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Deluxe Thailand with Airfare

Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,625

DELUXE | VACATION PACKAGE WITH AIRFARE: Discover Thailand on this classic vacation. Start in Bangkok, where you’ll see temples and explore the river. Continue to Chiang Mai to visit remote hilltribes and city markets. Close out your time in Phuket with several days at a beachside resort.


This 11-day Thai vacation takes you to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. It features deluxe accommodations, international airfare, and a mix of private and shared tours.

Your journey begins with a flight across the Pacific to Bangkok, the Thai capital and one of the most energetic cities on the planet. Delve into the city’s cultural history with a day tour. Start at famous Wat Pho, where you’ll see monks gathering for their morning chants and see the statue of the Reclining Buddha. Continue to the Grand Palace, erstwhile home to Thai kings and site of the Emerald Buddha, the most revered icon in the nation. Close out the day with a dinner cruise aboard a Manohra rice barge and enjoy the city lit up from the water. The following day, you’ll ride a longtail boat down the Chao Phraya River and visit the Royal Barge Museum as well as Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn and arguably Thailand’s most beautiful temple.

Fly to Chiang Mai, the unofficial northern capital, where you’ll get a sense for Thailand’s quieter north. Settle into your riverside resort and experience the ambience of this beautiful city. Head up the hill to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to enjoy the best views of the city and observe Buddhist monks go about their daily practices. Then head into the nearby hills to learn about coffee production at the Chang Khien Coffee Research Project and visit with White Hmong hilltribe members at a remote village, learning about one of Thailand’s many hilltribes. The following day, discover the city of Chiang Mai by night. Swing by a temple during evening prayers, then enjoy dinner at 137 Pillars House, one of Chiang Mai’s most celebrated restaurants. Cap off the evening at Warorot Market, where you can shop for flowers or enjoy an evening snack.

Connect back south to the island of Phuket and Twinpalms Phuket Resort, a 5-star beachside resort. You’ll have two full days at leisure in Phuket to enjoy the golden sands and do as much or as little as you like. Hit up the beach, snorkel through the clear waters, or visit nearby landmarks like Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond Island. Also be sure to take advantage of the many good restaurants and clubs throughout Phuket.

At the end of your stay, you’ll connect to the airport for onward travels.


 

 

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Duration
11 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,625

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Day 1

Depart North America for Bangkok

Departure from your North American gateway city for Bangkok.

Day 2

Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to begin your discovery of Bangkok. 

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Tower Club at Lebua

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    Tower Club at Lebua



    Tower Club at lebua is a five-star all-suite hotel with award-winning restaurants and unrivaled dedication to personalized and engaged service, where every moment is memorable and simply exceptional. Occupying floors 51-59 of the State Tower, each of the spacious suites offers breathtaking balcony views of …

    Tower Club at lebua is a five-star all-suite hotel with award-winning restaurants and unrivaled dedication to personalized and engaged service, where every moment is memorable and simply exceptional. Occupying floors 51-59 of the State Tower, each of the spacious suites offers breathtaking balcony views of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River and luxury amenities, complemented by the myriad thoughtful touches that reflect the personalized, intuitive service available throughout the hotel.

    Other special benefits include exclusive access to the Tower Club Lounge, where guests receive unlimited privileges, from complimentary continental breakfast, light lunch buffet and afternoon high tea to complimentary canapes and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks until 6pm.

    Crowning the hotel is The Dome at lebua, a collection of world-renowned award-winning restaurants and bars, where stunning settings, exquisite cuisine and bespoke service elevate the dining experience.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Fitness Centre
    • Lounge
    • Pool
    • Spa

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Day 3

Grand Palace & Wat Pho and Manohra Dinner Cruise

This morning, you'll be collected from your hotel at 8:00am to go behind the scenes for a closer look at Thailand's Buddhist culture. Start the morning with a trip to Wat Pho which is one of Bangkok's most enchanting temples. Arrive just as the resident monks gather for their morning chants and witness this deeply spiritual ritual to gain a better sense of Thailand's Buddhist heritage.

After the chants, take a walk around Wat Pho and see the vast collection of religious treasures on display. Admire the famed reclining Buddha image, which stretches 45-metres in length. Learn about the symbolism of the Buddha's intricate footprint and witness devotees making offerings to this revered image.

Your tour then continues to the nearby Grand Palace, which has served as the seat of Thailand's revered royal family for more than two centuries. Take a walk around the vast grounds, stopping in to explore the various temples, throne halls and museums within the compound. Visit the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddhist image in Thailand, and hear about its mysterious origins.

This evening you'll experience the romance of Bangkok in style on the luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok's finest dining venues. As you cruise along the Chao Phraya River see the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other Bangkok's landmarks. This cruise offers a truly memorable evening experience in Bangkok. While cruising down the river, you'll enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner.

Following your cruise, you'll be returned to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 4

Half Day Klongs with Temple of Dawn & Royal Barge Museum

Today, be met at your hotel by your guide and take a longtail boat through Bangkok's canals to discover the true heart of the city. Start with a ride along the Chao Phraya River, also known as the 'River of Kings'. Admire the passing skyline where glittering pagodas stand in the shadows of towering skyscrapers. The boat then turns off the main waterway and onto the canals, or 'klongs'. See why Bangkok is often called the 'Venice of the East', while cruising along the intricate network of canals. Capture glimpses of small villages on the water's edge and enjoy the slower pace of life away from the city centre.

