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Classic Thailand with Koh Samui incl. Air.

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,379

This Thailand tour brings together the three classic sides of the country. Experience the energy and grandeur of Bangkok, the cultural sights, sounds, and tastes of Chiang Mai, and the beaches and beauty of Koh Samui.


This 11-day, air-inclusive Thai escape starts in Bangkok, immersing you in the sights and sensations of the country’s capital. Then fly on to Chiang Mai for a taste of cultural Thailand, finishing in Koh Samui for some rest and relaxation beside the crystal clear waters.

Bangkok has many worthwhile attractions, but the Grand Palace and temples are perhaps the most famous, and with good reason. Explore the halls and chambers of the ancient Thai court, as well as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Wat Po, home of the famous Reclining Buddha. In the evening, a dinner cruise takes you down the Chao Phraya River, from which you get to experience the lights of Bangkok at night. Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn is particularly dazzling after dark. A half-day tour takes you to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market the following day. Established by King Rama IV in 1866, the market today lets you see locals bargaining for fruits, vegetables, and much more on the water.

Fly to Chiang Mai and enjoy a half day tour exploring the city’s many picturesque temples. You’ll visit the city’s oldest temple, and the exquisitely carved Wat Phra Sing. Wat Suan Dok dates back to the 14th century, and today contains one of Thailand’s most famous monk schools. The tour also includes some of Chiang Mai’s most famous sights, including its city walls and market. A second tour the following day takes you a little further afield, into the Doi Suthep district and Meo Pui village. This is Chiang Mai at its most colourful, with ancient Buddhist relics and beautifully detailed traditional costumes.

The following day, fly to Koh Samui, where you’ll have a full day exploring Angthong Marine Park, an archipelago of 40 uniquely shaped islands that embody what’s so special about this part of the world. The following day is yours to spend at leisure, so relax on the beach, shop in the local markets, or try something new, like a local cooking class.


 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,379

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from New York or Vancouver airport from North America

Day 2

Arrive 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.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Continent Hotel Bangkok

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    The Continent Hotel Bangkok



    Continent Hotel Bangkok, offers the best of luxury and convenience in a 4 star boutique hotel. Sukhumvit Road is adjacent to the hotel, and offers Bangkok's best in dining, night life, shopping and entertainment, for both the business and the leisure traveler.

    Continent Hotel Bangkok, offers the best of luxury and convenience in a 4 star boutique hotel. Sukhumvit Road is adjacent to the hotel, and offers Bangkok's best in dining, night life, shopping and entertainment, for both the business and the leisure traveler.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Concierge
    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry Service
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 3

Half Day Grand Palace and Temple Tour

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.

Later, 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.

Duration4 Hours

Manohra Dinner Cruise

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 10:00PM and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 4

Full Day Floating Market and Sampran Riverside with lunch

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a visit to the famous floating market in Ratchaburi Province. The Damnoen Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal be dug here to connect the Mekong and Tachin rivers. The Floating Market is an ideal place to witness the traditional ways fruits and vegetables were sold and to see the way locals continue to use boats in their everyday lives. Continue to Phra Pathom Chedi, the world's highest stupa, then visit Sampran riverside village. Here you will have the chance to engage in a variety of Thai arts and crafts workshops, including pottery, martial arts, music and dance, food and herbs, weaving and silk processing. Later in the afternoon, return to your Bangkok hotel.

Duration10 Hours
Day 5

Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Chiang Mai Airport to Chiang Mai Hotel

Duration10 Minutes

Sala Lanna Chiang Mai

Sala Lanna Chiang Mai is located along the east bank of the famous Ping River and offers 15 stylish guest rooms with private balconies. This boutique property is within an easy walk of Warorot Market, the night bazaar and the old city.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Sala Lanna Chiang Mai

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    Sala Lanna Chiang Mai



    Sala Lanna Chiang Mai is located along the east bank of the famous Ping River and offers 15 stylish guest rooms with private balconies. This boutique property is within an easy walk of Warorot Market, the night bazaar and the old city.

    Sala Lanna Chiang Mai is located along the east bank of the famous Ping River and offers 15 stylish guest rooms with private balconies. This boutique property is within an easy walk of Warorot Market, the night bazaar and the old city.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Terrace
    • Tour Desk

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Day 6

Half Day Chiang Mai City Temples Tour

Today you will explore some of Chiang Mai's most notable temples including Wat Chiang Man, the city's oldest temple and famed for a Chedi supported by rows of elephantine buttresses; Wat Phra Sing home to the beautiful Lai Kham chapel with its exquisite woodcarving and northern style murals; Wat Chedi Luang and its enormous Pagoda (which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545); and last, Wat Suan Dok, which dates back to the 14th century when it served as gardens to the Thai Monarchy. Nowadays Wat Suan Dok contains the ashes of the Chiang Mai Royal family and also houses one of the most famous Monk Schools in Chiang Mai. Continue onto to see Chiang Mai's old city walls, moat and gate, and local market.

