Temples and Beaches: Bangkok, Angkor Wat and Phuket

Temples and Beaches: Bangkok, Angkor Wat and Phuket

Explore the Grand Palace in Bangkok, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Siem Reap and then relax on a quiet sandy beach in Phuket.

Tour highlights

  • Explore the Grand Palace and Temples in Bangkok
  • Tour Angkor Wat with knowledgeable guide
  • Float along the Bangkok waterways to see colourful local markets
  • Sample delicious Thai street food from local vendors
  • See the ancient temples and learn about Khamer history
  • Spend 5 nights relaxing at the luxurious Aleenta Phuket Resort
  • Watch the stunning sunset from the pool bar

Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok is a melting pot of of rich cultural traditions and modern innovation! There is plenty to see and do in this metropolis: take a traditional tuk tuk to explore the Grand Palace temples and the mighty reclining Buddha at Wat Pho. Take a boat-ride along the colourful waterways to explore the famous floating markets and get an insight into local life. Or head to the city centre where there is an abundance of fine dinning restaurants side-by-side with tasty street food vendors, swanky rooftop bars and shimmering shopping malls to explore! You'll have two nights staying at the charming boutique hotel, Aryiasom Villas, conveniently located in the city centre close to public transport so you can get around the city easily.

Accommodation: Aryiasom Villas

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3: Arrival into Siem Reap

Siem Reap

This morning, after breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Bangkok airport for your short flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival you'll be met by your local guide and transfer to the city for hotel check in. The rest of the afternoon if free for you explore the city or relax and enjoy the facilities at your hotel.

Accommodation: Heritage Suites (Bungalow Suite)

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4: Explore Angkor Wat temple

Explore Angkor Wat temple

After breakfast at your hotel, your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most amazing man-made monuments in the world, erected in the 12th century in honour of Vishnu. In the afternoon, leave for Banteay Srei where a most impressive jewel of Khmer art exists. Erected in the 10th century, this small pink sandstone temple is known as the Citadel of Women. On the way back, visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery where immense branches have taken root in the stones – hence the nickname of the "Jungle Temple". You will find some splendid sculptured Devatas and an atmosphere that is unique. 

 
Notes:
  • A short stop is necessary to organise your Angkor entry tickets (a photo is required and is taken free of charge on site).
  • Lunch is not included but our guide will be happy to take you back downtown for lunch at a restaurant of your choice or if you prefer, you can arrange a picnic lunch in the shadow of the majestic Angkor Wat Angkor site. Please discuss with your local tour guide.

    Accommodation: Heritage Suites (Bungalow Suite)
  • INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 5: Angkor Thom, Kompong Kleang floating villa

    Angkor Thom and Kompong Kleang floating village

    This morning, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries, dedicated to Buddhism and composed of 54 gigantic towers featuring 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. After you have finished exploring the temple you leave for Kompong Khleang. Here all the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking vistas of floodplains, rice fields and water views as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and their lovely children and then travel by boat over the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live when they are displaced from their homes because of the seasons. In the afternoon, return to your hotel in Siem Reap.

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 6: Fly to Phuket

    Fly to Phuket

    Enjoy a last breakfast in Siem Reap this morning before your transfer back to the airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival in Phuket you'll be transfered to your luxury resort on Natai beach, The Aleenta. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing by the pool.

    Accommodation: The Aleenta Phuket

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 7 - 10: Phuket

    Phuket

    Over the next 5 days you'll have ample time to relax and unwind in your beautiful surroundings. Natai beach is a large and quite swathe of white sand and calm swimming waters. Being surrounded by nature, you might opt to explore the stunning Phang Nga Bay with a day trip out to Jame Bond Island or if wellness is your focus, head to the sumptuous Ayurah Spa and choose from a range beneficial programs including meditation, yoga and tai-ch and traditional spa treatments. Award winning dining is available at The Edge located just steps away from the pristine Natai Beach or try contemporary Thai prepared using the freshest local ingredients at The Natai. If you want to explore other towns and areas you're only a 15min drive from Khao Lak village with a host of local shops, bars and restaurants.

    Accommodation: The Aleenta Phuket

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 11: Depart

    Depart

    After a wonderful 10 days exploring the sites of Thailand and Cambodia it's time to head home. The Aleenta is only a short 20min to the airport so enjoy the resort facilities until it's time for your transfer.

    PLease talk to us about adding extra days or changing any element of the itinerary to better suite your needs.

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

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