January 9 – 16, 2023

Enter a land where the ancient and modern collide during the Flavors of Southeast Journey with Admiral Travel. During this journey you will come across millennium-old ruins and tropical countryside along with bustling nightlife and entertainment.

Prior to this unique journey, consider a three day add on to Luang Prabang (ask for details) or consider visiting Vietnam either by land or by sea by viewing both links below.

Siem Reap, Cambodia

January 9, 2023 – Welcome to Cambodia! Immediately upon exiting the aircraft in Siem Reap, you will be met by an airport representative (carrying a signboard with your name), who will greet you directly at the arrival gate/air bridge.

You will be escorted to the exclusive fast lane immigration counter for expedited immigration and customs procedures. After retrieving your waiting luggage, you will be escorted to the arrivals hall outside the baggage claim area to meet your local private guide for your transfer to Jaya House River Park.

Accommodations will be reserved for three nights, including breakfast, laundry service, and one spa treatment per person per day. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Jaya House River Park

January 10, 2023 – Touring Angkor

Early this morning, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for a Sunrise Visit to the Angkor Temples, including a special breakfast.

Depart for Angkor Wat, the largest and most breathtaking monument at Angkor. Built as the funeral temple for Suryavarman II, who ruled from 1112 to 1152, Angkor never fails to reward the first time or repeat visitor with its grand scale, surreal bas reliefs, and unbelievable attention to detail. You will enter the temple complex from the quiet east side of Angkor Wat to avoid the crowds and will spend the morning exploring one of man’s most magnificent creations.

Depart for breakfast in a beautiful, traditional wooden house overlooking the royal bathing pool of Sra Srang. Once used by the ancient Khmer kings and their concubines, this is a celebrated spot for sunrise and sunset. In a serene setting amid the rural village atmosphere of Angkor, you will have a delicious breakfast, relax and perk up for the rest of the day’s activities.

Continue to visit Banteay Srey, which for many years was off limits due to its remote location and Khmer Rouge activity. Built in the late 10th century and dedicated to Shiva, Banteay Srey’s pink limestone walls contain the best bas reliefs of any temple at Angkor.

If you are interested, you may choose to visit the Cambodian Landmine Museum, Prevention and Rehabilitation Center. It is estimated that more than 110 million land mines are buried throughout the world. Buried within Afghanistan, Angola, Iraq, Kuwait and Cambodia are the largest concentrations of land mines. In Cambodia, efforts at clearing mines around Angkor Wat and the major tourist sites have been successful. However, millions of mines remain buried and significantly impact the lives of the Cambodian people. Learn about the center’s efforts and work on this visit.

Following lunch at Devatas Restaurant, you will depart to the South Gate of Angkor Thom and the Temples of Bayon, Baphoun, Phimean Akas, The Royal Enclosure, the Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

After your excursion, you will be transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Angkor Wat

Banteay Srey

January 11, 2023 – Explore Ancient Temples

This morning after breakfast, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for more temple visits, including lunch.

Visit Banteay Kdei Temple. Next, you’ll explore Ta Keo Temple and Ta Prohm. This jungle-clad temple with overgrown trees exudes a haunting and exotic atmosphere. The magnificent tree roots push between the temple’s huge stone blocks in a strange embrace.

Following lunch at Malis Restaurant, you will be transferred back to the hotel for some time at leisure. For those that wish to continue sightseeing in Angkor or to peruse the markets in town, your guide/vehicle will be kept on standby to accommodate you.

This evening depart to the temple of Prasat Kravan, built in the 9th century and dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, where a special dinner event awaits you. For this special evening, the temple will be decorated with torches, candles and special lighting to illuminate the ruins, creating a special and romantic ambiance. You will be welcomed with a cocktail, with the atmospheric sounds of Khmer traditional music being played in the background. Enjoy a delicious and unforgettable meal on the grounds of the temple. A unique experience worthy of the ancient Khmer kings.

Your evening includes a welcome dance with traditional drums upon arrival, pre-dinner cocktails for 30mins with free flow of soft drinks, chilled juices, Angkor beer, house wine (white & red), house spirits, and canapes to pass around, followed by a selection of five courses for dinner from either a Khmer Set Menu or Western Set Menu with free flow of drinks, six sets of Cambodian traditional performance, and a full team of catering services.

Afterward, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Ta Keo Temple

Ta Prohm

Bangkok, Thailand

January 12, 2023This morning after checkout, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide and transferred to the Siem Reap Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your commercial flight to Bangkok, Thailand.

Welcome to Thailand! Immediately upon exiting the aircraft in Bangkok, you will be met by an airport representative (carrying a signboard with your name), who will greet you directly at the arrival gate/air bridge.

You will be escorted to the exclusive fast lane immigration counter for expedited immigration and customs procedures. After retrieving your waiting luggage, you will be escorted to the arrivals hall outside the baggage claim area to meet your local private guide for your transfer to Capella Bangkok.

Accommodations will be reserved for two nights, including breakfast.

This evening, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for a Taste of Chinatown Excursion, including dinner.

Enjoy a mouth-watering exploration of Bangkok’s 200-year-old Chinatown district by visiting various tasty eateries, from sit-on-the-pavement vendors to characterful restaurants. In the early evening, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and travel together through characterful alleys to a local rooftop bar in Chinatown, from where you will have magnificent views of the river. Here, you’ll be given a short briefing by your guide and enjoy a cocktail (other drinks are available) whilst watching the setting sun. Then start your unique excursion where you’ll be able to sample all kinds of dishes (and a few local drinks too!) from the likes of dim sum, dumplings, fresh seafood, local desserts, and more! Throughout the evening your knowledgeable guide will explain the background to all the different food and drink you’ll taste, as well as give his/her own insight into the local area.

