Gems of Bangkok and Coral Island

Description

Tour code: HNAAL126

Days: 5

Description: Bangkok & Coral Island

Itinerary:

Join culture-rich trip and experience the beauty of Bangkok for 5 days. Visit four of Bangkok most beautiful temples on this half-day journey. See the impressive five ton solid gold Buddha which is housed at Wat Traimit, the 46 meter Reclining Buddha in Wat Pho, the iconic Wat Arun, and the city most famous Temple complex, the remarkable Royal Grand Palace also home to Wat Phra Kaew, known as the Temple of The Emerald Buddha. Prepare for an early start to this half-day tour as you will be wanting to catch all the sights, sounds and smells of the world famous floating market in Damnoen Saduak, located outside Bangkok, and teeming with numerous and colorful boats loaded with everything from flowers and fruit to everyday objects. This is a great opportunity to see an interesting waterborne market which is unique to Thai culture. Also visit the strange train market and enjoy sweet treats at the palm sugar home industry. Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok as we proceed eastwards to the popular and vibrant resort city of Pattaya, at which point we will step aboard a privately chartered speedboat to take you to Coral Island (Koh Lan). On Coral Island, you may relax and enjoy the beach and the crystal clear waters that make this island so popular with visitors.

DAY 1 Arrive in Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel by a local driver on private basis. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

MANDARIN HOTEL MANAGED BY CENTRE POINT or similar

DAY 2 Half Day Grand Palace & City Temple Tour in Bangkok

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and we will then proceed towards our first visit at Wat Traimit. The temple of Wat Traimit houses the imposing Golden Buddha known for being made of 5.5 tons of solid gold. The following stop will be at Bangkok’s most revered and beautiful venue, the Grand Palace, loved for its magnificent architecture and its temple, Wat Phra Kaew, which houses the sacred Emerald Buddha. Then visit the oldest temple on the tour Wat Pho, which is home to the majestic 46m long Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho also houses a very well respected Traditional Thai massage school. The last temple of this half-day tour will be the iconic Wat Arun, which is also known as the Temple of Dawn. After our last visit, you will be escorted back to your Bangkok hotel. After tour, rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal    Lunch: Not included        Dinner : Not included

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DAY 3 Bangkok → Half Day Floating Market Tour → Bangkok

After breakfast, visiting Bangkok is not complete without visiting the world famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This half-day tour will start when our team collects you from your hotel in Bangkok for an early start for the trip to this colorful market located about one hour from the city. An early start is necessary as this is a morning market and we want to catch all the colorful boats and the hustle and bustle. On the way to Damnoen Saduak, we will make a stop at Mae Klong Train Market. Here, you will witness market vendors set up their produce directly across the tracks of a functioning railway line. Wait and watch in amazement as an extraordinary scene unfolds when the passenger train rides through this market! Before reaching Damnoen Saduak, we will stop for a short visit at a wonderful little Home industry that produces delicious palm sugar. You will get to see how this sugar being produced and also try some of the delectable candy made from the palm sugar. Upon your arrival at Damnoen Saduak, you will step aboard a privately chartered long tail motorboat on which you will travel through narrow canals leading to the floating market and you will witness the life on this charming waterway. Once at the market, you will disembark the motorboat and will be free to walk through the market; wander up and down the areas surrounding the canals flagging down vendors on their boats loaded with produce. You can even take the paddleboat option to get amongst the bustling action on the canals. Once our floating market visits over, we will board the awaiting transportation and return to Bangkok. This tour will finish when we escort you back to your hotel. Optional on this tour is also an elephant ride; you may opt for this as we return to Bangkok. After tour, rest of the day is free at leisure.

Breakfast: Hotel meal    Lunch: Not included        Dinner: Not included

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DAY 4 Bangkok → Full Day Coral Island (Koh Lan) in Pattaya → Bangkok

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel in Bangkok and proceed towards the vibrant and exciting seaside city of Pattaya. Upon our arrival, we will board our awaiting privately chartered speedboat for our ocean ride to Koh Lan. On the way, you will be presented with the option to enjoy some parasailing or sea walking on the ocean floor. Once on Koh Lan, you can relax at the beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters of the island. Simply take it easy and kick back for the rest of the morning. We will break for lunch at a beachside restaurant. Following your meal, resume beach activities before boarding the speedboat for the return ride to Pattaya. After the tour, we can immediately return to Bangkok or you may opt to visit the stunning Sanctuary of Truth, a huge hand carved wooden pavilion constructed with timber using traditional technics. Note: you also be dropped off at the hotel of your choice in Pattaya.

Breakfast: Hotel meal    Lunch: Local Food            Dinner: Not included

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DAY 5 Depart to Bangkok

After breakfast, spend some time at leisure till met and transferred to Bangkok International Airport by a local driver on private basis for your flight to next destination.

Breakfast: Hotel meal

Pricing:

Land tour price: $749/person

Price includes

  • 4 nights in a deluxe room at Mandarin Hotel Managed by Centre Point
  • Round trip airport/hotel transfers on private basis
  • Other transportations in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals in the itinerary
  • Admission fees in the itinerary

Price does not include

  • Round trip international and all domestic air ticket
  • Visa processing fees
  • Travelers insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Option – Chinese Museum at Wat Traimit (100 Baht/person)
  • Option – Elephant riding (600 Baht/person)
  • Option – Paddleboat at floating market (200 Baht/person)
  • Option – Sanctuary of Truth (500 Baht/person)
  • Option – Water sports such as parasailing, jet ski, sea walking
  • Gratuities
  • Single supplement charge: $170

* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

*Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.

*High Season surcharge may apply depends on your travel date. Please double check your final price with your travel agent.

*Some blackout dates may apply. We will let you know the possibility upon the time of booking.

*The itinerary/accommodation is subjects to change due to local circumstances.

*This is a group joining tour and people are from all English-speaking countries.

◆Joint Tour operation important notice◆

Your group may be joined with other tour groups during the tour.

Please make a note that your seat assignment may be changed once other groups join the tour.

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