Experience the adventure of a lifetime on a 15 day custom Honeymoon exploration of Southeast Asia! This itinerary will truly give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions, discover the rich history, taste the unique flavors and explore the highlights and hidden gems of Cambodia and Thailand. From wandering through the jungle and getting lost in temples and ruins, to cruising the small food stands and klongs of Bangkok and finally enjoying well deserved time at the beach, this trip offers a balance of adventure and relaxation. Your adventures and activities will be one of a kind, as you create memories and share experiences together that you will never forget!
Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival at the Siem Reap airport, you will go through customs (make sure to obtain a Cambodian Visa on Arrival for an expedited arrival). Once you have cleared Immigration and Customs, proceed into the arrival area. You will be met by your private guide and driver for the transfer to your hotel for check in. (This service is on a private basis.)
Siem Reap is the best option for an international traveler's base from which to explore the Angkor temples. If not for the tourism boom brought on by the awesome sites around the city, Siem Reap might have been another sleepy Khmer village. Instead we find a bustling tourist town, complete with a well-named Pub Street, food vendors, luxury hotels, backpacking hostels, and the international travelers that drive it all. Sure, you'll probably want to spend most of your time outside the city, but don't underestimate the awesome opportunity to hit the town and mingle, bargain, eat, and drink your way through Siem Reap.
Today after breakfast, you will be picked up by your private guide and transferred to Angkor. Angkor is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia if not the world. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century.
The morning is set aside for a visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankind’s greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders. It had been constructed in the jungle in the early 12th century, then two centuries later, was mysteriously abandoned by the Khmer civilization. The jungle soon overwhelmed Angkor Wat, hiding it for several centuries with thick tropical foliage. There was a bite left to see except an occasional protruding building stone. In 1861, a French naturalist accidentally came across the jungle-veiled ruins. Now Angkor Wat is the main reason tourists come to visit Cambodia.
Later in the day visit Ta Prohm. Built in 1186, Ta Prohm was dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII. Its atmospheric dark gray sandstone towers and courtyards exude an aura of reverence and mystery. Unlike the other temples of Angkor, Ta Prohm has been left to the elements and looks very much as the other temples must have when they were “discovered” by Henri Mouhot in the 1860s. Navigating through its narrow passages, immense kapok trees and its jungle-covered ruins is an unparalleled experience and one of the highlights of Angkor.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Enjoy the evening free at your own leisure. For interesting people watching, venture down to Pub Street and the Siem Reap Night Market, where you can buy a diverse range of goods.
After breakfast today, you will be picked up for another tour exploring Cambodia's ruins! Your excursion will start with a visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. From there, head to the temples of Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, The Royal Enclosure, Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. Here, the Buddhist monks will celebrate a private blessing ceremony for you, wishing you health and a safe journey.
A delicious lunch will be served today at a local Restaurant, before you are returned to the hotel for a break from the mid-day heat.
Happy Valentine's Day! The romance and adventure of experiencing this holiday in Cambodia, is sure to be incomparable to any other! After checking out of your Siem Reap accommodations, you will be transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Sihanoukville.
Upon arrival at the airport, your private driver will pick you up and transfer you directly to Tatai Bridge, where you will take a boat to the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge (about 3.5 hours). Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Check in boat schedule (2:00 pm & 5:00 pm).
Enjoy this free time at your leisure at the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge.
Trekking tours into the jungle offer you the chance to discover the customs, beliefs and natural cures of the inhabitants of the Cardamom Mountains and its forests. You can follow the spore of its secretive wildlife and experience first hand the sights and sounds of an untouched tropical paradise as you penetrate deeper into the undergrowth. And always keep your camera at the ready so you can capture the beauty of one of the world’s largest rainforests.
Rich in natural beauty, Tatai River is your highway to the wonders of the Cardamoms and Southeast Asia’s largest coastal mangrove.
