Ancient Kingdoms of South East Asia Tailor-made

Thailand

Ancient Kingdoms of South East Asia Tailor-made

Discover South East Asia’s fascinating history on this World Heritage circuit tour visiting highlights of early Siam, Lao and Khmer Kingdoms. Journey through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia to explore some incredible ancient sites; travel through beautiful landscapes; meet the locals and taste the wonderful cuisine. Travel is at a relaxed pace, allowing time to fully appreciate the areas visited.

14 days from £3,650.00 per person
Bangkok – Sukhothai – Bangkok - Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat - Phnom Penh
Highlights
  • Explore the best kept secret alleys of street food experience through Bangkok’s old town on foot.
  • Take an expert guided tour of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre for an indepth insight into the incredible ethnic diversity of the minority groups that inhabit Laos.
  • Escape the crowds by enjoying a sundowner in the jungle against a backdrop of remote temples close to Siem Reap.

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Day 1: To Sokhathai via Bangkok

Morning depart from London Heathrow on direct Thai Airways flight to Bangkok and onward connection to Sukhothai.

Day 2: Bangkok & Sukhothai

Arrive Sukhothai and transfer to the hotel. Sukhothai Heritage for two nights.

Accommodation: Sukhothai Heritage Resort – Sukhothai

Day 3: Sukhothai

Morning guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage ancient city of Sokhothai, Thailand's capital from the mid 13th C- late 14th C. Wat Mahathat, the largest Temple, is surrounded by brick walls and a moat. Among the ruined columns original Buddha images sit in quietness and serenity. Close by is the Ramkhamhaeng National Museum housing a miniature model of the old city (closed Monday/Tuesday).

Day 4: To Bangkok

After breakfast board flight to Bangkok. Afternoon visit the Grand Palace and see the emerald Buddha. Two nights Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel.

Accommodation: The Sukhothai – Bangkok

Day 5: Floating Market & Thonburi Klongs

Take a long tailed boat early in the morning to visit the colourful floating market a short distance outside Bangkok. Pass along the Klongs – canal – which once gave Bangkok the name ‘Venice of the East’. Glimpse the simple lifestyle of riverbank dwellers, then, at the noisy, vibrant market bargain for souvenirs.

Day 6: To Luang Prabang - Afternoon tour

After breakfast go to Bangkok Airport to board flight to Luang Prabang. Met on arrival then transfer to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat), the oldest living Temple in Luang Prabang, dating to 1513. It contains a superb collection of antique wooden Buddha’s.

Also visit Wat Aham and Wat Xieng Thong, the jewel in the crown of the cities Monasteries and Temples, featuring numerous ornate buildings with exquisite mosaic and gold-stencilled murals. Three nights Villa Malay.

Accommodation: Villa Malay – Luang Prabang

Day 7: Luang Prabang - Boat cruise to Tham Pak Ou Caves and local Villages

After breakfast, take an excursion by boat to the Tham Pak Ou Caves with their ancient Buddha sculptures. Also visit the Ban Chan and Ban Xiengmane villages. Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 8: Luang Prabang - Swimming and Village tour

Morning visit Kuang Si Waterfalls. Swim in glorious turquoise pools created by the multi-tiered waterfall. Later visit Ban Tha Pene, a nearby Khmer village.

Day 9: To Siem Reap - Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board Vietnam Airlines flight to Siem Reap. Afternoon visit Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm. Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor Temples, Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Ta Prohm is one of the most popular attractions of Angkor, and its beauty still partially lost to the jungle. Three nights Victoria Angkor Resort.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 10: Full day guided tour of Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom

Watch the sunrise, then, visit the amazing complex. The pinnacle of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. Angkor impresses visitors by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the incredible creativity of its carvings. In the afternoon explore the incredible city of Angkor Thom with the many faces of the unique Bayon at its centre.

Day 11: Siem Reap - at leisure

Day at leisure to relax or continue your exploration of the outer lying Temples.

Day 12: To Phnom Penh

Late morning transfer to the airport to board Vietnam Airlines flight to Phnom Penh. Met on arrival with transfer to the hotel. Two nights La Raffles Le Royal.

Accommodation: Raffles Hotel Le Royal – Phnom Penh – Cambodia

Day 13: Phnom Penh – City tour and ‘Killing Fields’

Morning exploration of this fascinating city, with its graceful tree-lined boulevards and decided French colonial air. The city teems with life and has a pulsating vibrancy. Visits will include the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Afternoon tour of the infamous S-21 prison and the ‘Killing Fields’ with a short talk on its poignant history.

Day 14: To London via Bangkok

Morning transfer to the airport to board Thai Airways flight to London via Bangkok.

Looking to extend your holiday? Contact our consultants today for your options.

Itinerary map

Prices

Price per person (Double/Twin share)
£3,650.00
Cost includes:
  • International & internal flights in economy class.
  • Accommodation in a double/twin sharing room with en-suite facilities.
  • Daily breakfast throughout. Lunch at a local restaurant on Day 7.
  • Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing.
  • Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Full ATOL Bonding.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa Fee.
  • Any optional Excursions.
  • Any expenses of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.

What our clients say

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