12 Day Thailand Escorted tour from $1549 per person

A great way to tour Thailand for the first time

Escorted Package Includes

Intra-flight Chiang Mai-Bangkok
11 nights First Class accommodations*
4 nights Bangkok
1 night Ayutthaya
1 night Sukhothai
2 nights Chiang Rai
3 nights Chiang Mai
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
18 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners with wine or beer
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Important Dates
A deposit of $600 is payable on booking, balance is due 60 days before departure.

Book flights with Go West Travel and get free Airport arrival and departure Transfers included.

Special Features

In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive remaining monuments
Explore historic Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam
Visit the House of Opium and Golden Triangle
Discover Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand
Authentic Thai dinner at Chiang Mai private home

Add flights with your favourite airline. Go West Travel is an IATA registered travel agency with access to all published fares including all sale fares. A package deal can be quoted before you pay deposit.

2021 Departure Dates and Prices
Book By March 18 2021Book After 
March 18 2021
Sat, Sep 4$ 1549$ 2069
Wed, Sep 15$ 1649$ 2169
Thu, Sep 30$ 1799$ 2309
Sat, Oct 2$ 1549$ 2069
Sun, Oct 10$ 1559$ 2079
Wed, Oct 20$ 1629$ 2149
Tue, Oct 26$ 1819$ 2339
Sat, Nov 6$ 1549$ 2069
Wed, Nov 10$ 1729$ 2249
Tue, Nov 16$ 1899$ 2419
Sat, Nov 20$ 1549$ 2069
Wed, Nov 24$ 1699$ 2219
Sat, Dec 4$ 1559$ 2079
Wed, Dec 8$ 1699$ 2219
Mon, Dec 20$ 1649$ 2169
Thu, Dec 23$ 2389$ 2909
These prices are per person on the basis of twin-share bookings. For anyone traveling alone, please add $714. Go West Travel does not offer sharing with a stranger on this tour.
2022 Departure Dates and Prices
Book By March 18 2021Book After 
March 18 2021
Tue, Jan 11$ 1859$ 2379
Wed, Jan 12$ 1719$ 2239
Sun, Jan 23$ 1559$ 2079
Thu, Jan 27$ 1999$ 2519
Wed, Feb 9$ 1719$ 2239
Sat, Feb 19$ 1559$ 2079
Thu, Feb 24$ 1869$ 2389
Sun, Feb 27$ 1559$ 2079
Wed, Mar 2$ 1699$ 2219
Sat, Mar 5$ 1559$ 2079
Wed, Mar 9$ 1699$ 2219
Thu, Mar 17$ 1869$ 2389
Sat, Mar 26$ 1559$ 2079
Thu, Apr 14$ 1799$ 2309
Sat, Apr 16$ 1559$ 2079
Wed, Apr 20$ 1639$ 2159
Thu, Apr 21$ 1809$ 2329
Sun, Apr 31$ 1549$ 2069
Wed, May 4$ 1669$ 2179
Thu, May 5$ 1799$ 2309
These prices are per person on the basis of twin-share bookings. For anyone traveling alone, please add $714. Go West Travel does not offer sharing with a stranger on this tour.
Daily Itinerary

This tour starts in Bangkok on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday and Sundays

DAY 1, Monday – Arrive in Bangkok

Arrive in exotic Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city; The day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 2, Tuesday – Bangkok City Tour

Begin your day with a city and temple tour of Bangkok, a fascinating mix of ancient and modern. Drive through Chinatown and then on to the colorful Indian Market. Visit serene Wat Po, the oldest and largest temple in the city, with the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive to Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King’s Palace. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that lies ahead, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday – Full Day in Bangkok

Full day at leisure to explore Bangkok on your own. Or, don’t miss the optional morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom – together they form the most impressive sights in Bangkok. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional buffet dinner and stunning performance of the “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam”. Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam’s history and culture
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday – Flight to Chiang Mai, Dinner at Private Home

Morning is at leisure before flying to Chiang Mai, ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom. The afternoon is free for individual interests, before a unique experience tonight. Join a local Chiang Mai family for an authentic Thai Dinner in their home. Enjoy a tour of the home, conversation about life in Chiang Mai and savor the great flavors of home-cooked food
Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday – Full Day in Chiang Mai 

Morning is free to explore Chiang Mai independently or, join the optional tour of the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, established in 1993, as the first botanical garden in Thailand. Stroll through the lush grounds covered with exotic types of trees, plants and flowers. After your visit, stop for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Sankampang Street, center of handicrafts, for on-site demonstrations on how the silk, lacquer, silver, wood and bronze wares are made. Later, visit the world’s largest gem factory, to watch while the gem stones are cut and set. Spend the rest of the day at leisure
Optional: Half Day Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden Tour with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday – Doi Suthep Temple

Start today’s morning tour with Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Northern Thailand’s most sacred temple, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Equally impressive is the mythological Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with 290 steps leading up to the temple grounds. Visit a local jade factory, followed by an afternoon at leisure, or pamper yourself with an optional Thai massage
Optional: Thai Traditional Massage (PM)
Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday – Travel to Chiang Rai

