Premium South East Asia in Depth

Premium South East Asia in Depth

24 Days
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$7925
$7549

Premium South East Asia in Depth

24 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Bangkok

,

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

,

Kanchanaburi

,

Uthai Thani

,

Nakhon Sawan

,

Sukhothai

,

Mae Taeng

,

Chiang Mai

,

Hanoi

,

Hạ Long Bay

,

Hội An

,

Ho Chi Minh City

,

Phnom Penh

,

Krong Siem Reap

,

Angkor Wat

Tour code:

TTPEC

Group size:

1 - 12

Age range:

15-99 years

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$7925

$7549 (USD)

EXTRA tourhub discount: $376

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Tour Overview

A realm of untold history, sprawling waterways and ancient temples, South East Asia is a wonderland for travellers and explorers alike. This 24-day Premium adventure delves into the heart of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, touching on the unique charm each region has to offer. Start your adventure in bustling Bangkok and venture north, where the wildlife, history and local food brings one surprise after the next. Travel into the depths of Vietnam, rich in old world culture and hidden treasures, before finally arriving in Cambodia witnessing the lost ruins of Angkor, uncovering the confronting history of the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and the tranquillity of the Tonle Sap confluence.

Highlights

  • Experience three fabulous feature stays – the immersive community-based Lisu lodge in Thailand, a tropical oasis wellness resort in Cambodia and a magnificent junk-style boat on Halong Bay in Vietnam.

  • Enjoy the best of South East Asia’s cuisine as you dine on a barbecue dinner around a campfire in the hills of Thailand, dine at the KOTO cafe social enterprise in Hanoi and have a meal at Cambodia’s first farm-to-table restaurant.

  • See the Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia through the eyes of a local as you travel with experienced leaders who will share stories, provide historical context, and of course know all the best places to eat.

  • Travel Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a charming riverboat then enjoy two guided days exploring the unbelievable temples of Angkor, including a morning accompanied by a private photography coach to help you capture lasting memories.

  • Support an important animal welfare initiative, speak with local experts and get close to incredible creatures at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai.

  • See Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia through the eyes of a local as you travel with experienced leaders who will share stories, provide historical context, and of course know all the best places to eat.

  • Enjoy three fabulous Feature Stays – the immersive community-based Lisu lodge in Thailand, a tropical oasis wellness resort in Cambodia and a magnificent junk-style boat on Halong Bay in Vietnam.

  • Get to the heart of Vietnamese culture with Exclusive Experiences, including a soul-stirring Hat Xam performance, an afternoon with descendants of the Champa Kingdom, and a cooking class with a local chef in Hue.

  • Travel from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a charming riverboat then enjoy two guided days exploring the temples of Angkor, including a morning accompanied by a private photography coach (Premium Exclusive Experience).

  • See the important sights of Phnom Penh on a full day guided tour. Visit the sobering Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, then stop by a working Buddhist monastery to meet the resident monks.

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icon Day 1 : Bangkok
Location:

  Bangkok


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ramada Plaza by Wyndham or similar


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Welcome to Thailand! Your journey begins in Bangkok, where you’ll be collected at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After settling into your room, an important welcome meeting will take place at 6pm. Please check for the Intrepid Premium noticeboard in the reception area of the hotel. If you arrive early, take some time to enjoy Bangkok’s irresistible energy. By day you’ll encounter a city steeped with history and tradition, but by night Bangkok is taken over by a flood of music and neon lights. Watch torrents of tuk tuks zip by while traditional khlong boats slowly wind down the Chao Phraya River. After your meeting, join your small group for a welcome dinner at an excellent local restaurant where your leader will introduce you to a food scene that’s bursting with local flavour.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
-Bangkok - Welcome Dinner

icon Day 2 : Bangkok
Location:

