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Thailand

Trip Details

October 3, 2024 - October 13, 2024

Thailand: List

TRIP OVERVIEW

Take Off With Us to the enchanting Land of Smiles: Thailand! On our 10-day group trip, we will embark on an unforgettable journey filled with good vibes, cultural experiences, and adventures as we explore the best of Thailand's treasures. From indulging in Thai Cuisine in the vibrant streets of Bangkok, to trekking through lush jungles in Chiang Mai, to relaxing on the serene beaches in Phuket. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, and flavors of this enchanting country!

There are an extremely limited number of spots for this trip, so reserve yours today to ensure that you don’t miss out!

THE TOWT EXPERIENCE

We have carefully crafted an itinerary that is tailored to fully immerse you in all the wonders that Thailand has to offer. You’ll join your favorite Travel Ambassadors, as we explore this dynamic country filled with culinary delights, ancient architecture, and stunning scenery! And the best part is - we've done all the planning and hard work for you.


Just be ready to Take Off and enjoy yourself!

YOUR INVESTMENT

TRIP PRICE:

  • $250 Deposit to reserve your spot! 

  • Then 5 monthly payments of $450

  • Pay in Full option available ($2,350)

  • Prices are PER PERSON

  • $50 discount for previous Take Off With Tiff Travelers.

    Early Bird discounts also available!!

  • Price is for double occupancy hotel stays. Limited number of single occupancy rooms available -

    inquire for pricing (Roommate matching available)

  • Options to pay include: Zelle, PayPal, Venmo and on TOWT website (via credit/debit)


Payments & Payment Plans:

All payments to Take Off With Tiff are non-refundable. This is because Take Off With Tiff has contractual agreements with hotels, and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.


Should you opt-in to our payment plan program, your invoice will clearly note your due dates and amount. We suggest you put this payment plan on your personal calendar.


A $50 late fee will be applied to all payments made after the 3-day grace period. Your trip is subject to cancellation after two missed payments.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private transportation to and from airport, and to all scheduled activities 

  • 3-4 star hotel accommodations* 

  • A handpicked curated group of likeminded wanderlusters

  • Some meals 

  • Scheduled excursions and entry fees 

  • Welcome Dinner

  • TOWT Welcome Gift

  • Dedicated TOWT Travel Ambassadors to assist with trip needs

*Accommodation are in a shared room with one other person. We also have a limited number of private rooms available on a first come, first served basis (for an additional fee). If you are interested in a private room, please contact us regarding availability. 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Flights

  • Domestic Flights

  • Visa fees (if applicable)

  • Travel Insurance (we recommend purchasing coverage for your trip)

  • Incidental room charges in hotels/accommodations

  • Individually selected activities during your free time 

  • Individual tips to experience providers and venues


FLIGHTS

​Your gateway to the Land of Smiles is through Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). To capitalize on early bird rates and secure your desired travel itinerary, we suggest booking flights roughly 3-5 months ahead of your departure date.

International Flights

Book round-trip flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and plan to arrive by 5:00 p.m. local time on October 3, 2024.

You may depart Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) at any time on October 13, 2024. Hotel check-out is at 11:00 a.m. local time.

If you need assistance with booking your international flight, please contact the TOWT team at takeoffwithtiff@gmail.com and we’d be more than happy to assist you.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights will be needed for multiple portions of the trip. We will share recommended flights for purchase to ensure smooth travel between destinations.

**Flight booking services are available for your domestic flights (additional add-on fee)**

Domestic Flights Needed:

Bangkok (BKK) – Chiang Mai (CNX)

  • (Flight Date: October 6, 2024 // Suggested Flight Time: Late Afternoon/Early Evening)

Chiang Mai (CNX) – Phuket (HKT)

  • (Flight Date: October 8, 2024 // Suggested Flight Time: Late Afternoon/Early Evening)

Phuket (HKT) – Bangkok (BKK)

  • (Flight Date: October 12, 2024 // Suggested Flight Time:  Late Morning/Early Afternoon)

Notes:

Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates. You must have a valid passport with an expiration date no SOONER than April 1, 2025.


U.S. citizens carrying a tourist passport and in possession of an onward or return airline ticket do not require a visa to enter Thailand. If you are not a US Passport holder, please check the requirements for your specific passport.

ITINERARY


DAY 1: WELCOME TO THE LAND OF SMILES: THAILAND!

