Luxury Private Journeys - Thailand and Cambodia ULTH07

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Personal Highlights: An al fresco dinner in the middle of the Suan Lum night market in Bangkok An Elephant Ride through the Jungle in Chiang Rai A meal prepared for you by the Villagers of Mae Kampong A cooking Class in Siem Reap Flying over Angkor Wat in your private helicopter on the way to
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Activities: City, Family, Shopping, Sightseeing, Relaxing & Wellness, Walking, Motorcycle, Journeys Collection
  • Places Visited:Thailand, Bangkok (Thailand), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Chiang Rai (Thailand)
  • Group size: 6 persons
  • Duration: 16 Day(s)

Your Tour

Personal Highlights:

  • An al fresco dinner in the middle of the Suan Lum night market in Bangkok
  • An Elephant Ride through the Jungle in Chiang Rai
  • A meal prepared for you by the Villagers of Mae Kampong
  • A cooking Class in Siem Reap
  • Flying over Angkor Wat in your private helicopter on the way to Koh Ker

Day 1 Depart USA


You board your aircraft for the overnight flight to Thailand and its capital, Bangkok

Day 2 En Route

During your flight you will cross the International Date Line technically "losing" a day but you will regain it on your return flight.

Day 3 Welcome to Thailand

Arriving in Bangkok you will be met by our representative as you exit the plane. They will facilitate your expeditious move through customs and immigration and assist you with the retrieval of your luggage. Once in the arrivals hall you will be introduced to your personal guide and escorted out to your car where your driver is waiting. Arriving at your hotel, your guide will assist with check-in and coordinate the next day's agenda. You then are free to relax in your room with a delightful view over the Chao Phraya River. This evening enjoy a quiet dinner in the hotel and a good night's rest.

Day 4 Bangkok, Seen Through the Eyes of a Local

After breakfast you will meet your guide in the lobby but the driver has the day off since you will be seeing the sights using all varieties of public transportation for only in this way will you truly experience Bangkok. You first take a public boat to Tha Thien pier where you disembark to visit Wat Po, the home of the reclining Buddha. After a visit you continue to the Grand Palace. The Royal Grand Palace is the nation's landmark and the most revered royal monument and home to the Emerald Buddha. After a tour of the palace you have the choice or walking or taking a Tuk-Tuk which is a three wheeled covered vehicle powered by a motorcycle and carrying two passengers along with a driver. We recommend the Tuk-Tuk. You will cross the royal fields to Khao San Road which is the gathering spot for backpackers from around the globe. Continuing in your Tuk-Tuk you drive down Rachadamnoen which is the Thai Champs Elysees to the Sorndaeng Methavalai where you enjoy a delicious lunch with a 1950's backdrop. After lunch you board a bus boat for Jim Thompson's House Museum dedicated to the American who re-invented the Thai silk industry after WW II. After the visit you return to the hotel by boat. In the evening you will be taken to Suan Lum Night Bazaar, Bangkok's best and busiest night market where you enjoy an al fresco dinner at Joe Louis restaurant situated in the heart of the market.

Day 5 The Thai Market and Village Experience

After breakfast your guide and driver will be ready to take you out of the city to explore some country life. You will be heading south to Samut Songkram province which will allow you a diverse look at country life. You first stop will be local train station where you board a train for a short ride to an amazing country market that has sprouted along the railway tracks. Here you will witness the dexterity and speed of the vendors as they quickly pack their stalls away whenever the trains approach bringing shopping to a brief halt. It is a standard practice and stall holders have learnt the art of disassembling and reassembling their wares at a moment's notice. You will then visit one of the many floating markets in the area where you can observe authentic local trading. You will take a fascinating paddleboat journey through the maze of klongs (canals), cruising past plantations and Buddhist temples before stopping to enjoy a glass of palm sugar syrup and a chat with a friendly local family. Following lunch at a local restaurant you will visit a Thai style garden pavilion museum displaying artifacts from the early Rattanakosin era and a landscaped garden filled with native flowers. An easy bike ride through the orchards completes the village experience. In the evening, your guide will meet you and take you to a hotel shuttle boat which will take you to a pier where you will board the Manohra Rice Barge. This barge has been converted into one of Bangkok's finest dining venues offering you a sumptuous five-course dinner as you cruise the Chao Phraya River enjoying the sights.

Day 6 Flight to Chiang Rai

Your guide and driver will be waiting to take you to the airport for the flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival you will be met by your new guide and driver who will first of all take you to lunch before taking you on an overview of Chiang Rai. You will visit the main market area to get a feel for local life in Chiang Rai. Continue your exploration with visits to some of the temples in the area including Wat Phra Kaew with its beautiful brass and copper Buddha image and Wat Rong Khun with its unique "kanok" architecture. In the late afternoon you head out to the Golden Triangle area, the intersection of Thailand, Laos and Burma and your superb hotel.

