Your Holiday Itinerary - Thailand - a land of smiles

Day 1 - UK to Bangkok

Depart on your overnight flight to Bangkok, arriving on day 2.

Day 2 - Bangkok

We'll arrive in Bangkok this morning and transfer to our hotel for a three-night stay. There's plenty of time to relax at leisure this afternoon, before we get to know one another better over dinner at the hotel this evening. Later we'll head out to discover the delights of Bangkok at night. Travelling by tuk-tuk we'll soak up the atmosphere and aromas of the city's streets and see famous landmarks including the spectacular Grand Palace, the Wat Pho temple and Sanam Luang Park, also known as the Royal Field.

Day 3 - Bangkok

Situated on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is Thailand's exciting capital and we'll see many of its highlights on today's included sightseeing tour. We begin with a visit to Wat Pho, one of the city's largest temple complexes and home to a leading school of massage. We'll hear the morning chant of the saffron-robed Buddhist monks and see the 46-metre-long golden reclining Buddha. Next we'll head to the magnificent Grand Palace, Bangkok's most famous landmark and for 150 years the home of the Thai kings, the Royal court and the government. Within its grounds we'll see the sacred Wat Phra Kaew, the temple containing the Emerald Buddha, a small revered image carved from a single piece of jade. After lunch we'll take things at a slightly slower pace as we step aboard a long-tail boat for a cruise on the Thonburi klongs. Thonburi is the old capital of Bangkok and on our journey along the klongs, or canals, we'll see traditional wooden townhouses and local people going about their daily life. Along the way we'll visit the Royal Barges National Museum and you can admire the stunning exterior of the Wat Arun temple with its majestic spires rising from the water's edge. This evening we'll gather together and enjoy dinner at an authentic Thai restaurant. We'll be able to sample a variety of local dishes and afterwards we'll enjoy a performance of Thai classical dances.

Day 4 - Ayutthaya

After breakfast this morning we'll begin our explorations at the beautiful Bang Pa-In Palace, which was once a royal summer residence. We'll then continue on to the UNESCO-listed ruins of Ayutthaya. Once a wealthy and glittering city, this was the capital of Siam between 1350 and 1767. It fell to the Burmese army in 1767 and was all but abandoned when the capital was transferred to present-day Bangkok. We'll take a stroll around Ayutthaya's impressive remains which include a head of Buddha embedded in a tree trunk surrounded by tangled roots. Lunch is included at a restaurant today.

Day 5 - Phitsanulok

We'll depart Bangkok after breakfast and drive to Phitsanulok, one of Thailand's most historic cities. En route we'll make a stop at Uthai Thani to enjoy lunch on board a boat. On arrival in Phitsanulok we'll visit the 14th century Wat Yai, a stunning temple which houses a bronze statue of Buddha and an array of decorative features. After checking into our hotel, we will meet with our fellow travelling companions for dinner this evening at the hotel.

Day 6 - Sukhothai/Phrae

Our journey continues today as we drive to the ancient city of Sukhothai, which flourished during the 13th and 14th centuries. This walled city was the birthplace of some of Thailand's finest art and architecture, and as we explore the UNESCO-listed site we'll discover magnificent Buddha images, wall paintings and beautifully carved elephants supporting a towering stupa. Next we'll meet a local history expert to learn about the heritage and traditions that live on in this area, before we sample Sukhothai noodles – rice noodles served in a broth, usually with meat and green beans – for lunch. This afternoon we'll drive to Phrae, a friendly and charming city famous for its old wooden buildings and attractive temples. This evening dinner will be served at Vongburi House, an intriguing teak building which is decorated with ornate balconies, doors and windows and furnished with antiques from the 19th century. The owner of the house will prepare some of her favourite local dishes for us to try.​

Day 7 - Chiang Mai

After breakfast this morning we'll make our way to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This temple is one of Thailand's finest examples of Lanna-style architecture, and is surrounded by ancient walls. Our next stop is at Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, an important temple which once housed the Emerald Buddha. Next we'll visit Ban Sao Nak, a beautiful wooden house with no less than 116 supporting teak pillars and afterwards, lunch will be served in a restaurant. This afternoon we'll journey to Chiang Mai and pass through the ancient city of Lamphun, stopping to learn about the traditional technique of Yok Dok silk weaving. Later, we'll admire the eclectic architecture at Wat Ton Kaew and see the gold-coloured structures at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. If you want to get out and about in Chiang Mai this evening, why not join an optional excursion to Chiang Mai night bazaar. A seemingly endless number of stalls sell pretty much anything you could ever want to buy. There are plenty of restaurants around too, and we will head to one for dinner. 

