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Holiday to Thailand ☀️ Island hop in Phuket, dinner cruise in Bangkok, a day with elephants in Chiang Mai and MORE

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Marvellous

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Marvee in the Wonderland. If you've ever dreamed of Thailand, this 8-day trip covers the highlights with the perfect mix of guided tours and free time. Start off in vibrant Bangkok for iconic Buddhist sites and a dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River. We'll then fly north to Chiang Mai to explore the Old City and spend a day with elephants. Finish off in Phuket where you'll kayak, island-hop, and choose between dozens of white sand beaches. 🌸Highlights: ✔️ I will show you the Grand Palace, Wat Po, and Emerald Buddha. ✔️ Spend a day feeding and bathing elephants at a respected sanctuary. ✔️ Kayak between limestone cliffs and pristine islands off Phang Nga Bay. ✔️ Explore Thailand's restaurant and street food scene in all three stops. Brief Itinerary → 📍Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok: Welcome to Thailand! Get ready for a smooth and easy arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport with VIP Meet and Greet and Fast Track Service. This special process starts at the airport's air bridge where we'll met and I will personally escort you to the immigration counter without a queue. We'll then board a taxi that will take us to the hotel. The rest of the day is free time: we can either rest and acclimate to your surroundings at the hotel or get out and explore the city. Bangkok will certainly jolt your senses: it's a steamy, exotic, and chaotic capital of eight million residents, which melds a bit of old and new, east and west, so get out and poke around the nearby streets if you're feeling up for an adventure. Overnight at Bangkok 📍Day 2 Bangkok City Tour - River Dinner Cruise: After breakfast at our hotel, it's time to start a fun day of sightseeing. The tour starts at The Grand Palace—the most important and impressive royal palace in Thailand. I will show you the site's many different palaces, which are used for different occasions including the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and of course the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. From here, we'll continue to Wat Po, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok. In fact, Wat Po is home to the famous 149 foot (45 m) reclining Buddha as well as being the original school of traditional Thai massage. Appropriate dress is required (or can be rented onsite). In the late afternoon, we'll have some time to rest at our hotel before taking a dinner cruise. Supanniga Cruise is the latest venture from the same team that brought Supanniga Eating Room to Bangkok—one of the top table restaurants in the city. Combining three exquisite elements of Thai culture—authentic food, genuine hospitality, and the majestic view of the Chao Phraya River—Supanniga Cruise provides a remarkable experience on the famous historical river, unmatched by any other company. The night includes an exquisite six-course dinner while enjoying the photogenic nighttime views of Bangkok. In addition to serving quality cuisine, Supanniga Cruise is the only river cruise operator in Bangkok that provides a proper bar onboard. Since the company has a special collaboration with Vesper, one of 'Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2016', imbibers will have access to signature cocktails and champagne served in flutes. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the views. Overnight at Bangkok 📍Day 3 Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai:Today, after breakfast at our hotel in Bangkok, it's time to explore more of Thailand! We'll first take a memorable transfer by longtail boat to Resotel Pier—a fitting way to end your time in Thailand's capital. At the pier, we will transfer back to the Bangkok airport for your short flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, we'll transfer to our hotel for check-in. Thailand's fourth-largest city has a distinct culture steeped in history, yet also thrives as a cosmopolitan city. Despite the city's modern growth, the historic center of Chiang Mai still feels quaint—more like a rural town than a bustling city, evidenced by its strict conservation efforts. Once we're settled at the hotel, put on some walking shoes and get ready to explore on our own. As first-timers, we will definitely want to head for the Old City and its narrow streets, which are lined with historic buildings, beautiful temples, and old shops. All we have to do is walk around and enjoy the area's relaxed atmosphere while visiting the city's finest monuments, including Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Phan Tao—within walking distance of each other. If we're in town on a Sunday, we check out the Sunday Walking Street Market. This is when the Old City's main road gives way to thousands of pedestrians who come for street stalls selling a range of local goods and unique gifts. For dinner, we can enjoy a cheap and delicious dinner at one of the many street stalls which can be found all over