Temples, Cities & Beaches

8 days from $3,184 per person*
  • Travel from Angkor Thom to Bayon Temple on the back of an elephant.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Siem Reap by Tuk Tuk.
  • Spend time relaxing on the tranquil beaches of Phuket.
  • Embark on a tour of Thailand’s royal monuments and temples with private guide.
  • Spend nights in a selection of premium accommodations.
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Discover the golden temples of bustling Bangkok, ride an elephant around the ancient lost jungle city of Angkor Wat and end relaxing upon Koh Samui’s postcard perfect beaches, with this exotic customizable adventure showcasing Thailand and Cambodia.

At Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, a vast network of temples creates a deep spiritual mood and there are plenty of twists and turns that offer solitude for personal reflection. Travel from the South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple by elephant and stay to see golden afternoon light cast long shadows across the 12th-century moated city built to protect the Angkorian empire against invaders. In neighboring Thailand, you’ll dine on the tasty local cuisine in Bangkok’s finest restaurants, explore bustling open-air markets and view the many cultural landmarks and golden temples that compose the city’s spiritual life. And treat yourself to some well-earned rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches of Koh Samui.

Experienced local guides tell the incredible historic stories of Angkor Wat and the many spiritual sites of Thailand, as private drivers ensure you see the Cambodian and Thai countryside in supreme comfort on this immersive trip. You’ll stay in charming colonial villas, elegant spa hotels and authentic village resorts that seamlessly showcase the peerless hospitality and grace of the Thai and Cambodian people. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Fast Track Express Service at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport - Arrival
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Private - Highlights of Bangkok (9hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver (Local Lunch)
  • Day 3 Bangkok to Siem Reap
    Bangkok to Siem Reap
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Bangkok - Siem Reap [(1hr)] - Economy (Bangkok Air)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Private - Angkor Wat Temples with Elephant Ride & Sunset with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Siem Reap
    Siem Reap
    • Private - 1/2 Day Roluos Group by Tuk Tuk - Tuk Tuk/Guide
  • Day 6 Siem Reap to Koh Samui
    Siem Reap to Koh Samui
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Siem Reap - Koh Samui [via Bangkok] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Koh Samui
    Koh Samui
    • At Leisure
  • Day 8 Koh Samui
    Koh Samui
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Koh Samui - Bangkok [(1hr)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Bangkok

Avoid the potentially long queues at the immigration counter with an exclusive immigration fast track service. You will be met by a hostess and porter after exiting your aircraft and will be escorted to the fast track immigration counter where your entry into Thailand will be quickly expedited. The airport staff will handle all airport formalities with immigration and customs officials. Your hostess and porter will also assist in obtaining your baggage from the carousel and escort you through customs. In the event of lost luggage, your hostess will assist in filling out any necessary forms.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Ariyasom Villa (4*)

Constructed in 1942 as a private home during World War II, the Ariyasom Villa is still owned by the family of the original people who built it, creating both historical significance and a much caring attitude for the guests that step inside. Originally built in the outskirts of the city, with the massive expansion of Bangkok the hotel has found itself in the heart of the Central Business District, just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is also situated close by the Bangkok Skytrain and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Instilling a real sense of bygone Bangkok, the rooms are adorned in original artwork, Thai silk drapes, and with charming bathrooms. Furthermore, based on a mainly vegetarian menu, with some seafood, Na Aroon Restaurant features a philosophy of healthiness and organic, and exudes a wonderful old Thai vibe. With a successful attempt at delivering an authentic Thai experience, the Ariyasom Villa also provides the Som Sen Spa, adjacent to the swimming pool which completes the perfect Bangkok stay.

Bangkok
Bangkok
Ariyasom Villa
Ariyasom Villa

Day 2: Bangkok

During this tour you will visit the Royal Grand Palace - the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Eight Colored Towers. It's considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Po is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple served to educate people on subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, and meditation and is considered to be the home of Thai traditional massage. In the afternoon, sail along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet klongs in a long tail boat. A stop will be made at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Finally, a visit to the flower and vegetable market will round off the day. Located close to the Chao Phraya River, this part of Bangkok brings you to a rural piece of Bangkok where you will find a vast selection of flowers, especially orchids and tropical flowers and see how the merchants create very special flower garlands.

Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Please dress respectfully (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes) when visiting the Grand Palace and temple complex. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect. The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and officials or head of state visit.

Accommodation: Ariyasom Villa (4*)
Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 3: Bangkok - Siem Reap

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Bangkok to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (4*)

The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa provides a sense of serenity with the nostalgic comfort and elegant refinement of the French Art de Vivre in the heart of Siem Reap. The building's graceful colonial architecture of the 1930's provides a sense of peaceful tranquility. The hotel is located within close proximity to World Heritage listed Angkor Temples, the quaint old market town of Siem Reap, and the international airport. Featuring a Victorian touch, air conditioned rooms and suites come with dark furnishings, all with private balcony facing the pool, tropical garden or the Royal Park. International, Asian, and local Khmer dishes are served at L'Escale restaurant, while Le Bistrot de Siem Reap presents modern French gastronomy, complemented by the finest wines. L'Explorateur Bar and Le Pool Deck feature light meals, exquisite cocktails, and refreshing beverages. Surrounded by tropical garden, the hotel houses a magnificent outdoor saltwater pool with a spa tub. Relaxing massages, facial and body treatments are available at the Victoria Spa. 

