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Bangkok to Phuket 10 Days 8 Nights

Enjoy your most memorable vacation at Thailand´s stunning cities: Bangkok and Phuket. Discover the ancient temples, spectacular palaces, and exciting nightlife at Thailand´s capital city, Bangkok. Then, spectacular scenery, stunning tropical sunsets and warm blue sea awaits you at Asia´s most popular beach destination, Phuket. Whether it´s world class diving in the Andaman Sea, golf at world-standard championship courses or exciting eco-adventures in tropical forests, Bangkok and Phuket are the places to extend your horizons.

Visit :   Bangkok,  Phuket
Departure Date:
01/06 , 01/10 , 01/13 , 01/17 , 02/14 , 02/17 , 02/21 , 02/24 , 02/28 , 03/03 , 03/07 , 03/10 , 03/14 , 03/17 , 03/21 , 03/24 , 03/28 , 03/31 , 04/04 , 04/11 , 04/14 , 04/18 , 04/21 , 04/25 , 04/28 , 05/02 , 05/05 , 05/09 , 05/12 , 05/19 , 06/13 , 06/27
 
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Tour Code : ATK
from $1499

Day 1  USA - Bangkok

Our Asia vacation starts as we board an international flight bound for Bangkok. Enjoy inflight meals, beverages, and entertainment. *Thailand entry visa is not required for USA passport holders. Non-US passport holders, please obtain an entry visa on your own. Please click http://www.affordableasia.com/infocenter/passport-visa/thailand for more information.

Day 2  Bangkok Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Touch down in Beijing or Hong Kong and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand´s capital city. Upon arrival, we will be greeted by our local tour guide at the airport and transferred to our luxury hotel accommodations. Relax and enjoy your first night in Bangkok, the "City of Angels".

Optional Tour :   Upgrade to an Executive Suite at the Pullman G Bangkok with One King bed (4 nights)  ( $229 )

Day 3  Bangkok (ABF,L) Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Bangkok is a city of gleaming modernity firmly rooted in ancient Buddhist tradition and beliefs. After breakfast, we visit the Temple of Golden Buddha which is home to the world’s largest solid gold Buddha statue. A magnificent piece of history not to be missed, the seated Buddha measures 10 feet high, weighs over 5 tons, and is worth an estimated $14m. Stroll through one of Bangkok´s largest Flower Markets at Paklong Talat. Continue to visit the oldest temple, the Temple of Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho). After enjoying a local Thai buffet lunch, we have the chance to visit the Gem´s Factory & Thai silk. Relax at the hotel for the rest of the evening or join our optional Thai Dinner and classical dance show.

Optional Tour : Asiatique Riverfront Night Market + Thai Dinner & Dance Show  ( $40 )

Day 4  Bangkok (ABF) Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Explore Bangkok on your own or join the optional tour The Landmark of Bangkok Tour & Boat Ride along the River of the King.   Step into the old Kingdom of Siam at the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, visiting the compound of ceremonial halls, guilded spires, and ornate buildings.  The ancient city's defining landmark since 1782.  the palace became the centerpiece of Thai capital called Krungthep (City of Angels), known outside Thailand as Bangkok.  It was King Mongkut (Rama IV) who ruled from this palace, expanded trade with the West and was romanticizied in the musical "The Kind and I".  

Afterwards, board a motor boat to meander through the winding waterway along the Chaopraya river and canal on Thonburi side, overlooking Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn and continue to a local Thai restaurant where we will enjoy lunch.  

After lunch, continue to the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall (Marble Hall) which was built of imported white Carrara marble.  Originally intended for the use of King Rama V (Prince Chulalongkorn from the King and I), the building wasn't finished until the reign of his son, King Rama VI, in 1915.  Inside the Marble Hall, you will enjoy "The Art of the Kingdom" exhibition which contains exotic and unique Thai art created by local artisans under Royal partonage of HM Queen Sirikit.  This modern palace blends Western Renaissance architecture with ancient Thai design.  

** For those joining our Landmark of Bangkok Tour & Boat Ride optional excursion - 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.   

