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Ultimate Thailand and Cambodia


From the Thai islands to the Cambodian jungles, this itinerary is an inspiring journey across Thailand and Cambodia. Visit Northern Thailand where you'll indulge in luxury experiences at the Four Seasons Northern Thailand resorts. With abundant cultural excursions, you will take in all of flavor of the surrounding regions before jetting off to Siem Reap to immerse yourself in the ancient ruins that fill the jungles. Your experience comes to an end with a relaxing escape in Phuket, where beautiful beaches will fill your days.

Trip Type: Adventure, Cosmopolitan, Cultural, Sun & Sand

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Day By Day

Day 1 – USA to Bangkok
Today you will begin your Swain Destinations customized itinerary. Please note, international air has not been included in this package price.

Day 2 – Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand
Upon arrival and after clearing customs and immigration, a driver will meet you and transfer you directly to your downtown hotel.

The city of Bangkok provides sensory indulgence overload with ornate temples, spectacular food and endless activity. The city shines with color from its lavish temples including Wat Trimitir featuring a 5.5 ton Golden Buddha, Wat Po which is the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, and of course, the magnificent Grand Palace. The tastiest cuisine is served up at the street stalls and tiny sidewalk restaurants where food is cheap and safely prepared so fill up on curries soups, fresh fish, rice, noodles, and fruit shakes. The night markets are a great time to experience the culture of the city that never sleeps.

An exciting brew of traffic and temples, luxury hotels and labyrinth-like streets, the “City of Angels,” is a hectic heaven. This inexhaustible energy is part of Bangkok’s charm, and it has made this feisty capital one of Asia’s favorite tourist destinations. Cutting through the heart of the city, the magnificent Chao Phraya River, “the River of Kings” provides easy access to Bangkok’s numerous Buddhist temples and the Grand Palace, as well offering insight into Thai life.

Starting Accommodation: The Peninsula Bangkok

Day 3 – Bangkok City Touring
Klongs and Grand Palace Tour
Take a morning boat ride along the Chao Phraya River, known as the ‘River of Kings’ and its quiet canals, on the West Side of Bangkok. Life along the river and canals is very interesting especially in the Orchis area. Stop at the Temple of Dawn 'Wat Arun' which is one of the city’s landmarks and visit the Royal Palace to see Dusit Hall (funeral hall), holy Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), and a fabulous Buddha image, carved from a single piece of Jade.

Bangkok City & Temples Tour
Thailand has over 26,000 temples (or Wats). This tour will bring you to three of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok. Wat Trimit, the temple of the Golden Buddha, features a statue made from solid Gold weighing 5.5tons. It is a fine example of Sukhothai art and was discovered by chance from a layer of stucco during construction of the temple.

Passing through Chinatown your next stop is Wat Po, the temple of the reclining Buddha which is the largest and oldest in Bangkok. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabopit or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built with white Italian marble from Carrara. 

Starting Accommodation: The Peninsula Bangkok (B)

Day 4 – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
A glimpse of everyday life in Thailand can be seen at the Damnoen Saduak Floating market, which is located some 50 miles from Bangkok near Ratchaburi. Your journey commences with a leisurely drive passing through salt fields and rice paddies before arriving at a jetty. Here you will board long tail boats to take you to the market.

The market is made up of Thai style canoes laden with colorful, succulent fruits, vegetables, sweets and meats. They gently ply their way through the canal selling as they go. 

The afternoon is at your leisure to explore the city as you would like. 

Starting Accommodation: The Peninsula Bangkok (B)

Day 5 – Bangkok to Chiang Rai
This morning board your flight to Chiang Rai and set off to the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. Located in the heart of Golden Triangle on elevated grounds along a hillside, the Camp commands majestic views of the Thai jungle, Burma across the Ruak River and mountains of Laos in the northeast. From the moment of your arrival at Chiang Rai, a magical journey begins. 

Once you've arrived, the rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the incredible offerings at the property.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Activities at Four Seasons Tented Camp
You've yearned for adventure, and have wanted to discover the mysteries of the Golden Triangle. In an all-inclusive three-or four-night adventure designed for active adults at the Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, unique activities await you from the moment you arrive in a traditional long tail boat. 

Indulge in anything from jungle treks to nature walks. Additional activities on offer include bird watching, cooking lessons, Golden Triangle excursions, and more.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Activities at Four Seasons Tented Camp
This day is at your leisure to enjoy the activities at offer at Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle. 

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle (B, L, D)

Day 8 – Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Depart your hotel in the morning and enjoy a stop at Wat Rong Khun. Unlike the many temples with centuries of history behind them, Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple, was only built recently. Construction began in 1998 and is expected to take seven generations to fulfill the design and vision of noted local artist Chalermchai Kositpipat who is overseeing the project. From here, continue your transfer through the scenic countryside. Enjoy a lunch stop at a local restaurant during your journey. Upon arrival into Chiang Mai Town, you will be transferred to your accommodation for check in.



Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (L)

Day 9 – Morning Sunrise and Hilltribes Experience
Morning Sunrise Experience
One of the most unique experiences in Thailand is a visit to a Buddhist temple to offer alms to the Buddhist monks. Each morning before dawn, the monks put on their distinctive saffron robes. Quietly, they walk bare foot along the streets carrying alms bowls and receiving boiled rice and condiments from the citizens of Thailand. In return people receive the monks’ blessings. You can participate in this very special Thai custom by personally presenting alms. A brief exploration at the Sri Soda Temple may be made as well - religious festivals permitting. Here you will see the monks pray in the early morning.

Long Neck and Hill Tribes at Baan Tong Luang
Today, you will venture to the Mae Rim district to visit a hill-tribe village at Baan Tong Luang. You will see different hill-tribes such as the Karen, Lahu Shibala and Palong Hill Tribes which originated from Tibet. As you walk through the villages you will notice their colorful costumes and see their traditional way of life. The Long Neck Hill Tribe migrated from Myanmar (Burma) and have kept their cultural traditions and customs alive as you observe the brass rings the women wear around their necks.  This is a tribal sign of their individual identity. Your guide will explain how the hill tribes exist thanks to their farming practices and unique crafts, especially the beautiful woven textiles.

Starting Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai (L)

Day 10 – Chiang Mai to Siem Reap

A driver will meet you in the lobby of the Four Seasons Resort to transfer you to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Once you've arrived in Bangkok, you will transfer to your international flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival in Cambodia, you will be transferred to your accommodation.



Starting Accommodation: Amansara (D)

Day 11 – Temple Touring

Enjoy sightseeing among the temples in remoks (tuk tuks), with a private guide. Protruding from steaming jungle, the ancient city of Angkor Wat is the main attraction to visitors of Siem Reap. The city’s proximity to the legendary sandstone complex makes it the ideal gateway or base camp for day trips.

Today’s tour includes visits to Angkor Temple, including Angkor Thom, a forbidden Royal City and The Bayon. See the Victory Gate, Baphuon, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace. Return to town for lunch. The afternoon tour of Angkor Wat, which features the longest continuous bar relief in the world running along the outer gallery walls, narrating stories from the Hindu mythology. In 1992, UNESCO, declared the monument, and whole city, a World Heritage Site.



Starting Accommodation: Amansara (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Siem Reap to Phuket

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket via Bangkok. Once you arrive in Phuket you will be taken to your accommodation.

Although Phuket’s name is derived from the Malaysian word “Bukit,” meaning “mountain,” it is the island’s sheltered coves and long stretches of pristine beach that draw most visitors to its shores. The warm waters of the Andaman Sea beckon a plethora of water sports ranging from snorkeling to windsurfing, and yield the best seafood in Thailand. If you can tear yourself away from that perfect spot on the beach, go on a safari and explore Phuket’s lush jungles.

Starting Accommodation: Trisara (B)

Day 13 – At Leisure, Phuket

The warm waters of the Andaman Sea beckon a plethora of water sports ranging from snorkeling to windsurfing and yield the best seafood in Thailand. If you can tear yourself away from that perfect spot on the beach, go on a safari and explore Phuket’s lush jungles. This day is at your leisure. Explore the surrounding area on your own or on one of our additional day excursions.



Starting Accommodation: Trisara

Day 14 – At Leisure, Phuket

Today is at your leisure to enjoy your time relaxing on the Thai beaches.



Starting Accommodation: Trisara

Day 15 – Phuket to Bangkok

Transfer to the airport by private vehicle for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation.



Starting Accommodation: Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Day 16 – Bangkok to USA
This morning, you will make your way from your Bangkok hotel to the airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

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Hotels

City
Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
BangkokThe Peninsula Bangkok
Chiang RaiFour Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Chiang MaiFour Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Siem ReapAmansara
PhuketTrisara
Bangkok


Pricing

Please note all prices listed below are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Standard
Superior
Deluxe
Luxury
Twin Share
5/1/2019 - 6/30/2019$11,115
7/1/2019 - 8/31/2019$11,180
9/1/2019 - 9/30/2019$12,230
10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019$12,315
11/1/2019 - 12/20/2019$14,345
Single Traveler
5/1/2019 - 6/30/2019$20,340
7/1/2019 - 8/31/2019$20,470
9/1/2019 - 9/30/2019$22,575
10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019$22,725
11/1/2019 - 12/20/2019$26,620

Add internal air to this package from $1,375*


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms