Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand

10 days from $3,330 per person*
  • Sail through breathtaking karsts in a long-tail boat.
  • Trek through the jungle with expert guide.
  • Swim, snorkel, and kayak through the beautiful Hong Island.
  • Led by private guide, enjoy a walking tour through Phuket, and a city tour in Bangkok.
  • Spend nights in boutique beach hotels and jungle camps.
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Thailand’s southern island paradise is bursting with breathtaking landscapes, exotic adventure and sumptuous cuisine. Stay in stilted jungle resorts, boutique beachfront hotels, and bike, paddle, snorkel, and dine your way through Phuket, Krabi and Khao Sok National Park.

Begin in Bangkok, the cultural & economic hub of the country, and the perfect place to start any adventure through Thailand. Next onto Phuket; the region’s largest and most well-known island, with every amenity one could ask for. Get behind the scenes on a private guided old town walking tour, and visit a local’s home to learn the art of the perfect spicy curry. Sunbathe on small, isolated beaches, or perhaps indulge in a massage. Venture into the prehistoric jungles of Khao Sok National Park where you will spend a few nights amidst the dramatic inland landscape. Head out on the lakes in a long tail boat and glide amidst the otherworldly karst mountain landscape. Go to sleep to the sounds of birdlife and monkeys. Finish this adventure in Krabi, an area for beach-lovers and adventure seekers alike, where you will kayak through mangroves, or simply sit back and watch rock climbers scale the dramatic limestone cliffs that dot the coastline. ... 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 Historical Bang Pa-In and Ayutthaya with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Boat/Guide
  • Day 3 Bangkok to Phuket
    Bangkok to Phuket
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Air - Bangkok - Phuket [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day Phuket Old Town Discovery Walk - Guide
  • Day 4 Phuket
    Phuket
    • Tour - Private - Full Day Swimming & Cooking in Bang Rong, Koh Naka & Koh Yao Noi with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver/Boat/Guide
  • Day 5 Phuket to Khao Sok
    Phuket to Khao Sok
    • Transfer - Private - Phuket-Khao Sok (Vehicle/Driver/Guide)
    • Sok River Afternoon Touring
  • Day 6 Khao Sok
    Khao Sok
    • Scenic Tour by Long tail Boat
    • Khao Sok’s Jungle
  • Day 7 Khao Sok to Krabi
    Khao Sok to Krabi
    • Mahout Elephant Camp Experience
    • Transfer - Private - Khao Sok - Krabi [(2 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Boat
  • Day 8 Krabi
    Krabi
    • Tour - Shared - Full Day Phi Phi Island by Speedboat with Lunch - Coach/Guide/Speedboat
  • Day 9 Krabi
    Krabi
    • At Leisure
  • Day 10 Krabi
    Krabi
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Tub Kaak Beach
    • Krabi - Bangkok [(1.5hrs)] - Economy
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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 a scenic airport transfer with a private vehicle and an English-speaking guide.

Accommodation: Ariyasom Villa (4*)

Constructed in 1942 as a private home during World War II, the Ariyasom Villa is still owned by the family of the original people who built it, creating both historical significance and a very caring attitude towards the guests that step inside. Originally constructed in the outskirts of the city, the hotel has found itself in the heart of the Central Business District due to the massive expansion of Bangkok. The hotel is situated just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is also located close to the Bangkok Skytrain and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Instilling a real sense of bygone Bangkok, the rooms are adorned with original artwork, Thai silk drapes, and equipped with charming bathrooms. Furthermore, based on a mainly vegetarian menu, with some seafood, Na Aroon Restaurant exudes a wonderful old Thai vibe that features a philosophy of healthiness and organic living. With a successful attempt at delivering an authentic Thai experience, the Ariyasom Villa also provides the Som Sen Spa, adjacent to the swimming pool which completes the perfect Bangkok stay.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Bangkok
Bangkok
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Ariyasom Villa
Ariyasom Villa

Day 2: Bangkok

Start the day with an early pick up at 7:00 am for a full day excursion to see the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya was the capital of Siam from the 15th through to the 18th century. Before reaching Ayutthaya, visit Bang-Pa-In, the old royal summer residence. From here, take a long-tail boat to Ayuthaya and visit Wat Phanachoeng, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Mahathat. Afterwards, you will be transferred to Wat Chong Lom in Nonthaburi to board your cruise boat back to Bangkok. On board, enjoy lunch and drinks while enjoying the riverside scenery. At approximately 4:00 pm arrive at the pier in Bangkok for a transfer back to your hotel.

