Temples, Jungles & Towers: Thailand to Singapore

Temples, Jungles & Towers: Thailand to Singapore

  • 12 Days / 10 Nights
  • CODE: RACS
  • From: $1900

From brilliant Bangkok to exotic Chiang Mai and pristine Singapore: this 12-day tour is a journey through contrasting cultures and sights. Admire the gold temples and floating markets of Thailand’s frenetic capital of Bangkok before sampling the lush scenery and cultural charms of its ‘Rose of the North’—the mountain-framed city of Chiang Mai. Your vacation ends in the city-state of Singapore, with its space-age towers and world-class shopping.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
USA—Bangkok
DAY 2
Arrival Bangkok
DAY 3
Bangkok
DAY 4
Bangkok—Damnoen Saduak—Bangkok
DAY 5
Bangkok—Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
DAY 6
Bangkok—Chiang Mai
DAY 7
Chiang Mai
DAY 8
Chiang Mai
DAY 9
Chiang Mai—Singapore
DAY 10
Singapore
DAY 11
Singapore
DAY 12
Singapore—USA

Make this trip a private tour

From $1900 a person - Your customized trip will draw on the expertise of our travel consultants, each of whom has a deep knowledge of the places you wish to explore.

Bangkok (4 nts) AyutthayaChiang mai (3 nts) Singapore (3 nts)
day
1

USA—Bangkok

Board an international overnight flight in the US for your journey to Thailand’s capital of Bangkok.


day
2

Arrival Bangkok

Take a comfortable transfer to your hotel in this vast metropolis and enjoy the remainder of the day to relax and recharge at your hotel as you please; perhaps dipping into the city’s shopping malls and restaurant scene later on.


accomodation:

day
3

Bangkok

Today, enjoy a guided morning tour of Bangkok’s top sights. Explore the Grand Palace—a walled residence beside the Chao Phraya River that was home to Siam’s and Thailand’s kings between 1782 and 1925. Explore this stunning complex of gold-coated palaces and halls as your guide charts their history, and visit its Temple of the Emerald Buddha, where pilgrims pray to a miniature 15th-century jade Buddha statue. Continue to the beautiful Marble Hall and after lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon free before sitting down to a delicious Thai set dinner at your hotel tonight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

accomodation:

day
4

Bangkok—Damnoen Saduak—Bangkok

After an early start, journey west to Thailand’s famous Damnoen Saduak floating market. Enjoy views of Bangkok waking up to the day along the way, and at the market, settle into a boat to roam the canals crowded with floating and waterside stalls. View the wealth of fresh fruits, vegetables, and souvenirs on offer, take photos of the bustling scenes, and purchase any goods that take your fancy. As you explore, learn how the market developed and gain insight into the daily lives of the vendors.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
5

Bangkok—Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Today brings a day trip to Thailand’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya, an archaeological park featuring the remnants of what was once the medieval capital of Siam. On the way, visit Bang Pa-in, a cluster of 18th-century pavilions, residences, and gardens used by Siam’s kings as a summer dwelling. Wander the manicured lawns and bridges of this gorgeous retreat to see highlights such as its Thai-style lake pavilion, a glittering mix of gold eaves and multicolored tiles. Then, continue to Ayutthaya to explore its crumbled temples, pagodas, stupas, and statues of Buddhas—all of which were once part of a vast royal city. Cover highlights such as the Yaichaimongkol Temple and Mahathat Temple—the latter home to a much-photographed stone image of the Buddha’s face entwined in tree roots. Finally, board a modern riverboat to cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya, soaking in views of the riverside villages from the comfortable interior or decks, and enjoying a buffet lunch as you sail.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
6

Bangkok—Chiang Mai

Transfer to Bangkok airport and fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital. Nestled in mist-veiled mountains, this culturally rich ‘Rose of the North’ offers Buddhist temples, open-air markets, and many mountain attractions. Meet your local tour representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel to relax and get your bearings as you wish.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

accomodation:

day
7

Chiang Mai

This morning, journey through Chiang Mai’s rainforest to the Mae Rim Elephant Sanctuary, a camp dedicated to caring for rescued elephants. Observe the elephants and walk with them in the forest as you discover how they’re looked after. Next, savor lunch at a local restaurant before visiting a community of the Big Earring and Long Neck Karen tribal peoples. Meet the women of these ancient hill communities and browse their wares of hand-worked souvenirs, including silks and other fabrics woven on wooden looms. After your cultural discoveries here, return to Chiang Mai to enjoy the remainder of the day as you wish.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
8

