Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Phuket (IAGF)

10 Day Package from Bangkok to Phuket

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In each city

Meals Included

American breakfast daily; 1 lunch

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2018 / 2019

DAY
1
ARRIVE IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

Welcome to Bangkok! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
BANGKOK

Today’s PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR starts with a BOAT RIDE through the klongs, Bangkok’s canals, to see family homes, temples, and the way of life that gives this city the nickname “Venice of the East.” Stop at Wat Arun, the TEMPLE OF THE DAWN, whose 260-foot-tall spire has become identified with Bangkok. Continue on to the GRAND PALACE, comprised of the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA. Also visit the TEMPLE OF THE RECLINING BUDDHA, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. It houses more than 1,000 Buddha images, including the 49-foot-high and 151-foot-long massive Reclining Buddha.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

DAY
3
BANGKOK

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. Your Local Host can help with suggestions to help maximize your time.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
4
BANGKOK–CHIANG MAI

Today, fly to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
5
CHIANG MAI

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR begins with a visit to WAT PHRA SINGH with its famous Buddha image, and WAT DOI SUTHEP, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps. On a clear day, you will enjoy spectacular views of Chiang Mai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
6
CHIANG MAI

Today, take a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION outside the city to BAAN TONG LUANG to visit several hill tribe groups, including the AKHA, known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins; and the KAREN, home to the PADAUNG LONG-NECKED WOMEN. Early in life, brass rings are placed on the necks of the village girls and as they mature, additional rings are added. This pushes the collarbone down and compresses the rib cage, creating the illusion of stretching their necks. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
7
CHIANG MAI–PHUKET

Today, fly to Phuket. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAYS
8-9
PHUKET

Two full days at leisure to enjoy beach and water activities. Consider a trip to the Phi Phi Islands, explore Phuket Town, or simply relax on the beach.

BreakfastBreakfast daily

DAY
10
PHUKET

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

Private airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flight; intra-vacation flight not included

Included Hotels

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn

51 Soi Prat
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 14:00

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Sathorn is a comfortable and modern hotel just steps from many dining and entertainment choices on Silom Road. The hotel is situated nearby a SkyTrain stop, offering access to the city's center and major attractions such as The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha,and Erawan Shrine.

Location & Highlights

Located in the middle of Bangkok's Sathorn business district and Silom entertainment hub with easy access to the city center.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Phone
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Fitness Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Elevator
Rooms are modernly decorated with unique artwork painting various scenes of life in Bangkok and offer free WI-FI and cable TV.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket

Amara Bangkok

180/1 Surawong Road, Sipraya, Bangrak
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Set in the historic district of Bangkrak, known for its diverse local street food and exciting nightlife, this property affords easy access to enjoy the capital city. Savor the urban views from the rooftop pool or keep fit at the well-equipped gym.

Location & Highlights

This hotel is part of the historic Bangkrak district, and a 15 minute drive from the airport and Chinatown.

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
All rooms are decorated with original Thai art prints and feature WI-FI, flat-screen TV, and rainfall showerheads.

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok

89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Rd
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this luxury hotel boasts gorgeous views of the natural side of Bangkok. A BTS station is adjacent, allowing easy access to the city's main sites like the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew.

Location & Highlights

This property is located along the river and adjacent to public transportation.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Beauty Salon
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
Each room offers a river or city view and is designed with Thai-inspired décor with contemporary accents. Amenities include premium Shangri-La toiletries, rainshower, free WI-FI, and flatscreen TV.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket

Bangkok

River of Kings Dinner Cruise

We'll show you a unique, from-the-river perspective of Bangkok's captivating beauty on this unforgettable dinner cruise. Embark your water craft and relax as you float peacefully along the Chao Phraya River past the city's most popular attractions.

Price Range: $$

Dinner Cruise on Loy Nava Traditional Rice Barge

We combine history, culture, cuisine, and beautiful river scenery on this romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River aboard a converted rice barge.

Price Range: $$

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Sampran Riverside

Imagine a grocery-shopping trip where you have to flag down the merchants as they float by on boats. No, it's not a Wonderland-style flight of fancy, but a traditional way of buying and selling colorful fruits, vegetables, meats, flowers, and sweets since the 19th century. Later, visit Nakhon Pathom to see Phra Pathom Chedi, one of the tallest Buddhist stupas in the world. Then, stop for lunch at the picturesque Sampran Riverside Resort, with a Thai village showcasing traditional Thai culture.

Price Range: $$

Jim Thompson's House & Legacy

If you love art, antiques, and fantastic architecture - as well as a good mystery - then our excursion to the Jim Thompson House & Museum is a must.

Price Range: $

River Kwai incl Boat & Train Ride

On this poignant tour, we'll introduce you to fascinating but seldom-taught parts of World War II history. A highlight of this excursion is a long-tail boat trip to view the infamous bridge up close spanning the River Kwai and the "Death Railway"'somber reminders of the thousands of POWs and forced Asian laborers who lost their lives during the railroad's construction.

Price Range: $$

Chiang Mai

Dinner at Gallery Restaurant

Join us for an incredible Thai dinner at one of Chiang Mai's best restaurants! A showcase of local art and the fine art of cooking, The Gallery is the perfect riverside dining experience during your stay in northern Thailand. Set in the oldest wooden structure in Chiang Mai, a century-old teakwood house on the banks of the Ping River, this award-winning conservation site is known for its delicious curries, savory fish dishes, and onsite art gallery.

