11-Day Tour of China and Thailand with Stops in Bangkok and Beijing
The tour includes:
- Round-trip airfare from JFK, IAH, or LAX on Air China
- 3 nights at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
- 1 night at Felix River Kwai Resort in Kanchanaburi
- 1 night at Krungsri River Hotel in Ayutthaya
- 1 night at Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa in Pattaya
- 3 nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Beijing
- Daily breakfast and some meals (see itinerary)
- Professional English-speaking tour guide
- Fuel surcharge and tax
- Round-trip airport transfers in each city
- Orientation tour in each city
See the full intinerary here.
Days 1–4: Bangkok
Your trip begins with an overnight flight to Thailand's capital city, Bangkok. Bright and early on Day 3, the group pays a visit to the Temple of the Golden Buddha to behold the largest Buddha statue on earth, which weighs in at a whopping 5-plus tons. The city's nearby flower markets overflow with rare orchids, lotuses, and vibrant marigolds—considered a lucky charm in Thailand. The day ends with a tour of a silk factory and the Wat Pho temple, home to a reclining Buddha statue.
There's no set itinerary on Day 4, so you can explore the city on your own or take part in an optional boat ride (for an extra fee) that passes the distinctive golden spires of the Grand Palace.
Day 5: River Kwai
Journey northwest to see the famous bridge over the River Kwai, built in World War II by prisoners of war and featured in David Lean's classic film. The balance of the evening can be spent relaxing or taking part in an optional half-hour elephant ride and raft trip along the river.
Days 6–8: Ayutthaya and Pattaya
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand—then known as Siam—for several centuries. On a tour of the city, you'll see temples dating back to this era, many with intricately carved stone spires. The Bang Pa-In Palace features a mix of Gothic, Chinese, and Baroque architectural styles as well as a topiary garden filled with shrubs pruned to resemble elephants, rabbits, and Joan Rivers.
On your way to Pattaya, which sits along the Gulf of Thailand, you'll make a pit stop in Sri Racha (yes, the hot sauce originated here) to visit a tiger zoo and crocodile farm.
Days 9–11: Beijing
The final leg of the trip brings you to China's bustling capital city. It's rife with culture and history, from sites used in the 2008 Olympics to Tiananmen Square, where you'll find the Monument to the People's Heroes, a 120-foot granite obelisk that honors China's fallen soldiers. While you're in Beijing, you can use some of your free time to see the hundreds of imperial palaces and buildings that make up the Forbidden City or hike along a portion of the Great Wall (both experiences require extra fees).
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Please call Affordable Asia at (888) 737-2742 for a price quote.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you have the option to extend your trip after the tour ends in Beijing during the online booking process. Extensions are subject to availability.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
As long as the Groupon shows the particular date can be purchased, then it is available.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
After you purchase the Groupon, please redeem by making the reservation online with AffordableAsia.com as soon as possible, and no later than 30 days after your make your purchase.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
The maximum number of people that can stay in one room is three total. One child can stay with two parents in the same room. Children will require a Groupon in order to travel with parents. Discounts apply to children under 12 years old during the booking process. Please contact Affordable Asia for details.