After 24 hours or more of traveling (Whew Chile!!), arrive in Bangkok. After being picked up from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), you’ll be taken to your accommodations in one of Bangkok’s premier neighborhoods. Get settled into your hotel room and freshen up, grab a bite to eat, meet the rest of the TOWT crew, or just catch up on some sleep. Today is all about settling in, finding your bearings, and gearing up for what is sure to be an epic trip!

Location: Bangkok

Key Highlights: Airport pickup, getting settled in

DAY 2: TEMPLES & TURN UPS

Buddhism is the most practiced religion in Thailand, as you will immediately see after wandering around a bit. Just in Bangkok alone, there are over 400 temples! For your first full day in Bangkok, prepare yourself for a full immersion of culture and history as we explore the historic sites like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun.


Later that evening we get dressed up for our TOWT Welcome Dinner. 


To end what is sure to be the perfect blend of a righteousness and ratchetness type of day......after dark, we’ll do it Thai style and hit up the world-famous Khao San Road. You’ve all seen Hangover 2. Lol. So be sure to pace y-o-u-r-s-e-l-v-e-s!! 

Location: Bangkok

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner

Key Highlights: Walking tour, temple visits, Welcome Dinner, Late night partying

DAY 3: WORKS OF ART

We start the day by exploring two exotic markets outside of Bangkok. At the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, we hop aboard a long tailed wooden boat and cruise through the slender canals to experience the vibrant scene of vendors selling exotic, colorful produce from their boats. Afterwards we continue onto the unusual Maeklong Railway Market, where stalls full of goods all occupy the narrow train tracks. You’ll see how fast the vendors pack their stalls to make way for the approaching train!


Are you ready to rumble? Tonight, we take it to the rings! Muay Thai is an ancient Thai Martial Art, originally developed for use in military combat. It is known as the "Art of 8 Limbs", for the 8 parts of the body that are used for striking: the 2 hands, 2 legs (shins, mostly), 2 elbows, and 2 knees. Today, it is a popular spectator sport in Thailand. We will have an up close and personal experience as we head to one of Bangkok’s famous Muay Thai stadiums to watch a live boxing match with world-class fighters.


The night is yours to do as you wish!


Location: Bangkok

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Key Highlights: River cruise, market tour, boxing match

DAY 4: WELCOME TO CHIANG MAI

The early part of the day is yours to explore Bangkok on your own. ***But don’t venture out too far, we have a flight to catch in the evening!***


A short domestic flight from the south will take us to the Jewel of the North... Chiang Mai! The city, surrounded by mountains and jungle, screams adventure and is the perfect place to continue our trip. We’ll drop our bags at our hotel and then head to the Sunday Night Food Market food to try some northern flavors! Don’t miss the chance to try some Khao Soi, a delicious curry noodle dish that is a specialty of Chiang Mai.


Location: Bangkok and Chiang Mai

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Key Highlights: ***TRAVEL DAY***, arrival to Chiang Mai, night market

DAY 5: ELEPHANTS AND ALL THAT JAZZ!

We start out early and make our way into the jungle as we embark on a one-of-a-kind experience and visit an ethical rescued elephant facility. We’ll spend some quality time in a safe & ethical environment and learn about the Asian elephant’s long and fascination history. We will make healthy snacks for them, walk along their sides through the beautiful, lush forest and bathe them in the river. 


We’ll finish what’s already been an incredible day, by heading to a live music venue later that evening, to listen to some jazz music. The North Gate Jazz Co-op is renowned for hosting exceptional music talents in Chiang Mai. The establishment gets its name from its location on the corner of a busy intersection just across from the Chang Phuak Gate. Tonight, we find out what all the hype is about with this place as we take in the vibes and have some drinks.

Location: Chiang Mai

Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch

Key Highlights: Elephant sanctuary, live music

DAY 6: NOM,NOM,NOM

Food and cooking are an integral part of Thai culture. We’ve been enjoying eating traditional Thai food the past few days on the trip, now it’s time we combine the two and take an authentic Thai Cooking Class! We will learn the art of Thai food in a dedicated Chiang Mai cookery school. Here we will sample fresh produce and test ingredients at a local market, then explore the organic kitchen garden and get to work cheffing up some delicious Thai dishes. Because there is no better way to learn about a country’s culture than through its food!


