Thailand | Laos | Cambodia
Tuk-tuks, buzzing street life, stunning temples and palaces, this 16 day tour shows the very best of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Discover the bright lights of Bangkok before enjoying the rice fields of the Mekong and the chilled out vibe of Laos. The temples of Angkor Wat & Ta Prohm are must see highlight on this Asian adventure.
• Temples of Angkor
• Kuang Si waterfall trip
• Magnificent temples and palaces
• Local culture
• Mekong River Cruise
• Bustling capitals of Bangkok and Phnom Penh
• Laos' beautiful countryside
• Elephants & Hill tribes
• Buzzing night markets of Chiang Mai
Day 1 - Bangkok
Tuk-tuks, neon lights and buzzing street life, its bustling Bangkok! Arrive at the hotel, meet your Trip Manager and fellow travellers, and then hit the city for a night out.
Day 2 - Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
First stop is the Royal Palace with its 60 acres of incredible buildings and gleaming golden temples, before hopping over to the iconic Wat Arun sitting beside the Chao Phraya River. Later explore the klongs (canals) by longtail boat where you can watch locals go about their daily lives.
Leave the bustle of Bangkok behind and make tracks for
Kanchanburi where you will learn about darker times at the WWII
Cemetery and the famous bridge over the River Kwai. Using local
transport, take to the river and glide through jungle waterways to
your home for the night, the floating Jungle Raft Hotel.
Day 3 - Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya
This morning there is time to relax or visit a local village for people-watching over a coffee. Afterwards, head to Erawan National Park with its lush forests, cascading waterfalls and hiking trails where you may spot some of the animal inhabitants. After your nature fix head to the ancient city of Ayutthaya where this evening you will dine in a local restaurant.
Day 4 - Ayutthaya to Chiang Mai
Fuel up on breakfast this morning ready for your bike tour of Thailands former ancient capital. Cycle past pretty villages, rice paddies and around the UNESCO historical park that contains numerous ruins that dot the landscape. Freshen up at the hotel before boarding the overnight train to Chiang Mai.
Day 5 - Chiang Mai
Pull into Thailand's northern capital where the rest of the day is free to enjoy the city at your own pace. You may like to take a massage and laze by the hotel's pool, roam the Old Quarter with its numerous and differently styled temples or perhaps visit an elephant nature sanctuary.
Day 6 - Chiang Mai to Pai
Enjoy a scenic drive through lush rolling hills to the picturesque mountain town of Pai. The time is free to do as you please - maybe relax in the hot springs before exploring the little streets on foot or by bike. This afternoon why not pick up some Muay Thai boxing skills from an expert before experiencing Pai by night.
Day 7 - Pai to Chiang Mai
Head back to Chiang Mai for a further night where for the adventurous, there is an optional Zip lining experience. Later dabble in the art of Thai cooking, learning about all of the delicious flavours as you go.
Day 8 - 9 - Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
Bid farewell to Thailand as you fly to neighbouring Laos, arriving late afternoon just in time for watching the sunset at a riverside bar.
The next day early risers will be rewarded with the Tak Bat, a
scared Buddhist ritual where the faithful offer alms (food) to the
hundreds of monks that line the roads. Take a sightseeing bike tour
around this stunning city before free time this afternoon. Popular
optional activities include heading into the countryside for a
refreshing swim at the Kuang Si Falls or visiting some of the
ornate palaces and temples.
Day 10 - 11 - Vang Vieng
Take a scenic drive to Vang Vieng, known for its limestone karsts, outdoor adventure activities and buzzing nightlife. Spend the next two days at leisure - there's an array of limestone caves, swimming holes and tunnels to discover.
Day 12 - Vientiane
Arrive at the nation's cosmopolitan capital and take a city tour with a local guide. Visit the Pha That Luang Stupa and the Pataxai, Laos' answer to Paris' Arc de Triomphe. There will also be a visit to the COPE Centre, a local charity that helps those injured by landmines.
Day 13 - Phnom Penh
Travel by plane into Cambodia's capital this morning, where you will learn about the Khmer Rouge and Cambodia's dark past when you visit the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Later visit the Friends Restaurant where disadvantaged children have been trained to whip up tasty menus.
Day 14 - 15 - Siem Reap
Catch a flight to Siem Reap for a two night stay. Watch dawns first rays of light on the iconic Angkor Wat - a truly magical experience! After a siesta around the pool back at the hotel, explore by Tuk Tuk Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm which was featured in the film Tomb Raider. Tonight venture down to Pub Street for a fun night out with your friends.
Day 16 - Farewell
After a final breakfast its time to say goodbye to your new friends as you return to the UK with all the fond memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.
Touring at its very best with a trip manager and transport included. Explore Asia with like minded travellers.
Your 18-35 Adventure includes: