Country
Thailand
Duration
12 Days/11 Nights
Travel Type
Island Hopping
 

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Koh Kood

Despite being the fourth largest island in Thailand, Koh Kood has managed to remain an unspoiled slice of tropical heaven. Located in Trat province, Koh Kood is the southernmost of the Koh Chang Island chain. With gorgeous beaches and little other infrastructure, it’s a resort destination that caters to those looking for a quiet beach paradise, with soft sand, crystal clear water, and little else.

Relaxing is the predominate activity on this island, whose unspoiled nature and leisurely local lifestyle are the prime attractions. Snorkelling or exploring the island’s beaches and forests are activities for the more adventurous, although boat trips to nearby islands for sightseeing, snorkelling, and scuba diving are also options. A small fishing village, located at Ao Salat on the Northeast of the island, provides an opportunity to experience island culture.

Battambang

The name Battambang or Batdambang, literally means “loss of stick” referring to a legend of the Preah Bat Dambang Kranhoung (Kranhoung Stick King). The population is nowadays around 250,000 people . It’s a riverside town, home to some of the best-preserved, French colonial architecture in the country.

Until recently Battambang was off the map for road travellers, but facilities have recently been improved and it makes a great base for visiting the nearby temples, such as Phnom Banon and Wat Ek Phnom, as well as the closedby villages.

Siem Reap

Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor (the Angkor temple complex is north of the city). The provincial capital is also called Siem Reap and is located in the South of the province on the shores of the Tonle Sap Lake, the greatest sweet water reserve in whole Southeast Asia. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century.

Inclusions

11-night accommodation in selected hotel category
16 meals: 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
Domestic flight Bangkok-Trat
Ground transportation in private vehicles
Entrance fees according to itinerary
Bottled water while sightseeing and transfers
English-speaking local guides

Exclusions

International airfare and airport taxes – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers – Optional sightseeing tours – Beverages – Visa to visit the country if needed – Travel insurances – Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

1

DAY 1 BANGKOK – TRAT – KOH KOOD

**It is possible to add a pre-night in Bangkok. Please refer to the tariff grid for the supplement.**

Welcome to Thailand!
Thailand might almost have been designed with holidays in mind, so blessed is the country with attractions from bustling modern cities to golden tropical beaches. It’s a famously friendly country; thanks to the renowned hospitality of the Thai people, it’s known as ‘The Land of Smiles’.
Pick up from hotel in Bangkok and transfer to Bangkok Airport.
Flight from Bangkok to Trat.
Arrival Trat.
Boat ‘s schedule: Transfer by shared speedboat then by private car. Duration is approximately 1.5 hours.
Departure Leam Sok pier: 10.45 a.m. and 2.20 a.m.
(Boat time is subject to change)
Spend the night in Koh Kood.
Note: No guide on board with guests. The guide will drop you off at Leam Sok pier.

Accommodation : Koh Kood for 3 nights

2

DAY 2 KOH KOOD

Free at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 KOH KOOD

Free at leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

4

DAY 4 KOH KOOD – KOH CHANG

Transfer from hotel in Koh Kood to hotel in Koh Chang by shared car and ferry boat.
Boat ‘s schedule: (1 hour by boat + land)
Departure Koh Kood: 11.00 a.m.
(Boat time is subject to change)
Note: No guide on board with guests, station driver will assist you.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Koh Chang for 3 nights

5

DAY 5 KOH CHANG

Free at leisure or optional tour.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : EXPLORE KOH CHANG
Very few tourists on Koh Chang experience this fascinating side of Koh Chang. You have the opportunity to experience several highlights on this day trip and get a really nice overall impression of Thailand’s second largest Island.
After picking you up from hotel we will show you the beautiful view point at White Sand Beach before continuing to the north of the island. Here we then visit the spirit house of Koh Chang, which is the most important on the island and which is influences from Chinese Buddhism.
We continue down the east coast and visit the beautiful mangrove forests in Salak Kok, where we are going on a boat trip through the mangroves. You can choose between Thai traditional boats or kayaks We then continue to Salak Phet and visit the local temple, where our guide will tell you more about Buddhism.
We enjoy lunch in Salak Phet.
In the afternoon we will take you to Shambala Beach Bar in the beautiful Klong Son bay. This is one of the best kept secrets on Koh Chang and a great place for relax and swim in the beach pool. You can also walk on the beach, and we will serve you one of the bars frozen drinks. Late afternoon we return you back to your resort.
Note: Program is subject to change depend on the weather condition.
The excursion includes:
Transportation
English-speaking guide
Boat trip and lunch with water.

6

DAY 6 KOH CHANG

Free at leisure or optional tour.

