CAMBODIA & THAILAND

Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Bangkok & Phuket

Overview

TOUR CODE: CAMTHA

This journey combines two of southeast Asia fabulous destinations – Cambodia and Thailand. Our journey begins from the Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh, known as one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. We will visit some of the city’s major sites including the magnificent Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the infamous Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Choeung Ek Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, we explore the historic Angkor temples including mesmerizing Angkor Wat, soaking in the history and intrigue of this beautiful place. We will then journey on to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. From the gold-drenched Temple of the Reclining Buddha and the opulent Grand Palace to the spice-soaked flavors of the city’s infamous floating markets (think food trucks in canoes), Bangkok offers an ever-rotating carousel of adventures, minute by fast-paced minute. Phuket lies on the other side of the adventure equation. These long, sandy beaches and limestone cliffs are legendary among sun seekers—stake a claim on your own slice of paradise with a lounge chair and an umbrella drink. Or, climb onto an elephant and trek into Phuket’s densely-forested interior to wander former rubber plantations. We will spend a day at Phi Phi Islands and see the jaw-dropping coves and caverns that have enchanted both movie makers and romance seekers.

What’s Included

  • One-way airfare from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a local airline
  • One-way airfare from Siem Reap to Bangkok on a local airline
  • One-way airfare from Bangkok to Phuket
  • 2 nights in a Junior Suite at La Rose Suite in Phnom Penh
  • 3 nights in a Superior Room at Victoria Angkor Hotel in siem Reap
  • 3 nights in a City Room at the COMO Metropolitan Hotel Bangkok
  • 3 nights in a Bay Room at the COMO Point Yamu hotel in Phuket
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts and 4 lunches
  • All sightseeing tours as specified in itinerary
  • All taxes, fees and carrier imposed surcharges

Itinerary

DAY 01

DEPART HOMETOWN/PHNOM PENH

Today, we board our flight to Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

DAY 02

ARRIVE PHNOM PENH

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, the bustling capital city of Cambodia, our guide will be waiting to escort you to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day at your leisure, getting to know the city.

DAY 03

PHNOM PENH (B)

Today explore the fascinating capital city of Phnom Penh. Sitting on the banks of the Ton Le Sap and Mekong Rivers, Phnom Penh is a city rich in history, heritage and exotic post-colonial culture. Start the day with a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex. Explore the elaborately constructed palace buildings and get a closer look at the collection of Buddha statues, coupled with the 5000 silver floor tiles that give the pagoda its name. Walk on to the nearby National Museum before enjoying lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, once the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21). Walk through the haunting space to learn about the atrocities that place during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, seeing the spots where thousands of innocent prisoners were interrogated, tortured, and killed. Continue on to the Choeung Ek Killing Fields, the spot where the Khmer Rouge executed more than 1 million people. While a visit to the site is a sobering one, the center has been transformed into a peaceful place in homage to the lives that were lost. Pay your respects at the Memorial Stupa, where the skulls of thousands of victims are on display as a reminder of the terror that took place.

DAY 04

PHNOM PENH/SIEM REAP (B)

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

 

Optional Tour: $150 per person (min. 2 persons)

In the evening take your first glimpse of the Angkor Temples with a sunset cruise along the moat of Angkor Thom. Board your gondola and glide quietly along the water to the southwest corner of Angkor Thom and the small temple of Prasat Chrung. This small sandstone temple whose name means Shrine of the Angle was constructed in the late 12th century. Take along a cold beer or two to enjoy as the sun sets on the majestic temples of Angkor.

DAY 05

SIEM REAP (B/L)

We begin our sightseeing at Angkor Thom, the heavily fortified city built in the 10th century by the greatest of the Khmer rulers, King Jayavarman VII (1181 – 1201). With a population in excess of one million inhabitants, Angkor Thom covered an area of 3.8 square miles. Enter via the South Gate of Angkor Thom, one of the five 65-foot high gates. Pass along a narrow causeways over the city moat flanked by the statues of 54 gods on the left and 54 devils on the right. They are seemingly engaged in a game of tug of war, yet in fact they are enacting the famous scene from the Churning Sea of Milk bas-relief. After walking through the causeway and gate, you will have entered Angkor Thom. From Angkor Thom’s southern gateway continue onto visit the Bayon Temple. The structure is staggering in its construction and most Angkor specialists agree that it is one of the finest examples of classic Khmer architecture. Its third level is stunning; its 49 towers are adorned with 172 smiling faces of the omnipresent Avalokitesvara. Constructed during the reign of King Jayavarman VII, this temple marks the exact centre of Angkor Thom, thus it is the most venerated of the city’s temples and also the most mysterious. Leaving the Bayon take a brief stop at the Royal Enclosure to see the Elephant Terrace, the terrace takes its name from the exceptional depiction of elephants and of an elephant hunt, which takes up the majority of the frieze. A little north of the main terrace is another, known as the Terrace of the Leper King after a statue found above it. We will conclude our afternoon’s sightseeing by paying a visit to one of the larger temple sites within Angkor, Preah Kahn. Constructed as a monastery and teaching complex in 1191 by Jayavarman VII, it is unique in its sense of religious tolerance, with sections dedicated to Buddhism, ancestor worship, and the Hindu gods Shiva and Vishnu.

