9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai

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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3. Included sightseeing commences in the afternoon on Day 3.


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Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two-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.

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Escorted 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
  • 7 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Bangkok
    • 2 nights Kanchanaburi
    • 1 night Ayutthaya
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 11 meals: 7 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

♦ Flights from the USA may arrive early on DAY 3. Sightseeing commences in the morning of Day 3

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

Is This Trip Right for You?

This active program covers a good amount of ground each day. Expect from two-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.

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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

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Bangkok
Welcome to 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 3, Wednesday - 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 briefing by your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Thursday - 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
*Dec 3rd departure, optional Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha is not available
Optional: Half Day Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha (AM)
Optional: Siam Niramit Show & Dinner (PM)
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - 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, spectacular waterfalls, 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. Enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - 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 7, Sunday - Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour
Depart Kanchanaburi and travel 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 Tong, 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 8, Monday - Travel to Bangkok
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 Tong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school before traveling to Bangkok. En route stop at a gem gallery, to watch jewelry being made and learn more about the gems used. Time on your own in Bangkok to revisit some of the city's fabulous sites, or, indulge in a last-minute shopping spree. Enjoy a night out on the town as you bid farewell to Thailand
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Depart Thailand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Thailand
Depart for Thailand

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Bangkok
Welcome to 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 3, Saturday - 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 briefing by your Tour Manager, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Sunday - 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 5, Monday - 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, spectacular waterfalls, 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. Enjoy dinner at a hotel restaurant
Overnight: Kanchanaburi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - 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 7, Wednesday - Travel to Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya City Tour
Depart Kanchanaburi and travel 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 Tong, 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 8, Thursday - Travel to Bangkok
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 Tong in 1632, this served as the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. If time permits, there may be a visit to a local school before traveling to Bangkok. En route stop at a gem gallery, to watch jewelry being made and learn more about the gems used. Time on your own in Bangkok to revisit some of the city's fabulous sites, or, indulge in a last-minute shopping spree. Enjoy a night out on the town as you bid farewell to Thailand
Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Friday - Depart Thailand
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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 #4 07 Dec 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $38.00
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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 #4 20 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $60.00
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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 #6 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $29.00
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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 - 30 Jun 2019 $38.00
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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 #4 20 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $60.00
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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 #6 01 Jul 2018 - 30 Jun 2019 $29.00
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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
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
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
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
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
13 Day Classic Thailand, May 2017
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This was hands down the best travel experience I have ever had. I loved every aspect of the trip. The hotels were immaculate and wonderful in every way. The tour guide, Steven, was so knowledgable and pleasant. He really made the trip perfect and took it to the next level by really going out of his way to make sure that everyone had a great time. He really got to know each person on the trip and was full of information! The bus driver and bus assistant were amazing as well. I have never seen anyone drive a bus as big as the Gate 1 bus with as much skill as our driver, and it was great to feel safe in his capable hands. The bus assistant made sure each person on the trip had water, snacks, and was just a pleasure to be around in general. The bus itself was kept very clean and tidy, and it was very comfortable. The activities and excursions of the trip were absolutely thrilling and well planned. I cannot begin to articulate how happy I am to have gone on this trip and how fantastic of a job Gate 1 Travel did with planning it out, from beginning to end. This was my first Gate 1 trip, and because of the fantastic experience I had, it definitely won't be my last!

Chelsea B. Oxford, MS
12 Day Classic Thailand , May 2017
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Excellent. Had a great time. Good company and the accommodations and food were very good. The itinerary? was interesting and educational. Our tour guide did a wonderful job. I would recommend this Gate 1 package to anyone wanting a real value for money tour of Thailand.

Christopher D. Victoria, Australia
10 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai & Pattaya, April 2017
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We had a wonderful time despite the extremely hot and humid weather in Thailand during our visit. First class tour manager (Usa) who was wonderful and funny, bus driver & helper, absolutely fantastic accommodations and a very fine group of people. All went smoothly and we appreciate Gate 1's efforts in making our trip a memorable one!

David A. Aurora, CO
12 Day Classic Vietnam , March 2017
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It was awesome! We had great tour guides. Both Tu and Ray were excellent. Great weather and so much fun. Gate 1 has done a great job once again. The hotels were terrific the food delicious and enjoyed the whole entire experience. Everything was coordinated nicely between the two tours. Thanks for all of your help.

Constantine M. Hartland, WI
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai , March 2017
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Absolutely wonderful! All the services were great, every place we stayed at was hospitable, and our tour guide, Panya, was amazing! He really helped to make the trip great, by showing us all kinds of interesting things, teaching us about Thai culture, and just making sure everything went smoothly! I have already recommend this tour to friends.

