Discover the true treasures of Thailand on this custom tailored tour meant to take you through the precious secrets and gilded temples adorning the spectacular country. Witness the Royal Family’s private traditional boats. Venture into the jungle where grand temples are hidden. Settle onto the calm shores of crystal beaches. Cruise along the famed river where the traditions of Thai culture vibrantly persist. There will always be more memories to gather in a world where every day is unique, every...
Bangkok – Set Along the Riverbanks
Welcome to the capital city of Thailand: Bangkok, where the treasures of the metropolis are on display in the skyline and hidden beneath the banyan trees. You are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, where the plush interior is an immediate comfortable welcome. The excellent accommodation sits along the riverbanks and watches over the cityscape’s expanse, both in the sky and out to the horizon. Whether you prefer the gentle wade of the Chao Phraya River, or the glistening lights of the city at night, you will be able to watch Bangkok’s luster in the spacious and cozy rooms, along the serene patio next to the waterway, or lounging beneath a cabana by the gorgeous pool.
After you have settled into your hotel you will venture to the fabulous Jim Thompson House. James Thompson was an American entrepreneur who almost singlehandedly revived the Thai silk trade. The home is made of teak wood and was transferred from Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam. The dark exterior is glossed, shining beneath the lush green of the surrounding trees. The charming foyer brings Western sensibility to the Eastern home. A Belgian chandelier shimmers beneath the ceiling, while the floor is covered with Italian marble tiles. The 17th century Buddha and hand-carved wooden figurines create a peaceful comingling of diverse styles, all glowing within the elegant architecture.
Bangkok – Buddha’s Greatness
Bangkok – The Beauty of Dawn
Ayutthaya – Where Ancient Capitals Lay
Chiang Mai – Royal Summers and Northern Jungles
Chiang Mai – Sensational Summits
Chiang Mai – Open North
Phuket – Trees Trees Everywhere and Ocean Water Too
Phuket – Exceptional Panorama
Phuket – Island Treasures
Bangkok – Treasures Presents
- Discover the essential beauty of the Grand Palace in Bangkok
- See the sensational Emerald Buddha on display within the Grand Palace complex
- Drift along the Chao Phraya River in luxury on a cruise
- Explore the ancient capital of Siam in the lovely city of Ayutthaya
- See the splendid architecture of the Thai Royals’ Summer Palace
- Witness the majesty of Chiang Mai’s mountain temple on Doi Suthep
- Enjoy the immaculate water and stunning sands on Phuket Island
There are endless treasures to find on this 11-day Thailand tour meant for treasure hunters, people wielding metal detectors, deep-sea divers, jungle explorers, city dwellers, countryside lovers, river cruisers, and more. From the big city atmosphere of Bangkok to the island living of Phuket, a city surrounded by jungle to an ancient city almost forgotten with time, you can open the treasure chest of Thailand and witness its grandeur while relaxing in its luxuries. A present is a treasure, and there is no better treasure than a vacation in Thailand.
Your treasured journey begins with your arrival in Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. The jewels of the city are hidden beneath the trees and under the shadows of skyscrapers. The metropolis seems to stretch past the horizon, almost endless in its expanse; however, settled within the comforts of The Peninsula Hotel, you will be able to gather the precious stones of the city’s wonders with ease. Venture to the Jim Thompson House, where the spectacular teak home was transferred from Ayutthaya, renovated, and given a delicate mixture of Eastern and Western styles. On your second day in the Bangkok you will board a private boat and journey along the Chao Phraya River to see the splendor of the Grand Palace, the majesty of Emerald Buddha at What Phra Kaew, and the sensational surrounding temples. Another day along the river takes you to the Royal Barge museum; the elegant boats are adorned with classic characters of Thai history, built for and ridden by the royal family.
Your journey up river continues on a luxurious cruise aboard the Manohra Song, sweeping you up to Wat Bang Na, where you will visit the remarkable Wat Arun, Temple of Dawn along the way. Arrive in Ayutthaya where the old capital of Siam continues to shine within its ruins, including the tremendous temple of Wat Pananchoeng, which contains a Buddha image dating back to the mid 14th century. On your return to Bangkok you will board a flight and journey to Chiang Mai, a city surrounded by jungle and charming in every way, including your tremendous hotel the Chedi Chiang Mai.
Tour through the various temples, including the sensational Doi Suthep almost hidden beneath the trees on the mountain summit. You will also visit the wonderful textile museum and well-maintained studio of Naenna, founded by Patricia Cheeseman. A day at leisure in the city allows you the opportunity to visit a variety of Chiang Mai’s diverse and luxurious sensations, such as the ruins of Wiang Kum Kam. From the northern jungle to the island jungle, you will journey from Chiang Mai to Phuket, where the majestic waters that surround the island radiate with crystal clarity. Spend your days relaxing as you wish, while your nights can be spent enjoying the comforts of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club. You will eventually return to Bangkok where your vacation will end, but during your days in Phuket you see it all; from panoramas to hot sands, colonial towns to Big Buddha, revel in the secrets, unwind in the sunlight, and enjoy the riches of Thailand.
$2,415 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.
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