Romantic Thailand 11 days
Thailand is the ultimate romantic destination, with some of the world’s most over-the-top hotels and resorts, incredible food, high style, warm people, unrivaled spas, beautiful landscapes, and travel experiences that range from elephant riding to days aboard private yachts.
This tour visits our four favorite exclusive spots in Thailand and offers perfect opportunities for romance, adventure, relaxation, pampering and the utmost in luxurious indulgence.
Experience the excitement of the capital city of Bangkok, enjoy the intimacy of an exclusive “safari” in the Golden Triangle jungle, take in the culture and pamper yourself in the Chiang Mai countryside, and relax on the pristine beaches of the tropical island of Phuket.
Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok’s canals. Visit the most important temples. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Hear monks chanting at a morning ceremony. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, food and crafts.
Visit small museums and interesting local neighborhoods. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Next, fly to the Golden Triangle for several nights at an exclusive safari-style tented camp. While there, tour the villages, mountains, markets and waterways where Laos, Thailand and Myanmar ( Burma) meet along the Mekong River. Spend time with a professional mahout (elephant handler) at an elephant camp and learn to ride and work with these fascinating animals.
Take your pick from other activities included in the tour such as picnic lunch while cruising past villages on the Mekong, massages, fishing, bird watching, cultural activities with local experts, shopping at markets, sunset cocktails in scenic spots, relaxing by the jungle pool, yoga, fine dining, and more.
From the Golden Triangle, you’ll be privately driven to Chiang Mai for several days at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. During private touring, browse craft districts specializing in celadon ceramics, silver, teak furniture, paper umbrellas, and beautiful silk weavings.
Also visit revered mountaintop temples and the royal family’s Winter Palace. A day will be at leisure to enjoy the resort’s spa, cooking school, golf, or pool. Additional cultural excursions are also available.
Next, fly to the island of Phuket and discover the pristine beaches of the south for three nights at the island’s leading luxury resort. Take a yacht cruise one day to Phang Nga Bay, and enjoy free time to indulge at the spa and relax on the picturesque beach. Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.
In each location, Luxury Travel is happy to book side-by-side spa appointments, special romantic dinners, and activities tailored to your interests.
- Private tour with English/French speaking guide
- Daily departure from Bangkok
- All transfer & Transportation by private air-conditioned car
- English / French, speaking guide
- Meals as indicated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Admission fees where applicable
- Accommodation shared in twin rooms with daily breakfast
- Service charge and applicable government tax
- International airfare and airport tax
- Domestic flights
- Compulsory meal during festive event
- Hotel’s early check-in and late check-out charge
- Compulsory meal during festive event
- Alternative or optional services
- Other meals or services than mention in the program
- Expenditure of a personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, insurance etc.
Day 1. Arrive in Bangkok
You will be met at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to the hotel by private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide. After check in, the rest of the day is free on your own. Fast Track Immigration & VIP Service at the airport, including a welcome garland and a deluxe transfer to your hotel, is also available for deluxe option. You will stay overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2. Bangkok (B/L)
Begin the first morning of your memorable honeymoon by making "Sankatarn", a special kind of offering dedicated to Buddhist monks, and get a holy blessing for a happy married life. This Buddhist ritual is exclusively arranged for the couple at Wat Ratchaborphit, one of the most beautiful royal temples, with a nice, quiet, non-tourist atmosphere. You will be impressed by the harmony of its dazzling Thai exterior and elegant European influenced interior.
You will continue to the Grand Palace and visit the most beautiful temple of the ancient Siamese Court, as well as visit the beautiful Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha in Thailand.
After the visit, you will cross the river by a shuttle boat to Supatra River House, overlooking the Grand Palace, for a sumptuous Thai set lunch. You will stay overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3. Bangkok - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle (B)
You will have free until time to transfer to the airport for the flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, you are welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
This afternoon, you'll visit the world famous Golden Triangle, where the borders of three countries meet: Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. You will stop en route to have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the Hall of Opium, an insightful museum focusing on the history of the Golden Triangle and the opium trade. A multi-million dollar museum in the sleepy village of Baan Sop Ruak, it provides an in-depth look at the history of the area's association with opium.
Day 4: Mahout Training Course with elephant trekking & Side trip to Burma (B)
In the morning, take part in a half day mahout training course and discover how to feed, bathe, and guide our elephants like the mahouts do. You'll have opportunities to learn some basic mahout commands for your elephant. Then, you'll start your 2-hour elephant trekking in to the jungle. You'll be back to the hotel at around noon time.
In the afternoon, get on an exciting excursion to Mae Sai, the border of Thailand and Burma, for a visit to Tha Chilek. After finishing formalities, cross the Sai River into Tha Chilek, where you can witness local Burmese life in a nearby village. Take a tricycle ride to explore Tha Chilek with its Shan-style temple before retiring for the evening.
Day 5. Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai(B, L)
Day 6. Chiang Mai city tour & Leisure biking (B, L)
Head out into Chiang Mai and drive through different parts of the city, visiting of Chiang Mai's famous temples: Wat Chiang Man, Wat Phra Singh and Wat Suan Dok. This afternoon, you will take a leisurely bicycle journey along the Ping River over quiet, narrow roads and through local fruit orchards, rice paddies and small villages. You will stop occasionally to visit temples, markets, traditional northern Thai houses and a local Thai school. This bicycle journey is at a very gentle pace with a variety of stops.
Day 7. Chiang Mai (B, L)
You will start out with a drive through different parts of the city, passing old city walls, gates, the city moat, markets, residential areas, foreign consulates, government buildings and Tapae, Chiang Mai's main street. You will drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep, built in 1383 and 35,00 feet above sea level. You will continue to visit Phu Ping Palace, their Majesties' Winter Palace (4,000 feet above sea level), and 4 km beyond, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Buak Ha. This royal winter palace was built in 1962 with the lavishly landscaped gardens and grounds. A special visit will be made to Bor-Sang; a traditional umbrella-making village, where you can see the local people making umbrellas or paper parasols in a variety of pretty floral and animal designs.
Day 8. Chiang Mai - Phuket (B)
You will have free time at leisure until transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will transfer to a flight to Phuket (a direct flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket is also available). After arrival at Phuket Airport, you will transfer to your hotel and have an overnight stay in Phuket.
Day 9. Phuket (B)
Day 10. Phuket (B)
Day 11. Phuket - Bangkok (B)
|Cities||Hotels List||Room Type|
|Superior Category / 3-star hotel|
|Bangkok||Le Fenix Sukhumvit||Standard|
|Chiang Mai||Banthai Village Hotel||Superior|
|Chiang Rai||Serene @ Chiang Rai Hotel||Superior|
|Phuket||The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort||Sino Wing|
|First Class Category / 4-star hotel|
|Bangkok||VIE Hotel Bangkok||Deluxe|
|Chiang Mai||Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort||Deluxe|
|Chiang Rai||Imperial Golden Triangle Resort||Deluxe|
|Phuket||Avista Phuket Resort||Deluxe|
|Deluxe Category / 5-star hotel|
|Chiang Mai||Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort||Deluxe|
|Chiang Rai||Le Meridien Chiang Rai||Deluxe Garden|
|Phuket||Villa royale||Suite Lantom|
|Luxury Category / Luxury 5-star hotel|
|Bangkok||Mandarin Oriental Hotel||Superior Wing|
|Chiang Mai||Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai||Garden Pavilion|
|Chiang Rai||Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort||Deluxe|
|Phuket||Paresa Resort Phuket||Garden Pavilion|