Essential Thailand 11 days
  • Thailand
  • USD $2,040
  • 11 Days
  • 14
Tour Code: MTHBP11
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Tour Highlights:
Itinerary in Brief:
City Nights Accomodation
Bangkok 3
Chiang Mai 3
Phuket 4
Prices & Dates
Daily Departure
Price USD$ Per Person *
2018 Hotel Choices or Similar Twin Share Single Supplement
Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018
Standard Furama Silom 3*+ (Superior Room) - Bangkok
The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai 4* (Superior Room) - Chiang Mai
Andaman Seaview Hotel 5 *(Superior Room) - Phuket
$2040 $475
Superior Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok 4*(Deluxe Room) - Bangkok
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa 5*(Deluxe Lanna) - Chiang Mai
Amari Phuket 5*(Superior Ocean View) - Phuket
$2460 $875
Deluxe Banyan Tree Bangkok 5*(Horizon Room) - Bangkok
Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai 5*(Deluxe Room) - Chiang Mai
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach 5*(Deluxe Room) - Phuket
$2815 $1290
*Prices are based on minimum 2 persons
Prices Include:
  • Program is based on English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation as mentioned above or equivalent.
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax
  • Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight
Prices Exclude:
  • Visa fees, drinks, personal expenses, travel insurance and international air ticket
*All prices are per person in US$, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for the listed category. Single supplement will be charged starting from 2 pax up for each pax occupying a single room. *All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours (unless specified as private tour) *CAD$ is acceptable base on current exchange rate . *Currency exchange rate are subject to change without prior notice due to fluctuation.
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner
D1 Arrival Bangkok
Upon arrival Bangkok airport, meet and greet with our guide and transfer to hotel in Bangkok (check in 14.00hrs), freshen up and free day

Overnight in Bangkok.

D2 Bangkok
Visit two of the most important sights of Bangkok: the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a giant lying Buddha, covered in gold leaf. The Grand Palace is a "must see" for every visitor. Within the compound is the Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), Lunch will be served in a Thai restaurant, Travel on the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings) and on through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi.

You will have the chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways, which gave the city the name "Venice of the East". You will also pay a visit to one of the most photographed sights in Bangkok, the Wat Arun. The majestic shrine has a pagoda of 76 m high.

Evening Bangkok's Tuk Tuk Urban Odyssey (SIC, incl. Dinner).

Zip along in a private tuk tuk through the historic streets of Old Bangkok, "Rattanakosin" as we visit authentic food stops and historic landmarks in the hustle and bustle of the city.

Overnight in Bangkok.

B / L / D
D3 Bangkok
Visit the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, situated approximately 75 kilometers north of Bangkok and which is one of those destinations you have to see. The mix of cultures in Ayutthaya began in the mid-16th century when ships from Ayutthaya plied the Asian seas, trading with neighboring countries. When the Dutch showed up in the 17th century, Ayutthaya became a port city and trade routes were extended to China, Japan, Indonesia, Portugal, Holland and France and even up to the Scandinavian countries later.

We will pass or visit all the most impressive ruins of this World Heritage Site. We will eventually return to Bangkok by cruising down the Chao Phraya River on a comfortable, air-conditioned cruise ship, while enjoying a sumptuous buffet lunch on board.

Upon arrival at the disembarkation point in Bangkok in the late afternoon, we will transfer you back to your booked hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok.

B / L
D4 Bangkok flight Chiang Mai
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Bangkok airport.

Upon arrival Chiang Mai airport, meet and greet with our guide and transfer to hotel in Chiang Mai (check in after 14.00hrs) freshen up

Evening Street Food Market tour (Private, incl. Dinner)

See the real local street food market included Thai and Northern Thai food. Try to choose one of variety of food for yourself. Our guide will assist you for choosing the food. You will have chance to try Thai dessert.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

B / D
D5 Chiang Mai
Full Day Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Camp (SIC, incl. Lunch)

A full-day Elephant Jungle Sanctuary package offers visitors the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain a special understanding of their daily lives and behaviours. Experience life with the elephants in their natural home – A freely roamed environment which is both safe and sustainable, Located beside a Karen village in a densely forested mountainous region, the Sanctuary is surrounded by spectacular jungle scenery.

When you arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, an English-speaking guide will walk with you through the adjacent Karen village, and teach you a little about elephants and the local way of life. Get changed into traditional Karen clothing, listen as your guide tells you more about the Sanctuary, grab some bananas and sugar cane for feeding, and you will be ready to meet the elephants!

Once you have met and spent time with each of the elephants, you can retire to a relaxing platform overlooking a picturesque river and jungle. There, you will enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit, before being re-united with your elephant friends.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

D6 Chiang Mai
Half Day Doi Suthep, City Temple and Trishaw ride to Muang Mai Market (Private, NO lunch) 08.30-12.00

This morning visit the mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep, which is situated on a hill, 1050 m high. Then, visit Wat Chedi Luang, containing an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high and was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545 and Wat Phrasingh, contains most beautiful Lai Kham Chapel with its exquisite wood carving and northern style murals. After that, continue with a trishaw ride visiting Muang Mai market.Return to hotel.

Afternoon free at leisure.

Evening daily Lifestyle of a Lanna Family

A short transfer takes you into the outskirts of Chiang Mai to meet your host family in an authentic Thai neighborhood. After being welcomed with a refreshing drink by your host, spend time with the Thai family learning about traditional Thai architecture and the graceful teakwood homes and structures. Stroll through the orchard and herb garden with your host family, who will also demonstrate how to make bamboo baskets and cigars from banana leaves. This rich cultural experience will wrap up with a delicious home-cooked Northern Thai lunch or dinner that you will prepare with the family. After the meal transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

B / D
D7 Chiang Mai flight Phuket
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Chiang Mai airport.

Upon arrival Phuket airport, meet and greet with our guide and transfer to hotel in Phuket (check in after 14.00hrs) free for leisure.

Overnight in Phuket.

D8 Phuket
In the morning, after being transferred to the pier, you will take a speedboat to reach Phi Phi islands. Sightseeing excursions include Loh Sa Mah and Phi Phi Ley cove as well as Maya Bay, where the 2000 film "The Beach" (starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton) was filmed. A chance to observe the majestic undersea world is also available for guests who enjoy snorkelling. Phi Phi Ley is home to the Viking Cave, a large limestone cavern, where ancient rock paintings can be found. After lunch at a beachside restaurant, we will reach the Bamboo Island where you can enjoy some free time to swim and snorkel or simply lie and rest on the beach. The departure in the afternoon will be from Hin Klang Island. Upon arrival at the pier in Phuket, we will drive you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Phuket.

D9 Phuket
Spend your free day to explore the beach.

Overnight in Phuket.

D10 Phuket
Spend your free day to explore the beach.

Overnight in Phuket.

D11 Phuket Departure
Check out and transfer to Phuket airport for departure
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