• Visit the floating market
• Encounter remote Hilltribe villages
• Visit the bridge over the River Kwai
• See the Grand Palace and Temple of Dawn in Bangkok
• Explore ancient Sukhothai on bicycle
• Explore the temples of Angkor, including Bantai Srei
• Visit the sites of Phnom Phen
• 22 land days
• Maximum 16 travelers
• Start and finish in Bangkok
• All meals included
• Includes 4 internal flights
• Activity Level: 2
We invite you to discover two of Southeast Asia's Ancient Kingdoms - Thailand and Cambodia. From the Land of Siam to the Kingdom of the Khmers, these countries will fascinate you and leave you with a sense of astonishment. Visit ancient temples, hike through tropical jungles, and meet warm, gracious people.
Explore Bangkok's impressive Grand Palace, Temple of Dawn, and Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha and enjoy traditional Thai dance. Visit the floating market and the River Kwai, with its infamous bridge. Stay in comfortable, floating bungalows on the river, set against a backdrop of jungle covered mountains.
Explore the ancient capital of Sukhothai by bicycle. Visit an elephant workcamp and have the opportunity to ride one of these magnificent animals. The relaxing northern capital of Chiang Mai will be our base for exploration. We offer a more active trek to visit the hilltribes but also offer something less active by road and river. Visit the delightful town of Mae Hong Son, set amongst the beautiful mountain scenery of the far northwest. You can also test your culinary skills during our Thai cooking class.
Fly to Cambodia's chaotic but fascinating capital, Phnom Phen, situated on the banks of the Mekong River. Visit opulent palaces and temples, but also bear witness to the country's recent tragic history under the brutal rule of the Khmer Rouge. Travel to Cambodia's enlightened period as we explore Angkor, the largest religious monument ever built, covering an area of 200 acres with its towers, terraces and causeways. Prepare to leave the outside world behind...travel through the world of Hindu mythology and arrive at the doorstep of the gods. The Khmer Empire reached its zenith of artistic expression and architecture with the building of Angkor. Built in the 12th century and abandoned in 1431, Angkor succumbed to the encroaching jungle until the great temple complex was rediscovered in 1860 by French botanist Henri Mahout. Angkor's colossal size, detailed carvings, courtyards and avenues is nothing short of impressive and overwhelming.
Our trip to ancient Thailand and Cambodia concludes with a flight back to Bangkok for our farewell dinner and departure.
Comfortable hotels/lodges with private bathrooms.
Bangkok - Grand Palace, Wat Pra Keo, Canal Trip
Bangkok - Flower Market, Jim Thompson's House
Floating Market, to Kanchanaburi & the Bridge Over the River Kwai
Hike or Swim at Erawan Falls
To Sukhothai, Wat Mahadhat
Sukhothai - Ancient Temples of Classical Siam
To Lampang - Elephant Hospital, to Chiang Mai
To Chiang Mai - Elephant Work Camp, Orchid Nursery, Handicrafts, Kantoke Dinner
Chiang Mai - Thai Cooking Lessons, Wat Doi Suthep
Chiang Mai - Wat U Mong, Old City by Bicycle Taxi
To Mae Sariang, Obluang N. P., Mae Ngao N.P., Bamboo Rafting
To Mae Hong Son, Kaew Komol cave, Hmong Microwave Village
Mae Hong Son - Longtail Boat to the Long Neck Karen Hilltribe
Fly to Phnom Penh (via Chiang Mai & Bangkok)
Phnom Penh - Royal Palace, Killing Fields & Toul Sleng
To Komphong Thom, Visit Pre-Angkor Temples
Komphong Thom - Siem Reap (Angkor)
Explore the Grand Circuit of Angkor Wat
Angkor - Chhuk Village, Hike to Prasat Banteay Ampil Temple
Angkor - The Citadel of Women, Fly to Bangkok