Private Tour - Thailand Experience


  • Thailand

Tour : TE-P

Overview

From the temple-dotted Bangkok to the calming mountain retreat of Chiang Mai, Thailand is a country full of diversity. Enjoy an authentic Thai show with fingernail dancing and Thai boxing; take a train ride across the bridge over the River Kwai; visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and drive through breath-taking vistas to Doi Mae Salong and the region's tea plantations. From historic sites and temples to markets and stunning scenery, Thailand has it all.

Highlights

  • Wat Po - Reclining Gold
  • Buddha Floating Market
  • River Kwai Bridge
  • Allied Forces Cemetery Sukhothai
  • UNESCO World Heritage Mae Sai
  • Golden Triangle
Private Tour - Thailand Experience 2017

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Arrive Bangkok

Day
2

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for four nights.

Bangkok

Day
3

The Thai capital is an exhilarating blend of exquisite historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. A thrilling day of sightseeing lies ahead taking in the city's principal landmarks, such as the splendid Wat Trimitr temple with its precious gold Buddha, Wat Po, home of the stunning reclining Buddha, the gleaming Grand Palace - Thailand's most sacred monument - and the spectacular Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This afternoon, why not join the optional boat ride along the picturesque Thonburi canals and Chao Phraya River? This evening, enjoy a special Thai dinner accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bangkok

Day
4

Visit the legendary floating market of Damnoen Saduak, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats including exotic fruit and vegetables, silks and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, Phra Pathom Chedi, before heading to the Rose Garden cultural centre for lunch and a dazzling Thai show that includes a famous fingernail dance, sword fighting and Thai boxing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Bangkok

Day
5

Explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great value shopping, a lively market or some delicious Thai cuisine.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

Day
6

Travel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai - famed for the River Kwai Bridge built during World War II. Visit the Allied Forces cemetery and spend time in the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum. Today's highlight is a train ride across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains and now houses a museum detailing life of the Allied prisoners and Asian labourers, who helped build and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass, before continuing to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

River Kwai - Ayutthaya

Day
7

Head north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Visit Wat Phra Sri San Phet and Wat Mongkol Bophit, as well as Bang Pa In, built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the kings of Ayutthaya, before continuing to your hotel for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanuloke

Day
8

Journey amidst beautiful landscapes to Wat Phra Phutthabat to see its enormous snake-adorned staircase and footprint of Buddha before heading to Lopburi to visit the renowned Three Spires Pagoda and the Sarn Prakarn Temple - home to many monkeys. Later drive to Phitsanuloke and this evening, take an optional rickshaw ride to the colourful night market.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

Day
9

Drive to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th century former capital and admire the atmospheric, moated old town. Visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha. After lunch, drive through rural countryside to Chiang Rai via Phayao.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai

Day
10

This morning drive through panoramic uplands and breathtaking vistas to Doi Mae Salong and the region's tea plantations. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town. After lunch continue to the legendary 'Golden Triangle' where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. After an interesting optional boat tour on the Mekong River, return to Chiang Rai.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Day
11

Today starts with a visit to Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and then onto the hot springs at Mae Ka Chan, which locals believe relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat called the 'Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and dance show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Chiang Mai

Day
12

Begin with a visit to a Meo Hilltribe to observe their simple way of life. Next visit the 600 year-old Doi Suthep Temple near the summit of Doi Suthep, a stepped hilltop temple with spectacular views over Chiang Mai. This afternoon, visit San Kampaeng to see local craftsmen make traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Mai

Day
13

Today is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. Why not join an optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes? This evening, explore the city's bustling night markets and bazaars, where you will find food stalls selling local specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Chiang Mai - UK

Day
14

Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to the UK via Bangkok, or extend your stay on Phuket or Koh Samui.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

Arrive Bangkok

Day
2

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for four nights.

Bangkok

Day
3

The Thai capital is an exhilarating blend of exquisite historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping and friendly culture. A thrilling day of sightseeing lies ahead taking in the city's principal landmarks, such as the splendid Wat Trimitr temple with its precious gold Buddha, Wat Po, home of the stunning reclining Buddha, the gleaming Grand Palace - Thailand's most sacred monument - and the spectacular Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This afternoon, why not join the optional boat ride along the picturesque Thonburi canals and Chao Phraya River? This evening, enjoy a special Thai dinner accompanied by Thai classical music and dancers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bangkok

Day
4

Visit the legendary floating market of Damnoen Saduak, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats including exotic fruit and vegetables, silks and toys. Later, visit the world's tallest Buddhist pagoda, Phra Pathom Chedi, before heading to the Rose Garden cultural centre for lunch and a dazzling Thai show that includes a famous fingernail dance, sword fighting and Thai boxing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Bangkok

Day
5

Explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the great value shopping, a lively market or some delicious Thai cuisine.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai

Day
6

Travel to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the River Kwai - famed for the River Kwai Bridge built during World War II. Visit the Allied Forces cemetery and spend time in the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum. Today's highlight is a train ride across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains and now houses a museum detailing life of the Allied prisoners and Asian labourers, who helped build and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass, before continuing to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

River Kwai - Ayutthaya

Day
7

Head north to the ruins of Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam. Visit Wat Phra Sri San Phet and Wat Mongkol Bophit, as well as Bang Pa In, built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the kings of Ayutthaya, before continuing to your hotel for one night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Ayutthaya - Sakae Krang River - Phitsanuloke

Day
8

Journey to Uthai Thani, a small town on the Sakae Krang River and visit Wat Chantaram (Wat Thasung). After, enjoy a short cruise along Sakae Krang River continuing to Phitsanuloke.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

Day
9

Drive to Sukhothai, Thailand's 13th century former capital and admire the atmospheric, moated old town. Visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha. After lunch, drive through rural countryside to Chiang Rai via Phayao.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai

Day
10

This morning drive through panoramic uplands and breathtaking vistas to Doi Mae Salong and the region's tea plantations. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost town. After lunch continue to the legendary 'Golden Triangle' where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. After an interesting optional boat tour on the Mekong River, return to Chiang Rai.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Day
11

Today starts with a visit to Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) and then onto the hot springs at Mae Ka Chan, which locals believe relieve a host of ailments. After lunch, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat called the 'Rose of the North' for its refreshing climate. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Kantoke dinner and dance show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Chiang Mai

Day
12

Visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary where you can interact with the elephants in a safe and sustainable environment and learn about their lifestyle and behaviours. You will also have a chance to interact with the Karen tribe and admire stunning views of the surrounding jungle and mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Chiang Mai

Day
13

Today is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. Why not join an optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes? This evening, explore the city's bustling night markets and bazaars, where you will find food stalls selling local specialities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Chiang Mai - UK

Day
14

Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to the UK via Bangkok, or extend your stay on Phuket or Koh Samui.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
15

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a local representative
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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