Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok | Transfer to Pattaya
On arrival in Bangkok to a warm reception, take a 2.5 hour drive to the beautiful beach city of Pattaya. On arrival, you can either enjoy the evening at leisure OR come with us for the (OPTIONAL) Alcazar show, a world-famous cabaret that can give the Lido and Paris' Moulin Rouge, a run for their money. Featuring a grand theatre with 1,200 seats, a state-of-the-art light & sound system and ultra-modern computer technology, the Alcazar is a unique blend of acting, stage design, costumes and glamorous actors in a mesmerizing melange of light, sound and colour. After the scintillating Alcazar experience, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 2: Pattaya
After breakfast, speedboat your way to the idyllic Coral Island (Koh Lan) through the sparkling aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Spend the day luxuriating under the warm tropical sun. Relax, swim, snorkel or just lie around sunning on the island's immaculate golden beaches. Once you are relaxed and rejuvenated, witness beautiful coral formations around the island. You can also dive down into the waters for a more personal and adventurous experience.
After relaxing at the island, have a sumptuous Indian lunch, and enjoy the day at leisure. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel in Pattaya.
Day 3: Pattaya to Bangkok
After breakfast, transfer to Bangkok for a temple and city tour to experience another face of Bangkok that's rewarding, intriguing, memorable and waiting for you to discover it. Thailand is home to more than 26,000 Wats (Buddhist temples). This vacation, let us take you to some of Bangkok's most distinguished Wats, such as Wat Trimitr (Temple of the Golden Buddha), home to a 5.5 ton statue of the holy Buddha made from solid gold and a fine example of Sukhothai art; and Wat Po (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), the largest and the oldest shrine in Bangkok.
You can go shopping or try various entertainment options like Dinner cruises or night clubs. Later, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 4: Bangkok
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you can either enjoy the day at leisure or come with us for a visit to the Safari World with Marine Park (Optional Tour), which is Thailand's popular open zoo and Leisure Park. Divided into four distinct sections (Safari Park, Bird Park, Games Corner and Macaw Island), the Safari World Park is the place to be for some intimate encounters with dolphins, orangutans, seals and a myriad of other exotic animals and birds amidst a picturesque African setting. Enjoy lunch at the Safari World Park, before returning to the hotel. In the evening have a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5: Departure
After enjoying breakfast, check-out of your hotel in the afternoon and proceed to the airport to board your return flight. Your Thailand holiday concludes.
Pattaya's in-your-face sex tourism can make your eyes pop out but learned ignorance will take you beyond the obvious and you can enjoy a made for leisure holiday. A certain sense of abandon underlies all that you do in this city, be it splashing around in water on Songkran, shrieking as a ghoul tries to get you at the Haunted House, screaming with giggles as the fish attack you at a fish spa, or gorging on spicy Papaya Salads.
The city is a mish mash of many sights and activities. The Underwater World will take you on a journey through a tunnel as divers tempt sharks and rays with food. AtSriracha Tiger Zoo you will see the hard to digest image of tiger cubs feeding off a sow along with her piglets. A crocodile keeper places his head in a crocodile's jaws and you wonder what would happen if the croc decides to snap it shut.
Mini Siam is a tribute to architecture and has miniature replicas of buildings in Thailand and Europe that have mesmerised the world. Other ways of getting around the city are less spectacular: baht buses and motorcycle taxis.
The beaches draw sunbathers and diving enthusiasts. A few coral islands off the shores of Pattaya have some excellent diving ops that allow you to go beyond acrylic tunnels and really feel the life underwater. If you prefer to stay on the water, jet skiing, kite surfing and windsurfing are exciting.
For more spicy and adventurous affairs, take on the Walking Street at night. Hit the go-go bars and beer bars. Fend off advances by raunchy women. Or don't. Then head to the cabaret shows- Tiffany and Alcazar have made quite an impression-for a snazzy, glamorous show by some of the most gorgeous transvestites (kathoey) in fabulous costumes. It is a fitting finale to a holiday in Pattaya.
Once nothing more than a small hamlet on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is today more than just the capital of Thailand; it is the confluence of Asia's richest cultures. With stumbling religious architecture, myths, futuristic business towers, pulsating streets and after-dark pleasures, this cosmopolitan city is a delight to the senses.
Enjoy a cruise along the historical Chao Phraya River that was once used for trade, through the heart of Bangkok. Drift past the Taling Chan Floating Market and stop awhile at a floating restaurant. Bask in the warmth of Bangkok's bustling Chinatown, as you wander into a maze of excited chatter, vivacious crowds and burgeoning street vendors. Rejuvenate your senses with a traditional Thai massage in the late afternoon to soothe your tired mind. Bangkok beckons you to indulge in every temptation.
Revel in ancient marvels. Unwind soon after at the rooftop of the State Tower taking in the sweeping view of the city. Ruffle your wild side at night as the city lures you into a notorious world of pleasure and fantasy at Bangkok's after-dark districts like Patpong district and Nana Plaza.
Bangkok is, in many ways, more than just any other Asian city; it is an exotic visual experience that dares to defy time and traditions.
Famously called 'Pearl of the South', Phuket is a heavenly concoction of many wonders; ancient relics left behind by foreign invaders, majestic mountains, gorgeous beaches, noisy markets and a fantastic night life. It is Thailand's most dynamic tourist destination for obvious reasons. Clinging to the Andaman Sea on the western shore of the country, Phuket offers a wide range of experiences to travellers, making it difficult to pick and choose. From the towering magnificence of Phuket's Big Buddha that is set atop the Nakkerd Hills, to the splendours of the wacky Fantasea shows, Phuket is an island of fun and frolic.
Phuket's cultural attractions make for an unforgettable holiday. At the centre of theThepkessatri Main Road which connects many parts of Phuket, is the famous Two Heroine's Monument. The monument is dedicated to the memory of two sisters,Kunying Jan and Mook, who led their country to victory against Burmese attack in the 18th century. The Phuket Philatelic Museum on Montri Road is a heritage gem philatelists will love. Old Phuket Town's walking street has curious sights like the Amulet Market, small shrines like the Chinese Jui Tui Shrine, the Shrine of the Serene Light, and the Thavorn Hotel Museum, which has a collection of queer, fascinating memorabilia.
Cross the threshold of the Old Phuket Town and you are transported to another era. TheThalang Road at the centre takes you to a stretch of long shop cum houses constructed in Sino-Portugal architecture. Soi Romanee, a fascinating lane near Thalang, once a Red Light Area or pleasure district is now an eclectic quarter. Take notice of small wonders like this, and you find yourself slowly unlocking Phuket's other side.