The jewel of the southeast Asian travel circuit, Thailand offers astonishing diversity and a truly fascinating and accessible culture that, along with the revered Thai hospitality, makes it an incredibly popular destination.
With an enticing mixture of established destinations such as Phuket and Hua Hin, and out-of-the-way palm-fringed islands, Thailand has a very exotic appeal. It caters for grungy backpacking types wanting to party into the wee hours through to those who prefer white tablecloth dining and clinking wine glasses. From staying on a converted rice barge, clambering into a jungle tree house or bedding down in a hill tribe village, the country offers a wealth of choice for all tastes and budgets.
For divers, snorkellers, and those who just like swanning around on white-powder sand there are postcard-perfect beaches, and the extraordinary metropolis of Bangkok in the south, while the north offers the sublime delights of culture-packed Chiang Mai with its temple-studded old town, and cooling forests and mountain retreats.
One of the best ways to access Thai culture is through a ‘Monk chat’ session in a local wat (temple) in Chiang Mai, where you get the opportunity to quiz the dignified saffron-robed monks about anything you like. And in the early morning, all over the country, the monks leave the sanctuary of their wats to receive alms from the people, be it in a dusty village or on crowded city streets. Buddhism is a way of life here and the Thais are also strong supporters of their monarchy.
And don’t forget the food! A culinary adventure awaits with tempting morsels on virtually every street corner, from traditional Royal-project run restaurants to delicious piping hot street food. Eating is as much a part of the culture here as anything else and definitely the key to local hearts. If you’re lucky enough to catch a local festival, it will probably be dominated by food.
The most welcoming of countries, despite being inundated with tourists and expats, it’s the gentle hospitality of local people that is the strongest memory of Thailand for many visitors. And what a wonderful memory it makes.
Day 1: HO CHI MINH CITY – BANGKOK – PATTAYA
Meet with your tour leader and other members at G.H.T’s office, 97 – 99 – 101 Nguyen Cong Tru St., Dist.1 – Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for the flight to Bangkok – Thailand. Arrive at Bangkok International Airport, customs clearance. Local guide and coach meet and greet upon arrival and transfer to Pattaya. Stop to visit Sriracha Tiger Zoo – It is about 96.5 km from Bangkok. The zoo claims a population of 200 tigers and around 10,000 crocodiles, the largest such populations in the world. The tourists can enjoy the Crocodile Show, Tiger Show, Pig Show, etc… Continue the trip to Pattaya. Dinner. Check in Royal Twin hotel 3* (or similar).
Day 2: PATTAYA
Breakfast at hotel, you will take a speed boat to visit Coral Island where you can join the sea sport games like: parachuting, jet ski, diving, etc… (own arrangment). Free for sun & sea bathing. Back to hotel for lunch. Check out hotel, visit to Gems Gallery – the biggest Gems Gallery in Pattaya that first received the ISO 9001 certificate. Visit to Nongooch Tropical Garden – world renowned for its impressive Elephant and Thai Cultural Shows, along with what is largely considered the biggest and most beautiful botanical garden in Southeast Asia. It’s also dedicated to education, preservation and research as well as the conservation of the worlds largest palm collection, the largest variety of orchids in Thailand and other tropical flora and fauna. Tourist can enjoy the traditional folkore performances, elephant show. Dinner. After dinner, enjoy Alcazar Show – the world-famous must see Alcazar show, tourists will be entertained with music, lip-sings, dances and various shows played by many perfectly beautiful female actresses. If you are unaware of, you cannot imagine that these female actresses were actually male from origin that you can not find anywhere but Thailand!
Day 3: PATTAYA – BANGKOK
Breakfast. Hotel check-out, drive back to Bangkok. Visit bird nests and local dried food product shops en route. Lunch. Visit to the Grand Palace – one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bangkok – and it is a MUST to visit when coming to Bangkok. Visit Jade Buddha Temple – a typical royal temple in Thailand famous for the jade Buddha statue that closely connected to the history of Thailand. Shop at the Leather Shop. Dinner. Check in at Royal Benja hotel 4* (or similar), at leisure.
Day 4: BANGKOK
After breakfast, visit the Golden Buddha Temple – where locates a pure 5,5 tons golden Buddha statue – a precious Buddha statue belongs not only to Thailand but also to the whole world. Transfer to Safari World – a zoo in Thailand that consists of two parks named Safari Park and Marine Park. The Safari open zoo has features hundreds of animals from all over the world. There are a lot of wild animals, including tigers, bears, lions… There are also daily tiger and lion feeding shows. The Marine Park houses a vast spectrum of animal of land, sea and air. The attractions includes ride through he jungle of Africa, Spy War action stunt spectacular show, dolphin show, Hollywood cowboy stunt show, orang utan boxing show and etc… Buffet lunch in Safari. Enjoy: Dolphin show, Spy War… Sit-in coach to visit Safari Park – a unique opportunity for all visitors to get closest encounter possible with rare and endangered species of the animals. Visit to Snake Farm – it is set up to produce anti-venom serum for snake-bite victims nationwide. Venomous snakes including the king cobra, Siamese cobra, Russell’s viper, banded krait, Malaysian pit viper, green pit viper and Pope’s pit viper are milked daily for their venom to make snake-bite antidote. Sukiyaki hot pot dinner. Back to hotel, at leisure.
Day 5: BANGKOK – HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast. Hotel check-out, free and easy, after that transfer to the airport for flying back to Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, picked up and transferred to the previous meeting point by G.H.T’s bus. Home sweet home!
Tour Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Tour Operates: all year round / on demand
Tour Price: Please contact us for a tailor-made quote.
(Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs)
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Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. This program may be changed or discontinued without notice. Please call our travel consultant for additional information.
- Including: Round trip ticket – Airport tax – Airport security tax – Fuel surcharge (this rate can be changed on the day of ticket issuance) – Hotel as indicated in the tour itinerary ****, based on twin share – Good meals and admission fees as in the itineraries – Tippings for local guides and drivers – Entrance visas – G.H.T’s tour escort – Travel insurance with maximum compensation of 10,000.00 USD / case and 1,000.00 USD / luggage. Travel Gifts: backpack, cap, G.H.T’s travel organizer or leather passport cover.
- Excluding: Passport – Telephone fees – Laundry – Transportation without mention in the itineraries – Excess baggages and other personal expenses – Drinks – Single room supplement.
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