9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate; however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, as well as some long days of 10-12 hours, are necessary to cover the territory. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Sydney-Bangkok, Bangkok-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Bangkok
    • 2 nights Kanchanaburi
    • 1 night Ayutthaya
    • 2 nights Pattaya
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 12 meals: 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
  • Visit the buzzing and vividly colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Walk the Bridge over the River Kwai & explore the War Museum
  • Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
  • Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive remaining monuments
  • Pattaya, a seaside resort town with beautiful beaches and sparkling azure waters

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two to three hours walking on some touring days. The pace is moderate; however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. A few early wake-ups, as well as some long days of 10-12 hours, are necessary to cover the territory. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand. Arrive in exotic Bangkok and transfer to your hotel; remainder of the day is at leisure. Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone
Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 2, Tuesday - Bangkok City Tour
This morning enjoy a tour that introduces you to Bangkok, the "City of Angels". Drive through Chinatown packed with hundreds of market stalls, street-side restaurants, and gold shops. On to colorful "Little India" with its bright hanging walls of glistening fabrics and the fragrant wholesale Flower Market. Visit serene Wat Po, (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) the oldest and largest temple in the city, with its astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive via Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King's Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure before tonight’s Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Full Day in Bangkok
Today is yours to explore Bangkok independently. Or, take the optional tour to the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom, and to Wat Phra Kaew, (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), with its brightly colored buildings, golden spires and gorgeous mosaics. You'll see the distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional buffet dinner and stunning performance of the "Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam". Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam's history and culture
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Travel to Kanchanaburi, Visit Bridge over River Kwai & War Museum
Travel southwest this morning to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard small Sampan boats. The boats are fully loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food. From the Floating market, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, with its stunning natural beauty and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone bridge at the River Kwai, one of the most famous rivers in the world, which gained international fame in the book and film, "Bridge on the River Kwai". The bridge, several museums, and cemeteries have respectfully preserved the history and memorialized the dead. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Full Day in Kanchanaburi
Today is at leisure to explore Kanchanaburi independently. Or, take the optional full day Hellfire Pass and Death Railway tour. Hellfire Pass derives its name from Allied POWs forced to work day and night in the jungle to complete the bridge and rail line using only simple tools; more than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during the construction. Lunch en route before returning to Kanchanaburi
Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour
Depart Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the center of the city lies Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries, and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner
Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Sunday - Travel to Pattaya
Start your morning with a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Thong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Continue to Pattaya, a seaside resort on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, with its beautiful beaches and sparkling azure waters. En route stop at a gem gallery to watch jewelry being made and learn more about the gems used. Arrive at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Pattaya
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Full Day in Pattaya
Today is at leisure to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Perhaps, escape by speedboat to the stunning Coral island, brimming with an abundance of coral formations and underwater life or, visit the idyllic island of Koh Lam-an. Unwind at the beach or, try out some water sports, including waterskiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. Choose to visit the Pattaya Floating market, one of the biggest in the world. Separated into four sections, with each offering and representing items from the four major regions of Thailand. Here, you will find food and fruit stalls as well as souvenir shops. Tonight, time on your own to savor a delicious dinner at a seaside restaurant or enjoy the vibrant nightlife that the town is known for
Overnight: Pattaya
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart Thailand
Transfer to the airport in Bangkok for your departure flight. The ride from your hotel to the airport will take about 2 hours
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand. Arrive in exotic Bangkok and transfer to your hotel; remainder of the day is at leisure. Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone
Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 2, Thursday - Bangkok City Tour
This morning enjoy a tour that introduces you to Bangkok, the "City of Angels". Drive through Chinatown packed with hundreds of market stalls, street-side restaurants, and gold shops. On to colorful "Little India" with its bright hanging walls of glistening fabrics and the fragrant wholesale Flower Market. Visit serene Wat Po, (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) the oldest and largest temple in the city, with its astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Drive via Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King's Palace. The rest of the day is at leisure before tonight’s Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Friday - Full Day in Bangkok
Today is yours to explore Bangkok independently. Or, take the optional tour to the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbol and ceremonial heart of the kingdom, and to Wat Phra Kaew, (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), with its brightly colored buildings, golden spires and gorgeous mosaics. You'll see the distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. In the evening, attend the optional buffet dinner and stunning performance of the "Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam". Boasting over 150 performers, this lavish production delves into Siam's history and culture
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Travel to Kanchanaburi, Visit Bridge over River Kwai & War Museum
Travel southwest this morning to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak Floating Market; observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard small Sampan boats. The boats are fully loaded with all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food. From the Floating market, continue to the quiet provincial capital of Kanchanaburi, with its stunning natural beauty and beautiful rivers. Walk over the stone bridge at the River Kwai, one of the most famous rivers in the world, which gained international fame in the book and film, "Bridge on the River Kwai". The bridge, several museums, and cemeteries have respectfully preserved the history and memorialized the dead. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Sunday - Full Day in Kanchanaburi
Today is at leisure to explore Kanchanaburi independently. Or, take the optional full day Hellfire Pass and Death Railway tour. Hellfire Pass derives its name from Allied POWs forced to work day and night in the jungle to complete the bridge and rail line using only simple tools; more than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during the construction. Lunch en route before returning to Kanchanaburi
Optional: Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Monday - Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour
Depart Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once glorified as the largest city in Southeast Asia. In the center of the city lies Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, monasteries, and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner
Overnight: Ayutthaya
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Travel to Pattaya
Start your morning with a visit to Bang Pa-In Palace, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake. Originally built by King Prasat Thong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Continue to Pattaya, a seaside resort on the East Coast of the Gulf of Thailand, with its beautiful beaches and sparkling azure waters. En route stop at a gem gallery to watch jewelry being made and learn more about the gems used. Arrive at the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Pattaya
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Wednesday - Full Day in Pattaya
Today is at leisure to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Perhaps, escape by speedboat to the stunning Coral island, brimming with an abundance of coral formations and underwater life or, visit the idyllic island of Koh Lam-an. Unwind at the beach or, try out some water sports, including waterskiing, parasailing, and windsurfing. Choose to visit the Pattaya Floating market, one of the biggest in the world. Separated into four sections, with each offering and representing items from the four major regions of Thailand. Here, you will find food and fruit stalls as well as souvenir shops. Tonight, time on your own to savor a delicious dinner at a seaside restaurant or enjoy the vibrant nightlife that the town is known for
Overnight: Pattaya
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Thursday - Depart Thailand
Transfer to the airport in Bangkok for your departure flight. The ride from your hotel to the airport will take about 2 hours
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha

Morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace. Together they form the most impressive sights for visitors to Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, dating back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. From Wat Phra Kaew continue to the Grand Palace. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European designs of the Grand Palace. It is important to note that this palace is used now only for occasional ceremonial purposes and is no longer the royal residence.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$56.00
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Siam Niramit Show & Dinner

Enjoy a delightful Buffet Dinner at the Siam Niramit Restaurant before attending this evening's stunning performance of "Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom" of Siam. This $40 million production, with over 150 performers, explores the Kingdom of Siam's history and culture, with scenes highlighting the Ancient Kingdom of Lanna, Khmer heritage, and traditions of the central plains. Then, venture into the heart of Thai mythology with scenes of Fiery Hell, the mystical Himapaan Forest, and Blissful Heaven. Lastly, enjoy a montage of joyous celebrations honoring the Buddhist tradition.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$89.00
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Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch

Depart early in the morning from Kanchanaburi to visit Hellfire Pass and the Death Railway. En route, stop at nearby Sai Yok National Park, known for its waterfalls, caves and rare wildlife. Here, visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, the most popular attraction in the park. After lunch, continue to Hellfire Pass that derives its name from Allied Prisoners of War ordered by the Japanese authorities to complete the bridge and rail line earlier than scheduled. All POW's were forced to work day and night in the jungle, digging through the mountain with simple tools. More than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during construction. Conclude the tour with a train ride that crosses the Bridge over River Kwai.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Please note that there are approximately 154 stairs with 4 small platforms to descend to the railway bed to view the pass. You will need to climb back up the stairs to return to the start point. Walking to the pass requires walking approximately 400 meters on an unpaved path of rocks of the former railbed.

Day #5 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$43.00
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Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha

Morning tour of Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the adjoining Grand Palace. Together they form the most impressive sights for visitors to Bangkok. Wat Phra Kaew consists of over 100 brightly colored buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, dating back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. From Wat Phra Kaew continue to the Grand Palace. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European designs of the Grand Palace. It is important to note that this palace is used now only for occasional ceremonial purposes and is no longer the royal residence.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$56.00
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Siam Niramit Show & Dinner

Enjoy a delightful Buffet Dinner at the Siam Niramit Restaurant before attending this evening's stunning performance of "Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom" of Siam. This $40 million production, with over 150 performers, explores the Kingdom of Siam's history and culture, with scenes highlighting the Ancient Kingdom of Lanna, Khmer heritage, and traditions of the central plains. Then, venture into the heart of Thai mythology with scenes of Fiery Hell, the mystical Himapaan Forest, and Blissful Heaven. Lastly, enjoy a montage of joyous celebrations honoring the Buddhist tradition.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$89.00
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Full Day Hellfire Pass & Death Railway with lunch

Depart early in the morning from Kanchanaburi to visit Hellfire Pass and the Death Railway. En route, stop at nearby Sai Yok National Park, known for its waterfalls, caves and rare wildlife. Here, visit the Sai Yok Noi Waterfall, the most popular attraction in the park. After lunch, continue to Hellfire Pass that derives its name from Allied Prisoners of War ordered by the Japanese authorities to complete the bridge and rail line earlier than scheduled. All POW's were forced to work day and night in the jungle, digging through the mountain with simple tools. More than 12,000 soldiers and 80,000 Thais perished during construction. Conclude the tour with a train ride that crosses the Bridge over River Kwai.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Please note that there are approximately 154 stairs with 4 small platforms to descend to the railway bed to view the pass. You will need to climb back up the stairs to return to the start point. Walking to the pass requires walking approximately 400 meters on an unpaved path of rocks of the former railbed.

Day #5 01 Jul 2019 - 30 Jun 2020 AUD$43.00
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12 Day Classic Thailand , August 2017
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The trip was great and I enjoyed every aspect of what Gate 1 had to offer. You may remember my appreciation for your professionalism expressed to you personally before we departed and I have to say this professionalism continued throughout the holiday. Every step of the trip worked like clockwork and everyone from the tour guide through to the drivers and support staff were outstanding. The tours, locations and cultural information were also outstanding as were the hotels, meals, and little extras thrown in by our excellent tour guide Nu. I would not hesitate to recommend Gate 1 to my friends and would love to travel with Gate 1 again for my next holiday.

Margaret F. NSW, Australia
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, February 2019
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It was marvelous! Udom, our guide, made the trip. He was considerate, efficient, and informative. Without his knowledge and experience, we wouldn’t have gotten nearly as much from the tour. We learned about the history and culture of Thailand and of Buddhism, and he told personal stories that brought the facts and places to life. I especially enjoyed the school visit, and we both really appreciated the visit to the farms ... We must mention our extremely skilled drivers who handled large vehicles with calm and care. We’re in awe! Thanks to all who put these trips together and especially to Udom.

Janyce E. Loves Park, IL
13 Day Classic Thailand, January 2019
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My trip was amazing. The tours arranged for the group were great. Our tour manager Nok provided us with so much information and the organization of everything went well. I enjoyed the sights of Thailand and I can't wait to return again. All the hotels were beautiful.

Messina W. Middletown, NY
18 Day Classic Thailand with Laos & Cambodia, January 2019
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My trip to Thailand was WONDERFUL! Our tour guide was the best! Knowledgeable, fun and happy, and willing to show us everything we wanted to see and more! She went above and beyond her job making sure our trip was perfect! She made sure each one of our group members was taken care of! We could not have had a better tour guide than Busabong!

