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Bangkok to Phuket 10 Days 8 Nights

Gleaming temples, lively markets and opulent palaces meet lush jungles and tropical beaches on this unforgettable journey to Bangkok and Phuket. Your adventure begins in Thailand’s exhilarating capital, with the opportunity to explore its colorful floating markets, gold-leafed shrines, and other historical highlights. Next comes Phuket, with time to laze on the sandy beaches of this idyllic Thai island in the Andaman Sea. Be sure to make your vacation extra special by adding on our optional tours and experiences: tailoring your time in Thailand around your personal wishes.

Visit :   Bangkok,  Phuket
Departure Date:
06/27 , 07/11 , 07/25 , 08/01 , 08/15 , 08/22 , 08/25 , 08/29 , 09/05 , 09/08 , 09/12 , 09/15 , 09/19 , 09/22 , 09/26 , 10/10 , 10/17 , 10/20 , 10/24 , 10/27 , 10/31 , 11/03 , 11/07 , 11/10 , 11/14 , 11/17 , 11/21 , 11/24 , 11/28 , 12/01 , 12/05 , 12/08 , 12/12 , 12/15
 
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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 and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city.  Guests flying with Cathay Pacific will catch a connecting flight in Hong Kong. Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax. *Airport transfers not included for land only travelers*

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. Depart on a half-day tour after breakfast to witness some of Bangkok’s most interesting sights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr) to see its solid-gold Buddha, and peek inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), known for its monumental horizontal Buddha. Stroll through the Paklong Talat flower market, a whirlwind of stalls selling masses of perfumed orchids, marigolds and roses.  After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.

*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*

Optional Tour : The Landmark of Bangkok Tour with Boat Ride (June - Dec 2017)  ( $45 )

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

Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Continue to a local gem workshop and silk factory to see how these precious items are produced for sale, and perhaps purchase some as souvenirs. After returning to Bangkok, spend the evening as you wish or enjoy our optional dinner cruise on the Grand Pearl ship along the Chao Phraya River.

Optional Tour : Amazing Dinner Cruise by Grand Pearl  ( $50 )

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

A free day beckons, giving you the opportunity to explore and enjoy Bangkok on your own. Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional full-day Elephant World Sanctuary and River Kwai excursion. After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants. Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp. Later, visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the ‘Death Railway’ of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves.

Optional Tour : Elephant World Sanctuary & the Bridge over River Kwai w/ Lunch  ( $90 )

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

This morning, transfer to Bangkok airport for your short flight to Phuket, the biggest of Thailand’s islands. Measuring 30 miles long and 13 wide, this island in the Andaman Sea is famed for its white sands, crystal-clear seas and lush rainforests. Check in to your hotel, relax and soak in the gorgeous tropical setting for the rest of the day.

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)  ( $195 ) Upgrade to the Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket - Club Room (4 nights)  ( $299 )

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

Enjoy the day at leisure today, perhaps luxuriating in your hotel’s beaches, pool or other amenities. Alternatively, you may fancy our full-day trip to Phang Nga Bay, an idyllic area of limestone islands, caves and mangroves.   The tour starts with a visit to Phang Nga province where we will visit the Buddha Cave Temple (Suwannakuha), also known as Monkey Temple.  Our jouney continues with a visit to Ao Phang Nga National Park   This scenic area covers over 40 limestone islands, caves, rock formations and evergreen mangroves.  Ride a long-tail boat around the bays, admire the famous James Bond Island, where parts of the movie ‘The Man with a Golden Gun’ was filmed. Enjoy lunch at the stilted Sea Gypsy Village before returning to Phuket

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 today as you wish or delight in the stunning scenery of the Andaman Sea by taking our optional tour to Phi Phi Island. Catch a speedboat to this exquisite island and enjoy its sandy white beaches, turquoise seas and endless scenic gems. Sightseeing includes stops at Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pi Leh Cave, Viking Cave, Camel Rock, Monkey Beach and Khai Island.  

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

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

Start today with a morning sightseeing tour of Phuket. Admire the island’s porcelain-white beaches and take a drive to the Old Town to view its historic Sino-Portuguese architecture. Stop to take in the spectacular views of the local coastline and nearby islands from Promthrep Cape, and explore other scenic and cultural highlights. This afternoon is then yours to use as you please.

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, you have the full day to relax or explore the city before we depart for the airport later in the evening. Late check-outs are available for purchase if you wish to enjoy your hotel room until our evening departure.  Otherwise, the hotel standard check-out time will be at 12 noon today.  **The flight back to the U.S. via Air China departs in the early morning on the following day.

 

Optional Tour : Late Checkout at the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach  ( $50 ) 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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