Day 1: Bangkok Arrival and Dinner Cruise
Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted at the airport and then transfer to the hotel for
check-in, after which you are free at leisure.
This evening you will be met and transferred to a luxury barge journey into Thai culture and the Thai hearts. You will enjoy five-star dining, traditional culture and a tour on the only original antique teakwood rice barge on the river in Bangkok. Experience first-class Thai hospitality and delicious food from around Thailand in the comfort and tranquility of this luxury, open-air cruise. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Full day city tour and Temple
After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day tour of Bangkok: first visit the site the Thai people consider the most sacred in the Kingdom: The Royal Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha. This is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court, with several grand halls in same compound. After that, visit the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, where the blind may be trained to become masseuses. Lunch will be served at a local Thai restaurant. Then take the public ferry to visit the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), which you will probably recognize from its famous silhouette. The local story goes that the shards of pottery decorating its 79 m tall spire came from a nearby shipwreck 100 years ago. Then onward to explore the ancient waterways of Bangkok and see how the locals live along the canals and make a stop to visit Chinatown. After a short walk from Chinatown, you will visit Wat Triamitr. Wat Traimit is one of the most famous temples in Bangkok, and is known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha (the statue of Buddha is made from solid gold weighting
5.5 tons). It is located at the end of China town’s Yaowarat. Standing at the crossroads that announces Chinatown is Wat Traimit. After this, we transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3: Ayutthaya Bus Tour and Back to Bangkok by Bus
After Breakfast at the hotel, you will be met and transferred to the meeting point to join a group tour visiting the ancient capital of Ayutthaya by bus. Ayutthaya is known for its spectacular ruins and temples. Many of its temples are still intact, such as Wat Phra Sanphet, Wat Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Panangcherng and Wat Chai Mongkol, also known for its large bronze statue of the Reclining Buddha. You will also see the summer palace of King Rama IV with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. The palace is a well-preserved ‘museum’, providing a glimpse into a time when Thailand was still known as Siam. After your full-day guided excursion from Bangkok you will return to Bangkok by boat where you can enjoy lunch onboard. During the boat cruise from Ayutthaya you will see temples such as Wat Arun lining the Chao Phraya River. After this, transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 4: Bangkok – Phuket – Dinner at Phuket FantaSea
After check-out, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket, you will be met and transfer to hotel for check in and some time to relax. This evening, you will be transferred to Phuket’s incredible and well-known FantaSea, an entertainment complex the whole family can enjoy. Buffet dinner is included. Overnight in Phuket.
Day 5: To James Bond Island by Speed boat
You will be picked up at your hotel, and then transferred to enjoy a morning of elephant trekking, an elephant show, a monkey show, rubber trapping show, ox-cart riding, ATV, and the fish spa. Then, onward to “Sam-Chong” pier to board the speed boat. You will enjoy lunch at Panyee Village, after which we will canoe around the “Tam-Lod” cave. You will be impressed with the wonderful scenery at “Lod-Yai” cave, and after canoeing through the cave you can enjoy sightseeing around the area. You will have some time to rest and relax on the floating pier while being served soft drinks, after which you will visit and enjoy sightseeing on James Bond Island, the biggest tourist attraction at the Phang Nga Bay National Park. This is where the 1974 James Bond movie, Man with the Golden Gun, starring Roger Moore, was shot. The scenery and views of Phang Nga Bay and “Pink-Kan” mountain are beautiful. Enjoy some more sightseeing around Snoppy Island and Khaokean Island. Then, back to the pier for transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Phuket.
Day 6: Full day Phi Phi Island Tour by Jet Cruiser 9
You will be picked up your from hotel in Phuket and transferred to Phuket Rassada Pier (time
varies depending on location of hotel ). Travel to Phi Phi Island will be via the Royal Jet Cruiser 9, a large and comfortable boat. Refreshments are served on board. Arrival at Phi Phi Ley Island, and then a cruise passing Phi Phi Ley for on-board sightseeing to sites such as the Viking Cave, Pi-Le Cove, Loh Samah
Bay and Maya Bay (**depending on sea and weather conditions). Arrival at Phi Phi Don Island; enjoy swimming and snorkeling, the beautiful sea and the tropical fish. Return to the beach for a buffet lunch at a restaurant on the island. After lunch, relax at leisure.
14.00 – Time to leave from the island. Transfer from the beach to the Royal Jet Cruiser 9.
16.30 – Arrival at Phuket Rassada Pier. Transfer to the hotel in Phuket.
Excluded from tour fee: National Park Fee (USD 15.- / THB 400.-), as well as any other meals, tips, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance, and any optional additional tours or activities during free time.
Overnight in Phuket
Day 7: Free day
Free day at leisure. Overnight in Phuket.
Day 8 : Phuket – Koh Samui
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Phuket Airport where you catch a flight to Kho Samui. Upon arrival in Koh Samui you will be met at the airport and will transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Koh Samui.
Day 9: Full Day at Angthong National Park (Snorkeling and Kayaking), Travel by Boat
07.15 – 07.30 a.m.: Transfer from the hotel by air-con minibus to Nathon pier.
08.30 a.m.: Depart from Nathon pier; a light breakfast will be served on board.
10.00 a.m.: The boat arrives at Angthong National Marine Park. Visit “Koh Wau Ta Lap” island, located above a clean, white and soft sandy beach. Climb up to a top viewpoint (approximately 262 meters above sea level) and walk about 500 meters to get a panoramic view of the 42 surrounding islands in the National Marine Park. Visit the “Lotus Cave” with its beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations, after which you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling.
12.30 a.m.: Enjoy a tasty Thai buffet lunch and fresh fruit on board.
01.30 p.m.: Make a stop at “Koh Mae Koh” to enjoy kayaking around the island in the beautiful blue sea with fantastic views and natural beauty. Visit “Talay Nai”; a blue lagoon with beautiful emerald-green water, and enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling.
03.30 p.m.: Departure from Angthong National Marine Park. Enjoy coffee, tea, soft drinks and snacks on board.
05.00 p.m.: Arrive at Nathon Pier and transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Koh Samui.
Day 10: Free Day
Today is a free day to enjoy Chaweng Beach—the most popular beach on Koh Samui.
Overnight in Koh Samui.
Day 11: Koh Samui – Koh Phangan
After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the pier and board a ferry to Koh Phangan where you will stay for the next few days to relax and reflect on all the wonderful places you have visited.
Overnight in Koh Phangan.
Day 12: Free Day
Free day to relax at leisure.
Overnight in Koh Phangan.
Day 13: Koh Phangan – Koh Samui – Bangkok
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the pier where you will board the ferry back to Bangkok. After the ferry, board a bus for the final portion of your journey back to Bangkok. After arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by your tour representative for transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 14: Bangkok departure
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then transfer to the airport for your departure and onward flights.