ROMANTIC CAMBODIA & THAILAND

Siem Reap, Bangkok & Koh Yao

Overview

TOUR CODE: RCMTHA

Trip Type: Independent Journey

An adventure styled honeymoon designed for the unique couple. Embrace the glorious jungle tangled amongst temples in Angkor Wat and experience a spiritual ceremony by saffron-robed monks who will offer blessings for a happy marriage. In Bangkok, get a glimpse of the serene and simple lifestyle along the canals, and see the top landmarks and monuments illuminated at night with a dinner cruise along the River of Kings. Continue to Koh Yao Noi, where you will cruise to a tropical island in the middle of Phang Nha Bay. Laze on hammocks in the shade of palm trees and feel warm water softly kissing the white sand beach in paradise.

What’s Included

 Standard Package

  • Internal flights – Siem Reap/Bangkok/Phuket
  • 3 nights in an Explorer room AT Navutu Dreams Resort & Spa Siem Reap or similar
  • 3 nights in a Superior room at the Well Hotel Bangkok or similar
  • 3 nights in a Jacuzzi Studio at Paradise Koh Yao Resort or similar
  • Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise by Manohra
  • Ground transportation and sightseeing tours in a private, air-conditioned vehicle in Siem Reap and Bangkok
  • Sightseeing tours, ground and boat transfers on a shared basis in Phuket and Koh Yao
  • English speaking guide
  • 16 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Upgrade Package

  • Internal flights – Siem Reap/Bangkok/Phuket
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe room at Jaya House River Park Siem Reap or similar
  • 3 nights in a Deluxe room at Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort or similar
  • 3 nights in a Plunge Pool Deluxe Studio at Paradise Koh Yao Resort or similar
  • Chao Phraya River Dinner Cruise by Manohra
  • Ground transportation and sightseeing tours in a private, air-conditioned vehicle in Siem Reap and Bangkok
  • Sightseeing tours, ground and boat transfers on a shared basis in Phuket and Koh Yao
  • English speaking guide
  • 16 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Itinerary

DAY 01

ARRIVE SIEM REAP

Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

DAY 02

SIEM REAP (B)

Siem Reap, home of the Angkor Wat, is known worldwide for the awe-inspiring collection of ancient temple ruins. We begin our sightseeing at Angkor Thom, the heavily fortified city built in the 10th century by the greatest Khmer rulers, King Jayavarman VII (1181 – 1201). With a population of over 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 passes along a narrow causeway 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 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 to 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. The 49 towers on the third level are stunning and decorated with 172 smiling faces of the omnipresent Avalokitesvara. This temple marks the exact center of Angkor Thom; thus, it is the most venerated of the city’s temples and 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. It was built in the Bayon style under Jayavarman VII, though its modern name derives from a 15th-century sculpture discovered at the site. The statue depicts the Hindu god Yama, the god of death. We continue to the 12th century Preah Khan temple located northeast of Angkor Thom. 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. We will conclude our afternoon’s sightseeing by paying a visit to the jungle temple Ta Prohm. This temple is covering by the trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surrounding, creating an astonishing merger of nature and architecture.

DAY 03

SIEM REAP (B/L/D)

This morning, rise early to view the sunrise over the beautiful 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 from 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 most massive 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 dedicated to the god Vishnu. The five towers of Angkor Wat represent the five peaks of Mount Meru, home of the gods, and center 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.

 

In the afternoon, experience a traditional monk’s blessing at one of Siem Reap’s most famous pagodas. Once inside the pagodas, take a seat on the floor in front of the saffron-clad monks. Listen as they quietly chant in the ancient Buddhist language of Pali. Breathe in the aromas of the lotus and jasmine flowers and the burning incense as you offer your alms to the monks. Then it is your turn to take part in an ancient Cambodian practice by receiving a traditional water blessing. During the ceremony, the monks will lightly sprinkle water over you as they chant harmoniously to wish you good luck, safe travel, and long life. After the blessing, the monk will tie a red thread around your wrist to bring good luck and prosperity.

 

Tonight, we dine at a local restaurant featuring Khmer cuisine.

DAY 04

SIEM REAP/BANGKOK (B/D)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok.  Upon your arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Tonight, enjoy a dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River.

