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Classic Thailand with Koh Samui including Airfare

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,859

This Thailand tour brings together the three classic sides of the country. Experience the energy and grandeur of Bangkok, the cultural sights, sounds, and tastes of Chiang Mai, and the beaches and beauty of Koh Samui.


This 11-day, air-inclusive Thai escape starts in Bangkok, immersing you in the sights and sensations of the country’s capital. Then fly on to Chiang Mai for a taste of cultural Thailand, finishing in Koh Samui for some rest and relaxation beside the crystal clear waters.

Bangkok has many worthwhile attractions, but the Grand Palace and temples are perhaps the most famous, and with good reason. Explore the halls and chambers of the ancient Thai court, as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po, home of the famous Reclining Buddha. In the evening, a dinner cruise takes you down the Chao Phraya River, from which you get to experience the lights of Bangkok at night. Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn is particularly dazzling after dark. A half-day tour takes you to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market the following day. Established by King Rama IV in 1866, the market today lets you see locals bargaining for fruits, vegetables, and much more on the water.

Fly to Chiang Mai and enjoy a half day tour exploring the city’s many picturesque temples. You’ll visit the city’s oldest temple, and the exquisitely carved Wat Phra Sing. Wat Suan Dok dates back to the 14th century, and today contains one of Thailand’s most famous monk schools. The tour also includes some of Chiang Mai’s most famous sights, including its city walls and market. A second tour the following day takes you a little further afield, into the Doi Suthep district and Meo Pui village. This is Chiang Mai at its most colourful, with ancient Buddhist relics and beautifully detailed traditional costumes.

The following day, fly to Koh Samui, where you’ll have a full day exploring Angthong Marine Park, an archipelago of 40 uniquely shaped islands that embody what’s so special about this part of the world. The following day is yours to spend at leisure, so relax on the beach, shop in the local markets, or try something new, like a local cooking class.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,859

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart North America for Thailand.

Day 2

Arrive Bangkok

On arrival, look for a driver holding a sign with your name. You will be transferred to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel Type Hotel
First Class Century Park Hotel  
Deluxe AVANI Riverside Bangkok
Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 3

Exploring Bangkok

Today you will visit the famous Grand Palace, Chakri Maha Prasad, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court. The palace was the former residence of the Thai kings. There are several things here to admire, including the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as "Wat Phra Kaew". You can easily visualize the splendour and pageantry of the past. You will proceed to Wat Po, home of the enormous Reclining Buddha and one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Please note that modest dress is expected on this tour.

Later, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the pier to join the Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise, a romantic and unique culture experience. The cruise sets sail at 7:30PM. Cruising along the Chao Phraya River on this elegant, restored wooden rice barge, you will be introduced to Bangkok by night. It's a spectacular and memorable experience as Thai culinary delicacies are served as you glide down The River of Kings. Manohra can accommodate a maximum of 70 guest diners and en route you will pass the famous Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), the magnificent Grand Palace, The Royal Barge Boathouse, and numerous other temples and fascinating landmarks. A delicious Thai set dinner (Gold Menu) is included and features delicacies such as Thai dumplings, prawn skewers, spicy soups, regional curries, stir fries, fresh seafood, and a traditional Thai dessert. The cruise concludes at 10:30PM and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 

 

Day 4

Private Half Day Klongs (Canals) Tour

Today, you will travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River, also known as the "River of the Kings", and through the klongs (canals) of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. There will be a chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways ,which gave the city the nickname of "Venice of the East." You will also visit a major riverside landmark, the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which has a pagoda that soars 79 m into the sky.

Day 5

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure

 

Hotel Type Hotel
First Class Sala Lanna Chiang Mai  
Deluxe Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
Duration3 Nights
Day 6

Half Day Doi Suthep and Meo Tour

This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, including a pass through the old city walls, city gates and moat. The drive continues into Chiang Mai's tourist attraction area, past the local market, foreign consulates, government buildings and 'Tapae Gate' before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3520 feet), the temple is reached using a Naga (a 7- headed dragon head serpent) railing rising along both sides. The temple compound, accessed via 300 stairs, offers a beautiful view of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding countryside. Continue on to visit the primitive Meo Pui village, a local community known for its unique culture and colourful costumes.

Note: Please dress respectfully. No sleeveless shirts, shorts or strapless sandals are allowed when visiting the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

Day 7

Private Chang Phuak Gate Market Evening Street Food Tour

Set out from your hotel this evening 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

Day 8

Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Koh Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure

Hotel Type Hotel
First Class Mai Samui Beach Resort and Spa  
Deluxe Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 9-10

Koh Samui at Leisure

These days are totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

Depart Koh Samui

Transfer to the airport for your departure to North America, arriving home the following day.

Other Information

DEPARTURES DATES AND PRICING:

 

From Vancouver CAD

Travel Dates 2019

First Class

Deluxe

1 May – 10 Jun

$3,089 $3,979

11 Jun – 03 Jul

$3,759 $4,199

4 Jul – 21 Aug

$3,379 $4,609

22 Aug – 05 Oct

$3,259 $4,229

6 – 23 Oct

$3,719 $3,859

For departures from:
Edmonton / Calgary / Kamloops / Victoria / Kelowna – add $180
Winnipeg / Saskatoon / Regina – add $280

From Toronto CAD

Travel Dates 2019

First Class

Deluxe

1 May – 24 May and
15 Aug – 31 Oct

$3,479 $3,909

25 May – 21 Jun and
2 Jul – 14 Aug

$3,709 $4,139

22 Jun - 1 Jul '19

$4,169 $4,599

For departures from:
Ottawa / Montreal / St Johns – add $63
Thunder Bay – add $108
Quebec – add $117
Halifax – add $135

From New York USD

Travel Dates 2019

First Class

Deluxe

1 May – 28 Jun  

$3,089 $3,559

29 Jun – 14 Aug

$2,959 $3,429

15 Aug – 28 Sep

$2,589 $3,059

4 – 31 Oct 

$2,689 $3,159

 

From Los Angeles USD

Travel Dates 2019

First Class

Deluxe

8 – 23 May 

$2,859 $3,329

24 May – 30 Jun

$3,149 $3,619

1 Jul – 26 Aug

$3,069 $3,539

27 Aug – 04 Oct and
7 – 31 Oct 

$2,629 $3,099

5 – 16 Oct 

$2,859 $3,329

 

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)
  • 9 nights’ accommodation
  • Guided private and group touring as per itinerary
  • Private airport transfers
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature and drinks
  • Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION: 

Airfares used in the above pricing is subject to availability, and they have to be purchased by a certain date.  As they are the cheapest airfares, they do include restrictions that include but not limited to; no pre-seating, luggage costs at time of check in and will not present the best flying time or routing.  Please inquire for full details on above and chat with our experts on all available airfare options. 

TERMS AND CONDITONS:

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.

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