15
Days
From
£2,695
per person
Tour & Beach
Far East
Jan - Dec

Combine the buzzing capital of Bangkok with the stunning nature of Chiang Mai and Khao Lak, with exclusive private tours bringing out the best of these destinations. In Bangkok, whizz around the city in a tuk-tuk, stopping off to sample some truly tasty dishes. In Chiang Mai, get up close to majestic elephants, watching as they take food from the palm of your hand. In Khao Lak, glide across scenic waters between emerald islands, exploring hidden caves and lagoons. Plus, time at leisure allows you to discover at your own pace.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive room upgrades
  • Tuk tuk food markets tour in Bangkok
  • Visit Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai
  • John Gray's Sea Canoe tour in Khao Lak
  • Private tours and guides
  • Plenty of time at leisure

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  • Day 1
    UK to Bangkok

    Depart on an overnight flight from the UK to Bangkok.

  • Day 2
    Bangkok

    A VIP meet and greet awaits you upon arrival in the busy Bangkok airport – meaning no queues and no carrying luggage, plus a private transfer to your hotel.

    Your private transfer will take you into the heart of the city, at the Muse hotel where a complimentary room upgrade and complimentary mini-bar awaits, a perfect way to keep cool in the city.

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    Hotel Muse Bangkok by MGallery
  • Day 3
    Midnight food tour

    After a day of travel, it is the perfect opportunity to unwind and adjust to your new surroundings. Enjoying the fabulous hotel surrounds or exploring the city at your own leisure.

    Save your energy and your appetite for the evening. Join a private culinary expert for an exploration of Bangkok's best gastronomy and landmarks. Hit the road in one of the most famous and colourful vehicles in the world, the Tuk Tuk. The first stop this evening is vibrant Chinatown. Here you stop at your guide's favourite restaurant in the area to sample some delicious dishes guaranteed to wow your taste buds. Next it's Pak Khlong Talat, one of the largest orchid markets in the world.  Onward through the night-time bustle of Bangkok to an unassuming restaurant but arguably the best Pad Thai eatery in Thailand, cooked fresh in front of you in a matter of seconds.

    Your penultimate stop is the famous Grand Palace, a must see for most visitors to Bangkok. Arriving at night after most of the tourist crowds have long departed you will enjoy these beautifully lit temples in peace and quiet, and head to a riverside bar on the Chao Phraya River. Relax with a cold drink while enjoying views of the iconic Wat Arun on the opposite riverbank. 

    Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

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    Accommodation
    Hotel Muse Bangkok by MGallery
  • Day 4
    Bangkok

    Today is a day at leisure to spend how you please. The city of Bangkok offers so much to see and do – from opulent palaces and temples to vibrant markets and streets. A longboat trip on the klongs, Bangkok's waterways, is a great way to see the city. 

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Accommodation
    Hotel Muse Bangkok by MGallery
  • Day 5
    Bangkok to Chiang Mai

    Depart on a flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and guided to your hotel.

    Spend a few lazy days in the hills and jungles of northern Thailand. With authentic Thai culture, unique food and a fabulous spa retreat amid the verdant countryside. Close enough to Chiang Mai to explore, and far enough out to switch off and relax. If Zen had an address it could well be the Veranda High Resort Chiang Mai. 

    Travel with Destinology for a complimentary room upgrade to Valley Deluxe scenery room.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Veranda High Resort & Spa Chiang Mai by MGallery
  • Day 6
    Chiang Mai

    Today depart to the amazing Elephant Nature Park. Here, you will be given the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close. Watch as they bathe and play in the rivers, and feed them fruits and other treats from the viewing platform. There is no schedule here, allowing you to relax and observe in your own time.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

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    Accommodation
    Veranda High Resort & Spa Chiang Mai by MGallery
  • Day 7
    Chiang Mai

    Today depart to the amazing Elephant Nature Park. Here, you will be given the opportunity to see these amazing animals up close. Watch as they bathe and play in the rivers, and feed them fruits and other treats from the viewing platform. There is no schedule here, allowing you to relax and observe in your own time.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

    Spend the day with the gentle giants of the Thai jungle in an elephant sanctuary. Spend your time with an elephant  - walking together, bathing, feeding and learning continuously about your new friend as well as the special bond they have with their mahout. 

