Itinerary in brief:
- 3 nights Hong Kong
- 3 nights Bangkok
- 1 night onboard overnight train
- 3 nights Chiang Mai
- 11 nights Koh Samui
Day 1: Depart UK
You will depart the UK today from your chosen airport
Included: International flight
Days 2 to 3: Hong Kong
On arrival in Hong Kong, transfer to your hotel, where you'll spend 4 nights in this bustling city.
Hong Kong is easy to discover independently; why not take the tram up to Victoria Peak, sample tasty dim-sum in Kowloon, shop until you drop or head out to the stunning countryside trails and beaches?
Included: Flight, transfer, hotel
Day 4: Hong Kong to Bangkok
On arrival into Bangkok Airport you will be greeted by a private guide and transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
The rest of the day is free to explore.
Included: Flight, transfer, hotel
Days 5&6: Bangkok
With 2 full days to explore the city of Bangkok, why not head to the Grand Palace for a tour of this opulent building? Or perhaps visit one of the many floating markets located around the area, a great chance to see the locals going about their daily life.
We can also book you a half-day ‘Three Temples Tour’ if you wish. This tour visits 3 of Bangkok’s most significant and visually stunning temples; Wat Trimitr, which houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha, Wat Pho; Bangkok’s oldest temple & Wat Benjamabophit; home to the magnificent reclining Buddha. Speak to you consultant to arrange this, or any other day trip.
Included: Breakfast & hotel
Day 7: Bangkok to Chiang Mai by train
You will be met at your hotel late afternoon today and taken by air-conditioned vehicle to Bangkok’s train station, where your guide will wait with you until you board the train.
Once you board the train, your guide will get you settled and explain how it all works before leaving you in peace to enjoy your overnight journey north to Chiang Mai.
Included: Breakfast, all transfers by private car, train ticket
Days 8-9: Chiang Mai
You will arrive into Chiang Mai in the morning, where you’ll be greeted by a private guide and taken to your hotel.
The next 3 days are yours to explore Chiang Mai.
On day 6 we’ve included a full day Chiang Mai trekking tour to the region of Chiang Dao, an area with 5 different ethnic hill tribes. The day begins with a drive to a colourful local market to hand pick a local picnic lunch to have later. Your expert guide will lead you on one hour trek to the first village, followed by a 2-3 hour trek to the next, with time to enjoy your picnic lunch while learning about the culture of the local people. You’ll continue on to see the Lisu, Akha & Palong tribes before making the 1.5 hour trek back to Chiang Mai.
Included: Breakfast at the hotel, all transfers by private car, tour as specified, hotel
Day 10: Chiang Mai to Bangkok by train
You have a whole day free today until your guide comes to collect you from your hotel, for your transfer back to the station and your overnight train from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
Included: Breakfast at the hotel, all transfers by private car, train ticket
Day 11: Arrive Bangkok
Arrive back into Bangkok this morning to continue with your trip.
On disembarking the train you will be met and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Koh Samui.
On arrival into Koh Samui you will be taken to your accommodation, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Included: Private transfer & flight
Day 11-20: Koh Samui
Koh Samui is one of Thailand's most popular resorts. Do as much or as little as you like whilst soaking up the sun, crystal clear waters and laid back charm on Thailand's picture-perfect beaches. Bliss!
Included: Hotel & breakfast
Day 21: Depart Koh Samui
You will be collected and taken to the airport for your flight home.
Included: Breakfast, departure transfer & international flight
Day 22: Arrive UK
You will arrive home today to complete your holiday.