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Thailand: Beach and Culture
9 Days

ITINERARY

9 days / 8 nights

Tour Overview:
From the bustling streets of Bangkok to trying your hand at cooking delectable Thai dishes at a world renowned cooking school, visiting a traditional floating market and also spending time at Thailand’s iconic beaches in Phi Phi Island as well as Phuket, this tour is packed with bucket list experiences.

Day 1- Arrive Bangkok

Arrive this morning in Bangkok, the vibrant and throbbing capital city of Thailand. You are welcomed and escorted to your hotel. Built on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, this “City of Angels” has a fascinating appeal that is difficult to resist. The day is at leisure to relax and recover from the long flight.


Day 2 – Klongs and China Town Tour / Grand Palace & Wat Po

Travel by motor launch on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and canals, or klongs, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways. You will pass the famous Royal Barges, excellent samples of Thai craftsmanship and stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Then visit Grand Palace, the former residence for the Thai kings. Visit the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Keo. Visit Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Ride on a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi, to Chinatown for a short walk. (BL)


Day 3 – Cooking Class at Blue Elephant Cooking School

Enjoy the Ancient Thai Cuisine Cooking Course, ideal for both amateurs and professionals. You will learn how to make four of the country’s long forgotten dishes including Ma Auan, Kaeng Mumba, Lon Taujiew Poo as well as a variety of delicacies, that were quite popular in the old days. You will be given some tips about alternative cooking methods and substitutes throughout the demonstrations. You will cook each dish and teachers will be on hand to help and guide you with step-by-step instructions. Afternoon free at leisure. (BL)


Day 4 – Maeklong Railway Market & Floating Market

Early morning leave Bangkok for Samut Songkhram province. Visit to the rural Maeklong Railway Market. The nickname of the market, Talad Rom Hoop, roughly translates to closing an umbrella. As the name Maeklong Railway Market suggests, part of the market is situated on the railway. Every morning till late in the evening, this market springs to life selling a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, snacks, and clothes and accessories. However, what makes the market unique and exciting is the fact that a train will run through the market 8 times a day, every day of the week. As soon as the siren signals the arrival of the train, everything stops. Shoppers will hop off the tracks, and vendors will quickly pack their goods and prepare to close/retract their awnings from the train track as the train passes by Continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. A very attractive place to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. You will also see traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats.


Day 5 – Bangkok / Phuket

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Blessed with a wide variety of magnificent beaches, hidden coves and secluded bays, Phuket is a spectacular kaleidoscope of brilliant colors. You are met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Evening attend Phuket Fantasea, International buffet dinner, followed by a popular theme show extravaganza for all the family. (BD)


Day 6 – Phi Phi Island Excusion

Enjoy full day Phi Phi Island excursion by speed boat. Enjoy stops for opportunities to swim and snorkel. (BL)


Day 7 & 8 – Phuket

Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)


