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Temples, Island Escape & Paradise Beaches

Thailand in 16 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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The ultimate mix of culture and relaxation! Visit temples, markets and historical monuments in Bangkok and Ayutthaya, before jetting off to three of Thailand’s key paradisiacal spots: Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket.

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    Ayutthaya
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    Bangkok
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    Koh Samui
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    Krabi
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    Phuket
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    River Kwai

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Accommodation: 14 Nights

Itinerary

Begin your adventure discovering the vibrant capital city, Bangkok. Try out the local market's delicacies, see the intricately constructed temples and sail down the Chao Phraya River from Ayutthaya back to Bangkok. Next, jet off for the ultimate relaxation break to Thailand's most sought-after locations. The paradise islands of Koh Samui and Phuket and the spectacular coastal landscapes of Krabi.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board

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Arrival at your Canada departure airport* ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. Night on board.

* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Bangkok

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Touch down in the buzzing capital of Thailand and transfer to the hotel*. Bangkok is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, located in the heart of the country. It offers a variety of unique experiences, from its impressive temples and lively culture, to its exciting night markets and world-renowned cuisine. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin discovering this fascinating city. We recommend an optional excursion** to enjoy the night. 

* If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 11:30, you must add the optional early check-in to have access to your room immediately.

** Optional Evening Dinner & Cruise Excursion Along the Chao Phraya River: Transfer to the Chao Phraya River, or King of Thai rivers, to embark on board a modern river cruise with open-air terrace from where you will enjoy the panoramic night view of the illuminated city, while enjoying an international buffet dinner (drinks not included).

The temples on the river banks, the skyscrapers and the live music accompanying the dinner will make you spend an unforgettable night in Bangkok. After the dinner and river tour, return to the pier and transfer to the hotel or head to Patpong night market to enjoy the nightlife and stalls.

Please note: You will only be able to board the cruise in time if your flights lands before 2PM. Passengers landing after 2PM won't be able to join this activity.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar
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842 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

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3rd Day: Bangkok

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, get ready to discover the city and its temples on an exciting tour! Begin along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach the vibrant Chinatown neighborhood. Our first stop will be at Wat Traimit Temple or better known as the Temple of the Golden Buddha. It houses a 5-ton solid gold Buddha loaded with history as it remained hidden for centuries after being covered in plaster to prevent its destruction during the war. 

Our next stop will be the Wat Pho Temple or Temple of the Reclining Buddha, one of the largest reclining Buddhas in the world at over 150 feet-long, where you’ll find a spectacular engraving of 108 images representing positive actions of Buddhism.

To finish the tour, head to a local precious stone factory where you will see a demonstration of how local craftspeople make their products.We recommend an optional excursion to discover the magnificent Grand Palace* or an exciting and entertaining optional excursion to visit the train market and floating market. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Bangkok.

* Optional excursion to the Grand Palace: Discover the impressive Grand Palace complex, symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand between the 18th and mid-20th centuries.

Considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration, it mixes traditional Thai style with Renaissance influences. During the visit to the Grand Palace we will also visit Wat Phra Kaew or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important in Thailand.

Please note: For the Grand Palace visit you should wear long pants that cover the ankles and a long-sleeved shirt.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar
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842 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Bangkok's temples

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Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

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4th Day: Bangkok

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure to continue exploring the capital. Why not discover some of its many markets, where you can sample some of the famous street food dishes. We recommend an exciting and entertaining optional excursion to visit the train market and floating market* Overnight stay in Bangkok. 

* Optional Excursion to the Train Market and Floating Market: Travel by road to the town of Mae Klong where you’ll see a curious market installed on the train tracks. If time and luck permits, we will be able to see how the train crosses through the market and, in record time, the merchants collect all the products they have on display on the train tracks. From there, head to the Klong Damnersaduak floating market in Ratchaburi province, considered the most important in the country.

Arrive at a pier in the vicinity of the floating market. Take a motor boat ride through the canal area to reach the market itself, disembark, and enjoy free time to walk around, explore their products and enjoy the lively atmosphere. After the market visit, return to Bangkok and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royal Bangkok or similar
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842 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Floating market and Train market visit

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5th Day: Bangkok – River Kwai

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, prepare to discover the history surrounding the famous River Kwai and the bridge that crosses it, protagonists of books and movies for their impactful roles during World War II. Early in the morning, depart by bus from Bangkok and head to the Kanchanaburi province, where we encounter the River Kwai.

Pay a visit to the War Cemetery, where prisoners who lost their lives during the construction of the bridge lie buried, and the War Museum, where you can immerse yourself in the history and gain a deeper understanding of these events.

Take a boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge, with free time to stroll across. From there, head to the unusual railway section known as "Hellfire Pass", a cutting built in record time by Allied POW (mainly British and Australians) between 1942 and 1943. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Kanchanaburi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
River Kwai Resotel - Jung... or similar
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1149 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

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6th Day: Kwai River - Ayutthaya

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Breakfast at the hotel. Our first visit of the day will be the city of Ayutthaya, ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam and archaeological center of the country. Upon arrival, visit its temples and remains of the most representative ancient fortifications. Ayutthaya, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a magical place and a must-see for enthusiasts of history and ancient civilizations.

