10 Days , 4 Cities
Bangkok - Arrival
Welcome to Bangkok – You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our guide who will escort you to your transfer vehicle to go to your hotel.
The quintessential eastern metropolis and Southeast Asia’s most vibrant capital city. Known in Thai as the city of angels, Bangkok is a city of mind-boggling history and spirituality, where you can expect ancient Thai temples that rise magnificently from the riverbanks, colorful palaces that glisten spectacularly in the sunlight, and a snaking river that audaciously wind its way through the heart of the city. Fabulous shopping awaits you, whether you’re after high-quality artisanal handicrafts or excellent bargains in Asia’s most stylish shopping centers. If you’re a food lover, you will delight in the exceptionally delicious meals that can be enjoyed at every corner of the city.
Bangkok - Trip to Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace
Meet your guide at the lobby in the morning and you will take a trip to Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace which are situated in the same compound. While Wat Phra Kaew is the most important temple for Thais, hosting the revered image of the Emerald Buddha; The Grand Palace is an emblematic example of the combination between traditional Thai architectural style and Western-style. Then, moving on you will come to see What Pho which is home to more than one thousand Buddha images, as well as the breath-taking perfection of the Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also renowned for being the first massage school in Thailand. This journey will transport you into the marvelous world of contrasts in Bangkok – the sleepless, hectic city with skyscrapers and modern shopping malls from which you still can find shelter as soon as you enter the temples: islands of peace drenched in spirituality.
After that, you will take a long tail boat and cruise along the canal of Thonburi and get a glimpse of the everyday life of the famous ‘water people’ of Thailand. On your way back, you will stop by what is probably the best-known symbol of Bangkok, the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), with its sparkling spires covered in broken shards of glass and pottery.
Tonight, you will experience the real Bangkok lifestyle with a “Chinatown tuk tuk food tour and night stroll.” You will hop on a tuk-tuk and start a twilight-tasting adventure into bustling Chinatown. Your driver will let you go for a walk on Yaowarat Road and see its countless and colorful Chinese neon signs. Along with lively street food stalls or old shops and hidden family stalls, you will have the opportunity to make new culinary discoveries. Between the smells of spices and dishes simmered in sometimes improvised furnaces, images of burning and flaming stoves, you will be absorbed by the spectacle of these artists of street food, with expert hands shaped by tradition and family know-how. This is a great opportunity to discover simple but unique dishes that are popular with locals. Queue up with hungry foodies and discover some recipes that each have their little stories and anecdotes, and maybe learn how to pronounce their name in Thai.
Continue your evening on your tuk-tuk towards Pak Klong Talad, the swarming flower market. Here, when the heat of the day has subsided, the florists, porters, merchants, sellers of betels or other offerings, work to deliver their goods on time for the next day. You will quietly leave this unique and colorful atmosphere for the silence and serenity of a temple and its illuminated stupas at night. A final destination during which you will find some tranquility after the hustle and bustle, before returning to your hotel. You will enjoy the street food dinner which is included.
Bangkok - Ayuttuhaya - Bangkok
Ayutthaya’s glorious Wats:
Around 50 miles north of Bangkok, proudly stands Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. On your way from Bangkok, you will visit the Summer Palace, commonly known as Bang Pa-In, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century. You will then explore the glorious ruins of Ayutthaya, which bring back to life the early splendor of the city destroyed by the Burmese army in 1767. During your visit you will stroll around the most impressive remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site: Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a royal temple during Ayutthaya’s glory days and Wat Mahathat, where embedded in the roots of a tree, hides the head of Buddha.
Rice Barge Cruise in Ayutthaya
You will step on board this converted traditional teak rice barge to drift slowly along the majestic “River of Kings” and her tributaries and explore the Island City of Ayutthaya, enjoying en route a beautiful selection of Thai food. The romantic atmosphere of the old capital and timeless daily activities of the locals along the banks of the river make this cruise a peaceful alternative to regular visits.
