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Treasures of Thailand

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $3,359 per person
JAN - DEC 2022
Thailand Wat Phrakaew Statue

Countries Visited

Thailand ...more Thailand

Locations Visited

Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Damnoen Saduak, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai ...more Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Damnoen Saduak, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai
  1. Day 1 Sawadee ka Bangkok

    Say sawadee ka to the land of smiles, starting your Thai adventure in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel where this evening, we meet our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetisers.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Shangri-La
  2. Day 2 See the Sights of Bangkok

    Rise early and join the locals for a graceful T'ai Chi practice in Lumpini Park to kick-start your day. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start before joining your fellow travellers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok's Grand Palace, where you'll visit the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. See the largest-reclining Buddha in Thailand in Bangkok's oldest temple, Wat Pho, and enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the temple's massage centre. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day 3 Thai Cuisine and Cooking Experience

    Immerse your senses in the five flavours of Thai cuisine as you join a 'Local Specialist' for a traditional cooking class in a colonial-style house. Visit a local market nearby to source the freshest ingredients that reveal the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot flavours of Thai cuisine. Sample the results later, then spend the afternoon exploring the City of Angels on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience to Jim Thompson's House, home to an impressive collection of Asian art.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  4. Day 4 Onwards to Damnoen Saduak and Kanchanaburi

    A riot of colours greets us this morning as we embark on a visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Connect with the friendly merchants who paddle along the congested canals in their sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. En route, we'll 'Dive Into Culture', stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where we'll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. After a walk along the bridge continue to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, revealing insights into the history of the infamous railway line built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese army. Our final stop today sees us pay tribute to the thousands of allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Dheva Mantra Resort
  5. Day 5 Railways and Rivers in Kanchanaburi

    This morning, we visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma "Death Railway", so named for the tortuous conditions that prisoners of war endured during WWII to build it. After lunch, we embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the winding waters of the Kwai River. We'll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner
  6. Day 6 On to Ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai

    After breakfast, we travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, we'll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th century Burmese invasion. We'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa
  7. Day 7 Explore Sukhothai

    Gain insights into a powerful kingdom that enjoyed its golden age during the 13th and 14th centuries and shaped modern Thailand as we know it today. Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park which reveals thousands of years of history and a 15-metre seated Buddha secreted within its walls. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  8. Day 8 Continue to Chiang Mai

    Our day begins with a visit to the village of Natonchan, where our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience supports the community’s eco-tourism project​. We’ll interact with the locals and meet one of the villagers to learn about 'gymnastic doll' making and the villagers’ traditional cotton clothes which are soaked in mud to protect them from fading. We continue north, enjoying lunch en route and make a brief visit to the ‘Friends of the Asian Elephant' Hospital, a foundation that cares for wounded elephants. Arriving in Chiang Mai, we enjoy an evening walk with our Travel Director and visit the colourful Sunday market. Our hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel The Rim Resort
  9. Day 9 Meet the locals of Northern Thailand

    Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colourful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai's Sankamphaeng district and meet the children and teachers at a local school to which Trafalgar will donate much-needed supplies. We continue to a small village nearby where we'll 'Connect with Locals', joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai-style 'Be My Guest' lunch. Next is a visit to Wat Suan Dok where we'll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple's magnificent golden chedi.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  10. Day 10 A Day to Discover Chiang Mai

    Your morning is free to spend as you please or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Ban Tong Luang Hilltribe Village. Later, we visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. As the sun sets over this mystical temple, listen quietly to the tranquil sounds of the monks chanting. This evening, we join fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Farewell Thailand

    Our exhilarating encounter with old Siam and new Thailand at its end, we take a transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight.

    meals Breakfast
Treasures of Thailand
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches (including Connect with Locals)
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air flights: Bangkok to Sukhothai.
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • EXPLORE Bangkok and Chiang Mai
  • VISIT the Grand Palace, the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park
  • VIEW the Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi and Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thai-style meal. (Day 9)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice. (Day 2) Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho, a centre for traditional Thai massage. (Day 2) Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients. (Day 3) Stop at a coconut palm sugar plantation and discover how the farmer extracts the sap from the palm trees to be turned into sugar. (Day 4)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST in Bangkok. (Day 3)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE Visit the village of Natonchan and the`Friends of the Asian Elephants', a Thai registered foundation looking after the welfare of elephants throughout Thailand. (Day 8) Visit a local primary school. (Day 9)
  • STAYS WITH STORIES Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna-Burmese style architecture, perfectly positioned near the Pratu Suan Dok Gate in Chiang Mai's Old Town. (Day 8)

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Bangkok

Dinner Cruise on The Loy Nava (with drinks)

Experience Bangkok at its best while cruising along the historic Chao Phraya River, aboard the "Loy Nava," a 40-year-old antique rice barge that was entirely re-built and beautifully restored to its former glory. On board, you will be welcomed by traditionally dressed hostesses with a rose water sprinkling ceremony. With traditional Kim music playing in the background, savor Thailand’s finest regional specialties, while passing some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural and majestic landmarks. Price includes dinner, tea/coffee, four alcoholic drinks and bottled water. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.
Adult Price: ฿2,800

Dinner Cruise on The Loy Nava (without drinks)

Experience Bangkok at its best while cruising along the historic Chao Phraya River, aboard the "Loy Nava," a 40-year-old antique rice barge that was entirely re-built and beautifully restored to its former glory. On board, you will be welcomed by traditionally dressed hostesses with a rose water sprinkling ceremony. With traditional Kim music playing in the background, savor Thailand’s finest regional specialties, while passing some of Bangkok’s most famous cultural and majestic landmarks. Price includes dinner, tea/coffee and bottled water. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.
Adult Price: ฿1,900

Jim Thompson House

Jim Thompson House is one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and houses a breath-taking collection of Southeast Asian art. Jim Thompson, born in Delaware in 1906, fell in love with Thailand while posted as an intelligence agent in Bangkok during WWII. He later made it his permanent home and started a business supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion houses, single-handedly saving what had been a dying cottage industry. His silk company continues to flourish today. With the proceeds of his success, Thompson collected an impressive range of artworks, and sections of teak houses, assembling them into a museum complex set in a lush garden alongside central Bangkok’s Saen Saep Canal. The main house is full of tastefully displayed Asian art and curios including Buddha images, paintings, ceramics and antique furniture. The living areas have been preserved as they were when Thompson lived there before his mysterious disappearance. There is also a Thai restaurant and bar plus, a sizeable boutique selling quality silk items, books and prints. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.
Adult Price: ฿1,650

Chiang Mai

Khantoke Dinner and Show

Experience the traditional customs and culture of the Lanna people of Northern Thailand at the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Centre. Enjoy a feast of Northern Thai food served the Khantoke way, on a pedestal tray used as a small dining table, then watch a fantastic show of traditional hilltribe costumes, music and dancing. If you want to get an insight into Northern Thai culture, this is one of the very best ways to do it. The price shown is in Thai Bhat.
Adult Price: ฿1,550

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Monday, December 1, 2014
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I thank GETours for working with my sister and me to connect in the states before we traveled overseas. Our connections ended up being very manageable.
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Thank you sharing your feedback. I'm happy to see that your flights worked out well and that your travel director Suriya helped you to learn about and enjoy Thailand. We hope to see you on another trip soon! Dee-Grand European Travel
Monday, December 1, 2014
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Our tour guide Suriya was great way beyond our expectations. No opportunities for learning about the culture were overlooked, whether planned or impromptu. He has great humor and treated us all fairly. This tour highlights many key areas and we were able to be a part of them personally.
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