Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok, Evening Street Eats (Avanti+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel)
Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
Evening Tour: Bangkok Street Eats by Tuk Tuk
Pick-up and transfer from hotel to meeting point. Exciting tuk-tuk ride through Bangkok’s vibrant streets until reaching Saphan Khao Market. Wander the rows of bustling stalls, learn about local delicacies and sample from the vast array of street food, including coconut pudding, suckling Thai-style grilled meat and local fruits. Hop back into the iconic vehicle and continue this culinary excursion of the city’s hidden eateries. Along the way, get a glimpse of two important Bangkokian landmarks – the Giant Swing and the Democracy Monument – both wonderfully lit at night. Stop by a Michelin-starred Pad Thai restaurant and enjoy the explosion of spicy and savory flavors as well as the amazing variety of textures from the delicate noodles to the crunchy peanuts. Next, travel to Phra Athit Road to encounter Bangkok’s Roti expert and taste incredible Thai Indian cuisine, including freshly baked Roti and uniquely flavorful curries. Take a short break from eating and stroll through Pak Klong Talat, Thailand’s largest flower market, which only operates overnight. Continue to Wat Pho and get the chance to visit the majestic temple after dark. Admire its sparkling gold towers beautifully lit up before ending the night at a laid-back riverside rooftop bar. Sip on a refreshing cocktail whilst taking in the splendid views of the Chao Phraya river and the twinkling buildings along the riverbanks before heading back to Tuk Tuk drop point and continue by bus back to your hotel.
Tour pick-up time: 18.30h
Note: Please try to schedule flight arrival at 2pm. Any arrivals later than 2 pm will not be able to do the Evening Street Eats.
Check-in as per hotel policy and rest of the day at leisure.
Avanti River View Room w/ Breakfast.
With a seamless blend of contemporary style and modern warmth, the Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel is perfect for any kind of visit. From honeymoons to getaway holidays to business trips, the custom Avani blend of relaxed comfort and inspiring spaces makes this a great spot to unwind and recharge. Shuttle boat services to the BTS Skytrain makes connecting to the city’s major commercial, shopping and entertainment districts a breeze, but if you prefer to stick close, Riverside Plaza has a myriad of shops and entertainment outlets to keep you occupied
Day 2: Patom Organic Farm and Canal Tours
After breakfast you will head out of the big city and experience the Thai countryside. We travel to Nakorn Patom province. The outskirt area of Bangkok. Visit Patom Organic Village, a family-run eco-cultural project on the banks of the idyllic Tachine River. You will begin with a hands-on workshop of organic farming: soil, seeding, planting, compost, and fertilizer. You will then transition into the kitchen where you’ll turn your freshly picked raw ingredients into a traditional local meal.
We return to Bangkok in the afternoon. This time, swapping our car for a traditional Thai rice barge boat! For a unforgetable dining on the river, Bangkok’s Manohra Rice Barge Dinner Cruise is one of the best in the city. The cruise will take you past some of Bangkok’s most iconic sights while drifting slowly along the mighty Chao Phraya River. Look out at the many landmarks, including: Grand Palace, Chinese Temple, Ancient House – be sure to have your camera ready. And then, we journey to Wat Arun - temples shine particularly bright at sunset - quite literally - as spotlights on the ground illuminate them brilliantly, casting a colorful reflection across the river. Stop and visit Wat Arun about 30 minutes. Thai Set Dinner will be provided on board. The cruise turns around up the river after dinner, heading back in the same direction. Onwards transportation is then waiting to take you back from the pier back to hotel.
Cruise Time start at 16.30h (time can flexible).
Included: Charter cruise – 3-hour usage, Thai Dinner, Free flow soft drinks (non-alcohol).
Cruise name: Manohra Sun (max capacity 20 pax).
Overnight in Bangkok at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Bangkok - Vineyard - Khao Yai (Lalamukha Tented Resort - Glamping)
After breakfast, we will be picked up to drive from hotel in Bangkok. Transfer approx. 3-hour drive to Khao Yai, Nakon Ratchasrima province. Lunch will be provided by the GranMonte Vineyard - a family estate welcoming all visitors with friendly, hospitable service. Visitors are invited to join the famous vineyard and winery tour together with wine tasting. GranMonte’s educational and fun tour of the vineyard and winery has received the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s award for Agrotourism three years in a row. The tour is approximately one and a half hours, consisting of exploring the vineyard in a comfortable tour trailer, where viticulture techniques, climate, soil, and grape varieties will be explained to you by our guide.
