Taste of Thailand


From the urban buzz of Bangkok to the mountains of sacred Chiang Mai to the stunning beaches of Hua Hin, Thailand is a country of unique and diverse cultural experiences

tour duration 12 Days from
tour price On Request
tour type Private Tour

Places Visited

UK - Bangkok (2N) - Overnight Train (1N) - Chiang Mai (2N) - Hua Hin (4N) - Bangkok - UK

Tour Highlights

Discover the glittering Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace in Bangkok
Cruise on the boat-filled waters of the Chao Phraya River
Visit the colourful tribal village of Meo Pui
Tour the sacred Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Watch a traditional Muay Thai show whilst dining on delicious Asian cuisine
Relax on the sandy beaches of Hua Hin

Day 1 Fly to Bangkok
Fly overnight to Bangkok.
Day 1 Fly to Bangkok
Day 2 Arrive & Explore
On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Arrive & Explore
Day 3 The Grand Palace
Discover the glittering Wat Phra Kaew and the Grand Palace, Thailand's most iconic and opulent attraction. The palace is a perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. The remainder of the day is free. (B)
Day 3 The Grand Palace
Day 4 Overnight Train to Chiang Mai
Today is at leisure to explore more of Bangkok. You may wish to see the famous floating market, or take a cruise on the Chao Phraya River. Later, transfer to the railway station for your overnight train to Chiang Mai. (B)
Day 4 Overnight Train to Chiang Mai
Day 5 Discover Chiang Mai
On arrival in Chiang Mai you will be met by your tour guide - continue on a tour through the most historic areas of Chiang Mai to the profoundly sacred Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep. Next, visit the colourful Meo Pui tribal village. The rest of the day is free. (B)
Day 5 Discover Chiang Mai
Day 6 Chiang Mai at Leisure
Spend today at leisure, exploring Chiang Mai. You may wish to stroll through the old city and discover ancient temples, or search for bargains in the night bazaar. Witness traditional Muay Thai, and choose from a smorgasbord of cuisine; from Burmese curries and Japanese sushi to local street food. (B)
Day 6 Chiang Mai at Leisure
Day 7 Journey to Hua Hin
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bangkok before driving to the white sands and turquoise waters of Hua Hin. (B)
Day 7 Journey to Hua Hin
Days 8-10 Relax in Hua Hin
Thailand's original beach resort, Hua Hin presents a happy mix of beach side relaxation with a cosmopolitan air. Explore lively markets, try fresh local seafood or take a day trip to one of the nearby national parks or tropical islands. (B)
Days 8-10 Relax in Hua Hin
Days 11-12 Fly Bangkok to UK
Transfer back to Bangkok, and later catch your overnight flight to the UK. (B)
Days 11-12 Fly Bangkok to UK

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If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

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A visa is not required for visitors to Thailand.

International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and China is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
 
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

What's Included

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
meals as stated
entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time and who are interested in visiting the main cities and beach of Thailand. This tour is a private so some of the meals are not included, giving you the option to find your own dining venues, allowing you to immerse yourself in the culture. This tour has an overnight train journey.

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