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Luxury Thailand Honeymoon

Luxury Thailand Honeymoon

Luxury Thailand Honeymoon Overview

Luxury Thailand Honeymoon A little bit of culture and a lot of indulgences: this Thailand honeymoon strikes the perfect balance. Enjoy special activities designed for two, connecting with Thai culture and with each other while exploring Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Then indulge with a week on Koh Lanta, a romantic tropical island.

Touring style: Professional English speaking guide and driver, private basis.

Best time to visit: November to April when days are dry with plenty of sunshine. Rain falls between May to September.

Enjoy private excursions designed for two, stay in romantic luxury hotels and dine at Thailand’s best tables.

Witness monks’ chanting rituals, be blessed in a spiritual ceremony and make offerings at pagodas to connect with Thai culture.

Don traditional dress and join in a typical northern Thai wedding at a local family’s house

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok

On arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by a fast track representative who will fast-track the immigration procedure. They will assist with your luggage and introduce you to your Eastravel guide. You will be transferred to the hotel by private limousine car.

The Peninsula Hotel is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon experience. The riverside location, stylish décor and scenic views make for a perfect setting for newlywed couples.

After relaxing at the hotel, head out for a drive through Bangkok’s old quarters to see the Grand Palace, the Royal Grounds and Ratchadamnoen Avenue all lit up in a dramatic fashion. After sightseeing, have dinner at Sala Rim Naam at the Oriental Hotel. Enjoy a lavish Thai dinner and admire a Thai classical dance performance.

Overnight in Bangkok

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Peninsula Hotel (37.3 km): 43 min

Day 2 Bangkok Wat Pho and the Grand Palace and afternoon boat cruise:

Leave early to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual (chanting starts at 09.00 Hrs). After this uplifting and often private experience visit the temple grounds and the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. Continue to The Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, where you will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. Marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Enjoy a sumptuous Thai lunch at Supatra River House.

In the afternoon, board a private boat cruising down the River of Kings, the Chao Phraya and the quiet klongs (canals) for 2 hours, you will be taken back in time to a more traditional way of life far removed from Bangkok’s modern skyscrapers. Stops are made to visit the Temple of Dawn or Wat Arun – one of the most prominent landmarks of Bangkok.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3: Give alms to the monks and visit Bangkok's temples. Afternoon Spa relaxation.

Your day starts at Wat Saket where you can partake in the offering of alms to the monks to gain some blessing for a healthy and safe trip. Then make a short climb up to the temple’s golden mount to enjoy the panoramic view of Rattanakosin Island while listening to the chimes of hundreds of temple bells. Continue with a drive through the historical part of Bangkok, passing some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and temples.

Along the way, we will make a stop to buy a bucket filled with food and utility items for “Sangkatarn” – a special kind of offering for monks at Wat Ratchabophit. Visitors to Wat Ratchabophit will be amazed by the perfect blend of Thai architectural exterior with exquisite European influenced interior. The tour will cap off at the Tiger God Shrine, one of the oldest Taoist temples in Bangkok and renowned for being the most popular worshipping place amongst the Chinese community in the country.

Lunch at the elegant Jim Thompson Restaurant. Afterwards, visit the Jim Thompson museum and their shops.

In the afternoon, enjoy the hotel facilities or pamper yourself with a spa treatment at the hotel.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 4: Fly to Chiang Mai. City exploration

After breakfast, meet with the guide and transfer to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, you will be met by your guide for a private transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, explore the ancient city of Chiang Mai, including its old city walls, gates, moat and markets. First, visit Wat Suan Dok where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred. Then go to the historic Wat Jed Yod and continue to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is a sacred temple in northern Thailand set high on a mountain on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. In the late afternoon, get a chance to experience the magical view of Chiang Mai as the city lights begin to light up below. Receive an unforgettable private blessing ceremony and watch the evening chanting ceremony of the temple’s monks. Afterwards, take part in a memorable Khantoke dinner which is a northern Thailand dinner accompanied by music and dance. The meal is served on a low, circular table called toke. Enjoy dining on delicious local specialties while watching a spectacular performance of northern Thai folk dancing. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 5: Lanna blessing

Transfer to a beautiful northern Thai style teak wooden house and restaurant, surrounded by a nice, relaxing garden with old trees. The house is beautifully decorated in traditional Lanna style, adorned with scented flowers at every corner of the house, keeping the authentic touch and feel of Northern Lanna wedding ceremony. Upon arrival, your host will make the arrangement of the “Lanna” Thai traditional wedding. You will be dressed in “Lanna” wedding costumes, followed by the morning wedding ceremony with the parade from the groom with trays of gifts and flowers. Then you will get your soul (aka ‘Kwan’ in Thai) enlightened in order to establish your happy marriage life. Continue the private blessing ceremony by the head monk. While the sweet scent of incense fills the air, the monk will bless you with water and tie a symbolically 'binding' string around your wrists. End the ceremony by planting a love tree before returning to your hotel. In the afternoon, free to relax at the hotel and enjoy the hotel facilities. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 6: A day at the Elephant Discovery Camp

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up and transfer by 4WD to the Elephant Discovery Camp. Upon arrival at the camp, meet an elephant mahout, be introduced to the elephants, and learn about their story and daily lifestyle. Interact and play with the elephants under mahouts’ supervision and form a bond with them. Walk alongside them and enjoy watching them play in the mud pond. Learn to communicate with them and how to prepare nutritional food and desserts for them using various natural ingredients. Also, have fun bathing and soaking the elephants in a big pond. Lunch is served at the camp. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Anantara Resort & Spa – Mae Wang (50 km): 1.15 hr

Day 7: Fly to Krabi and speedboat to Koh Lanta

Transfer by vehicle to the airport for your flight to Krabi. On arrival, a car will be waiting to transfer you by car and speedboat to Pimalai Resort & Spa on Lanta Island. Pimalai is the perfect island retreat for a perfect Thai honeymoon as it has everything a newlywed couple would want. Peace, tranquility, sunshine, a flawless white sand beach far enough away from the rest of the island’s hotels to make it blissfully peaceful. The resort covers 100 acres of lush tropical gardens and you can choose between contemporary Thai-style rooms and new pool villas. The hotel is really well-managed and has excellent facilities, as well as a truly delightful spa is designed to blend into the jungle. Stay for 6 blissful nights.

Day 13: Departure

After breakfast, depart from Koh Lanta by speedboat to Krabi for your connecting flight home.
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