Best of Asia - Thailand and Beijing

11 Days 9 Nights
TOUR CODE: ATB FROM: $1599

Best of Asia - Thailand and Beijing

  • 11 Days 9 Nights
  • TOUR CODE: ATB
  • FROM: $1599

Visit Thailand and China’s capital, Beijing, all in one trip!  Visit the gleaming temples of Bangkok, journey to the exotic River Kwai and mystical Ayutthaya, relax on the beaches of Pattaya and explore the ancient city of Beijing.  Enjoy the highest level of service with round trip airfare, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides, sightseeing and much more.  Discover the heart and soul of Thailand and China with Affordable World Tours.

  • Bangkok (3 nights)
  • River Kwai (1 night)
  • Ayutthaya (1 night)
  • Pattaya (1 night)
  • Bangkok
  • Beijing (3 nights)

TRIP TIMELINE

Visit Thailand and China´s capital Beijing in one trip!  Visit the temples of Bangkok,  journey to the exotic River Kwai and Ayutthaya, island hop and snorkel at Pattaya and explore the ancient city of Beijing. Enjoy the highest level of service with round trip airfare to Bangkok, luxury hotel accommodations, ground transfers, friendly English-speaking tour guides, sightseeing and much more. Discover the heart of soul of two major Asia countries with Affordable World.

DAYS 1 & 2

USA - Bangkok, Thailand

Our Asia vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok. Enjoy inflight meals, beverages, and entertainment. *Thailand entry visa and China entry visa are not required for USA passport holders. If you choose to extend your stay in Beijing, then you will need to obtain China visa. For passports other than US passport, please get the entry visa on your own.  See our passport page for more information Touch down in Beijing and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our local tour guide at the airport and transferred to our luxury hotel accommodations. Relax and enjoy your first night in Bangkok, the "City of Angels".

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

DAY 3

Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of gleaming modernity firmly rooted in ancient Buddhist tradition and beliefs. Depart on a half-day tour after breakfast to witness some of Bangkok’s most interesting sights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha, and peek inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), known for its monumental horizontal Buddha. Stroll through the Paklong Talat flower market, a whirlwind of stalls selling masses of perfumed orchids, marigolds and roses.  After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

Included: American Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 4

Bangkok

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning back to the hotel.  Spend the evening as you wish or join our optional tour to Asiatique Riverfront Night Market and enjoy a classic Thai dinner and dance show.

Included: American Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Centara Grand At Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 5

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the 'Death Railway' of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.  Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional tour to the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants.  Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Felix River Kwai Resort or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 6

River Kwai-Ayuthaya

After breakfast, journey to Ayutthaya, home to the UNESCO-listed ruins of the medieval capital of Siam. Founded in 1350, this royal city was a major power for over 400 years, until Burmese forces destroyed it in the 1700s. Stroll around the remains of this once-thriving city, seeing the restored chedi of the crumbled Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the blackened remnants of monasteries, the carved Buddha face entangled in tree roots, and the working Wat Yai Chaimongkol temple. Your tour also includes time at the Bang Pa In palace, a beautiful lakeside retreat of Thailand’s kings during the 19th century. Tonight, make the most of Ayutthaya’s setting by joining us for an optional dinner cruise on a traditional wooden rice barge.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★ Krungsri River Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 7

Ayutthaya - Pattaya

Relax over breakfast before a scenic drive to Pattaya, a popular vacation spot on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand whose beaches and entertainments draw thousands of visitors annually. On arrival, experience the virtual ‘Theme Park - Dark Ride’ at a gems gallery, learning about Thailand’s most prized gemstones. Then, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you please, perhaps relaxing on the sands or by the pool. Later, you may wish to take our optional Pattaya by Night tour, savoring a sumptuous seafood dinner and cabaret show.

Included: American Breakfast , Lunch

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Long Beach Garden Hotel & Spa or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 8

Pattaya - Bangkok - Beijing

Transfer from the hotel to Bangkok airport and catch a flight to Beijing. We will be greeted by our local tour guide in Beijing and transferred to our luxury accommodations for a good night's rest. *For U.S. passport holders: China visa is not required for this tour itinerary. You can stay in Beijing up to 72 hours Visa free. However, if you choose to extend your stay after the tour ends, then you will need to obtain China visa prior to entering China.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

DAY 9

Beijing

Today, we start our Beijing Capital tour with Qianmen Street. Qianmen Street was a commercial and entertainment hub due to its convenient location, connecting the Imperial Palace with other communities in Beijing. In the run-up to the 2008 Olympics, the street underwent a rejuvenation to restore the streetscape to that of the early 20th century. We will continue on to visit the world-famous and historic Tiananmen Square, also known as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”. Located in the heart of Beijing, Tiananmen Square was once the main gate to the Imperial Palace during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Today, it is home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, National Museum of China, and the Great Hall of the People. Afterwards, we drive by the famed Olympic Site and have a photo stop at Olympic National Stadium (the Bird's Nest), Olympic National Aquatics Center (the Water Cube) and National Center for the Performing Art. In the afternoon, join the optional tour and explore the home to the Ming and Qing emperors, the Forbidden City. Comprised of 800 buildings covering 720,000 sq. meters, it is the world's largest palace complex.

