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Groups Only Tour | Tempting Thailand

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,299

Take in some of Thailand’s most iconic sights on this Groups Only tour. Spend four nights in bustling Bangkok, visiting markets, temples, and taking part in a cooking class. Then fly south to the paradise of Phuket to relax for four nights in one of the world’s most stunning locales.


This 9-day Goway Groups Only Thai vacation takes you to Bangkok and Phuket to experience some of the highlights of Thailand. It features first-class accommodations, shared tours, and is a perfect vacation option for specialty groups.

Your journey begins in Bangkok, the Thai capital and the most visited city on the planet. Bangkok is an invigorating mix of modern wonders and old-fashioned secrets. You’re just as likely to shop for designer goods or dine at some of the world’s fanciest restaurants as you are to barter for goods in old-fashioned markets or enjoy noodles on a plastic stool next to a crowd of happy strangers on the street.

After arriving, you’ll have the rest of your day at leisure to explore on your own and adjust to the city’s scale. The next day, start your journey through its many highlights with a trip to the largest flower market in the city. Next up is the Grand Palace, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour and see Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. End your day with a visit to Wat Pho where you can take some photos in front of the Golden Reclining Buddha, the largest of its kind in the world. The next day, ride along the river in a longtail speedboat to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where dozens of boats sell goods right from the waters of the river. After lunch, head to Sompong Thai Cooking School to learn to cook Thai dishes under the tutelage of an experienced chef.

You’ll have another day at leisure in Bangkok before flying down to Phuket in the south of Thailand. This island on the Andaman Sea is famous for its golden beaches, blue waters, and popular resorts. You’ll have three full days based at your hotel in Patong to enjoy the pleasures of this island getaway. Enjoy spa treatments, stay active with a Muay Thai lesson, spend your days snorkelling through the waters, or book an excursion to James Bond Island or other natural highlights. Shop the bazaars of Patong Beach and take advantage of the sizzling nightlife.

At the end of your stay, head to the airport to bid farewell to your group and head back home.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,299

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Day 1

Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at Bangkok international airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

Founded in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is the country's spiritual, cultural, diplomatic, commercial and educational hub. It covers an area of more than 1,500 square kilometers and home to approximately ten million people. Known as the City of Angels and the Venice of the East, Bangkok thrills with energy with a vast array of sightseeing, shopping and eating possibilities.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Furamaxclusive Sathorn

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    Furamaxclusive Sathorn



    This hotel is great for leisure and business travelers. There is also rooftop pool and fitness center. The Unico Grande Sathorn is a prime location in the heart of Bangkoks central district, within walking distance of commercial centers and the fast and efficient Bangkok Transit …

    This hotel is great for leisure and business travelers. There is also rooftop pool and fitness center. The Unico Grande Sathorn is a prime location in the heart of Bangkoks central district, within walking distance of commercial centers and the fast and efficient Bangkok Transit System (BTS). We can be accessed from both Saladaeng and Chongnonsi stations and via the link to the Subway Train (MRTA) at Silom station. There are 103 rooms combine an elite contemporary style with all the essentials for modern living. There are a wide variety of guestrooms from superior to two bedroom suites with size of 36 square-meters up to 95 square-meters to choose from. All rooms are fully equipped kitchenware with modern appliance, in-room washing machine (available in two bedroom suites). Bathroom is in very good condition. Separate bathtub and shower for Junior Suites and two bedrooms. Free Hi Speed Internet in room.

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Day 2

Bangkok

We start the day by visiting the biggest flower market in the city. From there, enjoy a guided tour of the Grand Palace, which is a "must see" for every visitor to Bangkok.

Located close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings), the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), which houses Thailand most precious image of the Lord Buddha.

This afternoon, we continue the tour and visit the Reclining Buddha covered in gold leaf at Wat Pho. At the end of the tour, travel back to the hotel. 

Important: Please note that you are required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulder, bare knees or strapless-heel shoes). Shoes must be removed before entering all temple buildings.

Estimated Timeline:

08:30 Leave the hotel for the Flower Market
09:00 Arrive at the Flower Market
10:00 Leave the Flower Market and transfer to the Grand Palace
10:30 Arrive at the Grand Palace
12:00 Leave Grand Palace for a lunch break (lunch on own arrangement)
13:30 Arrive at Wat Pho
14:30 Leave Wat Pho and transfer back to the hotel. 
15:00 Arrive at the hotel

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Day 3

Bangkok

To discover the way Bangkok used to be, we depart from the hotel with our guide and driver to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. On arrival, enjoy a scenic ride on a narrow longtail-speedboat followed by a man-powered sampan ride, passing riverside villages and fruit plantations, before entering the vibrant market.

Lunch at local restaurant (on own arrangement).

This afternoon, we depart for Sompong Thai Cooking School, where we will learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting. We will learn variety of Thai ingredients as the instructor demonstrates basic and more advanced cooking techniques, and the step-by-step technique of cooking the most popular Thai dishes. After dinner at the cooking school, we travel back to our hotel.

Estimated Timeline

Buffet breakfast at the hotel
08:00 Leave the hotel for the Floating Market
10:30 Arrival Floating Market
12:30 Leave from floating market
14.30-14:45 Arrive cooking school
15:00 Start cooking class
17:30-18.00 Enjoy Dinner
18:45 Return to hotel
19:30 Arrive hotel

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Day 4

Bangkok at Leisure

Spend the day exploring Bangkok as you choose, or just relax at your hotel. The choice is yours. 

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Day 5

Bangkok to Phuket

Today, we transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to the hotel

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Accommodation

Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong

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    Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong



    Deevana Plaza Phuket brings its distinctive style and contemporary lightness to the otherwise down-to-earth Patong. With 249 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, celestial spa treatments, offbeat dining experience, astronomical-themed leisure activities and hi-tech meeting facilities, the hotel is a highlight in itself ? and a …

    Deevana Plaza Phuket brings its distinctive style and contemporary lightness to the otherwise down-to-earth Patong. With 249 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, celestial spa treatments, offbeat dining experience, astronomical-themed leisure activities and hi-tech meeting facilities, the hotel is a highlight in itself ? and a must-stay for individuals, couples, families and business travellers on vacation in Phuket. Deevana Plaza Phuket ensures top level of professionalism and service quality that makes every stay unique. A fantastic location ,steps away from world-famous Patong beach, shopping bazaars and Phuket?s bustling nightlife A peaceful island escape for individuals and couples, the deluxe rooms feature flexible space for spending a leisurely afternoon both indoor and outdoor. With a choice of either twin or double bed, the room?s private balcony looks out to the city or the pool view ( rate is higher than ciy view). The mainly white and spacious interior captures imagination with a half-height glass-paneled bathroom wall that features the outdoor scenery as an ever-changing wallpaper pattern.

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Day 6-8

Phuket at Leisure

Spend your days exploring this stunning region. Relax or adventure as you choose

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Day 9

Depart Phuket

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for the onward flight.

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DEPARTURES:

2020:  Daily Jan 4- 30 Oct

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport meet & greet by Goway’s local representative
  • All transfers & tours in private, air-conditioned coaches
  • 8 nights first class accommodation
  • Domestic return flight from Bangkok to Phuket
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees for included tours

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

All prices are “from” per person based on twin/double share, subject to availability and current exchange rates. Prices based on validity dates as outlined for each group package and seasonal surcharges and blackouts may apply if travel falls outside these defined travel dates.  Rates for singles and triples are available on request—please enquire.  Prices based on minimum of 10 passengers travelling together for minimum of 7 nights on the same dates and land arrangements. Any included domestic flights subject to availability at time of booking and airfares and taxes subject to change until tickets are issued. Airfares based on lowest available and include but are not limited to; no pre-seating, luggage costs at time of check-in and may not present the best flying time or routing. In order to confirm space a non-refundable $600.00 deposit will be due at time of booking. Please contact our Groups Department directly for further details. CST#2070685-20. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. BC#833-0 / ON#1532989 3284 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4N 3M7


12 Sep 2020
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