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THAILAND To find out more visit Thailand Panorama 14 nights from £2299 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £71 if not required§ Ancient sites Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ please call for details · 13 nights in hotels and 1 in flight · 27 meals: 13 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 4 dinners Excursions and visits Visit to a tea plantation Thailand's Golden Triangle Meet Akha and Yao hill tribes in Chiang Rai Wat Rong Khun ­ The White Temple City tour of Chiang Rai Visit to a Handicraft Village Ethical Elephant Sanctuary visit Visit the forest temple of Wat Palad Cable car to Wat Phra That temple Kantake dinner and Lanna dance show Thai market visit and cookery class Tram tour of Sukhothai Historical Park Visit to Ayutthayah temple complex Bang Pa-In Palace visit Visit to Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and Allied War Cemetery Damnoen Saduak Floating Market visit Thai dinner and traditional dance performance Visit Bangkok's Grand Palace Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Boat ride to Bangkok's Flower Market l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l This tour of northern Thailand reveals the tribal culture of Chiang Rai, visits the ancient capital at Sukothai and the temple complex of Ayutthaya, reveals events at the River Kwai and concludes in the lively capital Bangkok. Grand Palace, Bangkok Mae Chan Wat Rong Khun Chiang Mai Sukhothai Golden Triangle Chiang Rai Sankampaeng Phitsanulok Thailand Ayutthaya Kanchanaburi Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Bangkok nights in hotel Floating market ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Chiang Rai. Fly overnight to Thailand. Day 2:Chiang Rai. Arrive and transfer to your hotel in Chiang Rai for a two-night stay. D Day 3: Chiang Rai. Visit a tea plantation and tribal villages en route to the `Golden Triangle', where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong. B, L Day 4: Chiang Mai. Travel to Chiang Mai for a three-night stay. En route visit the extraordinary surrealist Wat Rong Khun ­ the White Temple. At a Handicraft Village see silk weaving and painted paper umbrella production. B, L Day 5: Chiang Mai. Visit the Ethical Elephant Sanctuary then the small forest temple of Wat Palad. Visit the grand mountain-top Wat Phra That temple at sunset by cable car. Tonight, enjoy a Kantake dinner and show. B, L, D Day 6: Chiang Mai. After shopping at a local market, join a cookery class. Make various Thai dishes and enjoy them for lunch. B, L Day 7: Phitsanulok. Drive to Phitsanulok, one of the largest cities in northern Thailand, for an overnight stay with free time to explore. B, L Day 8: Sukhothai. Travel to Sukhothai for an overnight stay. Take a tram tour of the Historical Park to see the UNESCO-listed remains of Old Sukothai, the first capital of Thailand, founded in 1238. The central zone contains the remains of 21 temples, including the grandest, the Wat Mahathat. Lunch is at a local restaurant. B, L Day 9: Ayutthaya. Drive to Ayutthaya to stay overnight. Tour the famous, UNESCO-listed ruins of a temple complex founded in 1350. Visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, part of the Royal Palace complex. See the temple of Wat Mahathat and its iconic Buddha head amongst tree roots. B, L Day 10: Kanchanaburi. Visit Ayutthaya's Bang Pa-In Palace, the 17th-century former Royal Summer Residence. Afterwards, drive to Kanchanaburi and the River Kwai for a two-night stay. B, L Day 11: Kanchanaburi. At the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre learn about the `Death Railway', immortalised in the film Bridge on the River Kwai. Visit the Allied War Cemetery and enjoy lunch overlooking the river, with the afternoon at leisure. B, L Day 12: Bangkok. Travel to Thailand's capital, Bangkok, for a three-night stay on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. En route board a boat and explore the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. B, D Day 13: Bangkok. Tour the city, visiting the Grand Palace, the Buddhist temple Wat Arun and Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). You'll also visit Wat Pho where you'll see the magnificent 46-metre-long Reclining Buddha. Afterwards, take a boat ride to the Pak Khlong Talad Flower Market. B, L Day 14: Bangkok. At leisure. Enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel tonight. B, D Day 15: Bangkok. Return flight to the UK. B Accommodation... The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa (4*) · The Empress Chiang Mai Hotel (4*) · Topland Hotel (4*) or Pattara Resort and Spa (4*), Phitsanulok · Legendha Sukhothai Resort (3*) · Classic Kameo Hotel (3*), Ayutthaya · Royal River Kwai Resort & Spa (3*), Kanchanaburi · Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel (5*), Bangkok. Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink reception Porterage at all hotels. l l l l l Prices from: Jan 7, 2020 Feb 11 Mar 10 Oct 6 Nov 3 Single Supplement: from £349 2399 2399 2299 2299 2399 Thailand Panorama. Holiday code: FE327. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £71 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 67 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on Thai Airways from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! 56 Please quote WWT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit