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Featuring the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countrysides, and breathtaking beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts, and traditional Thai cuisine. 

Start city: Bangkok

End city: Bangkok

Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Phuket

- Extendable with optional tours from Bangkok

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival. 
Day 2: Bangkok – Half day city tour – Fly to Chiang Rai. 
Day 3: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle. 
Day 4: Chiang Rai – Drive to Chiang Mai.
Day 5: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp.
Day 6: Chiang Mai – Fly to Phuket. 
Day 7: Phuket free at leisure.  
Day 8: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – Departure. 

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.
GROUP SIZE PRICE/Person
6 Persons $1,099 Reservation
4 Persons $1,202 Reservation
2 Persons $1,425 Reservation
1 Person $0 Reservation
> 6 Persons Contact us for even better offer

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival.    
Welcome to Bangkok: The amazing Cultural capital of Thailand. Your Travel Thailand guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. After check in, put your feet up and feel free to relax at your leisure.    
Meals: N/A.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
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Day 2: Bangkok – Half day city tour – Fly to Chiang Rai.    
You head to the Grand Palace which is the official of King Siam since 1782 made up of numerous buildings, halls, pavilions set around open lawns, gardens and courtyards. It is located on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Inside the Grand Palace complex is Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – the most beautiful and sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Then, take a look at Wat Po – the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha.  After that you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival check in and free at leisure.    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai.   
Day 3: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle.    
Breakfast at hotel and visit to Wat Rong Khun (also known as White Temple) – the unique northern art temple with the beautiful painting and the chapel of this temple is in pure white and adorned with exquisite traditional Thai style stuccowork, aiming to represent heaven, before departing to visit Chiang Saen. Taking longtail boat along the Mae Kong River around 30 minutes. Later we continue our trip to Golden Triangle where three countries meet (Laos, Myanmar & Thailand) and it was notorious for opium trading in the past. After lunch time, visit Akha and Yao Tribal Villages to walk around and see their lifestyle. Then we go back to the hotel in Chiang Rai late afternoon.   
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai.    
Day 4: Chiang Rai – Drive to Chiang Mai.    
Leave Chiang Rai for Chiang Mai. Stop en route at Sankampang District which is famous for Thai Northern Handicraft Villages, such as silk weaving, umbrella making, wood carving and silvers ware. In the afternoon, visit a mountain named Doi Suthep to visit the golden temple of Wat Doi Suthep. Doi Suthep rises to a summit elevation of 1,676m above sea level. See the marvelous golden pagoda which is containing the relics of the Lord Buddha. From the temple you will enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city.   
Meal: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.       
Day 5: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp.    
Breakfast shall be served at the hotel and then we will visit one of the popular Elephants Camp, where you can see the Elephants at work. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river into the forest. Then return by Oxcart to the elephant village to have lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river for around 45 minutes. Onwards to an orchid farm where there are many beautiful species of orchid. And after that going back to the hotel and free at leisure.    
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.       
Day 6: Chiang Mai – Fly to Phuket.    
You will be free today until transfer to the airport for the flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket – Thailand’s largest island and is well known as pearl of Andaman Sea. Arrive in Phuket late morning, free at leisure then.    
Meal: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.
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Day 7: Phuket free at leisure.    
You are free at leisure for beach relaxing or to explore Phuket on your own.    
Meal: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.    
Day 8: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – Departure.    
Enjoy your last morning before flying back to Bangkok waiting for your departure flight home. End the trip.    
Meal: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: N/A.

1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Incountry flights: Bangkok – Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai – Phuket, Phuket – Bangkok.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in everage.
  • Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private transfer & transportations with A/C.
  • English-speaking guides.
  • All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Price Excluded

  • International Flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Thailand Visa Fee.
  • Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers.
  • Beverages & other personal expenses.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. Travel Vietnam can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights.
Call us on +84983 787 868 to speak to one of our experts.

Comments  

# Zoi Kokkinaki 2019-01-09 02:09
Hello,
We are 2 people that would like to travel to Thailand in September-October 2019. We are interested in booking our airplane tickets by ourselves as we will be travelling from Copenhagen/Denmark.
We saw the package of Taste of Thailand - 9 days and we are much interested in this.
Can you send us a price offer?

Thank you,

Zoi
# Roger Ashlock 2019-03-31 03:34
Could this tour be combined with Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City?

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