Siem Reap
Siem Reap
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Day 4: Siem Reap

Meet your private guide at your hotel and set off for a day of memorable Cambodian sightseeing. Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Bayon temple complex, as well as Takeo and Ta Prohm temples. Travel from the South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple by elephant.The walled and moated city of Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Angkorian empire. It was built to protect against invaders in the 12th century. The Bayon is a state temple, erected in the center of the city. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Continue with a visit to Angkor Wat complex and watch the sunset from Phnom Bakheng. Afterwards you will be brought back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (4*)
Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

Day 5: Siem Reap

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a sightseeing tour by Tuk Tuk. Enjoy a half day tour visit to Lolei, Bakong, and Preah Ko Temples. At the end of the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (4*)
Preah Ko, Roluos Group
Preah Ko, Roluos Group

Day 6: Siem Reap - Koh Samui

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Siem Reap to Koh Samui, Thailand via Bangkok.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Buri Rasa Village (4*)

Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui is a true oasis in the heart of Chaweng. Its enchanting traditional southern Thai dwellings are spread amidst a ‘Garden of Eden’. The Buri Rasa Village Samui is situated only an hour by plane from Bangkok. The accommodation offered by Buri Rasa Village nestles on what is considered the island's finest white sand beach, a true island paradise location in every sense of the word. Located on a quiet part in the middle of Chaweng beach only 15 minutes from the airport, Buri Rasa Village Samui is conveniently situated within walking distance to the main shopping and entertainment and nightlife attraction of Chaweng.

Koh Samui
Koh Samui
Buri Rasa Village
Buri Rasa Village

Day 7: Koh Samui

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Buri Rasa Village (4*)

Day 8: Koh Samui

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide.

Fly from Koh Samui to Bangkok. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Ariyasom Villa (4*): Bangkok

Constructed in 1942 as a private home during World War II, the Ariyasom Villa is still owned by the family of the original people who built it, creating both historical significance and a much caring attitude for the guests that step inside. Originally built in the outskirts of the city, with the massive expansion of Bangkok the hotel has found itself in the heart of the Central Business District, just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It is also situated close by the Bangkok Skytrain and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Instilling a real sense of bygone Bangkok, the rooms are adorned in original artwork, Thai silk drapes, and with charming bathrooms. Furthermore, based on a mainly vegetarian menu, with some seafood, Na Aroon Restaurant features a philosophy of healthiness and organic, and exudes a wonderful old Thai vibe. With a successful attempt at delivering an authentic Thai experience, the Ariyasom Villa also provides the Som Sen Spa, adjacent to the swimming pool which completes the perfect Bangkok stay.

Ariyasom Villa
Ariyasom Villa
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (4*): Siem Reap

The Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa provides a sense of serenity with the nostalgic comfort and elegant refinement of the French Art de Vivre in the heart of Siem Reap. The building's graceful colonial architecture of the 1930's provides a sense of peaceful tranquility. The hotel is located within close proximity to World Heritage listed Angkor Temples, the quaint old market town of Siem Reap, and the international airport. Featuring a Victorian touch, air conditioned rooms and suites come with dark furnishings, all with private balcony facing the pool, tropical garden or the Royal Park. International, Asian, and local Khmer dishes are served at L'Escale restaurant, while Le Bistrot de Siem Reap presents modern French gastronomy, complemented by the finest wines. L'Explorateur Bar and Le Pool Deck feature light meals, exquisite cocktails, and refreshing beverages. Surrounded by tropical garden, the hotel houses a magnificent outdoor saltwater pool with a spa tub. Relaxing massages, facial and body treatments are available at the Victoria Spa. 

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Buri Rasa Village (4*): Koh Samui

Buri Rasa Village Koh Samui is a true oasis in the heart of Chaweng. Its enchanting traditional southern Thai dwellings are spread amidst a ‘Garden of Eden’. The Buri Rasa Village Samui is situated only an hour by plane from Bangkok. The accommodation offered by Buri Rasa Village nestles on what is considered the island's finest white sand beach, a true island paradise location in every sense of the word. Located on a quiet part in the middle of Chaweng beach only 15 minutes from the airport, Buri Rasa Village Samui is conveniently situated within walking distance to the main shopping and entertainment and nightlife attraction of Chaweng.

Buri Rasa Village
Buri Rasa Village
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Maynard Fossum — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours.

  • FayeLaing — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure.

  • Craig Gelman — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent.

  • Ruth Reinhard — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience.

  • SixtoCastenada Jr. — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!

  • TerryCreighton — December 12, 2014 — Asia

    We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken.

  • Olive Ramchand — June 03, 2014 — Asia

    I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)

  • Jeanne Tarvin — April 21, 2014 — Asia

    The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!

  • Karen — January 15, 2014 — Asia

    We just returned on Monday from our wonderful trip to South Korea, Bangkok and Phuket. I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in planning our tours and adventures. Everything was spot on, from our arrivals at the airports, to the guides and the tours. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your company. It was truly a wonderful vacation. Thank you again.

  • Bob Feldman — November 19, 2013 — Asia

    I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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