Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Bangkok (3 Nights)

Say sawadee ka to the land of smiles, starting your Thai adventure in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel where this evening, we meet our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetisers.

Hotel: Royal Orchid Sheraton - Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing

ise early and join the locals for a graceful T'ai Chi practice in Lumpini Park to kick-start your day. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start before joining your fellow travellers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok's most well-known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong Talad. Continue to the golden spires of Bangkok's Grand Palace, where you'll visit the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. See the largest-reclining Buddha in Thailand in Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho, and enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the temple's massage centre. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Bangkok

Immerse your senses in the five flavours of Thai as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a traditional cooking class in a colonial-style house. Visit a local market nearby to source the freshest ingredients that reveal the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot flavours of Thai cuisine. Sample the results later, then spend the afternoon exploring the City of Angels on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak – Kanchanaburi (2 Nights)

A riot of colours greets us this morning as we embark on a visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Connect with the friendly merchants who paddle along the congested canals in their sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. En route, we'll Dive into Culture, stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where we'll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar. After lunch in a local restaurant, we'll visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, revealing insights into the history of the infamous railway line built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese army. Our final stop today sees us pay tribute to the thousands of allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery.

Hotel: Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa - Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kanchanaburi Sightseeing

This morning, we visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway", so named for the tortuous conditions that prisoners of war endured during WWII to build it. After lunch, we embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the winding waters of the Kwai River. We'll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Sukhothai (2 Nights)

After breakfast, we travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, we'll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th century Burmese invasion. We'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital. ( BB, L, D ) Hotel: Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa.

Hotel: Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa - Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Sukhothai Sightseeing

Gain insights into a powerful kingdom that enjoyed its golden age during the 13th and 14th centuries and shaped modern Thailand as we know it today. Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park which reveals thousands of years of history and a 15-metre seated Buddha secreted within its walls. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Sukhothai – Chiang Mai (3 Nights)

Our day begins with a visit to the village of Natonchan, where we 'Make a Difference' with our visit by supporting the community's eco-tourism project. We'll interact with the locals and meet one of the villagers to learn about 'gymnastic doll' making and the villagers' traditional cotton clothes which are soaked in mud to protect them from fading. We continue north, enjoying lunch en route and make a brief visit to the 'Friends of the Asian Elephant' Hospital, a foundation that cares for wounded elephants. Arriving in Chiang Mai, we enjoy an evening walk with our Travel Director and visit the colourful Sunday market. Our hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai.

Hotel: The Rim Resort - Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Chiang Mai Sightseeing

Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colourful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai's Sankamphaeng district and meet the children and teachers at a local school to which Trafalgar will donate much-needed supplies. We continue to a small village nearby where we'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai-style Be My Guest lunch. Next is a visit to Wat Suan Dok where we'll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple's magnificent golden chedi.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Chiang Mai

Your morning is free to spend as you please or consider joining an Optional Experience. Later, we visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. As the sun sets over this mystical temple, listen quietly to the tranquil sounds of the monks chanting. This evening, we join fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 11: Depart Chiang Mai

Our exhilarating encounter with old Siam and new Thailand at its end, we take a transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast

Departure dates & prices 2019 Treasures of Thailand - 7% discount on all dates

Trafalgar Brochure Price in Black from £2550

Travel 55 Discount Price in Red from £2372

Tel Trafalgar Reservations on 0800 533 5616 and quote Travel ref: TT55

These prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and Trafalgar want to ensure they offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to their Travel Experts now for more details. Don't forget to quote Travel 55 code TT55 to receive your 7% discount. Tel Trafalgar reservations on  0800 533 5616.

This tour starts in Bangkok and ends in Chiang Mai

January 20

£2595
£2414

July 14

£2550
£2372

February 17

£2595
£2414

August 1

£2550
£2372

March 3

£2595
£2414

September 15, 29

£2550
£2372

April 7

£2550
£2372

October 13

£2550
£2372

May 19

£2550
£2372

November 17

£2650
£2465

June 16

£2550
£2372

December 15

£2725
£2535

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single Supplement (add to price above):Single Supplement (add to price above): £740 p.p. Exceptions 07 Apr 19 to 13 Oct 19 : £680 p.p.
15 Dec 19 : £840 p.p.

Door to door UK transfers

Our complimentary and exclusive door to door airport transfers* let you start and end your holiday in complete comfort and style. Dedicated to you, your personal driver will arrive at your home to whisk you off in a private executive car – taking you directly to the airport. Of course, they look after your luggage for you too. And, at the end of your trip, you’ll be greeted by your driver at the airport for an uninterrupted return journey home in your private car.

Our private chauffeur service is included for airports within 150 miles of your home – and gives you the peace of mind you’ll arrive in time for your flight and that someone’s waiting for your return.

*terms and conditions apply, ask for details.

Please note: Itineraries and prices are subject to change and are based on availability. Please refer to Trafalgar brochures for booking conditions, other restrictions and page references not included in this website. All holidays subject to Trafalgar Worldwide Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on this website

Trafalgar Tours
Treasures of Thailand

11 Day Escorted Holidays - 7% Discount

2019 prices from £2372

The temples and tuk tuks of Bangkok give way to the lush forests of Kanchanaburi and ancient traditions of Chiang Mai, on this in-depth exploration of Thailand.

This exciting 11 day Treasures of Thailand escorted tour comes with a 7% discount saving. To book call Trafalgar Tours direct on 0800 5335616 and quote Travel ref: TT55 plus the tour code.

To receive your 7% discount call Trafalgar direct on 0800 533 5616 and guote the code: TT55.

Treasures of Thailand

  • Trip Style: Country Explorer
  • 11 days – 2 Country
  • Code: CSOT
  • From: £2535 (per person twin share)
  • Includes: 10 nights’ accommodation. 10 buffet breakfasts. 8 lunches (including Coinnect with Locals). 5 dinners.
  • All transfers shown

Your included sights

  • CITY TOUR of Bangkok and Chiang Mai

  • SEE the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

  • VISIT Wat Pho Temple, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park

Trip Highlights

Here’s just a sample of the many special handcrafted Trafalgar highlights included in your trip.

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thaistyle meal. (Day 9)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice, enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho (Day 2). Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients (Day 3)

STAYS WITH STORIES

Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna-Burmese style architecture, perfectly positioned in Chiang Mai's Old Town . (Day 8)

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The Icons

CITY TOUR of Bangkok, Chiang Mai

VISIT Wat Pho Temple, the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park

SEE the Bridge over the River Kwai in Kanchanaburi

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Porterage and local charges included

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

Ways to Save

Book Early

  • Pay in full by 28 February 2019 and save up to 10%
  • Pay in full by 28 March 2019 and save up to 5%

Book Again

  • VIP - Travel as a past guest and unlock exclusive offers.
  • Save up to 2.5% when you book two or more trips. The more you book, the more you save.

Book Together

  • Save up to 10% on most trips for young travellers (5-17)

Please note: All of the above savings are in addition to the Travel 55 discount of 7% that comes when you book direct with Trafalgar using our code: TT55

Scheduled Flights

Our prices do not include scheduled flights. Prices can change on a daily basis and we want to ensure we offer the latest and most competitive rates, giving you flexibility and choice – Speak to our Travel Experts now for more details.

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