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Tour Overview

Experience the best of Thailand on this 9-day tour. Begin in Bangkok, exploring vibrant markets and historic temples, then take a flight to Chiang Mai for an enriching encounter with rescued elephants and cultural immersion. Continue to Chiang Rai for unique art and architecture. Finally, unwind in the tropical paradise of Phuket, where pristine beaches and thrilling water activities await. Highlights include the Maeklong Railway Market, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, White Temple, and relaxing beach days in Phuket. This diverse journey offers a perfect blend of culture, nature, and relaxation.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Witness vendors swiftly retract stalls at Maeklong Railway Market as a train approaches, a mesmerizing sight.
  • Embrace the vibrant chaos of Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where goods are traded from charming wooden boats.
  • Glide on the Chao Phraya River, gazing at Bangkok's landmarks, and visit the iconic Wat Arun temple.
  • Explore the dazzling Grand Palace and Wat Pho with its magnificent reclining Buddha statue in Bangkok.
  • Encounter rescued elephants at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, engaging in feeding and bathing rituals.
  • Stand in awe of the golden stupa at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and explore the royal Bhubing Palace's serene gardens.
  • Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai's rich temple heritage, including Wat Phra Singh and the Karen Long Neck Village.
  • Discover the surreal artistry of the White Temple, Wat Rong Seur Ten, and the Baan Dam Museum in Chiang Rai.
  • Bask in the tropical paradise of Phuket, where pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant nightlife offer an unforgettable island experience.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival at Bangkok's international airport, you'll be greeted by your guide and driver who will be holding a sign with your name. They will assist with your luggage and ensure a comfortable transfer to your chosen hotel in Bangkok.

    Check in at the hotel and take some time to freshen up. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to relax after your journey or take a stroll in the nearby area. You may want to sample some local cuisine at a nearby restaurant or food market.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. After breakfast at your hotel, embark on an approximately 2-hour drive to Samut Songkhram province. Arrive at the Maeklong Railway Market, a bustling market situated directly on the train tracks. You'll have the chance to witness the unique sight of vendors quickly retracting their stalls when the train approaches.

    Thailand Bangkok Maeklong Railway Market
    Maeklong Railway Market

    Continue your journey to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a picturesque market where traders sell a variety of goods from traditional wooden boats. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride through the bustling market to soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

    After exploring the markets and savoring local snacks, return to Bangkok in the late afternoon. In the evening, you're free to explore the city's dining scene or simply relax at your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  3. Start the day with a delightful private motorboat ride along the Chao Phraya River, one of Bangkok's lifelines. Disembark at Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn, an architectural masterpiece along the riverbank. Enjoy a guided tour of Wat Arun and take in panoramic views of the river and city from the temple's elevated terrace.

    Savor a delicious Thai lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the iconic Grand Palace, a complex of dazzling palaces and temples, including the revered Emerald Buddha Temple.

    Thailand Bangkok Grand Palace
    Grand Palace

    Explore the stunning Wat Pho, home to the enormous reclining Buddha statue. Later, you will be transferred to Bangkok's airport for your domestic flight to Chiang Mai.

    Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, your local driver will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your chosen hotel for check-in. Spend the evening at your leisure, perhaps exploring the vibrant Night Bazaar or sampling Northern Thai cuisine at a local restaurant.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  4. Today is dedicated to an enriching and ethical experience at the Elephant Nature Park.

    After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the park, located in the lush countryside surrounding Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you'll be introduced to the park's rescued and rehabilitated elephants. Learn about their individual stories and the park's conservation efforts.

    Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park
    Elephant Nature Park

    Participate in feeding the elephants and observe them as they bathe and play in the river, a heartwarming and educational experience. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch at the park.

    After a memorable day with the elephants, return to your hotel in Chiang Mai, where you can relax and reflect on your unique experience.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  5. After breakfast, depart for Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred temple located atop a forested hill. The journey includes a scenic drive through winding roads. Ascend the staircase to the temple's terrace and admire the golden stupa, which is considered one of the holiest in Northern Thailand. Enjoy panoramic views of Chiang Mai city. Continue to Bhubing Palace, the royal winter residence, set amidst beautiful gardens and lush forest.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    In the afternoon, explore several temples in Chiang Mai, including Wat Phra Singh with its exquisite Lanna-style architecture, Wat Chedi Luang known for its ancient chedi, and Wat Chiang Man, the city's oldest temple.

    Your day concludes with a visit to the Karen Long Neck Village, where you'll learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Karen people, particularly the women known for wearing brass neck coils. Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai and unwind after a day filled with cultural immersion.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  6. Today, embark on an early morning drive to Chiang Rai, a province known for its distinctive temples and natural beauty. Along the way, make a stop at the Mae Khachan Hot Spring, where you can take a relaxing dip in the thermal pools and enjoy a rejuvenating experience.

    Continue to the White Temple (Wat Rong Khun), an otherworldly masterpiece known for its intricate white design and contemporary art elements.

    Thailand Chiang Rai White Temple
    White Temple

    Visit Wat Rong Seur Ten, often referred to as the Blue Temple, notable for its mesmerizing blue interior and stunning murals.

    Explore the Baan Dam Museum, also known as the Black House, an unconventional museum featuring a collection of art and architecture.

    Return to your accommodation in Chiang Mai in the evening, where you can reminisce about the day's artistic and cultural discoveries.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  7. Enjoy a leisurely morning in Chiang Mai, with free time to explore or relax as you wish. Check out from your hotel and then your driver will transfer you to Chiang Mai's airport for your domestic flight to Phuket.

    Upon arrival in Phuket, you'll be met by another driver who will take you to your beachfront hotel.

    Settle in and unwind in the coastal ambiance of Phuket.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Phuket

    Thailand Phuket Beach
    Relax on Phuket Beach

  8. Today is a free day for you and your family to make the most of Phuket's stunning beaches.

    Enjoy the sun, sea, and sand, or take part in various water sports activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, or even a boat tour to nearby islands.

    Phuket offers numerous options for relaxation and adventure, ensuring an enjoyable day for everyone in your family. Savor delicious seafood at a beachside restaurant or explore local markets for souvenirs.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Phuket

    Phuket Scuba Diving
    Scuba Diving in Phuket

  9. Make the most of your final moments in Phuket with some free time to relax or explore at your own pace. Depending on your flight schedule, you may want to take a last-minute swim or beach walk.

    Later, your driver will transfer you to Phuket's airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 8 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Domestic flight tickets as listed;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • 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, and bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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