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(Bangkok, Chiang Mai)
From steamy jungles to pristine beaches, Thailand’s gentle pace, serene spirituality and incredible natural vistas make it the ideal place to celebrate your love with an experience you’ll remember for many anniversaries to come.
Gain a dazzling insight into the inner sanctum of Thailand’s classical Siamese Court with a visit to the Royal Grand Palace where the revered Emerald Buddha sits in timeless contemplation. Further on in Chiang Rai, ride an elephant through the lush jungles of the Golden Triangle and explore the Mekong River from your luxurious wilderness base camp; take in expansive views of Chiang Mai from a hidden mountain temple; and take a private plane and cruise ship to the serene island paradise of Ko Kut where you can partake in a range of thrilling activities, or simply lay back and enjoy the tropical breeze in your world-class beach resort.
This incredible trip through the many faces of Thailand has something to please everyone. From the bustling markets of Bangkok to the deep jungle of Chiang Rai and a luxurious beach resort on peaceful Ko Kut, it is the perfect trip for the traveler who wants it all. Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will take all the stress out of travel as you relax with your loved one and enjoy a parade of spiritual experiences, thrilling jungle adventures and beachside indulgence.
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Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Peninsula, located on the west bank of Chao Phraya, is considered one of Bangkok’s finest hotels. With 370 guestrooms, suites and themed rooms, The Peninsula is classic of modern Bangkok architecture, by blending east and west influences of historic and modern. This beautiful hotel brings something fresh and truly exotic to the city’s five start hotel scene unlike any other. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is a 45-minute drive from The Peninsula.
During this tour you will visit the Royal Grand Palace - the nation’s landmark and most praised royal monument in Thailand, with the enclosed and dazzling Wat Phra Keo with its revered Emerald Buddha, the Golden Chedi, the Pantheon of the Chakri Kings, and the Eight Coloured Towers. It is considered by many to be a living example of classical Siamese Court, being the former residence of the kings of Thailand. Wat Po is also regarded as the first centre of public education and is sometimes called ‘Thailand’s first university’. Mural paintings, inscriptions, and statues found in the temple served to educate people on subjects such as literature, warfare, archaeology, astronomy, geology, and meditation and is considered to be the home of Thai traditional massage. Here, you will enjoy a 30 minute Thai massage as an excellent break after a morning sightseeing. In the afternoon, sail along the bustling Chao Phya River and the quiet klongs in a long tail boat. A stop will be made at Wat Arun - the “Temple of Dawn”. Finally, a visit to the flower and vegetable market will round off the day. Located close to the Chao Phraya River, this part of Bangkok brings you to a rural piece of Bangkok where you will find a vast selection of flowers, especially orchids and tropical flowers and see how the merchants create very special flower garlands.
Photography is permitted in the Royal Palace Grounds and in the compounds of the Emerald Buddha Temple, but not inside the buildings. Please dress respectfully (no bare shoulders, knees or strapless-heel shoes) when visiting the Grand Palace and temple complex. Shoes must be removed before entering the temple buildings as a matter of respect. The Palace may be closed without prior notice during Royal ceremonies and officials or head of state visit.
Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Rai. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.
Transfer from the airport in Chiang Rai to the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Saen.
Experience a cruise down the majestic Mekong River onboard a traditional longboat - “007” style en-route to the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Myanmar, 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.
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.
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. Each guest is invited to enjoy a 90 minute treatment of their choice.
Training will begin with an introduction to the elephant camp and their resident gentle giants. You will then experience the “grueling” Mahout training session followed by a short exercise run. Once the training is complete a refreshing bath will be a treat!
Transfer from the Four Seasons Tented Camp in Chiang Saen to the airport in Chiang Rai.
Transfer from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai with a private vehicle, driver, and English speaking guide. The transfer is approximately 4 hours.
