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Treasures of Thailand
Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Asia 2020

A journey from the colourful streets of Bangkok to the sacred spaces of Chiang Mai. You'll visit the terracotta-coloured ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and enjoy a northern Thai-style lunch with a family in their wooden stilt house.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR of Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • VISIT the Grand Palace, the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park
  • SEE the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi
Dining Highlights
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights
Details
Tour OperatorTrafalgar Tours
OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2020
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
Itinerary
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BangkokARRIVE BANGKOK (3 NIGHTS): Say sawadee ka to the land of smiles, starting your Thai adventure in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel where this evening, we meet our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetisers.
Shangri-La
Day 2BangkokBANGKOK SIGHTSEEING: Rise early and join the locals for a graceful T'ai Chi practice in Lumpini Park to kick-start your day. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start before joining your fellow travellers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok's Grand Palace, where you'll visit the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. See the largest-reclining Buddha in Thailand in Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho, and enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the temple's massage centre. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.
Day 3BangkokBANGKOK: Immerse your senses in the five flavours of Thai as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a traditional cooking class in a colonial-style house. Visit a local market nearby to source the freshest ingredients that reveal the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot flavours of Thai cuisine. Sample the results later, then spend the afternoon exploring the City of Angels on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Jim Thompson's House, home to an impressive collection of Asian art.
Day 4KanchanaburiBANGKOK - DAMNOEN SADUAK - KANCHANABURI (2 NIGHTS): A riot of colours greets us this morning as we embark on a visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Connect with the friendly merchants who paddle along the congested canals in their sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. En route, we'll 'Dive Into Culture', stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where we'll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar. After lunch in a local restaurant, we'll visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, revealing insights into the history of the infamous railway line built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese army. Our final stop today sees us pay tribute to the thousands of allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery.
Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa
Day 5KanchanaburiKANCHANABURI SIGHTSEEING: This morning, we visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway", so named for the tortuous conditions that prisoners of war endured during WWII to build it. After lunch, we embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the winding waters of the Kwai River. We'll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6SukhothaiKANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA - SUKHOTHAI (2 NIGHTS): After breakfast, we travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, we'll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th century Burmese invasion. We'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital.
Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa
Day 7SukhothaiSUKHOTHAI SIGHTSEEING: Gain insights into a powerful kingdom that enjoyed its golden age during the 13th and 14th centuries and shaped modern Thailand as we know it today. Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park which reveals thousands of years of history and a 15-metre seated Buddha secreted within its walls. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm.
Day 8Chiang MaiSUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (3 NIGHTS): Our day begins with a visit to the village of Natonchan, where we 'Make A Difference' with our visit by supporting the community's eco-tourism project. We'll interact with the locals and meet one of the villagers to learn about 'gymnastic doll' making and the villagers' traditional cotton clothes which are soaked in mud to protect them from fading. We continue north, enjoying lunch en route and make a brief visit to the 'Friends of the Asian Elephant' Hospital, a foundation that cares for wounded elephants. Arriving in Chiang Mai, we enjoy an evening walk with our Travel Director and visit the colourful Sunday market. Our hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai.
The Rim Resort
Day 9Chiang MaiCHIANG MAI SIGHTSEEING: Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colourful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai's Sankamphaeng district and meet the children and teachers at a local school to which Trafalgar will donate much-needed supplies. We continue to a small village nearby where we'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai-style 'Be My Guest' lunch. Next is a visit to Wat Suan Dok where we'll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple's magnificent golden chedi.
Day 10Chiang MaiCHIANG MAI: Your morning is free to spend as you please or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Ban Tong Luang Hilltribe Village. Later, we visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. As the sun sets over this mystical temple, listen quietly to the tranquil sounds of the monks chanting. This evening, we join fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river.
Day 11Chiang MaiDEPART CHIANG MAI: Our exhilarating encounter with old Siam and new Thailand at its end, we take a transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight.
Dates/Pricing
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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
July 12, 2020$3,395.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
August 09, 2020$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 13, 2020$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 27, 2020$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 11, 2020$3,395.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
November 15, 2020$3,495.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
December 20, 2020$3,525.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
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