    A local Thai lunch is included and at the end of the day, you will have a new insight into elephant conservation in Thailand as well as memories to last forever. 

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Veranda High Resort & Spa Chiang Mai by MGallery
  • Day 8
    Chiang Mai to Khao Lak

    Depart on a flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket. Upon arrival, you will be met and guided to your hotel in Khao Lak – around a one hour drive away.

    The long, white-sand beaches of Khao Lak are among the best in Asia, dare we say the world. A perfect end to a Thailand adventure is a bit of beach relaxing, island hopping and venturing into the local town for the market. 

    Exclusively with Destinology, gourmet snacks with bubbles on the beach at Devasom. 

    Meals included: Breakfast.

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    Accommodation
    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas
  • Days 9 - 11
    The Beach

    A few days by the Andaman Sea. Khao Lak is a beautiful part of Thailand combining white sand beaches with lush mountainous areas. The national parks are home to stunning wildlife, walking trails and waterfalls, giving you some great places to explore throughout your stay.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

  • Day 12
    Phang Nga Bay island hopping day

    Enjoy an early morning tour of Phang Nga Bay before the crowds arrive. Cruise around the emerald islets, of the iconic karst rock formations, mangroves and caves of this unique section of the Thailand coast. Visit James Bond island as seen in the movie 'The Man with the Golden Gun'. Stop at Lod Nai Cave and the private canoe station and enjoy being paddled through the mangroves and the cave. Next visit the famous floating village of Panyee with a private lunch at peaceful Yao Yai island surrounded by coconut trees. Finally enjoy a swim at Kudu Island or Nok Island before transferring back to your resort.

    Meals included: Breakfast. lunch

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    Accommodation
    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas
  • Day 13
    Khao Lak beach

    Spend another day by the coast. You may well be tempted to stay longer, it is easily arranged. Ask us if you'd like to do a bit of a beach hop and head to Phuket or the small island of Koh Yao and beyond. 

    Meals included: Breakfast

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    Accommodation
    Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas
  • Day 14
    Depart

    A private transfer will be arranged to Phuket in time for your departure flight, probably making plans to return one day. 

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Bangkok

Hotel Muse Bangkok by MGallery

‘Cosmopolitan Chic; Playfully Elegant’


Paying homage to the golden age of travel with its opulent furnishings, leather furniture and rich, deep colours, Hotel Muse brings art and design into a playful mix to create this enchanting collaboration of contemporary chic. Indulge in plush, individual rooms with lush woods and ornate features; a club option with exclusive privileges is also on offer. There are mixed and interesting restaurants and bars, entertainment plus a fitness centre and swimming pool to enjoy. The sites of Bangkok are all around you making it an ideal base from which to venture out.

Chiang Mai

Veranda High Resort & Spa Chiang Mai by MGallery

‘Solitude and Peace, Traditional Culture and Activities’

Veranda Resort & Spa Chiang Mai is just outside the city of Chiang Mai but far enough from the hustle and bustle to retain an atmosphere of peace and solitude. It’s divided into two areas, one representing the cultural heritage of the north and the other a contemporary Veranda style. There is a delightful outdoor pool, a truly relaxing spa and plenty of classes to help you feel a part of the local culture. You can learn to cook Thai style or get privately tutored in traditional Thai music. Rooms are well equipped and comfortable with wonderful views of the valley and rice fields. Dining is a true pleasure with traditional Thai food given modern twists and a good selection of international cuisine and wines.

Khao Lak

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas

‘Lush Natural Settings’

Devasom Khao Lak Beach Resort & Villas sits amid a natural lagoon, coconut mangrove and beautiful beach. Guests here can enjoy kayaking in the adjacent waterways or explore the nearby coconut plantation, local village and temples. Facilities on-site include swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre, as well as two restaurants. 69 guest rooms, suites and villas are spacious and comfortable.

15 Days from £2,695 per person
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This trip includes

Transportation by private vehicle with A/C or joining transfer as mentioned in the program

Local English speaking guide(s)

Breakfast at hotel and other meals mentioned in the program

Accommodation in the category chosen or similar

This trip excludes

Meals not mentioned

Drinks during meals

Personal insurance

Tips and personal expenses

Any service not mentioned in the program

Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel

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