Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Koh Samui 12 Days 10 Nights Tour Code: RPT

Visiting: Bangkok 4 nights - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai 3 nights - Koh Samui 3 nights

Departure Date: 10/25/2017 ~ 12/06/2017     From $4900.00

Gleaming temples, lush mountains, ancient ruins and time to relax on palm-fringed beaches come together in this captivating 10-night getaway to Thailand. Soak up the frenetic pace, floating markets and shimmering Grand Palace of bewitching Bangkok, discover the green uplands and traditional face of Thailand in enchanting Chiang Mai, and bask in the tropical beauty and white sands of Koh Samui, an island cast like a jewel in the Gulf of Thailand. 
Suggested Itinerary
Day  1

USA - Bangkok

  • Fly from the U.S. to Bangkok, Thailand.
Day  2

Bangkok ( DH)

  • Join up with your guide at Bangkok International Airport and enjoy a transfer to your hotel in Thailand’s vibrant capital, which straddles the Chao Phraya River. Check in at your hotel and use the rest of the day as you wish, perhaps by getting to know this hectic city or relaxing at your 5-star hotel, where dinner is served this evening.

    Fine Dining Experience: Tasting menu dinner at Siam Kenpinski Hotel Bangkok.

Day  3

Bangkok ( B L)

  • This morning, depart Bangkok for Amphawa, one of the area’s best-known floating markets. Cruise the canals past boats and waterside stalls peddling exotic foods, flowers and household goods, and stock up with souvenirs. Afterward, return to Bangkok, and savor a traditional Thai lunch at a popular restaurant. This afternoon brings a guided tour of the Grand Palace, home to Siam’s kings for more than 150 years. Admire the gold-coated shrines and pavilions, and visit the adjacent Temple of the Emerald Buddha, home to a revered emerald statue of Buddha

    Fine Dining Experience: Traditional Thai buttet lunch at the fne Sala Rim Naam Restaurant of Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

  • Amphawa Floating Market Morning Tour

    Delve into Amphawa, an authentic floating market near Bangkok hugely popular with locals. This teeming canalside market brims with traditional boats and wooden shop-houses selling fresh produce, grilled seafood, sweets and souvenirs.

    Grand Palace Tour

    Enjoy a walking tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace, once the heart of royal Siam. Admire the pavilions and courtyards, discover their history, and visit the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s holiest shrine.

Day  4

Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok ( B L)

  • Today, venture north to Ayutthaya, where the relics of the ancient Siamese capital cover an extensive archaeological site. Walk around the broken monuments, and learn how Ayutthaya was the kingdom’s base up to 1767. On route to Ayutthaya, visit the Bang Pa In Summer Palace: a garden retreat dotted with decorative pavilions and ornamental ponds used by Siam’s royals during the 1800s. Later, board a sleek Grand Pearl river ship, and cruise back to Bangkok along the Chao Phraya, passing lush countryside and temples, and enjoying a delicious on-board buffet lunch.
Day  5

Bangkok - Chiang Mai ( B DH)

  • After breakfast, transfer to Bangkok airport and fly to Chiang Mai, your base for three nights. Thailand’s charming northern capital nestles in jungle-clad hills and combines a relaxed atmosphere with gardens and temples. Transfer and check in at your hotel, and spend the remainder of the day easing into the slower pace. Dinner is at your hotel this evening.

    Fine Dining Experience: Tasting menu dinner at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.

Day  6

Chiang Mai ( B L)

  • This morning, journey into the densely forested hills around Chiang Mai to visit an elephant sanctuary. Get up-close to these gentle giants and then continue to a village of the LongNecked Karen hill tribe, the largest hill tribe in Thailand. Discover the rich culture of this ancient community. This evening is yours at leisure in Chiang Mai.
  • Hill Villages of Long-Necked Karen Tribes Tour

    Journey from Chiang Mai to a hill village of the Karen tribe. Meet some of the Karen women, who famously wear high-stacked brass rings around their necks. Discover the village and the Karen’s customs, and shop for their patterned hand-woven garments.

Day  7

Chiang Mai ( B L)

  • Start today with a visit to the Doi Suthep Temple, a gold-covered shrine on Doi Suthep Mountain. Ascend the stairway to this elaborate temple, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred, and home to a relic of Buddha. Later, watch some of Thailand’s traditional artifacts being made at a variety of craft workshops. Visit the silk- and cotton-making factories of Sankhempeng, see craft demonstrations at the Thai Handicrafts Village, and stop at Bor Sand to view artisans hand-crafting paper and painted umbrellas.
  • Doi Suthep Temple Tour

    Tour the Doi Suthep mountain temple, perched above Chiang Mai. Climb the snake-lined stairs to wonder at the gold pagoda, Buddha statues, and bells of the exquisite 14 th -century complex.

Day  8

Chiang Mai - Koh Samui ( B DH)

  • Today, fly to Koh Samui, an idyllic island in the Gulf of Thailand famed for its tropical greenery, talcumwhite sands and mountainous rainforests. Meet your guide on arrival, and transfer to your beachside hotel for dinner and relaxation this evening.

    Fine Dining Experience: T Tasting menu dinner at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui.

Day  9

Koh Samui ( B L)

  • Today, get acquainted with Koh Samui on a morning tour. View the golden Big Buddha and quirky coastal ‘Grandfather and Grandmother’ Rocks, and call at beauty spots including Nathon port, the Namuang Waterfall and Lad Koh. Enjoy the afternoon to yourself, perhaps lazing on the white sands and swimming in the inviting seas at your plush hotel.
  • Koh Samui Half-Day Tour

    See beyond Koh Samui’s beaches on a half-day island tour. Shop at the colorful capital of Nathon, admire an ancient Buddha temple, and visit a spectacular viewpoint and other beauty spots.

