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“Thailand” translates to “land of the free” and we think it’s about time that you free yourself from your day-to-day duties and explore this fascinating destination with an Independence by Globus tour. Start your exploration with a boat ride through Bangkok’s canals, or klongs, to see family homes and temples—you’ll quickly see why they call this city “Venice of the East.” Next, visit Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of the Dawn, and the Grand Palace, which houses the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Lastly, stop at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok, featuring one of the largest Buddha statues in Thailand. You’ll also have I-time you crave to explore more of Bangkok and other nearby attractions including Damnoen Saduak floating market and the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. End your stay in Thailand with a three-night stay at a beachfront resort in Phuket. Explore the area at your leisure or simply relax at the beach!
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Breakfast daily; 1 lunch
ARRIVE IN BANGKOK, THAILANDWelcome to Thailand! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
BANGKOK• Today’s private guided tour starts with a boat ride through the klongs, Bangkok’s famous canals. • Next, stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. • Continue to the Grand Palace, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. • Lastly, visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.
BANGKOK• Enjoy a full day at your leisure.
BreakfastEnjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. You may consider a visit to Jim Thompson’s House, a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River, or an excursion to the vibrant Damnoen Saduak floating market.
BANGKOK–PHUKET• Today, fly to Phuket, Thailand’s most popular beach area. Transfer to your beachfront resort.
PHUKET• Enjoy a full day at your leisure.
BreakfastConsider a trip to the Phi Phi Islands, explore Phuket Town, or simply relax on the beach.
PHUKET• Enjoy another full day at your leisure.
BreakfastThe beaches of Phuket are among the most stunning in the world, with glistening white sand and turquoise water that invite you to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy the day with the free time to swim and stretch out on the sand to soak in the spectacular natural beauty of Thailand.
PHUKETYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.
Escorting tours for more than 20 years
"I'm Kong. Since 1988, I have worked as a guide and in 2006 I was voted Best Tour Guide (English speaking) at the Thailand Tourism Awards. I love to teach others about Thai culture and how to speak some key words and phrases in Thai. I am approachable and energetic and interactions with my guests are one of the favorite parts of what I do. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Bangkok with you."