Cambodia & Thailand - Temples & Island Hopping
Why take this trip?
- Climb to the summit of Bakheng Mountain to view a spectacular sunset
- Visit Angkor Wat - one of the world's greatest heritages
- Learn about the authentic Khmer culture and even pick up a few words
- Take a boat to the Float House River Kwai, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery along the way
- Visit to the ethnic Mon Tribal Village, get a chance to enjoy elephant rides through the bamboo forest and bamboo rafting along the tranquil Kwai River
- Visit the paradise island of Rai Lay and enjoy a rock climbing course
- Go snorkelling, sightseeing and island hopping to Phranang Cave, Tup Island, Chicken Island and Poda Island
- Visit the beautiful Phi Phi Islands, made famous by Leanoardo Di Caprio’s movie, The Island
This was exactly how I pictured our adventure - frame by frame! From white water rafting & camping in Khaw Khwai's national park to rock climbing in Railay, it'll be hard to top this trip. Thanks for my wild honeymoon!
Lina El Menshawy
The entire trip was so memorable; things that jump to mind are the temples, amazing food, rock climbing, canoeing in RaiLay, float house & camping on Maya Beach. We swam w/luminescent plankton at night like the movies!
The fact that we could tailor the trip to our needs without having to do the research ourselves was awesome. We gave you ideas and then you ran with them!
- Sightseeing and/or relaxation
- Light adventure, no previous experience or training required
- A challenge, no previous experience necessary. A moderate level of fitness and preparation are required
- Previous experience and intensive training is required
- Basic: lodging in guest houses, small hotels and/or camping. Mix of private and public transportation
- Standard: Clean and comfortable accommodation and/or well-maintained campsites. Mostly private transportation with occasional public transport when unavoidable.
- Luxury: Hand-picked luxury lodging or pampered campsites. Private and upgraded transportation facilities.
tCO2 = Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent
How we do it
As an ethical and responsible travel company, we reduce our carbon footprint by designing trips that are low carbon impact and carefully calculating the impact with the help of an environmental consultancy. We then buy carbon credit equivalents to offset all emissions that cannot be reduced including those resulting from our day-to-day business operations. Our offsetting is done through an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya. On request, every traveller receives their own PDF offset certificate post-travel. Wild Guanabana is the first carbon-neutral travel company in the Middle East & North Africa. Note: We do not sell or issue flight tickets ourselves so consequently we don't offset those emissions.
What does offsetting mean anyway?
It's a way of reducing your ecological impact by 'neutralizing' the impact of your carbon footprint. Actions associated with travel amount to around a third of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Carbon offsetting offers a solution to reduce the impact of your travel by purchasing carbon credits that are invested in activities that reduce CO2. While this doesn't erase all of the environmental impact, it does serve to help reinvest into the planet and contribute to activities which help its conversation. For more information on Carbon offsetting read more from our partners ERCC Carbon and our Sustainable Travel International.
Which month to travel:
Itinerary Details / Price Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 1: Touchdown in Cambodia - (L/D)
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap you will be transferred to your hotel. In case of early arrivals, we visit West Barray (the man-made lake built in 11th century) and the silk farm. In the afternoon you’ll visit the school of fine arts “Le Artisan D’Angkor" and the Killing Field of Wat Thmei. You’ll end the day by climbing to the summit of Bakheng Mountain to view a spectacular sunset. Overnight at Prince D’Angkor Hotel & Spa in Siem Reap (or similar).
Day 2: The majestic Angkor Wat - (B/L/D)
Begin the morning by visiting Angkor Thom - the great city of the ancient Khmer empire. The visit includes the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you’ll remember forever. In the afternoon you visit Angkor Wat – one of the wonders of the historic world. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Siem reap- Bangkok- Kanchanaburi (B/L/D)
Today you are free to explore or relax before it’s time for your flight back to Bangkok. Upon your arrival in Bangkok airport we drive to Kanchanaburi. Once we’re at the pier, we hop on a long tailed boat to get to the Float House River Kwai, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery along the way. After checking in, you will dine, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance. Overnight at The Float House River Kwai (or similar).