Late afternoons check in at a unique tented resort and free day at your leisure. BBQ Dinner will be provided (excl. beverage). Note: Due to limited of capacity. Our guide will not stay at same guest hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, BBQ Dinner. Deluxe Savanna Tent (Air-Conditioner) with Breakfast. An exquisite chic tented camp resort built in contemporary architecture blended with African elements set within a lush tropical landscape on the outskirt of Khao Yai National Park. The tented resort is surrounded by the natural beauty of the sub-tropical forests and grasslands, overlooking the distanced lime-stone mountains. Our eco-friendly resort features 31 elegantly appointed tents and tree houses complimented with supporting facilities and activities for a back-to-nature experience and childhood camping memories.
Day 4: Khao Yai National Park
After breakfast, visit Khao Yai National Park with a scenic drive. Then we head out for an easy walk along one of the most beautiful trails in the park. Our goal will be to see some Hornbills (which often have wingspans of over 130cm), and the Wild Gibbons at play, routinely falling 50 feet from one tree limb to another before casually arresting their fall by grabbing a passing branch, all the while hooting and crying out. Then drive to the 3-level Heiw Narok Waterfall, one of most beautiful, and certainly the tallest waterfall in the park, to enjoy spectacular views of the waterfall itself and the surrounding mountains. There is also a chance of seeing wild elephants at the salt licks along the road. Simple box lunch at the national park. Late afternoon return to hotel to relax at leisure. Dinner will be provided at local restaurant. Overnight at Lalamukha Tented Resort.
Note for trails:
- Nature walking trails is the (1) “Kong-Kraew” Route. This route starts nearby the park 's headquarters to Kong-Kraew Waterfall. Trails distance about 1.2KM which take about 45-60 minutes.
- Another option trails route will be (2) “Nong Pak Chi observation tower”. This route is about 1KM through the savannah field. Take about 45-60minutes.
Both route subject to guide’s decision on spot. Routing is not one way. If you feel like you want to stop, you can walk back with the guided escort of a National Park Ranger. Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Khao Yai - Bangkok and fly to Chiang Mai (Away Chiang Mai Thapae - A Vegan Retreat)
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Bangkok Airport. Take afternoon flight to Chiang Mai.
- Distance from Khao Yai to Bangkok Airport is about 3 hours by drive, so suitable flight time must be after 15:00 PM.
- Suggest flight = Thai Airways TG2164 depart 15:05h – arrive 16:25h.
After arrival at Chiang Mai Airport. Private transfer to hotel. Check-in as per hotel policy and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Mai at hotel. Deluxe Room with Breakfast
. Boutique design hotel with colonial charm and Lanna cultural beauty. Located at Thapae Gate in Chiang Mai Old Town with only a short stroll away, while various temples and cultural points of interests are within easy walking distance. The airport, Night bazaar, walking street, Old city can be reached within 5 - 10 minutes. This boutique property boasts 39 guestrooms, surrounded by ponds and gardens. Shaped from a classic colonial style offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate guests. A holistic approach to health and wellness is also employed at the resort through organic vegan & plant-based meals.
