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Singapore & Bangkok Adventure

Discover the history, culture & cuisine of Singapore & Bangkok; futuristic cities blend with garden landscapes; ancient temples & remarkable buddhas; optional extension to Phuket Island

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Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures October 2024 – December 2025
Themes ActiveHistory & CultureCity Stays
Activity Level Recreational
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking over uneven surfaces and requires an average level of physical fitness. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Join us in discovering the history, sites, cuisine, and culture of two of Asia's best cities: Singapore and Bangkok. Start your adventure in Singapore and learn how this city-state warmly embraces the kaleidoscope of people that call this small country home. Awe-inspiring, futuristic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands blend seamlessly with its traditional neighborhoods brimming with art and enticing aromas.Nicknamed the "City in a Garden", Singapore is covered in greenery and impressive gardens, including the world's largest orchid display. 

Then, continue your adventure in Bangkok, Thailand. The bustling capital city is known for its ornate shrines, lively street life, and magnificent temples, including the country's most important landmark, the Royal Grand Palace. Admire the countless Buddhas throughout the city, including the glittering Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most revered, and the impressive Reclining Buddha. End your fascinating journey with an optional extension to Phuket Island, Thailand's most famous resort.

 

Singapore Tourism Board Singapore Airlines

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights from LAX via Singapore Airlines including taxes & fees
  • 7 nights Deluxe and Superior First Class accommodations
  • 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • City tour of Singapore & Bangkok
  • Professional, English-speaking tour guides

Optional add-ons

  • Singapore optional excursions Half Day Past and Present Singapore tour & Michelin Guide Street Food
  • Bangkok optional excursions Chinatown Walk, Evening Twilight Culinary Journey by Tuk Tuk and Ancient City of Ayutthaya & Bang Pa-In
  • Optional extension to Phuket

Why you'll love it

  • For each traveler visiting, Friendly Planet contributes to a carbon-neutral program which supports reforestation, clean water, replenishing mangroves, and seeding coral reefs.
  • Tour Singapore's highlights, including the Civic District, Merlion Park, and Hock Keng Temple.
  • Visit the National Orchid Garden, home to 60,000 orchid plants.
  • Marvel at the indoor waterfall and over 1 million plants at Gardens by the Bay.
  • Admire panoramic city views at the Sands SkyPark.
  • Discover Thai culture and history in Bangkok including the Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the Reclining Buddha, and a long-tail boat ride along the Klong Bang Luang.
  • Take advantage of your already-included international airfare and enjoy a luxurious and relaxing stay on Phuket Island, Thailand's most famous resort.

Itinerary at a Glance

Singapore & Bangkok Adventure map

Phuket Extension

  • 10 Bangkok & Phuket
  • 11 Phuket
  • Optional Excursion: Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat with Lunch (purchased locally), $135
  • 12 Phuket
  • Optional Excursion: Half-day Southern Community and Cultural Experience (purchased locally), $121
  • 13 Depart Phuket/Arrive USA

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Departs U.S.: Fri, Jun 7, 2024
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Finishes: Sun, Jul 28, 2024
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$3599 Sold Out
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$3399 Sold Out
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If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Singapore & Bangkok Adventure
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Nov 15, 2024;  Dec 6, 2024 $849
Apr 11, 2025;  May 16, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Sep 5, 2025;  Oct 10, 2025 $859
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Mar 28, 2025 $889
Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $919
All other dates $779
Optional Guaranteed Early Check-in1
Double Occupancy
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Mar 28, 2025;  Apr 11, 2025;  May 16, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Sep 5, 2025;  Oct 10, 2025;  Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $180
All other dates $160
Single Occupancy
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Mar 28, 2025;  Apr 11, 2025;  May 16, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Sep 5, 2025;  Oct 10, 2025;  Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $360
All other dates $320
Optional Excursions
Half-Day Past and Present Singapore2
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Mar 28, 2025;  Apr 11, 2025;  May 16, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Sep 5, 2025;  Oct 10, 2025;  Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $240
All other dates $205
Half-day Walking Tour: Michelin Guide Street Food3
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Mar 28, 2025;  Apr 11, 2025;  May 16, 2025;  Jun 6, 2025;  Jul 18, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Sep 5, 2025;  Oct 10, 2025;  Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $295
All other dates $250
Bangkok Chinatown Walk4 $52
Evening Twilight Culinary Journey by Tuk Tuk5
Nov 15, 2024;  Dec 6, 2024 $152
All other dates $160
Ancient City of Ayutthaya & Bang Pa-In with Lunch6
Nov 15, 2024;  Dec 6, 2024 $182
All other dates $190