Day 7 Elephants, Hill Tribes and a Side Trip to Laos

After breakfast you will trade in your car for an elephant and your driver for a mahout. Safely ensconced on the elephant you trek through bamboo forest, woodland and grassland habitats, spotting the seasonal birdlife and mammals. You will eventually reach the Ruak River and the Burmese border where you will meet your next mode of transport, a long tail boat which will take you on an exhilarating ride to the mighty Mekong and a quick stop at the Laotian village of Don Sao. You continue by ox-cart through rice paddies and farmland before stopping for a picnic lunch by the San Thung Reservoir. After lunch continue uphill until you reach Akha Hill Tribe Village on the top of Doi Sa Ngo Mountain. You will witness the tribal life and enjoy stunning views of the Mekong River. On the way down, you will visit the old capital of Chiang Saen on the steep banks of the Mekong River before returning to your resort. In the evening, immerse yourself in Lanna traditions with a private Khantoke Dinner at your resort. A feast of Northern Thai cuisine is served on special, low, circular tables called "toke", and accompanied by the soft melody of a khim, a local instrument. After the dinner you will light a "khom loy" paper lantern in the cool night air following a local belief that misfortune will be floated away.

Day 8 Overland from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

In the morning you leave the Golden Triangle and head southwest towards Chiang Mai. After a brief stop at Wat Rong Khun known as the "Silver Temple". You arrive at Khun Kon forest park in the Mae Suay district and home to the Khun Kon Waterfall which at 210 feet is the highest in the province. You leave your vehicle and trek through the dense wood until you reach the waterfall. You will have a picnic lunch and then have time to swim in the natural pool at the base of the falls. After a refreshing dip you return to your vehicle and proceed to Chiang Mai, also known as the "Rose of the North".

Day 9 Artistic and Historic Chiang Mai

You have the morning free to relax over a leisurely breakfast or do some shopping. After lunch you will be taken to Studio Naenna to see the display of the finest textile arts of South East Asia. Studio Naenna is the marketing arm for a woman's weaving group which was founded in Northern Thailand in 1986. Known as the Weavers for the Environment, this group was initiated by Patricia Cheesman Naenna an expert in antique Lao and Thai textiles. After your visit you then proceed to Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep which was built in 1348 and considered to be the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand. The temple is situated 3,500 feet above sea level and offers spectacular views of the city. This evening enjoy typical Thai cuisine at the charming Gallery Restaurant nestled on the western banks of the Ping River. After dinner, jump into a tuk-tuk and head to Chiang Mai's famous night bazaar for a stroll among the colorful stalls.

Day 10 Village Life in the Mae On District

After breakfast you will drive through the scenic countryside of Chiang Mai on the way to Mae Kampong Village in the Mae On District. On the way, you stop at a local market to select the ingredients for your lunch. Upon arrival at the village you are met by the villagers and have a chance to walk through the community forest passing tea and coffee fields. You return to the village in time to watch lunch being prepared by your host family allowing you to see how Thai food is prepared in the countryside. After sharing lunch with your hosts you can relax with a traditional Thai massage and take a walk around the village to see the processing of fermented tea leaves and various products that are handmade in the village. Later in the afternoon drive back through the mountains to Chiang Mai. Tonight we will take you to your choice of Chiang Mai's hottest eating venues, the elegant Mahanaga or the trendy "The House" in either case we will help you select a perfect Thai Fusion cuisine menu for your enjoyment.

Day 11 Flight to Phnom Penh

You have the morning free before having lunch at the hotel and then heading to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the city. Phnom Penh was once considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the Orient and, despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm as much of its original architecture remains. Cambodia's capital is a bustling city majestically located at the confluence of the mighty rivers of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap. Wide tree-lined boulevards and many colonial-era buildings reflect days gone by and add to the charm of the city where Asian traditions meet Western customs in a fascinating way. This evening, indulge yourself in a delicious dinner at your hotel. After all, this was a French Colony...

