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Thai Traditions, Rivers & Paradise Islands

Thailand in 13 Days, 11 Nights in Destination

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The perfect tour to discover Thailand’s many facets! Visit its temples and markets in Bangkok, the historical River Kwai, Chiang Mai nestled amidst scenic mountains and the idyllic island of Phuket.

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    Ayutthaya
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    Bangkok
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    Chiang Mai
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    Chiang Rai
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    Phuket
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    River Kwai

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  5. Some meals

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  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 11 Nights

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Day 2 to 5

Royal Bangkok

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Bangkok

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Rating TripAdvisor travelers

The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: FuramaXclusive Sathorn, The Quarter Silom by UHG, W22 by Burasari

Itinerary

Begin your adventure discovering the buzz of Bangkok, its most emblematic temples, markets and traditions. Learn about the significant River Kwai and Hellfire Pass, the archaeological importance of Ayutthaya and beautiful Sukhothai. Visit the Golden Triangle of the Mekong River, and the extraordinary White and Blue Temples. Finally, head to Phuket, to relax and explore its natural beauty.

1st Day: US - Night on board
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Arrival at your US departure airport * ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Bangkok
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Touch down in the buzzing capital of Thailand and transfer to the hotel. Bangkok is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located in the heart of the country. It offers a variety of unique experiences, from its impressive temples and lively culture, to its exciting night markets and world-renowned cuisine.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin discovering this fascinating city. You have the possibility to take the optional Dinner and Cruise excursion on the Chao Phraya River*. Overnight stay in Bangkok.


* Optional evening Dinner & Cruise Excursion along the Chao Phraya River: Transfer to the Chao Phraya River to embark on a modern river cruise with open-air terrace. Enjoy the panoramic night view of the city, while enjoying an international buffet dinner (drinks not included). Spend an unforgettable evening beholding the temples on the river banks, the skyscrapers and enjoying the live music and dinner.

After the dinner and river tour, return to the pier and transfer to the hotel or head to Patpong night market to enjoy the nightlife and stalls.

Please note: Optional activity only available if your flight arrives in Bangkok before 2pm.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar

832 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

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3rd Day: Bangkok
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to discover the city and its temples on an exciting tour! Begin along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Commence at Wat Traimit Temple or better known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. Our next stop will be the Wat Pho Temple or Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world.

To finish the tour, head to a local precious stone factory where you will see a demonstration of how local craftspeople make their products. We recommend an optional excursion to the Grand Palace* to learn more about the culture of this country. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Bangkok.

* Optional excursion to the Grand Palace: Discover the impressive Grand Palace complex, symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand. Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration, it mixes traditional Thai style with Renaissance influences. During the visit to the Grand Palace we will also visit Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important in Thailand.

Please note: For the Grand Palace visit you should wear long trousers that cover the ankles and a long-sleeved shirt.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar

832 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Bangkok temples

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Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

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4th Day: Bangkok
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital. Why not discover some of its many markets, where you can sample some of its renowned street food dishes. We recommend an exciting optional excursion to the train market and a floating market*. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

* Optional Excursion to the Train Market and Floating Market: Travel by road to the town of Mae Klong where you’ll see a curious market installed on the train tracks. If time and luck permit, you’ll see how the train crosses through the market and, in record time, the merchants collect all the products they have on display on the train tracks.

From there, head to the Klong Damnersaduak floating market in Ratchaburi province, considered the most important in the country. Arrive at a pier in the vicinity of the floating market. Take a motor boat ride through the canal area to reach the market itself, disembark, and enjoy free time to walk around, explore their offerings and soak in the lively atmosphere. After the market visit, return to Bangkok and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar

832 Reviews

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Floating market and Train market visit

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5th Day: Bangkok - River Kwai
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare for an exciting outing to discover the history surrounding the poignant River Kwai and the bridge that crosses it, protagonists of books and movies for their significant roles during World War II. Early in the morning, we depart by bus from Bangkok and head to the Kanchanaburi province, where we encounter the River Kwai.

