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15 Day Tantalizing Thailand

  Tour Code: OAM
Visits: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Golden Triangle, Chiang Ma, Phuket

Day - by - Day Itinerary:

Day 01 : USA -Bangkok

Our Thailand vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand better known as the "City of Angels."
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Day 02 : Enroute

Due to the time difference and travel time, the day is spent onboard our jetliner. Cross the international date line and cross the Pacific.
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Day 03 : Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival in Hong Kong, board a connecting flight to Bangkok. In Bangkok, we're met and greeted at the airport by the Ritz representative. After check in and washing up, we attend a traditional Thai Classical Dance Welcome Dinner Show.
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Day 04 : Bangkok

Bangkok was founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the Chakri dynasty. It is now the spriritual, cultural, commercial, and educational heart of Thailand. It is also a large city, home of some 10 million residents. This morning after breakfast, we visit and admire the royal splendor of the Grand Palace and Coronation Hall. Buddhism is one of the cornerstones of Thai culture, and we appreciate the level of devotion as we view the Emerald Buddha Temple. After visiting the Gems Factory and Thai Silk, the rest of the afternoon is free at leisure.
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Day 05 : Bangkok

For tourists, Bangkok has a wealth of attractions to offer. The city is dotted with 400 glittering Buddhist temples and magnificent palaces, classical dance extravaganzas and numerous shopping centers. Today, we explore the world famous Damnern Saduak Floating Market on Bangkok's timeless klongs (canals). This is a must for photo enthusiasts. After lunch the entire afternoon is free for leisure activities. Some of us may elect to go on an optional excursion to the Rose Garden featuring an exciting Thai Cultural Show with elephants.
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Day 06 : Bangkok - Chiang Rai

After breakfast we are free until the transfer takes us to Bangkok's domestic airport for departure to Chiang Rai, the capital of Thailand's northernmost province founded in 1262 AD. Tonight dinner will be served at our hotel.
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Day 07 : Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai is famed for its scenic views and close proximity to the legendary "Golden Triangle." After a visit to Chiang Saen, a small town and an old capital of the Lanna Kingdom with a milliion rice fields, we continue our tour to the world famous Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar (Burma) meet the Maekhong River. Following a delightful lunch, we proceed to Mae Sai, the northern-most town in Thailand well known for its crisp mountain scenery, hilltribes and falls.
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Day 08 : Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

There are many tribes around Chiang Rai and along the Mae Kok River. Each group speaks its own language and follows animist customs. Today, on our way to Chiang Mai, we have a stop to visit the Hill Tribes of Karen Long Necked and Meo Village. Upon arrival, the group attends a Khantoke Lanna Dinner Show.
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Day 09 : Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is a city of great historical interest and noted for its handicraft villages and colorful ethnic hilltribes. The past twenty years of Chiang Mai has seen its development into a bustling modern city with a population of over 1.5 million. This morning tour visits the historical Doi Suthep Temple and the Holy Pagoda containing a relic of Lord Buddha. After lunch, our tour continues on to the Thai Handicraft Village, Ankhempeng Silk & Cotton Handweaving Factories, and Borsang, a village famous for its umbrellas and primitive paper making. We can watch the craftsmen at work and enjoy shopping Chiang Mai local products.
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Day 10 : Chiang Mai

Today's tour start off with a visit to see the elephants at work in the jungles. Experience a close-up encounter with the elephants and see how they behave in their natural environment. Afterwards, continue on to Chiang Dao Cape.
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Day 11 : Chiang Mai

The entire day is free for leisure activities. Also known as "Lanna," Chiang Mai enjoyed its golden ages during the 15th century. Today's free time allows us to gain a deeper understanding of this city as we explore its streets on our own. An optional tour to the most magnificent and oldest temple in Lamphun and a city tour by horse drawn carriage (lunch included) is available.
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Day 12 : Chiang Mai - Phuket

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board a short flight to Phuket island. Also called "Pearl of the Andaman," Phuket is Thailand's simmering peral of beauty, whose exquisite charm and exotic scenery of wind limestome outcrops will stay in the memory. Upon arrival, visit Phuket Hill and city drive with Portuguese style buildings and colorful markets.
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Day 13 : Phuket

Entire day is free for us to lounge on the excellent beaches, walk about town, or finish up some last minute souvenir shopping. Phuket is known locally for its many excellent spas. Consider using the free day to use the spa facilities at the hotel or in town.
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Day 14 : Phuket - Bangkok

Board a quick flight back to Bangkok to overnite. No acitivies have been planned for today.
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Day 15 : Bangkok - USA

Bid Thailand a fond farewell as you board the homebound international flight.
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Bangkok - Sofitel Central Plaza

 

Chiang Rai - Dusit Island Resort

 

Chiang Mai - Empress Hotel

 

Phuket - Phuket Hilton Arcadia

 

Fine Dining
Full American or buffet breakfast daily in hotel
Lunches at local restaurants
Oriental or western style dinners in hotels or at local restaurants

 

Special Entertainment
Bangkok - Thai Classical Welcome Dinner Show Floating Market Boat Ride
Chiang Mai - Khantoke Lanna Dinner Show

 

Air Fare
Round trip international air ticket
Thailand domestic air tickets (included only in conjunction with international air tickets)

 

Sightseeing
Comprehensive sightseeing tours
Admissions to the mentioned attractions
Experienced English-speaking tour guides

 

Travel Protection
Travel Protection Insurance provided at no additional cost to you, if final payment is received 60 days prior to the departure date
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
Individual extensions to other cities in Asia are available. Please check online www.ritztours.com

 

Tax for this package is $217


Pricing and Departure Date

Departure - Return

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Single
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International
Air Taxes

1/24/2007 -2/7/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

3/22/2007 - 4/5/2007

$ 1599.00

$ 1599.00

$ 1699.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

4/5/2007 - 4/19/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

4/19/2007 - 5/3/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

5/3/2007 - 5/17/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

5/17/2007 5/31/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

5/31/2007 6/14/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

6/14/2007 6/28/2007

$ 1899.00

$ 1899.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

6/28/2007 7/12/2007

$ 1899.00

$ 1899.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

7/19/2007 - 8/2/2007

$ 1899.00

$ 1899.00

$ 1999.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

8/16/2007 8/30/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

9/6/2007 - 9/20/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

9/20/2007 10/4/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 450.00

$ 217.00

10/4/2007-10/18/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

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$ 500.00

$ 217.00

10/18/2007 - 11/1/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

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$ 500.00

$ 217.00

11/1/2007 - 11/15/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

11/22/2007 - 12/6/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

12/6/2007 - 12/20/2007

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

12/20/2007 - 1/3/2007

$ 1899.00

$ 1899.00

$ 1999.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

1/10/2008 - 1/24/2008

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

2/7/2008 - 2/21/2008

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

2/21/2008 - 3/7/2008

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

3/6/2008 - 3/20/2008

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00

3/20/2008 - 4/3/2008

$ 1699.00

$ 1699.00

$ 1799.00

$ 500.00

$ 217.00


   


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