  Bangkok


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ramada Plaza by Wyndham or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Rise early for an optional exclusive experience away from Bangkok’s well-trodden tourist track. Join the locals at sunrise for to a visit to a temple along the Chao Phraya River, where you’ll “make merit” by bringing an offering to the temple’s monks – a truly unforgettable moment. Today your leader will take you for a day of sightseeing and activities in lively Bangkok. Tour Wat Po, a larger-than-life temple complex in the city - home of the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Also visit the majestic Grand Palace and learn about the site which has been the official residence of the kings since the 1700s, and enjoy a boat tour of the city's canals as your leader shows you how Bangkok’s locals live today. The afternoon is free to do as you wish, perhaps check out the art collection at the Jim Thompson house or relax with a Thai massage.

Included Activities:
-Bangkok - Grand Palace
-Bangkok - Wat Pho
-Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour
-Bangkok - Temple Sunrise Merit Making

Optional Activities:
-Bangkok - Jim Thompson's House
-Bangkok - Thai Massage

icon Day 3 : Ayutthaya
Location:

  Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ramada Plaza by Wyndham or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


This morning head to Ayutthaya, one of the ancient capitals of Siam and a World Heritage site. Give your camera batteries a workout as you explore the photogenic 14th-century temple of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon while your leader shares knowledge of the complex’s history. Continue to the ornately decorated Wat Phanan Choeng, one of Ayutthaya's oldest temples and home to a 19-metre-high Buddha. Then you’re in for a real treat - the past will come to life as you board a traditional rice barge and explore Chao Phraya River while tucking into a delicious Thai lunch. Continue on to the 13th-century ruins of Wat Phra Mahathat and discover rows of Buddhas beheaded by the Burmese. Look out for the displaced Buddha head suspended in the roots of a Banyan tree - one of the country’s most photographed images. Return to Bangkok for the evening and enjoy some of the many amazing restaurants on offer.

Included Activities:
-Ayutthaya - Rice Barge Lunch
-Ayutthaya - Private Rice Barge Tour
-Ayutthaya - Temples Tour

icon Day 4 : Kanchanaburi
Location:

  Kanchanaburi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  U Inchantree Kanchanaburi or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Travel by private transport to Kanchanaburi, a modern riverfront town with a dark past. Located at the meeting point of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers, Kanchanaburi is home to the infamous 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. Many Allied prisoners of war and conscripted Asian labourers were engaged here to help build a rail route to Myanmar (Burma), including the passage infamously known as Hellfire Pass. Visit the memorial museum of the pass where your leader will provide more information about this chapter in history. Take a historical train journey across a portion of this 'death railway' along the Kwai Noi River and travel over the original wooden viaduct, known as the Bridge on the River Kwai, constructed by the allied POWs. Pass through peaceful and naturally beautiful scenery as you learn of those who lost their lives building this rail route. The evening is yours to explore the town.

Included Activities:
-Kanchanaburi - Historical train ride
-Kanchanaburi - Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum

icon Day 5 : Kanchanaburi
Location:

  Kanchanaburi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  U Inchantree Kanchanaburi or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Make the 1 hour drive to the Erawan National Park, named after the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology, and visit the magnificent seven-tiered waterfall. Take a dip in radiant emerald green waters, climb the tiers to find different cascades at every level, or sit back and snap pictures of the luxuriant vegetation. On the way back to Kanchanaburi, stop in at the World War II cemetery and museum for a guided tour with your leader, who will share stories and explain the cemetery is the main resting place for the prisoners of war who laboured under Japanese rule in building the Thai-Burma Railway. Enjoy a free evening in Kanchanaburi - perhaps wander through the rows of street food vendors in town, or reflect on the day with a drink overlooking the River Kwai at one of many charming riverfront establishments.

