8 Super Experiences!
Our genuine experts explored the destinations time and again and finally worked out the itinerary taking you to experience the highlights in various ways that others might miss.
Learn how to cook delicious Thai food to surprise your family and friends at home as a gourmet souvenir from Thailand. A real hands-on experience...you will be amazed at what you can cook!!!
Marvel at the opium trade history in Golden Triangle and cross the Mae Kong River into Laos border market to witness local village life.
Put on the local Karen cloth and enjoy your time playing with the elephants in our carefully hand-picked elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
Our knowledgeable local guide will take you back to the Ayutthaya period to discover the unbelievable Thai-Burma war and to see how the historical Ayutthaya became ruins.
Ayutthaya is the center for the production of "Sweet Angel Hair"(Roti Sai Mai). A normal tour to Ayutthaya will always skip this special local snack, but we will not pass it!
Take a traditional long-tail boat to get the real sense of floating village then start your in-depth exploration to bargain in the 100+ years floating market by paddle boat.
Board a comfortable scenic cruise back to Bangkok before you get bored of riding all the time during your Ayutthaya trip, slow down your step and enjoy your buffet lunch on board!
Plenty of free time ensures you could add any optional tours at any time during your trip to Phuket. Free and Flexible!
The following itinerary is for your inspiration. Our experts will customize your own tour according to your interests, schedules, hotel tastes and budget. All can be tailor-made!
- Extend/cut down length
- Adjust activities to your interests
- Change a hotel
- Everything you want
Day 1 - Arrive in Bangkok
สวัสดีค่ะ Sawasdee ka！Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall with our warm welcome kits. You will be transferred to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.
The rest of the day is arranged on your own. You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for good dining or places to see.
Day 2 - Good Morning Bangkok！
Depart early morning for a 2-hour drive to the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market located 100 km (62 mi) from Bangkok, one of Thailand’s most famous attractions. Day-in and day-out from about 8 am to about 11 am, the Floating Market is routinely crowded with hundreds of vendors and purchasers floating in their small rowing boats selling and buying or exchanging their goods. You will have a chance to take a ride on a long tail boat to get the real sense of a floating village. After the long tail boat cruise around the village, you will stop at a transit point where you can choose to further explore the floating market by a 4-seat boat (at your own expense) or stroll around by the river's banks.
After having lunch, you will return to Bangkok, and you will visit Wat Pho, which is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. Wat Pho was built by King Rama I about 200 years ago and houses the gigantic, gold-plated Reclining Buddha image. This unique image is 49 meters long and 12 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Your last stop is The Royal Grand Palace, the nation's landmark and the most revered royal monument. You will see the Palace, which is used for many different occasions, and you will see The Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the mysterious, famous Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Then return to the hotel.
Wear something light and long when you visit palaces or temples. You'll need to wear pants or a dress/skirt that extends well past your knees, and a top that fully covers your shoulders. If you don't, the Grand Palace does offer clothes rental service in which you can borrow some stylish trousers and/or tops for a refundable 200 baht deposit from an office near the entrance. Hang onto your claim ticket, however, as you will need it to get that deposit back.
Day 3 - UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ayutthaya
Today you will head to Ayutthaya History Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage list of Thailand. On the way to Ayutthaya, you will visit the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, located 60 kilometers north of Bangkok, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century.
Continue to Ayutthaya, which was the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and in 1767 it was destroyed by the Burmese army. Stroll around the ruins of several ancient temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya's days of glory; Wat Mahathat, undoubtedly the landmark and most photographed objects of Ayutthaya, where the roots of a tree surround the head of a stone Buddha image; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. These temples record the prosperity and decline of ancient Thailand. During the visit, your guide will take you to sample a notable local snack – Roti Sai Mai which is also referred to as 'Sweet Angel Hair'.
Later, board a luxury boat and enjoy a Thai buffet lunch whilst cruising back to Bangkok. Witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from rural to cosmopolitan. On arrival at the pier, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 4 - Fly to Chiang Rai
Today you will fly to Chiang Rai. On arrival, please pick up your luggage and follow the walking path to the exit. After a short walk, you will find your private guide waiting for you near the exit with your name sign. Your guide will accompany you for your hotel check-in, the afternoon is free at your leisure.
Day 5 - Visit Golden Triangle and Opium Museum, Cross Mae Kong River to Visit Border of Laos
This morning, you will visit the Golden Triangle, which renowned as the center of the opium trade in the latter half of the 20th century. From a hilltop viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong as it joins the Ruak River forming the actual "Triangle" between Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. The Opium Museum near the viewpoint of the golden triangle was built to educate people about the dangers of the drug through an entertaining exhibition that traces the history of opium from its first use 5,000 years ago to current issues of drug abuse and addiction. Many publications regard it as one of the best museums in Thailand.
You will enjoy a boat cruise on the Mae Kong River and return to the pier of the Mae Kong River for lunch with a river view before leaving for the Doi Tung Royal Palace and Garden (Mae Fah Luang Garden)， Doi Tung was once a secluded area in the heart of the Golden Triangle-a leading region of illicit world opium production. The watershed area was denuded by slash-and-burn cultivation, and further accelerated by opium growing. After the Princess Mother's first visit to Doi Tung, She announced"I will reforest Doi Tung".The Princess Mother decided to improve the conditions of Doi Tung, socially, economically, and environmentally. She demonstrated her commitment by building her home in Doi Tung, which we call Mae Fah Luang Garden.
