Thailand

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All about the Thailand.

Day 1 Depart for Thailand

Day 2 Bangkok

Day 3 Bangkok

Day 4 Bangkok

Day 5 Bangkok

Day 6 Chiang Mai Day

Day 7 Chiang Mai

Day 8 Chiang Rai

Day 9 Koh Samui

Day 10 Koh Samui

Day 11 Koh Samui

Day 12 Depart Thailand

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Our Thailand – 12 Day – Kosher GGN Tour

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners & dining
  • All accommodation including tea houses en route
  • All transportation including taxis and coaches
  • Tour and trekking guide for entire journey
  1. Day 1 Depart USA to Bangkok 22 Aug

    Please finish davening Shacharit on Thursday during the flight or during the stop-over in China. There won’t be time to daven after arriving in Bangkok!

  2. Day 2 Bangkok Aug 23

    10:50 Estimated time of arrival in Bangkok

    We start our tour heading to Chao Phraya for a fascinating ride along the river. The boat ride opens a chance to take a glimpse on some of the local life-style and of Bangkok slums built along the river and if we are lucky – we will see the ‘water monitor’ – large lizards living on the river-side walls – looking like a hybrid of crocodile and turtle.

    Lunch boxes (by Chabad) will be brought to the pier

    We get off the boat at the entrance to our hotel – Riva Surya – at the hotel’s pier. Check in, Welcome drinks, settle in.

    3:30 pm First suits and dresses fitting for those who are interested.

    5:30 pm Buffet dinner at Chabad Bangkok Khao San Road

    6:35 pm departure to Siam Niramit spectacular show from Chabad

    8:00 pm Siam Niramit show

  3. Day 3 Bangkok Aug 24

    7:00 am Shacharit

    7:30 am Breakfast at the hotel

    8:30 am Departure

    Today we explore the best of Bangkok – the Grand Palace and Wat Pho – the reclining Buddha – being the oldest temple of Bangkok. We travel by Vans to the Grand Palace.

    After a lunch break – Back at Khao San for a massage before Shabbat – at  ’Healthland’ – this is a professional massage provider, of high quality and a very relaxing, pampering atmosphere. We will provide three massage options in advance such as foot massage, 1  hour massage or a 2 hour massage. This is Thailand’s most reputable massage provider

    3:30 pm Back to the hotel by vans.

    4.00 pm Second fitting of suits and dresses

    Preparations for Shabbat, time to enjoy the hotels facilities

    6:00 pm walk to Chabad house for candle lighting , Kabalat Shabbat and shabbat dinner

    6:16pm Candle lighting

  4. Day 4 Bangkok Aug 25

    8:30 am Shacharit at the hotel

    9:15 am Kidush and Breakfast

    10:00 am Walk to Beit Chabad for Kriat Hatora and Musaf

    Lunch at Beit Chabad

    R & R

    4:00pm Shiurim and social games at Beit Chabad

    6:00pm Seuda Shlishit at Beit Chabad

    7:07pm Arvit and Havdala

    8:00pm Visit one of Bangkok’s roof-top bars. The roof top offers intriguing views of Bangkok. Enjoy cocktail drinks at the roof top bar.

  5. Day 5 Bangkok Aug 26

    6:45 am Shacharit

    7:15 am Breakfast

    8:00 am Departure

    We are heading on a full day journey to Kanchanaburi and the floating market.

    We will travel back in time to see the world-famous bridge on the River Kwai, built during World War II by prisoners of war, near the town of Kanchanaburi. Learn about the construction of the infamous “Death Railway” at the poignant JEATH War Museum and the cemetery

    In the afternoon we visit Ampawa floating market and we will see the floating monkeys in the river and glowworm.
    This floating market is best to visit in the afternoon.
    We take packed lunches and dinners with us. The packed dinner will be heated up at one of the restaurants (arranged by Chabad).

    We will be back in Bangkok at around 9pm.

  6. Day 6 Chiang Mai Aug 27

    5:30 am Shacharit

    Boxed breakfast taken with us

    6:30 am Departure to the airport for our flight

    9:55 am flight to Chiang Mai PG223

    11:15 am Arrive in Chiang Mai

    We’ve had to change the order around, start with the tigers and finish at the temple. At the Tiger Kingdom we’ll get to experience hands-on taking care of the Tigers in their cage. In the later afternoon we’ll visit one of Chiang Mai’s landmarks – Wat Phra Dui Suthep – Temple Dui Suthep built in the 14th century on the peak of Mt Suthep – 1676 meter high. Some 300 steps lead from the car park to the peak – however there is also a tram to assist the way. The place is sacred for the Buddhists. The peak offers stunning views over Chiang Mai and its surroundings.

    1:15 Arrive at Tiger Kingdom, enjoy picnic lunch by the pool.

    2:00pm – 4:30pm Join a phenomenal experience with Thai Tigers including briefing, Tiger Trail experience and show of the White Tiger.

