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Classic Thailand

Tailor Made Itinerary

12 Days From C$6,125

Overview

A land of dazzling smiles and golden beaches, Thailand is blessed with a glowing reputation for its captivating cuisine and infectious charm. Set against the backdrop of a rural heartland that is liberally sprinkled with glittering temples, scared shrines and bustling markets, the country can boast delights to engage even the most world weary of travellers. Amongst the lively backstreets of its capital, home to some of the finest street food in the world, you'll begin the journey exploring the palaces,...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Soak up the culinary delights of Bangkok by tuk tuk, boat and Skytrain
  • Discover elephants and hill-tribes around Chiang Mai
  • Immerse yourself in the peace and harmony of Buddhism
  • Enjoy the warm waters and golden sands of the Andaman Sea
  • Explore the weaving traditions of the north as you meet local artisans
  • Plant mangroves, spot monkeys and try out some mud skiing!

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

DAY 1: ARRIVE BANGKOK

Arrive into Bangkok where you will be met by a Wild Frontiers representative and taken to your hotel.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok

DAY 2: BANGKOK: CITY TOUR

DAY 2: BANGKOK: CITY TOUR

Today you will set off on your city tour, travelling by river express boat, tuk tuk, canal boat and the exciting Skytrain which offers an elevated view of central Bangkok. Enjoy the sights and smells of Pak Klong Market, visit Wat Pho, the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and cruise around the famous klongs, or canals, of the Chao Phraya River, enjoying the eclectic mix of this fascinating city. In the evening get ready for the Rod Fai Local Market, or Talad Rod Fai Train Night Market, an authentic open-air bazaar selling an incredible array of vintage collectables and memorabilia from yesteryear. Your guide will take you through the market where you can explore and try local snacks. After the amazing night we will head back by public transport to the hotel.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: BANGKOK: MARKETS AND MANGROVES

DAY 3: BANGKOK: MARKETS AND MANGROVES

Today you will head to Amphawa Floating market where you will explore by long tail boat. Unlike Bangkok’s well-known Damnoen Saduak floating market, few foreigners visit Amphawa, which is frequented almost exclusively by Thais. Locals congregate to buy and sell everything from cooking pots to fresh flowers to wind-up toys, and here you can enjoy some of the most delicious meals cooked right from the boats. From here it’s then time for mangrove planting, monkey spotting and water (mud) skiing as you explore the Mangrove Forest Conservation Centre.

Riva Surya Hotel Bangkok
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI

DAY 4: BANGKOK - CHIANG MAI

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for you onward flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival drive up to visit Doi Suthep, the most important Wat in Chiang Mai, and enjoy the wonderful views of the city and countryside below. Continue west to Wat Suan Dok, a stunning location from which you can enjoy the sunset and witness evening prayer as the monks and local people come together at the end of the day.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

DAY 5: CHIANG MAI: ELEPHANTS

Today you will visit Elephant Nature Park, a wonderful organization dedicated to conserving and promoting the well-being of elephants. You will have an opportunity to feed and walk the elephants through the dense mountain forests, witnessing their natural behaviours and a sense of freedom, as well as helping to renew the elephant's habitat by planting trees in the forest.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI: BUDDHISM AND WEAVING

DAY 6: CHIANG MAI: BUDDHISM AND WEAVING

Wake up early this morning and gain an insight into one of the cornerstones of life in Thailand - Buddhism. Together with your guide you will visit local temples and see the monks collecting alms, as well as enjoying their morning chanting. Meet with a monk and learn more about ancient religious traditions, his everyday life and the intricacies and dedication of different meditation practices. From here head to the market for a local breakfast and some Chai tea before returning to your hotel for some time at leisure. Later this afternoon you will then be given an in-depth insight into the famous weaving traditions of this region, with demonstrations and discussions with local expert artisans, including visits to some of the best galleries in Chiang Mai.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast

DAY 7: CHIANG MAI: CULINARY DELIGHTS

DAY 7: CHIANG MAI: CULINARY DELIGHTS

This morning head to the local market with your culinary specialists and shop for the freshest ingredients used in creating Thai dishes. From here you will transfer to the beautiful Lanna-style building which is the setting for your interactive cooking class. Enjoy the fruits of your labour out on the peaceful garden patio before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Na Nirand Romantic Boutique Resort
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI - PHUKET - KOH YAO YAI

DAY 8: CHIANG MAI - PHUKET - KOH YAO YAI

Fly south to Phuket today, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to the stunning white beaches of Koh Yao Yai, a small island overlooking the stunning Phang Nga bay. Here you can settle into your tropical paradise and relax to the sounds of the waves of the turquoise blue Andaman Sea.

Koh Yao Yai Village
Breakfast

DAY 9: KOH YAO YAI

DAY 9: KOH YAO YAI

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Koh Yao Yai Village
Breakfast

DAY 10: KOH YAO YAI - PHUKET

DAY 10: KOH YAO YAI - PHUKET

This morning you will be transferred from Kho Yao Yai to Phuket where you can relax for the rest of the day or explore this colourful island.

Breakfast

DAY 11: PHUKET

DAY 11: PHUKET

You have today free to relax or explore on your own.

Breakfast

DAY 12: DEPART PHUKET

DAY 12: DEPART PHUKET

You will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range
Good quality service and overall comfort
Superior
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC THAILAND (12 DAYS) C$6,125

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

CARBON CONTRIBUTIONS

If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

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