13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights

13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break including return flights, accommodation, daily breakfast, transportation, professional guides and more.

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  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
  • 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights
 

Highlights

 

Encapsulating history, culture and exotic beautyThailand provides a sensory overload you can’t help but fall in love with. Full of sacred space and temples, tropical beaches, verdant jungles and spectacular ancient ruins, Thailand will take you on a journey you’ll never forget.

Experience the best of both worlds with this 13 day Thailand tour with Phuket beach break and flights. Discover buzzing Bangkok, see the haunting ruins of Ayutthaya, visit the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre and wander the ‘Rose of the North,’ beautiful Chiang Mai

Discover the Sukhothai Historical Park, which covers the ruins of the first capital of Siam, see macaques in the historic city of Lopburi and shop up a storm in the Siam Square and Pratunam before heading to Phuket to relax on the white sand beaches before your journey home.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, daily breakfast, transportation, professional guides and more.

See Inclusions for more.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealandairplane-takeoff– Bangkok

Today depart New Zealand for Thailand! On arrival you will pick you up at airport then transferred to the hotel. The rest of day is at leisure to relax after your flight.

Please note: Some flights arrive in the evening on day 1 or depart 1 day early depending on schedule.

Day 2: Bangkok (B)

Full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. We suggest a half day tour of The Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside and a magical inside was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid- 20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument of Thailand, and it shouldn’t be missed. The building houses the “Wat Phra Kaew”, Bangkok’s most sacred temple, in which is located the famous Emerald Buddha. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore or shop at your own pace.

Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Kamphaeng Phet (B,L)

Today we head to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate ruins of this oncevast island city which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago.

Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in temples such as Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat – where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island, observing the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Kamphaeng Phet for checkin at the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4: Kamphaeng Phet – Lampang – Chiang Mai (B,L)

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill surrounded by walls. Climb the naga staircase and explore the complex, which boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Continue to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, which offers shelter and care to more than 50 Asian elephants in a natural rainforest habitat. The centre’s prize attraction, however, are the six elephants from the king of Thailand’s Royal Stables. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’.

Check-in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a relaxing Thai massage (not included).

Day 5: Chiang Mai (B,L)

After breakfast in the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309-step naga staircase. Alternatively, you can use the cable car (included) to reach the temple. This spiritual sojourn is followed by a visit to the shopper’s heaven that is the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, which are both usually of excellent quality. After local lunch in a local restaurant, return to the hotel with the afternoon free at leisure.

Day 6: Chiang Mai – Lamphun – Sukhothai (B,L)

Bid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, which include a 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Take to the road again and head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, which covers the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century. Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’ and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under  the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park has the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples. The complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is divided between the ruins within the walls and moat and those outside them.

Day 7: Sukhothai – Lopburi – Bangkok (B,L)

Depart Sukhothai after breakfast at the hotel, heading for Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if it were the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, which is known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Lunch is in a local restaurant en route before continuing on to Bangkok.

Day 8: Bangkok (B)

Full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. For those who want to go shopping this day would naturally include Bangkok’s main shopping districts of Siam Square and Pratunam where bargains are available everywhere.

Optional Tour: Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai—Join us for an optional full day tour to the beautiful province of Kanchanaburi where you will take a trip back in history at the River Kwai and its famous bridge. You will visit the war cemetery and a reconstructed POW camp that now houses a museum. After that, experience what will probably be the most spectacular part of the tour: the train ride across the bridge and along part of the original “Death Railway”. Here you will enjoy the views of the river and take in the spectacular scenery. The train slows down at the most impressive viewpoints en route to ensure you will be able to take some stunning photos. Depart from Bangkok at approximately 6am, duration of the tour approximately 9 hours.

Day 9: Bangkok –airplane-takeoff– Phuket (B)

Today you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket where you will have the opportunity to swim and relax surrounded by coconut palms and white sandy beaches. On arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 10: Phuket (B)

Today is free to do as little or as much as you like. Either relax in your resort, lounge on the beach or explore Phuket.

Day 11: Phuket (B)

Today is free to do as little or as much as you like. Either relax in your resort, lounge on the beach or explore Phuket.

Day 12: Phuket – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

This morning is free to do as little or as much as you like. Either relax in your resort, lounge on the beach or explore Phuket. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

Day 13: New Zealand

Arrive home today

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline including checked luggage
  • All internal airfares and transfers 
  • 9 days touring Thailand & ancient Siam 
  • 3 days relaxing on the beaches of Phuket 
  • Deluxe accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Breakfast daily plus 5 lunches
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking local tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees and in-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Experience the ruins of the once vast city of Ayutthaya 
  • Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country
  • Admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas of Lamphun
  • Immerse yourself in the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang 
  • Enjoy 3 days relaxing on the beaches of Phuket 
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes:

  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Tipping (not compulsory)

 Single Supplement:  

$512 per person in addition to the twin share price

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay this single supplement. 

Optional Tours:

  • Half day tour of The Royal Grand Palace: $116 per person
  • Kanchanaburi & the River Kwai tour: $224 per person
  • Full Day James Bond & Naka Island Tour by Cruise with Lunch: $189 per person
  • Full Day Phi Phi & Bamboo Island Tour by Speedboat with Lunch: $269 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

Child: Same as adult prices.

Triple Share: Not available.

Group Size: 2-30 people 

Accommodation:

Bangkok – Royal Princess Larn Luang or similar
Kampaeng Phet – Chakungrao or similar
Chiang Mai – Duangtwan Hotel Chiang Mai or similar
Sukhothai – The Legendha Sukhothai Resort or similar
Phuket – Banthai Beach Resort & Spa or similar 

Tipping: tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. NZD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2019:

28 February**
14 March*
18 April*
9 May
6 June
18 July
8 August
5 September
17 October*
14 November*
5 December*

* A $220 per person peak season surcharge applies

**A $880 per person peak season surcharge applies  

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Thai Airways a full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

 Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $220 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. This fee does not include accommodation. 

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return airfares with a full service airline
  • All transfers 
  • 9 days touring Thailand & ancient Siam 
  • 3 days relaxing on the beaches of Phuket 
  • Breakfast daily plus 5 lunches 
  • Deluxe accommodation throughout 
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
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