Included Activities:
-Kanchanaburi - Kanchanaburi War Cemetery
-Kanchanaburi - Erawan National Park

icon Day 6 : Uthai Thani - Nakhon Sawan
Location:

  Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  42CThe Chic or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Depart Kanchanaburi in the morning and drive to Hup Pa Tat. Explore the beautiful valley surrounded by limestone mountains with your leader on hand to help spot wildlife and rare plants. Legend has it that centuries ago this valley was a gigantic cave, until the ceiling caved in; massive chunks of limestone lying on the valley floor support the theory. Continue to Uthai Thani where you’ll lunch enjoy lunch cruising on a traditional rice barge, watching village life along the riverfront stream by as your travel through beautiful countryside. Afterwards, stop by the transfixing glass temple of Wat Tha Sung before travelling on to Nakhon Sawan where you will spend the night. This evening perhaps check out the local market where you can get your hands on a range of enticing regional street food.

Included Activities:
-Uthai Thani - Hup Pa Tat
-Uthai Thani - Wat Tha Sung
-Uthai Thani - Traditional rice barge lunch cruise

icon Day 7 : Sukhothai
Location:

  Sukhothai


Accommodation:

  Resort


Accommodation Name:

  Legendha Sukhothai Resort or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today you will leave Nakhon Sawan and travel to the town of Sukhothai, stopping en route in the historic city of Phitsanulok. Here you will have the chance to pick up some lunch, and perhaps visit the temple of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, famed for its beautiful golden Buddha statue. Continue to Sukhothai, where the rest of the afternoon is free for your own discoveries. You may like to relax by the pool or unwind with a Thai massage, and for dinner this evening be sure to ask your leader where you can get a bowl of Sukhothai’s famously tasty noodles.

icon Day 8 : Sukhothai
Location:

  Sukhothai


Accommodation:

  Resort


Accommodation Name:

  Legendha Sukhothai Resort or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Sukhothai, established in the 13th century, was one of the first ancient capitals of Siam. Famed for its World Heritage listed historical park, which captures the Golden Age of Thai civilisation, the capital's name literally means 'Dawn of Happiness'. Visit the historical park, which spans the ruins of the town, where you will rent a bicycle and take part in a cycle tour. As you ride around, your leader will let you know more about the history of this former metropolis and its fascinating structures. Enjoy a home-cooked picnic lunch in the beautiful grounds of Sukhothai Park. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore the town, or you might want to simply read a book by the pool back at your accommodation. This evening, regroup and head to the home of one of our local friends where you’ll enjoy a wonderful homecooked dinner and a unique insight into life in this part of the country.

Included Activities:
-Sukhothai - Historical Park bike tour

icon Day 9 : Mae Taeng
Location:

  Mae Taeng


Accommodation:

  Lodge


Accommodation Name:

  Lisu Lodge or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Travel from Sukhothai to the Mae Taeng region. Draped between tranquil rice fields and fruit orchards, you’ll find the echanting Lisu Lodge, your Feature Stay accommodation. The lodge is a community-based project that trains and employs Lisu villagers from the nearby hill tribe and aims to preserve their cultural heritage. The Lisu people are a Tibeto-Burman ethnic group and one of the six main hill tribes of Northern Thailand. Meet the colourfully dressed villagers and learn more about the Lisu way of life - a truly special experience that is sure to be one of your enduring memories of Thailand. The lodge offers gorgeous guestrooms decorated in the traditional Lisu style with modern comforts. Savour unforgettable views of the surrounding hillside and valley, and enjoy a tantalising dinner of Thai food mixed with traditional Lisu dishes. You don’t have to look for a cultural experience here - it’s all around you.

Included Activities:
-Mae Taeng - Lisu Lodge Dinnner

icon Day 10 : Mae Taeng
Location:

  Mae Taeng


Accommodation:

  Lodge


Accommodation Name:

  Lisu Lodge or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Travel to the Elephant Nature Park - a unique project that provides sanctuary for elephants and other animals. Be greeted by an expert local guide and learn the stories of the rescued elephants and the issues they face in South-East Asia. Feed the elephants from a viewing platform, walk with the expert staff to watch elephants bathe and play, and enjoy a vegetarian buffet lunch. Then head to the village of Kup Kap, home of the Lahu people. Explore the village on foot as your leader provides insight on the Lahu way of living and what makes this hill tribe different. Experience a personal and intimate interaction as you are welcomed into a Lahu villager’s home for tea and coffee, then go on to learn how the local coffee is produced. This evening gather around the campfire for a traditional barbecue dinner on return to your feature stay accommodation.

