HONEYMOON IN THAILAND – A ROMANTIC LUXURY JOURNEY

This 13-day honeymoon in Thailand evokes the romance of Thailand, from big city excitement to misty mountains and white-sand beaches

TOUR INTRODUCTION

14 Days, 13 Nights     FROM THB 251,239 PER PERS

Your romantic Thai honeymoon will start with a twilight drive through Bangkok’s old quarters, capped off with cocktails at a riverside restaurant. The next day, after rising early to witness the magical morning chanting of the monks of Wat Pho, you’ll visit the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha, then float away on a canal tour of Bangkok’s web of old waterways. A walking tour of historic Chinatown will lead to a stop for tea with locals.

In Chiang Mai, you and your loved one will enjoy a traditional khantoke dinner and light a khom loy lantern together for good luck. The next day is your traditional Thai wedding at a beautiful Buddhist temple. You’ll then journey by elephant into the misty mountains, where you’ll learn the culture, crafts, and customs of hill tribe people. Finally, fly to Krabi, then take a speedboat to the island of Koh Lanta, where you’ll spend the rest of your honeymoon in Thailand relaxing at your secluded resort with white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and a Thai luxury spa set in 100 acres of lush tropical forest.

Relaxed and romantic, vibrant and evocative, a luxury honeymoon in Thailand is the perfect getaway for newlyweds. This tour will whisk you from the big-city buzz of Bangkok to the serene, misty mountains of Chiang Mai, then to the white-sand beaches of tropical Koh Lanta for maximum pampering and relaxation. All the while, you’ll experience real Thai culture, indulge in 5-star accommodation, and see the best of this enchanting country.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

The Backyard Travel Team,

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Have a traditional Thai wedding ceremony at a Buddhist temple
Take a private cruise of Bangkok’s canals on a rice barge and discover the life of these famous waterways
Ride an elephant to visit the villages of Paluang, Akha, and Lisu hill tribes
Relax on beautiful Koh Lanta, a quiet island retreat in the Andaman Sea



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

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  • Day 1: Bangkok

    Welcome to your Thailand luxury honeymoon! Our guide will be waiting to meet you when you arrive in Bangkok, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel by limousine. Take some time to enjoy the hotel, then your evening will begin!

    First, we’ll drive through Bangkok’s old quarters, home of the Royal Palace and many famous Bangkok sights including the Grand Palace and Democracy Monument, all beautifully lit in the warm Bangkok evening. Next, enjoy a sumptuous Thai dinner with cocktails at The Deck riverside restaurant, which boasts a captivating view of the Rattanakosin skyline. After dinner it’s a short stroll to the nearby Flower Market, the largest in Bangkok. The market comes alive at night as busy vendors display exotic flowers in a colorful festival of flora, including a huge variety of exquisite Thai orchids. Across the road and overlooking the Chao Phraya River is a night market where you can search for curios, souvenirs, and handicrafts to take home to friends and family.

    Overnight in Bangkok

    Meals included on this day: Dinner

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  • Day 2: Bangkok

    Life in Bangkok starts early! We’ll get into the local spirit with a morning trip to the famous temple Wat Pho. Here you’ll see monks begin their morning chanting ritual—a serene and often moving experience. You’ll explore the temple grounds and discover the 45-meter reclining Buddha. Next door is Thailand’s most famous landmark, the Grand Palace, which is the heart of old Bangkok and home of the Emerald Buddha. The Temple of the Emerald Buddha was built by King Rama I, the founder of Bangkok, as a monument to his reign. Behind the opulent buildings and courtyards lies a fascinating history, revealed by our knowledgeable guide.

    Take lunch overlooking the Chao Phraya River at the charming Supatra River House, a restaurant owned and run by one of Thailand’s most famous performance artists. In the afternoon we’ll embark on a walking tour of Chinatown, one of the oldest parts of Bangkok. A swirl of activity and interest, Yaowarat Road has restaurants and shops displaying all sorts of Chinese goods from traditional herbs and desserts to spirits and antiques. Just around the corner we’ll take tea with the locals at an old, traditional teashop. A short walk down a small soi, Leng Moi Eia, brings us to Talad Kao, a delightful market with a great selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, spices, and traditional Chinese medicines. Finally, we’ll visit the grand Taoist temple Wat Leng Neng Yee. In the evening you’ll have time to indulge in a massage, explore the city by tuk-tuk, or dabble in the famous Bangkok nightlife.

