Thailand is known as the “Land of Smiles,” and this incredible 10-day adventure will have you grinning from ear to ear. This itinerary brings you from large cities to an exotic island via private jet, so you spend less time travelling and more time experiencing. From the noise and chaos of Bangkok’s Khao San road to relaxing in your very own island oasis, explore the best of Thailand in record time, while staying at stunning luxury hotels throughout the Kingdom.
Why travel by private jet?
Soak up the best of Thailand with the comfort and style of private jet travel, watching hours of overland travel stresses melt away with a nice glass of bubbly. With only 10 days to experience this large and diverse country, your private jet will allow you to spend as much time as possible in the city, in the jungle and on the beach, instead of on the road or in terminals.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.
• Private Jet: Explore Thailand at your own pace, in the ultimate comfort and privacy, aboard a private aircraft.
• The White Temple: Chiang Rai's Wat Rong Khun was an abandoned Buddhist temple before artist Chalermchai Kositpipat reimagined the religious site as a poignant and aesthetically brilliant art installation.
• Koh Samui: One of the country's best beach destinations, the paradise isle of Koh Samui offers snorkeling, scuba diving, and soft white sand.
Your exotic Thai adventure begins in the bustling city of Bangkok. When you arrive, you will be transferred to the luxurious Siam or Peninsula, where you can freshen up before dinner. Later on, head out to one of the city’s famous rooftop patios to check out the view or back to your hotel to enjoy a good night’s sleep.
Enjoy a full day in Bangkok: visit the golden Grand Palace, take a tour of Wat Arun, known as the Temple of the Dawn, or explore the shops and stalls of the famous Khao San road. Try some delicious street food or wander into any of the incredible restaurants the city has to offer for dinner.
Today, you’ll head by private jet to Chiang Mai, an urban playground in the north of the country. After settling in at your hotel, Four Seasons Chiang Mai, spend the afternoon and evening exploring the city’s temples and food carts before visiting the famous night bazaar and purchasing some goodies to take back home.
Spend a full day exploring Chiang Mai and its surrounding areas, from the nearby tribal village of Doi Suthep, to the majestic Huay Kaew Waterfall, to the colorful markets. After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy another night at Four Seasons Chiang Mai.
Today, you’ll drive to Chiang Rai, another large northern Thai city situated near the borders of both Laos and Myanmar - an area known as the Golden Triangle. Spend the afternoon visiting the famous Wat Rong Khun (or “White Temple”), an intricate Buddhist temple, before heading to your camp for the evening, the Four Seasons Tented Camp. Enjoy dinner as a group before resting up for the next day’s adventures.
After breakfast at camp, head out of the city for a trek through the jungle before enjoying lunch with a local tribal family, learning about the traditional way of life. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to trek along side (and wash!) an elephant, learning the basics of malhout training. When you return to the city, enjoy one more dinner and evening at your camp.
In the morning, enjoy a visit to the Hall of Opium, where you will learn all about the history and current practices of opium production, before boarding your private jet to Koh Samui, the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand. When you’ve reached the oasis that is Samui, you’ll be transferred to the Four Seasons resort for a dip in the ocean, dinner and a wonderful night’s sleep.
Enjoy a full day on Koh Samui, from snorkeling to scuba diving, swimming to sunbathing. This is your holiday - and now is the time to truly unwind and bask in this tropical paradise.
You have another full day on the island of Samui, so take advantage of all the great activities available to you: bliss out with a spa treatment, kick some butt - literally! - in a Muay Thai lesson and eat as much fresh seafood as possible. Enjoy a final dinner with your group and another night at your resort.
Your Thai adventure has unfortunately come to an end, though you will always have photos, memories and a little bit of sand in your bag! Today, you will be transferred to the Samui airport where you will catch a flight back home or back to the mainland to continue your Southeast Asian explorations.
Overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the iconic Peninsula’s commanding views of the city’s skyline make it one of the most elegant choices in Bangkok. Designed with a blend of modern and traditional Thai decor, the hotel provides all of the comforts of home with an exotic flair, all with the level of quality service and amenities that define the Peninsula. The hotel boasts three restaurants: Mei Jiang for Cantonese cuisine; Thiptara for Thai home-style cooking on an open-air pavilion; and the River Cafe and Bar, located on the banks of the river. The excellent spa, ESPA, offers state-of-the-art treatments, and an extensive fitness center includes a pool set in a garden complex. The Peninsula is located approximately 45 minutes by car from Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK).
The Siam Hotel is set on 3 acres of verdant lawn along the city side of Bangkok’s main river, the Chao Praya. The Siam is a private 39-room luxury retreat with its own unique historical background located in Bangkok’s royal Dusit district. Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bill Bensley, the property is Art Deco inspired with infusions of Thai antiques and traditional architecture. Guests have an array of amenities at their fingertips: restaurants, a cooking school, bar, café, spa, gym, yoga terrace, Muay Thai boxing ring, beauty salon, library/cinema, infinity pool, gift/antiques gallery, conservatory and traditional Thai houses. The Siam’s 39 suites and pool villas are noticeably spacious and well equipped with modern conveniences. All rooms are outfitted with plush furnishings, super-sized king beds and lofty ceilings. Each suite is individually designed with original turn-of-the-century Oriental artwork and antiquities and is catered for by a personal butler. Complimentary WiFi is available property-wide. Onsite dining options include a Thai restaurant, international cuisine bistro, bar and coffee and cakes shop. The Siam Hotel is approximately 50 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai blends with its natural surroundings seamlessly, with trees growing between and around the resort, overlooking terraced rice fields and the mountains of the Mae Rim Valley. The resort has 64 boutique pavilions, each with a private veranda, as well as 16 private luxury residences. The Sala Mae Rim serves Thai cuisine and offers sweeping views of the valley below, and the Terraces have international dishes with a view of the Doi Suthep mountain range. The hotel has a health club with state of the art equipment, including a sauna, herbal steam room, whirlpool, cold plunge pool, 20-meter infinity edge swimming pool, a business center and wi-fi access. There are also mountain bikes available for use, along with maps of trails through the surrounding forest. The Spa at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai has seven treatment suites with rain shower massage tables and private herbal steam rooms. Professional spa therapists can help you choose the best treatment package for your needs. The hotel is 25 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport.
An exotic getaway reached by riverboat, the Four Seasons Tented Camp is set in a bamboo jungle at the meeting point of three countries: Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. Fifteen freestanding, luxurious tents are spaced along a half-mile-long hillside trail over the Muak River, each with a large outdoor deck to take in the lush surroundings and the sounds of the forest. The rooms are outfitted with hand-hammered copper bathtubs, and custom-made furnishings that hearken back to the style of 19th-century explorers. The spa offers simple luxury with traditional Thai massages in open-air salas that seem to float in the air amid the trees. The treatments include mountain botanicals and warming spices for a unique and restorative experience. Private yoga classes are also available. A variety of dining experiences are offered and are shared by the small group of guests: breakfast is served at Nong Yao, the camp's restaurant; lunch might be a picnic in the jungle with folding tables, stools and linen napkins; dinner could be a barbecue, a five-course formal meal or a dinner by the campfire. There is a pool and attached whirlpool at the camp that has been integrated into the landscape, surrounded by granite boulders and lush plants. The camp is 90 minutes from Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI).
Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui is an away-from-it-all hillside resort on the magical Gulf of Siam. Spacious Thai villas are wrapped in tropical gardens, conserved coconut groves and the amphitheatre of sky, sea and islands. The spa is composed of five salas, or covered verandahs, while you may also receive spa treatments on the beach and take advantage of the resort’s yoga pavilion. Restaurants include Lan Tania, perched at a hillcrest 328 feet above the beach, or the beachside Pla Pla, which is the Thai phrase for “many fish” and serves fresh fish daily. There is also a beach bar and 24-hour in-villa dining. Other facilities include the resort’s ultra-modern Health Club, beachside infinity pool, and two hardcourt tennis courts.
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. 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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