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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Stephen Hollis, Aug 2023
Alisa has has been great to work with
Alisa with Asia Highlights has has been great to work with. Very friendly and responsive.More
Ana Rausch, Aug 2023
Using Sharon right now to book our…
Using Sharon right now to book our upcoming trip to Thailand. She has booked everything that we asked for. Has answered all of my inquiries, which has been many! Looking forward to having a great girls trip in ThailandMore
Tracy, Aug 2023
Thailand, Singapore, Bali
In Thailand, Tanny and Nori(Suparp), were both incredible! They were both fun, funny, and full of knowledge and made sure we got the full experience. They went the extra mile and always made sure we had cold bottled water and towels to cleanse our hands. In Singapore, Nicole was an absolute gem. She was so kind and knowledgeable and guided us in the right direction to make our day as enjoyable as possible. She helped us choose a top notch local lunch and coffee spot in China Town and taught us so much about the country! In Bali, Emon was an absolute joy. He was very knowledgeable and kind and absolutely made sure we were feeling comfortable and was willing to be flexible with us. He was fun to converse with and made our time traveling between destinations so enjoyable! I cannot recommend Asia Highlights enough! Accommodations, travel arrangements and guided tours were all a breeze.More
Cassi Thunker, Jul 2023
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Chi?n Nguy?n Ng?c, Jul 2023
My experience in Chang Mai with Asia Highlights
I greatly enjoyed my experience with Asia Highlights for a trip I booked to Thailand.All of my interests were catered too. My guide in Chang Mai Gemma was excellent.I truly felt the soul of Thailand culture and Buddhism.More
Richard, Jul 2023
A pleasure to plan with
Well, this has been a painless and pleasurable process to find such a wonderful company. I had specific dates and places to be and Sharon worked with me diligently to refine the schedule and costs to suit my travel needs and budget. She informed me of a special tour on the dates I am to be in Thailand and I added that to my previous plans.More
Chris Williams, Jul 2023
Large multi-generational holiday in Thailand
The holiday was wonderful. Our guides, Mr Monchai (Bangkok), and Ms Tipagorn (Tippy) (Chiang Mai) were exceptional. Travelling in a large multigenerational group with many children requires patience and our guides truly understood that. Mr Monchai and Ms Tippy shared their extensive knowledge of the many wonderful places we visited, and were flexible to take us to additional places along the way based on discussions. While everyday was busy, having them greet us with patience and a smile truly made this a memorable holiday. The hotels we stayed at were equally wonderful and went above and beyond to celebrate not only my parents 50th anniversary but also celebrate 2 milestone birthdays that occurred. We will cherish this holiday for many years to come. We hope to use Asia Highlights again.More
CL, Jul 2023
I never used a travel agent in my life
I never used a travel agent in my life, but Sharon for Asia Highlights did a phenomenal job helping planning and coordination a family vacation. The best part of working with Sharon was that she maintained an open line of communication and provided answers to my question well within 12-24 hours. Additionally, Sharon was flexible and customized our vacation to my families needs. Overall great experience.More
Antione Barry, Jul 2023
Great company to plan a trip to Southeast Asia!
