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Holiday Sale Private Journeys

Holiday Sale: Thailand Private Journey 2018


8 Days from $3,195

Private Journey

From glittering temples and sacred Buddha statues to teeming markets and an inspiring elephant sanctuary, discover vibrant Thailand on this limited-edition private journey.

A&K Advantages

Travel with just your companions on this limited-edition private journey

Embark on a private boat cruise through Bangkok's klongs (canals) to observe traditional life at its most authentic

Behold Wat Pho's spectacular, 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha statue and sparkling Wat Arun temple

Visit Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for abused elephants, and feed the gentle giants rehabilitated there

Ride on a trishaw to a beautiful temple near Chiang Mai

Enjoy visits to unique markets offering wares prized by locals and travellers alike

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Bangkok, Thailand
Day 2
Bangkok | Rural Village Life
Day 3
Bangkok | Magnificent Reclining Buddha
Day 4
Chiang Mai | “Rose of the North”
Day 5
Chiang Mai | Royal Market and Sacred Temples
Day 6
Chiang Mai | Elephant Sanctuary Experience
Day 7
Bangkok | Day at Leisure
Day 8
Depart Bangkok

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Day 1
Arrive Bangkok, Thailand

Arrive in Bangkok, vibrant capital of Thailand, where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Day 2
Bangkok | Rural Village Life

Rise early and journey to the southwest into Samut Songkhram province, stopping along the way at an amazing local market set up over fully operational railroad tracks — vendors remove their wares when a train approaches and put them back when it departs. Then, board a long-tail boat for a scenic ride through a maze of canals, disembarking to view rarely visited Wat Bang Kung temple, and its small chapel enclosed within the roots of a 400-year-old banyan tree. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and then visit Amphawa Floating Market for a firsthand look at life as the locals live it. Return to Bangkok for an evening at leisure.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Bangkok | Magnificent Reclining Buddha

Explore Bangkok today, starting with the Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of a royal Siamese court, begun by King Rama I in 1782. Visit its Coronation Hall, Reception Palace and Funeral Palace. Proceed to Wat Pho to behold its 150-foot-long Reclining Buddha statue, adorned from head to toe in gold leaf. After lunch at a local restaurant, embark by boat on a revealing sojourn through the klongs, a network of canals that crisscross the city, and cruise on the Chao Phraya River to observe the traditional way of life still practiced along these vital waterways. Disembark along the way to visit the Royal Barge Museum as well as Wat Arun, a towering temple embedded with multi-colored porcelain.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Chiang Mai | “Rose of the North”

After breakfast, fly to Chiang Mai, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Chiang Mai once served as the capital of the 13th-century Lanna kingdom, with over 30 temples from this period remaining within the city walls. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Chiang Mai | Royal Market and Sacred Temples

Enjoy breakfast and a morning at your leisure before heading out for an afternoon visit to Waroros Market. Founded by royalty more than a century ago, this busy marketplace is a favorite of locals who prize it for ethnic foods, clothing and textiles. Next, climb aboard a trishaw for a ride along the famous Tapae Road, through the ancient city walls, to Wat Phra Singh, a temple that is home to the revered Phra Buddah Singh statue. Proceed to Doi Suthep, a temple situated 3,500 feet above sea level, to view its striking architecture and take in a beautiful vista, as the sun sets over Chiang Mai and its millions of glittering lights.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Chiang Mai | Elephant Sanctuary Experience

Journey into the picturesque countryside surrounding Chiang Mai to Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for elephants rescued from abusive and harmful environments, on a shared excursion. Take the unforgettable opportunity to feed the gentle giants as you learn their personal history. Your visit helps support other regional projects as well as elephant conservation efforts throughout Thailand. Enjoy lunch on site before returning to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Bangkok | Day at Leisure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok, where you are met and assisted to your nearby hotel, which is available for your use for the next 24 hours. Depart on your international flight home this evening or early the next day.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
Depart Bangkok

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Bangkok/Chiang Mai/Bangkok (from $365)
Solo traveller pricing available upon request. Contact A&K for details.

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Destination Information

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