Thailand Explorer

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Discover the best of Thailand on this unforgettable 12-day tour that uncovers the many facets of this endlessly fascinating country. Dip into the glittering palaces, floating markets, and bustling streets of Bangkok; meet elephants and tribal hill peoples in jungle-bound Chiang Mai—Thailand’s northern capital; and finish with time to rest and recharge surroun...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Full schedule


    • Explore Bangkok
    • Visit Bang Pa In
    • Visit Chiang Mai
    • Visit Phuket

What's this trip about?

    Discover the best of Thailand on this unforgettable 12-day tour that uncovers the many facets of this endlessly fascinating country. Dip into the glittering palaces, floating markets, and bustling streets of Bangkok; meet elephants and tribal hill peoples in jungle-bound Chiang Mai—Thailand’s northern capital; and finish with time to rest and recharge surrounded by the white sands and turquoise seas of idyllic Phuket.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityBangkok
End CityPhuket

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Religious


  • Asia
  • Thailand


  • Andaman Sea
  • Ayutthaya
  • Chiang Mai
  • Phuket


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Photography
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • Bangkok: Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok 5*
    • Chiang Mai: DusitD2 Chiang Mai 5*
    • Phuket: Dusit Thani Laguna 5*
    • Daily breakfast at hotel
    • 6 lunches and 3 dinners at hotel or local restaurant
    • Thailand domestic air ticket Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Phuket
    • Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking local guides
    • Comfortable air-conditioned tour coach with professional service of drivers
    • All entrance fees to featured historical sites, attractions and monuments as shown in itinerary

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DAY 1:USA—Bangkok

Your voyage begins with an international flight from the US to Bangkok, the capital of Thailand

DAY 2: Bangkok

Meet your tour representative at the airport arrivals hall and transfer to your downtown hotel. Check in for four nights and enjoy the remainder of the day at your own leisure—perhaps recharging at the hotel pool, or diving into the bustling city to discover its enticing restaurants, shops, and markets.

DAY 3: Bangkok

Today enjoy a guided introduction to Bangkok, one of Asia’s most captivating metropolises. Topping the sights is the Grand Palace, a sprawling 18th-century complex of residences and temples that were home to the kings of Siam and Thailand for 150 years. Stroll around ...

DAY 4: Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak- Bangkok

This morning, head for Damnoen Saduak, one of Thailand’s most popular floating markets, and a fascinating window into local life. Gaze at lush paddy fields and salt farms en route, and on arrival, ride a boat along noisy canals packed with fruit, vegetable, and handic...

DAY 5: Bangkok – Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

After breakfast, leave Bangkok and venture north to UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, where a cluster of ruined temples, stupas, and monasteries mark what was once the medieval capital of Siam. Stroll the ruins, set on an island formed by three rivers—and stop, too, to see Ban...

DAY 6: Bangkok – Chiang Mai

This morning, check out of your Bangkok hotel and transfer to the airport for your short flight to Chiang Mai, often dubbed Thailand’s ‘Rose of the North.’ Surrounded by lush mountains, this history-steeped city was the capital of the independent Lanna kingdom until t...

DAY 7: Chiang Mai

Relax over breakfast before journeying into Chiang Mai’s mountains to visit the Mae Rim Elephant Sanctuary, a jungle camp dedicated to the welfare of rescued elephants. Observe these magnificent animals as they’re fed and walked in the forest, and learn where they cam...

DAY 8: Chiang Mai

Today, pay a visit to Chiang Mai’s premier attraction: the Buddhist Temple of Wat Doi Suthep. Crowning the top of Doi Suthep mountain, this revered and lavishly decorative shrine has 14th-century origins and is one of Thailand’s most important places of worship. After...

DAY 9: Chiang Mai – Phuket

Meet your tour guide after breakfast and travel to the airport for your flight to the island of Phuket, in south Thailand. Basking in the Andaman Sea, this gorgeous gem is famous for its rainforest-coated interior and palm-lined beaches fringed by luxury hotels and se...

DAY 10: Phuket

After breakfast, set off on a full-day tour to Phang Nga Bay in the north of the Strait of Malacca and one of southern Thailand’s most photogenic areas. Begin at Phang Nga province to see its Buddha Cave Temple (Suwannakuha), nicknamed the “Monkey Temple” for its colo...

DAY 11: Phuket

Today is yours to spend any way you wish—either lazing by the pool or enjoying independent shopping and sightseeing. You may want to consider an optional day trip to the Phi Phi Islands—an archipelago of paradise-like islets, a short speedboat ride away across the And...

DAY 12: Phuket – USA

Today brings your vacation in Thailand to a close with a transfer to the airport and your outbound flight back to the USA.


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Price per day$133
Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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