Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On your first day of your Classic Thailand luxury itinerary, we take you to Bangkok’s most famous site - the Grand Palace, a sprawling complex of sparkling gold structures. Next, you’ll head to Wat Arun - the Temple of the Dawn - and Wat Po, home of the Reclining Buddha. The wonderfully fragrant and brightly-hued flower market is next on the itinerary, an amazing spot for photos. Finally, you’ll learn the secrets of Thailand’s delicious cuisine with a Thai cooking class.

Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll sweat it out in the ring, learning the art of Thai kickboxing, also known as Muay Thai. Tame the adrenaline coursing through your body on a picturesque, leisurely private canal tour, learning why Bangkok was once referred to as the Venice of the East. Finally, wind down your day with a visit to the famous Jim Thompson House - a structure that pays homage to a pioneer of Bangkok’s silk trade.

Day 3
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok by taking a trip to Thailand’s ancient capital, Ayutthaya, just an hour’s drive from the city. The ancient ruins of the once thriving city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and today, you’ll enjoy the thrilling experience of exploring them on the back of an elephant.

Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll fly up to the fresh, natural capital of the North, Chiang Mai. You’ll start by visiting Doi Suthep village, a traditional tribal town that sits on the footsteps of one of the country’s most majestic mountains. Next up, you’ll take in the impressive Huay Kaew Waterfall, a multi-tiered natural structure with a powerful flow. You’ll enjoy a Khantoke dinner, a northern Thai tradition that surrounds guests with music and dance while they dine. Cap off your night by releasing a lantern into the sky. Be sure to make a wish - it’s another Thai tradition.

Day 5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start off your day with a visit to the Tiger Kingdom, where you can actually pet a fully-grown tiger and play with little tiger cubs. Next, you’ll visit Wat Umong, a 700-year-old Buddhist temple nestled into the bottom of Doi Suthep. After this, you’ll get some real insight into the local industry with a visit to a textile workshop, followed by a visit to Chiang Mai’s famous night bazaar, full of handicrafts and stunning artwork.

Day 6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you'll drive to the heart of the Golden Triangle which connects Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar - Chiang Rai. Here, you’ll check out the Hall of Opium, which presents an intriguing look into opium production and its effects on the region. Time to switch gears and learn the basics of mahout training, which involves being taught how to mount and dismount, ride, and wash an elephant. Finish your day off with a trek through the lush jungle.

Day 7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle, Thailand Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A visit to the memorable, picturesque Doi Mae Salong, with its fresh air and breathtaking panoramas, will wake you up today. Enjoy lunch with a local hilltribe family, garnering insight into their unique way of life. Finish off your day with a hike through a tea plantation, an industry for which Chiang Rai is gaining increasing fame.

Day 8
Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Now that you’ve experienced the best of the natural North, it’s time to kick back and enjoy the hedonistic pleasures of Southern Thailand’s pristine beaches. Today, you’ll fly into Phuket, and begin your beach experience in true luxury - aboard a private yacht charter, from which scuba diving or snorkeling are favorite activities.

Day 9
Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

More beach fun is in store for you today. You’ll get the chance to do more exploring of the sparkling azure waters that surround Phuket. Guests can try their luck at fishing for their own dinner, and take in the vibrant underwater coral reefs with snorkel gear.

Day 10
Phuket, Thailand
Amanpuri Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Guests are whisked away on a private boat today, exploring the pearl-like archipelago of the Andaman coast. Kayaks are available for those who wish to paddle themselves around at their own speed. If that weren’t enough, an unforgettable gourmet picnic lunch is served on a deserted beach.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Description

Fully explore the Land of Smiles with our diverse Classic Thailand itinerary. You’ll embark upon 10 days of luxury travel, working your way through the best Thailand has to offer, including the excitement of Bangkok, the mountainous scenery of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and the pristine beaches and crystal waters of Phuket. We've included a few optional extras in this itinerary to offer you optimal flexibility on your Thailand holiday.


Highlights

    

Admire Thailand’s opulent monuments, from palaces to temples

    

Release a lantern into the sky and watch it float away with your wish, a Thai tradition

    

Learn to ride and train an elephant

    

Snorkel amongst the vibrant coral reefs of Phuket’s stunning coasts

About Us

Remote Lands creates highly personalized itineraries with extraordinary experiences for discerning travelers, based on their own passions, interests and needs. The world’s most elite travel advisors rely on us for our deep knowledge of Asia and entrust us with their highly discerning clients, from celebrities to CEO’s, Wall Street titans to professional athletes. We are available to travel advisors 24/7 from the initial consultation to the day your clients return from Asia.

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Payment Notes
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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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By: Squash1


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

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Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd

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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

The Remote Lands Guides were excellent. The cars used for transportation were roomy and clean. The hotels were 5 star and their attention to detail was over the top. There was only perfection from the people we met and it was also comforting to know that our trip was being carefully monitored by Remote Lands supervisors every step of the way. We would recommend Remote Lands to anyone needing exceptional service in Asia.
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By: Morty


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2018

Terrific professionals! Looked out for us the entire time we were on the road!! Many thanks!
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