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Thailand Highlights Tour


Thailand is all kinds of amazing and this is an eye-opening 12 day adventure features some of our favourite destinations. During this Highlights of Thailand Tour, you will be introduced to a beautiful country full of startling contrasts. From the gentleness of the wai, the traditional Thai greeting of placing one’s palms together in a gesture of prayer, to the national sport of boxing—the take-no-prisoners Muay Thai—spending even one day in Thailand is the equivalent of 500 dopamine hits to the brain. Thai food alone is enough to get you amped; with ingredients like hot green chili, garlic, lemongrass, and tamarind, neither you nor your taste buds will ever be bored.

This trip is fully customizable and can be tweaked to best fit your travel-style and needs. Contact us for custom tour details!


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Highlights Include:

    • • Travelling through unique landscapes and archaeological sites
    • • Meeting with friendly locals and learning about their unique way of life
    • • Visiting an Elephant Conservation Project and helping mahouts bathe the elephants
    • • Exploring some of Thailand’s many temples and pagodas
    • • Learning how to cook authentic Thai food
    • Swimming, relaxing and snorkelling at some of the world’s most beaches

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Itinerary” tab_id=”1449208778879-fcec8e78-e9ba”][vc_column_text]DAY 1: BANGKOK ARRIVAL
Meals: none – welcome drinks

Welcome to Bangkok! Arrival in Bangkok, clears immigration, collect your luggage and exit customs. Afterwards, please head towards the MEETING POINT sign near Gate B. A driver bearing a sign with your name on it will be waiting for you opposite DOOR 6.

Transfer to your hotel to spend the rest of day at leisure. Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world and it doesn’t take long to realise why. Bangkok is a city of contrasts with action at every turn. Marvel at the gleaming temples, catch a tuk tuk along the bustling Chinatown or take a longtail boat through floating markets. Food is another Bangkok highlight, from local dishes served at humble street stalls to haute cuisine at romantic rooftop restaurants.

Normally check in time at 14:00hrs (an early check in is on request and subject to available, the extra cost will be applied for guarantee this service
Overnight: Riva Surya Bangkok, Deluxe Riva Room

Meals: B L
Meet with your guide after breakfast at 9:00 a.m. to begin a tour of some of the city’s highlights. The capital of Thailand for more than two centuries, modern Bangkok is still a city of temples and palaces, golden spires and orange-tiered roofs, saffron-robed monks and serene Buddha images.

We depart to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaeo (The Temple of the Emerald Buddha). The former residence of Thai monarchs, the Grand Palace is closed to the public and is used today by the king for only certain ceremonial occasions. Adjacent to the Palace is the Wat Phra Kaeo, where the much revered statue of the Emerald Buddha resides. This temple is an architectural wonder of gleaming, gilded chedi (stupas) seemingly buoyed above the ground, polished orange-and-green roof tiles, mosaic-encrusted pillars and rich marble pediments. The Emerald Buddha stands just 30 inches high and first appeared in 15th Century Chiang Rai in the North. The central sanctuary, in which it is displayed, was built expressly for the purpose of housing the diminutive image.

Afterwards we visit Wat Pho, Temple of the Reclining Buddha, build in 1688 and the largest temple in Bangkok. Enshrined in the temple is the 143-foot-long and 46-foot-high gold-plated Reclining Buddha. Wat Pho is now the centre for the teaching of traditional Thai massage.

Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant before boarding a long-tailed boat to explore the klongs, Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways – see parts of Thai traditional life that have disappeared from most of Bangkok. Next, pay a visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn. This is one of the best-known temples in Bangkok and dates back to the ancient Ayutthaya period. The tall, elongated central Khmer-style tower is surrounded by four minor towers, symbolizing Mount Meru, the earthly representation of the thirty-three heavens. Here, you’ll find pavilions containing statues of the Buddha at the most important stages of life. The beautiful architecture and fine craftsmanship mark Wat Arun as one of the most remarkable temples in Thailand. After the exploration, you are driven back to the hotel and enjoy your evening at leisure.

