An Idyllic Thai Honeymoon
Relaxation, culture and adventure in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Yao Noi
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Privately guided tours tailored specifically to you
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Private transfers and internal flights
- Full support from your travel designer and concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
With its beautiful coastline, bustling cities and rich cultural heritage, Thailand is a wonderful honeymoon destination. This ten-day trip takes you from the vibrant capital of Bangkok, through the peaceful countryside of Chiang Mai and finishes with four blissful nights on the island of Koh Yao Noi.
Bangkok is a city that really does have it all – it is an intoxicating mix of old and new with ornate temples and palaces sitting side by side with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Whether you want to eat in some of the world’s best restaurants or find the perfect pad Thai in one of its food markets, nobody leaves the city without realising why Thai food is so popular the world over.
Take a longtail boat along the Chao Phraya River, visit the incredible Grand Palace and discover Bangkok’s burgeoing street art scene with a local guide who will take you to some of the city’s hidden spots. From the hustle of bustle of the capital, it’s then onto the capital of the cultural north, Chiang Mai. This area is full of incredible temples and you’ll explore this beautiful region both on the ground and from the air as you enjoy an early morning hot air balloon ride. You’ll also visit the Elephant Nature Park to learn about and interact with these gentle giants.
It’s then time to relax on the island of Koh Yao Noi, staying at the beautiful Six Senses property. You’ll have four nights to unwind – enjoy a sunset longtail cruise, kayak through the mangrove forests and swim in the infinity pool that overlooks the ocean. And of course there’s plenty of time to indulge in spa treatments and dine on incredible food.
Example Trip Itinerary
Meet and greet at Bangkok airport
Private transfer to your hotel in Bangkok
Accommodation in Bangkok
- 238 rooms and suites
- Rooftop restaurant and bar
- Infinity pool
- Fitness centre
The product of an innovative collaboration between an award-winning architect and five of Thailand’s leading designers, the Sofitel So Bangkok is a hotel that embodies the epitome of design and modern luxury. 238 rooms and suites come in a variety of sizes and four unique room design themes; Water, Earth, Wood and Metal. Each theme features a different lay-out and decor, styled by world renowned fashion designer Monsieur Christian Lacroix. Depending upon their location within the hotel, rooms offer views of Bangkok city, Chao Praya River or Lumpini Park and come equipped with the latest technology – think electronic curtains and Apple Mac Mini multimedia entertainment. When it’s time to dine, you’ll be spoilt for choice with three restaurants, a rooftop restaurant and bar, a lounge and a ‘Chocolab’ dedicated to tailor-made confectionary, while the 32-meter infinity pool on the 10th floor will give you the impression of swimming in mid-air, high above the bustling city streets. Step outside the comfort of this luxury hotel, and you’ll find yourself brilliantly placed to discover all of Bangkok’s main attractions such as temples, shopping malls, museums, parks, restaurants and street food.
- 393 rooms
- 8 restaurants
- Jazz bar & lounge
- Swimming pool & fitness centre
- Tennis & squash courts
- Running track
- Cooking school
- Trophy room where you can view items from the hotel's long history
- Cigar shop
Providing extraordinary service and overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is undeniably one of the city’s premier hotels. If you’re interested in history, a stay here is a must: it’s the longest established hotel in Thailand and became one of the Mandarin Oriental group’s flagship properties due to its distinguished history. Walk into the hotel’s magnificent lobby, and you’ll be greeted by a spectacular flower display, for which the hotel is famous throughout Bangkok. Choose between a variety of rooms from entry-level luxury in the Superior Rooms to the considerably more spacious State Rooms and Authors’ Suites. Each room is designed in a colonial style with white slatted doors, dark wooden features and light pastel shades. You’ll benefit from a butler assigned to your room during your stay. The hotel also has eight restaurants; take your pick between traditional Thai, seafood, fine French cuisine and many more options. Drink tea in the opulent Authors’ Lounge or enjoy some jazz and cocktails in the Bamboo Bar if you’re looking to unwind after a long flight. In a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya river, the Mandarin Oriental is close to some of Bangkok’s most popular attractions. Cruise along the ‘Venice of the East’ and take a long boat out onto the city canals, threading your way towards some of the city’s cultural highlights, including the Grand Palace, various temples and the famous Floating Market.
