Spirit of Thailand

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Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Lampang & Chiang Mai

The enchanting land of Thailand awaits you for an unforgettable nine-day journey. Join us on an expert-guided tour that covers some of the most fascinating cities of Thailand. Visit an incredible array of Buddhist Temples in the vibrant city of Bangkok and continue on to see both the railway and floating markets that are a Thailand staple. After visiting a sugar palm farm to sample local delights, we’ll explore ancient ruins in Ayutthaya and arrive at Phitsanulok and Sukhothai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together we’ll continue through Thailand to experience countless more immersive activities, including creating our own sa paper souvenirs in a local village, spotting elephants in the famed elephant sanctuary, and exploring the mountainside temple Doi Suthep.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Amazing Thailand tour including a stay at the Hmong Village Lodge and visiting Chiang Rai. Or consider an even longer adventure with our Amazing Thailand & Angkor Wat tour visiting Cambodia or our Amazing Thailand & Phuket Island tour which includes leisure time in one of Thailand’s most beautiful beach destinations.

Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights in Bangkok
  • 1 night in Phitsanulok
  • 1 night in Lampang
  • 3 nights in Chiang Mai

Tour Highlights

  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Grand Palace (Bangkok)
  • Floating and Railway Markets (Bangkok)
  • Sugar Palm Farm Experience
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Tha Lo Saa Paper Community Project (Lampang)
  • Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Thai Cooking Class

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-tour flights and transfers
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at superior first class and deluxe hotels
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 2 days before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our upscale hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This evening our tour director hosts a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Bangkok

Day 3: Thai Markets & Sugar Palm Farm Excursion

Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok

Day 5: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang

Day 6: Lampang – Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Day 8: Chiang Mai

Day 9: Depart Chaing Mai

Guided Tour Pricing

Book early and save up to $600 per person.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Jul 4–14
Flights not available
Jul 6–14
$1,699 $1,399
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Oct 3–13
$2,999 $2,699
Oct 5–13
$1,699 $1,399
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Dec 5–15
Flights not available
Dec 7–15
$1,699 $1,099
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Dec 26–Jan 5
$3,499 $2,899
Dec 28–Jan 5
$1,699 $1,099
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Klongs (Canals) Tour

Wonderful Pearl Cruise

Local Market Visit with Tuk-Tuk

Khantoke Dinner & Entertainment

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.