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15 Day Exotic Asia

Visits: Bangkok, River Kwai, Phuket, Singapore, Hong Kong
Tour Code: OAB
Day Itinerary
Day 01 USA - Hong Kong
Our Asia vacation starts as we check in for the international flight bound for Bangkok.
Day 02 Enroute
Due to time difference and travel time, the day is spent onboard the jetliner. The plane traverses the Pacific Ocean, crossing the international date line.
Day 03 Arrive Hong Kong - Bangkok (DS)
Upon arriving in Hong Kong, we board a connecting flight to Bangkok, also known as the "City of Angels." After baggage retrieval and clearing customs, the group is met by the Ritz representative and transferred to the hotel. Tonight, we attend a Thai Classical Dance Welcome Dinner Show.
Day 04 Bangkok (AB, L)
After breakfast, we visit and admire the royal splendor of the Grand Palace and Coronation Hall. Buddhism is one of the cornerstones of Thai culture and it influences can be felt and admired as we visit the Emerald Buddha Temple. Continue on to Wat Po, also known as the "Reclining Buddha Temple." After visiting the Gems Factory, the rest of the afternoon is free at leisure.
Day 05 Bangkok (AB, L)
Journey by motorcoach 37 miles north of Bangkok to Bang Pa In. Also known as the Summer Palace, Bang Pa In was originally built in 1632 and renovated by King Rama IV in 1850. Continue on north to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand founded in 1350. Ayutthaya today is a modern city that still contains magnificent temples and structures from Thailand's past. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent bronze statues at Mongkol Borpith Temple, the ancient pagodas at Phra Sri Sanphet and the Phanancherng Temples.
Day 06 Bangkok - River Kwai (AB, L, DH)
After breakfast at the hotel, we finish up our tour of Bangkok with an excursion to the world famous Damnern Saduak Floating Market on Bangkok's timeless klongs (canals). Afterwards, continue on by motorcoach to Kanchanburi and the River Kwai. Made famous by the 1957 movie "Bridge on the River Kwai," points of interest we visit include the legendary Bridge and JEATH museum. Dinner is served at the hotel this evening.
Day 07 River Kwai - Kra Sae Cave (AB, L, D)
A morning visit to the War Museum at the Bridge. Located on the banks of the river, the museum contains numerous WWII relics and photographs. Board the local train for a train ride on the Death Railway, so name for the numerous POW's that perished to build it. The train arrives at Kra Sae Cave, located right by the railway station, where we enter to see the statue of Lord Buddha. Return to the hotel to wash up before going bamboo rafting along the River Kwai while enjoying dinner and music.
Day 08 River Kwai - Bangkok - Phuket (AB, L)
Board the motorcoach after breakfast as it heads back into Bangkok. After lunch, the group is transferred to the airport for a short flight to Phuket island, one of Asia's most popular beach resort destinations. Upon arrival, we're transferred to our hotel and take the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 09 Phuket (AB, L)
Also called "Pearl of the Andaman," Phuket is Thailand's simmering pearl of beauty, whose exquisite charm and exotic scenery of wind limestome outcrops will stay in the memory. Our city tour starts with Old Phuket Town, known for its Portuguese style buildings and colorful markets. Continue on to Wat Chalong, one of the largest temples on the island and its most famous, following up with the Rawai Sea-Gypsy village. Finish up our scheduled sightseeing with the panoramic view afforded us at Promthep Cape.
Day 10 Phuket (AB)
Entire day is free for us to lounge on the excellent beaches, walk about town, or finish up some last minute souvenir shopping. Phuket is known locally for its many excellent spas. Consider using the free day to use the spa facilities at the hotel or in town.
Day 11 Phuket - Bangkok - Singapore (AB)
With our delightful exploration of Thailand complete, we travel by plane back to Bangkok to catch a flight to Singapore, the "Lion City." Singapore is located in the heart of Southeast Asia and was known as "Pu Luo Chung," meaning "island at the end of a peninsula." The city-state of Singapore was established in 1819 by Sir Edmund Raffles as a trading station. Today, it is famous for its old world charms and new world appeals. After check in to the hotel, the remainder of the day is free for leisure activities.
Day 12 Sinagpore (AB, L)
Our sightseeing tour today includes visits to the Merlion Statue with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. We also visit the beautiful Botanical Garden, whose feature attraction is the national orchid garden, the largest collection of its kind in the world . After lunch, we visit Chinatown.
Day 13 Singapore - Hong Kong (AB)
Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Hong Kong. Known as the "Asia's World City," Hong Kong is also regarded as the shopping capital of Asia. We're met by the Ritz Tours Hong Kong representative and transferred to the hotel. No activities have been planned for today.
Day 14 Hong Kong (AB)
A half day city tour takes us to visit such famous points of interest as Stanley Market, Repulse Bay, and Aberdeen's Floating Community. A cable car ride up to Victoria Peak to take in the gorgeous birds-eye view of Hong Kong and its harbor is also provided. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 15 Hong Kong (AB)
No activities have been scheduled for this day. Take the time to do some last minute souvenir and gift shopping, explore the city on your own, or even take the ferry to Macau for a day visit. Optional free time activities are numerous and can be scheduled with the Ritz Tours Hong Kong office.
Day 16 Hong Kong - USA (AB)
Our Asia vacation is at an end all too soon as we board our homebound international jetliner.

Hotel:
Bangkok Millenium Hilton 3 Nights
River Kwai Felix 2 Nights
Phuket Hilton Acadia 3 Nights
Singapore The Oriental 2Nights
Hong Kong Harbour Plaza Metro 2Nights

Departure & Pricing
Departure Tour Fare Tour Fare
Wednesday LAX/SFO JFK
3/05,19 $2719 $2819
4/02,16, $2819 $2919
4/30, 5/14,28, $2719 $2819
6/11,25, 7/09,23, 8/06 $3019 $3119
8/20,9/03,17, $2719 $2819
10/01,15, $2819 $2919
10/29 $2919 $3019
11/12,26 $2819 $2919
12/10 $3129 $3229
12/24 $2919 $3019
1/14,28, 2/11,25 $2819 $2919

Price includes fuel surcharge $201
Taxes of $114 not included
September 11th security fee
$2.50 - $10.00 not included

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