Thailand Unplugged with Chiang Mai
- 8 Days
- 8 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,419
Refresh and rejuvenate yourself with an escape to Thailand’s two most popular cities. Start in Bangkok, where you’ll discover hidden temples and farms along the canals and learn to cook Thai delicacies. Then continue on to Chiang Mai to discover the flavours of Northern Thai cuisine and explore the city by bike.
This 8-day Thai vacation takes you to Bangkok and Chiang Mai to experience the best of the country and relax, rejuvenate, and refresh yourself. It includes first-class or deluxe accommodations depending on preference, international airfare, private tours, and is perfect for solo travellers.
Your Thailand Unplugged trip takes you across the Pacific Ocean to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most-visited city on the planet. It won’t take long to notice Bangkok’s stunning contrasts. Massive skyscrapers sit beside wooden huts; luxury malls jostle for baht alongside bustling farmers’ markets—no one side of Bangkok is quintessential. It takes both the big and small, rich and modest, to capture what makes Bangkok so invigorating. On your first day in the city, head to the Blue Elephant Cooking School to learn to make delicious Thai dishes. The next day, head off the tourist trail on a bike tour across the city. Discover hidden temples, travel along the canal, and stop off at flower farms to learn about some of Thailand’s oldest traditions. Spend the rest of your time in Bangkok seeing the famous landmarks like Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Grand Palace, former home of the King of Thailand.
From Bangkok, connect north to Chiang Mai, the country’s unofficial northern capital. Unlike Bangkok, Chiang Mai is relatively quiet and temperate. However, despite its size, it’s no second fiddle to Bangkok in terms of food and culture. An evening tour through the Chang Phuak Gate Market will introduce you to the wonderful flavours of Northern Thai cooking as you stop at local restaurants and stalls and explore the famous Night Bazaar. The next day, enjoy a bike tour through the city to see the highlights of the former capital of the Lanna Kingdom. You’ll visit temples and factories, see a school for monks, journey along the Ping River, and enjoy the incredible flavours of khao soi at a local restaurant. You’ll have another day in Chiang Mai at leisure to see the highlights you missed, whether that means heading into the nearby rainforest to see elephants and waterfalls or visiting popular temples like Wat Prathat Doi Suthep.
At the end of your journey, connect to the airport to head back home.
- 8 Days
- 8 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 2,419
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Depart North America
Depart from your home city to Bangkok
Half Day Cooking Class Blue Elephant Cooking School
Discover the wonders of royal Thai cuisine at the renowned Blue Elephant Cooking School, housed in a beautifully-restored colonial building in central Bangkok. You will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable instructor in a well-equipped classroom designed for training professional chefs. First you'll learn to carefully choose the perfect ingredients for Thai cooking, followed by the instructor-led class. The session ends with a delightful meal in which you will savour your own creations.
Full day Bangkok Paradise Bike Tour
Discover the daily life of locals on this bicycle tour that will take you to an unseen part of Bangkok. A boat and cycling adventure decorated with orchid farms, banana, papaya and mango trees that brings you to places where it seems like time has been standing still. Besides this, you can see beautiful hidden temples. There is also an unrivaled long tail boat journey. Start by riding through a fresh market, where you'll see a variety of goods for sale from smoked pig heads to beautiful flowers. A little further on your way, you will stop at the remains of defense walls built during the Colonial Era to prevent Western countries occupying Thailand. You continue the route and stop at the "Golden Temple". From here the journey continues over concrete pathways, through a scenic park and passes orchid farms before bringing you to the pier where long tail boats are waiting. A spectacular canal trip brings you to the most southern district of Bangkok. Then, you visit a small factory where they produce incense-sticks used at traditional Thai temples and stop at a typical Thai/Chinese flower-farm. Throughout the day you will stop every hour to rest and hydrate. If you love cycling, and enjoy nature, this trip will leave you with some unforgettable memories of Bangkok.