***After our culinary experience, we head to the airport for our flight to Phuket.***


After arriving in Phuket, we’ll make our way to check into our hotel. Once here, settle in and take in all the stunning views…because we have finally made it to paradise! Use the rest of the day to experience Phuket as you please, relax by the hotel pool, go grab a bite to eat, go check out all the action at Patong Beach. The evening is yours to do as you wish!

Location: Chiang Mai and Phuket

Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch

Key Highlights: ***TRAVEL DAY***, cooking class, arrival to Phuket


DAY 7: ISLAND HOPPING

The moment we’ve all been waiting for……island paradise!!  Phuket is surrounded by turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and exotic islands. One of the best ways to experience all Phuket has to offer is island hopping. Each island has unique character and charm, from peaceful coves and secluded bays to bustling markets and vibrant nightlife. Today we board a private boat in search of powder white sand, beach bars and sunsets, as we visit some of Phuket’s popular islands. So be sure to pack your swimsuit, shades, and sunblock, because we turning up on the people's boat!!


The evening is yours to do as you wish!

Location: Phuket

Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch

Key Highlights: Boats, beaches and vibes


DAY 8: DOWN AND DIRTY

Did someone say Fight Club?! Today we see how well we remember the fancy moves from the Muay Thai fighters in Bangkok, as we test out our skills in a Muay Thai Fight Class. We will train in one of Thailand’s toughest Muay Thai gym’s and work off all the Pad Thai and noodles we’ve been eating on the trip!

Afterwards, we’ll keep the adrenaline levels soaring during an action-packed adventure that includes ziplines and ATVs. Enjoy the wind in your hair as you zip through narrow trails, cross rivers, and pass through dense forests. We’ll embark on a thrilling ride through the jungles of Phuket, as we ride along rugged trails, past local villages, and through the island’s rubber plantations.


Assuming you have any energy left, the night is yours to do as you wish!

Location: Phuket

Meals Provided: Breakfast 

Key Highlights: Workout class (mid-high level physical activity), ATV and Ziplines

DAY 9: F* THE CLUB UP!!

Yesterday, we took it to fight club, today we hit up a much more luxurious type of club……Beach Club!!

But not just any beach club, a floating beach club! Sea views are inevitable as the beach club floats off the coast of Phuket. Unlike any other beach club in the world, a floating beach club is essentially a miniature man-made floating island fitted with lavish amenities such as an infinity swimming pool, expansive pool deck, restaurant and even a bar! So, get ready to live it up on the sea!!


Optional Beach Club Upgrade: $65

The evening is yours to do as you wish!

Location: Phuket

Meals Provided: Breakfast 

Key Highlights: Lounging in Luxury


DAY 10: CHILLAX

After waking up with a ‘Chang-over’, you’ll be glad to know today is pretty relaxed. ***We bid farewell to paradise and fly back to bustling city life in Bangkok.***


Today is a much-needed chill day for the group, as the last 10 days have been truly EPIC. It’s the perfect opportunity to treat yourself to relaxing massage in Bangkok, you deserve it!  It’s not something we include in our trip, but you have the time, and we suggest getting a Thai massage before leaving Bangkok. (optional activity - not included in trip cost)


Location: Phuket and Bangkok

Meals Provided: Breakfast 

Key Highlights: ***TRAVEL DAY***, arrival in Bangkok, Free Day


DAY 11: IT'S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE!

We know, it feels like the trip just started, but it’s time to say farewell to Thailand. Use today to do any last minute souvenir shopping, or stop by your favorite restaurant one last time before it’s time to head home! The time may have flown by, but the memories and connections you've made will last forever. Or at least until the next TOWT Trip! 

Location: Bangkok

Meals Provided: Breakfast 

Key Highlights: ***TRAVEL DAY*** , Departures

***Schedule/events subject to change***

TRIP CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY


Trip Cancellation & Customer Refund Policy​


  • All bookings are subject to approval. 

  • All payments to Take Off With Tiff are non-refundable. This is because Take Off With Tiff has contractual agreements with hotels, and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.

  • All prices are listed for individual booking. Each registrant will need to apply individually.

  • All payments are subject to platform processing fees of 5% per transaction.

  • You must have a Passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of travel. Refunds will not be given for invalid/expired passports.

  • Refunds will not be given to travellers who fail to obtain the necessary travel documents for entry into Thailand.


BOOK NOW AND WORRY ABOUT REQUESTING OFF LATER

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