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Explore the legendary sites and enjoy the rich history and culture of the historic kingdom of Thailand. You’ll visit the most exclusive locations, offering you the perfect opportunities for romance, adventure, relaxation, pampering, and the utmost of luxurious indulgence. Experience the excitement of the capital city of Bangkok, explore the ancient citadel of Sukhothai, enjoy an exclusive “safari” in the jungles of the Golden Triangle, discover the local culture and pamper yourself in the Chiang Mai countryside, and relax on the pristine beaches of the tropical island of Phuket. The tour is flexible and allows you to tailor your activities to suit your own tastes and desires...

Start city: Bangkok

End city: Bangkok

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket

- Extendable with optional tours from Bangkok

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Tour Brief

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival. 
Day 2: Bangkok City Tour.
Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Historical Park – Phitsanulok.
Day 4: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai Historical Park – Lampang. 
Day 5: Lampang – Chiang Rai – White Temple.
Day 6: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle.
Day 7: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai – Visit Temples.
Day 8: Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp.
Day 9: Chiang Mai – Fly to Phuket. 
Day 10 & 11: Phuket – Free at your leisure.
Day 12: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – Departure.

 

Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person, double occupancy.
GROUP SIZE PRICE/Person
6 Persons $1,319 Reservation
4 Persons $1,508 Reservation
2 Persons $1,998 Reservation
1 Person $0 Reservation
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Day 1: Bangkok Arrival.    
Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital. Guide and driver of Travel Thailand will meet you outside the baggage claim of the airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to recover from jet lag and explore the city on your own.    
Meals: N/A.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.
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Day 2: Bangkok City Tour.    
After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will pick up and take you to a Harbor on Chao Phraya River to get on a boat to explore the traditional Thai klongs (canals). Then, 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. The following visit is Wat Pho – the temple of reclining Buddha. The temple has a long list of credits: The oldest and largest temple in Bangkok, the longest reclining Buddha and the largest collection of Buddha images in Thailand, the first public education institution. Here, you will have chance experience 30-minute foot massage for relax. The next is to visit Wat Traimit with the Golden Budda & Jim Thompson House – as a museum in Bangkok with a complex of various old Thai structures.    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok.    
Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Historical Park – Phitsanulok.    
This morning, you will leave Bangkok for Ayutthaya – 80 kilometers North of Bangkok. The first stop is the Bang Pa-In, also known as Summer Palace located 18km from Ayutthaya on the bank of Chao Phraya River. Arrive in Ayutthaya – the ancient capital for over 400 years. You will visit Wat Maha That – A temple over 600 years old; Wat Yai Chaimongkhon - and Wat Phra Si Sanphet; before driving further to Phitsanulok for the night.   
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phitsanulok.
Day 4: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai Historical Park – Lampang.    
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, the drive takes you to visit Wat Phrasriratanamahathat or another name is Wat Yai Temple. Built in 1357 and later developed into a monastery, this temple now houses Phitsanulok’s most revered statues of Lord Buddha; and visit to SGT.Maj.Thawee Folk Museum which filled with knowledge & wisdoms of the forefathers, then further drive to Sukhothai and spend time to visit Sukhothai Historical Park, whose remains have been classified as World Heritage of Humanity. This magnificent site is easily accessible by biking; this is how we suggest you to visit (if you have energy to bike as option).  After that, the driver will take you to Lampang, check in your hotel and relax.    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Lampang.    
Day 5: Lampang – Chiang Rai – White Temple.    
In the morning, spend time with the beautiful complex of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang which is the main attraction in Lampang which is one of the best preserved examples of Lanna style temple architecture in Thailand. The next visit is to Dhanabadee Ceramic Museum where is famous for “Chicken Bowl” products. Further driver to Chiang Rai, the main commercial centre serving the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. On arrival, visit Wat Rong Khun (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    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai.
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Day 6: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle.    
Depart from your hotel in the morning to Mae Sai Border - the Northern most point of Thailand, where you can also experience the local lifestyle of people at the border point. Then continue your trip to the Golden Triangle, where the Ruak River and the Mekong River meets forming the border of three countries, and the opium museum. Thereafter, you will take a boat trip on the river to view the splendor of mighty Mekong River. Back to the hotel for rest.   
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai.        
Day 7: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai – Visit Temples.    
After having breakfast and check out your hotel, take the drive to Chiang Mai - “New City”. On the way, you will stop at Hot Spring where you can try with “boiled eggs” on this Hot Spring (option) & some few relax with fish massage (option) or foot soak. Upon arrival, set out on a guided tour to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep – 3,500 feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. You will have a panoramic view of the city from this height. Rest of the day, enjoy on your own the atmosphere at one of the most famous market in Thailand – Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.  
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai.        
Day 8: 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 9: Chiang Mai – Fly to Phuket.    
Today is free at your leisure for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before driving to the airport for afternoon flight to Phuket. With a long stretch of beaches and a smattering of costal islands, Phuket is the perfect tropical, beach getaway. Check in to your hotel then enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.     
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.        
Day 10 & 11: Phuket – Free at your leisure.    
Enjoy an entire day free for basking in the sun or bathing in the warm coastal waters.  This is the time when the dream of spending holidays in an exotic country becomes a reality.    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: Hotel in Phuket.        
Day 12: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – Departure.    
Have breakfast at hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to the airport to catch the flight back to Bangkok. Relax at the airport until check-in your departure flight home.    
Goodbye & Safe Travels!    
Meals: Breakfast.    
Accommodation: N/A.  
Bon Voyage!

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: 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  

# Roger Ashlock 2019-03-31 03:22
We are interested in a tour that includes Phuket, Bangkok,Chaing Mai, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Min City among others. Dates can be flexible beginning in October 2019 through 2020. Number of days is also flexible ( 15-24 etc). We have our own airfare from and to the US covered. Also please, the names of hotels would be helpful. Thank you so much, Roger Ashlock

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