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Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor

15 Days 2 Countries 7 Cities

The temples and tuk tuks of Bangkok give way to the ancient traditions of Chiang Mai on this in-depth trip.

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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures of 19 May 2019, 16 June 2019 and 15 September 2019 include a discount of up to 11% on our standard single supplement.
    • Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flight: Bangkok to Sukhothai and Chiang Mai to Siem Reap (via Bangkok) and is accurate as of 1st June 2018.
    • Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh: For a further insight into Cambodia's history and to learn more about the Khmer Rouge, extend for a further two nights and include Phnom Penh in your journey.
    • My top travel tip is to visit the tea and coffee plantations in northern Thailand. Our guests will learn about the past of this area, why it was part of the famous 'Golden Triangle' and how the hill tribes live a sustainable life. The mountainous scenery is fabulous, and one of the best places for taking nice pictures.Anu, Thailand Travel Director
    • Visas are generally not required for Thailand but are required for Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: The following departures of 19 May 2019, 16 June 2019 and 15 September 2019 include a discount of up to 11% on our standard single supplement.
      • Flights: Prices include internal airfare and taxes for flight: Bangkok to Sukhothai and Chiang Mai to Siem Reap (via Bangkok) and is accurate as of 1st June 2018.
      • Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor and Phnom Penh: For a further insight into Cambodia's history and to learn more about the Khmer Rouge, extend for a further two nights and include Phnom Penh in your journey.
      • My top travel tip is to visit the tea and coffee plantations in northern Thailand. Our guests will learn about the past of this area, why it was part of the famous 'Golden Triangle' and how the hill tribes live a sustainable life. The mountainous scenery is fabulous, and one of the best places for taking nice pictures.Anu, Thailand Travel Director
      • Visas are generally not required for Thailand but are required for Cambodia, please contact your travel agent for more information and advice.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      The heritage of two ancient kingdoms are traced along this pilgrimage through Thailand and Cambodia. A journey from the colourful streets of Bangkok to the spiritual centre of Sukhothai and the sacred spaces of Chiang Mai. Then on to explore the ruins of Angkor Wat with a renowned scholar who'll unveil the secrets behind the Khmer Empire.


      Trip type: Regional Explorer i

      Trip code: CSOC

      14 Nights

      accommodation

      29 Meals
      • 14 buffet breakfasts

      • 9 lunches (including Connect with Locals)

      • 6 dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour of Bangkok and Chiang Mai

        • See the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

        • Visit Wat Pho Temple, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park, Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Wat Damnak, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 buffet breakfasts

        • 9 lunches
          (including Connect with Locals)

        • 6 dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      Treasures of Thailand with Cambodia's Angkor

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      ARRIVE BANGKOK (3 NIGHTS)

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      BANGKOK - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI (2 NIGHTS)

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      KANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING

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      KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI (2 NIGHTS)

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      SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (3 NIGHTS)

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      CHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING

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      CHIANG MAI - SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS)

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      Day 1

      ARRIVE BANGKOK (3 NIGHTS) Day 1 - ARRIVE BANGKOK (3 NIGHTS)

      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 appetisers.

      Hotel

      Royal Orchid Sheraton

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Hotel

      Royal Orchid Sheraton

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING Day 2 - BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING

      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 travellers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok's most well-known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong Talad. Continue to the golden spires of 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 centre. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Siam Niramit Cultural Show With Dinner

      Siam Niramit combines an authentic Thai meal with a world class stage show depicting Thailand's historical and spiritual heritage. Travel back through time into the history and culture of the Kingdom of Siam. With over 150 dazzling performers and state-of-the-art special effects, it's a captivating journey. In addition to the dinner and show there will also be time to stroll through the replica villages from the country's rural regions where Thai handicrafts may be purchased or simply just soak up the atmosphere.

      Adult Price: ฿1900.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 2

      Day 3

      BANGKOK Day 3 - BANGKOK

      Immerse your senses in the five flavours 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner Cruise on The Loy Nava (with drinks)

      Experience Bangkok at its best while cruising along the historic Chao Phraya River, aboard the "Loy Nava", a 40-year-old antique rice barge which was entirely re-built and beautifully restored to its former glory. On board, you will be welcomed by traditionally dressed hostesses with a rose water sprinkling ceremony. With traditional Kim music playing in the background savour Thailand’s finest regional specialties, whilst passing some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural and majestic landmarks. Price includes dinner, tea/coffee, four alcoholic drinks and bottled water. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.

