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10 Days: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

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Make the most of your exploration of beautiful Thailand with this itinerary that visits the throbbing capital Bangkok, the lush jungles of Chiang Mai, and the palm lined shores of Koh Samui.

Day 1- Arrive Bangkok
Arrive this morning in Bangkok, the vibrant and throbbing capital city of Thailand. You are welcomed and escorted to your hotel. Built on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, this “City of Angels” has a fascinating appeal that is difficult to resist. The day is at leisure to relax and recover from the long flight.

Day 2- Klongs and China Town Tour / Grand Palace & Wat Po
Travel by motor launch on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and canals, or klongs, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways. You will pass the famous Royal Barges, excellent samples of Thai craftsmanship and stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Then visit Grand Palace, the former residence for the Thai kings. Visit the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Keo. Visit Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Ride on a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi, to Chinatown for a short walk. (BL)

Day 3 - Bangkok
The day is free to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 4 - Bangkok /Chiang Mai
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)

Day 5 - Morning Market / Elephant Camp or Hill Tribes / Handicraft Village
Early this morning leave your hotel for Tapae Gate to witness the traditional Thai culture of offering food to Buddhist monks. Take a rickshaw ride to Chiang Mai Gate to visit the morning market. Continue to WatSrisoda at the foot of DoiSuthep where you can see the Buddhist monks have their morning prayers. Following breakfast, Visit a jungle area and see Elephants at work OR visit the hill tribe village of Yao, Akha and Longneck to see tier way of life. In the afternoon, visit a handicraft village to see the manufacturing of lacquerware, the weaving of Thai silk, paper umbrella making, woodcarving, silverware-making and more delightful arts. This evening, feast at a Khantoke dinner with authentic traditional performances featuring regional tribes. (BD)

Day 6 - Chiang Mai
Morning visit Wat Suan Dok, where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s Royal Families are interred. Proceed to Wat Jet Yod with its seven spires and incredible architecture commemorating the year 2000 of the Buddha era. Then drive up to Doi Suthep to visit Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep (built in A.D. 1384). Wat Doi Suthep is the most sacred temple in northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Afternoon at leisure. Perhaps take out some time after dinner to visit the famous Chiang Mai night market. (B)

Day 7 - Chiang Mai / Koh Samui
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to the Island of Koh Samui, famous for its serene scenic beaches. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 8 - Koh Samui
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 9 - Koh Samui
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)

Day 10 - Koh Samui / Home
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

                   
    2017              
                   
    Daily Arrivals Dbl Occ Sgl Occ          
    First Class              
    Jan 11 - Mar 31 $1,520 $2,295          
    Apr 1 - Apr 30 $1,485 $2,230          
    May 1 - Jul 15 $1,440 $2,135          
    Jul 16 - Aug 31 $1,485 $2,230          
    Sep 1 - Oct 31 $1,440 $2,135          
                   
    Deluxe              
    Jan 11 - Mar 31 $1,940 $3,180          
    Apr 1 - Apr 23 $1,870 $3,050          
    Apr 24 - Jun 30 $1,740 $2,785          
    Jul 1 - Aug 31 $2,000 $3,300          
    Sep 1 - Oct 31 $1,805 $2,915          
                   
    Hotel:              
    Bangkok              
    Chatrium Riverside Bangkok(D)              
    Ramada Plaza Menam riverside(F)            
                   
    Chiang Mai              
    Siripanna Villa Resort, Chiang Mai (D)            
    Chiang Mai Plaza (F)              
                   
    Koh Samui              
    Anantara Bophut Samui (D)              
    Banana Fan Sea, Samui (F)            

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, receive a complimentary wine set of white and red wine, to enjoy while in destination.

Inclusions & highlights:
• 9 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel with private facilities
• Daily Breakfast
• Arrival & departure transfers
• Klongs and China Town Tour
• Tour of Grand Palace & Wat Po
• Doi Suthep Temple visit
• Visit to morning market
• Visit to Elephant Camp
• Local English-speaking guides
• Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
• Baggage handling
• Khantoke dinner with authentic traditional dance performance
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