Meals : Breakfast

Optional Excursions : BOAT TRIP – 4 ISLANDS (Duration: 08.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)
Pick up Time: TBA
We will bring you by local taxi to Bang Bao fisherman village in the south end of Koh Chang Island. This day offers you the absolute best snorkeling places ever close to Koh Chang.
With slow-boat to the area of Koh Rang. Here you will visit the coral islands of Koh Yak, Koh Lie and Koh Thong for snorkeling.
Before lunch we will visit the beautiful beach of Koh Rang. You will be served a nice buffet on the boat for lunch and the staff will later make you a B.B.Q. In the afternoon hours the boat will bring us back to Koh Chang again.
Note: Program is subject to change depending on the weather conditions.
The excursion includes:
Transportation
English-speaking guide
Lunch with drinking water, drinks
Fruit and snorkeling equipment
Excludes National Park fee.

7

DAY 7 KOH CHANG – TRAT – BAN PAKKARD BORDER- BATTAMBANG

08.00 a.m.: Check-out and transfer from hotel in Koh Chang to Ban Pakkard Border by private car and shared ferry boat.
Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia!
Cambodia is much more than temples. The history of Cambodia is both inspiring and sobering, uplifting and heartbreaking. Visit Siem Reap’s magnificent temples, abandoned centuries ago by the Khmer kingdom and now surrounded by its lush forests. In Phnom Penh, witness stark reminders of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.
Arrival at Cambodia part border, Pailin (Prom). Meet and greet by your tour guide and driver. Transfer from Pailin to Battambang by private guide and vehicle. Arrival to your hotel and check-in.
Remaining time is free at leisure.
In the evening transfer from your hotel to have dinner at a restaurant.
Note: Guide from Thailand will drop you at border (Thai side) only.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation : Battambang for 2 nights

8

DAY 8 BATTAMBANG

This morning, meet your guide for a full-day tour.

WALK THROUGH THE HIDDEN HERITAGE OF BATTAMBANG.
What better way to explore Battambang than by foot. Together with an expert guide with a background in archaeology and history we’ll take a stroll around the town uncovering hidden history and fascinating legends. Our first stop is at Wat Sangker, an old pagoda once used as a weapons depot for the Khmer Rouge. We’ll continue to the old colonial bridge and the huge abandoned swimming pool that was once a glorious sports complex. We’ll stroll past the residence of the Thai Lord Governor; the ’Naga for Peace’ statue created from parts of a rifle; the remains of an old boxing ring; and the beautiful White Elephant Pagoda. Last and by no means least, we’ll actually get to enter inside the Golden Temple cinema, as this is the only tour allowed access to this historic movie theatre. We’ll end with a cold drink at an exquisite French colonial building that takes us back to the grand old days of Battambang.

ENJOY RIDING CAMBODIA BAMBOO TRAIN
Bamboo train called “norry” by the locals, it is a unique and creative form of transport. It consists of a small motorcycle engine-powered bamboo platform that rides on the railway tracks picking up and dropping off passengers, cargo, animals and motorcycles along the way. Virtually all visitors to Battambang have a go on the bamboo train - it is an unforgettable experience and best done in the early evening when the sun isn’t so high. Catch it while you can as plans are afoot to upgrade the line and introduce a more conventional train service!

VISIT PHNOM SAMPEOU
Visit Phnom Sampeau, a sacred mountain dotted with interesting pagodas and stupas. There is also a moving memorial to Khmer Rouge victims who were thrown into one of the many caves that pepper this holy mountain.

VISIT BATTAMBANG BAT CAVES AT SUNSET (25 KMS)
FLY of BATS is located near Phnom Sampeou, can be viewed at sunset, 15 million bats leaving a cave to hunt insects at night.

9

DAY 9 BATTAMBANG – SIEM REAP

This morning, meet your guide in the lobby for today’s excursions.

VISIT KHMER RICE NOODLES MAKING (NUM BANH CHOK) ( (30 minutes)
Num Banh Chok is the name of the noodles that are laboriously made by hand in heavy stone mills from fermented rice, but it’s also what the dishes made with these appetizing noodles are called.

VISIT RICE PAPER MAKING
The drive out through some beautiful countryside, you will notice locals making rice paper which is used for spring rolls.

VISIT PRAHOK MAKING (FISH PASTE)
Making the fish paste is a slow, labour-intensive process. Many different varieties of fresh fish arrive and are cleaned, chopped and sun-dried or otherwise treated before being smoked or soaked. Large wooden, stone or steel vats are filled with bits of fish mixed with herbs spices, and heaven-only-knows what else, and sit quietly fermenting in the shaded alleys of the factory/market. These pungent smelling stews are occasionally stirred with large wooden paddles, then pounded with a wooden plunger before being forked into bags for weighing and marketing.
Finish the trip in Battambang. Continue the journey to Siem Reap, with private vehicle and guide by land transfer.

