Luxury Thailand Tours

Introduction to Thailand
(8 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Classic Thailand
(9 Days)
Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Phuket or Koh Samui

Thailand for Families
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

Essence of Northern Thailand
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai

Thailand for Foodies
(7 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Romantic Thailand
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai

Wellness Tour of Thailand
(11 Days)
Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui

Multi-country Tours

Introduction to Vietnam & Thailand
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Best of Thailand & Cambodia
(13 days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, Bangkok & Chiang Mai
(10 Days)
Siem Reap (Angkor), Bangkok & Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand & Laos
(10 days)
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand & Myanmar
(14 Days)
Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Chiang Mai

Luxuries of Japan & Thailand
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Perfect Days in Bali & Thailand
(13 Days)
Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua, Ubud, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Discover Thailand & Bhutan
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Chiang Mai

Best of Singapore & Thailand
(13 Days)
Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Flavors of Southeast Asia
(16 Days)
Singapore, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(26 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Journey Through Southeast Asia

(26 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

This is the ultimate private tour of Southeast Asia. It features private touring of spectacular cultural sites and accommodation at the top luxury resorts in the most interesting and evocative destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Begin in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam's most dynamic city. With an expert private guide and driver, learn about the city's history while touring French colonial-era landmarks, as well as the mid-century Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Visit interesting neighborhoods like Cholon (Saigon's Chinatown) and explore busy markets and temples. Perhaps stop for a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee, or snack on a typical Vietnamese banh mi (baguette sandwich). If desired, browse the boutiques of Vietnamese designers and renowned art galleries and museums. One day, take an excursion into the countryside to tour the Cu Chi Tunnels and observe a colorful religious ceremony at the Cao Dai Temple. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional activities such as river boat rides, meeting with historians, visits to private homes, private musical performances, philanthropic activities, art and design touring, an excursion to the Mekong Delta, private cooking classes and tasting tours, and more.

Continue to Hoi An, an atmospheric port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stay at a luxury beachfront resort, and experience the best of this centuries-old town during private touring. Visit the vibrant morning market, where stalls are piled high with fresh fish and produce. Explore the colorful backstreets, and tour well-preserved historic homes, temples, the Japanese Covered Bridge and other interesting attractions. Perhaps visit a local tailor for custom-made silk clothing, a Hoi An specialty, and enjoy a boat ride on the river. Also visit the nearby Museum of Cham Sculpture, as well as the Marble Mountains, which contain Buddhist cave temples. Upon request, we can arrange additional activities in and near Hoi An, such as visits to local villages, cooking lessons and farm visits, an excursion to the Cham ruins in My Son, biking through the countryside, or a silk lantern-making lesson at a Confucian temple. There will also be time to relax and enjoy your resort's beautiful architecture, spa and beach.

Next, visit Hanoi, Vietnam's fascinating capital and intellectual center. During private touring, visit the city's most important historical attractions, such as the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, the House on Stilts and Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Take an in-depth tour of Hanoi's incredible Old Quarter, where each street was historically dedicated to a specific trade or material, such as bamboo, silk and lacquer. While touring the narrow streets, learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its traditional architecture, and see how it has transformed into a fashionable district with cafes, art galleries and boutiques featuring the finest Vietnamese design and style. Explore Hoan Kiem Lake and leafy backstreets lined with beautiful French colonial-era buildings, many of which are now upscale restaurants. If desired, also visit Hanoi's top museums, such as the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum. One day, meet a culinary expert to tour one of Hanoi's excellent markets and sample local street food specialties like bun cha (barbecued pork with noodles) and pho cuon (fresh herb and beef rolls). Also attend a performance of Hanoi's renowned water puppet show, or attend a performance at the landmark Hanoi Opera House.

Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia, to explore incredible Angkor, the wondrous ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. With your private guide, tour the most interesting parts of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone; Angkor Thom, an ancient capital filled with iconic sites such as the Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King; Ta Prohm, a temple being devoured by the jungle; and serene Preah Khan, a former monastery and school. Also visit Banteay Srei, a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pink sandstone, and other lesser-known temples. Additional special-interest activities can also be arranged, such as a cruise on Lake Tonle Sap, bike riding, Khmer cooking lessons, private yoga sessions, visits to orphanages and children's centers, Khmer dance performances, photography excursions, shopping, village tours or chartering a helicopter to remote jungle temples.

