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12-Day Best of Thailand and Cambodia Tour

The Essence of Southeast Asia's Cultural and Natural Beauty

This tour is crafted for first-time travelers seeking a blend of natural wonders and cultural immersion in Thailand and Cambodia. From the majestic Angkor Wat to Thailand's vibrant floating markets and idyllic beaches, our energetic-to-relaxed itinerary takes you from engaging Siem Reap and Bangkok to relaxing Chiang Mai and Phuket.

We are happy to customize it for you, maybe adding a special theme or activities for a birthday/anniversary, young children, etc.

  • Days:12±
  • Best For:Families, friends
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample Price:from US$2,509 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)
  • Cancellations:100% refunded! (till 22 days before)

*The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Tour Highlights

Glide through the ancient canals of Bangkok aboard a long-tail boat.

a long-tail boat ride in Bangkok

Encounter elephants up close at a family-friendly elephant sanctuary.

Kanta Elephant Sangtuary

Hop on a rickshaw and meander through the serene streets of Chiang Mai's old town.

Ox car

Unwind on the pristine beaches of Phuket - perfect for a winter escape - or on Koh Samui - ideal for a summer getaway.

the wonderful beaches of Thailand

Explore the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat temple complex and lose yourself in its grandeur.

Angkor Wat temple complex

Embark on a ox-cart ride through the picturesque countryside near Siem Reap.

a ox-cart ride near Siem Reap

Discover the incredible work of APOPO rats, who have heroically saved countless lives by detecting landmines.

APOPO rats

Thailand and Cambodia Tour Map (Suggested Route)

Thailand and Cambodia tour map

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Thailand and Cambodia tour for you.

Day 1
Arrive in Bangkok

You will be met by your private tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel in a private car. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your leisure.

Day 2
Venture Through the Gilded City of Bangkok
  • Start your day with listening to the monks chanting at the historic Wat Pho, which is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok.
  • Take a tuk tuk ride via Pak Khlong Talat flower market to the Grand Palace. Immerse in the splendid history of Thailand.
  • Continue with a relaxing long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of the local life.
  • Stop at the iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of Rama II.
  • Cross the Chao Phraya River to Chinatown for a glance at Old Bangkok.
The Royal Grand Palace
The Royal Grand Palace
Day 3
The Local Markets near Bangkok
  • Floating markets and railway markets are special sights you can only witness in SE Asia!
  • In the morning, you will visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, known for its size and fascinatingly chaotic vibes, and Maeklong Railway Market to see how locals shop even as trains pass by.
The Royal Grand Palace
The bustling Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 4
Fly to Siem Reap

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap. Private transfers between the hotels and airports are provided in both cities.

Day 5
Discover the Exquisite Complex of Angkor Temples
  • Cross the ancient moat and venture into the heart of Angkor Wat. Look back on the illustrious achievements of the Khmer Empire while strolling through Angkor Thom.
  • Uncover the story of Bayon and greet its smiling faces, which have been guarding the imperial city throughout the long river of history.
  • Wander around Ta Prohm in the shadow of towering trees and witness their giant roots devouring the ruins.
  • Walk through the extraordinary Preah Khan and immerse yourself in its grandeur.
The Ruins of Angkok Temples
The Ruins of Angkok Temples
Day 6
Angkor Temples and Local Life Experience
  • Visit Banteay Srei, which is the jewel of Khmer art.
  • Stop at the Cambodian Landmine Museum where you will be touched by the persistence of Cambodian efforts to clear life-threatening land mines.
  • Take an ox cart ride through a country road lined with palm trees and surrounded by rice fields.
  • Step into the less-visited but magnificent temple complex of Banteay Samre.
  • Learn how APOPO Rats have saved hundreds of lives and give a big hug to the "Hero Rat".
Banteay Samre
Banteay Samre
Day 7
Fly to Chiang Mai with a Transit in Bangkok

Fly from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai with a transit in Bangkok. Private transfers between the hotels and airports are provided in both cities.

Day 8
A Memorable Elephant Experience in the Jungle of Chiang Mai
  • Spend half a day caring for the elephants at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary.
  • Accompanied by your guide, you'll walk through the Sanctuary, encountering elephants roaming freely and learning their unique stories. Observe the elephants engage in their natural behaviors, including feeding, playing, and socializing. You may also be able to capture photos and ask your guide questions about their individual stories.
  • Observe elephants get muddy as a healthy cosmetic treatment to their skin. Following their mud bath, walk with them to a nearby river and watch them wade, play, and swim in the refreshing water. You can even join them for a dip!
Interact with the elephants at Elephant Rescue Park
Spend quality time with elephants in their natural home
Day 9
Mountian Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • Start with a visit to a vibrant food and flower market in the morning
  • Continue to Wat Suan Dok, the final resting place of the ashes of the former kings of Chiang Mai and the Thai royal family.
  • Discover the iconic mountain, Doi Suthep, which is in one of the most famous national parks in Northern Thailand.
  • Return to Chiang Mai and enjoy a 20-minute rickshaw ride through the quiet streets of the old town
  • Fly to Phuket in the afternoon.
The Sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
The Sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 10–11
Free Time in Phuket
  • You will have two free days to spend at leisure by the beach.
  • You might consider taking a speedboat trip to the many nearby tropical paradises, including the famous Phi Phi Islands, James Bond Island, or enjoy a serene cruise around the mystical Phang Nga Bay.
  • Please contact our travel consultant for the add-ons available when you make an inquiry.
Phi Phi Islands
Phi Phi Islands
Day 12
Phuket Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Phuket International Airport for your flight back home.

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

food
Bangkok Evening Food Tour by Tuk Tuk

For foodies

Erawan waterfall
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

phi phi island
Explore the Phi Phi Island from Phuket

For discovery-seekers

champagne on the night cruise
Manohra Luxury Dinner Cruise

For couples

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

hotel in Bangkok
Central located hotel in Bangkok
Lanna Smile Hotel Chiang Mai
Thai Lanna style hotel in Chiang Mai
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Phuket
Family-friendly resort in Phuket

Tour Price:

12 days from
US$2,509 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$3,009 p/p(with 5-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

Tour code: ah-mtc-7

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