If you have 2 weeks, I have a great adventure for you….

A few weeks ago I received a call from a client looking to go to Thailand at the end of the month, so within a few days, I gave her a custom itinerary for Thailand and Cambodia, at a surprisingly affordable price. All she has to do is pack! For more information or pricing on your own custom itinerary, give me a call or email here.

October 21, 2013 Arrive Bangkok, Thailand
Tonight, you will arrive in Bangkok via Asiana Airlines OZ-741 at 10:05p.m. Upon your arrival in exotic Bangkok, Thailand, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Metropolitan Hotel for a three night stay.

October 22, 2013 Canals with Grand Palace (B)
A leisurely departure will take you for a cruise along the Chao Phraya River by long-tail speedboat for a glimpse of traditional Thai lifestyles. As we ply through the klongs, we will make our way to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. We then proceed across the river to the famed Grand Palace, where the holiest Buddha image, the Emerald Buddha, is enshrined. Explore this colorful complex in detail before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
palace
October 23, 2013 City and Temples (B)
This morning, visit Bangkok’s colorful Flower Market (Pak Klong Talad), the biggest wholesale and retail fresh flower market in Bangkok. The market has all kinds of popular flowers and flora-related items, including roses, forget me nots, orchids, lilies and more. Most of them sold in packs of 50 or 100 flowers in each, and prices are amazingly cheap. Part of the Old City, Bangkok Flower market is located on Chak Phet Road near Saphan Phut or the Memorial Bridge. Shops and vendors are housed inside two to three-storey shop-houses on both sides of the main road.

Continue to some of Bangkok’s other revered temples, including Wat Bejamaborpitr, the Marble Temple; Wat Po, the reclining Buddha Temple, and Wat Trimitr, the home of the largest Golden Buddha. Continue to the Vimarnmek Teak Palace, the largest teak structure in the world, now a museum, containing a wonderful collection of Asian and European artifacts, before returning to your hotel.

October 24, 2013 Fly Bangkok, Thailand to Siem Reap, Cambodia (B)
This morning, you will be met and transferred to the airport for your short flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Fly Bangkok Airways PG-905 Bangkok/Siem Reap 10:35a.m./11:45a.m. Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, Cambodia you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Shinta Mani for a three-night stay. After check-in, you will visit the magnificent city of Angkor. Unequivocally, one of the wonders of the ancient world, the temples of Angkor cover a vast area of over 25 square miles, considered to have once been the largest city in the world. You will explore this great complex in detail. (Pool View)
shinta

October 25, 2013 Siem Reap (B)
After a sunrise visit to Angkor Wat, other ruins in the City of Angkor include the mysterious Bayon located in the center of Angkor Thom, whose 216 smiling faces carved on the 54 towers that rise majestically from the jungle floor make for an out of this world experience! Further explorations will take us to the monuments of the Baphuon (a replica of Mt. Meru), the Terrace of the Elephants and Phimean Akas. This afternoon visit Srah Srang, Bantey Kdei, Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevoda, Thammanon and the legendary jungle Wat Ta Prohm, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. Return to the hotel in the early evening.
temple

October 26, 2013 Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast travel to the exquisite Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Temples. The afternoon is at leisure.

October 27, 2013 Fly Siem Reap, Cambodia – Chiang Mai, Thailand (via Bangkok) (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai in Thailand’s northern hills. Fly Bangkok Airways PG-924 Siem Reap/Bangkok 9:50a.m./10:45a.m. connecting with PG-217 Bangkok/Chiang Mai 12:10p.m./1:25p.m. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Dusit D2 for three nights. This afternoon, visit the most interesting temples in Chiang Mai such as Wat Phra Singh with its Famous Buddha image, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in Chiang Mai built by King Mangrai, Wat Suan Dok which houses the remains of many generations of the old Chiang Mai Royal Family and Wat Jet Yot. Continue to Doi Suthep, a mountain temple on the outskirts of town. Ring the bells for good luck. Return to your hotel.
wat

October 28, 2013 Handicraft Villages (B)
Today you will visit several villages where you will see silk and cotton weaving in Sankampaeng District and observe all levels of textile production. Continue to the umbrella making village of Bor-Sarng, where you will watch craftspeople creating the colorful parasols for which Chiang Mai is best known. Also visit a teakwood furniture carving factory and a silverware workshop before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a visit to the Chiang Mai night bazaar is a must. (B)

October 29, 2013 Elephants and Orchids (B)
Today travel north to the Mae Sa Valley stopping at an elephant camp to how these mighty beasts live and work in the forest. Continue to an orchid farm to observe how the world famous Thai orchids are cultivated. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

October 30, 2013 Fly Chiang Mai to Phuket (B)
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket, an island off of Thailand’s Southwest coast. Fly Thai Airways TG-2111 Chiang Mai/Phuket 8:45a.m./10:40a.m. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and be transferred to the Avista Resort and Spa for a three night stay. (Club Room)

October 31, 2013 Phang Nga Bay by Speedboat (B, L)
The perfect way to discover all of the many attractions of Phang Nga Bay is by speedboat. Visit the world famous “James Bond Island”, where Hollywood filmed parts of the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun”. Enjoy sightseeing and if you choose, travel by canoe to explore hidden caves and lagoons. Enjoy a traditional Thai lunch at “Panyi Village” a village built on stilts in the sea. Take the opportunity to swim in some picturesque coves.
phang nga

November 1, 2013 Phuket (B)
Today is at your leisure.

November 2, 2013 Fly Phuket to Bangkok (B)
After a day at leisure, you will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Fly Thai Airways TG-216 Phuket/Bangkok 4:50p.m./6:15p.m. Upon arrival, self-transfer to your departing Asiana Airlines flight OZ-742 at 11:40p.m.

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