Go beyond the standard Thailand vacation packages and experience the cultural beauty and intriguing natural treasures that the country has to offer. Once you’ve completed your off-the-beaten-path adventure, unwind on the magical beaches of Khao Lak, surrounded by Thailand’s iconic rising islands.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesCOMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Riva Surya
4 - 6KanchanaburiLimestone Hills, Sugarcane Fields, Erawan National ParkDhevamantra Resort, Oriental Kwai Resort
6 - 8Chiang RaiGolden Triangle, Hill Tribes, White Temple, Gorgeous PeaksLegend Chiang Rai, Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort
8 - 10Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesBanthai Village, De Naga Hotel
10 - 15Khao LakTurquoise Waters, Relaxation, Scuba Diving, Tranquil AmbienceMoracea by Khao Lak Resort, Beyond Resort Khaolak
15 - 15PhuketWest Coast, Andaman Sea, Sunny Beaches, Shopping, Dining

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  • Heritage
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Hotel

Bangkok

3 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

Included Activities

Ayutthaya Insights With Train Ride
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage city of Ayutthaya on this all-day tour packed with activities. Take a 1.5 hour long train ride in the morning from Bangkok to this vibrant, cultural capital of Thailand, marveling at the lush green countryside and paddy fields passing you by. Once at Ayutthaya, visit its iconic, 14th century temples on a Kermit tuk tuk. Learn more about this ancient capital as you visit Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Mahathat, where the Buddha’s face is said to have emerged naturally out of a tree. Walk down to the bustling and colorful Muslim Quarter to encounter local flavors and people, and try out the rare delicacy of a candy floss roti bread. Enjoy a delicious luncheon spread at a local restaurant before taking a leisurely river boat ride around Ayutthaya Island. Witness panoramic views of the many historic sites strewn around this heritage city and afterwards, take a van ride back to Bangkok. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Private Transfer; Meals included: Lunch; Fitness Level: Easy; Please be suitably attired for temple visit with covered and loose fitting clothes; shorts, mini-skirts, tight fitting trousers, sleeveless shirts or vests, and sandals are not allowed inside the temple. Please note).

Essential Bangkok With Lunch
Discover Bangkok in all its regal glory! Begin with a cruise through the Thonburi klongs (canals) on a long tail boat. Stop enroute at Wat Arun, or the Temple of Dawn monastery that was built to resemble Mount Meru from Hindu mythology! Across the river, a short stroll takes you to the majestic Grand Palace, where the beautiful throne halls and enigmatic Emerald Buddha will leave you spellbound. Continue on to Wat Pho where you will find the famous reclining Buddha. Take a break for lunch at a local, riverside restaurant to sample some delicious Thai food. Once you have had your fill, continue on to Wat Benchamabophit, or the Marble Temple, which is a fantastic fusion of Thai and European architecture and offers interesting insights into the daily lives of monks. In the late afternoon, return to the comfort of your hotel. (Full day; Private Activity, transfers & longtail boat ride; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness level: Easy. To respect local customs, please dress conservatively and avoid flip flops and sandals, which are not permitted within religious complexes. Kindly note that women are generally not allowed to enter the monk’s living quarters, where chanting takes place.)

Hotel Options

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok – Opt 1
Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Riva Surya – Opt 2
RoomRiva-Urban Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (130 km, 2.5 hrs)

Kanchanaburi

2 Days

Kanchanaburi town lies 13kms west of Bangkok, bordering north-west Myanmar (Burma).

Included Activities

Half Day Visit To Erawan National Park
Drive to Erawan National Park with the jaw-dropping seven-tiered Erawan waterfall dropping down over 1,500m. This 550-sq-km park includes the impressive cascading and pooling waterfall that feeds into Mae Nam Khwae Yai. It is said that the uppermost fall appears to resemble the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology – Erawan. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely swim in one of the seven pools created by this beautiful waterfall. Alternatively, take a walk uphill to the seventh tier to truly admire this amazing place.

Highlights Of Kanchanaburi
Explore the poignant War Cemetery, the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and visit the JEATH War Museum that holds artifacts related to the notorious Death Railway, constructed by Prisoners of War in World War 2. Take a train ride up this line through stunning jungle scenery and historic sites to the Nam Tok terminus, where by late afternoon you will reach your accommodation.