1. Your room will be booked and guaranteed available if you arrive at the hotel before 3pm.

2. This private tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate.

3. This private tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate.

4. This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

5. This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

6. This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

PHUKET ISLAND EXTENSION1
Phuket Island Extension
Sep 6, 2024;  Oct 11, 2024 $549
Jul 19, 2024 $649
Dec 6, 2024 $699
Nov 15, 2024;  Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025;  Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $749
All other dates $599
ROOMING SELECTION
Double Occupancy included
Single Occupancy
Nov 15, 2024;  Dec 6, 2024 $379
Nov 14, 2025;  Dec 5, 2025 $399
Jan 17, 2025;  Feb 14, 2025;  Mar 14, 2025 $409
All other dates $309

1. Requires a minimum of two passengers to operate and is subject to availability.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
Los Angeles (LAX) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above. Please review the flight schedule, especially if you're booking connecting flights.

Want to fly from another city? For this package, you may request flights from San Francisco or NYC. Unfortunately, we don't offer flights from any other cities, but you can book your own connecting flights. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own connecting flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey begins this evening as you check in for your flight to Singapore

Day 2 En route

  • Cross the International Dateline and lose a day (you will recover this day on the return leg of your trip)

Day 3 Arrive Singapore

  • Upon arrival in Singapore, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel
  • Enjoy a lavish buffet dinner at your hotel

Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Singapore skyline

Welcome to Singapore! After completing customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Join your fellow travelers for a lavish buffet dinner at Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clark Quay.

Day 4 Singapore

  • Enjoy a morning tour of Singapore
  • Spend the afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing or join an optional excursion

Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Merlion Park

Your morning tour of Singapore features a drive around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court, and City Hall. Next, stop at Merlion Park and enjoy the impressive views of Marina Bay. Then, visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples in Singapore. Afterward, make a stop at a local handicraft market. Finally, proceed to the National Orchid Garden within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts 60,000 orchid plants.

The balance of the day is at leisure, where you can taste your way through Singapore’s Hawker Food Centers, explore Singapore on your own, or join an optional tour.

Optional Excursion: Half-day Past and Present Singapore, $205
Sultan Mosque

Walk to Bugis Street and discover local markets, the iconic dry goods warehouse, and the famous Chinese Kwan Im Thong Temple. Travel to Little India and take in the many colors and exotic scents of spices while riding past the streets to learn about this unique community.  Enjoy a light snack or drink and savor the local favorite roti prata, a south Indian flatbread made by frying stretched dough flavored with ghee.

Next, head to Kampong Glam, Singapore’s traditional Malay enclave and home to the iconic Sultan Mosque, the famed Arab Street, and traditional eateries. Stroll along the site and visit the different shops while learning about the Malay culture in Singapore. Stop for a taste of the local teh tarik, a sweetened tea drink made with condensed or evaporated milk.

Note: This private tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate and costs $240 per person in 2025.

Day 5 Singapore

  • Enjoy a half-day at leisure to explore Singapore or join an optional excursion
  • In the late afternoon, visit Sands SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands hotel
  • Explore Gardens by the Bay

Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Supertrees, Gardens by the Bay

Spend the morning at leisure or join an optional morning tour. 

Later this afternoon, visit the Sands SkyPark, an awe-inspiring engineering wonder. This unique structural masterpiece floats atop the three soaring Marina Bay Sands hotel towers, over 650 ft. in the sky. From this vantage point, enjoy unforgettable panorama views of the city’s impressive skyline.

In the early evening, visit Gardens by the Bay. Featuring more than 1 million plants from over 5,000 species, marvel at the indoor waterfall over 100 feet tall and stroll above the jungle canopy via aerial walkways at Cloud Forest. The Flower Dome showcases exotic plants from 5 continents in 9 different gardens by replicating the cool and dry Mediterranean climate. Watch as the Supertrees come alive with special effects at night. 

