Along the way we make a stopover at Wat Arum, the temple of Dawn, before continuing to the Grand Palace, dedicated
to the Thai Royal Family’s ceremony. Nearby are the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew,
which is famous for the Emerald Buddha Image and the Vimarnmek Museum, the world's largest building entirely made of golden
teak. After a stop for lunch, we visit this complex and drive through the many vibrant streets of China Town to
one of the most significant temples in Bangkok. The Wat Pho houses a gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha.
Tonight we take the elevator to the 76th floor to the Highest International Buffet in
Thailand for our Welcome Dinner.
Vacation Day 3 - Saturday:
Bangkok - Ayuthaya
We drive north out of town though the scenic countryside to Ayuthaya, the
ancient capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 AD. This glamorous city was all but destroyed by the hands
of Burmese, however it is still fascinating to explore the ruined temples. On arrival visit the
largest temple of Wat Phra Sisanphet, used as the Royal Temple Palace by several kings. The next
site is Wat Chai Wattanaram built by King Prasathong in 1630, a huge
prang surrounded by smaller ones to symbolize mount Meru, the home
of the heavenly gods.
We continue to Bang Pa In, which was served as the summer palace for many Thai
monarchs. This structure has a captivating collection of marvelous pavilions in a variety of Thai, Chinese,
Italian and Victorian architectural styles.
Welcome onboard the luxurious cruiser “Grand Pearl” at Wat Potangtai Pier near
Bangsai (the royal folk arts and handicrafts center). Superb buffet lunch which includes a delightful
variety of oriental and western cuisine will be served. Relax and enjoy the fascinating scenery on the
River of Kings as we cruise back to Bangkok.
Vacation Day 4 - Sunday: Bangkok - Damnern Saduak - Kanchanaburi - Sai
Heading out of town we make our way to Kanchanaburi with a stopover at the picturesque floating market of
Damnern Saduak, which opens early in
the morning till noon. Here you will have a chance to go around by boat, exploring the bustling trade
of local villagers.
We continue our journey to Kanchanaburi. This enchanting town has
plenty to see, the famous bridge over the River Kwai, the sobering War
Cemetery and the Jeath War Museum. We include these in a short sightseeing tour before
we make our way though the beautiful countryside to Sai Yoke national park.
Check into our Floating Jungle Rafts, the magnificent close-to-nature floating
lodge. Enjoy the stunning nature surroundings of the tropical forest, a unique blend of the culture
and tradition of Mon people, and the history of World War II. Dine under the clear blue sky and see
the river flowing at its own pace.
Vacation Day 5 - Monday: Sai Yok - Helfire Pass - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok
The exploration of Kanchanaburi Region continues with a drive to the Hellfire Pass. This world famous
site features the fascinating museum chronicling the events of
World War II and the notorious "Death Railway". This rail link was all but partly destroyed by the
offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk along the ruins.
We make our way to the Tiger Temple, home of wild tigers. They can be seen close up and are touchable.
Upon leaving this site we drive to Nam Tok and board a train ride through the breathtaking landscape and
the wooden bridge built along the mountainside by the allied prisoners of the second World War. The train
journey deliver us to Takilen Station where we meet up with our driver and return to Bangkok.
New Years Trip - party onboard a New Year's Eve cruise - see amazing fireworks
Vacation Day 6 - Tuesday: Bangkok - Chiang
Fly to Chiang Mai today, the capital of the north and rich
with historical and cultural heritage. Chiang Mail has over 300 temples and
we visit the most famous one on top of Doi Suthep Mountain, Wat Prathat Temple. The
temple grounds offer a panoramic view over the surrounding countryside. Chiang Mai has been
always known for the exquisite handicrafts made from hill tribe people’s traditional
wares. Set off on a short drive to the villages of Sankampaeng and Borsarng to see the various cottage
industries including silk weaving, wood carving, silver ware and umbrellas
On the way back to our hotel, we drive through the old city of Chiang Mai.
Relax before tonight's dinner show at Kantok restaurant. Sit on the floor and eat native treats
from little baskets.
Vacation Day 7 - Wednesday:
Chiang Mai - Chiang Dao Elephant Camp- Chiang
Today we make our way through the scenic mountain backdrop to
Chiang Dao Elephant Camp, which is 30 miles northwards of Chiang Mai. Visit the elephant camp set in a
lush jungle area and watch the many elephants perform amazing feats of strength and skill at the
command of the mahouts. The demonstration includes elephant bathing in the river, working in the
jungle, dragging and pushing logs. Even see elephants playing basketball and painting. The highlight
of the day is our exhilarating elephant trek through the jungle, past bamboo trees and hanging
Then relax as we board a short bamboo raft trip along the Mae Taeng River.
Next we drive a few miles to a Padong "long neck" tribe village. The women of the tribe wear long
brass coils around their neck which actually pushes the collarbone down, giving them the appearance of
an extended neck. This tribe has come from Burma as refugees in recent years due to the persecution of
the Burmese government. Spend some time in the village before we drive back to Chiang Mai.
Tonight free time to visit the vibrant night market which is
full of local treasures.
Vacation Day 8 - Thursday: Chiang Mai -
After a short flight back to Bangkok, we head to Pattaya. Along the way we stop at the
Sriracha Tiger Zoo and Crocodile Farm, home to Thailand's largest Bengal Tigers. We will
also find a large number of other animals including crocodiles, ostriches, single hump camels,
kangaroos and an aviary of exotic birds.
Our drive continues to the world famous Pattaya Beach, nestled along a picturesque bay on
the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand. From a fishing village in the 60's, Pattaya has emerged as a
favorite Southeast Asian vacation spot. Check to our hotel before you decide on the night attractions
for your choice.
Vacation Day 9 - Friday: Pattaya - Coral Island
Nothing beats spending the day relaxing and working on your tan on an idyllic island. Our day begins
with a boat trip towards Koh Lan (Coral Island) in the west of Pattaya Straits. Spend the day hanging out
on beautiful beaches and swimming in translucent water with an abundance of coral. Optional activities
including para-sailing, jet skiing and wind surfing are also available. If you don't want to get wet you
can view the coral from a glass bottom boat. Have lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants along the
Tonight enjoy our Farewell Dinner before partying the night away.Hotels
Vacation Day 10 - Saturday: Pattaya - Bangkok
Sleep late or enjoy a morning on the beach
before we drive back to Bangkok. After checking into our Bangkok hotel free time to buy that last minute
souvenir, have a Thai massage or a wonderful dinner.
Vacation Day 11 - Sunday: Bangkok - Departure or Continue to
After our final breakfast together our Thailand adventure end with our transfer to the airport. It is time
to say goodbye to all our new single travel friends who are departing for home, as we continue on to our
Cambodia Post-trip (July
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* 9 Nights
Superior Accommodations*The price per person is for a double
room. Free roommate matching is available on all our vacations so there is never a
need to pay a "single supplement". If you wish to room alone the cost is an additional
* 1 Night Floating Jungle Raft Hotel
* 10 Breakfasts - 7 Dinners
* Tour Leader/Guide
* Private Transportation
* Entrance Fees as Indicated in Itinerary
* Round Trip Air Ticket Bangkok - Chiang Mai
* Airport/Hotel Transfers - Day of Arrival & Departure
* All Taxes and Surcharges
*Airfare to Asia
*Tips ($10 per day - collected tour day 1)