The Dhara Dhevi is spread over 60 acres of untouched landscape in the beautiful Thai province of Chiang Mai. The hotel is nestled between rice paddies and thick jungle. Each of the suites and villas have been decorated and furnished with distinct Lanna style, making this one of the most desirable hotels in Northern Thailand. Enjoy a variety of marvellous culinary settings inspired by the history of Lanna and cuisine that has gained both an international and highly valued local reputation. Contained within the hotel are facilities for beauty therapy and wellness treatments, as well as a cultural museum detailing the history of the Lanna kingdom. The Dheva Spa is the pinnacle of relaxation, while the Kids’ Club will keep youngsters entertained.
On this tour you will visit the most sacred temple in northern Thailand: the Wat Pra That Doi Suthep. It is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 3,520 feet, the temple is reached using a Naga (7- headed dragon head serpent) railing rising along both sides. The temple compound – accessible via a 300-step staircase – offers an exhilarating view of Chiang Mai and the surrounding countryside. Drive back down to the city centre to visit some of the other impressive temples of. Wat Suan Dok is one of them, which dates back to the 14th century when it served as the pleasure gardens to the Thai monarchy. Nowadays it houses several white Chedi’s containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family. This temple also houses one of the most famous monk schools in all of Chiang Mai and the Wat Jedyod, also known as the Temple of Seven Spires. Please dress respectfully by not wearing sleeveless T–shirts, shorts or strapless sandals when visiting the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Flight time is approximately 1 hour.
Your Soneva experience begins the moment you disembark at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. You will be greeted by Soneva Kiri’s private airport representative at the gate and escorted through fast track immigration to your waiting BMW 7 Series limousines for the 30 minute drive to Don Muang Airport. You will be met by a second airport team who will welcome you on board the resort’s luxurious custom-fitted eightseater Cessna Grand Caravan for the 90 minute flight to Koh Mai Si. From there it's just a 2-kilometre trip by luxury speedboat to the resort’s jetty, where you will be met with warm greetings from resort staff.
Unspoiled and untamed, Soneva Kiri is home to Thailand's most luxurious island hideaway. Thirty five vast villas nestle among palm fringed hills around a secluded bay. King size daybeds swing above golden sand. Stars shine onscreen at the outdoor Cinema Paradiso and in the high tech observatory. Diners enjoy homemade Thai cuisine as fireflies flicker past or rise to gourmet heights in a treetop Dining Pod. The villas at Soneva Kiri are all vast and luxurious. Built from local, sustainably sourced timbers and furnished in effortlessly chic style, these are blissful retreats are designed to blend in with the landscape. Some villas face the sunset, some the sunrise. Views of the secluded bay are magical. Private swimming pools wrap seductively around the accommodation. Electric buggies provide easy access to the resort's facilities. A wide range of accommodation is available, from intimate one-bedroom suites to the palacial five-bedroom Private Beach Reserve.
There are lots of various tours and activities that you can choose from at Soneva Kiri. Here are a few of them:
Consider taking a Thai cooking class, enjoying a local fishing adventure onboard a local fishing boat (day or night), exploring Chanthaburi - where 80% of the world's supply of rubies and sapphires pass through and discovering the wonderful gem market after a visit at Prew Waterfall and National Park. Mountain biking is also an option, as is jungle trekking, and private boat chartering to unearth some of the most magnificent areas of natural beauty to be found in this corner of paradise.
Enjoy a dining experience at one of the islands amazing waterfalls.
The most romantic way to enjoy the passing of another day in paradise. Cruise along around the west side of Koh Kood and quietly wander the waters, while sipping champagne and nibbling on the chefs gourmet canapé’s and enjoy as the sun falls into the sea.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Traveling by speedboat, you will get to a great spot to do some snorkeling. Snorkel with the parrot fish at Bang Bao reef; try to spot the lion fish along Anna's Reef at Ao Tum. Away from the crowds, Koh Koods snorkeling sites are a fun way to explore.
End your Soneva experience by taking the luxury speedboat back to Koh Mai Si where you will board the resort’s luxurious custom-fitted eightseater Cessna Grand Caravan for the 90 minute flight to Bangkok.
January 15, 2014
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