Experience Thailand's culture and traditions on this small curated journey of only 8 guests. Our journey to Thailand takes you to Bangkok, the Kwai river, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and even into Laos and Burma.
4 Home Bases
From USD 8,999 per person
Thailand is the ‘land of a thousand smiles’. Its exotic landscapes, rich Buddhist culture and palm-fringed beaches have been attracting sun-seekers for generations. We have created an itinerary that takes you on a discovery the frenetic street life and stately palaces of Bangkok, that introduce you to the calm and authentic hill tribes of the north and that introduce you to neighboring Laos and Myanmar.
Your host, Kris, knows Thailand inside and out and is the perfect host to give you a window into its culture, people and landscape. Walk through the thronging markets of Bangkok, barter to your heart’s content in vibrant night bazaars, uncover the sights and sounds of the jungle-covered mountains and hill tribes that surround Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, see and interact with the mighty elephant in Thailand’s famed Golden Triangle, chant and meditate with the monks of Wat Sri Supan and sample some of the best cuisine the world has to offer.
Land dates, room options and rates
- Luxury Rooms and Pavilions $8999
- Glamping at the Four Seasons in Chiang Rai $11998
Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee .
The perfect dose of culture, traditions and food
On this journey, you get to experience three of our favorite activities. Thailand's culture, dating back centuries and at the heart of regional influences, its traditions which today are embraced by many around the world and of course, its food and spices. We have mixed the three and along with a private cooking class, have created the perfect combination to give you the best Thailand has to offer
A journey of meditation with local Monks
You will get to experience and learn about a Monk's typical day in the northern part of Chiang Mai, as well as witness a daily ritual as Monks descend the mountain through towns and villages. These two unique experiences could very well change the way you approach life.
The perfect pinch of outdoor activities
We have not forgotten to ensure guests get their daily exercise with a combination of fun and healthy (yet optional, of course) hikes and river kayaking experiences. In both Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai, jungles and rivers offer the perfect setting for walks to local villages and visit of local tribes.
Size is almost everything
Get more from your personal guides and hosts by being part of a smaller group. Art In Voyage takes pride in limiting the size of its curated journeys to ensure a unique and personal experience each and every day.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Thailand, and Bangkok
Day 2: Wat Arun & The Grand Royal Palace
Day 3: Bangkok & Ayutthaya
Day 4: Floating Market & Kwai river
Day 5: Chiang Rai
Day 6: Golden Triangle excursion
Day 7: Day at leisure
Day 8: Yao Hill Tribes and Chiang Mai
Day 9: A Trek and a cooking class
Day 10: A day of culture and meditation
Day 11: Departure day
OUR HOME BASES
X2 (pronounced cross-to) River Kwai is located at the most beautiful stretch of the Kwai Noi River with its spectacular view and backdrop of mountain ranges and blue sky. Traveling to the Kanchanaburi resort, one will pass-by rice paddy fields, sugar cane plantations, local temples and villages which are the signature scenery of Kanchanaburi.
X2 River Kwai consists of 22 rooms – all facing the spectacular Kwai Noi River. The unique XFloat Cabins rests upon the rivers surface and come with full amenities including bathtub, private rooftop sundeck and speculator river views.
The facilities include a river view restaurant with an outdoor deck, The Bridge Bar & Bistro, library, an infinity riverfront pool with sun lounges and sun beds, bicycles on loan, free wifi in all common areas, guarded car park and iPads on loan.
(upgrade property on the “Mystical Thailand” journey)
Discover the legendary Golden Triangle up in the north of Thailand, at the fantastically luxurious Four Seasons Tented Camp, stunningly located on the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, and overlooking the Mekong River. Usually accessed by river boat, and set amidst Thailand’s exotic bamboo jungles, there is a spectacular and unique experience awaiting the more active at the safari-style Four Seasons Tented Camp.
With just 15 supremely luxurious tented accommodations – complete with roll top baths and attention to detail that is second to none – a three or four night adventure here is inclusive of exquisite cuisine, wines from the cellar as well as many activities such as learning how to train the camp’s elephants, river trips on the mighty Mekong and learning more about this fascinating region’s culture and tradition.
The tents themselves have got to be seen to be believed, you’d be forgiven if you thought you’d just stepped into a luxury city hotel room, until of course you look out the windows to the dramatic landscape encompassing you.
