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Deluxe Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

Duration
10 Days
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US$ 2,603

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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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,603

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Day 1

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok Hotel With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

SO/ Bangkok

This stylish urban oasis features stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Rising 30 stories above the city, the SO/ Bangkok hotel is fantastic for leisure, party, spa, or a little bit of everything. The hotel overlooks Lumphini Park and the world-class So SPA is designed like a mythological forest, with relaxing massage treatments and rejuvenating hot tubs.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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SO/ Bangkok

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    SO/ Bangkok



    This stylish urban oasis features stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Rising 30 stories above the city, the SO/ Bangkok hotel is fantastic for leisure, party, spa, or a little bit of everything. The hotel …

    This stylish urban oasis features stunning interior design inspired by the 5 natural elements of Water, Earth, Wood, Metal and Fire. Rising 30 stories above the city, the SO/ Bangkok hotel is fantastic for leisure, party, spa, or a little bit of everything. The hotel overlooks Lumphini Park and the world-class So SPA is designed like a mythological forest, with relaxing massage treatments and rejuvenating hot tubs.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wedding Facilities
    • Wellness and Spa

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Day 2

Half Day Monk Chanting, Wat Pho and Grand Palace

You will be picked up at 8:00 am. Go behind the scenes for a closer look at Buddhist culture. Start the morning with a trip to Wat Pho, arguably Bangkok's most enchanting temple. Arrive just as the resident monks gather for their morning chants. Witness this deeply spiritual ritual and 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-meters in length. Learn about the symbolism of the Buddha's intricate footprint and witness devotees making offerings to this revered image.

The 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.

Following the tour of these iconic Bangkok monuments, return to the hotel.

Duration4 Hours

Evening Luxury Dining at the Royal Villa

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at a riverside oasis home to Thai royalty. Be enraptured by the charming Italian-style villa reflecting the history of Thai art, cuisine and culture while dining on a special Royal Thai cuisine dinner. Soak in the spectacular glittering views of the Temple of Dawn and Wat Pho for a night out like no other.

You will be picked up at 6:00pm by a luxury private speedboat from your riverside hotel and cruise along and across to the Chao Phraya River towards the Chakrabongse Villa.

As a riverside oasis nestled in the historic district of Bangkok, the Italian-style Chakrabongse Villa was built by Prince Chakrabongse as a retreat from his palace life, and it is now in the hands of his granddaughter Narisa. The charming villa and the garden reflects the history of her royal family, Thai art, cuisine and culture that captures all visitors the moment they enter the property. Here, experience the serene and privileged lifestyle of a bygone era while being served a welcome cocktail. Then, enjoy a luxury meal carefully prepared with authentic Royal Thai cuisine using original family recipes from the palace kitchen. Indulge in the meal while soaking up the spectacular view of the Temple of Dawn from the riverside terrace.

After dinner, embark on a private air-conditioned transfer for a ride to Rattanakosin Island. Make a brief stop at Wat Pho to enjoy the glittering chedis at night before returning to your hotel.

Duration4 Hours
Day 3

Half Day Klongs with Temple of Dawn and 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.

Duration4 Hours
Day 4

Bangkok Hotel to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport With Guide

Duration90 Minutes

Chiang Mai Airport to Chiang Mai Hotel

Duration10 Minutes

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.
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.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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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.

Duration5 Hours

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.

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

Duration4 Hours
Day 6

Full Day Elephant Discovery Camp

Bond and care for Asian elephants in a perfect paradise located on a secluded hill in the jungle of Chiang Mai. Learn from mahouts how to communicate, bathe and feed them. Then, spend some quality time interacting with these lumbering gentle giants.

This morning you'll be met at your hotel and transferred to the Elephant Discovery Camp which is located on a hill in Mae Wang district. Have a fun experience on a short bamboo raft cruising up to the camp.

Upon arrival at the camp, meet an elephant mahout, be introduced to the elephants, and learn about their story and daily lives. Interact and play with the elephants under the mahouts' supervision and watch them play in the mud pond. Learn to communicate with them and how to prepare nutritional food using various natural ingredients. Also, have fun bathing and soaking the elephants in a big pond. Lunch will be served at the camp.

