A Thailand Adventure - Highlights

11 Days $2310.00

Escorted Small Group

August 10 - 20, 2015

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Bangkok

Ayutthaya

Chiang Mai

Chiang Rai

Highlights

  • Experience the magnificent temples and palaces in Bangkok
  • Cruise down Chao Phraya River and long tail boat cruise down the Maekok River
  • Elephant Nature Park, Meo Hill Tribe Village, Mae Sai border cross to Myanmar, Ayutthaya, Mount Doi Suthep, Golden Triangle and much much more

Day 1

August 10


Depart from North America today on an overnight connecting flight to Thailand.

Day 2

August 11 Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, the world's best city and Thailand's bustling capital arriving late evening. Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, your local tour guide will greet and escort you to your hotel for check-in.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Day 3

August 12 Bangkok

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start with a visit to Wat Traimit, Temple of the Golden Buddha, famous for its 900-year-old and five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Next is Wat Arun, better known as the Temple of Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, explore Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in this city that houses the largest single Buddha figure, the Reclining Buddha. After lunch comes the highlight of today's tour - the renowned Grand Palace, one of the must-sees that adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
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Day 4

August 13 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Today you travel to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you'll visit is Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful summer palaces in this country. This is followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, in which you can observe one of the biggest Reclining Buddha statues as well as the ruins of the old Grand Palace and temples. At noon, drive to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural life along the river. Lunch with varieties of Thai/Western buffet is served on board. For the rest of the day you might enjoy a siesta or venture out on your own for a foot massage.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel
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Day 5

August 14 Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Check out and depart for Chiang Mai by air. After arrival, check in to the hotel and take a short rest. Later, we'll drive to the quaint and picturesque Meo Hill Tribe Village, where you can dress up in tribal costumes or shoot the crossbow. Continue on to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a highly revered temple that sits on the top of Mount Doi Suthep overlooking Chiang Mai.
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
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Day 6

August 15 Chiang Mai

You will spend the day at Elephant Nature Park, a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalo, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. You have the opportunity to feed, and then bath the elephants in the river. Returning to Chiang Mai, you'll have some free time on your own.
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
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Day 7

August 16 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai

Today after breakfast, you will go to Chiang Rai with stop at the hot spring for some relaxation. Later, have a break at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where the three borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand meet. After lunch, drive to the Mae Sai Border. Here you can walk across the border for a visit inside Myanmar. (Immigration fee cash $10 USD not included). The last site you will visit today are the Akha and Yao hill tribe villages, where you'll have a good time with the indigenous tribal people wearing dazzling ethnic clothing.
The Legend Hotel
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Day 8

August 17 Chiang Rai

After breakfast we take a scenic drive to Thaton. After lunch we take a long tail boat down the Maekok River stopping at several tribal villages on our way back to Chiang Rai.
The Legend Hotel
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Day 9

August 18 Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Bangkok

Enjoy some free time today, do some shopping or try a Thai massage. This afternoon we will transfer to Bangkok where we will stay in Thailand’s tallest skyscraper.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel (space zone)
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Day 10

August 19 Bangkok

This is your last full day in Thailand. Spend some time shopping and exploring in the garment and shopping district, Pratunam. Take the khalong boat to MBK or enjoy a tuk tuk ride.
Baiyoke Sky Hotel (space zone)
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Day 11

August 20

Depart early morning from Bangkok for your overnight flight to North America.