Treasures of Thailand

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Your relaxing escape awaits on the tropical island of Phuket, but its true treasure lies in the effortless fusion of culture, history and cuisine that shaped Thailand's largest island over centuries.
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Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
    • 13 Breakfast (B)
    • 8 Lunch (L)
    • 2 Dinner (D)
    • 1 Regional Dinner (RD)
    • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
    • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
    • Chiang Mai: Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thai-style meal.
    • Bangkok: Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice.
    • Bangkok: Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho, a centre for traditional Thai massage.

What's this trip about?

    Your relaxing escape awaits on the tropical island of Phuket, but its true treasure lies in the effortless fusion of culture, history and cuisine that shaped Thailand's largest island over centuries.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeGroup - max of 40 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBangkok
End CityPhuket

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Thailand

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Trip includes

    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: Sawadee ka Bangkok

Say sawadee ka to the land of smiles, starting your Thai adventure in Bangkok. Transfer to your hotel where this evening, we meet our Travel Director and fellow guests for a Welcome Reception drink with local appetizers.

Montien Surawong

Welcome Reception

Day 2: See the Sights of Bangkok Dive Into Culture

Rise early and join the locals for a graceful T’ai Chi practice in Lumpini Park to kick-start your day. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely start before joining your fellow travelers on a City Tour, which begins with a visit to Bangkok’s Grand Palace, where you’ll visit ...

Day 3: Thai Cuisine and Cooking Experience Dive Into Culture

Immerse your senses in the five flavors of Thai cuisine as you join a Local Specialist for a traditional cooking class in a colonial-style house. Visit a local market nearby to source the freshest ingredients that reveal the sweet, sour, salty, bitter and hot flavors ...

Day 4: Onwards to Damnoen Saduak and Kanchanaburi Dive Into Culture

A riot of colors greets us this morning as we embark on a visit to the famous floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Connect with the friendly merchants who paddle along the congested canals in their sturdy canoes, laden with fresh fruit and vegetables to sell to shoppers...

Day 5: Railways and Rivers in Kanchanaburi

This morning, we visit Hellfire Pass, a section of the Thailand-Burma “Death Railway”, so named for the tortuous conditions that prisoners of war endured during WWII to build it. After lunch, we embark on a thrilling train ride across wooden viaducts, skirting the win...

Day 6: On to Ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai

After breakfast, we travel to the UNESCO-listed Ayutthaya, once the second-most important ancient capital of Old Siam and the largest city in the world. Here, we’ll delve into the trading heritage of a mighty city that was all but raised to the ground by an 18th centu...

Day 7: Explore Sukhothai

Gain insights into a powerful kingdom that enjoyed its golden age during the 13th and 14th centuries and shaped modern Thailand as we know it today. Start the day with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park which reveals thousands of years of history a...

Day 8: Continue to Chiang Mai Make Travel Matter

Our day begins with a visit to the first of our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experiences today at the village of Natonchan, where our visit supports the community’s eco-tourism project . We’ll interact with the locals and meet one of the villagers to learn about 'gymnastic dol...

Day 9: Meet the Locals of Northern Thailand Connect with Locals

Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colorful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai’s Sankamphaeng district. We continue to a small village nearby where we’ll Connect with Locals, joining a family in their typical stilt house for a northern Thai...

Day 10: A Day to Discover Chiang Mai

Your morning is free to spend as you please. Later, we visit Wat Doi Suthep, one of Thailand's most sacred temples. As the sun sets over this mystical temple, listen quietly to the tranquil sounds of the monks chanting. This evening, we join fellow travelers and Trave...

Day 11: Onwards to Phuket

We leave Chiang Mai bound for Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. On arrival, we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

SAii Laguna Phuket, Pullman Arcadia Naithon

Breakfast

Day 12: Enjoy Exploring Phuket

There’s more to Phuket than its glorious beaches and dazzling nightlife. The island is a captivating fusion of Thai, Chinese, Indian, Arabic and even Portuguese influences, which you’ll have an opportunity to encounter first-hand during your walking tour of Phuket Tow...

Day 13: A Relaxing Day in the Island Paradise of Phuket

Enjoy a full day to indulge in whatever your heart delights. Take advantage of your tropical surroundings and spend the day relaxing at your beachfront hotel or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences. You could, for example, try your hand at making some clas...

Day 14: Farewell Phuket

Your captivating encounter with Thailand at its end, take a transfer to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

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As the world’s most awarded and loved travel company, Trafalgar unlocks the best of the world for every traveller. From the iconic sites to breaking bread with locals at private Be My Guest experiences, guests can be assured of a dream holiday without the stress of 'what ifs'. Committed to Make Travel Matter, Trafalgar aims to make a positive impact on locals, communities and wildlife visited, and the planet we call home. With tried and tested tours, created by local travel experts in destination and enjoyed by more than 5million happy guests, Trafalgar’s proud to be recognised by its Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

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Accommodation

Montien Surawong Away Kanchanaburi Dheva Mantra Resort and Spa Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa, Legendha Hotel Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel SAii Laguna Phuket, Pullman Arcadia Naithon,
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Meals Included
  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 13 Breakfast (B)
  • 8 Lunch (L)
  • 2 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)
Age Requirements
6 years and up
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