Best of Thailand with Siem Reap (IATD)

13 Day Package from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai

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.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms 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.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Bunrith

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.

Guides


In each city

Meals


American breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 1 dinner

Day-By-Day 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

Select a Departure Date for Itinerary and Available Excursions:
DAY
1
ARRIVE IN SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA

15-Aug-2020

Welcome to Siem Reap, 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. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
2
SIEM REAP

16-Aug-2020

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. (B,L)

Excursions Available:

Lake Tonle Sap Cruise

Price: Starting From: $110/party

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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!

Apsara Dinner & Dance Show

Price: Starting From: $129/party

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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.

Phare Cambodia Circus

Price: Starting From: $129/party

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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.

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DAY
3
SIEM REAP

17-Aug-2020

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 PHROM, 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. (B)

Excursions Available:

Lake Tonle Sap Cruise

Price: Starting From: $110/party

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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!

Apsara Dinner & Dance Show

Price: Starting From: $129/party

Learn More

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.

Phare Cambodia Circus

Price: Starting From: $129/party

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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.

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DAY
4
SIEM REAP–BANGKOK, THAILAND

18-Aug-2020

Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
5
BANGKOK

19-Aug-2020

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. (B,L)

Excursions Available:

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

Price: Starting From: $65/person

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Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

We combine history, culture, cuisine, and beautiful river scenery on this romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge.

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

Price: Starting From: $57/person

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River of Kings Dinner Cruise

We'll show you a unique, from-the-river perspective of Bangkok's captivating beauty on this unforgettable dinner cruise. Embark your water craft and relax as you float peacefully along the Chao Phraya River past the city's most popular attractions.

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Siam Niramit (the Enchanted Kingdom), one of the largest stage productions on the planet.

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DAY
6
BANGKOK

20-Aug-2020

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

Excursions Available:

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

Price: Starting From: $65/person

Learn More

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

We combine history, culture, cuisine, and beautiful river scenery on this romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge.

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

Price: Starting From: $57/person

Learn More

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

We'll show you a unique, from-the-river perspective of Bangkok's captivating beauty on this unforgettable dinner cruise. Embark your water craft and relax as you float peacefully along the Chao Phraya River past the city's most popular attractions.

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Price: Starting From: $61/person

Learn More

Siam Niramit Cultural Performance

Immerse yourself in the wonder of Siam Niramit (the Enchanted Kingdom), one of the largest stage productions on the planet.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Price: Starting From: $104/person

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Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Imagine a grocery-shopping trip where you have to flag down the merchants as they float by on boats. No, it's not a Wonderland-style flight of fancy, but a traditional way of buying and selling colorful fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, and sweets since the 19th century. Later, visit Nakhon Pathom to see Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the tallest Buddhist stupas in the world. Stop for lunch at the picturesque Sampran Riverside Resort, and visit Patom Organic Village.

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

Price: Starting From: $124/party

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Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

If you love art, antiques, and fantastic architecture - as well as a good mystery - then our excursion to the Jim Thompson House & Museum is a must.

River Kwai Tour

Price: Starting From: $391/party

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River Kwai Tour

On this poignant tour, we'll introduce you to fascinating but seldom-taught parts of World War II history. A highlight of this excursion is a train ride along the historic railway, a somber reminder of the thousands of POWs and forced Asian laborers who lost their lives during the railroad's construction.

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DAY
7
BANGKOK–CHIANG RAI

21-Aug-2020

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

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
8
CHIANG RAI

22-Aug-2020

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. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
9
CHIANG RAI–BAN THATON

23-Aug-2020

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE on the Kok River. Then, visit several hill tribe groups, including the AKHA, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins, and the LISU, whose women are distinguished by their brightly colored tunics. Later, travel to your hotel in Ban Thaton by private car. (B,L,D)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
10
BAN THATON–CHIANG MAI

24-Aug-2020

Start your day with a fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of a HMONG VILLAGE, the second largest hill tribe in Thailand. Visit WAT THATON, built on top of a hill overlooking the village of Ban Thaton and offering magnificent views of the Mae Kok River and the surrounding rural area. Continue on to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city, by private car. (B,L)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
11
CHIANG MAI

25-Aug-2020

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. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
12
CHIANG MAI

26-Aug-2020

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

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
13
CHIANG MAI

27-Aug-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.


Private airport transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights; private vehicle transfer from Chiang Rai to Ban Thaton and Ban Thaton to Chiang Mai; intra-vacation flights not included

Hotels

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.

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Siem Reap
Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai

Siem Reap

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.

Bangkok

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 Lounge & Bar 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

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

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.

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