Amazing Thailand & Angkor Wat

  • $2999
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On this Amazing Thailand and Angkor Wat tour with airfare included, we immerse you in multifaceted cultures and bring you to some of the most beautiful places Southeast Asia has to offer. Travel through bustling Bangkok, a city brimming with impressive temples and Thai architecture. In Northern Thailand, discover the Golden Circle, an intersection of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. Then, visit Chiang Rai and it’s famous night market and explore temples of Chiang Mai. Here you’ll also enjoy an elephant experience and Thai cooking class! Lastly, head to Cambodia to marvel at the Angkor Wat temples, take a Tonle Sap Lake boat ride, and visit with local artists.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 4 nights in Bangkok
  • 1 night in Phitsanulok
  • 1 night in Lampang
  • 2 nights in Chiang Rai
  • 3 nights in Chiang Mai
  • 3 nights in Siem Reap/Angkor Wat


  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Temples of Angkor Wat
  • Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip (Siem Reap)

Activity Level: Discoverer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles via Air China or China Eastern Airlines (flights from New York available at additional cost)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Thailand flight and ground transportation
  • Round-trip flight from Thailand to Cambodia
  • Accommodations at Superior First Class hotels
  • Full buffet American breakfast daily (B)
  • Welcome dinner in Bangkok (D)
  • Cooking Class with Dinner in Chiang Mai (D)
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director in Thailand
  • Professional English speaking Tour Guide in Cambodia

Tour Itinerary

Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Depart USA

Take off for Bangkok! Airfare from the U.S. is included in your tour package.

Arrive Bangkok

Land in Thailand’s capital, the “city of angels,” in the evening. Your Tour Director will be waiting at the airport to meet you and escort you to our home base for the next four nights. Menam Riverside Hotel (or similar)


After a special orientation breakfast, we’ll tour some of Bangkok’s most impressive Buddhist temples. We’ll see the White Marble Temple, one of the finest examples of Thai architecture.
Marvel at the five-ton solid gold statue of Buddha at Wat Trimitr and the colossal 150-foot-long reclining Buddha at Wat Po. Spend the afternoon at your leisure or hop aboard an optional canal boat ride across the river for a glimpse of daily Thai life. Your first full day in Thailand ends with a welcome dinner. Breakfast|Dinner. Menam Riverside Hotel (or…


With two days at leisure to discover the vibrant, exotic city of Bangkok, what will you choose to do? Your Tour Director is full of ideas for independent exploration to match your pace and interests. You can also take advantage of five optional tours and dinners that are specially priced for smarTours travelers, including a trip to the floating market, a tour of the Grand Palace, an afternoon on the canals and two unforgettable dinner excursions. See Optional Tours for specific details. Breakfast | Menam Riverside Hotel (or similar)


Our travels through amazing Thailand continue as we venture into regions rich with culture, history and stunning landscapes. First: the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, which was one of the world’s largest cities in 1700. We’ll see some of its former glory in the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Sri. Our Thai adventure continues to Lopburi to view the magnificent stone carvings of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the mischievous inhabitants of the Monkey Temple. Our drive winds past rice paddies to Phitsanulok, the gateway to Northern Thailand,…


Before leaving Phistsanulok, we’ll stop at the famous Buddha Foundry where Buddha images are made in authentic way. Afterward, we’ll continue to two UNESCO World Heritage sites featuring imposing temple and monument ruins. First: Sukhothai, the capital of the first kingdom of Siam in the 13th and 14th centuries. Next, we head to its sister city, Sri Satchanalai where we’ll view a unique private textiles museum before traveling to our final stop of the day: Lampang. Breakfast | Wienglakor Hotel (or similar)

Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai

This morning we’ll visit Thalor Village where we’ll stop at the Apple Saa Paper shop, famous for making paper from mulberry bark. We’ll have the chance to create our own original Sa Paper canvas (delivered to the hotel in Chiang Rai). Continue to Chiang Rai were we’ll check in to the hotel. Breakfast | Phowadol Resort & Spa (or similar)

Chiang Rai

Spend the morning at leisure. You can also take an optional boat trip on the Mae Kok River to visit hill tribe villages. Learn about their culture and see how these hill-tribe villagers live in a contemporary setting. This afternoon, journey to Phayao, a quaint lakeside town, and Chiang Saen, which borders Laos. Here we’ll take a short boat ride on the Mekong River to the Golden Triangle, the meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Breakfast | Phowadol Resort & Spa (or similar)

Chiang Rai/Chiang Mai

This morning, we’ll visit the White Temple, one of the most recognizable temples of Thailand. Afterwards, we’ll drive on to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North.” Your hotel is centrally located and only a short walk to the renowned night market. You’ll have a free afternoon to explore or relax. In the evening, you can take advantage of the proximity to the night market or partake in an optional Khantoke Dinner and performance. See Optional Tours for details. Breakfast | Empress Premier Hotel (or similar)

