ATF 2018 Post Tour Programme
January 27-30, 2018

PT05 Ancient of the east :

Chiang Mai Chantaburi Prachinburi Siem Riep Bangkok

Saturday 27 Jan 2018

Chiang Mai – Chantaburi

6.30 hrs
Picked up from hotels.
8.10 hrs
Depart for U-Tapao.
9.25 hrs
Arrive at U-Tapao Airport.
10.00 hrs
Depart from U-Tapao. Travel onwards to Chanthaburi province. We head the trip to Chanthaburi town.
12.00 hrs
Lunch at Chanthorn Restaurant, the famous restaurant in Chanthaburi. Each menu at this restaurant is delicious authentic Chanthaburi food recipe.
13.00 hrs
After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Chanthaburi. This is the elegant Cathedral and it is the most beautiful Catholic Church in Thailand. Follow by visit to the Old Town of Chanthaburi.
15.00 hrs
Transfer to Chao Lao Beach for accommodation.
18.00 hrs
Seafood Dinner at a hotel.

Sunday 28 Jan 2018

Chantaburi - Prachinburi

9.00 hrs
Breakfast at hotel and checkout.
9.30 hrs
Travel through Chalerm Burapha chonlathit Scenic Road that built along The East Coast of Thailand. First stop will be made at Nang Phaya Hill Scenic Point.
10.00 hrs
Transfer onwards to Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao Chanthaburi for site inspection, the 18-hole course surrounded by the hills and nature. Enjoy the activity at the golf course that includes driving and putting or biking in a farm to collect local ingredients for cooking
12.00 hrs
Lunch at Chatrium Golf Resort Soi Dao.
13.00 hrs
Depart for Kabinburi, Prachinburi.
15.00 hrs
Check in at Serenity Hotel SPA Onsen Kabinburi, at your leisure with the choices of onsen, swimming and yoga
18.00 hrs

Monday 29 Jan 2018

Prachinburi - Siem Riep

7.00 hrs
Breakfast at the hotel.
8.00 hrs
Check out. Transfer to the Immgration check-point in Poipet, Aranyaprathet.
10.00 hrs
Immigration formalities for border crossing from Thailand to Cambodia. Upon arrival at Poipet Border, meet and transfer to Siem Reap. The transfer from Poipet – Siem Reap takes about 2.5hrs, depending on the traffic condition.
12.00 hrs
Lunch at a local restaurant.
15.00 hrs
Upon arrival, you will drive to Ton Le Sap Lake, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, is the lifeblood of the Cambodian fishing industry. The Mekong River, from as a far away as Phnom Penh, reverses the direction of the Ton Le Sap river to bring an overflow of water and silt to support both rice growing and the breeding fish of many sizes and varieties. Hopping on board a small shaded vessel and moving between the floating homes and small fish farms you will experience close up, daily lake life
16.30 hrs
Check in at Tara Angkor hotel, at your leisure.
19.00 hrs
Dinner with Khmer traditional dance performance at Angkor Village Apsara Theatre.
21.00 hrs
Get back to hotel.

Tuesday 30 Jan 2018

Siem Riep - Bangkok

5.00 hrs
Meet and depart for a sunrise at Angkor Wat Temple.
7.00 hrs
Get back to hotel, at your leisure.
8.30 hrs
Visit the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom - last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the stunning Bayon temple. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very centre of Angkor Thom and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs but the highlight is the “faces”, more than 200 of them, silent but with the famous half-smile playing on their lips. PJ de Beerski wrote of them; “godliness in the majesty and the size, mystery in the expression.”

Continue your exploration of the Angkor Temples at Ta Prohm, the temple that has been left largely in its natural state since its “re-discovery” by French explorers. Surrounded by jungle, its labyrinth of stone hallways is overgrown with the roots and limbs of massive banyan trees, which envelop the stone like tentacles. It is one of the largest temples at Angkor, dedicated in 1186. Historians have noted its mystical charm.
12.00 hrs
Lunch at a local restaurant.
14.00 hrs
Visit of Angkor Wat temple, the largest temple in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west, and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Conceived by Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build. It is generally believed to have been a funeral temple for the king. It has been occupied continuously by Buddhist monks and is well preserved. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides. Each tells a story. The most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Ocean of Milk, which is located on the east wing. In it the Naga serpent, is twisted by demons and gods to spurt out the elixir of life.

Note: During the visit of the Bakan tower of Angkor Wat temple, visitors are required to wear a proper attire, covering shoulders and knees as this temple is still considered as a sacred site (no short, miniskirt or short trousers). Children under twelve years old are not allowed to climb up this tower.
17.00 hrs
Dinner at Local Restaurant.
18.30 hrs
Arrive at Siem Riep Airport.
20.45 hrs
Departure for Bangkok.
21.55 hrs
Arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

Remark: the itinerary is flexible and subject to change without prior notice.