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  • Explore the Thai capital of Bangkok
  • Trek in the mountainous hill tribe region and stay at a remote hill tribe lodge
  • Visit the Elephant Nature Park
  • Kayak and trek in Khao Sok National Park
Experience the best of this fabulous country on the highlights of Thailand tour!

This 12-day Thailand Highlights itinerary begins in the Thai capital of Bangkok where you'll explore the main sites with a local guide. You'll then fly to Chiang Mai where you will discover the distinctive culture of northern Thailand. Enjoy treks in the mountainous hill tribe region and stay at a remote hill tribe lodge where you'll have an opportunity to visit local villages.

This itinerary also features a fantastic day at the Elephant Nature Park near Chiang Mai, a highly respected and responsible centre for elephants in Thailand. Your next stop is Khao Sok National Park in southern Thailand where you can enjoy adventure activities such as kayaking and trekking.

Your holiday ends with a few days on the island of Phuket where you can discover the beautiful beaches, visit the Big Buddha statue, enjoy island hopping trips, or snorkel/dive on the colourful coral reefs.
Hotel
Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be met by a Wayfairer representative and transferred to your chosen accommodation.

Your Wayfairer guide will meet you at your hotel in the evening to brief you about your itinerary and recommend some great places to eat in this exciting city.
Hotel
Your day will start with a guided tour of Bangkok. You’ll travel like a local using transport including klong (canal) boat, public bus, the Chao Phraya River public ferry and the elevated BTS or Skytrain. Your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will take you to Bangkok’s magnificent temples and palaces, including Thailand’s most sacred sites: the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is without doubt the city's most famous landmark and Wat Phra Kaew, known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Lodge
After breakfast you’ll check out of your hotel and you’ll be driven to Bangkok airport for your flight to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mail you’ll travel further into the hills, taking in incredible views before arriving at Hmong Lodge, nestled in the scenic valley of the Suthep-Pui mountain range. This evening you’ll enjoy a delicious buffet dinner at your lodge and you can watch a traditional Hmong song and dance performance.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Lodge
Today you’ll enjoy a walking tour through the mountains and rice fields of Mae Rim District. You’ll visit a local Hmong village, completely untouched by tourism, and you’ll get a glimpse into the way of life of the Hmong people, taking in the impressive views along the way.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
This morning you’ll have a chance to relax at the hill-tribe lodge before being picked up by your guide and transferred back to Chiang Mai. En route you’ll stop at one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (often referred to as "Doi Suthep"). The temple is located on a mountain 15kms from Chiang Mai and it offers magnificent views of the city.
This afternoon you’ll explore the old town of Chiang Mai on a trishaw and this evening your local guide will take you out for a traditional Kantoke dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel
Today you’ll visit the Elephant Nature Park, 60km from Chiang Mai. The Elephant Nature Park focuses on education and conservation and offers the opportunity to see ex-working elephants up close without exploiting them. Your family will learn about elephants, plus you’ll have a chance to interact with them and you can also feed and bathe them. Your visit helps to improve the lives and conditions of elephants.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Tree House
After breakfast you’ll check out of your lodge and you’ll be transferred to Chiang Mai Airport. En route you’ll stop at the famous Doi Suthep Temple where you can take photos of the spectacular views over Chiang Mai.

This afternoon you’ll take a flight to Surat Thani in southern Thailand and upon arrival you’ll be met and transferred to your tree-house accommodation in the Khao Sok National Park.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Tree House
Khao Sok National Park is characterised by limestone mountains (known as karsts), caves, lakes, waterfalls and dense rainforest. Today you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy range of adventure activities including, kayaking down the Khao Sok River, trekking through the jungle, exploring remote waterfalls and secret caves and visiting Nam Ron Hot Springs.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
This morning you’ll check out of your accommodation at Khao Sok and take a private vehicle to your hotel on the island of Phuket where you’ll stay for the remainder of your holiday.

The island has beautiful beaches, spectacular viewpoints, lively night markets and interesting cultural attractions. It is also a fantastic base for exploring the nearby islands and must-see attractions including Phang Nga Bay and the Phi Phi Islands.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Hotel
This afternoon you’ll join the famous John Gray Hong by Starlight Tour. This excursion takes you to islands in Phang Nga Bay where you can explore the caves and hongs, and you’ll also have an opportunity to kayak and swim in the turquoise waters. In the evening you’ll enjoy a delicious Thai seafood buffet before returning to your accommodation in Phuket.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel
Today you can simply relax on one of the 30 beautiful beaches of Phuket, choose from Freedom Beach, Kata Beach, Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Nai Harn Beach, Kata Noi Beach or Laem Singh Beach. Or you may wish to take an island-hopping boat trip to discover the stunning Similan Islands which are surrounded by clear blue seas and pristine white-sand beaches (optional excursion, not included in holiday cost).
Meals
  • Breakfast
Sadly your Thailand Highlights holiday is drawing to an end. After breakfast this morning you’ll check-out of your accommodation and you’ll be driven to Phuket airport for your flight home.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Transfers as stated in itinerary
  • Domestic flights as stated in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to national parks and sites as stated in itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide throughout
  • Select meals as indicated in the itinerary
what's excluded
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities not stated in itinerary
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks
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