Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Perfect Thai Honeymoon (14 days)

EXO Travel - Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand To Bangkok, Thailand

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Oct 2018

Itinerary

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

On arrival in Bangkok, meet be greeted by a representative who will fast-track the immigration and baggage process. After the hassle-free immigration, be introduced to the EXO travel guide and transferred to the hotel by a private limousine car. Upon arrival, take some time to relax and enjoy the settings of the beautiful hotel and spa.

There’s a wide choice of hotels in Bangkok but the Peninsula Hotel (Grand Deluxe Room) is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon experience. The riverside location, stylish décor and scenic views make for a perfect setting for newlywed couples.

After relaxing at the hotel, head out for a drive through Bangkok’s old quarters to see the Grand Palace, the Royal Grounds and Ratchadamnoen Avenue all lit up in a dramatic fashion. After sightseeing, go have dinner at The Deck Riverside Restaurant. Enjoy a lavish Thai dinner and some cocktails against the stunning backdrop of the Rattanakosin skyline. It’s the perfect finish to an enchanting but laid-back first night in Thailand.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Distance and journey time:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Peninsula Hotel (37.3 km): 43 min

The Peninsula Hotel – Ratchadamnoen Avenue (7.8 km): 26 min

Ratchadamnoen Avenue – The Deck Riverside Restaurant (3 km): 11 min

The Deck Riverside Restaurant – The Peninsula Hotel (4.7 km): 13 min

Day 2
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch

Rise early in the morning and head to Wat Pho just in time to witness monks performing a morning chanting ritual (chanting starts at 09:00). This uplifting experience is then followed by a visit to the temple grounds where the famous 45-metre-long reclining Buddha can be seen. Continue to The Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, and be amazed by the majestic building and its throne halls. The next sight to see is the Emerald Buddha which the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

A sumptuous Thai lunch awaits at Supatra River House.

In the afternoon, board a traditional private long-tail boat and cruise down the Chao Phraya River for a tour of Bangkok’s charming network of canals. For two hours, step back in time and experience a more traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok’s modern, metropolitan vibe. Stop at one of Bangkok’s most prominent landmarks, the Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn.

After disembarking from the boat, hop in a car and head to Chinatown Square which is a great starting point for walking through one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road and visit shops selling strange and interesting items. Continue to a very old tea shop to enjoy a cup of Chinese tea before heading down to Trok Leng Moi Eia (a small alley). Feel free to explore a variety of fresh foods, fresh and dry fruits and Chinese herbs at Talad Kao (Old Market) before ending the walk at Wat Leng Nei Yee. Pay a quick visit to the Taoist temple before returning to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Bangkok

Distance and journey time:

The Peninsula Hotel – Wat Pho (6 km): 19 min

Wat Pho & Grand Palace area – Supatra River House (5 km): 15 min

Chinatown – The Peninsula Hotel (4.7 km): 15 min

Day 3
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast, Lunch

Start the day with insights to Buddhism by visiting Wat Saket where monks chant during their morning prayers. Receive blessings from a monk and offer alms in exchange. Then, make a short climb up to the temple’s Golden Mount and enjoy panoramic views of Rattanakosin Island while listening to the chimes of hundreds of temple bells.

Next, drive by the historical areas of Bangkok, passing through some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and temples. Make a stop along the way to buy food and utility items for “Sangkatarn”, a special kind of offering for monks at Wat Ratchabophit. Wrap up the day’s trip with a visit to the Tiger God Shrine, one of the oldest Taoist temples in Bangkok where many Thai-Chinese go to worship. A lavish Thai lunch is exclusively served at the Jim Thompson Restaurant, an iconic dining destination Bangkok. Afterwards, be sure to visit the Jim Thompson Museum and check out items at the souvenir shop.

In the afternoon, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying the hotel facilities or get pampered at the hotel’s spa.

Overnight in Bangkok

Distance and journey time:

The Peninsula Hotel – Wat Saket (6 km): 19 min

Wat Saket – Wat Ratchabophit (2 km): 9 min

Wat Ratchabophit – Jim Thompson House (3.7 km): 13 min

Day 4
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, meet with the guide and transfer to the airport by limousine car for the flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, be welcomed at the doorstep of the aircraft and pampered with an assisted, hassle-free immigration and baggage clearance. Next, be introduced to the guide and driver and transferred via a private luxury vehicle to the hotel.

In the afternoon, explore the ancient city of Chiang Mai, including its old city walls, gates, moat and markets. First, visit Wat Suan Dok where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred. Then go to the historic Wat Jed Yod and continue to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is a sacred temple in northern Thailand set high on a mountain on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. The local guide will explain the story of the temple and show its impressive chedi and beautiful murals.

In the late afternoon, get a chance to experience the magical view of Chiang Mai as the city lights begin to light up below. Receive an unforgettable private blessing ceremony and watch the evening chanting ceremony of the temple’s monks.

