Day 1: Home - Bangkok. Depart for Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok. Arrive in Bangkok. You will be greeted and escorted to your hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 3: Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings and the Eight Colored Towers, is a must. It is considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first center of public education and is sometimes called Thailand’s first university. One of the subjects taught at this school included Thai traidiotnal massage. Here you will enjoy a 30-minute Thai massage. It is an excellent break after a morning sightseeing. (This is not offered to all tourists, and is only provided with special request. It is included in our program).
Experience an afternoon trip along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoying scenes of life by the river. We bring you to a more traditional way of living, more serence and traditional, away from all the high-rise and modern buildings of Bangkok city center, as we gently pass Thonburi residential areas. A stop will be made at the Temple of Dawn. Finally a visit to the colorful Flower and Vegetable Market will round off this day. (When visiting the Grand Palace, please do not wear sleeveless, shorts or sandals). Enjoy dinner with Siam Niramit Show with sumptuous buffet dinner. The spectacular 80 minutes’ Siam Nirmit Show at the 2,000 seat Ratchada Grand Theater is the first of its kind in Bangkok – a grand theatrical production celebrating Thai history and culture, old and new with full orchestra. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Bangkok. Breakfast at hotel. Day is free for shopping or additional excursion of your interest. Available excursions are Damnoen Floating Market and Rose Garden with Thai Village Show, Ayuthaya, or Kanchanaburi with River Kwai. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Bangkok - Phuket. You will be transferred to airport after breakfast. Fly to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to luxurious Katathani Beach Resort. Unwind and relax. Includes: (B), (L) or (D).
Day 6: Phuket - Phi Phi Island - Phuket. Breakfast at hotel. Day is free. (B, L or D) Optional activity: Excursion to Phi Phi Island. Enjoy a full day excursion to Phi Phi Island.Take a comfortable boat and reach one of the tropical islands in the Andaman Sea; you have heard of, yet never had the chance to visit. This amazing adventure starts in the early morning as guests set out by Cruiser Boat from the Pier to the scenic Phi Phi Islands (Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le), located about 45 km from Phuket. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “the Beach” (starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tilda Swinton) was filmed.
A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkeling. If you are more the exploring type and Phi Phi’s natural beauty is not enough, there is plenty to do on and off the island. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. Thought to resemble Viking ships – hence the name of the cave – they are predicted to be 3000 to 4000 years old. This is a perfect spot to experience the colours and rhythms of the tropical hideaway.
Day 7: Phuket. Full day at leisure. Includes: (B), (L) or (D).
Day 8: Phuket. Full day at leisure. Includes: (B), (L) or (D).
Day 9: Phuket. Full day at leisure. Includes: (B), (L) or (D).
Day 10: Phuket - Bangkok - Home. After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport for departure. Includes: (B).
- Daily departure year-round
- Included meal indicators: B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner
- Suites have day bed and may be used for a child
- Package include breakfast plus one more meal each day. You may choose lunch or dinner daily at Katathani, Phuket
- There is a sofa bed in addition to King or two queen beds in Deluxe, Junior Suite or Ocean Front Junior Suite at Katathani. In suites, three separate living spaces including day bed area in suites. Suitable for 2 adults plus child under 12 on day bed (3 adults with extra bed).
- Accommodations at listed hotels sharing double occupancy
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Sightseeing as shown in the itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Air-conditioned touring vehicle for all services
- Airport transfers upon arrival and departure in each city
- Local taxes and service charges for meals, accommodations and transportation.
- Passport and visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Tips to guide and driver
- Gratuities for hotel attendants
- Telephone calls
- Things not mentioned as included.
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