- February 26 - March 9, 2014
- Starting from $2,399 per person
- For Jewish Singles and Solos
Travel to The Land of Smiles and sample the sights and sounds of the famous floating market in the khlongs (canals) near Bangkok, trek through the jungles of Chiang Mai high atop an elephant, relax on the pristine beaches in Huahin, and get a thrill visiting the legendary Golden Triangle. Travel with Jewish Singles from around the world on this absolutely colorful and amazing 12 day adventure to Thailand that will keep you captivated at every turn.
Our Amazing Thailand travel package includes:
- 12 Day / 10 Night Tour in First Class and Deluxe Accommodations
- 23 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
- All Flights within Thailand
- Roundtrip Airport Transfers in Thailand
- Daily Sightseeing as shown on Itinerary
- Amazing Journeys Escort
- Services of a Professional English Speaking Tour Manager and Local Guides
- Transportation via Deluxe Air-Conditioned Motor Coach
- Amazing Journeys Cocktail Party
- Baggage Handling Throughout (one bag per person)
- All Taxes, Service Charges and Gratuities (including tour manager and local guides)
- Trip Cancellation Insurance (if trip is paid for in full by final payment date)*
- Amazing Journeys Gifts and Prizes
- VIP Treatment Throughout
*Included Insurance is limited liability. Amazing Journeys recommends a supplemental policy for complete coverage.
Photo credit: Barry Asman and Tourism Authority of Thailand
Day 1 – Wednesday, February 26
Home City to Bangkok, Thailand Today you will fly to exotic Thailand.
Day 2 – Thursday, February 27
Arrive in Bangkok – Tour Begins Arrive in Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok and transfer to our hotel. The remainder of the day is free for leisure and relaxation. Tonight, enjoy our Group Welcome and Orientation followed by dinner at our hotel. (D)
Day 3 – Friday, February 28
Bangkok Thailand’s capital since the 18th century, Bangkok is a city of gleaming modernity firmly rooted in ancient Buddhist traditions and beliefs. Today we explore Bangkok’s rich heritage with a trip to the monumental Grand Palace, the former royal residence and the city’s number-one destination. Walk through the Coronation Hall and reach the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Visually and architecturally impressive, the temple complex is the spiritual heart of Thai Buddhism and the Monarchy. Continue to visit the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. We end our day with a stop at a local Gems Gallery. Tonight we gather together with our Amazing Journeys community for a Shabbat Service. (B, L)
Day 4 – Saturday, March 1
Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok Enjoy a full-day excursion to the ancient city and World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya. We first arrive in Bang Pa In where we’ll visit the exquisite Summer Palace of King Rama V with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architectures. We continue our drive to Ayutthaya. Once known as the “Pearl of the East,” Ayutthaya was the capital of Thailand from A.D. 1350 until its destruction four centuries later by Burmese invaders. We wander through the lingering ruins of monasteries and temples, which offer a glimpse into the past splendor of the dynasties. Next we transfer to the pier for the Grand Pearl Cruise and enjoy the fascinating scenery along the Chaophaya River, the River of the King. (B, L)
Day 5 – Sunday, March 2
Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak – Huahin Experience the local culture of this “City of Angels” with a trip to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Board a long-tail boat and glide through the labyrinth of canals, known locally as khlongs, past boats piled high with fresh produce and snacks. After lunch we head to Huahin. Upon arrival we check in to our hotel and the remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore surroundings on our own. Dinner is served tonight at our hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Monday, March 3
Huahin Today’s tour features visits to Huahin Train Station and the Palace of Love & Hope (Marukhathaiyawan Palace), built in 1923 with golden teak wood and used as a summer palace for King Rama VI of Thailand. The floor of the entire building was made of the precious red teak wood. Visitors are required to go barefoot through the entire building. In the afternoon, we return to our beachfront hotel where the rest of the day is yours to enjoy the Gulf of Thailand, relax at the beachfront pool or indulge your senses at the spa. (B, L)
Day 7 – Tuesday, March 4
Huahin – Bangkok – Chiang Rai Spend the morning at your leisure until we transfer to Bangkok to board a flight for Chiang Rai, the “gateway to the Golden Triangle.” Upon arrival we transfer to our hotel. This evening we have a group dinner followed by a visit to the colorful Chiang Rai Night Market, where we can enjoy the local culture and browse the food stalls. (B, D)
Day 8 – Wednesday, March 5
Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Mai Sai Border Town – Chiang Mai This morning we drive to the old capital of the Lanna Kingdom – Chiang Saen, with a visit to the Golden Triangle. You may take an optional boat trip along Mae Khong River to see the scenery of Golden Triangle on the river bank of Myanmar, and on the way back make a stop at Laos Village for shopping fun at Laos local market. After lunch we head to Mai Sai, the northernmost point in Thailand and one of the official land crossings between Thailand and Myanmar. Continue to drive to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North,” a 700-year old city which boasts an eclectic fusion of historic and unique cultures. After dinner we head to Chiang Mai’s colorful Night Bazaar and walk by shops and street vendors selling a huge variety of goods. (B, L, D)
Day 9 – Thursday, March 6
Chiang Mai Drive northwest of Chiang Mai to Doi Suthep Temple, one of the north’s most sacred temples. Located near the summit of Doi Suthep Mountain (3500 feet above sea level), the temple affords some of the finest views of Chiang Mai below. Continue to visit a famous Thai Handicraft Village, where we can browse traditional handmade goods, including hand-painted umbrellas, silk and hand-woven cotton. This evening we enjoy a Khantoke Lanna Dinner Show with classical Thai Dance and Music performances. (B, L, D)
Day 10 – Friday, March 7
Chiang Mai For centuries elephants have been highly treasured and respected in Thai culture. This morning we head into Chiang Mai’s tropical jungles to visit an Elephant Camp. You’ll be amazed as you watch a show put on by the elephants. Next, we take an unforgettable elephant ride through the jungle past waterfalls, streams and mountains. Continue to venture out into the surrounding jungles to visit the Hill Tribes of northern Thailand including Long Neck Karen and Big Earrings Tribes, who have lived in the region since ancient times. Later in the afternoon we return to Chiang Mai city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, we gather together for Shabbat Services, Thai style! Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner for our last evening together in Thailand. (B, L, D)
Day 11 – Saturday, March 8
Chiang Mai – Bangkok Spend the day free at leisure until we are transferred to the airport to catch the flight to Bangkok. (B)
Day 12 – Sunday, March 9
Bangkok to Home City Our Thailand adventure draws to a close as you board your flight back home. (B)
Your Thailand Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Day 2 – 4 Dusit Thani or Grand Four Wings Convention Hotel, Bangkok
Day 5 – 6 Hilton Hotel, Huahin
Day 7 Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai
Day 8 – 10 Le Meridien, Chiang Mai
Day 11 Dusit Thani or Grand Four Wings Convention Hotel, Bangkok
1. Alternate hotels may be used.
2. The order of the tour may change.
*If final payment is paid by check, passengers may deduct $100.
A deposit of $350 is due with your reservation. Final payment is due on January 3, 2014.
Roommate Matching Available.
All rooms are non-smoking where we match roommates. Items listed on this website are subject to change at any time. By providing payment you agree to the terms and conditions as outlined on this website.
Cancellation Policy: From the time of deposit until September 18, 2013, there is a $75.00 penalty for cancellation. From September 19 – January 27, 2014, the cancellation penalty is $350. From January 28, 2014 until the day of travel, the cancellation penalty is 100% of the total package price. Cancellations made on the day of departure and “no-shows” will receive no refund. There is no refund in the event of interruption or cancellation by the passenger after the start of the journey.
Cancellation insurance: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended. Travel Protection Insurance is included with this package if full payment has been made at least 60 days prior to departure. The offered insurance coverage is limited in nature and does not include cancellation before the start of the tour or pre-existing conditions. To include these features in your insurance coverage, information will be sent with your tour confirmation.
Taxes and Gratuities: All taxes, government fees and gratuities have been included in the cost of the tour package. These include baggage handling (one bag per person), local guides, drivers and our professional tour guide. Taxes are subject to change.
Air and Transfers: Two flights within Thailand are included in our pricing. International flights to and from Bangkok are not included. Amazing Journeys can assist passengers with securing international flights. All airport transfers within Thailand are included.
Passport and Visa Requirements: A passport is necessary to travel on this itinerary. It must be valid for six months beyond the last day of the trip. There are no visas required at this time for entry into Thailand for US, Canadian and UK citizens. If you are a citizen of any other country, please check the Embassy of Thailand in your own country to see if a visa is necessary.
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