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March 22th to March 30th
the Land of Smiles will have you all smiles!
“Wrapped within rags might be gold.”
– Thai Proverb
Thailand - The return!
In March 2020, Thailand was on last tour to depart before the world began shutting down. We remember like it was yesterday, the intense trepidation the ladies had about departing what they thought was the safety of the United States. Sadly a few of canceled 1 or 2 of days prior to departure and a couple considered doing so on the departure day. We encouraged them to move forward in faith and within hours they took to the sky in the brewing unknown that would soon become a global pandemic.
On arrival the ladies quickly learned what it is to be Thai. The people of Thailand had united and acted quickly in protecting each other. They were way ahead of the United States in the implementation and adhering to Covid prevention procedures. It was nothing like what was happening in States.
Our ladies had an amazing time in the "land of Smiles"! Eight days later, as news of Covid gripped the United States, they found themselves wanting to remain safe and happy in Thailand. The people are the true beauty of Thailand. We invite you experience it for yourself, for your mind, body, and soul.
The 2020 ladies
Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European power. Thailand literally translates into two meanings, including "land of the free," since Thai means free, and "land of the Thais"
Day 1 : March 22 - Depart the USA
Book your flight to land in Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport by 1 pm on March 23rd. We will send flights suggestions in November as a courtesy.
From the moment you step off the airplane you will be impressed, awe-struck and mesmerized. After a late afternoon check-in, meet the ladies arriving from the Ethiopia tour. You will have a Dubai orientation before preparing for your extraordinary New Year Eve celebration, starting with dinner, followed by watching the famous fireworks at the Burj Khalifa and then on to party into the new year.
Day 2 : March 23 - Welcome to Thailand
Thailand -- the Land of Smiles will have you all smiles! From white sandy beaches, historic temples, mouthwatering food, and ever-smiling locals that make Thailand a perfect Globalnista feel-good destination.
Bangkok, known as the city of contrast, it’s an ancient kingdom steeped in history and tradition that is energetically intoxicating that pulses 24 hours a day.
After the group transfer to the hotel, take some time to unwind from your flight. Later join the other ladies for city orientation by our local tour leader before heading out for dinner and your first glimpse of Bangkok by night. Prepare for a sensory overload of sights and sounds.
Day 3: March 24th
After breakfast you will enjoy a walking tour then cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry to explore Thonburi, a former capital city of Thailand. After free time for lunch on your own, the day continues to Rattanakosin Island to visit Wat Pho -- the temple of the massive Reclining Buddha, temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Grand Palace is the oldest temple in Bangkok. Evening: Dinner and drinks at beautiful location (food and drinks not included).
Day 4 : March 25th
Enjoy breakfast before departing for local neighborhood for a special day of cultural immersion which will include dressing traditional Thai costumes. The day fill be filled will music by royal musicians and the princess teacher. You will learn how to play traditional Thai musical instrument with the master before enjoying a delicious local meal. Later join the Ladyboys for a special cabaret show and dinner.
Day 5 : March 26th
No trip to Thailand is complete without a visit to a floating market. This morning depart for early for a 1.5 hour drive to take a Thai speed boat to the largest floating market in the kingdom. You will first have a guided tour of the the market, before free time tp wander through the canals and stalls to observe the culture, shop, and try a wide variety of foods.
Day 6 : March 27th
Speaking of food, thai cuisine is just like its capital: a delicious maelstrom and very different from what you may have experienced in the States. Today you will learn “Sum tap Thai” or the way Thais eat at a cooking class bursting of hot, sour, sweet,and salt flavors using fresh ingredients, like spicy chilies, lime juice, fish sauce, coconut milk, and palm sugar. During the class you will also learn about Thai family life with Q and A. Did you know that there are at least 13 different smiles that a Thai person may use, each one having a very specific meaning? After the class, enjoy lunch with the convivial family of instructors. Pay close attention to their smiles.
Sleep off your delicious lunch while traveling to province of Samut Prakan to explore the world's largest outdoor museum, Mueang Boran also know as the Ancient City, which is 200 acres of landscaped gardens and tiny islands preserving Thailand's cultural heritage. Straight out of myths, the mountain of Sumeru is the residence of spirits, considered as the center of the world in Buddhist and Hindu cosmology. This monument is at the center of Mueang Boran, surrounded by a lake and a reproduction of a sea monster. Mueang Boran is history lovers and photo enthusiasts wonderland. End the evening arriving in the beach city of Pattaya
Day 7 : March 28th - Pattaya
After all the fun in Bangkok, it is time to be a bit lazy. Mid/day grab your suntan lotion and beach towel as we head out to Koh Larn island (Coral Island). Koh Larn beaches are some of the most beautiful in the entire country. They are heavenly and absolutely breathtaking. The perfect place to relax or enjoy the many beach activities.
Day 8: March 29
Today is your free day. Relax poolside with cool drinks, while enjoying addictive Thai massage shop, or why not spend the day walking on the wild side at an optional visit to a ethical Tiger or Elephant park? Spend your last evening at dinner under a beautiful sunset, while sharing laughs and memories of your wonderful time in the Land of Smiles.
Day 9: March 30th
Today say ‘jer gan mai’ (เจอกันใหม่) means see you again, to your old and new friends as you depart for home or other destinations. Not quite ready to go home? Inquire about our option 3 night extension to the island of Phuket, starting at $1200, ground only based on double occupancy.
4 Star Ground Package
Per-Person Based on Double Occupancy
No travel buddy? No problem!
A roommate can be assigned
Ground Package Include:
Tour leader, group airport/hotel transfers, around trip group
ground transfer between Bangkok and Pattaya, boat to
Keoh Larn island, accommodations, orientation meal,
cooking class, cultural tours, night-life
Monthly payment plan available for
a one time $49 set-up & processing fee.
$599 Deposit Required
with monthly payments
Early sign-up savings of $100
($51discount and no payment plan fee)
with payment of 1/2 the package price
by August 10th.
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