Best of Thailand with Siem Reap (IATD)

13 Day Package from Bangkok to Siem Reap

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In each city

Meals Included

American breakfast daily4 lunches1 dinner

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

DAY
1
Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Bangkok

Today’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

DAY
3
Bangkok

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. Your Local Host can help with suggestions to help maximize your time.

DAY
4
Bangkok–Chiang Rai

Fly to Chiang Rai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
5
Chiang Rai

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING this morning includes a TRISHAW RIDE, the favorite local mode of transportation, through the city’s residential area and LOCAL MARKET. Also visit WAT PHRA KAEW, which once hosted the Emerald Buddha (now in Bangkok). The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
6
Chiang Rai–Ban Thaton

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes an AKHA VILLAGE, a hill tribe known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. Then, take a BOAT RIDE on the Kok River before continuing on to your hotel by private car.

DAY
7
Ban Thaton–Chiang Mai

Start your day with a fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of a KAREN VILLAGE, home to the PADAUNG LONG-NECKED WOMEN. Early in life, brass rings are placed on the necks of the village girls and as they mature, additional rings are added. This pushes the collarbone down and compresses the rib cage, creating the illusion of stretching their necks. Continue on to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city, by private car.

DAY
8
Chiang Mai

Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR begins with a visit to Wat Phra Singh with its famous Buddha image, and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with over 300 steps. On a clear day, you will enjoy spectacular views of Chiang Mai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
9
Chiang Mai

Today is free for independent exploration. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

DAY
10
Chiang Mai–Siem Reap, Cambodia

Fly to Siem Reap (via Bangkok), your base for exploring the temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples are unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins.

DAY
11
Siem Reap

Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts at the best preserved of all the temples—ANGKOR WAT, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

DAY
12
Siem Reap

This morning, explore more of the Angkor temple complex on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Visit BANTEAY SREI, a unique, small temple built from red sandstone and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Then, on to TA PROHM, which has been left relatively untouched, unlike many other temples. Here, the jungle surrounds you, and tree roots grow over and through the ruins. The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
13
Siem Reap

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 29, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Ban Thaton
Chiang Mai
Siem Reap

Majestic Grande

12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Majestic Grande Hotel has an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and multilingual staff.

Location & Highlights

Located in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok the hotel is close to the Siam Ocean World and the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Also close by is a BTS Skytrain station which offers easy access to the city.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
Classical decor and refined ambience make rooms an ideal choice for the discerning international traveler. All rooms have been refurbished and include complimentary Wi-Fi access.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai
Siem Reap

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

2 Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The award winning hotel is renowned for refined luxury and exceptional service, ensuring an unforgettable stay for all guests. During your stay experience comfort and refined contemporary hotel rooms, relax beside the garden pool, and discover exquisite Thai and international cuisine in outstanding restaurants and bars.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of the city, adjacent to River City, Bangkok's largest antique shopping mall, and just a short boat ride from major attractions.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
Each guestroom offers beautiful views with accents of modern and traditional Thai decor. The bathrooms are uniquely designed with an assortment of mediums and feature an array of toiletries.

InterContinental Bangkok

973 Ploenchit Road
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The InterContinental Bangkok located within the core of the city's business and commercial districts. Within walking distance there is a wide range of shopping and other facilities are within easy walking distance. Access to the rest of the city is easy with the adjacent BTS skytrain station. Throughout, you will appreciate impeccable service and the warm, attentive hospitality that is authentically Thai.

Location & Highlights

Located within the Ratchaprasong District and is close to Sukhumvit Road. A directly adjacent BTS skytrain station allows fast travel throughout the city. Major shopping destinations such as Central World, Siam Paragon, MBK and Platinum abound at walking distance. Lumpini Park is also a short distance away.

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
All rooms have 40 inch LED TVs, BOSE home entertainment sound systems with iPod dock, Wi-Fi access, and spacious bathrooms fitted in marble with bathtubs and separate rain shower unit.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Lake Tonle Sap Cruise

Hop aboard a traditional Cambodian watercraft and set out with an expert Local Guide to explore life on Tonle Sap-the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia!

