Thailand

Visit Bangkok’s spectacular Grand Palace, one of Thailand’s most significant Buddhist temples, and view the elegant Emerald Buddha, carved from a single block of jade. Explore Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s largest temple complexes, famous for its giant reclining Buddha. Take a leisurely boat ride along the Thonburi klongs (canals) and observe life along the riverbanks. See Chiang Mai from the lofty mountain throne of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Meet a herd of elephants at a rescue and rehabilitation center. Explore Chiang Rai by rickshaw and visit the Hall of Opium to learn about the narcotic’s fascinating history and the effects of abuse on individuals and society.

 

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Thai

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT+7

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Thai Baht (THB)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

81° F

Thailand Expedition

Splendors of Siam

Sutthipong Kongtrakool

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok

Optional Fast-track service (supplement applies)

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: The Sukhothai Bangkok

Day 2 – BANGKOK

Full-day private tour:

  • Private boat to Thonburi Klongs
  • Grand Palace – Emerald Buddha
  • Wat Pho – reclining Buddha
  • Jim Thompson House

Accommodations: The Sukhothai Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – BANGKOK / SUKHOTHAI

Private transfer to airport for flight to Sukhothai

Afternoon activities:

  • Sukhothai Historical Park by bicycle
  • Si Satchanalai Historical Park

Accommodations: Legendha Sukhothai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – SUKHOTHAI / LAMPANG / CHIANG MAI

Private transfer to Lampang

  • Wat Phra That Lampang Luang & Wat Phra That Don Tao Buddhist Temples

Private transfer to Chiang Mai

Accommodations: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – CHIANG MAI

Elephant Rescue & Rehabilitation Center

Accommodations: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – CHIANG MAI / CHIANG RAI

Private transfer to Chiang Rai

En route:

  • Mae Kaian Hot Springs
  • Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

Free afternoon

Accommodations: Le Meridian Chiang Rai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – CHIANG RAI

Full-day private tour:

  • Mountain of Doi Tung
  • Ancient hilltop shrine of Wat Phrathad Doi Tung
  • Opium Hall
  • Mae Sai Market
  • Mekong River Cruise

Accommodations: Le Meridian Chiang Rai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 – CHIANG RAI

Explore Chiang Rai by rickshaw

Private tour:

  • Wat Phra Kaew Temple
  • Haw Kham Mae Fah Luang Royal Museum
  • Wat Rong Sua Ten “Blue Temple”
  • Baandam Museum “Black House”

Accommodations: Le Meridian Chiang Rai Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – CHIANG RAI / BANGKOK

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok

Shuttle to hotel

Accommodations: Novotel Bangkok Suvamabhumi Airport Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – BANGKOK / HOMEWARD BOUND

Shuttle to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Extension

Day 10 – CHIANG RAI – BANGKOK – KRABI

Private transfer to airport for flight to Krabi via Bangkok

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique
Meals: Breakfast

Days 11-12 – KRABI

Two free days in Krabi

Optional excursions (supplement applies):

  • Full day Phi Phi Island by shared or private speedboat
  • Full day James Bond Island by shared or private speedboat

Accommodations: The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort
Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – KRABI / BANGKOK / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok

Connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $3,960 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Krabi extension starting at $570 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

This was our sixth time to Costa Rica with NEI and the first trip for our extended family, ages 25-31. Thank you for organizing such a terrific trip. There was not one glitch: everything was perfect, including planning the itinerary. I cannot think of anything which could have improved our experience. It was all perfect.

Mark S.
Hamilton, ON

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from September to April)

What to eat:

Thom Kha Gai (coconut chicken soup), Pad Thai (fried noodles), Panang (mild curry)

What to pack:

Light-weight clothing, light jacket or sweater, shawl or scarf, swimwear, comfortable walking/slip-on shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, insect repellent, camera equipment, universal adapter

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