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Thailand: Dynamic North & Samui Relax

The Spirit of the Journey

Live a Thai adventure: delve in the maze of Bangkok canals, skyscrapers, and markets; cycle among the towering chedis and crumbling ruins of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya; discover Chiang Mai's glittering temples and quiet riverside communities; trek the Mae Rim Valley's lush jungle; drive on an off-road, multi-day trip to Pai and Mae Hon Song Valley.
Once you're thoroughly jungled-out, unwind in an award winning Holist Wellness Retreat nestled on Koh Samui southern shores: The Kamalaya. Everything here, from the exquisite grounds to skilful therapies and the astounding cuisine, is accomplished with love and great care. Much more than a simple hotel, the Kamalaya will gift you with few days of pure haven.

Bangkok

Bangkok Royal PalaceSpread over the flat Chao Phraya river plain, Bangkok can appear like an inextricable mass of canals, urban skyscrapers, old shophouse communities and modern high rise malls. Delve in though and you'll discover an exciting metropolis rich of life and culture.

Go at the discovery of this amazing city! Glimpse at the traditional Thai way of life along the canals of Bangkok; step back in time admiring the Royal Palace; get lost in one of the countless floating markets; sample some of the best Thai food.

We'll provide you with an Inside track agenda to have you discover the best this vibrant and exciting city has to offer.

The Accommodation

The Dream BangkokSleek and sheathed in glass, five-star Dream is a central Bangkok hotel lying in the heart of Sukhumvit - the Thai capital's stylish epicentre for fashion, entertainment, and nightlife. Dream embraces the elegant yet edgy mood of contemporary Thailand in an avant-garde downtown setting located just a five-minute stroll from the subway and Skytrain. Check in in your Deluxe Room, splash in the rooftop pool before starting on your discovery of Bangkok. Room facilities include (but are not limited to): high-speed internet, an in-room iPod Nano, 42" plasma television, fully stocked mini bar with Veuve-Clicquot Ponsardin Champagne and boutique liquors...hard to find more comfort that this!

The Activities

Ayutthaya Cycling TripAyutthaya, ancient capital of the Siam Kingdom, is a destination of mystical beauty that never fails to enchant travellers. Described by foreign traders of the sixteenth century as one of the biggest and wealthiest cities in the East, Ayutthaya is nowadays listed by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Let us take you onto local trails to discover this charming part of Thailand: bike among stupas and chedis; visit the Old Royal Palace and the ruins of majestic temples; then ride to the summer palace at Bang Pa-In through countryside quiet roads passing by the local communities that line this part of the Chao Phraya River. You'll ride as a group, with an experienced cycle guide setting a gentle pace, stopping often to visit points of interest, and sampling some of the local food. A support vehicle follows close behind with plenty provisions. Water, soft drinks, and snacks are all included as well as lunch, supplies, a quality mountain bike and helmet.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai RiversideChiang Mai RiversideChiang Mai RiversideKnown as Thailand Northern capital, Chiang Mai is a fascinating city that houses more than 300 temples, a fact that make the city centre visually stunning. Located among the green, rolling foothills of the Himalayan Mountains 700 km north of Bangkok, the city has its own very distinctive culture, arts, festivals, and cuisine. In fact, Chiang Mai is a lovely match of tradition, tranquillity and modernity: riverside walks, cafe' and restaurants alternate to refined art galleries, fantastic handicraft shopping, chic boutique hotels and hip happenings. Chiang Mai is not only a lovely holiday destination in itself but also the perfect starting point to explore the north of Thailand: Doi Suthep National Park and its golden, sacred temple; the beautiful Ma Sa Valley, rich of scenic attraction, waterfalls, farms and rivers; hill tribe villages; the virgin forests of Mae Hong Son; and Pai - with its hot springs, rice fields and lovely lazy rivers - one of Thailand 'hippiest' hang-outs where artists mix with musicians and tourists. Stay a couple of days in the city, go from temple to cafes and riverside venues, explore some of Chiang Mai surroundings before departing at the discovery of the Wild North.

The Accommodation

The Chedi Chiang MaiThe Chedi Chiang Mai is a stylish hotel strategically located on the banks of the renowned Mae Ping River in central Chiang Mai. Treat yourself to 2 nights in a Chedi Club Suite and enjoy the beautiful view on the rivers from your private balcony, complementary airport transfer, evening cocktails and canapés in the Chedi Club Lounge and the countless more treats that this fantastic resort reserves you. Thanks to its central location, the Chedi is perfect for exploring the city and its surrounding. Stroll by the river and sample some delicious food in the nearby restaurants. Cross to the other side and go at the discovery of Chiang Mai many Wats. Or take a day to visit Doi Suthep National Park and its famous temple. We can help you organize as much or as little as you like - just let us know, we are at your disposal.

