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Thailand Unplugged with Phuket

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,399

Escape to Thailand for a rejuvenating stay in Bangkok and Phuket. In Bangkok, learn to cook Thai cuisine at the Blue Elephant Cooking School and discover hidden temples and farms before heading to Phuket to spend three days relaxing in spas and snorkelling through the clear waters.


 This 9-day Thai vacation takes you to Bangkok and Phuket to experience the best of the country and relax, rejuvenate, and refresh yourself. It includes first-class or deluxe accommodations depending on preference, international airfare, private tours, and is perfect for solo travellers or anyone seeking wellness on a beach escape.

Your Thailand Unplugged trip takes you across the Pacific Ocean to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most-visited city on the planet. It won’t take long to notice Bangkok’s stunning contrasts. Massive skyscrapers sit beside wooden huts; luxury malls jostle for baht alongside bustling farmers’ markets—no one side of Bangkok is quintessential. It takes both the big and small, rich and modest, to capture what makes Bangkok so invigorating. On your first day in the city, head to the Blue Elephant Cooking School to learn to make delicious Thai dishes. The next day, head off the tourist trail on a bike tour across the city. Discover hidden temples, travel along the canal, and stop off at flower farms to learn about some of Thailand’s oldest traditions. Spend the rest of your time in Bangkok seeing the famous landmarks like Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Grand Palace, former home of the King of Thailand.

From Bangkok, fly south to fabulous Phuket, the famous island paradise on the Andaman Sea. Staying at a first-class or deluxe resort on the island, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations and have three full days at leisure to enjoy the famous tropical atmosphere. Spend your time rejuvenating in the spa with massages and wellness treatments, or engage with the local culture by learning Muay Thai, the nation’s traditional martial art. Tour nearby James Bond Island or head to ancient temples to get in touch with the country’s traditions. Snorkel through the clear waters, enjoy the famous white-sand beaches, and explore the lush mountains.

At the end of your stay, connect to the airport and fly back home.


 

At Goway we are experts at designing personalized itineraries to suit your special interests, tastes and budget. Let us arrange your ultimate travel experience today.
Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,399

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Day 1

Depart North America

Depart from your home city to Bangkok

Day 2

Arrive Bangkok

You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Hotel Category Hotel
First Class The Continent Hotel Bangkok  
Deluxe AVANI Riverside Bangkok
Duration3 Nights
Day 3

Half Day Cooking Class Blue Elephant Cooking School

Discover the wonders of royal Thai cuisine at the renowned Blue Elephant Cooking School, housed in a beautifully-restored colonial building in central Bangkok. You will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable instructor in a well-equipped classroom designed for training professional chefs. First you'll learn to carefully choose the perfect ingredients for Thai cooking, followed by the instructor-led class. The session ends with a delightful meal in which you will savour your own creations.

Day 4

Full day Bangkok Paradise Bike Tour

Discover the daily life of locals on this bicycle tour that will take you to an unseen part of Bangkok. A boat and cycling adventure decorated with orchid farms, banana, papaya and mango trees that brings you to places where it seems like time has been standing still. Besides this, you can see beautiful hidden temples. There is also an unrivaled long tail boat journey. Start by riding through a fresh market, where you'll see a variety of goods for sale from smoked pig heads to beautiful flowers. A little further on your way, you will stop at the remains of defense walls built during the Colonial Era to prevent Western countries occupying Thailand. You continue the route and stop at the "Golden Temple". From here the journey continues over concrete pathways, through a scenic park and passes orchid farms before bringing you to the pier where long tail boats are waiting. A spectacular canal trip brings you to the most southern district of Bangkok. Then, you visit a small factory where they produce incense-sticks used at traditional Thai temples and stop at a typical Thai/Chinese flower-farm. Throughout the day you will stop every hour to rest and hydrate. If you love cycling, and enjoy nature, this trip will leave you with some unforgettable memories of Bangkok.

Day 5

Bangkok to Phuket

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

 

Hotel Category Hotel
First Class Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach  
Deluxe Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket
Duration4 Nights
Day 6-8

Day at Leisure

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

Day 9

Depart Thailand

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to North America. Chat with our experts if you want to extend

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

Pricing in CAD from Vancouver First Class Hotels

Deluxe Hotels

 

1 Mar- 31 Mar 2019 $2,979 $3,399
1 Apr - 24 May 2019 $2,829 $3,159
25 May - 21 June 2019 $2,999 $3,199
22 Jun - 02 July 2019 $3,539 $3,729
3 July - 14 Aug 2019 $2,999 $3,199
15 Aug - 31 Oct 2019 $2,829 $2,999

 

Airfare information for Canada:

Toronto - add CA$290
Victoria, Montreal and Ottawa - add CA$360
Calgary and Edmonton - add CA$150
Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina - add CA$200
Halifax - add CA$560

Airfares are based on traveling week days Mon-Thurs, if you travel Fri-Sun, add CA$30.

Upgrade to Premium Economy - add CA$840 departing Mon-Thurs ex Vancouver, inquire for weekend departures and other gateways.  

 

Pricing in USD from
Los Angeles /
San Francisco /
Seattle
First Class Hotels

Deluxe Hotels


1 Mar- 31 Mar 2019 $2,549 $2,879
1 Apr - 24 May 2019 $2,399 $2,639
25 May - 14 Aug 2019 $2,769 $2,939
15 Aug - 31 Oct 2019 $2,399 $2,569

 

Airfare information for USA:

New York / Chicago - add US$53
Boston - add US$103
Dallas / Miami or Fort Lauderdale - add US$450
Denver - add US$260
Baltimore - add US$180

Airfares are based on traveling week days Mon-Thurs, if you travel Fri-Sun, add US$100.

Upgrade to Premium Economy - add US$840 departing Mon-Thurs ex Los Angeles or San Francisco, inquire for weekend departures and other gateway

 

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Roundtrip airfare and taxes from North America to Thailand on Cathay Pacific
  • Local airfare Bangkok to Phuket
  • Roundtrip transfers in both cities
  • 3 nights Bangkok in first class or deluxe hotels
  • 4 nights Phuket in first class or deluxe hotels
  • Half Day Cooking Class Blue Elephant Cooking School in Bangkok
  • Full day Bangkok Paradise Bike Tour
  • Breakfast daily

PRICE EXLUDES:

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

Value adds:

  • First Class – Save US$200 / CA$250 per person and a Thai dinner in Bangkok
  • Deluxe – Save US$200 / CA$250 per person. Plus room upgrade and 20% off dinner Bangkok.  And 20% off spa treatments and café meals in Phuket

OTHER INFORMATION: 

Why not extend your Thailand vacation by enjoying a luxurious wellness package? Chat with our experts

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire. Some hotel pricing is subject to advance booking for 40-55 days.  Thai dinner in Bangkok is subject to booking Sky Room option.  20% off dinner in Bangkok on deluxe option is only valid on Friday and Saturday nights.  Black out periods may apply to room upgrades. Cooking class in Bangkok does not operate on a Sunday, order of day tours can be switched around to accommodate this

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