Currency – Thai Baht
1 AED = 9.50 Thai Baht
Languages spoken – Thai
Souvenirs -Hand-made bags, essential oils, sky lanterns, soap carvings, spa products, jewellery
An overview of the itinerary
Bangkok - 2 nights
Phuket -2 nights
Day 1 - Arrive at the Bangkok aiport, Thailand.
Thailand is an exotic country which is brimming with golden beaches, Buddhist shrines, deliciously spicy Thai cuisine, historic landmarks, raving party scene, floating markets and the famous Thai massages.
DXB – BKK flying hours – 6.5 hours approx.
The main direct flights between Dubai and Bangkok are Emirates, Thai Airways and Fly Dubai. There are flights that reach Bangkok in the wee hours of the morning, noon and evening. Depending upon what time you reach Bangkok, you can plan your itinerary accordingly.
You can commence your Bangkok city tour with a visit to the Grand Palace (Royal Palace) and Wat Pho, where the famous reclining Buddha is located. It is an amazing experience to wander and take in the beauty of the architecture of the Grand Palace. After discovering Grand Palace and Wat Pho, head to Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) and marvel at the stunning views of the city from atop the temple.
Bangkok is home to a lot of incredible temples, and it is worth visiting atleast few of them. You can hire a tuk-tuk and tell the driver to take you to these temples - Wat Saket and the Golden Mount, Wat Traimit, Wat Benchamabophit and Wat Kalayanamit. You can also squeeze in a food tour. Bangkok is a foodies’s paradise, and going on a food tour lets you experience Bangkok in its entirety.
Day 2 – City tour of Bangkok
You can spend your 2nd day in Bangkok by taking a tour of the Chao Phraya river, a serene experience that you shouldn’t miss. The tours fall into different price brackets, so do your research well with the help of locals or by asking around. You can ride the water taxi up and down the river for around 20 baht.
One of the main attractions of Bangkok is the floating markets around the city. Khlong Lat Mayom and Thaling Chan are the two most popular markets, of which the Thaling Chan is more touristy. You can easily spend half a day here at leisure, shopping to your heart’s desire or grabbing a great deal by bargaining.
We recommend you to visit Khao San Road, which is really great especially for the latter half of the day. This road packs in the true essence of Bangkok with its innumerable night clubs, local restaurants and street food. If you enjoy the night life, then this is the place you should head to.
Day 3 – Head to Phuket
Bangkok to Phuket – 1hr 30 min flying hours
There are plenty of flights flying between Bangkok and Phuket daily; book a ticket according to your convenience. After checking in to your hotel room, you can go on a day trip to Phang Nga Bay. The most famous attraction in Phang Nga Bay is the James Bond Island. This is a splendid chance to see the majestic limestone caves and paddle the canoes by yourself. This can be a long day for you, but if you feel up to it, you can explore the Bangla Road at night.
Day 4 - Day trip to Phi Phi Islands
The Phi Phi islands are an island group situated between Phuket and the west Strait of Malacca. This is the day trip which will give you an opportunity to enjoy snorkelling. You can head to the Mosquito Island, and enjoy your aquatic adventure. After you are done exploring the Mosquito Island, make the Bamboo Island your next destination. This island is breathtakingly beautiful with its vast stretch of white sand, clear waters and aquatic life.
Day 5 – Departure
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and check-out from your hotel. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. You can book a flight back to Dubai from Phuket. There are two direct flights from Phuket to Dubai. If you are taking the second flight, you can spend some time shopping and buying souvenirs.
If you are planning a trip to Thailand, book a holiday package with us.
By Neetu George