6 days Package
ARRIVE BANGKOK - PATTAYA : Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, you will be met by our representative who will assist you for your Pattaya. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax. You have the rest of the day at leisure. Later this evening you have an option to sit back, relax, and be captivated by the grand performance of the greatest show in Asia, the "Alcazar Show". See a marvelous combination of music, dance and costume. Overnight in Pattaya.
PATTAYA : Post breakfast, set out to explore the fascinating Coral Island. You spend the day swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. There are various other water sports available on the beach. We recommend to take the undersea walk which gives an amazing opportunity to enjoy the abundant corals and underwater marine world. Overnight in Pattaya.
PATTAYA - BANGKOK : After breakfast, you will be transferred to the charming capital city of Bangkok. After checking into your hotel, in the afternoon enjoy a Temple and City Tour to familiarize yourself with the sights and sounds of Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok.
BANGKOK : Today, leave early to visit the Floating Market, River Kwai along with Local Lunch and Tiger Temple Tour. Experience Thais rural life and a charm of countryside at Floating Market, visit historical sites in Kanchanaburi through magnificent scenery, and then, proceed to see the Tiger Temple. Overnight in Bangkok.
BANGKOK : Today the day is at leisure to explore this shopper's paradise. You can shop at the 'Shopping Streets' which provide a convenient opportunity to spot great bargains or at any of the shopping at malls like the Central, Siam Discovery and Siam Paragon, the Emporium amongst others. Overnight in Bangkok.
DEPART BANGKOK : After breakfast, it is time to leave Bangkok. You will be transferred to the Bangkok airport for your flight back home
As the political, economic, cultural, culinary, and spiritual capital of Thailand, Bangkok features both old-world charm and modern convenience, at times served up in an apparently chaotic manner. Invariably, every Thailand holiday includes a visit to the kingdom's capital city. While the immensity of the city and the chaos of its bustling streets can be intimidating at first, those who spend some time in Bangkok are quickly enamored by the variety of attractions Bangkok contains, from exotic temples, which epitomize Thailand's strong Buddhist history, to modern shopping malls, which have make shopping an integral part of any Bangkok holiday.
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A day out to Dreamworld should keep all members of the family entertained. This permanent fairground lies just to the north of the city. Enter through Dreamland Plaza, a village of exotic European architecture. Tour the Dream Garden via sightseeing train, cable car and bicycle boat. Replicas of famous buildings, for e.g. the Pyramids and Angkor Wat are on display. Fantasy Land introduces some of the gentler rides and games. Adventure Land is where the serious thrills are to be found. Dare you ride the hanging coaster? Or plunge deep inside the space mountain on a high-speed train? Or take a trip on the flying carpet? There are also some rides suitable for younger kids such as the bump boat, the battery car, the monorail and the bumper cars. An optional extra is Snow Town - the only place in Thailand where you can build snowmen or take a sleigh ride.
A tour of historic and modern Krung Thep, or 'City of Angels' as Bangkok is known to the Thai people. The programme includes a visit to Wat Jetuphon (better known as Wat Pho), the oldest of the city temples situated opposite the Grand Palace. The temple is renowned as Thailand's oldest university and there are instructive murals illustrating the finer points of Thai massage which is still taught and practised here. The highlight is the 46 metre long and 15 metre high statue of a reclining Buddha. Also included is a visit to Wat Traimitr, located near to Bangkok's main railway station. The temple houses a 5.5 tonne gold Buddha, which was discovered when it's plaster casing broke whilst being transported to its new home from the port area. The tour terminates via a visit to a jewelry retailer (Royal Lapidary).
Safari World is Thailand's most popular open zoo and show park. Covering over 200 acres, Safari World is made up of a Safari Park and a Marine Park, and offers a great variety of fun and entertainment for visitors of all ages and nationalities. A drive through the 100 acre Safari Park presents a unique opportunity for you to experience a close enounter with rare and endangered species. The feeding show allows you to get close to fearsome predators such as lions, tigers and bears. Marine Park plays host to a vast spectrum of animals from land, sea and air and is the setting for eight amazing world-class shows ranging from live action stunt spectaculars to performances by animals, including a dolphin show. An optional extra is the Jungle Cruise, a fun-filled water flume ride through uncharted terittory, in a land inhabited by headhunters, gorillas and hungry crocodiles.The tour terminate at the hotel via Gems factory.
