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Temples of Thailand & Cambodia (Sep 2019 - Apr 2020)

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Price: R 33,700.00

7 nights, roundtrip from Bangkok visiting Siem Reap.

Explore Thailand and Cambodia’s diverse wonders on this tour of vibrant rainforests, historic temple ruins and hidden art.

The Back-Roads Difference

  • Take a long-tailed boat trip down the khlongs (canals) of Bangkok
  • Tour Angkor Wat with a stone conservation expert
  • See the world-famous Cambodian Circus, Phare

Booking Details for this Small Group Tour

Selected departure dates: Prices per person sharing from:
  • 29 September 2019
  • 05 April 2020
R 33,700.00 pps
  • Between 20 October 2019 - 15 March 2020
R 39,700.00 pps

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 BANGKOK, THAILAND

Our journey begins in Bangkok. Meet with your fellow travellers and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Accommodation: The Theatre Residence or similar

DAY 2 BANGKOK

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at your leisure. This afternoon, we’ll hop aboard a long-tailed boat for a leisurely trip down the city’s khlongs (canals). A Thai puppet show awaits at Khlong Bang Luang Artist Village before we continue our scenic ride down the Chao Phraya River. On our way, we’ll stop to visit the magnificent temple of Wat Arun. After a day of sightseeing, it’s time for a street eats tour with a twist – travelling in a tuk-tuk. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Theatre Residence or similar

DAY 3 BANGKOK – SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

Today we’ll leave Bangkok behind us as we board a plane and continue our temple-exploring journey to Siem Reap in Cambodia. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hillocks Hotel & Spa or similar

DAY 4 SIEM REAP

Prepare for your first adventure to the awe-inspiring Angkor Complex. We begin by visiting Angkor Wat with one of the region’s leading stone conservation experts, who’ll reveal how the site’s incredible structures were designed and carved. Then we’ll proceed to the Ta Prohm Temple before boarding a gondola and heading off on a sunset cruise along the moat of Angkor Thom, refreshing beverage in hand. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Hillocks Hotel & Spa or similar

DAY 5 SIEM REAP

This morning, we continue our temple tour with explorations of Banteay Srey and Banteay Samré before visiting the peaceful Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan temples this afternoon. Later, we’ll settle down for an evening under the big top at Phare, the Cambodian Circus. Expect tight-rope walking, juggling, contortion, music and theatre in one energetic showcase of Cambodian culture. (B,L)

Accommodation: Hillocks Hotel & Spa or similar

DAY 6 SIEM REAP

Today we drive to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake and embark on a cruise to Kampong Phluk, an isolated Khmer community built on wooden stilts. Our boat will take us through a mangrove forest, a unique ecosystem home to many different wildlife and bird species. After the boat trip, we continue to a small village called Chansar where we hop aboard an ox cart for a fun ride through the fields to the home of a Khmer family who specialise in making brooms from natural materials. After receiving a blessing from the monks, we’ll return to Siem Reap for the evening. (B,L)

Accommodation: Hillocks Hotel & Spa or similar

DAY 7 SIEM REAP – BANGKOK, THAILAND

It’s back to Thailand again today as we board our flight back to Bangkok. This evening, there’s a real treat in store – tonight’s farewell dinner cruise. (B,D)

Accommodation: The Theatre Residence or similar

DAY 8 BANGKOK

There’s one final breakfast to enjoy before our tour ends with a transfer back to the airport. (B)
  

Validity Various departures between September 2019 - April 2020
Currency NB. Our prices are quoted in ZAR, and subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Tour Identifiers BATCBB18
Inclusions • 7 nights in boutique accommodation.
• Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader.
• Tours by air-conditioned vehicle.
• Breakfast daily (B), 3 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D).
• Embark on a tuk-tuk street eats tour.
• Visit a local family in Chansar.
• Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary.
• Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary.
Exclusions • Flights and taxes.
• Visas (if required)
• Travel insurance.
• Transfers.
• Anything of a personal nature.
• Driver/tour leader gratuity is at your discretion.
• Lunches (unless otherwise stated), social drinks, meals on free nights.
• Entrance fees when not listed in the schedule of inclusions.
• Occasional optional evening theatre/festival visits and entrances not detailed in the tour inclusions.
• Incidental expenses, such as room service incurred at hotels. All expenses are to be settled prior to leaving the accommodation.
• Laundry costs and any shipping charges for the return of purchases made on tour, or for the return of property lost on tour.
• Pre and post tour accommodation.
T's & C's • Prices per person and subject to change due to availability and exchange rates.
• Deposits: R3000 deposit to secure booking.
• Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure.
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