11 Nights / 13 Days
Day 1: Canada - Bangkok (Thailand)
Flight with a good itinerary.
Day 2: Bangkok
Arrival at the airport in Bangkok. You will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of day is free for you to start your exploration of Bangkok, a city that never fails to amaze.
Day 3: Bangkok
After breakfast, you will meet your local guide for a half-day city tour of Bangkok. Starting at Wat Phra Kaew, a sumptuous and coloured temple famous for its Emerald Buddha made of jade, you will make your way to the Royal Palace, the most praised royal monument in Thailand. This palace, built in the late 18th century, is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court with its bright buildings, golden spires, and glittering mosaics, all dating back to the foundation of Bangkok. Then, you will visit Wat Pho, a temple hiding a huge reclining statue of Buddha, which is regarded as Thailand’s first centre of public education. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple used to educate people on various subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and is home of Thai traditional massages. (Breakfast)
Rest of the day at leisure. You can choose from a large variety of optional excursions at destination. Experience a delightful cruise on the Chao Phraya River ($) to take in views of Bangkok's landmarks from a different angle or pamper yourself with a relaxing Thai massage ($). As the evening wears on, enjoy drinks and dinner at one of Bangkok’s best rooftop ($), overlooking a magnificent cityscape.
Day 4: Bangkok
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day free to continue your exploration of Bangkok on your own. If you are willing to absorb the atmosphere of Thailand’s water markets, make your way to Damnoen Saduak floating market, located just an hour away from Bangkok. It can be a fascinating insight into Thai’s culture. You can also visit the historic city of Ayutthaya, dating back 700 years, which is bursting with stories to tell. This ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam is well known for the splendor of its traditional architecture and will give you a new perspective on the Thais’ spiritual life. (Breakfast)
Day 5: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Following breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your hotel and transferred to the airport in Bangkok for your flight to Chiang Mai.
Upon arrival at the airport in Chiang Mai, you will be greeted by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore the area at leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 6: Chiang Mai
In the morning, after breakfast, you will meet your local guide for your half day tour of Chiang Mai. Starting at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in northern Thailand containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha, you will get exhilarating views of Chiang Mai and its surrounding countryside. Driving back to the city, you will visit Wat Suan Dok, a temple erected in the late 14th century by the local monarchy. Nowadays, it houses several white Chedis, all containing ashes of Chiang Mai’s former royal family and it features one of the most famous monk schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. Finally, you will reach Wat Jedyod, also known as the “Temple of the Seven Spires”, a very unusual temple building built in the 15th century. Lunch time and afternoon free. (Breakfast)
Day 7: Chiang Mai
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is free for you to explore Chiang Mai at your own pace. You can also opt for a wonderful optional half day excursion ($) to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. (Breakfast)
A visit to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary will offer visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural habitat, as well as gain an insight into their lifestyle and behaviour, and create cherished lifelong memories of the time spent with these amazing animals. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure before accompanying them to a nearby mud spa. Then, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Finally, you will be offered some snacks and seasonal fresh fruits before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Chiang Mai.
Day 8: Chiang Mai - Phuket
Following breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your hotel and transferred to the airport in Chiang Mai for your flight to Phuket.
Upon arrival at the airport in Phuket, you will be greeted by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to take advantage of the facilities or your hotel, relax at the beach or explore the area. (Breakfast)
Day 8 to 12: Phuket
All breakfasts at the hotel. Enjoy five incredible days in Phuket where you will certainly be mesmerized by its crystal-clear water, white sand beaches, mountain views, delicious cuisine, and the warm friendly smiles of the Thai people. At destination, you can opt for a private lesson with a local chef ($) including a guided visit to a local market so you know how to shop for your day’s dishes, before diving into courses such as prawn curry or coconut sticky rice. Enjoy your creations on site and take the recipes home so you can recreate them together. (Breakfasts)
You can also opt for an optional full day Phi Phi Island excursion ($) by speed boat. The islands are widely considered to be amongst the most beautiful in the world, rocked to fame with the filming of the movie "The Beach" on Maya Bay. You will travel to Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Ley, and see natural wonders such as Pileh Lagoon, a spectacular emerald green lagoon surrounded by high limestone cliffs and Viking Cave. Stops will be made for snorkeling and swimming in the crystal clear water of some of the nicest bays and beaches.
Day 12: Phuket - Bangkok
After breakfast, you will be met in the lobby of your hotel and transferred to the airport in Phuket for your flight to Bangkok.
Upon arrival at the airport in Bangkok, you will be greeted by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or to explore Bangkok one last time. (Breakfast)
Day 13: Bangkok - Canada
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
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