Thailand Temples and Beaches

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Daily Departure


Day 1 - 3: Bangkok
  • Explore Bangkok’s most remarkable temples and the splendid royal palace. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable tuk-tuk food tour.
  • Uncover Ayutthaya’s rich history as you explore its captivating historic sites, once the glorious capital of Thailand.
Day 4 - 7: Krabi - Koh Phi Phi
  • Fly to Krabi to bask in pristine beaches, towering limestone cliffs, and captivating emerald waters.
  • Embark on an exciting 4-island hopping adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty of the region.
Day 8 - 12: Koh Samui - Departure
  • Fly to serene Koh Samui, indulging in its tranquil beaches.
  • Embark on an adventure in Ang Thong Marine Park: snorkeling, hiking, and cruising.
  • Conclude your journey with a return to Bangkok for your flight home.

Customizable itinerary

From Thailands’ temples to its beaches, this tour will make sure you cover every interesting destination in the country. Navigate Bangkok – the most charming city in Thailand and see the glorious Grand Palace, continue on marvellous Buddhist temples and enhance the day with tasty Thai food. Embark on a cruise to the DamnoenSaduak Floating Market and discover ancient temples in Ayutthaya. Relax on the breathtaking sandy beaches of Krabi and Koh Samui, and join in various activities, from swimming, snorkelling to day-tour to neighbouring islands in Ang Thong Marine Park.

Receive a warm welcome at Bangkok International Airport as your private guide and driver greet you just outside the arrivals lounge. They will smoothly escort you to your hotel for check-in.

As you traverse the bustling streets, you’ll immerse yourself in Bangkok’s vibrant atmosphere—capturing the rhythm, scents, vitality, and vibrant chaos that together create the city’s unmistakable charm. Truly an incredible metropolis to behold.

Overnight in Bangkok

Begin your exploration in Bangkok with a visit to the iconic Wat Pho, home to the magnificent 45m (148ft) reclining Buddha and the esteemed original Thai massage school. Hop into a tuk-tuk for a thrilling ride to the Grand Palace, a place of great reverence housing the famous Emerald Buddha, meticulously crafted from jade or jasper.

Savor lunch at a local restaurant, delighting in Thai cuisine. Then, embark on a tranquil long-tailed boat ride through Thonburi’s charming canals, immersing yourself in local life and pausing at the scenic Wat Arun temple.

Be sure to explore the vibrant atmosphere of  the lively Talad Kao Market, where you’ll find an abundance of culinary delights, fresh and dried fruits, and Chinese herbs. Then, return to your hotel for relaxation.

In the evening, embark on an enchanting Tuk Tuk food journey through Bangkok. Led by expert guides and Tuk Tuk drivers, savor Northeastern Thai cuisine, including spicy delicacies like papaya salad and crispy catfish. A charming detour to the flower market and Wat Pho adds a touch of magic to your evening.

Overnight in Bangkok

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After breakfast, leave Bangkok and head to Mae Klong to witness the captivating Amazing Railway Market, where vendors swiftly fold stalls for passing trains.

Hop on a traditional longtail boat to reach the renowned Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, immersed in a bustling scene of tropical fruits and more. Explore the vibrant Damnoen Saduak market at your leisure, engaging with vendors and soaking in the cultural charm.

Next, journey to Ayutthaya, the capital of the Thai Kingdom for 417 years. Founded in 1350 by King U-Thong, its destruction by the Burmese army in 1767 resulted in the collapse of the kingdom.

Stop en route to enjoy a delicious lunch at the Michelin Suggested Pa Lek Boat Noodles. This third-generation family shop offers delightful boat noodles with various flavors, including pork or beef boat noodle soup and dry tom yum-style egg noodles with pork.

The afternoon unfolds with an exploration of Ayuthaya Historical Park. Visit around the ruins of Wat Phra Si Sanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya’s days of glory, and Wat Mahathat, best known for a stone Buddha head entwined in tree roots, before returning to Bangkok for your free time.

Overnight in Bangkok

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Following a leisurely breakfast, your guide and driver will rendezvous with you at your hotel. They will then escort you to Bangkok Airport for a short flight to Krabi, renowned for its immaculate beaches, translucent waters, dramatic limestone formations, and verdant jungles.

Upon landing, a warm welcome awaits at Krabi Airport. You’ll be chauffeured to your resort to complete the check-in process. The remainder of the evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace.

Overnight in Krabi

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Indulge in a full day of leisure and relaxation in Krabi.

Overnight in Krabi

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Set out on an unforgettable journey exploring Krabi’s coastal gems – Phra Nang Cave Beach, Chicken Island, Poda Island, and Tup Island. Immerse yourself in vibrant marine life, relax on pristine beaches, and witness breathtaking landscapes during this island-hopping bliss.

Tour Itinerary:

08:30 am: Pick up from your hotel/ resort in Krabi and transfer to the peir.

09:00 am: Depart from the pier via Speedboat/Longtail boat. Explore the four islands; Koh Poda, Koh Kai (Chicken Island), Koh Tub Island, and Koh Mor for snorkeling, discovery and relaxing.

12:00 pm: Enjoy lunchtime and visit the stunning Phranang Cave Beach.

03:00 pm: Return to the pier and receive a transfer back to your hotel, concluding a day of coastal exploration.

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Enjoy another day of leisure and relaxation in Krabi.

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Savor your free time at your own pace until it’s time to transfer to Krabi Airport for a short flight to Koh Samui. This second-largest Thai island in the Gulf of Thailand boasts palm-fringed beaches, lush rainforests, and upscale resorts.

Upon arriving at Samui Airport, your private driver will greet you and seamlessly transfer you to your resort.

