Bangkok, Golden Triangle & Phuket Beach Extension

Bangkok, Golden Triangle & Phuket Beach Extension

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Bangkok, Golden Triangle & Phuket Beach Extension

11 Days Starting in Bangkok and ending in Phuket

Visiting: Bangkok, Wat Bowon Niwet, Si Phum Sub-district, Wiang, Kathu, Phuket

Tour code:

450108

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 25

Physical rating:

Low, VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:10

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
Activities:

Sightseeing, Swimming

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Tour Overview

Begin this Thai journey discovering the best of Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital city. Then see a different side of this beautiful country as you explore the north of Thailand and discover its main cultural attractions during four magical days, travelling from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai. This region is overflowing with historic monuments, dreamlike landscapes, gastronomic delights and wonderful wildlife. Leaving Chiang Mai, travel to magical Southern Thailand, boasting all types of impressive scenery, from awe-inspiring beaches to tropical forests packed with flora and fauna. Giving a rich mix of cultures, wildly different from the northern regions, from their traditional cuisine to landscapes, and even language. 

Highlights

  • Chiang Rai: home of the unconventional and famous white temple, Chiang Rai is also a great place for street food and learning about the hill tribes

  • Golden Triangle: this natural wilderness gained unwanted notoriety in the 1960s because of the abundant opium cultivation in the area, but today has been restored to a problem-free area

  • Chiang Mai: the fragrant ‘Rose of the North’ was capital of the Lanna Kingdom founded by Mangrai the Great in the 13th century

  • Phuket: among the world’s finest beach destinations, with fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and lively towns

  • Blessed with more than 30 amazing beaches to choose from

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Bangkok (30Km – 30Min)
Location: Bangkok

After you land in Bangkok International Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you before you hop on the transfer to your hotel (unescorted transfer). The rest of the day is free for you to start exploring this bustling city at leisure. Perhaps you might like to indulge yourself with a traditional Thai Massage, surprise your taste buds with the amazing local flavours and cap off the day by enjoying the sunset in any of the stylish rooftop bars that have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years… the options are limitless (own expense). 


Overnight in Bangkok. 


Day 2 : Bangkok: Royal Grand Palace & Temple Tour (5Km – 15Min)
Location: Bangkok

Today’s tour includes three of the most important Buddhist temples in Bangkok. Wat Traimit, also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha, houses a 3-metre tall statue made from solid gold and weighing in at 5.5 tonnes. We then pass through Chinatown on our way to Wat Pho, the temple of the Reclining Buddha and home to the Chedis of the Kings. At 46 metres in length and 15 metres high, the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. Next, we make our way to the Grand Palace*, one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese royal court and used to be the residence of the kings of Bangkok. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions including the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guesthouse and Wat Phra Keaw - the beautiful Emerald Buddha temple. To round off the outing, we stop in at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to get locally made jewellery, handicrafts and silk at competitive prices. (*The Grand Palace is closed to the public during special royal ceremonies and official government visits)


Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 3 : Bangkok – Maeklong Railway Market – Damnern Saduak Floating Market – Bangkok (185Km – 3Hrs)
Location: Wat Bowon Niwet

Depart from Bangkok after breakfast at the hotel and head to Maeklong Railway Market, as knows as Talad Rom Hoop. Upon arrival, the guide will introduce you to the history of this area. See the action in several minutes before the train passing through the market. The process happens so quick it will amaze you for the unique moment. Then go to the world-famous floating market of “Damnoen Saduak”, there are countless floating markets throughout the country, the colourfully clad merchants at these lively markets paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruits and vegetables to sell to shoppers on the banks. This is an exciting and fun way to see the local like and to go bargain hunting. Transfer back to Bangkok. 


Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 4 : Bangkok – Chiang Mai (65 Mins Flight, Not Included / 5Km – 15Min)
Location: Si Phum Sub-district

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport (domestic flight not included). Arrive in Chiang Mai and transfer to hotel (transfer unescorted). Pick-up at 01:30 pm in central Chiang Mai followed by a guided tour of the old town and the city’s main temples. Visit the historic Wat Suan Dok and admire its 48-metre-high Sri Lankan-style chedi, which overlooks the Royal Cemetery. Continue to Wat Phra Sing in the old town and appreciate the beauty of this large complex of more than 60 buildings before visiting 14th century Wat Chedi Luang in the very heart of the old city. This ancient temple has a more rustic appearance and has been restored after decades of decay. Discover, too, the nearby Wat Chet Yot and Wat Chiang Man. Due to its age, the Chet Yot temple betrays some signs of ruin while the Chiang Man temple is renowned for its numerous elephant sculptures. 


Overnight in Chiang Mai.


Day 5 : Chiang Mai – Wat Phra Doi Suthep Temple – Wararot Market – Chiang Mai (80Kms – 3Hrs)
Location: Si Phum Sub-district

Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep to enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the city. The temple is reached by climbing a 309-step naga staircase or via cable car (included). If the views are stunning, the temple itself is even better and boasts a number of dazzling structures. Continue to the bustling Wararot Market, a historical landmark renowned for the variety and quality of its products, before visiting the fragrant flower market. In the evening, enjoy a khan toke dinner (included), a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances inspired by the Lanna kingdom, which dominated northern Thailand for almost five centuries. 


Overnight in Chiang Mai.


Day 6 : Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai – Elephant Poopoopaper Park – Wat Rong Khun Temple – Chiang Rai (260Km – 4 Hrs)
Location: Wiang

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Elephant Poopoopaper Park, an eco-friendly, naturally built outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making our much talked about paper products from elephant poop fibres! The interpretive walking tour through our lush gardens brings visitors through eight different pavilions explaining each stage of our fascinating process from poo collection to rinsing to final product assembly. Visitors are encouraged to pull up a stool, roll up their sleeves and join with our talented artisans and guides and participate in our head-turning process! Complemented by the presence of rich graphics and signage, visitors will also be introduced to Chiang Mai's long and rich history of traditional papermaking and handicrafts production. After lunch (included), continue by road via Doi Saket with a stop at Wat Rong Khun, nicknamed the ‘White Temple’, a dazzling temple built in the 1990s. Its ornate all-white exterior with embedded pieces of the mirror gives it a resplendent appearance, which makes it one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Continue to Chiang Rai, arriving in the afternoon and transferring to your accommodation. 

Overnight in Chiang Rai. 

Day 7 : Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Departure Chiang Rai (130Km – 2Hrs By Land / 240Min By Flight, Not Included) / Arrival Phuket (30Km – 1Hr)
Location: Kathu

Check out after breakfast at the hotel and visit Chiang Sean for a panoramic view of the Golden Triangle where Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet where the mighty River the Mekong flows through. Hop on a boat and take a trip around the Golden Triangle on a boat ride lasting around 30 minutes. After, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant (included) before being dropped off at Chiang Rai Airport at approximately 02:00 pm (we recommend to book flight WE 2135 with an ETD of 16:55). Arrival Bangkok Airport and connecting flight to Phuket (domestic flight Chiang Rai to Bangkok & Bangkok to Phuket not included). Meet and Greet in Phuket and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure. Suggest by night explore Phuket' streets for handicrafts, delicious Thai food and nightly entertainment (own expense). 

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 8 : Phuket
Location: Phuket

Breakfast before a free day at leisure. Phuket truly is paradise on earth. Thailand's largest and most famous dream destination is as colourful as it is cosmopolitan. Full days at leisure to relax by the pool or at the beach or to take one of the many optional activities available on the spot. Phuket is a great base for island hopping with Phi Phi and James Bond Islands within easy access and you shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to discover Phuket shimmering temples and colonial mansions. Your local representative will be able to help you choose and make the necessary arrangements


Overnight in Phuket.


Day 9 : Phuket
Location: Kathu

Recharge your energies with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before enjoying a slow day of rest and relaxation. 


