Classic Thailand tour
10 days from £1,291* per person Saving you £186 per person*
This itinerary isn’t set in stone. Pick, mix, swap however you like – your trip will be totally tailor made for you.
Day 1 Arrive in Bangkok
Your guide will meet you at Bangkok international airport and transport you to a comfortable hotel in Thailand’s hectic and eclectic capital city.
Day 2 Bangkok sightseeing tour
Drive to Wat Pho temple to see the monks’ morning chanting ritual. Take a tuk-tuk ride to the flower market and on to the Grand Palace. Board a long-tail boat along the Thonburi’s klongs (canals) to get a flavour of local life. Stop at the heritage Wat Arun temple and visit Chinatown to get a first-hand look at old Bangkok, stopping at a vintage teashop and local market before returning to the hotel.
Day 3 Floating market, fly to Chiang Mai and traditional dinner
Head out of Bangkok in the early morning for a boat tour of a colourful floating market. Drive back to Bangkok for your flight to the northern city of Chiang Mai. Your guide will meet you at Chiang Mai airport to take you to your local hotel. Experience a typical Khan Toke Thai dinner in the evening with traditional hill-tribe dancing.
Day 4 Elephant experience
Get up close to the elephants at a special sanctuary and go for a ride through the forest to a natural black mud spa where you can play with the elephants and wash off the mud in a local river. Indulge in an optional Thai herbal spa treatment for your hands and feet and learn about the local reforestation project before heading back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 5 Hill tribe villages and Chiang Mai street food tour
Travel out of Chiang Mai into the north’s verdant mountains and forests to visit Meo hill tribe villages with your guide acting as translator. On the way back to Chiang Mai stop at an ancient mountainside temple with panoramic views over the city. Later, take a tour of Chiang Mai’s street food stalls and sample some delicious local cuisine before retiring back to your hotel.
Day 6 Fly to Phuket
You’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to Chiang Mai airport for a flight south to the island of Penang. Once in Penang you’ll be met at the airport by a local guide who will take you to your hotel.
Day 7 Phi Phi islands speedboat tour
Take a speedboat cruise around the spectacularly beautiful Phi Phi islands, stopping to swim around Bamboo island, snorkelling off Yoong Island, and visiting the wild monkeys of Monkey Island. Have lunch on Phi Phi Don and visit the hidden lagoon of Maya Bay where movie The Beach was filmed. Return by boat back to Phuket and on to your hotel.
Day 8 Phuket tour
Your guide will show you around the beautiful island of Phuket, taking you to the best beaches, look-out points and a Buddhist monastery, and leading you on a sightseeing tour of Phuket Town before transporting you back to your hotel.
Day 9 Relax in Phuket
Spend the day relaxing at your hotel or on Phuket’s idyllic tropical beaches.
Day 10 Time to leave Thailand
You’ll be met at your hotel by your guide and taken to Phuket airport for your flight home.
*Prices are based on private arrangements (not lower priced escorted tours with set dates). Quality three star accommodation is quoted here (unless mentioned otherwise), with breakfast included and other meals where mentioned. Mostly private transfers with an English speaking driver/guide and all activities mentioned, with top guides, are included. Domestic flights and transport all included from Day 1 to end point. Can be tailored to your needs, so prices could be lower for budget arrangements or higher for luxury.
International flight is not included