Summary

Enjoy this fantastic 16-day Thailand and Cambodia Tour Package from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and discover 2 countries during one trip. In Thailand you will discover such cities as Bangkok and Chiang Mai and enjoy marvellous days full of adventures: trekking through the jungle, bathing with elephants, rafting on the traditional bamboo raft through the Taeng River. In Cambodia, you will visit the Beng Mealea Temple, hidden in the middle of the jungle and Kompong Kleang floating village, located almost 50 km from Siem Reap. You will also discover several temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park covering an area of about 400 square kilometres, which represents the full range of Khmer art from the 9th to the 15th century. The park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992 and includes a number of undisputable artistic masterpieces such as Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm, Bayon, Baphuon and Angkor Wat temples. You will visit Battambang city and enjoy a ride on the bamboo train, ancient transportation of the local people. In Phnom Penh you will have free time to discover the city on your own. This is a private guided tour and can be customized upon request.

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Alfonso

Alfonso

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More than 10 years living and working in tourism in Southeast Asia. Based in Hanoi, but living for work periods in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. In love with Asian culture and the wonders that I do not stop discovering in these amazing countries. They certainly do not stop surprising me with something daily.

Itinerary


Upon your arrival in Bangkok, your driver will be waiting for you at Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) to transfer you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be given a brief introduction of your trip and any last minute doubts will be clarified.

Accommodation in Bangkok.

You will start the day with a guided tour of Bangkok city by using the local transports (SkyTrain, Chao Praya Express, Tuk-tuks). During the excursion you will discover the Grand Palace (former residence of the kings and home of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (the temple of the largest Reclining Buddha in Thailand at 46 metres in length and 15 metres in height), Wat Suthat (a peaceful heaven inside the chaotic Bangkok), Wat Saket (a Buddhist temple dating back to the Ayutthaya era) and Phu Khao Thong (“Golden Mountain”, which is a steep artificial hill inside the Wat Saket compound from where you can see the old town).

Accommodation in Bangkok.

This day of the itinerary is free. You can discover Bangkok city on your own.

Accommodation in Bangkok.

After breakfast, you will enjoy a free morning.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Hua Lamphong train station to take the night train to the next destination, Chiang Mai, a city also known as the “Rose of the North” (second-class night train, 4-berth cabin).

Overnight in the night train.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be picked up at the train station and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the morning is free and you can start exploring the city.

At 3:00 p.m., you will enjoy a trip in Songthaew (a passenger vehicle in Thailand adapted from a pick-up or a larger truck) to the Doi Suthep Temple, located in the mountains, from where you will be able to enjoy magnificent views of Chiang Mai city. The temple is 15 kilometres from Chiang Mai city and is situated at an elevation of 1,073 metres.

Upon returning, you will have a small meeting to receive instructions and advice for the next day’s trekking. You are asked to have your passport ready.

Accommodation in Chiang Mai.

After breakfast at the hotel, at 8:00 a.m. you will be picked up to start a new adventure. First, you will visit a local market. You will continue by road to the north, making a stop at Mok Fah Waterfall, where you can take a dip. Mok Fah Waterfall is one of the most beautiful attractions in Doi Suthep - Pui National Park. It is a single level waterfall, which is over 60 metres high and is a great place to swim and cool off. The crystal-clear water at its base is ideal for a refreshing swim on a hot day.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at Karen village where you will have lunch with the villagers. After lunch, you will start trekking through the jungle to Baan Pa Kao Lam village. Afterwards, you will enjoy a bath with elephants.

You will end the day with dinner and entertainment around a bonfire.

Accommodation in Karen village.

In the morning, you will enjoy a morning trekking and rafting on the traditional bamboo raft through the Taeng River to Shan village, where you will meet the Lahu tribe.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch and return to the hotel in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation in Chiang Mai.

This day of the itinerary is free. You can discover Chiang Mai on your own.

Accommodation in Chiang Mai.

At the appointed time, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation in Siem Reap.

