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Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,656

DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Start with exciting Bangkok, continue to charming Chiang Mai and finish your tour with a luxury resort stay in Phuket. This perfect combination allows you to truly immerse yourself in this country of contrasts.


This 10-day deluxe trip serves as a great introduction to Thailand, taking you to bustling Bangkok, relaxed and culture-rich Chiang Mai, and the sprawling beaches of Phuket.

Bangkok, the Thai capital since 1782, is a national treasure with its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets on small canals, legendary nightlife, and abundant shopping opportunities. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience fascinating glimpses of Thailand's rich traditions and gentle culture amid the bustle of a diverse metropolis.

This dynamic city has successfully combined the ancient and modern worlds. Bangkok, the Thai capital since 1782, is a national treasure with its Buddhist temples, palaces, floating markets on small canals, legendary nightlife and abundant shopping opportunities. It offers visitors the opportunity to experience fascinating glimpses of Thailand's gentle culture amid the bustle of a great and diverse metropolis.

Your stay begins with a visit to the renowned Grand Palace, the former residence of Thai kings. In this complex, you will be able to relive the splendour and pageantry of the past. A highlight will be the impressive Emerald Buddha. Continue to Wat Po, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok where the large Reclining Buddha is housed. In the evening, you will take a cruise on the Chao Phraya River which cuts through the city, taking in spectacular sights on both banks including the Temple of Dawn, and the Grand Palace. Thai delicacies will be served during the cruise.

The following morning, head outside the city to Damnoen Saduak to see the colourful floating market where the customers travel in their boats to the merchants who are lined up on the sides of the canals selling their wares. Also visit the tallest Buddha pagoda in the world, the Phra Pathom Chedi. After lunch at the nearby Rose Garden, you will be entertained by a Thai cultural show including music, singing and the martial arts. Return later back to Bangkok.

Chiang Mai is the principal city in the north surrounded by the highest mountains in the country. The atmosphere here is much more serene than Bangkok. With a wall surrounding the old part of the city and over 300 ancient temples, "The Rose of the North" is famous for its history, culture, spirituality, lush hills, shopping, and fascinating tribal people.

During your stay, visit the Wat Chiang Man Temple, the oldest in the city built in the 13th Century with its two statues of Buddha, one of which is made of crystal. You'll also visit the Wat Phra Singh, built in Northern Thai classical style with its exquisite wood carvings and the Wat Chedi Luang with its Lama style chedi (a conical shaped stupa). The last temple to be visited is the Wat Suan Dok built in the 14th Century and one of the most famous for Monk studies. After this, head to the expansive Varoros Market, where you can buy almost anything. The afternoon is free to explore further, shop etc.

The next morning, travel outside the city to Doi Suthep, a temple built on top of a mountain with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and even Chiang Mai in the distance. After this, visit a hill tribe village and meet the Hmong tribe close up with their colourful outfits and a special way of life.

Fly the next day to the south of Thailand to the beach resort of Phuket, your home for the next three nights. Phuket is blessed with magnificent coves and bays, powdery white beaches, hospitable people and lushly forested mountains - everything necessary for a memorable, relaxing stay. The next morning, you will enjoy a boat ride to PhiPhi Island where the movie “The Beach” was filmed. You are free to explore the charms and serene beauty of the island. Later, you will have the opportunity to travel on a small boat to a secluded beach to swim, snorkel or just relax. After lunch here, enjoy free time before it’s time to travel back to Phuket.

The following day is totally at leisure to explore, swim, relax or go shopping as you wish.

 

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Accommodation in Bangkok

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    Como Metropolitan Bangkok



    Hotel's outdoor swimming pool is located at the ground level. Other hotel facilities also include Asian-inspired treatments, fully equipped gym room, steam room, hydro pool and yoga studio. There is also a trendy style bar right next to the lobby where light snack and lunch …

    Hotel's outdoor swimming pool is located at the ground level. Other hotel facilities also include Asian-inspired treatments, fully equipped gym room, steam room, hydro pool and yoga studio. There is also a trendy style bar right next to the lobby where light snack and lunch is served as well as being a cool place to hang out in the evening. Meeting facilities are available up to maximum of 90 covers. This is one of the trendy and branded hotel from England, most suitable for individual travellers. This design hotel is located at the north of Sathorn road, parallel to famous Silom Business district. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes drive to the riverside and close to famous shopping night bazaar at Patpong and Suanlum night bazaar within 10 minutes walk. Distance from Suvarnabhum Airport takes average 45 minutes by expressway. Endlessly airy and filled with natural light, these rooms are what make us a Bangkok business hotel with style. Each City Room (a number of which can be interconnected to Metropolitan Rooms) reflects our clean-lined aesthetic with Makha wood and cossetting textures. Size: 26 - 39 m2 / 280-420 sq.ft.

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Accommodation in Phuket

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    Twinpalms Phuket Resort



    Phuket's Most Exciting and Stylish Contemporary Resort, located in a tranquil and exclusive environment, 175 meters from Surin Beach, 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, in an area with one of the most beautiful stretches of golden tropical sand in Phuket, often referred to …

    Phuket's Most Exciting and Stylish Contemporary Resort, located in a tranquil and exclusive environment, 175 meters from Surin Beach, 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, in an area with one of the most beautiful stretches of golden tropical sand in Phuket, often referred to as "millionaires' row". Twinpalms offers the comfort of luxury resort, combined with the relaxing tranquility of a secluded getaway. There are only 97 luxurious and spacious Residences, Suites and Rooms, each surrounded by palms, and featuring a private terrace facing the pool with garden view. Among which, 21 unique apartments are designed to lift to your spirits with a generous space and private pool. With a brief to produce a property that has an integrated landscape, the "Contemporary Tropical" design and landscaping incorporate a stunning, world class water garden.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massage Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Throughout
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa and Wellness Centre

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,656

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Day 1

Arrive Bangkok

On arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport you will be transferred to your hotel.  The balance of the day is at leisure to begin your discovery of Bangkok. 

Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Como Metropolitan Bangkok

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    Como Metropolitan Bangkok



    Hotel's outdoor swimming pool is located at the ground level. Other hotel facilities also include Asian-inspired treatments, fully equipped gym room, steam room, hydro pool and yoga studio. There is also a trendy style bar right next to the lobby where light snack and lunch …

    Hotel's outdoor swimming pool is located at the ground level. Other hotel facilities also include Asian-inspired treatments, fully equipped gym room, steam room, hydro pool and yoga studio. There is also a trendy style bar right next to the lobby where light snack and lunch is served as well as being a cool place to hang out in the evening. Meeting facilities are available up to maximum of 90 covers. This is one of the trendy and branded hotel from England, most suitable for individual travellers. This design hotel is located at the north of Sathorn road, parallel to famous Silom Business district. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes drive to the riverside and close to famous shopping night bazaar at Patpong and Suanlum night bazaar within 10 minutes walk. Distance from Suvarnabhum Airport takes average 45 minutes by expressway. Endlessly airy and filled with natural light, these rooms are what make us a Bangkok business hotel with style. Each City Room (a number of which can be interconnected to Metropolitan Rooms) reflects our clean-lined aesthetic with Makha wood and cossetting textures. Size: 26 - 39 m2 / 280-420 sq.ft.

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Day 2

Grand Palace & Wat Pho and Manohra Dinner Cruise

This morning, you'll be collected from your hotel at 8:00am to go behind the scenes for a closer look at Thailand's Buddhist culture. Start the morning with a trip to Wat Pho which is one of Bangkok's most enchanting temples. Arrive just as the resident monks gather for their morning chants and witness this deeply spiritual ritual to gain a better sense of Thailand's Buddhist heritage.

After the chants, take a walk around Wat Pho and see the vast collection of religious treasures on display. Admire the famed reclining Buddha image, which stretches 45-metres in length. Learn about the symbolism of the Buddha's intricate footprint and witness devotees making offerings to this revered image.

Your tour then continues to the nearby Grand Palace, which has served as the seat of Thailand's revered royal family for more than two centuries. Take a walk around the vast grounds, stopping in to explore the various temples, throne halls and museums within the compound. Visit the Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddhist image in Thailand, and hear about its mysterious origins.

This evening you'll experience the romance of Bangkok in style on the luxury Manohra rice barge cruise that has been converted into one of Bangkok's finest dining venues. As you cruise along the Chao Phraya River see the stunning Temple of Dawn, the illuminated Grand Palace, magnificent temples, striking bridges and other Bangkok's landmarks. This cruise offers a truly memorable evening experience in Bangkok. While cruising down the river, you'll enjoy a sumptuous five-course dinner.

Following your cruise, you'll be returned to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3

Half Day Klongs with Temple of Dawn & Royal Barge Museum

Today, be met at your hotel by your guide and take a longtail boat through Bangkok's canals to discover the true heart of the city. Start with a ride along the Chao Phraya River, also known as the 'River of Kings'. Admire the passing skyline where glittering pagodas stand in the shadows of towering skyscrapers. The boat then turns off the main waterway and onto the canals, or 'klongs'. See why Bangkok is often called the 'Venice of the East', while cruising along the intricate network of canals. Capture glimpses of small villages on the water's edge and enjoy the slower pace of life away from the city centre.

Make a stop at the Royal Barge Museum. See the eight spectacular boats used by Thailand's royal family to mark special occasions. Carved from teak and intricately decorated with gold leaf and mosaics, the barges are a truly impressive sight.

Afterwards, return to the boat and cruise back onto the Chao Phraya for one final stop to see Wat Arun, a 79-metre-high pagoda built in a style similar to Angkor Wat. Meaning 'Temple of Dawn', Wat Arun is one Thailand's most beautiful temples and the perfect last stop on the day's tour.

Following your tour, you'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 4

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Chiang Mai (flight not included in price).

