Highlights
  • Explore fascinating Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Colorful tour to Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • See the gaint Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Visit the Elephant Camp (Chiang Mai)
  • Visit fascinating Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Beautiful Phuket Island
  • “James Bond Island”

While on smarTours’ Thailand and Phuket Island tour, explore ancient Buddhist Temples in Bangkok, an exotic elephant camp in Chiang Mai, and enjoy a relaxing stay on famous Phuket Island. Beautiful beaches, majestic temples and fantastic food

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SH

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Excellent guide December 2016

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Ketsara was an outstanding guide for our trip Nov 17-29. She worked to make sure that each individual had the experience heshe was looking for. When we expressed an interest in going to Jim Thompson House in Bangkok, she asked if anyone else was interested and took us on the ferry and skytrain on her time off. In Chiang Mai, she arranged for a minivan to take us and several others to a hilltribe village nearby. She went above and beyond in her attention to all members of the tour.
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Great tour! December 2016

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We were nervous due to the low cost, but the tour was a fun, safe, and organized experience. The tour guide was amazing and very helpful.

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After the fact October 2016

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During the tour I knew it was one of the best tours I'd taken. And I simply adored Ketsara from the moment she greeted us at the airport. But it wasn't until I began to relive the trip through my pictures that I realize how amazing, educational, and fun the tour was. I am seriously considering doing it again.
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Truly Amazing August 2016

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I had such a great time. Ketsara the tour guide was one of the best I've ever had. She went out of her way to be sure the group tried everything and had options to have the most full experience possible.
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Amazing Thailand May 2016

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Amazing Thailand was made phenomenal because of our guide Ketsara who attended to all our personal needs and request and interacted with each of us individually; Ketsara is profoundly knowledgeable about her beloved Thailand and willingly shared her love and knowledge.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your exotic travel to Thailand begins as you depart today aboard your wide-body jet.

Day 2: Arrive Bangkok

Accommodation: Menam Riverside Hotel

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”. Evening arrival in Bangkok, the breathtaking capital. You’ll be met by your Tour Director and escorted to your upscale hotel located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Day 3: Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Special “orientation breakfast”, then embark on an included tour introducing you to some of the outstanding Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Visit Wat Trimitr with its invaluable 5-tons solid gold statue of Buddha and Wat Po, featuring the colossal 150 foot long “Reclining Buddha”. See the White Marble Temple representing the finest example of Thai architecture. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional canal boat ride across the river for a glimpse of local daily life ($30). This evening enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 4: Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast

Two days at leisure to discover Thailand’s vibrant and exotic capital at your own pace. Your Tour Director can make suggestions for independent exploration. Join an optional excursion to the colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market, reached by a rice barge followed by a visit to Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world ($40). A tour of the spectacular Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings ($38) is also available. Both tours can be on either days 4 or 5 depending on the departure date.

Day 5: Bangkok Continued.

Meals: Breakfast

Continue to enjoy your independent exploration of one of the world’s greatest cities!

Day 6: Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Phitsanulok.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:  Topland Hotel

Over the next few days venture into some of Thailand’s most fascinating regions, rich with culture, history and stunning landscape. In Ayutthaya, the ancient capital, see the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Sri. Continue to Lopburi to view the magnificent stone carvings of Phra Prang Sam Yod as well as the Monkey Temple. Drive via beautiful scenery of rice paddies to Phitsanulok, the gateway to Northern Thailand, visit the Bronze Case Factory and view how Buddha Images are made in an authentic way.

Day 7: Phitsanulok/Sukhothai/Lampang.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Wiang Lakorn Hotel

Today travel to Sukhothai to see the famous ruins of this 13th century first capital of Siam. Visit the Textile Museum, a unique private collection. Continue to Sri Satchanalai, the northern outpost town of the Kingdom of Sukhothai, built by King Ramkamhaeng where you’ll visit an ancient Ceramic Kiln before proceeding to Lampang for overnight.

Day 8: Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai.

