Janet Taylor

The Travel Empire

Discover Thailand | Bangkok & Phuket 2020 PLUS Beijing

Apr 22, 2020 to May 4, 2020
Thailand & China
Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is an exciting bucket list destination that is a must see! Come and discover the best of Thailand PLUS enjoy a bonus visit to Beijing, China on this 12 day trip (just 5-6 vacation days required). We have carefully crafted this trip around the Heroes Day & May Day Holidays in Barbados.

From the bustling markets, glittering temples and colourful tuk-tuks of Bangkok which has a population of over 9 million inhabitants to the tropical island paradise, breathtaking beaches and pulsating nightlife of Phuket, our group trip to Thailand will transport you into the heart of this exotic destination. Thailand is dubbed  "the Land of Smiles" and rightfully so. Perhaps it’s the friendly welcome from the Thai people who will make an impression on you with their gentleness and polite, respectful approach. 

And that's not all! We are taking advantage of the layover in Beijing China on the return trip from Thailand. Your epic trip to Thailand will end with a short stay/2 nights layover in Beijing China with its modern architecture & iconic sights. Relax, explore this modern & historical city, or take an optional tour to the Great Wall of China.

3 trip locations | 1 great price! This diverse trip is packed with great value all in one to ensure you have a memorable and truly authentic Asian experience! 

What's included in this trip:

  • Roundtrip International Flights Barbados to Bangkok (via NY & Beijing)
  • Roundtrip Domestic Flight Bangkok to Phuket
  • Arrival & departure transfer – group traveling together
  • Meet & greet at the airport in Bangkok & Phuket
  • 4 nights in Bangkok at 4-star hotel, Riva Arun Bangkok, Riva Arun Studio, or similar (breakfast included)
  • 3 nights in Phuket at 4-star hotel, Burasari Phuket, Premier Room or similar (breakfast included)
  • Day Room in Beijing China at Holiday Inn Express Beijing Airport Zone, or similar (en route to Bangkok - breakfast included)
  • 2 nights in Beijing China at Hilton Beijing Capital Airport or similar (en route to Barbados)
  • Private Half-day Bangkok City & Temples Tour
  • Welcome Dinner Cruise Chayo Phraya River Bangkok
  • Private Half-day Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market Tour
  • Half-day Thai cooking classes
  • Shared Full-day Phi Phi Islands Catamaran Excursion
  • Phuket Elephant Jungle Sanctuary with Lunch
  • Baggage fees (1 checked bag R/T BGI-JFK; 2 checked bags JFK-BKK; 1 checked bag BKK-HKT)
  • Services of Travel Empire host
  • Customized Group T-Shirt & exclusive gifts 
  • All taxes, service fees, and VAT

What's not included:

  1. Travel insurance (please accept or decline below)
  2. Optional tours (e.g. Tiger Kingdom, ATV Tour, Great Wall of China etc.)
  3. Expenses of a personal nature
  4. Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels
  5. Water and drinks during meals
  6. Other meals not mentioned in the program
  7. Incidental charges at hotel (refundable security deposit)
  8. Applicable visa application & courier fees
  9. Optional tips & Gratuities (NB. Tipping is recommended for restaurant staff/transport vendors)

Itinerary (Snapshot):

  • Day 1 & 2 (Barbados to Bangkok via JFK&Beijing): Depart Barbados at 6:16 pm; connection in JFK and overnight layover in Beijing.

  • Day 3 (Bangkok): Arrival in Bangkok, check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 4 (Bangkok): Private half-day tour of Bangkok city and temples. Welcome Dinner Cruise Chayo Phraya River Bangkok in the evening.

  • Day 5 (Bangkok): Half-day excursion to visit two of Bangkok’s top cultural attractions—the Damneon Saduak Floating Market and the Maeklong Railway Market. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 6 (Bangkok): Half-day Thai cooking classes. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Optional  Bangkok by Night Food Tour by Tuk Tuk in the evening.

  • Day 7 (Bangkok to Phuket): Arrival in Phuket, check in at hotel.  Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 8 (Phuket): Depart for a full-day excursion by catamaran to the Phi Phi islands. Rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 9 (Phuket): Depart for half-day morning visit to Phuket Elephant Sanctuary with lunch.  Rest of the day at leisure or option to do afternoon Phuket city tour.

  • Day 10 (Phuket to Beijing): Depart Phuket to Beijing on red-eye flight.

  • Day 11 (Phuket to Beijing): Arrive Beijing early morning. Rest of the day at leisure, explore the city or take advantage of optional tour to Great Wall of China.

  • Day 12 (Beijing to Barbados): Depart Beijing to Barbados on red eye flight at 11:56 pm; connection via JFK. Arrive Barbados on May 4th at 4:35 am. 

Cancellation policy:

All deposits are non-refundable; non-transferable. All final balances are non-refundable; non-transferable. Travel insurance is HIGHLY recommended.

All group trips are subject to our terms and conditions which you must read before booking your trip. Please click "groups terms and conditionsto review the group terms and conditions on our website prior to booking.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Unavailable as of February 24, 2020

Deposit: $1,000.00

Prices are quoted in BDS$ (equivalent US$2900).

Single Occupancy
Unavailable as of February 24, 2020

Deposit: $1,000.00

Prices are quoted in BDS$ (equivalent US$3900).

Extra Options

Phuket: Half Day Phuket City Tour + ATV Adventure (1:30 pm tour)
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Bangkok: Optional Night Tuk Tuk Food Tour
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Phuket: Optional Phuket Best Half Day City Tour (2pm tour)
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Phuket: Optional Tiger Kingdom
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Phuket: Optional ATV Quad Bike with small tigers
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Beijing: Optional Great Wall of China with Picnic and Wine
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020



Optional Phuket: Siam Niramit Dinner Show
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020


USD. 6:30 PM, Show with Silver Seating & Hotel Pickup includes Food Only.

Bangkok: Optional Pattaya & Coral Islands including Sanctuary of Truth - Full Day
Unavailable as of March 31, 2020


Additional entry ticket for Coral Islands & Sanctuary of Truth.
Coral Islands: US$2 p/p
Sanctuary of Truth:
Ticket Only - US$20.00 p/p
Ticket+Meal+ATV Ride - US$48.00 p/p
Ticket+Meal+Horse Riding - US$48.00 p/p