Chiang Mai

Today we meet Thailand’s beloved national animal, the stately elephant at a world-famous Elephant Nature Park. This top-rated Elephant Reserve has rescued elephants all over the country and serves as a sanctuary not just for elephants, but for hundreds of cats and dogs as well. Breakfast | Empress Premier Hotel (or similar)

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has no shortage of temples; in fact, there are over 300! Take an optional morning city tour to see some of the city’s most interesting ones, including the regal Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which sits on a mountaintop overlooking Chiang Mai, where you’ll have the opportunity to take part in morning offerings and prayers with the local monks. (See Optional Tours.) In the evening, we explore the balanced flavors of Thai cuisine with a cooking class. Whether you participate or watch, you’ll enjoy the delicious results of our labors at our farewell dinner….

Chiang Mai/Bangkok/Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Today, take a short flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the magnificent Temples of Angkor Wat. Lotus Blanc Hotel & Resort | Breakfast

Angkor Wat

Two days to marvel at the awe-inspiring Temples of Angkor Wat, as a local expert leads you on comprehensive excursions to the most impressive temples, including Angkor Thom,Ta Prohm and Bentry Srei. Also on an afternoon guided tour, visit the upper terraces of an ancient temple for specatular views at sunset. Breakfast.

Angkor Wat

Continue to be inspired by the world famous Temples, and your amazing Angkor Wat tours! Breakfast.

Siem Reap/Bangkok

Enjoy a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake and visit the fascinating floating village. You’ll also visit a workshop where local artists demonstrate the art of stone carving and wood ornamental sculpture. Later today fly back to Bangkok. Breakfast.


Connect in Bangkok for your flight home. Your magical journey with your Cambodia and Thailand tours ends as you arrive the USA later today.

Guided Tour Pricing

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

To enhance and make your visit to Thailand more complete and memorable, you will be offered several optional tours and cultural/dining evening activities. All rates are approximates in US Dollars and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and suppliers rates. Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may therefore not be offered if this minimum is not met. Some tours may not be available due to holiday schedules, and there may be additional optional tours added for your enjoyment. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Railway Market & Floating Market Tour

  • Bangkok
  • From approx. $45 Per Person

Early morning drives out of Bangkok and first stop to visit Mae Klong railway market. The market is also called Talad Rom Hoop, roughly translates to closing an umbrella or awning. As the name suggests, part of the market is situated on the railway. Every morning till late in the evening, this market springs to life selling a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, snacks, and clothes and accessories. However, what makes the market unique and exciting is the fact that a train will run through the market, the action at the railway market begins several minutes before the train is…

The Klongs (Canals) Afternoon Tour

  • Bangkok
  • From approx. $33 Per Person

Discover why Bangkok has been nicknamed the “Venice of the East!” Depart your hotel to Thornburi, situated on the right bank of the river, where you’ll board a private motorboat and ride along the canals to get a firsthand impression of the scenic life along the city’s waterways. A stop will also be made at the Royal Barge Museum.

The Imperial “Grand Palace” Tour

  • Bangkok
  • From approx. $40 Per Person

This not-to-be-missed afternoon guided tour takes you to the Imperial Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of ancient Siamese architecture. Former residence of the Kings, the mile-square palace grounds contain the greatest concentration of Thai arts and architecture in the country, including the Temple of the “Emerald Buddha.” Return to your hotel late this afternoon.

Siam Niramit Show and Dinner

  • Bangkok
  • From approx. $58 Per Person, dinner included

This “must” evening begins with a sumptuous Thai and international buffet dinner. Dinner is followed with an extravagantly staged performance depicting Thailand’s historical and spiritual heritage. Boasting over 150 dazzling performers and state-of-the-art special effects, this $40 million production takes you on a journey to the enchanting Kingdom of Siam. Transfers from the hotel and back are included.

Grand Pearl Cruise

  • Bangkok
  • From approx. $65 Per Person, dinner included

Enjoy a sumptuous Asian dinner while slowly drifting along the Chao Phraya River. This is a relaxing way to see the scenic river life by night firsthand.

Mae Kok River Boat Trip & Hilltribe Tour

  • Chiang Rai
  • From approx. $35 Per Person

An unforgettable and exciting afternoon awaits as you board a longtail boat for a ride up the Mae Kok River. En route visit a temple located in a beautiful cave. Proceed to the Karen Hilltribe village at Baan Ruam Mid for an unforgettable visit. The hilltribe members maintain their own distinct culture, religion, and language.

Khantoke Dinner and Entertainment

  • Chiang Mai
  • From approx. $32 Per Person

Enjoy a dinner featuring local specialties, followed by a breathtaking performance of songs and dance by members of local hilltribes dressed in traditional garb.

