Singapore ranks up with other culturally and religiously diverse nations making it quite different from its neighbouring countries. The island has four official languages; English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin and it also celebrates the national holidays of many different religions. Visitors can enjoy culinary experiences from different countries as well as visiting many different places of worship.
- Chiang Mai
- Cooking class
- Elephant Nature Park
- Floating Market
- Koh Kret Island
Arrival at Singapore international airport, meeting with one of our representatives and transfer to the hotel.
Free time to explore the city independently and / or rest from the long journey and get used to the new climate & time zone.
Overnight in Singapore
Explore the city by driving around the Civic District, passing by the Padang, Cricket Club, historic Parliament House, Supreme Court and The National Gallery Singapore.
Next, drive to the mouth of the Singapore River – The Merlion, a national icon representing Singapore’s humble beginning as a Fishing Village is located here. The Merlion Park set against the city as a backdrop is a sight not to be missed.
Visit the National Gallery Singapore which is a leading visual arts institution which oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art.
Visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of Singapore’s oldest Buddhist-Taoist Temples, before driving past Chinatown. Lunch break to taste the local food as the famous Dim Sum.
Proceed to the National Orchid Garden located within Singapore Botanic Gardens, the ‘green lung’ of our city. Experience the calm and serenity of this 52 Hectares Garden located within the grounds is the National Orchid Garden where you can marvel at the wide and colourful variety of Orchids on display.
Finally stop, explore the cacophony of car horns, bicycle bells and vibrant chatter of its residents, Little India is one of the most vibrant and culturally authentic districts of Singapore. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the area as you immerse yourself in a truly Indian experience.
Return to the hotel and have free time at your disposal.
After breakfast, meet your guide and depart to Sentosa island.
Catch a Cable Car ride from Mount Faber to the State of FUN – SENTOSA! The 8-seater cabins will give you a bird’s eye view of the Singapore Skyline.
Continue Tour with a to 4D Adventure, choose 3 Show from the Following:
- The Mysterious Island in stunning 4D only at Sentosa, Singapore.
- The Desperado 4D at Adventure Land. Is an action-packed screening which is based on the famous computer game by Spellbound Entertainment called Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive?
- Haunted Mine Ride 4D will take you to the intense underground site where the guests are welcomed by the mine’s ghostly old prospector.
Last stop in Sentosa at S.E.A. Aquarium, to explore more than 800 species of marine animals such as majestic manta rays and over 200 sharks through the world’s largest window to the ocean.
Free time at leisure to explore all the other venues from Sentosa island and in the afternoon time back to the hotel with a private transfer back.
Back to the hotel
Transfer to the SIN airport in time for your departure flight to Chiang Mai (CNX) via Bangkok (BKK)
Arrival at Chiang Mai airport, meet with our representative and transfer to the hotel
Rest of the day at leisure
Tour of the city Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”. We climb the hills that dominate the city to an altitude of 1060 meters, where we will find the beautiful Wat Prathat Doi Suthep. The temple with its imposing golden pagodas is the true symbol of the city. It is located in a very charming position on the top of the mountain and offers a magnificent landscape. You can reach the temple by the convenient elevators or climb the 300 steps of an ancient staircase.
We then continue towards the mountain Doi Pui, where we visit a picturesque village of the Hmong ethnic group, set in a jungle-covered mountainous landscape, far from the paths of mass tourism. We then return to Chiang Mai for lunch on the banks of the Ping River at the inviting Rommai Rimping restaurant, which serves exquisite regional and Thai cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.
After lunch, we will reach the old town. The city’s main temples and monuments are located within the square city wall, once protected by high and imposing walls, now in ruins. We visit the wonderful Wat Para Sing, two buildings with original carved wooden structures decorated with golden inserts. Next to it are the funeral pagoda of King Mengrai and the old library of the monks.
Continue with a visit to the mystical and imposing Wat Chedi Luang, before leaving the city walls and reaching Wat Jet Yot, a unique temple of its kind and off the busiest tourist routes, with its seven pagodas soaring into the sky
End of the visit, return to the hotel
Breakfast at the hotel, then departure in an easterly direction into the province Chiang Rai.
Amidst high mountains with dense tropical vegetation and wild flowing streams that form spectacular waterfalls, we find about 50 km from Chiang Mai the small village of Mae Kampong, nestled in a beautiful valley.
The inhabitants of this typical and charming village, still intact and far from the routes of large-scale tourism, have been living for over 100 years from the production of a high quality fermented tea, the main source of income of the village and which has helped to make the place famous throughout the country.
At Mae Kampong we experience a day in close contact with the locals, immersing ourselves in their culture and the rich traditions of their ancestors, preparing local dishes according to secret recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation and are still used by the village elders.
A truly unique experience in terms of responsible tourism.
