Thailand Honeymoon Tour
Phuket, Thailand’s largest island is in the Andaman Sea, far south of Bangkok. The island is Asia's most popular beach destination and home to many high-end seaside resorts, spas and restaurants. Patong, the main town, on the west coast of Phuket Island, known for raucous nightlife has sandy, crescent beach lined with cafes, restaurants and bars. Muang Phuket or Phuket town, on the southeast coast is more old-fashioned with colonial architecture.
This Thailand holiday begins with a romantic dinner, aboard a beautiful old rice barge, cruising the Chao Phraya River. In Chiang Rai in Thailand’s infamous Golden Triangle, visit an elephant camp and spend time interacting with the animals. Journey by a traditional long boat along the Mekong River. In Phuket, take a luxury cruise and go snorkelling or diving in the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, play golf, or take a full-service spa treatment.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 12-DAY THAILAND TOUR…
And, discover a solution to ‘spring your romance’.
Thailand is the ultimate romantic destination offering perfect opportunities for romance, adventure, relaxation, pampering and the utmost of luxurious indulgence. It has some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and decadent resorts, top-class spas with centuries-old massage techniques, high-style, incredible food and beautiful landscapes.
Of course, romance often springs from more traditional moments too; an exclusive “elephant safari” in the Golden Triangle jungle, a luxury secluded hideaway in the north, sit down candlelit dinner, and sundowners from mountaintops and from a remote beach. This tour is perfect for such a romantic adventure.
Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your private guide explore Bangkok’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the Chedis of the Kings and the invaluable golden Buddha weighing over 5 tons. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals, the colourful markets and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work. In the evening dine aboard a luxurious rice barge on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Continue to Chiang Rai, near the Golden Triangle, and stay at an exclusive safari-style tented camp. While there, explore the valleys and waterways where Laos, Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) meet along the Mekong River. Discover religious temples, military fortifications, ethnic tribes and artistic artefacts, not forgetting the culinary delights. Visit an elephant camp and spend time with a professional mahout (elephant handler) and learn to ride and work with these fascinating animals.
From the Golden Triangle, you will be privately driven to Chiang Mai where you will stay at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. With your private guide explore the city of Chiang Mai, with a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples) and the royal family’s Winter Palace. You will have enough time at leisure to browse craft markets or enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf, or pool.
Next fly to Koh Samui, Thailand’s self-styled ‘boutique island’ that boasts some of the best beaches in the region. Stay at one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts and indulge yourself at the spa, swimming, taking cooking classes or yoga lessons. Take a half-day yacht cruise to view the island’s attractions and explore a pristine world of beaches, reefs, rainforest and sunshine.
Thailand Honeymoon Tour This tour is perfect for romantic moments like; an exclusive “elephant safari” in secluded luxury hideaway, sit down candlelit dinner and sundowners.
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai, Phuket
(12 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 1 – Arrive
Bangkok Meet and greet on arrival at Bangkok International Airport. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 3 nights stay. The rest of the day will be organised based on your arrival time and how tired you feel.
Dinner Cruise on a Luxurious Rice Barge: Experience Bangkok at its best by cruising the historic Chao Phraya River aboard one of the beautifully old rice barges that were completely re-built and restored for dining and cocktail cruising. Enjoy an authentic Thai cuisine served with courses of classical music and traditional dances from different periods in Thai history. Seating is limited to ensure an intimate experience.
The Peninsula Hotel (Nil)
Day 2 – Tour
Bangkok Today, we travel to view the floating market of Damnoen Saduak that come alive in the morning with vendors selling vegetables and fruit grown in the surrounding fertile grounds. A short trip by long-tail boat will provide plenty of photo opportunities.
Afterwards, visit the Grand Palace, a lavish, awe-inspiring monument of tapering gilded spires, majestic pavilions, dazzling murals and brilliant colours. The architecture is vibrantly Thai though there are some European features as well.
In the afternoon visit the Jim Thompson house, one of the best examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and a breathtaking collection of Southeast Asian art collected by an American national. Now a museum, it is well worth a visit.
The Peninsula Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 3 – Transfer
Chiang Rai Transfer from hotel to Bangkok Airport for flight to Chiang Rai. On arrival, drive to the luxurious hotel at the edge of Mekong River, surrounded with beautiful natural scenery and nearby ancient temples.
This afternoon, visit the infamous Golden Triangle, renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, view the splendour of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak River and forming a “Triangle” with Laos, Burma and Thailand. Explore the mysteries of the Golden Triangle in the unique setting of your resort, a one-of-a-kind experience combining a rustic jungle setting with comfort.
Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle (B)
Upgrade to Four-seasons safari-style tented camp (Optional)
Day 4 & 5 – Experience
Chiang Rai Visit an elephant camp and spend time with a professional mahout (elephant handler) and learn to ride and work with these fascinating animals; bathing them in the river and learn from the local vet on how to see if an elephant is healthy. Then journey by a traditional long boat along the Mekong River. Alternatively, enjoy a massage or a Spa.
Experience cultural activities of your choice with local experts like fishing, bird watching, shopping for handicrafts or enjoy sunset cocktails in scenic spots, relax by the jungle pool and enjoy fine dining.
Anantara Resort & Spa Golden Triangle (B)
Upgrade to Four-seasons safari-style tented camp (Optional)
Day 6 to 8 – Explore
Chiang Mai From the Golden Triangle, you will be privately driven to Chiang Mai where you will stay at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. With your private guide explore the city of Chiang Mai, with a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples) and the royal family’s Winter Palace. You will have enough time at leisure to browse craft markets or enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf or pool. There are various options available here:
Option 1: Eco Soft Adventure. Depart Chiang Mai by 4-WD Land Rover to the hill tribe museum at Mae Rim. Then continue to Mae Taeng for an elephant safari through the rain forest. After lunch at the elephant village, embark on an inflatable raft to enjoy a thrilling rafting adventure on the unspoiled Mae Taeng River for about an hour (on bamboo rafts during the dry season between February to August). The tour ends with a visit to the Orchid Farm.
Option 2: Doi Inthanon National Park. Doi Inthanon is Thailand's highest mountain and towers over 2,500 metres. Complex mountain ranges and a mild climate characterize an area with moist and dense forest, which is the source of important tributaries of the Mae Ping River, one of northern Thailand's major waterways. Various streams descend, forming beautiful waterfalls throughout the park. Hmong and Karen hill tribes inhabit the park.
Visiting the Doi Inthanon National Park is possible throughout the year. The best period for viewing waterfalls is May to November, while the wild flowers are at their best from December to February, and the best months for ornithologists are from November to March. The drive to the summit offers some fine views, especially during November and December, before the dry season haze has become well established.
Option 3: Khum Lanna cooking class. Kum Lunna is a beautiful, large teak wood house in the rural heart of northern Thailand, surrounded by emerald green rice fields and tropical orchards with an exotic and charming ambience. The local chefs here will share their years of experience to prepare some of the most loved and best-known Thai dishes. Learn how to cook authentictasting Thai food and deserts. Later take a short cycling tour.
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi (B)
Day 9 to 11 – Transfer & Beach
Phuket Next, fly to one of the islands in the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy one of Thailand's leading luxury resorts. Located on the west coast of Phuket, Thailand's largest island, Amanpuri is surrounded by the glorious waters of the Andaman Sea. You have a choice of Thai style pavilions or private villa homes spread out in a mature coconut plantation.
There is so much to do here; take the luxury Aman cruise and explore the sparkling waters of the Andaman Sea, a PADI accredited diving course with a specialist, play golf on the international-standard courses, a full-service spa treatment or just relax in the style and elegance of Thai culture.
Amanpuri Resort (B)
Day 12 – Depart
Bangkok Fly to Bangkok for your onward journey.
Make this your holiday
When to go The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February as it is the coolest time of year and it rains the least. These months also form the tourist high season. March-Jun brings the hot season when sightseeing is best scheduled for morning or late afternoon. The best way of cooling off during hot season is to join the Thai Water Festival generally held in mid-April. Rains start in July through October. The temperature during these months tends to be cooler, tourists are fewer and the landscape is lush and green. The rain isn't permanent though - it comes in bursts and cools things down after it has gone!
Getting There Thailand has four international airports; in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Hat Yai, but Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport is the country's major gateway. Practically every airline carrier that flies to Asia also flies into Bangkok. This means there are plenty of services and the competition on the routes helps to keep the ticket prices down.
There are now a throng of low-cost-carriers serving Southeast Asia, led by KL-based AirAsia. It can be cost effective to fly from your home country to Bangkok, Singapore or KL with a traditional carrier, then pick up a LCC flight to your final destination. If you are travelling with AwimAway, transfers from an airport are arranged by our representatives who will meet you at the arrival lounge and transfer you to the hotel.
Passport/Visa British national do not require a visa for stay up to 30 days when entering by air but a valid passport is required for all tourists travelling to Thailand.