This itinerary covers vibrant Bangkok, northern cultural Chiang Mai, the rainforest of Khao Sok National Park, and the tropical island of Koh Samui.
Enjoy amazing experiences from the magnificent palace and temples to the foodie tour in Bangkok, from the spectacular waterfall and local villages to the Thai cooking experience in Chiang Mai, and from the memorable elephant experience and the jungle trek in Khao Sok to the white sand beaches alongside pristine blue waters in Koh Samui. You will have the opportunity to see amazing temples and learn about Thai culture, experience local life and taste great Thai food, appreciate the natural beauty, play with elephants, and discover the charming islands.
This tour is highly recommended to newlyweds and anniversary couples. With this 2-week vacation in Thailand, you will get immense opportunities to get closer to each other .
- Admire the splendor of the magnificent palace and temples in Bangkok.
- Discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok's old district in Chinatown and enjoy local cuisine.
- Cruise along Bangkok's ancient canals and visit a floating market, which gives you an insight into a bygone way of life.
- Walk gently through Doi Inthanon National Park and enjoy its spectacular scenery.
- Have an amazing elephant experience and interact with these lovely creatures in Khao Sok.
- Watch the sunset behind the towering mountains from the deckchair in front of your tent in Khao Sok.
- Relax and spend quality time at the secluded beach in Koh Samui.
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Itinerary in Detail
Your private guide will be waiting for you in the airport arrivals area. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check in.
A Palace and Temples
Explore Bangkok's famous highlights in the morning when it is cooler. The landmarks of Bangkok include Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Temple of Dawn. Try out Bangkok's different forms of public transport - the public taxi boat, a long-tail boat, and the infamous Thai tuk tuk. This is a fun excursion that gives you a fantastic insight into the capital as well as the local people.
Chinatown Foodie Tour and Cultural Walk
This tour will start later in the afternoon. Discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok's 200-year-old district of Chinatown, which brims with rich ethnic traditions and scrumptious cuisine. During the tour walk, explore and taste local cuisine, meet the local people, and visit religious and cultural landmarks.
A Railway Market and a Floating Market
After breakfast, drive out for about an hour southwest of Bangkok to Maeklong Railway Market, which is a traditional Thai market selling food, such as fresh fruit and vegetables. What makes it special is that the market is located on a train line where, a few times a day, the train runs directly through the market. Later, drive for another 20 minutes to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, which is the most popular floating market in Thailand. It is great for photo opportunities, food, and giving you an insight into a bygone way of life. Have lunch in a local Thai restaurant.
Get up late, have a leisurely breakfast, then take a private transfer to the airport to fly for about an hour to Chiang Mai. Upon your arrival, your private tour guide and driver will welcome you in the airport and then transfer you to your selected hotel in Chiang Mai. Enjoy a free afternoon ' you may like to consider going to a spa or visiting the local market.
Rising 2,565 meters above sea level and known as "the Roof of Thailand", Doi Inthanon is one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. It is famous for its number of waterfalls, having a few nature trails, its remote villages, picturesque montane farms, viewpoints, opportunities to watch a sunrise and sunset, bird-watching opportunities, and cool weather.
During a day tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the summit where you might see green-tailed sunbirds and take a gentle walk through nature along Ang Ka Nature Trail, visit a hill tribe village and a small Hmong market, have a break at Wachiratharn Waterfall, and appreciate the spectacular King and Queen Pagodas.
Amazing Temples in Chiang Mai
In the morning, head out of Chiang Mai city for about 20 minutes to reach the famous Doi Suthep. Despite the stunning natural beauty, the main reason many visitors go to Doi Suthep-Pui National Park is to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most holy Buddhist sites in Thailand. Many Thai people go on a pilgrimage there, especially during the Buddhist holidays. Later, return to downtown Chiang Mai and visit Wat Chedi Luang. It is one of the six most important temples in Chiang Mai. It attracts a lot of Thai people to worship there each year as it was once the home of the Emerald Buddha.
Learn How to Make Thai Dishes from a Local Family
In the afternoon, visit a local family ' the host will welcome you and walk you through her organic vegetable garden to collect the different kinds of herbs and vegetables that will be used in the variety of Thai food that you will be preparing. You will learn how to make some of the best home-cooked dishes that you can easily cook for your family when you return home. During the class, in addition to cooking, you will also sample dishes from the north, northeast, and central regions of Thailand.
Get up late, have a leisurely breakfast, then you will have a private transfer to the airport and catch a flight to Phuket. Upon your arrival at Phuket International Airport, your private tour guide and driver will welcome you in the airport and then transfer you to your selected hotel in Surin. Enjoy a free afternoon.
We specially arrange an overnight stay in Phuket so that you don't need getting up very early to catch the morning flight and then connecting a transfer to the Elephant Hills Camp in Khao Sok National Park.
An Amazing Elephant Experience and Canoeing
In the morning, the staff from Elephant Hills will meet you in your hotel lobby, and then transfer you and other guests to Khao Sok National Park. It takes about 3 hours' drive from Phuket to Khao Sok.
First, enjoy a Thai-style buffet lunch upon your arrival at the Elephant Camp at noon. After that, take a jungle canoe trip down the Sok River past stunning limestone karst mountains. Then meet the elephants and learn more about these magnificent creatures. You will have the opportunity to feed and bathe them.
A Long-Tail Boat Journey
Another beautiful morning is dawning in Khao Sok. After breakfast, explore Cheow Larn Lake on a local long-tail boat. The man-made lake is surrounded by limestone mountains and cliffs covered in a tropical rain forest that rises up from the shore of the lake and disappears somewhere in the far distance. The area's unique environment is well preserved. You can enjoy the spectacular scenery from the boat and will have time to take a dip in the lake's emerald water.
A Gentle Trek in the Jungle
In the afternoon, take a jungle trek by foot. You will have an excellent opportunity to explore the ecology of one of the world's oldest rain forests and to see a great variety of exotic plants and tropical hardwood trees with huge roots, such as orchids, palms, ferns, bamboo, and mosses. Birds, such as the hornbill, live high up above the canopy, gibbons can often be heard calling to their mates, a macaque or a leaf monkey may be swinging through the branches, and beautiful butterflies flutter around.
A silent adventure
After breakfast, your guide will invite you to join in on a guided canoe safari into the little channels and side arms of Cheow Larn Lake. Take one of our kayaks and start scanning the treetop for lazy hornbill birds or energetic primates. You will find yourself in the heart of the rainforest on a silent adventure - words cannot do this experience justice.
Lunch in the Rain Forest
If the weather permits, lunch will be served in the rain forest. It will be cooked in bamboo, which was an old tradition of jungle explorers from past centuries. Return to Elephant Hills and, after a refreshing shower, take a private transfer to the pier to catch a ferry to your next hotel in Koh Samui.
These days are free for you to spend at your leisure by the beach in Koh Samui.
We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.
Our Service Includes:
- Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
- All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
- Governmental taxes
Tour code: ah-54
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