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Overview

A luxurious honeymoon in Thailand is a great way to relax and unwind after many months of preparing for the wedding. Newlywed couples will enjoy the activities lined up for this 14-day tour which includes a stroll through Bangkok’s Chinatown, a Lanna style wedding ceremony, bathing of elephants, visiting monks at temples and much, much more. Every experience on this trip is a wonderful memory that will be cherished for the years to come.

Trip Highlights

Perfect Thai Honeymoon

Itinerary

1

Bangkok

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Peninsula Hotel (37.3 km): 43 min The Peninsula Hotel – Ratchadamnoen Avenue (7.8 km): 26 min Ratchadamnoen Avenue –Supanniga Restaurant (3 km): 11 min Supanniga Restaurant – The Peninsula Hotel (4.7 km): 13 min

On arrival in Bangkok, a representative who will fast-track the immigration procedure. They will assist with the luggage and introduce the EXO travel guide. You will be transferred to the hotel by private limousine car. Upon arrival, take some time to relax and enjoy the settings of the beautiful hotel and spa.

There’s a wide choice of hotels in Bangkok but the Peninsula Hotel (Grand Deluxe Room) 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, go have dinner at Supanniga Restaurant. Enjoy a lavish Thai dinner and some cocktails against the stunning backdrop of the Rattanakosin skyline. It’s the perfect finish to an enchanting but laid-back first night in Thailand.

Overnight in Bangkok.

2

Bangkok

The Peninsula Hotel – Wat Pho (6 km): 19 min Wat Pho & Grand Palace area – Supatra River House (5 km): 15 min Chinatown – The Peninsula Hotel (4.7 km): 15 min

Rise early in the morning and head to Wat Pho just in time to witness monks performing a morning chanting ritual (chanting starts at 09:00). This uplifting experience is then followed by a visit to the temple grounds where the famous 45-metre-long reclining Buddha can be seen. Continue to The Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, and be amazed by the majestic building and its throne halls. The next sight to see is the Emerald Buddha which the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

A sumptuous Thai lunch awaits at Supatra River House.

In the afternoon, board a traditional private long-tail boat and cruise down the Chao Phraya River for a tour of Bangkok’s charming network of canals. For two hours, step back in time and experience a more traditional way of life, far removed from Bangkok’s modern, metropolitan vibe. Stop at one of Bangkok’s most prominent landmarks, the Wat Arun, also known as the Temple of Dawn.

After disembarking from the boat, hop in a car and head to Chinatown Square which is a great starting point for walking through one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. Walk along Yaowarat Road and visit shops selling strange and interesting items. Continue to a very old tea shop to enjoy a cup of Chinese tea before heading down to Trok Leng Moi Eia (a small alley). Feel free to explore a variety of fresh foods, fresh and dry fruits and Chinese herbs at Talad Kao (Old Market) before ending the walk at Wat Leng Nei Yee. Pay a quick visit to the Taoist temple before returning to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Bangkok.

3

Bangkok

The Peninsula Hotel – Wat Saket (6 km): 19 min Wat Saket – Wat Ratchabophit (2 km): 9 min Wat Ratchabophit – Jim Thompson House (3.7 km): 13 min

Start the day with insights to Buddhism by visiting Wat Saket where monks chant during their morning prayers. Receive blessings from a monk and offer alms in exchange. Then, make a short climb up to the temple’s Golden Mount and enjoy panoramic views of Rattanakosin Island while listening to the chimes of hundreds of temple bells.

Next, drive by the historical areas of Bangkok, passing through some of the city’s most beautiful landmarks and temples. Make a stop along the way to buy food and utility items for “Sangkatarn”, a special kind of offering for monks at Wat Ratchabophit. Wrap up the day’s trip with a visit to the Tiger God Shrine, one of the oldest Taoist temples in Bangkok where many Thai-Chinese go to worship. A lavish Thai lunch is exclusively served at the Jim Thompson Restaurant, an iconic dining destination Bangkok. Afterwards, be sure to visit the Jim Thompson Museum and check out items at the souvenir shop.

In the afternoon, return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day enjoying the hotel facilities or get pampered at the hotel’s spa.

Overnight in Bangkok.

4

Bangkok – Chiang Mai

The Peninsula Hotel – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (37.3 km): 43 min Chiang Mai Airport – Anantara Resort & Spa (5.2 km): 13 min Chiang Mai town – Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (17.2 km): 39 min Wat Phra That Doi Suthep – Khantoke Restaurant (25.6 km): 44 min

After breakfast, meet with the guide and transfer to the airport by limousine car for the flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, collected your luggage and greeted by an EXO Travel guide. Once done, they’ll introduce the guide/driver who will facilitate the transfer via a private luxury vehicle.

