12 Day Highlights Of Thailand Holiday

From 3,700 USD/Person 12 days / 11 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
  • Visit some beautiful villages and encounter some very colorful tribes
  • A chance to explore the jungle alongside elephants
  • A chance to unlock the secrets of Thai cuisines by taking part in a cooking class
  • Dive some of Thailand’s clearest waters, teeming with vibrant sea life
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Tour itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Bangkok City

Sawadee, Welcome to Thailand - the Land of Smiles. You will be met by a local tour guide and taken to city, checking into your accommodation and you will spend the rest of the day is yours at leisure to begin your explorations, or just relax and enjoy your new surroundings. Stay at hotel in Bangkok.

Day 2: Highlights Of Bangkok (B)

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 in Bangkok

Day 3: Ayuthaya Ancient City (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel, we begins with a drive to Ayutthaya, Siam's ancient capital. After a leisurely lunch aboard the boat, we explore 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 in Bangkok and spend your evening free. Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4: Bangkok , Fly To Chiang Rai (B)

Breakfast at hotel and today you will fly to Chiang Rai - Chiang Rai is a travelers paradise endowed with abundant natural tourist attractions and antiquities; the province itself is evidence of past civilization. Attractions range from magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements, historic sites, Buddhist shrines and ethnic villages as the province is also home to several hill tribes who maintain fascinating lifestyles. On arrival, checking in to your accommodation and you will spend your rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 5: At Leisure, Anantara Golden Triangle (B)

Today you will spend at leisure for whole day to relax on the ground of the Anantara Golden Triangle or participate in some very intriguing activities, either indulging in a Spa treatment , creating flavoursome regional dishes in a Thai cooking class, exploring the jungle alongside elephants, or taking a fascinating tour of three countries in one day. Overnight at Anantara in Chiang Rai.

Day 6: At Leisure, Anantara Golden Triangle (B)

Today you will spend at leisure for whole day to relax on the ground of the Anantara Golden Triangle or participate in some very intriguing activities, either indulging in a Spa treatment , creating flavoursome regional dishes in a Thai cooking class, exploring the jungle alongside elephants, or taking a fascinating tour of three countries in one day. Overnight at Anantara in Chiang Rai.

Day 7: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B)

Breakfast at hotel and today we will drive you to Chiang Mai (3.5 hours). Upon arrival in the city, you will check in to your accommodation and refreshen up for a while. Early afternoon, 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. In the late afternoon visit Suthep, a temple of great significance, spectacularly located nearly 1,000 meters above the Chiang Mai plain and there in the twilight we will be thinking about colour and tone. Return to Chiang Mai. You will be free in evening. Free at leisure to explore the city and The Night Bazaar is strongly recommended. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 8: Village & Hill Tribe Encounters (B, L)

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 back to the hotel. You will be free at leisure in evening. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 9: Chiang Mai, Fly To Phuket (B)

Breakfast and today you will fly to Phuket - home to beautiful islands or beaches. Checking in to your accommodation and rest of the day will be at your leisure. Spend the day relaxing in extraordinarily beautiful surroundings - swim in the surrounding marine reserve, explore pristine sandy beaches and enjoy first class all-inclusive dining. Overnight in Phuket.

Day 10: At Leisure, Phuket (B)

Breakfast and spend your whole day at leisure. Overnight in Phuket

Day 11: At Leisure, Phuket (B)

Your Thailand tour is coming to the end, enjoy your free day and do something you want to make your holiday unforgettable. Overnight in Phuket

Day 12: Depart Phuket (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and bid farewell to Phuket and Thailand today as you will be taken to the airport where you will board your onward flight to next destination. End of service.

Trip Inclusions

  • 11-night hand-picked accommodation throughout
  • Daily breakfast served at hotels
  • Other meals as mentioned in the tour
  • Private transportation with drivers throughout
  • Entrance and admission fees per itinerary
  • Scheduled on-tour airfares are included
  • Bottled water while traveling on tour
  • 24/7 hotline staffed by knowledgeable service personnel
  • Local knowledge, expertise, suggestions, and support throughout tour
  • All government taxes and service charges
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa arrangements if any
  • International airfares to/from Yangon
  • Other meals which are not mentioned
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • All medical and travel insurance coverages
  • Tips and gratuities

NOTE: The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements. Click to email us or use the booking form to customize your own vacation.

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