Day 6: City Explorer by Richshaw and Lanna Dinner
Explore the charming city of Chiang Mai without leaving a carbon footprint - ride on a traditional Rickshaw, which has been used in Thailand for over 60 years. These three-wheeled bikes have evolved greatly during time and continue to prove to be a very useful mode of local transportation. The meeting point is at Tha Pae Gate. From the vantage point of a Rickshaw, ride leisurely through the colourful narrow streets towards Wat Puak Tam community. Walk around this unique artisan village, where they make beautiful brass ornaments and regalia. Look out for the detailed golden parasols found in many southeast Asian temples. Visit and learn more about the story behind a unique local restaurant also known as Chiang Mai Woman correctional Institution. Enjoy a Thai snack served by woman prisoners who learn skills to live their lives more meaningful upon release. Paddle to Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in Chiang Mai to encounter the old and important Buddha images. Wander through the bustling local food stalls of Waroros market and end the journey with fruit tasting at this lively spot. Late afternoon excursion to the Hang Dong district of Chiang Mai. Arrive in Bandoo to find a glorious teak house, dating back 150 years and owned by the Ruankaew-Yanon family who played an important role shaping the local Lanna community. Today, get to know your hosts and how their lifestyle and home is not so different from their ancestors hundreds of years ago. As well as exploring the house and its grounds, get the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and join in on the cooking with your host family - a good opportunity to pick up a few Thai cooking skills that you can take home with you! Dinner is served on the second-floor terrace, affording some panoramic views of the surrounding Lanna village. After dinner, head back to the city. Overnight in Chiang Mai at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Elephant Experience in Chiang Mai
After breakfast, spend an enlightening day at an ethical elephant camp. Drive an hour and a half from Chiang Mai to Chang Chill, a sanctuary that has spent the last few years working with World Animal Protection and leading travel companies to transform into a truly elephant-friendly venue. Upon arrival, staff members will present an introduction of the sanctuary’s past, its transition process, its current programs, and its vision for the future. Follow the guide on a path through the forest to watch the elephants from a safe distance. For ethical reasons, the guides will explain that visitors aren’t allowed to interact with the elephants, instead observing them in their natural habitats, grazing and socializing without human disruptions. Listen to a “live lecture” along the way to learn some new facts about the needs, behaviors, and conservation of Asian Elephants. Stop at a rest station to enjoy some traditional Thai refreshments. Just below the rest station is a mud pit where the elephants bathe and play during hot days. Enjoy the snacks and watch the elephants splash around in the mud. Move on to the riverside sala to learn about elephant enrichment and assist staff with filling feeding tubes up with yummy healthy treats and supplements like bananas, corn, and grass. After preparing food for the elephants, dig into a human lunch of Thai vegetarian food on the elephant observation deck. Enjoy the view from here of the elephants eating their own meals. Visit the Karen Cultural Centre after lunch to get to know the history and culture of the Karen community. Finish the epic day with a recap of elephant conservation and an illuminating brainstorm session about how to continue the mission outside of Thailand.
Afternoon stay, at leisure.
In the evening, freshen up for dinner at The House by Ginger. Overnight in Chiang Mai at hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Chiang Mai to Phuket (The Nai Harn Phuket)
Breakfast at hotel, stay at leisure until departure time.
Private transfer to Chiang Mai airport and take flight to Phuket
After arrival at Phuket airport, Private transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Phuket at your selected hotel.
Meals: Breakfast. Grand Ocean View with Breakfast. Our stunning up to 81 sqm Grand Ocean View Rooms occupy the 1st to 7th floors of the hotel. These guestrooms are equipped with an oversized king bed fitted with exquisite 300-thread-count cotton linens. Down and feather pillows and a mattress topper contribute to a truly heavenly sleep. The bathrooms, with rainforest showers and stand-alone bathtubs, offer space to relax and rejuvenate from a day at the beach. Rooms open to an expansive terrace with a canopied four-poster daybed, which can be curtained all around when needed. All the rooms offer panoramic views over the turquoise Nai Harn bay.
Day 9: Private Speedboat Phi Phi Trip
After breakfast at hotel, we embark on a Private transfer to Ao Chalong Pier and hop on your private speedboat. Spend your day basking in the sun with this day-long speedboat excursion. Depart from your Phuket hotel in the morning and board a boat to Koh Phi Phi, the very definition of paradise. Jet between Koh Phi Phi’s two main islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay, and spend the day exploring the breath-taking scenery on land and underwater, from fine sandy beaches to soaring limestone cliffs. Opt to visit the smaller, uninhabited island of Phi Phi Leh, where limestone walls, caves, blue-green lagoons, and coral gardens are a snorkeler’s paradise. Lunch will be provided by a local restaurant on Island. After a full day of relaxing, snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing, head back by speedboat to Phuket for your evening. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at hotel. Free day at leisure for a relaxing day on the beach. Or Enjoy a selected optional tour. Overnight in Phuket at hotel. Meals: Breakfast
Day 11: Phuket - Departure
After breakfast, check-out as per hotel’s policy. Private transfer to Phuket airport for departure.
End of our journey