2023: Tantilizing Thailand & the Temples of Angkor (2791)
15 days from Siem Reap to Bangkok
This budget-minded tour through Cambodia and Thailand highlights each country's rich history, fascinating culture, and religious monuments. Start in Siem Reap with visits to the magnificently preserved temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple-with some 200 faces carved into 54 towers. You'll also visit the exquisite 10th-century Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm, where ancient jungle tree roots wind through the temple ruins. In Bangkok-Thailand's current capital-visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha; the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in 1832; and the Grand Palace, the royal residence begun in 1782 where you'll see the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most sacred Buddhist sculpture. In Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th-century capital, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ruins of palaces, temples, and homes. But that's not all?in Chiang Mai explore a night market by tuk-tuk and visit an amazing elephant sanctuary to learn about the conservation efforts of orphaned and rescued elephants. Travel to the 'Golden Triangle,' where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet and visit a local tea plantation. You'll also visit several interesting hill tribes in the mountains near Chiang Rai. Your budget-travel to Cambodia and Thailand is a rich in experiences, sights, and welcoming people you'll long remember!
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- Offer valid through 6/30/2023
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Siem Reap||Welcome to Cambodia! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Siem Reap||Your sightseeing tour starts at the best preserved of all the temples-Angkor Wat, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Next stop is Angkor Thom to see Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Siem Reap||Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century Banteay Srei, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Then, on to Ta Prohm, which has been left relatively untouched; surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls. You'll also visit a local school to interact with the children. (B)|
|Day 4||Bangkok||Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)|
|Day 5||Bangkok||Bangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping, and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing is ahead. Take in the city's principal landmarks such as the splendid Temple of the Golden Buddha and the spectacular Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. You will also visit the gleaming Grand Palace, Thailand's most sacred monument, and the spectacular Temple of the Emerald Buddha. (B,L)|
|Day 6||Bangkok||Today is yours to explore Bangkok at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya or cruise on the Chao Praya River. (B)|
|Day 7||Sukhothai||Enjoy a bit of time at leisure this morning then fly to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th-century former capital. Enjoy dinner at your resort. (B)|
|Day 8||Sukhothai||Today, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha.The afternoon is at your leisure to relax or further explore the park. Lunch and dinner are served at your resort. (B,L,D)|
|Day 9||Chiang Mai||Today, drive to Chiang Mai. This evening, join your Tour Director for a tuk-tuk ride and orientation walk through the lively night market. (B)|
|Day 10||Chiang Mai||This morning, visit Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, and Wat Doi Suthep, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. (B)|
|Day 11||Ban Thaton||This morning, travel out of the city to visit Elephant Nature Park, established in the 1990's to provide a sanctuary for rescued and orphanted elephants. You will hear the personal stories of the elephants and see how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Walk with staff and the elephants (no riding) and watch them bathe and play in the river. You'll also have the chance to feed them. After lunch at the sanctuary continue to your resort in the hills of Ban Thaton. (B,L,D)|
|Day 12||Chiang Rai||Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong where you'll visit a tea plantation. Next, visit several fascinating hill tribes including the Yao, Lisu, and Akha, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. Continue to Chiang Rai. (B,L)|
|Day 13||Chiang Rai||Drive to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town to visit the Hall of Opium, built to educate people on the history of opium in the area and help combat illegal drugs. Stop at the Golden Triangle view point, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. Here you'll take a boat ride on the Mekong River. After lunch, return to Chiang Rai and enjoy some time at leisure. (B,L)|
|Day 14||Bangkok||Fly to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel near the international airport. Prepare for departure tomorrow or journey into the city for independent exploration. (B)|
|Day 15||Bangkok||Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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