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Tantilizing Thailand with Kanchanaburi & Phuket 2024 - Small Group

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

This budget-friendly tour through Thailand highlights the country’s rich history, fascinating cultures, religious monuments, and much more. Take a long tail boat ride through vibrant Damnoen Floating market. Ride a train over the famous River Kwai Bridge, part of the infamous Death Railway built by prisoners during World War II. Visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, a walking trail and interpretive center detailing the life of the Allied prisoners and Asian workers who helped build the railway.In Bangkok—Thailand’s current capital—visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha; the Temple of the Reclining Buddha built in 1832; and the Grand Palace, the royal residence established in 1782 where you’ll see the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculpture. In Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th-century capital, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ruins of palaces, temples, and homes. But that’s not all…in Chiang Mai explore a night market by tuk-tuk and visit an amazing elephant sanctuary to learn about the conservation efforts of orphaned and rescued elephants. Travel to the “Golden Triangle,” where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet and visit a local tea plantation. You’ll also visit several interesting hill tribes in the mountains near Chiang Rai. The perfect conclusion to your Thailand experience is the paradise of Phuket. Relax with 3 days of aquamarine water, pristine beaches, and pampering services available if you choose. Your trip to Thailand is rich in experiences, sights, and welcoming people you’ll long remember!

Countries Visited

Thailand

  1. Day 1
    BANGKOK, THAILAND
    Welcome to Thailand’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
  2. Day 2
    BANGKOK–DAMNOEN SADUAK–KANCHANABURI
    Today, head to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This vibrant market provides an interesting glimpse into local life. Take a longtail boat ride through the canals filled with small flat boats expertly paddled by merchants. Continue to Kanchanaburi and spend some time at leisure. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    KANCHANABURI
    Today’s highlight is a train ride across the famous bridge over the River Kwai to Wang Po Station. Also visit the Allied Forces Cemetery and spend time in the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Center. 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 workers who helped build the railway and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  4. Day 4
    KANCHANABURI–BANGKOK
    Today, return to Bangkok. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    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,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  6. Day 6
    BANGKOK
    Today is yours to explore Bangkok at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya or cruise on the Chao Praya River. Or, stimulate your senses and try local cuisine made with fresh Thai herbs, selecting sweet, rich, or spicy sauces to please your palate at the outdoor food markets and quaint local cafes. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  7. Day 7
    BANGKOK–SUKHOTHAI
    Enjoy a bit of time at leisure this morning then fly to Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th-century former capital. Enjoy dinner at your resort. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    SUKHOTHAI
    Today, visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha. The afternoon is yours to relax or further explore the park. Lunch and dinner are served at your resort. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  9. Day 9
    SUKOTHAI–CHIANG MAI
    Today, drive to Chiang Mai. This evening, join your Tour Director for a tuk-tuk ride and orientation walk through the lively night market. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    CHIANG MAI
    This morning, visit the revered Buddha statue at Wat Phra Singh 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 (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  11. Day 11
    CHIANG MAI–ELEPHANT SANCTUARY–BAN THATON
    This morning, travel out of the city to visit Elephant Nature Park, established in the 1990’s to provide a sanctuary for rescued and orphaned elephants. You will hear the personal stories of the elephants and see how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Walk with staff and the elephants (no riding) and watch them bathe and play in the river. After lunch at the sanctuary, continue to Chiang Dao Cave, the most famous cave system in Thailand. Explore this beautiful cave system filled with stalagmites and stalctites that continues for miles below the surface. Lastly, make your way to your resort in the hills of Ban Thaton. (B,L,D)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    BAN THATON–DOI MAI SALONG–CHIANG RAI
    Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong where you’ll visit a green-tea plantation. Next, visit several fascinating hill tribes including the Yao, Lisu, and Akha, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. This fascinating cultural excursion enables you to interact with the locals and experience their daily lives and be taught their rich heritage and history. Continue to Chiang Rai. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  13. Day 13
    CHIANG RAI–GOLDEN TRIANGLE EXCURSION
    Drive to Mae Sai, Thailand’s northernmost town to visit the Hall of Opium, built to educate people on the 5,000-year history of opium and help combat illegal drugs. Stop at the Golden Triangle view point, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos meet. Here you’ll take a boat ride on the Mekong River to enjoy spectacular views of the Laos countryside and river life along both sides of the riverbanks. After lunch, return to Chiang Rai and enjoy some time at leisure. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  14. Day 14
    CHIANG RAI–PHUKET
    Today, transfer to Chiang Rai airport for your flight to Phuket (via Bangkok). On arrival, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  15. Day 15
    PHUKET
    Enjoy your day doing as little or as much as you wish. Visit fabulous beaches, explore Phuket Town for shopping and local specialties, treat yourself to a Thai massage, or simply relax by the pool.
  16. Day 16
    PHUKET
    Another full day at lesiure. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  17. Day 17
    PHUKET
    Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast

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Small Group Discoveries
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Meals:
15 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 2 Dinners

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Accommodations

Bangkok: Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
Kanchanaburi: Felix River Kwai Hotel
Bangkok: Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok Silom
Sukhothai: Sriwilai Sukhothai
Chiang Mai: Moevenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai
Ban Thaton: Maekok River Village Resort
Chiang Rai: The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa
Phuket: Chanalai Garden Resort

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Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

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