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Thailand Veterans Package

THAILAND –BANGKOK/PHUKET WITH CHANG MEI OPTIONAL ADD-ON

October 9th till October 20th (October 9th is a fly day it will take approximately 20 hours to get there)

Oct 10th Arrive in Bangkok. You are greeted at the airport by a Travel Facilitator. You are then driven to your hotel where you are assisted with your check in. Transfers vehicles are arranged according to the number of guests arriving around the same time.

High Rise Hotel

HOTEL DETAILS

Overlooking the Chao Phraya River, this upscale, high-rise hotel is 1 km from the Saphan Taksin Sky train station, and 6 km from the landmark Grand Palace.

Chic, contemporary rooms with balconies and living rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players and kitchenettes. Upgraded rooms add dining areas and washer/dryers. Room service is available.

Valet parking is free and so is a breakfast buffet, which is served in an opulent restaurant. There are 3 other fine-dining options, some with panoramic city views, and 3 cocktail bars. Amenities also include an outdoor pool and an exercise room. Laundry and limo service are available.

Take Advantage of the Hangover Suite “Trust me on this.”


OCT 11TH: BANGKOK. (10.00 – 15.30) (B)

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and you will proceed on a drive to the outskirts of Bangkok for a discovery of Thailand’s architectural history. The “Ancient City” is a remarkable outdoor museum, spread out over many acres of manicured grounds. The compound features over 100 full scale reproductions of various Thai structures from throughout its history, including many temples / pagodas, residences, and even a riverside village.

A modern day version of the famous Wat Phra Si Sanphet from Ayutthaya also graces the park, honoring the real one, which was destroyed in 1767. You have the option of exploring this amazing tribute to Thailand’s architectural heritage in your vehicle, by bicycle, walking, or even on a small train that covers the grounds. You are driven back to your hotel after the visit.

Temple in Bangkok


Oct 12th: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Bangkok (08.30-16.00).

After breakfast, depart for the last capital of the kingdom of Siam… Ayutthaya. Before being sacked by the Burmese army in the late 18th century, Ayutthaya was a glorious city and one of the most important in all of South East Asia. During its golden age, Ayutthaya had strong diplomatic and commercial relationships with important world powers such as Japan, Portugal and France. It is located about 1.5 hour’s drive from Bangkok. Arrive in the ancient capital of Ayutthaya by early afternoon (mid-late morning if you do not stop at Bang Pa In) and start your exploration of the area with a visit to the site of the Royal Palace, which served as home to 33 kings of Siam between 1350 and 1767 A.D.

The three large bell shaped chedis of the Royal Chapel (Wat Phra Si Sanphet) , which were constructed in the 14th century, stand proud and tall even today, and are perfect examples of “Ayutthaya style” architecture. Lunch today is included at a restaurant on the banks of the river. Next, drive a short distance to the site of the royal monastery, known as Wat Mahathat. This place is replete with Buddha statues, some broken, some complete, but all magical as they sit in serenity amongst the towering Khmer-style ruins.

Statue in front of pyramid in Bangkok

This site also boasts the stone carving of the head of Buddha, which has been wrapped in protection by the roots of an ancient banyan tree. Another very short drive will take you to the beautiful ruins of Wat Ratchaburana and its imposing tower. In 1424 A.D. when the king of Siam passed away, two of his sons met at this site in battle to settle who would succeed their father. After they were both killed in the ensuing combat, a third brother came to the capital from his kingdom and had the Wat constructed in honor of his father and two brothers. In 1958, many gold artifacts were excavated from this site and are now housed in the Chao Sam Paraya National Museum. The last stop and perhaps the most magical and photogenic of all them, is the 17th century Wat Chaiwatthanaram. With its Khmer-style tower and surrounding lesser prangs, it bears a resemblance to Angkor Wat, and may have been built to commemorate the king’s victory over Cambodia. There are many other impressive archaeological sites in Ayutthaya that can be visited if time allows. After you are finished with your exploration of Siam’s antiquities, you are driven back to your hotel in Bangkok.


Oct 13th: Bangkok. You are at leisure on this day. (B) (D)

 Evening – JetLife Party on Private Charter Cruise (18.30-21.00).

You will board the 06:30 PM departure of the Charter Dinner Cruise. Relax and enjoy delicious cuisine, as you cruise up the Chao Phraya – “River of Kings”, past The Temple of Dawn and the Grand Palace Complex, which are spectacularly lit in the evenings. You will have your own private cruise for tonight with sound system & DJ Djuan included.


Oct 14th: Bangkok to Phuket.  (B) Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages in Phuket

You are at leisure in the morning to enjoy your last few hours in Bangkok, during which time you can choose to explore on your own, or enjoy the facilities at your hotel. You are assisted with your check-out from the hotel and driven to the airport to board the flight to Phuket.

Upon arrival at Phuket, you are driven to your hotel, where you are assisted with check-in. Thailand’s largest island and is widely known as a beach paradise. The wealth of natural beauty on the island includes white sandy beaches and turquoise blue sea. It is regarded as the tourism hub of the Andaman coast. You are at leisure for the remainder of the day.

Andaman Coast


Tiger

Oct 15th: Phuket. You are at leisure on this day. (B)

Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages

Optional NOT INCLUDED Tiger Kingdom Excursion


Oct 16th: Phuket – (09.00-16.00).

Racha Islands Excursion You are picked up from your hotel and driven to the pier, where your guide will assist you in boarding the boat for today’s excursion to the Racha Islands. Koh Racha islands consists of two sister islands: Racha Yai and Racha Noi, located south of Phuket. The shores of Koh Racha Yai are blessed with white powdery beach and crystal clear water. Rise up to the peak of the hill at the center of the island and you’ll soak up the panoramic views of the entire island. Ao Siam, Ao Tue and Khon Kae beaches are favorite diving spots while beaches in the west promise the picturesque sunset scene. Koh Racha Noi, located just 10 kilometers south if Racha Yai, on the other hand, is the accumulation of coral stones featuring rocky coastlines. It is not ideal for swimming but you can visit for sightseeing and some fishing. Lunch will be provided today. Return to the pier in the late afternoon, and you are transferred back to your hotel.

water


Phuket Carnival

Oct 17th: Phuket – Khao Sok (08.00 – 17.30). (B) (L)

Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages

After breakfast, explore the incredible landscapes to impressive temples of Phuket. You are driven to a viewpoint along several of Phuket’s incredible beaches. Next, driving up Nakkerd Hill, where you’ll see the 45-metre tall Big Buddha statue and take in the view over Chalong Bay and Southern Phuket. We’ll then head to Phuket’s most revered monastery, Wat Chalong, before visiting a cashew nut factory. We’ll explore Phuket’s oldest Chinese temple, where you’ll witness, firsthand, Chinese influence on the island. We’ll then visit a 100 year-old Chinese mansion in town, where famous movies, such as "Young Indiana Jones," "The Killing Fields" and "Heaven and Earth" were filmed. After the tour, you are driven back to hotel.


Oct 18th: Phuket – Phang Nga Bay cruise (08.00 – 16.30). (B) (L)

Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages

 You are picked up early in the morning from your hotel and driven to the embarkation point for a cruise on a charming traditional Chinese Junk in the incredible Phang Nga Bay, which is a wonderland of curiously shaped islands and scenery, very similar to Vietnam’s “HaLong Bay”. There are many cheaper boats operating in the bay, but yours is definitely superior in its comfort during this full day journey, as it is spacious and fresh fruit, drinks, and lunch are all served on board. Often, dolphins and sea eagles flank the vessel as you sail into this magical place. You will visit some very unique places such as a sea gypsy village, caves, and the island that was the setting for the James Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” You will also get to see and photograph a small Mangrove Forest, and there will be an opportunity for swimming and snorkeling on a private beach in the bay. For anyone who appreciates unique and beautiful scenery, this excursion will be a highlight of their visit to Thailand. You are returned to your hotel by joining transfer after the cruise.

Sailboat in Thailand

All White Dinner Party

Oct 19th: Phuket. You are at leisure on this day. (B) (D) Unlimited Alcoholic Beverages

Evening – JetLife ALL WHITE DINNER PARTY. All white attire is MANDATORY.

International buffet menu will be included.


Optional Chiang Mai Extension:

Oct 20th: Phuket – Chiang Mai.

You are assisted with check out after breakfast and driven to the airport for your morning flight to Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival, you are welcomed to northern Thailand by our staff and begin your exploration of Chiang Mai. Start by exploring one of the larger and more enjoyable markets in Chiang Mai known as Warorot Market. As is usually the case with markets, this is not only a great place to shop, but also to see regular Thai lifestyles. Next, you will explore the old walled city that originally comprised Chiang Mai. Included is a visit to some of the old temples of Historical Chiang Mai. This tour is also a great way to get familiarized with the city, should you decide to go out during free time or evenings and explore on your own. There’s a break for lunch. After lunch, proceed on a drive up Doi Suthep, the mountain on the edge of the city that dominates the Chiang Mai skyline. Once at the top, you will find the 309 stairs up to Wat Doi Suthep, which are flanked on each side by a beautiful Naga, who runs the entire length of the stairs. (There is also a tram that takes visitors up to the Wat) Once at the top, enjoy the ambience of one of Thailand’s most holy places, as well some superb views of the city from high atop Suthep. You are then driven to your hotel for assisted check-in.

