updated 10/16/2009 8:59:40 AM ET 2009-10-16T12:59:40

Book by: October 30

Travel by: Various departures are available through 2010

The deal
Thailand Trip from $1,199
This 14-day adventure tour from Smartours includes round-trip airfare from L.A., hotels, and guided This 14-day adventure tour from Smartours includes round-trip airfare from L.A., hotels, and guided tours throughout the spectacular country of Thailand. tours throughout the spectacular country of Thailand.

Begin your tour in bustling Bangkok, home to remarkable sites like Wat Po Temple, housing the renowned 150-foot-long reclining Buddha.

Next you’ll embark on a scenic boat trip along the Mekong River in the historic Golden Triangle region, the meeting point of Thailand, Burma and Laos. Other tour highlights include visits to the renowned Chiang Mai, known as the “rose of the north,” where you’ll visit an elephant farm and learn about the role of elephants in Thai agriculture.

Rates for this guided tour start at $1,199, with various departures available throughout 2010. Book before October 30 to enjoy savings of up to $1,000 per couple.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional.

The catch
Avoid the hot, dry season from March through June, when the steamy temperatures in Bangkok range from 93 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

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