Optional Excursion: Half-day Walking Tour: Michelin Guide Street Food, $250
Kueh pie tee

Meet with your local guide at the hotel and set out to discover Singapore’s popular hawker centers as you indulge in a Michelin Guide street food walking tour. Start at Chinatown Food Complex, a multi-story wet and dry market popular among locals and foreigners. Sip kopi tarik or teh tarik, the famous pulled coffee or tea, and thick kaya toast. While learning about hawker culture in Singapore, taste popiah and kueh pie tee, famous local snacks.  Continue past the famous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Singapore City Gallery through Ann Siang Hill Park and arrive at Amoy Street Food Centre. Later, head over to Little India and taste the Bismillah Biryani, Dum Biryani, and other authentic Indian delicacies.

Note: This private tour involves extensive walking, requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate, and costs $295 in 2025.

Day 6 Singapore & Bangkok, Thailand

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Thailand
  • Upon arrival in Bangkok, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel
  • Spend the balance of the day at leisure

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok or similar Breakfast

Day 7 Bangkok

  • Visit the Flower Market and learn how to create your own Thai garland
  • Tour The Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • See the mysterious Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho
  • Spend the balance of the day at leisure or enjoy one (or both!) of our optional excursions

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok

Start your day with a visit to Bangkok's vibrant and colorful Flower Market. Meet with a local vendor and create a traditional Thai flower garland that you can later share as an offering at any of Bangkok's magnificent temples. Next, head to The Royal Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. For 150 years, the Grand Palace served as the home of the King and his court and the entire administrative seat of government. Within its grounds, you'll also visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), a structure built to house a large Buddha image carved from a solid piece of green jadeite (jasper). Continue to Wat Pho, founded in the 17th century and the oldest temple in Bangkok. This temple is also home to the remarkable Reclining Buddha, one of the largest in the world, whose face depicts the attainment of Nirvana and whose feet are inlaid with mother-of-pearl.

The afternoon is leisurely to explore Bangkok on your own or join other locally available optional excursions.

Optional Excursion: Chinatown Walk, $52
Gold Buddha, Wat Traimit

This afternoon, drive to Bangkok's Chinatown, where you'll head out on an exciting walk through one of the city's oldest parts. Walk along Yaowarat Road, which is filled with exciting shops and unique treasures. Continue to an old tea shop to enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals before heading to Talad Kao, a busy local market offering a variety of fresh food, fruits, and Chinese herbs. End the walk at Wat Leng Nei Yi to visit the Taoist temple. Then, proceed to Wat Traimit on the edge of Chinatown, which houses the world's most giant solid gold Buddha.

Note: This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

Optional Excursion: Evening Twilight Culinary Journey by Tuk Tuk, $160
Tuk Tuk, Bangkok

Explore iconic sites and unforgettable flavors by Tuk Tuk as you adventure after dark! Visit Wat Suthat, one of the famous iconic sights of Bangkok, for a nighttime perspective. The night ends with a final stop at a hidden bar. Sip on a chilled Thai beer or a non-alcoholic drink with local snacks while enjoying fantastic night views of the Giant Swing and the glittering temple. Return to the hotel by tuk-tuk. 

Note: This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate.

Day 8 Bangkok

  • Journey to the Samut Songkhram province to experience a rural railway market
  • Visit the Damnoen Saduak or Tha Kha markets, full of floating vendor stalls
  • Hop aboard a paddle boar and explore the canals
  • Explore King Rama II Memorial Park and learn about the former King

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok or similar Breakfast & lunch

Full Day Itinerary
Railway in Samut Songkhram province

After breakfast, experience a more traditional side of Thailand with an insightful excursion to Samut Songkhram province. Venture to a rural railway market, where vendors set up stalls along the train tracks. Watch as they quickly pack up as trains arrive and then unload and carry on business after the trains have departed. 

Continue to Damnoen Saduak or Tha Kha markets, where you will have a unique chance to experience a traditional marketplace style. See boats full of fresh fruit and traditional snacks sold on the canals. For a closer look, hop aboard a paddle boat and explore the labyrinth of canals. Return to the floating market for lunch. 