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. The local guide will explain the story of the temple and show its impressive chedi and beautiful murals.

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.

5

Chiang Mai

Early in the morning, depart from the hotel around 06:00 (Note: A takeaway breakfast box from the hotel will be provided) and ride a deluxe car for a trip to a special ceremony. Drop off at a beautiful northern Thai-style teak wood house 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, keeping the authentic touch and feel of a Northern Lanna wedding ceremony.

A traditional “Lanna” style wedding is about to commence so get ready to be dressed in “Lanna” wedding attire. The morning wedding ceremony starts with a parade of the groom and supporters carrying trays of gifts and flowers. Receive ‘soul enlightenment’ (‘Kwan’ in Thai) for a blessed and happy married life. The head monk leading the private blessing ceremony will perform a tying of the string on the wrists that bind two people as one. End the ceremony by planting a love tree.

Return to the hotel after the ceremony where lunch is served. Enjoy a “khao soy” lunch (traditional curried noodle soup) which is a signature dish of northern Thailand. Each meal is served in specially designed ‘khao soy’ sets, consisting of 8 small ceramic condiment dishes, laid around a large ‘khao soy’ bowl and set on an artist’s palette.

In the afternoon, relax at the hotel and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

6

Chiang Mai

Anantara Resort & Spa – Mae Wang (50 km): 1.15 hr

After breakfast at the hotel, hop in the 4x4 which will go to the Elephant Discovery Camp, located in a private natural area up on a hill. Upon arrival at the camp, meet a mahout and be introduced to the elephants. Learn about their story and lifestyle, and get the chance to interact and play with them under the mahout’s supervision. Walk alongside these majestic creatures, bathe them, or simply watch them play in the mud pond. Learn how to communicate with the elephants and the steps involved in preparing their meals and desserts. Lunch is served at the camp.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

7

Chiang Mai – Bangkok – Krabi – Lanta Island

Anantara Resort & Spa – Chiang Mai Airport (5.2 km): 13 min Krabi Airport – Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta (94.4 km): 2.33 hr

After breakfast in the morning, a guide will facilitate the limousine transfer to the airport for a flight to Krabi, in the south of Thailand. From the airport, meet with the local guide and transfer first by a private car, then by a shared speedboat to Pimalai Resort & Spa on Lanta Island. This resort is perfect for a Thai honeymoon as it has everything a newlywed couple would want. Peace, tranquility and a flawless white-sand beach far enough from the rest of the island’s hotels. The resort covers 100 acres of lush tropical gardens with options of contemporary Thai-style rooms and new pool villas. The beautiful accommodations are then complemented by a jungle-inspired spa that offers a range of services.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

8

Lanta Island

The next few days are reserved for peace, relaxation and romance. Laze the days away enjoying each other’s company. Head out to explore the island’s natural beauty, partake in a cooking class, go diving, or join a yoga class. Plenty of activities are available here.

Overnight on Lanta Island.

9

Lanta Island - Krabi - Bangkok

Pimalai Resort Koh Lanta – Krabi Airport (94.4 km): 2.33 hr Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – The Peninsula Hotel (37.3 km): 43 min

After breakfast, depart from Koh Lanta for the return flight to Bangkok. On arrival in Bangkok, meet with the guide and transfer to the hotel by limousine car.

The rest of the day is free at leisure. Explore Bangkok independently or take part in an optional tour. Also, take this opportunity to do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

Overnight in Bangkok.

10

Bangkok - Departure

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

Relax at the hotel or head out for some last-minute shopping before receiving a limousine transfer to the airport for the return flight. Service includes assistance with check in and baggage handling.

Important Information

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Accommodation in a double bedded room at selected luxury hotels
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private luxury vehicles (Bens S Class in BKK / H1 Hyundai in Chiang Mai)
  • Fast Track service upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (Day 1)
  • Luxury service of English speaking local guide
  • Lanna style wedding arrangement on Day 5
  • Transfer between Krabi Airport and Pimalai Resort (Shared Speedboat / Private Land transfer) by Pimalai resort.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities clearly specified
  • Welcome honeymoon gift and flower on the arrival day
  • Tips for driver and hotel porter

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips for guide, Travel insurance

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