Jade statues shimmer in the bright lights, golden temples offer lustrous history, and immaculate beaches glow three shades of blue. Witness ornate boats ridden by kings on this custom tailored tour in and around Bangkok and Phuket. From the Chao Phraya River to the famed Buddha within the tree, the Big Buddha overlooking the ocean to the remarkable school of fish swimming beneath the sea, explore the luxurious diversity of Thailand set within its history, along its cityscape, and beside its shores.
Arrive in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, where the cityscape reaches both upward and outward, creating the country’s largest metropolis. The charm of the city is hidden beneath the shade of trees and around the gilded spires of temples that continue to grace the city in the best of ways. The bustle of the city is part of its elegance. The speed works with the people, almost as if every person has a part to play, knowing where they are supposed to be at any moment, giving a sense of choreography to the mayhem. The streets are filled with the scent of fresh noodles and decadent fried chicken, where sweet, sour, and spicy come together for an unforgettable combination. Your time in the grandeur of Bangkok has just begun, but you can already see its splendor underneath the banyan trees, within the smiles of shop owners, and definitely within the alluring aromas of the unparalleled cuisine.
When Palaces and Temples Combine
Tree Roots and Temples
Explore Kanchanaburi and Famous Bridge of River Kwai
City Bustle to Island Splendor
Famed Waters and Illustrious Landscapes
Feeling at Home
- Discover the majesty of the Grand Palace and stunning Jade Buddha at the heart of Bangkok
- Witness the wonderful history marked in the temples in Ayutthaya, the capital city of the empire of Siam
- Walk along the path of a historic railway as you learn about the Second World War’s effect on Thailand in Kanchanaburi
- Experience the luscious beaches of Phuket
- Visit the powder sands of Maya Bay where Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Beach was filmed
The wonder is never ending on this 8-day exploration through Thailand that will take you through the diverse cultures of Thailand’s largest city to the immaculate shores of Phuket. From the fabulous landscapes in and around Bangkok to holy temples and celebrated palaces, and set along historic train tracks and marvelous vistas, you will have the opportunity to experience the tremendous traditions carved within stone, and the modern lives shaped by time. There is no end to the majesty you will explore in Southeast Asia, and you know that this is just the beginning.
Arrive in Bangkok and begin your sensational journey through Thailand. The metropolis spreads along a vast expanse giving rise to skyscrapers and highways, where the traditional charm of the city is hidden for those who know where to find it, like along the street of Rambuttri where the trees overtake the walkway giving a serenity to the bustle that surrounds the city. Travel along the waterway to find the Grand Palace, its ornate structure filled with shrines and towering spires, each laden with the sparkle of gold. The remarkable Jade Buddha stands proud in a position of reverence and awe. In Ayutthaya you will venture into the heart of what was once the capital of Siam.
Temples fill the center of the city where you can see the prominent towers that rose over the city itself, and now you can find the famed Buddha smiling from within the tree vines. In Kanchanaburi you will tour the grounds of the World War II Memorial Museum which pays tribute to the prisoners of war, forced to build the railway system for the Japanese.
Continue your exploration of Thailand with your arrival in Phuket. The island is ripe with beauty, from its lush jungle to its sapphire waters. Whether lounging on the shores or visiting the Big Buddha that stands at the summit of Nakkerd Hill, the colors of the island are enough to keep you hypnotized in merriment. Board a speedboat where you will visit the collection of islands around Koh Phi Phi, including the famous Maya Bay, known as the setting of Leonardo Dicaprio’s The Beach. The next day you will board your flight home but there will always be more remarkable Thailand to explore.
$2,283 per person (excluding international flights)
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