Visit Thailand and Hong Kong in one unforgetable trip. Spend 10-nights discovering the ancient temples, spectacular palaces, exotic wildlife and palm-fringed beaches of Thailand. Hop over to the modern city of Hong Kong and experience the intersection of cultures where east meets west. This Asia tour covers Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayutthaya, Pattaya and Hong Kong.
Board our transpacific flight to Bangkok, the starting point of our Thailand Delight journey. *Thailand entry visa is not required for USA passport holders. For passports other than US passport, please get the entry visa on your own. Please click http://www.affordableworld.com/infocenter/passport-visa/thailand for more information.
Touch down in Hong Kong and catch a connecting flight to Bangkok, Thailand's capital city. Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, enjoy a transfer to your hotel and the remainder of the evening to rest and relax.
Home to nearly 9 million people, Bangkok fuses über-modernity with age-old Buddhist traditions. After breakfast, discover the city’s royal history and rich culture on a sightseeing tour. Visit the Temple of Golden Buddha (Wat Trimitr), home to the world’s biggest solid-gold Buddha statue, measuring 10 feet high, weighing over 5 tons, and valued at $14m. Drink in the scents and colors of orchids, marigolds and roses as we pass by the Paklong Talat flower market, and visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) to admire its gargantuan statue. After a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the afternoon independently, or explore Bangkok’s must-sees on our optional Landmark of Bangkok tour. Tour the splendid Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, see the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and ride a motorboat along the Chao Phraya River.
*Men and women must have their shoulders, arms and legs covered when visiting the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple*
Included: Breakfast , Lunch
Following breakfast, depart Bangkok for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most famous floating markets. Ride a long-tail speedboat around the lively canals, passing boats and stalls laden with fresh produce, spices, and handicrafts. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning back to the hotel. Spend the evening as you wish or join our optional tour to Asiatique Riverfront Night Market and enjoy a classic Thai dinner and dance show.
Included: Breakfast , Lunch
After an early start, travel into scenic Kanchanaburi province and visit the Bridge over the River Kwai, famously connected to the 'Death Railway' of World War II, and the poignant Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, home to 9,000 Allied war graves. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Alternatively, make the most of your time with our optional tour to the Elephant World Sanctuary for rescued elephants. Admire, feed and help bathe these incredible animals in the river before enjoying lunch at the camp.
After breakfast, journey to Ayutthaya, home to the UNESCO-listed ruins of the medieval capital of Siam. Founded in 1350, this royal city was a major power for over 400 years, until Burmese forces destroyed it in the 1700s. Stroll around the remains of this once-thriving city, seeing the restored chedi of the crumbled Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the blackened remnants of monasteries, the carved Buddha face entangled in tree roots, and the working Wat Yai Chaimongkol temple. Your tour also includes time at the Bang Pa In palace, a beautiful lakeside retreat of Thailand’s kings during the 19th century. Tonight, make the most of Ayutthaya’s setting by joining us for an optional dinner cruise on a traditional wooden rice barge.
Relax over breakfast before a scenic drive to Pattaya, a popular vacation spot on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand whose beaches and entertainments draw thousands of visitors annually. On arrival, experience the virtual ‘Theme Park - Dark Ride’ at a gems gallery, learning about Thailand’s most prized gemstones. Then, check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you please, perhaps relaxing on the sands or by the pool. Later, you may wish to take our optional Pattaya by Night tour, savoring a sumptuous seafood dinner and cabaret show.
Included: Breakfast , Lunch
Today, choose to relax at your hotel, or enjoy our optional day trip to Coral Island, an idyllic islet 45 minutes by boat from Pattaya. Speed over the seas to the island and laze on the white sands or swim, snorkel or dive in the translucent waters, with a break for a seafood lunch. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a delicious farewell dinner at your hotel.
Included: Breakfast , Dinner at Local Restaurant
Enjoy the best part of the day free before a return transfer to Bangkok for an overnight stay. This evening, why not mark your last night in Thailand’s exciting capital with our optional Chao Phraya dinner cruise by Grand Pearl. Admire views of the floodlit Grand Palace, and Bangkok’s golden temples and river bridges as you enjoy a scrumptious buffet dinner on board your comfortable ship.
Following breakfast, check out of your Bangkok hotel and relax on a transfer to Bangkok International Airport for your flight to the high-octane island of Hong Kong. On arrival at Hong Kong airport, transfer to our selected hotel and check in. The rest of the day and the evening are then yours to spend as you please, either enjoying your hotel’s amenities or getting acquainted with this electrifying city at your own pace.
