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9 Day Bangkok & Phuket

Departure Dates

2018 Dates and Price
Per Person
Oct 21, 2018
$799
 Nov 25, 2018

$799

Dec 09, 2018 
$799
 
 

Package Included:

  • Flight Bangkok-Phuket
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 8 nights First Class accommodations
     5 nights Bangkok
     3 nights Phuket
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transfers between hotels and airport

Not Included:

  • International Airfare
  • Gratuity for Tour Guide and Driver
  • Others not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Personal Expense

Hotels

Vic3 Bangkok or Travelodge Sukhumvit 11 or Similar 

The Charm Resort Phuket or Similar

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Up on Arrival, greeted by our local tour guide at the airport and transfer to your luxury hotel. Time to rest, relax and acclimate to your new time zone.

Day 2 Bangkok (Breakfast)
Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities, deep-rooted in ancient Buddhist tradition and beliefs. We will visit one of the Bangkok's well-known sights at Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) the oldest and largest temple in the city, with its astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long and almost 40 feet high. Then we drive through the bustling Chinatown, Bangkok´s largest Flower Markets at Paklong Talat, drive via Royal Avenue where most of the Government offices are located and the King's Palace before returning to your hotel and the rest of the day is free on your own.
Optional Evening Program: Asiatique Riverfront Night Market plus Thai Dinner and Classical Dance Show.

Day 3 Bangkok (Breakfast)
Tour to Bangkok’s most famous landmarks including the Grand Palace, which was built in the 18th century as a royal residence for the king and his court. Follow by visit Wat Phra Kaew, which is home to the iconic Emerald Buddha, with its brightly colored buildings, golden spires and gorgeous mosaics. You'll see the distinct contrast in style between the Thai-inspired Wat Phra Kaew and the European design of the Grand Palace. Afterwards, we take a boat ride along the famous Chao Phraya River with its many historical attractions, temples and architecture, passes landmarks of Bangkok such as Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn) and lunch at local Thai restaurant. Later we continue to visit The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (Marble Hall) is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace in Bangkok, Thailand. It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions.

Note: sleeveless tops and short skirts are not allowed in the Marble Hall - both women and men must wear clothing that covers your ankles and shoulders.

Day 4 Bangkok (Breakfast)
Enjoy a free day at Leisure.
Optional Full Day Tour: Tour  includes Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ride the speed boat along the canal to the colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard with fully loaded of all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food on the small Sampan boats. Continue to Kanchanaburi and visit War Cemetery, resting-place for over 6,000 Allied prisoners and an opportunity to take a short train ride across the bridge on the Kwai River. During WW II, Japan constructed the meter-gauge railway line from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat Burma. The line passing through the scenic Three Pagodas Pass runs for 258 miles. This is now known as the Death Railway. The construction was done using Prisoners of War (POWs) and Asian slave laborers in October 1942 and was completed in a year. Due to the difficult terrain, thousands of laborers lost their lives. After lunch at local restaurant, we continue our trip to the Hellfire Pass, which is the name of a railway cutting on the former Burma Railway in Thailand built with forced labor during the Second World War, in part by Allied prisoners of war. Head to Bangkok in the evening.


Day 5 Bangkok (Breakfast)
Today is free on your own.
Optional Package: Full day tour to Thailand’s former capital city Ayutthaya & Cruise with Lunch.
Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 and became Thailand’s second capital city. Begin with a visit to Bang Pa-In, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake, once the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Next continue to the impressive Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Wat Mahathat, in the center of the city. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, Wat Phra Srisanphet, Wat Mongkolbopit, monasteries and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple - at this serene place one can reflect and enjoy the tranquility. Return to Bangkok on a cruise along the Chao Phraya River, lifeblood of the city.

Day 6 Bangkok - Phuket (Breakfast)
Board a short domestic flight to Phuket, the largest and most popular island, nestled in the southwestern coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, this exotic destination boasts stunning landscapes of sandy white beaches and endless turquoise waters. The island’s coastlines, filled with lush foliage, offer a variety of water sports, restaurants and bars to suit any traveler’s tastes. After arrival, we will be transferred to hotel for checking in. Afternoon city tour includes most famous lookout point on the island – Promthep Cape and the old Sino-Portuguese Shophouses of Phuket around Thalang road, the beautiful architecture along these roads will take you back to the charm of a century ago. Additionally, you will not be disappointed as stops at local gemstone and cashew nut factories are also on the agenda.

Day 7 Phuket (American Breakfast)
Spend the day to explore on your own.
Or join our optional tour with a full day excursion to the beautiful scenery at Phi Phi Island with lunch. Depart from the pier by speedboat to Kho Phi Phi Island, sightseeing includes discovering the tropical landscape of Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pi Leh Cove, Viking Cave, Camel Rock, Monkey Beach, and Khai Island. Lunch at a local restaurant. Spend the rest of the day swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing at the beach before transferring back to the hotel.

