Amazing Thailand & Phuket Island

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On this Amazing Thailand and Phuket Island tour with airfare included, we immerse you in multifaceted cultures and bring you to some of the most beautiful places this country has to offer. Travel through bustling Bangkok, a city brimming with impressive temples and Thai architecture. In Northern Thailand, we’ll explore the temples of Chiang Mai and visit an elephant sanctuary where we’ll see Thailand’s beloved national animal. New in 2024, we’ll enjoy a special stay at the Hmong Village Lodge near Chiang Mai where we’ll learn more about their traditions and way of life. Then, visit Chiang Rai and its famous night market and explore the temples of Chiang Mai. Here we’ll also enjoy an elephant experience and a Thai cooking class! Lastly, head to Phuket for a leisurely and scenic stay on Phuket Island—relax at the beaches, go shopping, or explore Phuket’s Old Town. In 2024, travelers will also enjoy a special stay at the Hmong Village Lodge near Chiang Mai where we’ll learn more about their traditions and way of life.

Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our 9-day Spirit of Thailand tour visiting Thailand’s highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai or our 12-day Amazing Thailand tour visiting Thailand’s highlights from Bangkok to Chiang Rai including a stay at the Hmong Hilltribe Lodge.

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights in Bangkok
  • 1 night in Phitsanulok
  • 1 night in Lampang
  • 3 nights in Chiang Mai
  • 1 night at Hmong Hilltribe Lodge
  • 2 nights in Chiang Rai
  • 3 nights in Phuket Island

Tour Highlights

  • Buddhist Temples (Bangkok)
  • Floating Market (Bangkok)
  • Railway Market (2024 departures)
  • Wat Mongkol Borpith Statue (Ayutthaya)
  • Tha Lo Saa Paper Community Project (Lampang)
  • Elephant Nature Park (Chiang Mai)
  • Wat Doi Suthep (Chiang Mai)
  • Thai Cooking Class
  • Karen Hill Tribe Village Visit
  • White Marble Temple (Chiang Rai)
  • Beautiful Phuket Island

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-tour flights and transfers
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Accommodations at superior first class hotels
  • 22 meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees as per itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director in Thailand from day 1 through 11
  • English-speaking tour host in Phuket

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return 1 day after the tour ends.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to Thailand, the “Land of Smiles”. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive program will be met and transferred to our upscale hotel on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. This evening our tour director hosts a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Menam Riverside or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Bangkok

Day 3: Thai Markets & Sugar Palm Farm Excursion

Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok

Day 5: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang

Day 6: Lampang – Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai

Day 8: Chiang Mai

Day 9: Chiang Mai – Hmong Hill Tribe

Day 10: Hmong Hill Tribe – Mae Kok – Chiang Rai

Day 11: Chiang Rai

Day 12: Chiang Rai – Phuket Island

Day 13: Phuket Island at Leisure

Day 14: Phuket Island at Leisure

Day 15: Depart Phuket Island

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Oct 3–19
Flights not available
Oct 5–19
$2,999 $2,699
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Nov 7–23
$4,349 $4,049
Nov 9–23
$2,999 $2,699
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Dec 5–21
Dec 7–21
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Dec 26–Jan 11
$4,799 $4,199
Dec 28–Jan 11
$2,999 $2,399
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Klongs (Canals) Tour

Wonderful Pearl Cruise

Local Market Visit with Tuk-Tuk

Khantoke Dinner & Entertainment

Essence Sino Heritage Walking Tour

Phuket Local Treats

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

The Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and the Hilltribe visit in Chiang Rai are activity level 2 but can be modified by the Tour Director if necessary. There are a few early mornings on the days of the visit to the Floating Markets and the travel days. Most cities include 2-4 night stays, but there are two one-nighters en route north.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.


Judy O

5 months ago
The tour was exciting, filled with interesting places to visit. Our tour guide was exceptional and knowledgeable. She was also very patient with us and our varying personalities. My only complaint was the trip to Phuket Island. Although it is a beautiful destination, we felt abandoned because of the lack of a guide. And the boat ride to Phi Phi Island was one of the worst experiences we have ever had. It was hard to be positive about a hard hitting boat ride and not much actual time on the beach. Personally, I would not recommend going to Phuket to anyone unless they really wanted to just chill in the resort itself.