Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

13 Day Thailand Experience

Cosmos Guided Tour starting in Bangkok and finishing in Chiang Mai

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Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos's 13 Day Thailand Experience. Immerse yourself in exquisite, bustling Bangkok with its magnificent palaces and temples, wonder at the River Kwai, and enjoy the natural and ancient marvels of the Golden Triangle on this...read more


Operator: Cosmos
Type: Coach Tour (Low Cost)
Style: Regional Discovery
Duration: 13 Days
From: Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Tour Code: 2580
Visits: Thailand
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Day By Day



Welcome to Thailand's capital city. Upon arrival at Bangkok airport you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for a mid-afternoon check-in. The remainder of your day is free to explore this exciting city.


Bangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing takes in the city's principal landmarks such as the splendid WAT TRIMIT with its precious golden 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. (B/D)


Visit the legendary floating market of DAMNOEN SADUAK, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats, including exotic fruit, vegetables, silks and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, PHRA PATHOM CHEDI, before heading to the SAMPRAN RIVERSIDE for lunch and cultural activities. (B/L)


Explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great shopping, lively markets and some delicious Thai cuisine. (B)

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

Travel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai, famed for the River Kwai Bridge that was built during World War II. Visit the ALLIED FORCES CEMETERY and spend time in the fascinating THAILAND-BURMA RAILWAY CENTRE. 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 now houses a museum detailing life of the allied prisoners and Asian labourers who helped build the railway, and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass. (B/L)

Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya

Head north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Here you will visit WAT PHRA SRI SANPHET, WAT MONGKOL BHOPIT and BANG PA IN, which was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. (B/L)

Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanuloke

Soak up the beautiful scenery on the journey to WAT PHRA PUTTHABAT, to see its enormous snake-adorned staircase and footprint of Buddha. Continuing on to Lopburi, visit the renowned THREE SPIRES PAGODA and the SARN PRAKARN TEMPLE, home to many monkeys. Later drive to Phitsanuloke, one of Thailand's oldest cities, founded over 600 years ago. This evening, why not take an optional rickshaw ride to experience Phitsanuloke's colourful night market? (B/L)

Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

Journey to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th century former capital, and soak up the atmosphere of this moated, old town. Here you will visit SUKHOTHAI HISTORIC PARK, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including WAT SI CHUM with its stunning seated Buddha. Later travel through rural countryside to Chiang Rai. (B/L)

Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai

Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong and visit a TEA PLANTATION. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town and on to the renowned GOLDEN TRIANGLE where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. After an enjoyable optional boat tour on the Mekong River, return to Chiang Rai. (B/L)

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Today's journey takes you to Chiang Mai. Visit WAT RONG KHUN and the hot springs at MAE KA CHAN. Locals believe these springs relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat known as the `Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. In the evening, enjoy a traditional KANTOKE DINNER AND DANCE SHOW. (B/L/D)

Chiang Mai

Visit a Meo hilltribe today to observe their simple way of life. The Meo tribe originated in South China and usually live on mountain peaks or plateaus above 915 metres (3,000 feet). This afternoon, visit SAN KAMPAENG to see local craftsmen make Thailand's traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture, before heading to the WAT PHRA THAT DOI SUTHEP, a stepped hilltop temple with spectacular views over Chiang Mai. (B/L)

Chiang Mai

Today is free for you to enjoy Chiang Mai. Why not join our 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 specialties. (B)

Chiang Mai

Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • SIGHTSEEING: In Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS: Wat Po, Grand Palace, Damnoen Saduak (floating markets), River Kwai Bridge, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mongkol Bhopit, Bang Pa In, Sukhothai Historic Park, Doi Mae Salong, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
  • GUIDES: Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring.

Included Meals

  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners


  • Hotel Classifications: Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST), Deluxe (D), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Best Available (BA), National Park (NP)
  • Bangkok Narai Hotel (MF), Kanchanaburi River Kwai Village Kanchanaburi (F), Ayutthaya Kantary Hotel (F), Phitsanuloke Amarin Lagoon Hotel (F), Chiang Rai Wiang Inn Hotel (F), Chiang Mai The Empress Hotel (MF)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.


Operator Details

Region: Asia
Style: Regional Discovery
Accommodation: 3+ Star
Location: Outskirts - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Customary on Tour
Max Group Size: 50 (Avg. 40)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Cosmos for trips in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (5)

Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on Thailand Experience with Cosmos.

  “A taste of Thailand”
Trip Date: 11/05/2017
This trip provided us with a comprehensive insight into the country its people, its history and the contrast between the Australian and Thai way of life. Mr Perez our guide was very knowledgeable on all aspects of his country and its history and was also a very good organizer and handled all the different visitor needs very well. One suggestion we would make to Cosmos is that they include a visit to see the Elephants in this tour as they have been a big part of life in Thailand all through history.
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  “Well priced holiday.”
Trip Date: 03/11/2016
Trip a little slow at the beginning as I was a solo traveller and there were no introductions to fellow travellers. Value of tour was excellent. Bus driver, bus boy were very good but special thanks to Perez the guide. A true gent who was caring, passionate about Thailand, and organised extra activities. Option to pre pay gratuties would also be handy. Appreciate early check-in when I arrived 6.30 am at hotel. Too many temples but that's Thailand. Catered food inclusions very good.
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  “Fantastic tour, great guide”
Trip Date: 18/02/2016
Traveled to Thailand by myself and thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide, James, was excellent- extremely helpful and polite. Hotels were very good, the hotels in the cities were all very central/close to public transport so could easily travel to local attractions by myself. There were two free days with this tour, and usually free afternoons on travel days. The first half of this tour included a lot of temples, but we saw more landscape/scenery in the later half (northern Thailand). Our group was mostly 50's+, just only family and one younger couple. I'm in my 20's and initially slightly worried I wouldn't fit in but everyone was extremely nice and we all had lots of fun!
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  “The best experience anyone could have going to another country”
Trip Date: 16/01/2014
We had the best experience I believe anyone could have going to another country. The tour and guide were excellent I couldnt fault it in any way. Well done. Thank you Michelle for your help, it was of high standard.
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  “Global Journeys were fantastic to deal with”
Trip Date: 10/10/2013
The only thought we had was to let travellers know about graitude money and maybe what you could be expected to pay (I may have missed this in the communication but don't remember reading it). How much some of the optional tours may cost so travellers can ensure they have enough money (mind you loved the extra tours though). We will be booking again with Cosmos to go to America in the future. I certainly hope they are as well organised as we had for our Thailand experience. I would also like to say Michelle White at Global Journeys was fantastic to deal with. So professional and helpful.
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