Guided Tour of Thailand with Airfare – Bangkok, Ayutthaya & Kanchanaburi - Multiple Locations

Nine-Day Tour of Thailand with Accommodations, Guided Tours, and Round-Trip Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

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Three-City Tour of Thailand

The tour includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles on China Airlines, including fuel surcharges, taxes, and fees (approximate flight time: 18 hours)
  • All transportation and transfers in Thailand
  • Three nights of standard accommodations at the 4.5 star Rembrandt Hotel in Bangkok
  • One night of standard accommodations at 4 star Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya
  • Two nights of standard accommodations at 3 star River Kwai Resotel in Kanchanaburi
  • Daily buffet breakfast and one dinner
  • Sightseeing tours with professional, English-speaking tour guides<p>

To see a full itinerary, click here.

Days 1–4: Outgoing Flight and Bangkok

After departing from Los Angeles on day 1, you’ll arrive in Bangkok in the early morning on day 3. The 18-hour flight crosses the International Date Line and includes a stopover in Taipei.

On your first afternoon in Bangkok, take a guided boat ride through the city’s extensive canal system. You’ll pass by the king’s fleet of royal barges and Wat Arun, a waterfront temple with a 79-meter pagoda. You’ll also visit the Royal Barge Museum. The next day is yours to explore Bangkok on your own. You might want to check out Wat Pho—the oldest temple in town—or the Grand Palace, current home of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his court. That evening, feast on traditional Thai cuisine at Supatra River House during a group dinner on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

Day 5: Ayutthaya

A one-hour drive north brings you to Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site that served as headquarters for the kingdom of Siam beginning in 1350. The Burmese army destroyed the city in 1767, but you can see the ruins on a guided sightseeing tour. You’ll also visit King Rama IV’s summer palace and two magnificent temples, reminiscent of Cambodia’s famous Angkor Wat.

Days 6–7: Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai

Travel through verdant rice fields en route to Kanchanaburi, situated west of Ayutthaya. Upon arrival, the group heads straight to the historic bridge over the River Kwai. Part of a railroad built by Japan’s prisoners of war during World War II, the bridge was immortalized in David Lean’s 1957 film epic starring Alec Guinness and William Holden. In the afternoon, you’ll get to see the bridge and take a train ride through the Kwai Noi gorge. The next day at the Hellfire Pass museum, you can pay your respects to the thousands of men and women who died during the railroad’s construction. The rest of the day is reserved for independent exploration.

Days 8–9: Bangkok and Return Flight

In the morning, you’ll board the tour bus for a drive back to Bangkok. The rest of the afternoon and the next morning are yours to explore the city at your leisure. You’ll depart Bangkok on the afternoon of day 9 and arrive in Los Angeles that same day, following an 18-hour flight with another stopover in Taipei.<p>

Two extensions are available for an additional fee: Phuket ($499+) and Angkor Wat ($899).

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

What You Get

  • Starting at $1,499, nine-day tour of Thailand with airfare
  • 8 options available, including departures in September, October, November 2013 or January, February, March, or April 2014, from LAX. Click here to see all options and departure dates.

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $350 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.

For all options, book by: 5/10/13

Policies and Fees

  • Cancellation policy & fees: $300 fee to cancel up to 75 days prior to departure; $600 fee for 74-45 days; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days; fee up to the Groupon price for 29 days or less.
  • Taxes: Tax included.
  • Additional fees: Gratuities and insurance not included.

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

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/10/13 or promo value expires
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • $300 fee to cancel up to 75 days prior to departure; $600 fee for 74-45 days; $1,000 fee for 44-30 days; fee up to the Groupon price for 29 days or less
  • Must be 21+ or older to book
  • Must be 8 or older to travel, if under 18, must travel with adult 21+
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Tax included
  • $350 solo travel fee
  • Gratuities and insurance not included.

Getting There

  • By plane: includes round-trip airfare from LAX on China Airlines
  • By tour bus: includes all transportation and airport transfers in Thailand

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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