      Adult Price: ฿2650.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Dinner Cruise on The Loy Nava (without drinks)

      Experience Bangkok at its best while cruising along the historic Chao Phraya River, aboard the "Loy Nava", a 40-year-old antique rice barge which was entirely re-built and beautifully restored to its former glory. On board, you will be welcomed by traditionally dressed hostesses with a rose water sprinkling ceremony. With traditional Kim music playing in the background savour Thailand’s finest regional specialties, whilst passing some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural and majestic landmarks. Price includes dinner, tea/coffee and bottled water. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.

      Adult Price: ฿1800.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Jim Thompson House

      Jim Thompson House is one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and houses a breath-taking collection of Southeast Asian art. Jim Thompson, born in Delaware in 1906, fell in love with Thailand while posted as an intelligence agent in Bangkok during WWII. He later made it his permanent home and started a business supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion houses, single-handedly saving what had been a dying cottage industry. His silk company continues to flourish today. With the proceeds of his success, Thompson collected an impressive range of art works, and sections of teak houses, assembling them into a museum complex set in a lush garden alongside central Bangkok’s Saen Saep Canal. The main house is full of tastefully displayed Asian art and curios including Buddha images, paintings, ceramics and antique furniture. The living areas have been preserved as they were when Thompson lived there before his mysterious disappearance. There is also a Thai restaurant and bar plus, a sizeable boutique selling quality silk items, books and prints.

      Adult Price: ฿1350.00
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      Walking Tour Talad Noi

      Discover Chinatown's most characterful lanes in the Talad Noi area; a short walk from the hotel. The area is home to some interesting street art and is very much the ‘Real Bangkok’ which many visitors don’t get the opportunity to discover. Walk past centuries-old shop houses and some impressive buildings including Sol Heng Tai; a Chinese mansion that is over 200 years old. Talad Noi’s narrow streets aren’t clogged up with traffic which makes it the perfect place for a walking tour. Sneak a peek inside locals' homes and see the unique sight of recycled engine parts piled up on the side of the road, ready to be converted into longtail boat engines for the nearby Chao Phraya river. The walking tour finishes with a drink in a hidden away local rooftop bar with magnificent views of the river. Enjoy a drink whilst watching boats pass by as the sun sets over Bangkok. Later jump on board a tuk tuk to see the bright lights of Chinatown before being dropped off back at the hotel.

      Adult Price: ฿1275.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 4

      BANGKOK - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI (2 NIGHTS) Day 4 - BANGKOK - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI (2 NIGHTS)

      A riot of colours greets us this morning as we 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. En route, we'll Dive into Culture, stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where we'll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar. After lunch in a local restaurant, we'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. Our final stop today sees us pay tribute to the thousands of allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery.

      Hotel

      Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Day 5

      KANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING Day 5 - KANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING

      This morning, we 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, we embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the winding waters of the Kwai River. We'll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Day 6

      KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI (2 NIGHTS) Day 6 - KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI (2 NIGHTS)

      After breakfast, we travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, we'll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th century Burmese invasion. We'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital.

      Hotel

      Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Day 7

      SUKHOTHAI SIGHTSEEING Day 7 - SUKHOTHAI SIGHTSEEING

      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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 8

      SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (3 NIGHTS) Day 8 - SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (3 NIGHTS)

      Our day begins with a visit to the village of Natonchan, where we 'Make a Difference' with our visit by supporting the community's eco-tourism project. We'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. We 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, we enjoy an evening walk with our Travel Director and visit the colourful Sunday market. Our hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai.

      Hotel

      The Rim Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Hotel

      The Rim Resort

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

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      Day 9

      CHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING Day 9 - CHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING

      Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colourful 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. We continue to a small village nearby where we'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 we'll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple's magnificent golden chedi.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 9

      Day 10

      CHIANG MAI Day 10 - CHIANG MAI

      Your morning is free to spend as you please or consider joining an Optional Experience. Later, we 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, we join fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Hill Tribe Village Experience

      Head to the north of Chiang Mai to visit Baan Tong Luang Village, an ecological Paduang village situated in a beautiful valley and home to Long Neck Karen hill tribe from Myanmar. The women wear heavy copper neck rings as a ritual starting from when they are 5 or 6 years of age. Other hill tribes such as Lahu, Hmong and White Karen can also be seen in the village in their traditional costumes. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.

      Adult Price: ฿2015.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 11

      CHIANG MAI - SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS) Day 11 - CHIANG MAI - SIEM REAP (4 NIGHTS)

      Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bangkok and onward to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Have some free time this afternoon to relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities.