The Activities

Off Road Trip Northern ThailandThe northern part of Thailand is a magic place, rich of lush nature, small villages, ethnic minorities and cultures that are still more or less unknown in the western world. Classy Frontiers would like to lead you in a discovery Off Road trip of this amazing part of Thailand for a 3 days/2 nights tour. The itinerary starts from the Mae Rim Valley and, passing by villages and farms, will bring you to raft down the Mae Tang River before heading to the romantic and charming Pai, a peaceful little town that looks like a piece of artwork. During these three days you will get to explore all of the beautiful places and natural attractions of Mae Hong Son and will visit the long neck Karen villages who live along the Burmese border. An amazing and adventurous trip among jungle and untouched sceneries. At the end of your trip treat yourself to a 2 night stay in a breathtaking cascade resort immersed in a natural park: the Sukantara. Here you'll have all the time to relax, do some more trekking in the jungle, or visit some of the Elephant Reserves nearby.

Maerim Valley and the Sukantara

Maerim Valley and the SukantaraMae Rim Valley and the SukantaraOne of the most beautiful resort/destination in the north of Thailand, the Sukantara is a fairy tale place, awarded as the "Best Paradise Resorts in Thailand" and among the best 5 cascade resorts worldwide. This fantastic eco-resort located in the Mae Rim Valley has hosted famous guests like Angelina Jolie and charms whoever is so lucky to spend some time here. Treat yourself to 2 nights in a Luxury Tent, a real camping tent but incredibly more luxurious than a 5 star hotel room. You can lounge on the cottage veranda, lulled by the sounds of bubbling water and wild bird calls from the jungle across the stream. You can have a traditional Kantoke dinner by the waterfall prepared using Grandma's recipes. You can indulge yourself to some of the treatments of the renowned Chiida Spa (Chiida Waterfall Therapy sounding good?). One popular choice for eco lovers is to cross the stream by the swinging bridge at the resort and hike further just one kilometre to "Tad Mok" national waterfall and two kilometres for the Karen village or to visit some of the Elephant Parks that are not far from here. The perfect conclusion to your Northern Thailand Adventure...when you'll check out from the Sukantara our driver will be waiting for you to provide swift transfer to Chiang Mai airport. In a couple of hours you'll find yourself in a seaside tropical hideaway: the Kamalaya in Koh Samui.

Koh Samui

Koh SamuiKoh SamuiIn 1971 two backpackers stumbled upon Koh Samui, a paradise-like island - home to mainly coconut farmers and fishermen - fringed by white-sand beaches with palms blowing in the wind and clear green seas sparkling in the sunlight. Much has changed since then: Koh Samui has become one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in Thailand, and the spa capital of the region. But something has remained as it was: the blessed atmosphere of tropical living typical of the "coconut island". Nowadays Koh Samui offers tourist countless choices both in terms of entertainment and relax: you can spend the night sipping on tropical cocktails in a stylish bar and be on a Robinson Crusoe-like beach the day after; you get on a boat and do some extraordinary snorkelling in neighbouring Koh Tao or get to some serious beach party in Koh Phangan; or you can treat yourself to some 5 star relax in one of the fantastic health retreats of the island. For you, we have chosen the very best in this category: the Kamalaya. Simply the perfect place for a relaxing and restorative holiday, the Kamalaya will gift you with a unique environment, delicious healthy food, a range of holistic activities and the possibility to get the very best in terms of massage and treatments: the perfect way to unwind after your northern adventure.

The Accommodation

Kamalaya Koh SamuiKamalaya Koh Samui is a unique award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort where guests can experience life-enriching, healthy holidays in an inspiring environment. At your arrival at Koh Samui be greeted by our chauffeur and enjoy the view on the short ride to the Kamalaya. Check in your Suite, comfortably furnished and stylishly designed to embrace the costal view. Nestled amidst magnificent boulders and trees, these suites are situated at the top of the resort to enjoy the best panorama, and all have spacious balconies and outdoor shower/bathtub. Accommodation of higher/lower category can be provided upon request.

The Cuisine

Healthy Cusine at KamalayaKamalaya approach to cuisine is truly inspiring: a selection of healthy and delicious food in a menu that aims to educate guests to develop a more thoughtful and enriching relationship with food. Purist might be alarmed to find some rich dishes on the menu but Kamalaya recognizes that human nature seeks indulgence. The menu you will find here has been created with a smattering of indulgence dishes to "replicate" the real world and illustrate the wisdom of balance and moderation. Kamalaya approach is to make so many healthy and delicious option available that is effortless to make healthful choices.