At the end of the “cooking class” (but only after tasting the dishes we have prepared together with the villagers), we will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional restaurant serving coffee, tea and homemade cakes while admiring the magnificent view of the valley from the large wooden terrace overlooking the forest.
Return to the hotel during the afternoon
Breakfast at the hotel and meeting with the English-speaking guide
0700 Transfer to Elephant Rehabilitation Reserve, a large park where animals can live freely and safely in their original habitat in the bush at the foot of the green, jungle-covered mountains.
Here it is indeed not possible to go out on your own, but it is always necessary and advisable to be accompanied by experienced local English speaking guides.
We will spend the whole morning assisting and taking care of the majestic pachyderms.
Arrival, first approach with the elephants, starting with offering fruits and vegetables. Then we continue on foot through the jungle with an exciting walk with the elephants in their natural environment. Arriving at the river, we can observe them at the most important appointment of the day: the morning bath.
This is the beginning of the exciting phase where we will come into closer and closer contact with the pachyderms, which will bring us many emotions.
After swimming with the elephants on the river bank and watching them play almost continuously, we will have lunch near a beautiful waterfall (picnic, vegetarian light snack or buffet).
Return to the hotel at the end of visit.
Breakfast and check out at noon
Time at leisure to enjoy the resort amenities, swimming pool, fitness center and spa
Timely transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Bangkok.
Arrival at Bangkok Airport and transfer to hotel
The first stop of the day is the famous Wat Pho, the “Reclining Buddha Temple”, with its huge statue of the reclining Buddha, 15 meters high and 46 meters long. Wat Pho is the oldest Buddhist monastery in the city and houses the oldest Thai massage school.
Next, we reach by public boat the Wat Arun or “Temple of Aurora”, a true symbol of the city and once the royal residence of King Taksin. Not far from there is the characteristic neighborhood of Kudicheen (Kudi Chin), where we walk along an atmospheric path to get to know the local community, where time seems to have stopped. We visit the old confectionery (Thanusingha Bakery House) where delicious Portuguese sweets are still made from eggs and sugar, the small museum Baan Kudi Chin and the exotic Taoist temple of Kuan An Keng shrine, amidst a kaleidoscope of perfectly matched cultures.
At the end of the tour, you will drive to a restaurant in a splendid panoramic location, from where you can observe life on the river Chao Praya and in the old town. In the afternoon, the last and most important stop of the day: Royal Grand Palace. At the end of the city tour you will return to the hotel.
The first stop of the day is the colorful Maekhlong market, crossed by the tracks of a branch line. Here we witness the spectacular passing of the small train as it slowly enters this active and teeming market, while the nimble vendors shift their wares just enough to pass the convoy, only to resume the hustle and bustle shortly after as if nothing had happened!
Not far from here we find the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. Aboard a typical motor launch, we cruise along the exotic rural canals to the famous and picturesque market. Along the river, the pretty wooden boats form an intricate coming and going, where vendors manage to break free effortlessly to offer the products of local cuisine and handicrafts to passers-by. You will have time to visit the bustling market and re-immerse yourself in traditional, rural Thailand. Return to Bangkok at noon.
Leave early in the morning and head north to Ayutthaya, the city that was the seat of the kings of Siam for over 400 years.
The first visit of the day is to Wat Mahathat, famous for the Buddha’s head embedded in the roots of a centuries-old tree. Next we reach the ruins of the famous bell-shaped pagodas in the temple of the old royal palace, Wat Sri Samphet. We also visit the Cambodian style pagodas of the huge Wat Chai Wattanaram, picturesquely located on the banks of the Chao Praya River, in a mystical and atmospheric setting.
Return to the rural province of Bangkok and lunch at the charming restaurant
After lunch, we take a private longtail boat Koh Kret Island into the exotic landscape of a still intact and traditional Bangkok, unreached by major tourism.
First stop is the Wat Poramai temple, then we continue to the picturesque Mon village where we discover the specialties of the local Mon cuisine and admire examples of local handicrafts, such as terracotta products, the pride of the island.
Time at leisure and return to Bangkok.
Breakfast and check out at noon, then a timely transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Phuket
Arrival at Phuket airport and transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Day of leisure
Day of leisure
Breakfast and check out at noon
Timely transfer to the airport to catch the flight to Singapore and beyond
- All transfers and tours indicated in the itinerary on a private basis;
- Private English-speaking guide;
- Petrol, parking, toll;
- Entrance tickets and excursions indicated in the itinerary;
- Accommodation with breakfast in the indicated or similar hotels;
- Local government tax;
- Bank transfer charges;
Does not include
- International and domestic flights;
- Travel insurance (Civil liability, baggage, health and trip cancellation coverage);
- Drinks during meals;
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary;
- Early check in and late check out in hotels not indicated in the itinerary;
- Any gratuities of appreciation of the service received (they are not mandatory);