Thailand Tour 2020

January 27 – February 7, 2020

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Thailand Tour

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What to Expect

12 Days of adventure awaits you on our magical Thailand tour. From the energetic city of Bangkok with its ancient Buddhist temples, buzzing markets and ornate gardens.

The dazzling beauty of Chiang Mai with its welcoming locals and its delicious Thai cuisine.

From sleeper trains, tuk-tuks zig-zagging through the traffic to tranquil cruises along the river.

Spend time with rescued elephants and protected bears, see temples, palaces and chanting monks, just some of the experiences you will encounter on this breathtaking tour.

Unforgettable experience

An Elle Voyage guide will be with you all the way. Discover Thailand today!

All Your Needs Catered for

Amazing food and experiences throughout and stay in beautiful hotels.

Tour Highlights

  • Bangkok’s bustling markets
  • Explore The Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple
  • Tuk-Tuk ride, longtail boat cruise
  • Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam
  • The dazzling beauty of Chiang Mai
  • Get close to elephants at The Elephant Nature Park
  • Discover Buddhism and the art of meditaion, plus much more!
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Thailand 2020 Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - Bangkok

Sa-wat dee! Welcome to the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, where ancient temples in peaceful courtyards and local street vendors integrate with impressive skylines, shopping malls and a web of busy highways.

Arrive by 3pm where your private transfer will waiting to escort you to your beautiful boutique hotel situated next to the Chao Phraya River and surrounded by tranquility in the heart of this energetic city.

Our welcome meeting is at 5pm where you will get to know your guide, your Voyage girlfriends and the important stuff for the next 14 days ahead.

We then head out to a local restaurant to toast the adventures that lay ahead!Hotel: Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Bangkok

A full and exciting day lies awaits. After breakfast we take a short walk to the pier and hop on a boat to Wat Pho, one of the oldest Buddhist temple complex’s in the city, also known as the reclining Buddha Temple, and the place where traditional Thai massage was first practised.

After we’ll hop on a Tuk Tuk ride to **The Grand Palace and The Emerald Buddha temple, the most worshiped temple in Bangkok. The Grand Palace holds an important role in Thailand’s history with a special emphasis on textiles for the royal court and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Lunch is at a traditional local restaurant nearby then we’ll board a long tail boat and cruise down the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings. Wat Kanlayanamitr temple is our next stop and then we visit one of the oldest Portuguese communities in Thailand and taste some of their delicious Portuguese’s cakes known as “Khanom Farang Kudee Jeen”

We then head to Pak Khlong Talat, the largest and most colourful flower and vegetable market in Bangkok, a place buzzing with an effervescent vitality and the perfect spot to take some colourful photos. 

**Dress requirements to enter the Grand Palace are very strict. Please ensure you wear trousers or angle length skirts, a top covering your shoulders and closed toe shoes (no thongs or flip-flops). Hotel: Riva Surya Bangkok Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3 - Ayutthaya

Today we travel to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam and a world heritage site. Ayutthaya was said to have been one of the most beautiful cities in the world in its time and the heart of a thriving siamese Kingdom.

Our first stop is the Summer Palace at Bang Pa Inn a mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture followed by some beautiful temples and statues, including the Buddha head that’s surrounded by Banyan tree roots, one of the most photographed sites in all of Ayutthaya.

After lunch, we check into our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Hotel: Classic Kameo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4 - Ayutthaya
This morning we visit Wat Maheyong temple in Ayutthaya where we’ll be met by a monk who will introduce us to Buddhism and the art of meditating.

After our spiritual morning session we have a free afternoon before leaving the hotel early evening to catch the 13 hours overnight train (women only) to Chiang Mai.

Hotel: Classic Kameo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5 - Chiang Mai
We arrive in vibrant Chiang Mai mid-morning, known as the ‘Rose of the North’, with its many ornate temples, dazzling beauty and extremely welcoming locals, it’s definitely a city that will leave you spellbound. Chiang Mai is famous for its northern Thai cuisine and lunch today is khao soi, a delicious curry noodle dish that is synonymous with the region.

This afternoon, we go to Doi Suthep, where 300 steps leads you to some of the most majestic and holiest temples in Thailand and the climb is well worth the reward at the end. The hypnotic atmosphere of chanting Buddhist monks and the sweeping views of the city make this afternoon a very memorable experience.

This evening we take a stroll through the Night Bazaar, full of local handicrafts, colourful fruits and fabulous northern street food dishes.

Hotel: Siripanna Villa & Spa Resort
Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Chiang Mai
It’s an early start as we head out to the Elephant Nature Park just over an hour’s drive. This amazing park is dedicated to rehabilitating and protecting elephants and provides a natural environment for not just the elephants but dogs, cats, buffaloes and other animals.

Today we can get watch them interact with each other, feed and help out with these wonderful beasts.

