Start with the hustle and bustle of Bangkok – a vibrant central Asian city. Then travel north to peaceful, historic Chiang Mai. Finish with a relaxing beach break on Koh Samui.
Thailand is a favourite destination for many. It is welcoming, great value for money and offers much variety. With this suggested itinerary you will cycle the backstreets of Bangkok, venture into the jungle in Chiang Mai and explore a National Marine Park from Koh Samui.
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Bangkok – Novotel Sukhumvit
Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit is located in the city centre, near BTS Sky Train Ploenchit Station. A convenient location for business or leisure stays. Guests are within easy walking distance to Central Embassy and Sukhumvit Road. Nearby leisure attractions and shopping malls include Siam Paragon, Siam Square and The Emquatier.
Relax in 4-star comfort, with 370 guest rooms, free WIFI and 5 meeting rooms. Unwind at outdoor swimming pool, gym with sauna and drinks at beer garden.
Chiang Mai – Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel
Discover the secluded grace of an intimate retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s far north. Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is a small luxury hotel inspired by traditional Lanna design and fused with contemporary colonial styles. The hotel is situated in Wat Gate, one of Chiang Mai’s older districts with a diverse mix of cultures and religions, making it a fascinating place to enjoy a city break in the beautiful northern capital.
‘Puripunn’ translates as ‘the land of sharing’. Designed as the perfect home away from home, guests can experience the warmth and grace of the Puripunn family. With just 30 rooms guests are assured attentive and personalized service for a truly memorable stay in the northern provincial capital.
Outstanding location, Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is just minutes’ walk from many of the top local tourist attractions, including the popular Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Walking Street, the cosmopolitan dining beside the Ping River, Warorot Market and the nearby flower market. Chiang Mai’s characterful old city is also less than ten minutes drive away in a complimentary tuk tuk shuttle service.
Koh Samui – Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa
Located on a tranquil stretch of sand, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort offers guests inimitable luxury comforts coupled with world renowned Thai hospitality. Enjoy water sports on the Gulf of Thailand’s placid warm waters whilst residing at one of the most elegant Koh Samui resorts. Soak in the sun by Anantara’s elegant infinity pool with stunning sea views or on Bophut’s peaceful beach. Unwind with one of our specially developed Anantara spa packages. Dine on fiery Thai curries and char grill cuisine overlooking the ocean.
Anantara Bophut presents a Koh Samui resort lifestyle that is quite unlike any other, from Bill Bensley designed tropical gardens which complement the charms of Fisherman’s Cove on Bophut Beach, to southern Thai architecture which reflects our local cultural heritage, and world class amenities enhanced by Anantara’s unique design touches.
A wealth of leisure facilities and experiences from windsurfing and sailing to spa, beach yoga, tennis, cooking classes and area excursions help you to make the most of Koh Samui’s stunning natural and cultural attractions. While complimentary Wi-Fi Internet at our Lobby and Library, in the Eclipse Bar, High Tide and Full Moon restaurants, as well as poolside, allows you to keep up to date with the world. In short, Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort brings you all of the island’s riches with Anantara’s distinctive gracefulness.
Bangkok – Jungle Bicycle Tour
A green salient on the western bank of the Chao Phraya River punches deep into the Yannawa and Phra Khanong districts of Bangkok. Looking like a large coconut grove amidst the urban sprawl, this is Bang Kachao. Hidden from view by the palms and criss-crossed by waterways and lanes, serene village-like communities nestle against the frenetic metropolis. We ride about 25 kilometres in total. The ride starts on Sukhumvit Road and there is a short section in the city before we cross the river. Then enter Bang Kachao district and cycle beneath the lush foliage passing temples, gardens, schools and markets, including the floating variety. The pace is relaxed and stops are made for explanations of customs, history and culture – and to allow time for everyone to catch up. The tour concludes where it began.
Duration of tour: 3 hours 45 mins
Includes: Bicycle and helmet, accident insurance, water and snacks, English speaking guide.
