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Amazing Thailand


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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 our Thailand tours. Reserve by April 26, 2018 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 Tour 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 or China Eastern Airlines (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)
  • Cooking Class with Dinner in Chiang Mai (D)
  • Sightseeing Thailand tours as per itinerary and all transfers
  • Professional English speaking Tour Director throughout
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Guided Tour Pricing

Pricing includes land and airfare

(Land only pricing available upon request)

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After Sale

Apr 4 Apr 17 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Apr 11 Apr 24 $ 1699 $ 1799 $ 2199
Apr 18 May 1 $ 1599 $ 1699 $ 2099
Jul 3* Jul 17 $ 2099 $ 2199 $ 2599
Aug 7* Aug 21 $ 1999 $ 2099 $ 2499
Oct 17 Oct 30 $ 1599 $ 1699 $ 2099
Oct 31 Nov 13 $ 1699 $ 1799 $ 2199
Nov 7 Nov 20 $ 1699 $ 1799 $ 2199
Nov 28 Dec 11 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Dec 25* Jan 8 ’19 $ 1899 $ 1999 $ 2399




After Sale

Jan 2 Jan 15 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Jan 15* Jan 29 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Jan 29* Feb 12 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Feb 12* Feb 26 $ 1799 $ 1899 $ 2299
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $279.
Add $100 from New York (JFK)
Add $3195 from LAX and add $3595 from JFK (note: upgrade only applies to long haul flights to and from Beijing)
*Jul 3, Aug 7, Dec 25, Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12: Please note that these departures will be one day longer (a 15 day tour) due to the flight schedule.
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.
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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, non-transferable 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
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 ($33). This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. (B,D) 
Day 4
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 ($45). A tour of the spectacular Grand Palace, former residence of the Kings ($40) 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
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
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. Wienglakor 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 ($35). (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). Empress 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 ($32). Tonight, 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! (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
Connect in Bangkok for your flight home. Your magical Thailand vacation ends as you arrive the USA later today.


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. Payment must be made by cash in US dollars only or by credit card (American Express, Visa, or MasterCard). Please note that if you wish to use credit card a service charge (approximately 4%) will be added automatically to the optional tour prices below. 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. Note that optional tours are non-refundable.

Floating Market & Phra Pathom Chedi Tour ($45 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 ($35 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 ($32 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.

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Trip Preparation


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.









2018: Mar. 14, Mar. 21, Mar. 28, Apr. 4, Apr. 11, Apr. 18 Air China 2:00pm 9:00am 4:30pm


2018: Jul. 3, Aug. 7 China Eastern Airlines 11:55pm 10:00am 11:55pm


2018: Oct. 17 Air China 2:00pm 12:00nn 4:30pm


2018: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 28
2019: Jan. 2
Air China 1:00pm 11:00am 3:30pm


2018: Dec. 25
2019: Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12
China Eastern Airlines 11:55pm 10:00am 11:55pm


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.


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 and China Eastern Airlines do 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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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 Paul Dayton on Blank Business Name
Best tour of my long life!

By Paul Dayton

I preface my remarks confessing that I am grumpy and hypercritical, but you could not chisel the smile of my face every minute of this tour. This was by far the best tour I have ever taken. As with the others praising Ketsara, I assert that on a scale of 1-10, she is a full 20! She is proud of her country and her culture and she went into this business from a background in education because she wants to teach visitors about the really big perspective of the history of Thailand as well as the cultural and natural history aspects that she presented so well. But she also taught us about all sorts of interesting crafts and let us to many fascinating markets. She is an absolute gem! We enjoyed several boat rides and a wonderful introduction to elephants. I urge readers to take advantage of all the extra opportunities because Ketsara orchestrates and oversees all of those as well.

In addition to Ketsara, I am anxious to praise the bus driver and attendant. One worries about safety and simply getting lost, but our driver was truly an excellent professional and very safe driver and the attendant was always there with a huge smile, a cold drink and wash cloth. We were truly babied on every stop. Our group ranged from old grumps like me to very active and enthusiastic kids; some of us wandered off and lagged behind, yet the guides never lost track of us and somehow managed to keep to a schedule.

Finally, past groups as well as our group had problems with Air China and we found that Smartours was perfectly willing to let us book our own flights which in our case anyway were about the same price as Air China.

by Nancy Sing-Bock on Blank Business Name
Beyond Amazing Trip!