Overnight in Koh Samui

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Enjoy a leisurely day on the stunning island of Koh Samui. Whether you bask in the sun on its pristine beaches, explore local attractions, engage in water sports, or savor delectable cuisine, make the most of your free day to create lasting memories on this tropical paradise.

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Enjoy another serene and leisurely day on the idyllic shores of Koh Samui. No scheduled activities, just pure relaxation at your own pace.

Overnight in Koh Samui

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Embark on a full-day adventure from Koh Samui to Angthong National Marine Park. Explore pristine waters through snorkeling and kayaking, and marvel at captivating stalagmite and stalactite formations. This archipelago, northwest of Koh Samui, is a lush haven with rich flora and fauna.


07:00 am – 08:00 am: Pick up from your hotel lobby.

08:30 am: Departure on a fully-equipped tour boat with a light breakfast during the journey.

10:00 am: Arrive at Angthong National Marine Park and transfer to Mae Ko Island by longtail boat or kayak. A short climb leads to the breathtaking Talay Nai, an emerald green lagoon surrounded by imposing cliffs.

12:00 pm: Savor a delicious Thai buffet lunch and fresh fruit onboard.

01:00 pm: More kayaking at Wua Ta Lap Island or opt for a hike to the Top View Point, offering panoramic views of the islands. Alternatively, explore the Lotus Cave, known as “Bua Boke,” with stunning stalagmite and stalactite formations. For a leisurely experience, swim, snorkel (visibility may vary), or relax on the soft, powdery white sand beach.

03:00 pm: Depart from Angthong National Marine Park, enjoy a coffee/tea break on board, and return to Koh Samui. Transfer back to your hotel to conclude the day.

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After a fulfilling breakfast at the hotel, gather at the designated time for your departure transfer to Koh Samui Airport. This flight will take you back to Bangkok, where you will catch your connecting flight home.

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Ariyasom Villa

Introducing a family-owned boutique hotel with spacious stylish rooms, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking landscaped grounds. Enjoy free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, DVD player, and private bathrooms with a bathtub and hairdryer.
Conveniently located next to Bumrungrad Hospital and less than half a mile from Ploen Chit BTS Skytrain Station. Reach Central World Plaza and Siam Paragon in just a 5-minute Skytrain ride.
Relax at Som Sen Spa with body massages or stay active in the small fitness room. The elegant library adorned with local artwork offers a casual space for guests to read and mingle.
Indulge in healthy vegetarian and seafood dishes at Na Aroon Restaurant or enjoy room service from 7 am – 10 pm.

Riva Surya Bangkok

Property Highlights:

  • Prime location: 5-minute walk to Khao San Road, 10-minute walk to The Bangkok National Museum.
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport is just a 1-hour drive away.
  • Tastefully furnished rooms with contemporary decor, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and safety deposit box.
  • Some rooms feature a private balcony.
  • 24-hour front desk assistance with laundry services and safety deposit box.
  • On-site tour desk and free private parking available.
  • Stunning river views from the on-site restaurant.
  • Babble & Rum Restaurant offers diverse and delectable authentic Thai, Asian, and European cuisines.
  • The Garden and Mezzanine Bar offer sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River and a wide range of wine and cocktails.
  • Room service available upon request.

The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort

The Tubkaak Krabi Boutique Resort  offers beachfront accommodation on Tubkaak Beach, surrounded by lush greenery. Enjoy spacious rooms with wooden interiors and mountain views from the balcony. Relax by the outdoor pool or at the full-service spa. The resort features a library for quiet reading and offers beachside sun loungers. Indulge in Thai and European dishes at The Arundina restaurant with ocean views, or arrange a private beachside meal. Drinks are available at the library’s bar.

Nakamanda Resort and Spa

Nakamanda Resort and Spa offers luxurious villas overlooking Khao Phanom Bencha’s mountain landscapes, situated on Klong Muang Beach. Enjoy the outdoor pool, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi. The tropical Thai-style villas feature balconies or terraces, day beds, satellite TV, and tea/coffee makers. The spacious bathrooms include plunge bathtubs and separate showers.

Surrounded by mangrove forests and plantations, the resort is a 20-minute drive from Ao Nang Beach and 40 minutes from Krabi International Airport. Hong Island is a 15-minute speedboat ride away, while Phi Phi Island is accessible in 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The Naga Spa offers rejuvenating beauty treatments with stunning Andaman Sea views. Guests can relax in the library, arrange day trips at the tour desk, or take scenic strolls along the beach.

Useful Information

This sample itinerary was created by our travel experts as inspiration for your next trip. Ready for your customization. You pick to suit your budget, desires, and cultural experiences. The price of this trip will vary, depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and the availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and give us the necessary information to enable us to send you a FREE personalized quote within 48 hours if not sooner!

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Bangkok’s most remarkable temples and the splendid royal palace. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable tuk-tuk food tour under the city lights.
  • Uncover Ayutthaya‘s rich history as you explore its captivating historic sites, once the glorious capital of Thailand.
  • Fly to Krabi to bask in pristine beaches, towering limestone cliffs, and captivating emerald waters.
  • Embark on an exciting 4-island hopping adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty of the region.
  • Fly to Koh Samui for tranquil beaches. Explore Ang Thong Marine Park: snorkel, hike, cruise.

Dining Experience

  • 11 hotel buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 lunches at well-selected restaurants (vegetarian food is upon request)
  • 1 street food tour

Travel Highlights

  • Private guide in each City of visit
  • Private driver with air-conditioned vehicle for daily tours
  • Hand-picked Restaurants and hotels
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

What’s Included?

Private English speaking guide, accommodation, private tours and transfer, domestic flights, A/C vehicles, some main meals, all entrance fees, tax and service charge.

What’s Not Included?

Your international flights to and from Thailand, personal expense, tips to guide and driver.

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