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Tailor Made Thailand: Bangkok to the Beach


11 days from $8,295

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the breadth of Thailand and its essential sites during visits to the shimmering, gold-plated Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, temple-rich Chiang Mai and the sun-soaked beaches of Koh Samui.

A&K Advantages

Experience the full scope of Thailand, including bustling Bangkok, the rice paddies of the north and the southern beaches

Learn about renowned Thai silk during a visit to the Jim Thompson Silk Shop and House

Enjoy a two-night stay in Chiang Rai, Thailand's Golden Triangle region, where you may opt from a range of activities, including a cooking class or a spa service

Enjoy a three-night stay at your beachfront luxury resort in Koh Samui

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND
Day 2
BANGKOK | BUSTLING CITY
Day 3
BANGKOK | JIM THOMPSON HOUSE
Day 4
CHIANG RAI | RELAX & RECHARGE
Day 5
CHIANG RAI | A RANGE OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES
Day 6
CHIANG MAI | IN THE MAE RIM VALLEY
Day 7
CHIANG MAI | AMID TEMPLES
Day 8
KOH SAMUI | WATERFRONT BEAUTY
Day 9
KOH SAMUI | A DAY AT THE BEACH
Day 10
KOH SAMUI | A PARTING GLIMPSE
Day 11
DEPART KOH SAMUI

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE BANGKOK, THAILAND

Arrive in Bangkok, where you are met, and enjoy VIP arrival assistance before being transferred to your luxury hotel.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Day 2
BANGKOK | BUSTLING CITY

Immerse yourself in Thai history this morning. Begin at the spectacular Grand Palace. Formerly the nation’s official royal residence, this sprawling complex features an eclectic array of architecture spanning several eras. Explore the palace’s numerous buildings, halls and pavilions, including the Throne Room, Coronation Hall and Funeral Palace. Continue on to explore Wat Po, one of the grandest and oldest temples in Bangkok and home to the enormous gold-plated Reclining Buddha. After lunch at a local restaurant, cruise through Bangkok's canals, a lively network of waterways teeming with commercial barges and whistling passenger vessels. Pass the striking Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), the morning sun reflecting from millions of colorful porcelain fragments embedded in the temple walls. Finally, dock to tour the Royal Barge Museum’s collection of elaborate royal sailing junks.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
BANGKOK | JIM THOMPSON HOUSE

Enjoy a half-day guided tour of the former home of Jim Thompson, the legendary American architect and entrepreneur who settled in Thailand after World War II and almost singlehandedly revived the silk industry. The maze of seven Thai-style teak houses has been converted into a small, private museum filled with a priceless collection of Asian antiques, pottery and curiosities. End your visit with a stop at the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company, which stocks some of the best quality silk products available.

The Peninsula Bangkok
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
CHIANG RAI | RELAX & RECHARGE

Fly to tranquil Chiang Rai. Check in to your camp, which is set on a ridge overlooking the hills of Myanmar and Laos. Relax at leisure, spending your time here as you choose.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
CHIANG RAI | A RANGE OF EXCITING ACTIVITIES

You may opt to explore the Golden Triangle during an aptly named “Three Countries Tour,” which offers insight into the cultures of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. With your passport in hand, pay visits to Tha Khi Lek, Chiang Saen and Don Sao Island. Or, partake in a hands-on culinary experience at Spice Spoons, where you learn the art of Northern Thai cooking. Alternately, opt to book a 90-minute spa treatment at your hotel.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
CHIANG MAI | IN THE MAE RIM VALLEY

After a morning at leisure, enjoy lunch at your hotel before driving overland to Chiang Mai and check in to your elegant hotel, tucked amid a working rice farm in the lovely Mae Rim Valley.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
CHIANG MAI | AMID TEMPLES

Participate in the fascinating local customs of Chiang Mai on a half-day guided tour of the city’s markets, lanes and sacred complexes. Your guide collects and takes you to Waroros Market, one of Chiang Mai's busiest indoor marketplaces. Founded by royalty more than a century ago, it is the best place in the city to find typical Northern Thai food and clothing. From here, take a rickshaw ride along famous Tapae Road, through ancient city walls. Continue along Rajdamnern Road to Wat Phra Singh, where you visit the ancient complex that holds the sacred Phra Buddha Singh image. Move on to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, set on a mountain 3,500 feet above sea level. It is reached by a climb of 300 steps or by a tram. Legend says the temple, considered the most important in Chiang Mai, was built after a bone of Buddha was carried up the mountain on the back of a white elephant.

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
KOH SAMUI | WATERFRONT BEAUTY

Transfer to the airport and fly to Samui. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your resort property for a day at leisure. The Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui sits on its own private beach and has villas with private infinity pools.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
KOH SAMUI | A DAY AT THE BEACH

Enjoy the amenities of Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, lounging on the private beach and taking a dip in your villa’s infinity pool.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
KOH SAMUI | A PARTING GLIMPSE

Take in one last day of relaxation at the resort, enjoying the views and amenities.

Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11
DEPART KOH SAMUI

Transfer to the airport and fly to Bangkok, where you connect with your international departure flight.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

A&K Philanthropy Visit: Chiang Mai Mushroom House

Visit the Chiang Mai Mushroom House, where you learn how A&K Philanthropy has teamed up with a local safe home to construct a mushroom farm benefiting families in crisis.

THAI KICKBOXING LESSON

Learn the basics of Thai kickboxing as you train privately with a professional Muay Thai champion at The Siam Hotel. Punch, kick, elbow and knee your instructor’s pads, getting instant feedback as you train. Afterward, enjoy a rejuvenating steam and Thai massage at the hotel’s Opium Spa.

CYCLE BANGKOK

Explore Bangkok by bicycle, taking in the riverfront, local markets and a pagoda en route to Wat Arun, a dramatic temple illuminated by its sun-shimmering porcelain mosaic. Continue your cycling tour past the temple of Wat Rakhang Khositaram, the vast square of Sanam Luangand and the Grand Palace. Pause for a leisurely stroll through the temple compound of Wat Pho. Conclude your ride in the city’s lively flower market, Pak Klong Talad.

EXPLORE KOH KRET ISLAND

Just north of Bangkok, cross the Chao Phraya River by ferry to explore the island of Koh Kret. Explore a local market, home and temple as you encounter the island’s small community of Mon, an indigenous people known for their handmade earthenware pottery.

DELVE INTO BANGKOK'S MARKETS

Set out on a whirlwind culinary adventure spanning the neighborhood market stands of Silom, a Chinatown ice cream shop, historic Nanglerng Market and the organic produce hub of Or Tor Kor. Your adventure concludes at Chatuchak Weekend Market, a 27-acre expanse of open-air stalls peddling fruits, vegetables, antiques, clothing and just about everything else under the sun.

CHIANG MAI MUSHROOM HOUSE

Visit the Chiang Mai Mushroom House, where you learn how A&K Philanthropy has teamed up with a local safe home to construct a mushroom farm benefiting families in crisis.


Priced from $8,295

Internal air from $835 (Bangkok / Chiang Rai; Chiang Mai / Samui / Bangkok)

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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