Thailand Exclusive

9 days from $6,993 per person*
  • Cruise down the majestic Mekong River aboard a traditional longboat.
  • Join the mahouts in Chiang Saen and bathe elephants in the jungle.
  • Spend time relaxing on the pristine beaches of Koh Yao Noi.
  • Visit Bankok’s Chinatown with expert private guide.
  • Luxurious five-star hotels.
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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 country's 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. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • VIP Meet & Greet and Fast Track Airport Service - VIP Meet & Greet - Max 6 Pax
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Best of Bangkok by Boat with Lunch - Guide/Shared Boat Pick Up
  • Day 3 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Private - Half Day Bangkok Old Town Discovery Walking Tour with Lunch - Guide
    • Private - Evening Chinatown Foodie Walk and Culture Tour - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 4 Bangkok to Chiang Rai to Chiang Saen
    Bangkok to Chiang Rai to Chiang Saen
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Bangkok - Chiang Rai [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Golden Triangle / Mekong River Cruise
  • Day 5 Chiang Saen
    Chiang Saen
    • Elephant Mahout Training
    • Spa Experience
  • Day 6 Chiang Saen to Chiang Rai to Phuket to Koh Yao Noi
    Chiang Saen to Chiang Rai to Phuket to Koh Yao Noi
    • Depart in Style
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Chiang Rai - Phuket [via Bangkok] - Economy
    • Phuket - Koh Yao Noi [By Shared Boat & English Speaking Guide (1.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Boat
  • Day 7 Koh Yao Noi
    Koh Yao Noi
    • Self-Guided - Six Senses Leisure Day - Activities
  • Day 8 Koh Yao Noi
    Koh Yao Noi
    • At Leisure
  • Day 9 Koh Yao Noi to Phuket
    Koh Yao Noi to Phuket
    • Koh Yao Noi - Phuket [By Shared Boat & English Speaking Guide ] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide/Boat
    • Phuket - Bangkok [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Bangkok

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.

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*)

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 Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, this residence will deliver the perfect Bangkok experience. The epitome of luxurious 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. The Peninsula Bangkok invites guests to indulge not only in fine cuisine, but also in its lush, exquisite riverside setting. Choose from a journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, to refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and gourmet international fare at The River Cafe & Terrace and in The Lobby.

Bangkok
Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok

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. 

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*)
Long Tail Boat at Bangkok Canal
Long Tail Boat at Bangkok Canal

Day 3: Bangkok

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.

Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (5*)
Giant Swing
Giant Swing
Chinatown at night
Chinatown at night

Day 4: Bangkok - Chiang Rai - Chiang Saen

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

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.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Tented Camp - Superior Tent (F/B)

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.

Mekong River Cruise
Mekong River Cruise
Four Seasons Tented Camp
Four Seasons Tented Camp

Day 5: Chiang Saen

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.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Tented Camp - Superior Tent (F/B)
Mahout-Style Elephant Trek
Mahout-Style Elephant Trek
Four Seasons Tented Camp
Four Seasons Tented Camp

Day 6: Chiang Saen - Chiang Rai - Phuket - Koh Yao Noi

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 English speaking guide, driver and private vehicle who will then drive you to the loading area for a shared boat which will take you to Koh Yao Noi. Your guide will escort you to your hotel.

Accommodation: Six Senses Yao Noi (5*)

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.

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200
Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi

Day 7: 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.

Accommodation: Six Senses Yao Noi (5*)
Day at Leisure
Day at Leisure

Day 8: Koh Yao Noi

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Six Senses Yao Noi (5*)

Day 9: Koh Yao Noi - Phuket

Embark by shared boat and then meet your English Speaking Guide, 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.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Peninsula Bangkok (5*): Bangkok

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 Thai cuisine featuring recipes used by generations of Palace cooks, this residence will deliver the perfect Bangkok experience. The epitome of luxurious 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. The Peninsula Bangkok invites guests to indulge not only in fine cuisine, but also in its lush, exquisite riverside setting. Choose from a journey through Thai culture and history at the enchanting Thiptara, to refined Cantonese cuisine at Mei Jiang and gourmet international fare at The River Cafe & Terrace and in The Lobby.

Peninsula Bangkok
Peninsula Bangkok
Lobby
Lobby

Four Seasons Tented Camp - Superior Tent (F/B): Chiang Saen

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.

Four Seasons Tented Camp
Four Seasons Tented Camp

Six Senses Yao Noi (5*): Koh Yao Noi

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.

Six Senses Yao Noi
Six Senses Yao Noi
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Loretta H. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    Very enjoyable trip. We had a private guide and driver. All very knowledgeable. Always met us at the airport and even waited for us when our flight was delayed. The price was well worth the money spent. Thank you Kensington Tours!

  • Marnie T. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides were very sweet, knowledgeable and accommodating to our itinerary desires.

  • Diana S. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    The local guides in Japan were all so pleasant and very knowledgeable of the areas we visited. They often shared personal stories which further enhanced our enjoyment of the tours.

  • Byron M. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    That was the single greatest experience of my life.

  • James G. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    We were very impressed by the quality of the tour. Everything worked as planned - our guides met us on time every time, the hotels were well selected and met our needs precisely, the itinerary was well chosen. We would like to call out the expertise and friendliness of our guides. They added immensely to the success of the trip. All of the guides were great but we want to especially express appreciation for the guides in Ho Chi Minh City and Angkor Wat. They helped make us feel like we were speaking with friends about the countries and places they lived in.

  • Jessica A. — May 19, 2016 — Asia

    My guide, Michi, was an absolute doll! She was so helpful and so accommodating when I wanted to alter the itinerary. She went above and beyond to ensure I had a great experience. Jessica Clements is a saint. I don't know how she deals with me and my 1,000,000 questions and tendency to change my mind every other day. Rock on.

  • Ann S. — May 18, 2016 — Asia

    Fabulous Japan tour! Loved our stays in Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto. Superior hotels! Top-notch guides! Exciting sites! Thank you to our outstanding agent, Sunita Singh, for this extraordinary experience! We've already booked out next Kensington Tours trip.

  • Katherine H. — May 13, 2016 — Asia

    I have taken several trips with Kensington and they never disappoint. The attention they give shows itself in every facet of the trip.

  • Olga S. — May 12, 2016 — Asia

    Amazing trip!!!!! I'm in love with Laos and Thailand. Excellent service, tours, and accommodations. Flawless from start to finish!!!!!

  • Robert G. — May 12, 2016 — Asia

    Our guides were AMAZING. I'd like to recognize Nina in Yangon, Zin in Mandalay/Monywa, Swe in Bagon, and Jue Jue in Inle Lake. It was clear that the main priority of our guides was that we had an excellent vacation and that we saw and did the things we wanted. Their attention to detail and desire to satisfy were very much appreciated. We loved Myanmar.

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