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14-Day Thailand Adventure Tour

Beyond the Temples: A Natural and Cultural Deep Dive into Thailand

Embark on an unforgettable 2-week odyssey through Thailand's captivating landscapes and rich cultural tapestry.

From the awe-inspiring Golden Triangle to the sun-kissed shores of Phuket, this itinerary unveils a Thailand beyond the ordinary. Immerse yourself in the serenity of ancient temples, embark on thrilling outdoor adventures, and connect with the vibrant spirit of local communities. This is a journey that will etch indelible memories on your heart.

  • Days:14±
  • Best for: first-timers, adventurers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$3,439 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:Thailand domestic's included (international on request)

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

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Tour Highlights

Explore Khao Yai National Park: jungle trek, waterfalls, wildlife watching....

the Haew Narok waterfall
jungle trek in Khao Yai national park

Dive into Bangkok's local scene: try unique rides to visit vibrant seafood, railway and floating markets!

bangkok market tour

Unveil the Golden Triangle and hill tribes of northern Thailand

the golden triangle
the long deck karen village

Discover the amazing temples of Chiang Rai.

Vietnam water puppet show

Immerse yourself in Chiang Mai's traditional craftsmanship techniques

Chiang Mai handicraft village

Meet the elephants in the Chiang Mai jungle.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Cook authentic Thai cuisine at a local organic farm.

a private cooking experience in chiang mai

Indulge in the charm of Phuket's enchanting beaches.

Monks chanting in Bangkok

Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Your preferences design the real journey. The days, stops, and travel pace can be adjusted. We're ready to create a unique Thailand trip for you.

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival

Your journey begins when your flight lands in Bangkok. We'll transfer you to your hotel, where you can relax and adjust from jetlag ready for the adventure ahead.

