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Flavors of the Sea and the Hills - 6 Days

Flavors of the Sea and the Hills

Thailand · Private Tour · 6 Days
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Explore the cultural heritage and countryside of Chiang Mai, together with the sublime beaches and landscapes of Phuket as you taste the country's cuisine on street food tours and superb dinners.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Chiang Mai
Day 2 - Chiang Mai
Day 3 - Chiang Mai → Phuket
Day 4 - Phuket
Day 5 - Phuket
Day 6 - Phuket

What is included

  • Private transfers and transportation
  • Domestic flight Chiang Mai - Phuket
  • 5 nights accommodation at luxury hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in this itinerary
  • Activities mentioned in this itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Cold towels and water on sightseeing days

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in this program
  • Drinks and water at included lunches and dinners
  • Tips and personal expenses
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day
1
Chiang Mai

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.   

Home of handicrafts 

Chiang Mai is Thailand's main handicraft centre and is ringed by small villages which are home to cottage factories and workshops. Visit San Kamphaeng district, the heart of the silk and cotton home industries, and observe the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue to Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand-painted. 

Visit Thai Celadon, about 6 km north of Chiang Mai, where ceramics are produced following the Sawankhalok pottery method which dates back hundreds of years. Before we return to Chiang Mai, pay a last visit to a small village where you can observe the intricate work of both lacquer ware and silverware craftsmen


Street food tour

The northern city of Chiang Mai is considered Thailand’s cultural capital, while also sitting near some of the country’s top natural attractions, most within half an hour’s drive of the old town. Furthermore, many people also know that Chiang Mai street-food stalls and shop houses boast incredible northern Thai cuisine and delicious snacks. 

We will take you to the 3 King Monument area near the centre of town and the popular food street where you can try various delicacies such as: special northern noodle soup, stir fries, Phad Thai, khao man kai, khao soi, fresh fruit, and a variety of Thai desserts.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite Chiang Mai

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2
Chiang Mai

Mae Kampong full day trip

After breakfast, enjoy a full day trip to Mae Kampong village in the Mae On sub district. Drive through Chiang Mai’s picturesque countryside and stop en-route at a local market to buy ingredients for the lunch you will prepare with the local villagers. Proceed to Mae Kampong village, the perfect destination to experience the unspoiled beauty of nature. Visit your host family and get familiar with the local traditions before starting to prepare lunch with your hosts.

After a delicious lunch, take a relaxing walk through the community forest where the villagers grow tea and coffee. See how they preserve their forest and how they live in harmony with nature. Lastly, enjoy a traditional Thai massage before bidding farewell to your host and heading back to the hotel.


Paradise Cruise & Private Dinner on boat

Cruise down the Ping River in Chiang Mai on the unique scorpion tailed boat with Ratilanna Boat Creations. The legend of a uniquely northern-style boat started in the 18th century. This new boat was built with ancient Lanna techniques by a local shipbuilder. The scorpion-tailed boats were used for royal processions and after that served as shipping vessels between the northern region and Bangkok. 

Today Chiang Mai's unique boats have been brought back to serve the tourists. You can enjoy this fantastic experience with a luxurious meal or snack on the boat while cruising along the Ping River. In the evening, enjoy a drink and appetizer at the charming Malin Pavilion, and a luxurious dinner set on the boat, or a delicious dessert at the terrace. 

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite Chiang Mai

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3
Chiang Mai → Phuket

Elephant training at Thai Elephant Home 

After breakfast, you will change into traditional northern style clothes. You will meet the elephants and practice using commands to ride and control them. Then we will take your elephants for a ride around the jungle. Ride your elephant to the river and give them a bath. Return to the Thai Elephant Home to shower and enjoy fresh fruits. Enjoy a picnic lunch and then return to Chiang Mai. 

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket Airport, your guide will come to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.   


Dinner at Villa Royale by Mom Tri's kitchen

Mom Tri's Villa Royale is a boutique hotel in Phuket situated on a headland overlooking the Andaman Sea and the white sand beach of Kata Noi. Villa Royale is a personal creation of renowned artist and architect Mom Luang Tridhosyuth Devakul, better known simply as Mom Tri, who is a descendant of the King Mongkut Rama IV. Mom Tri opened his private summer home eight years ago to provide guests with a truly royal experience. Executive Chef Darren and Chef Sura offer Thai and international cuisine using only the finest ingredients. A Wine Spectator award winning wine cellar offers over 750 labels.

Overnight at the hotel.

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Chiang Mai → Phuket 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

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4
Phuket

The Phuket Thai Cookery School

After breakfast, enjoy this class that offers you a choice of 7 different courses, and starts with an introduction to Thai ingredients, then a visit of local market and actual cooking. Each course has been designed as a one-day course. You are able to select one or all of the courses you are particularly interested in. 

Courses are suitably arranged to accommodate not only meat lovers but also vegetarians with a substitution of mock meats and fresh vegetables. The lessons have a warm and easy-going atmosphere of Thai hospitality, breathtaking scenery of the mountains and miles of sandy beach on Sirey Island.


Simon Cabaret Show

After dinner, transfer to the theatre and enjoy the famous Simon Cabaret Show. Here you will find a world-class stage design and the famous Cabaret. It's surely the most exciting place to be on the Andaman Gulf. In exclusive and luxurious surroundings, you can look, listen and enjoy the cabaret performance which made Simon Cabaret a world famous cabaret group.

Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

day
5
Phuket

Phi Phi Island & Bamboo Island by speed boat

After breakfast, depart by speedboat from Boat Lagoon Marina for a cruise to one of the most popular natural attractions in Thailand; Phi Phi Islands. To avoid the crowds we will first visit Bamboo Island, a pristine white sand beach set along the emerald colour water, simply irresistible for swimming. From here we travel a short distance to enjoy snorkeling off Yoong Island with colorful fish swimming all around you. Board the boat again for a 30 minute cruise to Monkey beach, an island full of wild monkeys! Continue on to Phi Phi Don for a simple local buffet lunch.

After lunch, take a dip in Viking cave before continuing on to discover first-hand the magical landscape of Maya Bay (where parts of the movie The Beach were filmed). Enjoy a swim at this famous bay or simply relax on the white sand beach. Return by boat cruise back to Phuket and onto your hotel.


Siam Niramit Show

Transfer to the theatre (private transfer) and then enjoy the cultural performance Siam Niramit –Journey to the Enchanted Kingdom of Siam. Tonight you will discover Siam, a Kingdom with a glorious history, a magnificent civilization with a rich heritage of customs and traditions that have passed down over the centuries. Journey back to the glory of ancient Siam, embrace the richness of the culture and traditions of this enchanted Kingdom named Siam Niramit.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage Phuket

day
6
Phuket

Flying Hanuman zip-line

After breakfast, pickup from your hotel and proceed to Flying Hanuman –a jungle zip-line voyage of adventure and discovery. This is a great chance to see the unseen face of Phuket. 

Flying Hanuman boasts long exciting journeys from tree to tree with spans of over 400 meters along with exciting abseiling drops of 40m down a centuries-old tree. After an exhilarating time in the jungle, it's time to return to your hotel.

After that, lunch at local restaurant, then transfer to airport for your next flight. 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Chiang Mai
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137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite
Phuket
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The Surin Phuket

1 Bedroom Superior Cottage

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2723
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019$3084
1 May 2019 - 30 Sep 2019$2758

Photos

Thai Cuisine
Silk Weaving, Chiang Mai
Phi Phi Islands
Patong Beach, Phuket
Sticky Rice with Mango
Thai Cuisine
Mae Kampong Village
Phuket-Flying Hanuman Zip Line (6)

Map

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