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Highlights of Thailand

TRANSFER FROM BANGKOK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO HOTEL (WITH GUIDE)

Upon arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (after you collected your luggage). Please proceed to the Arrival Hall on second floor. Please look for your guide holding a signboard with your name at Gate B (Door No. 6). If you cannot find your guide, first please contact the ATTA counter right next to door no. 6, or please call to our emergency number (+66) 81 449 7283.
Transfer from the Airport to your hotel.

Note:
For guests stay at Novotel Suvarnabhumi airport (after you collected your luggage), please proceed to Gate No. 4 Arrival Hall on second floor where you will find the Novotel counter, exit the terminal here and find the shuttle van stopping at the curbside to welcome any visitor to the hotel free of charge and no guide accompanied. Driving time is less than 5 minutes, the hotel being located just opposite the terminal. Novotel’s shuttle van operates round the clock (24 hours).
The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: None

ESSENTIAL BANGKOK

Morning drive to Wat Pho – one of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Pho houses the famous 45m (148ft) reclining Buddha as well as the original school of traditional Thai massage. From here, take a tuk-tuk ride via Pak Klong Taland Flower Market towards the spectacular Grand Palace, home to the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, the Emerald Buddha (which is actually made of jade or jasper, rather than emerald). Continue with a walk to the pier for a long-tailed boat ride along the “klongs” (canals) of Thonburi to get a flavour of local life.Stop at Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple to King Rama II. After lunch at a local restaurant, cross the river and drive to Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road with shops selling everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. Explore the bustling Talad Kao Market where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs are on offer before returning to your hotel.

NOTES:

  • Suggested departure time: 08:30
  • Approximate duration: 8.5 hours
  • For temple visits, it is recommended women wear short/long-sleeved tops with full-length trousers or knee-length skirts and men wear trousers and short/long-sleeved shirts. No sandals or flip-flops allowed.
  • The monk’s chanting ritual only in the morning and subject to change without prior notice. (please contact with Travel consultant if guests wish to attend this activity in the morning)
  • Grand Palace will be closed in 2019: Jan 1, Feb 19, Mar 21, Apr 2, 6, 15, May 2-6, 8, 17, 18, Jun 9, Jul 4, 16, 17, 28, Aug 12, Sep 24, Oct 13, 23, Nov 12, Dec 5, 6. Please bring a copy of your passport for security check before entering the palace.
  • These following clothes are strictly not allowed in Grand Palace: Shorts, mini-skirts, short skirts, tight fitting trousers, and tights ; See-through shirts and blouses, as well as culottes or quarter length trousers; Sleeveless shirts or vests; Sandals (without ankle or heel straps); Rolled-up-sleeved shirts; Sweatshirts and sweatpants, wind-cheaters, pajamas and fisherman trousers.
  • In the event of extreme traffic conditions, our driver may take you to the pier (located directly across from the Peninsula hotel) to transfer you by their shuttle boat in order to save time; or vice versa. Our guide will accompany you to and/or from the Peninsula.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

BANGKOK BIKE AND COOK 
(Private Transfer without guide, Private Activities)

Get ready for an immersive cultural experience through Thai culinary traditions on our Bangkok Bike and Cook tour. Active and hands on, this tour will be truly enjoyable for your muscles and your taste buds! Just across the Chao Phraya River, a short hop from busy Bangkok, we enter a city oasis. This amazing wilderness in Bangkok can best be reached by boat and, incredibly, it has been left untouched by developers. Crossing the river is like taking a journey back in time. You will find a peaceful place with lush vegetation, a maze of waterways, small villages, temples and real tropical jungle. Agriculture is one of the main sources of income for many of the inhabitants here and we will visit an orchard and vegetable farm to learn how Thai herbs and vegetables are grown. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to prepare some classic Thai dishes like the locals do. Our friendly chef will share with you some tips and tricks of traditional Thai cuisine. You will be amazed how easy it is to cook these seemingly complex dishes. Then sit down and enjoy your creations. Bon appetit!

NOTES:

  • Tours run with english speaking guide only
  • Availability: Tuesday – Sunday (Private Activities)
  • Suggested pick-up time at your hotel in Bangkok: 07.00 hrs.
  • Approximate Tour Duration: 7 – 8 hours.
  • Briefing & Bicycle testing: 07.45 – 08.00 hrs.
  • Bike Start: 08.00 hrs.
  • Capacity: 1 – 9 person per Van
  • Bike Level: Moderate and not suitable for beginner level and also not suitable for a child.
  • The ride is a total of 20 kilometers.
  • At the beginning of the ride, there is a short busy section of the city before we cross the river.
  • We then ride along very minor roads, pathways, through alleys, temples, gardens and tropical jungle. There are no hills.
  • Some of the canal paths are elevated and quite narrow and we advise caution on these sections.
  • When booking please provide: (1) Full Name of Rider (2) Rider Nationality (3) Rider Height (4) Rider Contact Info.
  • Bikes: Imported Trek City Bike standard maintained to the height standards, in sizes to suit all ages and heights.
  • Variations in the itinerary may be necessary depending on traffic and local conditions

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Transfer from your hotel to the airport (with guide) for flight to Chiang Mai.

TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO CITY HOTEL (WITH GUIDE)

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, either Domestic arrival or International arrival, please proceed to the Information Booth (AOT). Here you will find your guide waiting for your holding the Trails of Indochina signboard with your name on it. If you cannot locate your guide – please call the emergency numbers (+66) 81 449 7283 before leaving the airport with a taxi. Transfer from the airport to city hotel.