The tour will start with a transfer to the village of Damnernsaduak, about 110km from Bangkok. Surrounded by a network of khlongs (canals) that radiate out into the orchards and gardens of the neighbouring countryside, the village market wharf serves as a focal point where farmers deposit their goods. Much trade is conducted between boats before arriving at the pier, including fruits, vegetables and prepared dishes. Seasonal fruits on offer include mango, jackfruit, rambutan, the notoriously pungent durian and many more. Some bring their stoves along and serve steaming bowls of noodle soup. You will visit Orchid Farm, it is a tourist stopping point with a beautiful orchid farm and butterfly farms. Your tour will terminate after a shopping stop at the Inter Continental Hotel.
Located in the basement of the upmarket Siam Paragon shopping mall, Siam Ocean World presents seven marine themes in its walk-through aquariam. The first zone, just to unsettle you, is 'Weird and Wonderful' with no fish but a display of crustacea and cephalods. 'Deep Reef' presents the vividly coloured denizens of the coral seas. 'Living Ocean' represents a microcosm of survival in the briny. 'Rainforest' moves inland with a collection of freshwater fish, amphibians and mammals. 'Rocky Shore' introduces fauna that thrive where the land meets the sea. 'Open Ocean' introduces the predators of the main, sharks! Finally 'Sea Jellies' showcases the boneless and brainless, yet often beautiful and occasionally deadly. There are hourly 'contact' dives, whilst sharks are fed at 13:30 and 17:30 daily, with seals enjoying their lunch and dinner at 12:30 and 16:30.
Be enchanted by the mystique of Siam as celebrated in this world-class spectacle. On reaching Ratchada Road you see the acclaimed Siam Niramit show. Dinner is buffet style featuring highlights from the Thai kitchen. The village displays local handicrafts such as carved vegetables, cloth weaving and pottery which are also for sale. The show itself differs from the regular offerings, such as music and dance. Siam Niramit journies through Siamese history, legend, folklore and festivals using up-to-the-minute technology to deliver stunning special effects. Three acts include 'Journey Back to History' introducing the four distinct regions of Thailand and their special cultures. 'Journey Beyond Imagination' visits Buddhist earth, heaven and hell. Finally 'Journey Through Joyous Festivals' features highlights from merit-making celebrations throughout the year such as the uniquely Thai festival of Loy Krathong.
Thailand's 'Rose of the North' is a cultural and natural wonderland with ethnic diversity, a multitude of attractions, and welcoming hospitality. Chiang Mai is one of the few places in Thailand where it is possible to experience both historical and modern Thai culture coexisting side by side: the city features centuries-old chedis and temples next to modern convenience stores and boutique hotels.
Chiang Mai is also blessed with pristine natural resources including mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. The presence of numerous hill tribes that feature a wealth of unique cultures enhances Chiang Mai's distinctive diversity. Hill tribe trekking, often combined with river rafting and elephant riding has always been one of Chiang Mai's greatest tourist attractions.
Hua Hin, one of Thailand's premier beach resort towns on the Gulf of Thailand, is less than 200 km south of Bangkok, making it one of the most popular weekend getaway destination for city residents. A resort equally popular with young couples and families, tourists and Thais, Hua Hin is also the location of the King of Thailand's summer palace, Klai Kang Won, 'Far from Worries.'
Hua Hin features a beautiful, powdery sand beach, numerous seaside seafood restaurants, a lively night market, numerous beach activities, and some great inland activities, not least of which is golfing at some of Thailand's most renowned courses. Hua Hin is also the site of Thailand's most popular music festival, the Hua Hin Jazz Festival. Just down the coast at Takiab Bay visitors can take seaside horseback rides and visit a hilltop Buddhist temple with a spectacular view.
Accommodation along the beach and on the streets leading away from the sea range from simple guesthouses to luxury resorts, and includes some of the finest spa-retreats in the world. Hua Hin is accessible via train, bus, or car and the seaside community of 60,000 residents epitomizes warm and welcoming Thai hospitality.
