Pearls of Thailand 20 Days 19 Nights

  • Duration: 20 days
  • Price from: $2,162 USD

overnight in BangkokDAY 1: BANGKOK
Arrive at Bangkok and meet guide & driver. Transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight at Bangkok.

 

 

 

 

 

Wat TrimitrDAY 2: CITY & TEMPLE TOUR (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel. This tour includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold) – Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings.The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Here you will see palaces which were used for differentoccasions:the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, theCoronation Hall, the RoyalGuest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Also visit Wat Trimit.
Return to hotel. Overnight at Bangkok.

 

 

Tuk Tuk BangkokDAY 3: TUK TUK TOUR OF BANGKOK (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. This cycle trip is a fascinating glimpse into the Bangkok of old.We take in some of the more popular Bangkok Landmarks:Chinatown, Wat Arun and the Royal Barge Museum, but we also go off thebeaten path and show you some lesser known sites that are not on thetourist map.
Start by exploring the bustling Chinatown area before crossing the ChaoPhraya to the more serene and often less visited temples and sites of Thonburi. Riding along quiet back roads of this area stopping at theoccasional market as we head to the Princess Mother Memorial Park andmuseum, although small, but well kept and well worth a visit. The lesserknown temples, Temple of Dawn and the Royal Barge Museum are all partof this interesting and varied TUK TUK trip.
Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at Bangkok.

 

train to chiang maiDAY 4: BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI BY TRAIN (B)
Breakfast at hotel – Free morning. Evening transfer to railway station for train to Chiang Mai.
Overnight on board train.
*1st class AC sleeper berth

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI (B)
Breakfast at hotel and meet guide/driver at railway station. Breakfast enroute. Transfer to hotel. Free time and overnight at Chiang Mai.

 

 

elephant safari parkDAY 6: ELEPHANT SAFARI, CHIANG MAI (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Mae Taman elephant camp. Feeding the elephantwith bunches of bananas before they walk into the river for their dailybathing. Next, enjoy elephant trekking through the jungle (up – downhill) and into the river and visit the Lizu Hill tribe Village. Afterlunch, relax a bit before proceeding to visit the beautiful orchid farm.
Later visit the Doi Suthep Temple, the most renowned temple of ChiangMai. Perched on top of the mountain which overlooking the city and alsothe most important landmark of Chiang Mai. The temples was built in 13century, contains a golden pagoda that houses a part of the holy relicsof the Lord Buddha. Return to hotel. Overnight at Chiang Mai.

 

 

Teret Mae Hong SonDAY 7: CHIANG MAI – MAE HONG SON (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Mae Hong Son, the quiet province of Northern Thailand. Visit the Long neck giraffe women hill tribe with rings aroundthe neck and get an overview of their typical lifestyle. Lunch at localrestaurant. Overnight at Mae Hong Son.

 

 

 

 

ban mai soi villageDAY 8: MAE HONG SON – PAI (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to the hillside town of Pai. Enjoy visiting Ban Nai Soi village and the nearby Hill tribe villages, the Minorityhill tribe of Padong , visit Tham Lod, Visit Ban Phang Paek and Pai areaof the Lisu hill tribe. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at Pai.

 

 

 

 

doi angkhangDAY 9: PAI – CHIANG DAO – ARUNOTHAI – DOI ANGKHANG (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Doi Ang Khang. Also visit the refugees of Chinese KMT Tchang Kai Chek and the Doi Ang Khang. Overnight at Doi AngKhag. Lunch included.
DAY 10: DOI ANKHANG (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the Meo hill tribe villages. Stop at the ThaiBurmese border for exploring. Lunch included. Overnight at Doi Ang khang.

 

 

 

Doi Mae SalongDAY 11: DOI AN KHANG – MAE SAI – DOI MAE SALONG – CHIANG SEAN (B,L)
Breakfast Early morning visit to the local market. Depart to visit Chiang Sean. Also visit the Mae sai border of Thailand & Myanmar.Lunch at local restaurant. Visit the local villages of Ban Lorcha andMae Salong villa, visit Lisu village at Baan Mae Kaotom. Overnight atChiang Sean.

 

 

 

 

Wat Phra ThatDAY 12: CHIANG SEAN – GOLDEN TRIANGLE – PHAYO – LAMPANG (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit the famous Golden triangle, Phra Dat. Enjoy a Mekong river ride before lunch. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch depart to Phayo. Visit Wat Si Kom Kam and proceed to Lampang. Visit WatPhra Dhat Lampang Luang. Overnight at Lampang.

