The Real Deal Vacation package to Bangkok includes airfare from L.A. on China Southern Airlines; six nights at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok; round-trip airport transfers; daily breakfast; sightseeing program including entrance fees, and the services of an English-speaking tour guided on an air conditioned bus; and guided activities including tours of the Temple of Golden Buddha and Temple of Reclining Buddha, a Thai buffet lunch at a local restaurant, trip to Gem's Thai Silk Factory, and a tour of the Paklong Talat Flower Market; from $1,199 per person including all hotel and air taxes and fees.
When Jan. 16, 30, Feb. 20, 2013 ($1,199); add $100 for Mar. 6, 20, Apr. 3, 17, May 1, 15, 29, 2013.
Gateways L.A. ($1,199); additional gateway cities are also available.
The Fine Print Based on double occupancy; single supplement is from $300. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By No deadline; based on availability.
Contact Affordable Asia, 888/737-2742, affordableasia.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search shows the lowest round-trip airfare between L.A. and Bangkok starts at $1,006 in mid-January (Air China). Add to that $975 per person for six nights at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok, and you're already spending $1,981 on airfare and accommodations alone. For $782 less, this travel package gives you airfare and six nights in Bangkok, plus round-trip airport transfers, daily breakfast, sightseeing, guided tours, and covers all taxes and fees.
More Several optional tours are also available, including a scenic dinner cruise for $50 per person, a traditional Thai dinner in a Silom village restaurant featuring a Thai dance performance for $30 per person, a guided tour of Bangkok's canals and the Damnern Saduak Floating Market for $50 per person, a full day excursion to the palaces and temples of Ayutthaya for $55 per person, or a guided half-day boat tour down the Chao Phraya River with stops at the Temple of Dawn and Jim Thompson House, with lunch, for $50 per person.
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