BANGKOK, CHIANG MAI, CHIANG RAI, & SIEM REAP
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, we’ll explore the temples of Chiang Mai and visit an elephant sanctuary where we’ll see Thailand’s beloved national animal. New in 2024, we’ll enjoy a special stay at the Hmong Village Lodge near Chiang Mai where we’ll learn more about their traditions and way of life. Then, visit Chiang Rai and its famous night market and explore the temples of Chiang Mai. Here you’ll also enjoy an elephant experience and a 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.
Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 9-day Spirit of Thailand tour visiting Thailand’s highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or our 12-day Amazing Thailand tour visiting Thailand’s highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Rai including a stay at the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge.
Itinerary at a Glance
2024 Tour Itinerary:
- 3 nights in Bangkok
- 1 night in Phitsanulok
- 1 night in Lampang
- 3 nights in Chiang Mai
- 1 night at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
- 2 nights in Chiang Rai
- 3 nights in Siem Reap/
- Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
- Floating Market (Bangkok)
- Railway Market
- Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
- Tha Lo Saa Paper Community Project (Lampang)
- Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai)
- Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
- Karen Hill Tribe Village Visit
- White Marble Temple (Chiang Rai)
- Temples of Angkor Wat
- Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip (Siem Reap)
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- All intra-tour flights and transfers
- Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
- Accommodations at superior first class hotels
- 26 meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 7 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
- Experienced, English-speaking Tour Directors
Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect
2024 Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok
Day 3: Thai Markets & Sugar Palm Farm Excursion
Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok
Day 5: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang
Day 6: Lampang – Chiang Mai
Day 7: Chiang Mai
Day 8: Chiang Mai
Day 9: Chiang Mai – Hmong Hill Tribe
Day 10: Hmong Hill Tribe – Mae Kok – Chiang Rai
Day 11: Chiang Rai
Day 12: Chiang Rai – Siem Reap
Day 13: Tonle Sap Lake Excursion & Angkor Conservation Complex
Day 14: Angkor Conservation Complex
Day 15: Depart Siem Reap
Guided Tour Pricing
Explore savings of up to $800 per person to dream destinations! Book by Mar. 1st.
Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.
Thu–SatDec 26–Jan 11
Sat–SatDec 28–Jan 11
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
Klongs (Canals) Tour
Wonderful Pearl Cruise
Khantoke Dinner & Entertainment
Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside
Topland Plaza Hotel
Tree Tara Hotel
The Empress Premier Chiang Mai Hotel
Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa
Lotus Blanc Resort
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 30 travelers
Activity Level: Level 2
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More
Pacing Level: Balanced
Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More
Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.
There are a few early mornings on the days of the visit to the Floating Markets and the travel days.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.
Absolutely recommend this trip! Odette (Didi) & Herb
There were times when my fellow travelers created tension and made Ketsara’s and Tuom’s job very difficult in both Thailand and Cambodia. But I want to reassure them both that they handled these tense moments and difficult travelers with grace, which helped all travelers continue to have an enjoyable and amicable experience. If you’d like more feedback, please feel free to call or email me.
Thank you to Ketsara and Tuom, and to SmarTours for another “trip of a lifetime.”
The extension to Cambodia was equally satisfying. Our guide, Sokhoeun Bout, was kind and very knowledgeable. His attention to detail matched what we had experienced in Thailand, allowing us to enjoy every aspect of the beautiful temples of Angor Wat, Angkor Thom, and more. The final moment that made me feel good about Smartours was when Ketsara contacted me to explain just what tot expect back in Bangkok on our return journey home and where to go to make our final transfer flights. Great care was taken to ensure our travel was easy. I cannot thank her enough for this extra effort. My husband Terry and I will be return customers because of Smartours outstanding guides, Ketsara, Nok, and Sokhoeun. - Jacqueline Davis