Best of Thailand with Luang Prabang

13 Day Package from Bangkok to Luang Prabang

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 daily4 lunches1 dinner

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 2017

DAY
1
Arrive in Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand! 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.

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.

DAY
4
Bangkok–Chiang Rai

Fly to Chiang Rai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
5
Chiang Rai

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING this morning includes a TRISHAW RIDE, the favorite local mode of transportation, through the city’s residential area and LOCAL MARKET. Also visit WAT PHRA KAEW, which once hosted the Emerald Buddha (now in Bangkok). The afternoon is at your leisure.

DAY
6
Chiang Rai–Ban Thaton

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes an AKHA VILLAGE, a hill tribe known for gorgeous headdresses decorated with silver coins. Then, take a BOAT RIDE on the Kok River before continuing on to your hotel by private car.

DAY
7
Ban Thaton–Chiang Mai

Start your day with a fascinating PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR of a KAREN VILLAGE, 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. Continue on to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest city, by private car.

DAY
8
Chiang Mai

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 over 300 steps. On a clear day, you will enjoy spectacular views of Chiang Mai. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
9
Chiang Mai

Today is free for independent exploration. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

DAY
10
Chiang Mai–Luang Prabang, Laos

Today, fly to Luang Prabang.

DAY
11
Luang Prabang

Today, enjoy a full-day PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit WAT VISOUN, the ROYAL PALACE MUSEUM (closed Tuesdays), and a LOCAL VILLAGE to see silk weaving and rice paper-making demonstrations.

DAY
12
Luang Prabang

A full day at your leisure. Perhaps consider an excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls or a cruise on the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Your Local Host can help with suggestions.

DAY
13
Luang Prabang

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on October 23, 2017, which 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).

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Ban Thaton
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

Majestic Grande

12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand

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

Majestic Grande Hotel has an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in public areas. This hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/cafe, and a bar/lounge. The staff can provide concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, a sauna, and multilingual staff.

Location & Highlights

Located in the Sukhumvit area of Bangkok the hotel is close to the Siam Ocean World and the Terminal 21 Shopping Mall. Also close by is a BTS Skytrain station which offers easy access to the city.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Voicemail
  • Desk
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
Classical decor and refined ambience make rooms an ideal choice for the discerning international traveler. All rooms have been refurbished and include complimentary Wi-Fi access.

The Mantrini Boutique Resort

292/13 Moo 13 Robwiang
Chiang Rai, Thailand

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

Conveniently located near the center of town, The Mantrini's imaginative decor, a harmonizing blend of modern design and contemporary décor, makes for a comfortable atmosphere surrounded by friendly service.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located near the center of town and main attractions.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
The Mantrini features 60 rooms smartly designed with space, function, and comfort in mind. A wide range of amenities and services are readily at your fingertips including complimentary Internet access.

Maekok River Village Resort


Thaton, Thailand

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

The Maekok River Village is idyllically located on the banks of the Mae Kok River with sweeping views across the valley to the distant forested mountains. The peaceful, rural setting makes an ideal getaway for those wanting a change of pace from the busy city.

Location & Highlights

The Maekok River Village Resort is located in the far north of Thailand on the Burmese border.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
All rooms are designed for comfort and convenience with decor in soft, natural tones to complement the surrounding gardens and panoramic views. All rooms have a balcony or terrace and Wi-Fi access.

Empress Hotel

199/42 Changklan Rd
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

Nestled in the heart of beautiful historic city of Chiang Mai, in a lush greenery park, The Empress Hotel & Convention Centre offers magnificent location of 20 minutes drive from Chiang Mai International Airport & Railway station. The city's famous handicraft center Night Bazaar with the night entertainments and commercial zone are just 10 minutes walk away.

Location & Highlights

In the heart of Chiang Mai's commercial area and only a 10 minute walk to the Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Hair Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
Accommodation with an imaginative design echo the charm of Northern Thai cultures plus wide ranges of modern room amenities & facilities at your fingertips.

Santi Resort & Spa

Royal Sakkarine Road, Ban Wat Sene
Luang Prabang, Laos

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

Located just 10 minutes from town, the Santi Resort & Spa is set in a tranquil setting surrounded by rice fields, creeks, and waterfalls. Each room is designed to reflect the local charm using wood and colorful fabrics. Dine in the two restaurants or sip on a drink in the bar.

Location & Highlights

Located in beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by mountains and natural streams, only a short ride to the center of town.

Room Amenities

  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Alarm Clock
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
Each room is designed with extensive wood accents and feature daily fruit basket, cable TV, and private balcony.

