Thailand in a nutshell

9 days - from £870

Discover Thailand’s main points of interest in just nine days.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Visit dazzling Wat Doi Suthep and offer alms to the monks in Chiang Mai
  • See the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok
  • Watch traders frantically pull the awnings of their stalls from the path of an approaching train at the Mae Klong Railway Market
  • Relax at the long beach of Hua Hin

This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors to Thailand and can easily be combined with another trip to a neighbouring country, e.g. Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar.

Day 1 - Welcome to Chiang Mai

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, you will be picked up by your Fleewinter guide and transferred to your hotel. We have nothing planned for you today so you can get accustomed to your new surroundings. Try one of the local restaurants for dinner or take a stroll through Chiang Mai’s lively night market. (Rimping Village, Superior Room)

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Day 2 - Chiang Mai's Highlights done right

Start your day early with alms offerings to the monks. After, your guide will take you to the magnificent temple of Wat Doi Suthep at the top of Doi Suthep (Suthep Mountain) – fabulous views included. Next, your guide will take you to Chiang Mai’s biggest market – the colourful Waroros Market – and stop on the way to show you the impressive temples Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Singh.

Day 3 - Explore Chiang Mai

We have nothing planned for your today, so you can explore Chiang Mai at your own pace. We recommend to take a Thai cooking class, visit one of the elephant camps (ask us for advice) or explore the surroundings by bicycle.

Day 4 - Bangkok's highlights

This morning we fly you to the Thailand’s bustling capital. Your guide will take you to visit Bangkok’s key sights today: First, head to the dazzlingly ornate Grand Palace, the former seat of the king. In the palace grounds stands Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), the most sacred temple in Thailand. Continue to Wat Po, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. (Villa Phra Sumen, Standard Street View Room)

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Day 5 - Bangkok's colourful markets

Bargaining is a way of life in Thailand and every trip should involve a look at some of the country’s fantastic markets. Observe local life as the catch is unloaded at Mahachai seafood pier and watch traders frantically pull the awnings of their stalls from the path of an approaching train at the amazing Mae Klong Railway Market. The tour also includes a visit to the skilled artisans at Benjarong House and Museum, and a cruise along the scenic canals and river on the way to the unique Wat Bang Kung, a temple where a tiny chapel is completely embraced by the roots of a huge banyan tree.

Day 6 - 8 - Relaxing on the beach of Hua Hin

This morning, we take you to the beach. Hua Hin, situated only some 160 km from the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, is a delightful mix of city and sea with long beaches, colourful markets and a great infrastructure. We have nothing planned for you here so you can relax and dig your toes into the sand and relax in your luxurious hotel room. (Anantara Hua Hin, Premium Garden View Room)

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Day 9 - Farewell Thailand

Enjoy your last morning in Hua Hin. After breakfast your private chauffeur will drive you to Bangkok International Airport so you can catch your flight home. Bon Voyage!

DETAILS

This itinerary costs from £870 per person B&B based on 2 sharing and including all private transfers but not international flights.

Do ask us for advice in regards to booking international flights. We are also happy to book the flights for you but a booking fee may apply.

Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans.  We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.

INCLUDED

  • Prices start from £870 per person
  • Accommodation on B&B basis
  • Private transfers (air-conditioned vehicle)
  • All entrance fees with service of English speaking guide for excursions
  • Internal flight
  • Local taxes
  • All trips are ATOL protected or ABTA bonded to ensure you are fully covered