Classic Thailand

From deserted beaches to lush rainforests, from bustling cities to spiritual retreats, Thailand is truly like no other.

During this ten-day long trip through the “Land of Smiles”, you will discover three of Thailand’s most popular destinations: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket.

Bangkok’s contagious energy will keep you on your feet, ready to explore its countless temples, markets and savour the deliciously spicy food. Whilst in Chiang Mai, make one with nature as you befriend the country’s emblem, elephants, and learn how to expertly ride them. Your last stop, Phuket, is the ideal way to finish up your holidays, as you relax by the beach.

 

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival into Bangkok, you will be transferred to your accommodation, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Stay: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Day 2: Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok

After breakfast, you will be taken on a tour to Bangkok’s three most famous and spectacular temples. First stop is the Grand Palace where you visit the main sites including the magnificent throne halls and the Emerald Buddha. Next, Wat Pho, Bangkok’s oldest temple, home to the magnificent reclining Buddha, as well as the first school of traditional medicine and Thai massage, also regarded as Thailand’s first university. The last stop is at WatTrimitr on the edge of Chinatown, which houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure

Stay: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Day 3: Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok

Today, you will explore Bangkok’s old town on foot and unearth the best kept secret alleys of street food. Stroll through local food stalls and market to enjoy the diversity of local Thai delicacies and Thai culture. Sample various kinds of local food, old-style Thai coffee and Thai sweet desserts.

Stay: Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok

Day 4: Bangkok – Chiang Mai

Depart from Bangkok en route to your next adventure: Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation, Anantara Chiang Mai. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city or make use of the hotel’s facilities.

Stay: Anantara Chiang Mai

Day 5: Anantara – Chiang Mai

After going to the market to buy fresh produce, you will have the opportunity to learn how to cook real Thai food in a traditional Thai setting with skilled and friendly teachers who will impart their secrets of Thai cuisine.

Stay: Anantara Chiang Mai

Day 6: Anantara – Chiang Mai

Today, you will travel to Lampang, home of the Thai Elephant Conservation Center. There, you will follow a mahout course (elephant trainer).  Once your ‘mahout’ training is complete, you will enjoy an elephant ride with you at the reigns and admire them in their natural habitats.

Stay: Anantara Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai - Phuket

Depart from Chiang Mai en route to your next destination, Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your accommodation, Twinpalms.

Stay: Twinpalms Phuket Resort

Day 8-9: Twinpalms - Phuket

The following two days, you are free to explore the island at your own leisure.

We recommend an excursion to the James Bond Islands and Phi Phi islands, which are a speedboat ride away.

Also, take the time to explore old Phuket and the numerous temples in the area and savour the local cuisine.

Stay: Twinpalms Phuket Resort

Day 10: Departure

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Day 2: Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Day 3: Mandarin Oriental – Bangkok Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Day 4: Bangkok – Chiang Mai Anantara Chiang Mai
Day 5: Anantara – Chiang Mai Anantara Chiang Mai
Day 6: Anantara – Chiang Mai Anantara Chiang Mai
Day 7: Chiang Mai - Phuket Twinpalms Phuket Resort
Day 8-9: Twinpalms - Phuket Twinpalms Phuket Resort
Day 10: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and transport
  • English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees on tour
  • Airfares: Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai to Phuket
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International airfaire
  • All drinks
  • Visa and airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for all Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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Bangkok Chiang Mai Phuket

From USD 2,733 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant