temple complex, here we can also get unobstructed views over Chiang Mai. After that, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport to catch a flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, your driver will take you to the hotel. The rest of day is free at your disposal. Stay overnight in Phuket.
Day 10: Phuket - Fee Leisure
Breakfast is at hotel. This day is reserved for your self-directed exploration. One of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, Phuket has an amazing wide range of beach, fine white sand and jade-green sea water. Water sports of many varieties never fail to win over enthusiasts. You will find some activities you can enjoy. Stay overnight in Phuket.
Day 11: Phuket - Fee Leisure
Breakfast is at hotel. You can venture out today to exploit the glamour of Phuket. For your information, you may take a speedboat for a 45-minute journey to the famous island of Koh Phi Phi, exploring scenic beauty. Stay overnight in Phuket.
Day 12: Phuket to Bangkok, Bangkok Tour & Dinner Cruise
Breakfast is at hotel. Your driver will take you to the airport for a morning flight to Bangkok. Your next expert guide and driver will wait for you at the airport to get you to the centrally located hotel. After a short interval, we will show you the must-see places in Bangkok. We will first proceed to the Wat Pho, with the huge 45-meter relining Buddha surrounded by temples. The Grand Palace Complex together with the Wat PhraKaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) are next. We finish with the unique Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). Evening, transfer to Chao Phraya Cruise for dinner, enjoy the stunning view of Bangkok while the cruise slides slowly along Chao Phraya River. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner Cruise
Day 13: Mae Klong Station Market & Floating Market
Rise in early morning and enjoy breakfast then we drive passing charming countryside to visit Mae Klong Station Market – have a guided stroll to see various regional fresh fruits/vegetables included interesting trading activities along the Mae Klong railway. Continue the journey to take a long tail boat to explore the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market where you will experience the traditional Thai market with numerous vendors selling local foods, tropical fruits and products from their boats. The tour is admired by a visit to coconut products and orchid farm. Return back and stay overnight in Bangkok.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 14: Bangkok City Tour & Departure
Breakfast is at hotel. Let’s get away from the metropolis for a change. Firstly, we head to Jim Thompson’s house to see a collection of old Thai teak houses with furniture and antiques in picturesque setting. Our next stop is Baan Krua Nua silk-weaving community, a Muslim village whose weavers used to work for Jim Thompson. They are continually weaving in like manner. Get back to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure before transferring to airport for flight departure back home.
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