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Amazing Thailand

BANGKOK, CHIANG MAI, CHIANG RAI & GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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  • Duration: 14 days
  • Price: from $1,599

   Save up to $1000 per couple!!!

For a limited time only save up to $1000 per couple on these remarkable Thailand tours. Reserve by June 8, 2016 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited so please reserve your Thailand vacation package early.

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Itinerary at a glance Highlights Your tour includes
  • 4 nights in Bangkok
  • 1 night in Phitsanulok
  • 1 night in Lampang
  • 2 nights in Chiang Rai
  • 3 nights in Chiang Mai
  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Elephant Camp (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles via Air China (add $100 from New York)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Thailand flight and ground transportation
  • Accommodations at Superior First Class hotels
  • Full buffet American breakfast daily (B)
  • Welcome dinner in Bangkok (D)
  • Sightseeing Thailand tours as per itinerary and all transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director throughout
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(Land Only Prices Available Upon Request)

Tour cost airfare included
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Jul 6 Jul 19 $ 1999 $ 2099 $ 2499
Oct 19 Nov 1 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Nov 2 Nov 15 $ 1899 $ 1999 $ 2399
Nov 16 Nov 29 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Dec 24 Jan 6 ’17 $ 2099 $ 2199 $ 2599
Dec 26 Jan 8 ’17 $ 1999 $ 2099 $ 2499

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Jan 4 Jan 17 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Jan 18 Jan 31 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Feb 1 Feb 14 $ 1699 $ 1799 $ 2199
Feb 15 Feb 28 $ 1699 $ 1799 $ 2199
Mar 1 Mar 14 $ 1599 $ 1699 $ 2099
Mar 29 Apr 11 $ 1599 $ 1699 $ 2099
Apr 12 Apr 25 $ 1599 $ 1699 $ 2099
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $279.
NEW YORK DEPARTURES:
Add $100 from New York (JFK)
BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE:
Add $3195 from LAX and add $3595 from JFK (note: upgrade only applies to long haul flights to and from Beijing)
For more information on this Thailand vacation tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments 
Reservations for vacation packages to Thailand can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Trip cancellation and travel insurance are recommended. For complete insurance information, click here
Day 1
Depart USA.
Your exotic Thailand vacation begins as you depart today aboard your wide-body jet.
Day 2
Arrive Bangkok.
Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”. Evening arrival in Bangkok, the breathtaking capital. You’ll be met by your Thailand tours Director and escorted to your upscale hotel located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. Menam Riverside Hotel
Day 3
Bangkok.
Special “orientation breakfast”, then embark on an included tour introducing you to some of the outstanding Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Visit Wat Trimitr with its invaluable 5-tons solid gold statue of Buddha and Wat Po, featuring the colossal 150 foot long “Reclining Buddha”. See the White Marble Temple representing the finest example of Thai architecture. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional canal boat ride across the river for a glimpse of local daily life ($30). This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (B,D) 
Day 4
Bangkok.
Two days at leisure to discover Thailand’s vibrant and exotic capital at your own pace. Your Tour Director can make suggestions for independent exploration. Join an optional excursion to the colorful Damnoen Saduak floating market, reached by a rice barge followed by a visit to Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world ($40). A tour of the spectacular Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings ($38) is also available. Both Thailand tours can be on either days 4 or 5 depending on the departure date. (B) 
Day 5
Bangkok Continued.
Continue to enjoy your independent exploration of one of the world’s greatest cities! (B)
Day 6
Bangkok/Ayutthaya/Phitsanulok.
Over the next few days venture into some of Thailand’s most fascinating regions, rich with culture, history and stunning landscape. In Ayutthaya, the ancient capital, see the giant bronze statue of Wat Mongkol Borpith and the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Sri. Continue to Lopburi to view the magnificent stone carvings of Phra Prang Sam Yod as well as the Monkey Temple. Drive via beautiful scenery of rice paddies to Phitsanulok, the gateway to Northern Thailand, visit the Bronze Case Factory and view how Buddha Images are made in an authentic way. Topland Hotel (B)
Day 7
Phitsanulok/Sukhothai/Lampang.
Today travel to Sukhothai to see the famous ruins of this 13th century first capital of Siam. Visit the Textile Museum, a unique private collection. Continue to Sri Satchanalai, the northern outpost town of the Kingdom of Sukhothai, built by King Ramkamhaeng where you’ll visit an ancient Ceramic Kiln before proceeding to Lampang for overnight. Wiang Lakorn Hotel (B)
Day 8
Golden Triangle/Chiang Rai.
Lampang is famous for its narrow streets and traditional horse-drawn carriages. Visit a local paper and ceramic making village. Depart for Phayao, a rural lakeside town and once princely state. Proceed to Chiang Saen, situated on the border with Laos. Enjoy a short boat trip on the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle – the meeting point of Thailand, Burma and Laos. Visit Mae Sai, the Northern-most point of Thailand, stroll through the colorful local market and shop for Burmese handicrafts before arriving in charming Chiang Rai. Phowadol Resort & Spa (B)
Day 9
Chiang Rai.
Day at leisure. Your hotel is located within easy access to the Mae Kok River. Today join an optional boat trip down the river and visit the fascinating local hilltribe villages, learn about their culture and observe the colorful costumes ($32). (B)
Day 10
Chiang Rai / Chiang Mai.
Morning drive to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North.” Your hotel is centrally located within a short walking distance to the renowned night market. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight we suggest an optional “Kantoke Dinner” featuring local specialties as well as breathtaking performance of songs and dances by a local hilltribe dressed in traditional costumes ($32, dinner included). Duangtawan Hotel (B)
Day 11
Chiang Mai.
Today visit an elephant camp and see a demonstration of the role of the elephant in Thai agriculture, commerce and culture. Later visit an Orchid Farm. Afternoon at leisure to discover the charm and beauty of this ancient city. (B)
Day 12
Chiang Mai.
Morning optional city tour visits Chiang Mai’s most interesting temples as well as fascinating Wat Doi Suthep located high in the mountains ($28). Tonight, why not enjoy a classic Thai cooking class and delicious farewell dinner experience with your fellow travelers. Whether you want to try cooking Thai food yourself or not, you’ll surely walk away having enjoyed a delicious meal! ($30) (B,D)
Day 13
Chiang Mai/Bangkok.
Final day at leisure for shopping or independent pursuits. Late today, fly back to Bangkok (B)
Day 14
Bangkok/USA.
Connect in Bangkok for your flight home. Your magical Thailand vacation ends as you arrive the USA later today.

