TH1 The Land of Smiles TOURSEARCH TOUR
'The Land of Smiles'
Pitsanolok: Si Satchanalai Historical Park Chiang Mai: over 300 temples, wooden houses, quiet leafy gardens Mae Sa Elephant Rehabilitation Centre Chiang Rai: capital of the Lanna Kingdom Golden Triangle: borders of Laos, Burma, and Thailand Bangkok city tour
- DATES & PRICES
- FULL ITINERARY
- MAP & HOTELS
- TRIP INFORMATION
Dates & Prices
Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before taxes (if applicable) - All pricing reflects per-person Land Only expenses, however, we can book flights from virtually every city. Please call us for an air quote.
|Start Date||End Date||Price||More Info|
|Tue 27 Oct 2015||Wed 04 Nov 2015||$1990|
|Tue 23 Feb 2016||Wed 02 Mar 2016||$1990|
|Tue 25 Oct 2016||Wed 02 Nov 2016||$1990|
Optional Single Supplement: $500 (number of singles limited).
See how the city craftsmen earn their living by selling hand-made crafts in the massive market places of Bangkok and discover what skills indigenous hill tribes find necessary for survival. Thailand offers so much for travellers who want to learn more about the eclectic lifestyles of this special part of the world. The impressive history of the country is represented through the many informative museums or the many ancient monuments, which seem to lie around every corner. The massive temples give insight into the religious beliefs of many of the people and while staring up at a large gold Buddha statue, we might just feel an overall sense of grandeur in it all. This land is rich in an antiquity not common to the western world and it is the perfect opportunity to immerse ourselves, headfirst, into a brand new world.
*The red tour trail on the map does not represent the actual travel path.
The following is a list of sample hotels at some locations included on this tour. The hotels shown here are meant to provide a general sense of the standard of hotel we usually aim for; they are not necessarily confirmed for your chosen departure.
Porn Ping Tower Hotel
Location: Chiang Mai
Porn Ping Tower Hotel is located in the middle of town, in the main business centre, and is also close ... the Night Bazaar. Porn Ping Tower Hotel offers 325 Deluxe rooms. Each is full furnished with convenience facilities. From the room you have a nice view of Doi Suthep or the Ping River, the main river of Chiang Mai.
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Breakfast and dinner (at local restaurants and some hotels) are included daily. All transport, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, restaurant staff, porters, local guides. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.
Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), domestic and international (if applicable) air taxes, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, not included meals, and locally paid departure taxes.
Seasonality and Weather
Our tours in SE Asia operate during the cooler, drier time of year, Nov-Apr. That said, however, the entire region experiences a warm-hot tropical climate with humidity and a chance of rain showers at any time. Inland regions can experience extreme heat, especially Feb-Apr, when it is also very dry and landscapes are brown. Overall you should prepare for warm, sticky weather with the possibility of rain and some chilly nights / mornings in a few locales.
Transport and Travel Conditions
Land transport throughout will be by private air-conditioned bus. Most of the driving days are not long, usually no more than four hours. Internal flights via scheduled regional carriers. The tour is not strenuous though it is busy; you must be steady on your feet and be able to endure some heat and long days. We have numerous walking tours and visit several sites that are LARGE with steps and uneven surfaces. Porters are available at hotels but you must be able to manage with your baggage at airports.
Hotels used on tour are modern, comfortable, well-located, air-conditioned, 3-4 star properties with en suite bath / toilet. Single rooms are limited and possibly smaller than twins. Laundry facilities are available at most hotels for a reasonable price. Safe deposit boxes are available in most hotels either free or for a nominal fee. Most hotel rooms are well equipped and likely include hairdryers and irons, minibar fridge, TV. All are air-conditioned. Most hotels provide complimentary purified drinking water. Some hotels have swimming pools.
Staff and Support
Tour Leader throughout, local guides, local driver/s.
10-21 (plus Tour Leader)
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