The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is accepting reservations from the public for its Thailand Odyssey set for late this summer. The trip, open to anyone who wants to go, will transport visitors to some of Thailand’s most popular places offering a glimpse into the culture, history and lives of its people.
The nine-day adventure, Sept. 11-19, will provide an abundance of sightseeing, shopping and sampling of authentic Thai cuisine. Highlights of the trip include exploration of the country’s capital, Bangkok, and a visit to the nearby province, Kanchanaburi, known for its role during World War II. The group will visit the Allied War Cemetery and take a historic ride on Death Railway Train, passing over an original wooden viaduct constructed by Allied Prisoners of War. After departing Kanchanaburi, the group will travel to the ruins of Ayutthaya, once known as the ancient capital Siam. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, located about 50 miles north of Bangkok, was formerly a prosperous international trading port.
Tourists will also get a glimpse of The Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most highly revered Buddha image carved from a single block of jade.
The Chamber is excited to offer the trip at the attractive rate of $2,449 per person for double occupancy. Solo travers pay an additional $475. The package includes round-trip airfare from Atlanta, hotel accommodations, daily buffet breakfasts, four lunches and one dinner, ground transportation and transfers, tours with English-speaking guides, attraction entrance fees, and the Grand Pearl Cruise from Ayuthaya to Bangkok.
The Chamber is also offering a three-day extension to Phuket for an additional $390 per person for doubles (the cost is an additional $600 for single occupants). Enjoy an optional tour of the city and/or a speedboat tour of Coral Island with lunch for an additional fee.
A pre-tour briefing for the Thailand Odyssey tour will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 5 to 6 p.m., at the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber, 936 Green Street S.W., Conyers.
To see the full itinerary and brochure, visit www.conyers-rockdale.com. To attend the briefing or book now, contact Stephanie Layson at the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber at 770-483-483-7049 or e-mail Stephanie@conyers-rockdale.com.