Catherine B. East China, MI
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, January 2019
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Our trip was great. Our guide - Oh- was very efficient and knowledgeable. Very patient as well. He made sure we had water and bathroom breaks; he said good bye to each of us and saw us off when we left Bangkok. He gets an A+ for his effort and efficiency. Job well done.

Flora W. Modesto, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, January 2019
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Our trip was fabulous! We have been taking international trips for the past 10 year (some with Gate 1) and this trip was excellent. Vit, our tour guide was so friendly, and knowledgeable. The pace of the trip was appropriate. We saw many aspects of Thailand but did not feel rushed. All the accommodations were excellent ... The bus was clean and comfortable. We had no negative incident of any nature. Just an overall great trip that we would recommend to friends and family ... Looking forward to traveling with Gate 1 in the future.

Tom C. Elk Grove, CA
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, November 2018
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The trip was amazing, very successful and highly enjoyable. I specially want to share my appreciation for Steven, our tour manager and guide. His broad knowledge, friendliness and professionalism had significant contribution to the success of the trip. Our overall experience was extremely positive.

Jacob L. Agoura Hills, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, November 2018
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Everything was wonderful, we had a great time, everyone in our group was great. Peter was an excellent tour guide and was very personable , knowledgeable and most of all very professional. All of the hotels were great, as was the bus. Hope to tour again in the future with Gate 1.

Zahira R. Kissimmee, FL
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai, November 2018
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Thailand is an amazing country! Our Gate 1 tour guide, Pong, was very knowledgeable and informative. We visited many temples and landmarks. One nice thing is that I didn't realize we were staying at a beautiful resort called Mida in Kanchanaburi. And, unbelievably, we had only one day of rain when we went to see the floating market. The weather really cooperated. We visited a school en route to Bangkok and found out that Gate 1 supports a lot of local schools throughout the world. My friend and I also went to see the Siam Niramit Show & Dinner. It was just fantastic. The cost was reasonable and I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you, Gate 1, for a wonderful tour experience.

Josie M. Albuquerque, NM
10 Day Golden Triangle of India, October 2018
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Both trips were excellent. Our guide in India and Thailand were superb. I have no complaints about either trips. The itinerary was good, the hotels were excellent, the bus was clean, the driver kept us safe and the bus boy was really good. During the trip, we were looked after really well. We will definitely be booking with your company again.

Mary M. Red Deer, Canada
13 Day Classic Thailand, October 2018
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My trip was simply amazing and perfection. First, my travel itinerary was perfect .... I was in a small group of 15 people and I really enjoyed my tour guide, Uza. Uza is a class act. She was very knowledgeable about Thailand, she was very relatable, caring, nurturing, and she knew the tours inside and out. Furthermore, she was able to recommend the best optional tours for my desires. Second, My driver was also phenomenal and really attentive and nice. Third, I enjoyed the host home dinner, that was really an honor and blessing to be greeted and treated so warm and kind. Fourth, I loved every hotel that we stayed in and the customer service was exceptional. Fifth, The trip flowed and we were where we needed to be in a timely fashion. Absolutely a wonderful trip and I would highly recommend gate 1 to anyone!!

Clynnetta N. Beltsville, MD
15 Day Classic Thailand & Cambodia, October 2018
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Well done. Our expectations were exceeded throughout the trip. Great hotels and a very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, guide. He made the trip very interesting and comfortable and went above and beyond in arranging activities and giving us inside information on how, where to go, what to do, etc. We will definitely consider Gate 1 for future travel.

Mark H. Colorado Springs, CO
13 Day Classic Thailand, May 2018
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It was exceptional! Our guide Steven was amazing ... We were driven around by the most talented driver ... I will recommend this tour to everyone I know. It’s a add to your bucket list experience ... My daughter and I had such a wonderful time in Thailand. Such a beautiful country with the most friendly people in the world.

