Travel Intinerary – Chiang Mai + Koh Samui
Welcome to Thailand – 12 Day – Kosher Tour
Please finish davening Shacharit on Thursday during the flight or during the stop-over in. There won’t be time to daven after arriving in Bangkok!
Day 2 – Bangkok
We start our tour heading to Chao Phraya for a fascinating ride along the river. The boat ride opens a chance to take a glimpse on some of the local life-style and of Bangkok slums built along the river and if we are lucky – we will see the ‘water monitor’ – large lizards living on the river-side walls – looking like a hybrid of crocodile and turtle.
We get off the boat at the entrance to our hotel – Riva Surya – at the hotel’s pier. Check in, Welcome drinks, settle in.
3:30 pm First suits and dresses fitting for those who are interested.
5:30 pm Buffet dinner at Chabad Bangkok Khao San Road.
6:35 pm departure to Siam Niramit spectacular show from Chabad.
8:00 pm Siam Niramit show
Day 3 – Bangkok
7:00 am Shacharit
7:30 am Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 am Departure – Today we explore the best of Bangkok – the Grand Palace and Wat Pho – the reclining Buddha – being the oldest temple of Bangkok. We travel by Vans to the Grand Palace.
After a lunch break – Back at Khao San for a massage before Shabbat – at ’Healthland’ – this is a professional massage provider, of high quality and a very relaxing, pampering atmosphere. We will provide three massage options in advance such as foot massage, 1 hour massage or a 2 hour massage. This is Thailand’s most reputable massage provider.
4.00 pm Second fitting of suits and dresses.
Preparations for Shabbat, time to enjoy the hotels facilities
6:00 pm walk to Chabad house for candle lighting , Kabalat Shabbat and shabbat dinner.
6:16pm Candle lighting
Day 4 – Flight to Chiang Mai
8:30 am Shacharit at the hotel
9:15 am Kidush and Breakfast
10:00 am Walk to Beit Chabad for Kriat Hatora and Musaf
Lunch at Beit Chabad
R & R
4:00pm Shiurim and social games at Beit Chabad
6:00pm Seuda Shlishit at Beit Chabad
7:07pm Arvit and Havdala
8:00pm Visit one of Bangkok’s roof-top bars. The roof top offers intriguing views of Bangkok. Enjoy cocktail drinks at the roof top bar.
Day 5 – Chiang Mai
6:45 am Shacharit
7:15 am Breakfast
8:00 am Departure
We are heading on a full day journey to Kanchanaburi and the floating market.
We will travel back in time to see the world-famous bridge on the River Kwai, built during World War II by prisoners of war, near the town of Kanchanaburi. Learn about the construction of the infamous “Death Railway” at the poignant JEATH War Museum and the cemetery.
In the afternoon we visit Ampawa floating market and we will see the floating monkeys in the river and glowworm. This floating market is best to visit in the afternoon.
We take packed lunches and dinners with us. The packed dinner will be heated up at one of the restaurants (arranged by Chabad).
We will be back in Bangkok at around 9pm.
Day 6 – Chiang Rai
5:30 am Shacharit