Hotel Options

Dhevamantra Resort – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Oriental Kwai Resort – Opt 2
RoomGarden Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok (130 km, 2.5 hrs)

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Rai

Transfer from Chiang Rai Airport to Hotel

Chiang Rai

2 Days

Chiang Rai is a quaint 13th century town, surrounded by two mountain peaks, Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung.

Included Activities

HD-Highlights Of Chiang Rai With Lunch
Explore the temples of Chiang Rai on this fabulous tour, which showcases a fascinating fusion of Thai and Burmese architecture. Begin your exploration at the modern temple of Wat Rong Khun, which was designed and constructed in 1997 with intricately carved white glass. With its sparkling exterior, it is a delight to witness in the daytime! Continue onwards to Wat Rong Sua Ten, also known as the Blue Temple, which is known for its fine sculptures and unique architecture. A short drive away from the heart of the city lies Baan Dam, or The Black House. This beautiful studio, museum and home was created by celebrated artist Thawan Duchanee to showcase an artful blend of traditional Thai architecture and quirky modern design. Afterwards, lunch is served at a charming restaurant on the banks of Kok River. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal Included: Lunch. Please note that shorts, miniskirts, tights, sleeveless shirts, vests and sandals are not allowed inside temples.)

Hotel Options

Legend Chiang Rai – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai (180 km, 3.5 hrs)

Chiang Mai

2 Days

Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of northern Thailand and is enveloped by a ring of mountains.

Included Activities

Night Bazaars And Dining (Half Day)
Explore Chiang Mai in the evening, when it most beckons you. Under warm glowing streetlights, golden-lit ancient temples and the architecturally-stunning palace, this bustling city explodes with activity at night. Advance through the traffic in local style with a tuk tuk, and enjoy a romantic riverside dinner. Venture to the city’s renowned Chiang Mai night bazaar, where you can pick up the most delightful handicrafts, from lanterns to carved soaps. (Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Open Monday to Sunday, Walking Street Markets Open on Saturday and Sunday; Evening, Private Activity & Transfer; Dinner Included (fixed menu, excludes beverages) Duration: 3 – 4 hours; Fitness Level: Easy; Travel time to activity: 15 – 20 mins drive.)

Chiang Mai City Tour & Doi Suthep
Explore the wonders of Chiang Mai by foot! Begin your walking tour of this charismatic city at the banks of Mae Ping River. At Warorot Market, you will be greeted by excited locals hunting for exotic culinary delights, colorful fruits and spices, and a variety of household staples. Walk down to the historic Tapae Gate and the Three Kings Monuments, before visiting Wat Chiang Man, which is the oldest temple in the region. Take a fortifying lunch break at a local restaurant, sampling local delicacies. Afterwards, drive up to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an iconic temple site in Northern Thailand. The climb up the famous Naga staircase offers spectacular photo opportunities of the city spread out below in all its glory. At the top, admire the enormous temple gong and unending row of temple bells. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Please be suitably attired for temple visit with covered and loose fitting clothes – shorts, mini-skirts, tight fitting trousers, sleeveless shirts or vests, and sandals are not allowed inside the temple).

Hotel Options

Banthai Village – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
De Naga Hotel – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 10 - 15

Transfer from Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket

Drive from Phuket to Khao Lak (88 km, 1.5 hrs)

Khao Lak

5 Days

Khao Lak is Thailand’s tranquil seaside destination and home to many beach resorts.

Hotel Options

Moracea by Khao Lak Resort – Opt 1
RoomKhao Lak Resort - Jasmine Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Beyond Resort Khaolak – Opt 2
RoomPalm Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 15

Drive from Khao Lak to Phuket (60 km, 1.5 hrs)

Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket

-1 Days

Drive from Khao Lak to Phuket (60 km, 1.5 hrs)

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,516 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 2,859 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 12 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Chiang Mai – Phuket
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangkok: Highlights of Bangkok
    • Kanchanaburi: Highlights of Kanchanaburi
    • Bangkok: Half Day Visit to Ayutthaya Ancient Ruins
    • Sukhothai: Highlights of Sukhothai
    • Sukhothai: Phitsanuloke, Lampang & Lamphun Visits (en route from Sukhothai)
    • Chiang Mai: Half Day Wat Prathat Doi Suthep & Hill Trip Tour
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

What our guests say about this trip

Our guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They had everything set up for us at each stop. They even helped with navigating through the airport when it was time to head off to a new city.

Fabulous service and truly a great company. I will never travel without this service again!

– Vanessa Stevens
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Assorted Treasures of Thailand

15 days $ 2,516 / person

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