17 Day Myanmar (Burma) & Bangkok with 9 Day World Class River Cruise



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*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include intra-flights Bangkok-Yangon and Mandalay-Bangkok.

Cruise itineraries are subject to change. Alternative sights may be visited depending upon water levels

While sailing with Paukan Cruises (Irrawaddy River) passengers are subject to the cruise line's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Paukan Passenger Contract

Accommodation Details:
The Irrawaddy Explorer cabins cannot accommodate 3 passengers; therefore, triple rooms will be accommodated in a twin and single cabin.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Low water levels may require walking additional steps or slopes to reach the bank. The Irrawaddy cruise will start in Prome. Transfer from Yangon to Prome requires 5 to 7 hours driving.

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Flight Details

Accommodation Details

River Cruise Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Los Angeles-Bangkok, Bangkok-Los Angeles
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Bangkok-Yangon, Mandalay-Bangkok
  • 15 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Bangkok
    • 1 night Yangon
    • 9 nights Deluxe river cruise, Irrawaddy Explorer
    • 1 night Mandalay
  • Port fees
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 33 meals: 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 5-13)
  • Services of local guide in Bangkok
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
  • Visit Pyay (formerly Prome), a stupa studded Irrawaddy riverside town
  • Excursion to Thayekhittaya (Sri Ksetra), a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Horse cart ride to the charming colonial town of Thayetmyo
  • Tour the Bagan-era village of Salay, an active religious center founded in the 13th century
  • Visit Bagan, one of the most unforgettable archaeological sites in the world
  • Visit Yandabo, a picturesque village famous for its terracotta pots
  • Tour the amazing Phowindaung Caves, adorned with hundreds of Buddha statues
  • Stroll along Mandalay’s 200 year old U-Bein Bridge

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer, and wine with dinner
  • Welcome & Farewell receptions
  • Locally inspired dinners
  • Series of cultural performances, educational talks, cooking classes, and ship tour
  • Spacious air conditioned lounge with nightly entertainment
  • Fitness center & spa
  • Non-smoking ship interior

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. Low water levels may require walking additional steps or slopes to reach the bank. The Irrawaddy cruise will start in Prome. Transfer from Yangon to Prome requires 5 to 7 hours driving.

DAY 1 - Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand

DAY 2 - Arrive in Bangkok
Welcome to Thailand! Arrive in exotic Bangkok, Thailand's capital city; transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to rest, relax and acclimate to the new time zone
Overnight: Bangkok

