Thailand Tour 8N/9D


Situated in Southeast Asia, Thailand is a beautiful tapestry of eclectic cuisine, dazzling beaches and azure waters dotted with plump limestone karsts which sprout from the surface like green geysers. This tropical kingdom provides visitors with a welcome break from the dizzying madness of back home in the form of colourful sacred spaces, soothing massages and a rural heartland which contrasts with the roaring cities which surround it. Your holiday of a lifetime begins in the capital city of Bangkok where culinary flair and urban jungle collide. A veritable concoction of old-meets-new, Bangkok is a place where regal-looking temples are perched beside ironclad skyscrapers, and 200-year-old rickety village homes rub shoulders with colossal shopping centres containing quirky keepsakes and bejeweled designer gear. Spend some time at the Grand Palace, home to the Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist temple, and marvel at the divine Emerald Buddha statue. Kick back and relax in Silom’s Lumphinin Park if you’re looking to escape the city’s hustle and bustle or take a TukTuk tour, an age-old symbol of the city which offers a speedy (if a little shaky) tour of the city’s hidden crevices. Two nights beneath the bright lights of Bangkok will be followed by a stay n Kanchanaburi, a peaceful province which is home to the Bridge over the River Kwai and infamous “Death Railway”. The chilled-out riverside vibe running through the core of Kanchanaburi and its significant WWII importance may provide a welcome breather from Bangkok’s frenetic back-alleys. Staying at the Hintok River Camp, this leg of your trip will provide an emotional insight into the horrific conditions prisoners of WWII underwent during the construction of the “Death Railway.” Visit the Hellfire Pass Memorial and Thailand-Burma Railway Centre to catch a glimpse into the ghastly goings-on of this tumultuous era. Your next destination will be Phuket, a twinkling paradise nestled on Thailand’s Indian Ocean coastline which abounds with fluorescent coral reefs begging to be explored. Home to jet-skiing, snorkeling, diving, yachting and parasailing, much of Phuket’s beauty lies on or beneath its shiny ocean surface.  If you’re not satisfied with beach-bumming and cocktail-guzzling, take yourself off on a peedboat tour of the islands around Phuket, such as Phang-nga Bay and Phi Phi Island. With turquoise waters and playful marine life frolicking about beneath the ocean’s ripples, you might find a spot of island-hopping will wash all your troubles away. After zipping through crystal-clear waters and being rewarded with ocean scenery you’ll recognize only too well from holiday brochures or Hollywood flicks, take some time out to rest up at one of Phuket’s many renowned spas.With fabulous massages and unlimited pampering opportunities, you’ll leave Thailand feeling refreshed and well-rested, ready to wax lyrical to friends and family back home about this beautiful part of the world.

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