Thailand is a Southeast Asian country. It's known for tropical beaches, opulent royal palaces, ancient ruins and ornate temples displaying figures of Buddha. In Bangkok, the capital, an ultramodern cityscape rises next to quiet canalside communities and the iconic temples of Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew).
APR 07 DEPART
FROM JFK, USA
Please make your own way to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, via
APR 08 ARRIVE
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by a local guide and
transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Bangkok, the “Venice of the East”, is a national treasure trove with
its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets, legendary nightlife and
Accommodation: Eastin Grande Sathorn (2 Nights)
33/1 S Sathon Rd
Yan Nawa, Sathon
Phone: +66 2 210 8100
This morning we depart to take a half-day Royal Grand Palace Tour. We
begin with a visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark, most
praised royal monument, and most popular tourist attraction in Thailand, is a
must. The palace, which is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, is
the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by the King Rama
I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Indeed, the Grand Palace
is an amazing place to visit, as it consists of over 100 brightly colored
buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, that all date back to the
foundation of Bangkok in 1782. Please note that photography is permitted in the
Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not
inside the buildings.
Afterwards, we visit to “Wat Pho”, a giant Reclining Buddha covered in
gold leaf, is regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes
called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues
found in the temple educated people on various subjects such as literature,
warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and is considered to be
home of Thai traditional massages.
Dress Code: Please note that the chapel is a national shrine and that
you will be required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulders, knees or
strapless-heel shoes, and shoes must be removed before entering the temple
buildings as a matter of respect.)
Tour Duration: 3.5 - 4 hrs depending on the hotel location and traffic
Afterwards, we transfer back to the hotel and the remainder of the day
is at leisure until the evening to have Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise
excursion as your welcome dinner. It is a romantic and unique culture
experience. The cruise departs at 7:30PM. Cruising along the Chao Phraya River
on this elegant, restored wooden rice barge, you will be introduced to Bangkok
by night. It is a spectacular and memorable journey as Thai culinary delicacies
are served as you glide down The River of Kings. Enroute you will pass the
famous Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), the magnificent Grand Palace, The Royal
Barge Boathouse, and numerous other temples and fascinating landmarks. A
delicious Thai set Dinner (Gold Menu) is served featuring Thai dumplings, prawn
skewers, spicy soups, regional curries, stir fries, fresh seafood, and a
traditional Thai dessert. The cruise concludes at 09:30PM, you will be
transferred back to your hotel.
08:30 Leave hotel to visit Grand
09:30 Arrival Grand Palace
11:00 Leave for Wat Pho
11:15 Visit Wat Pho
13:30 Return to hotel
14:15 Arrive hotel
18:15 Leave from hotel for
Manohra Dinner Cruise
19:15 Arrive at pier
19:30 Start dinner cruise
21:30 Finish Dinner Cruise and
transfer back to hotel
22:15-22:30 Arrive back at hotel
APR 10 BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI (B)
We check out of the hotel and transfer to Bangkok Airport to take you
flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival at the Chiang Mai Airport, you will be met
and transferred to the hotel to check in and the remainder of the day is at
Accommodation: Kantary Hills Chiang Mai (2 Nights)
44, 44/1-4 ถนน นิมมานเหมินทร์ Soi 12
Mueang Chiang Mai District
Chiang Mai 50200
Phone: +66 53 222 111
APR 11 CHIANG MAI (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, we depart for an exciting Excursion to the
Elephant Sanctuary in Kanta. Today you will have the opportunity to feed,
interact, play and bathe with the elephant for the full morning.
You will be picked up from your hotel by local 4WD Truck and it takes
approximately 1.5 hours outside of Chiang Mai through rural landscapes,
agricultural areas, and forested hills. When you arrive at the village, meet
your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village to the Elephant
Jungle Sanctuary. We change into traditional clothing and have an introductory
lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior. Afterwards, we meet the
Elephants and feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home
as you learn about their behavior and history. A lot of activities you can try:
taking photos with the elephants; enjoying a lunch of traditional Thai food and
fresh fruit; walking with the elephants to the river; bathing and brush the
elephants; joining the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa and swimming in the
river and take photos with the elephants. In the end, we change back clothes
and walk for 10-15 minutes through the village before we leave the Sanctuary
and return to Chiang Mai.
07:00 Depart to north of Chiang Mai.
08:30 Arrival at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and get briefing before
changing to traditional clothing, and start preparing fruits for the elephants.
09:00 Meet the elephants with feeding, interaction and play with them.
10:00 Walk with the elephants to the river and bathe them.
11:00 Break and time to say goodbye.
12:00 Lunch will be provided at local restaurant
13.00 You will then transfer to the hotel just after lunch.
Duration: 08:00 – 17:00 hrs.
Inclusions: Private round-trip transfer with English speaking guide by
Local 4WD Truck (For pick up & drop off hotel in Chiang Mai Town only) /
English speaking guide at the Park / Lunch (Traditional Thai Buffet)/ Drinking
Water / Food for feeding Elephant
Things to bring : Hat, Shorts , Sunscreen, Towel, Bathing Suite, Insect
Repellent, Walking Shoes, Change of clothes.
Enjoy some free time before departing for the Chang Phuak Gate Market
Evening Street Food Tour. Set out from your hotel this evening to explore one
of Chiang Mai's best street food markets, with small stalls serving a wide
range of dishes, many of which adhere to the principles of authentic Thai and
Northern Thai cooking. With the benefit of your guide's expertise, meet local
vendors and taste delicious grilled meats, seafood, curries, soups, noodles and
rice dishes. This market is popular with locals and is a great place to wander,
relax and soak up the nighttime atmosphere of Chiang Mai. Continue onwards to
the Night Market or Night Bazaar to find some souvenirs! We return to the hotel
late in the evening.
