Thailand: From Bangkok to Phuket
Ideal Length:13 Days
Best Time To Go:November - April
Flight Time:LAX 19 Hours, CHI 20 Hours, NYC-All Airports 21 Hours
AVERAGE COST PER PERSON (Single occupancy; Airfare not included):$7,235
Don't miss visiting the Bangkok's famous floating market Damnoen Saduak, a traditional market on the khlongs, where they sell goods and food from the boats.
Go ahead and indulge in the luxe accommodations at COMO Point Yamu, located in Phuket. One of our expert travel agents can help you book this two-bedroom villa.
Foodies will enjoy trying Thai snack foods sold by vendors at local markets, such as the Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok and the Warorot Market in Chiang Mai.
Feeling adventurous? Make the trek to the top of Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai. It's the highest mountain in Thailand.
Consult an expert travel agent to help you arrange elephant training with a mahout. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience to add to your bucket list when visiting the Golden Triangle.
Bangkok Day 1-3
The epitome of a modern Asian city, Bangkok is a great introduction to Thai culture, history, art and religion. Enjoy the opportunity to explore the city’s beautiful temples, palaces, and wander through its active markets and streets. Explore it all and make the luxurious Peninsula Bangkok your home base.
Explore the Grand PalaceShare This Activity
Visit the rich treasures within Bangkok’s riverfront temples and palaces, including the royal residence Grand Palace, which includes the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most revered shrine in the Kingdom.
Visit Wat Pho TempleShare This Activity
Next to the Grand Palace is Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. The temple houses the gigantic gold-plated Reclining Buddha and is the headquarters for the Traditional Medicine Practitioners of Bangkok.
Boat Tour of Bangkok’s WaterwaysShare This Activity
Explore the city’s maze of waterways by boat, passing towering skyscrapers, markets the elegant Temple of Dawn, and into bucolic canals where life is slower and simpler. Stop at a neighborhood monastery to learn about Thai Buddhism.
Immersive Journey to Koh KretShare This Activity
Take a privately chartered long-tail motorboat for a journey up the Chao Phraya River to the island community of Koh Kret, home to 7 rural communities and know for its amazing handmade pottery and lanterns.
Golden Triangle Day 4-6
Travel deep into Thailand’s countryside of the Golden Triangle, named because of the location at the confluence of the Thai, Lao and Myanmar borders, forming a geographic triangle. Settle into your private, luxury, safari-style tent at the luxe Four Seasons Tented Camp.
Boat Tour Along the Mekong RiverShare This Activity
Spend a day exploring the wonders of the Mekong River with visits to local temples and markets, a jungle trek, and then, end the day with cocktails at the Four Seasons Burma Bar and dinner at the Nong Yao Restaurant.
Tented Camp Spa TreatmentShare This Activity
Indulge in the Four Seasons Tented Camp’s high-end amenities, including a 90-minute spa treatment per person and a nightcap of wine and canapes at the Wine Cellar.
Chiang Mai Days 7-9
Founded in the 13th century, Chiang Mai has long played a role in Thai history. Currently a flourishing cultural and economic center, this is a city in transition. Historically influenced by Thai, Burmese, Lao and hill tribes, its culture reflects an exotic blend of styles. Enjoy the luxe accommodations at the Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai while you explore the area.
Samlor Through Tha Pae GateShare This Activity
Enjoy a samlor or trishaw – which is similar to a tricycle but much larger – to explore Tha Pae Gate, one of the four original city gates. It’s an excellent way to take in the city sights since they travel at about the same speed as a bicycle.
Go Shopping in Traditional Thai MarketsShare This Activity
Embark on a stroll through at Chang Mai Gate Market, a traditional fresh-foods market to sample some typical Thai snacks. Proceed to riverfront Warorot Market with its colorful flowers, spices, and nearby markets filled with textiles, hill tribe clothes, silk, hats and beads.
Explore Chiang Mai’s Famous TemplesShare This Activity
Spend the afternoon visiting Chiang Mai’s important temples, including Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, with the opportunity to meet and speak with a local monk about Buddhism and his monastery experiences.
Trek to Wat Phrathat Doi SuthepShare This Activity
Visit Chiang Mai’s most famous landmark – Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, located on the 5,498-foot high Doi Suthep. Climb the 300-step staircase or take the cable car up.
Enjoy an Immersive Culinary ExperienceShare This Activity
Spend the day with a Raunkawe-Yanon family in a rural suburb of Chiang Mai for a unique Lan Na cultural and culinary experience as they share their heritage and 150-year-old traditions in an ever changing and modernizing world.
Phuket Day 10-13
The azure blue waters and white sand beaches of Phuket have been attracting visitors for decades, but there is also a unique history to the island which will be enjoyed in an in-depth walking exploration of Old Phuket Town balanced jaw-dropping accommodations overlooking Phang Nga Bay.
Enjoy Free Time at COMO Point YamuShare This Activity
The beautiful COMO Point Yamu resort is located on Phuket’s east coast overlooking stunning Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy remarkable excursions depending on your interest, including a day of boating or kayaking through the limestone islands or just relaxing on the nearby white sand beach.
Take a Tour of Old Phuket TownShare This Activity
Wander the streets of Old Phuket Town with an expert guide to observe the local daily live and visit local attractions that include old Indian cloth shops, Chinese apothecaries and traditional religious shrines.
Eat at a Traditional Restaurant in Old Phuket TownShare This Activity
Enjoy lunch (or dinner) of Muslim style roti, Chinese street-noodles, a cuisine brought here by Hokkien immigrants in the 19th century or maybe enjoy dinner in one of the area’s best restaurants such as Raya.