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  • Completely private tours of Siem Reap, Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket
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At a glance

Start off this luxurious adventure in Cambodia, exploring otherworldly beauty of Siem Reap’s ancient ruins. As well visiting its most famous temples, such as the iconic Angkor Wat and Ta Prohm, you’ll also head off the beaten track to some lesser known treasures, spend a day on the waters of Tonle Sap lake aboard a private boat before an unforgettable dinner at a private rural villa.

Next, spend three nights in the contrasting metropolis of Bangkok with it’s floating markets, temples and palaces set amidst sparkling high rises. Here you’ll witness the morning chanting ritual of the monks at Wat Pho, boat around bustling markets and taste some of the city’s famous street food.

Then soak up Chiang Mai‘s traditional Siamese culture, its green explore rolling hills steeped in history, before a final three blissful nights at the Sarojin in Phuket. With its lush surrounds and bright turquoise waters, you will round off this amazing trip in paradise, splitting time between exploring the lush island and relaxing on the beach.

Example Trip Itinerary

Days 1-4

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

VIP meet and greet at Siem Reap airport

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Siem Reap

Accommodation in Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Three nights enjoying Siem Reap and exploring Angkor Wat Three nights enjoying Siem Reap and exploring Angkor Wat

Siem Reap offers a step into the crumbling world of the lost Khmer Empire. Whilst Siem Reap has its charms, the showpiece is naturally Angkor. Encircled by tropical forest, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is adorned with grand lotus towers and ornate carvings and reigns as the largest religious monument in the World.

Our expert guides will bring the history of Angkor Wat to life as you meander through peaceful Buddhist temples, getting up close to exquisite bas-reliefs as the sun rises over huge smiling faces.

Private tour of Angkor Thom Private tour of Angkor Thom

Travel by road to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom. You have the choice of either walking along the path along the city wall to the Death Gate or continuing around by road. En route to the Terrace of the Leper King, you'll stop briefly to see an imposing statue found in Bayon which is now displayed at Vihear Prampeilveng. Begin again at the atmospheric Preah Palilay and walk through the shaded parkland behind the terraces, past Phimeanakas with its beautiful lakes, and the imposing Baphuon to finally reach Jayavarman’s state temple of Bayon at the centre of the city. Explore this important temple with its many captivating giant stone faces. Your guide will point out the most interesting of the detailed bas reliefs illustrating everyday life in the Angkorian era.

Cycling tour of the temples of the forest Cycling tour of the temples of the forest

Begin your two-wheeled adventure at Srah Srang before cycling 11 km onwards to Ta Prohm where you will take your time to walk through the temple from the West entrance to the East entrance (a 1–2 km journey) where you'll pick up our bikes again and continue to ride for 15 minutes through the forest to the seldom visited temple of Ta Nei. There is a reasonable chance of having this beautiful Angkor temple to yourself to explore.

You'll then pause for a light breakfast at this peaceful area before exploring further. The morning ends with at Ta Keo temple, the 'mountain with bronze peaks', to see its unique five-tiered pyramid structure. Return to Siem Reap by road.

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Vespa foodie tour Vespa foodie tour

This evening you'll head out on a foodie adventure, stopping off at some of the hotspots popular with Siem Reap’s locals. Explore the city by Vespa, the perfect way to experience the hustle and bustle, and enjoy trying exotic fruits, fried creepy crawlies, grilled meats and other treats, all washed down with local beer, rice wine and soft drinks. You'll awaken your senses to the sweet, bitter and unique flavours that are difficult to find outside Cambodia.

