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Chiang Mai Elephants Cup Social Croquet (Thailand) February 2018 ex AKL

Chiang Mai Elephants Cup Social Croquet (Thailand) February 2018 ex AKL

31 January - 9 February 2018

$3295 Per Person Twin Share, $400 Single Supplement

A Go See Touring Special Event

Day 1 Wednesday 31 January 2018 Depart Auckland – Arrive Bangkok

Check in time at Auckland Airport is two hours prior to departure.

Depart                  2:50PM                 AUCKLAND on Thai Airways

Arrive                   8:50PM                 BANGKOK

On arrival in Bangkok you will be met by our local tour guide and transferred to your hotel.  Siam@Siam is an outstanding, stylishly-designed Hotel & Spa ideally situated opposite the National Stadium in the vicinity of the Central Business District and major shopping centres: Siam Square, Siam Centre, Siam Discovery, and the MBK Shopping Complex. 

Accommodation: Siam@Siam or similar

Day 2 Thursday 01 February 2018 (B,L) Bangkok City Tour

This morning set off on a half day Bangkok City Tour.  Sightseeing includes visits to three of the city’s most important temples: Wat Traimit (with its huge solid gold Buddha statue), Wat Po (containing a 46 m. long reclining Buddha image), Wat Phra Kaew (for the revered Emerald Buddha) and also the ornate Grand Palace, a blend of Thai and European architecture.   Lunch is at the riverside, Wan-Fah restaurant and then you’ll be returned to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.  Dinner tonight is own arrangements.

Day 3 – Friday 02 February 2018 Depart Bangkok - Arrive Chiang Mai

Depart               8:45AM                  BANGKOK  on Thai Airways

Arrive                 9:55AM                  CHIANG MAI

On arrival in Chiang Mai you’ll be met by our ground operator and local guide and transfer to your hotel for the next 7 nights.  The Chiang Mai Plaza is located in the heart of the city and just a few minutes' walk from the famous Night Bazaar, yet with views of cool green mountains, the legendary Doi Suthep temple, and the lazy Mae Ping River.  The rest of the day is at leisure and dinner tonight is own arrangements.    

Accommodation:  Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel or similar (7 Nights)

Day 4 – Saturday 03 February 2018 (B, D) Chiang Mai Flower Festival /Welcome Dinner

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Depart early this morning to get to your viewing platform for the Flower Festival parade.  Our group has reserved seating on a prominent bridge to give an optimum view of the parade. See an array of flower floats, performers and marching bands as they make their way past.   After the parade make your way back to the hotel at leisure.   Lunch today is own arrangements.  This afternoon those that wish to have the afternoon at leisure may do so however transfers are available for anyone who would like to visit Suan Buak Haad City Park.  This is a lovely park at the best of times however during the flower festival it is transformed with special displays of flowers and miniature trees  and vendors selling plants and flowers.  You will also be able to take the opportunity to closely view the floats that have been on parade in the morning.

Welcome Dinner tonight we’ll walk to a restaurant not far from our hotel for a welcome dinner and you can meet your playing partner for the week.   After dinner why not take a stroll through the Night Bazaar?  Just a short walk from the hotel this market is a great place to shop for Thai souvenirs and offers hill-tribe fabrics, silver, beads and needlework.   Handicrafts go at bargain prices.  There is also a food court offering a variety of traditional Northern dishes and a beer garden.

Day 5 Sunday 04 February 2018 (B) Croquet Tournament Round 1

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Today is round 1 of the croquet tournament.   Morning tea is provided today and the coach will transfer us back to the hotel at the end of play.  Lunch is own arrangements and the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 6 – Monday 05 February 2018 (B, D) Croquet Tournament Round 2


Breakfast is at the hotel.

Today is round 2 of the croquet tournament.   Morning tea is provided today and the coach will transfer us back to the hotel at the end of play.  Lunch is own arrangements and the afternoon is at leisure.  Dinner tonight is own arrangements and a chance for you to try one of the great eating places at the Night Bazaar or fabulous restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant.

Day 7 – Tuesday 06 February 2018 (B, L) Maesa Elephant Camp/Orchid Farm

Breakfast is at the hotel.

This morning depart from the hotel to the Maesa Elephant Camp. This is one of Chiang Mai’s most famous attractions where visitors interact with the elephants – first watching them have their morning bath and then on to the Elephant Show.  Ride on an elephant through the jungle to visit the Baan Tong Luang Hill Tribe Village (longneck tribe). The Baan Tong Luang Eco-Agricultural Village is a cultural preservation project and a tourism village, opened in 2005 to preserve the old traditional ways of Hill Tribe agriculture, and to provide an income for the Hill Tribe people. The hill tribes live in the village and welcome visitors.

After a short transfer, lunch will be at the plantation style Orchid Garden.  The garden has countless varieties of exotic orchids on display. Following lunch return to the hotel and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.  Dinner tonight is own arrangements.

Day 8 – Wednesday 07 February 2018 (B, D) Croquet Tournament Round 3

 

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Today is round 3 of the croquet tournament.   Morning tea is provided today and the coach will transfer us back to the hotel at the end of play.

Tonight we’ll transfer to dinner at a local restaurant with a wonderful indoor garden setting.

Day 9 – Thursday 08 February 2018 (B, D) Croquet Tournament Finals/Farewell Dinner

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Today is the finals of the croquet tournament.   Morning tea is provided today and the coach will transfer us back to the hotel at the end of play.  Lunch is own arrangements and the afternoon is at leisure. 

Tonight will be our farewell dinner and presentation of the week’s winners.

Day 10 –  Friday 09 February 2018 Depart Chiang Mai 

Breakfast is at the hotel.   Standard checkout time applies today.  You’ll be transferred to Chiang Mai Airport in time for your departure flight. 

Depart                   3:20PM                CHIANG MAI on Thai Airways

Arrive                   4:30PM                BANGKOK

You are in transit

Depart                6:45PM                BANGKOK

Day 11 – Saturday 10 February 2018 Arrive Auckland

Arrive                    12:05PM              AUCKLAND

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