Imagine exploring the best that Thailand has to offer with a visit to the bustling cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, the beautiful peaceful beachside resort of Hua Hin, and an optional extension to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city. Friendly Planet Travel is offering travelers the option to explore the highlights of Thailand on the 10-day deluxe Thailand City and Sea tour for $1,699.
The Thailand City and Sea tour includes round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) via China Airlines; all intra-Thailand transportation and transfers; and deluxe hotel accommodations. The tour also includes a full daily buffet breakfast and a traditional Thai Set dinner in Bangkok; a Bangkok Flower Market and Canals tour; and a professional, English-speaking tour guide.
The journey begins in the capitol city of Thailand, Bangkok, with a tour of the exotic Pak Klong Talaat, Bangkok’s flower market, where travelers experience the hustle and bustle of a busy market and see many of Thailand’s exotic flowers. From there, enjoy an exciting canal boat ride through Bangkok’s extensive water canals for an up-close look at traditional Thai life. Visit the magnificent Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn, before a traditional Thai Set dinner at the famous Supatra River House restaurant, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
Two days at leisure provides travelers time to discover everything the majestic city of Bangkok has to offer. Several optional excursions are available, including a tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha; a visually stunning cultural performance at the Ratchada Grand Theatre, one of the biggest stages in the world; a tour of Damnoen Saduak floating market; and a temple tour including Wat Trimitr, which houses the largest Golden Buddha in the world.
Travelers then depart from Bangkok to Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s most popular resorts located on the shore of the Gulf of Thailand, and a favorite retreat for the Royal Family. The area boasts a superb tropical climate, beautiful beaches, fishing, national parks, and waterfalls. Stay at the Dusit Thani Huan Hin hotel, filled with lush greenery and an unspoiled beachfront location, the hotel combines sumptuous comfort with wondrous style to provide the ideal luxury resort atmosphere.
In Hua Hin, travelers can relax at the resort, or join one of the available optional excursions: a visit to the fascinating Kaeng Krachan National park to explore the mountains, pineapple plantations, one of the largest waterfalls in Thailand, and enjoy an elephant ride at an elephant camp; or take a guided tour of the town of Hua Hin, visiting the Phraratchaniewet Marukhathayawan Palace, an exotic animal garden, and Khao Takiab with its wild monkeys.
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