Tour Thailand’s Opulent Buddhist Temples, Floating Markets, and Lively Beaches
With Pacific Holidays's tour of Thailand, you’ll start by flying to Bangkok—which Travel + Leisure named the “World’s Best Trip”— and take a half-day tour of the elaborate Buddhist temples in the Old City. After a few days in the Thai capitol, head to the resort town of Pattaya, known for its pristine beaches and bawdy nightclubs.
Click here to view both the 7- and 10-day itineraries as well as the available departure dates. The 10-day tour includes two extra days of leisure in Pattaya and one extra day in Bangkok.
Days 1–2: Fly from Los Angeles International Airport to Thailand, losing a day when you cross the International Date Line. Once you arrive in Bangkok, a shuttle will meet you at Suvarnabhumi Airport to take you to the 4-star Century Park Bangkok Hotel, where you'll spend the evening.
Day 3: A half-day tour showcases Thailand's opulent temples in the Old City district, including the Wat Traimit temple and its solid-gold Buddha. The 900-year-old statue weighs 5 tons.
The Wat Pho temple is one of the city's largest wats, with more than a thousand depictions of Buddha on its grounds. The most famous—a reclining Buddha with mother of pearl adorning its feet—stretches for more than 150 feet.
Days 4–5: Fill up on breakfast before heading south along the Gulf of Thailand to the carefree resort town of Pattaya, where you'll stay at the 4.5-star Amari Orchid Pattaya Hotel. There's no itinerary once you're in Pattaya, so you’ll see the sights at your own pace. During the day, visitors paraglide, scuba dive, or rent banana boats to sail along the city’s many beaches. Pattaya also has a reputation for a somewhat-raucous nightlife. More than a hundred neon-lit bars line its famous Walking Street, many with nightly go-go dancing and cabaret shows. If you’ve chosen the 10-day tour, you’ll spend two extra days of leisure in Pattaya.
Days 6–7: Bright and early, you'll transfer back to Bangkok for a day of leisure. You can lounge at the hotel or use your free time to fit in a few more sights. One option is the city's floating market, where local farmers sell fresh fruits, vegetables, and traditional Thai food from tiny boats. If you’ve chosen the 10-day tour, you’ll spend an extra day of leisure in Bangkok.
Enjoy a final night at the Century Park Bangkok Hotel before your return flight home.