Mystical Thailand (OT) - 2014 / 2015

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12 days from Bangkok to Bangkok


Mystical Thailand
See the ancient shrines and temples of Ayutthaya
See the ancient shrines and temples of Ayutthaya
The Grand Palace once functioned as the official residence of the King of Thailand
See the Temple of the Dawn, an iconic landmark in Bangkok
Boats along the beautiful shores of Thailand
Do your shopping by boat at the popular Floating Market

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Praya River Enjoy a superb Asian dinner on a traditional converted Rice Barge while slowly drifting along the riverside of the Chao Phraya River, past the Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace. Embark on a journey through Thai history, culture and gastronomy in a truly romantic ambiance - an experience of Thailand you will never forget.

Drinks are at additional cost for passengers; vegetarian meal available. Child: 11 and under
Approximate value: $66 USD per person


Jim Thompson's House Visit Jim Thompson's House, a collection of wooden buildings brought to Bangkok and erected by the famous Jim Thompson, an American pioneer in Thai Silk who mysteriously disappeared in the jungles of Malaysia many years ago.

Child: 11 and under
Approximate value: $44 USD per person


River of Kings Dinner Cruise The beauty of Bangkok is as easily explored from the water as it is on the land. Relax as you float along the Chao Phraya River passed Bangkok's most prized landmarks: the Temple of Dawn, the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, and finally, the royal barges. The Chao Phraya River has a storied legacy and today, the river is vital to the Bangkok's commerce. View Bangkok through a unique lens while enjoying a meticulously crafted buffet boasting Thai and International cuisine. Afterward, enjoy a classical Thai dance performance before disembarking.

Approximate value: $58 USD per person


Siam Niramit Cultural Performance The recipient of numerous awards, Siam Niramit, is a world-class performance of Thailand's arts and cultural heritage. Thailand has been the home to diverse cultures for more than seven centuries yet Sian Niramit takes the audience on three-act journey through history in stunning fashion. A production of epic proportion, 100 performers congregate on the award-winning stage to deliver a performance deserving of only the highest praise.

Approximate value: $61 USD per person


Dinner at Gallery Restaurant A combination of exquisite Lanna architecture, fine Thai cuisine, and exhibits of northern Thai art, the Gallery is the perfect setting for relaxation and entertainment during a stay in Chiang Mai. Set in a 100 year old Teakwood House on the banks of the Ping River, the Gallery was selected as the Best Conserved Private House by the Association of Siamese Architects in 1993 and was awarded the Chiang Mai Conservation Prize presented by the Lanna Architect Group in 1991.

Approximate value: $58 USD per person


Traditional Khantoke Dinner & Show Chiang Mai is famous throughout the kingdom for its incredible cuisine and rich Lanna culture and you can experience the best of both these worlds in one evening at a Khantoke dinner. You won't find a better representation of true Lanna cuisine than at a Khantoke dinner. You will be treated to northern-style dishes in traditional Thai fashion by sitting on the floor and eating off large low round tables known as toke. While you sample the many dishes offered, skilled dancers will perform traditional Lanna dances such as fon lep (finger dancing), ram dab (sword dancing), and fon thean (candle dancing).

Approximate value: $30 USD per person


Rafting along the Mae Ping River After a busy week of touring sometimes it's nice to kick back and relax. A bamboo rafting excursion is the perfect marriage between relaxation and sightseeing. Once aboard your bamboo vessel you8217'll have the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the Ping River and the beauty of the lush vegetation along the shoreline. Photographers and tourists alike will enjoy the leisurely pace of this excursion.

Approximate value: $29 USD per person


Boat Trip on Mekong River Join your boat trip on Mekong River passing through the waters of the Golden Triangle. Start in Thailand and pass Burma before stopping at Laos where you have free time for a stroll through the markets before returning back to Thailand.

Approximate value: $29 USD per person