15 departures are available in 2017:
September: 03 - 10 - 17 & 24
October: 01 - 08 - 15 - 22 & 29
November: 05 - 12 - 19 & 26
*Departures are available every day (on request) on rates that may fluctuate.
*An additional supplement of $250 taxes included is applicable for the January and February departure dates.
13 Day / 11 Nights
Day 1: Canada - Bangkok (Thailand)
Your departure flight is with United Airlines (or similar) with good connections.
Day 2: Bangkok
Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Meet and transfer to the hotel in Bangkok town area for check-in and the rest of day is free at leisure.
Day 3: Bangkok
Breakfast. Morning Half Day Grand Palace & Royal Palace and Wat Pho excursion (included).
We will visit Wat Phra Kaew and the nearby attractions first, before moving on to the Grand Palace.
Wat PhraKaew, or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the Grand Palace, and they probably form together the greatest spectacle for visitors in Bangkok. A visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, is a must. The palace, which is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by the King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction. Indeed, the Grand Palace is an amazing place to visit, as it consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, that all date back to the foundation of Bangkok in 1782.
*Please note that photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the
buildings. (Royal Palace is closed every Sundays).*
Then, visit “Wat Pho” with its Reclining Buddha image. Wat Pho is regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple educated people on various subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and is considered to be home of Thai traditional massages. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Please note that the chapel is a national shrine and that you will be required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes).
Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect.
Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Mai by flight
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Bangkok Domestic Airport for your internal flight to Chiang Mai.
Arrive at Chiang Mai Airport, meet and transfer to check-in at the hotel in Chiang Mai town area.
Day 5: Chiang Mai
Breakfast. Morning Half Day Doi Suthep and Temple excursion (included).
Visit the most sacred temple in the North of Thailand: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3,520 feet), the temple can be reached by the carved mythical Naga Serpent Staircase. The temple offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and its surrounding countryside. Drive back down to the city centre to visit some of the other impressive temples of Chiang Mai. Wat Suan Dok is one of them, and dates back to the 14th century when the Thai monarchy was taking leisure walks in its gardens.
Nowadays, it houses several white Chedis, all containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family, and features one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. We will also visit Wat Jedyod, also known as The Temple of Seven Spires. Afternoon is free at leisure.
Please dress respectfully by not wearing sleeveless T-shirts, shorts or strapless sandals, when visiting WatPhrathat Doi Suthep.
Day 6: Chiang Mai (Free day)
Today, after the breakfast, free time. Take your time to explore Chiang Mai at your own leisure or opt for an amazing optional full day Elephant Safari & Ox-Cart Ride excursion (+$160 / Person Taxes included).
Experience the beauty of the North. We will first stop at a beautiful orchid nursery and at next door’s butterfly farm in Mae Rim District. Then, we will continue our journey through the hilly and forest area to observe elephants at work at Mae Taman camp, a lovely place behind the hills. Here, you will be given the chance to make a 30-minute journey through the forest on the back of these gentle animals. As for the ox-cart, this is another traditional mean of transportation that you will get to experience. This new 30-minute ox-drawn cart journey will take you through rural villages at a leisurely pace. This tour provides you with a direct insight into inhabitants’ life in the northern part of Thailand. After lunch, the afternoon is reserved for a 5-kilometre long bamboo rafting along the beautiful Mae Taeng River. After this day of adventure, we will return to Chiang Mai.
During some parts of the rainy season, this tour may not be operational because of high water levels.
Day 7: Chiang Mai - Phuket by flight
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your internal flight to Phuket.
Arrive at Phuket Airport, meet and transfer to check-in at the hotel in Phuket mainland area.
Day 08 - 11: Phuket
Enjoy five incredible days to explore Phuket and it surroundings at your own leisure or opt for an optional Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat excursion (+$165 / Person Taxes included).
In the morning, after being transferred to the pier, you will take a speedboat to reach Phi Phi islands. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “The Beach” (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton) was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkelling. If you are more an exploring type of person and Phi Phi’s natural beauty is not enough, there is plenty to do on and off the island. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. After lunch at a beachside restaurant, we will reach the Bamboo Island where you can enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel or simply lie and rest on the beach. The departure in the afternoon will be from Hin Klang Island. Upon arrival at the pier in Phuket, we will drive you back to your hotel.
Day 12: Phuket – Bangkok by flight
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to Phuket Airport for your internal flight to Bangkok.
Arrive at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, meet hotel representative and transfer to hotel by complimentary shuttle transfer. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 13: Bangkok - Canada
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Shuttle Transfer by hotel complimentary to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport for your departure flight home.
-End of services-
-Round-trip international flights Canada / Bangkok with United Airlines (or similar).
-Greetings and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary.
-Internal flights between Bangkok / Chiang Mai and Phuket.
-2 nights at the Rembrandt Bangkok 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard bedroom. (Bangkok)
-3 nights at the Duangtawan 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard bedroom. (Chiang Mai)
-5 nights at the Novotel Phuket Resort 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard bedroom. (Phuket)
-1 night at the Best Western Premier Amaranth 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard bedroom. (Bangkok)
-All breakfasts are included. (Except the day of arrival)
-Entrance fees at mentioned sites.
-English speaking guide.
-2 Tours: Half day tour in Bangkok / Half day tour in Chiang Mai
-All the taxes and fees, Including FICAV and OPC.
Package does not includes:
-Personal expenses and optional activities such as the ‘’Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat excursion’’.
-Beverages, snack, lunches, dinners unless otherwise mentioned.
-Tips: Guides, bus drivers and the hotel staff.
For a single occupancy, additional fees of $750 will be charged per person.
*Children from 2 to 11 pay 85% of the price in double occupancy if the room is shared with 2 adults.*
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