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Enjoy your most memorable vacation in Thailand´s stunning cities  - Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayutthaya, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai. Discover the ancient temples, spectacular palaces, exotic wildlife, and beaches of this mystical land.  Embark on a cultural journey through this exotic land on our Thailand Treasures tour.  

 

Thailand Treasures 12 Days 10 Nights

Explore old and new Thailand on this memorable 10-night tour, taking in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and more. Be swept up in the bustle and glitz of thrilling Bangkok, experiencing highlights such as the Grand Palace, Buddhist temples, and colorful flower and floating markets. Discover the famous Bridge of the River Kwai and ruins of UNESCO-protected Ayutthaya, and then finish in laid-back Chiang Mai, where mystical hill temples and the chance to visit the Golden Triangle, the meeting place of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, await. 

Visit :   Bangkok,  River Kwai,  Ayutthaya,  Pattaya,  Chiang Mai
Departure Date:
06/21 , 07/05 , 07/19 , 08/23 , 08/30 , 09/13 , 09/27 , 10/18 , 10/25 , 11/01 , 11/15 , 11/29 , 12/02 , 12/09
 
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Tour Code : ATX
from $1599

Day 1  USA - Bangkok, Thailand

Our Asia vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok. Enjoy inflight meals, beverages, and entertainment. *Thailand entry visa and China entry visa are not required for USA passport holders. If you choose to extend your stay in Beijing, then you will need to obtain China visa. For passports other than US passport, please get the entry visa on your own. Please visit: http://www.affordableasia.com/infocenter/passport-visa for more information.

Day 2  Arrive Bangkok Accommodation: Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Touch down in Beijing and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.  Guests flying with Cathay Pacific, will board a connecting flight in Hong Kong.  Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax. *Airport transfers not included for land only travelers*

Touch down in Beijing and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.  Guests flying with Eva Air will catch a connecting flight in Taipei, while guests traveling by Cathay Pacific, will board a connecting flight in Hong Kong.  Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax. *Airport transfers not included for land only travelers*

Optional Tour : Upgrade to Deluxe Suite With One King size bed (Bangkok 3 nights)  ( $139 )

Day 3  Bangkok (ABF,L) Accommodation: Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Bangkok is a city of gleaming modernity firmly rooted in ancient Buddhist tradition and beliefs. Depart on a half-day tour after breakfast to witness some of Bangkok’s most interesting sights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha, and peek inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), known for its monumental horizontal Buddha. Stroll through the Paklong Talat flower market, a whirlwind of stalls selling masses of perfumed orchids, marigolds and roses.  After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

Optional Tour : The Landmark of Bangkok Tour with Boat Ride (June - Dec 2017)  ( $45 )

Day 4  Bangkok (ABF,L) Accommodation: Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning back to the hotel.  Spend the evening as you wish or join our optional tour to Asiatique Riverfront Night Market and enjoy a classic Thai dinner and dance show.

Optional Tour : Asiatique Riverfront Night Market + Thai Dinner & Dance Show  ( $40 )

Day 5  Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai (ABF) Accommodation: Felix River Kwai Resort

After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the 'Death Railway' of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.  Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional tour to the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants.  Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp.

 

Optional Tour : Elephant World Sanctuary with Lunch  ( $75 )

Day 6  River Kwai - Ayutthaya (ABF) Accommodation: Krungsri River Hotel

After breakfast, journey to Ayutthaya, home to the UNESCO-listed ruins of the medieval capital of Siam. Founded in 1350, this royal city was a major power for over 400 years, until Burmese forces destroyed it in the 1700s. Stroll around the remains of this once-thriving city, seeing the restored chedi of the crumbled Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the blackened remnants of monasteries, the carved Buddha face entangled in tree roots, and the working Wat Yai Chaimongkol temple. Your tour also includes time at the Bang Pa In palace, a beautiful lakeside retreat of Thailand’s kings during the 19th century. Tonight, make the most of Ayutthaya’s setting by joining us for an optional dinner cruise on a traditional wooden rice barge.