Next, enjoy comprehensive touring in Bangkok, Thailand. Take a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals. Visit Bangkok's most important attractions, including the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho and Wat Arun. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Explore colorful markets selling textiles, flowers, Buddhist items, food and crafts. There will also be time to enjoy the world's leading spa, swim, shop for exquisite Asian art, and dine on some of Southeast Asia's best cuisine.

Fly to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar. See atmospheric British-colonial architecture, the spectacular golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagoda and the enormous reclining Buddha at Chaukhtatgyi Temple while touring with your private guide and driver. Browse sprawling Bogyoke (Scott) Market for traditional Burmese crafts such as lacquerware, baskets and longyis. Visit Little India, Chinatown and other dynamic neighborhoods that reflect Yangon's diverse cultural influences.

Next, fly to awe-inspiring Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where thousands of pagodas and temples cover arid plains along the banks of the Ayeyarwady (Irrawaddy) River. During private touring, learn about Bagan's history as a major Buddhist center between the 11th and 13th centuries, and see the most interesting temple ruins and their Buddhist frescoes and sculptures. Also meet with local artisans who produce Bagan's revered traditional lacquerware. One evening, enjoy sundowner cocktails during a relaxing private sunset cruise on the river. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities such as a spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the temples of Bagan at sunrise; a visit to a local Buddhist monastery; and a private excursion to other local villages or Mount Popa, an important pilgrimage site.

Next, tour beautiful Inle Lake and the surrounding countryside. Enjoy a private traditional boat ride on the lake and through canals to visit villages built on stilts over the water and floating gardens that the local Intha people use for growing crops. Also visit a local winery in the hills, the ancient pagodas of In Dein and active monasteries. Meet locals who produce lotus silk weavings, woodwork, cheroot cigars and other distinctive Inle Lake crafts. With a local fisherman, try the traditional fishing method using distinctive conical baskets. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a private cooking class, biking and other activities and excursions in this fascinating region.

Return to Yangon to continue private touring. Depending on your interests, other touring options include visiting art galleries, the National Museum, Myanmar's only synagogue, or other architectural, cultural and culinary highlights.

Next, fly to enchanting Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town on the Mekong River in Northern Laos. Enjoy a relaxing stay at Amantaka, an exclusive luxury resort in the historic center, or Rosewood Luang Prabang, a romantic luxury resort built along a stream in the forested hills outside town. During private touring of Luang Prabang with your own guide and driver, walk through streets lined with a unique blend of traditional Lao and French colonial architecture. Visit landmarks such as the National Museum and Wat Xieng Thong, an important Buddhist temple. Explore local markets, and browse for handwoven silk and cotton textiles and other items. One day, take a memorable private cruise on the Mekong River to visit riverside craft villages and the Pak Ou Caves, an important Buddhist pilgrimage site. If desired, also rise early to give alms to local Buddhist monks during their dawn procession, and learn more about Buddhism's central role in Lao culture.

