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Thailand is known for an excellent beach destination and profound Buddhism cultures yet there is so much more worthy exploring. Set up your camping tent at Khao Yai National Park and trek through the jungles, you will encounter wildlife roaming freely; take a boat on the river where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet together and learn about the dark history ruled over by opium industry; attend a home-cooking class in Mae Sa Valley of Chiang Mai before you relax on the beach of Phuket. This tour is ideal for families and travelers with a heart for real exploration.
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Note: We will guarantee you get the price as showed above except that there will be a price fluctuation in festival seasons (such as National Day, Thai New Year, King's Birthday and etc).
Your journey begins when your flight lands in Bangkok. Transfer to hotel and time to adjust from jetlag.
Bangkok is connected directly with major cities in the Europe, Australia and New Zealand; if you are flying from the United States, Canada or South America, we suggest you make transit via Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or other Asian international hubs.
All nationalities are granted Visa-on-Arrival at different costs ranging from USD30 to USD50 for single entry.
For more information regarding this trip, please go to our Tour Information at the bottom of this page.
4 nights at Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit (Handpicked Comfort) / Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit (Luxury) (for nights on Day-01,02,04 and 05)
Begin today with a visit to the Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buhdda, followed by an adventure around the city in a tuk tuk.
Besides the temples and shrines, you get to visit a quirky market selling amulets (some of them are made of bones!) and take a longtail boat ride on the Chao Phraya River. Feeling a bit wore out? Enjoy a foot massage at Wat Pho!
Highlights of Today: Bangkok from a Different Angle
Bangkok can get clogged very easily especially during the rush hours. Thus, local transportation becomes more of an ideal way of travel.
Today you will take the Skytrain to visit Bangkok's landmark, the Grand Palace and Temple of Emerald Buddha. Walk to the surreal Amulet Market for some eye-opening hunts for trinkets.
Take a longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River before you reach Wat Pho, where a foot massage is in order as this is the birthplace for Thai massage. Ride on a tuk tuk to view the city from a different angle.
What makes it special for me?
- Travel like the locals: Skytrain, tuk tuk and longtail boat are all important tansportation means for locals and you get to blend with them today. Also, this is a good way to reduce your carbon emission.
- Guided by an insider: You want something that nobody's seen before? You need more than a guidebook, you need a real insider who knows every corner of Bangkok. You get to update your Ins with some real cool pics of the Amulet Market or from a local market.
Make your way to Khao Yai National Park, where you will spend two days trekking through jungles, going on night safari, searching for wildlife and camping under the stars.
Itinerary is pretty flexible and you will not miss out the major attractions inside the park, including Haew Suwat Waterfall, Haew Narok Waterfall, Bat Cave, night safari and jungle trekking.
Highlights of Today: Camping and Night Safari
After some easy trekking during the day, you will be taken to the camping site and set up your camp. Afterwards, get to the Bat Cave to watch thousands of bats flying out of the dark chasm in hunt for food.
Get out your flashlight and hiking gear when darkness wraps up the park, time for a night safari for nocturnal animals.
What makes it special for me?
- All essence in a good time: Most travel companies offer one-day trip to Khao Yai National Park, which makes your visit rather hectic considering one-way driving from Bangkok takes 3 hours alone. We suggest an early start in the morning from Bangkok and spend the rest of today trekking at an easy pace.
- Guided camping to break the crowds: The park gets crowded during weekends and we will arrange your visit in weekdays if possible. Your private tour guide shares his wealth of knowledge as he knows the best view spots and short cut trails.
- Quality time together: This trip is especially good for families with kids as you can set up camping tents together, go on night safari for kirk animals and insects that your kids have only seen in books or TV. Also a good chance to get closer to nature and admire the art of the creator.
1 night in camping tent
Rise up early in the morning and have some simple breakfast. Continue your exploration to search for wildlife including deers, Asian elephants, gibbons and various birds. Visit another waterfall before lunch and you will hit the road back to Bangkok.
Spend the rest of today at leisure.
Enjoy a lazy morning in Bangkok. After your breakfast (or maybe a brunch?), your tour guide will take you to a seafood market where you can see how the locals haggle with the vendors. (Note: If seafood market is not your thing, we can change to another local market, for example Train Market or Chatuchak Weekend Market).
