Classic Southeast Asia

Example Itinerary

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 ...

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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

How Tailor-Made Works

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Discuss your initial ideas with one of our experts, the types of things you want to see and do.

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Your expert will start designing your perfect trip. Within a day or two we'll send a suggested itinerary.

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At this stage you can still tweak anything from accommodation to experiences and dates, using our expert advice.

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Time to prepare for your trip, safe in the knowledge you'll be in the expert hands of local guides and drivers throughout.

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Relax and enjoy...through our partners you'll have support on the ground as well as 24-hour emergency assistance in the UK.

Example Itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breakfast

EXAMPLE 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 offering a higher-end experience
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 offering a higher-end experience
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 offering a higher-end experience
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 offering a higher-end experience
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 offering a higher-end experience
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 offering a higher-end experience
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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

15 days from £5,745

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.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 11866 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, 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.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

Making a Difference

Community Tourism

People and local communities have always been at the heart of Wild Frontiers and the travel experiences we offer. Through community tourism we have the opportunity to generate real positive impact, supporting people we visit through sustainable local development, and in turn help to alleviate poverty and protect culture and environments in often more vulnerable destinations. While doing so, our clients gain richer travel experiences and more meaningful connections with the people they meet.

Conservation and Climate Action

As a travel company, we hold a responsibility to minimise our environmental footprint and contribute to sustainability, and work closely with local communities to support their efforts. By implementing initiatives such as carbon measuring, tree-planting, reducing single-use plastic and promoting eco-friendly practices, we can help mitigate the negative impacts of tourism on fragile ecosystems and local communities. Additionally, prioritising conservation efforts helps preserve natural habitats and wildlife, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of our planet.

Wild Frontiers Foundation

The Wild Frontiers Foundation aims to provide a platform to create awareness, raise money and deliver funding to projects in countries where we operate as a travel company. Through the foundation, we are able to channel money into grass roots projects, which we have either established ourselves or support through charity partners. These include initiatives focused around education, the empowerment of local people and community conservation.

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