Discover the essence of Thailand in its most popular destinations! With this Thailand travel itinerary, immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan charm and culinary delights of Bangkok, and afterwards, find tranquility and contrast in laidback Chiang Mai, home to lush mountains, ancient monasteries, and unique art and craft. End your vacation on the golden beaches of Phuket – undoubtedly some of the world’s best!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesPullman G, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
4 - 8Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesBodhi Serene, Rachamankha
8 - 12PhuketWest Coast, Andaman Sea, Sunny Beaches, Shopping, DiningCoriacea Boutique Resort, Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
12 - 12BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful Monasteries

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Bangkok Airport - Hotel Transfer

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

Bangkok City Safari With Lunch
Bounce into the cultural delights of Bangkok. Experience the local transport, including a scenic ride on the elevated skytrain, and a public boat trip on the Chao Phraya River that takes you past precariously balanced local stiltments. Disembark at the flower market and you will be charmed by the exotic flora on display. Afterwards, a short tuk tuk ride will take you to the Grand Palace, which includes Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), and a leading massage school, where you can observe the Buddhist monks at prayer. Break for lunch at a local restaurant where delicious Thai delicacies are served up. Afterwards, it’s time for a leisurely longtail boat ride through Bangkok’s famous ‘klongs’, or waterways, past charming and quaint local stiltments. As the sun starts to dip in the distance, stop at Wat Arun which is famous for its distinctive architectural style and gorgeous views of the Chao Phraya River. In the late afternoon, return to your boat and journey back to your hotel. (Full Day; Private Activity & Public Transport; Meal included: Lunch; Fitness level: Easy. Please note that shorts, miniskirts, tights, sleeveless shirts, vests & sandals are not allowed inside temples and palaces. Kindly note that this activity can only be enjoyed with an early morning start.)

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 from Bangkok to this cultural capital of Thailand, marveling at the lush green countryside and paddy fields passing you by. In Ayutthaya, visit the 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 Activity & Transfer; Meal 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.)

Hotel Options
Pullman G – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomAnantara Deluxe Premier
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 8

Transfer from Bangkok Hotel to Airport without guide

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to Hotel

Chiang Mai

4 Days

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

Included Activities

Full Day Visit To Elephant Nature Park
Spend a day with gentle giants! The majestic elephant is one of the most revered creatures in Thailand. At the Elephant Nature Park in the picturesque valley of Mae Taeng just an hour from Chiang Mai, these beautiful pachyderms receive all the care and respect that they truly deserve. This 20 year old sanctuary houses the country’s rescued elephants, from newborn babes to imposing oldtimers, and provides them a natural habitat to thrive in. Learn about the life of elephants and the threats they face in Southeast Asia from wildlife experts and local caregivers. Help feed the elephants and come away with a new perspective and insight into their lives. (Full Day, Morning 0930 Hrs, Shared Activity & Private Transfer; Travel Time to Activity: 40 mins, Duration: 6-7 hrs, Meal: Lunch Included, Fitness Level: Moderate. Please carry appropriate sun protection including sunscreen and a hat. Please wear comfortable running shoes and light, extra pair of cloths)

Pedal & Paddle Adventure – Chiang Mai
Discover a verdant natural paradise on your Thailand trip! Prepare for an exciting day of kayaking and cycling at Sri Lanna National Park, just an hour away from Chiang Mai. Begin your adventure with a bicycle ride along beautiful rural roads. Pass through lush green landscapes, bamboo and fern groves, orchards, and rice paddies. After about 20 kilometers of cycling, disembark at Mae Ngat Lake Reservoir, where kayaks will be waiting for you. Enjoy some leisurely paddling before you break for a delicious Lanna lunch served at the floating bamboo raft house on the lake. In the afternoon, choose between exploring the lake on your kayak and swimming, or simply settle down on the secluded shore for a spot of sunbathing. In the evening, pack up and return to Chiang Mai. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Lunch & Snacks included; Fitness level: Moderate as it includes 20 km cycle ride; Travel time to activity: 30 mins drive; Drinking water, cold towels and helmets are provided during bike ride)

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).

Night Out At Food Street And Chiang Mai Bazaar
Savor the traditional flavors of Chiang Mai’s delicious street food and experience its busy night market on this exciting city trip. Stroll among the food carts and food stalls lining the old city, in the company of your local guide. Relish the tantalising tastes and aromas from the traditional food trucks, sampling delectable platters. Try out deep fried pancakes, noodle soup bowls, rice noodles with curry (kanom jeen), Thai coconut pudding (kanom krok), and the heavenly sweet mango with sticky rice. If you feel adventurous enough, you could also try the local rice whisky. Visit the nearby night market after a satisfying food walk. Revel in the attractive variety, textures and colors on offer at the local bazaar. Walk through the bustling bylanes, admiring the traditional textiles and local artefacts on display. After an enjoyable evening of retail therapy, drive back to your hotel. (Time of Day: Evening; Duration: 4 hrs, 1830 – 2230 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal included: Local street food; Fitness Level: Easy; Note: Inform your local guide of food allergies, if any, in advance; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
Bodhi Serene – Opt 1
RoomGrande Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Rachamankha – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 12

Transfer from Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket

Transfer from Phuket Airport to Hotel

Phuket

4 Days

Phuket, in Thailand, has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in the world! Azure blue oceans, verdant rainforests and golden beaches are characteristic of the largest island in Thailand.

Included Activities

Explore Phang Nga Bay By Speedboat
After breakfast, set out from Phuket’s Dolphin Seaway Marina by speedboat for the emerald waters of Phang Nga Bay. Visit the scenic spot of Koh Tapu and Koh Phing Kan – famously known as James Bond Island, this is where the movie ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ was filmed. Climb into canoes and explore Tapu Island’s hidden caves and lagoons, also gliding over mangrove swamps on the other side. You can also set out with torches to explore the large stalactite caves on the island. Around midday, head to Koh Panyee, an entire village built on stilts out on the sea, boasting a stunning backdrop of lush cliffside. Savor fresh seafood and local specialties for lunch while getting acquainted with the cheerful folks of this unique settlement. Spend the rest of your afternoon at leisure, swimming and snorkeling nearby. At sundown, sail back to Phuket while reminiscing about your exciting day spent at Phang Nga Bay. (Full Day; Time of Day: 0700 – 1700 hrs; Shared Activity & Transfers; Lunch Included; Fitness level: Easy. Please note that snorkeling equipment will be provided.)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Sea View Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 12 - 12

Transfer from Hotel to Phuket Airport

Flight from Phuket to Bangkok

Bangkok

0 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.

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 3,175 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,655 /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 in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Bangkok – Chiang Mai
    • Chiang Mai – Phuket
    • Phuket – Bangkok
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangkok: Bangkok City Safari with Lunch
    • Bangkok: Ayutthaya Insights with Train Ride
    • Chiang Mai: Full Day visit to Elephant Nature Park
    • Chiang Mai: Pedal & Paddle Adventure – Chiang Mai
    • Chiang Mai: Chiang Mai City Tour & Doi Suthep
    • Chiang Mai: Night out at Food Street and Chiang Mai Bazaar
    • Phuket: Explore Phang Nga Bay by Speedboat
  • 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
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12 days $ 3,175 / person

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