In the afternoon, you will travel back to Bangkok.
Bangkok - Flight to Phuket
After checking out you will meet your driver and guide and travel to Bangkok airport for your domestic flight to Phuket.
Welcome to Phuket!
Exquisite white-sandy beaches, clear emerald seawater, and bright sunlight are all synonymous with Phuket, an international magnet for beach lovers all over the world. Phuket is the country’s largest island. Today, Phuket has been shaped by its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influences, and traditional fine cuisines. The island also has more to offer visitors than its natural heritage of sea, sand, sky, beach, forests, and world-renowned diving sites. The old town of Phuket is definitely another charming place well worthy of a visit.
Upon arrival at Phuket airport, you will meet your driver and local guide and travel by car to your hotel.
Enjoy the day at leisure.
But we also offer an optional “Hong by Starlight” tour for kayaking lovers! Embark on a boat to begin your cruise to the beautiful landscapes of the Andaman Sea. After a healthy and tasty lunch on board, you will enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, including the caves and hidden lagoons. Your guide will paddle you through Tidal Nape – Sea Caves inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic island and into Hongs. The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, sea eagles and Brahminy kites. After dark, your trip will include the experience of floating your own self-made flower Kratong in a spiritual and spectacular natural light show followed by a delicious buffet dinner.
Today, you will enjoy an amazing “Koh Yao Noi explorer” tour. This tour is simply marvelous for adventure and nature lovers.
After you are picked up from your Phuket hotel and brought to the pier ready to board a boat to Koh Yao Noi. As soon as you set foot on this island you will feel the stark contrast between bustling Phuket and this quiet island. After choosing your bicycle, you will begin cycling along the rural side of the island (on and off-road) past rice paddies, local villages and rubber plantations. Just before lunch, you will board a local long-tail boat which will take you to a remote beach, from here a short walk will bring you to the island’s biggest tree. You continue your journey by boat to Koh Kudu, a small and uninhabited island where you will have a picnic lunch on a deserted beach. After spending some time swimming and relaxing in these beautiful surroundings it is time to return to Koh Yao Noi for some more cycling, this time with some beautiful views of Phang Nga Bay in the distance. At the end of the afternoon, you will return to Phuket where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Flight to Phuket
After checking out you will meet your driver and guide and travel to Phuket airport for your outbound flight.
*If your outbound flight is from Bangkok, we will be more than happy to arrange the inbound flight of Phuket to Bangkok. Please inform your agency about the city of your return flight.
Starting from $2,290 per person
Price per person in double occupancy in 5-star luxury accommodation.
Price excluding international flights
This trip is customizable for your private travel.
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- 6 nights, BB basis in 5-Star hotels
- Private transfers throughout the entire tour
- Lunch and dinners as stated in the itinerary
- Flight from Bangkok to Phuket one way (we will also arrange Phuket to Bangkok flight if you’re returning home flight is from Bangkok. Please inform your agency about the city of your return flight)
- Boat tours as stated in the itinerary
- Chinatown tuk tuk food tour and night stroll
- Visit Koh Yao Noi island and full-day tour
Sightseeing Highlights Included
- Full-day Bangkok city tour.
- Take a trip to Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace
- See What Pho which is home to more than one thousand Buddha images
- Take a long tail boat and cruise along the canal of Thonburi
- Explore the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
- Chinatown tuk tuk food tour and night stroll
- On your way to Ayutthaya, you will visit the Summer Palace, commonly known as Bang Pa-In
- Explore the glorious ruins of Ayutthaya
- Stroll around the most impressive remains of this UNESCO World Heritage Site: Wat Phra Si Sanphet and Wat Mahathat
- Rice Barge Cruise in Ayutthaya
- Participate in Koh Yao Noi island explorer tour. Cycle along the rural side of the island (on and off-road) past rice paddies, local villages, and rubber plantations
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