After an amazing day, we’ll have time to freshen up before experiencing a traditional northern Thai khantoke dinner, accompanied by live music and dancing.

Hotel: Siripanna Villa & Spa Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Chiang Mai
Today is a bit of a shopping day. Our guide will show us where to buy authentic souvenirs instead of the mass-produced copies before we visit an artisan’s village to be shown how to weave our own baskets and a potter shows us how make our own clay vase. 

After a mouth-watering lunch together, we visit Chiang Mai’s rejuvenating hot springs. The water in this part of the world contains sulphur, magnesium and other natural elements which are good for the skin, blood circulation, aching muscles, ageing and stress relief…who wouldn’t want to have just a little dip!

Today is considered as Loi Krathong day, a festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand and in nearby countries. The name could be translated as “to float a basket,” and comes from the tradition of making krathong or buoyant, decorated baskets, which are then floated on a river.

Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar calendar. If you would like to attend this ceremony, our guide can arrange this at an additional cost(approximately £75), but totally worth it.

Hotel: Siripanna Villa & Spa Resort
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 - Luang Prabang
After a leisurely morning, early afternoon we head to the Chiang Mai airport and board our short flight to Luang Prabang, an area southeast of Thailand known for the tranquil Mekong River, the mountainous landscapes, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements and Buddhist monasteries.

After checking into our boutique hotel with time to relax and freshen up, our guide will meet us to hop aboard a local tuk tuk for a traditional Baci welcome ceremony. The ceremony is held to bring good luck and abundance to ones life.

After being blessed, we’ll head over to have a mouth-watering BBQ dinner, next to the Mekong River with it’s relaxing views

Hotel: The Grand Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 - Luang Prabang
We’ll rise before dawn today to take part in the giving of alms; Luang Prabang’s sacred ritual that dates back centuries. Every morning, monks from the town’s 35 wats collect rice for their day’s food. Watch this tradition unfold against whitewashed temple walls, with the sun rising on the horizon.

A visit to Luang Prabang is not complete without sailing along the Mekong River. We’ll stop en-route at Pak Ou, to explore the magnificent Tam Ting caves. Accessed by a staircase cut into craggy limestone cliffs, they sit high above the river, and are filled with thousands of Buddha statues.

Lunch is on board the boat as we drift past French colonial buildings framed by pink bougainvillea trees, monks in their brightly coloured saffron robes with a backdrop of temples in the distance…bliss!

Hotel: The Grand Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10 - Luang Prabang
If you’ve ever had the desire to milk a cow, well today we get to milk not a cow but a cuddly buffalo. Our guide will be ready to show us around the dairy farm and explain why buffalo milk is so good for us, show us how to milk one ourselves, then we get to wash and scrub them in their daily bathing ritual.

After we can relax in the café and enjoy the home-made ‘cake of the day’ served with delicious ice cream and tea or locally grown coffee.

En-route to our picnic lunch, we stop off at the Bear Rescue Centre and see them swinging in their hammocks, playing with tires and generally frolicking in a wonderland made just for the them. The bears were all rescued from poachers looking to harvest their bile and are now living the happiest life ever. 

After our guide will accompany us for picnic lunch at the Kuang Si Waterfall, know for its glorious blue-green cascades, who could resist a dip in these beautiful surroundings.

Hotel: The Grand Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 - Luang Prabang
After breakfast we’re climbing the 328 zig-zag steps for a spectacular panoramic view of Luang Prabang from the top of mount Phou Si, where sits a golden Buddha, a landmark of this ancient city.

After we visit Wat Xieng Thong, the most enchanting monastery in Laos, full of young monks eagerly wanting to practise their english. The rest of the afternoon is yours to wander around this magical city or relax surrounded by these amazing views.

It’s our last evening and tonight we have our dinner Khaiphaen, an International enterprise dedicated to improving the welfare of disadvantaged youths through teaching them skills. The food is delicious and the cocktails very tempting!

Hotel: The Grand Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12 - Departure Day
It’s the last day and time to say our farewells!

What an adventure its been, from the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok with its Ornate Temples, Tuk Tuk’s weaving in and out of traffic and the colourful energetic markets, to mingling with the magnificent elephants at the Nature Park in Chiang Mai.

You’ve experienced night bazaars to the splendour of Luang Prabang’s waterfalls and the tranquil waters of the Mekong River…Thailand’s warm hospitality will leave you wanting to explore Asia a whole lot more.

Meals: Breakfast

*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.

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Tour Details:

Dates:
January 27 – February 7, 2020

Where: Thailand – 12 Days/11 Nights

What’s Included: 10 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 5 Dinners

Tour Cost: £2719.00 (sharing Twin room)
Single Supplement: £1099.00

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

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Space is limited. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

​To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.​​​​​​

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