Kayak down river with our experienced local guide who will lead you through the mangrove waterways that reach back into the jungle. Indulge yourself with a hydro massage courtesy of the majestic Tatai Waterfalls, team up with some locals and try your hand at fishing for your supper or snuggle up with that special someone during our Sunset Cruise. The river is all things to all people, from trailblazers to romantics.
Today you will check out of the 4 Rivers Floating Lodge intime to catch the outbound boat at 8:00am. You will be picked up and transferred to the Jam Yeam/Had Lek boarder crossing into Thailand. Once you have crossed the boarder, you will meet your driver and transfer to the Trat Airport for your quick flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your accommodations to check in and freshen up.
Early this evening, you will depart with your private guide for a Chinatown Foodie Walk and Cultural Tour, which lasts from 6:00-9:00pm. This tour allows you to discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok's 200-year-old Chinatown district that is filled with rich ethnic traditions and delicious food. During the tour you will explore and taste local cuisine from seven famous eateries, varied from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location, you will take a behind-the-scene adventure for a closer look at this unique neighborhood, meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.
With a population of over eleven million inhabitants, the capital city of Bangkok is Thailand’s largest city. This cosmopolitan city combines some of Asia’s oldest and most elaborately adorned temples, with modern shopping malls, skyscrapers and bustling markets. This variety of activities and sights make it a vibrant and eclectic destination to explore, with something to keep any traveler entertained.
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel this morning, to be whisked away on an exploration of the city's highlights and hidden treasures! Your excursion begins with a visit to Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples – famous for the 43 meter long reclining Buddha. From there, continue on to Lak Muang, Bangkok’s city pillar and the famous Grand Palace. Marvel at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), the most revered shrine in the Kingdom.
Lunch will be served at a lovely riverside restaurant, before boarding a longtail boat to explore the klongs. Floating along Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways, you will have the chance to observe aspects of traditional Thai life, which have disappeared from most of Bangkok. Your tour will finish off with a visit to admire Wat Arun, the stunning Temple of Dawn, before you are transferred back to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Visitors often see Bangkok as an enormous modern metropolis, full of expressways, massive department stores and skyscrapers. However, there is a more hidden side, which clearly shows the origins of people who still believe in traditions from years gone past. This morning, you will be picked up by your guide at 7:00am to go on a special walking tour to explore the hidden sights of the Old Town of Bangkok. From the Giant Swing via the prison park, you will wander through small alleys, encounter wooden houses, guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. At the city pillar and amulet market, you will learn more about the ancient superstitions. The tour ends with a local lunch at a riverside restaurant, before continuing to the airport.
Later, you will be transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Koh Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Koh Samui, or simply, Samui, as it is referred to by locals, is an island off the east coast of the Gulf Thailand. The island boasts beautiful white sand beaches, tropical foliage, hidden coves, rocky outcrops, and swaying palms. An eclectic array of spas; activity centers; resorts; world-class restaurants; beach bars, and a colorful mix of residents and tourists help you begin to understand the unique charm of Koh Samui.
Enjoy this free time at your leisure at the Banyan Tree basking in the sun on the beach. Soak up the romance and luxury, while you make the honeymoon memories of a lifetime!
This morning around 7:30am (time will be confirmed upon booking), you will travel to Angthong National Marine Park for a group kayaking tour. The first stop will be at the Coast of Koh Mae Island, where you will navigate beneath huge overhanging rocks and view some of the most magnificent scenery the Gulf has to offer.
Taking the kayaks to the beach, you will embark on an easy, but spectacular, climb through dense rainforest and narrow ravines. You will be rewarded upon arrival at the “Green Lagoon”, a beautiful emerald salty water lake. After time for exploration, head back to the boat for a buffet lunch, as you cruise along the stunning northern region of the Park. You will arrive at Koh Wao Yai for the second expedition. Here, you will discover magical caves and bizarre rock formations, with plenty of time to explore the underwater sights, snorkeling and swimming.
You will return to your hotel today around 5:00pm. (This service is on a group basis.)
Enjoy your final free day in Koh Samui relaxing on the beach.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Bangkok.
