Amazing Thailand Tour
Amazing Thailand Tour
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Highlights: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Krabi


Other departures: Manchester - £1779, Birmingham - £1625, Glasgow - £1695, Edinburgh - £1839, George Best Belfast City - £1745, Newcastle - £1655


Alternate travel dates: 13 Aug 18 - 31 Oct 18


Hotels:
Bangkok - Ramada Plaza Bangkok Menam Riverside or similar
Chiang Mai - Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa or similar
Krabi - Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort or similar


Itinerary:


Day 1: Arrive Bangkok
Arrive Bangkok international airport, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps you could indulge yourself with a traditional Thai Massage, surprise your taste buds with the amazing local flavours and cap off the day by enjoying sunset in any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years… the options are limitless. Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 2: Bangkok
Day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions, half day tour of the most popular Buddhist temple and Landmark in the city of angels, the building houses the "Wat Phra Kaew", Bangkok's most sacred temple, in which is located the famous Emerald Buddha.


Evening Dinner Cruise With White Orchid Cruise


Tour duration: Approx. 3 hours
Pick up time: Approx: 18:30 
Transfers: Included
Meals: Thai & International buffet dinner included
Dress code: Casual. Comfortable and light clothing is recommended


Enjoy a Thai and International Buffet Dinner whilst cruising along the Chao Phraya River or River of the Kings. Pass by famous sites such as Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) and the Grand Palace. Entertainment is also provided on board with live music and a ‘show’.


Day 3: Bangkok
Half Day Royal Grand Palace Tour


Tour duration: Approx. 4 hours
Pick up time: Approx. 7:15 and 12:15
Transfers: Included
Meals: No meals included
Dress code: Smart Casual. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. No flip flops or open shoes are allowed.


The Royal Grand Palace, with its collection of pavilions and golden spires can only be described as an oriental masterpiece. Inside the Royal Chapel there is the Emerald Buddha, which has been carved from a solid piece of jade. The palace is a true architectural masterpiece, consisting of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside, which was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument of Thailand, which shouldn’t be missed. To round off the tour, we call in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewelry, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices.


Rest of the day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. For those who want to go shopping this day would naturally include Bangkok’s main shopping districts of Siam Square and Pratunam where bargains are available everywhere. Alternatively, you can join us for an optional full day tour to the unique floating markets at Damnoen Saduak and Samphran Riverside for an insight into Thai culture and traditions. In the morning you’ll have an exciting long tail boat ride along the nearby canals to the site of the market, where you will find the locals selling everything possibly imaginable from their boats. Plenty of shopping bargains to be found. Then it’s onto Samphran Riverside, a beautiful resort area, where lunch is taken. After lunch you will have time to wander around the gardens & the recreated Thai village with lots of interesting & varied handicrafts on display. Breakfast included.


Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Day at leisure until your transfer to Bangkok Airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Arrival Chiang Mai airport and transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to your centrally located hotel (Unescorted transfer). Rest of day at leisure. Relax at the hotel or maybe explore the charming old town, which is surrounded by walls and a moat. Wander through streets and alleys teeming with the lovely artisan shops and savory food stalls. In the evening, the night market is a must, with an astonishing selection of local handicrafts, colorful souvenirs, tasty snacks and more. Vendors will test your bargaining skills to max!


- Dinner and overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai
- One time dinner included


Day 5: Chiang Mai
Wake up at dawn today to observe and join the local villagers in the serene Buddhist procession of saffron-robed monks collecting alms during their daily morning wander. Your hotel will be making arrangements for the offering (included in the package). Breakfast at the hotel and full day at leisure. We suggest you venture out on your own and perhaps pay a visit to the bustling Wararot Market, a historical landmark renowned for the variety and quality of its produce. In the evening you may want to enjoy a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances inspired by the Lanna kingdom, which dominated northern Thailand for almost five centuries (City tour & Khantoke Dinner not included)


- Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai
- Breakfast included


Day 6: Chiang Mai
Half Day Mae Sa Elephant Camp.


Rest of the day at leisure to discover Chiang Mai on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. For those who have never been to Chiang Mai we suggest a half day Doi Suthep Temple tour giving you an overview of this beautiful city , over 700 years old. We take the winding road up the side of the hill overlooking the city to visit the most significant temple in Chiang Mai, the 600 year-old Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which lies 3,500 feet above sea level.


Inside you will find the symbol of the city, the copper-plated Chedi that is topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains relics of the Lord Buddha. From the terrace on a clear day, you will have a fine panoramic view of the entire city. Once you get there, that final climb up the 306 steps of the Naga staircase (a Thai mythological Dragon-headed serpent) will seem worth it (Half Day Doi Suthep Temple not included).


- Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai
- Breakfast included


Day 7: Departure Chiang Mai - Krabi
Full day at leisure until your transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your flight to Krabi. Meet and Greet in Krabi and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure. Suggest by night explore Krabi' streets for handicrafts, delicious Thai food and nightly entertainment (not include). Overnight in hotel in Krabi.


- Overnight in Krabi
- Breakfast included


Day 8 - 10: Krabi
From dramatic limestone cliffs and palm fringed shores to culturally significant temples, Krabi has so much diversity. This is a great base for island hopping with Phi Phi and James Bond Islands within easy access. For the more adventurous rock climbing and jungle trekking are also a great way to explore. We suggest you take a traditional long tail boat ride to the uninhabited offshore islands and snorkel in the crystal clear waters. Your local rep will be able to help you choose and make the necessary arrangements for you.


- Overnight in hotel in Krabi
- Breakfast included

Day 11: Krabi – Departure 
Feast on a reinvigorating breakfast and time at leisure until you are transferred to Krabi Airport for onward travel to your selected destination.


Breakfast included



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with British Airways
  • Airport taxes
  • 10 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Half Day Royal Grand Palace Excursion
  • Evening Dinner Cruise With White Orchid
  • Half Day Mae Sa Elephant Camp

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary