Holiday Itinerary - Thailand Experience

Day 1: Bangkok, Thailand.

Welcome to Thailand’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Bangkok.

Bangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping, and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing is ahead. Take in the city’s principal landmarks such as the splendid TEMPLE OF THE GOLDEN BUDDHA and the spectacular TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. You will also visit the gleaming GRAND PALACE, Thailand’s most sacred monument, and the spectacular TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. (B)

Day 3: Bangkok- Excursion to Kanchanaburi.

Today’s full-day excursion takes you to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the Kwai River, famed for the River Kwai Bridge, built during WWII. Visit the ALLIED FORCES CEMETERY and spend time in the fascinating
THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY CENTRE. Today’s highlight is a TRAIN RIDE across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon, visit HELLFIRE PASS MEMORIAL, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains. Today, it houses a museum detailing life of the Allied prisoners and Asian laborers who helped build the railway, and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass. (B,L)

Day 4: Bangkok 

Today is yours to explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the greatvalue shopping, lively market, and delicious Thai cuisine. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the legendary Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats, including exotic fruits, vegetables, silks, and toys. (B)

Day 5: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Phitsanulok

Today, head to Ayutthaya, ancient capital of Siam. Here, you will visit BANG PA-IN PALACE, which was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. Later, drive to Phitsanulok, one of Thailand’s oldest cities, founded over 600 years ago. This evening, consider an optional rickshaw ride to experience Phitsanulok’s colorful night market. (B,L) 

Day 6: Phitsanulok - Sukhotai

Journey to Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th-century former capital, and admire the atmospheric, moated Old Town. Here, you will visit SUKHOTHAI HISTORIC PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including WAT SI CHUM with its stunning seated Buddha.  (B)

Day 7: Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Rai.

This morning, travel to Lampang. Here, visit Phayao Lake and WAT PHRA THAT LAMPANG LUANG. Built in 1476, this ancient Buddhist temple is often thought to be the oldeststanding wooden structure in the country. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue through rural countryside to Chiang Rai. (B,L)

Day 8: Chiang Rai. Golden Triangle Excursion.

Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong and visit a TEA PLANTATION. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand’s northernmost town, and on to the renowned GOLDEN TRIANGLE, where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos meet. You may consider an optional boat tour on the Mekong River. (B,L)

Day 9: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai.

This morning visit Chiang Mai. Visit WAT RONG KHUN, also known as the White Temple. Then, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat known as the “Rose of the North” for its refreshing climate. Upon arrival, visit SAN KAMPAENG to see local craftsmen make Thailand’s traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture. (B)

Day 10: Chiang Mai.

Spend the morning at an ELEPHANT SANCTUARY, where more than 30 elephants roam freely in a safe and sustainable environment and are not subjected to mistreatment (including rides). Here, you have the chance to touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviours. This afternoon, visit WAT PHRA SINGH with its famous Buddha image, and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragonheaded serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. (B,L)

Day 11: Chiang Mai.

Today is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. You may opt to join our optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes. (B)

Day 12: Chiang Mai.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Note: Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure dates 2020/2021 : Thailand Experience (12 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1185*

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1103*

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Bangkok to Chiang Mai - tour 2780


Prices from*


Prices from* 

January 12, 19 2020


November 1, 8, 22 2020


February 2, 9, 23 2020


December 6 2020


March 1, 15,22 2020

January 10, 17, 31 2021 £1225

April 12 2020

February 7, 21, 28 2021 £1225

September 13, 27 2020

March 14, 21 2021 £1225

October 25 2020


*Dates & Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos 

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available from £292. Triple rooms are not available. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available; please call for details and prices.

2021 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2020

Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Why not extend your stay?

Add Siem Reap to your holiday tour 2784 - 15 days from Siem Reap to Chiang Mai from £1705/£1586* land only

Day 1 Siem Reap, Cambodia Welcome to Cambodia! Your hotel room is available for midafternoon check-in. 

Day 2 Siem Reap Your sightseeing tour starts at the best preserved of all the temples—ANGKOR WAT, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B,L) 

Day 3 Siem Reap. Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Then, on to TA PROHM which has been left relatively untouched; surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls. (B)

Day 4 Siem Reap Fly to Bangkok and join day 1 of your Thailand tour. (B)

Add Phuket to your holiday  tour 2785 - 15 days from Bangkok to Phuket from £1639/£1525* land only

Days 1 to 11 Like Tour 2780.

Day 12 Chiang Mai - Phuket. Today, transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Days 13 and 14 Phuket. Enjoy your days doing as little or as much as you wish. Visit fabulous beaches, treat yourself to a Thai massage, or simply relax by the pool. (B daily)

Day 15 Phuket. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Add Siem Reap and Phuket to your holiday  tour 2787 - 18 days from Siem Reap to Phuket from £2159/£2008* land only

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Thailand Experience

7% discount - 12 days

Discount prices start from only £1103

Time in Bangkok begins with a thrilling day's sightseeing taking in the city's principal landmarks such as the Temple of the Golden Buddha, and the Temple of thje Reclining Buddha.

From Bangkok it's on to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai - famed for the River Kwai Bridge built during World War II.

Later in the tour there will be a visit to an elephant sanctuary where more than 30 elephants roam freely in a safe and sustainable environment and are not subjected to mis-treatment (including rides).

This amazing Cosmos 12 day Thailand Experience tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

Bangkok Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Grand Palace, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha 

Kanchanaburi Visit the Allied Forces Cemetery, Thailand-Burma Railway Center, Hellfire Pass Memorial; train ride to Wang Po Station 

Ayutthaya Visit Bang Pa-In Palace.

Sukhothai Visit Sukhothai Historic Park and Wat Si Chum.

Lampang Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang 

Chiang Rai Excursion to the Golden Triangle; visit a tea plantation and Wat Rong Khun.

Chiang Mai Visit San Kampaeng, an elephant sanctuary, Wat Phra Singh, and Wat Doi Suthep 

Professional tour director

Transportation Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent

Bangkok - Narai Hotel

Phitsanulok - Grand Riverside Hotel

Sukhothai - Legendha Sukhothai Thai Village Resort

Chiang Rai - Wiang Inn Hotel

Chiang Mai - Empress Hotel

Meals: 11 breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (L)

Everything you need


When it comes to showing you the best the world has to offer, Cosmos goes the extra mile! In addition to our private, first-class motorcoaches, we use a variety of transportation for an out-of-this-world experience! How do we do it? With a journey on a bullet train in Japan…a rickshaw ride in India…cruises on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or the Amazon River in Brazil, or the open-air safari vehicles in South Africa…and so much more! Plus, with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the boat on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!


After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel or safari lodge that is centrally located. We select hotels with the best guestrooms (always with a private bathroom), and service. Our hotels in Asia, Africa and South America include a full breakfast each day so you can start the day off right. See individual itinerary pages for hotel listings.


Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of the Exotics. Discover the wonders of historic Kyoto, Beijing, and Siem Reap…walk along Shanghai’s famous Bund…explore ornate temples in Bangkok…discover the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu…hand-feed giraffes in Nairobi…experience the Great Barrier Reef…and more. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sites and parks with knowledgeable Local Guides and Driver/Guides who will bring each destination to life. See itinerary pages to learn what’s included in your holiday.

Leisure time

No one enjoys a holiday where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday where possible, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director and Local Guides can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many intriguing optional excursions.


Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need. 


At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides for the richest experience possible.

See individual tours for hotel listings and learn what is included in your holiday.


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