11-Day Tour of China and Thailand with Airfare - Bangkok, River Kwai, and Beijing

11-Day Tour of China and Thailand with Airfare and Accommodations from Affordable Asia Tours

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11-Day Tour of China and Thailand with Stops in Bangkok and Beijing

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Days 1–4: Bangkok

Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok is home to a breathtaking assortment of temples and statues, including the Emerald Buddha. Carved from a single block of jade, this Buddha—which now resides in Bangkok's Grand Palace—is considered the holiest and most revered in all of Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is one of the many marvels you'll see during the first leg of your trip.

  • Other famous Buddhas: The 700-year-old Golden Buddha at Wat Trimitr is the world's largest gold statue at five tons; you could also see the Reclining Buddha statue at the Wat Pho temple
  • Local flower markets overflow with rare orchids, lotuses, and vibrant marigolds, which are considered a lucky charm in Thailand
  • Optional tours: The Landmark of Bangkok Tour and Boat Ride includes stop at the Royal Grand Palace and the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, which houses a collection of exotic Thai art from local artists ($60 per person)

Accommodations: Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok

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 Bridge on the River Kwai.

  • The Hellfire Pass museum: honors the thousands of men and women who died during the railroad’s construction.
  • Optional tours include a half-hour elephant ride, followed by a raft trip along the river in a traditional bamboo boat ($45 per person)

Accommodations: Felix River Kwai Resort

Days 6–8: Ayutthaya and Pattaya

Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya was once 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 and rabbits
  • Optional excursion: Take a dinner cruise a traditional wooden rice barge where you’ll enjoy an Ayutthaya feast, which might include spicy prawn stew, and thai-style crab cakes ($40 per person)
  • Hold a baby tiger: at a tiger zoo and crocodile farm in the city of Si Racha (yes, the hot sauce originated here), where you’ll stop during your drive to Pattaya

Accommodations: Krungsri River Hotel & Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa

Days 9–11: Beijing

The final leg of the trip brings you to China's capital city and the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. During your three nights here, you'll have some free time and the chance to take an optional tour of the Great Wall.

  • Tiananmen Square has been the site of pivotal political and social moments in Chinese history; a gate leads to the famed Forbidden City, the palace for Chinese emperors for nearly five centuries
  • Head to the Shichahai Lakes: for seasonal activities such as ice skating or row boating
  • Optional Visit to the Great Wall: Experience one of the wonders of the world during an optional day trip to the Great Wall of China, with a stop at the Jade Factory on the way back ($49 per person)

Accommodations: Double Tree Hilton Beijing

Frequently Asked Questions

How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Alternate departure gateways available based on airline availability, surcharge may apply. Please call Affordable Asia Tours at 888-737-2742 to find out the exact price.

Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you have the option to extend your trip.

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.

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 as soon as possible.

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 Tours for details.

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What You Get

  • Starting at $1,599 per person, 11-day tour of Thailand and Beijing with airfare
  • 6 options available, including departures in March, April, May, and June 2014 from LAX.
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Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $300 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

For all options, book by: 12/20/13

  • Blackout dates: No blackout dates
  • Cancellation policy & fees: To cancel, $200 fee for 60 days or earlier notice, $300 for 30–59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15–29 days advance notice. $1000 fee for 3–14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure.
  • Taxes: Tax included
  • Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
  • Airfare priced per person and based on double occupancy

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Alternate departure dates/gateways may be available for additional fee.
  • Extended stay in Beijing may be available at the time of booking for an additional fee.
  • 3 nights of standard accommodations at Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok
  • 1 night of standard accommodations at Felix River Kwai Resort
  • 1 night of standard accommodations at Krungsri River Hotel
  • 1 night of standard accommodations at Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa
  • 3 nights of standard accommodations at Double Tree Hilton Beijing
  • Daily breakfast and some meals (per itinerary)
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Fuel surcharge and tax
  • Round trip airport transfers in each city
  • Orientation tour in each city
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/20/13 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • To cancel, $200 fee for 60 days or earlier notice, $300 for 30–59 days advance notice, $500 fee for 15–29 days advance notice
  • $1000 fee for 3–14 days advance notice, fee up to Groupon price for notice within 3 days prior to departure
  • Airfare nonrefundable after booking
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking/check-in
  • Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
  • Airline subject to change/availability
  • Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees
  • $300 fee to travel solo.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (avg flight time: 21 hours) or Los Angeles (LAX) (avg flight time: 20 hours)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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