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Thailand

Thailand mapThere are so many reasons to choose Thailand. Friendly people, ancient cultures, celebrated cuisine, tropical rainforests and superb hospitality wherever you visit. World-class beach resorts, colourful festivals, world heritage sites and accommodations ranging from tented luxury camps to exclusive spa resorts, all located in a climate that is perfect, year-round.

The following are some of our most popular tour options:

Stunning beaches: PHUKET, SAMUI, KRABI, and PHANGNGA, PHIPHI Island
Unspoilt and exotic jungles: HUAHIN, CHANG RAI, CHANG MAI

The ancient culture of Thailand has touring options to suit every taste.

Bangkok Half Day & Full Day Tours

Half Day City & Temples

Half Day City & TemplesOne of the most popular tours, bringing you along 3 of the most stunning temples Bangkok has to offer! It features the "Wat Traimit" with its 5, 5, ton heavy Golden Buddha Image, the Wat Chetuporn (commonly known as the Wat Po), that boasts the over 45-meters long Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called "Thailand's first university". Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple-educated people on varied subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, meditation and to be considered, home of the Thai traditional massage.

We end the tour with a visit to the Wat Benchamaborpit (also known as the Marble Temple): a representation of an outstanding success of marriage between Italian Carrara marble and classical Thai architecture. Especially for those interested to know a bit more about Buddhism and its history, combined with the always-busy city life.

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Half Day Grand Palace & Wat Phra Keo

Half Day Grand Palace & Wat Phra KeoA visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation's landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand is a must. The former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, the palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years.  Today, the palace is Bangkok's major landmark and most popular tourist attraction.

Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is located right next to the Grand Palace together form perhaps the greatest spectacle for the visitor to Bangkok. Despite the fact that the whole compound is so full of tourists you spend half the time trying to avoid getting in people's photos, it's still pretty amazing place to visit. It consists of over 100 brightly coloured building, golden spires and glittering mosaics, and dates back to 1782, when Bangkok was founded. When you enter the compound, you first of all see Wat Phra Kaew and the nearby attractions, and then move on to the Grand Palace afterwards.

Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. 

Dress Code: Participants on this tour should note that the chapel is a national shrine and you will be required to wear proper attire (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes). Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect.

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Full Day Floating Market and Rose Garden

Full Day Floating Market and Rose GardenThis most interesting full day tour takes you to the rural yet world-famous floating market of Damnern Saduak, situated around 100 kilometres west of Bangkok. The tour includes a visit to Nakorn Pathom; site of the highest Chedi in Thailand called "Phra Pathom Chedi, which is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. An excellent international buffet lunch will be served at the picturesque Rose Garden Aprime Country Resort. 

Afterwards, you will attend the Thai village show at the Thai Village, giving you a short introduction into the many customs of Thai life. The show includes the colourful Buddhist ordination procession, an elegant fingernail dance, a Thai boxing demonstration, Hill Tribe dance performances, sword-fighting, elephants at work, charming folk dances and a traditional Thai wedding ceremony and much more.

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Pattaya Full Day Tour

Full Day Coral Island

Full Day Coral IslandAn exhilarating experience from the moment the motor launch leaves Pattaya Bay until the return in the late afternoon, this excursion offers guests the opportunity to sail across the sparking aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand for over an hour and then anchor offshore from Koh Larn (Coral Island) for fun under the brilliant tropical sun.

Once there, you can relax, swim, dive, snorkel or simply bronze yourself on the Island's golden beaches. We highly recommend a boat to view the rich-in-coral underwater world, even admirable in 20 feet of water. The whole day is designed for maximum enjoyment and the unique experience of this idyllic tropical paradise.

After a delicious lunch on the Island, board a glass-bottomed boat to view the beautiful coral formations before finally returning to Pattaya Bay (for Seat-In-Coach customers only).

A very relaxing day out!

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Phuket Full Day Tours

Full Day Phang Nga Island

Full Day Phang Nga IslandThis exciting, all-day excursion takes visitors to the unique and spectacular seascape of Phang Nga (75 kilometres northeast of Phuket), one of nature's most unusual and beautiful locations, and the site of the 1974 James Bond film "The Man With The Golden Gun," (starring Roger Moore as '007' and Christopher Lee as the title character).

