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October 2017 China and Thailand Tour

China and Thailand Tour Special – October 16-27, 2017

Explore Asia on this fantastic combination tour. Walk on the Great Wall of China, see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and tour Bangkok and Ayutthaya, Thailand! The price is magical for all that is included.

Included is: round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City, all hotel accommodations, sightseeing as outlined in itinerary, most meals, ground transportation via deluxe coaches, and excellent English speaking guides.

Itinerary:

October 16 – Depart on your tour and fly to Beijing, China!

October 17 – Welcome to Beijing! Transfer to your hotel to rest.

October 18 – Today you will visit the Forbidden City which was built in the 15th century. The Forbidden City includes the Imperial Palace which was the residence of the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Later you will walk on the 98-acre quadrangle of Tiananmen Square, which is one of the largest public squares in the world. Tonight enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatic show. You will be amazed at the acrobatic skills demonstrated in the performances. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 19 – Winding across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus, the Great Wall of China stretches over 4,000 miles. Today as you experience climbing a section of the Great Wall, marvel at its size and grandeur. Not far from the wall you will explore the Ming tomb area and stroll down the path of the Sacred Way of the Animals. Then, back to the hotel and it’s time for an optional foot massage. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 20 – The Temple of Heaven is first on our agenda today and is located in a beautiful park. Elderly Chinese come by the thousands daily to exercise and to participate in Chinese cultural activities. Most tourists find themselves participating in the middle of these activities with the local Chinese. This afternoon you’ll pay a visit to the Summer Palace which is listed as one of the world UNESCO World Heritage Sites and ranked as one of the finest classical gardens in the world. Nearby learn about China’s fresh water pearls and visit one of the largest pearl showrooms on the planet. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 21 – The morning is yours to relax and explore on your own. In the afternoon, experience a Hutong Tour, and take a glimpse into the world of yesterday while being pedaled through the narrow streets on bicycle-pedaled rickshaws. You will see how neighborhoods in Old China existed and how they are preserved in the middle of a modern city today. An evening flight will take you non-stop to Bangkok, Thailand. Arrive in Thailand and transfer to your hotel to rest. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 22 – A free morning and afternoon to relax in Bangkok, shop and explore. Tonight a dinner cruise welcomes you to this fascinating country. Sit back on the river and enjoy a tasty Thai meal all while taking in the splendid views of Bangkok from the river. (Breakfast, Dinner)

October 23 – After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll check out and drive to visit Bang Pa In, the former Royal Summer Residence of King Rama V. This site consists of a quaint mixture of European and Thai architecture. You will have a chance to visit the interior of the old Chinese Wehat Chamrun Palace. Then, cross a canal by cable car from Bang Pa In to visit Wat Nivat – one of the more intriguing Buddhist temples – and this is where we’ll moor for the night. Wat Nivat was constructed at the command of King Rama V in 1878, in the style of an English Gothic church. The temple’s stained glass windows and unusual architecture make it one of the most distinctive Buddhist temples anywhere in Thailand.
Continue by road to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former Thai capital for 417 years and one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions. Many ancient ruins and art works can be seen in the city, which was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong. Overnight in Ayutthaya. (Breakfast)

October 24 – Back to Bangkok to tour the Grand Palace and emerald Buddha. This is the land of Anna and the King. The Grand Palace is Bangkok’s main tourist attraction. The temple of the Emerald Buddha is Thailand’s holiest religious statue and is carved from jade. Free time for shopping later today. (Breakfast)

October 25 – The morning is free for you to do what you want in Bangkok. An afternoon non-stop flight takes you to Xi’an, China! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight. (Breakfast)

October 26 – You will be in awe as you visit the Terracotta Warrior museum. It has been said to be the most exciting archaeological find of the 20th century and considered as the 8th Wonder of the World. It is nothing short of astonishing! Learn the legend as to how the Wild Goose Pagoda received its name as you visit this holy place revered for centuries. Your day will wind down as you enjoy the city water fountain show accompanied with orchestrated music. (Breakfast, Lunch)

October 27 – Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Arrive in the USA this evening. (Breakfast)

 

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China and Thailand Tour with Airfare from Salt Lake City (other cities available) – Double/Triple Occupancy – $2399 per person (includes tour, air and taxes)

Single Occupant Cost – Additional $495

Prepaid Tips in China: $75 per person (Thailand tips paid in Thailand)

Chinese Visa – $195 per person

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit Required for Reservation – $1200 per person  

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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