Best of Thailand: Temples, Elephants and Beaches

Best of Thailand: Temples, Elephants and Beaches

Journey through Thailand on this 12-night tailor-made holiday and discover culture, wildlife and beaches.

Bustling and buzzing, Bangkok is the natural starting point for this itinerary – think tuk-tuk rides and floating markets. Then on to an unforgettable experience at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort where you’ll get up close to Asian elephants. You’ll carry on to the gleaming temples of Chiang Mai before some well-deserved rest on the beaches of Khao Lak.

Tour highlights

  • Spend three nights in Bangkok
  • Go on an evening tuk-tuk tour through the city
  • Visit the floating market in Damnern Saduak
  • Encounter elephant at the Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort
  • See gleaming temples in Chiang Mai
  • Explore the night market and sample local street food
  • Enjoy beach time in Khao Lak


Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok

Arrival in Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will meet a company representative and transfer to your hotel for check in.

Accommodation: Oriental Residence

Day 2 -3: Bangkok Sightseeing

Bangkok Sightseeing

Your first few days in Thailand start with a visit to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (around 110km from the capital) where canoes laden with fruits and vegetables glide up and down the canals. Returning to Bangkok, this first evening is all about a night tour of the city by tuk-tuk. On an eye-opening ride you’ll get to see iconic sights after the sun goes down – we guarantee you’ll love the late-night flower market and stops to sample delicious street food!

Accommodation: Oriental Residence

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4 - 5: Chiang Rai - Anantara Golden Triangle

Chiang Rai - Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp

Time to get back on the plane and fly north to Chiang Rai! Surely the most unforgettable part of your trip is your two-night stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp. During your stay you’ll be able to choose two complimentary experiences, options below:

  • Elephant Camp Experience – either the Elephant Learning Programme or Walking with Giants
  • Spice Spoons – Thai cooking classes at the Anantara Cooking School
  • Golden Triangle Discovery Excursion – a cultural discovery tour with private car, drive and guide
  • Spa Discover Package – either the Bespoke Spa Discovery or Exclusive Spa Discovery

    Please note that while your stay here is on an All Inclusive basis, your first night will only include dinner.

    Accommodation: Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort
  • INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Day 6 -7: Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai

    Following a final breakfast at the camp, you’ll take a scenic drive through the countryside to Chiang Mai where you’ll check into your boutique hotel before wandering around the night market. On your second day in the city head off on a private tour of the many Buddhist temples including the 600-year-old Wat Pra That Doi Suthep. Climb the 306 stairs to the top and be rewarded with incomparable views of the city below – cameras are a must!

    Accommodation: Tamarind Village

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 8- 12: Khao Lak Beach Stay

    Khao Lak Beach Stay

    At the end of a busy week of touring and sightseeing, it’s time for some well-deserved R&R on the white sandy beaches of Khao Lak. Following a flight to Phuket and land transfer to the Bangsak Merlin Resort you’ll get to sit back, relax and spend the next five days doing whatever you want – even if it’s doing absolutely nothing at all!

    Accommodations: Bangsak Merlin Resort

    INCLUDES : Breakfast

    Day 13: Depart


    On your last day in Thailand, you'll check out after breakfast and transfer back to Phuket Airport in time for your return flight back home.

    INCLUDES : Breakfast



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    Note: 'From' prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in the season dates indicated and are subject to availability. Call us today for an instant price based on your specific travel dates and travel party requirements.

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