The origins of Thai culture can be traced back through the country’s enchanting and sacred spiritual complexes, significant, heritage landmarks, and authentic, local ethnic tribes. These dynamic experiences will reveal the fascinating history of the country on this immersive and handcrafted, cultural tour. You will traverse its diverse landscape in search of revered sites that are home to a wealth of insight into the traditions that make Thailand unique. You will discover the renowned flavors...
Day 1 - 4
Bangkok – An Opulent Taste of Thai Culture
Brimming with cultural highlights that are set amid an opulent cityscape, Bangkok is an essential stop on this handpicked heritage tour of Thailand. You will arrive at the sights of immense skyscrapers and bustling city streets, and there is an energy in this city, which is unlike any other that will completely sweep you away. Back alleyways will guide you in the direction of immaculately prepared Thai cuisine, coveted temples, or Wats, will invite you to share in age-old cultural tradition, and lavish retail districts will encourage you to spoil yourselves. You will explore these wondrous landmarks and much more throughout your stay. First, you will check into your luxurious hotel within the heart of the city and become acquainted with your surroundings. An evening at a premier rooftop bar will culminate your arrival with delectable cocktails, gourmet Thai meals, and sweeping vistas of Bangkok.
You will begin the following day at an authentic Thai market where you can through the exuberant stalls in search of delicious delicacies. The smell of freshly pressed juice and stir-fried Pad Thai, a mouthwatering traditional noodle dish, will captivate your senses as you venture through the market. After filling up on an exquisite breakfast, you will meet your private tour guide for the day and continue on a riveting, cultural expedition. Transfer to the spiritual hub of the city where you will revel in the majesty of sacred historical Wats. The awe-inspiring golden temples resonate their ancient heritage. You will marvel at the intricately designed complexes as you learn more about their construction and traditional spiritual practices. Afterward, you will transfer via Tuk-Tuk, which is a Southeast Asian open-air vehicle, to a celebrated performance house where you will colorful displays of ancient Thai dance that are alongside traditional musical scores. You will enjoy an exquisite, gourmet meal as you watch the elaborate show.
Before you bid your farewells to Bangkok, you will explore the flavors of Thailand on your final day. Your private tour guide will transfer you to revered restaurants and coveted local eateries to sample a collection of tantalizing meals. Prepared with love and crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this food tour will reveal the secrets behind the world-famous cuisine. Along the way, you will meet a few of the renowned chefs and learn what makes their dishes so unique. One final stop at Bangkok’s upper-class, riverside retail market will provide you the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind souvenirs to serve as memoirs of your stay.
Day 5 - 6
Ayutthaya – A Historical Site of Grand Importance
Day 7 - 9
Udon Thani – Authentic Simplicity amid Natural Splendor
Day 10 - 12
Chiang Mai – The Cultural Hub of Northern Thailand
Day 13 - 14
Chiang Rai – Discover a World of Ethnic Tradition
Day 15 - 17
Hua Hin – Refresh Your Spirit in Style
Day 18 - 21
Phuket – Where Culture and Cuisine Shine
- Discover coveted temples in the heart of Bangkok and learn about the country’s sacred spiritual heritage
- Venture to the ancient city of Ayutthaya to capture lifelong images of the UNESCO-recognized temple and palace ruins
- Uncover Udon Thani’s age-old cultural landmarks of Ban Chiang and Phu Phra Bat Historical Park for an insightful look into the country’s past
- Marvel at Northern Thailand’s idyllic countryside and encounter famous landmarks in Chiang Mai
- Connect with the local and traditional lifestyle as you meet an ethnic hill tribe as you are accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide in the Chiang Rai mountains
- Bask in opulent splendor at the lavish destination of Hua Hin and enjoy a luxurious spa treatment at a world-class wellness center
- Experience diverse activities in Phuket as you visit sacred temples, sweeping viewpoints, and scuba dive off the coast of the idyllic Similan Islands
Thailand’s travel appeal mainly stems from the incredibly rich tapestry of cultural experiences that underpin its alluring traditions. You will make your way to Bangkok, which is the home of coveted temple complexes and world-class Thai cuisine for the first stop on your cultural tour of Thailand. Here, you will encounter ornate temples of significant and spiritual importance and tuck into award-winning Thai cuisine at revered restaurants around the city. You will continue your heritage discoveries in the ancient city of Ayutthaya afterward. The city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya Historical Park, which is where you will capture surreal moments among the iconic temple ruins and Buddhist images. Your journey will continue at the laid-back location of Udon Thani. Surrounded by lush forests and rolling green hills, you will feel complete seclusion at your premier resort. During your stay, you will visit Ban Chiang and Phu Phra Bat Historical Parks, which are essential highlights on this cultural tour of Thailand. Here, you will encounter age-old tradition amid the immaculate, wildlife settings.
From here, you will make your way to Thailand’s Northern capital of Chiang Mai. The popular city is nestled below the striking Doi Suthep Mountain, and your luxurious resort will share remarkable vistas of the surrounding landscapes. You will transfer in and around the city’s ancient towns where artifacts of the past can be explored. After, you can climb to the top of Doi Suthep and encounter the majesty of the golden-brimmed temple that overlooks the entirety of Northern Thailand. Enjoy isolated splendor the following day at an enchanting lake, where you will spend the afternoon under bamboo huts, soaking in the marvelous adventure. You will then comfortably transfer to Chiang Rai, which is Chiang Mai’s less-frequented neighboring city. You will encounter ethnic hill tribes, be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide, and immerse yourselves in the local lifestyle. Furthermore, you will learn about the region’s heritage at distinguished museums.
Next, your tour will take you to Hua Hin. Your stay will be spent in complete opulence as you revel in exquisite Thai meals at beloved, gourmet restaurants and feel the weight of the world brush away as you enjoy spa treatments at an award-winning wellness center. Your journey to Hua Hin will leave you feeling completely refreshed for the remainder of your trip. Your final destination is the white-sand shores of Phuket’s leading beach paradises. You will check into a luxurious resort that overlooks the crystal-clear Andaman Sea. Experience the last of Thailand’s essential, cultural highlights during your stay. Transfer to a leading culinary school and learn the craft behind their world-renowned cuisine. After, you will visit endearing cultural landmarks that are around the island, and swim the depths of the sea in search of magical creatures on an alluring scuba diving experience off the coast of the Similan Islands. By the end of your journey, you will have checked off all your desired experiences at Thailand’s culturally significant spots and return with lifelong stories about your adventurous exploits.
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$6,001 per person (excluding international flights)
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