Be captivated by exciting Bangkok and explore its temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit, carved from glistening white marble. Admire the archaeological treasures of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya and savor the best of Thai cuisine in charming Chiang Mai. End this unforgettable trip by relaxing on the idyllic beaches of Phuket, a paradise of crystal clear waters and white sand beaches.
Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. Night on board.
Touch down in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring this dynamic city and perhaps shopping at its lively night market, the perfect place to soak up the unique atmosphere of Bangkok. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a fascinating tour of Bangkok's temples. Head to Yaowarat Road, in Chinatown, to visit the magical Wat Traimit temple, which houses the largest solid gold Buddha in the world, almost five meters high and an amazing five and a half tons in weight. Continue to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok where the famous Reclining Buddha is kept. After admiring the sheer size of the temple, continue to the astounding Wat Benchamabophit or The Marble Temple, a Buddhist sanctuary carved from white Italian marble in the 18th century, with elegant and intricate designs. Finally, enjoy a visit to the State Factory of Precious Stones, for the opportunity to buy local jewellery, crafts, and silks. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Bangkok at your own pace. Go shopping, sightseeing or indulge in the city's thriving street food scene. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the Royal Grand Palace and the canals of Bangkok.* Overnight stay in Bangkok
* Optional Half-Day Tour of the Royal Grand Palace and Canals of Bangkok: Travel by motorized boat down the Chao Phraya River to see the family homes and temples along the banks of Bangkok's canals. Stop at Wat Arun, one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the city's more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries. Next, discover the Royal Grand Palace complex that includes Wat Phra Keow, home to the legendary Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of solid translucent jade.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Ayutthaya today, the ancient capital of Thailand, home to impressive temples and historic sights. Visit the temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng, and Wat Mahathat, the former of which is nestled amongst giant tree roots. Afterwards, climb aboard a traditional long-tail boat to explore the waterways, observing the ruins of ancient Ayutthaya from a different perspective. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to Kamphaeng Phet, once an ancient outpost town during the Sukhothai period. Overnight stay in Kamphaeng Phet.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Lampang today, to visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This Lanna-style temple occupies a prominent position on a hill surrounded by imposing walls. Climb the Naga staircase and explore the complex, home to several beautiful structures and a sacred tree. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before continuing towards beautiful Chiang Mai, known as the 'Rose of the North'. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free to get to know this vibrant city, known for the cultural delights of its old town. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a memorable visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred place is located on top of a mountain from where you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the city. To reach the temple you can either climb a Naga staircase of 309 steps or use the cable car (included). After the visit, head to San Kamphaeng Road, a 10 km long street flanked by shops selling locally produced products such as ceramics, silverware, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. After lunch, return to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to charming Chiang Mai as you set off for Lamphung, home to one of the most important temples in the north, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit this thousand-year-old temple admiring the statues of Buddha and its impressive stupas. Stop for lunch before taking to the road again, as you head south to Sukhothai Historical Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to more than 200 historic buildings dating back to the days of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. After exploring this captivating sight, filled with both religious and cultural structures, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Sukhothai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Sukhothai as you head to Lopburi, a historic city famous for the troops of macaque monkeys that freely roam the streets. On arrival, visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, known as the 'Temple of the Monkeys'. Stop for lunch en route as you head back to the capital this afternoon. Arrive in Bangkok and enjoy your final evening in Thailand at your leisure, tucking into your favourite traditional Thai dishes, doing some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Bid farewell to bustling Bangkok as you transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Phuket. The largest Thai island, this beautiful paradise is nestled in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. Known for its exotic beaches, lively nightlife and vibrant markets, Phuket is the perfect place to unwind and get in touch with nature. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing at your leisure. Overnight stay in Phuket.
Breakfast at the hotel. A day at your leisure to enjoy the delights of Phuket. Discover its exotic fauna and flora, paradisiacal beaches and beautiful viewpoints from which to contemplate spectacular sunsets. We recommend a full-day excursion to the incredible Phi Phi Islands.* Overnight stay in Phuket.
* Optional Full-Day Phi Phi Islands By Speed Boat: The fabulous Phi Phi Islands are a must-see paradise archipelago and the setting for the Leonardo di Caprio movie 'The Beach'. Visit the most famous places around the islands and enjoy the views from Ko Phi Phi Viewpoint. Enjoy free time to relax on the beaches of Bamboo or Rang Yai Island. Buffet lunch at a Phi restaurant included.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a relaxing day in Phuket, soaking up the laid-back atmosphere, enjoying the warm waters and getting to know the local sights. We recommend an optional Phang Nga Bay Excursion.* Overnight stay in Phuket.
* Full-Day Phang Nga Bay Excursion: From Royal Phuket Marina pier take a speedboat to Phang Nga Bay. Explore Hong Island by canoe, visit the iconic James Bond Island and discover the natural wonders of Mangrove Cave and Diamond Cave on Panak Island. Lunch included on Panyee Island. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to relax on Lawa or Naka Island.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring an end to your unforgettable journey through Thailand. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.
13 days trip including flights*
12 days and 11 nights in destination
LON - BKK
LON - BKK
HKT - LON
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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: FuramaXclusive Sathorn.
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* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
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