Cambodia & Thailand Tour
Travel to two of South East Asia’s greats on this exciting 13-day trip to Cambodia and Thailand. Explore the ancient temples of Angkor, journey across the giant Tonle Sap Lake, and unearth the horrors of Cambodia’s tragic past as you journey through South East Asia’s friendliest nation. Begin the Cambodian leg of your tour in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh, where you can explore the Royal Palace and stunning Silver Pagoda, before heading to the lively town of Siem Reap, home to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Leave Cambodia behind to discover lively Bangkok, the home of street food and rooftop bars. After a couple of nights in this bustling metropolis, travel to Phuket to spend your last few days relaxing on Thailand’s famous beaches; the perfect way to end your Cambodia and Thailand tour.
EXPLORE THE INCREDIBLE ANCIENT TEMPLE RUINS OF ANGKOR
TAKE A BOAT TRIP ON THE TONLE SAP LAKE, ONE OF THE LARGEST IN ASIA
Discover the bustling metropolis of Bangkok
Relax on the sandy beaches in Phuket
Day 1 – Arrive Phnom Penh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, make your way to your hotel for check-in which will be from 2pm. The rest of the day will be at your leisure and a dinner will be arranged for the first night of your Cambodia and Thailand tour. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2 – Phnom Penh
This morning you will visit the stunning Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda, built by King Norodom in 1866 in Phnom Penh’s old town. Next, you will head to the National Museum to see a collection of Khmer art, and over 5000 artefacts from Angkor Wat. You will then continue to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and The Killing Fields to understand the atrocities which occurred in this beautiful country under Pol Pot’s regime. This can be an upsetting experience, but it is important to know what happened here not so long ago. From here, you will be taken to the Psar Toul Tom Poung, also known as the Russian Market. You can then enjoy sunset views from Wat Phnom Temple. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 3 – Phnom Penh / Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will be leaving Phnom Penh and heading by private transport to Siem Reap. Dinner will be arranged for the evening.
Day 4 – Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will be taken to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, 10km south of Siem Reap. From here, take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat down the Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest lakes in Asia. You will continue to a local primary school and then to Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor, where training is being provided to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5 – Siem Reap / Angkor
Today you will be exploring the wondrous ancient ruins of Angkor. Starting at the south gate, you will see Angkor Thom, famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Next, take a visit to the impressive Bayon Temple, with its multitude of smiling stone faces. You will also explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, and the Elephant Terrace. If there is time, you can also walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill, for spectacular sunset views over these incredible sandstone monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6 – Siem Reap / Angkor
The beginning of your second day touring the Angkor area will be spent at Bantey Srei, a 10th century Hindu temple dedicated to the God, Shiva. During the trip you will visit the temple of Bantey Samre where, according to legend, a farmer became King of the Sweet Cucumbers. On the way back you will visit Ta Prohm, the jungle temple which has been engulfed by the surrounding trees and featured in many a Hollywood movie. In the afternoon you will head out to discover the beautiful Angkor Wat, one of the most extraordinary monuments in the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 7 – Siem Reap / Bangkok
Today you will be saying goodbye to Cambodia and taking a flight to Bangkok, Thailand’s buzzing capital city. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and the rest of the day will be spent at your leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 8 – Bangkok
After breakfast you will travel to the Grand Palace and visit the most sacred Buddha statue of the Thai nation. Enter the second court where the major throne halls are located and visit inside the Amarin Tharawinitchai Throne and the Dusit Mahaprasart Throne. Afterwards, we’ll visit Wat Pho, home to one of the largest reclining Buddha statues. After lunch, we’ll travel to Bangkok Canal by motor boat, also known as a ‘long-tailed boat’. Along the way we’ll pass by the famous royal temple, the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun. View Bangkok’s most stunning landmark, The Pang, and visit the Flower Market, PakklongTalad. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 9 – Bangkok / Phuket
After breakfast, the rest of the day will be at your leisure in Bangkok. An early evening transfer will take you to the airport to catch your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel where you’ll be spending four nights for some well-earned beach time.
Days 10, 11, & 12 – Phuket
The days in Phuket will be at your leisure for further exploring or just relaxing on the beautiful beaches!
Day 13 – Depart Phuket
Today is the last day of your Cambodia and Thailand tour. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time before you need to make your way to the airport for international flights home.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE CAMBODIA AND THAILAND TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at 3 & 4-star hotels with breakfast
- 2x Flights between Siem Reap & Bangkok / Bangkok & Phuket
- Private tours with an English-speaking local guide
- Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (excludes airport transfers)
- Entrance fees to sites as mentioned in itinerary
- Private boat on Tonle Sap Lake
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on the Cambodia and Thailand Tour on payment of a deposit of £250.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 8 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
- International flights are not included and will need to be organised separately. Please do not book flights until we give the go-ahead. If you would like flight suggestions or help with booking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Trip Type Cultural
Group Size Maximum 12
Physical Rating Easy
Currency & Spending Money Cambodian Riel or US Dollars & Thai Bhat / Spending £25 and upwards per day
Hosts One of our local guides will be your main point of contact throughout this trip. Our guides are incredibly knowledge and always willing to help – if you need anything, just ask them!
Clothing Cambodia & Thailand are year-round destinations and generally the weather will always be hot and humid. We suggest taking light, loose-fitting clothing to keep cool, as well as a light rain jacket in case of sudden downpours during the rainy season (May – October). You will also need to take comfortable walking shoes as well as sandals as some of the days will involve a lot of walking. We also suggest a hat to protect yourself from the sun, adequate sun protection and plenty of mosquito repellent!
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse before you travel and make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date, especially when travelling to Asia. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £399