Thailand: Discovery FAM Trip
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your tranquil hotel situated along the Chao Phraya River – the legendary River of Kings. En route, enjoy the mercurial metropolis of Bangkok and its idiosyncratic blending of the traditional and modern. Upon hotel arrival, check-in and enjoy a complimentary sunset drink at Attitude Sky bar. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Dinner on your own account.
Enjoy breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today, the group will head to a half-day morning tour of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. A trip to this Thai phenomenon is like traveling back to the ancient times of the Siam Kingdom, where colorfully clad merchants paddle along the narrow canals. The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives. During your visit, there will be lots of activity and bargaining is part of the fun of the sale. The market’s popularity among visitors has grown over the years and outside the traditional means of selling and trading food and drinks, souvenir shops around the market are home to some of the best local handicraft one can buy. The tour includes a visit to the rural Maeklong Railway Market or Talad Rom Hoop (closing umbrella market). After the program, transfer back to Bangkok. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, go beyond tourist zones for the most enjoyable midnight eating adventure with an evening Tuk Tuk food tour. After the moon comes up, cruise along Bangkok streets via this city’s iconic 3-wheel, TukTuk, to visit Bangkokian’s favorite places to eat. Taste a variety of savory menus, including the local favorite Northeastern Thai Food (Esan Food), the town’s Best Pad Thai, and the popular home-style Thai snack. Between the bites, visit old-town landmarks and temples for a different perspective compared to the busy daytime scene. Discover the side of Bangkok wholly unknown to visitors. We will finish the tour by approximately 11:30 PM. *** Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegetarian ***
Breakfast buffet is served at the hotel. Head to a half-day City & Temples Tour including the Grand Palace. This tour includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold) – Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. The Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. It used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. Return to hotel after the program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast buffet is served at the hotel. At the indicated time, you will be transferred to the Bangkok airport for your internal flight to Phuket (not included). Please arrive in Phuket by 12 PM - 1 PM, an additional transfer may be assessed for other arrival times. Upon arrival in Phuket, our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will start wandering through the Sino-Portuguese center of traditional Phuket – there is no better means to smell, feel, and touch Phuket’s architecture along its side streets and historical buildings. Crafted and designed in accordance to old and still practiced measures, Phuket Town represents to be admired and there is no better way to see the eye for detail in the design work by foot. Outside its rich cultural heritage, its quaint colonial mansions, Phuket Town is a true melting pot of street-side eateries and stalls that serve only the best. All this, including a visit to an old Chinese temple and finishing the evening off with a delicious dinner on top of Rang Hills, uncovers a different Phuket, hidden from its touristic trails. After dinner, transfer to hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Breakfast buffet is served at the hotel. Phi Phi islands are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful island in the world, recently rocking to fame with the filming of the movie ``The Beach`` on Maya Bay. Start your voyage to the underwater world of Loh Lana, stop for swimming or snorkeling with the colorful fish and exploring the abundant coral reef. Take lunch onboard, with carefully selected quality ingredients and a choice of seafood, chicken or vegetarian before heading on to admire the beauty of Camel Rock and Nui Bay. Cruise on through the breathtaking scenery of Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Lagoon and Viking Cave, and then stop to relax with a coffee at Tonsai Bay. Return to hotel after the program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast buffet is served at the hotel. Free day at leisure or enjoy shared half-day morning visit to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (optional tour).
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Phuket airport for your departing flight home.
• Arrival & departure transfer
• Meet & greet at the airport
• 3 nights in Bangkok at 5 star, AVANI Riverside Bangkok Resort or similar, Avani River View Room
• 3 nights in Phuket at 4 star, Duangjit Resort and Spa or similar
• 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
• Complimentary sunset drink at Attitude Sky Bar
• Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
• Evening Tuk Tuk Food Tour
• Half-day City & Temples Tour
• Hidden Phuket Tour
• Phi Phi Islands Day Trip
• Room taxes, service fees, baggage handling, and VAT
• Domestic flight from Bangkok to Phuket (Approximately $190.00)
• Early check-in and/or late check-out at hotels
• Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, and laundry etc.
• Optional Tours
• Other meals not mentioned in the program
Shared Half-Day Elephant Sanctuary Visit Including Vegetarian/Vegan Thai Lunch Buffet
- Add $119.00 per person
- Duration: 9:30 AM-1:30 PM
A morning with the elephants is an eye-opening and inspiring experience. Following a scenic drive along a local village, you will arrive at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, a picturesque jungle dotted with ponds, wide open fields and hillsides for the elephants to roam around. Your visit starts at our Tree Top Reception and Observation Platform, where we will show you a presentation and educational video to prepare you for your encounter with the elephants, and to help you understand why they need to be protected. Next up, you will feed the elephants. While they enjoy their baskets of bananas, pineapples, and cucumbers, you have a chance to learn from guides about the background of each elephant.
Once the elephants are fed we walk with them down into the jungle. By keeping a safe distance and watching them from our Observation Salas, the elephants have the freedom to express their natural behavior, from bathing and playing in our pond to socializing with each other. Phuket Elephant Sanctuary’s top priority is the wellbeing of the elephants. As such, we do not offer rides, shows, bathing, trunk hugging, elephant kisses, sitting on or lying on the elephants, loud noisy groups, or people crowding around the elephants.
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