From crystal waters to golden towers and curious fish to floating markets, this custom tailored tour through Thailand will bring you the fast-paced brilliance of Bangkok and the fabulous qualities of the southern Islands. You will vacation where the modern jungle meets wondrous history to witness the unparalleled beauty of jungle mountains surrounded by perfect beaches. Bask in the royal luxuries and priceless treasures, while you enjoy the delicious cuisine and stellar culture. Immerse yourself...
Bangkok – Arrive and Untie
As your plane descends into the Bangkok Airport you will see the incredible sprawl of the city wrapped around the ancient Chao Phraya River. You will be met by a private transfer and guided to your luxurious accommodation ready to take on the beauty of Southern Thailand. The city is a diamond still hidden within bits of coal, where the best of Bangkok is not measured by the look of the jewel itself, but by how it reflects light. And Bangkok is nothing but illuminating. The city is filled with vibrancy, a fast-moving bustle that, at first, feels rushed and out of focus, but quickly becomes an understanding movement. You can follow the flow of people and cars, the sounds of boats and taxis. What once felt like haste becomes a composed city, making the speed at which people move that much more impressive.
Beneath the gentle brush of banyan trees, hidden behind the rising skyline, are quiet streets and local flair, where Thai culture continues to thrive. Even if hidden, you can easily find the secluded charm of cobblestone streets and welcomed shade. The gentle scrape of a wok against a burner emanates from the streets echoing after the local vendors, while the scent of fresh mint and crushed peanuts fills the air. The soft smiles of the locals will give you a hardy welcome as the city slows its pace and you find yourself in the heart of Thailand ready to see more.
Bangkok – Smiling Palaces and Reclining Buddha
Bangkok – Unique Marketing
Day 4 - 5
Phuket – En Route to Sapphire Islands
Koh Phi Phi – The Island Connection
Day 7 - 8
Koh Phi Phi – Beyond “The Beach”
Koh Phi Phi – Away We Go
- Discover the beauty of Thailand's islands beginning on the stunning shores of Phuket
- Luxuriate on the immaculate shores of Koh Phi Phi Island
- Witness the sensational Grand Palace, the traditional home to the Thai Royal Family
- See the exceptional Emerald Buddha, carved from one single treasured stone
- Experience the traditional Floating Market where the wonder of the boats and the freshness of the produce are inspiring
- Delight in a snorkeling excursion to view the vibrant purples and oranges glittering beneath the water’s surface surrounded by darting marine life
- Bask in the lively culture of life in Bangkok on a tour along the edges of the celebrated Chao Phraya River
Step into the fast-paced cities and fabulous beach scenery of Thailand on this 9-day tour meant to bring you to the splendor of Bangkok and the magnificence of the Southern Islands. Here you will experience temples that rise and markets that float, where the ocean is crystal and the coral glows. You can see the emerald statue of Buddha beneath the vibrant halls of the Royal Palace complex and dig your feet into the secluded sands of a seducing beach. From the fast pace life of Bangkok to the relaxed waves of Koh Phi Phi Island, you will have it all during your custom Thailand vacation.
You will begin this spectacular tour in Bangkok, the largest city in Thailand. The capital city reaches high and wide, with skyscrapers that reach as far back as the horizon. The beauty of the quiet streets and serene parks are treasures that will help ease the rush of the city, within the charming green of the Golden Mountain or the reflective waters of Lumphini Park. After you settle into the city you will traverse the waters of Chao Phraya River and disembark at the Grand Palace. The royal complex is filled with temples and halls, decorated with gilded spires and arched windows. Where the antique throne opulently sits you can also see a gentle glow of mosaic glass. Within the grace of the Emerald Buddha is intense color and fabulous detail. Outside of the city will bring you to the storied Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak. The energy of the market helps bring the culture to life, where the traditions of the riverbanks are on display within colorful produce and delicious aromas.
Your vacation will continue on the wonderful island of Phuket. Whether set along the secluded shore of Freedom Beach or strolling through the colorful homes of Old Town, the day will be at your leisure, giving you the best of the island and its wonderful panoramas. A short ferry ride will have you on the island of Koh Phi Phi, a place that most would call paradise. The days on Koh Phi Phi are yours to explore, from watching the sunset or visiting Maya Bay, known for its landscape in the movie, “The Beach.” You will snorkel around a national reserve, dine with your feet resting in the calm sea, and let yourself be absorbed by the splendor of southern Thailand. Start with the fast and ease into the relaxed, but know that it will all be fabulous.
$2,569 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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