Thailand 2024/2025: the Charms of the Asian Paradise

12 days
12-02-2024 01-06-2025 02-03-2025 12-08-2025 12-08-2025
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Price $2452

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels, double rooms.
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Minivan transportation during field trips.
  • Meals as per the program (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch).
  • English-speaking guide assistance.
  • Local guide assistance.
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day.
  • Government tax.
  • Entrance tickets to various cultural and historical sites.
  • Excursion to the Elephant Sanctuary.
  • Boat trips on the Chao Phraya River and Mekong River.
  • Entrance to the Opium Museum.
  • Entrance fees to the National Park.
  • State taxes.

The price does not include

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare.
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Customary tips and personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fees.
  • Excursion to Phi Phi Island, including snorkel and mask, life jacket, lunch, non-alcoholic beverage, fresh fruits, and insurance (estimated $100).
  • Excursion to James Bond Island, including round-trip speedboat ride, non-alcoholic beverage, fresh fruits, and buffet lunch (estimated $100).
  • Excursion to Similan Islands (estimated $120).
  • Dinner at Baiyoke Sky restaurant in Bangkok with a panoramic view, including a traditional Thai dance show.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Thai culture, discover breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in the warm hospitality that defines the heart of Southeast Asia.

From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene beaches of Phuket, each destination holds a unique allure waiting to be discovered. Join us as we traverse ancient temples, vibrant markets, and lush landscapes, providing you with an unforgettable taste of Thailand’s rich heritage and natural beauty.

As we embark on this adventure, let the allure of Thailand captivate your senses, leaving you with memories that will linger long after the journey concludes. Get ready to embrace the magic of “Thailand 2024,” where every moment is an invitation to explore, discover, and savor the essence of this Asian paradise.

Beaches

Culture and history

National parks

Scuba diving


Travel itinerary

1.day

Flight to Bankgkok

Our journey begins with passport and baggage check-in, followed by a flight to Bangkok. As recognized by the World Meteorological Organization, Bangkok holds the distinction of being the hottest capital city globally.

The city promises an abundance of diverse experiences, ensuring a memorable adventure awaits.

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2.day

Bangkok

Upon arrival, we will transfer to a centrally located hotel in the city. Following the extended flight, there will be a designated period for relaxation. For those eager to commence their Thailand experience immediately, there is an opportunity for independent exploration of the city.

For interested participants (with an additional fee), an optional dinner with a panoramic view of Bangkok is available. We will visit Baiyoke Sky, one of Thailand’s tallest buildings, providing a spectacular dining experience.

Overnight accommodation in Bangkok.

3.day

Bangkok

Following breakfast, our day of exploration in Bangkok begins. We will embark on an extraordinary visit to the Grand Palace, an iconic venue where significant ceremonies of the Thai royal family unfold.

Our journey continues with the exploration of enduring temples and government edifices, notably Wat Phra Kaew, the revered home of the Emerald Buddha statue.

Subsequently, we’ll delve into the historic Wat Pho, a Buddhist temple showcasing the impressive Reclining Buddha statue adorned with intricate pearl decorations.

In the afternoon, a scenic boat ride awaits along the bustling canals of the Chao Phraya River, providing an authentic glimpse into local life. Our river journey includes a visit to Wat Arun, distinguished by its iconic 79-meter spire often likened to the Thai Eiffel Tower.

For those desiring an additional cultural experience (with a supplementary fee), an option for dinner featuring a traditional Thai dance show is available.

A restful overnight stay awaits in Bangkok.

4.day

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai

After breakfast, we will embark on a roughly 1-hour drive to Ayutthaya. Here, we’ll delve into the remnants of temples and palaces, including notable sites such as Wat Phu Khao Thong and Wat Phra Si Sanphet.

Our exploration extends to admiring the remarkable bronze Buddha in Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit, followed by a visit to the reclining Buddha in Wat Lokaya Sutha. The day’s itinerary also includes a visit to the exquisite Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.

In the afternoon, we will return to Bangkok for a flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, accommodation will be provided, ensuring a comfortable and restful overnight stay in Chiang Rai.

5.day

Chiang Rai, Doi Mae Salong,

Continuing our northward journey in Thailand today, our exploration begins after breakfast as we traverse the road to Mae Salong. Along the way, we will immerse ourselves in the local ambiance, tasting tea produced by one of the plantations in this picturesque region.