Koh Samui, is located in the Gulf of Thailand roughly 700km south of Bangkok and 80km from Thailand's eastern seaboard. Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand, is the second most popular island destination in the kingdom, thanks in part to its airport that connects the island to a number of Thai and international destinations. Koh Samui features spectacular beaches, outstanding dining, and a comprehensive array of activities including cooking courses, yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving, and even golf. Koh Samui has secluded beaches that are the exclusive domain of luxury 5-star resorts, family friendly beaches with shallow shores, and shopping, dining, and nightlife venues that make the island a paradise both day and night.
Krabi Province, which lies along the coast of the Andaman sea in Southern Thailand, is a top tourist destination as a result of its plentiful natural attractions including, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, extensive coral reefs, numerous caves and waterfalls. With attractions including hot springs, a wildlife sanctuary, sea caves, flourishing coral reefs and exotic marine life, limestone cliffs that draw rock climbing enthusiasts from around the world, and national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, one could easily spend weeks in Krabi and leave yearning for more. If that wasn't enough, Krabi features some of the most photogenic sunsets in Thailand, often accompanied by spectacular displays of cloud to cloud lightning, that are best enjoyed from a beachside bar or restaurant.
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A full day tour to 4 islands in Krabi to try snorkelling or to enjoy swimming. The tour commences with a transfer from your accommodation to the pier on the Krabi river to board a long-tail boat to Koh Tab Island. Here you can feel the touch of blue sea and white sand. After that, enjoy snorkelling in the magnificent coral reef with shoals of tropical fish at Koh Kai Island. Take a picnic lunch at Poda Island and enjoy your own leisure time. Then travel to Princess Cave for more snorkelling or swimming in the crystal blue sea, or just relax on the white sandy beach befor returning to the pier and your hotel.
Board a speedboat from Ao Nang to visit Thailand's most beautiful islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley. The tour includes a visit to Bamboo Island, where you can enjoy leisure activities like sunbathing on the white sandy beach or swimming in crystal azure water. Back on board pass by the Viking Cave, where nesting swifts provide raw material for birds nest soup (no entrance to the cave by law), and through the magnificent lagoon of Phi Phi Ley. The program also makes a stop at Maya Bay, where the famous scene of 'The Beach' movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio took place. Visit Loh Samah Bay located at the back of Maya to view the beautiful aspect of the sea. Snorkel at Monkey Bay and continue for lunch in buffet style served at a local restaurant on Phi Phi Don. Back on board for afternoon snorkeling around Phi Phi Don
Discover the fantastic landscape of the Krabi sea and track the culture of pre-history by kayak. This one day program will introduce you to natural and cultural features of Krabi at Ao Luk, a community-based tourism area in the north of the province. Upon arrival at Borthor pier, you will board a kayak, paddle down the sea passing the mangrove forest and swamp and enter the sea cave of Tham Lod, a magnificent tunnel eroded through karst limestone bejeweled with magical stalactites and stalagmites. See the lagoon in the area and the beautiful cliffs. Continue paddling for the next visit at Tham Phi Hua To (Big Skull Devil Cave). This cave features pre-historical wall paintings dating back over 3,000 years ago, evidence of early human settlements in the area. Afternoon visit Thanbokkhoranee National Park, which replaced the former botanical gardens, where you can swim in the natural waterfall.
For a perfect Krabi holiday experience, the day spa programme at Waree Raksa should not be missed. Waree Raksa Hot Spring Spa is nestled in the deep forest where you can experience private dip pools amid the true serenity of nature. The source of sping water was discovered by chance in 1989 when digging the ponds for a plantation. The water is clear and odourless, and each pool is designed to blend in with the spring's natural shape with different temperature levels ranging from 38-45C, and each has a hidden cold water area, both chilled and at normal temperature for a perfect hydrotherapeutic experience. The day programme includes a visit to a local fruit market, hydrotherapeutic bath, practice the art of Thai yoga, full relaxation massage in one of the riverside cabanas, exploring the hot waterfall and the tropical plantation, and a healthy Thai lunch and unlimited herbal drink and tea.
One of the hottest beach-resort destinations in Thailand, Pattaya may not be idyllic but it certainly makes up for it with a wide variety of activities, accommodation, and nightlife venues. It is the most popular beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand just 150 km southeast of Bangkok: a mere two hour drive. hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn each year to Pattaya to windsurf, water ski, swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, or take trips to nearby islands. Other activities include Bungee jumping, cycling, skydiving, go-Karting, Muay Thai (Thai boxing), and Paintball.