The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: Breakfast

DOI INTHANON & RED HMONG

Depart the heat and bustle of Chiang Mai on a 1.5hr drive to the cooler climate of Doi Inthanon National Park. Highlights of the park include Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain in Thailand at 2,565m (8,415ft), and the beautiful scenery, evergreen forests, and dwarf rhododendron groves. The area is home to nearly 400 bird species, many from North Asia, including mountain hawks and Eurasian woodcocks, making it a haven for birdwatcher. The summit is also home to the shrine of Chao Intha Wichayanon, the former prince of Chiang Mai. Bring a jacketas temperatures drop the higher up the mountain you go. On the way there or back, visit a hill tribe village, the largest hill tribe group in Thailand. Make a stop at the Wachiratharn Waterfall, some 750m (2,460ft) above sea level,and the twin chedi built by the Thai Air Force in honour of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. After lunch (included), return to Chiang Mai in the late afternoon.

NOTES:

  • Suggested departure time: 08:00.
  • Approximate duration: 8.5 hours.
  • Please bring a jacket.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

BAAN HONGNUAL COOKING CLASS (6 DISHES)
(Private Transfer & Private Activity)

The subtle flavours and unique presentation of Thai food have made it one of the most exciting cuisines anywhere in the world. Discover the secrets of Thai cuisine during this full-day cooking course at the Baan Hongnual School, situated in a countryside setting, just 9km (6mi) east of Chiang Mai. The program includes an introduction to Thaiingredients, as well as preparation and cooking of traditional Thai food. Soups, salads, curries, satay and desserts are covered in this six-dish course. Learn how to stir-fry, steam, and serve food the Thai way and impress your friends and family back home with your newly acquired skills. Enjoy your prepared dishes for lunch before being transferred back to your hotel.

NOTES:

  • Suggested departure time: 09:00.
  • Approximate duration: 06 hours.
  • Capacity: Min 1pax – Max 6pax. Larger groups on request.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch 

Transfer from Chiang Mai hotel to Chiang Rai hotel/airport with guide. ( approx. 3.5-4 hrs).
The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: Breakfast

CHIANG KHONG AND CHIANG SAEN

Depart Chiang Rai on a 1hr drive north and visit the Golden Triangle where the Ruak River flows into the Mekong River. The borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge here, the notorious centre of the opium trade for much of the 20th century. An exciting long-tail boat ride along the Mekong provides spectacular views of the Laotian countryside. Disembark in Chiang Saen and start to explore the ruins of this ancient city that dates back to the 7th century. Continue to Chiang Khong, famous for being one of the few places where the Mekong giant catfish is still caught. Chiang Khong is also an important market town for local hill tribes and for trade (both legal and illegal) with northern Laos. Pay a visit to a Meo hill tribe and observe the traditional way of life of the villagers. Notice the pleated hemp skirts dyed with blue and white batik patterns of the women, and engage in some friendly conversation with the help of your guide. After lunch, return to Chiang Rai, arriving in the late afternoon.

NOTES:

  • Suggested departure time: 08:30.
  • Approximate duration: 8.5 hours.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

MEKHONG BOAT TRIP EXCURSION

The trip along Mekong River at the Lao PDR border starts at Chiang Saen, one of the oldest archaeological sites in northern Thailand, and includes a stop at Wat Phrathat Chomkiti. The boat trip along the Mekong River offers a visit to Ban Had Bai, a Thai Lue weaving village. Lunch is at Rai Saeng Aroon, a farm specializing in organically grown produce. Continue down the river to Chiang Khong. This major commercial crossing at Thai- Laos border marks the beginning of the road to China. See how local people live and trade between two counties.

NOTES:

  • Suggested departure time: 08:30.
  • Tour duration: 8.5 hours approximate
  • Tour may not operate in dry season and low water level, we need to recheck case by case on spot.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide) for flight to Bangkok.

Upon arrival in Bangkok, connect flight to Phu Ket.

TRANSFER FROM PHUKET AIRPORT TO HOTEL (DOMESTIC ARRIVAL)

Upon Domestic arrival at Phuket Airport, after collecting your luggage, completing immigration and customs, proceed to the exit gate where you will find your guide waiting for you holding a Trails of Indochina signboard with your name on it. There is only one exit gate in the domestic arrivals terminal. If you cannot locate your guide, please call the emergency numbers (+66) 81 449 7283 before leaving the airport with a taxi. Transfer from the Airport to your hotel.
The regular check-in time is at 1400; early check-in is NOT included and subject to availability

 

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer from your accommodation to the airport (with guide) for flight to Bangkok.

Upon arrival in Bangkok, connect flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Overnight:

Highlights

  • Highlights of Thailand

Important facts

Country:
Thailand

Start destination:
Bangkok

Final destination:
Phu Ket

Duration:
14 Days 13 Nights

Number of participants:
2-8 persons


Included:
  • Overnight accommodation is inclusive of hotel tax, hotel service charges and includes daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tour
  • Sightseeing with Local English speaking guides (one guide in each city)
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as specified (meals only, no drinks/ water)
  • Airfares: BKK – CNX, CEI – BKK – HKT – BKK on Bangkok Airways (Economy class with airport tax)
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

Not included:
  • Airport Assistance Service
  • Separate luggage truck
  • Thailand visa
  • Other meals where not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks/water at included lunches and dinners
  • Other flights & airport taxes
  • Hotel early check in/ Late check-out
  • Overweight luggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
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