Unveiling the Treasures of Thailand: A Journey of Culture, Nature, and Adventure

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Eugene D

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The Ultimate 14-Day Treasures of Thailand Trip from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Phuket About this trip: Sightseeing highlights - Explore Bangkok and Chiang Mai - Visit the Grand Palace, the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, and Sukhothai Heritage Park - View the Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi and Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya A journey from the colorful streets of Bangkok to the sacred spaces of Chiang Mai. You’ll visit the terracotta-colored ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and enjoy a northern Thai-style lunch with a family in their wooden stilt house. 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.

About me! Hey there, I'm Eugene, and I'm an entrepreneur, foodie lover, and travel enthusiast. Currently, on a mission to discover Thailand and then Africa. I'm a huge foodie and always on the lookout for new and exciting cuisines to try. Particularly obsessed with Asian food, and nothing beats the thrill of discovering the best street food and hidden culinary gems while traveling around. From spicy Thai curries to savory Japanese ramen, I love every flavor that Asia has to offer. In my free time, you can usually find me relaxing on a beach or trying to explore Bangkok with my family. I love discovering new places and getting that rush of excitement, whether it's just window shopping, doing family activities with my kids, or just trying new flavors Overall, I'm a pretty dynamic earthy guy who's always up for new experiences and challenges. With my entrepreneurial spirit, love for food, and thirst for adventure, you'll never have a dull moment with me. Hope to meet you soon

Details about the accommodation: All accommodation is included in the cost and will be 5 hotels or similar, in luxury and comfortable 5-star Hotels. Families and couples will be in family/ private rooms and all other accommodation will be shared accommodation. Hotels or similar to where we will be staying 1. Shangri-La Bangkok 4 nights 2. Dheva Mantra Resort Kanchanaburi 2 nights 3. Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa 2 nights 4. The Rim Resort Chiang Mai 3 nights 5. SAii Laguna Phuket 2 nights Let me know in the Q&A section if you have any questions!

What's included?
Expert local tour guide and coach
Star Accommodation(Private rooms)
All local Transfers
All excursion/park fees
Domestic flights and airport transfers
14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, and 13 Dinner
Your Booking includes free protection from Trip cancellations.
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My name is Eugene Cloete and I'm a full-time adventurer, I'm now on a mission to rediscover Asia and then Africa.

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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-4
Welcome to Bangkok Day 1: 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. Accommodation Shangri-La Bangkok Included Meals Welcome Reception, Dinner See the Sights of Bangkok Day 2: 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 the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, Wat Phra Kaew. See the largest-reclining Buddha in Thailand in Bangkok’s oldest temple, Wat Pho, and enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the temple’s massage center. Return to your hotel by express river boat, cruising down the Chao Praya past beautiful Wat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn. Accommodation Shangri-La Bangkok Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Thai Cuisine and Cooking Experience Day 3: 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 of Thai cuisine. Sample the results later, then spend the afternoon exploring the City of Angels on your terms, or consider joining an Optional Experience at Jim Thompson's House, home to an impressive collection of Asian art. ​ Accommodation Shangri-La Bangkok Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4-6
Onwards to Damnoen Saduak and Kanchanaburi Day 4: 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 on the banks. En route, we’ll Dive Into Culture, stopping at a coconut palm sugar plantation where we’ll discover how the farmer extracts the sap from his palm trees to create palm sugar. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai. After a walk along the bridge continues to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum, revealing insights into the history of the infamous railway line built during WWII by the Imperial Japanese Army. Our final stop today sees us pay tribute to the thousands of Allied prisoners of war who were laid to rest at the War Cemetery. Accommodation Dheva Mantra Resort Kanchanaburi Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Railways and Rivers in Kanchanaburi Day 5: 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 winding waters of the Kwai River. We’ll disembark and see the wooden viaducts first-hand walking across one. This evening, we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation Dheva Mantra Resort Kanchanaburi Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya

Day 6-8
On to Ancient Ayutthaya and Sukhothai. Day 6: 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-century Burmese invasion. We’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then return to Bangkok for our flight to Sukhothai, Thailand’s first capital. Accommodation Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Explore Sukhothai Day 7: 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 and a 15-metre seated Buddha secreted within its walls. Your choice of exploring will see you engage with the historic complex by bicycle or on the internal tram. This afternoon, visit the home of a local family and learn how to make amulets which are thought to protect the owner from harm. Accommodation Sriwilai Sukhothai Resort and Spa Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chiang Mai

Day 8-11
Day 8: 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 doll' making and the villagers’ traditional cotton clothes which are soaked in mud to protect them from fading. We continue north, enjoying lunch en route, and make a brief visit to our second MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience at the ‘Friends of the Asian Elephant Hospital, a foundation that cares for wounded elephants. Arriving in Chiang Mai, we enjoy an evening walk with our Travel Director and visit the colorful Sunday market. Our hotel tonight is located in the old town of Chiang Mai. Accommodation The Rim Resort Chiang Mai Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Meet the Locals of Northern Thailand Day 9: Admire the delicate hand-painted fans and colorful paper umbrellas that are famously crafted in Chiang Mai’s San Kamphaeng district and meet the children and teachers at a local school to which Hamba e-Afrika will donate much-needed supplies. 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-style Be My Guest lunch. Next is a visit to Wat Suan Dok where we’ll meet a local monk and learn about Buddhism, against the backdrop of the temple’s magnificent golden chedi Accommodation The Rim Resort Chiang Mai Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest Dinner A Day to Discover Chiang Mai Day 10: Our morning is free to spend as you please or consider joining an Optional Experience to the Ban Tong Luang Hilltribe Village. 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 Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner at a traditional Thai restaurant located next to the river. Accommodation The Rim Resort Chiang Mai Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11-14
Day 11: 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. ​ Accommodation SAii Laguna Phuket Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Enjoy Exploring Phuket Day 12: 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 Town with a Local Specialist. Visit the early morning fresh food market, rubbing shoulders with the locals who stop by daily to shop and enjoy a quick breakfast. Continue to the amulet market and learn how these metal charms are worn to protect the wearer from harm or bring good luck. Discover the trading history of the island, admiring the beautifully restored shophouses along your route. You’ll visit the beautiful Sino-Portuguese-style colonial mansion of Baan Chinpracha and the Thai Hua Museum, which reveals the history of Phuket, before sampling some of the region’s local snacks in a restored coffee house. The walking tour ends with lunch in one of Phuket Town’s restaurants where you’ll have the opportunity to sample local flavors after which you’ll return to your hotel for a relaxing afternoon. ​ Accommodation SAii Laguna Phuket Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner A Relaxing Day in the Island Paradise of Phuket Day 13: 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 classic Thai dishes during a cooking class on Koh Yao Noi island, with time afterward relaxing on its beaches. Alternatively opt to take a cruise to Phang Nga Bay and spend the day on board a traditional junk-style schooner boat sailing around the archipelago, swimming in crystal clear waters and enjoying the dramatic beauty of the islands as they pass you by. ​ Accommodation SAii Laguna Phuket Included Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner Farewell Phuket Day 14: our captivating encounter with Thailand at its end, take a transfer to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight. ​ Included Meals Breakfast
Trip Summary
14 days trip
Bangkok, Kanchanaburi & 3 more
What's excluded?
International flights
Visas and travel insurance
Tips for Guides
Food and alcohol (except as noted)
Airport transfers outside of designated
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