Private Tonle Sap boat tour on the Ella Private Tonle Sap boat tour on the Ella

The great Tonle Sap lake is the richest fresh water fishing ground in the world, a national treasure producing an ever-changing landscape. The communities that live around the margins of the lake cope with huge seasonal variations in water levels by building their homes on floating bamboo rafts or 10m (30 foot) stilts. Depending on the water levels, visit the village of Kompong Khleang or Kompong Phluk to get a glimpse into life on the lake. Take the opportunity to pause at the stilted houses to learn how a subsistence fishing family lives, before continuing by boat along the margins of the lake. While you explore the life on the water we will have prepared a picnic lunch for you to enjoy on-board while absorbing the atmosphere of this unique locality.

Siem Reap countryside tour with dinner at a rural villa Siem Reap countryside tour with dinner at a rural villa

Explore Siem Reap's rural landscape beyond its temples, which has changed little since the days of Jayavarman VII. After a short drive from Siem Reap, visit a colourful contemporary pagoda to understand more of the importance of Buddhism in these rural communities and seek a blessing from the monks. Buy seasonal fruits straight from the tree, speak to families who have been baking sticky rice in bamboo for over 30 years and gain hands-on experience of the essential rural skills of the rice harvest, thatching, fishing, or even making a simple meal over an open fire.

Then, take an ox-cart ride through typical villages followed by an easy 20-minute walk to bring you to the vast Western Baray. An impressive engineering feat, this man-made reservoir was once integral to the complex Angkorian rice irrigation system which you will voyage by boat (depending on water level). This will be both an education and an adventure from a slower, more romantic era of travel. Then reach the villa, surrounded by rice paddies, across a stream to the north of a village where tourists are rarely seen and the greetings for visitors are warm and generous. This is a wonderful spot to relax in the quiet of the countryside and enjoy sunset drinks. While the chef prepares your dinner, wander across the levees of the rice paddies, look for fish traps, or walk a short distance to a viewpoint over the ancient reservoir, whilst listening to the elegance of traditional Khmer music played by local musicians, before enjoying your evening meal.

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Sunrise Tour of Angkor Wat Sunrise Tour of Angkor Wat

Visit Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world, and watch the sun rise behind this ornate temple. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Siem Reap Airport

Flight

Flight to Bangkok

Days 4-7

Bangkok

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel

Accommodation in Bangkok

Three nights in Bangkok Three nights in Bangkok

Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for foodies, historians and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. The gleaming, regal collection of buildings that make up the Grand Palace will awe even the most discerning temple-goers. Shoppers will delight in the magnitude of the malls around Siam Square and those looking for a local experience, pay a visit to the atmospheric Chinatown; with its neon lights and hawker stalls, it is a fascinating area to explore.

Morning Monk Chanting Ritual and Grand Palace Tour Morning Monk Chanting Ritual and Grand Palace Tour

Today, you'll make an early start to visit the revered Wat Pho and witness the morning chanting ritual of the monks which begins at approximately 9 a.m. Most find the chanting ritual to be an uplifting and often quite a private experience. After the ritual, you'll get a tour of the temple grounds where you can't fail to be impressed by the mighty 45-metre famous statue of the reclining Buddha. You'll then continue on to the Grand Palace, one of Thailand’s most important landmarks, to see the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls first hand. You'll also get to see the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Evening dinner cruise Evening dinner cruise

This evening, experience the Bangkok in style on a luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok’s finest dining venues. Cruise along the Chao Phraya River, passing glittering sights, from the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other landmarks, the cruise offers a perfectly relaxing night experience in Bangkok that you will never forget. On board, you will enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner to enjoy whilst cruising up the river before returning to your hotel.

Bang Krachao cycling tour Bang Krachao cycling tour

Bang Krachao is an idyllic network of peaceful roads, waterways and villages just moments from Bangkok's bustling center, an area so wonderfully untouched by modern life that it's easy to forget you're still in the city.

This two-hour bike ride takes you past local markets, traditional Thai houses and golden temples, all under the peaceful canopy of tropical jungle. The riding is flat and easy, and suitable for anyone wanting to experience a taste of traditional Thai life. If you're cycling here on a Saturday or Sunday, you will also be able to experience the weekend Bang Nam Phueng market - a focal point of life for this charmingly rural community.

