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Thailands_Econo_Tour_Itinerary

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                                                         Itinerary For:
                                        Thailand Econo Tour –14 meals


               Day 1 & 2:        FLIGHT to BANGKOK                                        (Meals in flight)
                                 Your tour begins with an overseas flight to Thailand. Upon our evening arrival at
                                 Suvarnabhumi Airport we meet our English-speaking guide and will then transfer
                                 GrandTower Inn Hotel accommodations located in Bangkok.
                                 (Rooms on hold from a 2:00PM Check-In)


               Day 03           BANGKOK – Free Day                                            (Breakfast)

                                 Today you are free to relax get a Thai massage, explore Bangkok on your own &
                                 prepare for the rest of our tour.

               Day 04            BANGKOK – Full day Tour                                          (B/L/)

                                 09:00 AM Our guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel. Walk to the nearest
                                 sky train station and travel to the Chao Phraya River. Embark on a public taxi boat
                                 to Tha Tien pier. Take a ferryboat across the river to visit Wat Arun (Temple of
                                 Dawn). Then continue to Bangkok’s oldest temple (founded in the 17th century),
                                 Wat Pho with its Reclining Buddha. King Rama III turned the temple into a center of
                                 learning, making it in essence Thailand's first university.

                                 Walk back to the pier and depart by taxi boat towards Memorial Bridge and the
                                 largest flower and wet market of Paklong Talad. Here you find a dazzling display of
                                 orchids and flowers grown in the cooler northern regions of the country as well as
                                 vegetables and fruit on sale. A short tuk tuk ride brings you to Bangkok's vibrant
                                 Chinatown district. Ready yourself for a unique experience at a typical Chinese Dim
                                 Sum Restaurant. Take in the atmosphere and try some of the local delicacies!

                                 Explore Pahurat Market, located more or less in the heart of “Little India”. This is the
                                 place to shop for fabrics, clothing and wedding keepsakes. In Thailand, it is
                                 customary, that guests invited to a wedding reception receive some small
                                 memento of the occasion. Along Pahurat road will see numerous shops sell them by
                                 the dozens in hundreds of varieties. Then continue on foot to visit Sri Gurusingh
                                 Sabha Temple, where local Sikhs come to worship and walk through Sampang
                                 Lane, a labyrinth of small alleys. Here you will find a large variety of stalls and shops
                                 selling cheap clothing and household goods. Walk along Yaowarat Road located in
                                 “The Heart of Chinatown”. The street is lined with gold shops, Chinese herbalists,
                                 food stalls selling a large variety of snacks, household goods, incense and just about
                                 everything else. Continue to Ratchawong pier and return by taxi boat to Taksin
                                 Bridge and by skytrain back to your hotel.


               Day 05            BANGKOK / – Free Day                                                (Breakfast)
                                 Breakfast at hotel




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Day 06            BANGKOK – Pattaya Beach                                            (Breakfast)
                  Breakfast at hotel then transfer from Grand Tower Inn by coach to Pattaya Beach
                  Thailand (Approx 2 hr ride) Check in to the Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel and rest
                  of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel

Day 07            Pattaya - Coral Island Tour                                             (B/L/)
                  Breakfast at hotel then enjoy the unique experience of an idyllic tropical Island. Sail
                  across the sparking aqua-blue water of the Gulf of Thailand for over an hour and
                  then anchor offshore from Koh Larn (Coral Island). Here under the brilliant tropical
                  sun, you can relax, swim, dive, snorkel or simply Enjoy sunbathing on the Island’s
                  golden beaches. A buffet lunch is served on the island and after meal board a glass-
                  bottomed boat to view the beautiful coral formations around the island. Return to
                  Pattaya Bay and transfer back to the hotel.

Day 08            Pattaya Beach- Free Day                                               (Breakfast)
                  Breakfast at hotel.

Day 09            Pattaya Beach – Bangkok                                          (Breakfast)
                  Breakfast at hotel then transfer by coach back to Bangkok and the Grand Tower
                  Inn hotel and rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10            Bangkok - Grand Palace                                                  (Breakfast)
                  Breakfast at hotel then we visit the Grand Palace. It is one of the most beautiful
                  samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of
                  Bangkok. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the
                  Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall and the
                  Royal Guest House, and Wat Phra Keo, the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.
                  (Note: The majority of halls and palaces can be viewed from outside only; the
                  Grand Palace is closed during special royal ceremonies and during visiting heads of
                  state). Tonight you are on your own to enjoy strolling, shopping, bargaining and
                  dinning at the popular Night Market located in Bangkok’s famous Patpong District.
                  Potpong is where it all started and has even been immortalized in a James Bond
                  chase sequence. The Patpong area as we know it today, was founded in the late
                  1960s when a number of bars were erected for the US servicemen who were
                  enjoying R + R away from the battlefields of Vietnam. By day the area was home
                  to the offices of international companies, including a number of airlines, but by night
                  it transformed into something far more exciting.

