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Thailand

November 13-27, 2020

Classic Tour

Known for it's tropical beaches, world famous cuisine, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples, Thailand is truly a magical destination. Our tour starts in the north as we ponder the River Kwai and eat your way through Chiang Mai. Along the way we experience all that Thailand has to offer, finally heading to the southern shores for some downtime at Koh Samui and Krabi. Along the way, bask in the radiance of golden temples, enjoy long-tail boat rides, and learn to cook authentic Thai food.

 

Signature Moments

  • Dine on an authentic Rice Barge
  • Step back in time as you explore ancient temples
  • Chat with a Buddhist Monk
  • Travel like a local with long tail boats and tuk tuks
  • Learn Thai cooking from an expert
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 14 Nights deluxe accommodations
  • Internal flights
  • Arrival transfer
  • 14 breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Private minivan transportation throughout
  • Bridge over River Kwai Train Ride
  • Erawan Waterfall visit
  • Visit Allied War Cemetery
  • Visit Thai-Burmese Railway Museum
  • Visit JEATH War Museum
  • Rice barge dinner cruise
  • Explore ruins of Ayutthaya
  • Culinary school Thai cooking class
  • Meet with Monks at Wat Chedi Luang
  • Doi Suthep Temple Visit
  • Traditional home dinner
  • Klong riverboat tour
  • Wat Po Visit
  • Eco-lodge stay
  • Rainforest walk and campfire dinner
  • Krabi Village excursion
  • English speaking guide
  • Women's Travel Club leader
Itinerary
Thailand Tour
Day 1 - Arrive Bangkok

Welcome to Thailand!
Upon arrival at the airport today you will be met by a local guide and transfer to your hotel. Check-in to our centrally located hotel anytime after 2 pm. If you arrive earlier the hotel will store your luggage while you explore or get some lunch. The day is yours at leisure but we will have a welcome meeting in the evening.
Accommodations - Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

 

Day 2 - Kanchanaburi

This morning our journey starts as we travel to Kanchanaburi, home to the "Bridge on the River Kwai."Take in a piece of World War II history on this visit. You've seen or at least heard of the famous movie, "Bridge on the River Kwai", tour the real thing and take a train ride over the bridge. It's massive, majestic, and imposing, and offers fabulous views of the river below. Visit the Allied War Cemetery and the Thai-Burmese Railway Museum to learn about the Death Railway's dark history. More than 6,000 prisoners are buried at the cemetery. Check into our beautiful riverside resort for the evening. Tonight is at your leisure to enjoy this beautiful hotel on the banks of the Kwai river.
Accommodations - Royal River Kwai Resort

 

Day 3 - Ayutthaya

This morning we visit one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. Its seven tiers offer a unique experience at every climb, reaching up to 1,500m (4921 ft). Swim in the turquoise pools, snap photos from the top tier, and opt to hike in the jungle to spot monkeys. Dinner this evening will be a special treat as we cruise down the river aboard a converted 1930s rice barge. Enjoy a delicious Thai meal while taking in the incredible views of the city.
Accommodations - Kameo Classic Ayutthaya Hotel

 

Day 4 - Chiang Mai

This morning we will explore the ruins of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Ayuthaya served as Thailand’s capital from the 14th to 18th centuries, when it ranked as one of the most magnificent cities in the world. Late in the 17th century its population reached one million, and foreign visitors wrote awestruck accounts of its size and splendour. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. The park is on an island between 3 rivers. After lunch we will return to Bangkok for our flight to Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples. Travel to the nearby countryside and enjoy a khantok-style dinner — a must-do when you reach northern Thailand. 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.
Accommodations - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai

 

Day 5 - Chiang Mai

After enjoying amazing Thai cuisine for days it is our turn. Following a visit to the local markets with a chef we will enjoy a Thai cooking class at a private culinary school, then have the dish for lunch. After lunch we will visit the 14th-century Wat Chedi Luang Buddhist temple in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old city. Sit down with young monks to discuss daily life and Buddhism, and leave feeling spiritually refreshed. Monk Chats are informal discussions at a round table with a prepschool age Monk, usually accompanied by their teacher. Monk Chats are a great cultural exchange, but is also important in helping the young Monks improve their English. Next we will visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a golden Buddhist temple outside of Chiang Mai on the Mt Doi Suthep. Climb 300 steps to reach the temple and be rewarded with an unforgettable view. Admire the many Buddhist relics at this sacred temple and visit the white elephant shrine. Legend has it that the location of the temple was chosen after a white elephant carried a relic to the mountain and trumpeted three times before dying on the spot. Also, with a little luck, you may witness the chanting of the monks.
Accommodations - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai

 

Day 6 - Chiang Mai

Enjoy the day at your leisure. Relax at the hotel, visit the local market or do a cycling tour of the city.
Accommodations - Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai

 

Day 7 - Bangkok

This morning we fly back to bustling Bangkok. Once back in Bangkok we head out on a Klong riverboat ride through Bangkok's canals. Travel by longtail boat on the busy Chao Phraya River. Go through the smaller klongs (canals) to see skyscrapers, temples, and shops in the distance, and the densely populated waterfront settlements up close. Then on to visit Wat Po Temple. This temple is known for its reclining Buddha, its feet covered with mother-of-pearl engravings of Buddhist symbols. Explore the large grounds and other compounds to see other Buddha figures, murals and the chedis that contain the ashes of Buddha. This is also the birthplace of traditional Thai massage.
Accommodations - Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

 