Meals: Breakfast

Lampang is famous for its narrow streets and traditional horse-drawn carriages. Visit a local paper and ceramic making village. Depart for Phayao, a rural lakeside town and once princely state. Proceed to Chiang Saen, situated on the border with Laos. Enjoy a short boat trip on the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle – the meeting point of Thailand, Burma and Laos. Visit Mae Sai, the Northern-most point of Thailand, stroll through the colorful local market and shop for Burmese handicrafts before arriving in charming Chiang Rai. Phowadol Resort & Spa

Day 9: Chiang Rai.

Meals: Breakfast

Day at leisure. Your hotel is located within easy access to the Mae Kok River. Today join an optional boat trip down the river and visit the fascinating local hilltribe villages, learn about their culture and observe the colorful costumes ($32).

Day 10: Chiang Rai / Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Duangtawan Hotel

Morning drive to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North.” Your hotel is centrally located within a short walking distance to the renowned night market. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight we suggest an optional “Kantoke Dinner” featuring local specialties as well as breathtaking performance of songs and dances by a local hilltribe dressed in traditional costumes ($32, dinner included).

Day 11: Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast

Today visit an elephant camp and see a demonstration of the role of the elephant in Thai agriculture, commerce and culture. Later visit an Orchid Farm. Afternoon at leisure to discover the charm and beauty of this ancient city.

Day 12: Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Morning optional city tour visits Chiang Mai’s most interesting temples as well as fascinating Wat Doi Suthep located high in the mountains ($28). Tonight, enjoy a classic Thai cooking class and delicious dinner experience with your fellow travelers. Whether you want to try cooking Thai food yourself or not, you’ll surely walk away having enjoyed a delicious meal!

Day 13: Chiang Mai/Phuket

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Novotel Resort

Today fly to Phuket where the balance of the day is at leisure. Your hotel is ideally located at Patong Beach, overlooking the ocean.

Day 14: Phuket.

Meals: Breakfast

Two full days at leisure to relax, shop or tour this scenic island. Perhaps head to Phi Phi Islands offering breathtaking scenery or go by boat and bus to Phang Nha Bay and the famous “James Bond Island.”

Day 15: Phuket.

Meals: Breakfast

Continue your leisurely stay on your magnificent Phuket island!

Day 16: Phuket/Bangkok.

Meals: Breakfast

Final day at leisure for shopping or independent pursuits. Late today, fly back to Bangkok

Day 17: Bangkok/USA.

Connect in Bangkok for your flight home. Your magical journey ends as you arrive the USA later today.

Dates & Pricing
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 499
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles via Air China (add $100 from New York)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Thailand flights and ground transportation
  • Accommodations at Superior First Class hotels
  • Full buffet American breakfast daily (B)
  • Welcome dinner in Bangkok (D)
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director in Thailand from day 2 through 13
  • English speaking tour host in Phuket
Trip Excludes
  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature.
Optional Activities
  • Floating Market & Phra Pathom Chedi Tour ($45 per person)
  • Mae Kok River Boat Trip & Hilltribe Tour ($35 per person)
  • Chiang Mai Morning City/Temple Tour ($30 per person)
  • Full Day Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island Boat Excursion ($70 per person, lunch included)
Meals Included:

14 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners.

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations
  • Night 1: International Flight: Air China or Korean Air
  • Nights 2-5: Bangkok: Menam Riverside Hotel
  • Night 6: Phitsanulok: Topland Plaza Hotel
  • Night 7: Lampang: Lampang Wianglakorn Hotel
  • Nights 8-9: Chiang Rai: Phowadol Resort & Spa
  • Nights 10-12: Chiang Mai: Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai
  • Nights 13-15: Phuket Island: Novotel Phuket Resort by the Beach
  • Night 16: International Flight: Air China or Korean Air
Start City
Bangkok
End City
Bangkok
Cancellation Policy:

Full Payment due 75 days before departure. Failure to make final payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation and loss of deposit.

Changes to the original reservation will result in a $150 change fee per person per change. No changes allowed within 75 days of departure.

Cancellation charges per person are:

Up to 75 days before departure: $300

74-45 days before departure: $600

44-30 days before departure: $1000

29-10 days before departure: $1500

9 days or less before departure: No refund.

All cancellations must be received in writing.

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