Optionals

To enhance and make your visit to Thailand more complete and memorable, you will be offered several optional tours and cultural/dining evening activities. All rates are approximates in US Dollars and are subject to change based on fluctuation of exchange rates and suppliers rates. Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may therefore not be offered if this minimum is not met. Some tours may not be available due to holiday schedules, and there may be additional optional tours added for your enjoyment.

Bangkok
Floating Market & Phra Pathom Chedi Tour ($40 per person)
This most interesting full day excursion takes you to the rural floating market of Damneon Saduak, located south of Bangkok. Spend some time in this exotic, colorful and bustling market where you can observe floating merchants hawk their fruits, corps, baskets and weavings. Proceed to Phra Pathom Chedi, the tallest stupa in the world.
Chiang Rai
Mae Kok River Boat Trip & Hilltribe Tour ($32 per person)
An unforgettable and exciting afternoon awaits as you board a longtail boat for a ride up the Mae Kok River. En route visit a temple located in a beautiful cave. Proceed to the Karen Hilltribe village at Baan Ruam Mid for an unforgettable visit. The hilltribe members maintain their own distinct culture, religion, language and colorful style of dress.
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Morning City/Temple Tour ($28 per person)
A morning city tour features visits to Chiang Mai’s most interesting temples. The highlight of your tour is a visit to the magnificent Doi Suthep Temple, tucked away in the mountains at 3,500 feet above sea level.
Chiang Mai
Classic Thai Cooking Class & Dinner ($30 per person)
Enjoy a classic Thai cooking class and delicious dinner experience with your fellow travelers. Whether you want to try cooking Thai food yourself or not, you’ll surely walk away having enjoyed a delicious meal!.

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Trip Preparation

FLIGHT INFORMATION

Your flights from the USA to Thailand and back are on the following airlines with the corresponding schedules.  You are expected to arrive at your departure airport at least 3 1/2 hours before your scheduled departure.

Date

Airline

LAX

JFK

Depart

Return

Depart

Return

2016: Jul. 6
2017: Mar. 29, Apr. 12
Air China 2:00pm 12:00pm 4:30pm

2:30pm

2016: Oct. 19 Air China 2:00pm 12:00pm 4:30pm

11:30am

2016: Nov. 2 Air China 2:00pm 11:00am 4:30pm

10:30am

2016: Nov. 16, Dec. 24 Air China 1:00pm 11:00am 3:30pm

10:30am

2016: Dec. 26
2017: Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 1, Feb. 15
Air China 1:00pm 8:00am 3:30pm

10:30am

2017: Mar. 1 Air China 1:00pm 9:00am 3:30pm

11:30am

Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting domestic flight.  We recommend at least 3 ½ hours.  Please keep in mind that flight schedules are always subject to change.


ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT AND FREQUENT FLYER MILES

Air China does not assign seats in advance. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline! Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport. Also, please note that Air China does not give frequent flyer miles for passengers traveling on a group fare and therefore, you will not be able to accrue miles on this trip.

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American citizens do not require a visa for Thailand. If taking the Angkor Wat extension you may obtain visa upon arrival in Cambodia for a cost of US$20 per person. To obtain your visa on arrival you’ll need to present one visa application form per person (attained upon arrival at the airport) and a passport sized photo. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates for current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. You’ll need to mail smarTours one photocopy of your passport with your final payment. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS

Your airline tickets along with final instructions and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.  Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you may wish to consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.

CLIMATE

You may expect daytime high temperatures ranging from the 80’s and 90’s. Chiang Mai is about 10 degrees cooler.

NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING

The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants.  Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $15 – $20 per meal per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered and should be reserved and paid for directly to your guide in Thailand. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals. Optional tours can be paid with by credit card or with cash.

CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY

Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.

BAGGAGE

Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece. The carry on must not exceed 18” x 10” x 8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.

 

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by Dr. Bonnie W. Salahuddin on smarTours
Amazing Thailand

Amazing Thailand was made phenomenal because of our guide Ketsara who attended to all our personal needs and request and interacted with each of us individually; Ketsara is profoundly knowledgeable about her beloved Thailand and willingly shared her love and knowledge.

by Jim Hogan on smarTours
Machu Picchu and more, oh my!

Our tour 19-27 April, 2016 was a fantastic "Enchanting Peru" experience. We started in Cuzco with rain showers during our shaman blessing, but the weather was unbeatable the rest of our stay. Dagmar was our tour guide with Abel assisting at Lake Titicaca. Both were extraordinarily good with historical and site information, restaurant recommendations, free time suggestions and shopping ideas. We could have not been more blessed with our hosts, our accommodations and our itinerary. Truly a great experience for all.

by Merlyn Newlin on smarTours
Great Trip

This was another great trip with smarTours. Hotel accommodations were excellent in all locations. Included and optional tours were informative and interesting. Jenny, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating as were the bus driver and his helper.I have not decided where I will be going next, but I will definitely be traveling with smarTours again!

by Abba & Julie Nof on smarTours

Thailand was truly amazing. Our fabulous tour guide, Nok was beyond exceptional. Her love for Thailand, its people and culture was contagious. She sets such a high bar for excellence, which may be extremely difficult for all other guides to match.

by John E on smarTours
China and Yangtze with Hong Kong March 17, 2016 Departure

This was a fantastic tour. Our guide, Mark, having over 20 years as a guide, gave great insight to everything China. His excellent commentary on history, culture, the sights, cities, etc. was overwhelming. The local guides were very also good. They were able to expand on general local information. This was the first time, for us, to tour as a group. As this had advantages and dis advantages but overall it worked. You may wish to spend more or less time in a location but you have a limited time to see everything. For the price of the tour I found it hard to beat considering we took 4 flights, a four night cruise, a high speed rail trip, a couple boat tours, hotels and most food was provided. I would consider a future tour with SmarTours!!

by Leslie Becker on smarTours
February 3, 2016 Departure

Air China was very good. The only complaint was the layover in Beijing on the way home. The hotels and tours in Bangkok, Chaing Rai and Chaing Mai were excellent. In Phitsanulok and Lampang the tours and hotels were good.Our tour escort, Ketsara was outstanding. She is very knowledgeable and accommodating.This was our 11th Smartour and we always have had great tour escorts, but Ketsara was the best

by Murray Sands on smarTours
Thailand was Amazing

Really enjoyed the tour. Ketsara was an outstanding guide and most helpful in times of need.We made a lot of great memories.

by Cheryl Sloane on smarTours
Fabulous Tour Guide

Cannot say enough about our tour guide Chai. He went above and beyond expectations. Overall a very good first experience with your company

by Chuck and Sally Heath on smarTours
Vietnam and Cambodia

Absolutely wonderful trip. Our tour director Chai and the city guides were great. Accomodations were just as super as all our previous Smartour trips have been.

by Patricia Dungy on smarTours
Amazing Thailand

Mrs. Kecerat, our Tour Guide was most informative, and made the tour fun and interesting. I felt safe and secure in following her judgment about suggestions for food, local travel and exercising caution in dealing with specific things relevant to the culture. She demonstrated caring and concern for all tour participants and I would gladly schedule another tour under her leadership.

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