Optional Tour : Ayutthaya Dinner Cruise (Min.8 participants)  ( $40 )

Day 7  Ayutthaya - Pattaya (ABF,L) Accommodation: Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa

Relax over breakfast before a scenic drive to Pattaya, a popular vacation spot on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand whose beaches and entertainments draw thousands of visitors annually. On arrival, experience the virtual ‘Theme Park - Dark Ride’ at a gems gallery, learning about Thailand’s most prized gemstones. Then, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you please, perhaps relaxing on the sands or by the pool. Later, you may wish to take our optional Pattaya by Night tour, savoring a sumptuous seafood dinner and cabaret show.

Optional Tour : Pattaya by Night/ Cabaret Show/ Seafood dinner  ( $50 )

Day 8  Pattaya - Bangkok - Chiang Mai (ABF) Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

After breakfast, transfer to Bangkok airport and fly to Chiang Mai, nicknamed the ‘Rose of the North,’ for its beautiful temples, rich Lanna heritage, and setting among rainforest-clad hills. On arrival, get to know this delightful city on a tour, visiting the Wat Chedi Luang temple, a stunning example of a Lanna-era shrine. Enjoy a panoramic drive around the old city, seeing its moat and remains of the city gates. Next, turn the spotlight on the region’s famous craft heritage. See local artisans at work and browse for souvenirs at the Thai Handicraft Village, visit San Kamphaeng’s silk and cotton workshops, and explore Bo Sang, where craftspeople make ornate Sa Paper umbrellas and paper goods.  Enjoy the evening free or choose to sample the distinctive cuisine and culture of northern Thailand on our optional Lanna Kantoke dinner show excursion. 

Optional Tour : Lanna Kantoke Dinner show  ( $35 )

Day 9  Chiang Mai (ABF) Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Spend today relaxing or exploring Chiang Mai on your own, or if you’re passionate about Thai food, join our optional Spirit of Chiang Mai and Thai Cooking Class experience. With guidance from a local cook, discover the fresh ingredients and spices that are staples of Chiang Mai’s cuisine, and cook and taste your own classic recipe.  Afterward, continue to Doi Suthep Temple, a revered 14th-century temple that houses a holy relic of the Lord Buddha in its golden roof. Climb the steps to explore this spectacular hillside temple and drink in the sweeping views over the city and surrounding countryside.

 

Optional Tour : Spirit of Chiang Mai Tour and Thai Cooking Class (Minimum 4 participants)  ( $75 )

Day 10  Chiang Mai (ABF) Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Today, ease back at your hotel or experience more of northern Thailand on our optional day trio to Chiang Rai, The Golden Triangle and Don Sao Island in Laos. Discover the beautiful  Maekhajan hot springs and temples of Wat Rong Khun and Wat Chedi Luang before heading into the Golden Triangle, once the hub of the opium trade, and where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. After an authentic Thai lunch at a local restaurant, ride a boat along the Mekong River to Don Sao, an island located inside the borders of Laos where you’ll find markets and an opium museum. Visit the museum and a market at Mae Sai before heading back to Chiang Mai. 

Optional Tour : Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle and Don Sao Island of Laos (Min.4 participants)  ( $80 )

Day 11  Chiang Mai (ABF) Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Wake to a full day at leisure today. Perhaps lounge by the hotel pool, enjoy your own independent sightseeing trip, browse for souvenirs at Chiang Mai’s markets, or sample some of the street food and restaurants— the choice is yours.

Day 12  Chiang Mai - USA (ABF)

Start with a tasty breakfast at your hotel, and after checking out, enjoy a convenient morning transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport. Then, board your return flight to the USA, bidding farewell to Thailand and concluding your discovery of this exotic country.

     ABF-American Breakfast        B-Breakfast        L-Lunch        D-Dinner
*We reserve the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary,withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the tour's operation.
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