Arrival in Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok, city of luminous temples and palaces. Upon your arrival, our local driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel to check in and relax. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner on a boat cruising along the Chao Phraya River and leisurely passing by Bangkok's attractions. After the boat ride, we will drive you back to your hotel where you will spend the night in Bangkok..
Bangkok City Tour
Today you will visit the main attractions of Bangkok with your local guide. You start with a visit to the Great Palace and its Temple of Emerald Buddha, which is regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Then we continue to Wat Pho, also known as the temple of Reclining Buddha and the first public university of Thailand. Next, board a boat on Chao Prayer River and explore Bangkok through its canals. You will then explore Chinatown before heading to Wat Traimit, also known as the Temple of Golden Buddha because of its 5.5 ton solid gold Buddha statue. Back to your hotel after the tour and spend the night in Bangkok.
Day trip to the ancient Ayutthaya
Today you are going on a trip to explore historic Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Being the capital of Thailand between the 14th and the 18th century and an once important center of global diplomacy and commerce, Ayutthaya is now an archaeological ruin of old time palaces, Buddhist temples and monasteries, which give an idea of the city’s past size and the splendor of its architecture. After visiting the Ayuthaya Historic Park, you will go to the Summer Palace Bang Pa-In. The palace was originally used by the royal family as a summer retreat during Ayutthaya Period. It was destroyed during the downfall of Ayutthaya and was restored by the fourth king of of Rattanakosin Kingdom (current Chakri Dynasty of Thailand). Inside the palace, there are many impressive buildings and gardens derived from both the East and the West cultures. After the tour, you will return to Bangkok and have the rest of the day free to stroll through the neighborhoods and try as much street food as you like. You are spending the night in Bangkok.
Bangkok - Chiang Mai - City Tour and Khantoke Dinner
Today you will be transferred to the airport in the morning to travel to Chiang Mai. Once the center of the Lanna Kingdom in the past, Chiang Mai is still very much exotic and cultural, despite being the second biggest city in the country. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide who will accompany you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will explore Chiang Mai Old City, then visit the mountain Doi Suthep with panorama view over Chiang Mai. On the way back, you will visit a small hill tribe village before returning to town. In the evening, you will enjoy a Lanna traditional Khantoke dinner accompanied by Lanna dances and songs performed by local artists. You then spend the night in Chiang Mai.
Patara Elephant Farm
Today you will visit an elephant farm where you learn about and interact with these majestic but gentle mammals. You will learn how to approach elephants correctly, know their temperament, how to take care of them. You will bathe and brush them in the river, walk with them to the mountain. A Thai picnic lunch will be set up in the middle of forest while you can observe elephant resting and feed in the natural environment. In the afternoon, you will return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You are staying overnight in Chiang Mai.
Thai cooking class
Today, your family will learn to cook some authentic homemade Thai dishes. In a Thai home, you will learn about the spices and herbs used in Thai cooking, and together your family will make your own homemade Thai dishes for lunch. After the tour, you can explore Chiang Mai at your leisure before strolling the Old City night market in the evening. You will spend the night in Chiang Mai.
Fun day at The Flight of Gibbon zipline park
Today your family will go on a fun adventure at the treetop zipline park The Flight of the Gibbon, one of the longest and highest zipline courses in Asia. You will learn about local wildlife and vegetation while ziplining through the ancient rainforest and enjoying spectacular views with a great chance to encounter wild gibbons in their natural habitat. A delicious northern Thai lunch is included. After a fun day at the park, return to Chiang Mai and spend the night here.
Chiang Mai - Koh Samui
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the island of Koh Samui. Once there you will be picked up and driven to the resort on the beach. You stay on Koh Samui.
Ang Thong National Marine Park
After breakfast, you will be picked up and taken to the harbor, where a speedboat takes you to the stunning Ang Thong Marine Park in less than an hour. Ang Thong is a pristine archeology of 42 islands including a protected area covering more than 60 square mile (100 square km) of land and sea with rich biodiversity. It features towering limestone mountains, thick jungle, white sand beaches, waterfalls, hidden coves and lakes to explore. You can enjoy snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, swimming, or just relaxing on the beach. You will have lunch on the island of Koh Sam Sao. At 4pm, you will return to Koh Samui and spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight is on Koh Samui.
Day Trip to Koh Phangan
Today you will take the speed boat to Koh Phangan island. On Koh Phangan, you can enjoy the pristine beaches, go snorkeling and explore the underwater world. After spending time on this island, you will be transferred back to your Koh Samui resort and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You spend the night on Koh Samui.
Free Day on Koh Samui
Enjoy your day relaxing on the beach, swim in the water clear water, or try one of the water activities. Then stay overnight on Koh Samui island.
Koh Samui - Phuket Departure
Today you will take the boat back to Phuket and going to the airport early in the morning for your flight home.
The journey starts in Bangkok and then takes you north to Ayutthaya and Chiang Mai. Then head south to the island of Koh Samui and finally back to Bangkok.
DepartureBangkok / Bangkok
IncludedAccommodation as described in programAdditional tours & activitiesBoat trips as described in programCooking classDaily breakfast in accommodationDomestic flightsEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTrain tickets as described in the programTravel insurance
Not IncludedIntl. flightsVisa fees
OptionalAdditional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on request