The Real Deal Vacation package to Thailand includes round-trip airfare from L.A. to Bangkok on China Airlines; three nights in Bangkok at Dusit Thani Bangkok; one night in Ayutthaya at Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya; two nights in Sukhothai at the Sukhothai Heritage Resort; two nights in Chiang Rai at The Imperial River House Resort and Spa; three nights in Chiang Mai at the De Naga Hotel; all transportation within the country, tours of the Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha, the Bang Pa In Summer Palace, Wat Rong Khun and Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a boat ride and trip to a hilltribe village in Chiang Rai, and an elephant ride in Chiang Mai; a full American buffet breakfast daily and two dinners; sightseeing tours per itinerary; all transfers; an English-speaking tour guide; and all hotel and air taxes and fees; from $1,899 per person.
When Sept. 5, 2012 ($1,919); add $60 for Oct. 3, 2012; add $100 for Oct. 31, Nov. 21, 2012, Jan. 9, 2013.
Gateways L.A. ($1,919).
The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees are included in the package price. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $499. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By May 30, 2012.
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Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search found the lowest round-trip airfare between L.A. and Bangkok starts from $984 in early September (Air China). Add to that $285 per person with taxes for three nights at Dusit Thani Bangkok, $39 per person with taxes for one night at Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya, $86 per person without taxes for two nights at the Sukhothai Heritage Resort, $80 per person with taxes for two nights at The Imperial River House Resort & Spa, and $131 per person with taxes for three nights at the De Naga Hotel, and you're already spending $1,605 on airfare and accommodation alone. For $314 more than that, this vacation deal gives you airfare and 11 nights in Thailand plus tours, intra-country transportation, daily breakfast, and all taxes and fees.
More Extend your vacation with a trip to Phuket, Thailand, for from an additional $499 per person, or splurge for an extension into Angkor Wat, Cambodia, for from an extra $899 per person—plus a $20 Cambodia Visa fee and a $25 departure tax, both of which must be paid locally.
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