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THAILAND EXPERIENCE - 2017

Tour Code - 2580 13 days - BANGKOK to CHIANG MAI $1530 AUD
Immerse yourself in exquisite, bustling Bangkok with its magnificent palaces and temples, wonder at the River Kwai, and enjoy the natural and ancient marvels of the Golden Triangle on this unforgettable holiday.

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Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Wat Po, Grand Palace, Damnoen Saduak (floating markets), River Kwai Bridge, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mongkol Bhopit, Bang Pa In, Sukhothai Historic Park, Doi Mae Salong, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
12
8
2

12 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D)

Day by Day

  1. BANGKOK
    Welcome to Thailand's capital city. Upon arrival at Bangkok airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for a mid-afternoon check-in. The remainder of your day is free to explore this exciting city.

  2. BANGKOK
    Bangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing takes in the city's principal landmarks such as the splendid WAT TRIMIT with its precious golden Buddha, WAT PO home of the stunning reclining Buddha, the gleaming GRAND PALACE, Thailand's most sacred monument, and the spectacular TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. This afternoon, why not join the optional boat ride along the picturesque Thonburi Canals and Chao Phraya River. This evening, enjoy a special THAI DINNER accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers. (B,D)

  3. BANGKOK
    Visit the legendary floating market of DAMNOEN SADUAK, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats, including exotic fruit, vegetables, silks and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, PHRA PATHOM CHEDI, before heading to the SAMPRAN RIVERSIDE for lunch and cultural activities. (B,L)

  4. BANGKOK
    Explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great shopping, lively markets and some delicious Thai cuisine. (B)

  5. BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI - RIVER KWAI
    Travel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai, famed for the River Kwai Bridge that was built during World War II. Visit the ALLIED FORCES CEMETERY and spend time in the fascinating THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY CENTRE. Today's highlight is a train ride across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon, visit HELLFIRE PASS MEMORIAL, part of the Death Railway, that cuts through the mountains and now houses a museum detailing life of the allied prisoners and Asian labourers who helped build the railway, and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass. (B,L)

  6. KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA
    Head north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Here you will visit WAT PHRA SRI SANPHET, WAT MONGKOL BHOPIT and BANG PA IN, which was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. (B,L)

  7. AYUTTHAYA - LOPBURI - PHITSANULOKE
    Soak up the beautiful scenery on the journey to WAT PHRA PUTTHABAT, to see its enormous snake-adorned staircase and footprint of Buddha. Continuing on to Lopburi, visit the renowned THREE SPIRES PAGODA and the SARN PRAKARN TEMPLE, home to many monkeys. Later drive to Phitsanuloke, one of Thailand's oldest cities, founded over 600 years ago. This evening, why not take an optional rickshaw ride to experience Phitsanuloke's colourful night market? (B,L)

  8. PHITSANULOKE - SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG RAI
    Journey to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th century former capital, and soak up the atmosphere of this moated, old town. Here you will visit SUKHOTHAI HISTORIC PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including WAT SI CHUM with its stunning seated Buddha. Later travel through rural countryside to Chiang Rai. (B,L)

  9. CHIANG RAI - GOLDEN TRIANGLE - CHIANG RAI
    Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong and visit a TEA PLANTATION. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town and on to the renowned GOLDEN TRIANGLE where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. After an enjoyable optional boat tour on the Mekong River, return to Chiang Rai. (B,L)

  10. CHIANG RAI - CHIANG MAI
    Today's journey takes you to Chiang Mai. Visit WAT RONG KHUN and the hot springs at MAE KA CHAN. Locals believe these springs relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat known as the `Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. In the evening, enjoy a traditional KANTOKE DINNER AND DANCE SHOW. (B,L,D)

  11. CHIANG MAI
    Visit a Meo hilltribe today to observe their simple way of life. The Meo tribe originated in South China and usually live on mountain peaks or plateaus above 915 metres (3,000 feet). This afternoon, visit SAN KAMPAENG to see local craftsmen make Thailand's traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture, before heading to the WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP, a stepped hilltop temple with spectacular views over Chiang Mai. (B,L)

  12. CHIANG MAI
    Today is free for you to enjoy Chiang Mai. Why not join our optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes? This evening, explore the city's bustling night markets and bazaars, where you will find food stalls selling local specialties. (B)

  13. CHIANG MAI
    Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Prev Year Available 2017 Tours Next Year
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
05 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2017 $1530 AUD $2130 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
19 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2017 $1530 AUD $2130 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
02 Nov 2017 14 Nov 2017 $1569 AUD $2193 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
16 Nov 2017 28 Nov 2017 $1569 AUD $2193 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
30 Nov 2017 12 Dec 2017 $1569 AUD $2193 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE BANGKOK 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $103 AUD $55 AUD
POST CHIANG MAI 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $91 AUD $46 AUD

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