DAY 3 - Tour of Bangkok
Awake this morning in vibrant Bangkok, a captivating mix of ancient and modern. Meet your local host and fellow travelers for a briefing on the exciting journey that awaits you. Drive through Chinatown and then on to the colorful Indian Market. Visit Wat Po, 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 before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Full Day in Bangkok
A full day at leisure to discover this endlessly fascinating city on your own. Or, join the optional morning tour to Wat Phra Kaew, known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the elaborate 18th century Grand Palace, symbolic heart of the kingdom - together they form the most impressive sights in Bangkok. This evening, you can see Bangkok at night on the optional Chao Phraya River Cruise that includes an international buffet dinner and "live" music. See the glittering lights as you sail past the Royal Navy Fort, the Grand Palace and many other beautiful temples magnificently illuminated
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Chaophya River Cruise with Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Flight to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
Transfer to Bangkok Airport. Depart by flight to Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the dynamic capital of Myanmar (Burma), the mysterious country that everyone is waiting to discover. Upon arrival, you’ll immediately view the astonishing panorama of some of the most impressive pagodas in the country. Meet your Tour Manager, transfer to your hotel. Yangon is a melting pot city of British, Burmese, Chinese and Indian cultures, and where contemporary and colonial Myanmar continues to coexist. The remainder of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Yangon
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Pyay (Prome), Embarkation on the Irrawaddy Explorer, Sri Ksetra
As your journey on the Irrawaddy River begins, a morning scenic drive takes you to Pyay, (formerly Prome), controlled by the Mon Tribe during the Bagan Era and then conquered by Burmese King Alaungpaya in 1754. En route, an informative lecture introduces you to Pyay and the banks of the Irrawaddy. After embarkation on the deluxe RV Irrawaddy Explorer, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the friendly crew before sharing a buffet lunch of local favorites. Time to relax before the afternoon excursion to Thayekhittaya (Sri-Ksetra), the "Fabulous City", designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, visit the impressive 2500-year-old Shwesandaw Pagoda, an incredible array of golden stupas, serene Buddhas and intricate mythical beasts - its spires are the heart of the city. On board tonight, a Welcome Reception and Dinner to follow
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 - Colonial Thayetmyo
A horse cart transports you this morning to the charming colonial town of Thayetmyo that once guarded the border between Royal Myanmar and British Myanmar. Outside the town is the oldest golf course in Myanmar used by the British – you can try your swing at the first hole! Then, continue to the bustling local covered market and drive past colonial homes that were constructed during the British colonization of Burma. Return to the ship in time for lunch and an afternoon of relaxation and panoramic scenery on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 - Explore Magwe
This morning venture out into the district capital city of Magwe aboard trishaws (three wheeled bicycle where one person sits alongside the driver). Take a ride through the city to the vibrant local market. This is a great place to experience the local life. Spend some time to explore and shop at the market. Afterward, board your trishaws and head back to the river for a visit to Mya Tha Lun pagoda, a beautifully gilded stupa, built in 1929. The pagoda made of gold solid bricks is set on a hilltop with a beautiful panoramic vantagepoint. Return back to the ship and sail the rest of the day
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 - Salay, Ananda
Sail downstream today to the Bagan-era village of Salay, an active religious center founded in the 13th century with its over 50 impressive teak monasteries and untouched British colonial buildings. Visit the huge Youqson Kyaung wooden monastery designed as a replica of the Crown Prince House in Mandalay with its intricate exterior carvings depicting 19th century court life and scenes from Buddha's past lives. Continue past some interesting Bagan-era monuments, visiting Mann Paya, a pagoda with a beautiful lacquerware Buddha. Return to the ship for lunch on board. This afternoon, embark on an excursion to one of the most incredible areas of Myanmar: Bagan. Once the center of the Pagan Empire, Bagan today is a tourist, artist, and archaeological mecca. Begin the tour with the massive Htilominlo Temple, built by King Htilominlo on the site where he was selected as the next king. While the murals that once decorated much of the inside of this temple have only survived on the ceilings, Htilominlo boasts the finest plaster carvings which still remain undamaged on the arch pediments. A visit to Bagan would not be complete without exploring one of its most famous temples, Ananda. Built in 1105 AD during King Kyanzittha’s reign, it is one of the largest and best preserved Buddhist temples in Bagan. Explore the cruciform of the temple, with four standing Buddhas facing north, south, east, and west
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 - Astonishing Bagan
A truly extraordinary day as you arrive in Bagan, the country's spiritual center and one of the largest and most unforgettable archaeological sites in the world. Over 2,000 pagodas, stupas and temples dot the golden plains of the city - an astonishing sight to behold. Travel to Htilominlo, to see a demonstration of sand art. Next, visit the magnificent Ananda temple, a whitewashed masterpiece that houses four standing Buddhas. Continue to Dhammayangyi, Bagan's largest temple, built during the reign of King Narathu. After leisure time and lunch on board, visit a traditional lacquerware workshop to observe the time-consuming process of handmade lacquer products. Next, explore the 13th century cave temple of Gubyaukgyi with its Indian-style spire, beautiful murals and carvings. Then, proceed to the last temple of the day, Shwe San Daw. Ascend to the top for extraordinary sunset views over the Bagan plains before returning to the ship for dinner. Entertainment on board this evening is a special performance of the celebrated Myanmar Puppets
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 - Nyaung-U Market, Hnaw Kone Walking Tour
Today's exploration of Bagan begins at the bustling Nyaung-U morning market; see the daily life of the country, as people shop and bargain for food and wares at the colorful stalls. Next, explore the gilded Shwezigon Pagoda, one of the oldest and most impressive monuments in Bagan. This religious site dates to the reign of King Anawrahta, founder of the Bagan Kingdom. Afterward, return back to the ship and set sail for Hnaw Kone, a typical, rural, river village. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour. Stop to see the local handicraft of bamboo cane basket weaving. Watch the villagers as they expertly split bamboo and skillfully weave the strands into baskets or larger panels for building homes
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12 - Yandabo and its Pottery Workshops
Arrive in Yandabo, a picturesque village famous for its terracotta pots made from the clay of the riverbank. Here, the historic peace treaty was signed that ended the first Anglo-Burmese war in 1826. A walking tour of this small village of less than 350 houses takes you to the workshops. Watch the pairs of women creating, decorating and firing the pottery. If school is in session, you'll have the opportunity to meet local children and tour the school. On board this afternoon, relax over lunch and sojourn in the lounge
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 - Phowintaung Caves, Thanboddhay Pagoda
A full day excursion to the city of Monywa, on the eastern bank of the Chindwin River, a major trade center for agricultural products from the surrounding valley. Here visit the amazing 12th century Phowintaung Caves, adorned with hundreds of Buddha statues placed inside niches decorated with wonderful mural paintings. After a box lunch, return to the ship after a very interesting day, with time to relax at the ship's spa before tonight's dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 - Ancient Mingun, Excursion to Ava, Magnificent Amarapura
Morning visit to the ancient city of Mingun. On the leisurely walking tour, visit the monumental "unfinished" Mingun Temple, started by King Bodawphaya in 1790 and the 90 ton ringing bell, the world's largest. Nearby, view the beautiful white Myatheindan Pagoda modeled after mythical Mount Meru, dedicated to his Princess who died in childbirth. After lunch, horse carts transport you to Ava, a former capital city; visit the 200-year-old teak Bagaya Kyaung Monastery, the Nanmyin watchtower and Me Nu Ok Kyaung monastery. End the day at magnificent Amarapura, a more recent Burmese royal capital. Walk across the famous teak U-Bein Bridge before boarding a sampan that takes you on a memorable sunset ride on the river. Tonight, a festive Farewell Dinner with a dance and theatre performance. On your last night together on the Irrawaddy River, bid a fond farewell to your newfound friends and share wonderful memories of a great journey
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 - Disembarkation, Mandalay
Morning disembarkation followed by a tour of bustling Mandalay. Stop at a gold leaf workshop before continuing to the Mahamuni Pagoda to observe a demonstration of how gold leaf is used on many of the Buddha statues. Ascend Mandalay Hill to visit the gilded Kuthodaw Pagoda, called "the world's largest book," named after its 729 marble slabs inscribed with Buddhist teachings. At the Shwenandaw Monastery, originally part of the Royal Palace in Amarapura, view one of the best examples of traditional Myanmar-style intricate woodcarvings in the country. The rest of the day is at leisure to independently discover Mandalay
Overnight: Mandalay
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16 - Flight to Bangkok
Today, return to Bangkok by flight for a final day of leisure in the country's capital. Enjoy the day revisiting some of the famous sites and be sure to shop to your heart's content for gifts to bring back home
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17 - Depart Thailand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Chao Phraya River Cruise with dinner