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

Day 3: Bangkok - Phuket

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

Fly from Bangkok to Phuket. Flight time is approximately 1.5 hours.

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle, driver and English Speaking Guide.

Today your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Phuket for a private Discovery Walk. The walking tour is all about learning the local lifestyle. You will visit a local shrine and pay respect to the spirits, then see the "oldest herb shop" in town and learn about traditional medicine usage. Walk along the historic Chinese shop houses in the beautiful streets of Thalang and Soi Romanee, and visit old style barber shops. You also have the opportunity to try some Muslim influenced ‘roti’ bread and Chinese food, a cuisine brought here by Hokkien immigrants in the 19th century. With its printing shops, old sarong and cloth Indian sellers on Thalang as well as the cluttered hardware stores, there is a nostalgic feeling to Phuket town that you should experience before modern times sweep it away.

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 4: Phuket

This morning, take a drive up to the north of the island to visit the Muslim community of Bang Rong. From here, depart for the very small island of Koh Naka where you can go for a swim or enjoy sunbathing. Later you continue in the direction of Koh Yao Noi and will visit Khun Mina, a charming host who is also an expert cook. She’ll show you how to make some classic Thai dishes such as a Thai curry, stir fry and a local spicy salad. Enjoy your own cooked lunch at you hosts house and return afterwards to your hotel by long-tail boat and van.

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

Day 5: Phuket - Khao Sok

Meet your driver with a private vehicle and English Speaking Guide for a transfer to Khao Sok. The transfer to Khao Sok is approximately 3 hours.

After lunch and settling into your lodge, meet your driver for a short 5 minutes’ drive to the starting point of your tour at a nearby cave where local people come to make tam boon (merit making), an intrinsic part of Buddhist belief. Walk a short distance through the cave and there is the river!

The canoes can take two people each, the rowing is done by the gentle people from the community, their English might be a bit short but their big smiles make up for that. There is a possibility of swimming down the river, but only if the waters are calm at a quiet spot only known by the locals. There might be some wildlife too, make sure you look overhead as you could spot a snake resting up the trees. The nature on this stretch of river is idyllic and quiet; you will get glimpses of the impressive Khao King Kong or King Kong Mountain, the hill overlooking Anurak.  Pass under the big "turtle" bridge and then continue downstream placidly.

At the end of the tour meet again with your driver for a 15 minutes short drive back to Anurak. 

Accommodation: Anurak Community Lodge

Anurak Community Lodge is a peaceful retreat, set amid the lush tropical vegetation of one of the oldest rainforests in the world, right on the edge of Khao Sok National Park. The resort is surrounded by breathtaking lime stone cliffs, rising high above the ancient forests. In Anurak Lodge you will awake to the singing of birds, the enchanting calls of the gibbons that inhabit the surrounding rainforest and the gentle rustling of leaves. At night you will fall asleep to the sounds of the crickets and cicadas in the cool jungle air.

Anurak Community Lodge has bungalows that can comprise 2 adjoining rooms (double and twin with a connecting door in between. Each room has its own bathroom which are ideal for families. In addition, the lodge also have stand-alone double bungalows with king size beds which are ideal for couples.

Each of the guestrooms has large French windows, which lead to private terraces furnished with comfortable chairs and a table – an idyllic place to spend an afternoon of reading or relaxing surrounded by the green lushness of the palm trees and peaceful scenery of Khao Sok and the cliffs.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Sok River
Sok River
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anurak Community Lodge Guestroom
Anurak Community Lodge Guestroom

Day 6: Khao Sok

After breakfast, you will be picked up for an early start from your hotel in Khao Sok and transferred to Lake Cheow Lan. You will arrive 1 hour later at Rajjaprabha Dam and board a long tail boat for a scenic tour among the breathtaking limestone karst formations. Take a swim in the pristine waters of Lake Cheow Lan, take a Kayak and explore the many inlets of the Lake, or just relax and sunbathe while taking in the scenery.

After lunch, depart the raft house by long tail boat for the trailhead and enjoy a trek through Khao Sok’s prehistoric jungle. This wilderness is home to 5% of the world’s species and boasts Langurs, Gibbons, and more. Late afternoon, board your long tail boat and return to the pier for a transfer back to Anurak Lodge.