Included Activities:
-Chiang Mai - Elephant Nature Park Half Day Trip
-Mae Taeng - Lahu Hilltribe Village Experience
-Mae Taeng - Mae Tamaan Base Camp BBQ Dinner

icon Day 11 : Chiang Mai
Location:

  Chiang Mai


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Bodhi Serene or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning you will visit Wat Ban Den, a sprawling complex filled with intricately decorated sacred temples. Enjoy views of the countryside as you pass through colourful buildings and whimsical statues. Carry on to Chiang Mai, a laidback city that has retained a mellow atmosphere and authentic feel. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore - perhaps dive into Chiang Mai’s street food scene or check out more Buddhist temples - be sure to ask your leader for recommendations. In the evening, your group will be treated to dinner at an excellent local restaurant to celebrate your Northern Thailand adventure.

Included Activities:
-Chiang Mai - Farewell Dinner
-Chiang Mai - Wat Baan Den Temple

icon Day 12 : Hanoi
Location:

  Hanoi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  La Sinfonia or similar


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Today you will catch a flight from Chiang Mai to Hanoi to begin the Vietnamese leg of your journey. You’ll be met on arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel where a meeting will take place at 6pm to welcome any new travellers joining you for the next part of your adventure. This evening, join your leader and small group for dinner at a beautifully decorated restaurant resembling an old-fashioned Vietnamese house. Dive into the exciting world of Vietnamese cuisine as your leader introduces you to a range of classic dishes made with the freshest local ingredients.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
-Hanoi - Welcome Dinner

icon Day 13 : Halong Bay
Location:

  Hạ Long Bay


Accommodation:

  Secret Halong Cruise (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Depart Hanoi and travel to Halong Bay, one of the great natural treasures of Vietnam. Board your Feature Stay accommodation for the evening, a gloriously beautiful and traditionally decorated junk-style boat featuring modern conveniences. Set sail in total comfort as unforgettable views of scattered islands and towering limestone outcrops slowly unfold in front of you. Explore the bay while enjoying a pleasant seafood lunch onboard. Learn about the fascinating geography of the region and its importance to the Vietnamese people, visit Surprise Cave where your leader will point out interesting rock formations, and in the warmer months you can choose a swim from Ti Top Island Beach or take an optional kayaking tour. Sit back with a drink on the upper deck and face out to the spirit-lifting view that will be stamped on your memory of Vietnam. Soak in the stunning surroundings with a candlelit seafood dinner on deck before settling in for a night of stargazing and swapping stories.

Included Activities:
-Halong Bay - Overnight Boat Cruise

Optional Activities:
-Halong Bay - Kayaking Tour

icon Day 14 : Hanoi
Location:

  Hanoi


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  La Sinfonia or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Start your day with a peaceful breakfast and perhaps take part in some Tai Chi on board the boat before returning to Hanoi. This afternoon you’ll take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and sit down to a soul-stirring traditional Hat Xam performance. Hat Xam is an art form of Northern Vietnam dating back to the Tran Dynasty. Originally, this was performed by blind performers, and was enjoyed by local working-class audiences, right up until the late 1950s, when a wave of communism deemed all art forms to be corrupting influences. Today these performances are rare, but you and your group will be taken to a private club house and treated to an exclusive performance in one of the few places where artists still sing acoustically. The performance takes around 90 minutes, and includes possible interaction with guests, so be ready to get involved!