Chang Phuak Gate Market Evening Street Food Tour Private
You will be transferred to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be transferred to your accommodation
|First Class||Suriwongse Hotel|
|Deluxe||Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa|
This evening set out from your hotel this evening to explore one of Chiang Mai's best street food markets, with small stalls serving a wide range of dishes, many of which adhere to the principles of authentic Thai and Northern Thai cooking. With the benefit of your guide's expertise, meet local vendors and taste delicious grilled meats, seafood, curries, soups, noodles and rice dishes. This market is popular with locals and is a great place to wander, relax and soak up the nighttime atmosphere of Chiang Mai. Continue onwards to the Night Market or Night Bazaar and test your bargaining skills! Return to your hotel around 9pm
Half day Colors of Chiang Mai - Bike Ride Tour
"Colors of Chiang Mai" is a 4-5 hour amazing cycling tour through the Southern part of Chiang Mai. On this tour, partakers will see and learn about the rich cultural background of Chiang Mai. This journey will take us through quiet green land roads and will bring us by the former capital of Lana - which boasts of temples and ruins dating back hundreds of years. Along this cycling adventure we will visit a Chinese temple, the McKean rehabilitation center, a small pottery-making factory, and much more. We will also have the wonderful opportunity to pay a visit to a special school for monks, or an elementary school which is mostly attended by hill tribe children. We will then continue to ride along the Ping River, which showcases Chiang Mai in a different light. From here, our cycling adventure will bring us to several local places, like a candy factory, a local bakery, and other small shops. We will eventually reach a local fresh market, where you can sample some of the most delicious and exotic fruits in the area. During the trip, we will stop every hour to rest and hydrate. Halfway through, we will provide you with a small Thai meal (Kao Soy Kai) in a local restaurant.
Day at Leisure
Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to North America. Chat with our experts if you want to extend
|Pricing in CAD from Vancouver||First Class Hotels || |
|1 Mar- 31 Mar 2019||$2,879||$3,599|
|1 Apr - 24 May 2019||$2,889||$3,249|
|25 May - 21 June 2019||$2,999||$3,499|
|22 Jun - 02 July 2019||$3,539||$3,969|
|3 July - 14 Aug 2019||$2,999||$3,439|
|15 Aug - 31 Oct 2019||$2,819||$3,249|
Airfare information for Canada:
Toronto - add CA$290
Victoria, Montreal and Ottawa - add CA$360
Calgary and Edmonton - add CA$150
Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Regina - add CA$200
Halifax - add CA$560
Airfares are based on traveling week days Mon-Thurs, if you travel Fri-Sun, add CA$30.
Upgrade to Premium Economy - add CA$840 departing Mon-Thurs ex Vancouver, inquire for weekend departures and other gateways.
|Pricing in USD from |
Los Angeles /
San Francisco /
|First Class Hotels ||Deluxe Hotels |
|1 Mar- 31 Mar 2019||$2,469||$2,999|
|1 Apr - 24 May 2019||$2,429||$2,759|
|25 May - 14 Aug 2019||$2,789||$3,169|
|15 Aug - 31 Oct 2019||$2,419||$2,759|
Airfare information for USA:
New York / Chicago - add US$53
Boston - add US$103
Dallas / Miami or Fort Lauderdale - add US$450
Denver - add US$260
Baltimore - add US$180
Airfares are based on traveling week days Mon-Thurs, if you travel Fri-Sun, add US$100.
Upgrade to Premium Economy - add US$840 departing Mon-Thurs ex Los Angeles or San Francisco, inquire for weekend departures and other gateway
- Roundtrip transfers in both cities
- 3 nights Bangkok in first class or deluxe hotels
- 3 nights Chiang Mai in first class or deluxe hotels
- Half Day Cooking Class Blue Elephant Cooking School in Bangkok
- Full day Bangkok Paradise Bike Tour
- Chang Phuak Gate Market Evening Street Food tour in Chiang Mai
- Half day Colors of Chiang Mai - Bike Ride Tour
- Breakfast daily
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not mentioned
- Items of a personal nature
Value Adds / Savings:
- First Class – Save US$180 / CA$230 per person and a Thai dinner in Bangkok. Upgrade to superior room in Chiang Mai plus 20% off for spa treatments
- Deluxe – Save US$200 / CA$230 per person. Plus room upgrade and 20% off dinner Bangkok. One dinner included in Chiang Mai
Why not extend your Thailand vacation by enjoying a relaxing beach escape? Chat with our experts
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 inquire. Some hotel pricing is subject to advance booking for 40-55 days. Thai dinner in Bangkok is subject to booking Sky Room option. 20% off dinner in Bangkok on deluxe option is only valid on Friday and Saturday nights. Black out periods may apply to room upgrades. Cooking class in Bangkok does not operate on a Sunday, order of day tours can be switched around to accommodate this
7 Oct 2019