Travel to the famous Dannomsaduak Floating Market, 2 hours away from Bangkok and feel up the vibe.
Spend the rest of today free at leisure.
Take an afternoon flight to Chiang Rai up in the northern part of Thailand.
Short break upon arrival before a 3-hour city discovery by rickshaw. The rickshaw, or Samlor, takes you to the King Mengrai Monument, Wat Phra Kaew Temple and a local market.
1 night at Le Patta Hotel Chiang Rai (Handpicked Comfort) / Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort (Luxury)
Chiang Rai has a notorious history regarding the opium trade and plants back in the old days. Today you will pay a visit the Hall of Opium Museum and the Golden Triangle. Get up to the hilltop for a good view of the point where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet together.
Get down to the riverbank and take a boat trip to get on one of the islands belonging to Laos. Afterwards, transfer to Chiang Mai and stop for the famous White Temple en route.
3 nights at Bodhi Serene, Chiang Mai (Handpicked Comfort) / Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai (Luxury)
Start your day with an alms-offering experience at a community temple by the river. Take a boat trip along the Mae Ping River to visit a flower market. Get invited to a local fisherman's house and have a simple noodle lunch with the family.
Head to Wat Chedi Luang Varavihara and get back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Highlight of Today: Chiang Mai Life in Live
Alms-offering is an important daily routine of local Buddhists and is believed to be valubale contribute to their afterlife. Today you will experience their faith by being one of them at the Wat Chai Mongkol Temple. They march at quite a speed and the locals dispatch food one spoon at a time swiftly, try to keep up!
Following up, get to the interesting Warorot Market, the largest market in Chiang Mai that sells everything you have seen in other markets but at better prices. Later, find yourself lost in the fragrance of Ton Lam Yai Flower Market.
Visit the major landmark of Chiang Mai: Wat Chedi Luang Varaihara, the primary temple complex that was originally made up of 3 separate temples: Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Ho Tham, and Wat Sukmin. Chat with the monks and learn about their life.
What makes it special for me?
- Primary seat of Buddhism: Chiang Mai holds a deep root of Buddhism in many denominations. If you wish to experience a day of Buddist, look nowhere else. Besides alms-giving in the morning, you get to talk to a monk and understand his life philosophy.
- Vibrant and friendly: You will get to the place where people shop, eat and exchange gossip, not being an outsider but part of their daily life. The locals are nothing but friendly, which makes interesting memories and photos that you will remember for a long time.
Home to many ethnic minority groups, Chiang Mai treats its travelers with variety of landscapes, cultures, lifestyles and cuisine. Today you will be taken to a village in Mae Sa Valley. A friendly host will teach you how to make traditional Tom Yam Soup or Pad Thai.
Get back to your hotel and spend the rest of today free at leisure.
Fly to Phuket and enjoy your free days on Kata Beach.
3 nights at Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa (Handpicked Comfort) / Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (Luxury)
There are many flights between Phuket and Bangkok every other 30 minutes. Make your way back to Bangkok and connect with the departure flight.
Asia Highlights chooses hotels with a balanced mixture of traditional style and modern comfort, easy access to everything yet quiet enough for a good night's sleep. Room type in bold letters are what we choose especially for you.
- Winner of Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor, ranked 97/872.
- Downtown part of Sukhumvit, close to BTS station.
- Premium Room is 32sqm, higher floor; good breakfast and pool.
- New and clean tent rented on the site.
- Accommodate 2 adults and 1 child under 6.
- Public toilet buildings, tapping water faucets and a restaurant on site.
- Winner of Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor, ranked 3/108.
- Quiet corner of inner Chiang Rai, close to night market.
- Deluxe Room is 32sqm with private balcony, extra bed allowed.
- Winner of Certificate of Excellence of TripAdvisor, ranked 35/386.
- Traditional Lanna style, garden setting and rooftop pool.
- 32sqm Grand Deluxe Room is on higher floor, terrace with pool view.
- Ranked 6/56 of hotels in Kata, Certificate of Excellence.
- Private beach, 3 pools, 2 restaurants and 1 pool bar.
- 43sqm Superior Room has a private balcony, allows extra bed.
Note: Your comfort counts! It's totally possible to change hotels based on your interests and budget. Just let us know your preferences and we will help you choose.