BANGKOK - THE CAPITAL CITY OF THAILAND
Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand. Bangkok is one of the world's top tourist destination cities.With so much of life conducted on the street, there are few cities in the world that reward exploration as handsomely as Bangkok. Cap off an extended boat trip with a visit to a hidden market. A stroll off Banglamphu's beaten track can end in conversation with a monk. Get lost in the tiny lanes of Chinatown and come face to face with a live Chinese opera performance. After dark, let the BTS (Sky- train) escort you to Th Sukhumvit, where the local nightlife scene reveals a sophisticated and dynamic city. Among Bangkok's well-known sights are the Grand Palace and major Buddhist temples, including Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun, to name a few. The Giant Swing and Erawan Shrine demonstrate Hinduism's deep-rooted influence in Thai culture.Vimanmek Mansion in Dusit Palace is famous as the world's largest teak building, while the Jim Thompson House provides an example of traditional Thai architecture. Other major museums include the Bangkok National Museum and the Royal Barges National Museum. Cruises and boat trips on the Chao Phraya and Thonburi's canals offer views of some of the city's traditional architecture and ways of life on the waterfront.
Koh Samui, often referred to as the "Jewel of the Gulf of Thailand," is a captivating tropical island that embodies the essence of a paradisiacal getaway. Nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, this lush and serene island has earned its place as one of Southeast Asia's premier travel destinations.
What immediately captures the heart of visitors to Koh Samui are its stunning beaches. From the lively shores of Chaweng and Lamai, known for their bustling beachfront bars and water sports activities, to the tranquil and secluded bays like Silver Beach and Choeng Mon, the island offers a diverse range of coastal experiences. Whether you're looking for vibrant nightlife, relaxation, or water adventures, there's a beach to suit every mood.
Koh Samui's interior is equally enchanting, with dense jungles and scenic hillsides awaiting exploration. One of the island's iconic attractions is the Na Muang Waterfall, where you can take a refreshing dip in the natural pools and soak in the lush surroundings. The Secret Buddha Garden, nestled in the island's hills, is another hidden gem featuring a collection of statues and sculptures amid a tranquil garden setting.
Cultural exploration is a must in Koh Samui, and the Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) is a prominent landmark. The massive golden Buddha statue sits majestically by the sea and is an important religious site. You can also immerse yourself in Thai culture by attending a traditional dance performance or participating in a cooking class to learn the secrets of Thai cuisine.
Koh Samui's nearby islands, such as Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, offer further opportunities for adventure. Koh Tao is renowned for its vibrant underwater world, making it a top destination for scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts. Koh Phangan, famous for the Full Moon Party, also boasts beautiful beaches and a more relaxed atmosphere beyond its legendary nightlife events.
When it comes to dining, Koh Samui is a culinary haven, offering a wide range of cuisine options. From savoring fresh seafood at beachside restaurants to enjoying traditional Thai dishes at local markets, food lovers will delight in the island's diverse gastronomic offerings.
The island's warm and welcoming hospitality adds to its charm. Whether you choose to stay at a luxurious beachfront resort, a boutique villa nestled in the hills, or a cozy beach bungalow, the friendly smiles of the locals and the laid-back atmosphere make every visitor feel at home.
In conclusion, Koh Samui is a tropical paradise that seamlessly blends natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern comforts. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a mix of both, this enchanting island offers an unforgettable experience that leaves a lasting imprint of tropical bliss. Koh Samui truly embodies the essence of a dreamy island getaway.
DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT BANGKOK - SAMUI:
Arrive Bangkok; Upon Arrival in Bangkok you will take a connecting flight to Samui. Upon arrival in Samui you will be met by our representative & you will be transferred to your Hotel. Rest of the day will be free at your leisure and individual activities. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort
DAY 02: KOH NANGYUAN & KOH TAO SNORKELING TOUR BY SPEED BOAT WITH LUNCH:
After breakfast, proceed for Koh Nangyuan and Koh Tao Sanorkeling Tour (By Speedboat). Koh Nangyuan and Koh Tao are considered to be some of the most beautiful islands in the world. Koh Nangyuan have three islands lushly vegetated with clusters of boulders connected by white sandy beaches, which over the years change shape and formation depending on tides. The coral life is in abundance and we recommend you walk up the nearby hills to experience amazing views. Koh Tao often known as Turtle Island has many beautiful bays, white sandy beaches and spectacular coral reefs not far from its shoreline. This island has become extremely popular during recent years with many dive schools now open and snorkelers. Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort
DAY 03: FULL DAY ANG THONG NATIONAL MARINE PARK WITH LUNCH:
After Breakfast, proceed for full day Ang Thong National Marine Park tour. Admire the picture-perfect scenery, deep blue sea, and idyllic islands surrounding Ang Thong National Marine Park, a beautiful archipelago of 42 islands. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of abundant marine life on Ko Samui. Begin with a pickup from your Ko Samui hotel and proceed to Bang Rak Pier. Step into a speedboat and depart on a 1-hour cruise to Ang Thong National Marine Park, one of the filming locations of The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The island is famous for its pristine waters, white-sand beaches, rugged coastline, and majestic mountains. Your first stop is Ko Wao for an hour of snorkeling at one of the most beautiful shallow-water coral reefs in the park. Next, absorb the beautiful scenery while cruising by Ko Tai Plao. See Monkey Island, Lion Island, bizarre rock formations, and the natural stone bridge protruding from the sea at Ko Samsao. Stop by the amazing Emerald Lake at Ko Mae Ko; climb to the top and get a panoramic view of the island. Break for a delicious, freshly cooked buffet lunch at Ko Paluay; then navigate to Song Pee Nong Beach for some of relaxation. Here you can take relaxing stroll, sunbathe, swim, or even kayak (Optional Tour: Sea Kayaking). Overnight stay at the Hotel / Resort
DAY 04: SAMUI CITY TOUR AND DEPARTURE TO BANGKOK:
After Breakfast, proceed for City Tour of Samui, get picked up from your Ko Samui hotel and venture into the island's lush landscape. Your first stop lands you at the renowned Hin Yai and Hin Ta rocks. Marvel at these beguiling natural expressions, and then continue on to a local coconut plantation. Here, enjoy the sweet, creamy texture of fresh coconut plucked from the trees by trained monkeys.
From here, visit the town of Nathon where you can peruse the island's souvenir shops and indulge in lunch at your own expense. Next, travel to Wat Khunaram and glimpse a mummified monk inside a Buddhist temple. Conclude your exploits with a journey to the Big Buddha Temple—a superb location for snapping photos to capture your unforgettable experience. You will be transferred to Samui Airport for your flight to Bangkok. Overnight stay at the Hotel
DAY 05: BANGKOK – CITY TOUR (GOLDEN BUDDHA TEMPLE + MARBLE TEMPLE):
After breakfast, proceed for the city tour which covers major landmarks including fascinating temples around the capital. Visit the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit), Located at the end of the China Town’s Yaowarat Road, near Hualampong Railway Station, Wat Traimit houses the world’s largest massive gold seated Buddha measuring nearly five meters in height and weighing five and half tons. In the past, artisans crafted the buddhas in gold and disguised them from invading armies by a covering of stucco and plaster. Also pay a Visit to the Marble Temple (Wat Ben), Wat Benjamabhopit, most commonly called Wat Benja was built in by King Rama V in 1900 and is renowned for more than one reasons. Nickednamed 'The Marble Temple' for all the external walls of the main temple are covered with marble imported from Italy, but also for being the temple embossed on the back of 5 baht coins! Located near the many government offices and palaces, this wat is highly revered and is often visited by high ranked officials. Overnight stay at the Hotel
DAY 06: DEPART BANGKOK:
After Breakfast check-out from the hotel and proceed to the airport for the return journey with wonderful memories of Thailand, we recommend you visit the sophisticated plazas of Bangkok. With a huge choice of not only what to buy, bargain-hunting is an engrossing experience including the simple of souvenirs, handicrafts or luxury items.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We customize holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could customize a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable International tour.
05 night’s accommodation on twin sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar as per the itinerary.
Daily buffet breakfast at all places in the hotels
Journeys Exotica representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
Special welcome at the airport on arrival with garlanding.
All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by Air Conditioned Seat In Coach
Koh Nangyuan & Koh Tao Snorkeling Tour by Speed Boat with Lunch (National Park Fee Included )
Full Day Ang Thong National Marine Park With Lunch
Half Day Bangkok City Tour + Temple Tour ( Golden Buddha + Marble Temple)
Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, and interstate taxes.
All currently applicable taxes, including Government service tax.
Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses, airport departure tax, any insurance etc.
Porterage at all hotels, railway station & airports.
Any meals other than the mentioned.
Anykind of Visa Fees/Airfare
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
Our Cost is not valid for any period other than mentioned above.