10 Day Quintessential Thailand

From 6,000 USD/Person 10 days / 9 nights Based on 2 travelers

Trip overview

  • See the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Visit the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, Wat Traimit
  • Visit ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, UNESCO Heritage site
  • Gaze over the city from the top of Doi Suthep before the crowds arrive
  • Shop the famed colorful night market for handicrafts
  • Visit an authentic hill tribe village set amongst the forested hills
  • Indulge yourself on the blissful white-sand beaches of Koh Samui
  • Optional day tour to Angthong National Marine Park, one of the most spectacular marvels that Mother nature has to offer
  • Great opportunity to do kayaking, snorkeling or simply enjoy the breathtaking scenery
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok City

Sawadee, Welcome to Thailand - the Land of Smiles. You will be met by a local tour guide and taken to check into one of the best 5 star hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day is yours at leisure to begin your explorations, or just relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Stay at the Four Seasons Bangkok *****

Day 2: Highlights Of Bangkok

Breakfast at the hotel and you will take a full-day scenic sightseeing tour of Bangkok and see all the city’s highlights on a 8-hour excursion. Explore the ornate Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Continue to the Wat Po temple with its Reclining Buddha. Relax with a 30-minute traditional Thai massage. Then, after lunch, sail by longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River through the city’s canals. See a traditional way of life, away from the high-rise buildings of central Bangkok, as you pass the Thonburi residential area. Stop at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Next, walk through the flower market and experience rural life in Bangkok. Discover a vast selection of orchids and tropical flowers. End your tour at Golden Mountain, a steep hill inside the Wat Saket temple compound, where panoramic city views are your reward. We will drop you at Khao San Road which is famously described on the The popular book 'The Beach' as "the centre of the backpacking universe" You will be free at leisure to explore the bustling and atmospheric areas with locals and your friends. Return to the hotel. Overnight at Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel *****

Day 3: Ayuthaya Ancient City

Breakfast at the hotel and today is spent with an excursion to visit ancient ruins of Ayutthaya,  the UNESCO World Heritage Site is quite well-preserved. Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century. Its remains, characterized by the reliquary towers and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendour. Return to hotel and spend your evening free. Overnight at Four Seasons Bangkok Hotel *****

Day 4: Bangkok, Fly To Chiang Mai

Breakfast at the hotel and you will check-out and be taken to the airport to take a flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will check-in the hotel and then you will visit village of Sankumpang, where surrounded by the artisans and their brightly-coloured fabrics and umbrellas, you can improve your skills in capturing movement. Finish the day at the temple on a mountain - Doi Suthep. The temple offers an unrivaled view of the city. Return to your hotel to relax that evening on the ground of the Four Seasons Chiang Mai Resort ***** or make your own explorations to discover the city's colorful night market with your local guide. Stroll past stalls offering everything from native handicrafts and electronics to fresh fruit juices and scrumptious noodles. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Village And Hill Tribe Encounters

Breakfast at the hotel and today you will explore the hill tribes north of Chiang Mai on this full-day tour round the mountain villages and tropical forest of northern Thailand. Your 9-hour excursion starts with a scenic 3.5-hour drive to Thaton, former capital of an ancient Mon kingdom. Stop at a Hmong hill tribe village to learn more about the ethnic group that originated in southern China. After lunch at a local restaurant, embark on a 30-minute boat trip along the Mae Kok River to Baan Mai. Then drive by minivan to discover hill-tribe villages of the Akha, Palong, and Karen peoples. See the brass rings that the Karen women wear on their necks; the number increasing according to their age. Back in Thaton, explore the hillside temple of Wat Thaton and enjoy panoramic views of the villages, Mae Kok River, and dense rainforests of the mountain range. Transfer backto the hotel. You will be free at leisure in evening. Overnight at Four Seasons Chiang Mai *****

Day 6: Chiang Mai, Fly To Koh Samui

Breakfast and at leisure until you will be taken to the airport to catch a flight to Koh Samui. Check-in 5 star luxury resort and rest of the day is free for you to explore the island or enjoy the sunshine on the beach. Tonight you will stay at Four Seasons Koh Samui *****.

Day 7: At Leisure, Freedom Day

Enjoy your free day. you can spend your days exploring pristine sandy beaches bordered by tropical greenery and calm blue seas, lounging by our infinity pool with a cool drink, or relaxing on your private deck overlooking the idyllic Gulf of Siam – all with every imaginable comfort. Stay overnight at Four Seasons Koh Samui

Day 8: At Leisure, Freedom Day

Continue to enjoy your leisure time. Experience a Thai massage in a poolside or enjoy the sunbathing. If desire, you can book an optional day tour to explore Angthong National Marine Park, stopping at rainforest-fringed islands for picnics and snorkelling with tropical fish. Stay overnight at Four Seasons Koh Samui *****

Day 9: At Leisure, Freedom Day

Your Thailand tour is coming to the end, enjoy your free day and do something you want to make your holiday unforgettable. Stay overnight at Four Seasons Koh Samui

Day 10: Koh Samui, Fly To Bangkok - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel: Check-out at 12:00 at noon and bid farewell to Koh Smui and Thailand today as you are met by your driver and will be taken to the airport for your onward flight to next destination. End of service.

Trip Inclusions

  • 9-night accommodation at Four Seasons resort in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel and resorts
  • Private transportation in modern vehicles with drivers throughout
  • Guided English speaking sightseeing per program
  • Domestic on-tour airfares are included
    • Bangkok - Chiang Mai
    • Chiang Mai - Koh Samui
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All admission and entrance fees per itinerary
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa arrangements if any
  • Intl airfares to Bangkok/from Koh Samui
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

 

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