Day 12 An Interesting Day in Phnom Penh

After breakfast your guide and driver will be waiting to take you on a tour of the city. First you will visit Wat Phnom, which is located near the northern boundary of the city. The original temple was built in 1372 by a rich Khmer lady named Penh, who found a collection of statues of the Buddha washed up on the river bank and decided to house them on a nearby hill ("Phnom"). The site contains some good examples of Khmer architecture and statues. Enjoy lunch at the Khmer Surin Restaurant where you will get a chance to taste delicious fresh Khmer cuisine. This afternoon you will visit the most remarkable sights Phnom Penh has to offer. First, you will head to the National Museum which was designed by George Groslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens. The museum was built in 1917 in traditional Khmer style and was inaugurated in 1920 by King Sisowath. It houses the world's foremost collection of ancient Khmer archaeological, religious and artistic artifacts from the 4th to the 13th Centuries. Continue on foot to the Royal Palace dating back to 1866 and the last palace built during the French colonial period. You then return to your hotel where you have chance to freshen up and relax. This evening enjoy a superb Khmer dinner at Topaz, one of the best restaurants in Phnom Penh.

Day 13 Flight to Siem Reap, Gateway to Angkor Wat

After breakfast you will be met by your guide who will escort you to the airport and assist with check-in for your flight across Cambodia to Siem reap, the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor and a charming little city. Your guide will meet you and accompany you while you check into your hotel. Settle in and refresh before heading for lunch at the excellent Café Indochine, located in one of the most remarkable traditional wooden houses in Siem Reap. After lunch depart by Tuk-Tuk on a very special sightseeing tour of the famous Angkor Wat built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th Century. Construction is thought to have taken thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is displayed on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

Day 14 Morning in the Kitchen, Afternoon in the Temple

Today you will discover the secrets of authentic Khmer cuisine in a half-day cooking class at L'Atelier du Samar. The program starts with a guided trip through the market where you will learn everything about Cambodian vegetables, herbs, spices and other ingredients from which you will later be shown how to create delicious dishes. Khmer cuisine is quite similar to Thai cuisine but less spicy and influenced by Indian Vietnamese and Chinese food. After the class you can indulge yourself in your self-prepared meal. In the afternoon you will visit Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire surrounded by a wall 24 feet high in the shape of a square with each side being two and half miles long. To enter the city you board an elephant and ride through the ancient south gate an impressive stone gate carved, appropriately, with elephants. You continue to move through the remains of the city to its center, the Bayou temple. Your visit concludes with a visit to the Terrace of the elephants. This evening you will enjoy a delicious French-inspired dinner at Alliance Café, beautifully set in a tropical garden.

Day 15 A Fitting Finale

Today, your last day in Siem Reap and Cambodia, you will experience something special that will leave an image in your mind not soon forgotten. Your driver will take you to the airport where your private helicopter is waiting to take you to jungle temples only recently opened to the public. You are heading for Koh Ker with a stop in Beng Mealea and the flight will also give you the opportunity to see Angkor Wat from a vantage point seen by few. As you fly over, you view the entire temple complex and begin to grasp the sheer enormity of the former Khmer empire. Your guide will explain a history of the region and point out sights along the way. What took weeks of hacking through the jungle now takes much less time with modern conveyances. Upon arrival you will disembark and explore Beng Mealea. This temple is often missed by the crowds but offers excellent opportunities to take pictures and is often regarded as one of the most adventurous temples in Cambodia. You re-board the helicopter and continue on to Koh Ker, an area only recently opened to visitors. Here you will see various temples from the 10th century, including the massive Prasat Thom. You have a unique opportunity to have a picnic at the temple before flying back to Siem Reap. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure until transferring to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok you are escorted by our representative to a hotel at the airport where you have dinner and spend the night.

Day 16 Return to USA

Since you are already at the airport, you have the chance to have a leisurely breakfast before meeting your guide who will assist you with the transfer to the airport and check-in. You regain the day lost previously arriving back the same afternoon.


Departure Dates

Available Year Round


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Tour Location / Places Visiteds

Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Suvarnabhumi Airport


Additional Pricing Information

Services Included

  • Superior Rooms at the properties indicated in the accommodations area (We reserve the right to substitute a property of equal quality in advance of departure should the designated hotel be unavailable)
  • Private Transfers to and from the airport at destination
  • All meals as indicated on the itinerary by B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
  • Private guides for city explorations and private driver/guide while traveling.
  • Entrance fees to all museums, attractions and other venues as indicated on the daily itinerary
  • Baggage handling at all hotels
  • All applicable taxes and service fees

Services Not Included

  • International airfare (round-trip from hometown departure gateway to destination)
  • Beverages with included meals (unless otherwise indicated on itinerary page)
  • Any meals not indicated on the Itinerary page
  • Items of a personal nature e.g. minibar, film, postcards etc.
  • Gratuities to Guides and Driver/Guides (we provide suggested guidelines for your selected destination in your pre-departure material)
  • Any passport or visa fees or government departure taxes (It is the traveler’s responsibility to secure the latest informationregarding passports and visa requirements)


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