Flora Jordan

Flo Knowles Travel

TEMPTING THAILAND

Apr 1, 2022 to Apr 30, 2022
THAILAND

Experience a world-class trip to Thailand.
Imagine yourself exploring the cultural gems this beautiful country has to offer.
Visit ancient ruins and beautiful temples that you can’t see anyplace else.
Put this unforgettable trip on your calendar for next year.

 

 

This 9-day Thai vacation takes you to Bangkok and Phuket to experience some of the highlights of Thailand. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and is a perfect vacation option for specialty groups.

Your journey begins in Bangkok, the Thai capital and the most visited city on the planet. Bangkok is an invigorating mix of modern wonders and old-fashioned secrets. You’re just as likely to shop for designer goods or dine at some of the world’s fanciest restaurants as you are to barter for goods in old-fashioned markets or enjoy noodles on a plastic stool next to a crowd of happy strangers on the street.

After arriving, you’ll have the rest of your day at leisure to explore on your own and adjust to the city’s scale. The next day, start your journey through its many highlights with a trip to the largest flower market in the city. Next up is the Grand Palace, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and see Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. End your day with a visit to Wat Pho where you can take some photos in front of the Golden Reclining Buddha, the largest of its kind in the world. The next day, ride along the river in a longtail speedboat to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where dozens of boats sell goods right from the waters of the river. After lunch, head to Sompong Thai Cooking School to learn to cook Thai dishes under the tutelage of an experienced chef. 

 

You’ll have another day at leisure in Bangkok before flying down to Phuket in the south of Thailand. This island on the Andaman Sea is famous for its golden beaches, blue waters, and popular resorts. You’ll have three full days based at your hotel in Patong to enjoy the pleasures of this island getaway. Enjoy spa treatments, stay active with a Muay Thai lesson, spend your days snorkeling through the waters, or book an excursion to James Bond Island or other natural highlights. Shop the bazaars of Patong Beach and take advantage of the sizzling nightlife.

At the end of your trip, return to the airport for your onward travels.

HIGHLIGHTS:
4 Nights Banglok
4 Night Phuket
Visits to flower market and Grand Palace
See monk chanting at Wat Po
Excursion to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Visit to famous ‘Folding Umbrella’ Market
Thai cooking class and dinner
Free days on beaches of Phuket

 

What's included in this trip:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Goway’s Travel Mate Assurance
  • 8 Nights moderate class accommodation
  • 1 FOC based on twin share
  • Hotel Porterage, where available
  • Full Breakfasts daily (8)
  • 1 dinner
  • Private guided tours as per itinerary
  • All transfers in modern air-conditioned mini-coaches
  • All necessary entrance fees
  • Flights Bangkok-Phuket-Bangkok
  • Full set of ‘E’ docs for each passenger

 

What's not included:

  • All International airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection
  • Personal Items
  • Optional Tours (please enquire for costs)
  • Meals unless listed in the itinerary
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Early check-in and late check-out of rooms
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa/passport handling fee
 

 

Itinerary:

Day1

Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at Bangkok international airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

About Bangkok: Founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is the country's spiritual, cultural, diplomatic, commercial, and educational hub. It covers an area of more than 1,500 square kilometers and is home to approximately ten million people. Known as the City of Angels and the Venice of the East, Bangkok thrills with energy with a vast array of sightseeing, shopping, and eating possibilities.

Duration 4 Nights
Accommodation

Furamaxclusive Sathorn

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Day2

Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel.

We start the day by visiting the biggest flower market in the city. From there, enjoy a guided tour of the Grand Palace, which is a "must-see" for every visitor to Bangkok. Located close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings), the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), which houses Thailand's most precious image of the Lord Buddha.

This afternoon, we continue the tour and visit the Reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf at Wat Pho. At the end of the tour, travel back to the hotel.

Important: Please note that you are required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulder, bare knees, or strapless-heel shoes). Shoes must be removed before entering all temple buildings.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day3

Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel.

To discover the way Bangkok used to be, we depart from the hotel with our guide and driver to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. On arrival, enjoy a scenic ride on a narrow longtail-speedboat followed by a man-powered sampan ride, passing riverside villages and fruit plantations, before entering the vibrant market.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on own arrangement).

This afternoon, we depart for Sompong Thai Cooking School, where we will learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting. We will learn a variety of Thai ingredients as the instructor demonstrates basic and more advanced cooking techniques and the step-by-step technique of cooking the most popular Thai dishes. After dinner at the cooking school, we travel back to our hotel.

Program Enhancement
The Folding Umbrella Market (Rom Hub Market), the name of a famous market, is held daily, directly on the railway tracks in Samut Songkhram. The name of the market does not come from goods on sale but from the picture you will see, when the train arrives and all the covers and umbrellas of the vendors go down, to let the train pass.

