Day 1– Arrive Bangkok
Arrive this morning in Bangkok, the vibrant and throbbing capital city of Thailand. You are welcomed and escorted to your hotel. Built on the banks of the Chao Phraya river, this “City of Angels” has a fascinating appeal that is difficult to resist. The day is at leisure to relax and recover from the long flight.
Day 2 – Klongs and China Town Tour / Grand Palace & Wat Po
Travel by motor launch on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and canals, or klongs, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways. You will pass the famous Royal Barges, excellent samples of Thai craftsmanship and stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. Then visit Grand Palace, the former residence for the Thai kings. Visit the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Keo. Visit Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Ride on a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled taxi, to Chinatown for a short walk. (BL)
Day 3 – Cooking Class at Blue Elephant Cooking School
Enjoy the Ancient Thai Cuisine Cooking Course, ideal for both amateurs and professionals. You will learn how to make four of the country’s long forgotten dishes including Ma Auan, Kaeng Mumba, Lon Taujiew Poo as well as a variety of delicacies, that were quite popular in the old days. You will be given some tips about alternative cooking methods and substitutes throughout the demonstrations. You will cook each dish and teachers will be on hand to help and guide you with step-by-step instructions. Afternoon free at leisure. (BL)
Day 4 – Floating Market
Enjoy a morning visit to Damnoen Saduak floating market. Rest of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 5 – Bangkok / Phuket
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Blessed with a wide variety of magnificent beaches, hidden coves and secluded bays, Phuket is a spectacular kaleidoscope of brilliant colors. You are met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Evening attend Phuket Fantasea, International buffet dinner, followed by a popular theme show extravaganza for all the family. (BD)
Day 6 – Phi Phi Island Excusion
Enjoy full day Phi Phi Island excursion by speed boat. Enjoy stops for opportunities to swim and snorkel. (BL)
Day 7 & 8 – Phuket
Day at leisure to relax and pursue independent activities. (B)
Day 9 – Phuket/Home
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)