There is an endless amount of history and charm, elegance and beauty for you to discover on this handcrafted Thailand tour. Temples climb mountains and adorn summits. Beaches sparkle with pure effervescence. Elephants continue to roam the jungles with jubilant cries. From the regal waterway of Bangkok to the solid gold Buddha of Tirmitr Temple, the stunning panorama overlooking Phuket Island to the quintessential Old City of Chiang Mai protected by a historic fortress, every day will be an experience;...
Bangkok – The Discovery Begins
Set down in the fantastic metropolis of Bangkok, Thailand. The city overtakes the horizon and continues in every direction. At first the streets can be overwhelming; however, the city easily welcomes and settles you in nicely. You will be met at the airport by a private transfer and you will journey through the inexhaustible energy of the city beside the banks of the Chao Praya River. The afternoon is yours to relax and explore the bustling neighborhoods at your leisure. You can always find a quiet elegance at one of the amazing local restaurants in the city, where you can sit on the deck and admire the spectacular view of the waterway and the city beyond.
Bangkok – Finding Grandeur
Bangkok – Leisurely Pace
Chiang Mai – Into the Jungle
Chiang Mai – Elephant Walks and More
Phuket – Over the Trees and into the Water
Phuket – Set Out Bayside
Phuket – Island Life
Bangkok – Island Returned
Bangkok – Discovered Returns
- Enjoy a private guided tour through the remarkable history of Bangkok and its illustrious temples
- Spend a day getting to know Bangkok at your leisure, with its diverse markets and sensational combination of tradition and modernity
- Experience Chiang Mai’s jungle grandeur, situated along the boarder of the city
- Witness the splendor of elephants with a visit to one of the many elephant camps outside of Chiang Mai
- Discover the immaculate beauty of Phuket Island, from its beaches to its varied jungle
- Cruise through the pristine water of Phang Nga Bay and snorkel around the pure reef of Khai Island
Discover the endless wonder of Thailand on this 11-day trip that will take you through the diverse cultures from north to south. From the meandering bustle of Bangkok to the charming town-like streets of Chiang Mai, the elegant jungle to the pristine shores of Phuket, you will have the vast expanse of the country to venture through, giving you a taste of the beaches and the bays, the wildlife and city life, all wrapped up in one stretch of fabulous world that is meant for you to experience.
Many Thailand tours begin in the remarkable city of Bangkok where the world seems to speed up in the rush of the streets; however, hidden pathways and parks make it seem like even the most flourished rush can come to a beautiful stop. The inexhaustible energy of the city revs you up and has you out exploring Bangkok’s grandeur the following morning. Cruise along the “River of Kings,” the Chao Praya River which runs right through the city, to see the fabulous life that has taken shape beside the riverbanks.
Wat Arun is also known as the Temple of Dawn and glows in the early morning and at dusk like a beacon. Inside the Grand Palace complex you can see the celebrated and venerable Emerald Buddha draped in gilded robes before venturing to Wat Trimitr to witness the five and a half ton solid gold Buddha, once hidden within a stucco cast. You will find yourself with day at leisure within the rush of the city, allowing you to explore at your own pace, from stunning floating markets to bustling shopping districts, there is always more to discover within the metropolis.
Your exploration continues in Chiang Mai, considered the capital of the north. The Old City is located behind the fortress walls where a moat continues to wrap around the red brick of an imposing fortification. The city blossoms with history and modernity where activity abounds. Spend the first half of the following day at a marvelous elephant camp where you can see the splendid animal reserve along the open jungle. Whether witnessing a jubilant show or traveling through the trees on elephant back, the majestic mammal will have you wanting to return to feed, pet, and watch them live once again.
The latter half of the day brings you through the fabulous temples located in and around the city proper, including on the summit of Doi Suthep, where a tremendous stairway awaits. On the island of Phuket you will find opulent Sino-Portuguese buildings in Old Town that stretch along the streets in colorful facades. Fantastic panoramas look out over pristine shores and immaculate beaches. Venture out to Phang Nga Bay and see the giant karsts that were showcased in the James Bond film, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Swim with regal and graceful fish in the coral reef along Khai Island. Spend a day luxuriating on the sand or adventuring through the jungle hills of the island where you will discover nothing less than complete magnificence. You will return to Bangkok once more before you make your way home.
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$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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