Afterwards, it’s high time to stop but before being transferred back to your hotel, you’ll be able to watch the hustle and bustle of Chinatown from a lovely open-air bar whilst enjoying a cocktail of your choice.

Following your foodie adventure, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

January 13, 2023This morning after breakfast, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for a Focus on Bangkok Excursion, including lunch.

Discover the many faces of Bangkok as you weave your way through the city’s most iconic landmarks. Get spiritual in Buddhist temples, stroll through vibrant markets, admire striking royal architecture and encounter communities, descendants of the Portuguese.

Witness the monks’ early morning chanting during your visit to Wat Pho, one of the city’s oldest temples with the largest reclining Buddha (150ft) in the country. Hear stories, legends and traditions at the City Pillar Shrine. Be swept up by the grandeur, treasures and architecture of the Grand Palace, the former royal residence and step inside Wat Pra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) the spiritual core of Thai Buddhism and its most revered shrine in the Kingdom.

After a break for a Thai lunch at a riverside restaurant served family style, ride the ferry across the Chao Phraya River to Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), one of the city’s most iconic sights. Admire the mosaic decorated prangs (towers) as you ascend the steep steps for panoramic view across the river.

Following your excursion, you will be transferred back to the hotel. Enjoy some time at leisure.

This evening, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide for a sunset cruise, including dinner.

Experience the magic of the river as you sail down the Chao Phraya River this special evening. Enjoy a sunset dinner (2 hours) on Manohra Sun cruise when the weather is cooler and the sun is going down, bathing the water’s surface in gold.

Following your cruise, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Chiang Rai, Thailand

January 14, 2023This morning after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide and transferred to the Bangkok Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your Thai Smile Airways flight to Chiang Rai.

Welcome to Chiang Rai! Upon arrival, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you will be met by your local private guide and transferred to Anantara Golden Triangle.

Accommodations will be reserved for two nights in Deluxe Three Country View Rooms, including daily breakfast bu?et at the hotel’s main restaurant, lunch and dinner each paying night at the restaurant of your choice, beverages (non-alcoholic beverages, house wines, house beer and house spirits and select cocktails), in-room minibar, internet access throughout the resort, and a ticket to the Opium Museum (one time per person per stay).

Also included is one activity (per person) for each night stayed. You have a choice of the Elephant Camp Experience, Spice Spoons Cooking Class, 90min Spa Treatment, 90min Private Yoga, or 90min Private Pilates.

Optional Upgrade: Upgrade to Four Seasons Tented Camp

If desired, there is also the option to stay at Four Seasons Tented Camp in Superior Tents for an additional fee. This includes My Elephant & I Experience, Colors of Chiang Rai Tour (visit to the Chinese Temple, Blue Temple and White Temple), 90min spa treatment per person (once per stay), a visit to the Hall of Opium, all meals and beverages (including house wines and spirits), full access to in-room private refrigerated bar, nightly sundowners at the Burma Bar, nightly wine and cheese tasting at the Wine Cellar, and internet access in tents and public areas.

January 15, 2023Enjoy your day at leisure to participate in the activities available at your chosen resort.

Bangkok, Thailand

January 16, 2023Today after breakfast and checkout, you will be met in the hotel lobby by your local private guide and transferred to the Chiang Rai Airport. Upon arrival at the airport, you will check-in to your Thai Smile Airways flight to Bangkok.

Welcome to Bangkok! Upon arrival, you have the option of extending your time in Bangkok or flying onwards to Hong Kong to meet up with more ATInsiders on a luxury Silverseas Cruise.

Call Michelle Andersen at 941-951-1801 at extension 103 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at mandersen@admiraltravel.com.

Cost: $7,695 per person based on shared occupancy

Optional upgrade to the Four Seasons Tented Camp: $1095 per person based on double occupancy and availability

Payments:

  • 25% deposit due to secure your space
  • A second 25% deposit due July 11, 2022
  • Final payment due Oct 3, 2022
  • A $50 per person Admiral Travel booking fee applies

Cancellation:

  • All payments are non-refundable. We recommend trip insurance and are happy to assist. Please inquire.
  • Minimum number of guests required for trip to go

Includes:

  • Every land service on the itinerary including internal flights
  • VIP Meet & Assist service (fast track) for any international arrivals in Cambodia and Thailand
  • Accommodation on a shared basis.
  • Meals as specified.
  • Excursions and transfers as shown in the itinerary with private English-Speaking guides
  • Temple Gala Dinner at Angkor
  • Private sunset dinner cruise in Bangkok (includes dinner & drinks)
  • Relevant entrance fees.
  • The current tourism levies and all relevant value added tax or government sales tax.

Exclusions:

  • Gratuities.
  • Visa and passports (Cambodia visa on arrival is included with fast track service)
  • Intercontinental flights and related ticket or airport taxes.
  • Medical evacuation insurance—required
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks, entrance fees, porterage, tours/excursions and transfers not specified above.
  • Any new government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control.
  • Meals not specified in itinerary.
  • COVID tests. Additional costs will apply if COVID testing is required at the time of travel. Current COVID protocols require an average of 1-2 COVID tests per border crossing. COVID requirements are subject to change at any time.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable
  • If minimum numbers are not met for a hosted departure, prices are subject to change / increase to confirm same program on a private basis
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
  • A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
  • On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
  • The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.