- 370 Rooms and suites
- 3 restaurants and bars
- Spa & Gym
- Swimming pool
- Tennis courts
The vast W-shaped tower of The Peninsula Bangkok offers everything you would expect from a world-class hotel; exceptional hospitality, a great location and a huge range of facilities to keep you amused. The hotel’s unique shape ensures magnificent views across the river and cityscape from every room. Some of the largest in Bangkok, these are appointed in a traditional aesthetic – dark wood panelling, fine fabrics feature throughout and large, marble bathrooms – but contain all the vital amenities for the modern traveller. The premier suites include opulent details such as open-air terraces and outdoor Jacuzzis. During your stay, you’ll enjoy relaxing by the pool area, serviced by its own bar and dining at the numerous, fine in-house restaurants that serve a range of Cantonese, Thai and international cuisine.
- 39 suites
- 3 restaurants, café and bar
- Gym and infinity pool
- Cooking school
- Library and cinema rooms
- Spa and sauna
- The world's first hotel Muay Thai boxing ring
Championing bold contemporary design with Thai, Colonial, Jazz Age and Art Deco accents, the Siam hotel may only have 39 suites but provides some of the most spacious and fashionable accommodation in all Bangkok. It also sports three restaurants, where you can enjoy excellent Thai cuisine in Chon Thai Restaurant (which also hosts a cookery school), an international menu in the stylish art deco-themed Deco Bar & Bistro and indulgent private dinners at the Chef’s Table. The Bather’s Bar next to the hotel’s infinity pool is the place for light snacks and refreshing cocktails after a dip in the waters and to watch life on the river pass by. You can even enjoy a more secluded dining experience out on the hotel pier for a private bespoke meal. Commanding a prime location overlooking the Chao Phraya River close to the Krung Thon Bridge, all suites feature king-size beds, opulent Chinese antiquity, terraces, complimentary Wi-Fi and butler service. The Pool Villas are a perfect choice for those desiring that extra touch of privacy.
Bustling and energetic, Bangkok has something for everyone. A haven for shoppers, historians, foodies and culture seekers alike, the capital is an integral part of any Thailand itinerary. It has everything from awe-inspiring temples to bustling markets and high-end shopping malls. And, of course there's the food - some of the best in the world!
This private tour brings you to discover the sophisticated flavors of Bangkok's 200 year-old district of Chinatown which brims with rich ethnic tradition and scrumptious cuisine. During the tour walk, explore and taste local cuisines from seven famous eateries, including street food vendors and renowned fine dining restaurants. Between each tasting location you will gain a behind-the-scenes, closer look of this unique neighborhood: meeting the food bazaar’s lively characters, hearing its memorable stories, and visiting religious and cultural landmarks.
Discover the city’s ways of life and iconic monuments from the water. Take a ride along the Chao Phraya River, also known as the ‘River of Kings’. Admire the passing skyline where glittering pagodas stand in the shadows of towering skyscrapers. The boat then turns off the main waterway and onto the canals, or ‘klongs’. Now you'll see why Bangkok is often called the Venice of the East. Capture glimpses of small villages on the water’s edge and enjoy the slower pace of life away from the city centre.
Cruise back onto the Chao Phraya to visit Wat Arun, a 79m high pagoda built in a style similar to Angkor Wat. Meaning ‘Temple of Dawn’, Wat Arun is one Thailand’s most beautiful temples.
The glittering Grand Palace has been the seat of Thailand's revered royal family for more than two centuries. Explore this spectacular complex of palaces, temples and museums and learn about the history of the royals. Before leaving, pay a visit to the Emerald Buddha image, one of Thailand’s most sacred statues.
See Bangkok from a totally different angle on a champagne dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River. You will be welcomed with a glass of chilled champagne before sitting down to an exquisite six-course dinner. Enjoy wonderful night-time views of the city as you cruise along the river - the boat comes with cosy lounge sofas where you can chill out after the meal.
