BEST OF THAILAND WITH PHUKET - 13 Days

BEST OF THAILAND WITH PHUKET (IATF)

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus “they really do that?” service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay.

We’ve arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We’ve arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


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* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Day 1
ARRIVE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

Welcome to Thailand! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2
BANGKOK

Today’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also, visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

Breakfast Lunch

Day 3
BANGKOK

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. Your Local Host can help with suggestions to help maximize your time.

Breakfast

Day 4
BANGKOK–CHIANG RAI

Fly to Chiang Rai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

Day 5
CHIANG RAI

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING this morning includes a TRISHAW RIDE, the favorite local mode of transportation, through the city’s residential area and LOCAL MARKET. Also, visit WAT PHRA KAEW, which once hosted the Emerald Buddha (now in Bangkok). The afternoon is at your leisure.

Breakfast

Day 6
CHIANG RAI–BAN THATON

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes an AKHA VILLAGE, a hill tribe known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. Then, take a BOAT RIDE on the Kok River before continuing on to your hotel by private car.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7
BAN THATON–CHIANG MAI

Start your day with a fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of a KAREN VILLAGE, home to the PADAUNG LONG-NECKED WOMEN. Early in life, brass rings are placed on the necks of the village girls and as they mature, additional rings are added. This pushes the collarbone down and compresses the rib cage, creating the illusion of stretching their necks. Continue on to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city, by private car.

Breakfast Lunch

Day 8
CHIANG MAI

Your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR begins with a visit to WAT PHRA SINGH with its famous Buddha image, and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with over 300 steps. On a clear day, you will enjoy spectacular views of Chiang Mai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

Day 9
CHIANG MAI

Today is free for independent exploration. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

Breakfast

Day 10
CHIANG MAI–PHUKET

Today, fly to Phuket. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

Day 11
PHUKET

Two full days at leisure to enjoy beach and water activities. Consider a trip to the Phi Phi Islands, explore Phuket Town, or simply relax on the beach.

Breakfast daily

Day 12
PHUKET

Two full days at leisure to enjoy beach and water activities. Consider a trip to the Phi Phi Islands, explore Phuket Town, or simply relax on the beach.

Breakfast daily

Day 13
PHUKET

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

What's Included

  • Local Host In each city.
  • Meals - American breakfast daily; 3 lunches; 1 dinner.
  • Sightseeing & Activities - Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits.
  • Transportation - Private airport transfers to/from all intra-vacation flights.
  • Baggage Handling - Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.
  • Choice of hotels - We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Intra-vacation flights not included

BANGKOK

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS BANGKOK SATHORN

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is a comfortable and modern hotel just steps from many dining and entertainment choices on Silom Road. The hotel is situated nearby a SkyTrain stop, offering access to the city’s center and major attractions such as The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha,and Erawan Shrine.

OPTION – SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, BANGKOK

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this luxury hotel boasts gorgeous views of the natural side of Bangkok. A BTS station is adjacent, allowing easy access to the city’s main sites like the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.

Option 2 – AMARA BANGKOK

Set in the historic district of Bangkrak, known for its diverse local street food and exciting nightlife, this property affords easy access to enjoy the capital city. Savor the urban views from the rooftop pool or keep fit at the well-equipped gym.


CHIANG RAI

THE MANTRINI BOUTIQUE RESORT

Conveniently located near the center of town, The Mantrini’s imaginative decor, a harmonizing blend of modern design and contemporary décor, makes for a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by friendly service.

OPTION – RIVERIE BY KATA THANI

The Dusit Island Resort is situated on its own island in the Mae Kok River, close to central Chiang Rai. Spectacular views of the river or the resort¿s tropical gardens are available from every guest room, which feature decor and furnishings that reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Northern Thailand. With world-class leisure facilities, the resort offers the ideal getaway for all types of travelers.


BAN THATON

MAEKOK RIVER VILLAGE RESORT

The Maekok River Village is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views across the valley to the distant forested mountains. The peaceful, rural setting makes an ideal getaway for those wanting a change of pace from the busy city.


CHIANG MAI

EMPRESS HOTEL

Nestled in the heart of beautiful historic city of Chiang Mai, in a lush greenery park, The Empress Hotel & Convention Centre offers magnificent location of 20 minutes drive from Chiang Mai International Airport & Railway station. The city’s famous handicraft center Night Bazaar with the night entertainments and commercial zone are just 10 minutes walk away.

OPTION – RATILANNA RIVERSIDE RESORT & SPA

This boutique resort has a great location close to the city center and captures the essence of the Lanna people with subtle architectural details and inspiring interior decor.

OPTION 2 – SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, CHIANG MAI

This luxurious hotel offers tranquility amid a busting city center. Rejuvenate at the outdoor pool and take in the stunning mountain views after a day of sightseeing.


PHUKET

CENTARA KARON RESORT PHUKET

Stay in the heart of Karon Town, with the wide expanse of sands at Karon Beach only moments away. Relax at one of the three outdoor pools, enjoy a massage at the spa, or sip a cocktail at the lounge. The resort also offers tennis courts, two waterslides, and a fitness center.

OPTION – CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT

The new Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is located at the most secluded area of Karon Beach in Phuket, with direct access to the beach and with lush green hills behind the property. All of the 262 spacious rooms feature a private balcony or terrace with beautiful breathtaking views of the beach and the Andaman Sea. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket also offers discerning travelers a full array of recreational facilities, a range of watersports activities, several specialty dining and entertainment venues, and the renowned SPA Cenvaree.

OPTION 2 – ANANTARA MAI KHAO PHUKET VILLAS

Tucked away in the charming tropical beauty of Phuket, this property provides a luxurious refuge that opens out onto unspoiled panoramas. Enjoy your own private pool villa before venturing to Mai Khao Beach. Tee off on a nearby golf course, learn local recipes during a cooking class, or trek into the nearby national park.

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