Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Southeast Asia has always had a sense of mystique and exoticness that has allured much of the world. This is your chance to experience the splendor of Thailand and Cambodia where the majesty is no longer in the rumors of temples and palaces, tunnels and floating markets, but within your reach.
From parading elephants to interactive art exhibits, the shining colours of the translucent sea to the exceptional culture of the local floating market, the countryside and city streets are brimming with endless effervescence.
Bangkok– The city that needs no introduction; a resilient and dynamic metropolis, full of incredible places and people.
Siem Reap – the town right next to the legendary Angkor Wat temple complex – a rapidly developing tourist resort.
Sihanoukville – it’s where the most beautiful beaches of Cambodia are. Cambodia may be less developed than Thailand, because of infrastructure development and the tourist resorts at Otres Beach that are just developing, but despite all that, it’s definitely worth visiting these areas.
Koh Chang – second after Phuket, this is the largest island of Thailand. In comparison to the urban Phuket, Koh Chang is a virgin island. 80 percent of the island is a national park and civilization only exists on the coast. The atmosphere is very tranquil and idyllic. The nearby islands Koh Maak and Koh Kood attract attention through their desert island atmosphere.
Itinerary (subject of change):
Day 1 (9th October)
Meeting at the Bangkok airport and transfer to the hotel. Transfer takes about 25 minutes by fast train straight from the airport terminal to the 3 star Hotel. Then time for refreshment and a short rest. We will spend the rest of the day visiting the Pratunam Market and the nearby Jim Thompson House. The day will end in the evening on Khao San Road with a foot massage (included). We are back to the hotel around midnight. Possibility of clubbing at Soi Cowboy.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will continue sightseeing. We start from the Temple of the Great Buddha, then sail with the water bus to the Temple Wat Pho. Then by tuk-tuks we will go to Lumpini Park to see the sunset. Back to the hotel around 9 pm.
Breakfast at the local Makkasan railway station. We will be getting the train to the border with Cambodia. Travels takes approx. 5 hours. From the final train station Aranyaprathet to the border with Cambodia, we will take tuk-tuks, which takes about 15 minutes. On the Cambodian side our driver will take us to Siem Reap, the duration of journey about 2.5 hours. Arrival at the hotel around 5 pm. Evening at Pub Street.
After a late breakfast, walk around Siem Reap and free time for individual sightseeing of the city. Visit to the night supermarket and evening on Pub Street.
Meeting time at 4 am and drive to the complex of Angkor Wat. Watching sunrise at the main buildings and visiting temples. Breakfast and packed lunches are included. Return to the hotel around 4.30 pm for free time. Departure to Sihanoukville, the seaside town. Travel time – about 10 hours.
Tuk tuk transfer from bus station to Otres Beach. Breakfast on the beach. Check in to bungalows in Elephant Garden, free time to enjoy the beach and relax.
After breakfast – sunbathing time! Day of total relaxation and rest. There is a possibility to rent a stand up paddleboards, sailing boats, windsurfing equipment.
There is an option to go on an all-day cruise around the islands (not included), otherwise rest on the beach and individual exploration of the area.
Additional fee for cruise: about $25 (this price includes lunch and drinks)
Island of Koh Chang. Crossing the border, breakfast and travel to the Koh Chang island. Transfer from the pier to the Stage Resort by taxi. Checking in and free time.
Breakfast, trekking with elephants in the jungle (included)
Renting scooters and drive to Laguna Beach (10 kilometers). Relax on the beach. On the way back visiting the fishing village of Bang Bao. Fuel included in the price, 1 scooter for 2 people. If someone is afraid to ride a scooter can take a taxi for an additional fee. We will also visit a nearby waterfall, the entrance tickets to the National Parkare included.
The last day on the Koh Chang Island. Free time. Relax on the beach or by the pool.
After early breakfast transfer to the pier. Ferry and bus ride to Bangkok, transfer to the hotel. Checking in at the same hotel as before. Party time on Khao San Road.
Breakfast, free time to do some shopping or sightseeing in Bangkok.
Day 15 (23th October)
Breakfast, check out, free time, airport transfer
– Daily breakfast – local dishes at local restaurants
– Tickets to Angkor Wat, Wat Pho – lying Buddha, Temple of the Great
Buddha, Jim Thompson House and Silk Museum and National Park on Koh Chang,
– Attractions mentioned in the program: cruise in Bangkok, a 30 minute foot massage in Bangkok on the first day, jungle trekking at Koh Chang
– All transfers mentioned in the itinerary (taxis, trains, tuk tuks, ferry to Koh Chang, scooters)
– 4 nights in Bangkok (2 nights upon arrival and 2 night before departure) – twin rooms with air conditioning.
– 2 nights in Siem Reap at the hotel with a swimming pool – twin rooms with air conditioning
– 1 night in a night bus to Sihanoukville – sleeping places
– 3 nights in Sihanoukville, reed bungalows on the beach – twin rooms, fan, mosquito net
– 4 nights in the Hotel at Koh Chang with swimming pool – twin rooms with air conditioning
– Personal insurance
– The cost of visas for Cambodia ($35)
– Food (except of breakfast) – per person you will need about a minimum of $30 daily
– Drinks (minimum of $2.5 daily)
– Additional activities – 2 optional cruises approx. 40 Euro per person, cooking classes approx. 30 Euro per person
– Transfers and tickets to the nightclubs
Please pay the deposit of £100.00 + paypal fees today. This will reserve your spot. You can pay the remainder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip.
To make a second payment, just go back to the website, choose the ‘remainder’ option from the list and make the payment.
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members if you follow this procedure: http://katsadventures.com/#plx_progress_faq_section
Currency used in Thailand is Thai Baht THB (1 GBP = 60 BHT). ATMs charge a fee each time (about 3 GBP). In Cambodia, most convenient currency in American Dollar (USD). Payment by card in Thailand is quite common, in Cambodia limited, but you can find ATMs.
Oman Air, London Heathrow-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, 8th October 10:00-9th October 09:30 (+1) with one change in Muscat.
Oman Air, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, 23th October 21:30-24th October 06:25 with one change in Muscat.
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