This custom created itinerary has been built to celebrate a new life together in the most exciting way possible. From exploring hidden temples, bustling street markets, staying in a floating villas, kayaking through mountains and snorkeling in warm waters to cooking with local families and installing a water filter for a family in need, the unique activities and experiences you will have throughout Thailand and Cambodia will be unforgettable. So pack your bags...adventure awaits!
Welcome to Thailand! Upon arrival at the airport in Bangkok, clear Immigration, collect your luggage and exit Customs. Proceed to the Arrivals Hall and head towards the meeting point, where you will be greeted by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. They will assist you in the transfer directly to your hotel, for a smooth and easy start to your adventure. Check into your room, get settled and spend the rest of the evening as you wish in this urban wonderland! (This service is on a private basis.)
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.
Meet your guide and driver after breakfast today, and get ready to embark on a tour of city highlights and hidden treasures! Your excursion begins with a visit to Wat Po, 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.)
After breakfast, you will drive outside Bangkok to visit the world famous Train Market in Samut Prakan. There are enormous shrimp, bright red lobsters, tons of squid and big, big fish actually caught in Burmese waters. Then you will enter the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Sit down and take your pictures, try some mango and sticky rice or hot soup with fish balls. Have lunch in a local restaurant. And then you will get back to Bangkok with the afternoon at leisure to continue the exploration of the Thai capital on your own or simply relax by the swimming pool at your hotel.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Bangkok and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your beautiful beach hotel in Khao Lak. (This service is on a private basis.)
Please enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Located just one hour north of Phuket, Khao Lak offers a quiet escape and outstanding beauty. Pure white beaches, cascading waterfalls, spectacular primary forest, idyllic lagoons, mangroves and wildlife await. As one of the most serene coastal towns, it's the ideal getaway from the crowded streets and loud bars. Plunge into the clear waters and submerge yourself among some of the best scuba diving in the world. Ideal for nature lovers or families, any traveler can find what they're looking for here, between the mountains and the waters.
Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand is covered by the oldest evergreen rainforest in the world amidst dramatically steep limestone mountains and deep valleys, breathtaking lakes, exciting caves, wild animals and much more. One of the most interesting areas is beautiful Cheow Larn Lake in the heart of the National Park surrounded by stunning limestone cliffs. The park serves as a home for a wide variety of wildlife such as the gaur, banteng, sambar deer, bear, Malayan tapir, macaque, gibbon, serow, mouse deer, porcupine, marbled cat, wild boar, and Asian wild dog. It also acts as the natural habitat for several bird species: great hornbill, helmeted hornbill, white-crowned hornbill, banded pittas, osprey, brahminy kite, blue-banded kingfisher and rufous-collared kingfisher among hundreds more. It is probably most famous for the symbolic flower of Surat Thani Province, the huge bua phut (Rafflesia kerrii) flower, which blooms only once per year around January.
Today, you will meet your guide and driver and continue your journey into Thailand’s unspoiled nature. Upon arrival in Ban Ta Khun, meet your Resort Representative and leave your bulkier luggage behind, to be transferred to your accommodations. You will reach the beautiful and serene Rajjapraba Dam and board your long tail boat to begin your adventure. You will enjoy a scenic tour of the Guilin rock formations along the way to your floating bungalow, where you will have the pleasure of staying. Upon arrival, check in to the raft house and enjoy a traditional Thai Lunch prepared with rich southern Thai curries, and delicious local vegetables with mangoes, pineapple and watermelon for dessert. Yum!
After indulging in lunch and some time to rest, depart on a guided hike to Khao Sok's highest viewpoint, cameras are a must for this! But don't worry about having to leave behind your floating villa...later in the day, you will return to the raft house for a swim, relaxation and to soak up the scenery. Tonight, you can enjoy a delectable Thai dinner of steamed or fried fish, fresh from the Andaman sea, dark green Asian kale, spicy Thai soup, and a delicious omelet topped with baked garlic. (This service is on a group basis.)
This morning, you will enjoy a fresh breakfast, as you can take in your beautiful surroundings. You will have time today to relax, swim, shower and spend free time as you wish. Be sure to make the most of your experience at the Panvaree Floating Villas! Later on, you will board a long tail boat for a guided tour of Klong Saeng Wildlife sanctuary. During the dry season, this is the best place to see Gaur, Water Buffalo, and even Wild Elephants. There will be a delicious lunch included on the boat during your excursion. After making some incredible memories and experiencing new things, you will return to the raft house for your traditional Thai dinner. Enjoy! (This service is on a group basis.)
Early this morning before breakfast, you will embark on a enchanting safari among the morning mist. This time will be the best time of day to embrace the opportunity to see Gibbons, Macaques, and Dusky Langur Monkeys. Following your exciting adventure, you will return to the raft house for breakfast. Soak up the last of your jungle experience at the resort, by exploring the surrounding area in kayaks this and enjoying one last tasty lunch, before heading back to the pier for your departure. (This service is on a group basis.)
Transfer back to the pier, before continuing by private minivan to Phuket. On arrival in Phuket, check in to your luxurious beach resort with the rest of the day at leisure. (This service is on a private basis.)
Phuket is Thailand's largest and arguably most well known island. The island's size contributes to it's diverse offerings in accommodations and experiences, from luxurious secluded pool villa properties to boutique resorts close to all the action - restaurants, shopping and nightlife. Phuket also serves as excellent base for those looking to explore the surrounding marine parks, jungles and nearby islands.
We have left today in Phuket as a free day for you to explore, go sightseeing, mingle with locals, try new cuisines, or simply lay back and relax at the beach or pool. Whatever you decide to do, have fun!