Private transfer to Bangkok airport
Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
Private transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai
Accommodation in Chiang Mai
- 84 rooms and suites
- The Health Club
- 34 metre pool
- High speed wireless Internet access plus broadband in each room
- Five minutes’ walk to the city
Sitting by the Mae Ping River is the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa. A peaceful and serene oasis in which to shelter from the busy streets outside, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa is Chiang Mai’s only five-star riverside hotel, Its modern design creates a stylish flair, while all guestrooms have sleek interiors and spacious balconies. With 52 Deluxe Rooms and 32 Club Suites, you have a large choice of accommodation to suit your needs. As well as waterside balconies, the Anantara Chiang Mai also provides a riverside pool which is surrounded by sun loungers arranged under stylish umbrellas. From the pool and gardens you’ll have a riverside view of the Chiang Mai locals fishing and playing. And adding to the already substantial tranquillity of hotel’s location, its spa can take you to new heights of pampering and relaxation. For more active pursuits, the Health Club has a modern fitness centre with everything from yoga to weights, while the attentive staff are more than happy to organise any local excursions (of which you have many to choose from). Moreover, the restaurant, originally a British consulate building, serves up a dazzling range of cuisine from Indian to Western, to Thai and Korean.
- 30 suites
- Ten minute drive to city centre
- Five dining places
- Infinity pool
- Business Centre
Indulgence and modern luxury are at the core of this intimate hotel with its thirty opulent suites which hark back to the Old World of the Orient. The charming guestrooms all come with the lavish features, garden views, contemporary interiors, walk-in closet, Victorian bathtub and open-air shower. Besides beautifully adorned suites, this boutique property also boasts five dining locations. You can feast on both Thai and international cuisine at the stylish Dining Room and enjoy refined high tea at The Parlor Lounge. Breakfast is a personal affair with the option of enjoying it in bed or on your own private veranda. Outside, exotic lush grounds surround the accommodation with an infinity pool sitting by the ‘living garden’ wall. Relaxation and wellness is extended to the Gymnasium and Spa with its many soothing therapies and treatments.
- 98 pavilions and villas
- Four dining locations
- State-of-the-art health club with yoga classes
- Three swimming pools
Just thirty minutes outside of Chiang Mai, the celebrated service and comfort of the Four Seasons invites an exquisitely elegant stay in the Thailand’s rich and modest northern countryside. Ninety eight expansive pavilions and villas make up the flawless accommodation, all designed to complement the scenery and culture that surrounds them, with impressive interiors and traditional Thai architecture harmonising with your mountain and garden views. Besides a number of pools and a state-of-the-art health club, the Four Seasons also boasts a shopping village with five stores, an organic spa and four different dining spots which cook up an international range of cuisine. The Concierge can organise and assist guests with a variety of leisure and sporting activities. Choose from balloon rides, Thai kickboxing, rice planting and garden tours.
This northern province is a beautiful part of the country. It is a deeply spiritual place and is full of wonderfully ornate temples. We will recommend and arrange the best privately guided activities so you can really get the ultimate Chiang Mai experience.
Enjoy an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the beautiful landscape of Chiang Mai. Awake early and transfer to the launch site on the outskirts of town. Enjoy a cup of coffee while the crew inflates the balloon, watching as the canopy rises gently into the air.
Following a safety briefing from the pilot, climb into the basket. Once everyone is on board the pilot will fire up the burners, release the ropes, and start navigating the balloon into the sky. Soar higher and higher as the sun begins to peek over the horizon. The gentle breeze will help the pilot fly the balloon over the countryside. Pass over fields and rice paddies, see the lush Ping River valley and dip low over rural Thai villages. Enjoy the solitude of the open skies while soaking up the panoramic views.
After 1-1.5 hours, the pilot will begin to descend back to the ground. Land in the countryside and celebrate with a champagne toast, a ballooning tradition.
Take a journey of spiritual discovery in Chiang Mai. Start with a visit to the city’s old town, venturing through the crumbling city walls and admiring a blend of old and new buildings. Catch glimpses of glittering pagoda spires illuminated by the late afternoon sun. Then step into the secret jungle temple, Wat Phalad. As one of the most peaceful and enchanting crafted temples in Chiang Mai, the temple has got the fantastic history as it was built to enshrine a piece of bone said to be from the historical Buddha. Here, visit one of the monks and receive a blessing of good health and good fortune.