DAY 05

BANGKOK CANALS & THE GRAND PALACE (B)

Our Bangkok adventure starts as we hop aboard a long-tail boat to tour the Thonburi klongs and the Grand Palace. First, cruise the scenic ‘klongs’ (canals) of Thonburi on the west bank of the Chao Praya River. See the Royal Barges Museum and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and get a glimpse of everyday life in the former capital district. Then, visit the splendid Grand Palace complex, the most important and impressive royal palace in Thailand. Your guide will show you the courts used for different occasions, including the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Appropriate dress is required. We return to our hotel for a free afternoon to enjoy this vibrant city.

DAY 06

BANGKOK (B)

Today is free to plan your itinerary. Spend the day shopping at the Chatuchak Weekend Market (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only) or explore the famous Yaowarat Road after dark to find some of the best eats in the city.

DAY 07

BANGKOK/PHUKET/KOH YAO NOI (B/D)

Today begins with a morning flight to Phuket lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. Upon arrival, take the resort shared transfer to the Marina for a shared boat transfer to the resort (approx. 60 minutes).

 

Tonight, enjoy a seafood dinner on the beach under the moonlit sky.

 

*Scheduled boat transfers to Koh Yao are at 11:00 am and 4:00 pm. (Subject to weather conditions). The scheduled boat transfer is not available for guests arriving after 4:00 pm at Phuket International Airport.

DAY 08

PHANG NGA BAY & JAMES BOND ISLAND (B/L/D)

Take a shared boat trip through the beautiful Phang Nga Bay and explore all its natural wonders by kayak. Cruise through the many sea caves that the bay has to offer, past spectacular rock formations, and on to explore quiet hidden lagoons where you often spot monkeys and other wildlife. Along the way, we stop at one of the fantastic beaches to relax, swim and enjoy a picnic lunch. Depending on tides, you will also explore the world-famous James Bond Island by long-tail boat.

 

In the evening, enjoy a romantic barbeque dinner right on the beach with a bottle of premium house wine.

DAY 09

KOH YAO NOI (B/L/D)

Spend your day at leisure. Indulge in an included two hours of spa treatment for true relaxation for the mind, body, and soul. For your dinner, indulge in authentic Thai cuisine at one of your resort restaurants.

DAY 10

KOH YAO/PHUKET DEPARTURE (B)

Take a shared boat transfer (approx. 60 minutes) to the Marina and continue by road to Phuket Airport for your departure flight.

 

*Scheduled boat transfers from Paradise Beach Resort Koh Yao to Yacht Haven Marina Pier Phuket are at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Meals: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner

Contact us at (800) 988-4833 or Email us to Book this Trip NOW!

Dates & Prices

Per person, based on double occupancy

    Land Only
    2021Standard PackageUpgrade Package
    Jan 15 - Mar 31$2,799$3,299
    Apr 01 - Oct 25$2,599$2,799
    Oct 26 - Dec 13$2,999$3,599
    2022
    Jan 02 - Mar 31$2,999$3,599
    Apr 01 - Oct 21$2,699$2,999
    Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. This is a land only package without International airfare. Tour prices include hotel taxes and service charges. (LO/092220/C-10)

    Click on Terms & Conditions for important information.

    Contact Us For More Information & Option Details

    Hazardous Materials Notice

    Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. For further information, review the prohibited items webpage on the FAA website: www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/

    Your Request Has Been Successfully Submitted

    Thank you for making an online inquiry with Globotours. One of our travel advisers will be in touch with you shortly.

    Hazardous Materials Notice

    Federal law forbids the carriage of hazardous materials aboard aircraft in your luggage or on your person. Hazardous materials include explosives, compressed gases, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosives and radioactive materials. For further information, review the prohibited items webpage on the FAA website: www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/hazmat_safety/

    Your Request Has Been Successfully Submitted

    Thank you for making an online inquiry with Globotours. One of our travel advisers will be in touch with you shortly.

    NEW AGENT REGISTRATION

    Agent Registered

    You may now login using the password that was emailed to you.

    Click Here To Continue

    Thank you for Your Feedback

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Your feedback will help to shape the future of our products and our services.

    Thank you for LivingSocial Escapes Reservation

    Look forward to receiving weekly emails that keep you up to date with all of our destination updates, new journeys, travel stories and exclusive offers.

    Thank you for subscribing to Globotours’ eNews.

    Look forward to receiving weekly emails that keep you up to date with all of our destination updates, new journeys, travel stories and exclusive offers.