Pay a visit to the War Cemetery, where prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the bridge lie buried, and the War Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the history and gain a deeper understanding of these events. Take a boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge, with free time to stroll across. From there we head to the unusual railway section known as "Hellfire Pass", a cutting built in record time by Allied prisoners of war (mainly British and Australians) between 1942 and 1943. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Kanchanaburi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Kwai Resotel - Jung... or similar

1144 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

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6th Day: River Kwai - Ayutthaya - Ang Thong - Nakhon Sawan
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Breakfast at the hotel. Our first visit of the day will be the city of Ayutthaya, ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam and archaeological center of the country. Upon arrival, visit its temples and remains of the most representative ancient fortifications. Ayutthaya, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a magical place and a must-see for history and ancient civilization enthusiasts. Next, head to the town of Ang Thong to visit the Wat Muang Temple, famous for housing the largest seated Buddha figure in Thailand and the ninth largest in the world. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue to the city of Nakhon Sawan to visit the 'Pa San', constructed at the point where the Ping and Nan tributaries converge giving birth to the famous Chao Phraya River, aka "River of Kings", which flows down, passing through several provinces including Ayutthaya and Bangkok, into the Gulf of Thailand. To wrap up this exciting day, visit the exterior of Wat Kiriwong atop a hill and reach a beautiful pagoda, where you’ll enjoy privileged views of the entire region. Overnight stay in Nakhon Sawan.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Paradiso JK Design or similar

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Activities

included
Visit the Ancient City of Ayutthaya and The Sitting Buddha

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7th Day: Nakhon Sawan - Sukhotai - Chiang Rai
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, head to the city of Sukhothai. The highlight of today is the Archaeological Park that houses this population, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its incredible beauty. A true example of prosperous Thai civilization, raising monumental cities and sophisticated temples.

After this visit, head to Chiang Rai passing through Lampang, a small town surrounded by forests and abundant nature where you can enjoy the wonderful views along the way as well as the splendorous Phayao Lake. Lunch en route. Arrival in the mountainous province of Chiang Rai in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure to start exploring this incredible city. Overnight stay in Chiang Rai.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Wiang Inn or similar

802 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Sukhotai

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8th Day: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit the "Golden Triangle" of the Mekong River, which includes areas of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar formerly dedicated to the opium trade. Upon arrival, take the opportunity to visit the Opium Museum located in the town of Chiang Rai. From there, head to the new and striking Blue Temple. 

Find paintings with a similar style to those at White Temple, your next stop. Behold the spectacular and contemporary Wat Rong Khun, where white signifies purity and glass signifies the wisdom of Buddha. Lunch en route. Finally, make your way to the fascinating city of Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, visit the beautiful mountainside temple of Doi Suthep, a sacred site to many Thai people, and contemplate its beauty and intricate architecture. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Empress or similar

1915 Reviews

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Activities

included
Golden Triangle Full Day Tour

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9th Day: Chiang Mai
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at your leisure in charming Chiang Mai. Enjoy the city's vibrant cafe scene in the trendy Nimmana Haeminda neighborhood, explore the surrounding rainforest or even take a Thai cooking class. We recommend an optional full-day excursion to the incredible Doi Inthanon National Park *. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.

* Optional Full-Day Doi Inthanon National Park Excursion: Head to Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. Explore this natural treasure trove, popular among bird watchers for its huge diversity. Visit "Vachiratharn" waterfall, climb to the top of the mountain, see the royal pagodas and gardens. Stop at Mhong tribe’s local market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Next, hike through jungle terraced rice fields and waterfalls, by the hand of your local guide. Meet another ethnic group, Karen, and finally stop in the Mae Klang area to visit our guide's village, to learn about their way of life and taste fresh local coffee.

Please note: We recommend bringing a raincoat during the rainy season, appropriate walking shoes, mosquito repellent and sunscreen.

Important: We recommend you bring a backpack for your essential personal items overnight. Larger suitcases will remain in the vehicle and parked at the port until the next day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
The Empress or similar

1915 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Doi Inthanon Trekking with Lunch

Moderate

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10th Day: Chiang Mai - Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Phuket. Arrive in beautiful Phuket, a paradise island of rainforests and mountains known as the ultimate escape in Thailand. After getting comfortable at your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure to lounge by the pool or search for the most idyllic paradise coves. Overnight stay in Phuket.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar

7392 Reviews

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11th Day: Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to relax, explore and enjoy Phuket. Take a walk along the beaches, sip a cocktail or have a dip in the ocean, and for the more adventurous, maybe have a go at some water sports. We recommend an optional full-day excursion to iconic Phi Phi Islands *. Overnight stay in Phuket.