Day 8 - Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai was once the capital city of the Lanna Kingdom, which covered much of northern Thailand in the late 13th century. Today we'll visit a local family to learn about Lanna traditions which live on to this very day. The family will be happy to tell you all about local architecture, handicrafts and food, and after we've explored the traditional houses and gardens we'll enjoy a meal cooked over a fire. This afternoon we'll take the winding road up to the sacred temple of Doi Suthep. Considered to be the most important temple in Chiang Mai, it sits on a hilltop overlooking the city below. En route we'll stop at Wat Palat, a peaceful temple tucked away in the jungle and surrounded by hills, forest paths, shrines and a tumbling waterfall. When we reach Doi Suthep there will be plenty of time to explore this intriguing site and we'll get an insight into the importance of religion in Thai society at a private monk blessing ceremony. This evening has been left free for you to dine at leisure. Why not head out with your travelling companions and sample the delicacies on offer at one of Chiang Mai's outstanding eateries.

Day 9 - Chiang Mai

We've got a great day planned today, as we head to the Elephant Nature Park, a rescue and rehabilitation centre where dozens of vulnerable elephants have been cared for. You'll learn how the elephants are rescued, and get the chance to feed them from a special viewing platform. After a buffet lunch, we'll head to the river where we can see these gentle creatures as they bathe and play in the water.

Day 10 - Cha-Am

After breakfast we'll transfer to Chiang Mai airport for our internal flight back to Bangkok. Upon arrival we'll transfer to the laid-back coastal resort of Cha-Am, our base for the next three nights. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore at your own pace and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant this evening.

Day 11 - Cha-Am

Spend today enjoying the facilities at your hotel, perhap s take a dip in the outdoor pool or go for a stroll along the beach with your travelling companions. If you wish, you could join our optional excursion to nearby Hua Hin where we'll visit the local market and explore the Maruekhathaiyawan Palace – a restored teak-wood palace designed by King Rama VI. Lunch and a wine-tasting are also included.

Day 12 - Cha-Am

Enjoy a final day at leisure. You could choose to soak up the sun and enjoy a drink from the pool bar or perhaps head out with your travelling companions to one of the nearby seafood restaurants. This evening we'll gather as a group for a farewell dinner and drink, the perfect way to round off our holiday.

Days 13 and 14 - Cha-Am to UK

We'll transfer to the airport in Bangkok for our flight back to the UK, arriving on day 14.

Departure dates and prices 2019/2020

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Prices from Prices from
13 October 2019 £2639

9 February 2020

£2639
10 November 2019 £2639 27 September 2020 £2739

19 January 2020
£2639 8 November 2020 £2739

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Thailand - a land of smiles

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Prices from £2639 - no single supplement

Discover the many attractions of exciting Bangkok on a city tour and at night by tuk-tuk  then travel northwards through Thailand to the city of Chiang Mai. Along the way, visit ancient ruins and stunning temples, attend a Thai classical dance show, enjoy dinner at the Vongburi teak house, take a long-tail boat cruise along the Thonburi Klongs.  You will spend a day at the Elephant Nature Park and end your holiday n the relaxing coastal resort of Cha-Am.

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Excursions

Included

  • Discover Bangkok at night by tuk-tuk
  • Bangkok city tour
  • Thai classical dance show
  • Visit the ruins of Ayutthaya
  • Boat trip in Uthai Thani
  • Admire the Wat Yai temple in Phitsanulok
  • Discover UNESCO-listed Sukhothai
  • Create your own lucky charm and sample Sukhothai Noodles
  • Tour of Lamphun including a chance to learn about textile weaving
  • Chiang Mai tour including visits to a local family & the Wat Palat & Doi Suthep temples
  • Attend a private monk blessing ceremony
  • Spend a day at the Elephant Nature Park

 

Optional

  • Long-tail boat cruise along the Thonburi Klongs

    Bangkok sybar at night including dinner

    Discover Chiang Mai night bazaar with dinner

    Thai cookery class in Hua Hin

Accommodation

FuramaXclusive Sathorn Hotel

Located in Silom, the FuramaXclusive Sathorn hotel offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool with sundecks, a 24-hour front desk and concierge service. Rooms at FuramaXclusive are decorated to a beautiful standard, and each air-conditioned room has a balcony and seating area. They also have satellite TV, DVD player and a work desk. International cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel’s L’Avenue Restaurant where indoor and outdoor seating is available.

Topland Hotel and Convention Centre

Situated in Phitsanulok, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahatat Woramahawihan, Wat Nang Phaya, and Wat Ratburana. Folklore Museum and Phitsanulok Night Bazaar are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Lampang River Lodge

Situated near to the Wang River, Lampang River Lodge boasts rooms surrounded by nature. It has an outdoor pool, 2 restaurants. Each en suite, air-conditioned room has a terrace, separate living room and is beautifully furnished.

Amora Hotel

Amora Hotel is a short walk away from the ancient Tapae Gate and Chiang Mai night bazaar market. Each room features air-conditioning, TV with cable channels and a minibar. Other hotel amenities include international restaurant serving both Thai and International cuisines, a lobby lounge, an outdoor pool, gym and a day spa.

Regent Cha Am Beach Resort

Set in a stunning tropical landscape overlooking the beach, you will stay at The Regent Cha Am Beach Resort. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar, fitness centre and pool. Bedrooms have private facilities.

What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Thai Airways and internal flights
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 11 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
  • 23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

PLUS…

  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

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