Thailand

THAILAND HIGHLIGHT 10 DAYS 9 NIGHTS


3 nights in Bangkok, 3 nights in Chiang Mai and 3 nights in Phuket

Day 1 - Arrive Bangkok (-/-/D)

On arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (off flight # – International ticket on your own arrangement). After you received your luggage please go to the main hall and proceed to EXIT #3. Our guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point zone holding the sign with you name. After meeting your guide, you are transferred by private vehicle to your hotel.

*Hotel check in time is at 14.00

After check in, free at leisure 

17.00 meet your guide at the hotel’s lobby and transfer by private vehicle to Yaowarat – Bangkok China Town to experience Bangkok street food and vibrant nightlife with crowded streets and bright lights. Sample a variety of mouth-watering dishes such as Dim Sum, Guay Jab, and Yen-Ta-Four. Taste on Chinese herbal juice or have some sweet desserts like ice cream. Arrive back to you hotel around 21.00

Overnight in Bangkok – 3 nights

Day 2 - Bangkok (B/L/-)

08.00 your guide will take you in a private car (for city hotel) / by private boat (for river hotel) to visit the three of the most attractive points of interest in Bangkok. 

The Grand Palace, considered one of Bangkok's must-see attractions, and view the famous Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. An intriguing blend of Italian Renaissance architecture and classical Thai roofing, the Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court, comprising several palaces and halls used for different occasions. Your guide will then take you to see Wat Phra Kaew (also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) Bangkok's most important and sacred temple which proudly houses the elegant Emerald Buddha, Thailand's most revered religious image.

Continue (on tuk tuk for river hotel) to visit Wat Pho. Built by King Rama I almost 200 years ago, Wat Pho houses the gigantic reclining Buddha (or Phra Buddhasaiyas), a distinctive image 150 feet long and almost 50 feet high all covered in gold leaves. Wat Pho is considered the first center of public education and the cradle of traditional Thai massage, which is why it is sometimes called the "First University of Thailand".

Head to a nice local restaurant for Thai cuisine lunch.

After lunch, across the river to one of Bangkok's most striking landmarks - Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn. Located on the south bank of the Chao Phraya River, this dramatic temple is notable for its architectural style and porcelain-decorated spires.

Return to your hotel around 15.00

Note: When visiting the Grand Palace and all temples, appropriate clothing must be worn. Mini skirts, shorts or tank tops are not allowed. 

Day 3 - Bangkok (B/L/-)

07.00 meet your guide and depart from Bangkok to Railway Market, also known as Train Umbrella Market, or The Folding Umbrella Market. See the exciting of activity as the fruit and vegetable sellers quickly pack up their goods to let the train pass through the market.

Then head towards to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. See how local people have been trading their products on paddleboats for more than 150 years. Arrive long tail boat pier and ride on the long tail boat to the main part of the market. Switch to a paddleboat to navigate through the busy canal and sample some of the fresh tropical fruits, local desserts or noodles along the way.  

Depart from the floating market for lunch at local restaurant before head back to Bangkok. Arrive your hotel around 15.00

Day 4 - Bangkok – Chiang Mai (B/-/-)

After checking out of your hotel, meet your guide for your private transfer to the airport for flight to Chiang Mai (flying hours- about 1 Hour 20 Minutes)

You will be met at the airport's arrival hall by your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle.

*Hotel check in time is at 14.00

After check in is leave at your leisure to enjoy your hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Mai – 3 nights

Day 5 - Chiang Mai (B/-/-)

Breakfast at your hotel. 08.00 meet you guide at the hotel. The city of Chiang Mai has a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist Wats (temples), and on this tour a visit to the most fascinating Wats is made. 

Near the summit of Doi Suthep, is the 600-year-old temple of WAT PHRATHAT DOI SUTHEP. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps (elevators are available). Inside the cloister is an intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold parasol, which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. On a clear day, there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.

Continue to WAT SUAN DOK, whose large central stupa contains Buddha relic which supposedly self-multiplied and WAT CHEDI LUANG consist of an impressive chedi, originally built in 1411. It reached a height of over 85 meters before it was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. It now reaches a height of only 60 meters the temple also contains the city pillar.

