The Philippines has a lot of malls to satiate every shopaholic’s appetite. However, you may find out that a trip to Bangkok is worth the while because you always get a good deal. Bangkok is truly a shopping haven. One can go to the Chatuchak Weekend Market for wicked finds (don’t forget to sharpen your bargaining skills!), or go to famous malls like MBK, Central World and Siam Paragon among others.
Apart from shopping, get to see lots of temples showcasing intricate Thai architecture, which are rare sites if at all in the Philippines, owing to our various influences. Lastly, what is a visit to Thailand without sampling authentic Thai cuisine? Book a tour package from Philippines to Bangkok with Green Earth Tours and Travel for that hassle-free getaway you deserve.
Tour Packages to Bangkok from the Philippines are affordable, and you can make your hassle-free arrangements with Green Earth Tours and Travel. We can direct you to good vacation deals and tour packages for Bangkok, and help you in deciding where to stay in Bangkok. For those who have a lot of time to spare, take out-of-town trips to Chiang Mai (which is located in Northern Thailand) or to famous islands in the country like Phi Phi, Phuket, and Pattaya.
HOTELS IN BANGKOK
Hotel Vista Express
Grand Alpine Hotel
My Hotel Bangkok
Hotel Pratunam Pavillion
Eastin Hotel Bangkok
First House Bangkok
Ramada DMA Bangkok
Novotel Siam Square
The list of Bangkok hotels above is not exhaustive. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a preferred place to stay in Bangkok. We will do our best to give you the best possible arrangements.
BANGKOK TOUR PACKAGES FROM MANILA OR CEBU
3D/2N BANGKOK WITH CITY TOUR
Day 1 – Arrive Suvarnabhumi Airport from Manila and Cebu. Appreciate the architecture as you enter Thailand’s gateway and as you start your Bangkok vacation. Check-in at any of our recommended hotels, for which we can get you good rates of.
Day 2 – Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to a 3 to 4-hour Bangkok City Tour to appreciate the finest temples like Wat Niramit and Wat Pho. Tour around the city’s civic and business districts and shop for souvenirs. End the tour by having yourself dropped off at the hotel or at MBK, Central World or Siam Pargagon, 3 of Bangkok’s most frequented malls.
Day 3 – End of Bangkok Tour. Check-out hotel at 1200H. If your flight leaves Bangkok for Manila or Cebu late at night, then grab this change to go around the city and discover good eats. We hope you had authentic tom yum soup or perhaps an authentic Thai massage while in Bangkok!
OPTIONAL TOURS IN BANGKOK
Optional Tour # 1
BANGKOK CROCODILE FARM SAMPRAN AND ELEPHANT SHOW
Sampran Elephant Ground and Zoo is a popular tour in Bangkok especially for families The elephant show features the antics of the majestic animal as they dance and interact with their riders. The zoo has also been recognized as among the most impressive displays of crocs the world over.
About 100KM from Bangkok is the iconic Damneon Saduak Floating Market. Experience riding a canoe and paddle trough the canal to interact with the local vendors. Time to test your bargaining skills! After the floating market experience, you will proceed to the elephant riding activity
Other tour variants, this time taking an entire day:
• Damneon Saduak Floating Market + Croc Farm + Rose Garden
• Damneon Saduak Floating Market + Rose Garden + Cultural Show
Optional Tour # 3 BANGKOK MORNING CANAL (KLONG) TOUR
Klong means canal in Thai. Discover why Bangkok is known as the Venice of the East. This tour takes you along the Chao Phraya River. Appreciate the picturesque scenes that are uniquely Thai. A perfect way to perk up your morning before shopping around Bangkok.
Optional Tour # 4 THAI COOKING CLASS BY BAIPAI
This is a special interest half-day tour in Bangkok that the culinary enthusiasts will surely enjoy. Since you love Thai food so much, why not learn to cook some of its most famous dishes? The best pasalubong you from Bangkok that you can ever take back home.
Optional Tour # 5 AYUTTHAYA FULL DAY TRIP
Ayuthaya is 85 kilometers away from Bangkok. This full-day tour takes you to the famous Unesco Heritage Site in Bangkok. The long name of Ayutthaya is Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya. It was the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years and many traders, diplomats and the like were one in claiming that Ayutthaya was the most illustrious civilizations they have laid their eyes on.
Optional Tour # 6 AMPAWA FLOATING MARKET AND CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET
As the name suggests, this tour is available only in the weekends. Shopaholic guests, this tour is for you! Literally shop till you drop as you browse through the approximately 8,000 market stalls. You’ve never shopped in Bangkok till you have tried shopping at Chatuchak
Optional Tour # 7 PATTAYA DAY TRIP + CORAL ISLAND
Miss the beach while in Bangkok? Pattaya is just 140KM east of the Thai Capital. Enjoy the beach and head over to Coral Island, also known as Koh Larn. This tour is perfect after you go around Bangkok and shop at its various malls. A short escape to the beach is always so re-energizing. Lunch is included in this tour.
Optional Tour # 8 DINNER CRUISE BY CHAOPRAYA PRINCESS
Get luxurious and romantic in Bangkok! This tour features an international buffet onboard the Chaopraya Princess, amidst the Bangkok cityscape as you cruise along the river. Be ready to while the night away as talented musicians serenade you with pop and jazz repertoire.
Optional Tour # 9 SIAM NIRAMIT DINNER SHOW
When in Bangkok, soak yourself in Thai culture. If the temples and glorious Thai food are not enough, you may want to try this tour to Siam Niramit, which features colourful stage performances showcasing arts and culture. Other attractions in the area: Village of the Four Regions, Elephant Feeding and Elephant Rides. Tour includes a sumptuous Thai and international buffet.
FLIGHTS FROM PHILIPPINES TO BANGKOK
Suvarnabhumi Airport is accessible from the Philippines via NAIA (Manila), Mactan Cebu, or Clark. There are daily flights from Manila to Bangkok, operated by airlines like Cebu Pacific (which recently bought Tiger Airways) and Philippine Airlines. Thai Airways also has flights from Manila to Bangkok.
Filipinos traveling to Thailand do not need a visa, as both Philippines and Bangkok belong to the ASEAN Region where nationals can easily travel from one member country to another.
TIPS FOR YOUR TRAVEL TO BANGKOK
Travel Tip # 1:Have some Thai Baht changed while still in the Philippines. However, upon disembarking and after checking out from immigration, you can readily see professional money changers in the airport.
Travel Tip #2: As much as possible, have your hotel name written in Thai. English is not as commonly spoken, so it is easier to get around if you show them your hotel address. You can ask for help from tour desks in the airport to write down your hotel name for you. That said, if you bought a hassle-free package, no need to fret because our representative will meet you with a signage with your name on it.
Travel Tip # 3: Bring an extra bag for your shopping finds. Attention ladies: There is a big change you WILL get excited and go into a shopping mania! Don’t say we warned you. Bangkok is a good place to shop for clothes, whether at the mall or at markets like Chatuchak.
Travel Tip # 4: Don’t be afraid to try new cuisine when in Thailand. Thai food is globally among the most prolific, and it would be a sad day if you go to Bangkok without even trying authentic tom yum, thai curry dishes and egg rolls. For the more adventurous, look for the street which sells fried insects. Bon appetit!
Travel Tip # 5: Learn a Thai phrase or two. Sawadee kha is a good start. This means hello, and is used of a gentlemen is the one saying it. (If it’s a lady, it’s sawadee khrap). Thank you is kop kun kha (females: kop kun khrap). Delicious in Thai is aroi. Thank us for this with yummy Thai egg rolls when you get back.