**For those purchasing the Forbidden City optional tour - your passport is required for entry.  Please note if your passport does not match the passport on file for your reservation, you will be denied entry at the Forbidden City and your ticket will be nonrefundable**

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 10

Beijing

Explore Beijing on your own today or join the optional tour to the Great Wall, one of the man-built architectures that can be seen from the low orbit of the earth. The Great Wall is a massive defensive structure built to keep intruders from invading the mainland. It stretches an impossible 4000 miles across China's north, covering nine provinces. An enormous undertaking that originally began under Qin Shi Huang (first emperor of China) in 200 B.C., the Great Wall was not completed until the Ming Dynasty in 1640. This morning you have plenty of time to walk along its ancient path and experience part of China's fascinating history. Afterwards, head to Sacred Way leading to the Ming Tombs, which is the best-preserved and most skillfully carved. It was believed that the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, would return to Heaven through this road.

Included: American Breakfast

Accommodation:

★★★★★ New Otani Chang Fu Gong or similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 11

Beijing - USA

Bid farewell to your Asia trip as you board your flight back home filled with memories to last a lifetime.

Included: American Breakfast

Your tour includes

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Sightseeing places as indicated in the itinerary
  • Transpacific air tickets from Los Angeles (LAX)
  • Fuel surcharges on airlines tickets
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Luxury hotel accommodations
  • Daily hotel breakfast

Air China:

    • IAH, JFK
    • LAX, SFO
    • IAD
    FROM $0 -$100 PP

*Subject to availability

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Customer Reviews

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

This tour was such an amazing trip! Our tour guide in Thailand, Sharky, was informative, entertaining, and very accommodating for our group. This trip was was 100% worth it for the money, and we were able to do even more excursions that anticipated, per recommendations or set up by Sharky. Our guide in China, Henry, was excellent as well. Even after becoming ill in Bankok airport before my flight, Sharky went above and beyond to stay with our group to ...

By LISA STOBIERSKI

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We had a great trip as everything was very well planned by Affordable World, I highly recommend them. The first hotel in Bangkok was fabulous with the best breakfast buffet. The two other hotels in Thailand not as good, as our guide said, they were 5 stars 30 years ago!! Really enjoyed the guides and PA was amazing, he really met and went above all expectation. The tours are well planned. In China the hotel was very good and the guide ...

By VERA HOWARD

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

This was a phenomenal experience, and I can't speak highly enough about our tour guide in Thailand, Kitty (meow meow). Every single one of the excursions was worth the money (I wish we'd gone on them all), and there is always ample time to explore on your own. The food that is provided is good (breakfast each morning is great), and the tour guide really went above and beyond the tour to fill our downtime, suggesting new things for us ...

By BRIANNA DIX

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Thailand was an amazing experience <3 My tour guide was O and she was amaizing. Everything about the stay in Thailand was great. However our tour guide in Beijing was not as good but the rest was excellent. Affortable Asia did an excellent job in arranging all the details.

By ANTEPARA OLGA

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We would strongly recommend a tour with Affordable World. They take care of all the logistics and planning so that we didn't have to plan or worry at all. PA was a great tour guide and went above and beyond to provide us with recommendations and coordinate transportation to things not listed on the itinerary (in our free time). Everything went smoothly, all of the hotels were nice. We had a great time!

By KAELYN SCHLICK

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

My best friend and I took this tour in August 2015. At the time, we were both 20 years old and very intimidated by going to Asia by ourselves. This tour was an absolutely incredible experience. Our flights, hotels, travel accommodations were all better than we expected. We felt safe at all times, had a blast and even made some friends along the way. I credit most of our great experience in Thailand to our tour guide Audi, who was ...

By KAITLYN COZZENS

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Overall we were VERY pleased with our choice on "Best of Asia". Two amazing countries. As follows are things to know and tidbits. I must say we were fortunate to get the best guide available on Both legs of the trip, folks were asking to transfer to our bus because of our guides. They can make a trip. Flight on Air China, dealing with Chinese is different for Americans. Your flight will be 2/3rds Chinese ...

By ROBERT ELMORE

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We wanted to thank Nop again for the wonderful tour of Thailand he gave me and Michel for our honeymoon. The tour would not have been the same without his valuable knowledge of the history and culture of the country and his kindness and generosity to guide us every step of the way. He made sure we were always in good hands, never taken advantage of, always showed us where the best photo opportunities were, and gave us special "off ...

By MARIA BOLAND

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

I would STRONLY discourage you from sending any future groups to the Tiger Zoo! That was my least favorite part of the entire trip. It was painful to see the terrible conditions the animals were kept in and the way they were treated. It was truly so sad to be there and I would have preferred to spend my time in Thailand doing something else…with cultural or historical significance!! I did not like this part of the trip ...

By ALLYSON MAYER

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Affordable World was above my expectations, everything was very organized the accommodations were very good and luxury. I love Thailand it was an amazing experience! My tour guide was Panada I wasn’t too happy with her but must admit Audi the other tour guide was very good he gave everyone extra time and was very nice and very helpful some of my friends were with him and they loved him. The Elephant Trekking it’s an amazing experience you must do ...

By GARCIA BARBARA

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

This trip was an absolute joy. All aspects of the trip was well done and organized. In Thailand our tour guide was Kitty, not only was she exceptionally well versed on all aspects of history and culture in her country but she is passionate about making sure we had all of our needs met. She made us laugh on our bus rides and shared with us hints on food choices. She is definitely an asset in Thailand for the Affordable ...

By NATALIE ZAJAC

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

This was an excellent trip! We are so impressed with the quality of this tour. The accommodations were superior - something I did not expect for the price. The tour guides were exceptional - a giant thank you to both Panada and Leo! The tours were fantastic - great choices. We loved everything about this trip, and have told all of our friends that they MUST travel to Thailand, and the MUST book with Affordable ...

By DEBORAH GLICK

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Our tour guide in Thailand (Audi) was amazing!!!! I wish he could have traveled to Beijing with us! Would go on another tour with him for sure! Overall, the trip was great. I think Ayuthaya could have been left off with an extra day in Pattaya so as to avoid traveling on the bus everyday. We enjoyed the trip and would travel with Affordable World again.

By AMY MOSS

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Patty & Tin in Thailand were so awesome - lots of fun! Gary, Beijing tour guide, did a good job... Very informative about the region.

By SHIRLEY ZAY

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We, a party of 6 people had a wonderful time in Thailand and China. We enjoyed most in Thailand. Our tour guide in Thailand, Patti was awesome. Accommodation throughout the tour was great. Definitely recommend Affordable World to our friends.

By DAVID KALLEL

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

I loved the tour guide Patti (Thailand) and Nenry(Beijing).

By JANUARY GRIFFIN-BISHOP

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Our guides, Audi and Leo were excellent

By LINDA ZIERK

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Had a wonderful time, met great people and really enjoyed my trip. Affordable World staff made it very easy for me Thank you for all of your help. Just one glitch--the airline seats assigned to me before I left were reassigned and not so great.

By SUSAN HOBBS

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

The tour guide in Thailand (Audi) was excellent ready to please everyone very positve and me feel secure with him I can see he would look for everyone. He deserves to be a role model. Did not demand daily tip he did not even ask for it. Some of us that have travel before ask him about it he said any amount is welcome if you can and want to give. When we were giving him the ...

By CHELA RUVALCABA

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

Our tour guide Audi (nickname) in Thailand was EXCELLENT. A+++++++

By AUGUSTO REYNA

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We found both our guides excellent. They took very good care of the group and went out of their way to make sure everything went well. The classical dance show was of interest but the dinner was not very good. Overall it was a very enjoyable and packed excursion. We always felt safe and were kept fully informed of by our guides. The transportation was comfortable and always on time. I would definitely use Affordable World again ...

By MICHAEL DEMAS

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

The trip guides and accommodations exceeded my expectations. Our guides did a great job. Thailand guides were awesome. China guide was good, but not equal to our Thai guides. The accommodations were great. All guides were very knowledgable and helpful. The only problem we encountered was our transfer to China was on a 1:00am flight meaning we arrived in Beijing after traveling and being awake all night, on top of which our flight was delayed ...

By KIMBERLEE NIELSEN

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

I enjoyed my early September trip to Thailand and Beijing. Thailand is so interesting. There's so much to see and do. I loved going to Coral Island near Pattaya to swim. I thought the breakfasts in the hotels were really good. I would have preferred to be in the bus rather than a van as I had wanted to get to know others on the trip.

By PATRICIA GURELL

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

The tour was really great and the hotels were nice. Best hotels were in Bangkok and Beijing. The country sides in Thailand only had decent style hotels. The tour guides in Thailand were amazing (Patty and Audi). China tour guide was not as great but decent. The food was not great, but overall the trip is worth the money you spend with many meals included. The cost for the flight alone makes the trip well worth it and they ...

By CLAUDIA ROBINSON

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

We took our trip in mid April. Even in the heat and humidity of Thailand - we never noticed that. We were so busy seeing the beautiful sights and meeting such beautiful people. We so much enjoyed our tour and we were disappointed when it was time to head to Beijing. There were so many activities that covered interests for everyone. We were not unhappy with any of the extras and did them all. The ...

By MURIEL DOUGHERTY

BEST OF ASIA - THAILAND AND BEIJING

I went on this trip in February so weather in Thailand was perfect, but cold for Beijing. The Thailand portion of the trip was amazing! 5-star hotels, buffet meals, and our tour guide Patty will be your best friend. We got the full experience of Thailand's history, culture, and nightlife. Pattaya is definitely the best part of Thailand. I felt really spoiled from Thailand, because going to Beijing was just a mild exploration of it's major tour sites. All in ...

By MARIADIEP VU

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Best of Asia - Thailand and Beijing (ATB)