This full-day tour departs from Phuket in an air-conditioned coach to enjoy more amazing scenery including the dramatic limestone mountains of Panak Island and Hong Island, before approaching Koh Tapu which has become known as 'James Bond Island.' From there, the boat outing continues through the mangrove and silent caves with many strangely shaped limestone rocks, with cliff faces that seemingly rise majestically straight up from the sea.

An afternoon lunch will be served at Koh Pannyi (also known as Sea Gypsy Island) which is built over the water on stilts, before the day concludes, regretfully, at your booked hotel in Phuket.

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Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat

Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed BoatWithin a short distance by comfortable speed boat, you reach one of these tropical islands in the Andaman Sea; you have heard of yet never had the chance to visit. Phi Phi Islands.

Located 48 kilometres southeast of Phuket, 42 kilometres southwest of Krabi, surrounded by crystal clear waters is the famous island cluster known as Phi Phi (it comprises of 6 islands). Part of the Nopparat Thara - Phi Phi Marine National Park, these idyllic islands is legendary for their natural beauty.

Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speed BoatOn arrival at Phi Phi Don (the largest of the islands), cruise around in the Bay for beautiful scenery of the enclosed National Park on Phi Phi Ley with its stunning lagoon. You can relax on one of the picture-postcard beaches, enjoy the crystal clear waters or snorkel on the shallow reefs.A wonderful lunch at beachside restaurant are included in this package.

Other visits during this perfect day for some island exploration include Monkey Beach, Bamboo Island and of course, Maya Bay, where the blockbuster film 'The Beach' was filmed. If you are more the exploring type and Phi Phi's natural beauty is not enough, there is plenty to do on and off the island. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. Thought to resemble Viking ships - hence the name of the cave - they are predicted to be 3000 to 4000 years old (we just stop out to see this amazing cave). This is a perfect spot to experience the colours and rhythms of this tropical hideaway.

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Changmai/Chang Rai Full Day Tours

Full Day Elephant Safari & Rafting

Full Day Elephant Safari & RaftingThe elephant: Thailand's working pride and one of this country's national symbols. Current estimates of wild elephants left in Thailand were between 3000-4000 animals. Although logging is being banned in this Kingdom, they remain a very important mode of jungle transport as it beats any other animal or machine for its ability to move through a forest with minimum damage. For centuries these animals were trained to use their skills by moving lumber and served as a mode of transport within the jungle area. Over the past decade, with the reduction in lumbering, these giants of the forest have been protected in various conservation camps.

An interesting journey through the scenic countryside brings you to Chiang Dao Elephant Conservation Camp. Here you to see elephants at work during a half-hour presentation. There's also an opportunity to watch the elephants as they take their morning bath. During your visit to the camp, you'll have an opportunity to ride on elephant back during a one hour trek into the surrounding forest. 

After a thai set lunch at the camp, the afternoon is reserved for a leisurely cruise on a bamboo rafting along Ping River  to the raft station before heading back visit Orchid Farm.

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Full Day Chiang Rai & Golden Triangle

Full Day Chiang Rai & Golden TriangleCrisp mountain air and hill tribes are must-sees for visitors to Chiang Rai, as well the infamous Golden Triangle area. Leave for Chiang Rai by road, crossing mountains and valleys that are typical for this region of Thailand. Enjoy picturesque landscapes, a rich source of forestry where you can enjoy its beauty scenery and atmosphere.

First stop is Wiang Pa Pao, one of famous areas to find a Hot Spring. On the way, will make another stop to visit Mae Chan where Yao and Akha hill tribe villages are situated. After that, continuing to Mae Sai the furthest northern trading border town between Thailand and Myanmar. It is a busy trading town where you spend times to shop for your souvenirs from Chiang Rai Trip. A local lunch will be provided.

After a delicious and much-needed Thai style Lunch, the tour will take you to the Golden Triangle area, where the border of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Then, visit Chiang Saen (A.D. 1260), the ancient city of Chiang Rai, on the steep banks of Mae Khong River, opposite Laos. Witness some magnificent, ancient ruins and temples. Return to Chiang Mai, across the same mountainous route. Arrival back at your hotel will be in the early evening.

