Expat Holidays Thailand

Angkor Experience

For expats living in Thailand and foreign travelers, this world heritage site is simply a must-visit!  This has been one of our most popular itineraries for exploring the ancient Angkor.  In 4 days you will have a chance to explore the main ruins of Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom and Angkor Thom.  You will also have time for some adventure — taking an exciting ATV sunset tour through Cambodian countryside.  Finally, you will experience the way of the local villagers living in floating homes on the lake.  This itinerary can easily be tailored if you have less than 4 day, or would like 2 days exploring the Angkor ruins instead of 1, etc.  Tours of the temples can be arranged by a local tuk tuk, bicycles or air conditioned vehicle based on your preference.  Contact us if you would like us to tailor this itinerary for you.

Itinerary

day / siem reap arrival
Upon arrival are welcomed by our local guide at Siem Reap Airport on arrival. Transfer to your hotel. Rest of the time is free to relax. If your flight arrives early we can arrange some activities this day like an ATV sunset tour (scheduled on another day in this program)
day 2 / Ta Phrom - angkor thom - angkor wat (B)
Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, a world heritage site with soaring towers and extraordinary bas reliefs. It is one of the most amazing man-made monuments in the world, erected in the 12th century in honour of Vishnu. After that visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery where immense branches have taken root in the stones – hence the nickname of the Jungle Temple. You will find some splendid sculptured Devatas and an atmosphere that is unique. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries, dedicated to Buddhism and composed of 54 gigantic towers featuring 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Then, visit the Elephant Terrace, which was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall; and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and rest of the evening is free at leisure.
day 3 / Kompong Kleang floating village & ATV sunset tour (b, l)
In the morning, we leave for Kompong Khleang. Here all the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment offering breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water views as far as the eye can see. After walking through the village and meeting the locals, travelling by boat over the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live when they are displaced from their homes because of the seasons. Return to the village and have a picnic lunch in a villager’s home. In the afternoon, return to Siem Reap and have some free time to relax. Starting in late afternoon, the Sunset tour takes you through 16 kilometres of the countryside immediatley surrounding Siem Reap and ends with a beautiful view of the setting sun as it dips below the rice fields.
day 4 / departure (b)
Free time until transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Hotel options for this holiday

These are popular hotels that we have used for this holiday.  If you have other hotels in mind, or would like more options let us know.

Location Economy hotels Premium hotels Luxury hotels
Siem Reap Sridharta (deluxe room) Tara Angkor (deluxe room) Heritage Suites (heritage suite)

Holiday includes

  • Accommodation in category chosen
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary by private vehicles with A/C
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local, English speaking guide

Holiday does not include

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • International and domestic flights (can be quoted separately)
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Cambodia
  • Any personal expenses such as laundry, room service, etc
  • Travel insurance

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About our holidays

Tailor – made

All of our suggested itineraries are based on holidays that have been very popular with our clients.  However we strongly believe that each holiday should be unique to the traveler.  Absolutely anything in our itineraries can be tailored to suit your requirements, travel style and budget.  Simply contact us and let us design your custom holiday!

Private

We never mix groups during holidays.  All the holidays are arranged for your group only so you can travel at your own pace.

Prices

Prices can vary often due to things such as travel period, best accommodation rates during that period, number of persons traveling, etc.  Please send us your holiday requirements and an approximate budget (if you have one in mind) and we will get back to you with a detailed quotation right away.

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Testimonials

  • Lenny and his team were outstanding. He worked with our schedule and needs perfect and made great suggestions that added to our trip. Every tour we were set up on was amazing and they guides were so friendly, knowledgeable and punctual. This is the first vacation that not 1 single thing went wrong/no details were missed. Lenny was available to answer any questions – big or small- while we were abroad and it was a very nice and secure feeling knowing you are in a different land with someone looking out for you. I travel often, but This is my first review for any service like this and I am doing it because I am so happy and grateful that I used this company!!

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    Angela Braganini – luxury trip around Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket
  • This was, by far… the best trip I have ever taken in my whole life and I feel like I owe much of this to Lenny and his outstanding team of professional tour guides. This was a mother daughter trip commemorating my 60th birthday and I will NEVER forget it. It was actually my daughter who booked the trip through Lenny after reading the rave reviews from other travelers and he did not disappoint! NOT ONE SINGLE HICCUP throughout the trip!!!. How many times has anyone actually been able to say that while on a vacation, much less, traveling out of the country?? First class all the way! We traveled to Bangkok, Chang Mai and Phuket. The hotels were amazing, the tours were fabulous. Tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable and spoke wonderful English…not to mention punctual. Lenny pre-arranged all the tours and flights within Thailand. In Bangkok, we did the street food tour, Railway Market,Floating Market and Wat Pho Temple tour. In Chiang Mai, we did the home tour and cooking class in Lanna, the Elephant Valley Sanctuary and had a tranquility spa package at Cheeva Spa. In Phuket, we did the John Grays Sea Cave Tour…I would recommend all of these…they were all 5 star worthy… if not more. Transportation was always provided in a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle. On one evening in Bangkok, Lenny made a recommendation for dinner at Tea-licious and made our reservations for us. He was easily reached on WhatsApp ( reaches out and recommends this before arrival) and was always quick to respond and help in any way. I will sing his praises and recommend him to anyone considering a visit to Thailand or other countries in Asia for that matter since his services are not limited to Thailand. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say, if you don’t use Lenny from Expat Holidays, you’re crazy! Friends and family expressed concern of two women traveling alone in Thailand but I never felt safer..wherever we went. Thank you Lenny for a great and once in a lifetime vacation. I hope to one day need your services again!

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    Nancy and Amanda – mother & daughter trip to Thailand
  • I was hesitant to take my three daughters to Thailand without my husband’s help. However, Lenny and his staff were absolutely amazing from the moment I started planning the trip, until the day I came home. I truly felt as if they were right there beside me, helping and guiding me the whole time. I contacted Lenny and his staff on several occasions while in Thailand and they’re responsiveness and helpful guidance were remarkable. Lenny took the time to understand our priorities and effectively personalised our itinerary accordingly. It was a wonderful vacation with very well planned activities and knowledgeable guides. I cannot recommend Expat Holidays Thailand highly enough!!

    Lattie Louah – mother & daughters Thailand trip
  • My husband and I have been living in SE Asia for 3.5 years and have used Lenny’s services on many occasions! From a night in Bangkok, to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, to arranging everything for a trip for my in-laws, he’s been able to manage it all quickly and efficiently! He is very thorough and provides clear details that ensure you have a magnificent experience. I tell everyone I know about Lenny and his services! I highly recommend getting in touch with him to plan your next SE Asia trip!

    Laurie Ranz, expats based in Bangladesh
  • Thank you Lenny and team for making our trip to Thailand so memorable! All the transfers and tours were exactly as described and we felt at ease the whole trip knowing your team were working away making sure we enjoyed it. Thanks for all the recommendations and especially the elephant tour, definite highlight! We’ve already passed your details to others because we know our friends and family will be in good hands when booking their trips through you. Thank you again for taking such good care of us!

    Reena Mandora from UK – Bangkok and North Thailand tour