Superclean invites you to join us on a 10 day Botanical Tour of Thailand and Singapore with Chris Dalzell
Chris Dalzell With over 30 years of experience, with local and international acclaim; and having visited over 300 Botanic Gardens and lectured extensively all over the world, Chris is the ideal guide for this once in a lifetime tour.
Day 1: 12 October SQ479 JHB-Singapore. Depart at 13h45
Day 2: 13 October Arrive in Singapore at 6h10. Depart Singapore SQ970 at 7h10. Arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport at 8h35 and transfer to Hotel. Pick up at 10am from Hotel. Transfer to explore Bangkok by boat. A cruise along the Chao Phraya reveals scenes at odds with the bustling, modern inner city. Visitors get a glimpse of the serene and simple lifestyle of riverbank dwellers. En route, visit the Temple of Dawn “Wat Arun” best known for its porcelain encrusted 79 meters central pagoda.Lunch is on own arrangement. (Optional) Visit the residence of the Kings of Thailand, the Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court. Here you will see many palaces which have been used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and Wat Phra Keo, the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple. Visit Wat Tramit, the beautiful 5 ton golden Buddha, Wat Pho, the largest reclining Buddha. Return to hotel Dinner is on own arrangement. Accommodation at Amari Watergate Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 3: 14 October Breakfast will be served at the hotel. 07:30 hrs. After breakfast, depart to Kanchanaburi Explorer and Elephant riding & Bamboo Rafting. Fascinating, nostalgic and memorable sums up this day tour to Kanchanaburi the province of the River Kwai. The famous bridge and the beginning of the ‘Death Railway’ is a poignant reminder of the thousands of POW’s and forced laborers who lost their lives in the Second World War during the construction works of the railway. Visit to the War Cemetery and the world famous Bridge Over the River Kwai. Board a local train for the thrilling ride across wooden viaducts, which offer fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Lunch at the local restaurant followed by a short drive to an elephant camp for an exhilarating elephant riding and bamboo rafting.Dinner is on own arrangement. Accommodation at Amari Watergate Hotel (Deluxe room)
Day 4: 15 October Breakfast will be served at the hotel. 08:00 hrs. After breakfast depart from Bangkok to Pattaya and visit one of the biggest and most beautiful tropical botanical gardens in Southeast Asia, just 15 minutes east of Pattaya. Nong Nooch Tropical Garden has emerged as a fascinating tourist destination renowned for its wide-ranging orchid species, palm, cycad, cactus, bromeliad and bonsaigardens and countless flowers and plants from all corners of the world. Authentic Thai houses, mini zoo and cultural performances with classical dancers, traditional ceremonies, Thai boxing etc. and spectacular Elephant show are the highlights of your visit. Lunch is on own arrangement. Afternoon walk along the beaches in Pattaya before returning to Bangkok. Evening. Time at leisure for shops downtown in Bangkok by own arrangement. Dinner is on own arrangement. Accommodation at Amari Watergate Hotel
Day 5: 16 October 08:00 hrs. In the morning visit at Pakklong Flower Market. The colorful flowers and bustling atmosphere are an essential part of the inordinate charm of this particular market. Here you will see a variety of flowers never seen before. In the afternoon visit the home of Jim Thompson “The Father of Thai Silk” built in traditional teak wood style. Then proceed to Suan Pakkad Palace where a 300-year old lacquered pavilion decorated with gold leaf murals and fine wood carvings is situated.Rest of afternoon free for shopping. 19h00. Enjoy Thai & International buffet dinner while you cruise along the Chaophraya River and enjoy beautiful night scenery on both side of the river. The Grand Pearl Cruise will be passing by two most wonderful night in Bangkok, the Wat Arun – The Temple of dawn and the Grand Palace and the Wat Prakaew – The temple of Emerald Buddha. You will also enjoy under the moonlight ‘Live Music’ in a romantic atmosphere. Accommodation at Amari Watergate Hotel
Day 6: 17 October Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Morning free day at leisure (Check-out time at Noon). Transfer from Hotel to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Depart Bangkok for Singapore. On arrival in Singapore we will be transferred to our hotel. Afternoon tour of Chinatown with an English speaking guide. Dinner at a restaurant at Dempsey Road.
Day 7: 18 October Breakfast at Hotel. Early morning visit to Gardens by the Bay before the crowds. Stay there till about lunch time. afternoon visit to a few temples. Evening visit to Gardens by the Bay for light show. Dinner at Clark Quay.
Day 8: 19 October Visit the Singapore Botanical Garden and Orchid House. Afternoon at Leisure. Things to do include a visit to Chinatown and little India or to the Malay quarter at Haji Lane. Walk along Orchard road or take in a Singapore Sling at Raffles Hotel. Evening dinner at Marina Bay Sands plus a walking tour of the downtown of Singapore.
Day 9: 20 October full day at leisure. I can suggest optional tours. ‾
Day 10: 21 October : Depart Singapore on SQ478 at 02h10 arriving in JHB at 6h55.
PACKAGE PRICE IN A TWIN: R28,647.00 PACKAGE PRICE IN A SINGLE: R34,612.00 CLICK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME BOTANICAL TOUR!