Thailand Journey National Geographic Journeys

Trip Code

TJNGJ

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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299

Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Erawan National Park, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai

Start and end in Bangkok! With the In-depth Cultural tour Thailand Journey National Geographic Journeys, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 4 other destinations in Thailand. Thailand Journey National Geographic Journeys includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 - BANGKOK

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included. Accommodation: - Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 00:45 - 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2

Day 2 - Bangkok/Kanchanaburi (1B)

After breakfast, travel to the city of Kanchanaburi, situated at the convergence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai Rivers. Board a train for a winding journey into World War II history as you cross the bridge made famous by the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. At the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, learn about the Burma Railway, constructed by imperial Japanese forces to connect Bangkok and Burma; then visit the nearby Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see where the prisoners of war who worked on the railway were laid to rest. Accommodation: - Royal River Kwai Resort (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle 02:00 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Bridge on the River Kwai Visit - Thai/Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Visit
Day 3

Day 3 - Kanchanaburi/Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (1B, 1D)

This morning, hike into the lush landscapes of Erawan National Park, located high in the mist-shrouded Tenasserim Hills. Take a dip in the turquoise pools of the Erawan Falls—so called because its top tier of cascades resemble the three-headed, mythological elephant known as Erawan. This afternoon, transfer to the historic city of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, a former capital of the medieval kingdom of Ayutthaya, also known as Siam. Sample traditional Thai dishes during dinner on a converted rice barge from the 1930s. Accommodation: - Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Kanchanaburi to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Erawan Waterfalls Visit - Dinner Cruise
Day 4

Day 4 – Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya/Chiang Mai (1B, 1D)

Khantok in the Northern dialect means wooden tray, used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. After dinner, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living. Accommodation: - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya to Bangkok 01:00 - 01:30 Hr(s) - Plane 01:30 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Ayutthaya Historical Park Guided Tour - Traditional Thai Home Dinner
Day 5

Day 5 -Chiang Mai (1B, 1L)

Monk chats are a great cultural exchange, but also important in helping the young Monks improve their English. Accommodation: - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast - Lunch Transport: - Private Vehicle: Chiang Mai 01:30 - 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Cooking Class - Meet with Monks - Doi Suthep Temple Visit
Day 6

Day 6: Chiang Mai (1B)

Spend a full day exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and forested hills on your own, or choose between a variety of optional activities. Traverse the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk, or opt to take a cycling tour through verdant rice paddies and the elegant historic district. In the evening, choose to visit Chiang Mai’s vibrant night market. Accommodation: - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Optional Extras to chose from: - Full Day Tuk-Tuk Adventure - Half-Day Tuk Tuk Adventure Chiang Mai - Half-Day Tuk Tuk Adventure Additional Notes: Explore the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk by pre-booking the Tuk-Tuk Adventure when booking your tour.
Day 7

Day 7 – Chiang Mai/Bangkok (1B)

This morning, fly to Bangkok and board a traditional klong boat for a ride along the winding canals that have earned the city the nickname the “Venice of the East.” Glide past colourful temples, modern skyscrapers, and houses perched above the water. Visit Wat Pho, Bangkok’s largest and oldest temple complex, and often considered Thailand’s first public university—its many inscriptions were intended to instruct visitors. Marvel at the magnificent statue of the Reclining Buddha, glittering with gold leaf and mother-of-pearl. Accommodation: - Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Plane 01:30 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle: Bangkok Included Activities: - Klong Riverboat Tour - Wat Po Visit
Day 8

Day 8 - Bangkok (1B)

Depart at any time. Meals Included: - Breakfast Included Activities: - Departure Day

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1899 USD 1499 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 2099 USD 1699 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

· All nights accommodation (including 1 night in a sleeper train)
· Breakfast daily, 4 dinners, and lunch daily
· Sightseeing as specified (entrance fees are included)
· Expert Thai local guide throughout

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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