Join us as we fully embrace Thailand’s culture all in one trip! We begin in Bangkok, where we explore the city at day and night, and indulge in authentic food tours, and engage in visits to floating markets, temples, historic sites, and China Town. We even get to cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a river cruiser! Our trip then takes flight to PHUKET! In Phuket, you can either take advantage of a leisure day, or if you are feeling adventurous, join us on an optional sea cave exploration inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, – including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. The next day, we board the speedboat to the Phi Phi Islands! Get your cameras ready because you are about to be blown away by natural scenic beauty with silver sand beaches fringed with palm trees, towering limestone cliffs and marine life. We take relaxing and/or swimming stops to Maya Bay, Pileh Lagoon, Viking Cave, Monkey Rock, and Bamboo Island. Don’t just hear about it, experience the beauty of Thailand for yourself, as this will no doubt be an all-in-one experience of a lifetime! Well, what are you waiting for? Don’t Wait, TRAVEL with us to Bangkok, Phuket and the Phi Phi Islands of THAILAND!
Fly with us on a one-way ticket from Phuket to Male, Maldives June 17-20, 2024. This land only extension will include the over the water bungalow and the beachfront villa lodging options. Some rooms sleep up to 4 guests. Spaces are limited. Prices will be available soon. You are able to add this option separately. If you are traveling with us to the Maldives, we recommend the following international flight option: Your home city to Bangkok, Phuket to Male, and Male to your home city. Tickets from Phuket to Maldives are VERY CHEAP if you book in advance. This purchase is nonrefundable.
Age Requirement18 and above
Itinerary(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner
DAY 01: ARRIVE AT BANGKOK (D)
Transfer to the hotel. Check in time: 2pm and after. Early check in is not included.
This evening, the group will enjoy a meet and greet Welcome Dinner at a local Thai Restaurant.
Overnight in Bangkok at the Novotel Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel
DAY 02: BANGKOK (B/D)
After breakfast, take a half-day City and Temples Tour. You will visit the famous Grand Palace. The palace was the former residence of the Thai kings. There are several things here to admire, including the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, also known as "Wat Phra Kaew". Later, you will proceed to Wat Po, home of the enormous Reclining Buddha and one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Please note that modest dress is expected on this tour. Return to the hotel after the tour and the afternoon is at leisure.
This evening you will experience Bangkok's Tuk Tuk Urban Odyssey Tour. Zip along in a private tuk tuk through the historic streets of Old Bangkok, "Rattanakosin" as we visit authentic food stops and historic landmarks in the hustle and bustle of the city. Catch the flares of charcoal stoves and delicious dishes interwoven with visits to historic communities and temples in the cool evening air. You will stop at China Town for a walk along the narrow streets filled with vendors and food- stalls. Taste various dishes and hear interesting stories about the food, history, culture and religion of Chinatown before returning to your hotel. You will be left with a belly full of delicious food and a head full of intimate knowledge of the city. Return to the hotel after the tour. Overnight in Bangkok at the Novotel Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel.
DAY 03: BANGKOK (B/L)
After breakfast, depart the hotel for Ayutthaya, the ancient Siamese capital. Today, Ayutthaya hosts some of Thailand’s most important historical landmarks and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The magnitude and number of ancient temple ruins speak of the former greatness of the city. You will visit some of the most interesting temples with Wat Mahathat Temple and nearby Bang-Pa In. The Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V consists of buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Chinese and Thai architecture.
Cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River, aboard a river cruiser. En-route you can observe the scenic river life as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok at the Novotel Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel.
DAY 04: BANGKOK (B)
After breakfast, depart the hotel to visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market and discover the way Bangkok used to be. You will travel approximately 100 km outside of Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with its many colors, flavors and exotic fragrances. On arrival at the Market, start with a scenic ride on a narrow longtail - speedboat, passing riverside villages and fruit plantations, before entering the vibrant market. There will be many photo opportunities along the way and on the colorful market on the water. Return to Bangkok in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok at the Novotel Ploenchit Sukhumvit Hotel (4 star) (Superior Room)
DAY 05: BANGKOK - PHUKET (BY FLIGHT) (B) WEAR YOUR GROUP T-SHIRT TODAY
After breakfast, the morning is at leisure until it is time to check out from the hotel.
