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Classic Thailand featuring Phuket

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 1,179

Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish in the fabled resort of Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.


This 10-day trip serves as a great introduction to Thailand, taking you to bustling Bangkok, relaxed and culture-rich Chiang Mai, and the sprawling beaches of Phuket.

Bangkok, the Thai capital since 1782, is a national treasure with its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets on small canals, legendary nightlife, and abundant shopping opportunities. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience fascinating glimpses of Thailand's rich traditions and gentle culture amid the bustle of a diverse metropolis.

This dynamic city has successfully combined the ancient and modern worlds. Bangkok, the Thai capital since 1782, is a national treasure with its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets on small canals, legendary nightlife and abundant shopping opportunities. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience fascinating glimpses of Thailand's gentle culture amid the bustle of a great and diverse metropolis.

Your stay begins with a visit to the renowned Grand Palace, the former residence of Thai kings. In this complex, you will be able to relive the splendour and pageantry of the past. A highlight will be the impressive Emerald Buddha. Continue to Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok where the large Reclining Buddha is housed. In the evening, you will take a cruise on the Chao Phraya River which cuts through the city, taking in spectacular sights on both banks including the Temple of Dawn, and the Grand Palace. Thai delicacies will be served during the cruise.

The following morning, head outside the city to Damnoen Saduak to see the colourful floating market where the customers travel in their boats to the merchants who are lined up on the sides of the canals selling their wares. Also visit the tallest Buddha pagoda in the world, the Phra Pathom Chedi. After lunch at the nearby Rose Garden, you will be entertained by a Thai cultural show including music, singing and the martial arts. Return later back to Bangkok.

Chiang Mai is the principal city in the north surrounded by the highest mountains in the country. The atmosphere here is much more serene than Bangkok. With a wall surrounding the old part of the city and over 300 ancient temples, "The Rose of the North" is famous for its history, culture, spirituality, lush hills, shopping, and fascinating tribal people.

During your stay, visit the Wat Chiang Man Temple, the oldest in the city built in the 13th Century with its two statues of Buddha, one of which is made of crystal. You'll also visit the Wat Phra Singh, built in Northern Thai classical style with its exquisite wood carvings and the Wat Chedi Luang with its Lama style chedi (a conical shaped stupa). The last temple to be visited is the Wat Suan Dok built in the 14th Century and one of the most famous for Monk studies. After this, head to the expansive Varoros Market, where you can buy almost anything. The afternoon is free to explore further, shop etc.

The next morning, travel outside the city to Doi Suthep, a temple built on top of a mountain with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and even Chiang Mai in the distance. After this, visit a hill tribe village and meet the Hmong tribe close up with their colourful outfits and a special way of life.

Fly the next day to the south of Thailand to the beach resort of Phuket, your home for the next three nights. Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery white beaches, hospitable people and lushly forested mountains - everything necessary for a memorable, relaxing stay. The next morning, you will enjoy a boat ride to PhiPhi Island where the movie “The Beach” was filmed. You are free to explore the charms and serene beauty of the island. Later, you will have the opportunity to travel on a small boat to a secluded beach to swim, snorkel or just relax. After lunch here, enjoy free time before it’s time to travel back to Phuket.

The following day is totally at leisure to explore, swim, relax or go shopping as you wish.


 

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Accommodation in Phuket

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    Andaman Seaview Hotel Phuket



    The Andaman Seaview Hotel is perfectly located just 3 minutes' walk from Karon Beach, and a 5 minute walk to the centre of Karon. The hotel is tastefully designed with enchanting Sino-Portuguese influences. All 161 guest rooms are equipped with the latest in room facilities. ...

    The Andaman Seaview Hotel is perfectly located just 3 minutes' walk from Karon Beach, and a 5 minute walk to the centre of Karon. The hotel is tastefully designed with enchanting Sino-Portuguese influences. All 161 guest rooms are equipped with the latest in room facilities. The hotel is an ideal place to stay while on holiday.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Playground
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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    Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach



    A modern designed resort-style Novotel located in Phuket featuring Novotel's newly designed guest rooms, Villas, Suites and Superior rooms. Situated in a unique locationwith uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea with direct access to Kamala Beach. The hotel facilities include 1 all day dining Restaurant, ...

    A modern designed resort-style Novotel located in Phuket featuring Novotel's newly designed guest rooms, Villas, Suites and Superior rooms. Situated in a unique locationwith uninterrupted views of the Andaman Sea with direct access to Kamala Beach. The hotel facilities include 1 all day dining Restaurant, 3 unique bars including a spectacular Roof Bar and Terrace, Multi-Functional meeting rooms, Ballroom, Swimming Pool, Fitness Centreand In Balance Spa. The hotel is situated on the beach at Kamala which is located on the west coast of the island about 30 minutes from Phuket International Airport. It's only 12 kms north of Patong Beach, with Phuket Fantasea and Kamala Village located just a few minutes from the hotel. We also provide free shuttle service to Patong at scheduled timings.

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    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Swimming Pool

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    The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort



    Heritage, modernism and atmosphere combines to create a the striking beauty in the heart of the city's most exquisite Karon beach with convenience of a step away shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort provides guest ...

    Heritage, modernism and atmosphere combines to create a the striking beauty in the heart of the city's most exquisite Karon beach with convenience of a step away shopping and restaurants and a short walk to the beach. The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort provides guest an alternative to enjoy a unique holiday with the best of both worlds accommodation spread over two disctinct wings: The Sino Wing providing the restored period accommodation influenced Sino-Portuguese architechture and the Serene Wing which is immaculately designed to offer the luxury of the modern day comfort. All rooms in both wings has its own balcony with a choice to enjoy either the refreshing breeze coming from the Andaman Sea or magnificent pool and mountain view, both furnished with all amenities to facilitate daily needs. With these selections, we ensure to meet the needs and taste of even the most demanding travelers.

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    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar(s)
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Corner
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Medical Services
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Shuttle Service
    • Tour Desk

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    Woraburi Phuket Resort and Spa



    With it's direct access to Karon Beach, Woraburi Phuket Resort and Spa offers a complete refuge for the most discerning sun worshippers. The resort's ambience is calm and peaceful with a total of 207 rooms housed in three low-rise buildings designed in southern Thai architectural ...

    With it's direct access to Karon Beach, Woraburi Phuket Resort and Spa offers a complete refuge for the most discerning sun worshippers. The resort's ambience is calm and peaceful with a total of 207 rooms housed in three low-rise buildings designed in southern Thai architectural style, so as to be culturally as well as environmentally in tune with their surroundings. All rooms are blessed with their own private balconies and are expertly planned to provide optimum personal comfort and relaxation. A large infinity-edged swimming pool is strategically located in the heart of the resort so that all guest rooms have prime views of the landscaped gardens in which the large pool is the glorious centrepiece.

    "Woraburi" in Thai means "Splendid City" where the happiness and fairies live. The Hotel is located on Karon Beach, on the edge of Andaman Sea. Each of 207 rooms is well designed, conductive to personal comfort and provides a relaxing atmosphere with private balcony for all rooms.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Car Parking
    • Elevator
    • Fitness Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Luggage Room
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Money Exchange
    • Poolside Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Swimming Pool

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    Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa



    Within a few minutes walking distance away from Kata and Karon beaches, Avista Phuket Resort & Spa will gives the guests the opportunity to enjoy the luxurious and the endless view of the tropical setting. Whether they are couples, families, group of friends or independent ...

    Within a few minutes walking distance away from Kata and Karon beaches, Avista Phuket Resort & Spa will gives the guests the opportunity to enjoy the luxurious and the endless view of the tropical setting. Whether they are couples, families, group of friends or independent travelers – they will no doubt enjoy the high end luxury and relaxation, which is perfect for a getaway experience.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Children's Facility
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Internet Access
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa Services

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    Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket



    Amid lush tropical gardens and just steps away from pristine sands of Karon Beach, the Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach offers a range of luxurious rooms and exclusive villas. Amenities include four swimming pools, an in-house spa, fitness centre and a variety of restaurants. ...