Included Activities:
-Hanoi - Hat Xam performance
-Halong Bay - Tai Chi

Optional Activities:
-Hanoi - Hanoi Street Food By Night Urban Adventure

icon Day 15 : Hoi An
Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Mulberry Collection Silk Eco or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


This morning you’ll get to know Hanoi’s charms on a half-day tour with your leader. Discover a captivating city where traditional and modern sit side by side as your leader shares knowledge on the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, and the former residence of Vietnam’s most famous revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh. Today’s lunch is extra special as you will visit the fantastic KOTO café, a social enterprise that provides hospitality training and experience while empowering at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam – not to mention a creative menu of food made with local ingredients. This afternoon you’ll say goodbye to Hanoi and fly south to Danang. Drive on to Hoi An and take in views of lush scenery along the way. Arrive in Hoi An in the late afternoon and check into your boutique accommodation. The rest of the day is yours – maybe make the most of your hotel’s fabulous pool.

Included Activities:
-Hanoi - Temple of Literature
-Hanoi - Koto Restaurant lunch
-Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda
-Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh, Stilt House and Museum

Optional Activities:
-Hanoi - Hoa Lo 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison

icon Day 16 : Hoi An
Location:

  Hội An


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Mulberry Collection Silk Eco or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Set off on a tour of Hoi An’s Old Town and discover a blend of traditional treasures and cultural influences from historical traders. Your leader will discuss the city’s history as you wander the pagoda lined streets, visit a Chinese assembly hall, cross the Japanese Covered Bridge, enter the ornately decorated historic house of a former trader and check out a local museum. Hoi An was once a great trading port for pottery, and centuries-old pottery villages still exist to this day. This afternoon, head out to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village – dating back to the 16th century, this is one of the oldest pottery villages in Vietnam. Stop by the home of an artisan couple. Now both in their 90s, they were once the only artisans in the village and have passed down traditional techniques and practices. Continue your explorations of the village, meet descendants of the artisan couple and find out how traditional pieces are made. Finally, sit down with a cup of tea and perhaps take the chance to test out your own skills and paint on a traditional pottery mask. Return to Hoi An for an evening at leisure.

Included Activities:
-Hoi An - Old Town walking tour
-Hoi An - Pottery Village Experience

Optional Activities:
-Hoi An - Farm to Table dining experience at Tra Que Village and Mua restaurant

icon Day 17 : Ho Chi Minh City
Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  M Boutique or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


The morning is free for you to enjoy more of delightful Hoi An and the surrounding area. Perhaps browse the market for silk and other materials or collect any garments that you might have had crafted by the efficient tailors, or hire a bicycle and ride along the lanes and out to a nice nearby beach. Your leader will have great recommendations for places to eat and drink. In the afternoon, transfer back to Danang and fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Check into your hotel and enjoy a free evening – the bustling food stalls at Cho Ben Thanh market might beckon you over with the sweet and savoury aromas of pho and bun mam. Delicious!

icon Day 18 : Ho Chi Minh City
Location:

  Ho Chi Minh City


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  M Boutique or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Head out of the city to the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels, an extensive underground network dug by the Viet Minh and later expanded by the Viet Cong. Enter a widened section of the tunnels with your leader who will help you imagine what life underground must have been like and explain how the tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation and schools, and were used for refuge, storage and as a military base for the Viet Cong. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for a tour of the dynamic city where daily life plays out on the streets. Your leader will take you to the Reunification Palace, formally the Presidential Palace and the site of South Vietnam’s surrender in 1975, before visiting the War Remnants Museum. In the evening, perhaps spend some time with your fellow travellers and enjoy a final dinner at a local restaurant. Your leader will know of some wonderful options.

Included Activities:
-Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
-Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace
-Ho Chi Minh City - War Remnants Museum
-Ho Chi Minh City - Notre Dame Cathedral

icon Day 19 : Phnom Penh
Location:

  Phnom Penh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Aquarius or similiar


Meals Included:

  Dinner


Today you will say goodbye to Vietnam and catch a flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lively capital city. A meeting will take place at your hotel at 6pm to welcome any new travellers joining you for the Cambodian portion of your trip. After your meeting, join your leader and small group for dinner at the wonderful Khéma La Poste. This delightful French restaurant is located in the center of the old colonial quarter next to the Phnom Penh Post Office built in 1890. After dinner perhaps cap off the night with a cocktail at the Le Moon Rooftop at Amanjaya Pancam Hotel.