Day 9 – Phuket/Home

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight back home, carrying with you treasured memories of your journey to Thailand. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2020
First Class
Dates Dbl Sgl
Nov 07 - Nov 15 1910 2700
Nov 14 - Nov 22 1910 2700
Nov 21 - Nov 29 1910 2700
Nov 28 - Dec 06 1910 2700
Dec 05 - Dec 13 1910 2700
Dec 12 - Dec 20 1910 2700
Dec 19 - Dec 27 1910 2700
2021
First Class
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 16 - Jan 24 2005 2795
Jan 23 - Jan 31 2005 2795
Jan 30 - Feb 07 1910 2700
Feb 06 - Feb 14 1910 2700
Feb 13 - Feb 21 1910 2700
Feb 20 - Feb 28 1910 2700
Feb 27 - Mar 07 1910 2700
Mar 06 - Mar 14 1910 2700
Mar 13 - Mar 21 1910 2700
Mar 20 - Mar 28 1910 2700
Mar 27 - Apr 04 1910 2700
Apr 03 - Apr 11 1755 2385
Apr 10 - Apr 18 1755 2385
Apr 17 - Apr 25 1755 2385
Apr 24 - May 02 1755 2385
May 01 - May 09 1755 2385
May 08 - May 16 1755 2385
May 15 - May 23 1755 2385
May 22 - May 30 1755 2385
May 29 - Jun 06 1755 2385
Jun 05 - Jun 13 1755 2385
Jun 12 - Jun 20 1755 2385
Jun 19 - Jun 27 1755 2385
Jun 26 - Jul 04 1755 2385
Jul 03 - Jul 11 1755 2385
Jul 10 - Jul 18 1755 2385
Jul 17 - Jul 25 1755 2385
Jul 24 - Aug 01 1755 2385
Jul 31 - Aug 08 1755 2385
Aug 07 - Aug 15 1755 2385
Aug 14 - Aug 22 1755 2385
Aug 21 - Aug 29 1755 2385
Aug 28 - Sep 05 1755 2385
Sep 04 - Sep 12 1755 2385
Sep 11 - Sep 19 1755 2385
Sep 18 - Sep 26 1755 2385
Sep 25 - Oct 03 1755 2385
Oct 02 - Oct 10 1755 2385
Oct 09 - Oct 17 1755 2385
Oct 16 - Oct 24 1755 2385
Oct 23 - Oct 31 1755 2385
Oct 30 - Nov 07 1755 2385
2020
Deluxe
Dates Dbl Sgl
Nov 07 - Nov 15 2395 3665
Nov 14 - Nov 22 2395 3665
Nov 21 - Nov 29 2395 3665
Nov 28 - Dec 06 2395 3665
Dec 05 - Dec 13 2395 3665
Dec 12 - Dec 20 2395 3665
Dec 19 - Dec 27 2395 3665
2021
Deluxe
Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 16 - Jan 24 2460 3730
Jan 23 - Jan 31 2460 3730
Jan 30 - Feb 07 2460 3730
Feb 06 - Feb 14 2460 3730
Feb 13 - Feb 21 2460 3730
Feb 20 - Feb 28 2460 3730
Feb 27 - Mar 07 2460 3730
Mar 06 - Mar 14 2460 3730
Mar 13 - Mar 21 2460 3730
Mar 20 - Mar 28 2460 3730
Mar 27 - Apr 04 2460 3730
Apr 03 - Apr 11 2345 3360
Apr 10 - Apr 18 2345 3360
Apr 17 - Apr 25 2140 3155
Apr 24 - May 02 2140 3155
May 01 - May 09 2140 3155
May 08 - May 16 2140 3155
May 15 - May 23 2140 3155
May 22 - May 30 2140 3155
May 29 - Jun 06 2140 3155
Jun 05 - Jun 13 2140 3155
Jun 12 - Jun 20 2140 3155
Jun 19 - Jun 27 2140 3155
Jun 26 - Jul 04 2140 3155
Jul 03 - Jul 11 2190 3205
Jul 10 - Jul 18 2190 3205
Jul 17 - Jul 25 2190 3205
Jul 24 - Aug 01 2190 3205
Jul 31 - Aug 08 2190 3205
Aug 07 - Aug 15 2190 3205
Aug 14 - Aug 22 2190 3205
Aug 21 - Aug 29 2190 3205
Aug 28 - Sep 05 2190 3205
Sep 04 - Sep 12 2140 3155
Sep 11 - Sep 19 2140 3155
Sep 18 - Sep 26 2140 3155
Sep 25 - Oct 03 2140 3155
Oct 02 - Oct 10 2140 3155
Oct 09 - Oct 17 2140 3155
Oct 16 - Oct 24 2140 3155
Oct 23 - Oct 31 2140 3155
Oct 30 - Nov 07 2140 3155
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please check for prices.
* Travel must be completed within these seasonal date ranges - split season cost available upon request
* Solo Travel Supplement available upon request
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays
Hotels:
Bangkok
Chatrium Riverside Bangkok(D)
Ramada Plaza Menam riverside(F)
Phuket
Cape Panwa (Junior Suite) (D)
Sugar Marina Art Resort Karon Beach (Deluxe Room) (F)

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INCLUSIONS

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, receive a complimentary wine set of white and red wine.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • 8 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel with private facilities
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Klongs and China Town Tour
  • Tour of Grand Palace & Wat Po
  • Visit to Floating market
  • Cooking class in Bangkok
  • Phuket Fantasea
  • Phi Phi Island excursion with lunch
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
  • Baggage handling

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