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Thailand - NYE
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Thailand Atuntthaya Buddha Tree
Elephant Sanctuary 2
Ancient Thai Massage
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December 29, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Thailand is one of the world’s most renowned holiday destinations, with a wide variety of things to see and do, including culture, religion, food, nature, water, adventure, sports and myriad relaxing activities. There are thousands of temples and cultural centers promoting the unique Thai culture, as well as Royal Thai palaces to witness. Food plays an integral role in the Thai way of life, and with Thai cuisine growing in popularity worldwide, authentic Thai food from the streets or in fine dining restaurants will certainly not disappoint anyone.

As the most visited city in the world, Bangkok is the perfect place to ring in the new year.  We will celebrate at a fun rooftop restaurant where we can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and the fireworks.  Thailand, which translates to “land of the free,” was originally known as Siam and is one of the world’s favorite countries.  Buddha figures are ever-present in the “land of smiles,” where bustling, modern cities are juxtaposed with ancient ruins, glistening beaches and gilded temples. The nation is home to the acclaimed Thai massage and cuisine that is known to balance sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy flavors.  Our visit to Thailand will include all of this and more!





  • Meeting and assistance at Suvarnabhumi airport upon group arrival and departure from Thailand in a private vehicle

  • Guiding, as per program, by licensed English-speaking representative

  • RT airport transfers  (for the group arrival and departure)

  • Welcome reception hosted by Going Places International

  • Farewell dinner hosted by Going Places International.

  • Ground transportation in private, air conditioned vehicles

  • 9 nights accommodations in 4 star hotels

    • 7 nights Bangkok

    • 2 nights in Chiang Rai

  • Day trip to Ayutthaya 

  • Visit to Thip Kasem Rice Planation and preparing lunch with villagers

  • NYE Dinner and Celebration

  • Visit to Jim Thompson Silk Museum

  • Shopping at Chatuchak Market with 8,000 vendors

  • Tour of Chinatown

  • Night ride in a Tuk Tuk

  • Airline flight to Chiang Rai

  • Thai massage

  • Authentic Thai cooking class

  • Day tour to an ethical elephant sanctuary

  • Day tour of Chiang Rai

  • Visit to White Temple and Blue Temple

  • Boat ride on the Mekong River

  • Visit to Golden Triangle

  • Jim Thompson House

  • House of Opium tour


  • Daily breakfast

  • 7 lunches

  • 6 dinners

Experiences you will enjoy:


  • Guided tour of Bangkok 

  • Dinner on the Shangri La Horizon River Cruise

  • Visit to Grand Palace and nearby temples

  • Night tour on a Tuk Tuk

  • Tour of Chinatown at night

  • Jim Thompson Silk Museum

  • Chatuchak Market


  • Ayutthaya Historical Park

  • Visit to temples and sacred sites in Ayutthaya

  • Thip Kasem Rice Plantation


  • Visit to the White Temple 

  • Visit to the Blue Temple

  • Visit to the Black Museum

  • Explore to the Golden Triangle (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar)

  • Boat ride on the Mekong River

  • Hall of Opium



  • RT airfare U.S. -Thailand - U.S.

  • Meals not mentioned

  • Beverages during meals

  • Gratuities to guides and drivers

  • Personal extras

  • Travel insurance


Maximum availability: 20 guests

Minimum requirement: 12 guests

NOTE:  If minimum number is not met 60 days prior to departure, all monies paid by registered guests will be refunded without penalty.


Packages from $3,840 per person based on double occupancy. ​ Single occupancy please add $1,280 to the package price.

​A $500 non-refundable deposit per person is required to reserve space with minimum monthly payments of $500 per person due on the first of each month following payment of deposit.  Total payment due 60 days prior to departure.

You will receive a complete copy of our company's terms and conditions, with reservation documents.

Going Places International can provide you a quote on RT airfare for your consideration. 

You are under no obligation to purchase your airfare through us.

Please contact us with any questions at

Looking forward to sharing this amazing experience with you!

"Can we just skip to the part of my life

where I travel

         the world?"."!""

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Wednesday, 12/29

Arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport late evening and transfer to your hotel.  Once you're checked in, we will gather for the Opening Reception hosted by Going Places International, to relax from the voyage.  Because we have a full day tomorrow, you'll want to relax in preparation for exploring exciting Bangkok! 


Thursday, 12/30

Visit the Grand Palace and nearby temples including the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho and Wat Arun.  After lunch, we will also visit the Pak Klong Flower Market. This evening, guests will enjoy the stunning Shangri-La Horizon Dinner Cruise.

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Friday, 12/31

This morning we will take a day trip to Ayutthaya,  Thailand's hidden archaeo-logical gem, brimming with ancient temples and statues of monumental proportions. We will also enjoy the Thip Kasem Rice Plantation for a cultural tour and prepare a delicious lunch with the villagers.  We will ring in the new year in Bangkok with dinner and special celebration! 

Saturday, 1/1

You will want to relax today after the NYE festivities.  Take a slow, easy morning or an optional Thai massage. 

The afternoon will begin with lunch and tour of the Jim Thompson silk museum, followed by  a visit to the largest outdoor market in Bangkok with over 8,000 stalls and 15,000 vendors! 

Free evening.


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Sunday, 1/2

This morning we participate in a Thai cooking class and prepare an authentic lunch for the group. After our food settles, we will enjoy a 2-hour Thai massage and in the evening board a Tuk-Tuk for a guided tour of China Town including dinner


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Monday, 1/3

Catch a morning flight to Chiang Rai.  After check-in  we will visit Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple, a Buddhist temple that looks like it was placed

on earth by a god. We then continue on to the equally beautiful Blue Temple and Black Museum.  Dinner tonight will be on the Hotel Riverie rooptop with a stupendous view of the city.


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Tuesday, 1/4

Today we'll visit the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet.  The

three countries are only separated by the Mekong River, which we will explore by boat.  After lunch, we will visit the Hall of Opium featuring

exhibitions that portray every angle of the Thailand opium story.


Wednesday, 1/5

We'll start the day at an ethical and sustainable elephant sanctuary where we'll feed, bathe and play with the magnificent mammals, while learning why it is so important to protect them.   In the afternoon we will return to Bangkok, where everyone will be on their own for the evening. 

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Thursday, 1/6

Enjoy a day at leisure to relax at the hotel or enjoy some of the amazing sites Bangkok has to offer. Shopping is one of the most cited reasons for visiting Thailand and there are options galore in the capital city. Our hosted Farewell Dinner will give us an opportunity to share happy moments about the great time we've spent in beautiful Thailand.


Friday, 1/7

After an early breakfast, we will be transported to the airport for our return trip home, taking with us so many beautiful memories of the places we visited and the people we met.


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PLEASE REMEMBER:  You can choose to skip any planned events and replace with 

activities of your choice whenever you please.  It's totally up to you!

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