This five-day trip around Bangkok sees you appreciate the finer things in life, with a focus on shopping, wellness and cuisine. Join personal shoppers at designer stores, or experts at hidden antique boutiques, to find a unique addition to your wardrobe or home. Indulge in opulent spa treatments, ranging from the latest in high-tech anti-aging to the enduring tradition of Thai massage, then sip champagne on a private Chao Phraya sunset cruise. After dark, head out on the town to meet the city’s most esteemed chefs and bartenders for specially curated menus and cocktails. This is Bangkok La Dolce Vita style.This itinerary is an example. It’s designed to inspire you and provide you with thoughtfully curated ideas. You can choose to do this exact itinerary or completely personalize it. All trips are 100% bespoke.
• Sundowners on the River: A dusk cruise down the Chao Phraya on a handmade Hackercraft vessel is the only way to take in Bangkok's impressive skyline, replete with a flute of champagne between fingers.
• Hi-So Connections: Explore Bangkok as an insider, discovering hidden boutiques, art galleries, and speakeasy bars.
• Holistic Wellbeing: Thailand's capital is a unique wellness destination and offers a wealth of spa options, from advanced anti-aging treatments to traditional Thai massage.
Arrive in Bangkok as a VIP, greeted by a representative as you exit the aircraft, then use the diplomat premium lane for immigration. Meet your guide and driver in the Arrivals hall and take a private transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or unwind with a wellness treatment of your choice. The Four Seasons Riverside Spa has a unique Advanced Beauty Room that offers technologically advanced treatments such as the anti-cellulite Lipomassage by Endermologie and an infrared wrinkle-reducing process by Celluma. There is also a selection of traditional massages, wraps, scrubs, facials, gua sha treatments available, plus a hair salon, nail salon and gentleman’s barbershop.
In the evening, head out for a late night with one of Bangkok’s most celebrated chefs for food and drinks. Go to their favorite restaurants and bars where you’ll also meet their friends, some of Bangkok’s top dining scene leaders and innovators. Hang out and hear their story, learn about where they draws inspiration and passion, as well as about the establishments you visit and the stories behind their food.
Begin this morning with a personalized shopping trip and optional personal shopper. From designer labels to local brands, clothing and jewelry to bespoke furniture and antiques, Bangkok has it all and we can create a custom trip for you. Unwind from shopping with a massage or spa treatment.
In the late afternoon, be ready for another exclusive close-up with a Michelin-starred chef. Arrive at the restaurant before opening time and go behind the scenes into the kitchen. The chef will walk you through the kitchen and show you how the team gets ready for dinner service. Follow closely with a drink in hand, or put on an apron and lend a hand. Then, enjoy a special meal with the staff.
Return to the riverside and get on the most handsome boat on the Chao Phraya, a handcrafted luxury Hackercraft, for a sunset cruise. Relax and enjoy the riverside scenes and glittering golden temples as you sip champagne.
This morning, try yoga and a nutritious breakfast on a private Thai-style antique boat. Spend the rest of the early afternoon relaxing or another curated shopping trip.
This evening, be ready for a walking tour through Bangkok’s vibrant Chinatown and sample a variety of foods from numerous street stalls and restaurants. Then, head to the nearby Soi Nana, the city’s hottest spot for drinking and go bar-hopping. Most of the old Thai-Chinese shophouses have been transformed into slick drinking dens, restaurants and galleries, with pop-up contemporary art exhibitions and complex cocktails.
Choose between a private cooking class with a senior chef or even a celebrity chef at a presitgious cooking school, or out in the countryside with a local host and restauranteur. Learn to craft Thai staples under the chef’s guidance, then enjoy the dishes for lunch.
Later, burn off the lunch with a Muay Thai lesson at a private ring, before relaxing and having dinner at your leisure. In the evening, if you wish, head to the trendy upscale neighborhoods of Thonglor and Ekkamai for a bar-hopping tour.
Spend your final morning at leisure with a final spa treatment or wellness experience. Optionally, choose to visit a local morning market, such as the humble Klong Toei market. This is the largest wet market in the city, where many chefs come to gather inspiration, eat and buy ingredients. Enjoy a local breakfast here and buy some snack souvenirs before you take a private car to the airport, ready for your onward journey.
Nestled on the banks of Bangkok’s bustling Chao Phraya River, the Four Seasons Bangkok is designed around water-centric serenity and fluidity, inspired by the riverfront location. Situated in a vibrant part of the city, guests can view the abundance of activity on the river and enjoy nearby restaurants and cafes, art galleries and temples, with easy access to the various shopping and cultural activities for which “The City of Angels” is renowned. Guests seeking a holistic experience can avail themselves of the hotel's two infinity pools, spa and wellness center, a well-equipped fitness center and a 98-foot lap pool.
Drawing on its reputation for elegance and personalization, the Capella Bangkok is nestled along the east bank of the Chao Phraya River, providing panoramic views from all 101 rooms, suites, and villas. The hotel has also thrown a couple of hats into the capital city’s ring of culinary offerings with two gourmet restaurants and a waterfront patio area that’s perfect for al-fresco dining. Three-Michelin-starred Argentinian chef Mauro Colagreco is the mastermind behind much of Capella’s cuisine, and there is a specialty bar offering desserts and artisan cocktails. Among other amenities, there is an oriental tea lounge, open-air spa, outdoor pool, and even an in-house Capella Library. Finally, in trademark Capella fashion, personal assistants are made available to guests to ensure a luxury stay in Bangkok.
Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Bar hopping and market tours are optional, while celebrity chef at the cooking class incurs an extra charge and an all-day personal shopper (visiting multiple locations) also incurs an additional cost. Private chef experiences are subject to availability. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.
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