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Thailand is the ultimate romantic destination, with some of the world's most over-the-top hotels and resorts, incredible food, high style, warm people, unrivaled spas, beautiful landscapes, and travel experiences that range from elephant riding to days aboard private yachts. This tour visits our four favorite exclusive spots in Thailand and offers perfect opportunities for romance, adventure, relaxation, pampering and the utmost in luxurious indulgence.
Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
You will be met at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to the hotel by private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide. After check in, the rest of the day is free on your own. Fast Track Immigration & VIP Service at the airport, including a welcome garland and a deluxe transfer to your hotel, is also available for deluxe option. You will stay overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok (B/L)
Begin the first morning of your memorable honeymoon by making "Sankatarn", a special kind of offering dedicated to Buddhist monks, and get a holy blessing for a happy married life. This Buddhist ritual is exclusively arranged for the couple at Wat Ratchaborphit, one of the most beautiful royal temples, with a nice, quiet, non-tourist atmosphere. You will be impressed by the harmony of its dazzling Thai exterior and elegant European influenced interior.
You will continue to the Grand Palace and visit the most beautiful temple of the ancient Siamese Court, as well as visit the beautiful Emerald Buddha, the most sacred Buddha in Thailand.
Then go to Baan Khanitha Restaurant, for a Thai set lunch.
You will stay overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3: Bangkok - Chiang Rai (B)
You will have free until time to transfer to the airport for the flight to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, you are welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
This afternoon, you'll visit the world famous Golden Triangle, where the borders of three countries meet: Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. You will stop en route to have lunch at a local restaurant and then visit the Hall of Opium, an insightful museum focusing on the history of the Golden Triangle and the opium trade. A multi-million dollar museum in the sleepy village of Baan Sop Ruak, it provides an in-depth look at the history of the area's association with opium.
Day 4: Chiang Rai (B)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Free day at leisure in morning.
In the afternoon, get on an exciting excursion to Mae Sai, the border of Thailand and Burma, for a visit to Tha Chilek. After finishing formalities, cross the Sai River into Tha Chilek, where you can witness local Burmese life in a nearby village. Take a tricycle ride to explore Tha Chilek with its Shan-style temple before retiring for the evening.
Overnight at hotel Chiang Rai
Day 5: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai(B, L)
This morning, you will start a scenic drive of around 3 hours to Chiang Mai, with stops en route for a visit to Wat Rong Khun Temple. The temple is different from any other temple in Thailand, as it has been constructed entirely in a radiant white with sparking reflections from mirrored glass mosaics embedded in the white plaster. Overnight at hotel Chiang Mai
Day 6: Chiang Mai (B, L)
Breakfast at Hotel.
Full day Elephant care at BAAN CHANG ELEPHANT PARK (Mahout training), 1 Elephant / 2 Persons
(SUPPLEMENT 1 ELEPHANT/1 PERSON @ 2,000THB)
07.30 am Pick up from your hotel and drive through agricultural Thai countryside North of Chiang Mai for around 50 minutes to BAAN CHANG ELEPHANT PARK where you learn how to be Mahout (Elephant caretaker). At the Park, the Elephant Mahout Guide will give you first useful information’s about the Thai Elephants.
Back in Chiang Mai you will be dropped off at your hotel
Overnight at hotel Chiang Mai
Day 7: Chiang Mai (B, L)
You will start out with a drive through different parts of the city, passing old city walls, gates, the city moat, markets, residential areas, foreign consulates, government buildings and Tapae, Chiang Mai's main street. You will drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visit Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep, built in 1383 and 3,500 feet above sea level. You will continue to visit Phu Ping Palace, their Majesties' Winter Palace (4,000 feet above sea level), and 4 km beyond, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Doi Buak Ha. This royal winter palace was built in 1962 with the lavishly landscaped gardens and grounds. A special visit will be made to Bor-Sang; a traditional umbrella-making village, where you can see the local people making umbrellas or paper parasols in a variety of pretty floral and animal designs.
Overnight at hotel Chiang Mai
Day 8: Chiang Mai - Phuket(B)
You will have free time at leisure until transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure to Bangkok. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will transfer to a flight to Phuket (a direct flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket is also available). After arrival at Phuket Airport, you will transfer to your hotel and have an overnight stay in Phuket.
Day 9: Phuket (B)
Today is free for you to relax and unwind. A wide variety of optional activities are available upon request. You will stay overnight in Phuket.
Day 10: Phuket (B)
You are free to continue exploring the beaches and surrounding area before another relaxing overnight stay.
Day 11: Phuket - Bangkok departure (B)
Your time will be free until transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok and connection to your homeward flight.