Today, you will enjoy a full day tour of the enchanting Phi Phi Islands. Early this morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the Royal Phuket Marina Pier, for your speedboat transfer to the Phi Phi Islands. Once the speedboat has docked and you have arrived, begin with sightseeing, swimming, snorkeling and trekking at the beautiful Maya Bay located on Phi Phi Ley. Explore the Viking Cave and even visit the Monkey Beach to feed the local inhabitants.
Continue on to Phi Phi Don this afternoon to enjoy a delicious lunch in a restaurant. Spend free time after lunch to further discover your surroundings and relax on the beach. Embrace the opportunity to admire the marine life among the Great Coral Reefs at Hin Klang, snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing and sightseeing at Bamboo Island. At the end of your adventure, you will be transferred by speedboat back to the Royal Phuket Marina, where you will be greeted by your driver and taken back to your hotel around 5:00 PM. (This service is on a group basis.)
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the airport in good time to catch your domestic flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will connect with your onward international flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. (This service is on a private basis.)
Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival in Siem Reap, obtain your Cambodian visa, if you haven't already. Clear Immigration and Customs and proceed into the arrival area. You will meet your private guide and driver for your hotel transfer. (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.
This morning, you will be met by your private guide at the hotel and transferred to Ta Prohm temple. This jungle-clad temple with overgrown trees exudes a haunting and exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of a tree push between the temple's huge stone blocks in a strange embrace.
Next, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom and the temples of Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, The Royal Enclosure, the terraces of Elephants and the Leper King. Here, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at local restaurant.
The whole afternoon 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 was 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 little 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. Finish your exciting day watching the sunset at Chrong temple. (This service is on a private basis.)
Early this morning you will depart for your tour of the countryside. Highlights of today’s tour include learning a few of the signature dishes of a local Cambodian family and taking a leisurely bike ride in the srok srai Khmer (Cambodian countryside), before heading to Kampong Khleang Village in the afternoon.
You will go shopping at a local market then cycle to the family’s house in the countryside. As part of your cooking class you’ll prepare the dishes that you will all enjoy together with the family for lunch. Afterwards, ride through rice fields and small villages. If you are interested, you can stop and pay a visit to some of these traditional Khmer houses and pagodas or chat with the local people. After a while, you will take a rest and try some local drinks like sugar cane juice, a refreshing sweet drink poured over and drunk by every Cambodian in the countryside.
After lunch, your guide will take you to your next excursion at Kampong Khleang Floating Village - approximately one hour outside of Siem Reap. Imagine wooden houses on 10-meter-tall stilts, surrounded by water in the wet season, and on the flood plains of the lake in the dry season. You will drive on dirt road to the village. Along the way, you will see wooden houses and traditional fishing equipment, as well as small children waving to say hello as you arrive. You will meet with a local family who will welcome you into their traditional stilt home for some tea and coffee. You'll then proceed to explore the village to learn more about life on the lake. You will then begin your work with a water filter installation. Together, with the assistance of your guide, you'll set up the water filter in the home of the recipient family, which will provide them with clean drinking water for the next five years.
This evening you will be transferred back to Siem Reap, where you will have the remainder of the day free to rest, relax and reminisce on your eventful and significant day. (This service is on a private basis.)
Sadly, your honeymoon of a lifetime has come to an end. Luckily, you will have memories that last forever.
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Siem Reap and transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (This service is on a private basis.)
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.
When visiting Khao Lak (Phang Nga), you'll feel right at home at Beyond Resort Khaolak, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Bangsak Beach, Koh Phrathong, Lampi Waterfall. At Beyond Resort Khaolak, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service. Beyond Resort Khaolak is home to 153 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – wireless (complimentary), internet access – wireless, wake-up service, private pool, whirlpool bathtub. The hotel's private beach, fitness center, outdoor pool, spa, massage are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Beyond Resort Khaolak is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Khao Lak (Phang Nga).
The stunning Panvaree Resort is located in the Khao Sok National Park on the famous Ratchaprapha reservoir. The serene property provides free round-trip transfer from the pier to the resort. It is equipped with a 24-hour front desk, tour desk and luggage storage. The resort is 15 minutes away from Ratchaprapha Dam, by boat. It is a 1.5-hr drive from Suratthani Airport. Each room is fitted with a balcony and peaceful lake view, for your pleasure. It comes with a TV and refrigerator. Shower facilities are included in an en suite bathroom.
Located on Phuket’s ‘Millionaires Row’ this resort is the perfect blend of boutique luxury and relaxing tranquility. Twinpalms Phuket Hotel has 97 light and airy rooms and suites that all face in to the central pool area, some even with direct pool access. Visit the well-equipped modern gym and spend some quiet time in the library with a great selection of books. The very chic and popular Catch Beach Club restaurant has amazing oysters on ice and Spanish mackerel steaks, and the Sunday brunch here, with good wine and smoked salmon, is just legendary. Surin beach is situated just 175m across a park that used to be Thailand’s first golf course, but ride in a tuk tuk painted in Twinpalms jet-black for great fun and you will be wishing that the beach was further away.
Shinta Mani Club, an upscale boutique hotel created by acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, showcases 39 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in an Angkorian-inspired design. This exceptional Angkor hotel enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the township of Siem Reap – just a 15 minute tuktuk ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat. 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 tranquility of the nearby riverfront. Guests of Shinta Mani Club may also enjoy the facilities of the nearby Shinta Mani Resort – located directly opposite the Club.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.