Departures in 2020:
September: 13, 20 & 27
October: 04, 11, 18 & 25
November: 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29
Departures are available every day for this package at rates that may fluctuate
Land only available upon request
11 Nights / 13 Day
Day 1: USA - Bangkok (Thailand)
Flight with good itinerary.
Day 2: Bangkok
Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel in Bangkok town area for check-in and the rest of day is free at leisure.
Day 3: Bangkok
Breakfast. Morning half-day Grand Palace & Royal Palace and Wat Pho excursion (included).
We will visit Wat Phra Kaew and the nearby attractions first, before moving on to the Grand Palace.
Wat PhraKaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the Grand Palace, and they probably form together the greatest spectacle for visitors in Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument 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 center of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction. 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. (Royal Palace is closed every Sundays) *
Then, visit “Wat Pho” with its Reclining Buddha image. Wat Pho 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. Afternoon is free at leisure.
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).
Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect.
Day 4: Bangkok
Breakfast at your hotel. Today is free to enjoy visiting Bangkok on your way or opt for an incredible optional tour ($) that will allow you to discover the historic city of Ayutthaya (+$129 / Person Taxes included)
Among the “must see” attractions in Thailand is a visit to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand situated 90 kms north of Bangkok. The principal sights are the gigantic bronze statues of Wat Mongkol Borpith, Wat Phra Srisanpetch and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol. This tour also includes a boat trip to Bang-Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence, which represents a fine example of Thai architecture. Lunch will also be served during this tour.
Day 5: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Bangkok Domestic Airport for your internal flight to Chiang Mai.
Arrive at Chiang Mai Airport, meet and transfer to check-in at the hotel in Chiang Mai town area.
Day 6: Chiang Mai
Breakfast. Morning Half Day Doi Suthep and Temple excursion (included).
Visit the most sacred temple in the North of Thailand: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3,520 feet), the temple can be reached by the carved mythical Naga Serpent Staircase. The temple offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and its surrounding countryside. Drive back down to the city centre to visit some of the other impressive temples of Chiang Mai. Wat Suan Dok is one of them, and dates back to the 14th century when the Thai monarchy was taking leisure walks in its gardens.
Nowadays, it houses several white Chedis, all containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family and features one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. We will also visit Wat Jedyod, also known as The Temple of Seven Spires. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Please dress respectfully by not wearing sleeveless T-shirts, shorts or strapless sandals, when visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.
Day 7: Chiang Mai
Today, after the breakfast, free time. Take your time to explore Chiang Mai at your own leisure or opt for an optional full-day elephant safari
(+$169 / Person Taxes included)
Drive via Mae Malai to Mae Teang elephant camp (approx 1. hour), to see how agile they are these big creatures for field work. After this little display will begin our safari on elephant back 30 minutes, following the river and across the thick jungle vegetation. Already after the safari, we will make a carriage ride pulled by buffalo that allow us to enjoy the northern jungle landscape and end with an exciting descent down the river on bamboo rafts. Continue drive to orchid plantation and buffet lunch is served, here we will appreciate the unique beauty of this floral species. Return to your hotel.
Day 8: Chiang Mai - Phuket
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your internal flight to Phuket.
Arrive at Phuket Airport, meet and transfer to check-in at the hotel in Phuket mainland area.
Day 9 - 11: Phuket
Enjoy five incredible days to explore Phuket and it surroundings at your own leisure or opt for an optional Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat excursion (+$145 / Person Taxes included)
Phi Phi islands are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful island in the world, recently rocking to fame with the filming of the movie "The Beach" on Maya Bay. Start your voyage to the underwater world of Loh Lana, stop for swimming or snorkeling with the colorful fish and exploring the abundant coral reef. Take lunch onboard, with carefully selected quality ingredients and a choice of seafood, chicken or vegetarian before heading on to admire the beauty of Camel Rock and Nui Bay. Cruise on through the breathtaking scenery of Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Lagoon and Viking Cave, then stop to relax with a coffee at Tonsai Bay.
Day 12: Phuket - Bangkok
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Phuket Airport for your internal flight to Bangkok.
Arrive at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, meet hotel representative and transfer to hotel by complimentary shuttle transfer. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 13: Bangkok - USA
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Shuttle Transfer by hotel complimentary to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your departure flight home.
-End of services-
-Round-trip international flights between USA / Bangkok with good itineraries
-Greeting and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
-Transportation by deluxe motor coach during the tours
-Internal flights between Bangkok / Chiang Mai and Phuket as mentioned in the itinerary
-3 nights in Bangkok at the Century Park Hotel 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-3 nights in Chiang Mai at Rimping Village 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-4 nights in Phuket at the Chanalai Romantica Resort 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Bangkok at the Cottage Suvarnabhumi Airport 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 Tours with English speaking guide in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
-All taxes and fees
Package does not include:
-Personal expenses and optional
-Tips: Guides, bus drivers and the hotel staff
-Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise mentioned
Additional fees apply for rooms in single occupancy. Prices can fluctuate depending on the season and availability of seats
Children from 2 to 11 pay 85% of the price in double occupancy if the room is shared with 2 adults