Chiang Mai

Today, visit the Temple of Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai’s most iconic symbol and a major pilgrimage location. Standing on a hilltop 1,050 meters above sea level, this 14th-century temple boasts a gleaming gold chedi said to hold a piece of the Buddha’s shoulder bone. Climb stairs flanked by ornate serpent carvings, see the statue of a white elephant—depicting the animal said to have carried the bone to its resting place— and admire the chedi and temple grounds, rimmed with terraces affording spectacular views over Chiang Mai. After a restaurant lunch, browse a Thai handicrafts village for mementoes such as hand-painted umbrellas, silks, and wood carvings.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
9

Chiang Mai—Singapore

Today, fly to the island city state of Singapore, on the Malay Peninsula’s southern tip. A mix of different Asian influences, this unique city blends modern skyscrapers with Chinese shophouses, British colonial architecture, Hindu shrines, and the incredible three-towered Marina Bay Sands—a hotel topped by a 57-story-high infinity pool. After landing at Singapore airport, meet your local tour guide and transfer to your hotel.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

accomodation:

day
10

Singapore

Today, experience a full-day sightseeing tour of this extraordinary city. Call at waterfront Merlion Park, home to the half-lion, half-fish ‘Merlion’ statue that is Singapore’s mythical symbol; visit the Esplanade—Theatres on the Bay, and behold the bird’s-eye views from the Marina Bay Sands Skypark observatory. Other stops include the Helix Bridge, 19th-century Chijmes shopping complex, the art déco Parkview Square, Little India, and Singapore’s futuristic Gardens by the Bay—a trio of waterfront gardens boasting plant life from around the world and sci-fi-like cooled Conservatories and Supertree structures. Marvel at the vertical-garden Supertrees from the aerial walkway and delve into the Cloud Forest, a glass-framed world of mountain mists, lush vegetation, and a waterfall.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

accomodation:

day
11

Singapore

To use the whole day sightseeing or relax independently—perhaps hitting Singapore’s malls, dining at Chinatown or Little India, or relaxing by the hotel pool.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

accomodation:

day
12

Singapore—USA

Today, wave goodbye to Singapore as you transfer to the airport and board your return flight to the USA.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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What's included

International flights from LAX/SFO-Bangkok, Singapore-LAX/SFO on Land+Air Package

Intra flights from Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai - Singapore

10 nights’ 5 star hotel accommodations with daily breakfast

6 lunches and 2 dinners including a Thai Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant

Comprehensive sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking tour guides in Thailand and Singapore as specified in itinerary

All entrance fees to featured historical sites, attractions and monuments as shown in itinerary

Airport group transfers on arrival and departure in Thailand and Singapore

Air-conditioned coach with professional driver in each city

Bangkok: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

A flagship hotel in the midst of downtown Bangkok, this stand-out 5-star establishment is synonymous with refned luxury. Guests are treated to the fnest pleasures in life: luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet cuisine and fne wines, and the height of personalized service. Grand Club Room / 430.5 sq ft Grand Club Rooms are sumptuously dressed in contemporary fashion with touches of traditional Thai design. Guests receive full access to the Grand Lounge with privileges of breakfast, evening cocktails, and personalized concierge service.

Chiang Mai: Dusit D2 or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Located just off the famous Chang Klan Road, the 131 rooms DusitD2 sits in the heart of downtown Chiang Mai, with the bustling night bazaar, restaurants and entertainment at its doorstep. Guests are welcomed by a warm chic interior that represents the refreshing urbane face of contemporary thai design. The deluxe, club deluxe, studio suite and D suite accommodations are decorated to provide sanctuaries of comfort, privacy and delight. Throughout this luxury hotel you will find the gifts of heaven whether it be a flower, fabric or a smile, used to create an experience of heaven on earth.

Singapore: Mandarin Orchard Singapore or Similar

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The Mandarin Singapore, which opened its doors in August of 1971. More than four decades on, Meritus has evolved to become an award-winning Asian hospitality brand synonymous with Asian Grace, Warmth, and Care—hallmarks of the Meritus experience.

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