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Northern Thailand and Koh Samui - New
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This 10 night sample itinerary includes:
  MONDAY DEPARTURE ONLY (FRIDAY DEPARTURE FROM NOVEMBER)
  Flight in to Bangkok and out of Koh Samui
  3 nights in Bangkok
  Seat in coach Bangkok to Phitsanulok (via Ayutthaya)
  1 night in Phitsanulok
  Seat in Coach Phitsanulok to Lampang (via Sukhothai)
  1 night in Lampang
  Seat in Coach Lampang to Chiang Rai (via Phayao)
  1 night in Chiang Rai
  Seat in Coach Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
  2 nights in Chiang Mai
  Domestic flight Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
  2 nights in Koh Samui
  Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  Hotel taxes
  Package valid for minimum 2 passengers and maximum 3
  Friday Departures
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From Los Angeles Intl, CA for 10 nights
$1,964 * incl.tax
Related Cities:
Ayutthaya (9)  Bangkok (119)  Chiang Mai (37)  Chiang Rai (13)  Lampang (7)  Phitsanulok (7)  Sukhothai (6)  Thailand (118)  

Bangkok-Phitsanulok-Lampang-Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai-Koh Samui

Discover Thailand's northern culture and treasures. Your journey begins in Bangkok, a modern international city with many colorful attractions of its own. Continue to the north and experience architectural treasures in Sukhothai, ancient temples in Phitsanulok, a magical elephant ride in Chiang Mai and have the opportunity to visit hill tribe villages, meet local people and see their way of life. Then, escape to the idyllic tropical island paradise of Koh Samui, the Pearl of Thailand, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the ultimate dream getaway with white sandy beaches and lush green forests.

Trip Summary
3 nights in Bangkok

Considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the city boasts some of the country`s most visited historical venues such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; combined with a wide variety of magnificent temples, bustling markets and unbelievably immense shopping malls.

Cosmopolitan and modern city, full of contrasts and recognized as one of the friendliest cities on the world for the hospitality, grace and nature of its people, Bangkok is a cultural treasure and a truly remarkable city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), The Grand Palace, Floating Market, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Jim Thompson House, The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Khao San Road, Chao Phraya River.

6 Days Experience Thailand (2014-15) - SIC
departing from Bangkok

Considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the city boasts some of the country`s most visited historical venues such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; combined with a wide variety of magnificent temples, bustling markets and unbelievably immense shopping malls.

Cosmopolitan and modern city, full of contrasts and recognized as one of the friendliest cities on the world for the hospitality, grace and nature of its people, Bangkok is a cultural treasure and a truly remarkable city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), The Grand Palace, Floating Market, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Jim Thompson House, The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Khao San Road, Chao Phraya River.

2 nights in Koh Samui

Koh Samui Island is considered to be the second most beautiful tourism spot in Thailand. It has lovely clean beaches with magical blue-green colored water and an idyllic atmosphere. The main landmark is Big Buddha - a 12m high statue of the Buddha, which lies at the top of ceremonial dragon-steps at the Wat Phra Yai. It also has a number of other impressive temples, including Wat Khunaram, where the mummified body of Loung Pordaeng, a monk who died in a meditating position is on display. The mountain jungle in the interior of the island is home to a number of impressive gardens built by legendary Samuian farmer Nim Thongsuk, the impressive waterfalls at Na Muang, real working rubber plantations and the most amazing views over the Ang Thong archipelago. You can also take a day trip out to the beautiful Ang Thong National Marine Park.

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Bangkok
Day 1
Arrive to Bangkok
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Bangkok
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
6 Days Experience Thailand (2014-15) - SIC
Day 4 to Day 9

Day 1: Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Phitsanulok (B-L)

Palaces, ancient ruins, temples and monkeys are on the menu as this epic six-day tour from the capital to northern Thailand kicks off in style. After pick-up from your hotel, head to Bang Pa-Into visit the sumptuous Summer Palace of Rama V. Continue to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate the ancient temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Chai Natthen continue to Phitsanulok for a brief orientation tour of the city before checking in at the hotel. Overnight in Phitsanulok. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Amarin Lagoon or similar

Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang (B-L)

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathatto join the locals in their morning prayers and offerings in this historic temple, which houses one of the most revered Buddha statues in Thailand. Depart for Sukhothai to explore this ancient city packed with historical landmarks, the most impressive being the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the ruined temples and palaces as well as the Buddha statues of all sizes. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. A short drive away is Si Satchanalai, which boasts the evocative ruins of half a dozen temples, including Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat which is reached by crossing a wooden suspension bridge as well as countless statues of Buddha and elephants. This usually quiet location offers a special spiritual interlude to the tour before arriving in Lampang for the evening. Overnight in Lampang. Breakfast and lunch included.


Overnight at the :
Lampang River Lodge or similar

Day 3: Lampang - Phayao - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai (B-L)

Explore the wonderful Wat Phra That Lampang Luang temple, just a brief drive from Lampang, and marvel at the elaborate detail of the decorations and beautiful Buddha statues. Continue your journey north, stopping briefly at Phayao Lake for a coffee break, before heading to a pineapple plantation for a tour. On the southern outskirts of Chiang Rai, visit the magnificent Wat Rong Khun, a dazzling temple built in the 1990s. Its ornate all-white exterior, with embedded pieces of mirror, gives it a resplendent appearance, which makes it one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Continue to Chaing Rai for lunch. Afterwards, head to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. This natural wilderness gained an unwanted notoriety in the Sixties because of the abundant opium cultivation in the area. Visit the 212 House of Opium and stroll around its rare collection of opium paraphernalia such as weights, scales and pipes. Learn the history of this drug and about the devastating effect its trade had on local communities. Overnight in Chiang Rai. Breakfast and lunch included.


Overnight at the : Dusit Island Resort or similar

 

 

 

Day 4: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B-L)

Enjoy a lively start to the day?s activities at the fragrant and vibrant Chiang Rai morning market and then a brief stop at Wat Phra Kaew. The journey out of town is on along tail boat with a scenic Mae Kok River cruise of about three and a half hours to Pha Tai, where there?s a visit to hill tribe village. Continue by road to Tha Tonand enjoy a tasty lunch before heading to the ancient city of Chiang Mai. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309 step naga stair case. Alternatively, a cable car (included) takes you to the temple. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Dusit D2 Hotel Chiang Mai or similar

Day 5: Chiang Mai (B-L)

After all that culture and history, it is time for a day of wildlife and nature in the jungles near Chiang Mai. Get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at an elephant camp, where you will witness these gentle giants show off their skills and maybe even trek the rainforest on the back of one (optional). After the wild, enjoy the mild with a visit to a beautiful orchid farm and a pause for a tasty lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of the day is to the Color Factory, where can a selection of full size Elephant Parade statues from cities around the world and choose your favorite from a collection of replicas. You can also learn about Asian elephants and the work the Asian Elephant Foundation is doing to save these magnificent but endangered animals. Visit also the Lanna handicraft center on San Kamphaeng Road. Learn how they make Chiang Mai?s most famous products such as colorful parasols, silk, silverware and teak wood carvings. An optional khantoke dinner is available in the evening. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Dusit D2 Hotel Chiang Mai or similar

 

 

 

Day 6: Chiang Mai (B-L)

Relax over breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy the freedom of Chiang Mai. Explore the city at your own pace and leisure and catch the sights and attractions of this city teeming with green spaces and popularly known as the ?Rose of the North?. The day is yours to do as you wish. Departure transfer to Chiang Mai Airport included (if required).Breakfast included

INCLUDED

· Seat in coach - Mondays and Thursdays operated with English/Italian/French/German or Spanish speaking guide (see below schedule of Seat in Coach).
· Accommodation: Five nights in air-conditioned room with bath/shower on a half-board basis
· Accommodation in air-conditioned room with bath/shower, in sharing twin or triple as mention on itinerary or similar category.
· Meals included as detailed: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)

EXCLUDED

· Expenditures of personal nature and gratuity for guide and driver
· Optional tours
· Compulsory Christmas/New Year/Peak Season supplements as separately stated
· International flights from/to Bangkok
· Domestic and/or international airline tickets and airport taxes
· Supplement charge for pick up from outer Bangkok hotels 490 Baht per person per way applied both SIC and Private.

SPECIAL NOTES:

· Groups vary in size but are typically made up of about 6-10 passengers.
· Rates for triple rooms are equal as those mentioned for the sharing twin/double room.
· Hotel s early check in (before noon), late check-out (after noon), connecting rooms and adjoining rooms are not guaranteed.
· Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for Seat-in-coach Itineraries. There will be a separate guide for each languages.
· No refund for unused services, splitting of package is not allowed.
· Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.
· Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.
· Outer Bangkok hotels e.g. Don Muang, Bang Na, Nonthaburi, Suvarnabhumi area and etc.

Day 4
Arrive to Bangkok
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 6
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Bangkok    291 hotels offered
Optional   186 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Bangkok
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Koh Samui
Day 9
Arrive to Koh Samui
Overnight in Koh Samui    107 hotels offered
Optional   30 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Koh Samui    107 hotels offered
Optional   30 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Koh Samui

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Thailand is one of the most visited countries in Asia because of its rich diversity of cultures and traditions. With its history, lively arts, beautiful beaches, friendly people and one of the best cuisines in the world, the Kingdom is a never-ending source of fascination for international visitors. The Northeast area hosts some lovely forested mountains and national parks. The major highlight is probably the famous Khao Yai national park, but other interesting places in this area are Nong khai and Surin. In the south the traveler can relax at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, for example, Koh Tao, Krabi, Koh Samui or Phuket or Trang.
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Bangkok

Considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the city boasts some of the country`s most visited historical venues such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; combined with a wide variety of magnificent temples, bustling markets and unbelievably immense shopping malls.

Cosmopolitan and modern city, full of contrasts and recognized as one of the friendliest cities on the world for the hospitality, grace and nature of its people, Bangkok is a cultural treasure and a truly remarkable city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), The Grand Palace, Floating Market, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Jim Thompson House, The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Khao San Road, Chao Phraya River.

Bangkok

Considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, the city boasts some of the country`s most visited historical venues such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; combined with a wide variety of magnificent temples, bustling markets and unbelievably immense shopping malls.

Cosmopolitan and modern city, full of contrasts and recognized as one of the friendliest cities on the world for the hospitality, grace and nature of its people, Bangkok is a cultural treasure and a truly remarkable city.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See's:
Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), The Grand Palace, Floating Market, Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit), Jim Thompson House, The Golden Mount (Wat Saket), Khao San Road, Chao Phraya River.

Koh Samui
Koh Samui Island is considered to be the second most beautiful tourism spot in Thailand. It has lovely clean beaches with magical blue-green colored water and an idyllic atmosphere. The main landmark is Big Buddha - a 12m high statue of the Buddha, which lies at the top of ceremonial dragon-steps at the Wat Phra Yai. It also has a number of other impressive temples, including Wat Khunaram, where the mummified body of Loung Pordaeng, a monk who died in a meditating position is on display. The mountain jungle in the interior of the island is home to a number of impressive gardens built by legendary Samuian farmer Nim Thongsuk, the impressive waterfalls at Na Muang, real working rubber plantations and the most amazing views over the Ang Thong archipelago. You can also take a day trip out to the beautiful Ang Thong National Marine Park.
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