China & Thailand (15 Days)
Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Perfect Days in Bali & Thailand
(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Bali, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
This wonderful tour combines the cultural highlights of Bali and Thailand with the luxuries of some of the world’s most acclaimed resorts.
Begin with several days at the Amankila resort in Candidasa, Eastern Bali. With a private guide and driver, explore this beautiful, deeply traditional region. Drive deep into the hills, though terraced rice fields, to villages acclaimed for their silks and ikat weavings. Attend local festivals and celebrations, and view some of Bali's most revered temples and water palaces. The Amankila is ideal for anyone looking to combine cultural touring with water activities such as sailing, diving and snorkeling, or simply relaxing at the private beach club or by the spectacular tiered infinity pool.
Next, travel inland with your private guide to the Four Seasons Resort at Sayan. En route, pass Kintamani Volcano and perhaps take a short hike. In Ubud, tour the region’s art galleries and museums, morning markets, upscale boutiques, the forest filled with monkeys, and traditional Balinese villages surrounded by lush rice fields. Also enjoy time to take advantage of the resort’s facilities such as a spa and tennis courts, or book additional touring such as river rafting, mountain biking, or cooking classes.
Next, fly to Bangkok, Thailand, a fascinating city with glistening temples, colorful markets and superb restaurants. Stay at the elegant Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok—a legendary riverside hotel. Take a private longtail boat tour through the city’s residential canals. Learn about Buddhism at Wat Phra Keow and Wat Po. Visit the markets where homemakers and local chefs purchase flowers, spices, seafood and produce. Watch monks chanting morning prayers at the Marble Temple. View traditional Thai art and architecture at the Jim Thompson House and the Prasart Museum. Shop for Thai silk, antiques and other distinctive local goods. Depending on your travel dates, also visit the six thousand-stall extravaganza known as the Chatuchak Weekend Market. There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy the Oriental’s renowned spa, cooking school, restaurants and other facilities.
Next, fly to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Spend several days at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai—one of the world’s most luxurious spa resorts, with Thai villas spread among terraced rice fields. During private touring, visit temples, ride elephants, enjoy a gourmet picnic while river rafting, visit local hill tribe villages, and take an insider's tour of Chiang Mai’s best craft shops.
Arrive Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia – Candidasa
VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to the Amankila for 3 nights
Morning private tour of local villages and temples
Candidasa – Ubud
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route
Morning private tour
Ubud – Denpasar – Bangkok, Thailand
Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok. VIP airport assistance on arrival. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride
Half-day private city tour or half-day excursion to train and lunar floating markets
Bangkok – Chiang Mai
Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts. Private round-trip transfer to night market
Option for sunrise alms-giving. Half-day private tour with option for city touring or excursion to elephant camp
Private airport transfer for flight to Bangkok
Four Seasons Bali at Sayan
Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Four Seasons Chiang Mai
Per person (double occupancy)
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