Thailand and the Temples of Angkor Trafalgar Tours

Thailand and the Temples of Angkor

Incredible sights, sounds and flavors await on this Thailand and the Temples of Angkor, 15-Day, escorted tour. Visit some of the most iconic points of interest in Thailand and Cambodia including temples, bridges, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, humanitarian and wildlife organizations, markets and more. The photo-ops around every bend help document your epic journey.

Enjoy a relaxing T'ai Chi session in Bangkok's oldest temple. See the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew, at the gorgeous Grand Palace. Visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony. Take a cooking class and learn about the 5 flavors of Thai food. Greet the friendly vendors in the busy Damnoen Saduak floating market. World War II history is revealed at the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, and Hellfire Pass. Visit Angkor Thom's Terrace of Elephants. Learn about Cambodia's time-honored craft traditions including weaving hats. Tour Angkor Wat with a Khmer specialist. Stroll through Banteay Srei Temple,"Citadel of Women" dedicated to the Hindu God, Shiva. This magical adventure will leave you with incredible, lifelong memories.


15 Daysfr. $4,675

  • CITY TOUR of Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • VIEW the Bridge over the River Kwai
  • SEE Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi
  • WITNESS Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya
  • VISIT the Grand Palace, the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok
  • TOUR the ancient city of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai Heritage Park
  • EXPLORE Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Wat Damnak, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and Peak Sneng Village
  • VISIT Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • JOIN a family in their wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thai-style meal
  • PRACTICE T'ai Chi with locals in Lumpini Park, Bangkok
  • TRADITIONAL Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho
  • VISIT Artisans d'Angkor, for disadvantaged rural youths
  • DELVE INTO village of Natonchan and the`Friends of the Asian Elephants'
  • MEET villagers and discover traditional Cambodian crafts at Peak Sneng village
  • LEARN secrets of Thai cooking and visit local market to buy fresh ingredients
  • PREPARE authentic Thai dishes with culinary host
  • EXPLORE coconut palm sugar plantation
  • HEAR monks chanting at sunset
  • VISIT Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples
  • GUIDED TOURS of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • VIP entry to many sights
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Gratuities are included for services during the land stay of your vacation unless otherwise noted. This includes wait staff at included meals, and porterage at hotels for one suitcase per person. Gratuities for your tour director, local hosts, guides, and drivers are not included in the vacation price (unless otherwise noted in pricing details) and are discretionary.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
14 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Shangri La Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand (3 nights)
  • Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa in Kanchanaburi, Thailand (2 nights)
  • Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa in Sukhothai, Thailand (2 nights)
  • The Rim Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand (3 nights)
  • Le Meridien Angkor in Siem Reap, Cambodia (4 nights)
  • The hotels listed are intended to be used on all departures however Trafalgar Tours reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those listed. No refunds are provided for hotel changes and full cancellation penalties apply.

ARRIVE BANGKOK Location Information Description

Bangkok, Thailand

Say sawadee ka to the land of smiles, starting your Thai adventure in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel where this evening, we meet our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetizers.

Dinner

Shangri-La

BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Bangkok, Thailand

Rise early and join the locals for a graceful T'ai Chi practice in Lumpini Park to kick-start your day. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start before joining your fellow travelers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok's Grand Palace, where you'll visit the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew.

See the largest-reclining Buddha in Thailand in Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho, and enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the temple's massage center. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.

Breakfast, Lunch

Shangri-La

BANGKOK Location Information Description

Bangkok, Thailand

Immerse your senses in the five flavors of Thai as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a traditional cooking class in a colonial-style house. Visit a local market nearby to source the freshest ingredients that reveal the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot flavours of Thai cuisine. Sample the results later, then spend the afternoon exploring the City of Angels on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Jim Thompson's House, home to an impressive collection of Asian art.

Breakfast, Lunch

Shangri-La

BANGKOK - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI Location Information Description

Damnoen Saduak, Thailand

A riot of colors greets you this morning as you embark on a visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Connect with the friendly merchants who paddle along the congested canals in their sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks.

