Thailand

Thailand is the most gay friendly of destinations in Asia.  Below are several options to fit your travel needs:

Comfort Thailand

$2099

*seasonal prices may apply

Wander among the temples and palaces of Bangkok, Join a cooking school in Chiang Mai, Discover Thailand’s golden age in Sukhothai, Ride an elephant, Experience H’mong hilltribe culture, See the beautiful River Kwai, Enjoy a cruise on the Chao Phraya River

Discover the exquisite Land of Smiles in style. Thailand conjures up images of spicy delicacies, majestic elephants, golden Buddhas, colourful hilltribe villages, fantastic shopping and exotic hideaways – and we experience it all on this trip. Witness traditional hilltribe life in a H’mong village, support the rehabilitation of the endangered Asian elephant, step back in time in the ancient kingdom of Sukhothai and try your hand at whipping up some gastronomic delights – this is your chance to capture the adventure and essence of timeless Thailand.

The Itinerary

– Bursting with life and colour, Bangkok is a modern city with an ancient heart. Visit the Emerald Buddha, housed beneath the gleaming spires of the Grand Palace. Take a boat trip through the khlongs to witness the remarkable contrast between city and canal-side life.
– Learn to whip up local delicacies at a Thai cooking class and afterwards taste the mouth-watering fruits of this epicurean labour. Alternatively, take a guided bike ride to the ruined city of Wiang Kum Kam to explore its well-preserved ruins. In the evening, climb up to Doi Suthep, famous for its wonderful copper-plated chedi and sweeping views out over the countryside.
– Travel to where the rice fields meet the forest and get acquainted with Thailand’s second largest minority group – the H’mong. Enjoy a display of traditional song and dance, along with a barbeque dinner.
– Nicknamed the Dawn of Happiness, Sukhothai still recalls Siam’s golden age with its superb statues, marvellous monuments and lotus flowers in full bloom. Be bowled over by cute baby elephants at the Elephant Conservation Centre and maybe even take a ride on a full-grown adult.
– A sobering morning visit to the Hellfire Pass Memorial is followed by a saamlaw ride to the Jeath War Museum and the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai.
– Returning to Bangkok, there is ample time to visit any number of sights before a river cruise and farewell dinner on the mighty Chao Phraya River.

*The itinerary attached is correct at time of printing. Please note: occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers’ comments and our own research. As such the information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

The Dates and other Pertinent Information

Deposit – $500 deposit per person required at the time of booking; remaining balance is due 60 days prior to departure.

Duration -10 days

Available Dates -November 11, 2012; December 23, 2012; February 3, 2013; February 17, 2013 (women only)

Group Size – Minimum 2; Maximum 12

Included Activities – This is a list of included activities on this trip. All other activities are optional and at your own expense. For a list of optional activities and sightseeing available on this trip, see the optional activities section below. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.

  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Grand Palace tour – Bangkok
  • Khlong (canal) tour – Bangkok
  • River cruise – Bangkok
  • Doi Suthep Monastery – Chiang Mai
  • Thai cooking course OR half-day bike trip – Chiang Mai
  • Khan toke dinner – Chiang Mai
  • Cultural show – Chiang Mai
  • H’mong cultural show – H’mong Lodge
  • Sightseeing in Sukhothai Historic Park – Sukhothai
  • Elephant Conservation Centre and elephant ride – Sukhothai
  • Sightseeing including the Allied War Cemetery, the Jeath War Museum and the Bridge over the River Kwai – Kanchanaburi
  • Train journey on Death Railway – Kanchanaburi
  • Hellfire Pass – Kanchanaburi

Meals Included – 9 Breakfasts; 2 Lunches; 4 Dinners

These trips are a relaxing break. You don’t have to worry about being able to do anything physically demanding unless you want to.

The trip includes a range of accommodation, such as basic hotels with western facilities or overnight trains. Days of being on the move are well interspersed, communication with the outside world is ever-present and a wide variety of food is commonly available.

This trip travels to a relatively liberal, accepting area. We encourage you to experience the destination and culture with the following in mind:

  • Accommodation – We do not foresee any areas of concern on this trip.
  • Public Display of affection – These are not frowned upon, however we ask that you respect the local customs in the areas which you visit. Your group leader can provide further information on this matter.
  • Gay Activities – This trip will likely include a gay hosted event, meal or day tour. These are often small, locally owned businesses or not for profit projects that benefit the local community.

Visas – Please note that visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. Please refer to your OUT Adventures Invoice/Receipt for further information.

More details about this tour are available by calling PrideOne Travel and Cruises!

Call PrideOne Travel and Cruises to reserve your space to visit  Thailand with a gay and lesbian group  or any vacation experience package provided by Out Adventure!
PrideOne Travel and Cruises and Out Adventure strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance for this vacation!

*certain terms and conditions apply to this tour as set forth by both PrideOne Travel and Cruise and Out Vacations!

 

Short Break Phuket Beach (Manhathai Resort)

Prices from USD$330 Twin and USD$660 Single Valid for departures 1NOV-30OCT09 Seasonal surcharges apply Xmas, New Year and Local Festivals may involve compulsory dinners.
* seasonal prices may apply

Stay at the stylish Manathai Resort, Indulge in seaside delights, Feast on fresh seafood, Spend a day by the pool, Take a tuk-tuk to Phuket, Swim in the sultry Andaman Sea, Experience southern Thailand’s balmy beach culture

Lounge by the pool or relax in the luxurious lobby bar of the stylish Manathai Boutique Resort where every space and surface exudes calm and tranquility. During the day, flag down a tuk-tuk to visit the fine white sands and blue waters of Surin then head out after dark to explore the all-night bars and shops of buzzing Patong. Discover a slice of Thai paradise – you’ll never want to leave.

The Itinerary

The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a a beachcomber’s paradise boasting lush island vistas and sprawling coastline. With a tantalising mix of fine sandy beaches, dramatic limestone scenery, fresh seafood barbecues, shady rainforest and an electric nightlife this island paradise has plenty of nature, glitz and glamour to keep any traveller entertained.
– Unwind amid the tranquility of this traditional Thai-style luxury resort. Lounge by the pool, linger at the lobby bar or leg it down to beautiful Surin beach, a long stretch of sand lapped by calm, blue waters. Once completely relaxed, take up one of the many available day trips; snorkelling, scuba diving and elephant safaris – just ask at the tour desk. At night, thumb a tuk-tuk or songthaew to Patong or Kata for a taste of the island’s incredible nightlife.
– Laze by the pool, take a final dip in the balmy waters, take a final walk along the palm-fringed shoreline or sip a cold Singha at a bar – a fitting goodbye to this piece of island paradise.

Duration – 5 days

This trip is part of our Short Break Adventures range. As it is not a group trip it has no fixed departure dates. On the next page, select your preferred start date from the menu and our reservations team will process your booking request. Please note that Independent booking requests are subject to availability at your preferred travel time.

Call PrideOne Travel and Cruises to reserve your space to visit  Thailand with a gay and lesbian group  or any vacation experience package provided by Out Adventure!
PrideOne Travel and Cruises and Out Adventure strongly recommends you purchase travel insurance for this vacation!

*certain terms and conditions apply to this tour as set forth by both PrideOne Travel and Cruise and Out Vacations!