Depart after breakfast for a city sightseeing tour that showcases Hong Kong’s major sights. Ride a tram up Victoria Peak, one of the city’s scenic viewpoints, for bird’s-eye panoramas over the gleaming skyscrapers, Kowloon and Victoria Harbour. Visit colorful Aberdeen floating fishing village, admire the pale sandy beach at Repulse Bay, and delve into vibrant Stanley Market. Your day also includes free time to relax as you wish, perhaps focusing on the Stanley area, where you’ll find lovely beaches and a multitude of enticing bars and restaurants.
After your hotel breakfast this morning, check out of your room and enjoy a convenient transfer to Hong Kong International Airport in time for your homebound journey. Bid farewell to Hong Kong as you board your international flight back to the US, bringing your adventure to a close.
Your included accommodation will be at one of the below hotels or a hotel of a similar category; we will notify you of your final hotel list before departure.
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Visit Bangkok’s signature sights — the Grand Palace — and its famous Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and the Temple of Emerald Buddha on an afternoon sightseeing tour, including a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River.
After pickup from your Bangkok hotel, travel to the Grand Palace, the landmark that tops Bangkok’s must-see list. Head
Visit Bangkok's largest riverfront evening market and sit down to a Thai dinner and show on this enjoyable excursion. Travel to Asiatique Night Market, a vibrant outdoor night market located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in a restored dock complex. After an introduction from your guide, enjoy free time to stroll around
This afternoon, venture further into Thailand's scenic Kanchanaburi province to visit Elephants World, a sanctuary for rescued elephants. Meet the elephants and prepare rice balls and fruit to feed them before taking the opportunity to help bathe these magnificent animals in the river. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the camp before returning to the hotel for the evening.
Experience Ayutthaya by tuk tuk this evening on this exciting optional night tour. Enjoy the city of ruins after sunset. Stop for a glimpse of the local markets and Wat Wattanarum temple before continuing on to a local restaurant by the river. Tonight's dinner will include local dishes such as deep fried sea bass fish
Enjoy a slice of Pattaya’s legendary nightlife on this 4-hour Pattaya by Night tour with cabaret show and dinner. Following pickup from your hotel, start your evening with a scrumptious seafood dinner at a local restaurant before taking a seat for one of Pattaya’s best-known spectacles: the famous Alcazar Cabaret Show. Sit back and enjoy
Leave the beaches of Pattaya and head into the sparkling Gulf of Thailand to visit the idyllic beaches of Coral Island on this 5.5-hour tour. Also known as Koh Larn, this tiny chunk of heaven is an enjoyable 45-minute speedboat ride from Pattaya, and framed by white beaches and inviting turquoise waters straight from a
Our trip to Thailand was super good! Everything from the beginning to the end was exactly as advertised with a lot of attention to details. Hotels, buses and most importantly, our lovely guide Sharky, made this trip as one enjoyable ride! Would def recommend this trip to anyone who is enjoing travels.
My boyfriend and I took this tour package and had a great time in Thailand and Hong Kong. Ken was our tour guide throughout our time in Thailand and he was excellent. He was a wealth of knowledge and gave us a ton of suggestions for how to spend free time which was very helpful. He also kept things extremely organized and this made for smooth sailing the whole time. I would highly recommend this trip.
Audi the tour guide was awesome!!!! He was very knowledgable and patient with us. Wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone.
I enjoyed seeing all the places we went. Our tour guides Kitty and Ten were very good--great personalities and went our of their way to accommodate everyone. I would have preferred a little smaller group. Also, I was disappointed in the food. Nothing unusual and not the best quality. One of the restaurants was not sanitary and 3 people got sick. One of them had food poisoning and had to go to the hospital.
Mi esposo y yo decidimos tomar el tour de Tailandia Delight con Hong Kong para celebrar nuestro 10 Aniversario de matrimonio. Todo marcho perfecto, aunque sinceramente era nuestro primer viaje en tour teniamos desconfianza que algo pudiera salir mal. Viajamos desde NY y nuestra aerolinea fue CATHAY Airlines, chulada de aerolinea, como pocas en el mercado, la atencion es increible y la comida muy rica y muy basta para un viaje de 18.5 hrs hasta Bangkok. Al llegar a Tailandia fuimos ...