Thailand: The Golden Kingdom with Quick Quotes Girls Getaway

with Cambodia extension
Jan 27-Feb 7, 2017 / 12 DAYS

Experience the warm welcome of the Land of Smiles.

From bustling Bangkok, you’ll travel north to ancient ruined capitals, hill tribe villages and mountaintop temples to investigate all sides of this vi…

Your package includes

  • 10 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 4 three-course dinners
  • 8 guided sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
  • Private deluxe motor coach

Included highlights

Grand Palace, Temple of the Golden Buddha, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ayutthaya Ruins, Sukhothai Historical Park, Wat Rong Khun, Elephant Nature …

Tour pace

On this guided tour, you'll walk for about 1 hour daily across uneven terrain with some hills.

Itinerary

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Overnight Flight / 1 NIGHT

Jan 27: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Thailand today.

Bangkok / 3 NIGHTS

Jan 28: Arrival in Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand! Settle in to your hotel tonight.

Jan 29: Sightseeing tour of Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Jan 30: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & River Kwai

Included meals: Breakfast

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

Phitsanulok / 1 NIGHT

Jan 31: Ayutthaya & Uthai Thani

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Chiang Rai / 2 NIGHTS

Feb 01: Sukhothai Historical Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Feb 02: Mae Kok River, oolong tea plantation & the Mekong River

Included meals: Breakfast

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

Chiang Mai / 3 NIGHTS

Feb 03: Wat Rong Khun & Doi Suthep

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

Feb 04: Elephant Nature Park

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Feb 05: Local handicraft market

Included meals: Breakfast

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.

Bangkok / 1 NIGHT

Feb 06: Flight to Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Feb 07: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home or continue your tour in Cambodia.

Extension / Starting from $999 pp

Cambodia / 3 NIGHTS

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.

Feb 07: Sunset at Angkor Wat

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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.

Feb 08: Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm & Preah Khan

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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

Feb 09: Flight to Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Feb 10: Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your early morning flight home.

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