Cruise the waterways by long-tail boat, visit a local Buddhist temple not on the tourist trail, and then continue to the King Rama II Memorial Park. Explore the park's ornate Thai-style pavilions and learn about the former beloved King.  

Day 9 Bangkok

  • Spend the day at leisure, or join an optional tour

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok or similar Breakfast

Optional Excursion: Ancient City of Ayutthaya & Bang Pa-In with Lunch, $190
Wat Mahathat

This morning, drive to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. King U-Thong founded the city of Ayutthaya in 1350 as the capital of his kingdom of Siam. By 1700, Ayutthaya had as many as a million inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities in the world at the time. But in 1767, the Burmese army invaded and destroyed the city. Nevertheless, magnificent ruins of the old city remain, some restored. Exciting archaeological excavations are still proceeding at many sites in the area.

Upon arrival, visit some of Ayutthaya's historical sites. Among the ruins, you will see the most significant monument, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mahathat to discover a Buddha head entwined in tree roots, and Wat Yai Chaimongkhol to view the reclining Buddha statue. Continue to a vibrant market and the Muslim Quarter to sample Roti Sai Mai, a Thai dessert similar to cotton candy that is sometimes served in a sweet, colorful crepe.

After an included lunch of local Thai dishes, continue exploring with a leisurely one-hour long-tail boat ride down the Chao Phraya River. See riverside villages and Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, a Gothic-style Buddhist temple on a small river island. Continue to Bang Pa to view King Rama IV's summer palace, which is used occasionally by the king and queen to host receptions and banquets. The palace and surrounding temples represent an appealing fusion of Thai, Chinese, and European architectural styles. Return to Bangkok this evening.

Note: This private tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. 

Day 10 Depart Bangkok/Arrive USA

  • Bid farewell to Thailand as you transfer to the airport to board your flight to Bangkok, and then your return flight to the USA
  • Or, take advantage of your already-included international airfare and join an optional extension to Phuket Island

Breakfast

Phuket Extension

Take advantage of your already-included international airfare and enjoy a luxurious and relaxing stay on Phuket Island, Thailand's most famous resort.

Day 10 Bangkok & Phuket

  • Fly to Phuket and transfer to your hotel upon arrival
  • Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure

Amari Phuket or similar Breakfast

Day 11 Phuket

  • Enjoy a full day at leisure or join an optional excursion

Amari Phuket or similar Breakfast

Full Day Itinerary
James Bond Island

Spend two full days at leisure to relax, shop, or tour this scenic island, Thailand's largest.  Phuket and the 39 smaller islands to the southeast are studded with tropical forests, mountains, gravity-defying limestone formations, and pristine beaches, surrounded by coral reefs and the aquamarine water of the balmy Andaman Sea. The west coast of Phuket was hit severely by the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. Still, the resilient people have quickly rebuilt it, and almost no evidence of the damage now remains. Phuket is a melting pot of Buddhists, Thai-Chinese, Muslims, and even sea gypsies, whom you'll find warm and welcoming.

 

With warm, humid weather year-round, you'll enjoy plenty of sun-drenched days lounging on the beach and all types of water sports, including jet-skiing, parasailing, surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Most of the dive locations are suitable for all skill levels. The waters abound with colorful coral forests, tropical fish, and other marine life, including leopard sharks, moray eels, octopus, and turtles.

 

Phuket is also the sailing and yachting center of Thailand and adjacent countries, with several races and regattas happening throughout the year. And in the unlikely event you can pull yourself away from the beach, you'll find opportunities to ride horses, hike, mountain bike, and even golf. Afterward, unwind at one of the many spas or one of the excellent acrobatic, theatrical, or cultural shows.

Optional Excursion: Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat with Lunch (purchased locally), $135
Phi Phi Islands viewpoint

Escape to a quieter and more natural side of southern Thailand on a day trip from Phuket. This morning, board a speedboat for a 45-minute journey to the six scenic Phi Phi Islands. As you cruise toward paradise, see spectacular limestone karsts that jut out from the blue seas. Pass by Maya Bay, arguably one of Thailand’s most beautiful places, as well as Phi Phi Lay Cove and Monkey Beach, which feature stunning white sands lined with swaying palm trees. 

