with Airfare

Classic 

Thailand

Book By

Sep 30, 2020

Duration

11Days

from USD

$2196

from CAD

$3147

 
Price Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare from North America including all taxes.

  • Domestic flight from Bangkok to Phuket

  • Round trip airport/hotel transfers in both cities

  • 3 nights accommodation in Bangkok

  • 5 nights accommodation in Phuket

  • Bangkok at night by tuk tuk excursion

  • Half day floating market tour

  • Breakfast daily

Price Excludes
  • Travel insurance

  • Visa Fees if applicable

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Meals not specified

  • Gratuities

About this Trip

Hit the streets and canals of Bangkok on this Thailand trip, bargaining up a storm in the markets and tasting local treats. Then fly to the relaxing beaches of Phuket, where you can unwind from the capital’s frenetic pace beneath the south-east Asian sun.

This 10-day, air-inclusive Thai escape starts in Bangkok, immersing you in the culture and flavours of the country’s capital. Then fly on to Phuket for some rest and relaxation beside the crystal clear waters.

Unwind from your flight, shaking off any jetlag before a half-day tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Established by King Rama IV in 1866, the market today lets you see locals bargaining for fruits, vegetables, and much more on the water. Most of your Bangkok time will be at leisure, but the following evening, you’ll embark on a foodie tour of the city. With influences from the north, east, and west, Thailand’s cuisine stands among the most flavoursome on earth, especially in Bangkok, where this ethnic mix is most evident. You’ll explore Chinatown’s many food stalls, talk to vendors and chefs, and sample a wide variety before the night is out!

 

The following day, fly to Phuket, where your time is yours to spend as you wish. Sure, it’s tempting to just lay on the beach. But consider trying your hand at some water sports, embarking on a cultural excursion inland, or even learning more about Thai cuisine with a cooking class.

 
Classic Thailand
 
Itinerary

Day 1: Depart North America


Depart North America today for your flight to Thailand




Day 2: Arrive in Bangkok


On arrival, look for a driver holding a sign with your name. You will be transferred to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure.




Day 3: Exploring Bangkok


Today you will visit the famous Grand Palace, Chakri Maha Prasad, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court. The palace was the former residence of the Thai kings. There are several things here to admire, including the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as "Wat Phra Kaew". You can easily visualize the splendour and pageantry of the past. You will proceed to Wat Po, home of the enormous Reclining Buddha and one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Please note that modest dress is expected on this tour. Later, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the pier to join the Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise, a romantic and unique culture experience. The cruise sets sail 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's a spectacular and memorable experience as Thai culinary delicacies are served as you glide down The River of Kings. Manohra can accommodate a maximum of 70 guest diners and en route 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 included and features delicacies such as Thai dumplings, prawn skewers, spicy soups, regional curries, stir fries, fresh seafood, and a traditional Thai dessert. The cruise concludes at 10:30PM and you will be transferred back to your hotel.




Day 4: Private Half Day Klongs Canals Tour


Today, you will travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River, also known as the "River of the Kings", and through the klongs canals of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. There will be a chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways ,which gave the city the nickname of "Venice of the East." You will also visit a major riverside landmark, the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which has a pagoda that soars 79 m into the sky.




Day 5: Bangkok to Chiang Mai


Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure




Day 6: Half Day Doi Suthep and Meo Tour


This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, including a pass through the old city walls, city gates and moat. The drive continues into Chiang Mai's tourist attraction area, past the local market, foreign consulates, government buildings and 'Tapae Gate' before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3520 feet), the temple is reached using a Naga (a 7- headed dragon head serpent) railing rising along both sides. The temple compound, accessed via 300 stairs, offers a beautiful view of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding countryside. Continue on to visit the primitive Meo Pui village, a local community known for its unique culture and colourful costumes. Note: Please dress respectfully. No sleeveless shirts, shorts or strapless sandals are allowed when visiting the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.




Day 7: Private 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 and test your bargaining skills! Return to your hotel around 9pm.




Day 8: Chiang Mai to Phuket


Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure




Day 9: Phuket at Leisure


These two days are totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.




Day 10: Depart Phuket


Transfer to the airport for your departure to North America, arriving home the following day.




Day 11: Arrive North America


Arrive home with fond memories of your adventure in Thailand.





 
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Airfares used in the above pricing is subject to availability, and they have to be purchased by a certain date.  As they are the cheapest airfares, they do include restrictions that include but not limited to; no pre-seating, luggage costs at time of check in and will not present the best flying time or routing.  Please inquire for full details on above and chat with our experts on all available airfare options. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation. International airfare are on a variety of airlines and the departure day from North America may require departing one day earlier. Listed flights may include stops en-route and on return. Direct flights may be available at a higher cost. Listed rates include all airline and airport taxes and subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request -- please enquire.

 
DATES:

15 September 2019 - 31 March 2020 (except 24 Dec-4 Jan)

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