    Amid lush tropical gardens and just steps away from pristine sands of Karon Beach, the Movenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach offers a range of luxurious rooms and exclusive villas. Amenities include four swimming pools, an in-house spa, fitness centre and a variety of restaurants. Water activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling can be arranged by the front desk, and the nightlife of Patong Beach is just a 15-minute drive away. The hotel has been Green Globe certified since January 2012, recognizing its actions to improve impact on the environment.

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    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting Facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • WiFi

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    Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort


    Conveniently located, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is situated only 25 Km from the city center and guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. The hotel offers 255 inviting rooms where one can escape the stresses of the day with ...

    Conveniently located, the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort is situated only 25 Km from the city center and guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities.

    The hotel offers 255 inviting rooms where one can escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including kids club, garden, squash courts, games room and massages, to help unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Discover the engaging blend of professional services and a wide array of features.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Badminton Court
    • Bar
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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    Avista Grande Phuket Karon McGallery by Sofitel



    Nestled between the white sands of Karon Beach and lush green mountains, Avista Grande Phuket Karon celebrates the cultural Sino-Portuguese history of Phuket with a blend of modern luxury and old world enchantment overlooking Karon Beach in Southern Phuket. Discover indulgent 5-star comforts at the ...

    Nestled between the white sands of Karon Beach and lush green mountains, Avista Grande Phuket Karon celebrates the cultural Sino-Portuguese history of Phuket with a blend of modern luxury and old world enchantment overlooking Karon Beach in Southern Phuket. Discover indulgent 5-star comforts at the hotel, which features private suites, exotic restaurants and bars to offer an unforgettable getaway in the tropical paradise.

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    • Meeting Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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    Katathani Phuket Beach Resort



    Resting along 850 meters of unspoilt white sandy beach, embraced by lush green hills and sparkling Blue Ocean, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort recalls a tropical dream. The interior has a graceful contemporary Thai style, blending elegant design with the quiet sensuality of natural teakwood, sandstone ...

    Resting along 850 meters of unspoilt white sandy beach, embraced by lush green hills and sparkling Blue Ocean, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort recalls a tropical dream. The interior has a graceful contemporary Thai style, blending elegant design with the quiet sensuality of natural teakwood, sandstone and silk to create a feeling of complete relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Dive Center
    • Games Room
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities

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    The Vijitt Resort Phuket



    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat ...

    Escape to a heavenly corner of earth at the Vijitt Resort Phuket where the pace of life is slow and the scenery is simply breathtaking. Situated on a tranquil beach away from the bustling tourist crowds, this luxury all-villa Phuket resort offers a rejuvenating retreat that exudes Thai charm. The exquisite location of the Rawai hotel was handpicked for its outstanding natural beauty offering wide open spaces with tall swaying palms and lush green lawns that gently slope towards the Andaman Sea.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Childrens Activities
    • Childrens Playground
    • Cooking Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
AU$ 1,179

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok Hotel With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Nouvo City Hotel

Nouvo City Hotel is a modern boutique hotel located near Khao San Road, within walking distance of many of Bangkok's attractions. Facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, steam room, spa, pool bar and the Sara Restaurant.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Nouvo City Hotel

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    Nouvo City Hotel



    Nouvo City Hotel is a modern boutique hotel located near Khao San Road, within walking distance of many of Bangkok's attractions. Facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, steam room, spa, pool bar and the Sara Restaurant.

    Nouvo City Hotel is a modern boutique hotel located near Khao San Road, within walking distance of many of Bangkok's attractions. Facilities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, steam room, spa, pool bar and the Sara Restaurant.

    Facilities

    • Fitness Centre
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Steam Room
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 2

Half Day Grand Palace and Temple Tour

Today you will visit the famous Grand Palace, Chakri Maha Prasad, one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court. The palace was the former residence of the Thai kings. There are several things here to admire, including the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as "Wat Phra Kaew". You can easily visualize the splendour and pageantry of the past.

Later, you will proceed to Wat Po, home of the enormous Reclining Buddha and one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok.

Please note that modest dress is expected on this tour.

Duration4 Hours

Manohra Dinner Cruise

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Pier to join the Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise, a romantic and unique culture experience. The cruise sets sail at 7:30PM. Cruising along the Chao Phraya River on this elegant, restored wooden rice barge, you will be introduced to Bangkok by night. It's a spectacular and memorable experience as Thai culinary delicacies are served as you glide down The River of Kings. Manohra can accommodate a maximum of 70 guest diners and en route you will pass the famous Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn), the magnificent Grand Palace, The Royal Barge Boathouse, and numerous other temples and fascinating landmarks. A delicious Thai set Dinner (Gold Menu) is included and features delicacies such as Thai dumplings, prawn skewers, spicy soups, regional curries, stir fries, fresh seafood, and a traditional Thai dessert. The cruise concludes at 10:00PM and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 4

Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Chiang Mai Airport to Chiang Mai Hotel

Duration10 Minutes

X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel

The X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel emphasizes style and simplicity, located in the hip and happening neighbourhood of Nimman. With exceptional cafes and great shopping, this is an ideal base from which to explore Chiang Mai, and the hotel is within an easy walk of the old city. Special features include an exterior vertical garden and saltwater pool.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel

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    X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel


    The X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel emphasizes style and simplicity, located in the hip and happening neighbourhood of Nimman. With exceptional cafes and great shopping, this is an ideal base from which to explore Chiang Mai, and the hotel is within an easy walk ...

    The X2 Vibe Chiang Mai Decem Hotel emphasizes style and simplicity, located in the hip and happening neighbourhood of Nimman. With exceptional cafes and great shopping, this is an ideal base from which to explore Chiang Mai, and the hotel is within an easy walk of the old city. Special features include an exterior vertical garden and saltwater pool.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Business Centre
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Garden
    • Guest Laundry
    • Library
    • Saltwater Pool
    • Tour Desk

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Day 5

Half Day Doi Suthep and Meo Tour

This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, including a pass through the old city walls, city gates and moat. The drive continues into Chiang Mai's tourist attraction area, past the local market, foreign consulates, government buildings and 'Tapae Gate' before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3520 feet), the temple is reached using a Naga (a 7- headed dragon head serpent) railing rising along both sides. The temple compound, accessed via 300 stairs, offers a beautiful view of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding countryside. Continue on to visit the primitive Meo Pui village, a local community known for its unique culture and colourful costumes.

Note: Please dress respectfully. No sleeveless shirts, shorts or strapless sandals are allowed when visiting the Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep.

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Chiang Mai Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Duration10 Minutes

Phuket Airport to Phuket Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

Deevana Patong Resort and Spa

The Deevana Patong Resort and Spa is renowned for its amazing value and its ideal location in Patong. Situated across the street from Bangla road, the Deevana is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close to the action, restaurants and nightlife of Patong. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the beach and offers two pools plus a swim-up bar that serves delicious cocktails at happy hour! The rooms are spacious and clean. This hotel is ideal for couples and honeymooners or friends looking for a fun and relaxing vacation.

Meal Plan American Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Deevana Patong Resort and Spa

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    Deevana Patong Resort and Spa



    The Deevana Patong Resort and Spa is renowned for its amazing value and its ideal location in Patong. Situated across the street from Bangla road, the Deevana is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close to the action, restaurants ...

    The Deevana Patong Resort and Spa is renowned for its amazing value and its ideal location in Patong. Situated across the street from Bangla road, the Deevana is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still close to the action, restaurants and nightlife of Patong. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk to the beach and offers two pools plus a swim-up bar that serves delicious cocktails at happy hour! The rooms are spacious and clean. This hotel is ideal for couples and honeymooners or friends looking for a fun and relaxing vacation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Massage Treatments
    • Parking
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 9

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 10

Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 9 nights' accommodation as indicated or similar
  • Airport transfers
  • Touring as per itinerary
  • Meals as specified

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This itinerary requires flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and Chiang Mai and Phuket (additional cost).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

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21 Oct 2018
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