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort

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    Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort



    Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort is a luxury boutique resort nestled serenely along the bank of the Mae Ping River in center of Lanna historical city. Chiang Mai is only minutes away and the hotel is close to the city's popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. …

    Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort is a luxury boutique resort nestled serenely along the bank of the Mae Ping River in center of Lanna historical city. Chiang Mai is only minutes away and the hotel is close to the city's popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.
    All 75 luxurious guestrooms feature private balconies, widescreen plasma televisions, home theatre, broadband internet and bathrooms with built-in LCD TVs and rain showers. RatiLanna, the 5 star luxury resort, offers the highest standard of services and tasteful facilities.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Cooking Classes
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Library
    • Pool bar
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 5

Half Day Wat Doi Suthep and White Hmong Hilltribe

Today, be met at your hotel by your guide and venture away from the city centre of Chiang Mai for an insightful look at Thailand's rich culture. Start with a visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Situated on a mountain rising high above the city, this sacred pagoda offers fabulous views of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. Walk up the stairs to see the exquisite gilded stupa and learn about Thai Buddhist beliefs.

Afterwards, continue higher into the hills, traveling by songtaew, a local truck. Drive along rough dirt roads to the Chang Khien Coffee Research Project. Enjoy a fresh cup of locally-grown Arabica coffee and hear about the North's flourishing coffee industry.

It's a short drive onwards to a village inhabited by the White Hmong hilltribe. Spend time exploring the village, meeting the inhabitants and learning about the traditions and customs of this unique ethnic group.

Following this insightful village visit, return to the songtaew and drive back to Chiang Mai. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your day tour.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 6

Chiang Mai Night Discovery with Dinner

Experience a charming evening of discovery in Chiang Mai. With a local guide, enjoy a night out on the town embracing the spiritual traditions and rich heritage that make Chiang Mai so special.

Start with a visit to a local temple at sunset, watch as the monks gather for their evening prayers and be soothed by the calm sounds of their chanting. Join local devotees in lighting incense and candles, offerings of good luck and health.

After this unforgettable experience, it's time for dinner. Travel through the illuminated city streets
to 137 Pillars House, one of Chiang Mai's top tables. Enter the incredible courtyard which was inspired by ancient Chinese dwellings. In this atmospheric setting, enjoy a dinner of exquisite dishes of Thai cuisine.

Cap off the evening with a trip to Warorot Market. Busy from morning till late at night, the bustling market is a hub of local life. Browse stalls overflowing with fresh food, flowers, and more and enjoy the lively atmosphere. Sample Thai desserts from a popular street vendor, providing a sweet end to an enchanting evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7

Chiang Mai to Phuket

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Phuket (flight not included in price).

On arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Twinpalms Phuket Resort

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    Twinpalms Phuket Resort



    Phuket's Most Exciting and Stylish Contemporary Resort, located in a tranquil and exclusive environment, 175 meters from Surin Beach, 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, in an area with one of the most beautiful stretches of golden tropical sand in Phuket, often referred to …

    Phuket's Most Exciting and Stylish Contemporary Resort, located in a tranquil and exclusive environment, 175 meters from Surin Beach, 25 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, in an area with one of the most beautiful stretches of golden tropical sand in Phuket, often referred to as "millionaires' row". Twinpalms offers the comfort of luxury resort, combined with the relaxing tranquility of a secluded getaway. There are only 97 luxurious and spacious Residences, Suites and Rooms, each surrounded by palms, and featuring a private terrace facing the pool with garden view. Among which, 21 unique apartments are designed to lift to your spirits with a generous space and private pool. With a brief to produce a property that has an integrated landscape, the "Contemporary Tropical" design and landscaping incorporate a stunning, world class water garden.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massage Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Non-Smoking Throughout
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Spa and Wellness Centre

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Days 8 & 9

Phuket at Leisure

Two full days at leisure to discover Thailand's largest island. 

Phuket has a large Chinese influence, so you will see many Chinese shrines and Chinese Restaurants around the city. A Chinese Vegetarian Festival is held there every year. While the Chinese community is quite big, there are many other ethnicities bringing all their traditions and festivals from all over the world to Phuket.

Being a big island, Phuket is surrounded by many magnificent Beaches such as Rawai, Patong, Karon, Kamala, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, and Mai Khao. Laem Phromthep Viewpoint is said to feature the most beautiful sunsets in Thailand.

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Day 10

Depart Phuket

Follwing breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in all locations
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Bangkok
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Chiang Mai
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Phuket
  • Private-guided Half Day Grand Palace & Wat Pho Tour in Bangkok
  • Shared evening dinner cruise in Bangkok (max 20 guests)
  • Private-guided Half Day Klongs with Temple of Dawn & Royal Barge Museum Tour in Bangkok
  • Private-guided Half Day Wat Doi Suthep and White Hmong Hilltribe Tour in Chiang Mai
  • Private-guided Evening Chiang Mai Night Discovery Tour
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 2 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Park fees unless stated
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

This itinerary requires flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, and Chiang Mai and Phuket (additional cost). Please enquire with your Goway destination specialist.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

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