2018: Thailand Experience with Phuket (2585)

16 days from Bangkok to Phuket

Highlighting Thailand's rich history, fascinating culture, and religious monuments, this Thailand tour includes overnights in Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Phitsanulok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

This tour through Thailand includes visits to some of the cities that have served as the country's capital: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Sukhothai. In Bangkok-Thailand's current capital-visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha; the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in 1832; Phra Pathom Chedi, the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda; and the Grand Palace, the royal residence begun in 1782 where you'll see the Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most sacred Buddhist sculpture. In Ayutthaya, Thailand's ancient capital, your sightseeing includes a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, which was built as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. In Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th-century capital, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ruins of palaces, temples, and homes.

On this Thailand tour, you'll also have an opportunity to learn about the Thai culture. In Bangkok, enjoy a Thai dinner accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers. Visit the legendary Damnoen Saduak floating market and see traders sell exotic fruits, vegetables, and more from their boats. In Chiang Mai, enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and dance show, as well as a visit to San Kampaeng to see local craftsmen make Thailand's traditional lacquerware and antique wood furniture.

But that's not all?visit the 'Golden Triangle,' where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet, and take a train ride over the famous River Kwai Bridge, part of the infamous Death Railway built by prisoners during World War II. Visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, which houses a museum detailing the life of the Allied prisoners and Asian laborers who helped build the railway.

This Thailand vacation designed for value-minded travelers also includes three nights in Phuket, so you can relax and enjoy this popular beach destination. It's a perfect vacation!

HOTELS
BANGKOK Narai Hotel (MF)
KANCHANABURI Felix River Kwai Resort (F)
AYUTTHAYA Kantary Hotel, Ayutthaya (F)
PHITSANULOK Amarin Lagoon Hotel (MF)
CHIANG RAI Wiang Inn Hotel (F)
CHIANG MAI Empress Hotel (MF)
PHUKET Andaman Seaview Hotel (MF)

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Tour Operator
Cosmos
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2017
Duration
16 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BangkokWelcome to Thailand's capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2BangkokBangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing is ahead, taking in the city's principal landmarks such as the splendid TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN BUDDHA and the spectacular TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. You will also visit the gleaming GRAND PALACE, Thailand's most sacred monument; and the spectacular TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. This evening, enjoy a special THAI DINNER, accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers. (B,D)
Day 3BangkokVisit the legendary DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats, including exotic fruits, vegetables, silks, and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, PHRA PATHOM CHEDI, before returning to Bangkok. (B)
Day 4BangkokExplore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great-value shopping, lively market, and delicious Thai cuisine. (B)
Day 5KanchanaburiTravel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the Kwai River, famed for the River Kwai Bridge, built during WWII. Visit the ALLIED FORCES CEMETERY and spend time in the fascinating THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY CENTRE. Today's highlight is a TRAIN RIDE across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon, visit HELLFIRE PASS MEMORIAL, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains. Today, it houses a museum detailing life of the Allied prisoners and Asian laborers who helped build the railway, and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass. (B,L)
Day 6AyutthayaStart the day with a stop in SAI YOK NATIONAL PARK to see SAI YOK YAI WATERFALL. Then, head to Ayutthaya, ancient capital of Siam. Here, you will visit BANG PA-IN PALACE, which was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. (B,L)
Day 7PhitsanulokDepart Ayutthaya to Uthai Thani, a small town on the Sakaekrang River, and visit WAT THA SUNG, an impressive temple with its Crystal Hall and Golden Grand shrine. Take a 1-hour CRUISE along Sakaekrang River, enjoying the local life. Later, drive to Phitsanulok, one of Thailand's oldest cities, founded over 600 years ago. This evening, consider an optional rickshaw ride to experience Phitsanulok's colorful night market. (B,L)
Day 8Chiang RaiJourney to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th-century former capital, and admire the atmospheric, moated Old Town. Here, you will visit SUKHOTHAI HISTORIC PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including WAT SI CHUM with its stunning seated Buddha. Later, travel through rural countryside to Chiang Rai. (B,L)
Day 9Chiang RaiEnjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong and visit a TEA PLANTATION. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town, and on to the renowned GOLDEN TRIANGLE, where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos meet. You may consider an optional boat tour on the Mekong River. (B,L)
Day 10Chiang MaiToday's journey takes you to Chiang Mai. Visit WAT RONG KHUN and the hot springs at MAE KA CHAN, which locals believe relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat known as the 'Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. Upon arrival, visit SAN KAMPAENG to see local craftsmen make Thailand's traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture. Tonight, enjoy a traditional KHANTOKE DINNER and DANCE SHOW. (B,L,D)
Day 11Chiang MaiSpend the morning at an ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, where over 30 elephants roam freely in a safe and sustainable environment and are not subjected to mistreatment (including rides). Here, you have the chance to touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. You will also have a chance to interact with the Karen tribe, home to the PADAUNG LONG-NECKED WOMEN. (B,L)
Day 12Chiang MaiToday is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. You may opt to join our optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes. (B)
Day 13PhuketToday, we transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. (B)
Day 14PhuketEnjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. Visit fabulous beaches, treat yourself to a Thai massage, or simply relax by the pool. (B daily)
Day 15PhuketEnjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. Visit fabulous beaches, treat yourself to a Thai massage, or simply relax by the pool. (B daily)
Day 16PhuketYour tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
01/04/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
01/18/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/01/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/04/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
02/11/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/01/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/08/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
03/24/2018$1,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/05/2018$1,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/19/2018$1,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
04/27/2018$1,559.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/03/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/17/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
05/31/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/13/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
09/27/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/04/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/21/2018$1,549.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/28/2018$1,649.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/15/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/29/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/16/2018$1,669.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $280. Required intra-vacation air segment is: Chiang Mai/Phuket. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2017, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$470 to $580

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Bangkok:
in single room $78; in twin room $47

Extra Nights per person in Phuket:
January-March: in single room $159; in twin room $88
April-October: in single room $92; in twin room $55
November & December: in single room $151; in twin room $85

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