In the morning, you will visit the great temple of Beng Mealea, which is located 70 km from Siem Reap and is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. Tucked away in the middle of the jungle, the temple is a must-see for anyone coming to Cambodia. Surrounded by mysteries since its construction, abandoned and devoured by the jungle for hundreds of years, and devastated by the recent wars in Cambodia, the temple represents an icon of the power of the Khmer Empire.

Lunch at a basic local restaurant.

You will continue the day with a visit to Kompong Kleang floating village, located almost 50 km from Siem Reap, in the most remote and least touristy area. It is the largest floating village in Siem Reap province and is home to more than 10,000 people. There you will learn about the daily life of the village fishermen who live in houses on stilts, elevated 10 to 12 metres above the lake.
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Accommodation in Siem Reap.

On this day, you will discover several temples of the Angkor Archaeological Park covering an area of about 400 square kilometres, which represents the full range of Khmer art from the 9th to the 15th century, includes a number of undisputable artistic masterpieces, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992.

In the morning, you will travel to the outskirts of Siem Reap, 35 km from the city to begin your tour.

First, you will visit Banteay Srei, a stunningly beautiful little 10th century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Banteay Srei is mostly built of red sandstone, and although it is a much smaller temple than the others, it is definitely a must-see within Angkor. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale, especially when measured by Angkorian building standards, which has made the temple extremely popular among tourists and has led to it being praised as a more “precious gem” or “jewel of Khmer art”. The modern name of the temple, Banteay Srei (citadel of women or citadel of beauty), is probably related to the complexity of the bas-reliefs found on the walls and the small dimensions of the buildings themselves.

Then, you will discover the Ta Prohm Temple of the Angkor complex, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university and originally called Rajavihara (“royal monastery”). Unlike most temples in Angkor, Ta Prohm is in more or less the same conditions in which it was founded: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing in the ruins and the surrounding jungle have made it one of the most popular temples in Angkor among visitors. The temple is known to be part of the scenes from the movie Tomb Raider.

Next, you will discover Angkor Thom complex and visit the Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.

After lunch, you will visit the majestic Angkor Wat Temple, considered the largest religious monument in the world by land area, and one of the most important archaeological treasures in the world. It is also the largest and best preserved Hindu temple of those that make up the Angkor settlement. The temple was built by the Khmer King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yaśodharapura (present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and was dedicated to the god Vishnu. Angkor Wat has become a symbol of Cambodia and is featured on the country’s flag.

Accommodation in Siem Reap.

In the morning, you will be transferred to Battambang by car.

Upon arrival in Battambang, you will visit the Wat Samrong Knong y Wat Kandal Temples.

Next, you will discover a house that is more than 100 years old in Wat Kor village.

Check in at the hotel and free time.

Accommodation in Battambang.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart to Phnom Sampoeu to visit the Monument in memory of the victims of the Khmer Rouge.

Next, you see the Phnom Banan Temple, a mid-11th century Angkorian-era mountaintop temple consisting of five prasats (towers) that was built by the Khmer ruler Udayadityavarman II. You will also visit the Kamping Pouy Bassin, located in Ta Nget village between two mountains.

You will also enjoy a ride on the Bamboo train, ancient transportation of the local people.

Accommodation in Battambang.

In the morning, you will be transferred from Battambang to Phnom Penh.

Arrival in Phnom Penh, check-in and free time.

Accommodation in Phnom Penh.

This day of the itinerary is free. You can discover Phnom Penh on your own.

Accommodation in Phnom Penh.

On your departure day, you will be transferred to the Phnom Penh Airport to take your departure flight.

Prices

Travel dates

Upon request for individual travellers

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

4 Pers.

6 Pers.

Standard category hotels (November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2022)

1590€

1360€

1307€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 4 Pers. 6 Pers.

Upon request for individual travellers

Standard category hotels (November 1, 2021 - October 31, 2022) 1590€ 1360€ 1307€

What's Included

  • 13 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at Standard category hotels, 1 night in the night train and 1 night basic accommodation in Karen village;
  • Breakfast at the hotels;
  • Lunch on day 2, 6, 7, 10, 11 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 6 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions with English speaking guide according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Road transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Second-class night train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, 4-berth shared cabin;
  • International flight Chiang Mai - Siem Reap;
  • Local SIM card with data package included.

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