Chiang Mai – Private City Tour and Temples
A tour of Old Chiang Mai and its graceful Lanna style temples. King Mengrai founded the old city of Chiang Mai in 1296 with the full name of Nopburi Sri Nakawan Ping Chiang Mai. It formed the core of his kingdom of Lanna, which fell to the Burmese in 1556. It came once again into Siamese control in 1775 as a semi-independant state and did not fully come under Bangkok rule until 1938. This long and varied history is evident within the old town walls. Chiang Mai counts over 300 temples – during the tour entrance is limited to a couple of salient ones. Wat Phra Singh is the largest and containing several fine woodcarved buildings. Wat Chedi Luang was a former home to the Emerald Buddha. The chedi used to stand 90 metres and is now being restored after the earthquake of 1545 that cut it down to its present size. Graceful Wat Chiang Man is the oldest of the temples, once home to King Mengrai. Wat Suan Dok is the royal funery temple. The tour also includes a visit to local fruit market and handicraft village.
Duration: 3 hours 30 mins
Includes: Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with local guide, visits to Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Suan Dok, local fruit market and handicraft village.
Chiang Mai – Thai Cookery Course
One day Thai cooking course with round trip transfer. The Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School has courses for you to learn the main techniques for cooking Thai food. All courses begin with a morning activity such as shopping at the market or introduction to Thai ingredients and paste-making or vegetable carving. After the morning activity you will cook four dishes. Each dish will be demonstrated to you by experienced staffs, who all speak excellent English. They will give you tips about alternative cooking methods and substitutes throughout the demonstration. Then, it is your turn to cook each dish yourself and the teachers will be on hand to help and guide you with step-by-step instructions. Once you have cooked four dishes, you will then have all the food for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel.
Duration: 5 hours
Includes: Ingredients, Food, Full color cookbook and Round trip transfer from centrally located hotel
Koh Samui – Angthong National Marine Park
Cruise to Ang Thong Marine National Park with lunch and tea included. Pick up from your hotel by air conditioned minibus for transfer to the pier where you will board the boat bound for the Ang Thong Marine National Park. Coffee or tea and a pastry will be served. Stop firstly at park headquarters on Koh Wua Ta Lap (‘sleeping cow island’) for a panoramic view over the islands. Continue to Tham Bua Boke (‘swaying lotus cave’) for an exploration of the stalactite and stalagmite formations within. A hot buffet lunch will be served on board the boat. After lunch continue to Mae Koh (‘mother island’) to see the emerald green saltwater lake of Talay Nai within the crater. Mid afternoon we return to Koh Samui and coffee or tea with a sandwich will be offered. Approximate arrival time at the pier is 17:00 where you will be met by minibus for the return transfer to your hotel. There may be free time for swimming and snorkelling (optional extra).
Duration: 9 hours
Includes: Roundtrip hotel transfers, light breakfast, buffet lunch, insurance, admission fee, insurance, snorkelling equipment, life jacket, English speaking guide, and long-tailed boat transfers.
|14 Night Package||Per Person (from)|
|Double / Twin room||$1,999|
|Single room supplement||on application|
(B) Breakfast / (L) Lunch / (D) Dinner.
Rates are per person in NZD and are subject to change and availability until confirmed. Rate is a ‘from’ price for seven nights accommodation based on check-in date of 01Nov16 and may vary depending on any adjustments you request to your services and departure seasonality for your chosen date of services. Rate may be subject to currency fluctuations and changes in air taxes until full payment is received. Based on twin share accommodation. Single supplement is in addition to applicable twin share rate. Hotels are indicative at time of publishing and similar alternative may be confirmed at discretion of Bespoke Travel. International Airfares from New Zealand and Domestic airfares are excluded from this package price. Visa fees additional and are the personal responsibility of the traveller. Personal expenses, tips, gratuities, travel insurance and beverages are excluded as are any other services not mentioned above. Full terms and conditions available on request.