If you’ve been searching for a budget-friendly way to see the sights of China and Thailand, you may want to consider booking the ‘Hong Kong and the Treasures of Thailand’ tour, via Newmarket Holidays. Here, we go through the details of this value-for-money trip in a little more detail.
After taking an overnight flight, via Dubai, to the city of Hong Kong, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kowloon, where you will stay for the next three nights. Over the course of your time here, you can participate in an optional guided tour, or simply explore the city independently.
If you opt for the former, your tour guide will help to bring the city to life, highlighting the most interesting attractions, and bringing you to the stalls of Stanley Market and the floating houseboat ‘city’ in Aberdeen. You can take the opportunity to wander around and admire the sights, as well as indulging in some retail therapy, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants which line the city’s streets.
The following day, there will be another optional excursion to Macau, a former Portuguese colony which is now a charming, quaint place, filled with cobbled streets and majestic Baroque churches. However, many customers of Newmarket Holidays are surprised to find that, within this very traditional-looking area, there are in fact over thirty casinos (this is why a lot of people refer to Macau as the south-east Asian version of Las Vegas!).
After another day of shopping and sightseeing, you’ll head to Bangkok, for a two night stay in a beautiful, central hotel. There will be a morning tour of the city, beginning on the Royal Island, a place which is home to the famous Emerald Buddha and Reclining Buddha statues, as well as several temples.
A cruise along the Khlong canal will allow you to soak up the stunning scenery and see famous sights such as the Grand Palace. During the evening, you can join the other travellers in the tour group for a traditional Thai ‘dinner and dance’ excursion. The next morning, there is yet another optional trip, to the markets of Damnoen Saduak, where you can admire the colourful produce in the floating markets and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two. After this, your tour guide to take you to the Rose Gardens, where you can enjoy a buffet lunch, before beginning your journey to Kanchanaburi, where you’ll be staying for two nights.