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Day 1 - Welcome to Cambodia!
សួស្ដី Sua s'dei! Welcome to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Your private guide will meet with you at airport and take you to hotel for check in. In your free time in the afternoon, strolling the streets of Phnom Penh and explore the city.
Day 2 - Phnom Penh City Tour
Today a fullday city tour introduces you to the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers.It remains a living relic of the country’s past struggles and successes.You will be transferred to Royal Palace, and visit the Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom. Have lunch at local restaurant before a visit to Tuol Sleng Prison Museum，a former school that served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre, and it’s estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here.
The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek which tells the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge.The Choeung Ek Memorial，home to stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls, marking the site of the infamous Killing Fields.This was the execution ground for the torture victims of Tuol Sleng, and standing in this peaceful setting it's almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9,000 corpses have been exhumed from the area.
Day 3 - Battambang
Morning departure from Phnom Penh to Battambang by private transfer (about 5-6 hrs), enroute, you will stop at Phnom Oudong, the ancient Cambodian capital during the latter stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of many past kings. Consisting of a series of stupas atop a large hill, there are outstanding views across the surrounding plains below. Phnom Oudong was bombed and desecrated by the Americans and then the Khmer Rouge, but still possesses a beauty that no war has been able to steal from it. Then stop at Kompong Loung to visit the village of goldsmiths along the Tonle Sap, manufacturing souvenir center stopping.Continue to Pursat Province, famous for its marble stone carvings. You will also taking the time to stop at a pottery village in Kompang Chhnang before arrive at Battambang. Upon Arrival Battambang, check into the hotel, and free time for you.
Day 4 - Experience Bamboo Train
Today you will discover the city of Battambang, a charming big city where you can watch the elegant houses in the French colonial style along the river. You then visit the Provincial Museum and the pagoda before heading to the 11th century temple of Wat Ek Phnom.
You will pass through traditional villages along the route where you can attend the manufacture of family rice cakes and contacting people about their daily lives. Afternoon, we drive an hour's ride to the hill of Phnom Bannon (337 steps) and its temple, Prasat Bannon, 7th century, which stands atop mountain that reach by a long staircase. From there, you can also admire the beautiful scenic landscape of villages, plains, pagodas. We drive to the Bamboo Railway Station. The Bamboo Train has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train in itself is very basic – one platform on 4 wheels activated by a small motor. Sitting on the platform we travel the 8km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies. On arrival, you will visit a village and discover the daily life of the Cambodian countryside. You will also visit a workshop which is specialized in wooden sculpture.
Day 5 - Cruise to Siem Reap
After breakfast in hotel of Battambang, make a classic journey by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake (approximately 7 hours), taking in the magnificent views, scattering of fishermen and local people living atop their floating villages. After arrive at Siem Reap, check in at hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace.
Between April and August, when water levels are typically at their lowest, we are unable to travel by boat and instead make this journey by private car. So that our Intrepid travellers at this time don't miss out on the Tonle Sap experience, we instead include a boat tour of Tonle Sap from Siem Reap.
Day 6 - Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in Siem Reap to begin your unforgettable Angkor Wat Tour. You will be transferred by private car to the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.Your tour will include visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Angkor Period (AD 802-1432). Visit the breathtaking Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex with over 200 giant faces carved into its 54 towers. The temple was designed to represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire and it still carries a completely majestic atmosphere. You will also visit Baphuon Temple,Phimeanakas Temple,the Terrace of the Elephant,the Terrace of the Leper King,and Royal Palace Temple.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Wat Temple, one of the seven wonders of the world. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. View sunset at Phnom Bakheng before heading back to your accommodation.
Day 7 - Banteay Srei & Ta Prohm Temple
If you want, you can take the early morning trip witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area, you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. After the sunrise tour, breakfast either at hotel or take away is available.
Start the day by visiting Banteay Srei Temples, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving.Continue to visit Banteay Samre, Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic cuisine.Ta Prohm temple and Banteay Kdei are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon.
Day 8 - Welcome to Thailand!
Today your private driver will escort you to Siem Reap international airport for your flight to Thailand.On arrival in Bangkok, Your guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Thailand is worry-free.