Upon arrival in Bangkok, proceed to the arrivals area, and look for the Novotel Suvarnabhumi’s hotel representative. They will direct you to the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service, for a smooth and easy transition into this evening. The shuttle picks up outside, between Gates 4 and 5 on the arrivals level, and departs every 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can access the hotel from the airport’s main terminal, via the 200-meter, air-conditioned underground walkway.
Check into your room, get settled and relax, after your travels!
Early this morning, transfer back to the airport via the complimentary hotel shuttle or convenient underground walkway to check in for your International flight.
We hope you had a beautiful honeymoon experience in Cambodia and Thailand and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward!
The Shinta Mani Resort is a newly renovated boutique property centrally located in the leafy French Quarter between The Royal Gardens and the Old Market Area just 15 minutes from the Angkor Wat. The courtyard-style resort’s 62 rooms & junior suite enjoys a surprisingly different “Bensley twist” with direct access or first floor balcony views to the stunning swimming pool and flourishing tropical gardens. Guests will enjoy this peaceful oasis which is within walking distance to the Old market, the cafes and bars of the vibrant tourist trail and only footsteps from the tranquillity of the nearby riverfront. Guests of Shinta Mani Resort may also enjoy the facilities of the nearby Shinta Mani Club – located directly opposite the Resort.
Accessible only by boat, the retreat's 12 landless suites all float on their own bouyant platforms, moored to the riverbank. Outfitted with a celing fan, armoire and wood-paneled shower, each of the towering, safari-style tented rooms also provides a nearly 360 degree view of the tropical landscape. A boardwalk connects the rooms to a central lounge and dining area. With so much to do every day, you will be spoiled for choice. Kayaking down river with or without an experienced local guide, explore the mangrove waterways that reach back into the jungle, team up with some locals and try your hand at fishing for your supper. Excursions can be arranged to Tatai Waterfall, Koh Kong on the border with Thailand, local markets in nearby villages or discover the customs, natural cures and beliefs of the Cambodians that have lived in the Cardamom mountains and its forests for generations. Or maybe it’s spoil-yourself time for a refreshing swim in the river or just lounge by the restaurant terasse and its amazing view for the sunset.
Rising 25 stories above the distinguished residential area of Langsuan Road in the city’s center, Hotel Muse offers 174 lavish guest rooms and the elegance to charm any traveler. Nestled alongside a distinctive array of dining and entertainment venues as well, this property is unlike anything Bangkok has ever seen. Hotel Muse brings to the city its only hotel dedicated to the golden age of travel and the most opulent of art and design. Every element of the interior reflects a devotion to luxury and modernity combined. Enjoy a drink at the outdoor bar, or take a dip in the pool overlooking the city skyline, for an unforgettable end to your day.
Come into a universe where water meets sky and cascading terraces are fringed with hill coves and an unparalleled view of the Gulf of Thailand. Swim within a blissful haven in Koh Samui. Surrounded by waters that invite, entice and serenade, Banyan Tree Samui is infused with a timeless air of delicious mystery. Overlooking the scenic Lamai Bay, this Samui luxury resort, featuring elevated structures designed to reflect traditional Thai architecture, is nestled in a series of cascading terraces on a private hill cove in the southeastern coast of Koh Samui. Retreat from the dizzying pace of modernity into secluded haven where the hours melt into each other gently and peace is within your touch at all times.
Representing the only official airport hotel, Novotel Bangkok Airport features 612 rooms and suites, designed with an intriguing Thai influence and a complete understanding of guests’ needs. This property is the only one situated directly next to the airport terminal. Enjoy convenient hotel access with either a leisurely 5 minutes stroll via the air-conditioned underground walkway or a short ride in the 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle service from gate 4 at the arrival level. The hotel also offers an abundance of facilities, including 7 restaurants and bars, a luxurious spa, a swimming pool surrounded by tropical gardens with a pool bar, a well equipped fitness center with a sauna and steam-room and a business center.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.