Price Range: $

Apsara Dinner & Dance Show

Step back in time as we introduce you to the wonders of Khmer music, dance, and cuisine. We'll transport you to the beautiful Angkor Village Resort for a tantalizing dinner of authentic Cambodian dishes. Then, ancient Khmer culture comes to life during a brilliant Apsara dance performance, an artform based on the bas-reliefs found at Angkor Wat. Marvel at the graceful, sinuous hand gestures that tell the stories from classical mythology.

Price Range: $$

Grand Circuit Tour

Explore the Grand Circuit to Preah Khan built in approximately the same period as Ta Prohm and with the same purpose: In memory of a person, the father of Jayavarman VII while Ta Prohm it is in memory of the mother of Jayavarman VII.

Price Range: $

Phare Cambodia Circus

'Enjoy the performance of the Circus of Battambang now in Siem Reap! Phare Ponleu Selpak, meaning "the brightness of art", originated in 1986 in Site 2 Refugee Camp on the Thai border.

Price Range: $

Insider

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai
Siem Reap

Bangkok

Meet Kongka Buatoei, one of your Local Hosts in Bangkok, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Bangkok. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Bangkok and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Bangkok insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

I'm Kong. Since 1988, I have worked as a guide and in 2006 I was voted Best Tour Guide (English speaking) at the Thailand Tourism Awards. I love to teach others about Thai culture and how to speak some key words and phrases in Thai. I am approachable and energetic and interactions with my guests are one of the favorite parts of what I do. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Bangkok with you.

The Blue Elephant

You may decide you can’t get enough of the delicious local flavors, and if that’s the case, spend half a day at The Blue Elephant to learn how to prepare authentic Thai at home. This cooking school takes you through the entire process—from shopping at a market to enjoying your dishes. While it’s somewhat more expensive than a half day of museums and lunch, the long-term benefits are immense.

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of peace, fresh air and greenery – inviting visitors to connect with nature or enjoy outdoor leisure activities. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is a shady oasis home to various flora and fauna including the eccentric water monitor lizard.

Pratunam-Phetchaburi

Grease the elbows and stretch the knees; it’s time for a hectic shopping experience. There’s something for everyone here—from the bargain-hunter to the clinically fashionable. Clothing, jewelry, crafts, and much more are on full display in this busy area. Make sure you venture behind the street-front vendors to Pratunam Market for international goods. Keep in mind, bargaining here is more about being friendly and respectful.

Apoteka Lux Bar

With an old school feel, the Apoteka Lux Bar is based on an outdated word for pharmacist and emulates a 19th century apothecary. Come for the live music or grab a spot at the patio for a nice place to curl up for a romantic night or meet some friends.

Go Sky High

Bangkok is blessed with several “Sky High” options where you can have dinner and/or drinks with a stunning view over the city. Check out the Octave Rooftop Bar and Lounge on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit for a great sunset or romantic meal with the only 360 degree view of Bangkok. Be prepared to pay a little more but it’s worth it!

Thai massage

There are countless places offering traditional Thai massage in Bangkok. One of the best choices is the Thai Massage School at Wat Pho. Many of the local masseuse and masseurs were taught here, and you can get a 1-hour massage for $15 to $20 USD. You can also learn the techniques for yourself!

Ride a tuk-tuk

These small 3-wheeled vehicles are an interesting way to get around and should be tried by anyone traveling to Bangkok. Make sure to negotiate the fare before sitting down.

Chiang Rai

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Chiang Rai, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Chiang Rai. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Chiang Rai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Chiang Rai insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

I'm Waew, and I've worked as a tour guide for 15 years and have my bachelor's degree in English. I love to share my love for the beautiful scenery in northern Thailand and the way of life of local people including the unique minority hilltribes. I look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your vacation.

The Night Market

The market opens after sundown daily and is the perfect spot to enjoy good local cuisine for a reasonable price. Get your bargaining skills ready as the market also offers plenty of handicrafts to take home for friends and family.

Walking Street Market (Saturdays only)

On Saturday nights don’t miss the open-air Walking Street. This market (on Thanalai Road from the Hilltribe Museum to the Morning Market) is filled with a wide variety of handicrafts from Chiang Rai, as well as delicious treats and local dishes.

