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.