    Overnight at The Peninsula, Bangkok

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

    bangkok-reclining-buddha-wat-pho-thailandChinatown, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Day 3: Bangkok

    We’ll join the monks in their morning prayers at Wat Saket and receive blessings for a joyful trip. Then we’ll stroll to the temple’s gleaming, golden tower and survey the panorama of Rattanokosin Island as its bells announce a new day in Bangkok. We’ll drive through this historic part of town, stopping to pick up gifts for the monks of Wat Rathabophit, a beautiful temple with a European-influenced interior. Here, you’ll offer food and flowers in the Buddhist tradition of tak badh. This ritual originated around the time of the Lord Buddha and is said to decrease selfishness. It’s an authentic experience that provides a glimpse into how Thais practice Buddhism.

    For a delectable lunch, head to the Thompson Bar & Restaurant, named after the former American “King of Silk,” who disappeared mysteriously in the jungles of Malaysia in 1969. Some local families continue to produce silk here and the Jim Thompson Museum next door displays a range of top-quality silk goods. The afternoon is free to relax and pamper yourself at the hotel.

    Overnight in Bangkok

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

    Monk’s alms bowl
  • Day 4: Bangkok-Chiang Mai

    After breakfast, our guide will take you to the airport to continue your honeymoon in Chiang Mai. You’ll be met upon arrival and taken to your hotel by a limousine car.
    In the late afternoon we’ll explore Old Chiang Mai with its brick city walls and moat built over 200 years ago to deter invading armies. After this we’ll visit Wat Suan Dok, or the Flower Garden Temple, where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s royal family are interred, as well as the historic Wat Jed Yot, which resembles Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India. From here, drive 1,676 meters above the city to the famous Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in northern Thailand. Dusk is the best time to visit, when the crowds have gone and the view is spectacular. You’ll take part in your own private blessing ceremony, after which you can witness the magic of the monks’ evening chanting ritual. Finally, as the sun sets, see the “Rose of the North” in its purest beauty as millions of glittering lights stretch over the vast plain.
    A traditional khantoke dinner will be served this evening (toke are small, circular tables). Enjoy excellent Northern Thai cuisine while watching a performance of folk dance.

    Overnight in Chiang Mai

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Dinner

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  • Day 5: Chiang Mai

    This is the day of your traditional Thai wedding! After breakfast you will be dressed in your Lanna wedding clothes and be driven in a luxury car to your private blessing ceremony held at a beautiful Northern Thai Buddhist temple. Here the abbot will bless you with water and tie white string around your wrists in the traditional ritual to symbolize your binding. You’ll end the ceremony by planting a love tree together.

    Afterward, return to your hotel for a delightful lunch of khao soy, the signature dish of Northern Thai cuisine, delicately presented with eight condiment dishes set around the main khao soy bowl. Your afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities.

    Overnight in Chiang Mai

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

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  • Day 6: Chiang Mai

    Head to the Chiang Dao (Elephant Mountain) camp, set amongst the magnificent scenery of the Mae Sae Valley, and take a one-hour elephant ride into the surrounding forest. Leave the elephant camp for the Mae Ping River, where you’ll ride a bamboo raft, following the lazy current of the winding river as you pass its lush jungle riverbanks.

    Lunch will be at a scenic location before continuing further into the hills to visit the villages of the Palaung, Akha, and Lisu hill tribes. These mountain people retain a different culture, language, and way of life that is unique to each group. Their traditional dress also varies, and you will learn how to distinguish different tribes from their dress.

    In the afternoon, return to your hotel. The rest of your day is free to soak in the sabai sabai (laid-back and happy) vibe of Chiang Mai.

    Overnight in Chiang Mai

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

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  • Day 7: Chiang Mai-Krabi-Koh Lanta

    A limousine will take you to the airport for your flight to Krabi, where you’ll travel by car and speedboat to Pimalai Resort and Spa. It’s the perfect romantic island retreat, with a secluded white-sand beach and spa resort set in 100 acres of tropical forest. Choose a Thai-style room or a pool villa.

    Overnight at Pimalai

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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  • Day 8-12: Koh Lanta

    You’re free to enjoy all the benefits of a tropical honeymoon on this quiet and pristine island. Relax on the beach, soak up the sunshine, swim in the ocean, read by the pool, or pamper yourself with spa treatments and fine dining.

    Overnight at Pimalai

    Meals included on these days: Breakfast

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  • Day 13: Koh Lanta-Krabi-Bangkok

    After breakfast, depart for your return flight to Bangkok, where you’ll be transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. The rest of the day is free to enjoy the hotel, or if you like, take one of our half-day tours.

    Overnight in Bangkok

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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  • Day 14: Bangkok

    Feel free to relax and take some final photos until your transfer to the airport, where you’ll be assisted with your baggage and check in.

    Meals included on this day: Breakfast

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Tour Details

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Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

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Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

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Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

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