Experience the countless charms of Thailand, from its serene and splendid temples to its bustling waterways and traditional Thai houses. Create art with an elephant and luxuriate on the beautiful white-sand beaches of enchanting Phuket.
Visit the awe-inspiring Grand Palace and the Temple of the Reclining Buddha
Enjoy a brief, fun-filled tuk-tuk ride and an exhilarating boat excursion
Explore the history and cultural heritage of traditional Thai houses
Tour the most sacred temple in Thailand's northern capital - Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep
Get up close with friendly elephants and learn how create art with one
Relax and delight in the sun, sand and surf of the beautiful Andaman Coast
You are met and given VIP assistance through immigration procedures. Afterward, transfer to your luxurious hotel in this fascinating city of canals and temples.Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok
Start your day early and arrive at Wat Pho in time to hear the morning chants of the temple’s monks. View the spectacular, 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha statue, its gleaming surface covered in gold leaf, its feet intricately inlaid with mother of pearl. Travel by tuk-tuk to the Grand Palace, a magnificent Siamese court complex begun in 1782 that borrows from the architecture of the Italian Renaissance. In the 1860s, it was home to Rama IV (King Mongkut) whose English governess inspired the novel Anna and the King of Siam.Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok | Meals: B
Explore the beautiful Thai-style house and garden of the late American silk entrepreneur and architect Jim Thompson, and then visit the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. Later, tour former prime minister M.R. Kukrit’s Heritage Home and enjoy a private boat ride along the bustling Chao Phraya River, observing traditional Thai life along the way. Visit Baan Silapin, a 100-year-old renovated house, now an art gallery, where you may experience an enchanting performance of traditional Thai puppetry. En route back to your hotel, stop at the ornate, spired Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), perhaps the most famous temple in Thailand.Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok | Meals: B
After breakfast, fly to Chiang Mai to experience northern Thailand’s way of life with a visit to the copious Waroros Market. Sit back for a trishaw ride to Wat Phra Singh, which houses an enduring and sacred Buddha image. Ascend to the mountaintop temple of Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep, the most important temple in Chiang Mai. Enjoy the special atmosphere of dusk on the temple grounds after other visitors have gone, and receive a private blessing ceremony followed by a magical evening listening to the chants of monks and gazing down upon the glittering lights of Chiang Mai.Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai | Meals: B
Enjoy a morning in the private company of the elephants and mahouts (elephant trainers) of a local elephant camp. Trek through the forest surrounding the camp, then don your own mahout uniform and receive a lesson in the basic commands needed to control an elephant. Climb aboard your elephant and test your skills. For the remainder of the afternoon, work with your elephant —paintbrush in trunk— to create a piece of art. Take home the masterpiece you create together, as well as your uniform and an official mahout certification, as fond mementos of your time with these gentle giants.Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai | Meals: B
Spend a full day in Chiang Mai completely at your leisure, relaxing and enjoying the many amenities of your luxury resort, which include world-class fitness facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts and optional activities, such as golf, balloon rides and Thai cooking lessons.Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai | Meals: B
After breakfast, board a flight to Phuket, for a serene and relaxing stay at the Amanpuri Resort, Phuket, enjoying its many amenities and everything the sun, sand and sea have to offer. On your fourth day here, transfer to the airport to board your departing flight.Amanpuri | Meals: B
Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.
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