Thailand is a treasure trove filled with glittering temples, exotic markets, mystical Buddhist sanctuaries, dreamy white beaches and sumptuous food. The country is rich in history and traditional culture which blend seamlessly with the contemporary lifestyle. From the gleaming ultramodern highrises and impressive temples of Bangkok, through tranquil waterways and lush jungle hideaways to the ancient beauty of Chiang Mai, the colorful hill tribes' villages in the North and the world-class island beaches in the South, this trip will leave you dreaming of golden palaces and turquoise seas long after you leave. We'll tour Bangkok and the imperial Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Siam Kingdom, once considered the grandest city on Earth, spend an exciting day with Thailand's beloved elephants, study Thai cuisine, offer alms to monks at some of Thailand's most sacred Buddhist temples, visit the exotic hill tribes, snorkel in the tropical paradise, as we sail off Phuket on a private speedboat, and enjoy the peaceful experience of Yoga and meditation on the beach.
HIGHLIGHTS: Bangkok's opulent Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha and the Temple of Dawn ● The magnificent Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Siam Kingdom ● Chiang Rai's White Temple ● A day volunteering at the Elephant Sanctuary ● Traditional Thai cooking class ● Visiting ethnic tribes, including Long Neck Karen ● Day on a private sailing boat in the Andaman Sea off Phuket ● Snorkeling off Phi Phi Islands ● Yoga and meditation on the beach in Phuket
Itinerary specifics subject to change.