Thailand Scenic

  • 9 Days 7 Nights
  • TOUR CODE: ATM
  • FROM: $1299

Experience Bangkok and Chiang Mai on our enchanting 7-night Thailand Scenic tour. Drink in the sights and sounds of Bangkok over four nights, visiting highlights such as gold-tipped temples, floating markets and venturing into the countryside to see the legendary Bridge over the River Kwai. Follow your time here with a stay in Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai, taking in its mystical temples, rich Lanna heritage and jungle-clad hills. Tailor your experience by choosing from our optional tours and activities, customizing your vacation around your individual wishes and interests.

  • Bangkok (4 nights)
  • Chiang Mai (3 nights)

TRIP TIMELINE

DAYS 1 & 2

USA - Bangkok

Our Thailand vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok, the "City of Angels".  *Thailand entry visa is not required for U.S citizens, effective for the duration of 30 days . Non-US passport holders, please contact your local Thai Consulate regarding Thailand Visa requirements.

Touch down in Beijing and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.  Guests flying with Cathay Pacific will board a connecting flight in Hong Kong.  Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax. *Airport transfers not included for land only travelers*

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Upgrades available:

Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar (Executive Suite - King Bed) 4 nights

DAY 3

Bangkok

Depart on a half-day tour after breakfast to witness some of Bangkok’s most interesting sights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha, and peek inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), known for its monumental horizontal Buddha. Pass by the Paklong Talat flower market, a whirlwind of stalls selling masses of perfumed orchids, marigolds and roses.  After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

Included: Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 4

Bangkok

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Continue to a local gem workshop and silk factory to see how these precious items are produced for sale, and perhaps purchase some as souvenirs. After returning to Bangkok, spend the evening as you wish or enjoy our optional dinner cruise on the Grand Pearl ship along the Chao Phraya River.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 5

Bangkok

A free day beckons, giving you the opportunity to explore and enjoy Bangkok on your own. Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional full-day Elephant World Sanctuary and River Kwai excursion. After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants. Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp. Later, visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the ‘Death Railway’ of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 6

Bangkok - Chiang Mai

After breakfast, fly to Chiang Mai, dubbed Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North,’ and home to over 1.5 million people. On arrival, enjoy a fascinating introduction to this majestic city, whose streets have spilled beyond the medieval walls that defined it as the capital of the northern Lanna Kingdom. After exploring one of the oldest temples, Wat Suan Dok, enjoy a panoramic drive around the old city, seeing the moat and ruins of the city gates. Then, discover Chiang Mai’s rich culture with a visit to the bustling Warorot Market.  Enjoy this evening at leisure, or join our optional Lanna Kantoke excursion to experience the food and culture of northern Thailand.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 7

Chiang Mai

Enjoy the day to yourself today, or why not join our optional Spirit of Chiang Mai tour and experience the highlights and hidden treasures of this colorful city.  Discover the village and the customs of the Long-Necked Karen Hill Tribe.  Afterward, pay a visit to Doi Suthep Temple, an important gold-coated shrine set on Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb up to this 14th-century place of worship, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred, and admire views of the holy relic of Buddha embedded in the golden pagoda and the bird’s-eye views down over Chiang Mai from the hillside.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 8

Chiang Mai

Spend today as you wish or explore the beautiful Chiang Mai region further on our optional Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and Don Sao Island of Laos day trip. See the fairy tale-like Maekhajan hot springs and temples of Wat Rong Khun and Wat Chedi Luang, and then drive through verdant countryside to the Golden Triangle, once a hub of the opium trade and the place where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Savor a delicious Thai lunch, and enjoy a boat ride along the Mekong River to visit Don Sao, an island located over the Laos border, which is home to an Opium Museum. Visit the museum and a local market before returning to Chiang Mai.

Included: Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 9

Chiang Mai - USA

All good things come to an end, so this morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel in readiness for your return journey. After checking out, enjoy a convenient transfer to Chiang Mai international airport, and board your flight to the USA, bringing your Thailand adventures to a close.

Included: Breakfast

Your tour includes

  • Transpacific air tickets from Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
  • Fuel surcharges on airlines tickets
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Sightseeing places as indicated in the itinerary
  • Land only package includes (Bangkok -> Chiang Mai),does not include international airfare and airport transfers in or out.

Your included accommodation will be at one of the below hotels or a hotel of a similar category; we will notify you of your final hotel list before departure.

Classic Category Accommodation

Air China:

    • JFK, LAX
    FROM $0 -$150 PP

Cathay Pacific Airways:

    • LAX, SFO

Eva Air:

    • IAH, JFK
    • LAX, SEA
    • SFO, ORD
    FROM $0 -$100 PP

*Subject to availability

Upgrade your trip

Create your ideal getaway with the following upgrade options. Extensions and upgrades can be added during the booking process.

*Subject to availability; extension and upgrade options vary by tour

Bangkok

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Customer Reviews

THAILAND SCENIC

I never expected this 9 day tour to be as amazing and positively overwhelming as it was! Our tour guides were knowledgeable, fun and extremely helpful! In Bangkok, Ten was the super star guide! A few of us wanted to go to the beach, given that we did not book Phuket or Krabi, Ten created a whole separate day trip for us to Pattaya and Coral Island - absolutely perfect day trip! She went above and beyond to take us ...

By VENER ANASTASIA

THAILAND SCENIC

This tour was AMAZING!! Started out with a rough-start due to us getting stuck in Seattle, we missed our connecting flight to LA thus losing one day of our tour in Bangkok and arrived the next day. After a few calls to Affordable World it cost us about $800 to reschedule four people to put us on the next flight out of LA to Bangkok, even though the delay was out of our control. The tour guide in Bangkok was great, ...

By LEEANNE MERCIER

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Thailand Scenic (ATM)