TASTE OF THAILAND
9 DAYS – MOUNTAINS TO ISLANDS
An incredible first visit to Thailand! This tour takes us from the mountainous north of Thailand to the beaches and islands of the south.
We’ll stay at carefully selected destinations while avoiding the most touristed and crowded areas.
Amazing photo opportunities, delicious food, and lots of fun throughout! Start with a three temple tour of Chiang Rai before getting a private tour of a unique coffee plantation that keeps the whole process in-house from plant to cup.
Down south, we’ll get our beach time in. Visit islands on an iconic long-tail boat, and have time to explore the beach at your leisure or shop night markets..
And of course, we’ll indulge in delicious food throughout! From spicy pork dishes of North Thailand to fresh seafood in the south.
- Amazing Thai food!
- Coffee farm tour
- White Temple, Blue Temple, Black House
- Long-tail boat to islands
DAY 1 Chiang Rai | Boutique Lodging
Arrive in Nepal, flight to Chiang Rai. Welcome dinner and orientation.
DAY 2 Chiang Rai | Three Temple Tour
Private transport to the exotic White Temple, Blue Temple, and Black House. Either long tail boat ride up the Kok River to a village, or wander with elephants at an ethical elephant sanctuary. Dinner at a favorite restaurant.
DAY 3 Chiang Rai | Doi Chang Coffee Plantations
Start the day at a favorite coffee shop. After breakfast we’ll take a scenic drive high up Doi Chang Mountain to a friend’s coffee plantation. We’ll learn all about the process of growing, harvesting, roasting, and cupping great coffee. Then we’ll drink it!
DAY 4 Chiang Rai Countryside | Hill-Top Resort – Golden Triangle
Today we’ll explore the so-called Golden Triangle: the very north point of Thailand where the country intersects with Myanmar and Laos. Once famous for it’s opium trade, we’ll visit the opium museum and visit the border crossing point to Myanmar.
This evening we’ll return to a 4* resort hidden away in the hills outside Chiang Rai.
DAY 5 Koh Lanta | Island Time!
Morning flight south to Krabi. From here we’ll take a ferry to the large island of Koh Lanta. Dinner and sunset on the beach. Beachfront resort.
DAY 6 Koh Lanta | Koh Lanta Old Town
Spend a lazy morning on the beach or by the pool. In the afternoon we’ll wander across the island to the Old Town. Chinese settlers landed here in the early 1900s and the architecture of the place reflects their heritage. Cozy wooden waterfront buildings have been renovated into coffee shops and restaurants.
DAY 7 Koh Lanta | Island Tour
After breakfast we’ll climb aboard a boat and head out island hopping and snorkeling for the day.
DAY 8 Kathmandu | At leisure day
Free day on the beach or to explore the island. Rent a scooty and have your own wheels.
DAY 9 Departure | Fly to Bangkok
Our last day in Thailand. Fly to Bangkok in time for your international flight home.
PRICING & WHAT’S INCLUDED
2-3 people $3,595 per person
4-5 people $2,995 per person
6+ people $2,795 per person
- All in-country transportation
- 8 nights delightful lodging
- All breakfasts
- Domestic flights: Chiang Rai to Krabi; Krabi to Bangkok
- Personal trip planner and facilitator
- International airfare
- Any drinks other than complimentary drinks
- Lunches and Dinners
- Trip insurance
- Other personal expenses
- Tips for guides, staff, drivers, etc…
DEPARTURE DATES 2019-2020
December 22-30 | December 27-January 04 | January 04-12 | January 11-19
FLEXIBLE DEPARTURE DATES
Don’t see dates that work for you? Contact me to plan dates that fit your schedule.
November – January