Relax on the island of Phuket. Includes touring & a cooking class, as well as top rated accommodation.
You will be welcomed by private car with an English speaking guide and transferred between the airport and your Phuket hotel.
Indigo Pearl is a hidden sanctuary just moments from the expanse of the Andaman Sea. Historic detail fuses with chic design and elegance to create an inspired setting for a beach resort getaway. Discover the essence of Phuket in the beautifully inspired rooms, dining venues and tranquil spa. Exquisite rooms, villas, pool pavilions and suites all embody the Indigo Pearl tropical resort experience. Immerse yourself in an experience as unique and as beautiful as an indigo pearl and observe for yourself the meeting between contemporary style and modern distinction.
This amazing adventure starts in the early morning as you set out by Speed Boat to the scenic Phi Phi Islands (Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Le), located about 45 kilometers from Phuket. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film “The Beach” was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkelling. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern in which ancient rock paintings can be found. Thought to resemble Viking ships – hence the name of the cave – they are believed to be 3000 to 4000 years old.
The Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket – Newly open in 2010 at site of the well-known Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion. This historic Sino-Portuguese style was built in 1903, it is a combination of European and Chinese style. The architecture is European (Sino-Portuguese). Due to the history and the beautiful scenic surrounds of this elegant old mansion, it was used as a location for several movies including “Heaven and Earth”, "the Killing Fields", and TV's "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles". Moreover it is also won a conservation award from the Thai authorities, in the 1990s. The Blue Elephant Phuket has fully equipped facilities offering you the chance to put your hand to practicing Thai Cuisine. Lessons available on Monday to Saturday 08:30h – 13:15h and 13:30h –17:00h and Sunday Morning Class only. The Cooking Class is divided into 2 sessions and all classes are conducted in English.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
VISA/PASSPORTU.S. and Canadian citizens staying for fewer than 30 days do not require a visa, but must possess a valid passport and may be asked to show an onward/return ticket.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Thailand for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/thailand.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Bangkok. Government: Constitutional monarchy. Language: Thai is the official language. English is widely spoken, especially in establishments catering for tourists. Religion: The vast majority adhere to Buddhism (Theravada form), 5% are Muslim and there are Christian and Hindu minorities. Time: GMT + 7. Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are standard. Telephone: Country code +66. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with many international mobile phone companies. There is good coverage, especially around main towns. Internet: There are plenty of Internet cafes, some even found in remote areas visited by tourists.
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