Bangkok street food tour by tuk tuk Bangkok street food tour by tuk tuk

Head out on a buzzing tuk tuk into the streets of Bangkok to try some if its famous street food accompanied by a guide.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Bangkok Airport

Flight

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Days 7-10

Chiang Mai

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel

Accommodation in Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh temple and reflection in water. Chiang Mai
Three nights in Chiang Mai Three nights in Chiang Mai

Explore this wonderful city and spend time enjoying the surrounding countryside. Much smaller and more relaxed than Bangkok, it’s steeped in history and you can spend hours wandering around the temples and night markets in the Old Town. If you fancy heading out of town, you’ll be perfectly placed to explore the surrounding national parks and try out a few more adventurous activities.

Chiang Mai Night Discovery Chiang Mai Night Discovery

Famed as the 'capital of the north', Chiang Mai has a lot on offer. On this private tour you will see the city in full swing, at night when the true magic comes alive. Starting the evening at a local temple, you will experience the regions rich culture by joining the monks evening prayers. Up next is some impressive dining at a traditional Thai wooden house, where you will be spoilt for choice by the vast selection of fresh local food. To walk off your meal, you will visit one of the Chiang Mai's main evening attraction, the Warorot market. From food to clothes to gold, you can buy everything here, wander through the market and entwine yourself in its charm. This bustling market is the hub of local life and you will be able to finish off the evening with one more treat, indulging in the heavenly Thai sweets and desserts.

Elephant Nature Park Tour Elephant Nature Park Tour

Visiting an elephant camp is a ‘must do’ on a Thailand holiday, but the Elephant Nature Park provides a truly remarkable experience. Drive away from Chiang Mai and toward the scenic Mae Taeng Valley. Upon arrival meet with one of the volunteers from the park and learn about their work. Established more than 20 years ago, the park provides a sanctuary for Thailand's mistreated elephants. Hear the tales of some of the park’s residents, gaining a better understanding for the threats to the Thai elephant population and their natural habitat.

Then wander through the park to meet the elephants. The animals are allowed to roam free, without chains, throughout the park. Although it is not guaranteed to see the elephants, they have become accustomed to the daily feeding routines of the Park so are likely to be around. Join the volunteers- both local residents and foreigners to feed. This not only provides an opportunity to get closer to the elephants but also helps form a deeper understanding of Thailand’s natural wonders.

*Please not that this is only offered as a shared tour, however the transfers will be private*

Chilled Chiang Mai Chilled Chiang Mai

Surrounded by forested hills and straddled along the banks of the tranquil Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai offers unrivalled opportunity for kicking back and enjoying the traditional Lanna-style charm of northern Thailand. Visit a fragrant herbal garden before traveling by long-tail boat down the Mae Ping River. After arriving back at the city, uncover the charismatic Wararot Market and impressive Wat Phra Singh.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight

Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket

Days 10-13

Phuket

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Shared speedboat transfer to Sarojin Khao Lak

Accommodation in Phuket

Limestone Islands Phuket
Three nights in Phuket Three nights in Phuket

The 'Pearl of the Andaman', Phuket is blessed with castaway white sand beaches, aquamarine water and sublime, protected marine parks. Filling your time here is effortless - kayak in its turquoise waters and find offshore caves and hidden lagoons, lounge on beautiful beaches and journey around the island just to take in the views from the winding coastal roads.

Sarojin: Jungle safari walk Sarojin: Jungle safari walk

Explore the forests, mountains, rivers and waterfalls of Khao Sok National Park on a trek through the jungle.

Sarojin: Sunset cocktail cruise on the Lady Sarojin Sarojin: Sunset cocktail cruise on the Lady Sarojin

Enjoy freshly made cocktails and a selection of signature canapés whilst cruising the open seas and into the mangrove forest and estuaries aboard the Lady Sarojin.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Phuket airport

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