2019 Thailand: Land of Smiles (Escorted by Terri Clarke)

Thailand · About Escorted or Guided Tour · from $2,495.00 CAD

Female Travellers Wanted

Thailand 2019: Land of Smiles

Join our all-female tour group for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure


8 nights | November 25 to December 3, 2019
Bangkok | Chiang Mai | Phuket


$2,495 / person double occupancy (including taxes)

International and domestic airfare not included
Approximately $1700 (prices to be confirmed when airfares are available)


A trip by Stewart Travel Group's "Maidens Voyages"

Escorted by Terri Clarke

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3 nights in lively Bangkok

Visit the temples and markets, have time for shopping and get a Thai massage.
Stay at the 4.5 star Ramada Maename Riverside Hotel

2 nights in picturesque Chiang Mai

Visit the Elephant Nature Park (ethical) and the Doi Suthep Temple and meditate in the mountains. Take a tuk-tuk to the night market.
Stay at the 4.5 star Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa

3 nights beach-side in Phuket

At our idyllic seaside resort in Phuket, relax on the beach and take a day tour to Phi Phi Islands.
Stay at the 4 star Old Phuket Hotel Karon Beach


Experience the culture of riverside shopping at one of Bangkok's floating markets. For decades, the rivers of Bangkok were the only transportation corridors and the city grew up along these waterways, which served as the centre for economic activity and transportation.



A tuk-tuk in Chiang Mai province. We'll take a tuk-tuk to the night market to experience the bustle and some of the best shopping in town.
(Photo credit: John Wigham, Creative Commons License)



Here is a short video from the Elephant Nature Park, a unique project set in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand. Established in the 1990's, the aim of the Elephant Nature Park has always been to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants. The park is located some 60 km from the city and has provided sanctuary for dozens of distressed elephants from all over Thailand. Visit Elephant Nature Park on Facebook.



During our stay in Chiang Mai we will visit Wat Phra Tha Doi Suthep (the Doi Suthep Temple), pictured here. A sacred place to many Thai people, the temple is located 15 km from the city of Chiang Mai. Our visit to the temple will afford us incredible views of downtown Chiang Mai.
(Photo credit: JJ Harrison, Creative Commons Licence)



During our stay in Chiang Mai, focus your mind during a peaceful meditation session at Wat Doi Sethup temple.



From Phuket, we'll take a day tour to the incredible Phi Phi Islands, which became known after being used as a location for the movie "The Beach." Phi Phi Islands are located approximately 40 km southeast of Phuket and are part of Hat Nopparat Thara-Ko Phi Phi National Park, which is home to an abundance of corals and marine life.



Inclusions

Included:

  • Airport transfers
  • Double-occupancy accommodations
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the three temples in Bangkok
  • Entrance fees and meditation session at Wat Doi Sethup temple
  • Entrance to Elephant Nature Park
  • Transportation (speed boat) and tour to Phi Phi Islands
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Tour escort
  • Taxes


Not Included:

  • Airfare: International and domestic airfare is estimated to be ~$1,700 and will be available for booking in early 2019. Air schedules may require an additional overnight that is not currently included in schedules or pricing.
  • Mandatory gratuities for tour guide and drivers (approximately $40 CAD per person)



Pricing

$2,495 per person, double occupancy, including taxes

Flights from an Atlantic Canada gateway and three domestic flights within Thailand will be additional (approximately $1,700 per person based on 2018 pricing). Schedules and pricing will not be available until early 2019. Air schedules may require an additional overnight in either direction that is not currently included in schedules or pricing. Terms and payment conditions for airfare will be presented when schedules and pricing are available.

Payment Schedule
1. Deposit 1: Non-refundable deposit of $350 per person due on booking.
2. Deposit 2: $200 per person due May 15, 2019
3. Non-refundable final payment due August 7, 2019.

Travel protection that includes trip cancellation, trip interruption, baggage loss / damage / delay, flight / travel accident, and emergency medical coverage is available and is highly recommended.


Departure Guarantee

This departure is guaranteed only with confirmed bookings from 15 passengers.



About your Tour Escort

Terri is from Quispamsis, a suburb of Saint John, NB. She has a true passion for travel; new places, new faces, experiencing a new culture, learning new things; a career in travel was her destiny.

She graduated from NBCC in beautiful St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, NB with a diploma in Hospitality and Tourism but it wasn’t until she started working for Air Canada that she really got the travel bug. She took advantage of the travel perks while working for Air Canada and spent a lot of time in the Caribbean. Mostly Jamaica, Mexico and Barbados.

In 2009, Terri was presented with the opportunity to manage a local travel agency and hasn’t looked back since. She travelled all over the Caribbean while with this agency but her favourite trips were to Egypt where she saw every tomb and temple there is to see, including the Valley of the Kings, and California, where she drove from San Diego to San Francisco...that was her favourite trip of all. Her best travel memory came from that trip to California because it ended with a drive through The Avenue of the Giants, which is one of her favourite places to be, among all those giant red wood trees.

Terri is truly lucky to have been one of only a handful of travel consultants across Canada that has been trained directly by Disney at Walt Disney World, so she is an avid Disney fan and an expert in planning Disney trips. She is also an expert in all group travel, including weddings, Caribbean travel, Egypt, California, Las Vegas and some parts of Europe.


About our Supplier

This exclusive package has been put together for Maidens Voyages by Stewart Travel Group's Terri Clarke and Tourcan Vacations.

Tourcan Vacations has been in the business of providing quality and premium vacations worldwide for North Americans for nearly three decades. Their motto is simple, “We make our client’s dreams come true by offering memorable innovative and value-for-money vacations to some of the most sought after exotic destinations around the world while maintaining the highest level of professionalism customer care and personalized service.”

Tourcan delivers vacations of a lifetime for their clients and takes them beyond the typical tourist facade. They plan and operate their programs with the best local inbound operators in the business carefully chosen for their integrity and quality service. Their programs provide cultural diversity, educational value plus and a real taste of the lifestyle of the countries visited. This way their clients get direct interaction with the local people where they can experience their culture, cuisine, religion, music, arts and more!

Questions? Contact any member of the Stewart Travel Group team.
We'd be pleased to assist you!

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You will see the following on your experience

Phuket

Phuket

Phuket, pronounced (roughly) "pu-ged", is Thailand's largest island and one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Phuket formerly derived its wealth from tin and rubber, and enjoys a rich and colourful history. The island was on one of the major trading routes between India and China, and was frequently mentioned in foreign traders' ship's logs.  In recent times, Phuket's top earner has been tourism, which has transformed the island into Thailand's wealthiest province. It also enjoys great popularity as a travel destination. Most beaches are on the west coast, with Phuket Town to the southeast and the airport in the north.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, and is the capital of Chiang Mai Province. It is located 435 miles north of Bangkok, among the highest mountains in the country. The city is on the Ping river, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya river. In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city and attracts approximately 1 million foreign visitors each year. Chiang Mai gained prominence in the political sphere in May 2006, when the Chiang Mai Initiative was concluded here between the ASEAN nations and the "+3" countries (China, Japan, and South Korea). It has also recently positioned itself to become a Creative City and is considering to apply for Creative City Status with UNESCO.

Bangkok

Bangkok

Bangkok, also known as the ''City of Angels'' and ''Venice of the East'', will hit you like a ton of bricks. Its high-rise buildings, heavy traffic congestion, intense heat and naughty nightlife may not immediately give you the best impression — but don't let that mislead you. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with breathtaking temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone. When you do find a moment, pamper yourself with spa treatments, skyline-view bars, luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants. 

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