Tonight, enjoy a very relaxing cruise on Chao Phraya, the River of Kings. See the picturesque and colorful bright lights of Bangkok as you sail by night along the river. Pass the Royal Navy Fort, the Grand Palace and many other beautiful temples which are magnificently illuminated at night. An International Buffet Dinner on board is included along with live music along the way.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $72.00
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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 #4 07 Dec 2018 - 03 May 2019 $38.00
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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
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, 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
7 Day Bangkok Vacation, October 2018
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It was wonderful. Thailand was amazing and our local Gate 1 representative was kind and helpful. This was a self-guided tour and we had an amazing time ... Our hotel was fantastic and in a really good location and the morning breakfast buffet included was excellent. I will definitely recommend Gate 1 to my friends and family.

Laurie N. Phoenix, AZ
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
8 Day Bangkok Vacation, February 2018
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Our trip was wonderful. Working with Gate 1 was very easy. I appreciated receiving reminder and informational emails in the days leading up to our trip. At the airport upon arrival we found our Gate 1 representative easily for our ground transportation to our hotel. At our hotel, we received a letter from the local Gate 1 contact giving us information about our ground transfer for the end of our trip as well as local contact information should any needs arise. I had heard good things about Gate 1 from a colleague and I am glad to say that your services met and exceeded our expectations. We will consider you for future trips!!

