Classic Thailand

Example Itinerary

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 ...

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Meet the Experts

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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!

How Tailor-Made Works

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Discuss your initial ideas with one of our experts, the types of things you want to see and do.

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Your expert will start designing your perfect trip. Within a day or two we'll send a suggested itinerary.

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At this stage you can still tweak anything from accommodation to experiences and dates, using our expert advice.

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Time to prepare for your trip, safe in the knowledge you'll be in the expert hands of local guides and drivers throughout.

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Relax and enjoy...through our partners you'll have support on the ground as well as 24-hour emergency assistance in the UK.

Example Itinerary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Koh Yao Yai Village Breakfast

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

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

Breakfast

Day 12 DEPART PHUKET

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

Breakfast

EXAMPLE 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 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

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 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

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 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

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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

12 days from £4,025

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.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 11866 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
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

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, 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.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

Making a Difference

Community Tourism

People and local communities have always been at the heart of Wild Frontiers and the travel experiences we offer. Through community tourism we have the opportunity to generate real positive impact, supporting people we visit through sustainable local development, and in turn help to alleviate poverty and protect culture and environments in often more vulnerable destinations. While doing so, our clients gain richer travel experiences and more meaningful connections with the people they meet.

Conservation and Climate Action

As a travel company, we hold a responsibility to minimise our environmental footprint and contribute to sustainability, and work closely with local communities to support their efforts. By implementing initiatives such as carbon measuring, tree-planting, reducing single-use plastic and promoting eco-friendly practices, we can help mitigate the negative impacts of tourism on fragile ecosystems and local communities. Additionally, prioritising conservation efforts helps preserve natural habitats and wildlife, ensuring that future generations can continue to enjoy the wonders of our planet.

Wild Frontiers Foundation

The Wild Frontiers Foundation aims to provide a platform to create awareness, raise money and deliver funding to projects in countries where we operate as a travel company. Through the foundation, we are able to channel money into grass roots projects, which we have either established ourselves or support through charity partners. These include initiatives focused around education, the empowerment of local people and community conservation.

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Check out our group tours in Thailand

As well as private tailor-made trips, we also offer small group tours (max size 12) to Thailand. Led by an experienced tour leader, travel with a group of like-minded people on one of our award-winning group tours.

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