13-NIGHT THAILAND SAILING AND LAND JOURNEY
MAY 15 - MAY 28, 2019
Join an intimate group of 16 adventuruous travelers on a trip that explores three main areas of Thailand, seamlessly blending intrepid experiences, relaxation and luxury. Revel in the famous beaches and bays of Phuket while calling a private sailing catamaran your home. Experience the exhiliration of the heart of Thailand, Bangkok, taking in its famous nightlife and exploring every nook and cranny of the country’s flavorful cuisine. Recover in Chiang Mai, where you’ll have the opportunity to visit a local hill tribe to learn about traditional Thai culture and customs. This trip is as much a time to bond with new and old friends as it is an independent exploration; you will have plenty of free time interspersed with group adventures.
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Most visitors kick off their Thailand adventure in the country's exhilarating capital, Bangkok, before moving on. The north offers emerald forests, mist-shrouded mountains, and the famously laid-back Chiang Mai. The south contains some of the world’s best beaches and diving, including iconic islands Phuket and Koh Samui. We’ll be exploring most of the heavy hitter locations during this 13-day sojourn, except we’ll be doing it a bit differently. It’ll be an exciting adventure, one perfect for a small group of this size.
Your Cruises & Beyond Host
Your Thailand sailing and land journey will be hosted by Chris Barber of Cruises & Beyond, a young traveler as curious as you are about different areas and cultures of the world. Enjoy your time with good company and build friendships that will rival the excellence of service you will receive on this trip of a lifetime.
Your thailand package includes
International round-trip flights.
Private transfers from airports to hotels.
Accommodation in 4-star hotels in Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Chartered sailing catamaran with included activities.
Sailing boat Captain, G-Adventures "CEO," and Captain's Assistant/Cook
Welcome cocktail hour.
2 full-day tours with English speaking guides.
Meals according to itinerary.
13 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Domestic flight tickets as mentioned in the itinerary.
Flight from Phuket to Bangkok
Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
International and domestic airport taxes.
Ferry service from Phi Phi to Phuket.
Emergency medical up to $25,000 primary, emergency medical transportation up to $500,000
Tips and gratuities.
THE PLACES YOU’LL GO
Our first stop will be Patong Beach, the lively shopping and evening entertainment district that transformed a quiet fishing village into a bustling town in a short period of time. From bars to live music to clubs, plus cuisine from all over the world available in its restaurants, every possible pass time imaginable can be found here. Not to be overlooked is the fine bay and four kilometer (2.5 mile) stretch of beach that promises excellent swimming, snorkeling and more.
From here, we will be transferred to our very own sailing catamaran, operated by our good friends at G Adventures. Thailand is a pretty popular place, which is a polite way of saying it can get a little crowded. The G Adventures catamaran sailing program is the best of its kind in Thailand, and offers a great way to intimately explore secluded bays and out-of-the-way islands far away from the madding crowds. Some of the islands and bays we’ll be visiting: Phang Nga Bay, Railay Beach, Koh Haa and Koh Phi Phi.
Accommodations in phuket
2 Nights at Burasari Resort Patong (May 16 - May 18)
Burasari Phuket is where the good life gets better! This serene boutique resort is located just 50 meters (yes, meters!) from Patong Beach, Phuket Island’s liveliest oceanside district and one of Thailand’s top holiday destinations. Relax in their smart, stylish rooms where luxury and comfort go hand in hand. Play in their gorgeous swimming pools. Lounge with friends at the swim up pool bar. Savor the island’s best Thai and local cuisine and drinks. Check in to our award-winning Spa Burasari for rejuvenating treatments. And, enjoy our ‘Feel At Home’ welcome and warm, attentive service.
4 Days Aboard G Adventures Sailing Catamaran (May 16 - May 21)
Snorkel in hidden bays, laze on pristine beaches, and feast on tantalizing Thai cuisine prepared by a local chef. Get away from it all when we board and begin our four-day voyage through some of Thailand's most alluring islands. This is a perfect serene escape from the crowds of Phuket.
Bangkok is the heart of Thailand, an intoxicating city where modern mega-malls filled with fashion-fixated locals exist mere minutes from tranquil, gold-spired temples and chaotic wet markets. Food—whether it's noodles from the famous street-food stalls or haute cuisine at a luxury restaurant—is a highlight for many visitors, fueling them for shopping sprees or forays into the pulsing nightlife. It may be hot, polluted, and sometimes frustrating, but the Thai capital is never boring.
During one of our days in Bangkok, we will take a full day tour of Ayutthaya, the ancient Siamese capital. Today, Ayutthaya hosts some of Thailands most important historical landmarks and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. The magnitude and number of the ancient temple ruins speaks of the former greatness of the city. You will also visit some of the most interesting temples and nearby Bang-Pa-In. The Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace of King Rama V consists of buildings in Gothic, Renaissance, Chinese and Thai architecture. We will then cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya River aboard a river cruiser. En route you can observe the scenic river life as you enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch.
Accommodations in Bangkok
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit (May 21 - May 24)
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit, a conveniently located Bangkok City Hotel, near BTS SkyTrain – Ploenchit Station offering easy access to Bangkok’s attractions and shopping malls including Siam, Silom and Sukhumvit.
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
After a few nights in Bangkok, we will spend our final days in Thailand in Chiang Mai. This Rose of the North is a beautiful city with a long history and age-old traditions. Along with breathtaking scenery, colorful hilltribes and world-famous arts and crafts, visitors can still enjoy traces of the ancient Lanna Kingdom.
Mae Kampong village
During one of our days in Chiang Mai, we will depart for Mae Kampong village and drive through the picturesque countryside of Chiang Mai. En route we’ll make a short stop at a local market to select some extra ingredients for your lunch. We’ll then continue to Mae Kampong village where we will be met by villagers who will accompany us and our guide on a stroll through the community forest, passing tea and coffee fields. Afterward, we’ll return to the village and enjoy a simple lunch prepared by our local host. After lunch, we’ll take time to relax with a traditional Thai massage and take a walk around the village to see the processing of fermented tea leaves (depending on the season) and some locally hand-made products.
Accommodations in Chiang Mai
Tamarind Village (May 24 - May 28)
Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that nestles in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from the magnificent 200 year old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace. Set around a series of garden courtyards, the 41 guest rooms and 5 suites reflect the rich ethnic diversity of northern Thailand by using fabrics and patterns drawn from various tribes of the region. Intimate, serene and relaxing, Tamarind Village is an oasis of calm and tranquility, the perfect base for exploring Chiang Mai and beyond.
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terms and conditions
Fares are per person based on double occupancy.
Deposit of $950.00 is due 7 days from reservation confirmation.
Final payment due on January 15, 2019
A U.S. Passport, valid at least six months beyond your last travel date is required. Non-U.S. citizens may have additional requirements. It is the traveler's responsibility to have the proper travel documentation.
Your Inclusive Full Fare: $3,898
Deposit (Due Nov. 5, 2018): $950
Final Payment (Due January 9, 2019): $2,948
October 15, 2018 $950.00 per person
January 16, 2019 50% of full fare
February 15, 2019 100% of full fare
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