Next, stop for lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the hotel, check-in and enjoy free time to enjoy the facilities. As the sun is setting, your guide will take you to the famous Ayutthaya market to taste traditional dishes and drinks*. Overnight stay in Ayutthaya.

* Drinks at meals and dinner not included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Classic Kameo Hotel & Ser... or similar
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499 Reviews

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Activities

included
Archaeological Site and Market of Ayutthaya Visit with Lunch

Light

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7th Day: Ayutthaya - Bangkok - Koh Samui

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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, visit the exterior of the Royal Palace of Bang Pa In, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, and walk through its beautiful gardens.

Next, transfer to the local port of Ayutthaya. Embark the boat and sail down the river on the Chao Phraya to Bangkok. During the cruise observe riverside villages, the Royal Barge Museum, the Royal Palace and the impressive Temple of the Dawn in Bangkok.

Enjoy an international buffet lunch included on the boat. Arrive and transfer to Bangkok airport for a flight to Koh Samui. Thailand’s paradise island is well-known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Koh Samui.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chaba Cabana or similar
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801 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Bang Pa Palace and Chao Phraya River Cruise

Light

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8th Day: Koh Samui

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to relax, explore and enjoy Koh Samui. Take a walk along the beaches, sip a cocktail or have a dip in the ocean. For the more adventurous, why not have a go at some water sports. Overnight stay in Koh Samui.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chaba Cabana or similar
tripadvisor rating

801 Reviews

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9th Day: Koh Samui

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Overnight stay in Koh Samui.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Chaba Cabana or similar
tripadvisor rating

801 Reviews

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10th Day: Koh Samui - Krabi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, bid farewell to Koh Samui and say hello to Krabi. Located on southern Thailand’s west coast, this province is characterized by craggy, sheer limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests, and more than a hundred offshore islands. Arrive, transfer to your hotel for check-in, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Krabi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Anyavee Tubkaek or similar
tripadvisor rating

775 Reviews

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11th Day: Krabi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the day at leisure to explore this tropical paradise. Famous for its scenic view and breathtaking beaches and islands, why not do a spot of snorkeling to discover the coral reefs. Overnight stay in Krabi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Anyavee Tubkaek or similar
tripadvisor rating

775 Reviews

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12th Day: Krabi

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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another day at leisure today, exploring more of this great destination. Why not check out local attractions such as hot springs, wildlife sanctuaries, sea caves, or national parks that include the island paradises of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta. Overnight stay in Krabi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Anyavee Tubkaek or similar
tripadvisor rating

775 Reviews

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13th Day: Krabi - Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by land to Phuket. Arrive in beautiful Phuket, a paradise island of rainforests and mountains known as the ultimate escape in Thailand. After getting comfortable at your hotel the rest of the day is at your leisure to lounge by the pool or search for the most idyllic paradise coves. Overnight stay in Phuket.

Please note: The transfer to Phuket will take place in a large air conditioned van with an estimated journey time of around 3 and a half hours. The pick-up time from your hotel in Krabi will be confirmed on site. This service is exclusive to Exoticca customers only and will thus not be shared with other travelers.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

7406 Reviews

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14th Day: Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to relax, explore and enjoy Phuket. Take a walk along the beaches, sip a cocktail or have a dip in the ocean, and for the more adventurous, maybe have a go at some water sports. We recommend an optional full-day excursion to iconic Phi Phi Islands*. Overnight stay in Phuket.

* Optional excursion to Phi Phi by speedboat (with lunch): The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago. First, discover the wonders of Bamboo or Khai Islands. From there, head to the famous Monkey Beach where, with some luck, you can spot wild monkeys.

Continue to the other island that forms the archipelago, Phi Phi Don, where you can see Monkey Beach and swim in a bay surrounded by cliffs. Stop at a nearby beach to enjoy local lunch (drinks not included).

From there, head to Viking cave and those who wish can go snorkeling (both mask and snorkel are included in the excursion). Free time for swimming at Pileh Lagoon before making the last stop of the day at Rang or Pearl Island, where you can chill until the time to return to Phuket.

Please note: We recommend that you bring a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea, tide and weather conditions. Drinks and fresh fruit on board included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

7406 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

Light

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15th Day: Phuket

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Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the magnificent beaches of the island, either sunbathing, strolling around or cooling off in its crystal clear waters. Why not visit the old part of Phuket Town, the beautiful Buddhist and Chinese temples on the island or the great bazaars of Karon Beach and Patong Beach. We recommend an exciting optional excursion to Phang Nga Bay*. Overnight stay in Phuket.

