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Chiang Mai isn’t merely the hub of northern Thailand. As the capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom and located at the center of the region’s history and culture, Chiang Mai’s city center still sits ensconced within walls and a moat. While here, you’ll tour the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Thailand. You’ll also attend a traditional Khantoke dinner, visit with a local hill tribe for a home-hosted lunch, and perhaps contemplate the serene pace of life here. This is your opportunity to deepen your knowledge of Thailand while making the most of your time in Southeast Asia!
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Fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand
Following breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you’ll transfer to the hotel and check in. Your afternoon is at leisure, with dinner on your own.
Visit with Chiang Mai's hill tribes and be the guest at a home-hosted lunch
Included Feature: After breakfast, enjoy a half day visit with the hill tribes of Baan Tong Luang, followed by a home-hosted lunch with cooking demonstration. Cultural Discovery: This evening, you’ll head to the Lanna Cultural Center for an opulent Khantoke dinner accompanied by live traditional music and a performance by students at a local school of arts. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the events of this splendid excursion!
Tour Chiang Mai city and see the magnificent Wat Doi Suthep
This morning, enjoy a half-day city tour including a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, known for its ornate architecture and its importance as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Your afternoon is at leisure, so you can explore on your own — or just relax! Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel.
Enjoy a late check out after breakfast and spend the day relaxing. In the evening, transfer to the Chiang Mai airport for your flight home.
Maximize your time in Southeast Asia with this immersive Cambodian extension that unveils dazzling Angkor Wat — one of the world’s largest temple complexes. You’ll fly to Siem Reap, the gateway city to this sprawling UNESCO-listed compound, where you’ll discover the former seat of the Khmer kingdom on a two-day exploration. Plus, get a feel for local life with visits to a local dance school and silk farm, and even learn traditional skills like palm weaving when you interact with local villagers! Don’t miss your chance to discover one of Southeast Asia’s most important temples on this compact extension filled with cultural marvels, both ancient and contemporary.
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, crossing the International Date Line.
Arrive in Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap! After transferring to your elegant resort hotel (just steps away from the remarkable Angkor Wat complex), the rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. The resort has a spectacular pool, golf course, spa facilities, and much more. Join your fellow travelers this evening for dinner at the resort.
Explore Angkor Wat and visit an artisanal silk farm and dance school
After breakfast you’ll transfer to the Angkor complex for a full day of discovery.
Standing before the cruciform terrace of Unesco-listed Angkor Wat, surrounded by a vast moat, flanked by massive colonnades, and topped by iconic spires, you cannot help but be awed by its sheer scale. The magic continues as you enter the site and see the intricate detail of its many shrines and sculptures. Its layout was meant to mimic Mount Meru, the celestial home of Hindu gods. Enjoy the morning meandering through the centuries-old terraces, pathways, and temples of this hauntingly beautiful treasure. Lunch is included in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, get a glimpse into local life when you visit a traditional Cambodian dance school and learn the stories told through their tinkling music and graceful movements. You’ll also visit a local silkworm farm and see how these precious fabrics are produced.
This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at our hotel with beautifully costumed, traditional dancers providing entertainment.
Wander the ruins of Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm
Your second visit to the Angkor showcases two of the site’s most impressive ruins.
While here you’ll visit Angkor Thom and see its famous Bayon Temple. Adorned with 216 massive, smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara, a beloved manifestation of the Buddha, it is crowned with 54 towers. In atmospheric Ta Prohm, you’ll wander through a lush jungle setting where the strangler fig trees have entwined themselves into the very contours of the stone.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll have the rest of the at leisure to relax at the resort or to return to Angkor Wat on your own. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight.
Explore local village life on foot
After breakfast you’ll immerse yourself in the local lifestyle.
Siem Reap is actually a cluster of small villages set along the Siem Reap River and Tonle Sap, an important freshwater lake and river system. Today you’ll get a glimpse of the way of life that has been nourished here for centuries on a walking tour through a local village. Perhaps you’ll see newly caught fish being smoked, women making baskets from palm fronds, or monks blessing locals as they make their way to a shrine. Enjoy interacting with the locals and learn their traditional skills, such as palm leaf weaving and more. Then have lunch with your group at a neighborhood restaurant.
Fly to Singapore and join base tour
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Singapore, where you’ll join Day 3 of the base tour.