 

Enjoy lunch at Tonsai Bay, the southern stretch of Phi Phi Ley Island, surrounded by sweeping sea views. In the afternoon, cruise to the Bamboo Islands for snorkeling and swimming in the Andaman Sea. 

 

After a spectacular day cruising the Phi Phi Islands, it is time to return to Phuket in the early evening.

 

Note: This is a shared tour. 

September 2023 to April 30, 2024: Sold locally at approximately 4,010 THB

May 1 to October 31, 2024: Sold locally at approximately 4,210 THB

Day 12 Phuket

  • Enjoy a full day at leisure on the island or join an optional excursion

Amari Phuket or similar Breakfast

Optional Excursion: Half-day Southern Community and Cultural Experience (purchased locally), $121
Kaeng som

Discover the enchanting cultural village of Baan Kamala in Phuket, where tradition meets tropical paradise. Immerse yourself in Thai heritage as you explore this vibrant Muslim community, known for its warm hospitality and captivating local customs. From traditional performances to authentic cuisine, Baan Kamala is a must-visit destination for a truly immersive and enriching experience in Southern Thailand.

 

Meet with locals when you arrive, and throughout the half-day tour, participate in hands-on activities, allowing you to be a part of the tapestry of local life. Learn how to make khanom duen, a local dessert, and kaeng som—a famous (and spicy!) Southern Thai dish made of buffalo oranges. Or, enjoy painting sarongs or batiks with a personal design. 

 

Note: September 2023 to April 30, 2024: Sold locally at approximately 3,350 THB

 

May 1 to October 31, 2024: Sold locally at approximately 3,880 THB

Day 13 Depart Phuket/Arrive USA

  • Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Bangkok, Thailand then continue to the USA via Singapore

Breakfast

Hotels

Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay
Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay
Superior First Class

Paradox Singapore Merchant Court at Clarke Quay, Singapore offers the best of both worlds: a central-city location and resort-style ambiance. The hotel is ideally located on the banks of the Singapore River, next to Clarke Quay Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, and close to major places of interest including Chinatown, and the numerous bars and restaurants on the famous Clarke Quay and Boat Quay.

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COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
COMO Metropolitan Bangkok
Deluxe

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a contemporary and stylish hotel located in the central district of Sathorn. The hotel is located 10 minutes away from Silom’s vibrant nightlife scene with close access to train stations, including the Skytrain Station. COMO Metropolitan is a mixture of relaxation and excitement, quietly removed from Bangkok’s traffic, yet steps away from the areas nightlife, shopping and restaurants.

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Amari Phuket
Amari Phuket
Superior First Class

Hidden on a secluded beach, Amari Phuket offers a prime location in Patong’s southernmost corner surrounded by the Andaman Sea. Less than an hour’s drive from Phuket International Airport, Amari Phuket is conveniently set within a 5-minute walk to Patong Beach while Phuket Town and the island’s popular attractions are also easily accessible from the resort.

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In the unlikely event that a particular hotel is not available, a similar or better hotel may be substituted.

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Small Group Tour A Taste of Thailand
from $2249 w/ Flights from $1449 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour A Taste of Vietnam
from $2449 w/ Flights from $1649 Tour Only 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Ancient Capitals of Indochina
from $5599 w/ Flights from $4799 Tour Only 16 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Best of Thailand
from $3699 w/ Flights from $2899 Tour Only 12 days
per person, double occupancy*
Small Group Tour Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
from $4999 w/ Flights from $4199 Tour Only 17 days
per person, double occupancy*
Independent Package Singapore & Bali Adventure
from $3399 w/ Flights 10 days
per person, double occupancy*
New Independent Package Singapore & Hong Kong Adventure
from $3699 w/ Flights 9 days
per person, double occupancy*
Independent Package Singapore & Tokyo Adventure
from $3799 w/ Flights 9 days
per person, double occupancy*
New Independent Package Singapore, Hong Kong & Bali Adventure
from $4899 w/ Flights 13 days
per person, double occupancy*
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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