This morning, depart Chiang Mai and drive to scenic Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Or, join an afternoon optional excursion to Mae Salong, still inhabited by hill people, namely the Akha, Long Neck and Salong tribes. Visit one of the tribes to see their unique way of life and learn more about their culture
Optional: Half Day Mae Salong Hill Tribe (PM)
Overnight: Chiang Rai
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday – Mae Sai Border Town & Golden Triangle

Travel to the border town of Mae Sai, at the tip of Thailand. At this border crossing, arrangements may be made to enter Myanmar*. Ascend to the hilltop viewpoint to see the famous “Golden Triangle” of Southeast Asia – the meeting point of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. The locals call it “Sop Ruak”, as this is also where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Continue to the dramatic House of Opium at Golden Triangle Park, offering an informative exhibition on the history of opium which dates back almost 5000 years. This afternoon, enjoy a locally prepared lunch before embarking on a cruise along the banks of the Mekong River between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand where you will see local farmers and fishermen at their craft and learn more about how this river played a role in the opium trade. End the day with a stop at an old teak forest and view centuries old giant Teak trees before returning to Chiang Rai for the evening
*Entering Myanmar (Burma) requires a border crossing fee of approx US$45, payable locally. The opportunity to cross the border will depend on local conditions and cannot be guaranteed. If the border crossing is not possible, alternate arrangements will be made
Overnight: Chiang Rai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Tueday – Travel to Sukhothai

Travel southward to Sukhothai, birthplace of the Thai nation, founded in the 13th century by King Ramkhamhaeng. The country’s first capital was established here in 1238 and lasted over two centuries. Sukhothai is world-famous for its over 100 historical sites and treasures, including some of the most beautiful Thai art and architecture in the country, created during the city’s “golden era”, between the 13th and 14th centuries. Remainder of the day is at leisure to explore historical Sukhothai independently
Overnight: Sukhothai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10, Wednesday – Sukhothai Historical Park, Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour

After breakfast visit the Old Town of Sukhothai with its impressive Historical Park, immaculately restored and set among leafy hills and peaceful lotus ponds, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this astonishing site, most of the remains of the original city can be seen. Marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palaces, temples, and historical monuments and feel yourself drift back in time to a bygone era. Depart Sukhothai to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as one of the largest cities in Southeast Asia. Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lies in the center of the city. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries, and towers – one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother, conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple – this is a serene place where one can reflect and enjoy the tranquility. Tonight, gather together for dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday – Travel to Bangkok

Depart Ayutthaya this morning and drive to Bangkok. En route, visit Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Thong in 1632, Bang Pa-In served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Arrive at your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy all of the delights of Bangkok on your own. Shop to your heart’s content, visit the many amazing markets and try some of the fabulous restaurants in this energetic city
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday – Depart Thailand

Ask to pre book a Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Featured Hotels

Accomodation used depends on the tour date booked. The following is the hotel list for Tours starting on Monday. Alternative hotel list will be provided for your chosen start day/date.

Optional Tours

Add these on now or book with your guide while on the tour. Prices are per person and twin share bookings do not need to have both people booked together.

Day #4 $50.00

Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha
Morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace. Together they form the most impressive sights for visitors to Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, dating back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. From Wat Phra Kaew continue to the Grand Palace. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European designs of the Grand Palace. It is important to note that this palace is used now only for occasional ceremonial purposes and is no longer the royal residence.

Day #4 $78

Siam Niramit Show & Dinner

Enjoy a delightful Buffet Dinner at the Siam Niramit Restaurant before attending this evening’s stunning performance of “Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom” of Siam. This $40 million production, with over 150 performers, explores the Kingdom of Siam’s history and culture, with scenes highlighting the Ancient Kingdom of Lanna, Khmer heritage, and traditions of the central plains. Then, venture into the heart of Thai mythology with scenes of Fiery Hell, the mystical Himapaan Forest, and Blissful Heaven. Lastly, enjoy a montage of joyous celebrations honoring the Buddhist tradition.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 $51

Half Day Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden with lunch

This morning, visit the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG), located in the foothills of the Doi Suthep-Pui mountains north of Chiang Mai. QSBG was established in 1993, as the first botanical garden in Thailand. It covers an area of 6,500 acres and is named after Queen Sirikit. Follow the paths and take your time as you stroll through the lush grounds covered with exotic types of trees, plants and flowers. After your visit, stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 $42

Traditional Thai Massage

A trip to Thailand is not complete without experiencing a traditional Thai Massage! Unlike other types of massages, in Thailand your masseuse will stretch, bend, and contort your body into various positions, known to quickly ease the stress of muscle tension and aids in curing minor illnesses. A set of personal cotton clothing will be given to you to wear during the massage. 

Approximate tour duration is 1 hour. Gratuity is not included

Day #8 $29

Half Day Mae Salong Hill Tribe

The tour departs Chiang Rai City in the morning for the drive to visit Hill Tribe at the foothill of Mae Salong. Upon arrival, change vehicles to the local Thai Combi which takes you up to the hill tribes, namely the Akha, Long Neck and Mien(Yao). See this unique way of life and culture of the tribes that is still maintained today.

This tour requires walking up several steps as well as uneven pavement and trails to get to the small village.

Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Entry to Thailand

It is your responsibility to review border requirements for entry into Thailand. Generally, an Australian travelling for tourism, will not require a visa to enter Thailand for this tour.
With a passport from Australia, New Zealand or United Kingdom

A visa is not required for Thailand Allowed stay: 30 days

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