Multi-Day Tour | Group, Independent, Private

Thailand Classic (12 days)

Trails of Indochina - Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand To Bangkok, Thailand

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok arrival

The vibrant capital city of the Thailand, Bangkok is a city that never seems to sleep. From the street food stalls lining the street, to the markets that pop up once the sun goes down, Bangkok’s bustle will energize its visitors. The golden robe-adorned monks morning chanting ritual is a traditional start to any Thai day. Visit Wat Pho, home to the recognized 45 meter reclining Buddha as well as the original school for traditional Thai massage. Your personal tuk-tuk will take you to the country’s Grand Palace by way of the Pak Klong Taland Flower Market. The Grand Palace is a symbol of Bangkok’s riverside skyline and houses the jade monument referred to as the Emerald Buddha.

Onto Wat Arun, the former royal temple of King Rama II, its gold spires glisten in the light of an exciting Bangkok day. Feast at a local restaurant before visiting Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road with shops selling everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals at a very old teashop in this neighbourhood, which dates back to 1782. End the exploration at the bustling Talad Kao Market where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs tantalize the taste buds.

Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
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Experiencing the city life

The vibrant capital city of the Thailand, Bangkok is a city that never seems to sleep. From the street food stalls lining the street, to the markets that pop up once the sun goes down, Bangkok’s bustle will energize its visitors. The golden robe-adorned monks morning chanting ritual is a traditional start to any Thai day. Visit Wat Pho, home to the recognized 45 meter reclining Buddha as well as the original school for traditional Thai massage. Your personal tuk-tuk will take you to the country’s Grand Palace by way of the Pak Klong Taland Flower Market. The Grand Palace is a symbol of Bangkok’s riverside skyline and houses the jade monument referred to as the Emerald Buddha.

Onto Wat Arun, the former royal temple of King Rama II, its gold spires glisten in the light of an exciting Bangkok day. Feast at a local restaurant before visiting Chinatown for a first-hand look at Old Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road with shops selling everything from gold and garments to antiques and musical instruments. Enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals at a very old teashop in this neighbourhood, which dates back to 1782. End the exploration at the bustling Talad Kao Market where a variety of food, fresh and dry fruits, and Chinese herbs tantalize the taste buds.

Day 3
Ayuthaya, Thailand
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Ayuthaya - the old capital city

The second Siamese capital after Sukhothai, Ayutthaya is now characterized by its towering monasteries that provide a window into the former capital’s past grandeur. En route to this capital city which reined for 417 years, visit the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, an impressive architectural blend of East and West dating back to the 17th century. Once you have arrived at your final destination, you are surrounded by ruins that are now defined as a UNESCO World Heritage list.

Wind your way through the remains of several ancient temples including Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya's days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha; and if time allows, Wat Chai Wattanaram, a perfect example of Khmer architectural influence. Relish your experience aboard the Grand Pearl for a scenic cruise back to Bangkok. Witness the daily life of the river’s inhabitants and watch the scenery change from rural to cosmopolitan

Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sightseeing and experiencing the local life in the Golden Triangle

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai’s home in the lush jungles of northern Thailand are home to native elephants, colourful hill tribes and a celebrated cuisine. The tented style accommodation that dots the region fully embraces the region’s surroundings.

Set high amid magnificent mountain scenery, the village of Mae Salong was founded by Kuomintan soldiers who fled China after Mao Tse Tung’s victory in 1949. The combination of packhorses, hill tribes and southern Chinese-style houses conjures up images of a small town in the Yunnan Province in China. Wander around the village and take in the sights and sounds of the market. Continue to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand situated on the border with Myanmar and explore the streets lined with stalls and shops full of handicrafts and antiques from Myanmar and China.

Day 5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sightseeing and experiencing the local life in Golden Triangle area

In the heart of the Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai’s home in the lush jungles of northern Thailand are home to native elephants, colourful hill tribes and a celebrated cuisine. The tented style accommodation that dots the region fully embraces the region’s surroundings.

Set high amid magnificent mountain scenery, the village of Mae Salong was founded by Kuomintan soldiers who fled China after Mao Tse Tung’s victory in 1949. The combination of packhorses, hill tribes and southern Chinese-style houses conjures up images of a small town in the Yunnan Province in China. Wander around the village and take in the sights and sounds of the market. Continue to Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand situated on the border with Myanmar and explore the streets lined with stalls and shops full of handicrafts and antiques from Myanmar and China.

Day 6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Enjoying Northern Thailand local food and climbing to the Wat Phra That

Thailand’s gateway to the Golden Triangle and north, Chiang Mai is well-known for its hill tribe villages and lush jungles. Fill your time in Chiang Mai at a local food and flower market to shop as the locals do before checking out Wat Suan Dok, the final resting place for the ashes of former kings of Chiang Mai and the royal family.

With a commanding presence at the top of Chiang Mai’s mountains, Doi Suthep enjoys the spectacular views of Northern Thailand. Head past mountains and forests, towards Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Founded in 1383 AD, the temple is reached by climbing 309 steps. The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city. Your active achievements are rewarded with a rickshaw ride through the quiet streets of the old town before the sun goes down.

Day 7
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
None None

Enjoying Northern Thailand local food and climbing to the Wat Phra That

Thailand’s gateway to the Golden Triangle and north, Chiang Mai is well-known for its hill tribe villages and lush jungles. Fill your time in Chiang Mai at a local food and flower market to shop as the locals do before checking out Wat Suan Dok, the final resting place for the ashes of former kings of Chiang Mai and the royal family.

