Cambodia and Thailand family tour; ‘Ruined Cities & Tropical Islands’ (14 days)

A wonderful Cambodia and Thailand family tour. Exploring mysterious ruined cities enveloped by steamy jungle; travelling by wooden boat up a remote and picturesque river past incredible floating villages; lazing on the beautiful, unspoilt beaches of a tropical island and  snorkelling on vibrant coral reefs ought to keep the whole family amazed, certainly entertained and we reckon engrossed, during this 2 week tour through Southeast Asian.

Starting in the bustling, fascinating present day capital of Phnom Penh we’ll discover local markets, historical sites and the vibrant street-life before  travelling overland through Cambodia’s  timeless landscapes to Siem Reap and the ancient cities of fabulous Angkor. A 3 day Angkor programme provides ample time to explore the exotic jungle-clad ruins at a leisurely pace, as well as opportunities to check-out local markets and handicrafts and of course ‘R and R’ time by the pool or even a rooftop, sunset cocktail bar?

From Angkor we head by private boat up the spectacular Sangkar River past its unique floating villages and bustling river scenes to Battambang Town for a fascinating bicycle tour of the traditional livelihoods and cottage industries of nearby villages. From here a short hop takes us to the Thai border and on to the unspoilt tropical island of Koh Mak. Exploring the island,  boat trips to the neighbouring coral reefs and lazing on a beautiful unspoilt beach are some of the activities on offer.

Some amazing sights and exotic scenes – culture shock and great fun guaranteed –  with plenty of friendly locals and tasty local food to get to know, (not forgetting the deep fried tarantulas of course),  plus masses of culture, history and geography to inspire all members of the family.

Cambodia and Thailand family tour; ‘Ruined Cities & Tropical Islands’