We just returned from the "Amazing Thailand" trip. It was beyond amazing for so many reasons: Ketsara, our guide was absolutely extraordinary. She is passionate about her job. She shared her incredible knowledge about the history, culture, and customs no matter where we went to. On the last day that was a free day, she even volunteered willingly to accompany 5 of us on a tut tut ride to further explore Chang Mai and do last minute shopping. We loved all the places we visited. The Thai people were so welcoming and friendly. The group of people in the tour was great. We all got along very well. All the hotels were fantastic. We loved the bus driver and his wife assistant who also took care of our every need. It was a very memorable trip and I look forward to traveling again with Smartours. This is my second trip with them. I highly recommend them for the low costs, expert guide, well rounded tour, accommodations and adventures/educational experiences with them.

by Natasha on Blank Business Name

Ketsara is the reason this trip was 10/10. She went above and beyond constantly. This tour was both educational and fun with a little downtime (there is downtime if you decide not to go on the optional tours, which I highly suggest you shouldn't miss many of them). Katsara gave an us a wonderful adventure of incredible people and beautiful places. The only issue was Air China. Horrible. They wouldn't even sit me next to my family. Smart Tours, can you help fix that problem? Anyway...already looking forward to another Smart Tours trip!

by Violet Ramos on Blank Business Name

The trip to Thailand was awesome! What a wonderful Experience. Ketsara our tour guide is so caring and made us feel Ike family. Ketsara was very knowledgeable and loves her country. It was so educatonal and interesting. The tours were also great. We had a wonderful time!

by Mandy S on Blank Business Name
Thailand Love Affair

This trip was a trip of a lifetime from the activities planned, to the people we met, and the landscape we traversed. There is so much beauty to see in each town we visited and so much culture to take in. Our guide Katsarah is a treasure and has a heart for the land and her people and we could not ask for more.

by Sandra Gourdine on Blank Business Name
Best of Spain

Recently returned from Best of Spain, my 4th trip with Smartours. There were 14 in our group and we were there during Semana Santa, Easter Week in Spain., and our guide made sure we had many opportunities to observe the processions. It was a wonderful week! Great hotels in excellent locations and a comfortable A/C bus that moved us from town to town, always stopping every 2 hours. Our tour guide Pao was SUPERB...truly the best tour guide I've ever had! I can't possibly say enough good things about him. We recommend Smartours to all our friends and they have never been disappointed.

by Beth Conwell & Bud Robertson on Blank Business Name
Wonderful & Amazing Thailand

My husband and I spent two of the most wonderful weeks (April 5-18, 2017) touring Thailand with a very nice group of American tourists headed by our terrific tour guide Nok (aka Kanokwan Taewattana). She was really fantastic in taking care of everyone and planning exciting and enchanting excursions and sightseeing spots throughout the journey. We rode on elephants which had to be booked in advance, got us first row seats for the dinner show, visited a Buddha cave, the monkey temple, tiger photo shoots, the Panang Karen long-neck tribe village and helped with great places to shop along the long drives around the country. We were thoroughly amused being there for the Thai New Years celebrations driving through the water splashing/throwing celebrations around Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Don't miss going to Thailand if you have the opportunity as it can change your life.

by Mary Hall on Blank Business Name
Beyond Expectations

Thailand was fantastic, above and beyond my expectations. The trip was a dream come true. Our guide, Ketsara Chocksmai, was superb. She shared a wealth of knowledge about Thailand and the places we visited. The country is beautiful, the people are friendly and the food was excellent. The hotels were first class. I can't wait for my next smarTours adventure.

by Suzy Stauffer on Blank Business Name
Outstanding Quality and Value

Outstanding value for our trip to Thailand! We had an excellent tour guide that took care of all the details. He was attentive and kind to everyone in the group. Chianne was also very knowledgable and a great ambassador for his country. We fell in love with Thailand!! We had a full intineary that over and above what we expected. The quality of this tour was excellent. We will take another SmarTour in the near future!

by John nales on Blank Business Name
2 weeks in Thailand!!!

I was part of a group of 20 that booked a 2 week trip to Thailand through SmarTour (we all know each other from Pennsylvania, USA). We landed in Bangkok and traveled north. Without a doubt the trip was AWESOME! I can say that SmarTours puts a fantastic package together, all I needed to do was show up (our Pennsylvania group leader Ling, organized the trip with the SmarTour contact). Chaiyan our tour guide, was excellent: engaging, organized, easy, knowledgeable and funny. After being tethered together with Chaiyan for 2 weeks, it was hard to say goodbye to him at the airport in Chiang Mai. As for Thailand itself, WOW! if you have any hesitations about Thailand, fear not. Thai people understand English and want to help you get around, most signage is in English, the food is off the charts delicious, its safe to walk around, there is a ton of Asian culture that's fascinating and you'll meet plenty of American and Europeans. Thailand is on my list to visit again next year. Next time, I will hang in Bangkok longer and head south to the beaches. People, add Thailand to your travels and book through SmarTours.

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