Explore Thailand’s highlights the luxury way in 12 days:
- Visit the dazzling Grand Palace in Bangkok
- Enjoy a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River
- Discover what it means to be a mahout in the Golden Triangle
- Learn to cook northern Thai delicacies in Chiang Mai
- Relax on a white stretch of sand in Khao Lak
We have combined these experiences with hand-picked luxurious hotels for a trip of a lifetime.
Day 1 - Sawasdee Ka to Bangkok!
You will be met at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport by your private chauffeur and be driven to The Siam Hotel, our favourite luxury hotel in Bangkok and an artwork in itself. We have nothing planned for you today so you can become accustomed to your new surroundings and enjoy a dip in the pool. (The Siam, Siam Suite)Accommodation
Day 2 - Bangkok’s highlights done right
This morning you will be picked up by your private guide to go on a special walking tour to explore the hidden side of Bangkok. From the Giant Swing via the prison park we wander through small alleys, encounter guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. After, we visit the famous Grand Palace Complex including the Temple of The Emerald Buddha and Wat Pho – the must-see sights for every visitor to Bangkok.
Day 3 - Bangkok by boats
This morning, board a long tail boat to explore Bangkok’s maze of canals or Klongs. We then continue by long tail boat to the magnificent Wat Arun also known as the Temple of Dawn. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure before you will be picked up for a unique dinner experience on a Tahsaneeya rice barge for an unforgettable dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya, the “River of the Kings”.
Day 4 - Welcome to the Golden Triangle
This morning, we will fly you to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, your private guide will accompany you to the fabulous Anantara Golden Triangle Resort in Chiang Saen. Along the way, visit the spectacular Wat Rong Khun Temple, also known as White Temple – a surreal work of art in an unconventional setting. (Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, Deluxe Three Country View room)Accommodation
Day 5 - From Chiang Saen to Chiang Mai
This morning will be free to relax and enjoy the resort’s fabulous amenities (included are a 90-minutes spa treatment, an Elephant Camp experience, a cooking class or a Golden Triangle Discovery Excursion). After lunch at the resort, you will be picked up and driven to Chiang Mai where you will check into Chiang Mai’s luxurious boutique hotel, Rachamankha. (Rachamankha, Superior Room)Accommodation
Day 6 - Chiang Mai’s Monks and Markets
Rise early today in order to try local delicacies at Chiang Mai Gate Market, a traditional fresh-foods market. You will also see the monks making their alms rounds – a fascinating and humbling experience. Continue to explore different temples by rickshaw, a truly local experience.
Day 7 - Traditional Cooking Class
This morning you will be driven to a local Lanna village where you will be visiting your host family. This is not your average cooking class as you will learn more about their culture, way of living and the architecture of a traditional Thai house. You will cook traditional home cooked recipes with authentic Northern Thai flavours. Select fresh ingredients from the garden to add to today’s cooking extravaganza.
Day 8 - A day among elephants
This morning, you will be picked up early for a full day program at the Patara Elephant Camp – a unique and private hands on experience. At the camp you will be briefed on the history of the elephant in Thailand. Hike into the jungle to find the elephants in the bush and learn how to approach an elephant and how to feed and bathe the giant creatures.
Day 9 - From Chiang Mai to Khao Lak
After breakfast, we will fly you to Phuket, from where you will be privately transferred to Khao Lak. You will be accommodated at The Sarojin. Set on 11 acres of tropical gardens along a perfect beach, it is one of our favourite beach hideaways in Thailand. (The Sarojin, Garden Residence)Accommodation
This itinerary costs from £2,990 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.
- Prices start from £2,990 per person
- Accommodation on B&B basis
- Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
- All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
- Dinner on Day 3 and Day 4, Lunches on Day 5, 7 and 8
- Internal flights
- Local taxes
- All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered