Singapore, Bangkok & Siem Reap
10 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE IN SINGAPORE.
Welcome to Singapore! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 SINGAPORE.
Today, your private guided sightseeing introduces you to Singapore’s highlights. Visit the National Orchid Garden, which houses one of the largest displays of tropical orchids in the world, and take a walking tour of Chinatown with its unique architecture, food stalls, and bustling markets. Then, embark a traditional bumboat (small water taxi) for a cruise down the historic Singapore River. Your tour ends at Marina Bay, where you will ascend to the Sands Skypark for stunning views over the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 3 SINGAPORE.
Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host can make recommendations on things to see and do. (B)
Day 4 SINGAPORE–BANGKOK, THAILAND.
Today, fly to Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. (B)
Day 5 BANGKOK.
Today’s private guided tour starts with a boat ride through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the Grand Palace, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Also, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha. (B,L)
Day 6 BANGKOK.
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. Your Local Host can help with suggestions to help maximize your time. Perhaps consider a visit to the Jim Thompson House Museum, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the colorful floating market at Damnoen Saduak. (B)
Day 7 BANGKOK–SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA.
A short flight brings you to Siem Reap, your base for exploring the temples of Angkor. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the temples are unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins. (B)
Day 8 SIEM REAP.
Your private guided tour starts at the best preserved of all the temples—Angkor Wat, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Next stop is Angkor Thom to see Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Day 9 SIEM REAP.
This morning, explore more of the Angkor temple complex on a private guided tour. Visit Banteay Srei, a unique, small temple built from red sandstone and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Then, on to Ta Prohm, which has been left relatively untouched, unlike many other temples. Here, the jungle surrounds you, and tree roots grow over and through the ruins. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B)
Day 10 SIEM REAP.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Singapore: Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen
Bangkok: Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn
Siem Reap: Saem Siemreap Hotel
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