Thailand Tour & NYE Celebration

Dates: December 26 2018 - January 3 2019

Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds its network of canals, flowing past the Rattanakosin royal district, home to opulent Grand Palace and its sacred Wat Phra Kaew Temple.

Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coastline 862 kilometres south of Bangkok. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoyed a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign trader’s ship logs.

 

Itinerary
December 26
Depart United States

December 27
Arrive at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX) by 11:00pm local time. Transport to private villa. Settle in, relax and get to know everyone. Enjoy a welcome drinks and refreshments.

December 28
This is a full day ! You will travel to see the modern architectural marvel of Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), departing for Chiang Rai Province. En route, your guide makes a brief stop at Mae Khachan Hot Spring for a break. Continuing on, you’ll visit the privately owned Wat Rong Khun, known as the White Temple. Admire its unique decor made of glass, sculptural pieces and murals all designed by a famous Thai artist. Afterward, head to Chiang Saen, a river town strewn with the ruins of ancient temples. Listen as your guide shares the history of the former Thai kingdom. Then savor lunch at a local restaurant specializing in Thai dishes or an international buffet — your choice. Next, move on to a temple overlook to view the Golden Triangle then hop aboard a long-tail boat for a ride on the Khong River. You’ll arrive at the point where Myanmar, Laos  and Thailand meet, and stop at a local Laos village (bring your passport). Visit the Hall of Opium, a private museum on the former opium trade, before a return transfer to your residence.

 

 

December 29
Good morning, Chiang Mai! Wake up to local life with a bright-and-early food tour that gives you a literal taste for this northern Thai town.
Experience local life in Chiang Mai in the tastiest way
Wander the city’s vibrant morning markets, including the Warorot and Ton Lamyai markets
Enjoy an authentic Thai breakfast and lunch with local dishes like khao soi and khao man gai
Explore Wat Sri Suphan, the only silver temple in Thailand
Visit Wat Chedi Luang, the main temple of Chiang Mai and home to a monk university

 

Return to residence for check out and transport to airport for evening flight to Bangkok! Arrive in Bankok and transport to villa.
 

 

 

December 30
Prepare to Immerse into the hustle and bustle of Bankok! Take an unforgettable boat tour on a peaceful canal that weaves through Thailand's picturesque countryside. Experience the lifestyle of locals who live and work on these interconnected waterways, and take in the daily bustle at Damnoen Saduak, popular floating market selling colorful handicrafts and fresh produce. Your day will include:

  • Traditional floating market on the canals of Damnoen Saduak

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  • Countryside & scenic landscapes of Rachaburi Province

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  • Insight into lifestyle of locals who live & work on water

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  • Chance to learn about the process of making coconut sugar

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  • Long-tail boat ride to put you in the heart of the action

 


December 31- New Years Eve Bangkok Style!
Relax and enjoy a free day to lounge, shop or prepare for the New Years Eve Celebrations Bangkok style!
 

 

NYE Celebrations: Enjoy Thailand’s enchanting cultural heritage as you cruise past some of Bangkok’s most beautiful landmarks. Relax under the stars as you watch Thai Khon classical dance or listen to live pop and jazz music on the 360-degree panoramic decks. Order individual plates or enjoy an elegant buffet that serves up European, Japanese, Thai and international cuisine. After dinner take in the sites and dance under the bright fireworks as we bring in 2019!

January 1
Transport to airport for flight to Phuket. Arrive and transport to private villa. Enjoy the afternoon swimming with elephants, relaxing at the spa or hanging in the Phuket night market.

January 2
The Phi Phi archipelago a must-visit while in Phuket, and this speedboat trip whisks you around four islands in one day. Snorkel over the coral reefs of Mosquito Island, have lunch and relax on Bamboo Island, and visit Monkey Bay and Maya Bay. Admire the paradise-like scenery, and swim in jade-green Pileh Lagoon, a natural lagoon framed by sheer cliffs. Lastly, cruise back to Phuket and end your trip with a drop-off at the villa.

January 3
Relax until departing for airport

Payment:
$375/person deposit required to book.
Remaining balance due October 26 2018

REGULAR SIGNUP PRICE w/ activities after 8/27/18
$1700/person

What's Included:
Chiang Mai
2 days/2 nights in luxury villa with private and shared rooms
Pickup and drop-off at Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
3 Activities
Flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Bangkok
3 days/3 nights in luxury villa with private and shared rooms
Pickup and drop-off at Don Mueang International Airport DMK
3 Activities
Flight from Bangkok to Phuket

Phuket
3 days/2 nights in luxury villa with private and shared rooms
Pickup and drop-off at Phuket International Airport HKT
3 Activities
Most meals are included


What's NOT Included:
International Airfare to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
International Airfare from Phuket International Airport (HKT)
Travel Insurance
Gratuities/Tips


Highlights
New Years Eve Celebration in Bangkok
Chiang Mai Food and Culture Tour
Explore the Phi Phi Islands
Immerse in the culture at Wat Chalong temple, Phuket and Bangkok city centers, and the Floating Markets of Damnoen Saduak
Drive an ATV up to Phuket Big Buddha and ride an elephant through the tropical jungles.
Sunset dinner cruise on the Andaman Sea
Retreat in a secret garden spa


Thailand Terms & Conditions
If paying in installments, a minimum $375 payment is due at time of registration.
Thailand trip is to be paid in full no later than October 26, 2018
All deposits and payments are non-refundable 10 days after the deposit date.
Travelers are responsible for booking their own international flights to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)and from Phuket International Airport (HKT) . Please book your flight to arrive in Chiang Mai (CNX) on December 27, 2018 by 11:00pm local time. Plan to depart from Phuket (HKT) on January 3 by 4am local time.
PPP HIGHLY recommends that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as well as a medical travel policy. We recommend TravelSafe. However, feel free to use any supplier.
Please exercise discretion with regards to your physical limitations and abilities when deciding on your level of participation.
Prices are subject to change without notification.

Booking this trip assumes agreement with the above terms & conditions.

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