Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand

10 days from $3,550 per person*
  • Discover the palaces, wats, and cultural traditions of bustling Bangkok.
  • Taste Chinese cuisine (with a distinctly Thai tang) on an evening tour of Bangkok’s Chinatown.
  • Explore breathtaking Phuket by bike and unwind on its sparkling beaches.
  • Jet around Ko Phi Phi on a guided speedboat tour.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Thailand is one of the warmest places in Asia, and it has nothing to do with the climate. While the weather is inarguably balmy, perhaps the greatest feature of this sublimely beautiful land of golden temples and pristine beaches is the disarming friendliness of its people. From the busy streets and alleyways of Bangkok to Phuket’s paradisical Andaman shores to the bejungled hills of Koh Phi Phi, warm smiles are every visitor’s constant companion.

Expect to sport an ear-to-ear grin yourself on this trip. It begins near Bangkok, the delightfully chaotic capital, with a full-day exploration of the palaces and monasteries of imperial Ayutthaya. Next, get swept up in the hurly-burly of Bangkok itself on a privately guided walking tour that will introduce you to the Old Town’s many curiosities (including the mysterious Amulet Market) before getting a taste of Thai-influenced Chinese food on a nighttime visit to the city’s 200-year-old Chinatown. Next, jet down to the island of Phuket, the merchant-port-turned-sun-worshipper-haven that claims some of the country’s very best beaches. Here, you’ll take a private tour of the island and discover its diverse blend of cultural influences, roam the hillside towns and fishing villages by bike, dine on all manner of spicy Thai cuisine, and zoom around the islands of Koh Phi Phi on a speedboat. (And should all that action become a little much, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch out and do absolutely nothing on those alluring white-sand beaches.) Thailand is magical. Fall under its spell. Kensington Tours creates private trips from the world’s finest ingredients. Tailor-made with care by your personal Destination Expert, your personalized trip is always a one-of-a-kind experience made just for you. Expert local guidance and 24/7 service come standard. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • VIP Meet & Greet and Fast Track Airport Service - VIP Meet & Greet - Max 6 Pax
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 2 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Historical Bang Pa-In and Ayutthaya with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Boat/Guide
  • Day 3 Bangkok
    Bangkok
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Traditions and Superstitions of Old Town Bangkok Walking Tour with Lunch at Savoey - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Afternoon at Leisure
    • Tour - Private - Evening Taste of Chinatown - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Bangkok to Phuket
    Bangkok to Phuket
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Bangkok - Phuket [(1.5 hrs)] - Economy K
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Taste of Phuket - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 5 Phuket
    Phuket
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Swimming & Cooking in Bang Rong, Koh Naka & Koh Yao Noi with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Phuket
    Phuket
    • Self-Guided - Beach Day at Leisure
  • Day 7 Phuket to Krabi
    Phuket to Krabi
    • Transfer - Private - Phuket - Krabi [by Land (2.5 hrs)] - Klong Muang/Tub Kaek (from hotel)
    • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Day 8 Krabi
    Krabi
    • Tour - Shared - Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat with Lunch - Coach/Guide/Speedboat - Coach/Guide/Speedboat
  • Day 9 Krabi
    Krabi
    • Self-Guided - Beach Day at Leisure
  • Day 10 Krabi
    Krabi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Tub Kaak Beach
    • Air - Krabi - Bangkok [(1.5 hrs)] - Economy
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Day 1: Bangkok

For a more relaxing arrival experience, a representative will greet you upon exiting the plane and escort you through a special fast track service. Avoid the potentially long queues at the immigration counter with an exclusive immigration fast track service.

To ensure a seamless experience, your guide will be waiting for you outside the secure customs area with a sign with your name on it. The guide will assist you in meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (4*)

Situated on 11 riverside acres of lush verdant gardens along the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience vibrant Bangkok. Indulge in spa treatments hidden within the private lush tropical gardens, as majestic palms sway in the breeze around you. Relax in luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. Enjoy delectable meals fusing tastes from around the globe at the resort’s 11 different restaurants and bars. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Imparted with Thai tradition and legendary Anantara service, this exotic Bangkok resort offers respite across the river from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Immediately across the river, discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique night market, Bangkok’s latest landmark for shopping, nightlife and dining.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Day 2: Bangkok

Ayutthaya, today a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the ancient capital of the Kingdom of Siam, which was renamed Thailand in the 20th century. This well-preserved archeological ruin is only 50 miles from Bangkok, and during its heyday it was a bustling commercial center located at the crossroads of India, China and the Malay Peninsula. Your private guide will meet you early in the morning with a stop for breakfast on route, and you will begin your day with a visit to Bang Pa-In, the former summer palace of Thai kings. Continue to Ayutthaya and visit Wat Phanachoeng (Chinese cemetery), Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (Great Monastery of Auspicious Victory) and Wat Mahathat (Monastery of the Great Relic). From Nonthaburi, board your cruise back to Bangkok. Enjoy drinks and a delicious buffet-style Thai lunch on board while enjoying the riverside scenery as you approach the city. On arrival in Bangkok, you will be transferred from the pier back to your hotel.