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 Rai
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

2 Captain Bush Lane
Bangkok, Thailand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The award winning hotel is renowned for refined luxury and exceptional service, ensuring an unforgettable stay for all guests. During your stay experience comfort and refined contemporary hotel rooms, relax beside the garden pool, and discover exquisite Thai and international cuisine in outstanding restaurants and bars.

Location & Highlights

Situated on the banks of the Chao Phraya River in the heart of the city, adjacent to River City, Bangkok's largest antique shopping mall, and just a short boat ride from major attractions.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
Each guestroom offers beautiful views with accents of modern and traditional Thai decor. The bathrooms are uniquely designed with an assortment of mediums and feature an array of toiletries.

InterContinental Bangkok

973 Ploenchit Road
Bangkok, Thailand

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

The InterContinental Bangkok located within the core of the city's business and commercial districts. Within walking distance there is a wide range of shopping and other facilities are within easy walking distance. Access to the rest of the city is easy with the adjacent BTS skytrain station. Throughout, you will appreciate impeccable service and the warm, attentive hospitality that is authentically Thai.

Location & Highlights

Located within the Ratchaprasong District and is close to Sukhumvit Road. A directly adjacent BTS skytrain station allows fast travel throughout the city. Major shopping destinations such as Central World, Siam Paragon, MBK and Platinum abound at walking distance. Lumpini Park is also a short distance away.

Room Amenities

  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Beauty Salon
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
All rooms have 40 inch LED TVs, BOSE home entertainment sound systems with iPod dock, Wi-Fi access, and spacious bathrooms fitted in marble with bathtubs and separate rain shower unit.

Dusit Island Resort

1129 Kraisorasit Rd, Tambol Vieng
Chiang Rai, Thailand

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

The Dusit Island Resort is situated on its own island in the Mae Kok River, close to central Chiang Rai. Spectacular views of the river or the resort¿s tropical gardens are available from every guest room, which feature decor and furnishings that reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of Northern Thailand. With world-class leisure facilities, the resort offers the ideal getaway for all types of travelers.

Location & Highlights

Situated on an island in the Mae Kok River and near the city center.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
The decor and furnishings reflect the diversity of northern Thai styles. Each guest room offers quiet respite, with soothing views of the Mae Kok River or the resort's landscaped tropical gardens out every window.

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

221/2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Rd
Chiang Rai, Thailand

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

The centerpiece of the resort is two majestic 100 year old rain trees and the legendary Kok River. Guests can discover Favola, the resort's signature restaurant and experience the passion and culinary traditions of rustic Italian cuisine, or enjoy all day dining at Latest Recipe. An elegant sanctuary, Parvati spa offers an extensive menu of massage, facial and body treatments designed to aid relaxation and increase wellbeing. The resort also features a well equipped gym and a three tier outdoor swimming pool.

Location & Highlights

Situated along the Mae Kok River and moments from Chiang Rai.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
The architecture draws on elements of refined Lanna traditions skillfully combined with modern design flair. High ceilings, crisp cotton sheets and local textiles create a luxurious personal environment while the exclusive Le Meridien bed guarantees a blissful night's sleep. Expansive private balconies provide inspiring views of the river, gardens, and a tranquil lake.

Ratilanna Riverside Resort & Spa

33 Chang Klan Road
Chiang Mai, Thailand

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

This boutique resort has a great location close to the city center and captures the essence of the Lanna people with subtle architectural details and inspiring interior decor.

Location & Highlights

Nestled along the banks of the Mae Ping River and in the center of Chiang Mai, only minutes away from the city's popular Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
Spacious contemporary guestrooms feature private balconies, widescreen plasma televisions, home theatre, Wi-Fi access, and bathrooms with built in LCD TVs and rain shower.

Le Meridien Chiang Mai

108 Chang Klan Rd, Tambol Chan Klan
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The ideal destination for savvy travelers who enjoy the mixture of Le Meridien's European heritage and local Lanna style to deliver a contemporary cultural experience. The hotel has the perfect location adjacent to the famous night bazaar ensuring you encounter the vibrance and energy of Chiang Mai, just at your door step.

Location & Highlights

In the city center and commercial district on Chang Klan Road, surrounded by restaurants and within easy walking distance of the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Luggage Storage
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
All rooms and suites feature glass and marble bathrooms with ultra cool massaging rain showers, and guests can sink into slumber on exclusive Le Meridien Beds.

