Depart for Thailand
Depart Dublin on your overnight flight to Bangkok.
Arrive in Bangkok
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by your local expert guide and transferred to your hotel in Bangkok. You will have the remainder of the day to settle in and get to know your surroundings in bustling Bangkok.
Depart on an intimate group tour of Bangkok city to visit the sacred Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the opulent Royal Grand Palace. The Royal Grand Palace consists of over 100 brightly coloured buildings, golden spires and glittering mosaics, that all date back to the foundation of Bangkok in 1782. Explore the surviving 19th century canals of Bangkok before discovering Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), which is best known for its porcelain encrusted 79-metre central sparkling pagoda.
After lunch at a local restaurant, you will explore 3 of Thailand’s most popular temples; Wat Traimit, with its 5.5 ton heavy Golden Buddha Image, Wat Benchamaborpit, a stunning marble temple and Wat Chetuporn (Wat Pho), the reclining Buddha Temple. You will learn about Buddhism and its history, while being fascinated by the busy city life.
Discover the world famous bridge on the River Kwai, built during World War II by the prisoners of the war. You will visit the well-kept War Cemetery of Allied Prisoners, which contains the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers and the JEATH Museum, one of two war museums in Thailand about the Death Railway. Experience a train ride over the original Death Railway track before enjoying a lunch at the disembarkation station.
Bangkok at Leisure
Indulge in a free day discovering Bangkok independently. You will have ample time to explore this fascinating city and all it has to offer.
Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Say goodbye to Bangkok as you catch an internal flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival in Chiang Mai you will transfer to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day to settle in to your new surroundings. Please note that internal flight times are subject to change.
Hilltribe Dance Show
Enjoy a Khantoke dinner with Northern & Hilltribe Dance Show in a reserve area. One of the most famous traditions in Chiang Mai, a Kanthoke dinner invites diners to sit on the floor and share a succession of tasty dishes, accompanied with sticky rice. You will be entertained by local dancers, dressed in traditional clothing while they perform sword dances, candle dances and the traditional Ramwong, followed by a special hill tribe show which showcases the authentic dress of a number of various tribes.
Chiang Mai City Tour
This morning you will explore the most sacred temple in the North of Thailand, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which contains the holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters (3,520 feet), the temple can be reached by the carved mythical Naga Serpent Staircase. The temple offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai city and its surrounding countryside. You will also visit Wat Suan Dok and Wat Jedyod, known as The Temple of Seven Spires. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant for an authentic eating experience!
Please note that respectful dress is required when visiting Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. Shorts, sleeveless t-shirts and strapless sandals are not permitted.
Tribes at Baan Tong Luang
Explore the Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai where you will visit a hill-tribe village at Baan Tong Luang. You will also have the unique opportunity to join a Long Neck hill-tribe and admire their colourful costumes as you experience their way of life. Observe how the women of this tribe wear brass rings around their necks as a sign of their individual identity, as well as learning about their farming work and unique crafts.
Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School
Experience a local market where your guide will help you identify the various vegetables, fruits and numerous other amazing items for sale followed by a Thai Cooking Class at Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School. Each dish will be demonstrated and you will then have the opportunity to cook it yourself. Teachers will be on hand to guide you with step-by-step instructions to ensure you have a delicious meal to enjoy for your lunch!
Chiang Mai at Leisure
Embrace a full day of exploring Chiang Mai independently at your leisure; you could do some shopping, book a local optional tour or simply relax at your hotel.
Chiang Mai to Phuket
Depart Chiang Mai on your internal flight to Phuket. Upon arrival in Phuket you will be transferred to your hotel where you will have the remainder of the day at leisure. Please note that internal flight times are subject to change.
Enjoy an adventurous full day excursion to Khao Sok International rain forest. There will be an opportunity to experience elephant trekking through the spectacular jungle valley surrounded by the limestone cliffs & mountains. Indulge in a Thai buffet Thai lunch before some time at your leisure.
Take a jungle river canoe along the Sok River with your local guide. Sit back, relax and watch the jungle float by. The canoe ride gives you the perfect opportunity to observe the wildlife and local fishing on the river banks.
Phuket at Leisure
You will have a full day at leisure in Phuket to spend as you choose. Relax by the beach or enjoy some shopping at one of the busy local markets.
Phuket at Leisure
You will have another full day to indulge in some relaxation on the island of Phuket.
You will have one final day to soak up Phuket before your transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home
Arrive home following your once in a lifetime adventure in Thailand.