Overnight: Riva Surya Bangkok, Deluxe Riva Room

Meals: B L

Full Day Ayutthaya Historical Ruins and Temples (Private Tour)
This morning, check out from your hotel and you are then driven to Ayutthaya, the capital of Siam from the 15th-18th centuries until the Burmese sacked it in the 1770’s and the Thai moved their capital to Bangkok (Krung Thep). The drive will again take two-to-three hours depending on traffic. Known as a center of distinctive art and architecture, Ayutthaya preceded modern Thailand and is still known for its flourishing artistic community. Pay a visit to the old Royal Summer Residence (Bang Pa-In Palace), Wat Yai Chat Mongkol and some of the most impressive ruins of Ayutthaya, amongst others Wat Mahathat, Wat Sri Sanphet and Wat Chai Wattanaram.

After the exploration, you are then driven back to the hotel in Bangkok and enjoy your evening at leisure.
Overnight: Riva Surya Bangkok, Deluxe Riva Room

Meals: B

Check-out from your hotel after breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel lobby and then driven to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai.

Fly Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) on Bangkok Airways (economy class)

Half Day Doi Suthep and Temples Tour (Private Tour)
Upon arrival meet your guide and continue a visit to the most sacred temple in northern Thailand: the Wat Pra That Doi Suthep. It’s the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 3,520 feet. The temple compound – accessible via a 300-step staircase – offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai and the surrounding countryside. Drive back down to the city center to visit some of the other impressive temples of Wat Suan Dok is one of them. This temple also houses one of the most famous monk schools in all of Chiang Mai and the Wat Jedyod, also known as the Temple of Seven Spires. Please dress respectfully by not wearing sleeveless T–shirts, shorts or strapless sandals when visiting the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.

After the visit, you will be driven to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Overnight: Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, Lanna Deluxe Room

Meals: B L

Full Day Explore Doi Inthanon National Park (Private Tour)
You will be picked up at 07:30 for the daytrip to Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest mountain of Thailand (2776 meters). The park boasts the greatest diversity of forest types and bird species found in the entire country and has some beautiful waterfalls. Visit the Mae Ya and Vatchirathan waterfalls on a walk through this un- spoiled cloud forest. On the way to the summit of Doi Inthanon learn about the agricultural techniques of the hill tribe people at the Royal Project of Baan Khun Glaang. Tour includes a scenic picnic lunch.

Return to Chiang Mai arriving back at your hotel around 18:30.

Overnight: Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, Lanna Deluxe Room

Meals: B L

Full Day Kanta Elephant Sanctuary (Join-in Tour)
08.30 am Pick up from your hotel.
09.00 am Drive approximately 50 Mins North of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.
10.00 am Arrive at Kanta Elephant Sanctuary, change into traditional clothing
10.30 am Prepare fruits for our elephants and Meet our elephants.  Feed, Roaming, Touching, Playing with elephants. *** At the Sanctuary, we will allow you to spend as much time as possible with the elephants.
12.00 pm Lunch
01.00 pm Prepare and cook sticky rice mixed with herbal for our elephants. Learn about background, health care and behavior of Elephant.
02.00 pm Enjoy more time roaming, feeding and take elephant walk to the river and enjoy bathe, scrub elephants. Feed sticky rice balls, Fruits to Our elephants. ** This part is focused on taking your time and allowing the elephants to enjoy each moment of their freedom, scratching, rubbing, throwing dirt, enjoy the view and take lots of pictures**
03.00 pm Tea and coffee break.

After Tea and Coffee break you will leave Kanta Elephant Sanctuary and drive approximately 50 Mins back to Chiang Mai.

Overnight: Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, Lanna Deluxe Room

Meals: B L

Breakfast at the hotel.

Full Day Fun Cooking Experience with a Local Family (Join-In Tour)
A 15 minute drive out of Chiang Mai leads you to a traditional Lanna family, continuing the traditions of many generations in building their homes of teak wood and maintaining the natural surroundings in a way now rarely seen in Chiang Mai. Use traditional home recipes with authentic Northern Thai flavors that are different from standard dishes offered in commercial cooking classes. Select fresh ingredients from the garden to add to today’s cooking extravaganza. Take full advantage of the opportunity to get to know a real Thai family, be their houseguest for the day and enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch with them.

