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Thailand Allure

Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce Presents Thailand, The Land of Smiles

Book by Aug 23, 2019
Thailand is known to be "the land of smiles" and with its diverse culture, temples, elephant sanctuaries, histroy and beautiful beaches, it should be a destination on everyone's bucket list.

 

PRICE:
$3749 CAD per person | based on double occupancy

Qualifed Chamber Members save an additional $250

• Single Supplement: +$799

• Non-refundable deposit: $500 per person

• Final Payment: August 23, 2019

 

INCLUSIONS:

• Accommodation with daily breakfast

• Meals as indicated on itinerary

• Ground transportation by private, airconditioned vehicle

• International flight and domestic flight with economy class 

• Regional English speaking guide

• Sightseeing with admission fees

• Mineral water and cold tissues on tour

 

EXCLUSIONS:

• Travel insurance

• Meals & beverages not indicated in the itinerary 

• Personal expenses and tips

 

OPTIONAL:

• Upgrade to business class for $3000 (subject to availability)

• Prepaid gratuities for driver & guide $100.00

 

 

Full Itinerary

October 26: Home Town to Bangkok


Fly over night to Bangkok (losing a day as we cross the international date line).

October 28: Arrive in Bangkok


Touch down in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

October 29: Bangkok City Tour


Bangkok radiates modernity with a deep root in Buddhist tradition. After breakfast, explore the city starting with the Reclining Buddha, a signature sight representing Buddhism. Take a stroll by China town, and visit the largest local wholesale flower market at Paklong Talat. In the afternoon, take a boat ride along the Chao Phaya River and Canals by a local speed boat. Visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, one of Thailand’s best known landmarks built in the 17th century by King Taksin. At night enjoy Thai dinner while watching classical dance at the Silom Village Restaurant. (B/D)

October 30: Bangkok


Enjoy the day with Bangkok Day Tour & Boat Ride along the River of the King. During this tour we visit the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, the emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religious-political symbol and the palladium of Thai society. You will board on a motor boat to meander through winding waterway along the Chaopraya River and canal on Thonburi side. Lunch will be served at local Thai Restaurant. Explore the city on your own this afternoon, and watch Siam Niramit Light & Sound Show, a world class showcase of Thai culture with incredible visual effects, followed by a classic Thai dinner. (B/L)

October 31: Bangkok-Chiang Mai


This morning, visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with a boat trip along the small canal. You will have some free time to browse through the vendors. Fly to Chiang Mai in the afternoon. (B)

November 1: Chiang Mai


Enjoy the Elephant Kingdom Tour with lunch today. Here, see elephants bathing in the running streams, attend a lecture on the Thai Elephant, and learn how the mahout train and command these majestic animals. You may also be able to give the elephants bananas and sugar cane, two of their favorite treats. Travel to an Orchid & Butterfly farm in the north of Mae Rim area and savor a buffet style lunch. In the afternoon, Drive to Mae Rim district to visit a hill-tribe village at Baan Tong Luang. Pay a visit to the Karen, Lahu Shibala and Palong hill-tribes which originated from Tibet. Visit also the Long Neck hill-tribe: join them, admire their colourful costumes and experience their way of life. You will be able to observe the brass rings women wear around their necks as a tribal sign of their individual identity. (B/L)

November 2: Chiang Mai


This tour features a scenic drive through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai, and includes a pass through the old city walls, city gates and moat. We will then drive around Chiang Mai’s popular areas, pass a local market, some foreign consulates and government buildings, drive by ‘Tapae Gate’ before continuing to the acclaimed temple Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. The temple is home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Drive back down to the city centre to visit Wat Suan Dok. It houses several white Chedis, all containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family, and features one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. After this visit, we will take you to Meo Pui village, where you can meet a friendly community known for its unique culture and colourful costumes. (B)

November 3: Chiang Mai


Enjoy your day exploring Chiang Mai. Prepare delicious Thai fare at Thai Cooking School, offering first- class cooking facilities in a stunning Thai Lanna style home. Your day begins with a hotel pick-up and drive to Chiang Mai’s main food market where the locals shop every day. As you follow a professional Thai chef through the bustling market, listen to the chef’s descriptions of the array of exotic items. Then, discover the less travelled Thai-Chinese temple and the glower market before making your way to the cooking school. Back at the school, learn how to prepare 4 different dishes in an entertaining and informative lesson and enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, bottled water, and 2 Thai beers. (B/L)

November 4: Chiang Mai-Phuket


This morning, fly to Phuket. Thailand’s largest island of Phuket, is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm- lined beaches, superb hospitality, along with rich and colorful history. After arrival, we will take a city tour and visit Phuket island’s highlights including Phrom Thep Cape and the century old Sino-Portuguese building at Thalang Road. Our tour ends with a stop at “Gems Discovery” where we have a chance to learn more about Phuket’s prized local product. Tonight Phuket Fantasea Dinner & Show. (B/D)

November 5: Phuket


Today we’ll travel by speedboat on a full day excursion to the magnificent Phi Phi Islands. There’ll be time to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, watch the fantastic colorful marine life or feed the monkeys at Monkey Beach. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing or just people- watching on the beach before returning to your hotel. (B/L)

November 6: Phuket


Full day at leisure to explore Phuket independently. Spend time in Patong, the island’s center where there is always a “happening” on its busy beach. Watch the trendsetters coming in droves to the many restaurants, boutiques and luxurious spas. Or, join the optional excursion Phang Nga Bay - James Bond Island Tour with lunch (CAD$110). (B)

November 7: Phuket to Toronto


Explore Phuket on your own today. At night time transfer to the airport and fly back to Toronto. (B)

November 8: Arrive Home

Terms & Conditions

For more information and full terms and conditions, contact Lynda Westlake a (905) 885-7246.