 

Optional Tour : The Landmark of Bangkok Tour with Boat Ride  ( $60 )

Day 5  Bangkok (ABF) Accommodation: Pullman Bangkok Hotel G or Similar

Enjoy today free at leisure or join the optional Floating Market, River Kwai, Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting Tour. Ride a long-tailed speed boat along the canals at the Damnern Saduak Floating Market, where the timeless lifestyle of native Thai people can be observed. Fruits, spices, souvenirs and more can all be found along the way. Afterwards, we head to Kanchanaburi to visit the War Cemetery and the Bridge over River Kwai. In 1943, thousands of Allied Prisoners of War (POW) and Asian laborers worked on the Death Railway under the imperial Japanese army in order to construct part of the 415 km long Burma-Thailand railway. After lunch at local restaurant, we visit the famous Elephant Camp to see how talented these elephants are. Experience a close-up encounter with baby elephants and ride on an elephant´s back for a 30 minute forest trek. Afterwards, we board small bamboo rafts and float along the Kwai River. Finish the exciting day and return back to Bankok in the evening.

Optional Tour : Floating Market, River Kwai, Elephant Trekking and Bamboo Rafting  ( $75 )

Day 6  Bangkok - Phuket (ABF) Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach or similar

After breakfast, we board a short domestic flight to Phuket. Thailand´s largest island of Phuket, is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality, along with rich and colorful history. After arriving at Phuket, we will be transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon, we take a city tour and visit Phuket island´s highlights including Phrom Thep Cape and the century old Sino-Portuguese building at Thalang Road.   Our tour ends with a stop at "Gems Discovery" where we have a chance to learn more about Phuket's prized local product.  

Enhance your Phuket stay further by upgrading your hotel to the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket's and stay in one of their timeless rooms facing the breathtaking Andaman Sea.

Optional Tour : Upgrade to a Jacuzzi or Ocean Villa at the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach with One King bed (4 nights)  ( $259 ) Upgrade to the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket - Deluxe Lagoon View Room (4 nights)  ( $109 ) Upgrade to the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket - Club Room (4 nights)  ( $239 )

Day 7  Phuket (ABF) Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach or similar

Spend the day at the white sandy beach or join our optional tour Phang Nga Bay - James Bond Island Tour with lunch. Phang Nga Bay is one of the most beautiful bays of Thailand. It is known for its gravity-defying limestone formations. The most famous of the many islands in the bay is the so-called James Bond Island, a needle formed limestone rock in the sea, which featured in the movie "The Man with the Golden Gun". The tour starts by taking a 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 some fun play time with the monkeys before we depart from Kra Som Pier to Ao Phang Nga National Park by open air long-tailed boat. This scenic area covers over 40 limestone islands, caves, rock formations and evergreen mangroves. Landing at Khao Phing Kan island and the renowned James Bond Island. Enjoy delicious Thai and seafood lunch on Panyi Island (Sea Gypsy Village), where an entire Muslin fishing village were built on stilts in the sea and connected by wooden bridges. 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 (Min. 4 participants)  ( $50 )

Day 8  Phuket (ABF) Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach or similar

Spend the day explore on your own or join our optional tour to Phi Phi Island with Lunch by Speed Boat. The breathtaking beautiful scenery at Phi Phi island makes visitors fall in love at first sight. Take a fun speed boat ride to Kho Phi Phi Island and explore its white sandy beaches and sparkling waters. Sightseeing includes tours at Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pi Leh Cave, Viking Cave, Camel Rock, Monkey Beach, and Khai Island. Spend rest of your free time enjoying an array of water activities offered or lounge on the beach, soaking up the sun.

Optional Tour : Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat (with Lunch)  ( $95 )

Day 9  Phuket (ABF) Accommodation: Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach or similar

Explore Phuket on your own today.  

Day 10  Phuket - US (ABF)

For guests taking Cathay Pacific flights, after breakfast, we bid farewell to Thailand and board the return flight back home. For guests taking Air China flights, we have the full-day on our own to explore the city and do some last minute shopping. In the evening, we take the bus to Phuket International airport and board our homebound flight. **The flight back to the U.S. via Air China departures in the early morning on the next day.

Optional Tour : Late Checkout at the Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach  ( $50 )

     ABF-American Breakfast        B-Breakfast        L-Lunch        D-Dinner
*We reserve the right to substitute hotels, alter the itinerary,withdraw any tour and make any desirable alteration for the convenience of the tour's operation.
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