Duration3 Hours
Day 7

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.

Duration4 Hours
Day 8

Chiang Mai Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Duration10 Minutes

Koh Samui Airport or Pier to Koh Samui Hotel or Pier

Duration30 Minutes

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

Escape to the lush beachside resort on the shores of Koh Samui's lovely Hanuman Bay. Indulge in exciting days of sun-splashed ocean adventure and wonderfully romantic nights dining under the stars. All of the 52 intimate suites and villas are spacious and inviting with a cool plunge pool and warm sundeck to relax in perfect privacy. Soothe your senses at serene Navasana spa, pick fresh herbs for a culinary lesson, or visit the markets at Chaweng to sample spicy curry. Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort would love to help you design the destination wedding of your dreams and arrange a magical honeymoon that only Koh Samui can bestow.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort

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    Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort



    Escape to the lush beachside resort on the shores of Koh Samui's lovely Hanuman Bay. Indulge in exciting days of sun-splashed ocean adventure and wonderfully romantic nights dining under the stars. All of the 52 intimate suites and villas are spacious and inviting with a ...

    Escape to the lush beachside resort on the shores of Koh Samui's lovely Hanuman Bay. Indulge in exciting days of sun-splashed ocean adventure and wonderfully romantic nights dining under the stars. All of the 52 intimate suites and villas are spacious and inviting with a cool plunge pool and warm sundeck to relax in perfect privacy. Soothe your senses at serene Navasana spa, pick fresh herbs for a culinary lesson, or visit the markets at Chaweng to sample spicy curry. Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort would love to help you design the destination wedding of your dreams and arrange a magical honeymoon that only Koh Samui can bestow.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tour Desk

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Day 9

Full Day Angthong Marine Park Day Cruise By Big Boat

Ang Thong National Marine Park is a fascinating archipelago of 40 uniquely shaped islands northwest of Koh Samui. This magical island chain, spread over approximately 97 square miles, are characterized by hundreds of limestone monoliths, carved into fantastic shapes by years of erosion and offer a breathtaking panorama. Today you will be met at your hotel and taken to Nathon Pier to board your cruise for a full day enjoying the pristine beaches, secluded lagoons and natural caves and stunning rock formations. You will visit Mae Koh Island where the inner salt lake is located and later lunch will be served on the boat while heading to Wau Ta Lab Island, also the National Park headquarters, for sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling or just simply relaxing on the white sandy beach. Return back to the pier and transfer back to your hotel.

Duration8 Hours
Day 10

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 11

Depart Koh Samui

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

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES AND DATES:

DEPARTURES

Date

From:
Los Angeles
US$

From:
New York
US$

From:
Vancouver
CA$

From:
Toronto
CA$

From:
Montreal
CA$

01 – 31 Aug'17

 

$ 2,629

$ 2,959

$ 3,369

$ 4,149

$ 4,599

01 – 28 Sep'17

 

$ 2,379

$ 2,639

$ 3,099

$ 3,619

$ 3,779

29 Sep – 10 Oct'17

 

$ 2,839

$ 2,699

$ 3,339

$ 3,789

$ 4,039

11 – 31 Oct'17

 

$ 2,599

$ 2,399

$ 3,369

$ 3,749

$ 3,789

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

Round trip airfare from North America including all taxes, roundtrip transfers airport / hotel in Bangkok and Phuket, 3 nights accommodation at the Continent Hotel in Bangkok, 3 nights accommodation at the Sala Lanna in Chiang Mai and 3 nights accommodation at the Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort in Koh Samui, 6 touring days as per itinerary and breakfast daily.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

Travel insurance, items of a personal nature and drinks. Limited seats, subject to availability

OTHER INFORMATION:

Book by 31 October, 2017

Romance Value Adds:
Complimentary Thai dinner in Chiang Mai, complimentary dinner and massage for 2 persons in Koh Samui. 50% off optional ideas in Bangkok; private cooking class with a Executive chef and private dining experience  which includes a dedicated butler, exclusive tasting menu, welcome champagne at a select private dining venue with scenic views of the Bangkok Sky Line. 

TERMS AND CONDITONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include international airfare from the cities mentioned above, and all taxes and hotels mentioned.  There are other hotel options on offer. For departures from other cities, please inquire. Subject to availability.  

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28 Sep 2017
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