$4295.00

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UPCOMING: Nov. 15, 2019

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

A Luxurious Gay Tour of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Krabi and Phuket

DESCRIPTION

The Land of Smiles awaits on this exquisite LGBT journey. We begin in Bangkok, wandering the Grand Palace and devouring the street food. In the evenings we'll indulge in the raucous revelry and gay nightlife of Silom. We’ll then explore the famous temples of Northern Thailand and spend time with Chiang Mai’s Asian elephants. To wrap up our adventure, we explore the remote beaches of Krabi before hitting the tropical island of Phuket. Please note: our April departure coincides with Songkran – Thailand's famous New Year Festival.

QUICK FACTS

Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Starts In: Bangkok
Ends In: Phuket
Group Size: Min 4, Max 16
Deposit: $750 USD
Accommodation: 4-5 Star Hotels
Physical Rating: 2/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy

DEPARTURES & PRICES:

Nov. 15, 2019 to Nov. 24, 2019 - 4295.00 USD
Feb. 14, 2020 to Feb. 23, 2020 - 4295.00 USD
April 6, 2020 to April 15, 2020 - 4295.00 USD
Nov. 20, 2020 to Nov. 29, 2020 - 4295.00 USD

HIGHLIGHTS

• Delve into the cuisine of Bangkok on a Private Food Tour
• Explore the Grand Palace, home to the King of Siam
• Immerse yourself in the famed nightlife of Silom
• Learn about, and spend time with, the majestic Asian Elephant
• Lounge poolside at luxurious, lodges and hotels
• Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and explore Krabi's tropical islands and beaches by private speed boat
• Live it up on Phuket, Thailand’s famous beach island
• Cook your own three-course meal in Chiang Mai
• Shop for the perfect souvenir at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar
• Witness sunset from Doi Suthep Temple
• Celebrate Thai New Year in April by bearing witness to the most fun water fight in the world

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ITINERARY:

Sawadee Krap! Welcome to Thailand. Our trip begins with a Welcome Meeting at 4pm in the hotel. After introductions, we'll take a short ride via BTS Skytrain to a streetfood tour to fuel the many adventures ahead. We then head for Silom – the financial district that let its hair down after sunset – to scope out the gay scene.

Bangkok is even more breathtaking from the river, our unusual avenue to the gleaming spires of the Grand Palace by local river boat. Here, the Emerald Buddha awaits, highly regarded as the Palladium of the Kingdom of Thailand. We’ll then venture to Wat Pho to marvel at the majesty of the Reclining Buddha, and feast on a local lunch before some free time by the infinity pool.

We have a busy day ahead beginning with an early flight to Thailand's peaceful Northern city of Chiang Mai. After checking into our luxury hotel we'll enjoy a local lunch and visit a Buddhist temple. Then things get cooking with a culinary lesson that turns into a dinner to savour over sunset. Enjoy the rest of the evening in solace, or join us out for drinks.

Prepare for the biggest day of our adventure, which will be spent at a sanctuary for Asian elephants that have been rescued from unfortunate circumstances such as circuses or logging businesses. We’ll learn about their health, then join them on a walk through the jungle and even play with and bathe them. Lunch will be included. This evening you may relax or stroll around the hotel with fellow travellers.

After yesterdays big day at the elephant sanctuary, feel free to take the majority of today to yourself. We'll reconvene around 5pm to get a taste of the Lanna Period at Doi Suthep temple, replete with chanting monks. After exploring the temple, we'll enjoy an included dinner before strolling the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar for some friendly haggling and souvenir-hunting. Finally we'll sashay over to Chiang Mai's notorious cabaret for a drag-tastic performance.

Lather on the SPF because we're off to the tropical province of Krabi for some proper rest and relaxation. Upon arrival we'll be transferred to our luxury hotel before enjoying free time to soak up the sun. The only activity today is dinner at our hotel's lauded restaurant.

After a leisurely breakfast we board a private speedboat to explore the limestone monoliths and lush islands that define the region. We'll swim, snorkel and sunbathe off the coast of four distinct islands before enjoying more time on the powdery beaches. The evening is yours to enjoy.

A 3-4 hour private land transfer awaits us this morning as we make our way to lively Patong. This gorgeous resort town is located on Phuket Island and is a major highlight for beach enthusiasts that aren't bothered by crowds. Upon arrival we'll have a short orientation walk and then you have free time either enjoy the hotel amenities, take in Patong beach or visit the main shopping district. While it's not included, your local guide may suggest a group dinner followed by drinks at Patong's lively gay bars. (Note: If you're joining our April departure, today is Songkran. We'll arm ourselves with water guns and hit the main strip to participate in the festivities.)

Escape the hustle and bustle of Patong Beach on our final excursion. We’ll transfer to the other side of the island to explore the sea caves of Phang Nga Bay by sea kayak. No experience is necessary, as you’ll be captained by an expert local. We’ll explore hidden bays and caves and even make our own krathong (buoyant, all-natural decorated baskets). Launched after sunset, they may even stir up the bioluminescent plankton, causing the water to glow gorgeously. After heading back to land, we’ll freshen up for Farewell Drinks.

There are no activities planned today, so you are free to depart at your leisure. Your local guide will help arrange your included departure transfer to the airport.

• Domestic Airfare
• Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
• Group leader from beginning to end of tour
• 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners 
• 4-star or higher accommodation (9 nights) 
• Grand Palace & Wat Pho tour, including Queen Sirkit Textile Museum 
• Local food tour
• Bottled water on all busses

• Elephant experience 
• Doi Suthep Monastery 
• Thai cooking class & dinner  
• All temple visits
• Sea kayak full-day excursion (Weather depending)
• Krabi speed boat tour and snorkelling (Weather depending)
• Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff & porters

• International Airfare
• Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Visit www.outadventures.com/insurance for more details.

• Meals and activities not outlined in itinerary
• Gratuities for Tour Leader ($50-$100 USD)

RATING:

Arthur G

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

If there was only one tour available to learn all there is to learn about Thailand, the culture, people, cuisine, history and religion.....this is the one.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Tommy C

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

Thailand was even more than I had imagined! It was a wonderful experience and equally comparable in excitement to European tours I have taken. The Thai people are so friendly, the sights are amazing, and our guide was fantastic, always willing to help us in every way. Never pass on the opportunity to experience this wonderful journey!

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

David D.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

There is no better way to experience Thailand if you're a member of the LGBT community looking to explore the world in-depth and in-style.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Jeff P.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

A trip of a lifetime. A very good sampling of the Thai culture from the people, food, religion and history.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Steven K.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

It was a perfectly scheduled adventure shared with like minded guys.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 4/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 4/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Alex S.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

Nai was such an excellent tour leader. He went to great lengths to ensure we were all enjoying ourselves and was very knowledgeable about the country and its history.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 4/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Ed Z.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

It's a great way to cover a lot of ground in countries that might be daunting, or impossible to negotiate otherwise. Deluxe, comfortable, professional, fun.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

RATING:

Daniel T. & Michael M.

Thailand: Temples & Beaches

A luxurious tour, where everything was attended to.

ACCOMMODATION RATING: 5/5

TRANSPORTATION RATING: 5/5

MEALS RATING: 5/5

GUIDE RATING: 5/5

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