Woman admiring view from Luxury tent in the Chiang Rai wilderness. Photo courtesy Chiang Rai Four Season Tented Camp

Best 10-Day Thailand Wilderness and Cities Tour for Seniors

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This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Thailand

Places Visited

Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, Bangkok

Suggested Duration

10 Days

The vast area of tropical highlights will present itself to you during this luxurious 10-day adventure of its iconic destinations. Luscious forests proliferate across Thailand, and its culture shines through its welcoming communities. Whether you are indulging in a steamy bowl of Thai broth, connecting with the spirited locals at an ethnic hill tribe, or watching the wildlife rustle through the tree line, you will be absorbed by the incredible beauty that emanates from the landscaped locations...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover Chiang Mai’s charming culture as you meander through a vibrant night bazaar and feast on authentic Thai cuisine
  • Indulge in a tour of the dramatic sandstone peaks of Pha Chor Canyon and navigate the fragrant flower-flanked pathways of Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden
  • Learn about the pioneered conservation practices of an ethical elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, where you can spend unforgettable moments with the majestic animals
  • Soothe your spirit with an ancient Thai massage therapy under the luscious forests of Chiang Rai
  • Retreat to an ethnic hill tribe and immerse yourselves in the time-honored traditions that have been upheld by the friendly residents
  • Explore the wilderness that shrouds Mo Paeng Falls’ cascading rock pools and Tha Pai Hot Springs’ vitalizing waters
  • Climb the steps that lead to the colossal Buddhist sculpture of Wat Phra That Mae Yen and capture panoramic views of Pai
  • Cruise through Bangkok in a chauffeured supercar en route to the city’s booming upper-class shopping districts
  • Witness stellar pieces of art curated by renowned local talent on a guided tour of the Museum of Floral Culture and the Museum of Contemporary Art

Detailed Description

Chiang Mai’s staggering mountainscapes and luscious jungles are among some of the finest spectacles in Thailand, and you will appreciate them from a gorgeous sanctuary suite tucked away in the forest. Your destination is brimming with dynamic character and fervent wildlife, which you will discover as you tour a spirited night bazaar and transfer to the dramatic cliffs of Pha Chor Canyon. These scenes, along with a visit of the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, will provide you with breathtaking moments within the landscaped paradise that fringes Chiang Mai. The following day, you will venture closer than ever to local elephants, which hold a dear place in the hearts of the Thai people. You will transfer to an ethical elephant sanctuary, which has been pioneering the way for the rehabilitation of the magnificent creatures. During your elephant immersion, you will be blown away by the spectacular scenes that will backdrop your enchanting experience.

The next leg of your vacation will lead you to the neighboring city of Chiang Rai, and your private transfer will guide you across the prolific countryside to a chic resort in the viridian jungle. Featuring first-class amenities and antique Thai furnishings, your stay will be dreamlike in every aspect. From a wondrous jungle spa therapy to a sumptuous dinner in a prestigious wine cellar, you will be utterly spoiled with royal treatment throughout your stay. During your time here, you will be provided with a guided tour of nearby hill tribes, which will allow you to connect with the simplistic cultures. Friendly locals will invite you for an authentic Thai meal, which will highlight the nuances of northern Thai cuisine in addition to providing a peaceful atmosphere.

The next destination on your adventure will be the fabled forests that surround Pai, and here, you can find yourselves nestled among the greenery at a coveted resort. With access to the dramatic Mo Paeng Falls and the vitalizing Tha Pai Hot Springs, you can enjoy irresistible encounters of the flourishing wilderness and its unrivaled charm. Before you continue to your final stop, you will visit a few revered cultural landmarks of Pai, such as Wat Phra That Mae Yen and the Santichon Chinese Village. Each iconic site showcases the distinctions of their cultural origins and traces the spiritual history of the residents. Bangkok will mark the conclusion of your vacation. In this bustling city, you will cruise through the cityscape in a supercar and along the Chao Phraya River on a royal riverboat. Your final full day will share the stellar art and architecture of Bangkok as you delight in an exclusive tour of the Museum of Floral Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art, and golden temples that glisten under the sun. With one last breakfast at an esteemed cafe the following morning, you will share a toast to your marvelous experiences across Thailand over a cup of delicious Thai coffee.

Starting Price

$2,335 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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