A wonderful Four Seasons resort set in a tranquil, idyllic location. The perfect luxury base from which to explore the local culture, relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and experience excellent service and facilities. The Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a stunning property set in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, just north of Chiang Mai. It is designed like a traditional Thai village, laid out around working rice terraces and surrounded by mountains, and a stay here feels like stepping into another world yet is just 30-minutes drive from the center of Chiang Mai.
The spacious pavilions and huge residences are luxuriously appointed with local touches, and all have outdoor salas with daybeds. Twelve luxurious one-bedroom villas set in tropical gardens have been added to the portfolio at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai, with stunning views onto the mountains and spacious private pools.
The renowned cuisine here must be sampled to be believed and not only is the food incredible but the settings for the various restaurants simply stunning. For the ultimate in romance, the Rice Barn is a private dining venue for two overlooking the resort’s rice paddies and lake – after a five course candlelit meal, designed by yourselves with the chef, you can release a krathong – or banana leaf cup – containing a candle, onto the lake in traditional Thai style.
Perched on a ridge in northern Thailand overlooking the border with Myanmar and Laos, among the finest Chiang Rai hotels, Anantara Golden Triangle immerses you in once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Bond with elephants at our mahout camp, Spa in the jungle, Cruise down the Mekong River, exploring the unique cultures of three countries.
Dining at the Anantara Golden Triangle is a culinary journey through centuries of Lanna culture and Old World European favorites, and both restaurants have dramatic views over the valley and its surrounding landscape. The Elephant Bar and Opium Terrace serves casual meals and fabulous cocktails. The Anantara’s signature Chiang Rai spa comprises teak wood suites perched high above the Thai and Burmese jungle and uses ancient Thai remedies as well as pioneering treatments from across the globe. After your treatment relax in one of the private open air terrazzo tubs with views across the valley.
The Anantara Golden Triangle prides itself on its private elephant camp and this is a wonderful place to experience these great animals first-hand by walking with them through the bamboo jungle, helping bathe them or even spend a full day learning how to master the art of being a mahout.
There is an abundance of other activities on offer during your stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle, including visits to Chiang Rai and to the neighboring countries by long tail boat, yoga, mountain biking, tree planting, trekking and a wonderful Thai cookery school where the chef personally takes you to visit the local market. Alternatively enjoy the magnificent free form infinity-edged swimming pool looking down over the tree canopy towards the Mekong River.
The Peninsula towers over the western side of the Chao Praya, a short ferry or boat ride away from the Saphan Thaksin skytrain station and the city’s main historic sites, including the Royal Palace. It’s a little further to the city’s downtown shopping and nightlife meccas, but for all those who want sumptuous tranquility and amazing views, it is the perfect property. It is a classic luxury urban resort offering neoclassical international elegance effortlessly coupled with contemporary Thai design touches. This makes for a subdued, formal ambiance in the spacious public areas of the hotel, especially in the imposing lobby area.
The deluxe rooms (upgrades available – ask us) are offer spectacular views of the Thai capital’s soaring skyline across the river.
In addition to the property’s many lovely restaurants, the River Bar is the place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine before dinner. Breakfast is a sumptuous buffet affair with plenty of Asian and western selections, great juices, and freshly cut fruit, best enjoyed outside by the river.
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
3 nights in Bangkok 1 night on the Kwai River 4 nights in Chiang Rai (all inclusive) 3 nights in Chiang Mai
10 breakfasts 7 lunches 6 dinners
In our all inclusive properties (Golden Triangle Anantara or Four Seasons), all your meals, drinks and activities are included Privately guided tours and visits as listed on the itinerary, including: Cooking class Meditation & temple experiences Trekking Elephant sanctuary experience $100 of spa credit per room in Bangkok and Chiang Mai $100 in resort credit at the Anantara Golden Triangle
As well as...
Private transfers and luxury transportation throughout Domestic air fares as listed on the itinerary Cold towels and water on sightseeing days Luggage handling throughout
GOOD TO KNOW
No visa required to enter Thailand (US/CANADIANS/EUROPEANS). No vaccinations needed to enter Thailand (some may be recommended by your doctor based on your health)
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
When traveling to Thailand, a world of opportunities open up. You are close to Cambodia, Laos, Nepal and even Sri Lanka. For those seeking isolation, how about the white sand beaches of Seychelles or the Maldives? If flying on Emirates, a stop by Dubai, its bustling city and incredible desert landscape is a must. Wherever your extension may take you, we are here to assist in putting together, piece by piece.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $2500 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.