Accommodation: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (4*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bang-Pa-In Royal Summer Residence
Bang-Pa-In Royal Summer Residence

Day 3: Bangkok

Bangkok is a city of contrasts – traditional temples, golden-topped palaces, sprawling expressways, and trendy, upscale malls. The Old Town of Bangkok is brimming with hidden sights best explored on foot early in the morning with your private guide. Walk from the Giant Swing via a public park, built on what used to be prison grounds, wandering through the sois and troks (side streets and alleys) tucked into the Old Town. Enjoy your encounter with wooden houses, guardian spirit signs, fresh markets, and local Thais going about their daily lives. Stop at the city pillar and Amulet Market to learn about ancient superstitions.  The Amulet Market attracts collectors, monks, taxi drivers and people in ‘dangerous professions’ searching for talismans with a hidden meaning, and if they’re lucky, hidden value. End your morning with lunch at Tha Maharaj Branch of the Savoey, a riverside restaurant before returning to your hotel.

This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Bangkok’s bustling 200-year-old Chinatown district, also known as Yaowarat, has long been one of Bangkok’s most atmospheric neighborhoods. Wander down Chinatown’s narrow alleys with your private guide as steaming woks entice locals and travelers alike with mouthwatering aromas, and colorful fabrics. Jewelry, exotic herbs and neon lights add to the frenetic pace. Pause for a drink at a local rooftop bar (beer or soft drink included) and enjoy the stunning views of the sunset over the Chao Phraya River. Jump on a tuk tuk and head deep into Chinatown to really discover what the area has to offer, from small stalls with low-to-the-ground plastic chairs to regal restaurants. Sample Chinese dishes with a distinctively Thai spin, including dim sum, dumplings, fresh seafood, local desserts and more. Your private guide will help you navigate the staggering variety of culinary options for you to taste, providing insight into the local area and the distinct culinary traditions. Finish the evening with a drink (beer or soft drink) at an open-air bar, where you can relax in comfort and relish in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown.

Accommodation: Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (4*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bangkok Giant Swing
Bangkok Giant Swing
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bangkok Chinatown
Bangkok Chinatown

Day 4: Bangkok - Phuket

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Bangkok with direct service to Phuket. Approximate flight time is 1.5 hours.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel with an English-speaking guide.

Long before Phuket became famous as a beach destination, it was a crossroads for merchant traders and early immigrants hailing from the Arabian Peninsula, China, India and even Portugal. Their contributing culinary traditions have left a lingering mark on Phuket Town that seasoned it with a flavor unique in the world. Walk with your private guide through the bustling streets of the city center, where you can discover the architectural style of 19th century mansions that is typical of the region, known as Sino-Portuguese, has a strong Mediterranean character to it. The best markets come to life early in the morning to feed the locals on their way to work, or in the early evening after the heat of the day has worn off. Your guide will lead you deep into the heart of the markets, where you will sample Sino-Thai delicacies from places only the locals know about. Indulge in a breakfast of dim sum on a small soi behind the fresh market, nibble on curry with roti, and slurp noodles like a local on an unforgettable culinary adventure.

Accommodation: Katathani Beach Resort (4.5*)

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is located on the Southwest coast of Phuket Island in secluded Kata Noi Bay, less than an hour from Phuket International Airport - and a world away from all care. The hotel rests along 850 meters of crystal clear waters and white sandy beach on the stunning Kata Noi Beach. Warm sands, the soft rhythm of lapping waves, and gently swaying coconut palms relax your senses—while six swimming pools, six restaurants, and a full-service spa delight them. Every interior was recently renovated in graceful contemporary Thai style, blending elegant design with the quiet sensuality of natural teakwood, sandstone, and silk to create a feeling of complete relaxation. Many rooms feature private balconies, first class amenities and a tantalizing Katathani Signature Scent that whisks you away into a world of serenity.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Phuket
Phuket
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Katathani Beach Resort
Katathani Beach Resort

