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BANGKOK - THAILAND

 Travel to Bangkok

How to get from airport to the hotel?

There are two airports in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) and Don Mueang airport (DMK), the first one being the newer, more convenient and more globally-connected.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (Code BKK) is the main gateway to Thailand for tourists. The location of Bangkok’s international airport, around 30Km east of the city centre, makes it relatively quick and easy for visitors to head straight to the island after arriving.

The airport terminal, which is one of the largest in the world, resembles a glass and concrete shopping mall. Arrivals are on the 2nd Floor, Departures are on the 4th Floor.

The 1st Floor is where you’ll head if you want to take a taxi (outside Entrances 4 – 6).  

You can also use the Grab smartphone apps to get a private car from the airport to your hotel.  They offer fixed prices for cars to or from the airport.   Grab Car and Grab Taxi – available through the Grab app  – have Economy and Premium cars ( the Grab Car Plus option ) for around 400 – 600 Baht. (about 1$2-$16 ). If you order a Grab car or taxi, the driver will meet you on Level 2 at the airport NOT the 1st Floor (Level 1) where the regular taxis wait.  

The Airport Authority of Thailand also offers it’s own Limo service which you’ll see advertised at ‘Airport Taxi’ booths in the Baggage Claim area and Arrivals Hall.  This is quite expensive, around three times the price of a normal taxi and double a Grab Car. 

Getting around Bangkok

Skytrain & MRT Subway - are an excellent choice for moving between busy areas. It run every 5-10 minutes and the price varies between 15-60 bath (meaning 50 cents to $1,90)

River Taxi Boats - river taxis are an economical way to cover some distance in Bangkok. Fares for a scenic journey can be as cheap as 30 cents!

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 Accommodation

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

Pathumwan Princess Hotel

444 MBK Centre

Phayathai Road

10330 Bangkok

  • Check in - from 3pm

  • Luggage storage service

  • 24-hour front desk

  • Room service

  • Restaurant / Bar

  • Wellness

  • Air conditioning

  • Free WiFi

  • Minibar

Pathumwan Princess Hotel
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 Exploring Bangkok

DINNER CRUISE - Admire the views of the Bangkok night while enjoying a delicious dinner with live music. You will admire the temples and major tourist attractions of Bangkok that are lighted up at night, offering a fabulous scenery.

Dinner cruise Bangkok

WAT PHRA KAEV - Temple of the Emerald in English language, is a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, being considered to be the most pious Buddhist shrines in the whole of Thailand. 

Architecturally fantastic, the temple complex is also the spiritual core of Thai Buddhism and the monarchy, symbolically united in what is the country’s most holy image, the Emerald Buddha. Attached to the temple complex is the Grand Palace, the former royal residence, once a sealed city of intricate ritual and social stratification

Wat Phra Kaew temple

THE GRANDE PALACE - The Grand Palace is a former royal residence in Bangkok that was consecrated in 1782, after King Rama I ascended to the throne.

The Grand Palace Bangkok
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PHUKET - THAILAND

 Travel to Phuket

How to get from airport to the hotel?

Transport is not included, therefore you have to make your flight arrangements to go from Bangkok to Phuket on May 28 (around $50 if purchased in advance). TIP: If you buy a multi-city flight ticket departing from your city of residence, you will probably pay more than if you buy separate Bangkok-Phuket round-trip plane tickets.

Phuket International Airport (KHT) is located approximately 33 km away from Phuket Town, taking no more than 45 minutes by car. You have 3 transport options from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town:

1) taxi — official taxis are yellow and red with a “TAXI METER” sign on the roof. Taking a taxi from Phuket Airport to Phuket Town is by far the quickest and most comfortable option. It takes no more than 45 minutes and you won’t pay more than $20 (THB 750) for a taxi to the city center of Phuket (airport surcharges and extra fees for luggage may apply)

2) private transfer — if you want to order a private transfer, you can use Airport Transfer or Phuket Private Transfer www.airportstaxitransfers.com

www.phuketprivatetransfers.com

3) bus — the orange Airport Bus 8411 runs every hour and drops you off at the Central Bus Station in Phuket Town, although waiting times can sometimes be up to 2 hours in peak season. The price is around $3.50 (THB 120)

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 Exploring Phuket

THE BIG BUDDHA - The Big Buddha statue is one of Phuket’s most cultural and religious symbols. It has 45 meters high and it was made of concrete covered with white marble. The construction began in 2004 and was completed in 2018.

The Big Buddha Phuket is in fact an active temple, at quieter times it's also possible to get blessed by one of the many monks at the temple..

Phuket Big Budha_edited

VISIT TO A PEARL FARM — Do you miss the bead factories in the Czech Republic? Don't worry, here we will go to visit a pearl farm where you will learn about pearls, cultivation process and jewelry production. A unique experience,  not to be missed!

Pearl Farms 4

VISIT TO THE GEMS GALLERY  — the biggest jewelry store and factory in Phuket with a huge collection of gems stone

Gems Gallery

PHI PHI ISLAND TOUR - This great tour allows you to explore four of the Phi Phi islands and see one of the largest national parks of Thailand. Swimming among the coral reefs of Pileh Lagoon, relax on Bamboo Island, and visit Monkey Bay and Maya Bay.

PhiPhi

SPA TREATMENT — enjoy a traditional Thai oil massages featuring aromatherapy and herbal treatments, in the spa center.

Relax Wellness
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REGISTRATION

 Price & Payment

Cost: 4130 EURO for BEADER

          3780 EURO for NON BEADER (traveling companion)

Deposit: 500 EURO deposit is required to hold your seat (250 EURO not refundable if you cancel)

Second payment of 2000 EURO is due by May 2nd, 2024

Payment in full is due by September 1st, 2024.

The price is based on a hotel double-occupancy room. The supplement for a single room is +730 EURO  (based on availability)

We encourage you to bring a traveling companion.

The deposit can be paid by card or PayPal. 

Payments via Paypal can be made to the email address: olympiaretreats@gmail.com

Registration will be processed in the order they were received. There are a limited number of seats available. When your deposit is processed, you will receive a confirmation by email. If you don't receive your deposit confirmation within 48 hours, please contact us.

To register, please fill the FORM and pay the required deposit.  Registration without deposit is not valid and doesn't guarantee the seat.

The event schedule will be sent to you by email.

Periodically, you will receive information about the bead retreat, so please make sure you provide a valid email address and keep us updated if it changes.

 Cancellation

We are not responsible for your cancellation for any reason.

If you cancel before May 1st, 2024 you will be refunded with the deposit paid (except 250 EURO not refundable)

If you cancel after May 1st, 2024 you will be refunded with the amount paid, less 500 EUR

If you cancel after October 1st, 2024, the paid amount will no longer be refunded.

If the organizer needs to cancel the event, all the money received from you will be refunded in full

 Terms

The price does not include Paypal/Stripe (card) fees.

A deposit is required to secure your registration. If your deposit is not submitted within 24 hours, your registration will not be precessed.

Single rooms are limited. Please contact us before registering to check availability.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes regarding the trip, if necessary, but of course you will be notified of these changes.

The organizer reserves the right to refuse services.

We strongly recommend you purchase a travel Insurance.

Paypal or card fees are not refunded, regardless of the reason for the cancellation.

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