Price Range: $$

Traditional Khantoke Dinner & Show

When in Rome, do as the Romans-and when in Chiang Mai, do as the ancient Kingdom of Lanna residents did! We'll show you the ropes on this fun and memorable excursion that's a showcase of northern Thailand's incredible cuisine and colorful Lanna culture.

Price Range: $

Phuket

Phi Phi Island

If a slow and leisurely boat cruise isn't your thing, then we've got the excursion for you! This island-hopping adventure whisks you to the Phi Phi Islands for a full menu of exciting activities.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Phuket

Bangkok

Meet Kongka Buatoei, one of your Local Hosts in Bangkok, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Bangkok. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Bangkok and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Bangkok insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

I'm Kong. Since 1988, I have worked as a guide and in 2006 I was voted Best Tour Guide (English speaking) at the Thailand Tourism Awards. I love to teach others about Thai culture and how to speak some key words and phrases in Thai. I am approachable and energetic and interactions with my guests are one of the favorite parts of what I do. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Bangkok with you.

The Blue Elephant

You may decide you can’t get enough of the delicious local flavors, and if that’s the case, spend half a day at The Blue Elephant to learn how to prepare authentic Thai at home. This cooking school takes you through the entire process—from shopping at a market to enjoying your dishes. While it’s somewhat more expensive than a half day of museums and lunch, the long-term benefits are immense.

Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is an inner-city haven of peace, fresh air and greenery – inviting visitors to connect with nature or enjoy outdoor leisure activities. Named after the birthplace of the Lord Buddha in Nepal, the park is a shady oasis home to various flora and fauna including the eccentric water monitor lizard.

Pratunam-Phetchaburi

Grease the elbows and stretch the knees; it’s time for a hectic shopping experience. There’s something for everyone here—from the bargain-hunter to the clinically fashionable. Clothing, jewelry, crafts, and much more are on full display in this busy area. Make sure you venture behind the street-front vendors to Pratunam Market for international goods. Keep in mind, bargaining here is more about being friendly and respectful.

Apoteka Lux Bar

With an old school feel, the Apoteka Lux Bar is based on an outdated word for pharmacist and emulates a 19th century apothecary. Come for the live music or grab a spot at the patio for a nice place to curl up for a romantic night or meet some friends.

Go Sky High

Bangkok is blessed with several “Sky High” options where you can have dinner and/or drinks with a stunning view over the city. Check out the Octave Rooftop Lounge & Bar on the 45th floor of the Marriot Hotel Sukhumvit for a great sunset or romantic meal with the only 360 degree view of Bangkok. Be prepared to pay a little more but it’s worth it!

Thai massage

There are countless places offering traditional Thai massage in Bangkok. One of the best choices is the Thai Massage School at Wat Pho. Many of the local masseuse and masseurs were taught here, and you can get a 1-hour massage for $15 to $20 USD. You can also learn the techniques for yourself!

Ride a tuk-tuk

These small 3-wheeled vehicles are an interesting way to get around and should be tried by anyone traveling to Bangkok. Make sure to negotiate the fare before sitting down.

Chiang Mai

Meet Jeff, one of your Local Hosts in Chaing Mai, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Chaing Mai. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Chaing Mai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Chaing Mai insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Kim and Chiang Mai is my home town. I was born and grew up here. I'll never move to another city because I love my culture and my city, and I'm excited to share it with other people from around the world.

Night Bazaar

Spanning several blocks, this large market features food and Thai goods at great prices. Local handicrafts like carvings, jewelry, silk, and hand-woven fabrics are an especially good value here, because they are made in such close proximity. The other big draw is the street food, which is some of the best in the world. So make sure you have room in your stomach. Give yourself a couple of hours to explore fully.

Hike or Bike

The mountains surrounding the city are the best thing about Chiang Mai. You can hire a guide to help you explore them or go on your own if you are experienced. Either way, exploring the jungle on foot or on a bike is a rewarding experience.

Doi Inthanon National Park

Drive along the winding road to Doi Inthanon, the highest peak in Thailand. The Park is known for its incredible views, including Watchiratharn waterfall and the twin Chedis. Late January through February, you may be lucky enough to catch the beautiful, pink, Siamese sakura flowers in full bloom.

Baan Tawai

Baan Tawai Village is known for Thai handicrafts and handmade items that reflect the history and local way of life. Find brilliant wood carvings as a great souvenir of your travels.

Phuket

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Phuket, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Phuket. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Phuket and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Phuket insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

I am Khun Teera, and I was born in southern Thailand. In early 1994, I started my career in the tourism business as a tour guide in Phuket. I have been doing it ever since. I have an easy-going manner and enjoy sharing extensive knowledge of all things Phuket with visitors.

Beach

Let’s face it, you are going to Phuket to relax at the beach, and you won’t be disappointed! There are countless beaches on Phuket offering white sands and warm inviting waters.

Phuket Old Town

Stroll along the streets of old Phuket town, where you can see Chinese heritage preserved in the Sino-Portuguese shop houses, temples, and local cuisine.

Phuket Tuk Tuk

Phuket’s Tuk Tuks won’t be confused with the kind you find on the mainland. These little red trucks – different from the three-wheelers seen in Bangkok – are a handy way to get around, but fares are higher when compared with other parts of Thailand, especially if catching one in Paton or Kata-Karon. Bargaining before departing is essential.

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Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at some hotels.

2019 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2018.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).