Overnight: Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, Lanna Deluxe Room

Meals: B

Check-out from your hotel after breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel lobby and then driven to the airport for your flight to Phuket.

Fly Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) on Bangkok Airways (economy class)

Upon arrival, meet with your guide and driver at the airport and you are then driven to your hotel/resort. You are at leisure at the remainder of the day to spend some time exploring your new surroundings.

Overnight: Andaman White Beach Resort, Sea View Deluxe Room

Meals: B L

Half Day Phuket City Tour (Private Tour)
This morning enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and take some rest until 09.00 am or 13.00 pm. meet your guide at the hotel’s lobby and continue doing Phuket Half day city Tour. We will drive through Town to see the Sino Portugesse Architecture style which influence by Chinese during tin mine era back to 19th century in the day time and after that going to Khao Rang Hill where you can see the panoramic view of Phuket City and see a lot of monkey. Stop for lunch.

Then, visit Chalong Temple one of the well-known temples in Phuket where is spiritual heart of Phuket people. After that visit Big Buddha Prothep Cape View point where locate in the South of Phuket. Then, driver along the scenic beach road to see Kata,Kata Noi and Karon Beach. Then, return to your hotel.

Overnight: Andaman White Beach Resort, Sea View Deluxe Room

Meals: B L

Full Day Phi Phi – Maya Bay – Bamboo Islands (Join-In Tour)
At 07.30 hrs. pick up from your hotel and transfer to Royal Phuket Marina (Pier), at 10:00 speedboat departure to Phi Phi Island. First stop will be at Bamboo Islands after an hour journey, you can swim, snorkeling, or sunbathing then we depart to Phi Phi Don Islands and lunch will be served at restaurant on Phi Phi Don. Around 14:30, speedboat depart to Phi Phi Ley Island, you will visit Monkey beach, Viking cave, Pileh Cove. And we will stop again on Maya Bay and we will return to Royal marina pier. Around 17:30 you will reach to the pier and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight: Andaman White Beach Resort, Sea View Deluxe Room

Meals: B
Free day at leisure.

Overnight: Andaman White Beach Resort, Sea View Deluxe Room

Meals: B

You are at leisure this morning to enjoy your last few hours in Phuket. Check-out from your hotel at anytime before noon today. You’re then driven to the airport for your flight back to Bangkok.

Fly Phuket (HKT) – Bangkok (BKK) on Bangkok Airways (economy class)

End of services or extend your trip to MYANMAR, VIETNAM, INDIA or ANYWHERE!

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    • 11 nights accommodations based on double occupancy

• Meals as per itinerary

• Local transportation (private vehicles)

• Excursions and entrance fees (as per itinerary)

• Services of Local guides

• Cooking classes as per itinerary

Tour Exclusions:


• International Flights (can be arranged through us [email protected])
• Domestic Flights (can be arranged through us [email protected])

• Mandatory travel medical insurance and optional cancellation insurance (can be arranged through us

[email protected])

• Meals and beverages not mentioned in itinerary

• Items of personal nature

• Services and entrances not mentioned above

• Passport and visa fees

• Tips for local guides, drivers, at restaurants, etc

• Entry Visa Fees, please visit for more details / submit your individual visa application.


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Please note that pricing will depend on number of participants and time of year.
Prices from: $3345USD based on double/twin occupancy

*Price is subject to change without notice.

Approximate flight costs:
Price per person in USD:
Bangkok (BKK) to Chiang Mai (CNX) on Bangkok Airways: USD 150 per person
Chiang Mai (CNX) to Phuket (HKT) on Bangkok Airways: USD 280 per person
Phuket (HKT) to Bangkok on Bangkok Airways: USD 175 per person

Final Payment
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure.

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Air Travel
Flights are not included in the tour price. Do not purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details [email protected]

Passport Information
Entry Visa Fees, please visit for more details / submit your individual visa application.
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.
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Bangkok: Riva Surya Bangkok, Deluxe Riva Room

Chang Mai: Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, Lanna Deluxe Room

Phuket: Andaman White Beach Resort, Sea View Deluxe Room

*Please note that hotels are just samples and are subject to change and availability.

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