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Discover Bangkok's rich history as you dine in top-notch restaurants, and journey to the southern beaches of Phuket for an adventure filled with cooking classes, stunning performances and island hopping.
Upon arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, your guide will come to meet you up and transfer you to hotel.
Progressive dinner - Dining & Walk
Experience the unique delights that Thailand’s cultural capital has to offer in this culinary experience. Bangkok is Asia’s Food Capital and as the city prides itself on an eclectic range of cuisines, from Asian fusion to rustic Western –this is an epicurean’s delight. With clusters of amazing venues within walking distance, we have selected premium dining & drinking venues that epitomize the zeitgeist of local and international cuisine, taking out all the guesswork and combining traditional and contemporary approaches. This is the perfect experience for those with only a limited time in Bangkok. If you're looking to experience some of the best local and international flavors in the City of Angels, then this experience should not be missed.
The trip will start at Sirocco Rooftop Bar, located on the 63rd floor of Tower Club at Lebua Hotel, part of The Dome collection of restaurants and bars –including Distil, Sky Bar, and Breeze– for which the hotel is rightly famous. Whet your appetite with a refreshing aperitif at a rooftop bar before moving on the next nearby chic venue and a delectable set Thai menu. Top off the evening with a tasty nightcap at the trendy new nightspot or satisfy your sweet tooth with a dessert on the streets of China town.
Overnight at the hotel.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
After breakfast, depart early morning for the two hour drive to the Damnoen Saduak floating market. This vibrant market features numerous small boats laden with colorful fruits and vegetables, paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats.
Almost always crowded with hundreds of vendors, purchasers and tourists, the best way to experience the atmosphere of the market is to board a boat and float through the small canals purchasing fresh local produce from the vendors. This is the one of the last places in Thailand where you can witness the traditional way of buying and selling goods. You might also experience a sense of 'deja vu' as this market must be one of the most photographed places in Thailand and the market is one of the iconic attractions to visit when in Bangkok. Drive back to Bangkok.
Sight of the city with massage
After lunch at a local restaurant, this half day experience has you traveling through the bustling Bangkok streets to visit two of the city’s most famous temples: Wat Traimit, which houses a huge five-ton solid Gold Buddha, and Wat Pho, which houses the enormous reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. The highlight for most people visiting Wat Pho is often the Reclining Buddha. 15 meters tall and 46 meters long, it is so large it feels like it has been squeezed into the building.
The Buddha's feet are 5 meters long and exquisitely decorated in mother-of-pearl illustrations of auspicious lakshanas. Wat Pho is also the spiritual home of traditional therapeutic Thai Massage. Ideally on an empty stomach, and after visiting the Buddha, you will enjoy a 45 minutes Thai massage with herbs in Wat Pho which will envelop you in a haven of calm and leave you feeling wonderful and truly relaxed.
Joe Louis Show & Thai Cuisine
Joe Louis: Traditional Thai Puppet Theatre, was started by Master Sakorn Yangkhieosod, a man who relaunched Traditional Thai puppet performances in 1985. He then passed on the knowledge of manipulating and fabricating puppets to his heirs who have opened a new theatre & restaurant located at Asiaque The Riverfront under the name Joe Louis: The Art of Thai Cuisine.
This is a restaurant which also displays the aesthetics of Art in many kinds and forms such as The Art of Puppetry Fine and Applied Arts, The Art of Cookery, The Art of Mixology and The Art of Thai Hospitality to all the customers who came to experience the atmosphere of Thai contemporary arts and the richness of Thailand itself. The actual show begins at 19:30 and lasts about 30 minutes. During a tasty set dinner of Thai cuisine, experience the unique Thai Puppet show –a perfect combination. After the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Grand Palace & street food tour
After breakfast, morning visit to the most important of all Thai monuments, the royal Grand Palace, the unmissable sight in all of Bangkok. One of the most spectacular palaces in Southeast Asia, construction began in 1782 by King Rama I after he moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok. From the 18th century onward it has served as the residence of the early Chakri Dynasty Kings.
Within the famous palace complex are the Royal residence and throne halls, government offices and the renowned Wat Phra Kaew, containing the Emerald Buddha, the symbol of the country. Enjoy an entertaining and informative guided visit and be amazed by the opulence and splendor of the dazzling architecture. Head back to your hotel after the visit.