DAY 06

SIEM REAP (B/L)

This morning, rise early to view the sunrise over the wonderful ruins of Angkor Wat. Imagine centuries ago the markets and temples coming alive with the dawn of a new day.  After this memorable experience, enter Angkor Wat’s main enclosure to experience Angkor in an entirely different perspective, with the grounds almost deserted of visitors you will feel like Angkor Wat is yours to explore. Constructed under the reign of Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious structures in the world, covering an area 480 acres encircled by an enclosure wall nearly four miles long.  Angkor Wat is a representation of the Hindu cosmology and is dedicated to the god Vishnu. The five towers of Angkor Wat are the representation of the five peaks of Mount Meru, home of the gods and centre of the Hindu universe. The temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its one mile long bas-relief that wraps around the walls of the outer gallery along with the figures of Khmer Devas and Apsaras. Return to your hotel for breakfast. The remainder of the morning will be at your leisure to enjoy the hotel and escape the midday sun. This afternoon, visit Banteay Srei, in some obvious aspects it stands apart from the other monuments of the Angkor region – and not only for its relatively isolation, 15 miles north-east of the main temple group. On route, take a short detour to visit Banteay Samre, constructed around the same period as Angkor Wat, it is a compact but imposing Angkor Wat style temple. Its sole conical tower and surrounding galleries make it well worth the short detour. Continue on, arriving at Banteay Srei, the temples name loosely translates to ‘citadel of the women’, but this is a modern name that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. Built at a time when the Khmer Empire was gaining significant power and territory, the temple was constructed by a Brahmin priest under a powerful king, Rajendravarman and later under Jayavarman V. The walls are densely covered with some of the most beautifully intricate carvings of any Angkorian temple. Take your time to enjoy the ruins at Banteay Srei before you return to your hotel.

DAY 07

SIEM REAP/BANGKOK (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital. We arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport where we will meet our local guide for our private transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 08

CITY, TEMPLES AND ROYAL GRAND PALACE (B)

Today, we visit two of Bangkok’s most impressive sights. The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is an enormous Buddha covered in gold leaf and lying majestically on its side. The Grand Palace has no equal and is a must see for every visitor to the city. Elegantly situated close to the banks of the Chao Phraya (The River of Kings), the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha at Wat Pra Kaew, which houses Thailand’s most precious image of the Lord Buddha. After our tour, return to our hotel for a free afternoon.

DAY 09

FULL-DAY AYUTTHAYA TOUR BY CAR AND BOAT (B/L)

In the morning depart Bangkok for Ayutthaya, the ancient Siamese capital. Today Ayutthaya hosts some of Thailand’s most important historical landmarks and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The magnitude and number of the ancient temple ruins speaks of the former greatness of the city. Visit some of the most interesting temples and nearby Bang-Pa-In. The Bang Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V consists of buildings designed in European, Chinese and Thai architectural styles. Cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River aboard a river cruiser. En route you can observe the scenic river life as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

DAY 10

BANGKOK/PHUKET (B)

At the appropriate time, check out the hotel and transfer to the airport for our flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, meet your driver at the airport arrival hall for your transfer to your hotel.

DAY 11

PHI PHI ISLAND BY CATAMARAN BOAT (B/L)

Phi Phi Islands are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful island in the world. Start your voyage to the underwater world of Phi Phi, swimming and snorkeling among the colorful fish and exploring the abundant coral reef at Monkey Beach. Admiring the beauty of Camel Rock and Nui Bay while cruising to Tonsai Bay where you will enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant with selection of Thai and International dishes. After lunch, take your time to relax and wonder around the village. Continue cruising on through the breathtaking scenery of Piley Lagoon and Viking Cave to Phi Phi Leh where you will have plenty of time for swimming and snorkeling or just relaxing on the upper deck or at the beach before heading back to mainland.

DAY 12

PHUKET (B)

A day for relaxation or perhaps, spend the day snorkeling, kayaking, diving, or exploring some of the town’s finest shops. For the total island experience, join our optional Jungle Trekking tour to experience the tropical forest with its great variety of plants and wildlife. Hike past the impressive limestone rock of our cove through the untouched jungle and learn more about indigenous plants, trees and animals.

DAY 13

PHUKET DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at Hotel. In the appropriate time we will pick you up from your hotel to be transferred to the airport in Phuket for your flight home.

Meals: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch

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