Day 6 - Transfer to Chiang Mai and Visit White Temple, Black House and Blue House
After breakfast, we will head to Chiang Mai today! On the way, we will visit Rong Suea Ten or the ‘The Blue Temple’ which was built by the student of Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat who built The famous White Temple. The outside is gorgeous, but the inside is even more spectacular with beautiful paintings and a huge white Buddha in the center. Your second stop is the ‘Black House’, known as ‘Baan Dam’ in Thai. Baan Dam is Thawan Duchanee’s artful portrayal of hell. The opaque decor and dead animals adorning each room make Duchanee’s estate the complete opposite of the White Temple, the glimpse of heaven designed by his teacher Chalermchai Kositpipat. Although off the beaten track, the Black House is not something to be overlooked. Then continue to Wat Rong Khun or ‘the White Temple’, blending traditional Buddhist art with contemporary themes. Followed by a visit to hot spring for relaxation. Late afternoon, we will arrive at Chiang Mai and free at your leisure.
Chiang Mai is a shopping paradise, with its famous arts and crafts. Nothing beats shopping for a bargain more than in the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. The Night Bazaar, on the east side of the old walled city, is approximately 1km long. This evening, you can explore the night bazaar and find all special handicrafts and souvenirs you need along the street, plus a heap of mobile food street stalls.
Day 7 - Chiang Mai Temples Tour
Your half-day, Chiang Mai old-city, temple tour takes you on an unforgettable drive through many different parts of the city. Passing markets, residential areas, foreign consulates and establishments, government buildings and Ta-Pae, Chiang Mai's main street. You will visit four of the most important temples: Wat Chiang Man (AD 1297), the oldest temple within the city walls; Wat Chedi Luang (AD 1411), where the Emerald Buddha was once enshrined; Wat Pra Singh (AD 1345), housing a very sacred 1,500-year-old Buddha image; and Wat Suan Dok (AD 1371), where the ashes of Chiang Mai's Royal Family are interred. Free in the afternoon.
Day 8 - Best Chiang Mai Thai Cooking Class
Today you will learn about how to cook Thai cuisine at the Pantawan Cooking School, which sets in an old Thai house in the heart of Chiang Mai. The course will start with an introduction to the team and what they have in store for you to prepare and sample, through spices, herbs, vegetables and much more. Where else to start than at the local fresh market? You will be introduced to the ingredients you will use for the hours coming. Each upcoming master chef will be assigned to his / her cooking station, provided with all the utensils needed to cut, mash and stir the presented recipes to perfection and all this under the watchful eye of your Pantawan support team. The cooking class can be adjusted to individual needs including making vegetarian dishes: kindly inform us in advance. At the end of the course, it is trying time! Together with the head chef and other participants, sampling your own creation for either lunch or dinner ends a great half a day learning the tricks and tips of Thai cuisine.
Day 9 - Elephant Sanctuary & Doi Suthep Mountain
A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary offers you an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.
Today you will be picked up from your place of accommodation and will drive through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors.
After the close encounter with the elephant, you have head to visit Doi Suthep Mountain. Climb 309 steps (or for the less fitness-oriented, a tram is available for a small surcharge) to the top, enjoying a truly breathtaking scenery all along the way up to the top where you will find Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Have a panoramic view of the city of Chiang Mai.
1. Please bring a change of clothes for you will get dirty and wet while washing and swimming with elephants. After those activities, you can have a bath in the bathroom there.
2. Please bring sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, of course, your camera.
3. Please note that small deviations in the itinerary are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and other factors.
4. Mosquitoes are very common insects in Thailand. It is essential that you seek medical advice prior to travel, and especially if you are pregnant or have an underlying medical condition.
5. We do not recommend pregnant women to participate in this tour, as pregnancy should not stay too close to the big animal especially when bathing the elephant in the stream where there are lots of small stones that may be dangerous.
Day 10 - Fly to Phuket
Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, after you have picked up your luggage, please exit follow the walking path. After a short walk, you will find your guide waiting for you with your name sign. Then, he will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day you can arrange yourself.
Day 11 - Explore James Bond Island
After pick up at your Phuket hotel in the morning, you will travel by air-conditioned minibus to the cruise departure point at Ao Por Pier. You can enjoy the complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert service before boarding your luxury big boat enter Ao Phang Nga National Park, where you will have opportunities for snorkeling and swimming. Later, you will admire the craggy stalactite formations of Panak Island’s caves and enjoy canoeing in Bat Cave or Mangrove cave. Then depart from Panak Island to Hong Island, our guides will paddle you around to explore hidden caves and lagoons. If lucky, you will find locals sell coconut in the mangrove and you may also get zero-distance to the varied wild monkey.
After having a great buffet lunch on board, you will continue on to a photo stop at Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond Island. The famous movie named The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed here. Then you can enjoy swimming and relaxing before return to Ao Por Pier and then transfer to your hotel.
1. The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice to fit the tide and local weather conditions.
2. What to bring: Sunglasses, hat and suntan lotion, spare T-shirts, non-slip shoes, a beach towel, swimming suit, and a camera.
3. Please ensure you take a waterproof holder/bag to carry the equipment in case of rain or water etc.
4. We do not recommend pregnant women to participate in this tour.
Day 12 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.
Day 13 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel, or explore the surrounding area.
- 3 Nights in Bangkok
- 2 Nights in Chiang Rai
- 4 Nights in Chiang Mai
- 4 Nights in Phuket
A short walk from the BTS skytrain
Daily shuttle services from the hotel take guests to popular shopping venues
Offers ticket service, laundry and currency exchange
Facilities available at the hotel include a rooftop swimming pool, garden, fitness center, and business center
located directly on the Mae Kok River
Within walking distance from the city center
Lanna atmosphere with beautiful garden view
Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes
15-minute stroll from Sunday Walking Street
Traditional Lanna Style
43 sqm Supreme Deluxe Room
2 minutes walk from the beach
Offers free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant
It offers outdoor dining and evening dance performances
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!
Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
City map & SIM card (unlimited internet)
24/7 helpline while you are travelling
All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.
All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.
You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.
We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.