Style : Group tour
Nature View of Kwai River, Thailand

Thailand Scenic 9 Days 7 Nights

Affordable World
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
9 days
From: $ 1,299 $ 144 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha
  • See the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River
  • Visit Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets
  • Visit the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants
  • Visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the ‘Death Railway
  • Discover Chiang Mai’s rich crafts heritage with visits to the Thai Handicrafts Village
  • Visit to Doi Suthep Temple, an important gold-coated shrine set on Doi Suthep Mountain

Short Description

Experience Bangkok and Chiang Mai on our enchanting 7-night Thailand Scenic tour. Drink in the sights and sounds of Bangkok over four nights, visiting highlights such as gold-tipped temples, floating markets and venturing into the countryside to see the legendary Bridge over the River Kwai. Follow your time here with a stay in Thailand’s northern capital of Chiang Mai, taking in its mystical temples, rich Lanna heritage and jungle-clad hills. Tailor your experience by choosing from our optional tours and activities, customizing your vacation around your individual wishes and interests.

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Bangkok
End City Chiang Mai

Itinerary

Days 1 & 2: USA - Bangkok

Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Our Thailand vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok, the "City of Angels".  *Thailand entry visa is not required for U.S citizens, effective for the duration of 30 days . Non-US passport holders, please contact your local Thai Consulate regarding Thailand Visa requirements.

Touch down in Beijing and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.  Guests flying with Cathay Pacific will board a connecting flight in Hong Kong.  Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax. *Airport transfers not included for land only travelers*

Upgrades available: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar (Executive Suite - King Bed) 4 nights

Day 3: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Depart on a half-day tour after breakfast to witness some of Bangkok’s most interesting sights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha, and peek inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), known for its monumental horizontal Buddha. Pass by the Paklong Talat flower market, a whirlwind of stalls selling masses of perfumed orchids, marigolds and roses.  After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

Optional Tours: The Landmark of Bangkok Tour with Boat Ride $45 pp

Day 4: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Continue to a local gem workshop and silk factory to see how these precious items are produced for sale, and perhaps purchase some as souvenirs. After returning to Bangkok, spend the evening as you wish or enjoy our optional dinner cruise on the Grand Pearl ship along the Chao Phraya River.

Optional Tours: Amazing Dinner Cruise by Grand Pearl $50 pp

Day 5: Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

A free day beckons, giving you the opportunity to explore and enjoy Bangkok on your own. Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional full-day Elephant World Sanctuary and River Kwai excursion. After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants. Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp. Later, visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the ‘Death Railway’ of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves.

Optional Tours: Elephant World Sanctuary & the Bridge over River Kwai w/ Lunch $90 pp

Day 6: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

After breakfast, fly to Chiang Mai, dubbed Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North,’ and home to over 1.5 million people. On arrival, enjoy a fascinating introduction to this majestic city, whose streets have spilled beyond the medieval walls that defined it as the capital of the northern Lanna Kingdom. After exploring one of the oldest temples, Wat Suan Dok, enjoy a panoramic drive around the old city, seeing the moat and ruins of the city gates. Then, discover Chiang Mai’s rich culture with a visit to the bustling Warorot Market.  Enjoy this evening at leisure, or join our optional Lanna Kantoke excursion to experience the food and culture of northern Thailand.

Optional Tours: Lanna Kantoke Dinner show $35 pp

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Enjoy the day to yourself today, or why not join our optional Spirit of Chiang Mai tour and experience the highlights and hidden treasures of this colorful city.  Discover the village and the customs of the Long-Necked Karen Hill Tribe.  Afterward, pay a visit to Doi Suthep Temple, an important gold-coated shrine set on Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb up to this 14th-century place of worship, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred, and admire views of the holy relic of Buddha embedded in the golden pagoda and the bird’s-eye views down over Chiang Mai from the hillside.

Optional Tours: Spirit of Chiang Mai Tour (Minimum 4 participants) $75 pp

Day 8: Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Spend today as you wish or explore the beautiful Chiang Mai region further on our optional Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle and Don Sao Island of Laos day trip. See the fairy tale-like Maekhajan hot springs and temples of Wat Rong Khun and Wat Chedi Luang, and then drive through verdant countryside to the Golden Triangle, once a hub of the opium trade and the place where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Savor a delicious Thai lunch, and enjoy a boat ride along the Mekong River to visit Don Sao, an island located over the Laos border, which is home to an Opium Museum. Visit the museum and a local market before returning to Chiang Mai.

