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Bangkok, Chiang Mai + Phuket

9 days

9-Day Private Tour

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Day
1

Welcome to Bangkok

You’ll be met at the airport and escorted by private car to the 5-star Anantara Riverside Resort & Spa.

Day
2

Thailand’s famous Railway Market

Today’s excursion begins at the rail station where you’ll join your private guide aboard a local open-air train. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mingle with local Thai residents as colorful scenes of daily life unfold on both sides of the train. Arrive at the bustling Mahachai Market, filled with exotic food and produce, and step aboard a local ferry. Cross the river and catch another train bound for Talat Rom Hup. Better known as Thailand’s famous Railway Track Market, local merchants here set up their stalls along 100 yards of active train track… And up to 8 times per day, vendors and shoppers alike have to scramble fast to avoid the passing rail carriages. After these fascinating experiences of ordinary life in Thailand, you’ll return to your elegant resort in Bangkok. The balance of your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy as you wish.  Meals B

Day
3

Free day in Bangkok

This entire day is yours to relax and explore as you wish. Your hotel’s convenient city-center location makes it easy to visit Bangkok’s best-known landmarks at your own pace. Or take this opportunity to discover the city’s world-class shopping. Thailand is highly regarded for its exquisite jewelry, finely crafted silks, colorful lacquer ware and a wide variety of other arts and crafts.  Meals B

Day
4

Fly to Chiang Mai

You’ll be transferred by private car to the airport today for your included flight to Chiang Mai, one of the country’s most culturally, artistically and spiritually vibrant cities. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the stylish, 5-star Anantara Chiang Mai Hotel.  Meals B

Day
5

Private sightseeing

This morning’s private city tour begins with a pleasant cruise on the tranquil Ping River. Stop at a local farmer’s house for refreshing soft drinks and a sampling of exotic tropical fruits. Then visit the city’s colorful flower market and Wat Chedi Luang, a complex of three lovely temples including the Lai Kham Chapel with its exquisite woodcarvings and beautiful murals executed in the traditional Lanna style of the northern Thailand. Return to your elegant hotel where the balance of your afternoon and the evening are free to enjoy as you wish.  Meals B

Day
6

Chiang Mai to Phuket

You’ll be escorted to the airport for your included flight to Phuket, Thailand’s most famous island resort. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to the deluxe Katathani Phuket Beach.  Meals B

Day
7

Afternoon Island Tour & Dinner

This morning is at leisure to enjoy the spectacular beachfront setting and fine amenities of your resort. In the afternoon, your private sightseeing tour explores the island’s rich Chinese legacy, including the historic Chalong Temple and the Chinese House Museum. You’ll also visit a traditional Chinese pharmacy before a guided walking tour through the historic district of Phuket Town. Then ascend Rang Hill for a romantic dinner before returning to your resort.  Meals B,D

Day
8

A free day in paradise

This entire day is yours to enjoy and relax as you wish. Take a walk along the beach, relax poolside or head back into town to explore its many inviting eateries, shops and street markets.  Meals B

Day
9

Depart Phuket

Our private car and driver will take you to the airport today for your onward flight.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Angkor Wat

3-Day Post-Tour Extension from $849

Discover the magnificent jungle ruins of Angkor! We include your flight from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap, airport transfers, a deluxe hotel near Angkor and extensive sightseeing.

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Day
11

Fly from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap, Cambodia

You’ll be escorted to the airport for your included international flight from Laos to Cambodia. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the beautiful Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa. This afternoon, join your private guide to discover the imposing majesty of Angkor Wat - the largest temple in the world with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops Pyramid in Egypt. Inspired by 12th century Hinduism, it took an estimated 30 years to build Angkor Wat, including the intricately carved bas-reliefs which adorn all four sides of the temple.

Late in the day, your guide will lead you to a prime vantage point to witness the sun set over Angkor, a magnificent and unforgettable spectacle. Meals B

Day
12

The Magnificent Temples of Angkor

This morning, you’ll discover the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom – the last capital of the Khmers, with its Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the stunning Bayon temple. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very centre of Angkor Thom and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. Continue on with your private guide to visit Preah Khan, an extensive monastic complex built by the Khmer King Jayavarman VII.

In the afternoon, your unhurried private sightseeing focuses on the less-visited but equally impressive sites of Angkor, including Chau Say Tevoda, Prasat Kravan, and Ta Keo. You’ll also tour the oft-photographed Ta Prohm; dedicated in 1186, this vast temple complex has been largely left in its natural state, surrounded by the massive roots and limbs of the encroaching jungle. Meals B

Day
13

Ton Le Sap Lake and onward

Check out from your hotel after breakfast and travel with your private car, driver and guide to Ton Le Sap Lake. A morning excursion aboard a shaded boat transports you across the tranquil waters to see traditional floating homes and small fish farms. It’s fascinating up-close look at a unique way of life here in rural Cambodia. In the afternoon, you’ll be driven back to the airport in Siem Reap for your onward flight. Meals B

Add Myanmar...Before or After!

Our 8-Day Private Journey

Enhance your travels through exotic Southeast Asia with our Private Tour of Burma. We include your flight between Bangkok and Yangon and all the features of our Private Journey to Myanmar!

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Day
1

Welcome to Yangon

Check in to your choice of hotel. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers
for dinner at the elegant Strand Grill. Meals D

Day
2

Discover Yangon

Discover historic and cultural highlights like the Sule and Shwedagon Pagodas, Chaukhtatgyi Reclining Buddha and Scott Market. An evening stroll through Chinatown offers a glimpse into daily life. Meals B,L,D

Day
3

Journey to Bagan

Fly northward and begin your exploration of the 2,000 ancient temples that dot Bagan’s golden plains. Then check in to your choice of hotel and enjoy a sunset cruise on the Irrawaddy River. Meals B,L,D

Day
4

Life in Bagan

Spend time at a fruit market and with a village family for an authentic look into Burmese life and culture. Then travel by pony cart and ascend one of Bagan’s towering pagodas to witness an unforgettable sunset across these golden temple-studded plains. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Fly to Mandalay

Visit ancient Amarapura and check in to the deluxe Mandalay Hill Resort. Enjoy a private city tour and the sunset from atop Mandalay Hill. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Fly to Heho and travel to Inle Lake

Transfer to your chosen lakefront resort and then explore the remote villages and sacred temples of this vast mountain lake, home to fishermen who skillfully row their boats with one leg as they cast their nets. Visit a floating farm and see
the boat carvers of Nampan. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Life along the shores of Inle Lake

Mingle with tribal villagers at the bustling 5 Day Market and tour ancient Inn Dein Temple. Sit down to a traditional lunch with an Intha family in their charming lakefront home and enjoy an evening canoe excursion. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Return to Yangon

Fly back to Yangon this morning. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Hong Kong

Discover facets of Hong Kong which few visitors ever glimpse! Our private tour includes transfers, a choice of fine city-center hotels, Hong Kong island sightseeing, and more!

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Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows.

Pay-In-Full

Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

Book Your Air

Ask about international air service, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.