A Journey to ancient Cambodia & Thailand

Thailand - Bangkok Wat Arun Temple of Dawn 500 x 250

Day 1

Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be met and transferred to your hotel – the stunning Anantara Riverside Hotel, on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Day 2

Morning gathering and first meeting with your group. Early afternoon take a tour of Bangkok’s beautiful palaces and temples with your own private guide before returning for dinner.

After dinner meet for a short evening session (yoga, teaching, medtiation etc.)

Thailand - Floating Market 500 x 250

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast, meet with your group for your morning session

Just before noon check out from your hotel. You will be met by your driver and taken to the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport by private car where you will board your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be taken by private car to your hotel, the beautiful Angkor Village Hotel, located in the center of Siem Reap

After you have all setteled in, meet with the group for your first session in Cambodia. For the rest of the day you will have some free time to enjoy a spa treatment or spend time relaxing by the pool.In the evening meet for your evening session and close the day.

Day 4

Today you will explore Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, with your own private guide. Its famous silhouette never fails to impress. It covers a huge area of 1.6 square km and is surrounded by a wide moat.

The god-king Suryavarman II ordered its construction in the 12th century and dedicated the temple to Vishnu, the Hindu deity he identified himself with.

The 5 enormous towers have the same symbolic function as other temple mountains of Angkor: they represent Mount Meru, the mythical dwelling place of Hindu gods. In the outer galleries are some of the finest and best-preserved bas-reliefs of the Khmer Art. You will be ending the day with a view at the Phnom Bakheng, the best spot over the Angkor Wat and the outlying complex before returning to hotel.

Buddhist Monk At Angkor Wat. Ancient Khmer Architecture, Ta Proh

Day 5

This morning you will have time with your group as well as time to explore Siem Reap together with some free time for shopping or more pampering at the hotel.

In the afternoon you are in for quite a treat. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a tour through a local village. You’ll get to see locals returning from the rice fields, and maybe buffalo and ox carts being led by their owners. Your local guide will tell you a bit about daily life and introduce you to some of the many fruits and vegetables that are grown locally. You’ll also see local houses and get to peek inside a kitchen (where you can imagine what it’s like to cook an entire family meal on a charcoal pot).

You’ll arrive at a lovely cooking venue (complete with charming herb garden) close to sunset. Your guide will show you some local herbs and you’ll get to collect a few to use in this evening’s dishes. This will be your authentic experience of a Cambodian Cooking Class.

Day 6

This morning you will be met by your private driver and transfered to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met and transferred to your hotel – the charming Rachamankha.

Guest Courtyard view to Lobby Lounge 500 x 250

In the early morning you’ll participate in a special Thai custom. Before dawn monks don their saffron robes and walk barefoot through the streets, carrying their alms bowls. The local people give boiled rice and condiments in exchange for blessings.

After breakfast you will have time with your group for a session and some down time at this beautiful hotel.

In the afternoon your friendly guide will pick you up for a fantastic tour of one of Chiang Mai’s most beautiful temples – Doi Suthep. Perched on a mountainside you’ll experience the evening chant of the monchs and a beautiful sunset over Chiang Mai, before returning to your hotel.

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Day 8

Today you will visit the Elephant Conservation Centre at Lampang, home to the only Elephant Hospital in Thailand. Here you will be able to care for the elephant for a day. This is a wonderful and very moving experience with these gentle giants.

In the evening you can have a final meeting with your group and enjoy a lovely dinner together, sharing your experiences form this memorable journey.

Day 9

After breakfast you will be picked up for transfer to the airport for your flight back home or your onward journey to other adventures in South East Asia. (B)

Thailand - floating lanterns Loi Krathong 500 x 250

Land Tour Price per Person: $ 1,990.00

Land price includes:

  • All hotels as listed in the itinerary – 4 & 5 star properties
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private tours in each city
  • Private transfers in each city
  • Airline ticket: Bangkok – Siem Reap in Economy Class
  • Airline ticket: Siem Reap – Chiang Mai in Econmy Class
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Extensive travel document package with destination information
  • Land price does not include:

  • International airline tickets
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Phan Tao Temple

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