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The 9 Day Express Thailand Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 30 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Thailand  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1480 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)

You will see the King's Palace, Wat Pra Kaeo, the Reclining Buddha, the river cruise and more in Bangkok. In the northern mountains you will see Minority villages, the elephant shows, take a short elephant "safari", ride a bamboo raft down a river, see the beautiful Thai countryside, go to the border of Burma (Myanmar), the Golden Triangle and much more. Everywhere you go you will experience the wonderful hospitality of the Thai people, delicious Thai foods and their warm, friendly smiles and service. If you want to experience the beaches, we can add an extension to Phuket, the Phi Phi islands and/or Ko Samui.

Day 1: Bangkok. You arrive in Bangkok where your guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Bangkok

Today you will go to the incredible Grand Palace with Wat Pra Kaeo. This historic set of governmental and religious buildings display the incredible sense of making buildings like precious stones and jewelry. Several unique buildings stand side by side, from the Golden Stuppa to the glittering Wat and the governmental buildings with the English architecture and Thai roofs. Later you will go to the National Museum. Thai traditional massage (2 hrs). Evening - Traditional Thai dinner with classical dances and traditional performances.

Day 3: Bangkok. Breakfast in hotel. We will give you a Bangkok canal tour with a visit to Wat Arun. After lunch your tour continues with a visit to the Golden Buddha & Reclining Buddha temples. Evening - Cruise along Chao Phya River with buffet dinner.

Day 4: Chiang Mai. After your breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. There your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. After you have settled in you will be given the City & Temples tour. Lunch & dinner at local restaurants.

Day 5: Chiang Mai. The day begins with a visit to the Doi Suthep, the ancient temple site. After lunch we will take you to the Handicraft "villages" which are the various factories of the many things that the Thais make very well: silk, silver crafting, umbrellas, cloissonne, furniture and leather. Evening Option: The Night Market.

Day 6: Chiang Mai. After breakfast you will visit the Elephant Camp, take a one hour elephant ride, go on a bamboo raft and learn about the noble Asian elephant and the worker monkeys. You will also visit the Orchid Farm. Evening - Khantoke dinner with hill tribe dances.

Day 7: Chiang Rai. After breakfast you will go on an excursion to visit the hill tribe villages, where you will meet the Aca, the Hmong, Yao and the Karen. Lunch will be at local restaurants along the way. Then you will arrive in Chiang Rai and check into the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant in Chiang Rai.

Day 8: Fly back to Bangkok.

Day 9: Bangkok. Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport. You will fly home with a lifetime of wonderful memories!

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All Southeast Asian flights,
- All land transportation throughout itinerary including arrival / depart transfers, boats, A/C private car or van
- Drivers
- Excellent 3+4 star hotels (double occupancy)
- Meals as per itinerary
- Fully escorted by English speaking guide
- All entrance & admission fees as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- International flights and airport taxes
- Visa fees
- Items marked "optional"
- Tips to guides and drivers.

Note: We can obtain international flights at reasonable prices. We also can offer excellent Travel Guard Travel Insurance at reasonable rates.

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