Make a stop at the Royal Barge Museum. See the eight spectacular boats used by Thailand's royal family to mark special occasions. Carved from teak and intricately decorated with gold leaf and mosaics, the barges are a truly impressive sight.

Afterwards, return to the boat and cruise back onto the Chao Phraya for one final stop to see Wat Arun, a 79-metre-high pagoda built in a style similar to Angkor Wat. Meaning 'Temple of Dawn', Wat Arun is one Thailand's most beautiful temples and the perfect last stop on the day's tour.

Following your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

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Day 5

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Chiang Mai.

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
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Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort

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    Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort



    Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort is a luxury boutique resort nestled serenely along the bank of the Mae Ping River in center of Lanna historical city. Chiang Mai is only minutes away and the hotel is close to the city's popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. …

    Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort is a luxury boutique resort nestled serenely along the bank of the Mae Ping River in center of Lanna historical city. Chiang Mai is only minutes away and the hotel is close to the city's popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
    All 75 luxurious guestrooms feature private balconies, widescreen plasma televisions, home theatre, broadband internet and bathrooms with built-in LCD TVs and rain showers. RatiLanna, the 5 star luxury resort, offers the highest standard of services and tasteful facilities.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Cooking Classes
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Library
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 6

Half Day Wat Doi Suthep and White Hmong Hilltribe

Following breakfast you will be met at your hotel by your guide and venture away from the city centre of Chiang Mai for an insightful look at Thailand's rich culture. Start with a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Situated on a mountain rising high above the city, this sacred pagoda offers fabulous views of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. Walk up the stairs to see the exquisite gilded stupa and learn about Thai Buddhist beliefs.

Afterwards, continue higher into the hills, traveling by songtaew, a local truck. Drive along rough dirt roads to the Chang Khien Coffee Research Project. Enjoy a fresh cup of locally-grown Arabica coffee and hear about the North's flourishing coffee industry.

It's a short drive onwards to a village inhabited by the White Hmong hilltribe. Spend time exploring the village, meeting the inhabitants and learning about the traditions and customs of this unique ethnic group.

Following this insightful village visit, return to the songtaew and drive back to Chiang Mai. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your day tour.

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Day 7

Chiang Mai Night Discovery with Dinner

Experience a charming evening of discovery in Chiang Mai. With a local guide, enjoy a night out on the town embracing the spiritual traditions and rich heritage that make Chiang Mai so special.

Start with a visit to a local temple at sunset, watch as the monks gather for their evening prayers and be soothed by the calm sounds of their chanting. Join local devotees in lighting incense and candles, offerings of good luck and health.

After this unforgettable experience, it's time for dinner. Travel through the illuminated city streets
to 137 Pillars House, one of Chiang Mai's top tables. Enter the incredible courtyard which was inspired by ancient Chinese dwellings. In this atmospheric setting, enjoy a dinner of exquisite dishes of Thai cuisine.

Cap off the evening with a trip to Warorot Market. Busy from morning till late at night, the bustling market is a hub of local life. Browse stalls overflowing with fresh food, flowers, and more and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Sample Thai desserts from a popular street vendor, providing a sweet end to an enchanting evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 8

Chiang Mai to Phuket

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

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Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

The Surin Phuket

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    The Surin Phuket



    The Surin Phuket is an exclusive beach retreat for discerning travellers, families and couples seeking relaxation and indulgence in a serene beachfront setting. The Surin Phuket is located on the tranquil Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island. The hotel offers a total …

    The Surin Phuket is an exclusive beach retreat for discerning travellers, families and couples seeking relaxation and indulgence in a serene beachfront setting. The Surin Phuket is located on the tranquil Pansea Beach on the west coast of Phuket Island. The hotel offers a total of 103 hillside and beachfront cottages and suites all discreetly built into a carefully conserved landscape, amidst coconut trees and gently sloping down to meet a small coral reef. The Surin, Phuket offers a contemporary Thai experience in timeless simplicity and modern sophistication.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment

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Days 9 & 10

Phuket at Leisure

Two full days at leisure to discover Thailand's largest island.

Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese Restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.

Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.

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Day 11

Depart Phuket

Follwing breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Arrival at your North American gateway city is later the same day.

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DEPARTURES: Daily

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international airfare in economy class
  • Domestic airfare in economy class from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • Airline taxes
  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in all locations
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Bangkok at Tower Club at Lebua in Tower Club City View Room
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Chiang Mai at the RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort in Deluxe Riverside Room
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Phuket at The Surin Phuket in 1 Bedroom Hillside Cottage
  • Private-guided Half Day Grand Palace & Wat Pho Tour in Bangkok
  • Shared evening dinner cruise in Bangkok (max 20 guests)
  • Private-guided Half Day Klongs with Temple of Dawn & Royal Barge Museum Tour in Bangkok
  • Private-guided Half Day Wat Doi Suthep and White Hmong Hilltribe Tour in Chiang Mai
  • Private-guided Evening Chiang Mai Night Discovery Tour
  • 10 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • Goway Exclusive: Tower Club at Lebua - complimentary upgrade to Tower Club River View Suite (subject to availability)
  • Goway Exclusive: RatiLanna Riverside - choice of complimentary Lanna Set Dinner (food only) for 2 persons OR Thai Massage for 2 persons

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated

TERMS AND CONDITONS:

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.


20 Sep 2022
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