Thailand 2024: Essence of the Asian Paradise

12 days
01-09-2024 01-21-2024 02-07-2024 12-11-2024
Travel itinerary Terms of participation and cancellation
Price $2250

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels in double rooms.
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Minivan transportation during field trips.
  • Meals as per the program (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch).
  • Assistance of a English-speaking guide.
  • Assistance of a local guide.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Government tax. Entrance tickets to Wat Phra Kaew.
  • Entrance tickets to Wat Pho. Entrance tickets to Wat Rong Suea Ten.
  • Entrance tickets to Wat Rong Khun.
  • Entrance tickets to Wat Phu Khao Thong.
  • Entrance tickets to Wat Phra Si Sanphet.
  • Entrance tickets to Baan Dam.
  • Entrance tickets to Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit.
  • Entrance tickets to Wat Lokaya Sutha.
  • Entrance tickets to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.
  • Entrance tickets to Chalong Temple.
  • Entrance tickets to the cashew nut factory.
  • Excursion to the Elephant Sanctuary.
  • The excursion includes coffee, tea, drinking water, snacks, lunch, and food for the elephants.
  • Boat trip on the Chao Phraya River.
  • Boat trip on the Mekong River.
  • Entrance to the Opium Museum.
  • Entrance fees to the National Park.
  • State taxes.

The price does not include

  • Cost of international air tickets.
  • Cost of domestic air tickets.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the program.
  • Tipping and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fees.
  • Excursion to Phi Phi Island. The excursion includes a snorkel and mask, life jacket, lunch, non-alcoholic beverage, fresh fruits, and insurance (approximately $100).
  • Excursion to James Bond Island. The excursion includes a round-trip speedboat ride, non-alcoholic beverage, fresh fruits, and buffet lunch (approximately $100). Excursion to Similan Islands (approximately $120). Dinner at Baiyoke Sky restaurant with a panoramic view in Bangkok. Traditional Thai dance show.

Thailand – a land of exotic and unique experiences. It’s a place where millions of travelers come to discover a rich history, incredible culture, meet some of the friendliest people, and indulge in some of the best dishes in the world. Explore the most beautiful places in the country, from the far north to the south, and experience deeply rooted traditions while touring Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and the beautiful island of Phuket.


Culture and history

National parks

Scuba diving

Travel itinerary

Flight to Bankgkok

Our adventure begins with passport and baggage check-in and a flight to Bangkok. According to the World Meteorological Organization, Bangkok is the… hottest capital city in the world! There will certainly be no shortage of experiences here…



After arriving, we will head to a hotel in the city center. Then, there will be time to rest and recharge after the long flight. If you’re eager to start experiencing Thailand today, there will be an opportunity for independent exploration of the city.

For those interested (with an additional fee), there’s an option for a dinner with a panoramic view of Bangkok. We’ll take a trip to Baiyoke Sky, one of the tallest buildings in Thailand.

Overnight stay in Bangkok.


After breakfast, we will begin our exploration of Bangkok. We will have a unique opportunity to get up close to the Grand Palace, where ceremonies of the Thai royal family take place.

Additionally, we will explore temples and government buildings that have withstood the test of time, including Wat Phra Kaew, home to the Emerald Buddha statue.

Next, we will visit the historic Buddhist temple Wat Pho, where the giant Reclining Buddha statue lies, adorned with partially pearl decorations.

In the afternoon, we will take a boat ride to experience the lively canals and local life along the Chao Phraya River. We won’t miss the chance to stop at Wat Arun, known for its iconic 79-meter spire, often referred to as the Thai Eiffel Tower.

For those interested (with an additional fee), there’s an option for dinner with a traditional Thai dance show.

Overnight stay in Bangkok.

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai

Thailand is also home to ancient ruins. After breakfast, we will head to Ayutthaya (approximately 1 hour drive). We will explore the ruins of temples and palaces, including Wat Phu Khao Thong and Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

We will also have the opportunity to admire the impressive bronze Buddha in Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit. Next, we will visit the reclining Buddha in Wat Lokaya Sutha, followed by the beautiful Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.

In the afternoon, we will return to Bangkok for a flight to Chiang Rai. Upon landing, there will be accommodation and an overnight stay in Chiang Rai.

Chiang Rai, Doi Mae Salong,

Today, we continue our journey heading north in Thailand. After breakfast, we will explore the area, traveling along the road to Mae Salong. We will have the opportunity to taste tea produced by one of the plantations in this region.

From Doi Mae Salong, we will visit two villages of ethnic minorities: the Akha village of Loyo and the Lisu village of Ban Hanygo.

Next, we will move to the region known as the “Golden Triangle.” During the boat trip, we will stop at a village located in Laos. Here, we will have the chance to try a drink based on cobra or other very unusual mixtures. On our way back to the hotel, we will visit the Opium Museum.

Overnight stay in a hotel in Chiang Rai.

Chiang Rai, chiang Mai

After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten). Next, we will head to the Black House (Baan Dam). We will also visit a village of mountain tribes to learn about their culture. Finally, we will explore the famous White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).

Afterwards, we will proceed straight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, we will check in to the hotel and have some time to rest.

Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.

Elephant Jungle Samctuary, Phuket

Does Thailand equal elephants? Oh yes! After breakfast, we will embark on a 1.5-hour journey to reach the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. We will play with them in their natural environment and feed them. We’ll indulge in a mud spa with them and walk them through the river to bathe them. Before leaving the site, we will enjoy a traditional meal.

Then, we will return to Chiang Mai, from where we will fly to Phuket. Accommodation at the hotel.

Free time. Overnight stay in Phuket.

NOTE: For the excursion, please bring a swimsuit, hat, sunscreen with UV protection, insect repellent, towel, appropriate footwear, a change of clothes, and a copy of the passport photo page.


After breakfast, we will have free time for swimming in the pool, relaxing on the beach, or exploring the street life.

Thailand also includes Phuket. This is where we will stop at the best viewpoint on the island. We will see Kata Beach, Karon Beach, and Pu Island. We’ll take a closer look at the statue of the Great Buddha towering over the island.

Next, we will visit the famous temple on Phuket Island – Chalong Temple. We will also visit a cashew nut factory (a good local souvenir).

Finally, we will explore the old town of Phuket. We’ll learn about the lifestyle of the Phuket residents and see China Town and buildings in the Chinese-Portuguese style. Return to the hotel for the night.

Phuket, Phi Phi

Today, we will have time for relaxation and leisure on Phuket Island.

For those interested, there is a full-day boat trip to the Phi Phi Islands. We will explore Maya Bay, and there will be an opportunity for snorkeling in Loh Samah Bay.

We will sail to Hong Island (Pileh Lagoon) to see the Viking Cave. Lunch and free time will be provided here. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel in Phuket for the night.

NOTE: For the trip, please bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

Phuket, James Bond Island

Free time and relaxation.

Those interested can opt for a full-day boat trip around Phang Nga Bay, visiting the famous James Bond Island.

Next, we will switch to kayaks to paddle to a cave with stalactites and beautiful limestone cliffs emerging from turquoise water.

Lunch will be enjoyed in the fishing village of Panyee Musalim. From the Panyee village, we will paddle to Naka Island. Here, there will be time to relax. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel in Phuket.

NOTE: For the trip, please bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

Phuket, Similan Island

Beach relaxation.

For those interested, we invite you to a full-day trip to the Similan Islands. During the excursion, we will experience snorkeling in the waters of Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay.

NOTE: For the trip, please bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

Departure from Bangkok

Has Thailand stolen your hearts? After breakfast, you will have free time until you are transported to the airport for your return flight home or to another destination.

We invite you to explore other corners of Asia, such as Vietnam.

Thailand 2024: Essence of the Asian Paradise

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.