Julie Cunningham

Julie’s Star Travel Agency

Thailand It's A Treat 2022

Apr 7, 2022 to Apr 15, 2022
Thailand

Thailand It's A Treat!

April 7th – 15th, 2022

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). 


What's included in this trip:

Inclusions in pricing:

·         First Class (4-5 star) hotel accommodation as per itinerary based on twin share

·         All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach with driver per itinerary (Any individuals traveling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)

·         Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance

·         Local taxes on accommodation

·         Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

·          Welcome dinner (food only and without drink)


  • Day 1 (4/7/22): Depart from JFK

  • Day 2 (4/8/22): Bangkok — Welcome to Bangkok! Upon arrival at the Bangkok Airport, you will be met by a professional English-speaking guide and transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay. The remainder of your day is at leisure. 

  • Day 3 (4/9/22): Bangkok – Chiang Mai (B, D) — After excursion, Transfer to Bangkok Airport for departure flight. Upon arrival at the Chiang Mai Airport, you will transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai


  • Day 4 (4/10/22): Chiang Mai (B, L, D) — After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for the Elephant Sanctuary in Kanta. You will have the opportunity to feed, interact, play and bathe with the elephant for the full morning.


  • Day 5 (4/11/22):  Chiang Mai – Phuket (B) — After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the Chiang Mai airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, Transfer from Phuket Airport to the hotel. Overnight.


  • Day 6 (4/12/22):  Phuket (B,L) — Breakfast at the hotel, Full Day Phi Phi Island Tour by Speedboat with Lunch, Overnight at hotel in Phuket


  • Day 7 (4/13/22):  Phuket (B) — Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a full day at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Phuket.


  • Day 8 (4/14/22):  Phuket – Departure (B) — After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Phuket Airport for departure flight

What's not included:

    ·         All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection

    ·         Domestic flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and from Chiang Mai to Phuket

    ·         Personal items

    ·         Meals unless listed in itinerary

    ·         Music, free flow soft drinks during the welcome dinner in Chiang Mai

    ·         Tips & Gratuities

    ·         Optional tours

    ·         Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am)

    ·         Travel Insurance

    ·         Visa/passport handling fees

    Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)


    Itinerary:

    APR 07           DEPART FROM JFK, USA

    Please make your own way to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, via Doha.                   

     

    APR 08           ARRIVE IN BANGKOK                                                                

    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 shopping.

     Accommodation:      Eastin Grande Sathorn (2 Nights)

    33/1 S Sathon Rd

    Yan Nawa, Sathon

    Bangkok 10120

    Thailand

    Phone: +66 2 210 8100

     

    APR 09           BANGKOK                                                                                                          (B/L/D)

    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 situation.

     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.

                     

     Estimated Timeline:

     08:30 Leave hotel to visit Grand Palace

     09:30 Arrival Grand Palace

     11:00 Leave for Wat Pho

     11:15 Visit Wat Pho

     12:15 Lunch

     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 leisure.

     Accommodation:      Kantary Hills Chiang Mai (2 Nights)

    44, 44/1-4 ถนน นิมมานเหมินทร์ Soi 12

    Mueang Chiang Mai District

    Chiang Mai 50200

    Thailand

    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.

     

    Estimated timeline:

    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.

     Estimated timeline:

    18:00 Leave from hotel to visit Chang Phuak Gate Market

    18:30 Stroll along the small stalls and taste at different vendor's specialties.

    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                                                                                          (B)

    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 at leisure.

     Accommodation:      Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery by Sofitel (3 Nights)

    38 ซอย Luangphochuain Soi 1

    Karon, Mueang

    Phuket District, Phuket 83100

    Thailand

    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 your hotel.

     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.

     Important Note:

    - 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 condition.

     Estimated Timeline:

    07:45-08:00     Pick up from your hotel

    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

    11.30               Snorkeling

    13:00               Lunch

    14:15               Enjoy Bamboo Island

    15:15               Return to Phuket.

    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                                                                                                                         (B)

    Free at your leisure or take one of our recommended optional tours as below:

     OPTIONAL TOUR 1: White Water Rafting. (additional cost)

    Program C Rafting 5 Km. + Lunch + ATV 30 Min, *Min. of 2 pax required*

    Tentative schedule:

    07:15 – 07:30AM        Pick Up from hotel

    10.00 AM                    Visit Monkey Cave Temple

    10.30 AM                    Free Flying Fox& Briefing before rafting

    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 Garden

    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

     Tentative schedule:

    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 Restaurant

    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)

    • 7/12
    • 8/12
    • 9/12
    • 10/12
    • 11/12
    • 12/13
    • 1/12/2022 Final is Due!

    Cancellation policy:

    This package is nonrefundable.  Insurance highly recommended.

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