**No additional charge but may need to leave from the hotel a bit earlier**

Meal Plan BD
Day4

Bangkok at Leisure

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is at your leisure to discover the Thai capital at your own pace. 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day5

Bangkok to Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, we transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to the hotel.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration 4 Nights
Accommodation

Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong

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Days6 to 8

Phuket at Leisure

Phuket is the largest island in Southern Thailand and is one of Asia’s most popular beach destinations in Thailand. Surrounded by the Andaman Sea to its west and various bays to its east, Phuket features powdery white beaches, magnificent coves, lush mountains, and hospitable people.

Located approximately 536 miles (863 km) south of Bangkok, Phuket is approximately the size of Singapore, and the province’s borders include other smaller, nearby islands.

Previously named Thalang, Phuket is located on one of the major trading routes between China and India, attracting the competing Dutch, English and French for its tin and rubber resources.

Three full days to discover Phuket at your own pace or simply relax and enjoy the resort's facilities

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day9

Depart Phuket

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

 

TERMS AND POLICIES

 
A minimum of 10 paying passengers must travel together for the duration of the tour. All prices are “from” per person costs based on twin share and subject to change depending on dates and availability. 
 
Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents. 
 
Passengers must make reservations in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Your name on your invoice MUST match your passport.
 
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: To travel internationally, a passport is required. The passport should not expire six (6) months after the travel departure date and should have at least two (2) blank pages. Children need to have valid passports as well. For more information, please go to the US Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov.
 
 
PAYMENTS: Flo Knowles Travel only accepts payments in United States Dollars. Payments can be made via major debit and credit cards. Accepted cards are Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. If alternate payment forms are required, please get in touch with Travel Agency at payment@floknowlestravel.com.
 
DEPOSIT: All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Travel reservations are not confirmed until a deposit is made. Your travel proposal will reflect the amount needed to confirm your vacation. Unless stated otherwise, prices may fluctuate between the time a quote is rendered and when the deposit is furnished.
 
PAYMENT PLANS: We are pleased to offer, for your convenience, a monthly payment plan for your travel plans. No payment plan is available for reservations made sixty (60) days or less from the date of travel.
 
FINAL PAYMENT: Reserved travel plans must be paid in full on or before the final payment date. Any reservations not paid in full on or before your final payment date is subject to cancellation, with no notice and no refund of payments made.
 
LATE PAYMENT: If your travel itinerary is not paid in full by the Final Payment Due, a late fee of $50.00 will automatically be assessed one day after your final payment date. This fee is non-refundable and non-negotiable.
 
RESERVATION CHANGES: Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur a $50.00 charge plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers.
 
CANCELLATIONS: To cancel your vacation, Flo Knowles Travel charges a  non-refundable fee of $100.00. This fee is payable at the time of the cancellation request, and the vacation will not be canceled until this fee is paid. All cancellations must be in writing to cancellations@floknowlestravel.com Cancellations received prior to final payment will incur a loss of non-refundable deposit.

After the final balance is paid, the following cancellation schedule will apply based on the current accredited supplier and is subject to change. 

 

Destination

Cancellation Penalties

Europe

Cancellation:
0-30 days before departure: 100% cancellations
31-44 days before departure: 50% cancellation fees
45-60 days before departure: 25% cancellation fees

TRAVEL INSURANCE:  Protect your investment by securing travel insurance. Travel insurance can assist with reimbursing you for the cost of your vacation due to events out of your control, such as illness, injury, or death of you or a close family member. It can also assist if you become ill while traveling or are quarantined. Travel Agency is not responsible for any costs associated with the risks of traveling or having to cancel your vacation for reasons within or outside of your control. Travel insurance is not a requirement but is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

FORCE MAJEURE: There may be times when either party is unable to perform, or complete performance, under the travel contract for reasons out of each other’s control. These are called force majeure events and, if they occur, make performing under the contract inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible. Events that may trigger this provision include, but are not limited to, acts of God, acts of government, acts of war or civil unrest, insurrection or revolts, military action, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, or the threat thereof, pandemics, epidemics, illnesses or health conditions prevalent in the area of travel, earthquakes, hurricanes, lightning, and explosions, unexpected legislation, or any other event outside the reasonable control of either party. In the event that a force majeure event occurs, the parties will look to and follow the cancellation policies of the suppliers, what is stated in the travel proposal, and these terms & conditions. Any changes to those policies are at the supplier's sole discretion (if applicable) and Flo Knowles Travel. Passengers will be informed of their options if a force majeure event occurs.

 

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

 TERMS AND CONDITIONS     THAILAND ENTRY REQUIREMENT   U.S. Embassy & Consulate in THAILAND   TRAVEL STORE

 
 

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until April 1, 2022

$1,169.00
Deposit: $60.00

Double Occupancy – 2 persons in a room and each person pays the double occupancy rate. The deposit is $60 per person.