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2004 The Best Value China Travel Tours

The Around Thailand Delightful 12-Day Tour $1,399 pp

All Inclusive: International air and all tours

  • A. Tour Itinerary:

    • Day 01 Wed. Los Angeles / San Francisco - Bangkok

    • Day 02 Thu. Arrive at Bangkok, transferred to Amari Atrium Hotel or similar

    • Day 03 Fri. Bangkok (AB) - After breakfast, a city tour is highlighted by the Grand Palace's gilded pavilions and majestic residence of Thai royalty. Tour Wat Phra Keo, site of the wondrous Emerald Buddha.

    • Day 04 Sat. Bangkok (AB) - We spend the morning touring the famous Floating Market tour takes you on a cruise past the Temple of Dawn. Glide along the klongs amid the bustle of the floating marketplace's myriad of produce-laden boats.

    • Day 05 Sun. Bangkok (AB) - At leisure.

    • Day 06 Mon. Bangkok - Phitsanuloke (AB, L, D) - Depart from hotel to Bang-Pa-In, visit the former Summer Palace of the Rama Kings, then continue to Ayuthaya to visit the ruins, temples and museum of this ancient capital of Siam. Thai lunch en route at local restaurant. Continue to Lopburi for a visit to the temples and museum, then proceed to Phitsanuloke. Late afternoon, arrival at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Amarin Lagoon Hotel.

    • Day 07 Tue. Phitsanuloke - Lampang (AB, L, D) - Drive to visit a private collection of Dr. Thavee-Pim, who has made at his own folklore museum. Onward in direction to the ancient towns of Sukhothai, with a visit to the museum and Sri Satchanalai, the former satellite city of Sukhothai. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Continue to Lampang. Dinner and overnight at Lampang River Lodge.

    • Day 08 Wed. Lampang - Chiangmai (AB, L, D) - By bus to Chiangmai, visit the White Karen hill tribes on the way, the Wat Haripoonchai in Lampoon. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to visit Home Industries village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng, which is the center of cotton industries, traditional local products, antiques from Burma and hill tribe handicrafts, hand woven silk and cotton and wood carving and to stop at their shops as follow: International Creation Shop (Jewelry) / Chinawathra (Thai Silk Factory) / Tassanaporn (Wood Carving Center) / Line Thong (Lacquer ware Center) / P. Collection (Silver Shop) and the Siam Gift Shop, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Westin Riverside Hotel.

    • Day 09 Thu Chiangmai (AB, L, D) - Visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai area. Lunch at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure, clients can explore "The Rose of the North" on their own. In the evening we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to the hotel for the night over. A good alternative is to enjoy the daily night bazaar in the heart of Chiangmai and find yourself bargaining for some excellent souvenirs of Thailand.

    • Day 10 Fri. Chiangmai - Chiang Rai (AB, L, D) - Depart from Chiangmai to visit an elephant training camp at Mae Ping (no ride included, is optional) to see how these huge animals can be used for all kinds of jobs in the jungle and proceed in direction of Fang and Thaton. Lunch at local restaurant in Thaton. Board from Thaton and an 4-hours exciting "long tail" boat trip form Thaton to Chiangrai, stopping along the way to see the various hill tribe villages. Arrive at boat pier of the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Dusit Island Resort.

    • Day 11 Sat. Chiang Rai - Bangkok (AB, L, D) - Early morning transfer from hotel to Mai Chan to visit hill tribes and continue to Mae Sai, a small trading town, then proceed to visit the exact spot where Thailand, Laos and Myannmar meet, was called "The Golden Triangle". Lunch at Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, after lunch transfer to visit Chiang Saen the historical city, then transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for taking the flight back to Bangkok. Transfer to Amari Atrium Hotel.

    • Day 12 Sun. Bangkok - Los Angeles / San Francisco (AB) - After the breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure flight and say goodbye to this delightful land.

    • * (B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

  • B. Tour departure dates in 2004 and prices: (guaranteed departure)

    • Guaranteed Departure date on: 3/17, 3/31, 4/14, 4/28,
    • Tour price: $1,399 per person
    • Single Supplement: $300

    • Guaranteed Departure date on: 5/19, 6/2, 7/28, 8/11, 8/25, 12/1
    • Tour price: $1,469 per person
    • Single Supplement: $300

    • Guaranteed Departure date on: 7/14, 6/16, 6/30,
    • Tour price: $1,649 per person
    • Single supplement: $300

    • Guaranted departure date on: 9/8, 9/29, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17
    • Tour price: $1,399 per person
    • Single Supplement: $300

  • All inclusive features

    1. round trip transpacific air transportation from LAX (Add-on air fare from other US. Cities are available upon request)
    2. all intra-Thailand air/land transportation
    3. Escorted by a professional English-speaking tour guide
    4. 10 nights in superior first class hotels
    5. 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
    6. Round trip transfers between airport and hotel, baggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges
    7. Sightseeing tours as specified

  • C. Tour Booking code: A-thai

  • D. International air:

    Above tour cost excludes international airfare due to the airfare seasonal fluctuation. People who want to use mileage plan should contact the Airline directly. However, we will provide international air booking service upon your request. Transpacific flights are among choices of United Airlines, American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Northwest, All Nippon Airlines or Air China. Air fare can be paid by credit card. Credit card form is available upon request.

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