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Classic Thailand for Foodies including Airfare

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,059

Discover the land of smiles with a foodie twist – travel to Thailand with Goway and be introduced to the best of its culinary traditions!


Taste delicious street food in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, explore the colourful markets of Bangkok’s Chinatown and Chiang Mai’s North Gate, and unlock the flavours of Northern Thai cooking at a full-day cooking class. You’ll also discover sacred temples and golden Buddhas, and fly south to the gorgeous island of Koh Samui for some rest and relaxation. Arrive home refreshed and with Thai cooking secrets up your sleeve!

 

 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,059

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Day 1

Depart North America for Thailand

Depart North America for Thailand on Cathay Pacific Airways.

Day 2

Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be met by a Goway representative and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. 

Accommodation:

First Class: Century Park Hotel

Deluxe: AVANI Riverside Bangkok

Duration3 Nights
Day 3

Bangkok

Today you'll enjoy a half-day guided tour of the most distinguished temples in Bangkok. Wat Trai Mit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, houses a 5.5 ton statue of Buddha made from solid gold. It is a fine example of Sukhothai art, and was accidentally discovered in a layer of stucco during construction of the temple. Passing through Yaowarat (Chinatown), your next stop will be Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest and oldest temples in Bangkok. Wat Pho also houses a famous Thai massage school. Your last stop will be at the magnificent Wat Benchamabophit, built with white Italian marble from Carrara.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest or continue exploring on your own.

This evening, let your taste buds come alive as you explore Yaowarat’s incredible street food with your guide. Speak to vendors and chefs and sample their creations. Specialties include grilled jumbo prawns with chili sauce, black sesame dumplings in ginger tea, tropical fruit, pan-fried taro cake, steamed pork ribs, fried battered mussels and Chinese buns.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

Bangkok at Leisure

Today is at leisure for you to explore Bangkok on your own.

 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Transfer by private vehicle to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, a Goway representative will meet you and escort you by private vehicle to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation:

First Class: Sala Lanna Chiang Mai

Deluxe: Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 6

Chiang Mai

Today, set out on a private half-day guided tour to visit some of the most sacred temples in Northern Thailand, beginning with Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, which contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away on a mountain just outside of Chiang Mai city, the temple is accessed via 300 stairs and offers a beautiful view of the city and surrounding countryside. Afterwards, drive back down to the city centre and visit the 14th-century temple Wat Suan Dok, which contains the ashes of Chiang Mai's former Royal family and currently houses a famous school for monks. Also visit Wat Jedyod, known as The Temple of Seven Spires.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to rest or continue exploring on your own.

This evening, set out from your hotel to explore one of Chiang Mai's best street food markets, with small stalls serving a wide range of dishes, many of which adhere to the principles of authentic Thai and Northern Thai cooking. With the benefit of your guide's expertise, meet local vendors and taste delicious grilled meats, seafood, curries, soups, noodles and rice dishes. This market is popular with locals and is a great place to wander, relax and soak up the nighttime atmosphere of Chiang Mai. Continue onwards to the Night Market or Night Bazaar and test your bargaining skills! Return to your hotel around 9pm.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 7

Chiang Mai

Today, unlock the secrets of traditional Thai-style cooking at a hands-on cooking class! Using the freshest ingredients, along with a demonstration on the art of preparation, you will learn how to create your own exceptional Thai dishes such as green curry, hot and sour soup and pad thai (vegetarian options are available). Later enjoy eating your creations!

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

Transfer by private vehicle to Chiang Mai Airport for your flight to Koh Samui. Upon arrival, a Goway representative will meet you and escort you by private vehicle to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation:

First Class: Fair House Villas And Spa

Deluxe: The Tongsai Bay

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 9

Koh Samui at Leisure

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the beach and your resort, and to explore Koh Samui. 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Koh Samui at Leisure

Today is at leisure for you to explore Koh Samui.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 11

Depart Koh Samui

Transfer by private vehicle to Koh Samui Airport for your short flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, check in for your return flight home to North America

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES AND PRICES*

Daily 

First Class Hotels
Date

From:
Toronto
CA$

From:
Vancouver
CA$
From:
New York
US$
From:
Los Angeles
US$
06 Jan - 15 Feb'18 $3,209 $ 2,859 $ 2,399 $ 2,159
20 Feb - 20 Apr'18 $ 2,839 $ 2,819 $ 2,399 $ 2,139
21 Apr - 15 Jul'18 $ 2,749 $ 2,669 $ 2,199 $ 2,059
16 Jul - 31 Aug'18 $ 3,309 2,799 $ 2,259 $ 2,269
01 Sep - 31 Oct'18 $2,749 $2,879 $2,159 $2,129

 

Deluxe Hotels
Date From:
Toronto
CA$
From:
Vancouver
CA$

From:
New York
US$
From:
Los Angeles
US$
06 Jan - 15 Feb'18 $ 3,859 $ 3,499 $ 2,849 $ 2,669
20 Feb - 20 Apr'18 $ 3,429 $ 3,409 $ 2,869 $ 2,609
21 Apr - 15 Jul'18 $ 3,359 $ 3,279 $ 2,679 $ 2,539
16 Jul - 31 Aug'18 $ 4,019 $ 3,509 $ 2,826 $ 2,839
01 Sep - 31 Oct'18 $3,339 $3,459 $2,619  $ 2,129

 * Pricing is based on early bird offer of 40 days or more advance booking

Air Upgrade Options
Upgrade the international flights on this itinerary to Business Class with pricing from CA$1921 to CA$7981 and US$1895 to US$9349 per person. Please ask one of our experts for more details.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • International airfare and taxes from gateway cities mentioned
  • Inter-Thailand airfare and taxes on Bangkok Airways (Bangkok-Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai-Koh Samui, Koh Samui-Bangkok)
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Guided private and group touring as per itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation. International airfare are on a variety of airlines and the departure day from North America may require departing one day earlier. Listed flights may include stops en-route and on return. Direct flights may be available at a higher cost. Listed rates include all airline and airport taxes and subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request -- please enquire.


15 Jul 2018
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