Thailand

Thailand is well known for its delicious Thai cuisine, Thailand has a variety of experiences to please every visitor. Whether you like to relax by a beach, take in historic sites, lose yourself in vast metropolises or encounter tribes and religions you haven’t experienced before; there is something for you.

Thailand is an easy and remarkable country to travel in; efficient transport, cheap accommodation and delicious national cuisine. The Thais are also renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, ensuring your visit to Thailand will be a “holiday to remember”.

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Explore the culture and history surrounding the area that is the River Kwai. You will visit some of the area’s most historically significant sites and enjoy some cultural performances and experiences.

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Your own private tour focusing on Thai Temples and spiritual Thailand. Staring in Chiang Mai follow the legend of the Lanna Kingdoms driving through historic towns and cities of Northern Thailand.

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Frenetic Bangkok will arouse your senses like no other place in the world. Its is a fascinating blend of east meets west where ancient and modern sit side by side.

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Surrounded by mystical mountains and valleys, Chiang Mai’s cultural heritage gives it a unique personality. Silk, exquisitely crafted silver and wood items,

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Krabi is renowned for its stunning natural beauty. Picturesque white sandy beaches, tropical forests, natural hot springs and soaring limestone cliffs are just some of the superb natural attractions you can expect to find.

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Known as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket boasts white sandy beaches, fun adventures in tropical inland forests and quality snorkelling.

Thailand Experience

Immerse yourself in exquisite, bustling Bangkok, with its magnificent palaces and temples. Wonder at the River Kwai or enjoy the natural and ancient marvels of the Golden Triangle on this unforgettable holiday. Finish your tour relaxing on the Patong Beach in Phuket.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive 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.
Hotel: Narai Hotel, 4 nights

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 4: Bangkok

Explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great shopping, lively markets and some delicious Thai cuisine.

Day 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.
Hotel: River Kwai Village Hotel

Day 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.
Hotel: Kantary Hotel

Day 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?
Hotel: Amarin Lagoon Hotel

Day 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.
Hotel: Wiang Inn, 2 nights

Day 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.

Day 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.
Hotel: Empress Hotel, 3 nights

Day 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.

Day 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.

Day 13: Chiang Mai - Phuket

Today we transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, 5 nights

Day 14 - 17: Phuket

Enjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. Visit some fabulous beaches, treat yourself to a famous Thai massage or try your hand at creating a yummy Thai dish during one of the many cooking classes available.

Day 18: Depart Phuket

Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 17 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned Coach
Accommodation:17 nights
Guide: Services of a professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary