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Thailand 10 days | Special edition for Loy Kratong (Light festival)

Day 1 Departure City stops Bangkok

Itinerary
Depart for Bangkok on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Bangkok

Itinerary
Arrive at the airport in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Bangkok

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, a day at leisure to explore at your own pace.
Or join us with our optional excursion in Bangkok. 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 activity in Bangkok + Lunch, USD79p.p.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 4 Bangkok Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Bangkok

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, a day at leisure to explore at your own pace.
Or join us with our optional excursion to Damnoen Saduak 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 emphasis on organic lifestyle. It believes in a balanced sustainable way of life, embracing in harmony business, environment and community.
Optional activity: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Lunch, USD109p.p.
Hotel
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen's Park (5 stars) or similar

Day 5 Bangkok Phitsanulok Sukhothai

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast,transfer to Phitsanulok by flight. Upon arrival, transfer to Sukhothai by coach. Sukhothai, a renowned city which was first capital of Thailand. The Kingdom of Sukhothai was an early kingdom in the area around the city Sukhothai, in north central Thailand. The Kingdom existed from 1238 until 1438. The historical Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam founded by King Ramkhamhaeng. The province's temples and monuments have been restored and Sukhothai Historical Park is an area with numerous sites of historical interest which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hotel
Sukhothai Heritage Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 6 Sukhothai

meals
Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
Itinerary
After Breakfast, Free Time for relaxing. After lunch, departure for the discovery of Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established in 1238, Sukhothai has become a thriving capital in Southeast Asia. Nowadays this site contains countless vestiges listed. Visit Wat Sri Chum and its huge sitting Buddha statue called Talking Buddha. Continue to Wat Mahathat and Wat Sra Sri. In the late evening, Light & Sound Shows in the historical park. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Hotel
Sukhothai Heritage Resort (4 stars) or similar

Day 7 Sukhothai Lampang Chiang Mai

meals
Breakfast   Lunch
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Chiang Mai province by coach. Make a stop at Lampang and visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, the most beautiful temple made in the ancient kingdom of Lanna architecture. After visit, proceed to Chiang Mai and transfer to the hotel.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 8 Chiang Mai

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, a day at leisure to explore at your own pace.
Or join us with our optional tour to 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 Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most important and famous temple in Chiang Mai. Then get an exciting experience ridding on TukTuk (tricycle motor) and enjoy the views of the city canals, the old town and the beautiful temples. Enjoy a traditional Khantoke dinner of the North along with the Lanna classical performances.
Optional tour: Chiang Mai city tour + Lunch & dinner, USD109p.p.
Hotel
Holiday Inn Chiang Mai Hotel (4 stars) or similar

Day 9 Chiang Mai Bangkok

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

Day 10 Bangkok stops Departure city

meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to airport and fly back to your sweet home. End of trip.

* Airport meet & greet transfers included when the whole tour package is purchased from Sinorama.
* Please note that lunch or dinner will be served on board if your domestic flights coincide with meal times.
* 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.
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* Highlight features are subject to change according to final itinerary.

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Thailand 10 days | Special edition for Loy Kratong (Light festival)

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Departure Date Year Departure Cities Price (2 occp.)
USD p.p.
Single Supplement
USD p.p.
Nov. 17 2018 Seattle (Washington)/ Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California)
International flight included.
$ 2,499
$ 1,599
$ 599 BOOK NOW
* The above prices are for Seattle (Washington)/ 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.
* Minimum 4 participants to operate each optional tour.
* 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, non-exchangeable, non-transferable).

Price valid until May 29 2018

Price includes
* International flights;
* Domestic transportation (flight, cruise, high-speed train and coach if applicable);
* All 4-star and 5-star hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
* Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
* All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows listed unless otherwise stated;
* English speaking guide;
* Taxes and fuel surcharges;

Price does not include
* Service charge for all guides, bus drivers & hotel porter fees, USD100 p.p. ;
* Optional activity in Bangkok + Lunch, USD79 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be USD90 p.p.) ;
* Optional activity: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Lunch, USD109 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be USD129 p.p.) ;
* Optional tour: Chiang Mai city tour + Lunch & dinner, USD109 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be USD129 p.p.) ;
* Postal fees;
* Travel insurance.

Arts and crafts
Chiang Mai: Thai Lacquerware & Gems

Optional activity in Bangkok + Lunch
Day 3
* Visit the Grand Palace;
* Visit Wat Pho, the temple houses “Phra Buddhasaiyat”;
* Lunch.

Optional activity: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market + Lunch
Day 4
* Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market;
* Visit Sampran Riverside;
* Lunch.

Optional tour: Chiang Mai city tour + Lunch & dinner
Day 8
* Lunch;
* Visit Orchid Farm;
* Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep;
* A ridding on TukTuk;
* A traditional Khantoke dinner of the North along with the Lanna classical performances.

* The following activities are optional, surcharge applies.

Thai Lacquerware

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.