Morning City/Temple Tour

  • Chiang Mai
  • From approx. $32 Per Person

Explore this charming city and visit some of its most interesting temples. The highlight is the golden, gleaming Wat Phra That Doi Suthep temple, tucked away in the mountains at 3,500 feet above sea level, a sacred place for many Thai people with simply divine views. Here you’ll have the opportunity to take part in the morning offerings and prayers with the local monks.

Ban Hmong Mae Sa Mai & Orchid Farm

  • Chiang Mai
  • From approx. $38 Per Person

On our optional tour, we’ll depart this morning and travel approximately 25 miles to Hmong Mae Sa Mai. We’ll begin at the Hmong Mae Sa Mai Learning Center where we’ll meet a staff member and learn more about the Hmong people from their history, way of life and beliefs, and equipment and tools for agriculture. Afterwards, we’ll walk through the village to observe their way of life. Afterwards, stop at the orchid farm en route back to Chiang Mai.

Note: Please bear in mind that the villagers may not be at home as they might be in fields,…


Marsha S

My trip to Thailand and Cambodia from January 13-31st, 2020 was amazing. The places I saw were beautiful and the culture was so welcoming. The trip was especially extraordinary because of our tour guide, Nok. She is a treasure and the best ambassador of Thailand anyone could ask for. She shared so much of the culture, the foods and snacks, the cuisine from "Street Food" to Fine Dining, and the history of the country. I learned a lot about Buddhism and was able to take part in feeding the novices as well as receiving blessings from them. Some of the highlights of Thailand were the reclining Buddah, the Grand Palace, the Railway Market, the Buddah Factory, the Paper Factory, and the Klongs, and the Floating Market. The trip to the market place with the chef who taught the cooking class as well as the cooking class were very special. The visit to the Hilltribe village was unique to see allof the looms and the scarves that were handmade. Visiting the preschool was delightful: the children were singing songs in both Thai and English. The Elephant Nature Park was educational as well as personal where we had the opportunity to pet the elephants, see them eating along side the water buffalo, and also see the rescue areas for cats, dogs, and monkeys. From Bangkok I flew to Siem Reap to see the wonders of Angkor Wat. Soccern was our tour guide in Cambodia and he was able to teach me so much about the history of Cambodia as well as being able to see the Floating Village and the amazing works of art at The Artisan Workshop. The entire trip was both beautiful and educational. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wishes to see some of the beauty and history of both Thailand and Cambodia. This Smart Tour was my first tour with this company and I experienced so much for a very reasonable price. The quality of the guides and the hotels and the excursions were superior.

Dennis J

I have bee on this tour twice. Once to Cambodia and once to Puket. Both were fantastic!!! Love to go back again.


We really enjoyed this tour although mid April in Thailand gets very hot and humid. Our tour guide,Tan, was excellent and we learned a lot. We saw a lot of beautiful temples and the hotels were very good as was the food.


My first trip with smarTours and I had such a great time. I had read some reviews about certain guides but you never know how you will get. Nok our guide was so good and out of the ordinary, she made the trip so friendly, funny and got the hole group involved we really connected with each other. Nok gave us so much information and always buying local food so we can try and she took us to a local market to try Dancing Shrimp (ceviche like) you eat the fish while still jumping it was delicious. The trip was very well organizes on time no pressure and we saw many places not in the itinerary. Smartours deserves a 5 star review but Nok our guide gets a 12 star rating, taking care of her group with anything we needed, remedies for mosquito bites, headache, colds, coughs, acid stomach she also helped us with reservations for those that wanted to do extra activities and took us to the launder-mat. Highly recommend Smartour for your next vacation. Susa

James F

This was a fantastic trip, our guide Mr. Boeing was the reason everything went so well. His knowledge, personality and attention to details was awesome. Our driver and helper kept us on time keeping the tour bus clean and well stocked with supplies. There was plenty of time for our group to explore or relax and enjoy the sites on our own. While most of the accommodations were very good the hotel in Lampang should be changed. The rest of the accommodations were great. We recommend this trip to everyone, you have to do this once in your life time.

gene a

What an amazing Trip. Mr Chai and rest of the drivers, helpers were quite excellent in keeping our vacation excellent.This is our first SMART Tour experience and everything is wonderful.....

Emilia G

I had a wonderful time. The tour guide (Sue B & crew) kept an excellent schedule. I hope to redo this tour at another time.

Linda G

We've actually done this trip three (3) times. Why? We just love Thailand, its' people, the food, the tour is amazing, as is the price. Considering doing it again soon. The Tour Directors have been super amazing. Thank you, smarTours, for keeping this on your list of available trips!
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