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Best Of Thailand
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days:  Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

Tour Overview:
From the electric energy of Bangkok to the serenity Chiang Rai, Thailand is a jewel, one sparkling with a rich culture, diverse landscape, and abundance of friendly people. Make an unforgettable destination more so with a visit to a hill tribe village, a walk around palatial temples, and a cruise down the Mekong Delta.

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 Rai

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Rai where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (B)


Day 5- Golden Triangle Excursion

Visit the Golden Triangle (its sights and scenes present images of a traditional way of life unknown in the western world) followed by boat ride on the Mekong River to see activities along the border of Laos. Stop at Donsao Island on to visit the local market selling local handicrafts. (BL)


Day 6- Chiang Rai / Chiang Mai

Morning drive to Chiang Mai with stop at hot springs en route. Upon arrival 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 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. (B)


Day 7- Morning Market / 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 the jungle area to experience the hill tribe village of Yao, Akha, and Longneck to see their 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 8- Chiang Mai / Home

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home, carrying with you treasured memories of your journey to Thailand. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

First Class
2021
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 10 - Jan 17 2430 2915
Jan 17 - Jan 24 2430 2915
Jan 24 - Jan 31 2430 2915
Jan 31 - Feb 07 2430 2915
Feb 07 - Feb 14 2430 2915
Feb 14 - Feb 21 2430 2915
Feb 21 - Feb 28 2430 2915
Feb 28 - Mar 07 2430 2915
Mar 07 - Mar 14 2430 2915
Mar 14 - Mar 21 2430 2915
Mar 21 - Mar 28 2430 2915
Mar 28 - Apr 04 2430 2915
Apr 04 - Apr 11 2345 2800
Apr 11 - Apr 18 2345 2800
Apr 18 - Apr 25 2345 2800
Apr 25 - May 02 2345 2800
May 02 - May 09 2345 2800
May 09 - May 16 2345 2800
May 16 - May 23 2345 2800
May 23 - May 30 2345 2800
May 30 - Jun 06 2345 2800
Jun 06 - Jun 13 2345 2800
Jun 13 - Jun 20 2345 2800
Jun 20 - Jun 27 2345 2800
Jun 27 - Jun 04 2345 2800
Jul 04 - Jul 11 2345 2800
Jul 11 - Jul 18 2345 2800
Jul 18 - Jul 25 2345 2800
Jul 25 - Aug 01 2345 2800
Aug 01 - Aug 08 2345 2800
Aug 08 - Aug 15 2345 2800
Aug 15 - Aug 22 2345 2800
Aug 22 - Aug 29 2345 2800
Aug 29 - Sep 05 2345 2800
Sep 05 - Sep 12 2345 2800
Sep 12 - Sep 19 2345 2800
Sep 19 - Sep 26 2345 2800
Sep 26 - Oct 03 2345 2800
Oct 03 - Oct 10 2345 2800
Oct 10 - Oct 17 2345 2800
Oct 17 - Oct 24 2345 2800
Oct 24 - Oct 31 2345 2800
Oct 31 - Nov 07 2345 2800
First Class
2021
Dates Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
Jan 10 - Jan 17 2770 3725
Jan 17 - Jan 24 2770 3725
Jan 24 - Jan 31 2770 3725
Jan 31 - Feb 07 2770 3725
Feb 07 - Feb 14 2770 3725
Feb 14 - Feb 21 2770 3725
Feb 21 - Feb 28 2770 3725
Feb 28 - Mar 07 2770 3725
Mar 07 - Mar 14 2770 3725
Mar 14 - Mar 21 2770 3725
Mar 21 - Mar 28 2770 3725
Mar 28 - Apr 04 2770 3725
Apr 04 - Apr 11 2675 3525
Apr 11 - Apr 18 2675 3525
Apr 18 - Apr 25 2675 3525
Apr 25 - May 02 2675 3525
May 02 - May 09 2675 3525
May 09 - May 16 2675 3525
May 16 - May 23 2675 3525
May 23 - May 30 2675 3525
May 30 - Jun 06 2675 3525
Jun 06 - Jun 13 2675 3525
Jun 13 - Jun 20 2675 3525
Jun 20 - Jun 27 2675 3525
Jun 27 - Jun 04 2675 3525
Jul 04 - Jul 11 2715 3565
Jul 11 - Jul 18 2715 3565
Jul 18 - Jul 25 2715 3565
Jul 25 - Aug 01 2715 3565
Aug 01 - Aug 08 2715 3565
Aug 08 - Aug 15 2715 3565
Aug 15 - Aug 22 2715 3565
Aug 22 - Aug 29 2715 3565
Aug 29 - Sep 05 2715 3565
Sep 05 - Sep 12 2675 3525
Sep 12 - Sep 19 2675 3525
Sep 19 - Sep 26 2675 3525
Sep 26 - Oct 03 2675 3525
Oct 03 - Oct 10 2675 3525
Oct 10 - Oct 17 2675 3525
Oct 17 - Oct 24 2675 3525
Oct 24 - Oct 31 2675 3525
Oct 31 - Nov 07 2675 3525
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotel:
Bangkok
Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok(D)
Ramada Plaza Menam riverside(F)
Chiang Rai
Imperial River House Resort Chiang Rai (D)
Wiang Inn Hotel Chinag Rai (F)
Chiang Mai
Siripanna Villa Resort, Chiang Rai (D)
Chiang Mai Plaza (F)

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INCLUSIONS

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

Inclusions & Highlights

  • 7 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
  • Golden Triangle excursion with lunch.
  • Doi Suthep Temple visit.
  • Visit to morning market.
  • Visit to hill tribe villages.
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
  • Baggage handling
  • Khantoke dinner with authentic traditional dance performance

 

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