(Bangkok, Koh Yao Noi)
There is no better blend possible than to indulge in a 5* Bangkok city break, visit the golden triangle’s world-class Four Seasons Tented Camp, then fly south to your private cliffside villa at the Six Senses Yao Noi. This unparalleled adventure offers curated touring, divine cuisine, expert guides, and the absolute best accommodation available.
Begin in the Venice of the East, where your local escort will take you by private boat through Bangkok’s extensive canal system, visiting the most magnificent temples. Eat dim sum at out-of-the-way gems in Chinatown, and shop for antiques at some of the city’s most exclusive shops. Rest your head at night in the luxurious Peninsula hotel, with sweeping views of the twinkling riverside cityscape. Head north to the golden triangle, where you will stay at the world-class Four Seasons Tented Camp. Accessible only by water, this resort is truly in a class of its own. With some of the countries’ best spa services and cuisine, and its very own family of onsite elephants, you will never want to leave this jungle paradise. Unless, of course, it is to head south to the dramatic coastline of Yao Noi, and your private pool villa. Relax for a few magical days amidst the forested grounds of the Six Senses resort, watching the sunset from your balcony, and cooling off in the blue waters of the Andaman sea.
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Upon arrival, a representative will escort you through a special fast track service. Avoid the potentially long queues at the immigration counter with an exclusive immigration fast track service.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Meet your guide after breakfast and head to Wat Po, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples – famous for the 43 meter long reclining Buddha. Visit Lak Muang, Bangkok’s city pillar, before heading to the famous Grand Palace. See the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew), the most revered shrine in the Kingdom. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant before boarding a long-tail boat to explore the klongs, Bangkok’s maze of canals and waterways where you will see parts of Thai traditional life. End the day with a visit to Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, before returning to your hotel.
Visitors often see Bangkok as an enormous modern metropolis, full of expressways, massive department stores and skyscrapers. But there is a more hidden side, which clearly shows the origins of a people who still believe in traditions from years gone by. You will be picked up by your guide at 7:00 am to go on a special walking tour to explore the hidden sights of the Old Town of Bangkok. From the Giant Swing via the prison park you will wander through small alleys, encounter wooden houses, guardian spirit signs, fresh markets and more. At the city pillar and amulet market, you will learn more about the ancient superstitions. The tour ends with a local lunch at a riverside restaurant before returning to your hotel.
This Chinatown tour brings you to discover sophisticated flavors of Bangkok’s 200 year old district that is filled with rich ethnic traditions and delicious food. During the tour, you will explore on foot and taste local cuisines from 7 famous eateries, ranging from street food vendors to renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location, you will have behind the scenes detours that will give you a closer look at this unique neighborhood. You will meet the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.
Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.
Meet your driver for a private transfer from the airport in Chiang Rai to the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Saen.
In custom-designed river boats, you'll cruise the Mekong River, and explore markets and temples located throughout the Golden Triangle area.Experience a cruise down the majestic Mekong river on-board a traditional longboat – “007” style enroute to the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar (Burma) and Laos come together. Once you are through with the Golden Triangle, board a Songtaew followed by a Tuk Tuk to visit a local market and an ancient temple called “Chedi Luang”. Your own private guide accompanies you on your excursion.
The Camp has its own Asian elephants, with elephant training taught by experienced mahouts. Accompanied by the elephant’s own mahout, you'll learn the basic commands needed to drive an elephant, a skill you'll have an opportunity to practice on an exploration of the Thai jungle.
For guests wanting to experience a customary daybreak in the jungle, you're invited to join the mahouts as they get the elephants ready for trekking by bathing and scrubbing the gentle giants in the river or pond.
Rejuvenate your body and bathe your spirit with the Four Seasons spa’s traditional Thai massages, enhanced by the healing power of mountain botanicals and local warming spices.
Amidst the bamboo forests of the Golden Triangle are two open-air salas featuring double treatment rooms, spa beds and a bathtub/shower area. With their rustic design and use of natural materials, the salas blend in with the environment. You'll be invited to enjoy a 90 minute treatment of your choice.
Indulge in the exotic nature of the northern jungle and spend your last morning at the Camp at leisure.
Meet your driver for a transfer back to the airport in Chiang Rai.
Fly from Chiang Rai to Phuket via Bangkok.
You'll be picked up at your hotel by a private driver and transportation, who will then drive you to the loading area for a shared boat which will take you to Koh Yao Noi.
The Six Senses philosophy is "to create exceptional experiences" and a day spent enjoying this stunning luxury resort will not disappoint. Pool villa accommodation provides ample space to simply relax on your balcony, take a swim, order a cocktail and read a book in complete privacy. Take in the sweeping views over Phang Nga Bay from your hillside location, or walk down to the secluded private beach. Enjoy a treatment at the award winning spa, or practice yoga from the deck. There are dining options aplenty, so be sure to make time for some expertly prepared Thai cuisine. If you want to be more adventurous many options are available; diving, snorkelling, rock climbing, kayaking or biking.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Embark by shared boat, and then meet your private vehicle and driver, as you transfer between Koh Yao Noi and Phuket. Total transfer time is approximately 1.5 hrs.
Fly from Phuket to Bangkok. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.
At The Peninsula Bangkok, Peninsula luxury is met with sophisticated Thai charm for the ultimate cultural experience, from the hotel’s iconic Peninsula Green Tuk Tuk to an adventure down the Chao Phraya River and sumptuous authentic Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks. The epitome of luxury Thai style and comfort, guest rooms and suites at The Peninsula Bangkok all command magnificent river views. Intelligently designed, marrying traditional style elements with all the conveniences of state-of-the-art technology and the legendary Peninsula 24-hour service, guests are guaranteed a stay to remember.
Considered one of the most luxurious places to stay on the planet, the Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle can only be reached by river boat amid Thailand’s exotic bamboo jungles. With just 15 tented accommodations, unique in Four Seasons luxury, every detail is covered, from elephant mahout training to Golden Triangle excursions; from formal campfire dinners to riverside drinks in the stilt-top bar. Dining is an adventure in itself and promises to be a long remembered experience. A truly one-of-a-kind journey awaits you in this majestic setting.
Six Senses Yao Noi sets the highest benchmark for island resort living in Asia. The attention to detail and focus on the unique destination reinforces the brand’s commitment to sustainability. Six Senses Yao Noi is between Phuket and Krabi, among the awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles of Phang Nga Bay. The resort can be conveniently accessed from both Phuket International Airport and Krabi Airport. Pool Villa accommodations provide generous personal space, a variety of views, and present an uncompromised lifestyle. Natural materials used in the modern architecture, together with a beautiful island setting and excellent personal service, support the Six Senses philosophy of creating exceptional experiences.
Maynard Fossum ,
December 12, 2014
"My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours. "
December 12, 2014
"I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure. "
Craig Gelman ,
December 12, 2014
"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent. "
Ruth Reinhard ,
December 12, 2014
"The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience."
SixtoCastenada Jr. ,
December 12, 2014
"100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!"
December 12, 2014
"We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken."
Olive Ramchand ,
June 03, 2014
"I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.
Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)
Jeanne Tarvin ,
April 21, 2014
"The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!"
January 15, 2014
"We just returned on Monday from our wonderful trip to South Korea, Bangkok and Phuket. I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in planning our tours and adventures. Everything was spot on, from our arrivals at the airports, to the guides and the tours. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your company. It was truly a wonderful vacation. Thank you again.
Bob Feldman ,
November 19, 2013
"I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did."
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