Day 5: Phuket

Small village communities in northern Phuket and its surrounding islands are an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the Thai island lifestyle and offer quieter beaches to relax on for the day. This morning, your English-speaking guide will take you by private vehicle to the north of Phuket to Bang Rong pier, your jumping off point for neighboring islands. Visit the Muslim fishing community in Bang Rong before boarding a private long-tailed boat to the very small island of Koh Naka. Enjoy the serenity of scenic Phang Nga Bay from the island, where you have time to swim or enjoy the sun. Island hop to neighboring Koh Yao Noi and visit Khun Mina, a charming host, and expert cook. In the comfort and privacy of her home, learn how to make classic Thai dishes such as Thai curry, stir-fry, and a local spicy salad. Take the time to ask her for cooking tips and chat about life in this idyllic island setting while sampling the freshly made dishes during your included lunch in her home. This afternoon, return to your hotel in Phuket by long-tail boat and private vehicle.

Accommodation: Katathani Beach Resort (4.5*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Thai Cuisine
Thai Cuisine

Day 6: Phuket

Phuket is Thailand's largest and most famous island. The hotels here offer a multitude of activities to entertain, or choose to do simply nothing at all. With tropical forests to explore and pristine beaches to relax on, we highly recommend a day at leisure. Try one of the country's famous massages, dine on just-caught seafood, jump in a taxi and head down to one of the local fishing villages to mingle with locals - so much is at your fingertips in this island paradise.

Accommodation: Katathani Beach Resort (4.5*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Phuket Aerial View
Phuket Aerial View

Day 7: Phuket - Krabi

Enjoy a leisurely transfer from Phuket to Krabi with the comfort of a private vehicle and English-speaking guide. The transfer time is approximately 2.5 hours.

This afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.

Accommodation: Tubkaak Boutique Resort (4*)

The Tubkaak Boutique Resort is a calm and inviting tropical oasis. The beach is a hidden corner of the earth facing the stunning archipelago of 13 islands that rise dramatically from the calm Andaman Sea. Backed by the mighty Hang Nak Mountain, the unseen stretch of gorgeous beach and fertile landscape has all the right ingredients for a relaxing hideaway. The heavenly location of our Krabi hotel offers the most beautiful sunsets against limestone cliffs and the fresh sea breeze is invigorating. Unique villas with cozy, inviting interiors and distinct Thai ambiance, perfectly suit the environment and the guests. Our latest collection of private pool villas offer added luxuries including spacious layouts, large private pools and exquisite furnishings. Guests will also be delighted with the exceptional design of L’escape Spa and Di Mare Italian restaurant, situated on the beachfront.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Krabi
Krabi
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tubkaak Boutique Resort
Tubkaak Boutique Resort

Day 8: Krabi

Pick up from your hotel and head to Nopparatthara Pier to board the speedboat for the 45 minutes cruise to the Phi Phi Island. You will visit Maya Bay, Pileh Cove, Monkey Beach and Viking Cave. Phi Phi Lay Island is composed of limestone and steep cliffs rising up from the sea. This is a great place for snorkeling and swimming. A buffet lunch will be served in a local restaurant on Phi Phi Don Island. After lunch, head to Bamboo Island, an island with beautiful white sandy beaches. Depart from Phi Phi Island and head back to Krabi, arriving back at your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm.

Accommodation: Tubkaak Boutique Resort (4*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Phi Phi Island
Phi Phi Island

Day 9: Krabi

Krabi is one of Thailand's premier beach destinations, located along the pristine shores of the Andaman Sea. The hotels here offer a multitude of activities to entertain, or choose to do simply nothing at all. With tropical forests to explore and pristine beaches to relax on, we highly recommend a day at leisure. Try one of the country's famous massages, dine on just-caught seafood, relax in the sun - so much is at your fingertips in this beach paradise.

Accommodation: Tubkaak Boutique Resort (4*)
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Krabi Aerial View
Krabi Aerial View

Day 10: Krabi

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

Board a flight from Krabi with direct service to Bangkok. Approximate flight time is 1.5 hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.

Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort (4*): Bangkok

Situated on 11 riverside acres of lush verdant gardens along the banks of the grand Chao Phraya River, the Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort is a thriving oasis offering a unique way to experience vibrant Bangkok. Indulge in spa treatments hidden within the private lush tropical gardens, as majestic palms sway in the breeze around you. Relax in luxurious suites lit by the twinkle of the city skyline. Enjoy delectable meals fusing tastes from around the globe at the resort’s 11 different restaurants and bars. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort seamlessly blends the thrill of urban living with the serene charms of tropical luxury. Imparted with Thai tradition and legendary Anantara service, this exotic Bangkok resort offers respite across the river from the hustle and bustle of the busy metropolis. Take in the sunset from the edge of the pier, watching as river life unfolds before your eyes. Immediately across the river, discover a new entertainment and lifestyle complex at Asiatique night market, Bangkok’s latest landmark for shopping, nightlife and dining.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort
Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort

Katathani Beach Resort (4.5*): Phuket

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is located on the Southwest coast of Phuket Island in secluded Kata Noi Bay, less than an hour from Phuket International Airport - and a world away from all care. The hotel rests along 850 meters of crystal clear waters and white sandy beach on the stunning Kata Noi Beach. Warm sands, the soft rhythm of lapping waves, and gently swaying coconut palms relax your senses—while six swimming pools, six restaurants, and a full-service spa delight them. Every interior was recently renovated in graceful contemporary Thai style, blending elegant design with the quiet sensuality of natural teakwood, sandstone, and silk to create a feeling of complete relaxation. Many rooms feature private balconies, first class amenities and a tantalizing Katathani Signature Scent that whisks you away into a world of serenity.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Katathani Beach Resort
Katathani Beach Resort
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

Tubkaak Boutique Resort (4*): Krabi

The Tubkaak Boutique Resort is a calm and inviting tropical oasis. The beach is a hidden corner of the earth facing the stunning archipelago of 13 islands that rise dramatically from the calm Andaman Sea. Backed by the mighty Hang Nak Mountain, the unseen stretch of gorgeous beach and fertile landscape has all the right ingredients for a relaxing hideaway. The heavenly location of our Krabi hotel offers the most beautiful sunsets against limestone cliffs and the fresh sea breeze is invigorating. Unique villas with cozy, inviting interiors and distinct Thai ambiance, perfectly suit the environment and the guests. Our latest collection of private pool villas offer added luxuries including spacious layouts, large private pools and exquisite furnishings. Guests will also be delighted with the exceptional design of L’escape Spa and Di Mare Italian restaurant, situated on the beachfront.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Tubkaak Boutique Resort
Tubkaak Boutique Resort
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Italian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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.
  • Kenneth D — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    Kensington did a fantastic job of arranging our tour to South Korea and Japan. The guides were all knowledgeable and spoke good English. The tour involved a lot of coordinating different guides, train and subway schedules and the schedules of places we were visiting. They even arranged for a couple of Uber drivers to take us to airports. Everything was flawless.

  • Elizabeth B — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Hotels were all outstanding. Especially recommend Gora Kadan for anyone interested in a deluxe ryokan!! Ten stars to that gorgeous place. All transfers, tickets and services worked perfectly and that’s not a small feat, very appreciated.

  • Larry F — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    We have used your services several times and have never been disappointed. You do a great job of planning and organizing everything and are very attentive to our wants and needs. We look foreword to more travels with your service.

  • Kevin W — November 09, 2017 — Asia

    Because we traveled in several cities we had many different guides. They were all very good, with some being outstanding. We would like to especially commend our Beijing guide, Jerry Wang, for his expert and very personalized guidance.

  • Bruce H — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Our guide in Beijing Jerry was absolutely fantastic!!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and had a great personality. He was able to quickly asses the level of detail we wanted to hear and provided an excellent tour experience. He was very attentive to all our needs, ensured that we were understood the local culture and went out of his way to ensure that when we were not with him we still would have a great experience. Our driver Mr. Wong was also very competent and an extremely safe driver, we never felt nervous at all with him behind the wheel. Overall just a fabulous tour and experience!!!

  • Cynthia H — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    In general, the trip was an amazing experience with wonderful guides and well planned . The itinerary was perfect for the time we allotted. Our accommodations In Tokyo and Kyoto and Koyasan were excellent.Thanks for arranging another memorable trip.

  • Anette L — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    Our guides were knowledgeable, informative, and very helpful.

  • John B — November 07, 2017 — Asia

    It was a wonderful experience from the driver to each city representative and, of course, the guides. Especially Sunita who organized it all! Thank you

  • Jessica P. — September 26, 2017 — Asia

    Our trip was amazing and left us with amazing memories. We appreciate the seamlesness of our travel and transfers to different cities and countries.

  • Nicole C — September 08, 2017 — Asia

    The Viceroy in Ubud was beauty and perfection in every way.

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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