Duration8 Hours
Day 7

Chiang Mai Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Duration10 Minutes

Phuket Airport to Phuket Hotel

Duration45 Minutes

The Pavilions Phuket

Few things say "tropical paradise" quite like white-sand beaches, azure seas and an intimate luxury resort. Welcome to The Pavilions Phuket, your indulgent escape on one of Thailand's most beautiful islands.

Perched dramatically atop one of Phuket's highest points, each of our private villas and suites is a haven of tranquillity. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking to relax and reconnect, we'll deliver everything you need to enjoy all that island life has to offer.

Let us treat your tastebuds with three award-winning restaurants and bars serving exceptional gourmet cuisine. Unwind with state-of-the-art amenities, including a spa and wellness centre, a lap pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Now, the only thing missing is you.

Meal Plan Full Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
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The Pavilions Phuket

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    The Pavilions Phuket



    Few things say "tropical paradise" quite like white-sand beaches, azure seas and an intimate luxury resort. Welcome to The Pavilions Phuket, your indulgent escape on one of Thailand's most beautiful islands. Perched dramatically atop one of Phuket's highest points, each of our private villas and …

    Few things say "tropical paradise" quite like white-sand beaches, azure seas and an intimate luxury resort. Welcome to The Pavilions Phuket, your indulgent escape on one of Thailand's most beautiful islands.

    Perched dramatically atop one of Phuket's highest points, each of our private villas and suites is a haven of tranquillity. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking to relax and reconnect, we'll deliver everything you need to enjoy all that island life has to offer.

    Let us treat your tastebuds with three award-winning restaurants and bars serving exceptional gourmet cuisine. Unwind with state-of-the-art amenities, including a spa and wellness centre, a lap pool and a fully-equipped fitness centre. Now, the only thing missing is you.

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Day 8

Full Day Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island by Private Longtail Boat

Today, spend a day at sea visiting beautiful Phang Nga Bay from Phuket. After breakfast, you'll be met and driven to the jetty where a private, longtail boat awaits. Climb aboard and cast off to begin your adventure!

Cross the emerald-green waters of the bay, passing by dramatic limestone karsts and uninhabited islands. Go ashore at 'James Bond Island', a distinctive rocky island that is a popular place for photos.

The day is filled with several fantastic stops. Cruise through a pristine mangrove forest, getting a close look at the incredible ecosystems created by these ancient plants. Stop at secluded beaches to go swimming alongside colourful tropical fish. There is plenty of time to explore secluded beaches and soak up the sun. Around midday a scrumptious picnic lunch will be served in a scenic location. Enjoy the fresh air and tropical breeze while dining on a delicious meal.

As the sun begins to dip low into the sky, return to Phuket arriving in time to watch the sunset at the end of the day. You'll be transferred back to your hotel.

Duration7 Hours
Day 9

Half Day Cooking Class at Blue Elephant Phuket

Start your Thai culinary journey with a visit to Phuket's morning market where you'll learn to select and buy the perfect Thai ingredients for your personal cooking lesson at Blue Elephant Cooking School. After a morning market, you will head over to the school for an insightful culinary class. The instructor will explain the culinary techniques and demonstrate how to prepare each dish. Then you will begin to learn how to cook a variety of popular dishes with a qualified Thai chef. The class is followed by a meal in Blue Elephant's delightful restaurant sampling your own cooking as well as additional Thai dishes.

Duration5 Hours
Day 10

Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport

Duration45 Minutes

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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 Monk Chanting, Wat Pho and Grand Palace Tour in Bangkok
  • Private-guided Evening Luxury Dining at the Royal Villa Tour in Bangkok
  • 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 Chiang Mai Night Discovery with Dinner Tour in Chiang Mai
  • Private-guided Full Day Elephant Discovery Camp Tour in Chiang Mai
  • Private-guided Full Day Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island by Longtail Boat Tour in Phuket
  • Join-in Half Day Cooking Class at Blue Elephant in Phuket
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1), 3 lunches, 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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