Yvonne S. Kirkland, WA
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
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
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
8 Day Bangkok Vacation , January 2018
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The trip was wonderful! Benny, your Bangkok representative, was marvelous. She met us when we arrived, provided us with all the related information; provided advice on restaurants, banks, buses; was an exceptional tour guide; and even saw us off at 2:45 am with box breakfasts. We signed up for all the optional tours and enjoyed them all. The flights on Air China were on time, the planes were clean and the service was great. Thanks for providing us with a wonderful adventure at a fair price! We look forward to our Uganda trip in June.

Dorothy J. Long Beach, 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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Our trip was fantastic. Best vacation we ever had. We left it to our guide to manage our day and each day was different and exiting. In spite of complex food demands our guide did a good job to attend to our needs. The visit to Gate1 foundation sponsored school on last day of our trip was memorable. Looking forward to next vacation this year with Gate1 travel. Special thanks to Vit our guide.

Dilip G. Plainsboro, NJ
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
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai, November 2017
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The trip was absolutely fabulous. The guide, Udom, was the very best guide that I have had the pleasure of meeting. I have traveled in over 55 countries and have never known a better guide.

Marion H. Valley Forge, PA
13 Day Classic Thailand , November 2017
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My Gate 1 trip to Thailand was amazing! Our guide was the absolute best and really helped us immerse into Thai culture. The transportation between cities was comfortable and efficient and we got to see even more than was on the itinerary. I would definitely sign up for another Gate 1 Classic tour and would recommend to my friends and family!

Camila M. Skokie, IL
15 Day Mekong World-Class River Cruise with Siem Reap & Saigon, April 2016
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Our trip was wonderful. My husband and I were very pleased with the itinerary and especially enjoyed our time on the Mekong Navigator. Being able to visit small villages, floating villages and individuals' homes helped to make the trip a true cultural experience. All local guides spoke very good English and were quite good, especially Sokun in Cambodia. Our tour guide for the entire trip, Dang, was truly outstanding. He has excellent people skills and is very personable. Dang really did everything possible to ensure that everyone on the tour not only stayed safe and enjoyed themselves, but also that all of us had a really memorable trip. The combination of an excellent itinerary and superior guides is the reason that we will travel again in the future with Gate 1.

Judith W. Phoenix, AZ
17 Day Mekong World-Class River Cruise with Bangkok, Siem Reap & Saigon , March 2016
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We had a great time. Awesome experience! The tour pace was adequate and allowed us to better deal with the extreme heat and humidity. Both tour managers, UDOM in Bangkok and Tran in Cambodia. Vietnam were very good. The Mekong Navigator was second to none. All in all, great!

Marisol L. Woodbury, MN
17 Day Burma (Myanmar) & Bangkok with 9 Day World Class River Cruise , December 2015
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Outstanding River cruise. Another Gate 1 couple had taken the small group Gate 1 land tour (but did lots of flying to locations). They loved the cruise because they saw so much more without the hassles of flying. In addition to the fabulous Bagan, passengers loved visiting the small villages along the River (without crowds). Staff on boat, meals, cabin...4-5 stars.

Dayton A. Barrigada, GU
15 Day Mekong World-Class River Cruise with Siem Reap & Saigon - Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh, September 2015
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The trip was amazing. Our guide in Cambodia and Vietnam, Tran, was extraordinary, he took great care of our group and always kept his composure and positive attitude.

Cynthia B. Slingerlands, NY
16 Day Mekong World Class River Cruise with Saigon, Siem Reap & Bangkok, August 2015
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I was amazed by the Gate 1 experience. Everything was exceptional. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and kept an eye on the safety aspect of our trip. The Mekong Navigator was a great boat to travel on, the food was amazing and the complementary alcohol and drinks were very welcoming after a day of exploring. All in all it was a great trip. Gate 1 Travel has been recommended to my friends as the way to comprehensively see a country. We are certainly planning our next trip with you guys.

Steven A. QLD, Australia


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