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Thailand Icons: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket

10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey

Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket

Golden Buddhas, elephant rides, river cruises and idyllic tropical beaches await you on this fascinating journey to the Land of Smiles. A warm and welcoming country, Thailand offers something for everyone - from beautiful handicrafts and gilded temples to blissful white-sand beaches and lush rainforest. Along the way, browse through amazing local markets, learn to cook traditional Thai dishes and snorkel among schools of vibrant tropical fish.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Bangkok

    Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and escorted to your hotel.

    The rest of the day is yours at leisure to begin your explorations, or just relax and enjoy your new surroundings.

    Elite: The Peninsula Bangkok
    Preferred: Shangri-La Hotel - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Bangkok

    Cruise along the bustling Chao Phraya River (River of Kings) and the Thonburi canals. Along the way, visit the Royal Barge Museum and the spectacular Wat Arun or Temple of Dawn. After lunch at a local restaurant, pay a visit to Wat Po and the Grand Palace with its iconic Emerald Buddha. Also visit the five-ton golden Buddha of Wat Traimit.

    Elite: The Peninsula Bangkok
    Preferred: Shangri-La Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Bangkok

    Venture south to the town of Amphawa. Stop at a country market along the railway tracks before experiencing the Tha Kha floating market. Sip a coconut drink, talk to local families and enjoy a boat ride through the canals before arriving at Rama II Park with its Thai-style Pavilion Museum.

    Elite: The Peninsula Bangkok
    Preferred: Shangri-La Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 4
    To Chiang Mai

    Fly to Chiang Mai and check into your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on an exploration of the old city, including the ancient walls, gates, temples and bustling markets. In the evening, discover the city's colorful night market with your local guide. Stroll past stalls offering everything from native handicrafts and electronics to fresh fruit juices and scrumptious noodles.

    Elite: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
    Preferred: 137 Pillars - 3 Nights
    (B, L)
  • Day 5
    Chiang Mai

    Take a scenic drive to the elephant camp at Chiang Dao. Watch the elephants taking their morning bath and demonstrating some of their skills. Then climb aboard for an exciting elephant ride through the luxuriant tropical forest. After lunch, savor a tranquil bamboo raft trip down the Mae Ping River.

    Elite: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
    Preferred: 137 Pillars
    (B, L)
  • Day 6
    Chiang Mai

    This morning, immerse yourself in the wonders of Thai cuisine during a cooking class at a local culinary institute. Alongside master chefs and teachers, learn about the spices and fresh ingredients used in preparing and cooking an authentic Thai meal - then savor the fruits of your labor. After lunch, visit several of Chiang Mai's Buddhist temples as well as the area's largest market.

    Elite: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
    Preferred: 137 Pillars
    (B, L)
  • Day 7
    To Phuket

    Today, fly to the island paradise of Phuket, a city that is famous for its Portuguese style buildings and colorful markets. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

    Elite: Banyan
    Preferred: Le Meridien Phuket - 3 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 8
    Phuket

    After breakfast meet with your private guide and driver to explore the wonderful gems of the island, including temples, beaches and fresh bubbling tanks of live seafood at Sea Gypsies Fish Market. Later in the day, do as the locals do and admire the sunset from Cape Promthep.

    Elite: Banyan
    Preferred: Le Meridien Phuket
    (B)
  • Day 9
    Phuket

    Savor the day at leisure. Enjoy the pristine swimming and snorkeling spots dotting the island. Do some shopping at the island's sophisticated boutiques, dine in style overlooking the sea and enjoying the facilities of your hotel.

    Elite: Banyan
    Preferred: Le Meridien Phuket
    (B)
  • Day 10
    Depart Phuket

    Bid farewell to your island paradise as you are escorted to the airport for your flight to Bangkok where you connect to your onward flight.

    (B)
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