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Ultra Luxury Thailand Escape

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TRIP SUMMARY

This ultra luxury itinerary sees you stay at some of Thailand's most luxurious resorts. Explore the wonderful land of smiles in style with a variety of marvellous cultural experiences including a rarely visited floating market in the countryside, a cruise journey on the river of kings to witness the ancient ruins in the former Siamese capital Ayutthaya. You'll get a unique opportunity to get up close and personal to the jumbo beauties of the jungle, visit hill tribe villages and experience beautiful scenic views of the three-country border in the Golden Triangle. Choose to pay your respects to one of the most sacred stupas on the mountain top temple in the charming rose of the North – Chiang Mai. End your holidays with a beach break at the legendary Pearl of Andaman.

time difference

TIME DIFFERENCE

6 hours ahead of the UK

flight time

FLIGHT TIME

11-12 hours direct from UK

Day 1

Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be met by our fast track representative at the air-bridge, who will escort you to an immigration counter without queues. The representative will carry your luggage and bring you to the arrival hall where your Out Of Office guide will be waiting for you to take you in your own air-conditioned car to your hotel in Bangkok. On the way your guide will give you some more information about the city and its rich history as well as Thai culture in general.

Overnight in Bangkok.


Recommended Accommodation:
The Siam 5* (Siam Suite)
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Day 2

Bangkok

An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting and often private experience, visit the temple grounds and the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. Continue to the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, where you will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. Marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Lunch is at The Eatery, Sala Rattanakosin, overlooking the Chao Phraya river view.

Depart to Wat Saket, make a short climb up to the Golden Mount to enjoy the panoramic view of Rattanakosin Island while listening to the chimes of hundreds of temple bells. From here, it is a short walk to Soi Ban Batra, a handicraft community famed for the art making monk’s alms bowls.

Continue to Jim Thompson’s mansion, for a guided tour of the house and its Asian antiques. This teak mansion was home to the charismatic American silk millionaire who spent years filling it with beautiful, priceless antiques before disappearing in mysterious circumstances.

After that is free time for Bangkok experiences or shopping on your own design.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Recommended Accommodation:
The Siam 5* (Siam Suite)
The Siam hotel Bangkok
Day 3

Bangkok

Drive to Ayutthaya, the Capital of Thailand for more than 417 years from 1350 to 1776 when it was sacked by an invading Burmese army. First, visit Bang Pa In to see the summer palace built by King Rama IV at a time of growing European influence in Thailand. See the Italian inspired palace building and surrounding temples. Also visit Wat Niwet Thammapawat, a gothic inspired temple beside the river.

Board the traditional rice barge Thanatharee at Wat Kasatra pier, and enjoy your private lunch cruise on the Chao Phraya River. En route you will have beautiful views of Wat Phanan Choeng, the Elephant Kraal Pavilion and local lifestyle on the riverside.

Disembark at Wat Kasatra pier and visit the most important of the ruined temples in Ayutthaya Historical Park: Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Viharn Phra Mongkol Bopit and Wat Chai Watanaram.

Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Recommended Accommodation:
The Siam 5* (Siam Suite)
Day 4

Bangkok - Chiang Rai

Depart to Bangkok Airport to catch a domestic flight to Chiang Rai.

Arrive at Four Seasons' camp pier and continue on a traditional long-tail boat to your Luxury Camp.

Free to relax in the stunning surroundings.

Dinner is served at Nong Yao Restaurant, an open-air thatched-roof pavillion by the riverbank, with rustic hardwood floors, Nong Yao Restaurant offers Thai, Laotian, Burmese and western cuisine. In keeping with the Camp's atmosphere, guests have the option to dine together at a long family-style table, seated in suede chairs, or privately, at separate tables. A bar area, complete with a double-sided fireplace in the middle, is perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

Overnight in Golden Triangle.