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Phuket at the Novotel Phuket Patong Resort
DAY 6: PHUKET (B)
After breakfast, the day is at leisure, or take the following optional tour. Enjoy an afternoon of sea cave exploring inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine geology, – including the caves and hidden lagoons John Gray found in 1989. Great nature and wildlife surround you. Don’t eat lunch – we serve you on board of our comfortable support boat. After lunch, briefing and a raptor show, a professional guide paddles you through Phang Nga Bay’s “Tidal Nape Sea Caves” in our custom designed kayaks hand-made in Oregon by SOTAR, the World’s premier white water raft manufacturer. The unique experience is dramatic, but Caveman’s SOTAR custom kayaks are specially designed for your trip. After a detailed briefing, your professional guide paddles you and your partner through “Tidal Nape” Sea Caves literally inside Phang Nga Bay’s marine limestone karstic islands into “Hongs“(Thai for “Room”). The hidden cliff-lined lagoons are populated with macaques, water monitors, kingfishers, mudskippers, egrets, Sea Eagles and Brahminy Kites.
We finish after dark by floating your own self-made flower “Kratong” in a spiritual and spectacular Natural light show. Eating our delicious seafood-vegan buffet on the trip back, you return to the pier two hours after sunset.
What to bring: towel, bathing clothes, dry & warm clothes for the way back, sunglasses, sun cream, good weather and a camera or smart phone (we do provide dry-bags) Return to the hotel after the tour. Overnight in Phuket at the Novotel Phuket Patong Resort
THE FEE FOR THIS OPTIONAL TOUR IS $275 PER PERSON. PAYMENT DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2024 (INCLUDES LUNCH AND DINNER)
DAY 07: PHUKET (B/L/D) Today, take a Full Day Tour to the Phi Phi Islands
Early this morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the Pier, where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with sandwiches, fruit juice, tea and coffee. Then board the speedboat to the Phi Phi Islands. Phi Phi island, located just 48 km East of Phuket, is renowned worldwide for its natural scenic beauty with silver sand beaches fringed with palm trees, towering limestone cliffs and marine life. As you head towards Phi Phi Leh, look at the beautiful scenery and the astonishing beauty of steep stone cliffs and the curved bay created by nature. Arrive at Maya Bay - the mysterious crescent moon-shaped clear white sand beach hidden in the huge limestone mountains, full of baby sharks. Enjoy swimming at Pileh Lagoon with its emerald green water surrounded by limestone mountains. Visit Viking Cave with the swallows nests and enjoy snorkeling in the coral reef. Visit Monkey Rock where you can see real wild monkeys in the jungle. Enjoy a Thai Seafood buffet Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, explore "Bamboo Island" - a flat beautiful island with white sand and very clear water. Relax on the beach or spend your time swimming and snorkeling. There is also a nice coral reef near the beach. Later this afternoon, return to the Pier in Phuket and transfer back to your hotel. This evening, the group will enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Phuket at the Novotel Phuket Patong Resort
DAY 08: PHUKET – BANGKOK (BY FLIGHT); DEPART BANGKOK (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Phuket airport for the flight to Bangkok. If you are extending your trip to the Maldives, then you will purchase a one-way ticket from Phuket to Male. Check out time: 11am. Late check out is not included. On arrival in Bangkok, connect to your international flight departing Thailand. You can book your international flight to leave from Phuket or Bangkok. If you leave from Bangkok, we prefer that you book a late evening flight as we will book a mid-morning or early afternoon flight from Phuket back to Thailand.
The deposit, taxes and fees are nonrefundable.
If cancellation is made by September 1, 2023, the traveler is entitled to 50% refund minus the initial deposit, and taxes and fees.
No refund will be granted after September 1, 2023. Traveler is required to purchase travel insurance.
Flexible payment plans are available.
Double occupancy price is per person. If you already have a roommate, please provide us with the person's name by sending an email to [email protected]
If we cannot find you a roommate by March 1, 2024, then you will be charged the single occupancy rate and have until March 10, 2024 to pay the difference.
InclusionsDomestic Airfare in Thailand: Bangkok – Phuket – Bangkok, including taxes
Hotel accommodation as per itinerary based on twin/double occupancy
Meet & Greet on arrival by our local representative
Other meals (if any) as indicated in the itinerary
Sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary including entrance fees and English-speaking guide
Transportation in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver
All local / government taxes based on current rates
Group t-shirt and travel gift
ExclusionsInternational airfare, departure taxes, fuel surcharges
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar etc
Maldives luxury extension
Meals not specified as included; beverages, bottled water
Tips & Gratuities
Early check-in & Late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 11am)
Travel / Medical Insurance
Visa / Passport related fees
Any costs related to Covid-19 PCR Tests prior to departure, in destination, or upon return to the USA
Excess baggage fees
Any unforeseen increase in local / government taxes
Any other items not specified as being included
Trip Start DateJune 10, 2024
June 16, 2024