Tantalizing Thailand 12 Days 10 Nights(2013)[RAM]Tour Code:RAM

Visiting:Bangkok(2 nts) - Ayutthaya - Bangkok(1 nt) - Hua Hin(2 nts) - Bangkok - Chiang Rai(1 nt) - Chiang Mai(3 nts) - Bangkok(1 nt) 

Travel to The Land of Smiles and sample the sights and sounds of the famous floating market in the khlongs (canals) near Bangkok, trek through the jungles of Chiang Mai high atop an elephant, relax on the pristine beaches in Huahin, and get a thrill visiting the legendary Golden Triangle. This absolutely colorful and amazing 12 day adventure to Thailand will keep you captivated at every turn.


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Day 1   |  USA - Bangkok, Thailand 

Get onboard the international carrier for a flight to exotic Thailand. Fly over the Pacific Ocean and cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   |  Arrive in Bangkok  (DH)

Arrive in Thailand’s capital city Bangkok and check in to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free at own leisure and relaxation. Enjoy dinner at hotel this evening.

Day 3   |  Bangkok  (AB, L)

Thailand’s capital since the 18th century, Bangkok is a city of gleaming modernity firmly rooted in ancient Buddhist traditions and beliefs. Today we explore Bangkok’s rich heritage with a trip to the monumental Grand Palace, the former royal residence and the city’s number-one destination. Walk through the Coronation Hall and reach the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Visually and architecturally impressive, the temple complex is the spiritual heart of Thai Buddhism and the Monarchy. Continue to visit the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, and end our day with a stop at a local Gems Gallery.

Day 4   |  Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok  (AB, L)

Enjoy the full-day excursion to the ancient city and world heritage of Ayutthaya. We first arrive in Bang Pa In, visit the exquisite Summer Palace of King Rama V with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architectures. Continue drive to Ayutthaya. Once known as the “Pearl of the East,” Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand from A.D. 1350 until its destruction four centuries later by Burmese invaders. We wander through the lingering ruins of monasteries and temples, which offer a glimpse into the past splendor of the dynasties. Next we transfer to the pier for the Grand Pearl Cruise and enjoy the fascinating scenery along the Chaophaya River, the River of the King.

Day 5   |  Bangkok - Damnoen Saduak - Huahin  (AB, L, DH)

Experience the local culture of this “City of Angels” with a trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Board a long-tail boat and glide through the labyrinth of canals or khlongs, past boats piled high with fresh produce and snacks. After lunch we head to Huahin. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore surroundings on our own. Dinner is served at hotel.

Day 6   |  Huahin  (AB, L)

Today’s tour features visits to Huahin Train Station and the Palace of Love & Hope (Marukhathaiyawan Palace), built in 1923 with golden teak wood and used as a summer palace for King Rama VI of Thailand. The floor of the entire building was made of the precious red teak wood. Visitors are required to go barefoot through the entire building. In the afternoon we return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure.

Day 7   |  Huahin - Bangkok - Chiang Rai  (AB, DH)

Spend the morning free at leisure until we transfer to Bangkok to board a flight for Chiang Rai, the “gateway to the Golden Triangle.” Upon arrival we transfer to the hotel to relax. This evening we have dinner at hotel followed by a visit to the colorful Chiang Rai Night Market, where we can enjoy the local culture and browse the food stalls.

Day 8   |  Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Mai Sai Border Town - Chiang Mai  (B, L, D)

This morning we drive to the old capital of the Lanna Kingdom – Chiang Saen, visit to the Golden Triangle. You may take an optional boat trip along Mae Khong River to see the scenery of Golden Triangle on the river bank of Myanmar . After lunch we head to Mai Sai, the northernmost point in Thailand and one of the official land crossings between Thailand and Myanmar. Continue to drive to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North,” a 700-year old city which boasts an eclectic fusion of historic and unique cultures. After dinner we head to Chiang Mai’s colorful Night Bazaar and walk by shops and street vendors selling a huge variety of goods.

Day 9   |  Chiang Mai  (B, L, DS)

Drive northwest of Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep Temple, one of the north’s most sacred temples. Located near the summit of Doi Suthep Mountain (3500 feet above sea level), the temple affords some of the finest views of Chiang Mai below. Continue to visit a famous Thai Handicraft Village, where we can browse traditional handmade goods, including hand-painted umbrellas, silk and hand-woven cotton. This evening we enjoy a Khantoke Lanna Dinner Show with classical Thai Dance and Music performances.

Day 10   |  Chiang Mai  (B, L, DP)

For centuries elephants have been highly treasured and respected in Thai culture. This morning we head into Chiang Mai’s tropical jungles to visit an Elephant Camp. Watch a show put on by the elephants and take an unforgettable elephant ride through the jungle past waterfalls, streams and mountains. Continue to venture out into the surrounding jungles to visit the Hill Tribes of northern Thailand including Long Neck Karen and Big Earrings Tribes, who have lived in the region since ancient times. Later in the afternoon we return to Chiang Mai city and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. We enjoy our farewell dinner party tonight.

Day 11   |  Chiang Mai - Bangkok  (B)

Spend the day free at leisure until we are transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Bangkok. After check into our hotel, the rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 12   |  Bangkok - USA  (B)

Our Thailand adventure draws to a close as we board a flight back to the US.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show