Conclude your tour in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Stay at one of Asia's most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. During private touring, visit a revered mountaintop temple and see monks collecting their morning alms. One day, take an excursion to an elephant sanctuary and learn about these fascinating animals. Also explore Chiang Mai's historic temples and wonderful markets. Other optional activities can be arranged, upon request, such as golfing, hiking, biking, shopping excursions, family activities, in-depth Buddhist experiences, cooking classes, rice planting and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Saigon, Vietnam
Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 2 Saigon
Full-day private city tour with option to include Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 3 Saigon – Hoi An
Private transfer to airport for flight to Danang. Private arrival transfer to Hoi An resort for 3 nights, with touring en route
Day 4 Hoi An
Half-day private tour
Day 5 Hoi An
Half-day private tour
Day 6 Hoi An – Hanoi
Private transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hanoi. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 7 Hanoi
Full-day private city tour. Evening water puppet or opera house performance
Day 8 Hanoi
Half-day flexible private culinary or cultural touring
Day 9 Hanoi – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Private transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Fast-track assistance through immigration. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Sunset private tour of ruins
Day 10 Siem Reap
Full-day private tour of temples and ruins
Day 11 Siem Reap
Private touring of more remote ruins or private cruise on Tonle Sap Lake
Day 12 Siem Reap – Bangkok, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 13 Bangkok
Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Day 14 Bangkok – Yangon, Myanmar
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 15 Yangon – Bagan
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bagan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Full-day private tour. Evening Ayeyarwady River cruise
Day 16 Bagan
Option for sunrise hot air balloon ride. Full-day private tour, including option for excursion to Mt. Popa
Day 17 Bagan – Inle Lake
Private transfer to airport for flight to Heho. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route
Day 18 Inle Lake
Full-day private boat tour of Inle Lake and local villages
Day 19 Inle Lake – Yangon
Private transfer to airport for flight to Yangon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private city tour
Day 20 Yangon – Bangkok, Thailand – Luang Prabang, Laos
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. Airport assistance to connecting flight to Luang Prabang. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Private dinner and traditional welcome ceremony
Day 21 Luang Prabang
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private city tour
Day 22 Luang Prabang
Morning private cruise to villages and Buddhist caves
Day 23 Luang Prabang – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance through immigration and connecting flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 24 Chiang Mai
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Day 25 Chiang Mai
Private excursion to elephant sanctuary or continue cultural touring
Day 26 Depart Chiang Mai
Private transfer to airport for departure flight

Hotels
Saigon:

Park Hyatt Saigon or The Reverie Saigon

Hoi An: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai
Hanoi: Sofitel Metropole Legend Hanoi
Siem Reap: Amansara
Bangkok: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok or Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Yangon: Rosewood Yangon or The Governor's Residence
Bagan: Aureum Palace or Bagan Lodge
Inle Lake: Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min or Villa Inle
Luang Prabang: Amantaka or Rosewood Luang Prabang
Chiang Mai: Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

Cost
$32,390 Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Thailand Tours

Introduction to Thailand
(8 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Classic Thailand
(9 Days)
Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Golden Triangle, Phuket or Koh Samui

Thailand for Families
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui

Essence of Northern Thailand
(10 Days)
Bangkok, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai

Thailand for Foodies
(7 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Romantic Thailand
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Golden Triangle, Chiang Mai

Wellness Tour of Thailand
(11 Days)
Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui

Multi-country Tours

Introduction to Vietnam & Thailand
(14 Days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Best of Thailand & Cambodia
(13 days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat, Bangkok & Chiang Mai
(10 Days)
Siem Reap (Angkor), Bangkok & Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand & Laos
(10 days)
Bangkok, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

Highlights of Thailand & Myanmar
(14 Days)
Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake, Chiang Mai

Luxuries of Japan & Thailand
(12 Days)
Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Perfect Days in Bali & Thailand
(13 Days)
Jimbaran Bay or Nusa Dua, Ubud, Bangkok, Chiang Mai

Discover Thailand & Bhutan
(12 Days)
Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Chiang Mai

Best of Singapore & Thailand
(13 Days)
Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket or Koh Samui, Chiang Mai

Southeast Asia in Style
(20 days)
Hong Kong, Hanoi, Hoi An, Saigon, Siem Reap, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Flavors of Southeast Asia
(16 Days)
Singapore, Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Chiang Mai, Bangkok

Family Tour of Southeast Asia
(13 Days)
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Siem Reap, Hong Kong

Journey Through Southeast Asia
(26 days)
Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake, Luang Prabang, Chiang Mai

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You are fabulous, the trip to Thailand went without a hitch! The travel guidance Artisans gave was more than trip knowledge but also the intelligence that only an experienced traveler would know.
~ A.F., Chicago, IL

Our family’s China and Thailand trip was incredible. Each place offered new experiences, amazing guides and spectacular hotels. We enjoyed all of the activities and Artisans of Leisure touches along the way.
~ R.S., New York, NY

Our trip to Thailand and Bhutan was terrific. We really appreciate that Artisans of Leisure’s staff is so knowledgeable about the destinations, and that your trips are so thorough.
~ A.R., New York, NY

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