Overnight in Phuket.


Day 10 : Phuket
Location: Kathu

Indulge in a tasty breakfast before a full day to discover Phuket on your own pace, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the wonders of this beautiful area!


Day 11 : Departure Phuket (30Km – 40Min)
Location: Phuket

Begin your last day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Phuket Airport to continue with your travelling arrangements. The transfer is unescorted.


What's Included

  • Tour Guide

    Operated with English-, French-, German-, Italian-, or Spanish-speaking tour guides throughout the itinerary (Day 2-7)* *Tours in different languages can be combined in our vehicles for seat-in-coach itineraries. There will be a guide for each language

  • Accommodation

    10 nights' accommodation

  • Meals

    10 Breakfasts 2 Lunches (Day 6, 7) 1 Dinner (Day 5)

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Arrival shared transfer in air-conditioned transportation from Bangkok International Airport (Day 1), Departure shared transfer in air-conditioned transportation to Chiang Rai International Airport (Day 7), Arrival and departure shared transfer in air-conditioned transportation from/to Phuket International Airport (Day 7, 11)

  • Meet & Greet at Bangkok International Airport (Day 1)

  • Meet & Greet at Phuket International Airport (Day 7)

  • Transport

    Air-conditioned shared transportation as stated in the programme (Day 2-7)

  • Entrance Fees and Activities

    All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Grand Palace, Wat Traimit, Wat Pho, Wat Phra Keaw and lapidary factory (Day 2); Damnoen Saduak, Railway Market (Day 3); Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chet Yot, Wat Chiang Man (Day 4) Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Wararot and flower markets, and khan toke dinner show (Day 5) Elephant Poopoopaper Park; Wat Rong Khun (Day 6); boat ride on Mekong River (Day 7)

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

    Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

  • International Travel

  • Domestic flights (Bangkok-Chiang Mai on Day 4 / Chiang Rai-Phuket on Day 7)

  • Visas

  • Airport taxes

  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)

  • City tax not included, payable on the spot

  • Any visit not mentioned in the program

  • Porterage and gratuities

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program

  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)

Requirements

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • Please note the transfers are unescorted
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • In many hotels in Thailand, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  
  • Opening times of Temples and places of interest may change without prior notice. Temples and places of interest may be closed without prior notice

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1-3 Bangkok

  • Superior Hotel Category = Century Park Bangkok or similar 4*

Day 4-5 Chiang Mai

  • Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*

Day 6 Chiang Rai

  • Superior Hotel Category = Laluna Resort or similar  4*

Day 7-10 Phuket

  • Superior Hotel Category = Deevana Plaza Phuket Patong or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre-night Bangkok

  • Superior Hotel Category = Century Park Bangkok or similar 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If a solo traveler is allowed for the tour, a single room with a specific rate will be available for you to book. If single room should not show available, solo traveler booking is on request

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, any age

  • Is a Meet & Greet Service provided by a company representative included in the tour?

    Meet & Greet at Bangkok International Airport (Day 1) Meet & Greet at Phuket International Airport (Day 7)

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, not international nor domestic flights to/from Thailand are not included

  • What is the maximum group size?

    25 people

  • What do I need to bring?

    Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will inform you about the confirmed hotel's list with a personalized welcome letter sent to your own email address

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client's arrival

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Gabriella Marconi  

All a real pleasure

12-Feb-2023

Taking this tour with Destination Services Thailand was a shear pleasure. The response time before and during our trip was phenomenal. Our request of having two single beds and German speaking tour guides throughout was met without any problems. Again, excellent service! All the pick ups occurred on time. The included meals were always freshly prepared, delicious and plentiful and the hotels met the 4* standard. To sum it all up: we had a memorable, wonderful experience and would recommend Destination Services Thailand to anyone without hesitation. Thank you to all that contributed to our marvelous trip.

Aedan Morton  

Brilliant

24-Jun-2022

Brilliant tour! Would recommend to anyone!

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  • Cancellation Policy

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    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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