Bangkok – Siem Reap – Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Hua Hin
Arrival in Bangkok. You will be met by our guide, who will escort you to your hotel. Check in and free time.
Explore the two most renowned attractions in Bangkok - The Grand Palace with the Chapel of Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha). Spend the day learning about Bangkok's most notable landmarks. Learn about the Buddhist places of worship and the Thai history.
Drive towards the Rattanakosin Island where you will visit the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). The palace once served as the residence of the Royal family and the administrative court from 1782-1925. Inside the same compound is the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, revered as the most sacred temple. See the carved statue of the Lord Buddha in a traditional seated pose. Admire the gilded interior that surrounds the statue on all sides. Continue to Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok and home to the famous reclining Buddha image of 15 meter high and 46 meter long. Wat Pho is a beautifully decorated Buddhist temple complex with magnificent architecture which contains nearly a hundred stupas, as well as hundreds of typical Chinese statues of different shapes and sizes.
Experience an exhilarating long-tailed boat ride along the Chao Phraya River and canals in Thonburi. See hundreds of wooden houses built on stilts and explore traditional way of life near water canals.
Transfer to Bangkok Airport. Flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. After crossing the border meet your Cambodian guide. Transfer to the hotel; check in at hotel. In the afternoon, we board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Visit the most interesting temple of Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. It was built close the end of the 12th century. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Afternoon visit the famous Angkor Wat: the temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Evening sunset over Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
This morning we will drive out from the city heading to Beng Mealea Temple group via the green Khmer Villages. We will visit to the ruined Beng Mealea Temple and it famous temples in this area. On the way back, we will visit to Banteay Srey, better known as Citadel of Women or a Pink Temple, and Banteay Samre Temples. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Bangkok. After passing through the border control transfer to to Kanchanaburi – a town near the Burmese border. Free time to see the famous bridge over River Kwai. Late in the afternoon check in at a hotel located on the banks of the River Kwai. Overnight.
Morning take a boat ride on River Kwai Noi to an exotic hotel built on rafts. Visit Mon village. Mons are an ethnic minority group from Burma. Proceed to Wam Pho where you can see a picturesque wooden bridge originally built during the war. Visit a small cave housing a statue of a seated Buddha. Return to the resort. Free time to enjoy the swimming pool and the calm atmosphere of Kanchanburi.
Early morning depart to Damnoensaduak. Take a long-tail boat to explore the famous floating market. There are hundreds of local people selling their produce directly from traditional boats. Buy local souvenirs, tropical fruits, or try some local food. Proceed to visit King Rama IV palace in Petchaburi (Khao Wang palace). The palace was built in the mid-XIX century. It used to be a royal summer retreat and Rama IV’s observatory. Take a cable car to get to the top of the hill. Continue to Hua Hin - a coastal town situated some 220 km south-west of Bangkok. Check in at your hotel. Free time to relax on the beach.
Free time in Hua Hin. Optional tours.
Free time in Hua Hin. Optional tours.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 12:00 noon.
Transfer to Bangkok airport. End of services.