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10-Day Classic Thailand Tour

The Top Way to Tour Thailand on a First Visit

Combining the vibrant energy of Bangkok, the cultural richness of Chiang Mai, and the island paradise of Phuket, this tour offers the most popular introduction to Thailand's must-see destinations.

From the celebrated palaces and awe-inspiring temples, to the bustling markets brimming with local treasures, and from the majestic elephants to the pristine beaches, you will have an opportunity to discover the charm of Thai culture and enjoy the country's beautiful natural scenery.

This tour is designed to satisfy first-timers' travel goals based on our many years of experience tailoring trips, but we are always ready to customize it to suit you and whoever you are traveling with.

  • Days:10±
  • Best for: first-timers.
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$1,999 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:Thailand domestic's is included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

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Classic Thailand Tour Map(Suggested Route)

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Tour Highlights

Wander through the magnificent Thai palaces and temples

The Grand Palace

Visit the vibrant markets in and around Bangkok.

the floating market of bangkok

Have a close encounter with elephants in the jungle.

meet the elephants in Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Unveil the mysteries of popular Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Discover tropical paradises on a Phi Phi Islands speedboat tour.

the colorful lanterns at CAD new year countdown festival

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. We're ready to create a wonderful Thailand holiday for you and your family.

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival
  • Welcome to Bangkok!
  • Your private guide will be waiting for you in the airport arrivals area. A comfortable vehicle with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. The rest of this day is free for you to spend at your leisure.
Day 2
Bangkok City Highlights Tour
  • Experience the morning chanting ritual at Wat Pho, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok.
  • Take a tuk-tuk ride to the Grand Palace via Pak Khlong Talat flower market.
  • Continue with a long-tail boat ride along the ancient canals of Thonburi to get a flavor of Bangkok's local life.
  • Stop at iconic Wat Arun, which was once the grand royal temple of King Rama II.
  • Cross the Chao Phraya River for a private drive to Chinatown, where you will discover Old Bangkok.
the Old Quarter
The Grand Palace
Day 3
Local Markets Tour
  • Rise early to experience the lively local markets at their peak.
  • Travel for about an hour southwest of Bangkok to visit Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors sometimes need to move their stalls to allow walking-pace trains to pass right through!
  • Continue to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the most famous market in Thailand. Enjoy photo opportunities, delicious food, and a glimpse into a traditional Thai way of life.
  • In the afternoon, return to Bangkok.
halong bay high-end cruise
Day 4
Bangkok to Chiang Mai
  • Get up late, have a leisurely breakfast, then take a private transfer to the airport and fly to Chiang Mai.
  • Upon your arrival, your private Chiang Mai guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and then transfer you to your selected hotel in Chiang Mai. Enjoy an unaccompanied afternoon to settle in to the slower pace of northern Thailand. You may like to go to a spa or visit a local market.
Day 5
Meet the Elephants in A Jungle
  • About a one-hour drive away from Chiang Mai, located beside a Karen village in a densely-forested mountainous region, Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is surrounded by a spectacular forest landscape.
  • During a day program at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, you will get to know each of its remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviors.
  • Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the elephants, and then walk with the elephants to the river, where you will be invited to bathe and brush the elephants.
have close encounter with elephant in the jungle
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Day 6
Discover the Classic Chiang Mai Highlights
  • In the morning, visit the vibrant Chiang Mai food and flower market, and learn how the locals pick fresh fruits and beautiful flowers.
  • Continue to Doi Suthep mountain, a natural wonder in Chiang Mai. On top of the peak, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a most-sacred Northern Thailand temple. You will be able to able to take in awesome panoramic views of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding area from the temple.
  • Return to Chiang Mai and take a rickshaw ride through its busy streets and quiet alleys.
the magnificent King and Queen Pagodas at Doi Inthanon Mountain
Take a rickshaw ride through Chiang Mai Old Town
Day 7
Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • After a leisurely breakfast, take our private transfer to the airport and fly to Phuket.
  • Upon your arrival at Phuket International Airport, our private transfer will escort you to your chosen tropical island hotel.
Day 8
Go Island-Hopping — Koh Phi Phi, Maya Bay, Bamboo Island
  • We'll arrange a pick-up from your hotel by minibus to Boat Lagoon Pier, from which you'll travel by speedboat to the Phi Phi Islands to begin a fun-packed day of island-hopping:
  • Sightsee in beautiful Maya Bay and Loh Samah Bay (Phi Phi Ley).
  • Swim and take gorgeous photos at Pileh lagoon and Viking Cave (Phi Phi Ley).
  • Snorkel,swim and relax on a beach at Phi Phi Don.
  • Have lunch at a recommended Phi Phi Island restaurant.
  • Swim and relax on a Bamboo Island or Rang Yai Island beach.
  • Return to Phuket, arriving at Boat Lagoon Pier for your transfer back to your hotel.
the maya bay
Day 9
A Day of Ultimate Leisure in Phuket

We invite you to spend your final full day at leisure at the renowned beaches doing whatever you most enjoy — from water activities to simply soaking up the sun.

Relax in the wonderful beach of phuket
Relax in the wonderful beach of Phuket
Day 10
Phuket Departure
  • After breakfast, we'll transfer you to Phuket International Airport for your international flight.
  • Thank you for choosing Asia Highlights! We hope to see you again soon!

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

the float house river kwai
Spend the night in a Thai floating house

For adventurers

chiang mai handicraft village
Explore Chiang Mai handicraft village

For culture fans

chiang mai cooking class
Cook Thai cuisine on a local organic farm

For foodies

sukhothai historical park
Journey back in time in Sukhothai

For history fans

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

hotel in Bangkok
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok
Lanna Smile Hotel Chiang Mai
Lanna Smile Hotel Chiang Mai(4-star)
Boutique resort in Phuket
Chanalai Romantica Resort Phuket

Tour Price:

10 days from
US$1,999 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$2,699 p/p(with 5-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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