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3 Days Mini Thailand

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi (L) 340 kms

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We will leave early morning and head westwards. Our first stop is the world-famous Damnern Saduak Floating Market. This is a place where traditional Thai lifestyles dating back many years continue to thrive today among a crowded environment filled with vendors and patrons buying, selling and trading a host of goods including fruits and vegetables.

Located at Ratchaburi Province, the Damnern Saduak Floating Market dates back to 1866 when King Rama IV ordered that a canal 32 kilometres long be dug at Damnern Saduak to connect the Mae Klong and Tacheen Rivers (his reason for doing so lies in the fact that the quality of the soil on the banks of the canal is excellent for growing many kinds of fruits and vegetables including Malacca grape, Chinese grapefruit, mangos, bananas, and coconuts). The Floating Market is an ideal place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables and other from small boats. Tourists will also be able to see traditional Thai houses and the way locals use boats in their everyday lives.

From right in the heart of Kanchanaburi, we will board the train a ride on the historic Death Railway Train (approximately 30 minutes - from Tha Ki Len to Tham Krasae), which passes through a lush forest along the original wooden viaducts.

Internationally famous, thanks to several motion pictures and books, the black iron bridge was brought from Java by the Japanese Army and reassembled under Japanese supervision by Allied prisoners of war labour as part of the "Death Railway" linking Thailand with Myanmar. Still in use today, the bridge was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the war ended. The Death Railway itself stretched originally to 415 kilometers from Thanbyuzayat in Burma (now called Myanmar) to Nong Pladuk in Bang Pong district of Ratchaburi province in Thailand. 304 km from the railway station in Thailand, and the remaining 111 km in Burma. More than 16,000 prisoners died during the construction of the railway undertaking or thirty-eight of prisoners for every km of railway built. The prisoners died from disease, malnutrition and exhaustion. There was little or no medical care available, and many prisoners suffer terribly before they died.

We disembark at one of the local train stations along the railway. Lunch is included at a local restaurant in Kanchanaburi near the train station. There are quite an amount of local restaurants along the railway, yet not the ones Asia World is using. Set along the railway track, overlooking the Kwai river, this local open-air restaurant is known for its superb traditional Thai meals.

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After enjoying not a good and much-needed lunch yet also the stunning surroundings, we continue our way to the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua (translated to 'Tiger Temple in the Forest') with more than 20 grown tigers and tiger cubs living within the temple grounds.

Founded in 1994 as a forest monastery and sanctuary for numerous wild animals, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, or the Tiger Temple, is a Theravada Buddhist forest temple in the Saiyoke district in Kanchanaburi (not far from the border with Myanmar, along the 323 highway). Not only does it provide a shelter and sanctuary for tigers, a variety of animals are here under the devoted care of monks. In 1999 the temple received the first tiger cub; it had been found by villagers and died soon after. Several tiger cubs were later given to the temple, typically when the mothers had been killed by poachers. Originally they would roam around freely in this area but now, with the increase in visitors and the amount of tigers who sit in the canyon, they are chained for safety reasons. Although fees are not demanded by any Buddhist temple, the temple claims entry fee is for feeding and its general upkeep, and to fund the building of a larger tiger sanctuary which would allow the animals to live in an almost natural environment all day long.

The journey continues to Kanchanaburi, a place with a unique and important history relating to World War II. Sites guests will visit include the Allied War Cemetery and JEATH War Museum, which is a replica of prisoner of war camp and contains many photographs, artefacts and other memorabilia.

Apart from the fascinating natural geography, this region has many major attractions affiliated with World War II: The Bridge over the River Kwai, still in use today, was the target of frequent Allied bombing raids during 1945, and was rebuilt after the war end. The JEATH Museum, an enclave constructed largely as an Allied prisoners of war camp, contains a collection of photographs. The War Cemetery is the final resting place for over 6000 prisoners of war who perished during the construction of the "Death Railway," (also known as Hell Fire Pass). Visitors to Kanchanaburi will be moved as they reflect on how these memorials have come to signify the harsh realities of war.

In the late afternoon, we reach our resort, close to the Kwai Noi river.

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