the city, including the North and South Gates of the Old City. Overnight at Chiang Mai 📍Day 4 Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Excursion:Get ready to spend an exciting day with elephants in mountainous northern Thailand! After an early breakfast, you'll be picked up for a 1.5-hour transfer outside of the city through peaceful landscapes, agricultural areas, and forested hills, so sit back and enjoy the scenery. Upon arrival at the Karen village in the mid-morning, we'll have a 15-minute walk through the village to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary where you'll change into traditional Karen clothing and enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior. Then it's time to meet the elephants! Before lunch is served, we'll get to feed, interact, and play with the elephants in their natural home while learning about their behavior and history. Around noon, we'll take a break to enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit. Then it's back to the elephants, where we'll walk them to the river and take part in the bathing and brushing process. For more interactive fun, we'll get to join the elephants in a therapeutic mud spa before taking one last communal swim in the river—great for photo ops. In the mid-afternoon, we'll change back into our normal clothes and return by foot through Karen village to our driver who will make the return trip to our hotel in Chiang Mai. Once we're back in the city, there will be plenty of time to relax and enjoy dinner on your own. Overnight at Chiang Mai. 📍Day 5 Fly from Chiang Mai to Phuket: Today, we'll have a free morning to spend in Chiang Mai however you see fit. At the designated time, a driver will pick us up and transfer us to the airport for the flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, we'll be picked up and transferred to our hotel. Enjoy an afternoon and evening exploring this beautiful area of the country on our own. Consistently voted one of the world's favorite tourist destinations, Phuket offers stunning turquoise waters and white sand beaches, plus a staggering range of restaurants, hotels, activities, and nightlife to suit all budget levels including backpackers and luxury travelers. There's plenty to see and do, or maybe just find a stretch of sand and watch the sunset.Overnight at Phuket 📍Day 6 Kayaking Trip in Phang Nga Bay: Today is a free morning in Phuket to spend any way you'd like. Perhaps you'll choose a leisurely breakfast at the hotel and then hit the pool or beach with a good book. Save your energy because, in the afternoon, it's time to join a kayaking and island hopping tour off of the dramatic coast of the Andaman Sea—truly a remarkable experience you won't soon forget. Once you've worked up a nice appetite, we'll take part in a prepared Thai seafood buffet dinner while watching the sunset over Phang Nga Bay. After dinner, we will be returned to our hotel by nightfall. Overnight at Phuket 📍Day 7 Phuket Beach Free Day :We will finish up our Thailand experience with a free day to hit the beaches! Phuket and the surrounding area are known for their outstanding beaches offering a wide variety of scenery, atmospheres, facilities, and even textures of sand. We will visit the Kata Beach, which is always a reliable option with soft white sand, shady palm trees, water sports like snorkeling, and a laid-back atmosphere. We can easily spend the day here with a handful of food and drink vendors. Overnight at Phuket 📍Day 8 Depart Phuket: Goodbye, Phuket! It's time to say goodbye to Thailand! After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy any remaining free time in Phuket. At the designated time, you'll be escorted to the airport for your departure flight home. 💸 Cost of trip: Accommodation: Bangkok- $140 Chiang Mai- $140 Phuket- $210 🚌 Transportation: Car rental within Bangkok-$100 Boat tour -$20 Air travel from Bangkok to Chiang Mai- $50 Car rental within Chiang Mai- $100 Air travel from Chiang Mai to Phuket- $50 *Don't forget to bring the equipment for snorkeling.
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Bangkok

Day 1-3
The city is known for its street life and cultural landmarks, as well as its red-light districts. The Grand Palace and Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho stand in contrast with other tourist attractions such as the nightlife scenes of Khaosan Road and Patpong.
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Chiang Mai

Day 3-5
The moats, canals, and ancient Lanna temples and ruins give the city a timeless and romantic vibe, And if you're looking to be close to nature, this city will not disappoint. With its countless activities to partake in and endless sights to see, Chiang Mai is well worth your time and money to visit.
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Phuket

Day 5-8
Apart from the beautiful beaches, delicious foods, amazing nightlife, and adventure activities, Phuket is also known for its culture and amazing temples. The rich culture and colorful history of Phuket has so much to say
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8 days trip
Bangkok, Chiang Mai & 1 more
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