Included Activities:
-Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
-Phnom Penh - Welcome Dinner

icon Day 20 : Phnom Penh
Location:

  Phnom Penh


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Aquarius or similiar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today your leader will introduce you to the sights of Phnom Penh during a full day city tour. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are home to King Sihamoni and closed off to the public, but you will be able to visit the sacred Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex. Your included visits to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek will tell the story of the tragic legacy of the Khmer Rouge. There is an optional visit to Wat Phnom, the temple that gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th century. Later you will head out of town to a working monastery to gain a special insight into the life of a monk and Theravada Buddhism. You will get to meet the monks, enjoy a sacred water blessing for good luck and prosperity and have a red band tied around your wrist to keep you safe in your travels.

Included Activities:
-Phnom Penh - Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21)
-Phnom Penh - The Killing Fields of Choeung Ek

Optional Activities:
-Phnom Penh - Wat Phnom
-Phnom Penh - National Museum
-Phnom Penh - Cyclo tour

icon Day 21 : Siem Reap
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Accommodation:

  Resort


Accommodation Name:

  Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


After breakfast this morning, set sail in style and begin the journey to Siem Reap on a comfortable riverboat. A world away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh, sit back and relax as you float peacefully down the Tonle Sap river. This unique form of transport exposes you to a side of Cambodian life most tourists don’t get to see. Pass by rural villages and watch quiet moments of daily life play out in front of you on the water. After disembarking, you will continue the journey to Siem Reap by road, with plenty of interesting stops along the way. Arrive in the late afternoon and check in to the Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, your Feature Stay accommodation in Siem Reap. The evening is yours to relax at this hotel, hidden away on the quiet fringe of the city. This tropical oasis boasts three pools and an excellent restaurant with a focus on wellness. Bright and spacious rooms are in harmony with the lush grounds, and feature a veranda, private garden and rain showers.

Included Activities:
-Skun Village Market Stop
-Santuk Silk Farm Tour and Lunch

icon Day 22 : Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat


Accommodation:

  Resort


Accommodation Name:

  Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided exploration with your leader. The memories of seeing some of the world’s most important ancient sites are ones you’re going to want to preserve forever, so for the first half of the day you will also be accompanied by a private photography coach who will teach you how to take that one-in-a-million shot. Begin at Angkor Wat, the largest and most complete structure, and the only one of Angkor's temples that has its entrance facing west – the others face east. Then there is Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', a temple famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Of all the temples visited today, Bayon temple is the centrepiece, with over 200 smiling carved faces and more than 50 gothic towers. Your leader will let you in on the secrets of the temples and share their remarkable stories. For lunch you'll visit the Sala Bai Hotel School where underprivileged local youths learn skills that enable them to find gainful employment in the hospitality industry. Here you can enjoy a meal prepared by students at the school. After lunch you will head out of town to an ancient working monastery to gain a special insight into the life of a monk and Theravada Buddhism. You will get to meet the monks, enjoy a sacred water blessing for good luck and prosperity and have a red band tied around your wrist to keep you safe in your travels. Later, enjoy Cambodia’s first farm-to-table restaurant for dinner and enjoy a wonderful menu of new Mekong cuisine. The restaurant is run by a talented local chef with a passion for sharing sustainable and seasonal food using organic ingredients grown on site. The rest of the evening can be spent exploring the bars of Siem Reap, or relaxing in laidback luxury at your resort.

