Save $640 Per Person on Luxury Classic Thailand with Goway
Price: $2,494 CAD per person
(based on twin/double, subject to availability and current exchange rates)
Departure date: June 30, 2021
Photo: Map of Classic Thailand with Phuket Itinerary
Goway Exclusive Perks:
Anantara Riverside Bangkok
Raya Heritage in Chiang Mai
Sala Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort in Phuket
Starting 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 deluxe 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.
Classic Thailand with Phuket Itinerary:
Day 1: Bangkok
The Thai capital since 1972, Bangkok 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.
On arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport you will be transferred to Anantara Bangkok Resort and Spa Hotel for 3 nights. The balance of the day is at leisure to begin your discovery of Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok
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.
This evening 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 10:30PM and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 3: Private Tour
You will travel on the picturesque Chao Phraya River, also known as the "River of the Kings", and through the klongs (canals) of Thonburi on the west side of the river from Bangkok. There will be a chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways, which gave the city the nickname of "Venice of the East." You will also visit a major riverside landmark, the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, which has a pagoda that soars 79 m into the sky.
Day 4: Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Chiang Mai (flight not included in price). On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 5: Chiang Mai
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.
Day 6: Chang Puek Market
Pick up from hotel in the evening then drive to Chang Puek Gate market to experience the real local street food of Northern Thailand. Walk through the market with your guide and sample some snacks and a Thai dessert.
Day 7: Chiang Mai to Phuket
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket (flight not included in price). On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.
Days 8-9: Phuket at Leisure
Two full days at leisure to discover Thailand's largest island.
Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese Restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.
Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.
Day 10: Depart Phuket
Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Photo: Spectacular beaches and breathtaking views