Explore Thailand and Cambodia by bus within 9 days and you’ll discover ancient relics and modern cities, moving memorials and memorable meals. Travel from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, the former capital of Thailand – Ayutthaya and learn the powerful and rich history of Cambodia along with visiting the famous Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh.
On arrival in Bangkok airport, we will meet you with welcoming board and then escort you to your hotel. On this early night adventure, we bring to you discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok’s 200 years old community that is rich with Thai-Chinese tradition and delicious food. During the tour you will walk to explore and taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, varied from street food endors to renowned Thai-Chinese diners.
Between each tasting location, you will get behind-the-scene exposure of this unique neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks. It’s our goal to provide you with a delicious and unique adventure that will highlight your Bangkok trip with the most memorable foodie experience. Follow the wolf pack. With lots of thing to see and a large variety of foods to choose from, even Thais from other parts of the country found it difficult to navigate themselves in Yaowarat. Our 3.5 hours tour aims to help visitors unveil the secret of Chinatown through its various tastes and fascinating tradition.
After breakfast, we leave from hotel to the most colorful Floating Market in Thailand where boat people sell their wares from boat to boat or boat to shore. On the return, a stop is made at Nakorn Pathom to see the “Phra Pathom”; which is said to be the tallest Buddhist monument in Thailand. Then return to Bangkok in the afternoon. Continue to visit a site the Thai people consider the most sacred in the Kingdom: Royal Grand Palace. This is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court, with several Halls in same compound. You will also visit the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The Emerald Buddha is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna school of the north, dating from the 15th century. and drive to visit the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, where the blind may be trained to become masseuses.
After breakfast at the hotel, check out and continue for to the next destination, Ayutthaya. En-route, make a stop in Nakhon Pathom Province to visit Phra Pathom Chedi. At 127 metres in height, it’s the tallest stupa in the world. Then proceed to Woodland Muangmai Museum, the newly opened tourist attraction in Nakhon Pathom. More than 150 years in the making, the aim is to present the legendary “Tales of the Wood” through this national treasure, created by the passion and dedication of four generations of the Thewphaingarm family.
Next, visit Wat Bang Phra (Tattoo Temple). This temple is a pilgrimage site for Thai people who come to receive holy magic tattoos given by the monks that live there, as well as they protection and good luck these tattoos are said to bring the recipients. While there, have a chance to chat with the tattoo master to learn about the trade, as well as some of the superstition behind it. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue driving up north to Ayutthaya and make a visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, the majestic mansion of Thailand’s Royal Family. Take a golf cart around the summer palace to explore the wonderfully manicured gardens and various buildings which combine European-inspired architecture with traditional Thai architecture. Later, take a walk to visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat whose architecture is of a unique neo-Gothic style with stained-glass windows -rather unusual for a Buddhist temple.
After breakfast, our driver will take you to the bus station. You will leave Bangkok at 7.45 am or 8.45 am. After about 10 hours drive, you will arrive in Siem Reap. Our driver will pick up and transfer you to the hotel.
We start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) to world heritage areas on the roads less travelers. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) – See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Afternoon we start visit to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view from Bakheng hill.
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the jungle-entwined temple Ta Prohm. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples, whose ancient sandstone blocks are painted orange by the early morning rays.
We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. We will then continue to visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah KO erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
After breakfast at hotel, you will vsit the floating village of Kampong Phluk, located 30 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
After lunch, you will take 6-hour drive on bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel – Visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. It is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds.
In the afternoon, we will continue to visit Toulsleng prison (also known as S21), where you have to meet one the few survivors from the genocidal regime. From there, we will also take Cyclo ride to visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh. Finally, enjoy Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers in Phnom Penh, it bursts into 4 branches. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at the hotel – visit National Museum, over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statue, lingas and other artifacts. Then visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Transfer to the airport for the flight departure.