Location Information Description

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

En route, you'll 'Dive Into Culture', stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where you'll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you'll visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, revealing insights into the history of the infamous railway line built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese army. Your final stop today sees you pay tribute to the thousands of allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa

KANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

This morning, visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway", so named for the tortuous conditions that prisoners of war endured during WWII to build it. After lunch, you will embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the winding waters of the Kwai River. You'll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, you'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa

KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI Location Information Description

Ayutthaya, Thailand

After breakfast, travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, you'll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th century Burmese invasion.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa

SUKHOTHAI SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Sukhothai, Thailand

Gain insights into a powerful kingdom that enjoyed its golden age during the 13th and 14th centuries and shaped modern Thailand as we know it today. Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park which reveals thousands of years of history and a 15-metre seated Buddha secreted within its walls. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm.

Breakfast, Lunch

Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa

SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI Location Information Description

Sukhothai, Thailand

Your day begins with a visit to the village of Natonchan, where we 'Make A Difference' with your visit by supporting the community's eco-tourism project. You'll interact with the locals and meet one of the villagers to learn about 'gymnastic doll' making and the villagers' traditional cotton clothes which are soaked in mud to protect them from fading.

Location Information Description

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Continue north, enjoying lunch en route and make a brief visit to the 'Friends of the Asian Elephant' Hospital, a foundation that cares for wounded elephants. Arriving in Chiang Mai, you'll enjoy an evening walk with your Travel Director and visit the colorful Sunday market. Your hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Rim Resort

CHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colorful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai's Sankamphaeng district and meet the children and teachers at a local school to which Trafalgar will donate much-needed supplies.

Continue to a small village nearby where you'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai-style 'Be My Guest' lunch. Next is a visit to Wat Suan Dok where you'll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple's magnificent golden chedi.

Breakfast, Lunch

The Rim Resort

CHIANG MAI Location Information Description

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Your morning is free to spend as you please or consider purchasing an Optional Experience to the Ban Tong Luang Hilltribe Village. Later, you'll visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. As the sun sets over this mystical temple, listen quietly to the tranquil sounds of the monks chanting.

This evening, join your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river.

Breakfast, Dinner

The Rim Resort

CHIANG MAI - SIEM REAP Location Information Description

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Transfer to the airport for the short international flight to Bangkok and onward to Siem Reap. On arrival meet your Cambodia Travel Director and check in to your hotel. This afternoon is at leisure.

Breakfast

Le Meridien Angkor

ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM RIEP SIGHTSEEING Location Information Description

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Today, you venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. A 'Local Specialist' and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat.

Location Information Description

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Your next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple - the "Citadel of Women" dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. You'll have time to admire the 10th century carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man.

This afternoon, you'll embark on a walking tour in Siem Reap and 'Make A Difference' with a visit to Artisans d'Angkor, where you'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts.

Later you'll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around your wrists to protect against evil spirits. Your final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices.

Breakfast

Le Meridien Angkor

ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP Location Information Description

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Your intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as you uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. Explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuries-old trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City's walls.

Location Information Description

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Your first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where you'll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha.

You'll venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film 'Tomb Raider', exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider purchasing an Optional Experience to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine.

Breakfast

Le Meridien Angkor

PEAK SNENG VILLAGE Location Information Description

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers and 'Make A Difference' with a visit to their local school for an opportunity to chat to some of the children who will join you on your walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives.

You'll 'Dive Into Culture', gaining insights into their time-honored craft traditions, such as weaving Cambodia's national hats made from palm leaves, or folding Lotus flowers into delicate works of art. After the rest of the day at leisure, you'll join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.

Breakfast, Dinner

Le Meridien Angkor

DEPART SIEM REAP Location Information Description

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Sun, Nov 14, 2021 – Wait-list
$4,750.00
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
$5,050.00
Sun, Jan 09, 2022
$4,850.00
Sun, Feb 13, 2022
$4,850.00
Sun, Mar 06, 2022
$4,850.00
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
$4,850.00
Sun, Apr 03, 2022
$4,750.00
Sun, Apr 17, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, May 01, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, May 15, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Jul 10, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Aug 07, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Sep 04, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
$4,675.00
Sun, Sep 25, 2022
$4,775.00
Sun, Oct 09, 2022
$4,775.00
Sun, Nov 13, 2022
$4,875.00
Sun, Dec 04, 2022
$4,875.00
Sun, Dec 18, 2022
$4,875.00

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