After lunch (at your own arrangement) continue on a gentle way to see Chiang Mai People life. Wat Chai Mongkol where you start cruising through rural Mae Ping River by long tail boat for 30 minutes. Softly moving along the river, you will see wooden houses and modern residences with colourful scenery and lifestyle of the local people. Arrive at a local farmhouse where you can take a leisurely stroll around the grounds.

Continue on to Waroros Market, to see and feel the real northern people way of life and much more. In order to feel more about it, we take a tricycle ride along the main road to the old city.

Then comes to the main temple in town named Wat Prasingh (A.D.1345), housing a very old and sacred Buddha image, Phra Singh, for a visit. This temple contains supreme examples of Lanna art at Viharn Lai Kham, which was built to house Phra Singh image enthroned inside. On the inner walls of the Viharn Lai Kham are some murals of two fables

Return to your hotel by private vehicle at 17.00.

Day 6 - Chiang Mai (B/-/D)

A half-day with the modest giant creatures: elephant, to touch, feed, bath, and take care of them. 

08.30 You will be pickup from your hotel, and transferred in the group to Thai Elephant Care Center, home of elderly elephants. Upon arrival at the Center, change your outfit, and be prepared to get dirty and wet. (If you decide to participate in elephant bathing.) But, wait!, the best is saved for last. 

At first, we will start the day with elephant’s food preparing, as well as preparing herbal medicine for them. Then it’s time to feed them the food. Afterward, walk around to explore the camp, witnessing the elephant cemetery. Then comes, the highlight of the day, elephant bathing. You will walk with the elephant, take them to the running Mae Sa stream, and give a bath to them. 

Then change back to your ordinary outfit, before returning transfer back to your hotel

Note:

  • This program is join-in 
  • This trip will not include riding any elephants. It is suitable for all, especially friends, family with children, and animal lovers

Afternoon is free at your leisure.

Enjoy an evening out by having Khantoke Dinner, the customary northern Thai style of eating with food being served in large platters at low tables while you sit on mats on the floor.

As you enjoy your meal, let yourself be entertained by a selection of northern cultural performances. To end the evening, there is a special hilltribe show, performed by various members of Yao, Lahu, Meo, Lisu, and Karen hilltribe.

Day 7 - Chiang Mai – Phuket (B/-/-)

After checking out of your hotel, meet your guide for your private transfer to the airport for flight to Phuket (flying hours- about 2 Hour)

You will be met at the airport's arrival hall by your guide and you will be transferred to your hotel by private air-conditioned vehicle.

*Hotel check in time is at 14.00

After check in, enjoy your free time at the hotel

Overnight in Phuket – 3 nights.

Day 8 - Phuket (B/L/-)

08:00 You are met at your hotel and transferred on a half-hour drive to the Boat Lagoon Pier. At the pier, board a private speedboat that takes you on 45-minute ride to the Phi Phi Islands. Presenting some of the region's most beautiful seascapes, the Phi Phi Islands are a group of islands in the Andaman Sea that sit serenely between Phuket and the western coast of mainland Thailand. 

Visit Phi Phi Lay Island to see its steep limestone cliffs rising up from the sea and crystal clear waters which are ideal for sightseeing, snorkeling and swimming. Explore the most stunning and picturesque sites in the area, including Pi Leh Cove, Monkey Beach and Viking Cave, which is sometimes called "Tam Phaya Nak", or "Cave of the Naga", in reference to the great serpent of Buddhist legend. The cave is revered by locals as a place to collect the coveted swift's nests that are used to make Bird's Nest Soup. 

Enjoy a packed lunch at a scenic spot on the beach. Then spend some leisurely time swimming, snorkeling or simply relaxing in the tropical island paradise. Continue to Khai Island, one of the best snorkeling spots in the area with a variety of exotic marine life such as black tip reef sharks and giant clams. After a rewarding day, return to the pier for the return transfer back to your hotel, arriving at around 16:30.

Note: 

  • The tour program may change depending on weather and tide conditions. 
  • The excursion is subject to availability upon booking confirmed.
  • Include lunch Box, private speedboat and English speaking guide.

Day 9 - Phuket (B/-/-)

Free at leisure. Enjoy the paradise on the beach.

Day 10 - Depart Phuket (B/-/-)

After checking out of your hotel, meet your guide for your private transfer to the airport. (International ticket on your own arrangement).