Update (July 10, 3:30 p.m. PT): The Jan. 9 departure from San Francisco is sold out at $1399 per person. It is now available for $55 more per person.
Savor the rich heritage and culture of Thailand -- during peak dry season -- on an eight-night vacation for $1399 per person, including taxes.
Travelers save $515 on self-packaging for this tour that includes:
Marvel at the world's largest solid gold Buddha statue in Bangkok; ride the cliff-hugging train to the River Kwai; explore the former capital city of Siam; and play with tiger cubs in the beach town of Pattaya.
Depart Jan. 9 from Los Angeles or San Francisco. For $100 more per person, depart Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec. 5; Jan. 23; Feb. 6, 20; March 6, 20. Departures from New York are $200 more per person.
For $300-$400 more per person, book an eight-night package that visits Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai over the same travel dates.
Travelzoo tip: Frommer's calls Loy Krathong, celebrated in mid- to late November, Thailand's "most romantic festival," where "handmade banana-leaf vessels are launched down rivers, and lanterns are hoisted into the sky in order to symbolize the release of sins."