Afterwards, take part in a memorable Khantoke dinner which is a northern Thailand dinner accompanied by music and dance. The meal is served on a low, circular table called toke. Enjoy dining on delicious local specialties while watching a spectacular performance of northern Thai folk dancing.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Distance and journey time:

The Peninsula Hotel – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (37.3 km): 43 min

Chiang Mai Airport – Anantara Resort & Spa (5.2 km): 13 min

Chiang Mai town – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (17.2 km): 39 min

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Khantoke Restaurant (25.6 km): 44 min

Day 5
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Breakfast, Lunch

Early in the morning, depart from the hotel around 06:00 (Note: A takeaway breakfast box from the hotel will be provided) and ride a deluxe car for a trip to a special ceremony. Drop off at a beautiful northern Thai-style teak wood house surrounded by a nice, relaxing garden with old trees. The house is beautifully decorated in traditional Lanna style, adorned with scented flowers at every corner, keeping the authentic touch and feel of a Northern Lanna wedding ceremony.

A traditional “Lanna” style wedding is about to commence so get ready to be dressed in “Lanna” wedding attire. The morning wedding ceremony starts with a parade of the groom and supporters carrying trays of gifts and flowers. Receive ‘soul enlightenment’ (‘Kwan’ in Thai) for a blessed and happy married life. The head monk leading the private blessing ceremony will perform a tying of the string on the wrists that bind two people as one. End the ceremony by planting a love tree.

Return to the hotel after the ceremony where lunch is served. Enjoy a “khao soy” lunch (traditional curried noodle soup) which is a signature dish of northern Thailand. Each meal is served in specially designed ‘khao soy’ sets, consisting of 8 small ceramic condiment dishes, laid around a large ‘khao soy’ bowl and set on an artist’s palette.

In the afternoon, relax at the hotel and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 6
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, hop in the 4x4 which will go to the Elephant Discovery Camp, located in a private natural area up on a hill. Upon arrival at the camp, meet a mahout and be introduced to the elephants. Learn about their story and lifestyle, and get the chance to interact and play with them under the mahout’s supervision. Walk alongside these majestic creatures, bathe them, or simply watch them play in the mud pond. Learn how to communicate with the elephants and the steps involved in preparing their meals and desserts. Lunch is served at the camp.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Distance and journey time:

Anantara Resort & Spa – Mae Wang (50 km): 1.15 hr

Day 7
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort & Spa Breakfast

After breakfast in the morning, a guide will facilitate the limousine transfer to the airport for a flight to Krabi, in the south of Thailand. From the airport, meet with the local guide and transfer first by car, then by speedboat to Pimalai Resort & Spa on Lanta Island. This resort is perfect for a Thai honeymoon as it has everything a newlywed couple would want. Peace, tranquility and a flawless white-sand beach far enough from the rest of the island’s hotels. The resort covers 100 acres of lush tropical gardens with options of contemporary Thai-style rooms and new pool villas. The beautiful accommodations are then complemented by a jungle-inspired spa that offers a range of services.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Distance and journey time:

Anantara Resort & Spa – Chiang Mai Airport (5.2 km): 13 min

Krabi Airport – Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta (94.4 km): 2.33 hr

Day 8
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort & Spa Breakfast

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Day 9
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta Breakfast

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Day 10
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta Breakfast

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Day 11
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta Breakfast

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Day 12
Ko Lanta, Thailand
Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta Breakfast

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

Day 13
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast

After breakfast, depart from Koh Lanta for the return flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, meet with the guide and transfer to the hotel by limousine car.

The rest of the day is free at leisure. Explore Bangkok independently or take part in an optional tour. Also, take this opportunity to do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Overnight in Bangkok

Distance and journey time:

Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta – Krabi Airport (94.4 km): 2.33 hr

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Peninsula Hotel (37.3 km): 43 min

Day 14
Bangkok, Thailand
The Peninsula Bangkok Breakfast

Relax at the hotel or head out for some last-minute shopping before receiving a limousine transfer to the airport for the return flight. Service includes assistance with check in and baggage handling.

Distance and journey time:

The Peninsula Hotel – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (37.3 km): 43 min

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

A luxurious honeymoon in Thailand is a great way to relax and unwind after many months of preparing for the wedding. Newlywed couples will enjoy the activities lined up for this 14-day tour which includes a stroll through Bangkok’s Chinatown, a Lanna style wedding ceremony, bathing of elephants, visiting monks at temples and much, much more. Every experience on this trip is a wonderful memory that will be cherished for the years to come.

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Best time for Thailand beaches – South East Coast (Ko Samui, Pha Ngan, Tao) Mar – Oct, South West Coast (Phuket, Ao Nang, Ko Lanta, Ko Lak) Nov - Apr & Gulf (Ko Chang, Samet) Nov – March.

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Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2016

This agency provided us with drivers, tour guides and transfers to/from our hotels in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as expedited visa service in Vietnam. Everything was handled seamlessly. We literally stumbled off the plane and from that point we were taken care of perfectly. Our tour guides were excellent, with outstanding English language skills, and very willing to work with us to create an ideal itinerary.
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Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2018

We had a wonderful trip to Thailand! All of the guides through EXO travel were top-notch, especially JJ and Lek. Both went out of their way to ensure the trip was customized to our needs. We had the right blend of culture, excursions and relaxation. Our trip was eventful, exciting and a trip of a lifetime!
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