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Essential
Thailand

November 19-26, 2023

Delve into the wonders of northern Thailand on a trip packed with unforgettable experiences. Explore the elegant stone stupas and sprawling palaces of Ayutthaya Historical Park; then venture to Chiang Mai, where we’ll craft local dishes with ingredients gathered from a town market and visit a rural village for a traditional meal. While discovering Buddhist temples and lush mountain landscapes, gain an intimate perspective on Thailand’s rich history and cultural heritage.

 

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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 7 Nights accommodations
  • Private air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast each morning
  • 1 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • Traditional Thai Home Dinner, Chiang Mai
  • Meet with Monks, Chiang Mai
  • Cooking Class, Chiang Mai
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Entrance to the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre war museum and train ride
  • Visit to Erawen National Park
  • Tour at Ayutthaya Historical Park
  • Dinner on a converted rice barge
  • Sunset visit to Doi Suthep monastery
  • Explore Bangkok and take a klong boat ride
  • Internal flights
  • English speaking guide throughout
Itinerary

 

Day 1
Women's Travel Club Essential Thailand
Welcome to Thailand!

Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel.
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your tour leader will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early. After a brief introduction meeting we will enjoy a welcome dinner together (not included).
Accommodations: Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

Day 2
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BANGKOK/KANCHANABURI

After breakfast, travel to the city of Kanchanaburi, situated at the convergence of the Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai Rivers. Board a train for a winding journey into World War II history as you cross the bridge made famous by the 1957 film The Bridge on the River Kwai. At the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, learn about the Burma Railway, constructed by imperial Japanese forces to connect Bangkok and Burma; then visit the nearby Kanchanaburi War Cemetery to see where the prisoners of war who worked on the railway were laid to rest.
Accommodations: Royal River Kwai Resort

Day 3
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KANCHANABURI/PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA

This morning, hike into the lush landscapes of Erawan National Park, located high in the mist-shrouded Tenasserim Hills. Take a dip in the turquoise pools of the Erawan Falls—so called because its top tier of cascades resemble the three-headed, mythological elephant known as Erawan. This afternoon, transfer to the historic city of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, a former capital of the medieval kingdom of Ayutthaya, also known as Siam. Sample traditional Thai dishes during dinner on a converted rice barge from the 1930s.
Accommodations: Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel

Day 4
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PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA/CHIANG MAI

Set out to explore the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Ayutthaya Historical Park, centered on the old city which served as the Siamese capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it was one of the largest and most cosmopolitan regions in the world. Stroll down well-planned city streets to view magnificent palaces and Buddhist monasteries that set the standard for Thai architecture for generations to come. Later, return to Bangkok and transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Visit a traditional village in the countryside and enjoy a khantok-style dinner, served on low pedestal trays.

Khantok in the Northern dialect means wooden tray, used for carrying dishes, round in shape and made of teak wood. The host will invite guests to sit on the floor around the khantok. After dinner, enjoy tea time with the opportunity to talk with local people to learn their way of living.
Accommodation: Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa

Day 5
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CHIANG MAI

Delve into the bustle of Chiang Mai’s morning markets with a local chef, and learn about colourful fruits and fragrant herbs as you select ingredients for a Thai cooking class. Enjoy your creation for lunch, then set out to visit a historic temple. Sit down with one of the resident monks to discuss daily life and the tenets of Buddhism. Later, clear your mind to the chanting of monks at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most spectacular gilded temples in Thailand.

Monk chats are a great cultural exchange, but also important in helping the young Monks improve their English.
Accommodations: Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa

Day 6
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CHIANG MAI

Spend a full day exploring Chiang Mai’s temples and forested hills on your own, or choose between a variety of optional activities. Traverse the rural lanes of Chiang Mai in a tuk-tuk, or opt to take a cycling tour through verdant rice paddies and the elegant historic district. In the evening, choose to visit Chiang Mai’s vibrant night market.
Accommodations: Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa

Day 7
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CHIANG MAI/BANGKOK

This morning, fly to Bangkok and board a traditional klong boat for a ride along the winding canals that have earned the city the nickname the “Venice of the East.” Glide past colourful temples, modern skyscrapers, and houses perched above the water. Visit Wat Pho, Bangkok’s largest and oldest temple complex, and often considered Thailand’s first public university—its many inscriptions were intended to instruct visitors. Marvel at the magnificent statue of the Reclining Buddha, glittering with gold leaf and mother-of-pearl.
Accommodations: Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

Day 8
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BANGKOK

Time to say goodbye to this beautiful destination and fabulous new friends. Depart at any time.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Rates

Double Occupancy - $2119 CAD per person, sharing a room - Approx. $1660 USD
Single Occupancy - $2548 CAD per person, your own room - Approx. $1995 USD

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy may be limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Payment of $350 due at time of booking
Final Payment due - September 20, 2023

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Light Activity
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8
Maximum - 16

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare (can be arranged by WTC)
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel
  • Gratuities
  • Tour host
  • Departure transfer

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Depart from Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Please complete the form to request flight options for your tour. The Women's Travel Club Flight Department will work with you to arrange the best options. Our Flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST, per tour.

Flight Quote

 

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
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Shanghai Mansion Bangkok

Relax and rejuvenate at Shanghai Mansion, Chinatown’s best known and award-winning boutique hotel. Already a short walk from the MRT Hua Lamphong underground metro station and now even closer, with the opening of the new MRT Wat Mangkon Station. Getting to and from Shanghai Mansion, and connecting to Bangkok’s top shopping market and nightlife districts, is ever so easy!

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Royal River Kwai Resort

Ideally located on the banks of the Enchanting River Kwai, it is one of the well -known addresses in the province, offering unique experience and relaxation of the mind, body and soul. Our garden designed in a natural tropical style filled with lush decorative tropical plants in harmony with the environment. Indulge in pampering yourself at The Rantee Spa located within the sprawling gardens and beside the river. Providing free Wi-Fi and daily breakfast at the Royal Restaurant, it features an all year- round sizeable outdoor pool surrounded by tall majestic palms and a pool bar.

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Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel

In comfortable proximity to Ayutthaya’s industrial estates and tourist attractions, Classic Kameo provides an attractive collection of fully-equipped deluxe rooms, studio and one bedroom suites, ideal for both short and long stays. It also houses Kasemkij Hotels' famous Chinese restaurant Tapestry, a business centre, executive lounge and state-of-the-art conference facilities – offering the best value-for-money for top quality living.

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Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa

he magic of the Lanna style will always impress, attract and make for an unforgettable memory for you to experience. Siripanna located in the middle of a natural habitat, offers a family-like service in the typical Lanna style, which will enchant you through all it has to offer during your stay. Explore and experience the distinguished uniqueness of the Lanna way through its history, art, cultural charm, serenity and beauty at the Siripanna villa Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai.