Thailand Luxury Tours
Thailand provides a comfortable, modern yet exotic destination in exciting Southeast Asia. While not as adventurous as nearby destinations of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar, the trade off is legendary resorts on pristine, palm-fringed beaches, fabulous cuisine, exotic and spiritual culture, with all the conveniences and luxury travel amenities one would expect anywhere in the world.
The sprawling megalopolis Bangkok, where gilded temples and palaces front the busy Chao Praya River, to the lush mountain river valleys of the infamous Golden Triangle in the tranquil far north, and white sand beaches in the far south, Thailand offers a breadth of landscapes, attractions and activities unmatched in the region. The Land of a Thousand Smiles as Thailand is known, is one of the most popular countries in the world due in large part to the unfailingly gracious and warm people who are relaxed and easy going.
Following a thrilling stopover in Bangkok, travel to the laid back north to discover the tranquil culture of the "Lanna Thai." In Chiang Mai, explore verdant landscapes, sacred temples and monastries, elephant camps, famous night bazaars, and sample fiery dishes the north is known for. Further north lies the a nexus of borders between Laos and Myanmar, an area around the city of Chiang Rai that was known as the Golden Triangle where decades ago drug smuggling ruled the local economy. These days, Chiang Rai is known for its bohemian enclave, formed by the country's top artists who have moved into the area from Bangkok, and luxury resorts, including the renowned Four Seasons Tented Camp. Here too are are diverse mix of colorful hilltribes, providing fascinating personal encounters.
Like other destinations in the area, we excel at providing experiences no other luxury travel company can provide, including private artist encounters, photography itineraries, culinary focus, including informal chef demonstrations. Of course, you may also expect a better value for your trip—a private tour about what other companies such as A&K charge for their group trips.
Why go? Thailand is one of the most popular country in the world, with decades head start in tourism, providing an extensive tourist infrastructure and dozens of world-class luxury hotels. At the moment, Bangkok is the most interesting culinary destination in the world, worth a quick stop before escaping to bucolic luxury resorts in the mountains of the north, the magnificent islands in the south, or nearby destinations, including the grand temples at Angkor, sublime Luang Prabang, and undeveloped Myanmar.
Indochina's Recommended Luxury Trip Ideas to Thailand
|North Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand
Private Luxury Touring | World Heritage Sites
Days: 7 to 9 | From $5,995
Enjoy Vietnam's thrilling north, ancient Hanoi and picturesque Halong Bay, the Khmer temples of Angkor, and busy Bangkok, Extend your stay to enjoy relaxing on one of Thailand's incredible beach resorts.
Private Luxury Touring | Golden Triangle, Bangkok and the Islands
Days: 8 to 12 | From $6,795
A Grand Tour of Thailand exploring the legendary Golden Triangle and artist community of Chiang Rai, the Lanna Thai culture of Chiang Mai, dazzling Bangkok, and at trip's end, relaxing on the golden beaches of Thailand's islands to the south.
Private Luxury Touring | Romantic Escape in Siam
Days: 7 to 12 | From $4,995
From romantic dinners and river cruises in the capital city, elephant camps, colorful hilltribes, sacred temples and remote resorts in the picturesque north, and escape to the one of Thailand's finest luxury beach resorts on Krabi, Samui, or Phuket at trip's end.
|Culinary Vietnam & Thailand
Private Luxury Touring | Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An & Bangkok
Days: 7 to 10 | From $4,750
Vietnam's has firmly planted itself on the world culinary stage. Learn regional differences from traditional styles in Hanoi, ancient cuisine of the royal capital, Hue, and modern fusion in Hoi An. In Bangkok, explore the most interesting city in the world for cuisine.
Private Luxury Touring | Bangkok, Angkor & The Mekong Delta
Days: 9 to 12 | From $6,995
A pleasant cruise on the legendary Mekong River, preceded by a thrilling two days in Bangkok, exploring the magnificent Khmer temples at Angkor, and after a week on the Mekong, ending in vibrant Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
|Thailand Art Encounter
Private Luxury Touring | Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai
Days: 5 to 7| From $4,595
An intimate journey through Thailand's traditional and contemporary art scene, from galleries and spaces in Bangkok, to the bohemian communities cropping up in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai with private artist encounters with such notable figures as Thawan Duchanee (above)
Explore Further Afield
Sukhothai | Daytrip from Chiang Mai
Immediately apparent to any visitor is that Sukhothai is one of Asia’s most under-rated World Heritage sites. Although not on the scale as Angkor, the historial park filled with striking ruins of royal palaces, Buddhist temples and monuments.
Sukothai means "rising of happiness" and indeed the best time to visit is by the rising sun. We'll arrive by the morning light, when most beautiful and ahead of the tour buses to explore the main attractions, including Wat Traphang Ngoen, the largest and principal temple of the Sukhothai Kingdom, the massive pagoda, Wat Mahathat, Wat Sa Si and its lovely chedi and giant seated Buddha, sublime shimmering lotus pool at Wat Mahathat, the largest and arguably most impressive single site in Sukohthai, and Sukhothai’s single most awe-inspiring monument, Wat Si Chum,
The Ramkamhaeng National Museum located at the entrance will provide a comprehensive overview and significance of the Sukhothai kingdom, where we can pause before or after exploring the park. Following exploration of the main monuments, taking an optional short hike in the park's western zone to Wat Saphan Hin, a hilltop temple that affords views of the central zone ruins and surrounding countryside.
Before returning to Chiang Mai, enjoying lunch at a local cafe in the "new Sukothai" town. In the afternoon, exploring the design and arts section of Chiang Mai located near the university (read more about Chiang Mai). This evening, dining by choice of restaurant (recommendations and reservations provided).
Ready to plan your perfect Thailand trip? Contact us in San Francisco at (415) 731-4377 or in Bangkok at (66-81) 455-9990
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