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Classic Southeast Asia

Tailor Made Itinerary

15 Days From A$9,241

Overview

Imagine a land of lush rainforests and golden beaches, where bustling markets and grand palaces share the landscape with dazzling coral reefs and ancient temples shrouded in thick jungle. Imagine being able to spend your days cruising through floating markets and wandering amongst the timeless remains of lost civilisations. Imagine no more! This stunning introduction to Southeast Asia takes in some of the most iconic locations anywhere on the continent, beginning amongst the captivating canals and ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat and lose yourself amongst the temples of Siem Reap
  • Enjoy the cultural and culinary delights of Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap
  • Travel by boat from Thailand to Laos and cruise through the idyllic landscapes of the Mekong
  • Get off the beaten track as you explore by foot, bicycle, boat and rickshaw
  • Enjoy sunrises with monks and afternoons with elephants around Chiang Mai
  • Visit the famous Golden Triangle where you can see the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos all come together

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

Arrive into Bangkok where you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative and taken to your hotel.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok

DAY 2: BANGKOK: PUBLIC TRANSPORT TOUR

DAY 2: BANGKOK: PUBLIC TRANSPORT TOUR

Today you will set off on your city tour, travelling by river express boat, tuk tuk, canal boat and the exciting Skytrain which offers an elevated view of central Bangkok. Enjoy the sights and smells of Pak Klong Market, visit Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and cruise around the famous klongs, or canals, of the Chao Phraya River, enjoying the eclectic mix of this fascinating city.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: BANGKOK: MARKETS AND MANGROVES

DAY 3: BANGKOK: MARKETS AND MANGROVES

Today you will head to Amphawa Floating market where you will explore by long tail boat. Unlike Bangkok’s well-known Damnoen Saduak floating market, few foreigners visit Amphawa, which is frequented almost exclusively by Thais. Locals congregate to buy and sell everything from cooking pots to fresh flowers to wind-up toys, and here you can enjoy some of the most delicious meals cooked right from the boats. From here it’s then time for mangrove planting, monkey spotting and water (mud) skiing as you explore the Mangrove Forest Conservation Centre.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI

DAY 4: BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for you onward flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival drive up to visit Doi Suthep, the most important Wat in Chiang Mai, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and countryside below. Continue west to Wat Suan Dok, a stunning location from which you can enjoy the sunset and witness evening prayer as the monks and local people come together at the end of the day.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

Today you will visit Elephant Nature Park, a wonderful organization dedicated to conserving and promoting the well-being of elephants. You will have an opportunity to feed and walk the elephants through the dense mountain forests, witnessing their natural behaviours and a sense of freedom, as well as helping to renew the elephant's habitat by planting trees in the forest.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI

Today you will journey to the neighbouring town of Chiang Rai. Travelling via Wiang Pa Pao, we will stop for lunch at Cabbages and Condoms, a delicious restaurant helping to promote safe sex in Thailand. After lunch take some time to visit the Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) before continuing towards Chiang Rai.

The Meridian Chiang Rai Resort
Breakfast

DAY 7: CHIANG RAI: GOLDEN TRIANGLE

DAY 7: CHIANG RAI: GOLDEN TRIANGLE

Today you will cross the Mae Sa Border into Burma and take a rickshaw ride through the local village, visiting the local market. Return to Thailand for lunch and in the afternoon visit the Queens Opium Museum, a fascinating look at the history and culture of the opium trade in the Golden Triangle before heading to the famous Golden Triangle where you can see the borders of Burma, Thailand and Laos all come together.

The Meridian Chiang Rai Resort
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: CHIANG RAI - PAKBENG (LUANG SAY CRUISE)

DAY 8: CHIANG RAI - PAKBENG (LUANG SAY CRUISE)

This morning you will say goodbye to Thailand and continue your exciting journey, this time by boat, as you cruise along the Mekong into the heart of Laos. Boarding the beautiful Luang Say cruise boat, you can sit back and relax as you drift down the river admiring the countryside and stopping along the way to visit local villages and learn more about life along the Mekong. Late afternoon you will arrive at the delightful Luang Say Lodge where you will stay for the evening.

Luang Say Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG (LUANG SAY CRUISE)

DAY 9: PAKBENG - LUANG PRABANG (LUANG SAY CRUISE)

After breakfast stroll through nearby Pakbeng before joining the Luang Say again to continue downstream to Luang Prabang. Stop along the way to visit more villages and the famous Pak Ou Caves, before arriving in Luang Prabang just before sunset.

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10: LUANG PRABANG BY BICYCLE

DAY 10: LUANG PRABANG BY BICYCLE

Wake up at sunrise to give monks morning alms, before setting off to explore the city by bicycle. Get off the beaten path as you cycle down alleys and side-streets, stopping at temples and highlights along the way and soaking up the stunning Mekong views.

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG: WATERFALLS AND TRADITIONS

DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG: WATERFALLS AND TRADITIONS

Passing through Hmong and Khmu villages, today you’ll hike through stunning farming fields and mountain scenery to the Kuang Si Waterfall. After working up your appetite, enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch by the cascading falls. Afterwards, take a well-deserved swim or challenge yourself with a climb up the other side of the waterfall. Finally, visit the Kuang Si Butterfly Park and the Free the Bears Projects to learn about these local organizations plight to educate on and protect native species. End the day by joining one of your village hosts in their home for a Lao baci ceremony, a traditional blessing ceremony where you receive well wishes from elders in the village.

Avani+ Luang Prabang Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - SIEM REAP

DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - SIEM REAP

Say goodbye to beautiful Laos today as you catch your flight to the Kingdom of Wonder - Cambodia. On arrival you will be helped through immigration before transferring to your hotel. This evening you will discover the best of the best of fine dining in Cambodia from kitchens led by the country’s top chefs.

Jaya House River Park
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13: SIEM REAP: TEMPLES SUNRISE TO SUNSET

DAY 13: SIEM REAP: TEMPLES SUNRISE TO SUNSET

Wake up early and head to Angkor Wat for sunrise and a morning tour of the temple before the crowds arrive. Mid-morning head back to your hotel for breakfast before relaxing in the garden, by the pool, or in your own room through the heat of the day. In the early afternoon head back out to the temples and see the marvellous city of Angkor Thom. Explore Banteay Kdei and Ta Prohm as the sun sets, making the temples glow.

Jaya House River Park
Breakfast

DAY 14: SIEM REAP: TEMPLES AND LOCAL NIGHT OUT

DAY 14: SIEM REAP: TEMPLES AND LOCAL NIGHT OUT

Leaving the crowds behind you will head to Beng Mealea, one of Angkor's more mysterious temples located 40km outside of the main temple complex. From here continue on to Banteay Srei, an intricately carved temple known as the Lady Temple, and have lunch at a nearby local restaurant, before enjoying some time at leisure. Early evening head out in a tuk-tuk for a taste of local nightlife as your guide takes you to a local hotspot where you can meet with young Cambodians and enjoy some great street food.

Jaya House River Park
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15: SIEM REAP - BANGKOK DEPART

DAY 15: SIEM REAP - BANGKOK DEPART

You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight to Bangkok where your tour will end.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC SOUTHEAST ASIA (15 DAYS) A$9,241

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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