Classical Thailand and Phuket 10D9N

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$1,400.00

min. 2 pax in double basis

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Day 1: Arrival at Bangkok airport where your English-speaking guide awaits you and transfer to the hotel.

Free time until check-in at the hotel according to availability (normally the rooms are available from 2:00 p.m.). Hotel accommodation.


Day 2: After breakfast, visit three of the most unusual Buddhist temples starting with Wat Traimit. Located at the edge of Chinatown, on Yaowarat Road, near the Hualampong Railway Station, WatTraimit houses the world's largest solid gold Buddha, measuring nearly five meters tall and weighing five and a half tons. Then the tour will continue to WatPho, the largest temple in Bangkok, the temple of the huge reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. This is located behind the Buddha Temple. It is one of the largest temples in the city and famous for its gigantic reclining Buddha which is 46 meters long and covered in gold. Next, you will visit the Royal Palace, which is undoubtedly the most famous monument in the city. Built in 1782, and for 150 years the home of the King of Thailand, the royal court and the administrative seat of government, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is an ancient building that continues to impress visitors with its beautiful architecture and details. Within the complex is WatPhraKaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (officially known as WatPhra Sri RattanaSatsadaram), considered to be the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand, enshrining the image of a highly revered Buddha meticulously carved from a single block of jade. Free afternoon. Hotel accommodation


Day3: Breakfast at the hotel. Day off. Hotel accommodation


Day 4: After breakfast transfer to the airport to take the flight to Chiang Rai (supplement). Arrival in Chiang Rai with the flight no later than 10:00 AM. Welcome by our tour guide. Continue by mini bus and visit the Golden Triangle, where the borders between Myanmar (former Burma), Laos and Thailand meet on the Mekong River. 30-minute traditional boat ride enjoying the daily life of the people of Laos. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit to Casa Del Opio before visiting the villages of the Akha and Yao ethnic minorities. Visit to the village of the famous giraffe women. Dinner and hotel accommodation.


Day 5: Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will go to the pier and take a pleasant traditional boat ride on the Kok River visiting the Karen tribes who live in bamboo huts in the middle of the jungle. We will continue with a visit to Wat Rong Suea Tean Temple, also known as the Blue Temple, another unusual modern Buddhist temple distinguished by its deep blue color and elaborate statues. Next we will visit the famous white temple of Wat Rong Khun. After the visit we will go from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by road (3 Hrs). Arrival in Chiang Mai and lunch at a local restaurant. Visit to the Wat Doi Suthep temple complex, the best known in Chiang Mai, located on top of a small hill 15 km northwest of the city. Dinner and hotel accommodation.


Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will visit some local handicraft factories such as lacquerware, silk fabrics and traditional paper umbrellas. You will also visit a wooden sculpture factory where it is possible to buy Burmese antiques. Departure to the Mae Sa valley visiting the orchid farm.

Lunch at a local restaurant. Then we will go to the elephant sanctuary to learn about these animals, and perform various activities including giving them food and taking a bath, an unforgettable experience.

Back to the hotel. Kantok dinner and overnight at the hotel


Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Chiang Mai airport to connect with the flight to Phuket (supplement). Arrival at Phuket airport and transfer to the hotel. Free time until check-in at the hotel according to availability (normally the rooms are available from 2:00 p.m.). Hotel accommodation.


Day 8: Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the pier to embark on a speedboat, to go to Koh Phi Phi, made up of two islands. The largest is Koh Phi Phi Don, and the smallest is Koh Phi Phi Leh, where the movie “The Beach” was shot and was produced in a place called Maya Bay, a fascinating and peaceful beach. Returning to Koh Phi Phi Don, you will discover the picturesque hills, impressive cliffs, long beaches of emerald waters and its colourful marine life. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel accommodation.


Day 9: Breakfast at the hotel. Day off. Hotel accommodation.


Day 10: Breakfast at the hotel. Day off. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to your next destination.