Day 9 - Grand Palace & Bangkok Temples
Your trip will start from visiting Wat Trimit,this temple is known for its famous Golden Buddha constructing during the Sukhothai period. The image of solid gold is 3 meters high and weighs five and a half tons. Your second stop will be Wat Pho, it is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. Wat Pho was built by King Rama I about 200 years ago and houses the gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha image. This unique image is 49 meters long and 12 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles, then your last stop is The Royal Grand Palace, the nations's landmark and the most revered royal monuments. You will see the Palace that were used for different occasions as The Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall and Royal Guest House and the mysterious famous Emerald Buddha （Wat Phra Kaew）, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Return to hotel,enjoy your free time at leisure.
Day 10 - Ayutthaya Ruins
Depart for a 1.5 hour drive through Bangkok's rural outskirts to Ayutthaya History Park. Begin by visiting the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, located 60 kilometers north of Bangkok, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century. Continue to Ayutthaya, which was the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and in 1767 it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Nowadays the ruins of the former city are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Stroll around the ruins of several ancient temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya's days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. This afternoon, board a luxury boat and enjoy a Thai buffet lunch whilst cruising back to Bangkok. Witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from rural to cosmopolitan transfer back to your hotel on arrival at the pier.
Day 11 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Depart early morning for the 2hr drive to the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak floating market located 100km (62mi) from Bangkok. This vibrant, most famous of local markets features numerous small boats laden with colourful fruits and vegetables, paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats, and is one of the only places to see this traditional way of buying and selling goods in Thailand. Almost always crowded with hundreds of sellers, buyers and tourists, the best way to experience the bustling atmosphere of the market up close is to board a boat and float through the small canals purchasing fresh local produce from the vendors. Afterwards, drive to the Samphran riverside(Rose Garden) located on the banks of Nakhon Chaisi River where a buffet lunch awaits followed by Thai cultural performances. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Day 12 - Fly to Chiang Mai
After check out from hotel, take your internal flight to the historical and colorful city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai, located in the north of Thailand, with its lovely Lanna temples, charming traditions, unique food, family-friendly attractions and stunning setting is a gem in Thailand’s northern hills. There’s so much for tourists to do here, from cultural exploration to adventurous treks and food tours. Your driver is waiting for you at the airport to take you by private car to your hotel. After settle down in your hotel, the rest of the day at your own leisure!
Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise, with its famous arts and crafts. Nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. It is located on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long. You could find all special handicrafts and souveniers you need along the street, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls for those in need of a quick bite.
Day 13 - Chiang Mai Old City
This morning will visit Chiang Mai old city, include Wat Pra Singh, It is one of over 200 ancient Buddhist temples located around the city, one of the most well regarded examples of Lanna architecture. And Wat Chedi luang, The temple is the site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. Then transfer to Warorot market, to see and feel the real northern people’s way of life. Lunch at local restaurant. Then transfer to hotel.Afternoon is free at your leisure.
Day 14 - Meo Hill Tribe & Doi Suthep
Morning departure for an inspiring trip to Meo hill tribe villages, where you will observe their simple way of life which has been maintained unchanged for centuries. Interact with the villagers and your guide will work as your translator.
A relaxing drive about 1hr takes you to the Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb 309 steps (or for the less fitness-oriented, a tram is available for a small surcharge) to the top, enjoying a truly breathtaking scenery all along the way up to the top where you will find Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Have a panoramic views of the city of Chiang Mai. Return to Chiang Mai with lunch at a local restaurant en route.
Day 15 - Close Encounter with Elephant
A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary （Join Group） offers you an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.
Today you will be picked up from your place of accommodation and will drive through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.
After the close encounter with elephant, you will return to your hotel, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 16 - Fly to Phuket
Morning check out and transfer to the airport for your flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket. On arrival,your private guide will accompany with you for your hotel check-in. After settle down,relax poolside or head to the beach.
Day 17 - James Bond Island
After pick up at your Phuket hotel in the morning, you will travel by air-conditioned minibus to the cruise departure point at Ao Por Pier. You can enjoy the complimentary coffee,tea and dessert service before boarding your luxury boat enter Ao Phang Nga National Park, where you will have opportunities for snokling and swimming.Later,you will admire the craggy stalactite formations of Panak Island’s caves and enjoy canoeing in Bat Cave or Mangrove cave. Then depart from Panak Island to Hong Island, our guides will paddle you around to explore hidden caves and lagoons.
After have a great buffet lunch on board, you will continue on to a photo stop at Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond Island.The famous movie named The Man with the golden Gun was filmed here.Then you can enjoy swimming and relaxing before return to Ao Por Pier and then transfer to your hotel.
Day 18 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Day 19 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
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Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
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Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
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All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
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