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Pick up from hotels in Pattaya for transfer to the pier. Pattaya is well known for its variety of leisure activities, particularly its opportunities for watersports. Offshore there are several tropical islands, fringed with palms and surrounded by sparkling sea. This excursion takes us to the largest of the islands, Koh Lan. On the way a stop will be made for the optional extra purchase of a paragliding or seawalking activity (taken at the clients own risk and discretion). On arrival at Koh Lan there is free time to relax on the beach or purchase other optional activities (taken at the clients own risk and discretion). Return by boat to Pattaya for lunch at an Indian restaurant. On the way back to the hotel stop by the Gems Gallery jewellery manufacturers.
Visit Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens and enjoy a Cultural Show. You will be transferred to the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, located about 15 min drive southeast of the city. Nong Nooch boasts 500 acres of gardens, featuring tropical and temperate plants and is ablaze with colour at all times of the year. However, there is more to Nong Nooch than flowers. A cultural extravaganza is performed four times a day, lasting 45 min and featuring traditional Thai dances and sports such as kickboxing and sword fighting. When the performers leave the stage, there is a further 45 min programme of elephantine eloquence. The gentle giants, once the national symbol and still loved by Thai, perform various routines including bicycle riding and football playing. You can join in a tug-of-war, or lie down and allow them to step over you if you dare. Around the gardens you will also find chimps collecting coconuts and the odd tiger lolling in the shade.
Sri Racha Tiger Zoo opened its doors in 1997 and comprises over 100 acres of landscape. The star attraction here is the Bengal Tigers, over 200 of them and can be observed in spacious pens where they have a waterfall and pool to play in. Have your photograph taken feeding a tiger cub (they are seen being suckled by pigs, along with kittens and puppies). Crocodiles outnumber the tigers, over 100 000 of them - watch them hatching from their eggs. The crocs have a commercial value and are farmed for food and leather. Additionally there is a scorpion nest and several shows, which are played in rotation throughout the day including a croc wrestling match, racing pigs, bicycling bears, basketball elephants and a circus where the tigers perform their tricks. At the restaurant, the health conscious can sample delights such as crocodile tail soup and fried scorpion with herbal tea.
Tiffany's is the first ever truly transvestite cabaret show in South East Asia. With over 28 years of stage experience, the fame of Tiffany's is undeniable and it has become a recommended tourist destination at Thailand's most popular resort city, Pattaya. Millions of international visitors from every part of the world have experienced our spectacular performances and enjoyed our marvelous, talented and beautiful Tiffany's performers. Back in 1974, Tiffany's started with performances at a small stage at the south end of the Pattaya coast with only three performers who loved to show off their talents impersonating many famous pop-divas such as Barbara Streisand or Donna Summer. With its growing popularity among tourists Tiffany's Show was finally able to move to new premises in a unique and elegant theatre with a 1,000 seat capacity, fully equipped with modern lighting and sound stage equipment.
Visit Underwater World to explore the realms of the oceans. The first stop is the Touch Pool, which allows visitors to interact with the marine animals. Our touch pool displays a selection of animals found in rock pools and coastal areas around Thailand. The soft body of a sea cucumber, the sticky tube feet of a starfish and the spiny shell of a lobster tell you something about their habitat and behavior. The Reef Tank recreates a coral community whilst the most popular draw is the shark and ray tunnel featuring examples of these related and graceful species. Safely contained in strong aquaria, we also have some species you would not like to come into contact with - the deadly stonefish or the toxic fugu.
Believe it or not, there is a fighter plane crashed into the side of the building containing the Ripley's World of Entertainment. The tail sticks out into the street whilst the cockpit can be seen from inside the Royal Garden Plaza. The Museum includes ten themed rooms, reflecting the lifelong pursuits of the late Robert Ripley. He travelled the world, clocking up visits to 198 different countries, in search of oddities from all corners of the globe. His findings are still continued today through the syndicated comic strip. You are invited to enter his world on passing through the first chamber, where his hologram greets you. A journey through the museum brings you face to face with unbelievable exhibits, amazing stories and optical illusions. The bizarre collection includes human skin masks, shrunken heads and instruments of torture. Mind what you do in front of the mirrors!
