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10 Day Bangkok and Phuket Tour

Hop on this guided 10 Day Bangkok and Phuket Tour and enjoy some amazing sightseeing experiences from beautiful city temples to unique island excursions. This tour allows for total flexibility meaning you get to decide on which day you want to do the given tour, PLUS there is sufficient time for leisure where you get to chill a bit or make time to explore these awesome destinations even more!

Learn about Thailand's religion and culture on this Bangkok and Phuket tour by visiting three of Bangkok's most significant temples including; Wat Trimit (Temple of the Golden Buddha), Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) and Wat Benchamabophit (Marble Temple). Bargain for fresh produce and goods as you paddle in long-tailed boats along the canals of the most famous floating market, “Damnoen Saduak”.

Travel to the pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is not only the playground of Thailand, but its centuries-old culture and architectural heritage is a treasure chest waiting to be explored. You will venture on a half-day tour where you get to learn about the history of this island, visit Phuket Town with its unique Sino-Portuguese buildings that was built in the late 19th century. Visit Thailand's most beautiful islands on two full day tours where you will enjoy a speedboat trip to Phi Phi Islands as well as the well-known James Bond Island.

This tour is ideal for families traveling with kids, couples to most discerning travelers.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Shop till you drop in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok
  • Drive through China Town & visit three of the most significant temples found in Bangkok
  • Experience a long-tail boat ride through the "klongs" (canals) of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
  • Enjoy a half-day trip and visit the historical Phuket Town with its Sino‐Portuguese style buildings and bustling markets
  • Travel by speedboat to the beautiful islands of Phi Phi and the Phang Nga Bay province.
  • Discover amazing underwater life of the Andaman Sea
  • Cave exploring by canoe

Summary

Bed & Breakfast

10 Days / 9 Nights
Thailand

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive In Bangkok
Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your hotel. After a lengthy flight you will likely be tired, so this day is at your own leisure to explore or rest.

Day 2 - Bangkok City Temples (B)
Today we have a wonderful tour of Bangkok scheduled. The city of Bangkok lies on a bend of the Chao Phraya River and possesses an amazing combination of historic sights. During the tour enjoy a ride through the busy streets of Chinatown and visit three of the most impressive temples in Bangkok, The Golden Buddha Temple featuring the world’s largest solid gold statue. The Marble Temple, one of Bangkok's most beautiful temples and the Reclining Buddha Temple, considered the first public university in Thailand, teaching students religion, science and literature, also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. This tour comes to an end as you will make a stop at a local lapidary factory and showroom where you will be able to find beautiful locally made jewellery, handicrafts and delicate silks at competitive prices.
Return back to hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and Railway Market with lunch (B & L)
We take you on an exclusive tour to visit the rural and authentic Floating Market at Damnoen Saduak. Not only seeing, but you are able to experience riding one of these boats along the canal. Enroute to the market you will have your first stop at a Coconut Sugar Farm where you will learn about the processes involved in the processing of these sugar. After the visit at the Floating Market you will enjoy lunch in Don Hoi Lot at a local seafood restaurant and then continue to the final stop for the day which is the Maeklong Railway Market. Learn about the history of the area and enjoy the action in just several minutes as the train is due to pass through the market.
Transfer back to hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4 - Arrive in Phuket
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport for your flight onward to Phuket (flight included). On arrival in Phuket you will be greeted by a representative and taken to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 5 - Half day tour of Phuket
Get to know the pearl of the Andaman on this half day tour. Start off by exploring Phuket Town with its Sino-Portuguese style buildings that was built in the late 19th century. Take a step back into time as you learn about the history of Phuket and when it was once a trading post, spot tin barons as well as rubber plantations. Admire underwater life of the Andaman sea at the aquarium as well as visiting the most revered temple on the island – Wat Chalong. Finish off this tour with magnificent views over the sea and offshore islands from Promthep
Cape.
Drive back to hotel and spend rest of the day at own leisure.

Day 6 - Phi Phi Island by speedboat (B & L)
Today's excursion takes you to some of South-East Asia's loveliest islands. We take you on an exhilarating speedboat trip to visit the Phi Phi Islands, made famous by the movie "The Beach". On this full day excursion you will visit Maya Bay from the boat, swim in crystal clear waters of Pileh Lagoon, sightseeing at Viking Cave, enjoy two lengthy stops for some snorkeling, hike up to an amazing viewpoint in Phi Phi Don, see monkeys at Monkey Beach and finish the day off with a hearty lunch Bamboo Island.
Return back to the pier and transfer to your hotel upon arrival in Phuket. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7 - Phang Nga Bay by Speedboat and Canoe (B & L)
Enjoy a full day trip of stunning Phang Nga Bay where limestone mountains and islands are surrounded by mangroves and emerald green waters. Some key attractions of this excursion include the exploring of caves by canoe, visiting James Bond Island and Koh Panyee Village as well as a stop for some lunch at Koh Yao Yai.
Return back to the pier and transfer to your hotel stay in Phuket

Day 8-9 Free days in Phuket (B)
Spend 2 days at your own leisure to explore the area or relax and shop.

Day 10 - Depart Phuket (B)
A sad day indeed as your trip comes to an end and you get yourself ready to leave Phuket for your journey back home.
Airport transfers are included.

End of Tour

Prices quoted per person sharing

10 Day Bangkok and Phuket Tour

Flights from Johannesburg included
 
Budget version
In ZAR ex JNB
Oct'19 From R21,671 pp
Nov - Dec'19 From R22,156 pp
Jan - Mar'20 From R22,738 pp
Apr - Aug'20 From R21,035 pp
Mid-range version
Oct'19 From R23,014 pp
Nov - Dec'19 From R25,825 pp
Jan - Mar'20 From R25,891 pp
Apr - Aug'20 From R22,717 pp
Luxury version
Oct'19 From R27,244 pp
Nov - Dec'19 From R27,820 pp
Jan - Mar'20 From R30,900 pp
Apr - Aug'20 From R26,627 pp
 
Note: High Season supplements apply to public & school holidays' periods
This tour is completely flexible. Tours can be arranged on any given order & your stay in Thailand can be extended. Contact us for a free quote.

Included:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok / Phuket on services of Emirates
  • Internal flight between Bangkok and Phuket on services of Bangkok Airways
  • All airport taxes
  • Return airport transfers in both destinations
  • 3 Nights' accommodation in Bangkok
  • 6 Nights' accommodation in Phuket
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Lunch on day 3, 6 and 7
  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to attractions included in itinerary
  • 24 Hour emergency assistance hotline while in Thailand

Excluded:

  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visas (not required for South African Passport holders)
  • Meals not specified
  • Optional excursions not specified
  • Items of personal nature

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