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from $2,470
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Bangkok. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 90.5 91.9 93.7 95.7 93.9 92.5 91.8 91.2 91 90.7 90.3 89.1
Average Low 72.7 75.9 78.6 80.4 79.3 79 78.3 77.9 77 76.6 75 71.6
Average Rainfall 0.524 0.787 1.657 3.598 9.752 6.185 6.894 8.634 13.161 11.5 1.949 0.248
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Ayuthaya. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 92 95 98 99 96 93 92 91 91 91 91 90
Average Low 70 73 76 77 77 77 77 77 76 76 73 69
Average Rainfall 0.2 0.4 2 4 8.3 7.2 9 11.9 13 6.4 0.8 0.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Pitsanuloke. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.9 92.8 96.4 99 96.1 93.2 91.8 90.5 90.5 90.3 89.1 87.3
Average Low 65.7 70 74.5 77.7 77.4 77 76.6 76.5 76.5 75.4 71.1 65.5
Average Rainfall 0.154 0.531 1.051 2.193 6.728 6.524 7.063 9.748 9.709 6.398 1.315 0.437
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Sukhothai. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 90 94 97 100 96 94 92 91 92 92 92 91
Average Low 64 66 72 76 77 77 77 76 76 74 69 65
Average Rainfall 0.3 0.6 0.9 2 8.2 8.2 6 9.9 10 3.7 0.8 0.3
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Lampang. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 88.9 93.9 99 100.9 95.9 93.2 91.9 91.4 91 90.1 88.3 86.4
Average Low 59 61.9 68.2 74.1 75.6 75.9 75.4 75 74.3 72.1 66.4 59.5
Average Rainfall 0.11 0.346 0.898 2.594 6.315 4.626 5.299 7.335 8.331 3.87 1.161 0.276
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Chiang Rai. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 83.5 88.3 92.8 94.6 91.6 89.8 88 87.6 88 86.9 83.8 81
Average Low 55 56.7 62.4 69.1 72.5 74.5 74.1 73.9 72.9 70 63.1 56.3
Average Rainfall 0.295 0.543 1.11 3.854 8.402 7.024 12.24 14.11 11.177 4.917 2.331 0.551
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Chiang Mai. Thailand
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 85.6 90.7 95.4 97.7 93.6 90.9 89.2 88.7 89.1 88.5 86.2 83.5
Average Low 58.8 61.2 67.1 73.2 74.8 75.2 75 74.7 73.8 72 66.6 60.3
Average Rainfall 0.165 0.35 0.701 2.256 6.378 4.902 5.52 8.539 8.323 4.63 2.122 0.626
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+07:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Thai Baht
$1.00 USD = 34.05 THB
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
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Northern Thailand Overland

11 days/9 nights - from $2,470 per person including airfare from West Coast
Take a 9-night trip, traveling to the northern reaches of Thailand and enjoying all the scenic views that it has to offer. Start in Bangkok, where you visit the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Golden Buddha. From there, travel by coach and boat to Ayuthaya, where you visit Wat Panangchoen before heading on to Pitsanuloke and visiting Wat Maha That. Afterward, depart for Sukhothai, to see the ruins of the first capital of Thailand. Continue to Lampang and take a horse-carriage ride through town. From there, drive to the Golden Triangle and take a boat ride along the Mekong River. Overnight in Chiang Rai, and depart for Chiang Mai to visit Wat Doi Suthep and enjoy a kantoke dinner with music and dance by various hilltribes. The following day, visit an elephant camp and an orchid farm. Finally, transit through Bangkok for an overnight stay on your way back to the US. Starting from $2470, including air, with guaranteed weekly departures.

Day 1, Friday - Los Angeles/Bangkok
Depart from Los Angeles via China Airlines trans-Pacific flight to Bangkok. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2, Saturday - Bangkok
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you are met and transferred to your hotel. (Century Park)

Day 3, Sunday - Bangkok
Half-day city tour includes the Grand Palace and some of the most renowned Buddhist temples: the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the huge Reclining Buddha at Wat Po. (B)

Day 4, Monday - Bangkok
Morning, cruise along the Chao Phraya River and see the Temple of Dawn. Afternoon free. Tonight, enjoy Thai delicacies and a performance of traditional dances. (B/D)

Day 5, Tuesday - Bangkok/Ayuthaya/Nakhon Sawan/Sukhothai
(275 miles,5.5 hours)
This morning,travel to Ayuthaya Historical Park.Visit restored ruins of Wat Chai Wattanaram and other important temples.Continue toward Nakhon Sawan.After lunch,drive to Sukhothai and visit a votive tablet workshop.(Sukhothai Treasure) (B/L)

Day 6, Wednesday - Sukhothai/Lampang
(130 miles,3 hours)

This morning,temple visits include Wat Mahathat,the largest and most important temple of the empire.After luch at a nearby homestay,transfer to Lampang.(Lampang River Lodge) (B/L)

Day 7, Thursday - Lampang/Chiang Rai/Golden Triangle
(200 miles,5 hours)

Morning,visit a local rural school.On the way northward,stop at Wat Rong Khun,the white temple of Chiang Rai.After lunch,take a boat ride on the Mekong River.Visit an opium museun,and continue to a vantage point for a view of the valley and neighboring countries.(Serene Chiang Rai)(B/L)

Day 8, Friday - Golden Triangle/Mae Sai/Chiang Rai(240 miles,7 hours)
Today,drive toward Mae Sai,the northernmost city bordering Myanmar.Visit Wat Phra That Wai Dao and explore the market.Depart for  Doi Tung and visit the Royal Villa and some ethnic hill-tribe communities.After lunch,continue to Chiang Mai.(Shewe Wana) (B/L)

Day 9, Saturday - Chiang Mai
Visit Wat Sri Supan and an arts study center,and take a rickshao for temple visits.After lunch,visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep,northern Thailand's most sacred temple.Return to your hotel.(B/L)

Day 10, Sunday - Chiang Mai/Bangkok
Fly to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. (Century Park) (B)

Day 11, Monday - Bangkok/Los Angeles
Depart via China Airlines flight to the US and arrive the same day. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Francisco
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 5, 12, 19, 26
$2780
$2780
$1910
$730
July 19
$3245
$3245
$1910
$730
August 16
$3010
$3010
$1910
$730
October 18
$2810
$2810
$1910
$730
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$2895
$2895
$1995
$770
December 6, 27
$3095
$3095
$1995
$770
December 13, 20
$3335
$3335
$1995
$770
2020
January 3, 10
$3095
$3095
$1995
$770
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 6, 13, 20, 26
$2895
$2895
$1995
$770
  • Land & Air prices are per person based on double occupancy and include government taxes and fees.

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Tour Features

  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via China Airlines coach class
  • Local flights as per itinerary
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 4 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Century Park in Bangkok
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Amarin Lagoon in Pitsanuloke
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Lampang River Lodge in Lampang
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Rimkok in Chiang Rai
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Empress Chiang Mai in Chiang Mai
  • Hotel taxes and service charges included
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary: half-day tour of Bangkok, cruise on Chao Phraya River in Bangkok; visit Wat Panangchoen and ancient ruins in Ayuthaya; visit Wat Maha That in Pitsanuloke; visit ruins in Sukhotahai; horse-carriage tour of Lampang; Golden Triangle tour; half-day tour of Chiang Mai; visit Mae Saa elephant camp and orchid farm in Chiang Mai; visit handicraft villages in Sankampheng
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Rates do not include

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks

  • If above hotels or China Airlines are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available
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