Phuket is located approximately 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. In the early Christian Era, the cape of Phuket was locally referred to as Jung Ceylon, while locals called it Thalang, which evolved to Thanlng the name of the main town to the north of the island. The beaches of the south coast are typically crowded, while the north is far more tranquil. The island's long history has shaped the distintive Phuket of the present with its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine. Phuket has a lot more to offer its visitors than its natural heritage of sea, sand, sky beach, forest, and world renowned diving sites. Sino-Portuguese architecture casts its spell delighting travellers to the city, while Phuket style of hospitality has never failed to impress visitors from all walk of life.
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Phuket, the largest of Thailand's islands and a province in its own right, roughly the size of Singapore and once a port of call for shipping on trade routes between east and west. Although attracting visitors now for its tropical splendour, the early Siamese settlers came here to mine tin. Later, it became a magnet for Chinese immigration and sports a variety of cultures, with almost as many mosques in the province as there are Buddhist temples. See the remaining Sino-Portuguese architecture in Phuket town, reminiscent of Malacca. Visit Wat Chalong in Chalong bay south of the city. Judge Phuket's reputation for its bounty by visits to the orchards (fruits on display depends on season), and an orchid farm. Also visit the Laem Phromthep, a cape at the southernmost tip. Pass Kata and Karon beaches before returning to your hotel.
Simon Cabaret is Phuket's contribution to the transvestite cabaret scene. Since opening its doors in 1991, over two million visitors have filled up the 550 seat auditorium for the twice nightly performances. Routines are regularly updated and care is taken to choose authentic costumes for the various national song performances (typically from China, Korea, Taiwan and Japan as well as Thailand of course). Show themes change at a rapid pace, so the stage sets regularly transform themselves to mirror the theme of each routine, and highlight the glamorous costumes of the performers. Transvestite cabaret as performed at the major Thai venues can sometimes be cheeky, but never in bad taste and the performance is suitable for all ages.
The Phi-Phi islands in Had Noppharat Thara National Park, 48km east of Phuket are amongst the most renowned in the Andaman Sea. Transfer to the Fishery Authority Port of Phuket to board the boat bound for the isles. The tour starts with sightseeing on board around Phi Phi Ley Island closely passing by Maya Bay (where the famous scene of 'The Beach' movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio took place), Loh Samah Bay, Pi-Le Cove, and Viking Cave, where nesting swifts provide raw material for birds net soup (no entrance to the cave by law). Disembark at the island of Phi Phi Don, board the long-tailed boat to Had Yao Beach (Long Beach) for leisure activities on your own - swimming, snorkeling, or maybe strolling up hill for a view over the isthmus. Buffet lunch is served at a local restaurant on Long Beach. Return to Phuket in mid afternoon.
Pick up from hotel and transfer to Chalong. Travel by four wheel drive Land Rover into Chalong highlands.Arrive at Siam Safari elephant camp on the top of a mountain. Meet Siam Safari's elephants learn about them and the mahouts who take care of them and also about Thai elephant conservation and how you can help. See how young elephants are trained, you can touch them and feed them with fruit. Trek on elephant back in Chalong highlands, good views over Chalong bay and out to Phi Phi island can be seen along the way. This is Phuket best elephant trek and best cared for elephants. The only elephant camp in southern Thailand to have attained the Thai government standard award. See how Thai jungle curry is made and try some if you dare. See how rubber trees are tapped to produce natural rubber latex. Watch how monkeys are trained to pick coconuts and see them in action. Learn about buffaloes, you can try to sit on one as well, try a ride on a wooden cart pulled by buffalo. See how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil. Cruise on a traditional wooden junk in Chalong Bay, explore Lone island where you can see good views of the surrounding islands. The tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch on the the boat, a selection of Thai dishes cooked not too spicy. Return transfer to hotels after an active, educational and rewarding adventure.
The Thailand climate is controlled by tropical monsoons and the weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid across most of the country throughout most of the year. While Thailand's seasons are generally divided into the hot season, cool season, and rainy season, in reality it's relatively hot most of the year. The weather in central, northern, and northeastern Thailand (the landlocked provinces) is determined by three seasons, whereas the southern, coastal regions of Thailand feature only two, making the weather in Thailand quite easy to understand.
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