Thailand Experience

Most popular

Price per person
from £1,936

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 15 days

  • Thailand

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

With its gold Buddhas, 13th-century temples, lively cities and welcoming people, Thailand is truly a heady mix. Wander Bangkok’s floating markets and Chiang Mai’s night bazaars, seek out the ruins of Sukhothai and ride over the River Kwai. Complete your trip with an unforgettable visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

At a glance


  • Wat Po Visit the temple’s impressive reclining gold Buddha.
  • Damnoen Saduak Browse this bustling, floating Bangkok market.
  • River Kwai Bridge Take a train across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station and visit the Allied Forces cemetery.
  • Sukhothai Explore the abandoned 13th century ruins of this atmospheric old town.
  • Golden Triangle Visit the area where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet and take a Mekong River cruise.
  • Chiang Mai shopping Pick your way through bargains at the night bazaars.
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary An incredible opportunity to feed and wash the elephants in their natural environment.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

Great value for the money....

27th March 2018
Mr Philip Scholes

Great value for the money.

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24th March 2018
Mr Paul Douglas

Most hotels were very dated poor locations nothing nearby if...

27th February 2018
Trusted Customer

Most hotels were very dated poor locations nothing nearby if you wanted to eat out. Some had no safe or kettle in room dirty showers. Cosmos must never do checks at the hotels they use considering the amount of tours they do this should be a major priority. All food that was included (lunches mostly) were in the open air in run down locations poor standard, all buffet being kept warm in large pots over heat not very hygienic at all. Don’t know how long they were there for before we arrived. It would have been nice to have sat down and be served our food inside a nice restaurant.All set days started early driving for miles very very tiring, continuous temples everyone had had enough of them. Highlight of the holiday was definitely the elephant trip that was wonderful.

Fantastic, busy schedule but worth it. Highlights River Kwai although...

6th February 2018
Mr Ian Leslie Smith

Fantastic, busy schedule but worth it. Highlights River Kwai although a bit rushed at the museum and cemetery and the Elephant sanctuary.

Very good tour with our excellent guide Pom....

21st January 2018
Mrs B

Very good tour with our excellent guide Pom.

Fantastic value for money holiday...

22nd December 2017
Mr Geoffrey Cook

Fantastic value for money holiday

Our holiday was absolutely amazing. We saw so many...

18th November 2017
Mrs Sally Walters

Our holiday was absolutely amazing. We saw so many wonderful temples. Mixed closely with the locals who always seemed pleased to see us. It was such an exciting fully packed adventure which we shall ever forget. Peris, our courier was so attentive and helpful sorting any problems out for everyone particularly when i thought i had lost my passport..He always bought tasters of the local food for us to try. Such a lovely man. It was great to have the optional extra excursions. I'm so glad we did most of them as we would probably missed out such a lot. Everyone on the tour got on with each other and had a laugh. I felt quite sad saying goodbye to everyone. This holiday was such a special experience and one i shall treasure for the rest of our lives. Thank you Cosmos.

Covers everything you need to see in Thailand at a...

27th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Covers everything you need to see in Thailand at a fair price

It was good. I didn't know travel time was also...

21st March 2017
Mr M Parekh

It was good. I didn't know travel time was also part of the 15 day Thailand Experiance.

Overview

With its gold Buddhas, 13th-century temples, lively cities and welcoming people, Thailand is truly a heady mix. Wander Bangkok’s floating markets and Chiang Mai’s night bazaars, seek out the ruins of Sukhathai and ride over the River Kwai. Complete your trip with an unforgettable visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Bangkok

Day
2

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for four nights.

Your tour starts today.

Bangkok

Day
3

The Thai capital is an exhilarating blend of exquisite historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. A thrilling day of sightseeing lies ahead taking in the city's principal landmarks, such as the splendid Wat Trimitr temple with its precious gold Buddha, Wat Po, home of the stunning reclining Buddha, the gleaming Grand Palace - Thailand's most sacred monument - and the spectacular Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This afternoon, why not join the optional boat ride along the picturesque Thonburi canals and Chao Phraya River? This evening, enjoy a special Thai dinner accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bangkok

Day
4

Visit the legendary floating market of Damnoen Saduak, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats including exotic fruit and vegetables, silks and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, Phra Pathom Chedi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bangkok.

Day
5

Free day at leisure in Bangkok. Why not join an optional tour to Khao Yai National Park?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

Day
6

Travel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai, famed for the River Kwai Bridge built during World War II. Visit the Allied Forces cemetery and spend time in the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum. Today's highlight is a train ride across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon, visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains and today houses a museum detailing the life of the Allied prisoners and Asian labourers who helped build and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass, before continuing to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

River Kwai - Ayutthaya

Day
7

Moring visit to the Saiyoke Yai Waterfall & National Park. Continue north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Visit Bang Pa In, built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. Continue to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ayutthaya - Sakaekrang River - Phitsanuloke

Day
8

Depart Ayutthaya to Uthai Thani, a small town on the Sakaekrang River, and visit Wat Chantaram (Wat Thasung), an impressive temple with Crystal Hall and the Golden Grand shrine. Take a one hour cruise along Sakaekrang River, enjoying the local life. Later drive to Phitsanuloke and this evening, take an optional rickshaw ride to the colourful night market.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

Day
9

Drive to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th-century former capital and admire the atmospheric, moated old town. Visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha. After lunch, drive through the rural countryside to Chiang Rai via Phayao.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai

Day
10

This morning drive through panoramic uplands and breathtaking vistas to Doi Mae Salong and the region's tea plantations. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town. After lunch, continue to the legendary 'Golden Triangle' where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. After an interesting optional boat tour on the Mekong River, return to Chiang Rai.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Day
11

Today starts with a visit to Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and then onto the hot springs at Mae Ka Chan, which locals believe relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat called the 'Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. This afternoon, visit San Kampaeng to see local craftsmen make Thailand's traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and dance show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Chiang Mai

Day
12

Spend the morning at an Elephant Jungle Sanctuary where you can interact with the elephants in a safe and sustainable environment. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviours. You will also have a chance to interact with the Karen tribe and admire stunning views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Mai

Day
13

Today is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. Why not join an optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes? This evening, explore the city's bustling night markets and bazaars, where you will find food stalls selling local specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Chiang Mai - UK

Day
14

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to the UK via Bangkok, or extend your stay in Phuket or Koh Samui.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Bangkok: Narai Bangkok
  • River Kwai: River Kwai Village
  • Ayutthaya: Kantary Hotel
  • Phitsanuloke: Amarin Lagoon Hotel
  • Chiang Rai: Wiang Inn Hotel
  • Chiang Mai: The Empress Hotel

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