In the mid-morning, head to the Bangrak neighborhood for a chance to really become a Thai food insider, as we take you on a behind-the-scenes adventure to indulge in the local sights and flavors of this foodie’s neighborhood. There is a good chance to see the local restaurant owners at wok station, cooking station and hear their stories through our guide. Taste delicious samples from famous street vendors, local eateries and fine dining restaurants. You will spend much of the morning walking around this fascinating neighborhood and trying many Thai culinary delights.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Dinner at Villa Royale by Mom Tri's kitchen
Mom Tri's Villa Royale is a boutique hotel in Phuket situated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi. Villa Royale is a personal creation of renowned artist and architect Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, better known simply as Mom Tri, who is a descendant of the King Mongkut Rama IV. Mom Tri opened his private summer home eight years ago to provide guests with a truly royal experience. Executive Chef Darren and Chef Sura offer Thai and international cuisine using only the finest ingredients. A Wine Spectator award winning wine cellar offers over 750 labels.
Overnight at the hotel.
|Bangkok → Phuket||1h 20min|
The Phuket Thai Cookery School
After breakfast, enjoy this class that offers you a choice of 7 different courses, and starts with an introduction to Thai ingredients, then a visit of local market and actual cooking. Each course has been designed as a one-day course. You are able to select one or all of the courses you are particularly interested in.
Courses are suitably arranged to accommodate not only meat lovers but also vegetarians with a substitution of mock meats and fresh vegetables. The lessons have a warm and easy-going atmosphere of Thai hospitality, breathtaking scenery of the mountains and miles of sandy beach on Sirey Island.
Phuket Fantasea Show & Dinner
Transfer to the theatre and then enjoy Fantasea of a Kingdom, a ultimate in Las Vegas-style show that infuses Thai Culture with magical illusions. Tonight you will see four-dimensional effects, an aerial ballet, acrobatics, pyrotechnics, special effects, an elephant circus (featuring over 30 elephants and stunts) all in one unique and unforgettable theatrical masterpiece guaranteed to thrill and delight all visitors. Afterwards, come to the enchanted festival village where you can see and buy high quality locally made products and souvenirs.
Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, learn about elephants, mahouts and the Thai elephant conservation project. See how young elephants are trained then Trek on an elephant's back in the Chalong Highlands. This is the only elephant camp in southern Thailand to have attained the Royal Thai government standard award. Visit our local farmyard to see how buffalo plough the rice fields.
Try a ride yourself on a wooden cart pulled by a buffalo before sampling some local coffee grown & toasted nearby. Learn how Thai jungle curry is made and then see how rubber trees are tapped to produce natural rubber latex. Next, learn how coconuts are processed to make coconut milk and oil. The tour ends with a delicious buffet lunch on our boat with a selection of tasty Thai dishes. Later return to the hotel.
Khai Nui & Rang Island
It's just a 30 minute cruise from the boat lagoonin Phuket town by private Speed Boat to Khai Nui. Spend time to visit Khai Nui Island for snorkelling and simply relaxing at the beautiful white sand beaches. After Khai Nui, it's a short cruise to Rang Island, where you can enjoy swimming or other island activities such as sunbathing, self-paddle canoeing, mountain biking and more. Later return to Phuket and your hotel.
Siam Niramit Show
Transfer to the theatre (private transfer) and then enjoy the cultural performance Siam Niramit –Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam. Tonight you will discover Siam, a Kingdom with a glorious history, a magnificent civilization with a rich heritage of customs and traditions that have passed down over the centuries. Journey back to the glory of ancient Siam, embrace the richness of the culture and traditions of this enchanted Kingdom named Siam Niramit.
Overnight at the hotel.
Phuket Town shopping & souvenir shops
After breakfast, pick up at your hotel by minivan and drive along the Phuket coastline via Karon Beach, Kata Beach to the view point where you can see Phuket’s most beautiful three beaches.
Then, continue to visit Promthe cape. This is one of Phuket’s most beautiful spots for a photo opportunity. Continue to Rawai beach and visit Wat Chalong, Phuket’s revered monastery with an interesting history of the temple’s abbot.
Proceed to see the cashew-nut factory and Wang Thalang Souvenir Shop, a local shop offering a variety handmade local products in addition to some mass-market souvenirs. A short drive further takes us to Phuket town for sightseeing along the Chino-Portuguese houses at Thalang and Debuk Road.
After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to airport for your flight to your next destination.
|Prices per person||2 pax|
|1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018||$3496|
|1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019||$3857|
|1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019||$3511|