Day 1 Departure city- stops - Beijing

Itinerary
Depart for Beijing on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Beijing

Itinerary
Arrive at the airport in Beijing, transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Beijing

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
Enjoy your excursion to the ancient Great Wall, originally built as protection from the Huns and other Nomadic tribes and never completely fulfilled its purpose. You will also visit the Temple of Heaven. Think of the processions of the incense-bearing priest at the Temple of Heaven, where the emperor went to humble himself in prayer to guarantee realm's good harvest.
Hotel
Beijing West International Trade Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 4 Beijing - Guilin (Flight)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square and then enter the imperial - red walls of the ornate Forbidden City, the emperor’s palace - off limits to commoners for centuries. Then transfer to airport for flight to Guilin.
Hotel
Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (5stars) or similar

Day 5 Guilin - Yangshuo (Coach)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Yangshuo by coach. Yangshuo is a famous village in China. We will take a cruise on River Li and visit the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo.
Impression of Liu San Jie, USD55p.p.
Hotel
Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel (5 stars) or similar

Day 6 Yangshuo - Guilin (Coach) - Bangkok (Flight)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 7 Bangkok - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (coach) - Sampran Riverside (Coach) - Bangkok

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to DamnoenSaduak Floating Market. In the past, daily commerce in Thailand was conducted mostly along rivers and canals. The canals of Bangkok which was once a major transport network that brought Bangkok the nickname “Venice of the East”. Approximately two hours from Bangkok, this floating market becomes one of the most famous attractions in Thailand. Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Sampran Riverside, an eco-cultural destination with an emphasis on organic lifestyle. It believes in a balanced sustainable way of life, embracing in harmony business, environment, and community.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 8 Bangkok - Chiang Rai (Flight)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, visit Jim Thompson House in central Bangkok. This wilderness complex is the former home of the American silk entrepreneur and art collector - Jim Thompson, who founded the world-renowned Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. At present, the Jim Thompson House is a museum that exhibits the art collection. Mr. Thompson’s achievements during his 25 years stay in the Kingdom of Thailand have won him much fame as the “Legendary American of Thailand”. His success story in Thailand has become one of the most popular postwar legends of Asia. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Rai, the main commercial center serving the Golden Triangle border region of Thailand, Myanmar, and laos. It is an excellent base for exploring the region. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Chiang Rai Dusit Island Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 9 Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle (Coach) - Chiang Rai

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, take a long-tail boat ride to visit Karen Village located on the banks of Kok River. Karen Village is home to more than 1500 families of various hill tribes: Karen, Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Hmong and Tai Lue. It is a center of hill tribes in Chiang Rai province, developed to become a conservative tourist destination where visitors can enjoy the hill tribe’s way of life. After lunch, visit the Golden Triangle border area where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. The area is separated by Ruak and Mekong rivers. Visitors can see the Golden Triangle, the land which has been renowned as one of the world’s largest opium production areas. When Myanmar was ruled by Great Britain and Laos was ruled by France, the area became booming with trades and exchanges of goods, including silk, opium, and gold. In the afternoon, visit House of Opium. This opium museum displays the historical series of opium in the Golden Triangle, starting from the origin, the opium war, the effect, the stop and the eventual rehabilitation.
Hotel
Chiang Rai Dusit Island Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 10 Chiang Rai - Wat Rong Khun - Chiang Mai (Coach)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Chiang Mai province by coach. Make a stop at WatRongKhun, better known to foreign visitors as the White Temple. It is considered as one of the most beautiful temples built in this century. This remarkable masterpiece of Thai artist Chaloemchai Kositpipat, who rose to fame through his extravagant and distinctive Buddhism-related paintings, reflects the artist’s grand visions of heaven, hell, and spiritual enlightenment. In the afternoon, arrive in Chiang Mai and take an exciting TukTuk tour around Chiang Mai to enjoy the views of the city canals, the old town, and the beautiful temples: Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Sri Suphan.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 11 Chiang Mai

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, pay a visit to Orchid Farm. Thailand is famous for its beautiful orchids, discover the astounding world of Thai orchids of different types and colors. After lunch, visit WatPhra That DoiSuthep, the most important and famous temple in Chiang Mai. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city, the surrounding countryside can be seen from the temple grounds on top of the mountain. Also visit Chiang Mai’s Artisan little alleyway.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 12 Chiang Mai - Bangkok (Flight) - Pattaya (Coach)

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, continue en route to Pattaya by coach.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Pattaya (4 stars) or similar

Day 13 Pattaya

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
Breakfast at hotel and enjoy your free day in Pattaya.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Pattaya (4 stars) or similar

Day 14 Pattaya - Bangkok (Coach)

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Bangkok by coach. Upon arrival, enjoy your excursion to discover the Capital of Thailand, the fascinating Thai culture in this dynamic city. Start off to the Grand Palace, home of main royal residences, throne room and a large number of government establishments. The Grand Palace is where every visitor must pay a visit at least once in their lifetime (Visitors are advised to dress appropriately).Then visit Wat Pho, the temple houses “Phra Buddhasaiyat”, a giant reclining Buddha statue which has a very unique pattern on its feet.
Optional tour in Bangkok: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (18:00-21:30 dinner buffet + Show), USD60p.p.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 15 Bangkok (Coach) - stops - Departure city

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, depart to airport for flight back to your sweet home. End of trip.

* Airport meets & greet transfers included when the whole tour package is purchased from Sinorama.
* Please note that if your flight for your tour is during the lunch or dinner time, your meal will be served on board by this flight.
* For cruise package, in the event of water level problems on stretches of river, repair or maintenance work carried out by the river and other local authorities on the river or canal banks, stretches of river or canal, bridges, locks or docks, SINORAMA reserves the right to change the published itinerary or to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach without notice.
* Highlight features are subject to change according to the final itinerary.

* Please click on the price to book.

Departure Date Year Departure Cities Price (2 occp.)
USD p.p.
Single Supplement
USD p.p.
Jan. 20 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 5,099
$ 3,499
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Jan. 27 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 3,899
$ 2,299
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Feb. 03 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 4,399
$ 2,799
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Feb. 10 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 4,399
$ 2,799
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Feb. 17 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 4,399
$ 2,799
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Feb. 24 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 4,399
$ 2,799
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Mar. 03 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 4,199
$ 2,599
$ 899 SOLD OUT
Mar. 17 2018 Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 5,099
$ 3,499
$ 899 SOLD OUT
* The above prices are for Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California) departures only. The prices will be $100/ $200/ $300/ $400 more for departures from other major the U.S. cities.
* Please CONTACT US before booking your flight ticket if you choose the Land Package (International flight self-managed).
* Guaranteed departure from at least 10 people in a group.
* Please note that infant (under age 2 at the return date of trip) does not have his/her own seat on the plane.
* No visa required for entering Thailand if you are holding U.S. passport and stay less than 30 days. Other passport holders must check with your embassy accordingly;
* Sinorama holds no liability for the customs delay or rejection.
* Full payment required at booking to benefit from this tour (Final Sale, non-refundable).

Price valid until January 23 2018

Price includes
* International flights;
* Transportation in China and Thailand (flight, coach);
* 4-5 stars hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
* Meals mentioned in the itinerary and featuring regional specialties;
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges;

Price does not include
* Service charge for all guides & bus drivers, USD150 p.p. ;
* Hotel porter fees , USD24 p.p. ;
* Impression of Liu San Jie, USD55 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB490 p.p.) ;
* Optional tour in Bangkok: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (18:00-21:30 dinner buffet + Show), USD60 p.p. (any payment made after departure, the price will be USD80 p.p.) ;
* Postal fees;
* Travel insurance.

Arts and crafts
Beijing: Jade
Guilin: Green Tea & Seawater pearl
Chiang Mai: Thai Laquerware & Gems

* The following activities are optional, surcharge applies.

Impression of Liu San Jie

This is a totally different performance from the conventional form.The theater is the nature itself.The sceneries of the four seasons are changing,the weather is changing,so does the performance is changing to match up with the changeable nature.In this stage,only the half of the performance is created by man,and the other half is belonged to the mysterious nature.

If it were raining during the performance,you can put on the raincoat that we prepare for you,if you came here in the hot summer, you have to take the anti-mosquito spray with you,if there were flood,half of the auditorium probably could be under the water, and if there were thunderstorm,the performance could be ceased.This is our performance—a performance interacting with the nature.


Jade

Chinese Jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic onward. It is the primary hardstone of Chinese sculpture. Although deep and bright green jadeite is better known in Europe, for most of China's history, jade has come in a variety of colors and white "mutton-fat" nephrite was the most highly praised and prized. Native sources in Henan and along the Yangtze were exploited since prehistoric times and have largely been exhausted; most Chinese jade today is extracted from the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Jade was prized for its hardness, durability, musical qualities, and beauty.[1] In particular, its subtle, translucent colors and protective qualities[1] caused it to become associated with Chinese conceptions of the soul and immortality.[2] The most prominent early use was the crafting of the Six Ritual Jades, found since the 3rd-millennium bc Liangzhu culture:[3] the bi, the cong, the huang, the hu, the gui, and the zhang.[4] Although these items are so ancient that their original meaning is uncertain, by the time of the composition of the Rites of Zhou, they were thought to represent the sky, the earth, and the four directions.


Green Tea

The green Tea (in simplified sinograms 绿茶, in traditional sonograms绿茶 and in pinyin lǜchá) is a tea slightly oxidized during its manufacture. This type of tea is extremely popular in China and Japan, where it deemed to have therapeutic properties more effectively. This tea is spreading increasingly in the West, in which they traditionally drink instead of black tea. It is also the base ingredient of mint tea. Steeping green tea too hot or too long will result in a bitter, astringent brew, regardless of the initial quality, because it will result in the release of an excessive amount of tannins. High-quality green teas can be and usually are steeped multiple times; two or three steepings is typical. The steeping technique also plays a very important role in avoiding the tea developing an overcooked taste. The container in which the tea is steeped or teapot should also be warmed beforehand so that the tea does not immediately cool down. It is common practice for tea leaf to be left in the cup or pot and for hot water to be added as the tea is drunk until the flavor degrades.


Seawater pearl


Thai Laquerware

It is believed that the technique of making lacquerware was brought to Thailand by the tribe "Thai Kern'. The 'Thai Kern' originally lived in Chiang Tung in the southern part of China and later migrated to northern Thailand Chiang Mai. They made and used lacquerware as household Utensils and the Thai natives learnt how to produce lacquerware from them. This is the reason why we use the term "Krcung Kern' for Thai lacquerware. Lacquerware became popular throughout this region. It declined in popularity after ceramics. Aluminium wares and plastic wares were introduced. The techniques of producing lacquerware was passed from generation to generation. There was no record of the extraction process and the technique was gradually changed due to the limited raw materials, the influences of new technologies and commercialization. The technique of producing lacquerware is still practised in Chiang Mai, but now it has lost its own traditional character. The objective of the present work is to investigate the manufacturing techniques of ancient Thai lacquerware by interviewing craftsmen in the lacquerware manufactories in Chiang Mai and the examination of a number of chosen pieces of ancient lacquerware found in the province Chiang Mai by scientific methods using X-ray radiography and microscopic analysis.


Gems

A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments.However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli) or organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often considered to be gemstones as well. Most gemstones are hard, but some soft minerals are used in jewelry because of their luster or other physical properties that have aesthetic value. Rarity is another characteristic that lends value to a gemstone. Apart from jewelry, from earliest antiquity engraved gems and hardstone carvings, such as cups, were major luxury art forms. A gem maker is called a lapidary or gemcutter; a diamond worker is a diamantaire.