13 days | 12 nights 

thailand honeymoon adventure

A sophisticated approach to big city life, mystical mountain adventures and beautiful beaches.

13 days

bangkok, chiang rai, chiang mai, phuket

adventure, romance, beach, family, wildlife

This legendary 13-day adventure starts with a few days in Bangkok for some insider treats in the bustling city, enjoying everything from canal trips to famous sites such as the Grand Palace, and wonderful meals and drinks in curious corners.

This multi-activity outing has been designed as a smooth, exciting and total-quality Siamese experience. Prepare to be hosted!

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

day 1

WELCOME TO BANGKOK

We’ll be waiting when your plane touches down, brush off the airline pretzel crumbs and welcome you to ‘The Land of Smiles’.

You’ll be whisked to your home away from home and introduced to your surroundings. Upon check-in you’ll receive your personalized ‘Adventure Kit’, containing a custom-designed ‘Adventure Handbook’, lots of neat tidbits and your complimentary mobile phone if needed. The phone is yours for your entire journey. Sit back, relax, enjoy a swim and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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day 2

BANGKOK
MULTI-TRANSPORT

Prepare to be hosted! As one of the world’s great mega-cities, Bangkok is best seen from an insider’s perspective. ‘The City of Angels’ is the largest city in Southeast Asia and one of the most chaotically-planned. Bangkok can be confusing to navigate, leaving many visitors exhausted with their experience. With this in mind, we’ve found a way to do justice to the capital.

Using the elevated Skytrain rapid transit system, canal boat, motorcycle taxi, three-wheeled tuk-tuk, and longtail boat to see more in one day than most folks see in three. The only question is what you’ll enjoy more – the sites or getting to them!

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day 3

BANGKOK HEADLIGHTS ADVENTURE

Enjoy the day relaxing by the pool or exploring on your own and get ready for tonight’s main event – Headlights. This is your chance to experience ‘One Night in Bangkok’. We’ll walk through various interesting neighbourhoods, enjoy some great local food, a cocktail in a strange place, and visit some market areas and historical districts. The best way to do this is using a variety of local transportation in order to be spontaneous and efficient. The evening winds up at either one of the famous red-light market districts or at a riverside rooftop bar for a wonderful illuminated view of Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), or even the Bohemian backpacker community of Khao San Road, depending on your hotel location and interests by that point in the evening.

The trip can be customized to suit your interests (such as more markets, less red-light, or more culture, less glitz, etc.)

Thai temples play a pivotal role in the Royal Thai Court as well as the lives of local people.

day 4

ANCIENT AYUTTHAYA & ONTO CHIANG RAI

The Siamese capital of Ayutthaya was the crowning glory of the kingdom from 1350-1767. Preserved in history, Ayutthaya remains a magnificent site to be seen. We’ll jump on bicycles to explore the prime sites. Along the way we’ll enjoy an authentic ‘Isaan’ (northeastern Thai) lunch and fill you in on lots of nifty facts. This intimate exploration of Ayutthaya gives you an appreciation for the city’s significance to the Thai people.

After exploring we’ll bring you to the airport to catch an early evening flight to Chiang Rai. The kingdom’s northernmost province deserves intimate exploration. From hilltribe villages, mountain vistas, the mighty Mekong River, life along the Myanmar and Laotian borders, delectable food and charming accommodations, you’ll absorb the very essence of northern Thailand. Here you’ll check into the gorgeous ‘Legend Resort & Spa’, set on the banks of the Mae Kok River.

Ancient Ayuthaya - small buddha, big buddha, sleeping buddha

day 5

bIKES, BOATS VILLAGES & CAVES

After a great breakfast in Chiang Rai we’ll head out to a cave temple on the outskirts of town where we’ll find our mountain bikes waiting patiently for us. After checking out the temple inside the cave, we’ll cycle up the Kok River through fertile farmland and creaking bamboo stands to a riverside hilltribe settlement surrounded by limestone mountains. After a light lunch we’ll continue on for an epic day in the saddle. If you’re up for more cycling, we’ll navigate small back roads leading out of the village, up and over some medium-grade mountains, passing by Ahka and Lisu villages. When we’ve had enough biking, we’ll place our bikes on a private longtail boat and head back down river to Chiang Rai town and our resort. 

After some afternoon r ‘n r at the resort, we’ll head out for a northern feast and the night markets.

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day 6

DOI MAE SALONG "CHINATOWN"

Today, we’ll drive up to Doi Mae Salong for some tea tasting and a bit of easy hiking through tea terraced plantations and local villages.

Doi Mae Salong, one of the Kingdom’s most stunning destinations. This dramatic mountain region was settled first by indigenous hilltribe groups such as the Akha and Lahu peoples, and more recently by Chinese settlers who fled the Communist Revolution in China in 1949. Once opium country, Doi Mae Salong is now home to Thailand’s premier Oolong tea production. We’ll arrive early enough for a nice nature hike through terraced tea and rice plantations, taking in hilltribe villages and rolling mountains around the Doi Mae Salong area. After lunch, transfer to the Anantara Golden Triangle.

Hilltribe picking coffee Doi Chaang

days 7-8

GOLDEN TRAINGLE ADVENTURES

Enjoy your package inclusions at Anantara Golden Triangle… full program of elephant activities, Golden Triangle Excursion, Hall of Opium visit, one spa treatment etc.

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days 9-13

CHIANG RAI TO KOH YAO NOI

This is where you get to really unwind and do your own thing. Depending on your preference, we’ll send you to one of two beach destinations, unescorted, with all the details taken care of.

Either enjoy the luxuries Phuket has to offer with great restaurants and water excursions or get further away from it all on the amazing white sand beaches of Krabi. Whichever you choose, there’s plenty of sun, sand and sea on offer for your pleasure. Enjoy your days at leisure by exploring what the resort and island has to offer.

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Our creative itineraries are sure to dazzle the most discerning traveller and leave you remembering your time in the Kingdom of Thailand for years to come.