|Itinerary at a Glance
|Bangkok & Ayutthaya|
|Ayutthaya, Lopburi, Phitsanulok
|10||Sukhothai, Phayao &
|12||Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle
& Chiang Mai
|Phuket Island Extension|
|Bangkok & Phuket|
|18||Phuket, Bangkok, USA|
|Angkor Wat Extension|
|Bangkok & Siem Reap|
|Siem Reap, Bangkok, USA|
24 travelers max, dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
|Highlights||Bangkok, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai. Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha, Bang Pa In Summer Palace, Wat Rong Khun, & Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. Optional extensions to Phuket Island & Angkor Wat|
|What to Expect||This moderately-paced, escorted Thailand tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. This tour also includes long scenic drives between destinations and may have limited rest stops.|
Give us 15 days and we'll give you Thailand, one of the top travel destinations in the world. We've created this Thailand escorted tour for travelers who don't want to miss a thing, traveling by coach from Bangkok in the south all the way to Chiang Mai in the north in order to see it all.
And you'll enjoy this comprehensive journey at an amazing price, including airfare, great hotels, lots of guided touring and every bit of the mystique, adventure and beauty imaginable in one country. You'll encounter an ancient, fascinating culture, friendly, welcoming people, gorgeous, peaceful countryside and bustling, modern cities, and the most amazing shopping—unbelievable bargains included! Once you experience this magnificent destination for yourself, you'll understand why we call our tour "Incredible Thailand."
Dates, Prices & Options
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Day 1: Depart USA. Check in for your overnight flight to Thailand via Taipei.
Day 2: En route. Cross the International Dateline and lose a day. (You will recover this day on the return leg of your trip.)
Day 3: Bangkok. Arrive in Bangkok this morning. After customs formalities, transfer to your centrally located hotel for check-in. Take time to rest from the long journey.
Tonight, enjoy a Thai Set dinner at Supatra River House Restaurant. Located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this beautiful two-story traditional Thai house is the former home of Khunying Supatra Singholaga, a leading advocate of women's rights in Thailand. Its contemporary decor blends perfectly with the traditional architecture, and the views of the River, Grand Palace, and Wat Arun are spectacular. Accommodations: Dinner provided.
Day 4: Bangkok. This morning, visit Bangkok's number one ‘must see’ attraction, as well as Thailand's most important landmark - the Royal Grand Palace. Your guide will take you on an in-depth journey through Thailand's history and royal heritage, where you'll be amazed at the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. This is also where you'll be treated to a special visit to see the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. At Wat Po, founded in the 17th century and the oldest temple in Bangkok, you'll view the amazing Reclining Buddha, whose face depicts the attainment of Nirvana and whose feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl.
The afternoon is at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own, or join other locally available optional excursions. Breakfast provided.
Optional Excursion: In the afternoon, take you to Bangkok center. Temples, along with the monarchy, are the fabric that binds together the national identity that is Thailand, and some of the most interesting of Thai temples are found in Bangkok. Your tour of Bangkok’s temples begins at Wat Trimitr where you will view the 700-year-old Golden Buddha, the largest in the world weighing approximately 5 tons. You’ll also visit Wat Benchamabophit, also known as the “Marble Temple” and one of Bangkok's most important tourist attractions. Built of white Italian marble, it is a wonderful example of Thai temple. And Wat Arun, the magnificent temple of Dawn with its 79-meter pagoda or ‘prang’, built in the Khmer style.
Day 5: Bangkok. This morning's tour will first take you to the Pak Klong Talaat, the colorful flower market where you will see many of Thailand’s exotic flowers and orchids. Then continue to Thonburi Klongs (canals) to experience an exhilarating boat ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long-tailed boat. This is where you'll see the traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok's modern skyscrapers. Visit the Royal Barge Museum to see the beautiful barges used by the King of Thailand on state occasions. Drop off at the River City Market for shopping on your own or return to your hotel. Breakfast provided.
Optional Excursion: Asiatique the Riverfront is themed according to the city’s architecture of old, and features a very distinctive atmosphere. Divided into several sections, the Charoenkrung District counts over 1, 000 boutiques, the Town square combines Eastern and Western culture with a variety of eateries, beer gardens and an outdoor activity square, the Factory District is set in a 100 year-old refurbished saw-mill with over 500 fashion stores, and finally the waterfront highlights the unique setting, with international restaurants, wine bars and panoramic view of the Chao Phraya. Return to the hotel on your own.
Day 6: Bangkok.Enjoy a final day at leisure in Bangkok. Join an optional tour, or visit one of the many bustling markets.
Optional Excursion: First visit a unique countryside market along the railway tracks in Samut Songkram. First we stop at an amazing country market along the railway tracks then we visit the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tha Kha, one of the many floating markets in the area. We take a fascinating paddleboat journey through the klongs and stop to enjoy a glass of coconut sugar syrup with a friendly local family before another boat ride to visit Buddhist temples and Rama II Park with it’s the Thai style Pavilion Museum
Day 7: Bangkok & Ayutthaya. Depart to Bang Pa In Summer Palace that was built by King Rama IV at a time of growing European influence in Thailand. Explore the majestic royal mansions and visit Wat Nivet Thammapavat, a gothic inspired temple beside the river.