The Wonders of Thailand

Thailand, Southeast Asia’s tropical kingdom of endless smiles, is divided into 76 provinces and three distinct states of mind

The first: “bustling,” epitomized by always-buzzing Bangkok, the vibrant southern capital seemingly held together by its steamy food carts, dazzling street life, and bewildering contrasts…

The second: “stately,” embodied by Chiang Mai, the northern capital, where ancient temples and quiet monasteries dot the skyline and the all-enveloping rainforest is just a short drive away…

The third: “serene,” felt most strongly stretched out on the white sands of a Phuket beach at the country’s southern tip. Thailand’s diversity of moods is precisely what holds it all together. Come make yourself whole.

This nine day vacation takes you on an amazing journey, visiting the sites which make Thailand so special. You will enjoy:

  • Diving into the world of Bangkok, with its Buddhist temples, golden topped palaces, trendy sky bars and vibrant nightlife.
  • Visiting the most sacred temple in northern Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, believed to contain a relic of the Lord Buddha and perched on a mountain-top 3,500 feet above the city of Chiang Mai.
  • Touring the the world’s first elephant hospital, where patients recovering from injuries sustained in the logging trade receive the rehabilitative care they deserve.
  • Riding in a rickshaw and shopping at Baan Tawai, a village that has gained a reputation as the best place to find handicrafts, particularly wood carvings.
  • Paddling a canoe through the crystal clear waters of Phang Nga Bay with its stunning views of the sea, dotted with limestone karst islands that jut out of the clear emerald-green water.

While exploring the ancient culture and forest jungles of Thailand, you’ll enjoy the luxurious comfort of these three modern hotels:

Riva Surya 
A premium boutique riverside property conveniently surrounded by the heritage sites of the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun, the Riva Surya is a fantastic choice for guests seeking an intimate setting in Bangkok’s historic district. This modern hotel features tasteful Thai furnishings in the rooms, elegant dining options, a riverside swimming pool and is situated within easy walking distance from the boisterous entertainment district of Khao San Road. The hotel has convenient access to the city center via the Chao Phraya Express Boats and Bangkok’s Skytrain from Saphan Taksin BTS station. This hotel is a great choice for guests wishing to be close to nightlife and walking distance from Bangkok’s quintessential sites.

Yaang Come Village
Chiang Mai
A quiet retreat in tranquil verdant green settings with all of the convenience of being close to Chiang Mai’s bustling Sridonchai Road and the Night Bazaar, the Yaang Come Village hotel is a premium boutique hotel that embodies the charm and elegance of its surroundings. Relax in the saltwater pool, or pamper yourself with a Thai Massage at the spa. The hotel’s gardens are home to numerous exotic species of birds and squirrels. The hotel is an ideal retreat for guests who enjoy discovering their surroundings in the evening on foot.

1/2 Katathani Beach Resort
Located on the Southwest coast of Phuket Island in secluded Kata Noi Bay, the Katathani Beach Resort is less than an hour from Phuket International Airport – and a world away from all care. The hotel rests along 850 meters of crystal clear waters and white sandy beach on the stunning Kata Noi Beach. Warm sands, the soft rhythm of lapping waves, and gently swaying coconut palms relax your senses—while six swimming pools, six restaurants, and a full-service spa delight them. Recently renovated in graceful contemporary Thai style, many rooms feature private balconies and first class amenities.

Rates for this vacation of a lifetime start at $3,114 per person based on double occupancy. Tour quotes do not include airfare, but your Teplis agent can provide quotes for travel. Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. A 30% deposit is due immediately on booking (minimum $350), with the balance due 90 days prior to departure. Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee. Cancellations 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price. The tour operator, Kensington Tours, will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date they may be forced to offer substitutes. To book this memorable vacation call Susan Rogers in our Vacation Department at (678) 420-2510 | or Toll-Free at: (800) 950-2950 or email her at

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