      Hotel

      Le Meridien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Le Meridien

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING Day 12 - ANGKOR WAT AND SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING

      Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A 'Local Specialist' and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple - the "Citadel of Women" dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We'll have time to admire the 10th century carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name. Deep in the heart of the Cambodian countryside, we 'Connect with Locals', joining a local family for a Be My Guest lunch in their 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm. This afternoon, we'll return to Siem Reap and embark on a walking tour. We 'Make a Difference' to the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d'Angkor, where we'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts. Later we'll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Optional Experiences

      Ta Prohm Temple

      Visit the picturesque Ta Prohm, one of the famous temples of Angkor and a UNESCO listed site which was used as the location for the film ‘Tomb Raider’. The temple site is overgrown with trees and has been swallowed by the jungle creating a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. Over the centuries the magnificent roots of the trees have merged with the temple’s remains giving the feeling of a ‘forgotten city’, very much the way most of Angkor’s temples would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Learn about the history of the temple and soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a walk through the ruins.

      Adult Price: US$51.00
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 13

      ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP Day 13 - ANGKOR AND SIEM REAP

      Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We 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. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we'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. We 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 joining an Optional Experience to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Tonle Sap Lake Cruise

      Start the day with a transfer to Chong Kneas, a trading port of agricultural products on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Board a traditional and comfortable wooden boat for a relaxing and insightful cruise on the lake to discover the floating villages and some unique wildlife along the way. Enjoy a selection of soft drinks or beer during the cruise. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations among other structures and observe their daily lives. Note: This trip will not operate during periods of low water which normally occur from March to August but can vary each year.

      Adult Price: US$29.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 13

      Day 14

      PEAK SNENG VILLAGE Day 14 - PEAK SNENG VILLAGE

      We 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 us on our walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives. We'll 'Dive into Culture', gaining insights into their time-honoured craft traditions, such as palm leaf weaving. After the rest of the day at leisure, we'll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Tour of Artistic Siem Reap - Half Day

      Discover the artistic side of Siem Reap with a visit to several of the best workshops and galleries. Artisans d’Angkor, our first stop, offers training and creates job opportunities for young disadvantaged people living in rural areas and is dedicated to the preservation of traditional Khmer skills such as silk-making, stone and wood carving, lacquer ware, silverware and painting. Afterwards visit the house of Theam who at 11 years old was among the flood of Cambodian refugees who arrived in France in 1980. After receiving a sound artistic and technical education in interior design in Paris, Theam set aside his dreams and 15 years ago returned to Cambodia. He has converted his personal house into a real working space dedicated to the creation and promotion of Cambodian arts & crafts. Afterwards visit the McDermott Gallery, one of the best photo galleries in town. American photographer John McDermott first came to Angkor in 1995 to to photograph the temples of Angkor under the light of a total eclipse of the sun. This moment inspired a long- term fine art project and he now lives in Siem Reap where he founded two galleries that exhibit the work of Cambodian artists and photographers working across Asia.

      Adult Price: US$20.00
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 14

      Day 15

      DEPART SIEM REAP Day 15 - DEPART SIEM REAP

      Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 15

      Available Departures

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • CONNECT WITH LOCALS
        Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thai-style meal (Day 9). Catch a rare glimpse into traditional Khmer life and cuisine, enjoying lunch with a local family in their traditional 80-year-old wooden house on their dragon fruit farm (Day 12).

      • DIVE INTO CULTURE
        Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice (Day 2). Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho, a centre for traditional Thai massage (Day 2). Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients (Day 3). Stop at a coconut palm sugar plantation and discover how the farmer extracts the sap from the palm trees to be turned into sugar (Day 4).

      • LOCAL SPECIALISTS
        in Bangkok (Day 3), Angkor Wat (Day 12)

      • MAKE A DIFFERENCE
        Visit a local primary school where the local children are integrated with those of the Hmong and Lahu hill tribes and visit the`Friends of the Asian Elephants', a Thai registered foundation looking after the welfare of elephants throughout Thailand (Day 8). Visit Artisans d'Angkor, where our visit contributes to creating job opportunities for disadvantaged rural youths (Day 12) and at Peak Sneng village, meeting local villagers and discovering some traditional Cambodian crafts (Day 14).

      • STAYS WITH STORIES
        Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna-Burmese style architecture, perfectly positioned near the Pratu Suan Dok Gate in Chiang Mai's Old Town. (Day 8)

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour of Bangkok and Chiang Mai

        • See the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

        • Visit Wat Pho Temple, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park, Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Wat Damnak, Ta Prohm, Banteay Srei


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 14 buffet breakfasts

        • 9 lunches
          (including Connect with Locals)

        • 6 dinners


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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • Porterage and local charges included

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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      Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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      Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


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      Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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      Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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