Included Activities:
-Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
-Siem Reap - Three day Angkor Pass
-Siem Reap - Lunch at Sala Bai
-Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Photography Coach
-Siem Reap - Private Breakfast at Srah Srong Lake

Optional Activities:
-Siem Reap - Phare Circus Ticket

icon Day 23 : Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap, Angkor Wat


Accommodation:

  Resort


Accommodation Name:

  Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat (Feature Stay) or similar


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Embrace a very early start today if you wish to experience a sunrise visit to the Angkor complex (this is optional). After sunrise this morning, head to the shores of the Srah Srang Lake. Here you will be treated to an incredible private catered breakfast – take a moment to soak in your stunning surroundings and enjoy a meal as wonderful as the landscape itself. After breakfast, it’s off to the Ta Prohm temple, which has large trees embedded in the stone foundations of the structure – powerful symbols of nature. Next, visit Banteay Srei to snap some enviable pictures of the temple’s intricate stone carvings. You can head back to the resort or use your ticket for the Angkor ruins to continue exploring the site and try out your new photography skills. The vaulted corridors of Preah Khan are well worth a visit, or you may prefer to spend the afternoon getting to know the town. Tonight you will enjoy a final dinner at a great restaurant in town serving local cuisine.

Included Activities:
-Siem Reap - Banteay Srei Temple visit
-Siem Reap - Angkor Temples Guided Tour
-Siem Reap - Lum Orng Khmer Dinner

Optional Activities:
-Siem Reap - Khmer massage
-Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip (guide and remork transport included)

icon Day 24 : Siem Reap
Location:

  Krong Siem Reap


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning. If you would like to expend your stay in Siem Reap, additional accommodation can be arranged in advance (subject to availability). .

Optional Activities:
-Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Cambodian Cook-out
-Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Street Food by Night
-Siem Reap - Urban Adventure Countryside by Bike

What's Included

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

  • Bangkok - Welcome Dinner

  • Bangkok - BTS one day pass

  • Bangkok - Grand Palace

  • Bangkok - Wat Pho Temple Sunrise Merit Making

  • Bangkok - Wat Pho

  • Bangkok - Khlong boat canal tour

  • Ayutthaya - Private Rice Barge Tour

  • Ayutthaya - Temples Tour

  • Ayutthaya - Rice Barge Lunch

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • International Travel

Transport

  • Boat , Plane , Private Minibus , Train , Remork (tuk tuk) , Longtail boat , Songtheaw , Bicycle

Accommodation

  • Hotel (15 nights), Resort (5 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Overnight boat (1 night)

Check out our Q&As

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

Yes, Chiang Mai to Hanoi Hanoi to Hue Hoi An to Dalat Dalat to Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh to Phnom penh

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Since 2002, The Intrepid Foundation has supported over 130 organisations across the world. We’re creating positive impact through the joy of travel, community and connection.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Thursday

Oct 26, 2023
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Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Intrepid Travel allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 56 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Intrepid Travel allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform intrepid travel, 56 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Intrepid Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of intrepid travel charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: 30% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 60% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • COVID Protection

    If you contract COVID-19 before you leave, or if government-imposed travel restrictions related to COVID-19 mess up your plans, you can cancel your trip right up until the departure day.*

    *Some exclusions will apply. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

    Trips on or before 31 December 2022
    If your Intrepid trip starts on or before 31 December 2022, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

    If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.

    Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

    Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
    From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19.

    However, we continue to strongly recommend that all travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and other Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

    This policy excludes all Polar trips and select adventure cruises, where testing and vaccination remains a requirement. Please refer to the Essential Trip Information of your chosen tour for more details.

Premium South East Asia in Depth

24 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Siem Reap

Visiting:

Bangkok

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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

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Kanchanaburi

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Uthai Thani

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Nakhon Sawan

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Sukhothai

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Mae Taeng

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Chiang Mai

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Hanoi

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Hạ Long Bay

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Hội An

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Ho Chi Minh City

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Phnom Penh

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Krong Siem Reap

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Angkor Wat

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TTPEC

Group size:

1 - 12

Age range:

15-99 years

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