Day 4: Visiting Kanchanaburi - (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you will take a long tailed boat upstream to visit to the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village where you can walk around to discover the village. You will get the chance to enjoy elephant rides through the bamboo forest and bamboo rafting along the tranquil Kwai River. You then head back to the hotel where you have lunch and dinner at the Float House and the remainder of the evening to relax. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Heading to the paradise of Rai Lay - (B/L/D)
After a hearty breakfast at the Float House you will take a long tailed boat to the pier where your air-conditioned van will be waiting to transfer you to Bangkok Airport for your departure flight to Krabi. Upon your arrival to Krabi airport you will be transferred to your hotel in Rai Lay via car and boat. The vista on the approach to the peninsula is one of those moments you will never forget.
Day 6: Free Day Rai Lay - (B)
Take the day to relax, enjoy the breathtaking beaches and explore the area. Walking around the beaches and the peninsula is an adventure on its own! Overnight at Railay Village Resort & Spa (or similar).
Day 7: Joint Half-Day Rock Climbing Course - (B)
Today we begin a half-day beginner’s rock-climbing course on some of the world’s most breathtaking cliffs overlooking the stunning turquoise waters below. This particular spot is a world-renowned meeting point for rock climbers! Our experienced and qualified instructors will give you the confidence boost you need. You will start by walking along Phra-Nang Beach to Khoa Luk Choee Cave. This cave passes through a huge rock face to Rai Lai West Beach. Once through the cave, you will arrive at the other side; which is 17 meters above the ground but 60 meters above the sea. The view is breathtaking and one that will provide you with incredible pictures and a memory that is impossible to forget. The rest of the afternoon can be spent relaxing on the beach or exploring the peninsula for yourself. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8: Private Half Day Rock Climbing Course - (B)
To sharpen the skills you learned yesterday, today you get a private half-day course of rock climbing! Not only will you get better at it, but also you’ll have more fun as the climbing gets easier. You will then have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy your little piece of paradise. The nightlife on this island is fun, the people extremely friendly and it is arguable one of the most chilled out places you will ever go. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 9: Island Hopping & Snorkeling (B/L)
Today you’ll go snorkeling, sightseeing and island hopping to Phranang Cave, Tup Island, Chicken Island and Poda Island. You’ll have a picnic beach lunch with the tropical Thai fruits in season. You’ll visit towering limestone formations, white sandy beaches, tropical palms and a crystal clear water wonderland! Overnight at your hotel
Day 10: The Beach, Phi Phi Island by speedboat - (B/L)
Only 45 minutes away by speed boat, the beautiful Phi Phi Islands, made famous by Leanoardo Di Caprio’s movie, are best visited in small groups of 2 to 20. Lunch at a restaurant Phi Phi Don, the natural reserve part of the island. Fast and comfortable, our speedboats give you access to more beaches and several remote locations including Hin Klarng in the open sea for excellent snorkeling opportunities, Bamboo island, Monkey Beach, Maya Bay, Lohsama and Pi Ley lagoon. Overnight at your hotel
Day 11 - 12: Freedom! - (B)
The next two days are spent doing whatever you like on the island of Rai Lay - tanning, swimming, snorkeling or even treating yourself to a relaxing massage with a view. There are also many charming restaurants and bars lining the beautiful coast line so take your pick! If you’re still up for an adventure, seek out the hidden lagoon in the middle of the peninsula. If you find it, you will find yourself inside a mountain, lying on your back in turquoise waters looking up above through a fish-eye volcano like crater.
Day 13: Rai Lay to Bangkok - (B)
Transfer from hotel on Rai Lay to Krabi Airport for a flight to Bangkok. Arrive Bangkok and transfer to Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside (or similar). Your evening is free to explore the city. Let us know if you need any recommendations. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 14: Bangkok Departure - (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll be transferred to Suvarnabhumi Airport for your homeward flight filled with incredible memories, pictures and an awesome tan.
- This price is based on a minimum of 4 participants
- Consultation on every aspect of trip preparation
- Transfers & tours as mentioned in the program
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Boat Transfer
- All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
- English speaking guide
- Accommodation on a double room basis
- Meals as mentioned in the program
- Offsetting all carbon emissions of the journey in an energy efficient stoves project in Kenya (Wild Guanabana is the Middle East and North Africa’s first carbon neutral travel company)
- This price is based on a minimum of 4 participants
- International flights to Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Domestic flights as per the program above
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- All personal expenses
- Meals not included in the program
- International flights to Siem Reap, Cambodia