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Thailand Journey

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Round-trip Bangkok
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Discover the highlights of northern Thailand on this eight-day journey packed with unforgettable experiences. Explore the monumental temples of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge. Discuss Buddhism with a monk, spend time in a rural village, and delve into Thai cuisine during a private cooking class with a chef.

Trip Highlights

    • Listen to monks chant and then receive a blessing at one of Thailand’s most revered temples.
    • Swim in turquoise pools below a seven-tiered waterfall in Erawan National Park and go on a jungle hike to spot monkeys.
    • Visit a village home outside Chiang Mai and sit down to a traditional Khantoke dinner.
    • Visit Wat Pho, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Bangkok

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Day 2 — Kanchanaburi

Travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the infamous bridge that inspired the 1950s novel The Bridge Over the River Kwai, which was later made into a film. Take a train journey over the bridge, which serves as a poignant reminder of the thousands of World War II POWs who died during its construction and of the so-called “Death Railway” from Thailand to Burma. (1B)

Day 3 — Kanchanaburi/Ayutthaya

Explore Erawan National Park and visit one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls, with seven tiers of cascades. Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and go for a jungle hike to spot monkeys. Next, visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre war museum and cemetery to learn more about Kanchanaburi’s role in a dark chapter of World War II history. This afternoon, travel to the exquisite city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and enjoy dinner on a converted 1930s rice barge. (1B, 1D)

Day 4 — Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai

Explore the former royal capital of Ayutthaya. Marvel at the ruins of spectacular temples, stupas, and statues of the Buddha. Later, return to Bangkok and catch a flight to Chiang Mai. (1B)

Days 5 & 6 — Chiang Mai

Take a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, including a visit to a local market with the chef. Then sit down and enjoy the delicious meal you’ve helped prepare. Visit the historic Wat Chedi Luang temple and meet one of its young monks to discuss Buddhism and daily life. Later, listen to monks chant at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most stunning golden temples in Thailand. The next day, take advantage of free time to explore on your own before traveling to a local village to have an authentic Khantoke dinner in a family home. (2B, 1L, 1D)

Day 7 — Bangkok

Fly to Bangkok, and set off on a long-tail boat ride through the city’s canals. Glide along the waterways to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and view the densely populated waterfront settlements up close. Then visit Wat Pho, the famed Temple of the Reclining Buddha. (1B)

Day 8 — Bangkok

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

2017
  • Apr 30 - May 07, 2017
  • May 28 - Jun 04, 2017
  • Jun 11 - 18, 2017
  • Jul 02 - 09, 2017
  • Jul 16 - 23, 2017
  • Jul 30 - Aug 06, 2017
  • Aug 13 - 20, 2017
  • Aug 27 - Sep 03, 2017
  • Sep 10 - 17, 2017
  • Oct 01 - 08, 2017
  • Oct 29 - Nov 05, 2017
  • Nov 12 - 19, 2017
  • Dec 03 - 10, 2017
  • Dec 17 - 24, 2017
  • Dec 24 - 31, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
2018
  • Jan 14 - 21, 2018
  • Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2018
  • Feb 11 - 18, 2018
  • Feb 25 - Mar 04, 2018
  • Mar 11 - 18, 2018
  • Apr 01 - 08, 2018
  • Apr 15 - 22, 2018
  • Apr 29 - May 06, 2018
  • May 13 - 20, 2018
  • May 27 - Jun 03, 2018
  • Jun 10 - 17, 2018
  • Jul 01 - 08, 2018
  • Jul 15 - 22, 2018
  • Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2018
  • Aug 12 - 19, 2018
  • Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2018
  • Sep 09 - 16, 2018
  • Sep 30 - Oct 07, 2018
  • Oct 28 - Nov 04, 2018
  • Nov 11 - 18, 2018
  • Dec 02 - 09, 2018
  • Dec 16 - 23, 2018
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,399

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $729

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels (7 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. Allow an additional $100–130 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private bus/minivan, tuk-tuk, train, boat, plane

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.