World Edventures and Service Tours

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Thailand's Golden Kingdom (12 Days)

After exploring the bustling capital of Bangkok, you’ll travel north into the heart of Thailand, to ancient ruined capitals, local villages lost in time, and mountaintop temples where few have walked, discovering all sides of this vibrant country of contrasts. The spice and rice will nourish your body; the scenery and history will nourish your soul. This is the Land of Smiles, and your smile will last long after you've arrived back home!

Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional gateway choices)
  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 three-course dinners, including wine or beer
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Transportation (planes, trains, boats, etc.) while on tour
  • Selected admission with priority entry

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Bridge on the River Kwai

Buddha Overlooking Mekong River

Sukhothai Historical Park ruins

Wat Rong Khun "White Temple"

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Price: $4,097.00 (2019) based on double occupancy, plus optional $429.00 premium trip protection*

Next departure dates:

November 2021 (THAI1121)
February 2022 (THAI0222)
November 2022 (THAI1122)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include: (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

~  Welcome Dinner

~ Bangkok for a sightseeing tour with a local guide, including  the city’s vast array of Buddha statues at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Po) and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), and the sprawling Grand Palace complex, built in 1782 for the king of Siam

The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where locals sell produce from their small boats

~ Kanchanaburi, home to the River Kwai and the Thai-Burma Railway bridge, and a World War II cemetery, resting place of 9,000 Allied soldiers

Ayutthaya, Thailand’s capital from 1350 to 1767, for a visit to the ruins, decorated with beautiful images of the Buddha draped in saffron robes, before a stop at Uthai Thani to visit the beautiful crystal temple of Wat Chantaram

~ A cycle rickshaw ride to the Phitsanulok Night Market, where you’ll find fresh food cooked and served to order, as you watch the local cooks perform their signature "flying vegetables show," in which vegetables are fried in a wok, then tossed high into the air

~ The Sukhothai Historical Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, that includes classical Buddha statues and temple ruins

~ Exploring the waterways, villages, and markets outside of Chiang Rai, including in a long-tail boat along the Mae Kok River,  including an oolong tea plantation in Mae Salong

~ The Golden Triangle, where Burma, Thailand, and Laos meet on the Mekong River, including a short cruise across the Mekong River to visit a local market in Laos

~ A stop at Wat Rong Khun, the otherwordly “White Temple”, then Doi Suthep, the regal mountaintop overlooking the city of Chiang Mai, where you can walk the 290 steps skyward or take a cable car to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a major temple and pilgrimage destination, and Wat Suan Dok, the temple constructed for a revered priest, to learn about Buddhism

~ A drive through the countryside to the Mae Taeng Valley and the Elephant Nature Park, a camp dedicated to caring for the elephant population thought conservation efforts

~ A delectable, entertaining khantoke dinner, the customary northern Thai style of eating that became popular in the early 1950s, though it has been a Lanna Thai tradition for centuries

~ San Kamphaeng to see how regional products are made by visiting local artisans, a silk factory, and a paper umbrella manufacturer

~ An optional evening with local Thai chefs, beginning with a trip to secluded Sankhampaeng village, amidst the stunning rice field scenery of Northen Thailand, to visit a local market to gather fresh ingredients before reaching a culinary school, where local chefs will teach you how to prepare four traditional Thai dishes, to be enjoyed that evening ($69/pp)

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 3.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Easy to Moderate (mostly even terrain, including paved roads, with some hills and stairs)

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