From bustling Bangkok, you’ll travel north to ancient ruined capitals, hill tribe villages and mountaintop temples to investigate all sides of this vi…
Grand Palace, Temple of the Golden Buddha, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ayutthaya Ruins, Sukhothai Historical Park, Wat Rong Khun, Elephant Nature …
On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 1 hour daily across uneven terrain with some hills.
Board your overnight flight to Thailand today.
Welcome to Thailand! Settle in to your hotel tonight.
This morning, your Tour Director leads a sightseeing tour of Bangkok. • Explore the sprawling Grand Palace complex, built in 1782 for the king of Siam • See the city’s vast array of Buddha statues at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), and the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) • Tour the city’s canals, called klongs, on a speedboat and converted rice barge This evening, get acquainted with your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.
Explore the region on a series of stops at local cultural sites. • Experience the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where locals sell produce from their small boats • Journey to Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and the Thai-Burma Railway bridge that was made famous by the novel and film about its construction • Visit the World War II Cemetery, resting place of over 9,000 Allied soldiers
Journey to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s capital from 1350 to 1767. • Tour the ruins, decorated with beautiful images of the Buddha draped in saffron robes, just like living monks • Continue on to Uthai Thani to visit the beautiful Wat Chantaram Enjoy a free evening in Phitsanulok or add an excursion.
On your way to Chiang Rai, stop to tour the Sukhothai Historical Park. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this park includes classical Buddha statues and temple ruins.
This morning, board a long-tail boat and venture along the Mae Kok River to a hill tribe village. • Learn about the traditional life of the hill tribe people, who live in bamboo houses raised on stilts and are skilled at crop rotation and hunting with spears and crossbows • Stop in Mae Salong, an ethnically Chinese town where various agricultural products are produced—including oolong tea, which you’ll learn about at a tea plantation visit • Visit the Golden Triangle, where the three countries of Burma, Thailand and Laos meet on the Mekong River • Take a short cruise across the Mekong River to visit a local market in Laos
On your way to Chiang Mai, stop at Wat Rong Khun, the otherwordly “White Temple.” Then, enjoy the stunning scenery as you stop at some of the region’s most impressive temples and historic sites. • Discover Doi Suthep, the regal mountain overlooking the city from the northwest and home to some of the most deeply loved symbols in the Kingdom • Walk the 290 steps skyward or take a cable car to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a major temple and pilgrimage destination during the important Buddhist holidays of Makha Buja and Visak • Visit Wat Suan Dok, a temple constructed for a revered priest visiting from Sukhothai, to learn about Buddhism from one of the resident monks
Drive through the countryside to the Mae Taeng Valley and the Elephant Nature Park, a camp dedicated to caring for the elephant population thought conservation efforts and ending mistreatment. You’ll learn about Asian elephants as you watch them feed and bathe. Enjoy a free evening in Chiang Mai or add an excursion.
Travel to San Kamphaeng to see how regional products are made by visiting local artisans, a silk factory and a paper umbrella manufacturer. Enjoy a free afternoon in Chiang Mai or add an excursion.
Fly to Bangkok for your final day in Thailand. After reaching the capital city, spend time relaxing or exploring on your own. Later, join your group for an included farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home or continue your tour in Cambodia.
Learn about the dramatic history of the Khmer civilization and see how Cambodia is reinventing itself today. Wander among Angkor’s temples and terraces and discover one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. From the layout of the temple sites to the intricate bas-relief and the iconographic sculpture, the sites of Siem Reap will mesmerize and amaze.
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia and arrive in time for lunch. At sunset, tour the majestic temples of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and an outstanding example of Khmer architecture. Honoring Hinduism and Buddhism, its five layers of rectangular walls and moats are said to represent mountains and the ocean.
Spend the day exploring evocative temple ruins with your Tour Director. • Experience Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Kmer Empire and home of the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Bayon Temple • Explore Ta Prohm, a 12th-century temple that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle, known as the setting of the Tomb Raider movie as nature takes over the man-made • Stop at the ruins of the nearby Preah Khan temple
Enjoy a morning tour of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre, the latter meaning “Citadel of the Women.” Later, fly back to Bangkok for a group farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home.
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