Day 8 - Bangkok

Enjoy a free day in Bangkok There's plenty to see and do in Bangkok, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting the Grand Palace, hopping on a cycle tour of the city, and visiting the National Museum.
Accommodations - Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

 

Day 9 - Ko Samui

Today we board a flight to the tropical island of Koh Samui. Lying off of Thailand’s east coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers everything you could possibly want in a seaside retreat: white sandy beaches, coconut palms, fresh seafood, and warm, clear waters.
Accommodations - Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel

 

Day 10 - Ko Samui

Today we will enjoy an excursion by private longtail boat to the secluded beaches of Koh Madsum and Koh Tan. Relax in paradise, enjoying the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and feast on a traditional Thai lunch. Get as active as you please with included sea kayaking and snorkelling off shore.
Accommodations - Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel

 

Day 11 - Khao Sok

Our journey now takes us to Khao Sok, Khao Sok is a stunning location with one of the oldest evergreen rainforests in the world, surrounded by limestone karst cliffs. We will be staying in an eco-lodge located just outside Khao Sok National Park. Surrounded by lush rainforest, the lodge focuses on environmental sustainability and working with the local community.
Discover how delicious southern Thai dishes go from plot to plate at this community farm and restaurant experience. Take a walk through Kao Thep Pitak's organic farm and fruit orchard to see how those same items are made into a tasty meal by local village residents. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the rubber plantation and learn how the village has made this farm into a self-sufficient economy benefitting over 140 families.
Later this afternoon we will explore the incredibly lush rainforest of Klong Phanom National Park alongside one of the locals who call this region home. This expert tracker is a conservationist and eco tourism guide who is now dedicating his life to the protection of the rainforest. He’ll also discuss traditional jungle medicines and their role in the lives of the area’s people. Afterward, sit down with our host at a campfire dinner of rainforest specialties.
Accommodations - Anurak Community Lodge

 

Day 12 - Khao Sok

Today is a free day for you to enjoy in our jungle paradise. You may opt to relax or take part in one of the many optional activities available to you.
Accommodations - Anurak Community Lodge

 

Day 13 - Krabi

This morning drive to Krabi. On arrival, cross the river by private longtail boat past mangroves forests, visiting the Khao Khanab Nam caves to view the prehistoric paintings and limestone formations. Later, on Koh Klang, jump in tricycle tuk-tuks to explore local communities and rural industries, including a rubber plantation to see tree tapping, rice fields and a batik workshop. Learn about the culture and daily life of rural southern Thailand villagers.
Accommodations - Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

 

Day 14 - Krabi

Enjoy your last full day in paradise. Today is at your leisure, feel free to relax, explore or get in your last minute shopping.
Accommodations - Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

 

Day 15 - Bangkok - Depart

Time to say good-bye to beautiful Thailand and fabulous friends you have made along the way. Today we fly back to Bangkok for your evening flight home. If you would like some more time in Bangkok let us know and we can add post hotel nights for you. Your return flight from Bangkok must be scheduled for after 3 PM.

 

**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 - $3659 CAD per person (sharing a room)

Single Occupancy - $5268 CAD per person (your own room)

 

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 very limited.

Deposit of $350 per person due at time of booking.

Final Payment due - September 1, 2019

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions.

 

Booking Deadline

July 1, 2020
Book Now! Tour may fill up at any time.
Please do not book flights until after July 1, 2020 unless instructed to do so by the Women's Travel Club. If not enough ladies are booked by the release date then this tour may be cancelled. If the Women's Travel Club cancels the tour all payments made will be refunded.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
This is a fairly relaxed tour. Some walking while visiting areas and a few shorter walking tours.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 8 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

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

 

Tour Leader

Kirsten Ness
Kirsten is a veterinarian and owns a small animal practice. When she isn't busy looking after adored family pets she loves to explore the world. Kirsten is a fun and very knowledgeable tour leader.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
A Women's Travel Club agent is available to help you book your flights. Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed. Follow this link to a form to request flight options and quotes. A Women's Travel Club agent will send you back the recommended flight option that best suits you. We are pleased to offer a flight booking service for your tour. As quoting of flights can be a time-consuming endeavor, a service fee of $113 ($100 plus HST) will apply.

Arrive to Bangkok
Depart from Bangkok - must be scheduled after 3 PM

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.
Insurance Quote

Accommodations
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Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit

Hyatt Place Bangkok Sukhumvit is located right in the heart of Bangkok in Sukhumvit area. You will appreciate the great location which will give ease to explore this incredible city, and be right at home in the modern roomy rooms.

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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

Nestled in the heart of Han Tra, Classic Kameo Hotel&Serviced Apartments, Ayutthaya is an ideal spot from which to discover Ayutthaya. The city center is merely five kilometers away

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Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai

Duangtawan Hotel is located in the centre of Night Bazaar, one of a famous shopping area in downtown Chiang Mai. Surrounded by a night market where is an ideal district for shopping, sightseeing and commercial business

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Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel

Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana, has 85 modern Thai Design rooms equipped with modern facilities, enhanced with a beautiful landscaped garden, outdoor swimming pool offers you comfort and relaxation. Located at the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" with many entertainment spots and shopping streets

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Anurak Community Lodge

Set amidst lush tropical gardens, Anurak Community Lodge is a peaceful, eco-friendly retreat with 18 bungalow-style rooms, surrounded by the wonderfully rich natural habitats of Khao Sok and Khlong Phanom national parks.

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Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang

Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang. Deevana Plaza Krabi Aonang offers chic accommodation in contemporary low-rise buildings located a short distance to Aonang Beach and Noppharat Thara Beach. With 213 stylish rooms and suites, each with a private balcony.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

Hotel Request