- duration 12 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 45+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Witness the beatuy of the ruins of Ayutthaya
- Relax in Phuket at a beautiful beach resort
- Discover the beauty of Thailand's bustling river markets and its spectacular palaces
Starting in Bangkok, you will uncover the highlights; from bustling river markets to spectacular palaces. Next, there’s a unique overnight stay at a jungle raft hotel. After, we start to make our way north with our first stop at the world heritage site, Ayutthaya and then, a stay in Sukhothai, an ancient kingdom of Thailand, and the first capital of Siam.
We make our way to Chiang Mai, to discover the rich culture of the northern part of Thailand in this bustling city. As our northern discovery comes to an end, we fast track our travel to the beach with a flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket, for a beautiful and relaxing two night resort stay.
If you join our December departure, celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bangkok style on the Chao Phraya River. Cruise down the river, taking in the sights, enjoy special performances and see in 2020 with your new found friends while enjoying the spectacular fireworks.
All this, whilst enjoy small group touring with the company of other solo travellers.
Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok tour
Day 3: Bangkok tour continues
Day 4: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi
Day 5: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya
Day 6: Ayutthaya – Sukhothai
Day 7: Sukhothai – Chiang Mai
Day 8: Chiang Mai tour
Day 9: Chiang Mai tour continues
Day 10: Chiang Mai – Phuket
Day 11: Phuket tour
Day 12: Departure and onward travel
- 11 Nights at quality hotel accommodation
- Meals include 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
- All sightseeing tours as specified by the itinerary
- Admission fees to places visited
- Expert english speaking travel guide
- One way economy flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket
- Private air-conditioned coach transport
- Gratuities for your guide, driver and wait staff
- International flights
- Pickup and drop-off at the airport
- Travel insurance
- Excess baggage
- Visa fees
- Any gratuities or porterage at airports, hotels, drivers & local staff
- Meals and beverages not specified on itinerary
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationThis tour is exclusively for solo travellers. Couples cannot join the tour; we accept friends travelling together that are not couples/partners. This is an age-matched tour for solo travellers of 45 years & over. HOTEL CHECK IN /CHECK OUT TIMES Consider the hotel check in time on arrival and the hotel check out time on departure. Late check out can be requested but without payment cannot be guaranteed. THE PACE [3 out of 5] This is a moderately paced, small group tour. There are some full days of touring, while other days are more relaxed with time at leisure. The resort stay of two nights at the end of the tour offers a relaxed experience after your discovery of Thailand’s highlights. ABOUT THE MEALS It’s regular that our trips include welcome dinners and farewell dinners for our groups. In addition, we include other group dining experiences to ensure that everyone can enjoy the benefit of travelling and dining as a group. There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures. Meals in Thailand are a mix of buffet and a la carte Thai food. Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book. The Local Cuisine The lunch and dinner meals included with the itinerary are Thai cuisine. Thai cooking is influenced by many flavours and spices and often has a spicy edge to the dish. However, not all dishes contain chilli. If you are not a fan of chilli you should always check with your waiter or restaurant server if dishes include chilli, as some chillis are very hot and may not be easily detected by just looking at the dish. The breakfasts will offer a variety including Asian style breakfast options and some western options. We advise travellers against street food and that you only dine at places that are recommended by your guide or tour leader. By following best advice it’s far less likely that you will become unwell with any stomach complaints. GROUP GUIDE This is a private group tour with a local national guide. Your tour guide is there to assist with group arrangements and to act as the liaison for all tour services. INSIGHTS-IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU? * You want to get it right,and find a trip that matches your travel style. These pointers will help you decide if this trip is right for you. * This is a small group experience with a maximum of 18 solo travellers. * Catering for travellers who are 45 years and over. * Most of the hotels are superior standard, 4 or 4.5 star * Spend 1 night on a river raft, with no electricity, but rather utilizes traditional kerosene lamps at night maintaining a true eco hideaway in nature. * The visit to Sukhothai Heritage Park includes a leisurely bicycle. * You support ‘not riding elephants for tourist entertainment’ and will not participate in riding an elephant. * Weather in Thailand can be hot and sticky, it's best to dress in light clothing. * You enjoy learning new things such as the history and culture of another country. * You enjoy the benefits of travelling as a small group, including dining together and sharing the journey.