Thailand

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 in Thailand 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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Tour TypeTrip NameNo. DaysBookingsPrice per person
Escorted TourRiver Kwaii Discovery3From $578.00
Independent TourBangkok Encounter 5From $589.00
Independent TourHistorical Lanna Kingdom 4 From $1,248.00
Escorted TourThailand Experience18From $2,692.00

River Kwai Discovery

This tour package explores 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. Your accommodation is at The Floathouse River Kwai, a unique floating resort on the historic River Kwai.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi

Pick up from your Bangkok hotel early morning and travel approximately 150kms by road to Kanchanaburi. On arrival visitthe Thailand–Burma Railway Centre an interactive museum, information and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand– Burma Railway. The fully air–conditioned centre offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. We then visit the Allied War Cemetery which is a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai, a part of Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs before boarding a long–tailed boat on River Kwai to the FloatHouse River Kwai. Check–in and have Lunch upon arrival. This afternoon cruise upstream and visit a nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village & Temple. This evening enjoy Dinner, followed by a 45-minute presentation of Mon Dance The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort.
Hotel: The FloatHouse River Kwai Resort, 2 Nights

Day 2: Kanchanaburi

After breakfast board a long-tailed boat and cruise upstream and visit the Saiyoke Yai Waterfall and National Park. After Lunch, visit the Lawa Cave and explore the fascinating stalactite. This evening enjoy Dinner at the at Resort.

Day 3: Kanchanaburi – Bangkok

After breakfast board a long-tailed boat and cruise downstream to Resotel Pier and continue by road to visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial. Followed by lunch at a local restaurant, join a historic ride on the Death Railway Train passing over original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied POWs. Travel by road back to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.

Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Seat in coach air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:2 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Bangkok Encounter

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. This energetic city continues to rapidly modernise without losing sight of it’s traditional culture.

Many travel to Bangkok for the shopping, world-class cuisine, and thriving travel scene. There’s more to this famous Asian city than can be seen in a short stopover. Bangkok’s origins are in the low-lying Chao Phraya Delta which gave rise to the distinctive klongs – this network of canals was the primary way to get around until the late 19th century and gave the steamy city its moniker: “Venice of the East”. Fight it out with the tuk-tuks in the street-level cacophony, or let the ultra-modern metro and elevated Skytrain whisk you around its many grand shopping malls. However you like to travel, Bangkok will keep you enthralled.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at the Bangkok International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel: Pathumwan Princess Hotel, 4 nights

Day 2: Bangkok

An interesting introduction to Bangkok which combines two of the city’s must-see attractions, both located within a tranquil walled compound, close to the Chao Phaya River. This royal oasis encloses Thailand’s most revered temple of Wat Phra Kaew, home to the unique, centuries-old, gold-clad Buddha figurine: “The Emerald Buddha” and the wonderfully impressive Royal Grand Palace, more stunning in real life than photography can convey. The whole area occupies almost one square mile, and would represent a lifetime of study for a serious historian. The 66-centimetre tall Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of jade, has a compelling history of its own, and is so sacred that only the Thai King may touch it. This happens three times a year during a devout ceremony when the statue is clothed in different gold and jewelled attire, according to the changing seasons. The spectacular Grand Palace dates back to 1782 and was home to Thai royalty until 1925. Today, it still houses some important royal offices, but mostly serves as a museum reflecting unique and glorious testament to the architectural genius and creativity of the Thai people. The entirety of its stunning beauty is difficult for the human eye to encompass, and the effect can be overwhelming.

Day 3: Bangkok

Today is free at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own.

Day 4: Bangkok

Day free at leisure. This evening transfer to the Loy Nava. Guests are welcomed aboard the Tahsaneeya Nava by one of our traditionally attired hostesses with a rose-water sprinkling ceremony and jasmine garland presentation. Scented cool towels are offered to our guests to refresh themselves. During our candle-lit romantic and sedate cruise along the Chao Phraya River, traditional kim music (Thai xylophone) is played gently in the background. Several non-intrusive short sets of Thai classical dancing are interspersed through the meal. Our boat is noted for its floral appearance, featuring fresh and cut flowers from all over Thailand. Safety on board is of major importance. Our safety equipment is inspected and maintained regularly, and a life jacket is provided under every seat. Traditional Local Cuisine. Enjoy the subtle spices of our superlative range of traditional Thai dishes, using only the freshest top-quality products, on any of our 6-course Thai Traditional, Thai Seafood or Thai Vegetarian set menus. Each menu is carefully designed to satisfy all palates, drawing upon dishes from each of Thailand’s distinct gastronomic regions – the North, the Northeast (Isaan), the South and the Central Plains.

Day 5: Depart Bangkok

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to Bangkok International Airport.

Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:4 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

Historical Lanna Kingdom

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. Drive along beautiful mountain roads with lush green vistas, ride a horse drawn carriage in the ancient city of Lampang, once the capital of the Thai Lanna Kingdoms.

See old ‘Teak House Mansions’ dotted all around the city of Phrae featuring traditional Thai architecture. Visit the unseen province of Nan, quiet and peaceful but also steeped in history due to its close proximity to its more famous neighbour, Sukhothai. With its rich history, natural beauty and heritage it is definitely worth a visit as you step back to a time to when things were not as rushed and as hectic as today.

Itinerary  
Day 1: Chiang Mai – Lampang – Phrae

This morning depart from Chiang Mai to Phrae. Stop in the town of Lampang and visit the unseen ancient city by horse drawn carriage to discover Buddhist Temples and the town’s Rooster Statue which you will pass along the way. The horse & carriage is a traditional mode of transportation in Lampang and it is a wonderful way to get around to see the town. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Afterwards we continue our journey to the attractive town of Phrae, here we discover traditional Thai architecture in the form of charming teak houses and eclectic shimmering temples which date back to 19th century. Visit Wat Phra Non with its revered reclining Buddha and Vongburi House, an attractive teak house museum located in the heart of the old town. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Hotel: Huern Na Na Hotel

Day 2: Phrae – Nan

Start your day in Phrae and visit Wat Phra That Cho Hae, a royal temple built during the Sukhothai period in the reign of King Maha Dhamaracha (Lithai). Regarded as one of the most sacred and ancient temples in Phrae, it is renowned locally for people who are born in the year of the Tiger. It’s good luck to pray at this temple for good fortune. Heading north we continue onto Phae Muang Phi Forest Park known locally as the “City of Ghosts”. The rocks in the park over the years have formed into spectacular natural rock formations. Afterwards we continue our journey towards Nan, upon arrival we make a stop at the Malbri village “Baan Boonyuen” in Rong Kwang district to see the Malbri tribe people. These nomadic tribal people live in the jungle which covers a large part of Nan and neighbouring Phrae Province. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Early afternoon we will arrive into Nan to explore and stroll around its city centre. Visit Phumin Temple and Nan National Museum, view the murals in Wat Phumin, which were renowned throughout the country. In the evening, enjoy the stunning panoramic views out over Nan. On the hill top at Wat Phra That Khao Noi see the towering Buddha statue which overlooks the downtown and the surrounding areas. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Hotel: Nan Boutique Hotel

Day 3: Nan – Bo Kluea

After breakfast, we depart to explore Bo Klua known as Ban Bo Luang. Here we can observe traditions from the past which are still employed today. The people of Ban Bo Luang produce use salt from the brine which they collect from two mountain wells located 1,900 meters above sea level. Afterwards we drive directly to your hotel in Bo Klua, where lunch will be served. The afternoon is at leisure for you to explore the town at your own pace. Dinner will be served at the hotel.
Hotel: Boklua View Resort

Day 4: Nan – Nong Bua – Phayao – Chiang Rai

After breakfast visit the village of Nong Bua to see the beautiful temple of Nong Bua, with its stunning Thai Lue murals. Visit the local cooperative silk and cotton weaving sheds run by the local women’s group to see crafts being handmade in traditional methods. Afterwards we hit the road for Chiang Rai which is approximately a 4-5 hours journey with stops along the way. We will stop at the magnificent lake in Phayao for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch why not take a short stroll around the lakes, promenade to take in the view of the lake and surrounding areas. In the afternoon, we visit Oub Kham home collection – a museum to see a collection of objects from areas once belonging to the Lanna Kingdom. Transfer to your hotel in Chiang Rai or fly to your next destination.

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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