Thailand and Cambodia Itinerary (22 Days)

This itinerary covered a three-week trip to Thailand and Cambodia. The majority of our trip consisted of touring both the popular parts of Thailand (Phuket, Bangkok, Chiang Mai, etc.) as well as off-the-beaten path mostly to where the waterfalls were. We only spent a few days in Cambodia, which was centered around seeing the Khmer ruins and historical sites around Siem Reap (e.g. Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, etc.). We timed our visit for the end of December to mid January time frame, which coincided with our holiday season (to minimize on days off work) as well as to capitalize on the Dry Season for better weather and post-monsoonal waterflow from the prior Wet Season. Since these were developing countries, we opted to go on a custom escorted tour for the entire time. We acknowledge that this wasn't the cheapest option, but we very rarely attempt to self-drive in developing countries unless we knew for certain that the traffic conditions weren't going to be chaotic to the point of being downright dangerous for the uninitiated. Julie also had us buy travel insurance just in case of unforeseen mishaps with our itinerary.

Day Overnight Activity
1-3 Phuket, Thailand
Amari Coral Reef Resort
Travel, Patong Beach Town
4 Phuket, Thailand
Amari Coral Reef Resort
Phang Nga Bay Boat Tour (beaches, karst arches and caves, Panyee, James Bond Island), Patong Beach Town
5 Phuket, Thailand
Amari Coral Reef Resort
Ko Phi Phi Boat Tour (snorkeling, Ko Phi Phi Don Island, Monkey Island, Maya Beach (Ko Phi Phi Lei Island), Rang Yai Island)
6 Bangkok, Thailand
Baan Chantra Guesthouse
Wat Arun, Wat Pho What (Giant Reclining Buddha), Khao San Road Night Market
7 Kanchanaburi, Thailand
River Kwai Jungle Rafts
Bangkok (Grand Palace), Erawan Waterfall
8 Ayutthaya, Thailand
Krungsri River Hotel
Wat Chai Wat Tanaram, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon
9 Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Juldis Khao Yai Resort
Kong Kaeo Waterfall, Haew Narok Waterfall, Haew Suwat Waterfall
10-10 Chiang Mai, Thailand
De Naga Hotel
Haew Sai Waterfall, Travel, Chiang Mai Sunday Walking Street
11 Chiang Mai, Thailand
De Naga Hotel
Mae Malai Market, Mork Fah Village, Mork Fa Waterfall, Pong Dueat Geyser, Mae Sa Waterfall, Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
12 Chiang Mai, Thailand
De Naga Hotel
Doi Inthanon Summit (Ang-ka Nature Trail, Two Chedis), Siriphum Waterfall, Wachirathan Waterfall, Mae Klang Waterfall, Mae Ya Waterfall, Chiang Mai (Pantip Plaza [camera lens replacement], Night Bazaar, New Years Festival)
13 Sukhothai, Thailand
Ruean Thai Hotel
Kad Tung Kwian Local Market, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
14 Mae Sot, Thailand
Centara Mae Sot Hill Hotel
Sukhothai Historical Park (Wat Maharat, Wat Sra Si, Wat Si Chum), Mae Sot Market
15 Umphang, Thailand
Tukasu Cottage
Pha Charoen Waterfall, Thararak Waterfall, Um Piam
16 Umphang Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand
Teelorsu Campground
Thi Lor Jor Waterfall, Thi Lo Su Waterfall
17 Mae Sot, Thailand
Centara Mae Sot Hill Hotel
18 Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
Chakungrao River View Hotel
Khlong Lan Waterfall, Kamphaeng Phet Market
19 Bangkok, Thailand
Queen's Garden Resort
Kamphaeng Phet Historical Park (Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra That, Wat Phra Non, Wat Phra Si Iriyabot, Wat Sing, Wat Chang Rop), Travel
20 Siem Reap, Cambodia
Casa Angkor Hotel
"World's Largest Swimming Pool", Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Noon Night Market
21 Siem Reap, Cambodia
Casa Angkor Hotel
Angkor Thom, Siem Reap French Quarter, Floating Village
22 Home Travel

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