Reisbegeleiding Thailand

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Day 1: Bangkok Meals: – Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi international airport, please turn RIGHT and head towards the MEETING POINT sign. A representative/driver bearing a sign with your name on it will be waiting for you near DOOR 6 (If you fail to meet our representative/driver the Association of Thai Travel Agents (ATTA) desk at Door 6 can assist you to meet our representative or to call the contact number given by your agent). Our rep/driver will be waiting for you with a panel bearing your name and will assist you with your luggage. In the event our driver and yourself do not meet please go to ATTA counter at door 6.

Overnight at Hotel De Moc – Superior Room

Day 2: Bangkok Meals: B Today you will be picked up at 8 AM from your hotel and visit Grand Palace, Wat Po and Wat Arun. Transport (tuktuk & ferry) not included!

Overnight at Hotel De Moc – Superior Room

Day 3: Bangkok – Siem Reap – Cambodia Meals: B This morning at 7 AM you should be ready for the VIP bus that will take you to Aranyaprathet and drop you at the Thai border, arrival 12:00 hrs., continue on own to Cambodia. Welcome to Cambodia, upon arrival in Siem Reap, obtains your Cambodia visa, if you have not already. Clear Immigration and Customs and proceed into the arrival area. You will meet your guide and your private driver goes direct to check in hotel. Enjoy relax is leisure

Overnight at Lotus Blanc, Deluxe room

Day 4: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom Meals: B After breakfast, your private guide and set a site to visit to Angkor. Angkor is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia if not the world. Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its famous faces and countless sculptural decorations. UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging program to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings. You will start to visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom and the temples of Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, The Royal Enclosure, Terrace of Elephants and Leper King. The whole afternoon is set aside for a visit to the main temple, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is one of mankinds greatest achievements, and the intricate carvings at the temple of Angkor Wat demonstrate the skill of the Khmer builders. It had constructed in the jungle in the early 12th century, then – two centuries later – was mysteriously abandoned by the Khmer civilization. The jungle soon overwhelmed Angkor Wat, hiding it for several centuries with thick tropical foliage. There was a bite left to see except an occasional protruding building stone. In 1861, a French naturalist accidentally came across the jungle-veiled ruins. Now Angkor Wat is the main reason tourists come to visit Cambodia.

Finish your day with the sunset on the top of Bakheng Hill, where you can see the view of the temple of Angkor Wat and whole site of Angkor Heritage.

Overnight at Lotus Blanc, Deluxe room

Day 5: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Landmine Museum & Ta Phrom Meals: B Early morning visit Banteay Srei, which for many years was off limits due to its remote location and Khmer Rouge activity. Built in the late 10th century and dedicated to Shiva, Banteay Srei’s pink limestone walls contain the best bas-reliefs of any temple at Angkor.

If you are interested, you may to choose to visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum, Prevention and Rehabilitation Center. It has estimated that more than 110 million land mines buried throughout the world. Buried within Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Kuwait and Cambodia are the largest concentrations of land mines. In Cambodia, efforts at clearing mines around Angkor Wat and the major tourist sites have been successful. However, millions of mines remain buried and significantly affect the lives of the Cambodian people. Learn about the center’s efforts and work on this visit. In the day, visit Ta Phrom in the soft afternoon light and when there are not too many visitors around. Built in 1186, Ta Phrom was dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII. Its atmospheric dark gray sandstone towers and courtyards exude an aura of reverence and mystery. Unlike the other temples of Angkor, Ta Phrom had left to the elements and looks very much like the other temples must have looked when rediscovered by Henri Mouhot in the 1860s. Navigating through its narrow passages, immense kapok trees and its jungle-covered ruins is an unparalleled experience, one of the highlights of Angkor.

Overnight at Lotus Blanc, Deluxe room

Day 6: Siem Reap – Roluos Group & Tonle Sap Lake Meals: B Today we will take a visit to the Roluos Group Temples including LoLei, Preah Ko and Bakong. LoLei Temple built on an islet by Yasovarman I (who ruled from 889 to 910), the founder of the first city of Angkor. The sandstone carvings in the niches of the temples are notable as are the Sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts. Preah Ko: erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century in dedication to his defied ancestors in 880. There are inscriptions in Sanskrit on the doorsteps of each temple. Bakong: built and dedicated to Shiva by Indravarman I, this is the largest and most interesting of the Roluos Group of temples and still has an active Buddhist monastery. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to Mechrey Village on Tonle Sap Lake, with a drive time of approximately an hour. En route stop at Ampil Peam to stroll through this traditional village where locals live much as they have for centuries. Continue to Mechrey, a small community on Tonle Sap Lake. Board a local-style boat and explore the area. This interesting excursion includes a foray into the nearby flooded forest. Your guide will explain the biodiversity in this area, and discuss the importance of the lake for the livelihood of thousands of locals. Tonle Sap, meaning “Great Lake” is in fact a combined lake and river system. Learn about how its flow changes direction twice a year, depending on the season. It has been declared a UNESCO biosphere, recognizing its great importance to the surrounding eco-system. Return to Siem Reap and free relax as your leisure time.

Overnight at Lotus Blanc, Deluxe room

Day 7: Siem Reap – Departure Meals: B This morning your private guide and driver transfer at 8AM to Poipet border, driving time to the border is about 2-3 hours. You will pass through the scenic Cambodian countryside before being dropped off at Aranyaprathet border crossing (Poi Pet). Complete Cambodian immigration and customs procedures before crossing the border on foot. After completing Thai Immigration and Customs procedures, meet your Thai driver and transfer to Trad, continue boat to Koh Chang.

Overnight at Coconut Beach Resort – Villa 1 Building

Day 8-13: Koh Chang Meals: B Free day for your own leisure. Enjoy and relax. Sun, beach and sea. Time to discover the largest island of Thailand.

Overnight at Coconut Beach Resort – Villa 1 Building

Day 13: Koh Chang – Bangkok Meals: B This morning you will be pick up at hotel, then continue ferry to Trad. Then take private transfer to Bangkok Airport (flight should be later 18.00)

**END OF SERVICES**

INCLUDING:

– All transfers and transport as per the program – Comfortable Minivan with air-conditioning – All accommodation as per program (based on double sharing room) – All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) – English-speaking guide as mention on the itinerary. – All Entrance fees & boat fees – Fresh water & Tissue

NOT INCLUDING: – Air tickets both domestic and international – Insurance – Personal expenses – All drinks – Visa fees and/or visa authorization – Late check out – Tips – Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary – Any peak season surcharge