Alexandra W. Hillsborough, NJ
15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, March 2017
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The trip to Thailand and Cambodia was a wonderful adventure. Everyday was filled with amazing adventures beyond our imaginations! We loved Anil, our guide.

Kathleen S. Cockeysville, MD
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket , March 2017
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My wife Lauren and I just finished our March 2017 16 Day Classic tour of Thailand. We chose Thailand for our honeymoon and it exceeded our expectations! Most people asked us, "Why Thailand?" Well, why not Thailand?! We are so absolutely grateful for this beautiful honeymoon and Tuk, our tour guide, was so gracious!! Tuk is very personable, knowledgeable about her country, extremely comical and loving, and has a deep passion for her country/Buddhism. If I could give her five stars on this form I definitely would!!! I will never forget her and we are definitely looking to book our next Gate 1 Travel destination. All the hotels we stayed in were absolutely beautiful and comfortable. We also visited a school and gave children school supplies. One of our favorite times was when we visited a Thai family at their beautiful home made all of teakwood and they made us a delicious dinner. Such great hospitality!! We literally could not have done this vacation on our own. Gate 1 Travel is truly hassle-free, worry-free and provides the best of everything for their customers!!!! We could not have had such a great experience without the experience and professionalism of our tour guide. Tuk went above and beyond to not only make sure we had an enjoyable experience but had fun. Our group was constantly laughing and carrying on. My wife hurt her hand on the trip and Tuk made sure we got the right supplies to help heal her up quickly. Customer service was fantastic. We are looking forward to booming our next trip with Gate 1. Thanks!

Derek G. San Antonio, TX
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket , February 2017
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We had a wonderful trip to Thailand. Everything was perfect - beautiful lodging in every location, delicious food, and, most importantly, a great travel guide Keow. We will look to Gate 1 again when we next tour.

Toni C. Salt Lake City, UT
15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, February 2017
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Amazing! Our guide, Panya, was the best. Attention to detail at every turn. Once in a lifetime opportunities! Already booked our next Gate 1 trip for May!

Jamie S. Mason, OH
9 Day Central Thailand with River Kwai , February 2017
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Lift was a wonderful tour guide. She always kept us well informed of customs and laws governing each and every site visit. Our Bus Boy was the best of the best. The driver was excellent. He was safe caring for our comfort. I would highly recommend Gate 1 for any tour.

Llyod A. Baytown, TX
15 Day Kaleidoscope of Thailand with River Kwai , February 2017
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Our trip (there were 5 ladies traveling together) was amazing! Our tour director, Uza, was outstanding, the best tour director we have had! She made sure we had time with the local people and experienced so much more than we had expected. We didn't just see temples and palaces! The time we spent at the school in Thailand was such a highlight as well! The children of the school, teachers, administrators were so gracious and excited to have us come spend time with the children. It was great! The accommodations were just superb, so very nice and each one so different. The most exciting was the River Kwai Resortel. What fun to ride the long tail boat up the river into the jungle!! The bus driver (Mr. Sak) and Uza's helper Kit were just awesome! Mr. Sak handled that big Gate 1 bus with ease through the crowded streets in all the cities. And Kit? he was at our finger tips every time we got on or off the bus. He saw to it we had fresh water, hand wipes, candy and even fresh local fruit. Always had a smile for us and ready to serve us in any manner to make our trip as comfortable as possible. It was a really great trip! Thank you!

Cheryl F. Granbury, TX
16 Day Classic Thailand with Phuket , February 2017
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The trip was amazing. Our tour guide Ya was terrific, the hotels were wonderful. I loved the food, the massages, the trip to Phi Phi Island, the home hosted dinner and the day with the elephants. The people of Thailand are so nice and friendly. Always smiling and very welcoming. It is a trip that I have wanted to take for a long time and it was everything I hoped for and more. As usual, Gate 1 did a fantastic job.

Gail M. Yaphank, NY
15 Day Classic Thailand with Angkor Wat, February 2017
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Fantastic! We really enjoyed the tour, including meeting so many nice people. Our tour guide, Panya, was very knowledgeable & took very good care of us. He not only showed us the historical sites on the itinerary, but a number of local stops as well so we really got a good sense of the present day cultures & people. The hotels & meals were excellent, too! All in all a very memorable trip & I'm sure we'll book another Gate 1 tour in the future. Now we just have to get over our jetlag!

Judith T. Rohnert Park, CA

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