Cambodia and Thailand (Aug ’24)

9 Days

9 days Angkor Wat, Koh Chang & Cardamom Mountain Adventure from Siem Reap to Bangkok

Overview

Exploring Southeast Asia goes from iconic to unexpected on this incredible nine-day adventure. The magnificent Angkor Wat in Cambodia sets the stage with its stunning sunrise, providing a glimpse of the adventures ahead. Next, you’ll be whisked away on tuk-tuks by local women to partake in the creation of a delectable meal in a Cambodian village. You’ll then explore the Cardamom Mountains on foot and by kayak, with your experience actively contributing to the preservation of this protected area. And as the grand finale, soak up the tranquility of a Thai island, featuring more kayaking, beach barbecues, and epic sunsets.

Is this tour for me?

  • Travel Style: The Geluxe Collection
  • Service Level: Upgraded
  • Physical Rating: 3 - Average

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Itinerary

Your chariot awaits. So, its not techicnally a chariot, its a tuk-tuk. But not any tuk-tuk. Your drivers are women from the Lady Tuk-Tuk drivers cooperative. This group was founded to provide women in Siem Reap the opportunity to earn an income and support themselves, their families and their communities. Hop aboard, whizz through Siem Reap en route to another community tourism initiative, Spoons Restaurant. Welcome to Siem Reap, and to Cambodia, and we invite you to become part of the community.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group| Your G for Good Moment Dinner at Spoons Restaurant.
Meals included: Dinner.

It's possible that there is no quicker way to understand a culture than by cooking and eating. Spend the morning in the local market with a chef-smelling and tasting the local ingredients. Continue on to Chreav village just outside of Siem Reap and join the chef in cooking some delicious local dishes. With a full belly, the afternoon is yours to choose between a sunset bike ride from village to village or a scenic boat tour to Kampong Khleang Floating Village.
Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Cooking Class| Your OMG Day Sunset Bike Ride or Half-day Tour of Kampong Khleang Floating Village.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch.

The ruins of Angkor Wat stand as a testament to the dynamic history of the Cambodian people. Though they, like all ruined structures, are little by little being reclaimed by the jungle around them, luckily for us they defiantly remain standing ready for us to admire. Witness sunrise at Angkor Wat with your fellow travellers and expert guide.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Established in 1993, The Botum Sakur National Park in southern Cambodia, home to the Cardamom Mountains, has been continuously threatened by illegal logging and the poaching of endangered wildlife. The dense jungle of the Cardamoms is one of Asia's seven remaining elephant corridors and is home to gibbons, pangolins and hornbills. This remote and wild place is being protected by an alliance between a number of organizations, and our exclusive stay at Cardamom Tented Camp helps fund the Wildlife Alliance and its partners in protecting this vital piece of our planet.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.
Your OMG Stay: Cardamom Tented Camp.

Waking up in the jungle, in a safari style glamping tent, with the sound of the birds and the monkeys rustling overhead is probably not an experience you associate with Cambodia, but from now on it will be. After a refreshing sleep, it's time to explore the Cardamoms. Kayak downriver first en route to the old ranger station. Trek through the lush forest on old logging trails, crossing streams from time to time. Your local Cambodian guides let you in on the history of this special place while you explore.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.
Your OMG Stay: Cardamom Tented Camp.

As locals approached Koh Chang by boat four centuries ago, they remarked that the island's shape looked like an Elephant and thus Koh Chang-translating to Elephant Island. Although it is possible to spot elephant here, the island is also home to an abundance of other bird, mammal and marine wildlife. Eighty percent of Koh Chang is designated as National Park and your exploration begins with a CEO led excursion to a nearby waterfall.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner.

Thailand shines in this full day exploration of Koh Chang by kayak. Paddle from island to island, stopping to jump into the refreshing water. Paddle to Koh Yuak where you stop for lunch and to snorkel the turquoise waters.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch.

Explore Bangkok's iconic food scene in an exclusive gastronomic adventure. Boat a private longtail boat to head to your first stop-to try the one and only Pad Thai. Created by a politician during World War II, Pad Thai is the most famous gastronomic export from Thailand, and a trip to Bangkok wouldn't be complete without sampling it. Afterwards, head by tuk-tuk convoy to Rattanakosin Historical Island to sample a few more small bites. A sweet bite, like Mango and sticky rice, is the finishing touch on delicious evening. A sweet way to end an epic adventure.
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner.

Day 9 :
Bangkok

Today your adventure comes to an end. We hope you loved visiting Southeast Asia as much as we do! We promise you won't need a vacation after your vacation, but we guarantee you'll be ready for another adventure with G.
Meals included: Breakfast.

Departures & Prices

  • Travel dates: selected departures in August 2024
  • Prices from: R42,399 pps SAVE R10,600 per person!

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • Your G for Good Moment: Dinner at Spoons Restaurant, Siem Reap
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Foodie Moment: Cooking Class, Siem Reap
  • Your OMG Day: Sunset Bike Ride or Half-day Tour of Kampong Khleang Floating Village, Siem Reap
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Angkor Wat sunrise visit
  • Cooking class in the Cambodian countryside
  • Kayak & Trek in the Cardamom Mountains
  • Full day Kayak Excursion in Koh Chang
  • Bangkok Progressive Dinner Experience (Farewell Dinner) Internal flights
  • Tips for all included meals and activities, except for the CEO and porterage
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Accommodations: Hotels (6nts), Deluxe Tented Camp (2nts).
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, plane, walking, tuk-tuk, longtail boat, public ferry.
  • Staff & experts: CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Exclusions

  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (if required)
  • Pre-& post-accommodation
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and items of personal nature
  • Allow USD70-95 for meals not included

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • All G Adventures’ tours are subject to G Adventures’ full booking conditions, found here: gadventures.com/terms-conditions-policies
  • Valid for selected dates. Book by 30 June 2024.
20% Off
From R52,999 R42,399
/ Person
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Summary

  • SAVE R10,600 per person!
  • Selected departures in August 2024
  • 8 nights
  • Cambodia | Thailand
  • G Adventures (AOZB)