* Optional excursion to Phi Phi by speedboat (with lunch): The Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago. Discover the wonders of Bamboo or Khai Islands. Head to the famous Monkey Beach to spot wild monkeys.
Continue to Phi Phi Don, to see monkey beach and swim in a bay surrounded by cliffs. Stop at a nearby beach to enjoy local lunch (drinks not included). From there, head to Viking cave and those who wish can go snorkeling (both mask and snorkel are provided). Free time to swim at Pileh Lagoon before making the last stop of the day at Rang or Pearl Island, where you can chill until the time to return to Phuket.

Please note: We recommend that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea, tide and weather conditions. Drinks and fresh fruit on board included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar

7392 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

Light

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12th Day: Phuket
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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Why not visit the old part of Phuket Town, the beautiful temples on the island or the great bazaars of Karon and Patong Beach. We recommend an exciting optional excursion to Phang Nga Bay *. Overnight stay in Phuket.

* Optional Excursion to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat (with lunch): Discover a landscape formed by the curious cliffs, limestone formations and caves. Arrive at Khai Island and do a little snorkeling to kick-off the day. Set off in the direction of Hong to board a small canoe to explore the eroded cliffs and the island's famous sea caves.

Discover the "hongs", inland lagoons between the rock formations and only accessible through caves at low tide. Lunch at Panyi or Fisherman Village. After the canoe ride, head to the famous James Bond Island. On the way to Phuket, make a last stop at Panak Island. Return to the port in Phuket and transfer to the hotel by land.

Please note: We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea, tide and weather conditions. Drinks on board included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar

7392 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat

Light

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13th Day: Phuket - Night on Board
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After breakfast at the hotel, say goodbye to beautiful Thailand as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Night on board.

If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Included activities

Included

Visit to the Bangkok temples

Included activity for day 3 in Bangkok

Walk along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach Chinatown, discovering the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, visit a precious stone factory.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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We recommend you bring a backpack for your essential personal items overnight. Larger suitcases will remain in the vehicle and parked at the port until the next day. Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.

Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

Included activity for day 5 in River Kwai

Visit to the Cemetery and the War Museum. Boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge and railway section of the Hellfire Pass. Lunch included.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 7:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Visit the Ancient City of Ayutthaya and The Sitting Buddha

Included activity for day 6 in Ayutthaya

Visit to Ayutthaya,ancient capital of the kingdom of Siam. Then, discover Ang Thong andThailand's biggest statue of Buddha. (100m)

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Visit to Sukhotai

Included activity for day 7 in Sukhotai

The highlight of today's visit is the Archaeological Park that houses this town, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its incredible beauty and evidence of the several centuries of prosperity of Thai civilization.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You will only be able to board the cruise in time if your flights lands before 2PM. Passengers landing after 2PM won't be able to join this activity.

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Suggested activity for day 2 in Bangkok

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner aboard a cruise on the Chao Phraya River with panoramic views of the illuminated city, its skyscrapers and temples. After dinner visit the Patpong night market.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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For the visit to the Grand Palace you must wear ankle-length pants, a long-sleeved or elbow-length shirt/shirt.

Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

Suggested activity for day 3 in Bangkok

A symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand, The Grand Palace is considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration. Includes a visit to the well-known Wat Phra Kaew.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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This is a full-day activity that can not be combined with other tours on the same day

Floating market and Train market visit

Suggested activity for day 4 in Bangkok

Visit Mae Klong, where you can see a market installed right on the train tracks. Next, take a boat ride on the canals to reach the floating market of Klong Damnersaduak.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Bring a raincoat during rainy season, comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellent and sun screen. The trekking level is light-medium, you don't need great physical condition.

Doi Inthanon Trekking with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 9

Visit to Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand with a 2h30 trek with local guide through rice fields, waterfalls, jungle and visit tribal villages where you can sample their handicrafts.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Bangkok, Phuket - US.
  • Internal flight Chiang Mai - Phuket.
  • 11 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 11 breakfasts and 4 lunches.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.*
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 11:30, you must add the optional early check-in to have access to your room immediately. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them at the time of booking, as they are subject to availability.

* Transfers to and from the airport are unescorted (without a guide).

Please note: Children under 3 years and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join the Optional Full-Day Phi Phi Island Excursion in Phuket.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of six months validity and one blank passport page per stamp.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.

  • Currency

    Thai Baht.

  • Electricity

    220 V. European and U.S. plugs

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 07:00.

  • Other useful information

    In Thailand they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.tourismthailand.org/home

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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