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Adored around the world, Thai cuisine expresses fundamental aspects of Thai culture: it is generous, warm, refreshing and relaxed. Each Thai dish relies on fresh, local ingredients – pungent lemongrass, searing chillies and plump seafood. In Thailand, a varied national menu is built around the four fundamental flavours: spicy, sweet, salty and sour. Roving appetites go on eating tours of Bangkok noodle shacks, seafood pavilions in Phuket and Burmese market stalls in Mae Sot. Cooking classes reveal the simplicity behind the seemingly complicated dishes and mastering the market is an important survival skill.
Thailand is home to an astonishing array of islands offering all manner of diving, swimming and sunbathing opportunities all year round. White sand, rustic-chic beach shacks, a hammock gently swaying between two palm trees as a turquoise sea laps at the shore… each island is quite distinct from the next, with its own characteristics; and there are dozens to choose from - the problem is which is the right one for you? The solution is: Your BCT Thailand Host and Tour Guide has solved that problem for you.
- Thailand Tour: Chiang Mai & Bangkok
- Thailand Tour: Chiang Mai, Bangkok & Islands adventure
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Welcome to Thailand! You will arrive in Bangkok and enjoy your evening at the hotel.
Visiting the most precious things of Bangkok first- Bangkok Bethel Branch. After touring the branch, we’ll have a delicious traditional Thai lunch as a introduction to a busy day of touring Chinatown and the renown museum, the Jim Thompson House, where the history and beauty of architecture and authentic Thai silk is offered. The night is then enjoyed with an optional Dinner Cruise on the Chai Phraya River overlooking the nightlights of Bangkok with a savory buffet.
Filled with fun in Kanchanaburi- you will have a private boat tour in a Floating Market, where you can shop and eat as a local hoping to find fruits of the season, and row your way through everyday hustle of the canal. Then, you’ll tour historical landmarks such as the Bridge over the River Kwai and learn of its history and of the Burmese ones who labored for the Thai- Burma Death Railway. Lunch will be provided. You will also have the option of riding the historical train to the hillside and enter the respected Kra Sae Cave or find rows of vendors while shopping in the largest market of Thailand, Chatuchak Weekend Market.
Shop til you drop with your FREE DAY. Time is allotted to enjoy the famous MBK Mall or hop on a train and attend a meeting in Thai or your own language before flying out to Chiang Mai. Transportation will take you from the airport to your hotel for the evening.
Get ready for an action-packed day of adventure. You will start your day off by visiting an elephant camp where you will have an opportunity to enjoy a delightful elephant ride.** The adventure continues as you take an ox-cart ride and float down the river on a bamboo raft. Lunch provided. In the afternoon, you will go to Tiger Kingdom where you may be brave enough to enter the cage with the Tigers and take some photos. In the evening, you will have the option to enjoy a free night or attend a Cultural Dinner Show where you can sample traditional Northern Thai dishes as well as enjoy various ethnic garb and dance.
You will start your day off by visiting the elegant second home of the royal family, Bhubing Palace. You will be impressed by the charming views of the country hillside and their delightful botanic garden. Lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, you will have the option of enjoying free time or visiting Art in Paradise, Chiang Mai’s famous 3D art museum. Get your cameras out as you see paintings that seem so real, you have to look twice!
Get your walking shoes ready as we enjoy a full day in Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. Enjoy the magnificent views, and relief from the heat, here in one of Thailand’s most famous national parks. Lunch will be provided.
Get your walking shoes ready as we enjoy a full day in Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. Enjoy the magnificent views, and relief from the heat, here in one of Thailand's most famous national parks. Lunch will be provided.
Fly to the South of Thailand! Here you will arrive and relax in the hotel to prepare for next few days of island hoping through Koh Lanta, resorting on the local island of Koh Samui or enjoying local life off the coast of Krabi*. In the evening, have the option of a Thai Cooking Class or get ready to shop at the Night Bazaars along with the local people and feast off of the amazing food offered within the market.
Island Hoping! Enjoy a day or sunset tour on a private chartered boat through some of the best waters in the world. Lunch provided along with refreshments and fruits. Time to snorkel, sunbathe and surround yourself with 100 metered high cliffs of the sea. Those interested in scuba diving or lessons for the first time will have the option to do this instead.
FREE MORNING. Sea kayaking, mountain climbing, and scuba diving are the favorite things to do. Use your time to enjoy the association of friends at a local meeting and then join us on a trek through Hot Water Springs and Waterfall trail (Krabi) with provided lunch or National Park and Old Town (Koh Samui/ Koh Lanta).
Return Flight to Bangkok; but for those who say it’s not over, the highest peak in Krabi found on Wat Tham Suea is optional to hike and see one last view of Thailand’s sunrise or hit the beach for some fun before your flight departs.
*location of stay varies due to seasonal weather and availability
**Upgraded options available at additional costs
<strong>List of Optional Additions:</strong>
**Bangkok Dinner Cruise (Day 3)
**Premium Experience with Elephants (Day 5)
Art in Paradise- Chiang Mai’s 3D Art Museum (Day 7)
Thai Cooking Class (Day 9)
Scuba Diving (Day 10)
Tiger Cave Temple Early Morning Hike, Wat Tham Suea (Day 12)
All prices herein are per person and are subject to change without notice. "Full Package" prices are especially subject to change due to the fluctuation in airfare. For Instance: Travelers can expect to pay additional airfare for summer tour dates if their tour includes New York. We will notify you three months, or less, before your departure of any additional fees.
Regarding Land Package Pricing:
Land Package prices signify that...
- ...BCT will NOT provide your transportation EXCEPT during the tour.
- ...you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
- ...BCT is not responsible for any cost associated with the cost of your transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour. Including penalties, fees and/or rebooking cost when a trip is cancelled or moved.
- ...while your transportation is provided during the tour you will be required to arrange your own transportation (be that airfare or train or car) at the beginning and after the tour.
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<p><strong>A Hotel Upgrade Option is available to include during the reservation process</strong></p>
<strong>What's Not Included</strong>
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