18:00 Leave from hotel to visit Chang Phuak Gate Market
18:30 Stroll along the small stalls and taste at different vendor's
20:00 Continue to the Night Bazaar.
21:00 Transfer back to your hotel.
21:30 Arrival at the hotel (estimated)
APR 12 CHIANG MAI – PHUKET
Today is free at leisure until we transfer to the airport to take your
flight to Phuket (flight quote separately). Thailand’s largest island: It is
often described as “the pearl of the Andaman.” Its limestone cliffs, white
powdery beaches, tranquil broad bays and tropical forests contribute to making
it the South’s wealthiest, most visited and most popular island.
Upon arrival in Phuket, you will be greeted by our local representative
and then transferred to the hotel to check in and the remainder of the day is
Accommodation: Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by
Sofitel (3 Nights)
38 ซอย Luangphochuain Soi 1
Phuket District, Phuket 83100
Phone: +66 76 302 660
APR 13 PHUKET
PHI PHI ISLAND EXCURSION (B/L)
Today, time to relax a little with a day excursion to Phi Phi Island by
join-in speedboat with return private transfers. Our day starts in the morning,
as you will be picked up from the hotel and by private transfer to the
prestigious Royal Phuket Marina, where we board the join-in speedboat for the
transfer to Phi Phi Island. The journey will take approximately 45 to 60
minutes and speedboat capacity is 30 passengers per boat. Phi Phi Island is known for its white sandy palm fringed beaches, lime
stone mountains and caves, along with stunning rock formations, vivid turquoise
waters and colorful marine life. We will snorkel and swim in clear water at
Pilh Cove and have a sightseeing of the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern
where ancient rock paintings can be found and now is home to bird nest
producing swallows. Feeding the local inhabitants at "The Monkey
Beach" and you will appreciate the magnificent marine life at the Great
Coral Reef. After lunch at Phi Phi Natural Resort (a Private beach), we explore
to Bamboo Island, is flat beautiful island with blending white sand and very
clear water, where you can enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel or simply
lie and rest on the beach. There is also a nice coral reef near the beach. In
the late afternoon, we return to the Royal Phuket Marina and transfer back to
Duration: 07:45- 16:00 hrs. SIC Operation
Tour Includes: Round-trip transfer/ English speaking guide/ Speedboat/
Lunch & Soft drinks/ Insurance/ Snorkeling equipment (Mask, snorkel &
Life jacket) Remark: No minimum pax required, 1pax can be operated
What to bring; Swimming wear, shorts, Light T-shirt, Beach Towel, Sun
Block, Sun Cap, Sunglasses, Camera and film, Light Deck Shoes and a little
Money for Sundries.
- Notification from National Marine Park - Maya Bay will be closed
temporarily for nature recover from 01 October 2018 onward until further
notice. - This program is subject to change according to the weather and sea
07:45-08:00 Pick up from your
09:00 Depart for
Maya BAY and Phi Phi Island
10:00 Arrive Maya
Bay and relax
10:45 Enjoy Loh
Samah, Pileh, Viking and Monkey Beach
14:15 Enjoy Bamboo
15:15 Return to
16.10 Arrive Phuket
and transfer back to hotel
*The itinerary and timing above are subject to change according the
weather and sea condition.*
APR 14 PHUKET
Free at your leisure or take one of our recommended optional tours as
OPTIONAL TOUR 1: White Water Rafting. (additional cost)
Program C Rafting 5 Km. + Lunch + ATV 30 Min, *Min. of 2 pax required*
07:15 – 07:30AM Pick Up
10.00 AM Visit Monkey Cave Temple
10.30 AM Free Flying Fox& Briefing before
11.00 AM Start Rafting fun & Adventure
12.00 PM Delicious with Thai Buffet Lunch
13.30 PM Ride ATV 30 Min Adventure & Relax
With Fish Spa
14.30 PM Test some Thai Fruit at Lungkhai Fruit
15.30 PM Transfer back to hotel
16.30 - 17.00 PM Arrived
at your hotel
Tour Inclusions: Transfer Round Trip, Professional Guide, Accident
insurance, Buffet Lunch.
OPTIONAL TOUR 2: Phuket City Tour (minimum of 10pax required)- additional cost
This tour shows you the best of Phuket in a nutshell. After your pick
up from the hotel, your schedule includes the following sights: the viewpoint
at the renowned Promthep Cape, the sea Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, the Big
Buddha on top of Nakerd Hill with a stunning view over the island, the
beautiful Chalong Temple and century old Sino-Portuguese building along both
side of Dee-book road and Talang road. Lunch at local restaurant. Also included
are a visit to a Cashew-nut Factory and fabulous Gem Gallery, before you return
to your hotel.
Duration: 09:00 – 17:00 hrs.
Included: Round-trip transfer, English speaking guide, Lunch, All
entrance fees, Drinking water (1 Bottle 0.6 L) and Wet Tissues
09:00 am Pick up from
Hotel. Drive along scenic beach roads via Patong,Karon, Kata.
10:00 am Visit Phuket View
Point, Promthep Cape
Visit Wat Chalong
12:30 pm Lunch at the
14:00 pm Visit souvenir
shop or handicraft shop
15:00 pm Visit Century-old
Sino-Portuguese building at Thalang Road.
16:00 pm Back to the Hotel
17:00 pm Arrive at Hotel
APR 15 PHUKET
- DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and you could store your
luggage at the hotel and free at leisure until late afternoon around 3:00pm you
will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home to USA.
Payment Plan Schedule:
Deposit of 300pp is due today no later tomorrow!
Payments of 400 (90 days final due prior to departure)
- 1/12 Final is Due!