Thailand is a beautiful kingdom featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife & more than 150 spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history & unique culture that includes tasty foods & Thai massage, Thailand features modern cities, secluded beach towns & friendly people who give Thailand its reputation as “land of smiles".
Join TL Travel March 23 - April 4, 2019 as you explore a combination of both Northern & Southern Thailand with the aid of a knowledgeable guide & like-minded travelers.
ALL ABOUT YOUR TRIP
March 23 - 26 (3N) Spend 3 nights & 4 days exploring the city of Bangkok from your riverside accommodations along the famous Chao Phraya River. Relax by the rooftop pool, join the party on pub street, explore the city by riverboat (the most beautiful way to see Bangkok) or do a little shopping in China Town!
Popular Tourist Attractions Include: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Asiatique Riverfront Plaza, Khao San Road & more.
March 26 - 30 (4N) Fly South to Krabi & take a local longtail boat ten minutes to the coastal town of Railay. Railay is known for having one of the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world, and is famous for its limestone cliffs & amazing sunsets.
Popular Tourist Activities Include: Rock Climbing & Repelling, Sunset Boat Cruise, Snorkeling, Phra Nang Beach, Princess Cave & more.
March 30 - April 4 (5N) Fly North to the city of Chiang Mai & spend your final 5 nights just ten minutes outside of the city center at Joy's House Children's Shelter Foundation (complimentary shuttle into the city center provided daily.) Chiang Mai has a number of beautiful Buddhist temples located in the heart of the city, and has one of the countries largest local handicraft markets (Sunday March 31st).
Popular Tourist Activities Include: Chiang Mai Elephant Sanctuary, Wat Phra Doi Suthep Temple, Old Town Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Handicraft Markets, Bamboo Rafting (seasonal), Mae Sa Waterfall & more.
Please Note: Flights for this trip should be booked landing in Bangkok (BKK) on March 23 & departing from Chiang Mai, Thailand (CNX) on April 4.
PRICE FOR THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Deluxe 3-4 star Boutique Hotel Accommodations
All Available Accommodation Upgrades (WiFi/ Air-Conditioning/ Breakfast Daily)
1 Traditional Thai Welcome Dinner
All Domestic Flights (Flights within Thailand)
Private Car & Boat Transfers Between All Hotel Locations / Airports
Detailed TL Travel Electronic Itinerary
All Hotel Taxes & Fees
Total Price .................... $2,445.00 CAD/ couple ($1,222.50 CAD/ person) International flights & travel insurance not included
BOOKING & PAYMENTS
Please Note: Prices include only what is listed under trip inclusions & does not include travel insurance or any unlisted meals or excursions. Payments can be made here online using Visa or MasterCard with a 2.9% transaction fee, or by e-transfer (for Canadian travelers only) to firstname.lastname@example.org with no additional fees. Full payment is non-refundable & required upon booking.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information that you see here, please email me directly at email@example.com & I will be happy to assist you!
PACKING TIPS FOR YOUR TRIP
One of the greatest things about travel in tropical destinations is that you really don't need much! Although you will have a checked baggage allowance of up to 20 kg on all of your flights within Thailand, we do recommend that travelers try to pack carry-on only in order to make transfers by boat & on on foot all that much easier. Below you will find some tips for packing for your trip. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with the majority of Southeast Asian countries, many shops, temples & restaurants will request that you remove your footwear when you enter, so having a comfortable pair of flats that are easy to slide on & off will make life much easier. If your plan is to take it easy then sandals may be all you need, however, if you plan to partake in viewpoint hikes & other outdoor activities you will also want to pack comfortable outdoor shoes/ sneakers.
Temperatures in Southern Thailand averages around 32 degrees at this time of year with some rainfall throughout the weeks to cut the heat & cool things down a touch. You will want to be sure that you pack a couple of light layers for cooler/ rainy nights as well as a sarong/ scarf to have on hand for visits to temples & historical sites where a more modest dress code is typically required.
FIRST AID/ MEDICATIONS
Although each of your hotels, guided tours & TL Travel leaders will have basic first aid items on hand, there are a few things that we suggest each traveler pack for themselves. In a new country with new foods, new bacteria's, rocky waters & winding roads we recommend travelers pack with them something to ease their stomach (Gravol/ Pepto Bismol) as well as an anti-diarrhea medication (Imodium), Aspirin or Tylenol. Sunscreen & bug spray are also a must for travel on the Southern coast.
MONEY & DOCUMENTS
It is always a good idea to make copies of your passport, driver's licence & travel insurance in the case that your documents are lost or stolen. Keep the original documents with you on the plane, the first set of copies in your checked luggage & leave a second set with friends or family at home.
For those traveling with a Visa/ Mastercard/ Debit, please be sure to report your travel to avoid being flagged or cut off by your bank.
We also suggest registering your travel plans with the government of Canada here: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration