Classic Travel

8 Day - Temples of Thailand & Cambodia Tour

Immerse yourself in Thailand and Cambodia’s diverse wonders

Package Details

Overview

From $2,939* pp

Tour Provider: Back-Roads
Region: Asia
Duration: 8 Days


Itinerary

 

Day

Itinerary

 

 

1

Bangkok

Our temple-hopping adventure will begin in Thailand’s bustling capital: Bangkok. Amid the city’s multitude of markets, tuk-tuks and street food hawkers, our tranquil hotel will make for an excellent meeting point following our included airport transfer. Tonight, we’ll get to know each other over a feast of traditional Thai cuisine at our welcome dinner. Here’s to a fantastic trip! (D)

 

 

 

2

Bangkok

In true Back-Roads style, today we’ll venture out to explore some of Bangkok’s lesser-known gems – and what better way to see another side to the city than aboard a long-tailed boat on the khlongs (canals)? As we float through the city’s maze of waterways, we’ll stop off at the Artist Village of Bang Luang and meet a local Thai water puppet maker (subject to availability).  We will then  trade the khlongs in for a cruise along the Chao Phraya River and make one final stop at the magnificent temple of Wat Arun before this evening’s gourmet experience: a whistle-stop street eats tour by tuk-tuk. (B,D)

 

 

3

Bangkok - Siem Reap

After tucking into a leisurely breakfast, we’ll leave Bangkok behind us and continue our journey to historic Siem Reap, a portal to the mesmerising ancient world of Angkor Wat. Our first evening in Cambodia will see us take to the water once more for a soul-stirring sunset cruise past a true archaeological wonder: the temple of Angkor Thom. (B,D)

 

 

 

4

Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

On today’s agenda: an exploration of the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple complex, conducted by one of the region’s leading stone conservation experts. As we stroll through this world-famous religious site, we’ll receive a master class in the area’s fascinating heritage. This afternoon we move on to the atmospheric Ta Prohm temple – an enchanting ruin engulfed by the snaking roots of silk-cotton trees and strangler figs. (B,L,D)

 

 

 

5

Siem Reap

This morning we’ll continue our tour of Angkor Wat’s captivating temples with a visit to the well-preserved ‘pink temple’ of Banteay Srei. Unique for its (now dry) inner moat, the peaceful temple of Banteay Samré will come next. After a  day of discovery, we’ll settle down for an evening under the big top at Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Expect tight-rope walking, juggling, contortion, music and theatre, all in one energetic showcase of Cambodian culture. (B,L)

 

 

 

6

Siem Reap - Kampong Phluk - Chansar - Siem Reap

After a short drive to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake, embark on a scenic boat ride through the area’s thick mangrove forest, a unique ecosystem that’s home to an abundance of bird species. Our destination? Kampong Phluk, a floating village built on wooden stilts. After our boat trip, we’ll continue to the small village of Chansar and enjoy a traditional lunch courtesy of a Khmer broom-making family. Back in Siem Reap, our day will come to a close at a Buddhist temple. (B,L)

 

 

7

Siem Reap – Bangkok

One more Cambodian breakfast, then transfer to the airport for our flight back to Bangkok. This afternoon, enjoy free time before our farewell dinner cruise aboard the antique Manohra Rice Barge! As we float through the city one last time, we’ll be able to see the likes of the Grand Palace and Wat Arun all lit up after dark, casting shimmering reflections across the river as we dig in to a Thai banquet to remember. (B,D)

8

Bangkok

That’s a wrap – our tour ends here after breakfast at the hotel. (B)

 


Description

Leave the well-trodden path behind and immerse yourself in Thailand and Cambodia’s diverse wonders on this tour of verdant rainforests, historic temple ruins and hidden art. From Bangkok to Siem Reap, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the ancient heritage of these captivating countries.


Your 7 night guided holiday includes:

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Internal flights
  • Breakfast daily (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Bang Luang Artist Village, Angkor Wat temple complex, Bangkok dinner cruise

 Highlights:

  • Uncover Bangkok’s hidden gems on a long-tailed boat trip through the city’s khlongs
  • Tour the mesmerising Angkor Wat complex with a stone conservation expert
  • Cruise through mangrove forests to the floating Khmer village of Kampong Phluk

 

Price is based on 29 September 2019 and 05 April 2020 departure dates.

Other  departure dates: 

  • 2019 - 20 October, 24 November, 15 December
  • 2020 – 19 January, 03 February, 23 February, 15 March

 

Terms & Conditions

Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Full supplier conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only. Prices valid at the time of publication. Prices are per person based on twin share occupancy unless otherwise stated and displayed in $AUD. Member savings are calculated using the original advertised price.

Prices listed are per person twin share in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are correct as at 02 January 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. 

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1300 765 305 (AUST) 0800 956 363 (NZ)

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