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Essential Highlights of Thailand

Essential Highlights of Thailand

09 Nights | 10 Days
Day 1: Bangkok arrival

Upon your arrival at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport you will be received by our company representative and transferred to your hotel in your private air conditioned vehicle. An English speaking guide will accompany you. Stay overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2: Bangkok city tour

Today morning we will first head out to the Grand Palace which comprises of many beautiful buildings including the famous “Wat Phra Kaew”, also known as the Temple of Emerald Buddha. There is a Royal Regalia Museum which displays royal jewelleries, and then visit “Wat Pho”, the “Reclining Buddha Temple”, which is the oldest and the biggest temple with 95 pagodas depicting its might.

Afternoon, you will visit the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall to attend the “Arts of the Kingdom” exhibition show, a spectacular show of traditional artistic Thai crafts. Stay overnight at Bangkok.

Day 3: Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Today you will be transferred to airport to board a flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival, you will be received by your representative and he/she will accompany you to your hotel.

During afternoon you will be taken to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most holy temple in North Thailand. It is situated on a hill named Doi Suthep, 3500 feet above sea level. The temple is world renowned for the holy relic of Buddha. You got to climb 309 steps to reach the temple. Once at the top, you will have a panoramic view of the city downside.

Next up a drive to Chiang Mai’s Old town and then proceed to Wat Suan Dok. There, you have a chance to have an exclusive monk chat. Learn about the Dhamma [Dharma] of Buddhism and the local lifestyle which is in relation to Buddhism. The chat session with the monks is a real chance for you to learn everything you want to know about Thai living, Buddhism, and any topics related to the spiritual living as per Buddhism. After the session you will be transferred back to your hotel. Relax yourselves and stay overnight at Chiang Mai.

Day 4: Chiang Mai - Elephant at work at Mae Sa

Today soon after your breakfast a 70 km drive from Chiang Mai will take you to an elephant training center at Ta Yaak Village. It is situated on the banks of the Mae Ping River and surrounded by hills making it a pleasant spot to hang out. As you arrive at the camp, you will mount on an elephant to ride around the camp. It is really an exciting activity to trek through the jungle and along the river, that too on an elephant. You can also spend some time with the Mahouts and ask them how they train these mighty mammoths. Your next activity at Chang Do will be Bamboo Rafting. You will board onto Bamboo Rafts and float along the Mea Ping River to enjoy some awe inspiring sights of Mother Nature. The Rafting program lasts about 1 hour, depending on the speed of the current. Evening relax at your hotel and stay overnight at Chiang Mai.

Day 5: Chiang Mai - cooking class

A little bit of cooking in today’s program. You will leave the bustling part of the city and visit a relaxing countryside to enjoy a cooking lesson with a local family in a local village. You can have a tour around the farm and meanwhile the chef will explain about the various herbs and ingredients. Afterwards you can choose any three courses and learn to cook it. Have the food you prepared for lunch on the terrace.

After lunch, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Relax and stay overnight at Chiang Mai.

Day 6: Chiang Mai – Phuket

No plans for today. You have free time before you board a flight to Phuket. On arrival at Phuket, our representative will receive you and accompany you to your hotels at Phuket. Stay overnight at Phuket.

Day 7: Phuket free

Today early morning at 7:30 am you will be picked up and transferred to Yacht Heaven Marina in an air-conditioned bus. Board in “June Bahtra” for a 09:00 am departure and enjoy cruising along the sparkling waters of Phang Nga Bay.

Around noon, you will arrive at Khao Phing Kan Island or “James Bond Island” as it is popularly known. You will continue your journey on long tail boat through the mangrove delta followed by the Grotto Cave to the Sea Gypsy village. A delicious Thai buffet lunch is served back on board. In the afternoon you are free to relax, soak up some vitamin D and swim. Your cruise ends and you will be back at Phuket from where you will be transferred back to your hotel. You will be back in your hotel probably by 18:00 where you will spend your night at leisure.

Note: (SIC, German/ English speaking guide: every Wed, Fri & Sun) (SIC, French / English speaking guide: every Mon, Tue, Thu & Sat)

Day 8: Phuket - Phiphi Island

Your plan for today starts with an early morning cruise to the Phi Phi Islands followed by exploring the premier attraction of Phi Phi, the Maya Bay. Capture the striking Pose of the Phi Phi while standing on top of the 186m high Phi Phi Viewpoint. From here you can see the Phi Phi Leh and all of both the Tonsai Village and Loh Dalum bays, while standing on top of the 186m Phi Phi viewpoint. After lunch take your time to enjoy the most of Phi Phi Islands.

Day 9: Phuket

Today you are free, and can plan any program for yourselves. Many options are available to enjoy at Phuket. Stay overnight at Phuket.

Day 10: Bangkok Departure

Today as your tour concludes you will be transferred back to airport to board in a flight back home.

Tour ends!
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Places to Visit:

- Wat Pho
- Grotto Cave
- Khao Phing Kan Island

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