This is the Best of Thailand. See the highlights that keep travelers from around the world coming back again and again. Peruse the bustling markets of Bangkok, visit the majestic temples and quaint countryside locales of Chiang Mai, and end your vacation in one of the most breathtaking and relaxing natural areas in all of Asia
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- For any travel booked now through February 29, 2020, you can save $100 per person for stays 5 nights or longer!**
- Arrival & Departure Transfers Per City
- Private Tours:
- Grand Palace Tour
- Floating Market Tour
- Chiang Mai City Tour
- Daily Lifestyle of a Lanna Family Tour
- Phuket City Tour
- Daily Breakfast
Best of Thailand Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok:
Upon arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by your private driver who will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2 Bangkok:
Enjoy a tour of the Grand Palace. Located close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings) the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew) which houses Thailand`s most precious image of the Lord Buddha.
Day 3 Bangkok:
Discover Bangkok as it used to be. Travel to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market with its many colors, flavors and exotic fragrances. You’ll start with a scenic ride on a narrow long-tail speedboat, passing canal side villages and fruit plantations before entering the vibrant market.
Day 4 Bangkok to Chiang Mai:
Take a flight (not included) to Chiang Mai. Highlights of this trip include Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the sacred temple with a challenging flight of steps, flanked by Naga Serpents, Wat Chedi Luang, the site of a formerly massive pagoda that was unfortunately destroyed in the great earthquake of 1545 and Wat Phra Singh, the lovely Lai Kam chapel that houses the revered Phra Singh Buddha image.
Day 5 Chiang Mai:
Today, meet your host Lanna family in an authentic Thai neighborhood. Spend time with the Thai family learning about traditional Thai architecture and the graceful teak wood homes and structures. Stroll through the orchard and herb garden with your host family, who will also demonstrate how to make bamboo baskets and cigars from banana leaves.
Day 6 Chiang Mai to Phuket:
Transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for your flight (not included) to Phuket. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 7 Phuket:
Visit the viewpoint at the renowned Promthep Cape, the Sea Gypsy Village at Rawai Beach, the Big Buddha on top of Nakkerd Hill with a stunning view over the island, the beautiful Chalong Temple, and century old Sino-Portuguese buildings along both sides of Dee-book road and Thalang road. Also included will be a visit to a Cashew-nut Factory and fabulous Gem Gallery before you return to your hotel.
Day 8 Phuket:
Free Day at Leisure OR book one of our optional tours:
- Shared Full Day Tour to Phi Phi Island by Speed Boat
- Shared Full Day Seacave Canoe by Cruiser
Day 9 Depart Phuket
*Land Only-Price is per person based on double occupancy. Airfare not included in price. Availability and price may change at any time and without prior notice and will be unavailable on certain holidays.”
**T&C for Thailand Offer: Book Dates: Sept. 1, 2019 – Feb. 29, 2020 Promocode: THAI2019. This offer entitles the member to a one-time savings of $100 per person on bookings to Thailand with a minimum of 5 nights. Cannot be combined with other offers (including the AAA Member Benefit). Only applicable to FIT bookings.