Arriving at Doi Mae Salong, our journey takes us to two ethnic minority villages: the Akha village of Loyo and the Lisu village of Ban Hanygo.

Transitioning to the renowned “Golden Triangle” region, a boat trip awaits with a stop at a village situated in Laos. Here, we’ll have the unique opportunity to sample a drink crafted from cobra or other unconventional mixtures. En route back to the hotel, we will visit the Opium Museum.

Our overnight stay is arranged in a carefully selected hotel in Chiang Rai, ensuring a comfortable and immersive experience.

6.day

Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai

Following breakfast at the hotel, our day begins with a visit to the Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten). Subsequently, we will proceed to the Black House (Baan Dam), offering a unique artistic perspective. An exploration of a mountain tribe village follows, providing insights into their rich cultural heritage. The day culminates with a visit to the renowned White Temple (Wat Rong Khun).

Post-sightseeing, we will proceed directly to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, we will seamlessly check in to the hotel, allowing guests some well-deserved time for relaxation.

Our overnight stay is arranged in Chiang Mai, ensuring a restful and comfortable experience.

7.day

Elephant Jungle Samctuary, Phuket

In Thailand, the association with elephants is a definitive experience. Following breakfast, we embark on a 1.5-hour journey to reach the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Here, we engage with these majestic creatures in their natural environment, participating in playful interactions and feeding them. A mud spa session offers a unique bonding experience, followed by a serene walk with the elephants through the river for a refreshing bath. Before departing the sanctuary, a traditional meal will be savored.

Upon returning to Chiang Mai, we will board a flight to Phuket, where accommodation awaits at the hotel.

The evening provides leisure time, ensuring guests can unwind and explore. Our overnight stay in Phuket promises relaxation and rejuvenation.

NOTE: For the excursion, participants are advised to 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.

8.day

Phuket

Post-breakfast, guests have the morning at leisure, providing the option to enjoy the pool, relax on the beach, or immerse themselves in the vibrant street life.

Our exploration of Thailand extends to Phuket, where we will visit the island’s best viewpoint, offering panoramic vistas of Kata Beach, Karon Beach, and Pu Island. A closer look at the imposing statue of the Great Buddha, overlooking the island, awaits.

Our journey continues with a visit to the renowned Chalong Temple, a significant religious site on Phuket Island. Additionally, we will explore a local cashew nut factory, providing an opportunity for a unique local souvenir.

The day concludes with an exploration of Phuket’s old town, delving into the lifestyle of its residents. Highlights include China Town and buildings in the Chinese-Portuguese architectural style. Guests will return to the hotel for a restful overnight stay.


9.day

Phuket, Phi Phi

Today offers a perfect blend of relaxation and leisure on Phuket Island.

For those seeking adventure, an optional full-day boat trip to the Phi Phi Islands is available. The itinerary includes exploration of the famous Maya Bay and an opportunity for snorkeling in Loh Samah Bay. We will sail to Hong Island (Pileh Lagoon) to witness the impressive Viking Cave. Lunch and free time will be provided at this scenic location. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel in Phuket for a peaceful overnight stay.

NOTE: Participants for this excursion are advised to bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

10.day

Phuket, James Bond Island

A day of leisure and relaxation awaits.

For those seeking adventure, an optional full-day boat trip around Phang Nga Bay is available, featuring a visit to the renowned James Bond Island. The itinerary includes an enchanting kayak excursion to a cave adorned with stalactites and stunning limestone cliffs emerging from turquoise waters.

Lunch will be served in the charming fishing village of Panyee Musalim. Following the village visit, we will paddle to Naka Island, providing an opportunity for further relaxation. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel in Phuket.

NOTE: Participants for this excursion are advised to bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

11.day

Phuket, Similan Island

A day dedicated to beach relaxation.

For enthusiasts, we extend an invitation to a full-day excursion to the Similan Islands. This journey promises an immersive experience with snorkeling in the pristine waters of Donald Duck, Honeymoon, and Princess Bay.

NOTE: Participants for this excursion are recommended to bring a swimsuit, beach footwear, a beach towel, and sunscreen with UV protection.

12.day

Departure from Bangkok

Has Thailand captured your heart? Following breakfast, indulge in free time until your scheduled transfer to the airport for your return flight home or to another captivating destination.

We extend an invitation to explore additional corners of Asia, with Vietnam standing as a promising destination for your next adventure.

Thailand 2024: the Charms 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.

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