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Thailand for Serious Foodies - 6 Days

Thailand for Serious Foodies

Thailand · Private Tour · 6 Days
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Take in Bangkok's temples, palaces and heritage houses, and the visit the sun-blessed island of Phuket to enjoy island-hopping trips, memorable shows, and a close encounter with elephants. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok
Day 2 - Bangkok
Day 3 - Bangkok → Phuket
Day 4 - Phuket
Day 5 - Phuket
Day 6 - Phuket

What is included

  • Private transfers and transportation
  • Domestic flight Bangkok - Phuket
  • 5 nights accommodation at luxury hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Activities mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in this program
  • Drinks and water at included lunches and dinners
  • Tips and personal expenses
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1
Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, your guide will come to meet you up and transfer you to hotel.

Suan Pakkard Palace and Jim Thompson house 

In the afternoon, visit Suan Pakkad Palace, the former residence of the Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Chumbhot of Nagara Svarga. The highlight of this museum, is the 300-year old lacquered pavilion decorated with 17th Century gold leaf murals and fine woodcarvings.

Continue with a visit to the Thai-style house of Jim Thompson, the legendary American businessman who came to Thailand at the end of World War II and rediscovered the Thai silk industry. His house is now a museum filled with fascinating Asian antiques and historical memorabilia. 


Siam Niramit dinner & Stage show (join-in show) 

Siam Niramit is a world-class celebration of Thailand's artistic and cultural heritage. Set in the heart of Bangkok, this must-see spectacle is performed on a gigantic stage featuring over 150 performers with as many as 500 costumes. Enhanced special effects using the latest technology are used to produce an inspiring experience. It's a performance in three acts: Act I takes you back into the rich history of the Kingdom, Act II introduces you to the three realms central to Traditional Thai beliefs and Act III takes you on a journey through Thailand’s festivals. 

Dinner is buffet-style served from 17:30 to 20:00. The show begins at 20:00 and lasts 80 minutes. Theatre doors open 30 minutes before show time. A shared return transfer from all downtown hotels, as well as a guide are included. Please note that the transfer may collect and return guests from other locations/hotels also. An approximate pick up time will be informed to you beforehand.

Overnight at the hotel.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Shangri-La Hotel

Deluxe River View Bangkok

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2
Bangkok

Essential Bangkok tour

After breakfast, drive to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks’ morning chanting ritual. One of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Pho is home to the famous 45m reclining Buddha, it is also the original school of traditional Thai massage. From here, take a tuk-tuk ride via Pak Klong Taland Flower Market towards the Grand Palace, the most important and spectacular royal palace in Thailand. The mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, now is housed here. Next, walk to the pier to take a long-tailed boat ride along the klongs (canals) of Thonburi to get a flavor of local life. Stop at Wat Arun, once the grand royal temple to King Rama II.

After lunch at a local restaurant, cross the river again and drive to Chinatown and get a first-hand look at old Bangkok. Walk along Yaworat Road where there are many interesting shops selling everything imaginable. Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals at a very old teashop before exploring the bustling Talad Kao market, where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs are on offer. Return to the hotel.


Apsara dinner cruise 

In the evening, pick up from the hotel and drive to the River City Pier from where we set sail on one of Bangkok’s must do gourmand experiences, Apsara, the ultimate riverside dining experience along Chao Phraya River. Navigate the sights and sounds of the bustling waterways and enjoy a feast fit for a king, with authentic Thai dishes in the midst of Bangkok’s impressive scenery. After cruise, return to the pier and transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Shangri-La Hotel

Deluxe River View Bangkok

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3
Bangkok → Phuket

Street-food tour

After breakfast, 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. 

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.  


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.

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Bangkok → Phuket 1h 20min
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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4
Phuket

Phi Phi Island & Bamboo Island by speed boat

After breakfast, depart by speedboat from Boat Lagoon Marina for a cruise to one of the most popular natural attractions in Thailand; Phi Phi Islands. To avoid the crowds we will first visit Bamboo Island, a pristine white sand beach set along the emerald colour water, simply irresistible for swimming. From here we travel a short distance to enjoy snorkeling off Yoong Island with colorful fish swimming all around you. Board the boat again for a 30 minute cruise to Monkey beach, an island full of wild monkeys! Continue on to Phi Phi Don for a simple local buffet lunch.

After lunch, take a dip in Viking cave before continuing on to discover first-hand the magical landscape of Maya Bay (where parts of the movie The Beach were filmed). Enjoy a swim at this famous bay or simply relax on the white sand beach. Return by boat cruise back to Phuket and onto your hotel.


Simon Cabaret Show

After dinner, transfer to the theatre and enjoy the famous Simon Cabaret Show. Here you will find a world-class stage design and the famous Cabaret. It's surely the most exciting place to be on the Andaman Gulf. In exclusive and luxurious surroundings, you can look, listen and enjoy the cabaret performance which made Simon Cabaret a world famous cabaret group.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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5
Phuket

White water rafting adventure & Elephant ride 

After breakfast, depart by car from Phuket Island to Tone Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary Station, where there is a beautiful tropical forest covered with lush vegetation. Ride on an elephant's back for trek through jungle and across a river, followed by adventurous white water rafting with a professional paddle guide. After rafting, stop for a tasty Thai lunch at a local restaurant and then get on 4WD truck for a short drive to visit a waterfall where there is a chance to swim if you like. Later, return by vehicle to Phuket and 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.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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6
Phuket

Flying Hanuman zip-line

After breakfast, pickup from your hotel and proceed to Flying Hanuman –a jungle zip-line voyage of adventure and discovery. This is a great chance to see the unseen face of Phuket. 

Flying Hanuman boasts long exciting journeys from tree to tree with spans of over 400 meters along with exciting abseiling drops of 40m down a centuries-old tree. After an exhilarating time in the jungle, it's time to return to your hotel.

After that, lunch at local restaurant, then transfer to airport for your next flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Bangkok
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Shangri-La Hotel

Deluxe River View
Phuket
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2449
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019$2787
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019$2463

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Wat Arun, Bangkok
Phi Phi Islands
Elephant tour, Phuket
Sticky Rice with Mango
Pad Thai
Thai Cuisine
Flying Hanuman Zip Line, Phuket

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