The Facilities

Kamalaya FacilitiesThroughout your stay at Kamalaya use freely the herbal steam cavern, equipped with an interior waterfall and exterior natural rock wall.

Three plunge pools of varying temperatures - with magnificent tranquil views of the coast and the tropical vegetation - are situated close by for cooling the body after steam sessions.

Swimming pools and the Shakti Fitness Centre will be at your disposal as well.

The Activities

Holistic Activities at KamalayaA wide range of holistic activities take place every day in Kamalaya: a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, which can be enjoyed as group classes or private instruction; Tai Chi which is great to release tension, maintain and enhance suppleness and tone, and promote a heightened integration of body, mind, and spirit; Meditation to help you replace stress by a deep sense of peace, happiness, and harmony; Qi Gong, the ancient Chinese medical practice that recognizes the body as a matrix of energy pathways through which the life force or "Chi" must flow smoothly in order to achieve and preserve dynamic health; Pranayama - the "Science of Breath" - consisting of slow, regulated deep breathing, that helps to calm the mind, balance the emotions, and reduce stress; Pilates to help you develop 'core stability' as well as to encourage flexible muscles and joints; and Spirit Dance, a playful remedy to release tension and nurture the inner child by allowing the body to feel and express emotions through free movements. All are available to Kamalaya guests - just check the calendar and enjoy!

Thailand: Dynamic North and Samui Relax | Ref. HR 12:

Flat Rate | Now to 23 Dec 2010 - 11 Jan 2010 to 31 Oct 2011: THB 176.000 (approx € 4.400) per couple
Peak Season | 24 Dec 2010 - 10 Jan 2011: quotation upon request
This travel proposal is based on 13 nights/14 days stay. Shorter/longer duration can be arranged upon request.

To book or personalize this proposal please contact us at: info@classyfrontiers.com
or visit us at: www.classyfrontiers.com

This tour includes:

- Return private transfer Bangkok Airport - Dream Hotel in compact sedan
- 3 nights accommodation in Deluxe Room at the Dream Bangkok inclusive of breakfast, service charge and gov. taxes
- Join-in bike tour of Historical Ayutthaya per 2 including accident insurance, all water and snacks whilst riding, bike and helmet hire for a day, English speaking guide, return transport from hotel, support by air conditioned minibus, lunch
- 2 one way flight ticket from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with Air Asia inclusive of taxes, 20K luggage/person, GoInsure policy per 2 and service fees (price may vary accordingly to season/dates)
- 2 nights accommodation at the Chedi Chiang Mai in Club Suite inclusive of breakfast, service charge, gov. taxes and Club Amenities: complementary airport transfer, mini-bar selection, laundry (7 items per day and exclude dry-cleaning), private check-in, daily newspapers and fresh fruits, use of wireless internet access, and evening cocktails and canapés in the Chedi Club Lounge
- 3 days/2 nights Off Road tour of Mae Hong Son, Pai and Long Neck Karen Villages inclusive of 4x4 wd car, gasoline, 7 meals, drinking water, 2 tickets to orchid farm, 2 tickets to snake farm, local English speaking guide, 1 night accommodation in resort in Pai (Fan room), 1 night accommodation in hotel in MHS, elephant riding per 2, visit to Long Neck Karen Village, Fish Cave, White Water Rafting per 2, Insurance and Government fee.
- Chiang Mai - Sukantara - Airport transfer
- 2 nights accommodation in Luxury Tented Villa at Sukantara Cascade Resort and Spa inclusive of breakfast for 2, service charge and governmental taxes.
- 2 one way flight ticket from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui with Bangkok Air inclusive of fuel and insurance surcharges, passenger service charge (price may vary accordingly to season/dates)
- Return transfer Samui Airport - Kamalaya
- Accommodation in Suite for 4 nights inclusive of breakfast, initial wellness consultation, attendance to daily holistic activities, service charge and gov. taxes.
- 2 one way flight ticket from Koh Samui to Bangkok with Bangkok Air inclusive of fuel and insurance surcharges, passenger service charge (price may vary accordingly to season/dates)

This tour does not include:

Flight tickets from/to your country, available upon request.
Meals, Spa treatments and additional services not listed above and in the travel proposal description.

Rooms are subjected to hotels availability.
Any treatments, services and meals not utilised are not refundable
Equivalent, lower or higher standards' accommodation can be provided upon request.
Proposals and activities can be scheduled differently according with suppliers' availability.

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