Miles of endless beaches ...
|Departure from USA||Hotel|
Departs every Monday
Personal Expenses and meals other than Breakfast are not included in the tour price.
Silver & Gold Hotels
Two categories of accommodation are offered. Gold hotels are better located, offer more amenities and have higher standards of service than Silver Hotels
Silver Category hotels include:
Radisson Sukhumvit, Bangkok
Novotel Lotus Bangkok
Gold Category hotels include:
Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok
Millennium Hilton, Bangkok
Sheraton Hua Hin Resort
|Visit Bangkok and then go on an overland tour of Southern Thailand, including a couple of awesome beach resorts! After exploring Bangkoks ancient temples and lively local culture, travel through palm forests and small fishing villages, sampling the spicy local cuisine along the way. Opportunities abound to swim in crystal clear water and enjoy postcard-perfect views of silent islands, lush mangroves, waterfalls, and amazing limestone formations. |
Your vacation package includes all this:
Round-trip air, including applicable fuel surcharges and airport taxes/fees,
from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Thailand. Departures from other airports are available at a surcharge.
All airport / hotel / airport transfers.
2 Nights' accommodation in Singapore
2 Nights' accommodation in Bangkok, with a tour of the city and the spectacular Grand Palace.
5-Day tour of southern Thailand, starting from Bangkok and including the infamous River Kwai, the resort towns of Cha Am and Hua Hin, the beautiful districts of Ranong and Krabi, a visit to the spectacular Phang Nga Bay. The tour terminates in Phuket, the best known beach resort of Southern Thailand.
3 Nights' accommodation in the beach resort of Phuket
Daily buffet breakfast at all hotels.
All applicable hotel taxes and Thai VAT
Of course you may choose to extend your vacation in Thailand or visit some of the fascinating neighbor destinations. You could also stop over for a few days at en route points such as Tokyo or Hong Kong. Please request a custom quote.
Days 1: U.S. - Bangkok
Shortly after midnight depart Los Angeles or San Francisco for your flight to Thailand. Crossing the International Date Line, you will arrive in Bangkok on the next day.
Day 2: Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok around noon, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay. This bustling city is a kaleidoscope of ancient and modern with something special to offer every visitor.
Day 3: Bangkok
Spend the day on a sightseeing tour of Bangkok’s most important temples and landmarks, culminating in a visit to the spectacular Grand Palace – home of the famous Emerald Buddha.
Day 4: Bangkok – Petchburi - Pranburi
Depart from Bangkok to Petchburi, which is dominated by a small hill known as Khao Wang (Palace Mountain). Here King Mongkut had a summer palace built in 1860. Named Phra Nakhon Khiri, it is now a Historical Park consisting of palace buildings, temples, halls, even an observatory where the King used to view the stars. To reach the hilltop, you can either walk or take a cable car. Then visit Wat Yai Suwannaram: The main shrine hall contains 300-year-old mural paintings of mythical angels. The multi-purpose hall, once located in Ayutthaya's Grand Palace, is entirely built of teak wood and decorated with fine carving work especially at the door panels. Drive to the fishing village of Had Chao Samran. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Pranburi.
Day 5: Pranburi - Chumphorn
Close by is Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park with undulating ranges of limestone mountains, mangrove swamps, and beaches. With a large number of ridges, Khao Sam Roi Yod (or the mountain of 300 peaks) stands as a landmark for seaman and also provides a good shelter for ships during a storm. Visit Tham Phraya Nakhon, one of the largest caves in the park. It can be reached by boat or on foot during a one-hour climb from the village of Bang Pu. The most popular attraction of the cave is a four-gabled pavilion constructed during the reign of King Rama V in the year 1890. With its beauty and distinctive identity the pavilion is now used as the symbol of Prachuap Khiri Khan. After lunch at a simple restaurant, continue along the coastline south to Chumphorn
Day 6: Chumphorn - Khanom
Drive to Chaya and visit Phra Borom That Chaiya, which is believed to have been built more than 1,200 years ago. Along the courtyard of the chedi are several sculptures and Buddha images. Close by is the forest temple of Wat Suan Mokkh, set in a serene ambience conducive for meditation or contemplation of the philosophy of life. The temple itself is nothing but a combination of natural sandy grounds and rocks, dotted with trees. There are no elaborate stupas and chapels like other temples and the place is famous with foreigners who come here for meditation. For the casual visitor, the 'Spiritual Theatre' is an interesting attraction, which features art objects, drawings and poems related to Buddhas' teachings. After lunch at a local seafood restaurant in Surat Thani, continue to the monkey training school in Kanchanadit. Students are mostly local pig-tailed monkeys from the forests. Graduate monkeys are trained to pick only ripened coconuts from the trees. Continue to Khanom.
Day 7: Khanom – Krabi
After breakfast at the hotel, we continue to the west-coast to Krabi province. Visit Wat Tham Sua, a temple carved into a cave before checking in at the Maritime Park Resort & Spa. After lunch at a local garden restaurant, we take a local long tail boat to Ko Poda Island and to Pranang Cave with opportunity for swimming and snorkeling.
Day 8: Krabi – Phuket
Depart to Phang-Nga province and visit Suwan Ku Ha Cave with its numerous Buddha statues. Proceed to the boat landing pier and take a boat trip through one of the most stunning parts of Thailand, Phang Nga Bay. Hundreds of odd-shaped limestone formations rise from the water, often covered with tropical vegetations, some of them are just tiny rocks, while others form larger islands. This is also the area, where the famous James Bond film "The Man with the Golden Gun" was shot. During the boat trip you will also visit the Moslem village of Ko Panyi, build on stilts out in the open sea, where you will be served a delicious seafood lunch. Return to the pier on the mainland and continue by bus to Phuket and transfer to your hotel
Day 9-10: Phuket
Spend these two days at your leisure, basking on the sandy beaches and enjoying the relaxed pace of this tropical paradise.
Day 11: Phuket – U.S.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Bangkok and on to the US.
How about extending your vacation elsewhere in Thailand or to neighboring Cambodia (Angkor Wat), Vietnam, Myanmar etc? Ask for a customized quote!
Visitors are warmly welcomed
The Grand Palace, Bangkok
Floating market near Bangkok
Beach scene in Krabi
Beach near Phuket, Thailand
Sunset on the beach, Krabi
Young traditional dancer