Recommended Accommodation:
Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai 5*
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Day 5

Chiang Rai

Wake-up call and morning beverage and breakfast are at Nongyao Restaurant. Then meet with the professional mahouts who will provide training in how to care for and ride an elephant. 

Lunch is followed by some leisure time.

In the afternoon, experience a cruise down the majestic Mekong River onboard a traditional longboat en route to the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos come together. Once you are through with the Golden Triangle, board a Songtaew followed by a Tuk Tuk to visit a local market and an ancient temple called “Chedi Luang”. Then returns to the resort to relax.

Enjoy a 90-minute Spa Treatment at the open-air Salas featuring treatment rooms, spa beds and a bathtub/shower area. With their rustic design and use of natural materials, the salas blend in with the environment.

Sundowner Cocktails at Burma Bar and followed by dinner at Nong Yao Restaurant.

Overnight in Golden Triangle.

Recommended Accommodation:
Four Seasons Tented Camp Chiang Rai 5*
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Day 6

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

After breakfast you'll be picked up for your drive with a guide to Chiang Mai.

Stop at Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. You'll stop for coffee on the way at the excellent Jarin Garden Resort, famous for its homemade pies, or a coffee break at Cabbage & Condoms operated by the Population and Community Development Association to serve and assist the rural people. And also be made at Mae Krachan Hotsprings before arriving Chiang Mai.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Recommended Accommodation:
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
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Day 7

Chiang Mai

Depart your hotel early and arrive at the foot hills of Doi Suthep Mountain, in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase to reach its golden pagodas. Proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony. Continue to Wat Suan Dok which is famous for its whitewashed Lanna stupas. Finish this lovely morning with a delicious bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice that is sure to delight.

Spend the afternoon at leisure.

This evening, you'll take the Chiang Mai Night Discovery tour where you will see exactly why Thailand's second city is a place that comes to life by night. The evening tour commences at a local temple to join monks in their nightly chanting of prayer. Light some incense or burn a candle and experience this wonderful Buddhist event. From here, it’s time for dinner at the beautiful 137 Pillars Colonial House. Following this, we drive to the lively Waroros market. This market is the hub of local life and bursting with fresh flowers and local street food stalls. Your guide will explore the market with you and sample some local Thai sweets to finish off your wonderful night.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Recommended Accommodation:
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
Day 8

Chiang Mai

Depart for Mae Kampong village and drive through the picturesque countryside of Chiang Mai. En route a stop is made at a local market to select some extras for your lunch. Continue to Mae Kampong village where you are met by villagers, before you begin a stroll through the community forest, passing tea and coffee fields.

Return to the village in time to watch lunch being prepared by your host family. If you like, you can assist them. After lunch, relax with traditional Thai massage and take a walk around the village to see the processing of fermented tea leaves, and various locally handmade products. Return to Chiang Mai in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Recommended Accommodation:
137 Pillars House Chiang Mai
Day 9

Chiang Mai - Naka Yai Island

Depart to Chiang Mai Airport, take the flight to Phuket.

Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, meet with local English speaking guide for your transfer to Ao Po Grand Marina Pier in Phuket to join in speedboat to The Naka Island.

Overnight on Naka Yai Island.

Recommended Accommodation:
The Naka Island 5* (Tropical Pool Villa)
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Day 10

Naka Yai Island

Three days at leisure to enjoy the island where you can relax or take part in numerous activities like kayaking, sailing, biking, Tai Chi, yoga or cooking classes.

The island is nestled among stunning beaches, lush coconut groves, with never-ending views of the emerald-green Phang Nga Bay and idyllic landscapes of the Phuket coastline. 

Recommended Accommodation:
The Naka Island 5* (Tropical Pool Villa)
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Day 14

Naka Yai Island - Phuket

After breakfast, take a speedboat to Ao Po Grand Marina Pier in Phuket. Then meet with transportation and assistant for transfer to Phuket Airport for the flight to next destination.













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