Optional Tour: Phi Phi Island with lunch by speedboat (Minimum 4 participants to operate)

Day 8
Phuket (American Breakfast)
A free leisure day at white sandy beach or join optional tour to a "must see" destination-Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island with lunch. Phang Nga Bay is one of the most beautiful bays of Thailand, it is famous for its gravity-defying limestone formations. It is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, dramatic rock formations, and its two famous spots, “James Bond Island” and Koh Pannyi. We take coach bus ride to Phang Nga province, visit the Buddha Cave Temple(Suwannakuha), also known as Monkey Temple. This temple in a cave houses various Buddha statues, also millions of monkeys outside the cave. Enjoy fun play time with the monkeys then we proceed to Kra Som Pier for taking long-tailed boat to Ao Phang Nga National Park. After landing at Khao Phing Kan island, where gigantic cliff appears to be cloven in two; the halves supported by leaning against each other offers a sight of rare and exquisite beauty. Then the renowned James Bond Island, where a scene from the movie ’The Man With The Golden Gun’ was filmed here. Enjoy delicious Thai and seafood lunch on Panyi Island. Spend some time explore the area and browse the local souvenir shops before returning back.

Optional Tour: Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island with Lunch (Minimum 4 participants to operate)

Day 9: Phuket - Your Destination (American Breakfast)
Bid farewell to Thailand and board the return flight back to your hometown today.
Depending on the air availability, we might take the flight back to the USA which departs in the early morning on the next day and today will be a full day on our own to explore the city and do some last minute shopping.

Optional Tours

  • Full-Day Bangkok Landmark Tour with Lunch
  • Asiatique Night Market & Thai Dinner with show
  • Floating Market, War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass with Lu
  • Full Day Historical Ayutthaya & Cruise with lunch
  • Full Day Excursion To Phi Phi Island By Speedboat 
  • Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island with Lunch

 

Day 3: Asiatique Night Market & Thai Dinner with show ($39)
Experience an evening exploring at the vibrant Asiatique Riverfront Night Market, Enjoy Thai Dinner with Classical Dance Show.
Day 5: Floating Market, War Cemetery, Hellfire Pass with Lunch ($69)

Join the optional tour package which include Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ride the speed boat along the canal to the colorful Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, observe how the ancient trading of wares is conducted between hundreds of local farmers and villagers aboard with fully loaded of all kinds of products including fruits, vegetables, dry goods, and freshly cooked food on the small Sampan boats. Continue to Kanchanaburi and visit War Cemetery, resting-place for over 6,000 Allied prisoners and an opportunity to take a short train ride across the bridge on the Kwai River. During WW II, Japan constructed the meter-gauge railway line from Ban Pong, Thailand to Thanbyuzayat, Burma. The line passing through the scenic Three Pagodas Pass runs for 258 miles. This is now known as the Death Railway. The construction was done using Prisoners of War (POWs) and Asian slave laborers in October 1942 and was completed in a year. Due to the difficult terrain, thousands of laborers lost their lives. After lunch at local restaurant, we continue our trip to the Hellfire Pass, which is the name of a railway cutting on the former Burma Railway in Thailand built with forced labour during the Second World War, in part by Allied prisoners of war. Head to Bangkok in the evening.

Day 6: Full-day Historical Ayutthaya & Cruise with lunch ($69)

Join our optional tour with a full day to Thailand’s former capital city, Ayutthaya was founded in 1350 and became Thailand’s second capital city. Begin with a visit to Bang Pa-In, a collection of beautiful buildings in various architectural styles, surrounded by a lake, once the Royal Summer Palace for the Thai Kings. Next continue to the impressive Ayutthaya Historical Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Wat Mahathat, in the center of the city. Here, you can see the ruins of the former capital and its remaining palaces, Wat Phra Srisanphet, Wat Mongkolbopit, monasteries and towers - one can envision the grandeur and splendor that was once the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple - at this serene place one can reflect and enjoy the tranquility. Return to Bangkok by a minivan.

Day 8: Full Day Excursion To Phi Phi Island By Speedboat (Lunch included) ($129)

Depart from the pier by speedboat to Kho Phi Phi Island, sightseeing includes dicover the tropical landscape of Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pi Leh Cave, Viking Cave, Camel Rock, Monkey Beach, and Khai Island. Lunch at a local restaurant. then enjoy the rest of the day swimming, sunbathing or just relaxing at the beach.


Day 9: Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island with Lunch ($79)

Phang Nga Bay is one of the most beautiful bays of Thailand, it is famous for its gravity-defying limestone formations. It is renowned for its stunning natural scenery,  dramatic rock formations, and its two famous spots, “James Bond Island” and Koh Pannyi. 


All sales require full payment upon purchase to reserve booking. This is a hot deal promotion; the lowest prices are quickly sold out & subject to change. All prices are in USD, sales are final, non-refundable & non-transferable. A mandatory service fee for the tour guide is required of approximately $10 a day. Any deviations to other destinations and/or extensions are subject to a $100 change fee, plus any airfare difference. Optional excursions can be purchased on site with your tour guide. Any extensions may be purchased directly with a reservation agent after booking. 
A valid passport with at least six months validity after the date of travel is required. American & Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to enter Thailand for short term stay.
Group tours require a minimum of ten people to operate, when the total amount of passengers is below ten, Okichina Servcie reserves the right to cancel the tour and provide a full refund for the tour cost. 

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