Back Roads Touring visit to Angkor Wat
Back Roads Touring visit to Angkor Wat
Marble Temple, Bangkok (left), Angkor Wat, Cambodia (middle), and Grand Palace, Bangkok (right)
Marble Temple, Bangkok (left), Angkor Wat, Cambodia (middle), and Grand Palace, Bangkok (right)

Temples of Thailand and Cambodia

7 Nights from £2,239 Including Flights

Overview

Love temples and ancient history? Then this eight-day tour of Thailand and Cambodia is perfect for you. Start in Bangkok, where you’ll visit the ornate riverside temple Wat Arun and continue to Cambodia for a two-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park. The pinnacle of the trip is visiting majestic, 12th century Angkor Wat, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Other highlights include boat trips in Bangkok and watching local artists perform at the Phare Cambodian Circus. You’ll get the chance to visit traditional villages, sail across Tonle Sap Lake and see an authentic Thai puppet show in Bangkok. This trip is ideal for people who love history, culture and exploring exquisite temples (BRT-BATCBB-9).

Highlights

  • Tour Bangkok by boat, visiting temples and puppet shows.
  • Spend an evening at the exciting Phare Cambodian Circus.
  • Temple-hop around UNESCO-listed Angkor Archaeological Park.
  • Sail across southeast Asia’s largest lake, Tonle Sap.
  • Learn about Angkor Wat’s construction and impressive stone carvings.
  • Meet and dine with villagers in Cambodia.
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.
  • Maximum of 14 guests on this tour
Whats included?
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
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  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Day 1

Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Your adventure begins in the capital, Bangkok, where you’ll check into your hotel. Meet your tour group over dinner at a local restaurant.

Dinner included

Day 2

Bangkok

Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding a long-tail boat to explore Bangkok’s khlongs, canals, which are lined with Thai houses. Stop to meet a local Thai water puppet maker and watch a show at the Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village and then continue down the Chao Phraya River. You’ll pass some of the city’s most famous buildings, stopping to explore Wat Arun. The day ends with a street food tour of Bangkok by tuk tuk.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 3

Bangkok – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Say goodbye to Thailand and fly to Cambodia. You’ll land in Siem Reap, the jumping off point for trips to the Angkor Archaeological Park. Settle in and join a sunset cruise for dinner whilst sailing past the archaeological wonder of the temple of Angkor Thom.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 4

Siem Reap

Enjoy a day of hopping around UNESCO-listed temples, starting with mighty Angkor Wat temple itself. One of the region’s leading stone conservation experts will tell you all about the 12th century temple, including how the site was designed and carved.

Other highlights include Ta Prohm, one of Angkor’s most distinctive temples which is set in the forest, its structure intertwined with tree roots. The site is so atmospheric it was used as the setting for the movie Tomb Raider.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5

Siem Reap

Continue your temple explorations today with a trip to the well preserved ‘pink temple’ of Banteay Srei, which boats an array of towers decorated with extraordinary fine carvings. Next is the peaceful temple of Banteay Samre, which is unique for its inner moat. After a busy day of discovery, you’ll spend the night at the Phare Cambodian Circus, often referred to as the Cambodian Cirque Du Soleil. Watch local artists perform stunning contortion and acrobatics, dance, music, rope walking, juggling and theatre acts.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 6

Siem Reap

Today you’ll visit Tonle Sap, which is the largest lake in Southeast Asia. Cruise across to Kampong Phluk, a Khmer floating village comprised of houses built on wooden stilts. Pass fishermen and sail through a mangrove forest which is home to all kinds of wildlife, including colourful birds.

Back on land, we’ll visit the small village of Chansar to learn about rural life where you will meet a family making a living from producing brooms made from natural materials and experience being blessed by monks. Enjoy a traditional lunch courtesy of a Khmer family before returning to Siem Reap and visiting a Buddhist temple, where you have the privilege of receiving a sacred water blessing.

Breakfast and lunch included

Day 7

Siem Reap – Bangkok

Fly back to Bangkok this morning and spend some free time before tonight’s entertainment, a farewell dinner cruise aboard the antique Manohra Rice Barge. Dine and enjoy drinks as you sail along the Chao Phraya River, taking in the city illuminated by night.

Breakfast and dinner included

Day 8

Bangkok

Your Asian temple-hopping holiday ends today with breakfast and a transfer to the airport.

Breakfast included.

  • Accommodation: seven nights in boutique hotels.
  • Transport: air-conditioned vehicle, internal flights, boat.
  • Driver and tour leader
  • Meals: seven breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners.
  • Activities: Bangkok street food tour and boat tour including puppet show and entrance to Wat Arun. Entrance to the Angkor Archeological Park and Phare Circus performance. Tonle Sap boat trip and visit to traditional villages. Bangkok dinner cruise.

Please note that you may need a visa for entry into Cambodia as well as for Thailand therefore, please allow enough time to check the visa requirements and apply where necessary before travelling.

Local Guaranteed Departure Dates 2019:
20 Oct

Local Guaranteed Departure Dates 2020:
19 Jan, 15 Mar

Please note other departures may become guaranteed depending on demand - enquire with our team for further details
 

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