Chang Mai


Khantoke Dinner

Oct 21st: Chiang Mai. You are at leisure to enjoy your day in Chiang Mai, (B) (D)

In the evening, your guide will meet you at your hotel and you are taken to the town to enjoy a Jet Life Khantoke Dinner, the customary northern Thai style of eating, where you are seated on mats on the floor as food is served in large platters at low tables. As you enjoy your meal, you will be entertained by a selection of northern cultural performances including the charming Fon Lep (Thai Finger Dance), Ram Dab (Thai Sword Dance), Fon Thiean (Thai Candle Dance), and Ram Wong (Group Dance.) There also is a special hill tribe show performed by various members of Yao, Lahu, Meo, Lisu, and Karen hill tribes.


Oct 22nd: Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon National Park. (B) (L)

After breakfast, you will proceed for a guided visit to Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon is the highest mountain in Thailand and has been famous in the country since the 1960s. During that time, poppy fields were widespread in the mountains of Northern Thailand, and hill tribe villagers were working as laborers for opium producers and smugglers. King Bhumibol (Rama IX) initiated drastic reforms in the region to put an end to it. It was the beginning of Golden Triangle the Royal Projects.

Chiang Mai gardens

These projects were highly profitable to the whole region, including the ethnic communities who literally were slaves of the drug barons, while being addicted to opium. The Royal Projects were actually articulated around 3 main axes, in accordance with the King's philosophy of self-sufficiency: 1. Get Opium out of Thailand 2. Get villagers free from opium 3. Handle the forest ecologically. These days Doi Inthanon is a massive, superb national park, full of majestic waterfalls, lush green valleys, terraced paddy fields, and fruit, flower and vegetable crops. The hill tribe villagers now live a relatively prosperous life, free, and happy in their natural environment. This excursion allows you to discover the incredible beauty of rural northern Thailand and its natives. You will stop at hill tribe villages to observe the lifestyles of the locals and get photo opportunities at beautiful waterfalls. Other stops will include various scenic viewpoints, as well as opportunities for walks through this natural paradise.


Oct 23rd: Chiang Mai – (B) International Departure.

You are at leisure in the morning to enjoy your last few hours in Chiang Mai, during which time you can choose to explore on your own, or enjoy the facilities at your hotel. You are assisted with your check-out from your hotel at noon and driven to the airport to board your international flight to your next destination.

This airport transfer around noon is the only ground service provided on this day. If your flight departs at a different time and/or this departure time to the airport does not work for you, then you can either plan to take a taxi at your leisure or you can ask us to add a private transfer to the airport to your costs.


Accommodations

Bangkok – Tower Club at Lebua – Tower Club Suite with tower club benefit (means free drinks and snacks) 6: am to 6 pm
www.lebua.com

Chiang Mai – RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort – Deluxe Room
www.ratilannachiangmai.com

Breakfast daily at the hotels

  • Lunch on the 22nd
  • Dinner on the 21st
  • 1 Flight (Phuket – Chiang Mai)
  • Ground transportation / sightseeing
  • Applicable monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Bottled water during sightseeing
  • Hotel accommodation as listed above
  • All Boat Fees/Fares per the itinerary

Tour Cost for Bangkok and Phuket– October 2019- LAND ONLY

Booking your own flight out of NYC will save you hundreds of dollars as the airlines will forecast a rate. The Flight can be as cheap as $500 Multi-City Vacation Managers can assist.

  • Double Occupancy - $2446.00
  • Single Supplement - $3394.00

Add On Cost

Optional add-on pricing for Chiang Mai accommodations.

  • Double Occupancy: $569.00 Per Person
  • Single Supplement - $270 optional flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on October 20th - $96 Per Person

Upgrade Options

Optional Flight from Phuket to Bangkok on October 20th - $96 per person
ADD-ON’S
Hangover Suite Options Bangkok ADD to existing Price

#of Guests Sharing a 3 Bedroom Suite

Additional Cost Per Person

6 People

No Charge

5

$47 Per Person

4

$174 Per Person

3

$387 Per Person

2

$783 Per Person

1

Not Worth it

Phuket: Thavorn Palm Beach / 1 Bedroom (ONLY 3 units available / 1 King Only)

# of Guests Sharing a 1 BR Suite (6 Available)

Additional Cost (per person)

2

$244 Per Person

1

$488 Single Rate

Phuket: Thavorn Palm Beach /2 Bedroom (ONLY 3 units available / 1 King + 1 Twin)

# of Guests Sharing a 2 BR Suite (ONLY 2 Available)

Additional Cost (per person)

4

$122 Per Person

3

$210 Per Person

2

$478 Per Person

No refunds will be given for any reason.

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