    4:30pn Drive to the What Phra Dui Suthep

    5:30pm – 6:30pm What Phra Dui Suthep

    7:00pm Check in at our hotel

    8:00pm Dinner at Chabad Chiang Mai

    9:30pm The night market. Return to the hotel on your free time. (It is within a walking distance)

    The market is a showcase of the art and craftsmanship of the Northern Thai people. Many of the stall vendors make and sell their own products and the quality of craftsmanship is superb. The goods available are made from a wide variety of materials such as silk, paper, fabric, wood, metal, glass, ceramic etc.

  7. Day 7 Chiang Mai Aug 28

    7:15 am Shacharit

    7:45 am Breakfast

    8:30 am Departure

    Please bring change of clothes, light clothes or swimsuits and sandals.

    Today is a full day of Thai adventure – Thai jungle, Elephants, Rice Fields, Bamboo Rafts.

    We travel to one of the local elephant conservatory parks where we learn about the Thai elephant and join in a course to treat the elephants at their natural surrounding – eating, bathing, minding their young ones and of course hugging them. We will spend 3-4 hrs here. Lunch at the park .

    Then we will drive to another elephant farm for an elephant ride.

    Off to raft on a bamboo raft and a jungle short hike

    7:00 pm back in Chiang Mai – dinner at Chabad

  8. Day 8 Chiang Rai Aug 29

    6:15 am Shacharit

    6:45 am Breakfast

    7:30 am Departure

    Today we travel north to the famous Golden Triangle – the spot where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, being separated by the Mekong River. Once, this was the center of opium production and trade in South East Asia. Those days are gone. Now the area is peaceful and tranquil dotted with hill tribe villages, ancient temples and markets.

    On our way north we visit Doitung – the King’s mother’s garden (by truck), we stop at coffee plantation, visit authentic hill tribe village and hill tribe school, stop at Maesai – the Thai – Myanmar border, once at the Golden Triangle we visit the Opium museum and take a long tail boat ride along the Mekong River where we stop at the bank on Laos territory.

    Continue to Chiang Rai.

    Overnight in Chiang Rai. Dinner at the hotel.

  9. Day 9 Koh Samui Aug 30

    5:35 am Shacharit

    6:15 am Breakfast

    7:00 am departure to the airport

    Please wear light clothes and walking shoes or have them in your carry-on bag.

    9:45 am flight to Koh Samui via Bangkok PG232 (11:15am arrive in Bangkok. Stop over until 12:40pm flight to Koh Samui PG133)

    1:45 pm Arrive in Koh Samui

    Luggage is transported to the hotel

    We explore the island this afternoon (3-4 hrs) by Jeeps for a scenic tour of the island including the Big Buddha temple, Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks, Viewpoint over Chaweng and Crystal Bays, Coconut plantation and monkeys at work picking up coconuts.
    Visit Namuang waterfall – the highest waterfall in Samui – 80 meters.

  10. Day 10 Koh Samui Aug 31

    6:15am Shacharit

    6:45 am Breakfast

    7:30 am Departure

    Please bring swimming clothes and towels, sun-hats and sunblock and your Music!

    A day out to Ang Thong Marine Park on our private yacht. We will take our packed lunch with us. Explore the magnificent scenery of the Gulf of Thailand where dolphins and whales make the marine park their home. Your professional snorkeling leader will take you on a journey to the underwater world of the marine Park. Continue from here to hidden lagoons and white sandy beaches, you will have the option to go for guided sea kayaking to explore sensational cliffs and magical tunnels that are only found at this location (free of charge). Afternoon arrive at Emerald Lake island – option to be transferred to the beach and enjoy a walk to a viewpoint over the surrounding islands. From here – journey sail to Koh Samui.

    4:30 pm back in the hotel. Time to enjoy the resort.

    6:09 pm Candle lighting at the hotel or at Chabad

    Shabbat dinner at the resort (by Chabad)

  11. Day 11 Koh Samui Sep 1

    8:30 am Shacharit at the hotel

    9:15 am Kidush and Breakfast

    10:00 am Walk to Beit Chabad for Kriat Hatora and Musaf

    1.30 pm Lunch at Beit Chabad

    R & R

    4:00pm Shiurim and social games at Beit Chabad or in the hotel

    6:00pm Seuda Shlishit at Beit Chabad or the hotel

    7:07pm Arvit and Havdala

    8:00 pm travel by vans to the Fishermen village on the other side of the island

    11:55 pm First Slichot at Chabad

  12. Day 12 Depart Thailand Sep 2

    8:45 am Shacharit

    9:15 am Breakfast

    10:00 am departure to the airport

    12:10 pm Flight PG874 to Bangkok

    1:30 pm Arrive in Bangkok

    Luggage must be collected before checking in to the flight to USA

    Time

    3:55 pm Check in for International flight

    6:55 pm flight to USA via Guangzhou (China)

Hotels

Shangri-La Hotel – Chiang Mai

2 nights –Premier Rooom BB

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

1 nights –Deluxe Garden View BB, Dinner

Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui

3 nights –Premium Deluxe BB

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Activity

Long Tail River Cruise with hotel drop off. Long Tail River Cruise with hotel drop off.
Siam Niramit Theatre The Grand Palace
Health Land Death Railway Tour
Balloon Adventure Thailand Bamboo Rafting ( Panda Tour )
Tiger Kingdom Thailand Baan Chang Elephant Park
Rai Mae Fah Luang Red Dragon Charter