With this private Thailand vacation, discover the warm heart of the north. Set off for lesser-known destinations in northern Thailand to uncover historical treasures and vibrant, local cultures. Afterwards, spend downtime on the stunning beaches of Koh Samui, enjoying some sun and surf.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesCOMO Metropolitan Bangkok, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa
4 - 6Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesRachamankha, Tamarind Village
6 - 8PaiNatural Beauty, Indigenous Communities, Trekking and Adventure SportsReverie Siam Resort
8 - 9Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesRachamankha, Tamarind Village
9 - 14Koh SamuiEast Coast, White Sandy Beaches, Coconut Trees, Crystal Clear WaterZazen Boutique Resort

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Transfer to your 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

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
RoomMetropolitan Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomAnantara Deluxe Premier
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Transfer from Chiang Mai Airport to Hotel

Chiang Mai

2 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)

Chiang Mai City Tour and 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
Rachamankha – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Tamarind Village – Opt 2
RoomLanna Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Chiang Mai to Pai (145 km, 3.5 hrs)

Pai

2 Days

Pai is a small and lively town in northwestern Thailand. Apart from its bustling market and wellness and yoga centers, Pai prides itself on the magnificent natural beauty around, also serving as an ideal base for trekking opportunities.

Included Activities

Pai Reverie Siam 2N/3D Program
Discover the lush highlands of northern Thailand around the pretty little hilly town of Pai on this extended excursion. Drive over from Chiang Mai to Pai for a leisurely two-night trip and back. Day One: After an early breakfast at your hotel, drive up to Pai with your local guide. Enjoy your three and a half hour ride through winding roads amid a spectacular highland landscape of hills and valleys. Along the way, take a break at the Huay Nam Dang National Park, home to the beautiful Mok Fah Waterfall and Pong Duad Hot Spring. Make the most of the wonderful photo opportunities here and perhaps take a dip in the mineral rich spring. Rejuvenated by the legendary powers of the hot spring, make your way to the striking red sandstone Pai Canyon. The fiery stone catches the light beautifully at sunset, as you enjoy a delicious picnic at the canyon, in the lap of the Thai mountains. Stay overnight at your hotel in Pai. Day Two: After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, step out for an eventful day. Enjoy an hour-long drive through highland country to reach the spectacular network of caves and streams at Tham Lod. Explore the area in the best way possible – on local bamboo rafts that easily flow in and out of the caves. If your timing is right, you may even witness an unforgettable natural change of guard at the caves that takes place every afternoon. As flocks of swifts fly into the caves to roost for the night, an equally large battalion of bats leave them for their nocturnal rounds! Visit the nearby village of the local Lahu community at Jabo. Interact with the local villagers, learning more about their naturalist culture and unique way of life. On your way back to the hotel, stop by the Kiew Lom Viewpoint for grand views of the Eastern Himalayas stretched across the horizon. You could enjoy a sumptuous lunch along the way or back at the hotel. Spend your evening at leisure, mingling with fellow guests at your hotel or stepping out to explore the popular dining options in town. Stay overnight at Pai. Day Three: After breakfast, travel back to Chiang Mai over beautiful mountain roads. (2 Nights/3 Days; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please bring comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsHalf Board (Breakfast and Dinner)
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 9

Drive from Pai to Chiang Mai (145 km, 3.5 hrs)

Chiang Mai

1 Day

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

Included Activities

Night Bazaars And Dining
Explore Chiang Mai in the evening, when it is at its most charming. This bustling city is known to explode into action each night! Under the warm glow of streetlights, discover ancient golden temples and the stunning palace architecture. Advance through the traffic in local style sitting snugly on your tuk tuk, and afterwards, enjoy a romantic dinner by the riverside. Venture to the city’s renowned Chiang Mai night bazaar, where you will find the most delightful handicrafts – from lanterns to carved soaps. (Half Day; Duration: 4 hrs; Time of Day: Evening, Private Activity & Transfer; Travel time to activity: 20 mins, Fitness Level: Easy; Meal included: Dinner – Fixed menu, excluding beverages; Please note that Chiang Mai Night Bazaar is open Monday to Sunday and Walking Street Markets are open only on Saturday and Sunday.)

Hotel Options
Rachamankha – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Tamarind Village – Opt 2
RoomLanna Deluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 9 - 14

Transfer from Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui

Transfer from Koh Samui Airport/ Pier to Hotel

Koh Samui

5 Days

Koh Samui, located off Thailand’s eastern coast, is an island oasis of natural beauty with its white sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees.

Hotel Options
RoomGarden Deluxe Bungalow
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,160 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 4,660 /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 14 days / 13 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • Bangkok – Chiang Mai
    • Chiang Mai – Koh Samui
  • 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: Chiang Mai City Tour & Doi Suthep
    • Pai: Pai Reverie Siam 2N/3D Program
    • Chiang Mai: Night Bazaars and Dining (Half Day)
  • 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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Thailand’s Northern Heart and Koh Samui Beach

14 days $ 4,160 / person

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