Essence of Thailand

From $5249

Rate is per person, double occupancy.

16 Days, 15 Nights

October 26 - November 10, 2023

Delve into a land where bustling modern cities, ornate ancient temples, and stunning jungle beaches coexist. Discover the busy metropolitan roads of Bangkok by tuk tuk. Nosh on perfectly balanced street food. See intricate colored tiles and golden statues at Buddhist shrines. Explore the melting pot of culture and bright, eccentric Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket’s Old Town. Relax at pure white sandy beaches overlooking turquoise waters beside verdant green jungles. Uncover the beautifully balanced mosaic of old and new, metropolitan, rural, and coastal in Thailand.


Round-trip transportation from Peoria/Bloomington to Chicago

Round-trip air from Chicago

Flights within Thailand

Airport transfers in Thailand

Hotel Accommodations

24 Meals:  14 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches & 4 Dinners

See the Gilded Reclining Buddha, the sacred jade Emerald Buddha, and the dazzling Grand Palace in Bangkok

Float along the waters of the Mekong River and see the Golden Triangle:  Where Laos, Burma & Thailand meet

See elephants in their natural setting in Chiang Mai

3-nights in Phuket at a beautiful resort set on a private tropical beach

Savor the sweet, spicy & salty flavors of Bangkok's famous street foods

Join a Lanna Family, thought to be the 1st people of Thailand, for a home-hosted meal



***Optional 4-night Post tour extension to Singapore


Tour Activity Level

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This tour requires moderate physical activity. The itinerary incorporates some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. You should expect walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces.

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