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Tour Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day journey through Thailand's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Begin in the bustling metropolis of Bangkok, where you'll explore historic temples, dine on a Chao Phraya River cruise, and savor the flavors of Chinatown. In Chiang Mai, discover the charm of northern Thailand as you interact with elephants at a sanctuary, visit the iconic Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, and indulge in afternoon tea amid scenic rice fields. Finally, unwind on the serene beaches of Koh Yao Noi, enjoying relaxation and optional adventures. This tour offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and relaxation in the Land of Smiles.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Majestic Bangkok: Explore grand palaces, sacred temples, and bustling markets, immersing yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Thailand's capital city.
  • Elephant Encounter: Get up close with gentle giants, feeding, bathing, and walking alongside rescued elephants in the lush jungles of Chiang Mai.
  • Chao Phraya River Cruise: Savor a luxurious dinner cruise along Bangkok's enchanting river, with breathtaking views of illuminated landmarks under the night sky.
  • Island Escape: Find serenity on Koh Yao Noi's pristine beaches, surrounded by azure waters and opportunities for relaxation or thrilling adventures.
  • Cultural Experiences: Witness the spiritual beauty of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and enjoy afternoon tea in the tranquil Thai countryside, all in one day in Chiang Mai.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, your professional guide and friendly driver will be ready to welcome you with a warm Thai greeting.

    A comfortable private transfer will take you to your hotel in the heart of Bangkok, where you can check in and freshen up after your journey.

    The remainder of the day is free for you to relax and recover from your travels or explore the local area at your own pace. You might take a stroll around the vibrant streets, sample some street food, or browse the nearby markets.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, fueling up for a day of exploring Bangkok's cultural gems.

    Your guide will lead you to Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha, where you'll marvel at the massive, gold-plated statue and learn about its historical significance.

    Thailand Bangkok Wat Pho
    The impressive golden statue in Wat Pho

    Next, visit the Grand Palace, a dazzling complex that houses numerous ornate buildings and the revered Emerald Buddha. Your guide will provide insight into Thailand's royal history and traditions. Stroll over to the nearby Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Kaew, and admire its intricate architecture and sacred relics.

    After exploring these magnificent sites, it's time for lunch at a local restaurant to savor some authentic Thai cuisine.

    In the late afternoon, get ready for a delightful food walk tour in Chinatown. Follow your guide through narrow alleys, tasting an array of delicious street food and soaking up the lively atmosphere.

    As the sun sets, board a luxurious cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner while taking in breathtaking views of Bangkok's illuminated skyline. This is a perfect way to end your day.

    Return to your hotel for a restful night in Bangkok.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

    A Luxury Cruise in Bangkok Thailand
    A Luxury Cruise in Bangkok

  3. Following a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, check out and bid farewell to Bangkok. You'll be transferred to Suvarnabhumi Airport for your domestic flight to Chiang Mai.

    Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, your local guide and driver will greet you and transfer you to your chosen hotel in Chiang Mai. The afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Explore the bustling local markets, indulge in a traditional Thai spa treatment, or simply unwind at your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  4. Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel.

    Today's highlight is a visit to the Elephant Rescue Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the well-being and conservation of elephants. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about these gentle giants, feed them, bathe them in the river, and take a memorable walk with them in their natural habitat.

    Thailand Chang Mai Elephant Rescue Park
    Bathing Elephants in Elephant Rescue Park

    Lunch will be served at the park, allowing you to refuel while surrounded by the beauty of nature.

    Spend your relaxed afternoon surrounded by lush rice fields and distant misty mountains. An afternoon tea session awaits, offering a delightful selection of salty and sweet snacks, accompanied by aromatic coffee and tea.

    In the late afternoon, journey to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a stunning mountaintop temple known for its panoramic views of Chiang Mai and its beautiful golden stupa. As the sun sets over the city, you'll have a chance to appreciate the temple's serene ambiance.

    Return to your Chiang Mai hotel for a peaceful night's sleep.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Sunset
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep at Sunset

  5. After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, check out and prepare for your next destination. You'll be transferred to Chiang Mai International Airport for your flight to Phuket.

    Upon arrival in Phuket, your driver will take you to a pier where you'll board a ferry to the tranquil island of Koh Yao Noi.

    Thailand Phuket Koh Yao Noi
    Koh Yao Noi

    Check in at your idyllic beachfront resort and unwind as you soak in the island's natural beauty and serene atmosphere. Spend the evening at leisure, perhaps taking a leisurely walk along the pristine beaches or watching the sunset over the Andaman Sea.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Yao Noi

  6. Today is all about unwinding and immersing yourself in the peaceful surroundings of Koh Yao Noi. Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves and enjoy a leisurely breakfast.

    The day is entirely free for you to embrace the beauty of the island. You can choose to relax on the beach, swim in the crystal-clear waters, or even explore the island by bicycle or scooter.

    You're also welcome to indulge in optional activities offered by your resort, such as spa treatments, kayaking, or snorkeling. As the sun sets, you'll have the chance to dine at a local restaurant or enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Yao Noi

  7. Your seventh day on Koh Yao Noi offers you the flexibility to continue your relaxation or embark on any optional adventures that pique your interest.

    Whether you choose to lounge by the pool with a good book, explore more of the island's hidden gems, or embark on an exciting excursion, the day is yours to design.

    For those seeking adventure, consider taking a boat trip to nearby islands, where you can snorkel in vibrant coral reefs or discover hidden lagoons.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Koh Yao Noi

    Koh Yao Noi Snorkeling
    Snorkeling in vibrant fishes

  8. Savor your final moments on Koh Yao Noi with a leisurely breakfast.

    After checking out from your island retreat, your driver will escort you to the pier, where you'll catch a ferry back to Phuket.

    From Phuket, you'll proceed to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination or your journey back home.

    As your unforgettable Thailand adventure comes to a close, reflect on the wonderful memories you've created and the beauty you've experienced in the Land of Smiles. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $1709 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air & ferry tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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