Kristy R. Paducah, KY.
12 Day Classic Thailand , May 2018
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I would like to thank Gate 1 for a fantastic holiday in Thailand. My family and I enjoyed our trip immensely, so much so we are planning our next holiday to Vietnam with Gate 1. From the booking process, throughout the tour and to the departure process, everything was faultless and ran smoothly. Our tour guide Otto was such a knowledgeable and thoughtful person and was faultless in his role. His service should be commended and is second to none. Otto is a huge asset to your company. Otto has a passion for his country and this is reflected in how he conducts this tour. Again thank you for making our holiday experience one we will never forget for all the right reasons

Robyn J. Shoal Point, AU
13 Day Classic Thailand, May 2018
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Just wanted to say that our tour guide KIT for our 13 day Thailand tour was the BEST tour guide I have ever had! She made our trip so special and memories of a lifetime because of her friendly, kind, loving personality and amazing knowledge, attention to detail and great communication skills, all while making the trip very fun and enjoyable. A++++++ for Kit :) If I could tour the world with her as my tour guide I would! I will never forget this amazing Thailand tour and Gate 1 travel because of her.

Christopher B. Azusa, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, April 2018
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The trip was wonderful! This was our first experience with Gate1, and certainly won’t be our last. We would like to give special recognition to our tour guide, Ray. He was fantastic, and a real asset to Gate 1. He is personable, his English is flawless, and he’s a great teacher. We learned so much about Thailand from him during the travel that the time on the bus seemed to fly. All in all you folks put on a great tour, and we are so glad we took advantage of it.

Donna J. Chevy Chase, MD
14 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, April 2018
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Our trip was amazing. Everything from accommodation, food transport was awesome. Max the bus driver did an awesome job getting us safely to each destination & M his assistant was always polite & ready with cold towelettes & cold water & kept the bus spotless. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour guide Lada she was very informative, great sense of humor & VERY PATIENT she went above & beyond to make sure we all enjoyed ourselves.

Linda W. Nelson Bay, NSW, AU
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, April 2018
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Thailand was lovely! Highest compliments to our Tour Manager, Pong. She was a delight. The hotel in Chiang Rai was superb. The hotel selection in general was very good, as were the optional excursions.

Laura S. Belmont, CA
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai , April 2018
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The trip was great! As usual Gate 1 provided a full, enjoyable, and well-rounded itinerary. The hotels were comfortable, as was the touring coach. The Bangkok hotel was so well-situated, walking distance to all sorts of shops, restaurants, and night life. The resort on the river was a fantastic escape for a couple of days, it felt so isolated and peaceful. Anil was terrific - competent, organized, knowledgeable, and friendly. The bus driver, Mr. Honda, was also friendly and a safe and responsible driver in a country where traffic looked a bit on the chaotic side to me overall! The airport transfers were smooth and the sightseeing was amazing - there's so much exotic beauty and history and culture to soak up. I wish I could have dialed down the temperature by about twenty degrees, but that was beyond Gate 1's control! Overall a really enjoyable trip.

Kyra C. San Rafael, CA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, April 2018
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The trip was above and beyond our expectations. So wonderful. Kit was the best. She has so much knowledge about sites. Most important, she made us feel safe at all times. She guides us from pick up to last day transfer to airport. Will be looking at other trips with gate 1 in the future.

Cheryl D. Orlando, FL
8 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai, April 2018
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We had a great holiday in Thailand, more to see and do than we expected . Your tour guide did a really good job looking after us all and the tour covered so much of the country and its history.

Slade L. Mindarie, WA, AU
13 Day Classic Thailand, March 2018
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It was a wonderful trip. Thailand was not on my bucket list, but it should have been. The accommodations and food were outstanding. Our tour manager, Udom, was fantastic. He was what pushed the experience over the top. If I could be sure to get him again, I would book another trip to Thailand tomorrow! We have already made up our minds to go back for “The Gems of Southeast Asia”.

Dennis C. Peoria, AZ
15 Day Classic Thailand & Cambodia, March 2018
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The trip was amazing! So many beautiful places and experiences! The tour manager and the guides were absolutely wonderful making our trip an absolute delight! Thank you, Gate 1!