VISIT THE VISITOR CENTER OF APOPO
Witness how Giant African Pouched Rats are being trained to save lives! APOPO’s visitor centre gives us the chance to discover the history of conflict in Cambodia and the impact of landmines on the local communities. We’ll even get the opportunity to meet and see the ’hero-rats’ in action.
To end a perfect day, we’ll climb to the upper terraces of one of the ancient temples to view the sunset.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Siem Reap for 3 nights

10

DAY 10 SIEM REAP

This morning, meet your guide in the lobby for today’s excursions.

The crown jewel of Khmer architecture, Angkor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. Upon entering the main structure, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface of the temple, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted from the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down from every angle.
Then, let’s seek out the beauty of Ta Phrom - left to the clutches of the jungle, bound by the roots of massive trees. But nothing can prepare you for the sheer scale and the spiritual atmosphere that you will experience when seeing these ancient monuments in real life.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

11

DAY 11 SIEM REAP

This morning, meet your guide in the lobby for today’s excursions.
Enjoy the freedom of a regular bicycle on this fun tour of ancient temples. So start up the bike and let’s set off into the stunning Angkor countryside. We’ll find rural villages, an ancient reservoir and a small 9th century temple nestled among trees. As this is off the usual tourist trail we may well have the entire temple to ourselves. We’ll be transported back to the times of the early Khmer civilisation with a visit to the three temples that make up the Roluos Group. These are some of the earliest great temples and feature beautiful carvings and inscriptions. Today’s Highlights: Bakong Temple, Preah Ko Temple, Lolei Temple, Prei Monti.
All you need to do today is sit back on a boat, relax and enjoy the views of Kampong Pluk, a fishing community on the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake. We’ll cruise past wooden houses built on towering stilts, submerged forests and fish farms. Remark: Boat can be operated by the water level, from March until July, water level is low. Walking tour in the village will be replaced, in case no water enough for boat trip.
Enjoy dinner with traditional Khmer dance show
Join the welcome dinner with a Cambodian Set Menu featuring a traditional Khmer Dance Performance at restaurant.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

12

DAY 12 SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for flight departure from Cambodia.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Option 1 – 3*

Koh Kood: Koh Kood Beach Resort/ Bali House Garaden View
Koh Chang: Away Resort Koh Chang/ Deluxe Room
Battambang: Classy Hotel/ Deluxe Room
Siem Reap: Memoire Siem Reap Hotel/ Superior Room

Option 2 – 4*

Koh Kood: Hideout Koh Kood/ Seaview Villa
Koh Chang: The Dewa Koh Chang/ Deluxe Room
Battambang: Battambang Resort/ Garden View
Siem Reap: Anjali By Syphon/ Deluxe Room

Option 3 – 5*

Koh Kood: Tinkerbell / Beach front Villa Seaview
Koh Chang: Sylan Koh Chang/ Deluxe Beach Front
Battambang: Maison Wat Ko Hotel/ Lotus Room
Siem Reap: Sofitel Angkor Hotel/ Luxury Room

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2023-20243*
2 passengers4 passengers6 passengersSingle supplement
(with min. 2 people)
Book between April 1st and June 30th and get a
DISCOUNT OF $100 PER PERSON
November 11 – December 14, 2023
January 7 – March 29, 2024
316925492409+949
March 1 – 30, 2024323926292479+1019
April 1 – 16, 2024321925992449+989
April 17 – September 30, 2024296923492209+749

Black out dates: December 15, 2023 – January 10, 2024

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2023-20244*
2 passengers4 passengers6 passengersSingle supplement
(with min. 2 people)
Book between April 1st and June 30th and get a
DISCOUNT OF $100 PER PERSON
November 11 – December 14, 2023
January 7 – March 29, 2024
361929992849+1399
March 1-30, 2024366930492899+1439
April 1 – 16, 2024362930192869+1399
April 17 – September 30, 2024330926892549+1089

Black out dates: December 15, 2023 – January 10, 2024

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures 2023-20245*
2 passengers4 passengers6 passengersSingle supplement
(with min. 2 people)
Book between April 1st and June 30th and get a
DISCOUNT OF $100 PER PERSON
November 11 – December 14, 2023
January 7 – March 29, 2024
460939993849+2389
March 1 – 30, 2024476941493999+2539
April 1 – 30, 2024455940993799+2339

Black out dates: December 15, 2023 – January 10, 2024

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from

Optional excursions
Explorer Koh Chang – Private Services – 2 passengers169
Explorer Koh Chang – Private Services – 4 passengers139
Explorer Koh Chang – Private Services – 6 passengers119
Boat trip – 4 Islands (Duration: 08.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.) – Shared tour – 1-6 passengers59

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from

Additional night in Bangkok
Departures 2024Double occupancySingle occupancy

Pre-night in Bangkok – 3* / 4* / 5* package 
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport / Standard Room
including roundtrip airport transfer shuttle

November 11, 2023 – September 30, 2024189369

Stop sell from May 1st, 2024 due to renovation.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.