December 26, 2024 – January 4, 2025
Embark on an unforgettable 10-day journey through the heart of Southeast Asia, commencing in the vibrant city of Bangkok. Your adventure begins at a boutique hotel nestled in the Phra Nakhon district, just minutes away from landmarks like the Grand Palace and awe-inspiring temples. Led by a knowledgeable local guide, traverse the dynamic cityscape, where you will indulge in your first taste of authentic Thai cuisine. Immerse yourself in lively street markets and explore the vibrant Chinatown, each offering a sensory feast of colors and flavors.
As the main event approaches, a short flight transports you to Singapore, a world of luxury and celebration for New Year’s Eve. Indulge in luxe dining by the bay, creating magical moments to welcome the New Year. Raise a glass at midnight in one of the most incredible places to ring in the new year. Your journey continues as you delve into Singapore’s historical districts, learning about the multicultural city and its history. Relish diverse culinary delights at a bustling Singapore night food market where you will dine on unique and delectable local cuisine. Explore the iconic Gardens by the Bay, where futuristic architecture meets breathtaking greenery, leaving you with indelible memories of a cultural and sensory odyssey. Join WTA for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of life, culture, natural beauty, and history.
Note: We recommend leaving the US with enough time so that your flight arrives by 4 pm on December 26 – early enough to participate in Day 1’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on December 25 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill. If you elect to come early you will get a Christmas Dinner with your hosts in Bangkok.
- Activity Level
Day 1 – December 26 – Arrive at Bangkok International Airport (BKK) where private transportation will be waiting for you. You will arrive at your Bangkok accommodation where you will settle in and relax from your journey. In the evening, you will come together with your group for welcome drinks and dinner to cheers to your next adventure that awaits.
Day 2 – December 27 – Embark on a cultural journey with a local guide as you explore the iconic landmarks of Bangkok. This tour includes many structures dating back to the 17th century like the Grand Palace, Emerald Buddha Temple, reclining statue of Buddha at Wat Pho, and the stunning Wat Arun. Spending the remainder of your day dining on traditional Thai cuisine or relaxing at your boutique bangkok accommodation.
Day 3 – December 28 – Discover the unique flavors and colors of Bangkok with a morning market tour. The vibrant colors and sounds of Bangkok markets will delight all your senses. From Chinatown to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market your local guide will take you to explore, taste, and shop throughout the many city markets. In the evening your local guide will take you through the bustling night markets as you dine on delicious local foods.
Day 4 – December 29 – FREE Day. Today is your day to enjoy at your leisure. Local sites and parks will be nearby to your accommodation for those eager to explore. Grab a coffee and stroll the neighborhood or if shopping is your idea of leisure, head to the Siam Paragon Mall. Here you will find everything from delicious cafes to high-end shops like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Versace. In the evening, rejoin your group for yet another delightful dinner in this incredible city.
Day 5 – December 30 – Pack your bags and catch a flight to the dazzling city of Singapore! Upon arrival at the remarkable Singapore Changi Airport, be captivated by the city’s beauty. Check into your new accommodation, brimming with anticipation for the upcoming night’s events.
Day 6 – December 31 – Spend the morning indulging in shopping at a nearby posh mall or relish in relaxation at the hotel as you prepare for the unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration ahead. As night descends, gather with your group for a luxurious dinner near the bay before immersing yourself in the globally renowned Singapore New Year’s Eve festivities.
Day 7 – January 1 – FREE day. Greetings, 2025! Take advantage of a leisurely day to recuperate from the memorable festivities of the night before. Navigate the city at your own pace, indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience, peruse local boutiques, or relish in the flavors of a nearby eatery.
Day 8 – January 2 – Your tours continue! Start your day with a visit to the stunning Gardens by the Bay, where you’ll encounter many iconic landmarks. This evening, immerse yourself in a captivating food tour, providing the opportunity to sample a diverse array of new culinary delights within Singapore’s vibrant and dynamic food scene.
Day 9 – January 3 – Embark on a guided exploration of Singapore’s cultural districts. Find yourself within the city’s rich heritage with the expertise of a local guide. Traverse from Little India to Kampong Glam and Chinatown, discovering the diverse cultural tapestry. Conclude your remarkable overseas adventure with a dinner to commemorate the lasting memories created throughout your journey.
Day 10 – January 4 – Bid farewell to the enchanting city-state of Singapore and return home with cherished memories. Private transportation will return you to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) for your flight back to the US.
*Your Arrival and departure countries will be different
Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change.
- 10 days & 9 nights’ accommodations
- Single occupancy, boutique hotels
- Airport transfer
- Local transportation
- Private Temple Tour of Bangkok
- Private Bangkok Market Tour
- New Year’s Eve Celebration
- Private Singapore Walking Tour
- Singapore Food Market Tour
- FREE DAYS to explore
- Daily breakfast
- Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
- Daily group dinner
- COVID antigen testing for USA re-entry, if applicable
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Airfare to Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
- Airfare from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
- Travel insurance
- Items of a personal nature
- Meals not listed above
- Optional excursions and tours not listed above
- Gratuities and tips for personal services
Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.
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Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
A 50% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
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