Clock Tower

A recent addition to the center of Chiang Rai is an incredible clock tower built by famous artist Chaloemchai Kositpipat in 2008. Sitting at the intersection of Pahonyothin and Banpaprakarn, it resembles the white temple of Chiang Rai and celebrates his majesty the king. Don’t miss the light and sound display that takes place each evening on the hour.

Chiang Mai

Meet Jeff, one of your Local Hosts in Chaing Mai, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Chaing Mai. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Chaing Mai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Chaing Mai insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Kim and Chiang Mai is my home town. I was born and grew up here. I'll never move to another city because I love my culture and my city, and I'm excited to share it with other people from around the world.

Night Bazaar

Spanning several blocks, this large market features food and Thai goods at great prices. Local handicrafts like carvings, jewelry, silk, and hand-woven fabrics are an especially good value here, because they are made in such close proximity. The other big draw is the street food, which is some of the best in the world. So make sure you have room in your stomach. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore fully.

Hike or Bike

The mountains surrounding the city are the best thing about Chiang Mai. You can hire a guide to help you explore them or go on your own if you are experienced. Either way, exploring the jungle on foot or on a bike is a rewarding experience.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Drive along the winding road to Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. The Park is known for its incredible views, including Watchiratharn waterfall and the twin Chedis. Late January through February, you may be lucky enough to catch the beautiful, pink, Siamese sakura flowers in full bloom.

Baan Tawai

Baan Tawai Village is known for Thai handicrafts and handmade items that reflect the history and local way of life. Find brilliant wood carvings as a great souvenir of your travels.

Siem Reap

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Siem Reap, CambodiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Siem Reap. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Siem Reap and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host ®will share local Siem Reap insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Hi, I'm Bunrith. I was born in Siem Reap and spent all my time there until I graduated high school in 1993. My first job was with a hotel and later, in 1998, I became a guide. I have been a full-time guide since and enjoy showing guests my home city and the surrounds.

Psar Chaa

Located in the French Quarter of Siem Reap, Psar Chaa or “Old Market” is where locals come to shop for their everyday needs. As with many local markets, Psar Chaa is a great place to wander around and mix with the locals. It is also the best place to sample authentic Khmer food, which has much in common with Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Rice is the main staple and is often served with pork or fish. Noodles are also popular, as is curry. But for the more adventurous, try the spiced frog, a very satisfying meal. You will also find plenty of shops catering to tourists with items like t-shirts, maps, books, and Buddha heads—all for much less than you would pay in a store. Be prepared to haggle!

Night Market

Distinctly different from Psar Chaa or “Old Market,” the colorful Night Market was created for tourists. Here you will find stalls selling every type of souvenir you can imagine. There is also a bar and a movie mall at one end. It is located close to the main street that is lined with restaurants and bars, so it makes for a good walk after dinner.

Miss Wong

Inspired by old Shanghai this bar is one of Siem Reap’s newest additions. The cherry-red lantern that dangles from the doorway beckons passers-by. Inside, slip into one of the intimate leather booths for an Indochine Martini, a mixture of vodka, ginger cognac and fresh pineapple juice.

Angkor National Museum

The Angkor National Museum features eight chronologically ordered galleries where many Angkor-era artifacts are on display. Several multi-media presentations give an understanding about Angkor history and culture.

Theam’s House

Theam's House is the home of Cambodian artist and designer Lim Muy Theam. Set beside a tranquil environment, the handsome traditional wooden house with its lust tropical garden holds a unique private collection alongside products conceived and created on site. Works demonstrate traditional Khmer arts & craft with a personal touch of design and modernity.

The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre

The Khmer Ceramic & Fine Arts Centre is dedicated to the renaissance and appreciation of lost Cambodian art, pottery, ceramics & tableware. Founded in 2006 its goal is to revive the skill and knowledge needed for this technically challenging and beautiful handcrafted art form. Find contemporary tableware, vases, and more inspired by Cambodian culture and environment, that are both functional and decorative.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 29, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at a reduction.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).