* Optional Excursion to Phang Nga Bay by speedboat (with lunch): Discover a landscape formed by the curious cliffs, limestone formations and caves. Arrive at Khai Island and do a little snorkeling to kick-off the day. Set off in the direction of Hong to board a small canoe to explore the eroded cliffs and the island's famous sea caves. Discover the "hongs", inland lagoons between the rock formations and only accessible through caves at low tide.

Lunch at Panyi or Fisherman Village. After the canoe ride we will head to the famous James Bond Island. On the way to Phuket we will make a last stop at Panak Island. Return to the port in Phuket and transfer to the hotel by land.

Please note: We recommend bringing a swimsuit, towel and sunscreen for this excursion. Itinerary may be altered or varied depending on sea state, tide and weather conditions. Drinks on board included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Deevana Patong Resort & S... or similar
tripadvisor rating

7406 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Phang Nga Bay Excursion by Speedboat

Light

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16th Day: Phuket - Night on Board

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After breakfast* at the hotel, say goodbye to beautiful Thailand as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Night on board.

* If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.

Included activities

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For the visit to the temples you must wear ankle-length pants, a long-sleeved or elbow-length shirt/shirt.

Visit to the Bangkok's temples

Included activity for day 3 in Bangkok

Walk along the main avenues of Bangkok to reach Chinatown, discovering the Temple of the Golden Buddha and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Finally, visit a precious stone factory.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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We recommend you bring a backpack for your essential personal items overnight. Larger suitcases will remain in the vehicle and parked at the port until the next day. Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with reduced mobility.

Visit to River Kwai and Hellfire Pass

Included activity for day 5 in River Kwai

Visit to the Cemetery and the War Museum. Boat ride on the River Kwai to the bridge and railway section of the Hellfire Pass. Lunch included.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 7:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Not suitable for wheelchairs users.

Archaeological Site and Market of Ayutthaya Visit with Lunch

Included activity for day 6 in Ayutthaya

Visit this archaeological site of great historical interest (approx. 3 hours), declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site before exploring Ayutthaya, a remnant sample of the importance and rich heritage of this country. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Duration 08:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Arrival in Bangkok approximately 4:30 p.m.

Visit to the Bang Pa Palace and Chao Phraya River Cruise

Included activity for day 7 in Bangkok

Visit the Royal Palace of Bang Pa In located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River dating from the early 17th century. We will also walk through its beautiful gardens and cruise along the Chao Phraya river.

Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You will only be able to board the cruise in time if your flights lands before 2PM. Passengers landing after 2PM won't be able to join this activity.

Dinner Cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Suggested activity for day 2 in Bangkok

Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner aboard a cruise on the Chao Phraya River with panoramic views of the illuminated city, its skyscrapers and temples. After dinner visit the Patpong night market.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 17:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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For the visit to the Grand Palace you must wear ankle-length pants, a long-sleeved or elbow-length shirt/shirt.

Visit to Bangkok's Royal Palace

Suggested activity for day 3 in Bangkok

A symbol of the city and former official residence of the King of Thailand, The Grand Palace is considered one of the most beautiful in the world for its exquisite decoration. Includes a visit to the well-known Wat Phra Kaew.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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This is a full-day activity that can not be combined with other tours on the same day.

Floating market and Train market visit

Suggested activity for day 4 in Bangkok

Visit Mae Klong, where you can see a market installed right on the train tracks. Next, take a boat ride on the canals to reach the floating market of Klong Damnersaduak.

Duration 07:00h Approx. Pick up time: 06:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Children under 3 years yold and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join this tour under local guidelines

Phi Phi by Speedboat with Lunch

Suggested activity for day 14 in Phi Phi

Enjoy a boat tour to the Bamboo or Khai Islands. See Monkey Beach, swim at Phi Phi Don beach and stop at another beach for lunch. Visit the Viking Cave where you can snorkel, swim in Pileh Lagoon and stop at Pearl Island before returning to Phuket.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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  • Departures from main canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Bangkok, Phuket - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Bangkok - Koh Samui, Koh Samui - Krabi.*
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  • 14 nights in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches in local restaurants and 1 international buffet lunch on the ship.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.**
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  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • English-speaking guide for part of the trip

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The scheduled flight departures for the Bangkok - Koh Samui journey are from 19:30h to 23:59h.

** Transfers to and from the airport in Bangkok and Phuket, also the Krabi hotel to Phuket hotel journey, are unescorted (without a guide). The transfer between Krabi and Phuket will be handled by land. An exclusive minivan will pick up Exoticca's customers from one hotel to another. Take under consideration that the filling up of the minivan will be directly subjected to the number of Exoticca's guest that will be travelling on the same dates.

Please note: Children under 3 years and adults over 70 years are not permitted to join the Optional Full-Day Phi Phi Island Excursion in Phuket.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave from Thailand.

  • Visa

    No visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.

  • Currency

    Baht.

  • Language

    Thai.

  • Electricity

    220 V. Adapter required.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 07:00.

  • Other useful information

    In Thailand they drive on the left-hand side of the road.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.tourismthailand.org/home

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


Room allocation: We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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