Day 2
Bangkok City Exploration with Local Transport
  • Visit the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha, followed by an adventure around the city in a tuk tuk.
  • Marvel at the grandeur of Thai temples at Wat Pho, and walk around photogenic Wat Arun by the riverside.
  • Besides the temples and shrines, you will take a long tail boat ride on the Chao Phraya River. End your day with a walking tour through Bangkok's bustling China Town.
The must-see sights in bangkok
The must-see in Bangkok
Day 3
Local Markets in and around Bangkok
  • Get up early, head out to Mahachai Market, the largest seafood market in Thailand.
  • Take a local 3-wheeled bicycle trip to Bangkok's first train station, where you'll board a train to Maeklong Railway Market. Experience the market from a unique perspective: onboard the train! Avoid the crowds and witness the daily routine of locals as the train travels slowly through the market.
  • Next, head to another market highlight — Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Hop on a long-tail boat and cruise through the canals, surrounded by fruit plantations, seasonal produce, flowers, and the homes of local residents.
  • After these amazing experiences, your guide will take you back to Bangkok.
bangkok market tour
The railway market and floating market
Day 4
Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park
  • We'll pick you up from your Bangkok hotel and drive you 2½ hours to Khao Yai, where you'll meet your trekking guide and head straight into the national park.
  • Enjoy scenic stops for wildlife viewing (gibbons, macaques, hornbills…).
  • Hike the Gibbon Trail, seeing mineral licks and a watchtower.
  • Visit Haew Narok, the park's largest waterfall. Look out for elephants!
  • Savor a Northeastern lunch and check into your hotel in the afternoon.
  • Witness a mesmerizing bat cave spectacle at dusk, when millions of bats emerge!
  • Relax into the natural environment as we transfer you back to your hotel after this unforgettable experience.
the leaping gibbons in Khao Yai national park
The wildlife in Khao Yai National Park
Day 5
Khao Yai National Park to Bangkok, Fly to Chiang Rai
  • After breakfast, you'll be picked up from your hotel for another day of adventure in Khao Yai National Park.
  • Embark on a trek along the Haew Suwat Nature Trail. This scenic route passes by two waterfalls and is perfect for spotting wildlife like crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Chinese water dragons.
  • Visit Haew Suwat Waterfall, the very spot where Leonardo DiCaprio famously jumped in the movie "The Beach". Take a moment to soak in the natural beauty of this iconic location before returning to Bangkok.
  • Board your onward flight to Chiang Rai in the early evening. Upon your arrival, we'll transport you to your hotel.
Haew Suwat Waterfall
The Haew Suwat Waterfall
Day 6
Explore Thailand's Far North — the Golden Triangle & Mae Fah Luang Royal Retreats
  • Our adventure begins with a scenic 1½-hour drive along the mountains to Doi Tung, explore the Mae Fah Luang Garden and Royal Villa.
  • See the Golden Triangle (where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet) and the Hall of Opium. Take a boat ride on the mighty Mekong River, soaking in the splendor of its scenery.
  • Delve into history at the dark-age city of Chiang Saen, explore it's medieval city walls and temples.
  • Journey to Mae Chan and visit a traditional village inhabited by the Yao and Akha Hill Tribes.
  • Then we'll return you to your hotel in Chiang Rai, brim full with memories of this unforgettable adventure.
Mae Fah Luang Garden and Royal Villa.
The Mae Fah Luang Garden and Royal Villa.
Day 7
Chiang Rai Temples Tour, Transfer to Chiang Mai
  • You will explore Chiang Rai's three notable temples: Wat Rong Khun (White Temple), Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple), and Baandam Museum (Black House).
  • Hear local stories and capture stunning photos at each unique temple.
  • White Temple is where unconventional art meets Buddhist tradition.
  • Black House, containing shrines, is a museum known for its dark aesthetics.
  • Blue Temple (the newest temple) has a striking blue exterior and modern Buddhist art.
  • After the tour, it will take around a 3-hour drive to transfer you directly to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Chiang Rai's three notable temples
Chiang Rai's three notable temples
Day 8
Chiang Mai City Highlights and Handicraft Village
  • You will rise before dawn for a unique and culturally immersive alms-giving experience.
  • Witness monks descend for alms-giving at Doi Suthep - join a local ritual & immerse yourself in Buddhist tradition.
  • We'll then drive you up Mount Doi Suthep to scenic Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for a superb panoramic view over the city below.
  • After we descend from the mountain, we'll head to Wat Chedi Luang, a historied temple that once housed the Emerald Buddha. Then, proceed to Wat Suan Dok for a unique monk chat experience.
  • Lastly, immerse yourself in the heart of Chiang Mai's artisanal heritage with a captivating half-day visit to San Kamphaeng and Bo Sang villages.
Witness monks descend for alms-giving at Doi Suthep
Witness monks descend for alms-giving at Doi Suthep
Day 9
An Elephant Experience in the Jungle
  • Embark on a 1½-hour drive to Muangwin Valley in Mae Wang District of Chiang Mai.
  • There, visit Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, where you'll interact with elephants by feeding them, walking with them to the river for a refreshing bath, and learning fascinating facts about these gentle giants. Capture unforgettable photos with your newfound friends.
  • After a break with some light food and drinks, we'll return you to your Chiang Mai hotel.
 Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Day 10
A Private Cooking Experience
  • You will have the unique opportunity to spend time in the home of a local family.
  • Upon arrival, your host will warmly welcome you and take you on a tour of her organic vegetable garden. You will have the chance to collect various herbs and vegetables that will be used in the dishes you will be preparing.
  • During this cooking class, you will learn how to make some of the best home-cooked Thai dishes that you can easily recreate for yourself or your family when you return home.
  • Your host will expertly prepare a variety of Thai dishes from different regions of the country.
  • You will also have the opportunity to taste dishes from the north, northeast, and central regions of Thailand, adding breadth to your culinary experience.
A Private Cooking Experience
Learn how to make some home-cooked Thai dishes
Chiang Mai to Phuket

Fly to Phuket and enjoy unaccompanied days on Kata Beach. We'll provide airport transfers from your Chiang Mai hotel and to your Phuket hotel. And then Phuket is yours to explore and enjoy at your leisure.

Beach Days on Phuket

Indulge in sunny relaxation on Phuket's dazzling shores. Many water activities and other entertainments are available according to your interests. Our travel advisors would be able to advise you on which beaches and activities may suit you.

Phuket Departure

We'll provide an airport transfer to ensure a warm send off and a smooth transition out of Thailand as you catch your flight back home.

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.

champagne on the night cruise
Manohra Luxury Dinner Cruise

For couples

a floating house of Khao Sok
Spend the night in a Khao Sok floating house

For adventurers

sukhothai historical park
Journey back in time at Sukhothai

For history and culture buffs

phi phi island tour by a private chartered speedboat
Phi Phi Island private boat tour

For couples or families

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 (4-star)
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Smile Lanna Hotel in Chiang Mai
Lacol Khao Yai - A Chatrium Collection
Lacol Khao Yai - A Chatrium Collection
Pamookkoo Resort in Chiang Mai
Pamookkoo Resort in Phuket
Mora Boutique Hotel
Mora Boutique Hotel Chiang Rai

Tour Price:

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US$3,439 p/p(based on a private tour for 2 people)
  • The price is based on a private tour during the low season with 4-star hotel options.
  • 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

Tour code: ah-20

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