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Thailand Unplugged with Chiang Mai

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,013

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.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,013

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Day 1

Arrive Bangkok

You will be transferred from the airport to your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Duration3 Nights
Day 2

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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

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

Duration3 Nights
Day 5

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 6

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

Day 7

Depart Thailand

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Chat with our experts if you want to extend

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

 PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 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

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

OTHER INFORMATION: 

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 enquire. 

 

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