Accommodation: Anurak Community Lodge
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Rajjaprabha Dam
Rajjaprabha Dam
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Raft houses at Cheow Lan Lake
Raft houses at Cheow Lan Lake

Day 7: Khao Sok - Krabi

This morning, you will be transferred to a nearby Elephant Camp for a unique experience with those majestic creatures. You will learn more about the elephants and will be given instructions on their bathing habits. Then it’s time to go into the river with them (approximately 30 minutes). The water is shallow and you can be as “hands on” as you like. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to the lodge before making your way to your next destination.

Transfer from Khao Sok to Krabi with a private vehicle and driver, and shared boat (as required depending on hotel location). The transfer is approximately 2 - 2.5 hours.

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

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

Accommodation: Tubkaak Boutique Resort (4*)

Day 10: Krabi

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

Fly from Krabi to Bangkok. Flight time is approximately 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.

Ariyasom Villa (4*): Bangkok

Constructed in 1942 as a private home during World War II, the Ariyasom Villa is still owned by the family of the original people who built it, creating both historical significance and a very caring attitude towards the guests that step inside. Originally constructed in the outskirts of the city, the hotel has found itself in the heart of the Central Business District due to the massive expansion of Bangkok. The hotel is situated just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is also located close to the Bangkok Skytrain and Bumrungrad International Hospital. Instilling a real sense of bygone Bangkok, the rooms are adorned with original artwork, Thai silk drapes, and equipped with charming bathrooms. Furthermore, based on a mainly vegetarian menu, with some seafood, Na Aroon Restaurant exudes a wonderful old Thai vibe that features a philosophy of healthiness and organic living. With a successful attempt at delivering an authentic Thai experience, the Ariyasom Villa also provides the Som Sen Spa, adjacent to the swimming pool which completes the perfect Bangkok stay.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Ariyasom Villa
Ariyasom Villa
Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

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

Anurak Community Lodge: Khao Sok

Anurak Community Lodge is a peaceful retreat, set amid the lush tropical vegetation of one of the oldest rainforests in the world, right on the edge of Khao Sok National Park. The resort is surrounded by breathtaking lime stone cliffs, rising high above the ancient forests. In Anurak Lodge you will awake to the singing of birds, the enchanting calls of the gibbons that inhabit the surrounding rainforest and the gentle rustling of leaves. At night you will fall asleep to the sounds of the crickets and cicadas in the cool jungle air.

Anurak Community Lodge has bungalows that can comprise 2 adjoining rooms (double and twin with a connecting door in between. Each room has its own bathroom which are ideal for families. In addition, the lodge also have stand-alone double bungalows with king size beds which are ideal for couples.

Each of the guestrooms has large French windows, which lead to private terraces furnished with comfortable chairs and a table – an idyllic place to spend an afternoon of reading or relaxing surrounded by the green lushness of the palm trees and peaceful scenery of Khao Sok and the cliffs.

Bangkok & Beaches of Thailand Tours 2017 - 2018 -  Anurak Community Lodge Guestroom
Anurak Community Lodge Guestroom

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.
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    Preparations were excellent - we really appreciated the attention to detail. The VIP Visa handling in Vietnam & Cambodia was much appreciated also. Guides were outstanding - particularly Borin in Cambodia.

  • Charles M. — September 22, 2017 — Asia

    We had a GREAT time on this tour with our granddaughter. All the tour guides were knowledgeable. Thanks for planning this great trip for us.

  • Levi P — August 22, 2017 — Asia

    Used Kensington Tours to book my honeymoon in the foreign speaking country of Thailand. It was great to not have to worry about transportation or accommodation. Our itinerary was amazing but the best part was probably our English speaking guides. We had three separate guides and each of them became like close friend to us. The travel was long but I wouldn't trade our experience in Thailand for anything.

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    I went to private tour w Kensington to Japan for 3 weeks last month. It was incredible. My daughter was studying in Niigata so I wanted her to hook up with me periodically throughout my tour to see all the highlights of Japan. It worked out perfectly. I'd personally like to thank Adam Watkins who was incredible with detail, kindness and professionalism. The guide selection was a perfect fit. I cannot say enough about my and my daughter's experience with Kensington Tours. A trip of a lifetime.

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  • Jane L — March 29, 2017 — Asia

    Having Cindy Kwan organize our trip made it incredibly easy. Everything flowed smoothly.

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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