With a commanding presence at the top of Chiang Mai’s mountains, Doi Suthep enjoys the spectacular views of Northern Thailand. Head past mountains and forests, towards Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Founded in 1383 AD, the temple is reached by climbing 309 steps. The climb up is rewarded with a superb panoramic view over the city. Your active achievements are rewarded with a rickshaw ride through the quiet streets of the old town before the sun goes down.

Day 8
Phuket, Thailand
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Welcome to Phuket Island

Turquoise waters, limestone edifices and a relaxed lifestyle are highlights of life on the Thai islands. The largest island, Phuket, situated on the western coast along the Andaman Sea, is a resort town filled with luxury properties offering impressive views to the endless sea. Enjoy time relaxing, filling your days with as much or as little as you would like.

Journey off-shore to Thailand’s highlight natural attractions, including the picturesque Phi Phi Islands. Visit Monkey Beach with its colony of wild macaques looking for cheeky fun. Maya Bay, the postcard-perfect setting made famous by the film “The Beach”, offers a relaxed cove for a swim in its crystal clear waters. On to Viking Cave on the island’s northeastern tip, known for its swifts’ nests used in Bird’s Nest Soup, and secluded Pileh Cove and Hin Klang for snorkelling.

After enjoying lunch at a local seaside restaurant, cruise to Bamboo Island and its pristine white sand beach with emerald waters, simply perfect for swimming. Finally, snorkel off Yoong Island noted for its antler corals and colourful fish before returning by boat to Phuket and transferring to your hotel.

Day 9
Phuket, Thailand
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Relaxing on paradise Island

Turquoise waters, limestone edifices and a relaxed lifestyle are highlights of life on the Thai islands. The largest island, Phuket, situated on the western coast along the Andaman Sea, is a resort town filled with luxury properties offering impressive views to the endless sea. Enjoy time relaxing, filling your days with as much or as little as you would like.

Journey off-shore to Thailand’s highlight natural attractions, including the picturesque Phi Phi Islands. Visit Monkey Beach with its colony of wild macaques looking for cheeky fun. Maya Bay, the postcard-perfect setting made famous by the film “The Beach”, offers a relaxed cove for a swim in its crystal clear waters. On to Viking Cave on the island’s northeastern tip, known for its swifts’ nests used in Bird’s Nest Soup, and secluded Pileh Cove and Hin Klang for snorkelling.

After enjoying lunch at a local seaside restaurant, cruise to Bamboo Island and its pristine white sand beach with emerald waters, simply perfect for swimming. Finally, snorkel off Yoong Island noted for its antler corals and colourful fish before returning by boat to Phuket and transferring to your hotel.

Day 10
Phuket, Thailand
None None

Snorkeling in Yoong Island

Turquoise waters, limestone edifices and a relaxed lifestyle are highlights of life on the Thai islands. The largest island, Phuket, situated on the western coast along the Andaman Sea, is a resort town filled with luxury properties offering impressive views to the endless sea. Enjoy time relaxing, filling your days with as much or as little as you would like.

Journey off-shore to Thailand’s highlight natural attractions, including the picturesque Phi Phi Islands. Visit Monkey Beach with its colony of wild macaques looking for cheeky fun. Maya Bay, the postcard-perfect setting made famous by the film “The Beach”, offers a relaxed cove for a swim in its crystal clear waters. On to Viking Cave on the island’s northeastern tip, known for its swifts’ nests used in Bird’s Nest Soup, and secluded Pileh Cove and Hin Klang for snorkelling.

After enjoying lunch at a local seaside restaurant, cruise to Bamboo Island and its pristine white sand beach with emerald waters, simply perfect for swimming. Finally, snorkel off Yoong Island noted for its antler corals and colourful fish before returning by boat to Phuket and transferring to your hotel.

Day 11
Bangkok, Thailand
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Back to Bangkok city

Kiss the islands goodbye for one last night in vibrant Bangkok. Spend your time at leisure filling up one last time on your favorite dishes, or picking up last minute remembrances before you bid Thailand adieu.

Day 12
Bangkok, Thailand
None None

Today, transfer from Bangkok’s city center to the airport for your departure flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Description

Follow our trail to explore various aspects of Thailand on this 12-day itinerary. Travel from bustling Bangkok where you will see the city's main attractions and its suburban area. Head north to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai where immersion in the lush jungle surrounds brings you closer to peace and nature. Wrap up your time in Phuket rewinding yourselves in the white sandy beach with clear turquoise water of the surrounding islands and beaches.

About Us

There is an overwhelming sense of magic about Thailand, from its mystifying cultures and traditions to its exotic foods, colorful people and soul-stirring spirituality. Trails of Indochina Thailand has been creating high-end, customized experiences in this amazing land for more than 10 years, boasting its most-extensive infrastructure and network of experts to provide an unmatched level of exclusivity and rarity. Allow their team to introduce your clients to this “Land of Wellness,” where they can relax, de-stress and recharge with traditional massages, yoga and the daily tenets of Thai Buddhism.

Insider Tip

Don’t miss out on the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng festivals in Chiang Mai in November. Chiang Mai is illuminated by lanterns floating on the waters, hanging on the trees and soaring through the sky.

Terms & Conditions

Payment:

- 20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour. The deposit is non-refundable.

- 80% of the total tour cost to be paid 45 days prior to arrival date.

Note: If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.

Cancellation: Any cancellations should be made in writing.

- 22 days or more prior to arrival date: deposit only

- 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date: 50% of the total tour cost

- 14 - 8 days prior to arrival date: 75% of the total tour cost

- 7 days or less prior to arrival date: 100% of the total tour cost



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