Style: SMALL GROUP TOUR - Dedicated or local guides throughout the tour.
Groups Size: Small Group tours 6 to 12 people.
Departures: Available January 2023 - December 2023 - Please select your departure date on the registration page.
Dates are based on Day 1, arrival day in destination.
January 07 and 21, 2023
February 04 and 18, 2023
March 07 and 21, 2023
April 11 and 25, 2023
May 09 and 23, 2023
September 12 and 26, 2023
October 10 and 24, 2023
November 14 and 28, 2023
December 09 and 23, 2023
Themes: History & Culture, River Cruise
Activity Level: Moderate
What to Expect: This tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Expect early wake up times and very long days in order to fit in all included visits.
Thailand Tour - "Land of a million smiles"
Thailand (Thai: ประเทศไทย), known formerly as Siam and officially as the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located at the centre of the Indochinese Peninsula, spanning 513,120 square kilometres (198,120 sq mi), with a population of almost 70 million people. Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. It also shares maritime borders with Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand to the southeast, and Indonesia and India on the Andaman Sea to the southwest.
Day One: After clearing Customs and Immigration, and collecting your baggage, please look for our local representative holding a placard in your name to assist and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight: Rembrandt Hotel (Superior Room) Meals: None
Day Two: Early breakfast at the hotel. Bangkok Highlights: City/Temples & Klong Tour (incl. lunch). Visit two of the most important sights of Bangkok: the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a giant lying Buddha, covered in gold leaf. The Grand Palace is a must see for every visitor. Located close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew).
Lunch will be served in a Thai restaurant.
Travel on the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings) and on through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi. You will have the chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways, which gave the city the name âVenice of the Eastâ? You will also pay a visit to one of the most photographed sights in Bangkok, the Wat Arun. The majestic shrine has a pagoda of 76 m high. It is decorated with glazed ceramic pieces, that reflect the rising sun and gave the temple its name.
Duration: 5.5 - 7 hrs dep. on the hotel location and traffic situation. Pick up time from the hotel: 08:30 (if no other time announced by the guide)
Important: Please note that you are required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulder, bare knees or strapless-heel shoes). Shoes must be removed before entering all temple buildings.
Overnight: Rembrandt Hotel (Superior Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Three: Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from hotel in Bangkok and make your fascinating trip in Ayutthaya , the former capital of Thailand from 1350-1767. Once the centre of the Kingdom, today only the ruins of this magnificent city remain. Visit Wat Mongkol Borpith with the gigantic bronze statue and the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Srisanpetch which was the largest temple in Ayuthaya in its time. Next Wat Mahathat “the temple of the Great Relic” was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom.
Lunch at local Restaurant.
Then visit Ayuthaya floating market ; one of the largest tourist sites in and around Ayutthaya province. The objective of this market is to help preserve and promote Thai arts and culture. Check in at hotel and leisure. Overnight: Kantary Hotel (Studio Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Four: Early breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Lopburi discovery of the ancient city in the past It was one of the most important centers for the dissemination of Buddhism. Visit "monkey temple" and the Khmer temple of Prang Sam Yot. The tour continues through the province of Phitsanulok where we visit Wat Mahathat Phitsanuloke (so called Wat Phra Buddha Chinnaraj) – houses one of the most beautiful sitting Buddha statues in Thailand.
Lunch at local Restaurant.
Check in at hotel and leisure. Overnight: Pattara Resort & Spa Villa (Superior Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Five: Early breakfast at the hotel. Check out and visit Sukhothai Historical Park, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire beautiful standing Buddha statues as you explore the many ruined temples and monasteries. Continue our overland journey heading further north to Chiang Mai.
Lunch at a local restaurant and on the way stop also at Wat Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, one of the most interesting and important temples in Northern Thailand. Several large Bodhi trees are used as shrines around the compound. before arrive and check in at hotel in Chiang Maia Town. Overnight: The Empress Premier (Premier Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Six: Breakfast at the hotel. Today drive through different parts of the city, passing old City walls, gates and city moat and Tapae, Wat Phra Singh, housing a very sacred 1,500-year-old Buddha image; Wat Chedi Luang, where the Emerald Buddha was once enshrined; Wat Phra Singh, housing a very sacred 1,500 year old Buddha image. Drive to Wat Suak Dok. This temple, built in the 14th century a large number of all-white chedis hide behind the high walls, with the characteristic shape of a bell where the ashes of the royal family are kept.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon drive up to visit Doi Suthep , the most revered temple in the northern area. You will take the cable car to go up all the way. From the top you will get a magnificent view over the Chiang Mai. Return to hotel & leisure
This evening, you will embark on a guided culinary tour, where you will sample the delights of Chiang Mai cuisine, including various mouthwatering local snacks, and the delicious Kao Soi – a delicious coconut curry noodle dish that is unique to Chiang Mai. Overnight: The Empress Premier (Premier Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Breakfast at the hotel. Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle and a chance to visit the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet!
(About 3 hours driving from Chiang Mai). An early morning drive through beautiful scenery, with a stop at the Hot Springs at Mekajan. From a viewpoint set high on the hillside, there are magnificent views over the Mekong and Ruak Rivers, where the borders of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet. Lunch is served at a local restaurant, before starting the return journey. Visits are made at Akha and Yao hill tribe villages along the way.
Return to hotel & leisure Overnight: The Empress Premier (Premier Room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Eight: Breakfast at the hotel.
12:00 noon check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport to board your onward flight. Meals: Breakfast
End of our services
Your tour includes:
- All services as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Local English speaking tour guide services during sightseeing only
- Accommodation at the hotels mentioned above or similar to include currently applicable taxes
- Meals per itinerary
- Transfers and sightseeing by standard private, air-conditioned vehicles.
- Drinking water and cold towels during sightseeing.
- Airfare and taxes on international and domestic sectors
- Visa and visa fees
- Personal expenses like baggage porterage at airports/hotels, tips, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls, etc
- Any item not mentioned above
**Times may vary according to traffic and weather