Angsana Maison Souvannaphoum

Rue Chao Fa Ngum, Banthatluang
Luang Prabang, Laos

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

Maison Souvannaphoum was the residence of Prince Souvannaphouma in the 1960s and 1970s, making it one of the few "historical" modernist buildings in town. The hotel exudes a distinct colonial style of solid brick structures with shuttered windows, reminiscent of French provincial buildings, added with a local touch.

Location & Highlights

Hotel is within walking distance to the Mekong River and the renowned Wat Xieng Thong temple. It is also easily accessible to the city's key attractions such as the Royal Palace and Mount Phu Si - a 100 yard high rocky outcrop - with its stunning views of the surrounding temples and hills

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
Live in the abode of Laotian royalty as each garden-view room includes air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi access.

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)

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang

Kuang Si Waterfalls

Laos may be a landlocked nation without oceans or beaches, but the triple-tiered, turquoise Kuang Si Waterfall more than makes up for it.

Price Range: $$

Mekong River Trip to Pak Ou Caves

We'll take you on a mystical journey to one of the holiest sites in Laos¿the fascinating Pak Ou Caves. Set in a dramatic limestone cliff where the Mekong joins the Nam Ou River, the caves are home to thousands of Buddhas placed there by locals since the 16th century when the site was declared a holy shrine by the king.

Price Range: $$$

Insider

Bangkok
Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai
Luang Prabang

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 Bar and Lounge 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 Rai

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Chiang Rai, ThailandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Chiang Rai. 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 Chiang Rai and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Chiang Rai 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 Waew, and I've worked as a tour guide for 15 years and have my bachelor's degree in English. I love to share my love for the beautiful scenery in northern Thailand and the way of life of local people including the unique minority hilltribes. I look forward to meeting you and helping you make the most of your vacation.

The Night Market

The market opens after sundown daily and is the perfect spot to enjoy good local cuisine for a reasonable price. Get your bargaining skills ready as the market also offers plenty of handicrafts to take home for friends and family.

Walking Street Market (Saturdays only)

On Saturday nights don’t miss the open-air Walking Street. This market (on Thanalai Road from the Hilltribe Museum to the Morning Market) is filled with a wide variety of handicrafts from Chiang Rai, as well as delicious treats and local dishes.

Clock Tower

A recent addition to the center of Chiang Rai is an incredible clock tower built by famous artist Chaloemchai Kositpipat in 2008. Sitting at the intersection of Pahonyothin and Banpaprakarn, it resembles the white temple of Chiang Rai and celebrates his majesty the king. Don’t miss the light and sound display that takes place each evening on the hour.

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.

Luang Prabang

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Luang Prabang, LaosMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Luang Prabang. 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 Luang Prabang and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Luang Prabang, Laos 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®

Hello, I'm Toobee, and I was born in Luang Prabang. After successfully completing upper-secondary school, I went to Vientiane, the capital of Laos, to study English and accounting at the English college and vocational school. I returned to Luang Prabang in 2001 where I worked at the reception desk in a hotel. In 2004, I became a guide and I am now one of the top English-speaking guides in Laos.

Night Market

This is a great place to pick up an affordable souvenir or simply mix with the locals. Browse the stalls for a large variety of local handicrafts including wood carvings, silk textiles, wall hangings, and much more. The market closes around 9 pm and is a perfect activity before or after dinner.

L'etranger Books and Tea

This delightful bookshop serves light fare throughout the day and features an extensive tea and drink menu. This is a great place to unwind with a book, chat about your travel experiences, or stop by at night for an “artsy” movie.

Royal Ballet Theatre

Once banned for 15 years, the Royal Ballet Theatre is alive and thriving again thanks to support from the Institute of Cultural Research. Aimed at preserving Laos’ cultural heritage, dancers perform scenes from the Lao-Ramayana, traditional folk dances and tribal dances.

Bamboo Bridges

The Bamboo bridges, that run across Nam Khan River connecting Luang Prabang to small local villages, offers great short walking opportunities to discover Lao life, restaurants and handicraft shops (Available only during the dry season, 8 am – 6 pm, Oct. – May).

My Library

Visit My Library to talk to ambitious young people from surrounding underprivileged areas who come to further their education, learn English, and computer skills. The facility continues to grow in popularity as users experience the benefits of this non-profit organization.

Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre

Visit a stunning Mekong riverside garden at the Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre, which provides employment to rural residents to preserve the country’s centuries old art of weaving. Meet the weavers and learn the intricacies of Lao weaving and the preparation of natural dyes. Dye your own silk scarf to take home as a souvenir.

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2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

* 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).