Optional Tours: Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle and Don Sao Island of Laos (Min.4 participants) $80 pp

Day 9: Chiang Mai – USA

Meals: Breakfast

All good things come to an end, so this morning, enjoy breakfast at your hotel in readiness for your return journey. After checking out, enjoy a convenient transfer to Chiang Mai international airport, and board your flight to the USA, bringing your Thailand adventures to a close.

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My son’s girlfriend was stuck in Athens in the middle of the night when Trump announced that US borders would close. She was there because Affordable World kept reassuring her that it was OK to travel. What a lie! We managed to get her out of there and onto a flight home. Affordable Travel was no help in this crisis. Not only did they not answer the phone to help her, they now refuse to refund any of her money! And all they send her is impersonal and dismissive messages. No empathy or sense of responsibility or concern. Do not use this company for travel! All the reassurances on their website are pure marketing and completely insincere. Stay away from Affordable World!!
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I'm so disappointed in this company. Our honeymoon redo to Maldives was cancelled by the company due to COVID-19 and there was not a full refund issued. We have no trip and we lose $2000 due to something that was out of our control. Our hard earned money down the drain. We even purchased trip insurance. Completely devastated! I will never work with this company again and I suggest that if you're considering working with them you choose another travel agency.
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Incredibly unprofessional company. Do not book a trip with this company unless you are willing to lose your money.

My sister and I had booked a trip to Bali. With the growing fear and concern of Covid-19 (coronavirus) AND the recommendation from the CDC (center for disease control and prevention), we canceled our trip 17 days prior to departure date. They were completely unwilling to refund us our money and we were asked to pay a load of penalty fees. A customer service representative even recommended that we cancel before the penalty fees increased, so we did.

A few days before our original departure date, we noticed that the company had updated the cancellation policy and penalty fees due to the rising concern over Covid-19. Naturally, we contacted them and asked if they would honor these updated fees. They said no & basically told us that if we had "waited" to cancel, the updated cancellation policy and fees would have applied. Therefore, people that were booked on the same EXACT trip as us were refunded nearly ALL of their money back (IF THEY CANCELLED LAST MINUTE) but those of us who cancelled 1-2 weeks early, lost a lot of our money.

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Incredibly unprofessional company. Do not book a trip with this company unless you are willing to lose your money.
My sister and I had booked a trip to Bali. With the growing fear and concern of Covid-19 (coronavirus) AND the recommendation from the CDC (center for disease control and prevention), we canceled our trip 17 days prior to departure date. They were completely unwilling to refund us our money and we were asked to pay a load of penalty fees. A customer service representative even recommended that we cancel before the penalty fees increased, so we did.
A few days before our original departure date, we noticed that the company had updated the cancellation policy and penalty fees due to the rising concern over Covid-19. Naturally, we contacted them and asked if they would honor these updated fees. They said no & basically told us that if we had "waited" to cancel, the updated cancellation policy and fees would have applied. Therefore, people that were booked on the same EXACT trip as us were refunded nearly ALL of their money back (IF THEY CANCELLED LAST MINUTE) but those of us who cancelled 1-2 weeks early, lost a lot of our money.
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Just returned from Greece touring Athens and Crete (Chania & Heraklion). Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and excellent every step of the way! Entire trip went smoothly. Our group received excellent care from beginning to end. All transportation and hotels were top notch. The trip was amazing and we would use Affordable World again.
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Flight & Transport Inclusions

Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

Group Size

Standard Group - 25 + people

Accommodations

Your included accommodation will be at one of the below hotels or a hotel of a similar category; we will notify you of your final hotel list before departure.

Classic Category Accommodation

  • Bangkok: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar
  • Chiang Mai: Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or Similar

Cancellation policy

The following fee will be assessed per person accordingly when you cancel your reservation:

$100: 120 or more days prior to departure

$200: 60 - 119 days prior to departure

$300: 30 - 59 days prior to departure

$500: 15 - 29 days prior to departure

$1000: 3 - 14 days prior to departure

100%: of Tour fare Within 48 hours prior to departure

Written notice of cancellation must be received by Affordable World either by mail, or email. Oral cancellation by phone will not be accepted.

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Meals Included

7 Breakfasts and 1 Lunch

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