GLOBUS 2025: Independent Highlights of Cambodia & Thailand (IAT2)
13 Day Package from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai
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- Offer valid through 9/30/2023
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Siem Reap||Welcome to Cambodia! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Siem Reap||- Today, explore the temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples are unmatched among the world's ancient ruins. - Your private guided sightseeing starts at the best preserved of all the temples-Angkor Wat, honoring the Hindu god, Vishnu. - Next stop is Angkor Thom to see Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. (B,L)Today's I-Time TipsYou may consider an Apsara dinner show featuring traditioanal Khmer music and dance or an exciting performance of Phare, The Cambodian Circus.|
|Day 3||Siem Reap||- Continue exploring the Angkor temple complex on a private guided tour. - Start at Banteay Srei, "Citadel of the Woman,' a unique, small temple outside the main complex built from red sandstone and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. On your return journey, stop at a local school to interact with the children.- Then on to Ta Prohm, which has been left relatively untouched, unlike many other temples. Here, the jungle surrounds you, and tree roots grow over and through the ruins. The afternoon is at your leisure.(B)Today's I-Time TipsExplore the temple complex further or take a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake to see a floating village.|
|Day 4||Bangkok||- Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. (B)|
|Day 5||Bangkok||- Today's private guided tour starts with a boat ride through the klongs, Bangkok's famous canals. - Next, stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. - Continue to the Grand Palace, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. - Lastly, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.(B,L)|
|Day 6||Bangkok||- Today is free to explore this extraordinary cityToday's I-Time TipsEnjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may consider a visit to Jim Thompson's House, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak floating market.(B)|
|Day 7||Chiang Rai||- Today, fly to Chiang Rai, gateway to Thailand's Golden Triangle and hill tribe culture. (B)|
|Day 8||Chiang Rai||- Today's private guided tour starts with a traditional longtail boat ride on the Kok River.- Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong to visit a tea plantation. - Continue through the countryside to visit several fascinating hill tribes including the Yao, Lisu, and Akha, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. (B,L)|
|Day 9||Chiang Rai||- Drive north to visit the Hall of Opium, built to educate people on the history of opium in the area and proactively address the illegal drug issues through multimedia interactive displays and exhibits.- Stop at the Golden Triangle view point, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. Here you'll take a boat ride on the Mekong River. (B)Today's I-Time TipsEnjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps visit Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple or explore the fascinating night market.|
|Day 10||Chiang Mai||- Today, drive to Chiang Mai, known as the 'Rose of the North.' (B)|
|Day 11||Chiang Mai||- This morning, travel out of the city to visit Elephant Nature Park, established in the 1990's to provide a sanctuary for rescued and orphaned elephants. You will hear the personal stories of the elephants and see how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. - Walk with staff and the elephants (no riding), feed them, and watch them thrive in the natural surroundings within the rehabilitation center. In addition to elephants, tree planting and providing a safe home for other rescue animals are continuous projects at the park.- After lunch at the sanctuary, return to Chiang Mai. (B,L)|
|Day 12||Chiang Mai||- Today, your private guided sightseeing tour takes you to the walled part of the city for the revered Buddha at Wat Phra Singh.- You'll also visit Wat Doi Suthep, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. (B)Today's I-Time TipsEnjoy the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take in a Khantoke dance show with dinner, participate in a cooking class, or simply explore the night market and absorb the lively atmosphere.|
|Day 13||Chiang Mai||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)|
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