Day  10

Koh Samui ( B)

  • Enjoy the day as you wish, either exploring Koh Samui at your own pace, or relaxing at your hotel. Lounge under the coconut palms, sunbathe, snorkel or swim, or indulge in the hotel’s pampering spa, restaurants and bars.
Day  11

Koh Samui - Bangkok ( B)

  • Depart Koh Samui and fly back to Bangkok. Check in at your hotel for one last night, and spend what’s left of the day independently, perhaps scouting out souvenirs at bustling Siam Square, exploring China Town, or sampling the city’s brilliant street food.
Day  12

Bangkok - USA

  • Transfer to Bangkok airport for your homeward flight to the US.
AB = Full American Breakfast   B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise   L = Lunch   LH = Lunch at hotel   D = Dinner at Local Restaurant   
DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel   DP = Special Dinner Party    DS = Dinner and show
Discount will be reflected upon booking, and 60 days advance booking is required.
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• Advertised land prices are per person in double occupancy, including flight tickets (Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Koh Samui - Bangkok).
• Advertised round-trip international airfares are from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO) based on Cathay Pacifc Airways (CX), including fuel surcharge and taxes / fees.
• Air surcharge for departure from JFK with purchase of land+air package is: +$50 (Jan 1 - May 23, Aug 16 - Dec 9), +$100 (May 24 - Aug 15).
• For departures from other gateway cities, please call Ritz Tours for appropriate U.S. domestic add-on fares.
• Air carrier and routing are at the sole discretion of Ritz Tours. For your preferred international air carrier, please call us for pricing.
• Flight upgrades are available at best market rates. Please call Ritz Tours for details.
• For child rates and our airfare policy, please refer to our website or see Terms & Conditions.
• Prices are subject to change without prior notice at any time. 


We know that every vacation can be elevated with an extra touch of comfort and personal attention. That’s why, as a Premier Tour guest, we give you more luxury, more space, and more hospitality to make your vacation special. And as a fnal touch, we give you a choice of optional tours so you can customize your travel experience to your wishes, making it as busy or as relaxed as you wish.
  • 5-Star Hotel Accommodations With Upgrades

    *   Bangkok 4 Nights Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok   Grand Club Room   

    *   Chiang Mai 3 Nights Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai    Garden Pavilion

    *   Koh Samui 3 Nights Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui   Beach Villa with Pool 

  • Travel Protection

    *    Complimentary Travel Insurance with interruption by Travelex

  • Your Luxury Vacation includes

    *   All international and internal flights  

    *   Overseas airport transfers by private car on arrival and departure  

    *   10 nights’ hotel accommodation  

    *   10 hotel buffet breakfasts  

    *   5 restaurant lunches, including a traditional Thai buffet lunch at the fnest restaurant of Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, an international buffet lunch onboard the Grand Pearl Cruise ship  

    *   3 enjoyable hotel tasting menu dinners in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Koh Samui  

    *   Comprehensive, leisurely paced guided tours in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui  

    *   Services of expert English speaking local guides in Thailand  

  • Exciting Highlights

    *   Bangkok  Sightseeing tour and boat ride to Amphawa Floating Market, Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple tour.

    *   Ayutthaya  UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. 

    *   Chiang Mai    Sightseeing tour, Hill Tribe Village of Long-Neck Karen, Doi Suthep Temple .  

    *   Koh Samui  Sightseeing tour of Big Buddha, Grandpa & Grandma Rocks, Namuang Waterfall & the ancient Nathon Town.  

  • Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok City: Bangkok

    A flagship hotel in the midst of downtown Bangkok, this stand-out 5-star establishment is synonymous with refned luxury. Guests are treated to the fnest pleasures in life: luxurious rooms and suites, gourmet cuisine and fne wines, and the height of personalized service.  
    Grand Club Room / 430.5 sq ft  
    Grand Club Rooms are sumptuously dressed in contemporary fashion with touches of traditional Thai design. Guests receive full access to the Grand Lounge with privileges of breakfast, evening cocktails, and personalized concierge service.  
    Address: 494 Rajdamri Road, Bangkok 10330   Tel: +66 2 254 1234
  • Four Seasons Resort City: Chiang Mai

    Cocooned in emerald rice felds in the mystical Mae Rim Valley, the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai opens up a world of luxury in the lush tropics of northern Thailand, offering guests a wonderful blend of luxury accommodations, signature service, and deep relaxation.  
    Garden Pavilion / 750 sq ft  
    The Garden Pavilions envelop guests in modern luxury and the indigenous landscapes of the resort. Each pavilion boasts a Thai Sala offering additional private outdoor living space in the idyllic gardens.  
    Address: 502 Moo 1, Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, Chiang Mai 50180 Thailand   Tel: 66 53 298-181
  • Four Seasons Resort City: Koh Samui

    The ultimate Thai island escape, the Four Seasons Resort koh Samui is framed by white beaches and verdant greenery. As well as accommodations in plush private villas overlooking the Gulf of Thailand and a private beach with invitingly swimmable waters and a beach pool, the resort also offers two exceptional restaurants, and a nurturing spa, the resort offers the lap of luxury in in paradise-like surroundings.   
    Beach Villa with Pool / 1,345 sq ft  
    Your Beach Villa comes with enhanced living space, direct access to the private beach, a lovely outdoor deck, freeform intinity pool, and outdoor rain shower, twinned with an ocean-inspired interior blending comfort, and authenticity.
    Address: 219 Moo 5, Angthong Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140    Tel: +66 77 243-000