Zhanna Y. Philadelphia, PA
13 Day Classic Thailand, March 2018
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My trip was excellent- one of the best ever. Our tour guide- Jumbo was an amazing guy- an icing on the cake! He had a good knowledge of the environment- culture, food, people, history, politics & above all religion. He loves his country & proud to show & share. I recommend him highly for professionalism, charisma, knowledge & integrity - score A+. Gate 1 provides comfortable lodgings& food. Will definitely use Gate 1 and have introduced friends & family to Gate 1 for their travel needs.

Ngozi P. El Dorado Hls, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, February 2018
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My trip to Thailand was very, very nice...The tour guide (Ya) was exceptional, extremely knowledgeable about his country, he treated us as family and took care of us as we were family...Ya went out of his way to show us as much of his country as he could even to the point on stopping for us to see how the locals barbecue rats ( a local delicatessen) it is an experience I will never forget...He gave us tips on what to do for the free days and suggested where the best places to eat...He spoke very good English and was able to get his point across. He anticipated what we wanted to know and elaborated on it and did not seem to be bothered by it. He volunteered to take pictures for us without us asking. This is the 3rd time we have traveled with Gate 1 and it has been a wonderful experience. My husband who does not like to travel will go if it is with Gate 1. Our trip to Thailand was very, very nice and thanks to Ya it was great.

Ruth B. Sun Valley, CA
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya , February 2018
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Fabulous trip by Gate One! The guide, bus including driver and attendant, accommodations, and the program ALL TOP NOTCH! We will definitely choose Gate One again and recommend you to our friends!

Holly M. Sarasota, FL
13 Day Classic Thailand, February 2018
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The trip was absolutely wonderful! The itinerary was amazing! We loved our tour guide Udom! He was our favorite tour guide out of the 4 Gate 1 trips we have traveled.

Sheldon G. Cedar Park, TX
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, January 2018
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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with Ron as our tour guide. We saw many sites and believe Ron went out of his way to share his country with us. He shared local cultural beliefs and exposed us to foods we would not have been brave enough to try on our own. We found him very helpful and most accommodating. Most of the group was very friendly and he kept everyone engaged and happy. The bus driver and his helper, Kit, were also a pleasure to travel with.

Liz W. White Lake, MI
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, January 2018
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My trip to Thailand was absolutely fabulous! I can’t believe how much Gate 1 packed into 16 days. I feel as if I really got the flavor of the country. Our tour guide, Oh, and his assistants were professional and caring, paying attention to every little detail from refreshing hand wipes to ice cold water to snacks to frequent restroom stops. Our accommodations were top notch! The itinerary was well thought out and planned. While we arrived exhausted at the end of each day, it was not without complete satisfaction with all that we had seen in any particular day. At each tour, we had plenty of time to take in our surroundings. While this was my first Gate 1 tour, it will not be my last one! I will recommend this company to any and everyone!

Lynne P. Bowie, MD
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, January 2018
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Fabulous. A fabulous trip partially because our tour guide Tuk went way above and beyond the call of duty and took care of absolutely everything. She did a sensational job. You are lucky to have a person like that working for Gate 1 Travel, that's for sure. However we also recognize that Gate 1 Travel made sure our trip was spectacular with ensuring good staff, good transportation, fabulous hotels, amazing meals and all the little things in between that make a difference between good and exceptional. Like always having fresh water available on those hot touring days, and arranging for our luggage to arrive in our rooms without us every having to worry about it. Sensational. So from here on in our group will continue to use Gate 1 Travel for our trips. Now the hardest question is : where to next?

David P. Edmonton, AB, CA
13 Day Classic Thailand , January 2018
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We had a fantastic time in Thailand. Saw a lot of temples and palaces, ate delicious Thai food everyday, and had many novel and exciting experiences. Our tour manager Pete was friendly, organized, informative, upbeat and most of all, incredibly flexible. He really made the tour enjoyable for all of us, with his unwavering sense of humor and candor. We loved the personal color he added to descriptions of local culture and traditions, and his many helpful tips on shopping, restaurants, and places to visit on our own. The tour included a great balance between scheduled events and free time. Would definitely recommend this tour to all our friends.