Day 11            Bangkok - Siam Niramit Dinner & Show                                   (B/D)
                  Tonight you will journey to the enchanted Kingdom of Siam, the Kingdom whose
                  history, customs and civilization have transcended time. The land of beauty and
                  cultural treasures that have descended down through centuries. Rejoice the glory of
                  ancient Siam and be fascinated by the wonder and grandeur of Siam Niramit, Siam
                  - the Enchanted Kingdom.
                  THE THEME: Travel back through time into the history and culture of the Kingdom
                  of Siam. You will be amazed and captivated by…

                  ▪ Journey Back Into History:

                  Travel back into ancient civilizations and be stunned by splendid and diverse
                  cultures that become the roots of the distinctive Thai ways of life.

                  ▪ Journey Beyond Imagination:

                  Karma, deeds of Mevit and Sin, destines where our spirits will be in the next lives.
                  The dramatic portrait of the three Worlds of Hell, Heaven and Mythical Forest will
                  just take your breath away



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                  (Siam Niramit continued)

                  ▪ Journey Through Joyous Festivals:

                  To ascend to Heaven, Thais hold merit-making Festivals through out the year. You
                  will be delighted by variety of wonderful, colorful and joyous festivities and
                  celebrations


Day 12 Bangkok - Jim Thompson House                                             (Breakfast)
           Breakfast at hotel then we will see one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential
                  architecture and a breathtaking collection of Southeast Asian art are exemplified in a
                  house built by an American national. Nonetheless, Jim Thompson’s House is one of
                  Bangkok’s more popular destinations for visitors – and deservedly so. Jim
                  Thompson, who was born in Delaware in 1906, fell in love with Thailand while
                  posted as an intelligence agent in Bangkok during WWII. He later made it his
                  permanent home and started a business supplying fine Thai silk to overseas fashion
                  houses, single-handedly saving what had been a dying cottage industry. His silk
                  company continues to flourish today. With the proceeds of his success, Thompson
                  collected an impressive range of art works, and sections of derelict teak houses,
                  assembling them into a teak house/museum complex set in a lush garden
                  alongside central Bangkok’s Saen Saep Canal. The main house is full of tastefully
                  displayed Asian art and curios including Buddha images, paintings, ceramics and
                  antique furniture. The living areas have been preserved, as they were when
                  Thompson lived there before his mysterious disappearance in Malaysia’s Cameron
                  Highlands while on holiday in 1967. Near the entrance there is a newly built Thai
                  restaurant and bar plus a sizeable boutique selling quality silk items, books and
                  prints. Afternoon is at leisure


Day 12 & 13 BANGKOK – Trip Ends                         (Dinner at Hotel & Meals in flight)

                  The rest of this day is free for you to get in any last minute shopping and sites and
                  to prepare for our late night departure back to the USA. Transfer from Grand Tower
                  Inn Hotel to Suvaranbhumi Airport for home. (Rooms are held for a late checkout.)



                                    *** End of service ****




All airfares are subject to change without prior notice. International flights are not
included in the land price but can be arranged through SWT. Additional fees as
required by airline and card providers may apply if paying by credit card. All flight
schedules are subject to change without prior notice.


                                             ITINERARY

Day    1-2     International Flight
Day    2-5     Grand Tower Inn Hotel, Bangkok
Day    5–8     Welcome Jomtien Beach Hotel, Pattaya
Day   8 – 12   Grand Tower Inn Hotel, Bangkok
Day   12 -13   Depart Bangkok & International Flight




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                              2009 LAND RATE PER PERSON

                                 $995.00 USD Land Price Only
                           Taxes & Service Fees included – Price subject to change

This trip is $995.00 per person based on double occupancy - land only with 12 people – Single supplement
$250 USD. If minimum of 8 participate an additional $150 USD per person may apply. A $100 deposit is
required to reserve your place and the balance is due 90 days prior to departure date. The deposit is
forfeited if balance is not received by due date. Full refund with cancellation received in writing (faxed or
mailed) 90 days prior to departure or if minimum of travelers is not reached & tour is cancelled. Fees will be
assessed for cancellations received less than 90 days (See Terms & Conditions Page). If the tour is canceled
due to lack of participants, SWT will notify you 60 days prior to the departure date with available options or
will issue you a full refund.


                               GROUP TOUR DEPARTURES FOR:

                                                  2009
  Private groups may select departure dates for this tour. Additional fees may apply depending on travel
         dates. Ask about our FREE ground portion offer for group leaders with 16 or more members.



                                Included in the tour prices are:

        Accommodations, meals admissions to attractions & shows as mentioned in our
         itinerary
        Airport transfer & sightseeing tours by private & public transportation with local English
         Speaking Guide as required
        SWT Tour Escort throughout trip

                             Not included in the tour prices are:

        Other services and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
        Optional tour or accommodation
        Expenditures of a personal nature
        Charges made to your hotel room
        International air travel, airline fees, airport or departure taxes, visas, customary
         gratuities for drivers, local guides, housekeepers, tour escort, cruse ship staff & any
         incidental charges.

NOTE: Every effort is made to adhere to the tour itinerary as stated; however, some changes may
occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control. We therefore reserve the right,
without prior notice, to change routings, accommodations or sequences and to change or alter
sightseeing tours mentioned in itineraries. Songsri World Travel is not responsible for any changes beyond its
direct control




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