Continue on the spiritual trail, leaving the city centre, and taking a winding drive into the hills. Climb up the staircase of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, admiring the intricate naga carvings along the way. Upon reaching the top, explore the 14th-century pagoda and hear about its origins. Wander around the towering gilded stupa and take a moment to enjoy the views of Chiang Mai in the distance. Before the sun sets, witness the magical evening chanting of the monks, a serene way to end the day’s spiritual tour.
Visiting an elephant camp is a ‘must do’ on a Thailand holiday, but the Elephant Nature Park provides a truly remarkable experience. Drive away from Chiang Mai and toward the scenic Mae Taeng Valley. Upon arrival meet with one of the volunteers from the park and learn about their work. Established more than 20 years ago, the park provides a sanctuary for Thailand's mistreated elephants. Hear the tales of some of the park’s residents, gaining a better understanding for the threats to the Thai elephant population and their natural habitat.
Then wander through the park to meet the elephants. The animals are allowed to roam free, without chains, throughout the park. Although it is not guaranteed to see the elephants, they have become accustomed to the daily feeding routines of the Park so are likely to be around. Join the volunteers- both local residents and foreigners to feed. This not only provides an opportunity to get closer to the elephants but also helps form a deeper understanding of Thailand’s natural wonders.
*Please not that this is only offered as a shared tour, however the transfers will be private*
Private transfer to Chiang Mai airport
Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket
Private transfer to your hotel on Koh Yao Noi
Koh Yao Noi
Accommodation in Koh Yao Noi
- 56 private villas
- Spa and fitness centre
- Private infinity pools
- Three restaurants and two bars
With 56 private villas sprawled along the jungle-clad Koh Yao Noi coastline, the Six Senses Yao Noi offers an idyllic experience in a tropical island setting, enclosed by spectacular seascape scenes. By taking a sustainable approach to hospitality, this resort implements an Environmental and Social Sustainability Policy, focusing on protecting the environment, energy efficiency, water and waste management, noise control and air quality. Choose from ocean, beachfront or hideaway villas; you can be perched on the cliffs with sweeping panoramas, hunkered down in the treeline just steps away from the white-sand beach, or secluded in the lush confines of tropical forest. The dining experiences at this resort reflect its eco-conscious outlook, with menus designed around a farm-to-table initiative, ingredients homegrown, and many products made on-site or sourced from local suppliers to eliminate plastic packaging and the carbon footprint of deliveries. Guests can pick from three atmospheric restaurants, spread across the island, serving Western, Asian and international dishes, as well as two bars. Relaxation is key to your stay here at Yao Noi, and each of the teak, traditional-style villas comes equipped with its own private infinity pool and terrace, perfect for soaking up the sun and al-fresco dining. Each villa is serviced by a personal butler, meaning you’ll never have to lift a finger – unless you want to. In that case, there’s a large range of activities available, including Thai kickboxing, rock climbing, water sports and a variety of cycling trails. The resort also caters well for children and promises an array of entertainment options to keep them happy throughout the holiday.
A far cry from the quickly developing Phuket, yet only a one-hour boat ride away, Koh Yao Noi is considered one of the last unspoiled islands in the south of Thailand, offering a peaceful and enviable Thai beach experience.
Sitting in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, this laid-back haven is encircled by secluded beaches giving way to rice paddies, while the lush interior of rubber plantations and mangroves can be explored on motorbikes and tuk-tuks. Unlike some Thai islands - and for many this will be welcome relief - you won't find a roaring nightlife or a notable shopping scene here; instead, look out for buffaloes taking mud baths, go snorkelling around the vibrant coral reefs, and simply soak up the serene atmosphere.
Take a traditional longtail boat to the mangroves, which is a beautiful 40-minute crossing. Discover the local wildlife and fauna with your experienced guide while kayaking. Stop for lunch at your own account, or a picnic basket can be arranged for you to enjoy along the sand banks.
Watch the sun set over the Pa Koh archipelago with champagne and snacks on this idyllic boat tour.
Private transfer to Phuket airport
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