Lisa S. Walnut Creek, CA
13 Day Classic Thailand, January 2018
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We had a great time.The accommodations were very good! We ate delicious food. All of the excursions were well planned and it was very interesting, Korn, our travel guide was very professional and knowledgeable.

Louise S. Timmins, ON, CA
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai, January 2018
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The trip was wonderful! Lift was a great guide and really made the experience - the entire family had an amazing time! The driver was also great and took good care of us. The planned tours were well thought out and everything really seemed to be a well oiled machine from check in to tickets at the palaces, etc - no waiting in lines it truly was perfect!

Cassandra S. Plymouth, NH
13 Day Classic Thailand, December 2017
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This tour without a doubt was one of my best travel experiences ever. The most important point about this tour was the great character of our tour guide Ranee which played an essential role in our satisfaction. The hotels were superb. The meals were good as well. The schedule of the tour and how Ranee performed the programs were excellent. The driver and his assistant were both professional and good. Hope my next travel with the gate 1 next month will be as excellent as this one

Al H. Reseda, CA
13 Day Classic Thailand, December 2017
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I loved my Thailand trip. Rannie, our tour guide was great, very knowledgeable, and exceeded my expectations of Thailand. Everyone learned common Thai saying from Rannie, as well as food, culture, religion, and way of life. The hotels were wonderful. Legendha Sukhothai, Sukhothai made our Christmas Day extra special. I love to be around nature and serene places so Dusit Island Resort was the perfect evening for me. Looking forward to the Morocco trip next month. Gate 1 is very well organized with professional tour guides, and everything is well planned out. You're the best.

Kalli L. Whitestone, NY
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket , December 2017
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We had a fabulous experience. Steven took care of our every need. We learned so much about Thai culture and people. We had fun seeing Thailand and doing so many things there. Steven taught us so much about Buddhism, Thai customs, and on and on. The trip was everything that the brochure stated and so much more. You get an A++.

Carol L. Mountain View, CA
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket, September 2017
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Wonderful, as always. We loved Thailand and the great job of planning and executing the trip by Gate1! Thanks!

Charles U. Hot Springs, AR
13 Day Classic Thailand , August 2017
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Everything was amazing! Every detail was adhered to impeccably. Nu did a fantastic job- we can't say enough positive things about him! Having Nu as our tour guide really contributed towards us having an overall incredible experience. The level of professionalism & knowledge Nu displayed was exemplary. I've already recommended Gate 1 to several family, friends, & co-workers.

Gustavo T. Aliso Viejo, CA
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai, August 2017
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My trip to Thailand cannot be expressed in words. Not only did my son and I enjoy the beautiful sights Thailand has to offer but we experienced outstanding first class customer service provided by our Tour Manager Tuk. She ensured that were were comfortably taken care of and that we were consistently engaged with every excursion. We truly felt like family. She shared her love of history and with enthusiasm. We sincerely could not have had a better host to this country. She went out of her way to share stories, provide surprises, and make us laugh along our tour. Many times she put herself last to ensure that we were taken care of first and foremost. Tuk was amazing, kind, caring, and energetic! The value of this trip was superber. We will return soon with your company.

Adriana I. Round Rock, TX
15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, August 2017
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My trip was AMAZING!!! This is my third trip with Gate 1 and I sing your praises everywhere I go. I am so impressed by your company! Southeast Asia was awesome and per usual, we had a wonderful tour guide! Udom was do wonderful and he took great care of us. I look forward to many more trips with your company. I brought a friend who had never done a tour before and he too was so impressed with the experience!

Marianne T. Hyde Park, MA
15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, August 2017
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One of my favorite trips! Exceptional food and itinerary. Udom, our guide, is one of the hardest-working, dedicated, knowledgeable, caring tour guides I've ever had. He truly deserves a raise. Other than a lost luggage for a day, everything went smoothly. I look forward to my 9th trip with Gate 1 next summer.

Marie P. Ontario, Canada

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