Thailand Sand and Sights
Journey through Thailand with this 15 day tour exploring Bangkok, Chiang Mai and relaxing on the beaches of Phuket. Discover Thailand with your own private car, driver & tour guide!
In Bangkok, visit the famous Bhuddist temples of Wat Trimit and Wat Po, and enjoy a full day tour to visit the site of the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai”. Your tour to Chiang Mai will allow you to truly experience how the people of this small village live. Ride a Songtheaw, Tuk-Tuk and Samlor! Visit an elephant camp in the Chiang Mai region before moving on for relaxing on the incredible beaches of Phuket.
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Day 01 – Bangkok
Arrive into Bangkok. After clearing airport formalities, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel, Rembrandt Hotel.
Day 02 – Bangkok
A half day tour of Bangkok with visits to two famous Buddhist temples in Bangkok; Wat Trimit with its Golden Buddha (5½ tons of solid gold); and Wat Po,with its massive reclining Buddha and ‘Chedi of the Kings’ as well as The Grand Palace including Wat Phra Kaew. (B)
Day 03 – Bangkok
Full day tour to visit the site of the famous “Bridge over the River Kwai.” Stroll through the Allied War cemetery. Then visit Tiger Temple or Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, famous for the many Indochinese Tigers that are cared for by the monks at the temple. The temple is considered to be an animal sanctuary and conservation centre, as the tigers of Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua are treated as family members. (B,L)
Day 04 – Bankgog – Chang Mai
Transfer to airport for your flight to Chiang Mai with arrival meeting service followed by transfer to the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. (B)
Day 05 – Chang Mai
This morning begin an interesting excursion where you will explore the small charming city of Chiang Mai, using only local transport, with a guide to assist. Amazingly, Chiang Mai has no bus network, therefore one will be travelling by ‘Songtheaw’ (literally meaning two rows, it is a pickup truck that one sits in the back of), tuk-tuk (called so due to the noisy engines), and samlor – a three wheeled cycle-rickshaw. This is about experiencing the real Chiang Mai,and you will visit various temples, and markets along the way, including the magnificent Wat Pra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang. The tour has no fixed route, spontaneity is the key word ; the guide will adjust to match the client’s interests. This evening, enjoy a superb “Kantoke” customary northern style dinner served in large platters on low tables and while being entertained by a selection of traditional Thai cultural and folk performances. (B,D)
Day 06 – Chang Mai
Today travel approximately 60 kms north of Chiang Mai, visit Chiang Dao Elephant camp. See elephant in training, experience elephant trekking with river rafting. On the return leg to Chiang Mai, visit an Orchid Farm. (B,L)
Day 07 – Chang Mai
Free day to explore Chiang Mai on your own. (B)
Day 08 – Chiang Mai – Phuket
Transfer to airport for your flight to the island of Phuket, Thailand. After clearing airport formalities, meet your guide and transfer to the Novotel Phuket Resort.
Day 09-14 – Phuket
6 days free to relax on the beach or explore the island. (B)
Day 15 – Phuket – Home
Transfer to airport for flights home. (B)
Bangkok – 3 Nights
Chang Mai – 4 Nights
Phuket – 2 Nights
Bangkok – Rembrandt Hotel
Chang Mai – Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
Phuket – Novotel Phuket Resort
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