 

 

 

 

lampang thailandDAY 13: LAMPANG – PHISTANLUK – AYUTTAYA (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Phistanluk province. Visit to the Chapel Phitsanulok & Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat – is a major citylandmark and houses Thailand’s most beautiful and significant Buddhaimage, Phra Buddha Chinnarat.
Later proceed to visit Ayuttaya. Among the “must see” attractions inThailand is a visit to Ayuthaya, the former capital of Thailand situated90 kms north of Bangkok. The principal sights are the gigantic bronzestatues of Wat Mongkol Borpith, Wat Phra Srisanpetch and Wat Yai ChaiMongkol. Also visit the Bang-Pa-In, the former Royal Summer Residence,which represents a fine example of Thai architecture. Lunch at localrestaurant. Overnight at Ayuttaya.

 

 

overnight in BangkokDAY 14: AYUTTAYA – BANGKOK (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Bangkok. Sightseeing along the way. Lunch enroute. Check in at hotel. Overnight at Bangkok.

 

 

 

 

 

phuket nightlifeDAY 15: BANGKOK- PHUKET (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Phuket. Meet guide/driver and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Phuket.
*no guide escort on this day

 

 

 

 

Phi phi islandDAY 16: PHI PHI ISLAND LUXURY CRUISE / *Join program only (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart from Rassada pier onboard the luxury cruise.Discover the spectacular limestone rock formations of Phi Phi Island.Visit Maya Bay, where the movie “The Beach” was filmed and go gorsnorkeling & swimming in the crystal clear water in some of thenicest bays.Last stop at a lovely island with great white sandy beach.Good spot to lay down and relax at the beach or go for more swimmingand snorkeling in a nice reef arond the island. Lunch incuded.
Return to pier and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Phuket.

 

 

Snorkeling in Phang Nga BayDAY 17: PHANG NGA BAY & JAMES BOND ISLAND BY LONG TAIL BOAT/ *Join program only (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart from hotel to visit Phang Nga province.Dicover the amazing landscapes of Phang Nga at Koh Panak and Koh Hong.Visit of Tapu Island (Nails island), visitors may wonder why it is stillthere when James Bond managed to blow up the secret solar weaponconcealed in its interior.Explore the labyrinth of mangrove swamp andpass through 2 caves named Tham Lot Noi & Tham Lot Yai with theiramazing stalactites.Lunch at Panyee Fishing Village. Afternoon enjoysnorkeling, swimming or simply relaxing on a white sandy beach. Returnto Phuket and overnight stay.

 

 

khai nok andkhai nui islandDAY 18: KHAI NOK & KHAI NUI ISLAND TOUR BY SPEED BOAT / *Join program only (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel.Speed boat tour of Khao Nok & Khai Nui islands. Lunch included.

 

 

 

 

 

Krabi IslandDAY 19: KRABI ISLAND TOUR / *Join program only (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel.This tour offers the opportunity to enter a narrowpassage leading to a lagoon with mangrove surrounded by the song of thebirds.The aternoon includes a stop at Phra Nang Beach well known asbeing the most curious beach in Asia where rock formation over hangmaking spectacular stalactites over the beach and swimmers.Theclimbers here enjoy their time.Phra Nang Beach is reachable only byboat as it is separated from the mainland by a mountain chain.VisitChicken Island (fine white sandy beach) or Poda Island before back topier. Lunch included. Return to hotel. Overnight at Phuket.

 

 

DAY 20: PHUKET – DEPARTURE/HOME (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight home/next destination.
*no guide escort on this day
End of services./.

Groupsize Rate perpax
2pax 3,072
3-6pax 2,582
7-9pax 2,162
Single Supplement 846

Rate of above itinerary: in USD/pax

Airfare: BANGKOK – PHUKET-BANGKOK – USD 120/pax/ticket by PG

*Kindly recheck airfare before book/issue as can change without prior notice

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation on double/twin sharing basis with daily ABF
  • All airport – hotel – airport transfers on private basis with English speaking guide (unless indicated)
  • All tours & transfers on private basis (unless indicated) with English speaking guide, all entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated (Breakfast, L-lunch,D-Dinner), drinks excluded
  • 1st Class AC Sleeper berth ticket for BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI
  • Complimentary drinking water (1 bottle/pax/day) and wet tissue on tour days

Exclusions:

  • Air fares of any kind (BANGKOK – PHUKET- BANGKOK) quoted separately
  • Rates not valid for peak season 19Dec 2013- 15Jan 2014
  • Services not mentioned above
  • Extra charges, personal expenses
  • Surcharge for peak/festival season if any (upon booking)
  • Optional tours/meals/transfers if any, drinks excluded
  • Travel insurance, visa fees

Remark:

  • Above quotation is for min 2pax group traveling (rate per pax) now to 31Oct 2014 (except for peak season as indicated above)
  • No reservations have been made at this time
  • Itinerary mentioned above is only tentative and is subject to guests’ flight timings.
  • Rate quoted is nett & non commissionable