Welcome to an indulgent seven days in Thailand, where intimate cultural encounters will blur into white-sand escapism and spaces made just for two. Handcrafted for couples, this private tour mixes Thailand’s tropical promise with an authentic Chiang Mai experience. Think elephants and getting blessed by monks, and then five days of empty beaches and exotic waters where there is the privacy you need for romance to flourish.
Chiang Mai – An Indulgent Spa and a Charming City of Old Laneways
Take a window seat as you fly into Chiang Mai. Jungles cascade across rolling hills and the odd granite peaks tower above fields of green. Rice paddies line low-lying slopes, which are ferociously green for eight months of the year. If you land in Bangkok, it is hard to see much of the smog. Chiang Mai is cut adrift from the bustling city life; it was cut off from the rest of Siam until the 1920s, which means its culture has survived invasions from the Burmese, among others. When you touch down it will seem like you are in a small town, as you will experience a handful of quiet streets nestled beside a shady canopy of trees. Chiang Mai is much larger than it initially seems, however, you will probably only see the interesting old neighborhoods and a tranquil areas along the river.
After a long flight, this is an ideal place to land. You will be greeted at the airport and then transferred to a hotel on the riverbank, which is a five-star retreat that is hidden away from the rest of the population. Check in to the suite and relax. You may also wander to the on-site spa and settle into a one-hour couple’s treatment, which has an array of packages to choose from. Chiang Mai is Thailand’s spa hub, and there is a variety of traditional and contemporary treatments, as well as Thai fusion options. You will continue to relax around the pool and in the suite, perhaps just laying back on the balcony as the river curves before your eyes.
Chiang Mai is considered Thailand’s cultural hub as well. In reality, Bangkok has just as much to see, but other destinations must contest the claim. The attraction in Chiang Mai is how easy it is to experience this culture. It is an old walled city with pedestrianized streets that lead to night markets and ruined temples. This is a city where you will walk through the culture rather than drive to isolated attractions. Such a way of exploration will really help you feel immersed in the Thai culture, from a spiritual history to an enthusiastic way of life that continues to be based on traditions. You will find old Chiang Mai is a beautiful place to get lost while walking hand in hand.
Chiang Mai – Elephants and Monasteries
Railay – An Exquisite, Cut-Off Beach in the Andaman Sea
Railay – Relaxed Beach Day Plus Jungle Viewpoints and a Lagoon
Railay – Old Town Magic and Island indulgence
Day 6 - 7
Koh Samui – Doing Nothing At All
Koh Samui – Departure
- Cut yourself off from the world during an opulent two-night stay at an isolated Railay beach resort
- Wander the old town of Lanta, then spend the afternoon on Koh Lanta’s superb beaches
- Meet elephants in the jungle on a private couple’s experience
- Indulge on the island of Koh Samui, the final two days of this tour providing complete space and privacy
- Be blessed by a monk in a Chiang Mai temple
- Start the seven-day break with two nights in a superb spa hotel
- With five days on the beaches, you can find adventures both on land and in the water
Thailand has always had a double appeal for couples. The beaches and islands are famous here, and the sheer abundance helps to ensure there is always a quiet space away from crowds. An intimate and authentic culture will provide new experiences, which will create private moments for the two of you in an incense-wrapped monastery or an elephant-studded jungle. It is more than possible to experience both of these sides of Thailand in just seven days. That is what this handcrafted tour is all about: an inspirational connection with culture followed by two islands and more beaches than you can keep track of.
The choice of hotel makes all the difference, and this tour has handpicked the best small boutique properties. These are exclusive places to stay, which will keep you away from crowds while ensuring a romantic atmosphere at all times. For example, there are plenty of places to stay around Railay Beach. Your small resort is deliberately inaccessible and perched on the cliffs with steps going down to the beach.This spot becomes a sightseeing paradise during low tide. In addition to the private beaches, you may attend a spa retreat along a river, where you will feel your energy return after the flight as you enjoy the tranquillity away from all of the city noise.
Seven days is not that much time, yet you can comfortably include four different destinations, especially as you bypass Bangkok. Chiang Mai provides two days of cultural experiences, as well as elephants and monkeys. Railay is a beach from a dream. Draped along the Andaman Sea, Koh Lanta is an island offering both culture and white sand that is ideal for 24 hours of something different. Then, you will fly to the Gulf of Thailand for a different style of beach retreat. On most days there are no planned activities, just efficient transport and a premier place to stay. Local tours can be organized on the ground, and there are many self-guided activities as well, such as walking to a Koh Samui temple or just exploring as you see fit.
Flying into Chiang Mai, you head straight to the spa hotel, which is a couple’s treatment included in the tour. Here, you will relax in the old city on your first evening, getting lost in the laneways and following monks around small temples. You may also spend day two on a private elephant experience, walking with them through the jungle as well as helping them bathe in the river. At sunset, you will be with a monk who will give you a blessing in a small incense-filled room. Across Chiang Mai, you will find excellent fine dining restaurants, as well as an atmospheric night market for more informal evenings.
Next, you will fly to Krabi and hit the beaches. Resorts stretch out along Railway Beach, and yours is hidden from the rest. This is a private beach and quiet place for you to gaze upon the Andaman. If you’re feeling active, then you can hike up to a nearby viewpoint and wander to a turquoise lagoon. It is more likely that you will spend a full day at the resort indulging in the privacy. It is only one hour by speedboat to Koh Lanta, where Lanta Old Town provides a lovely place to stroll and grab a seafood lunch. This is an island of numerous postcard-perfect beaches, and once you are tucked away, romance is found everywhere beneath the shadows of the palm trees.
A new flight route has connected Thailand’s two bodies of water. You will end in the Gulf of Thailand, where you may observe the sea’s subtle color changes. You will have no need for shoes over the final two days as you will settle into a boutique resort that is perfectly perched on the sand. Here on Koh Samui, there is space to walk hand in hand across deserted beaches, snorkel into dazzling marine worlds, and find solitude on coastal jungle cliffs. This is the classic Thai destination for couples, and just like in Railay and Koh Lanta, you can drift through sunny days on a vacation that offers all the freedom you need alongside experiences that are known to spur romance. Don’t take just our word for it - consider reading some of our travelers’ reviews of Thailand, and see how you can customize your own dream vacation.
$2,283 per person (excluding international flights)
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