Sharon Haung has been wonderful to work with! Very patient and accommodating. Responds immediately given time change and is prepared, prompt, and professional.More
Debi Hinerfeld, Jul 2023
We took a 15 days trip (10 days Vietnam and 5 days Thailand …
It was an amazing experience the guides and drivers were there awaiting for us at each airoport for a transfer to the hotels also on time for all the tours all the guides were so lovely , very experienced and spoke very good English , one of the days on tour in Thailand I lost my phone in a temple in Bangkok mr chai went out of his way in a middle of thousands of visitors and managed to find an bring it back to me I found that amazing , also while on a trip I contacted Jason li out tour organizer few time via whatup and he replied and helped on the spot I recommend asiahilights 150% The quality of the service hotels the guides the drivers outstanding From start to finish ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT ????More
SIMO el ghobar, Jun 2023
Wonderful Guides and Experience
Our large group arrived in Bangkok with Tanni as our guide. She was wonderful! An absolute joy to spend time with. She is knowledgeable, kind, and extremely funny. I don’t know what we would have done without her! After Bangkok, we traveled to Chang Mai, where Indy was our tour guide. She was a delight! She is kind, knowledgeable, and so patient. Our trip to Thailand was an adventure of a lifetime and these two women helped make it memorable. I would definitely use Asia Highlights for any future travel in Asia.More
Jessica Bennett, Jun 2023
Guide - Chai
We travelled from Vietnam to Bangkok and were blessed to have a guide named Chai. He was a superb guide and it is a pity we couldn't bottle him and take him home. He was very knowledgeable and an absolute gentleman. He could not have done enough to facilitate us and imparted so much knowledge about the Temples, Buddism and the History of Thailand in general. Not only did he give us a great overview of the past and current ways of living in Thailand but I also feel I came away a much better person having interacting with him. I will carry many of his teachings with me for the rest of my life and know that having met him was a very special blessing in my life.More
Customer, Jun 2023
Our guide Tanni was kind
Our guide Tanni was kind, knowledgeable, funny and beyond accommodating for our group. We felt like we'd made a friend and it enhanced our trip in the most positive way. Everything was coordinated perfectly which is not easy to do in a large traveling group. Excellent experience!More
Marissa Manson, Jun 2023
We are only on day 5 of our 15 day trip…
Our first stop so far was in Hanoi where our guide Trong was just so awesome! He shared about his culture and family life which showing us sites through a city tour. He was so funny making lots of jokes and always made sure we were having fun while learning about everything! He checked on us frequently even when we were no longer with him since we then went on a cruise in Halong Bay! Halong Bay and the cruise on Paradise Elegance went way above anything I expected. The scenery was breathtaking, the ship was so beautiful and clean with such fresh, good food! And I can’t sing enough praise for the staff who took care of us- especially Anna and Belle! They went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed every aspect from eating meals with Anna to every other detail with Belle! I highly recommend Asian Highlights to help plan these extraordinary trips! This already has been a trip of a lifetime and we still have so much more to see all thanks to Cathy!!More
Diane Creitz, Jun 2023
Tanni for the win!
14 of my closest friends and family descended upon Bangkok ready to see the town. Asia highlights and Tanni took us on a tour that changed our lives. We experienced so much everyday. Tanni was amazing! She did all the thinking for us, so we all could just be present and enjoy the moment. I can’t recommend this company, and especially Tanni enough.More
Megan McGlynn, Jun 2023
This isn't my first trip with Asia…
This isn't my first trip with Asia Highlights. They are great at helping me plan, working my requests into the itinerary, and booking it all. We travel with friends and just got back from a trip to Thailand and Vietnam. Albee did a great job with all the details and we had a wonderful time. We will use them for our next adventure!More
Katie Potesta, Jun 2023
Although we have not been our trip yet I wanted to still write a review based on customer service and the ease of booking. Alisa has been extremely prompt and responsive with planning our trip to Thailand. She has had great recommendations and guidance to add to our custom itinerary. Highly recommend using Asia highlights! -AlexMore
Alex, May 2023
I have never hear of this company…
I have never hear of this company before , and after reading all these reviews ,I decided to give it a try . The professionalism and communicative skill received by one of the agent , Sharon of Asia Highlights , convince me that She was the right travel agent for my trip in Asia . Very quickly she communicated with me and got all the detail of my desire vacation . Sharon made me a great itinerary with great experiences that I am dreaming to experience and I am looking forward to it . Thanks Sharon for been so great and crafting me a dream vacation with great suggestions.More
orge alvarez, May 2023
Coco Yang worked tirelessly to…
From the moment I landed in Bangkok, Ms Noi Ying was there to welcome me and get me settled into my hotel. We enjoyed several days together touring Bangkok and Kanchanaburi. In Chiang Mai, Mr Ekachai took my son snd I on an amazing trip to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and to visit a community Lanna home, gardens and a hands-on cooking class preparing an authentic Thai meal. Lisa arranged a last-minute speedboat tour of 5 breathtaking islands in Phuket. From start to finish, the guides exceeded my expectations!! Thank you, Asia Highlight!! Debbie WoodsMore
Debbie Woods, May 2023
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
- Thailand domestic flights mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
- Governmental taxes
Tour code: ah-54
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