Day 1: Bangkok Arrival
When you arrive at Bangkok Airport you be met by your driver and guide who will escort you to your hotel of choice in Bangkok. You will check in and have the rest of the day to do what you like. Meals are on the guests account today. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok City Temples Tour, Royal Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple
After breakfast at your hotel, you will commence your day tour of Bangkok. First you will visit Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha Temple) which is the biggest and oldest temple in the city. See the 200 year old, five and a half ton Golden Buddha at Wat Trimit before enjoying a Thai lunch. After lunch make your way to the Royal Grand Palace. Take a walk around the palace grounds and drop into the grand Coronation Hall. See the holiest temple in Thailand known as The Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaew). After the tour, head back to your overnight accommodation in Bangkok. Tonight you are free to explore Bangkok. Dinner is on the guest’s account.
Day 3: Bangkok & Ayutthaya (Return Cruise)
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected by your tour guide and driver in your chosen air-conditioned mode of transport and make your way to visit Bang-Pa-In. Here you will visit a selection of the best temples in the area and have a chance to browse through or buy some superb art works. Enjoy a tasty lunch made from local and fresh ingredients which is sure to delight you. After lunch you will board a local cruise and make your way back to Bangkok. Along the way see the daily activities of the people whose lives revolve around the river as well as magnificent scenery. Upon arrival in Bangkok you will be transferred from the pier to your overnight accommodation. Dinner is on the guest’s account tonight and you are free to wander around the city, shop or take in a show.
Day 4: Bangkok & Chiang Mai (Khantok Dinner)
When you have had your breakfast at the hotel, you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. You will be transferred to your hotel for check in and then have the rest of the day free until dinner. Lunch is on your account. Your dinner tonight will be an amazing traditional Khantok Style meal which also includes a show by hill tribe locals displaying their traditions and culture. Transfer back to your hotel for a free evening to relax. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day 5: Elephant Ride, Bamboo Rafting & Ox-Cart Ride
Have your breakfast at the hotel before making our way to Mae Tarnan Elephant Camp. Watch a presentation by the elephants and their handlers displaying the daily lives of these incredible creatures. Next take a 1 hour elephant ride across the river and through the forest and return by Ox-cart to the elephant village. Have a delicious Thai lunch with an assortment of dishes and take some time to relax. Climb aboard a local bamboo boat for a rafting ride along the picturesque banks of the river to see an orchid farm with numerous different varieties on display. Return back to your hotel in Chiang Mai for a free evening. Dinner is on your account.
Day 6: Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai
Breakfast will be served at your hotel this morning. Afterwards transfer to the pier and board a boat for a cruise along the Mae Kok River. Make your way to a traditional Karen Hill Tribe Village to witness the ways of life of these tranquil people. These people originated from Myanmar and make up half of the hill tribes of Thailand’s population. Arrive in Chiang Rai and check into your chosen hotel. You are now free for the remainder of the day. Dinner is at your expense.
Day 7: Mae Sai Border & Golden Triangle
After finishing your breakfast at the hotel, we will head to the Mae Sai Border Market on the Myanmar border. Here you will find almost anything you are looking for with a lot of the merchandise imported from nearby countries including China and Myanmar. It’s a great place to get electrical goods and jewelry. A range of local dishes will be served for lunch at a nearby restaurant. After lunch we make our way to the world renowned area of the Golden Triangle which for centuries was the location of mass opium production. From our vantage point you will see where the Mekong and Ruak Rivers connect to form the triangle which consists of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Afterwards make our way to Chiang Rai for check in at your hotel and a free evening to see the sights of the area. Dinner at your expense.
Day 8: Chiang Rai & Pai (Via Chiang Mai)
Today enjoy an early breakfast before the five hour journey to Pai. Along the way you will be treated to beautiful scenery including forests and mountains. On the way to Pai we will stop at some local hot springs for you to relax and refresh in followed by a picnic lunch. Have some free time before beginning the final leg of the trip to Pai. When we arrive you will be taken to your hotel for check in and then have the rest of the night to amuse yourself. Dinner is at your expense.
Day 9: Pai & Mae Hong Son
Arise for an early breakfast and coffee before we head out to Lisu, Lahu and Karen. Hill Tribe Villages. Learn the traditions and ways of their amazing culture and ways of life. Continue on to Tam Lod and Tam Pla fish cave with their crystal clear waters. Enjoy your lunch at a local Thai restaurant with a choice of delicious treats to choose from. Arrive at your hotel and do check in procedures before enjoying the evening to yourself. Dinner tonight is on your bill. Overnight in your hotel in Mae Hong Son
Day 10: Mae Hong Son Temple Tour and Chiang Mai Flight
An early morning breakfast will be served at your hotel this morning before an early tour of the morning market, serving everything imaginable and specializing in insect snacks such as ant eggs, worms and crickets. Visit the Burmese inspired temples of Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang on the outskirts of town. These temples were built around 200 years ago by the Shan people who are 50% of Mae Hong Son’s population. Head uphill to Wat Phra Dhat Doi Kong Moo which has stunning views over the city below. Make your way back to town for your transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. When you arrive you will be taken to your hotel for check in and have the remainder of the day free. Dinner is on the guests account. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 11: Chiang Mai & Phuket Flight
Finish your breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your flight to Phuket. You will be met upon arrival by our local tour guide and transported to your chosen hotel for check in. The rest of the day you are free to do your own things. Lunch and dinner are at your expense today. Overnight at your hotel in Phuket.
Day 12: and Day 13: Phuket Relaxation Day
Enjoy breakfast at you hotel before 2 free days to relax or enjoy some water activities. Lunch and dinner are on your account and both nights are spent at your hotel in Phuket
Day 14: Phuket & Bangkok Flight
Following breakfast at your hotel, you are free until your transfer to Phuket Airport for your return flight to Bangkok. End of Classic Thailand