- Chiang Mai
Experience the iconic Eastern & Oriental Express train from Singapore to Bangkok.
Enjoy an atmospheric cruise on Bangkok's Chao Phraya River whilst enjoying a delicious Thai dinner.
Visit Chiang Mai, Thailand's northern capital with its intricate temples, bustling markets and encounters with the Asian elephant.
Relax on the beautiful beaches of Phuket.
- Chiang Mai
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Singapore.
Day 2 Singapore
After being met by an Audley representative on arrival into Singapore airport you have a private transfer to your luxurious historic hotel. Depending on your flight time, you might have time to explore Singapore. There are a number of interesting shops and restaurants surrounding the hotel you might like to take a walk to, before enjoying a cocktail in the Long Bar at your hotel - a famous Singapore institution.
Day 3 Singapore
Today is at leisure to relax after your flights. If you would like to venture out of the hotel there is plenty to see and do. For impressive views of the city you may like to consider a visit to the SkyPark in Marina Bay. Chinatown is a great spot to explore on foot, with lots of delicious street-food stalls and vibrant temples.
Day 4 Singapore
Your driver will collect you this morning for your private transfer to Singapore's Woodlands Railway Station. Here you will board the Eastern & Oriental Express for your two night rail journey to Bangkok. Once on board enjoy the changing scenery as the train travels over the causeway into Malaysia. All meals are included during your time on board.
Day 5 Singapore
After breakfast arrive at the royal town of Kuala Kangsar where you have the opportunity to disembark and enjoy a small group tour of the grand Ubudiah Mosque, the Royal Museum of Perak and the Sultan Shah Gallery. Back on board the train, spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the views from the Observation Car as the train makes its way into Thailand.
Day 6 Bangkok
Singapore , Bangkok
The E&O train arrives into Kanchanaburi this morning. After being transferred to the river, enjoy a short river cruise to view the lush scenery along the River Kwai with your fellow train guests. You also have the chance to visit the town's museum as well as the well-known Don Rak War Cemetery. Back on board the train have lunch before arriving into Bangkok in the afternoon where your guide is waiting to take you by private car to the famous Mandarin Oriental, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River.
Day 7 Bangkok
Enjoy a private guided tour exploring the ancient city of Ayuthaya today, once the capital of the Kingdom of Siam and now home to atmospheric ruins and ancient temples. Still an important site for pilgrims, you might be able to see offerings of flowers and gifts being made at some of the temples.
Day 8 Bangkok
Meet your guide at your hotel this morning for a fascinating private tour of Bangkok, visiting three of the city's most unusual Buddhist temples and the majestic Grand Palace. You will have the afternoon at leisure before enjoying a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River.
Day 9 Chiang Mai
This morning have a private transfer to the airport for your internal flight to the historical and colourful city of Chiang Mai, located in the north of Thailand. Your guide will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your boutique hotel located in the hills above the city. Your afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the city. In the evening you may like to visit the city's famous night bazaar.
Day 10 Chiang Mai
Explore the main sights of Chiang Mai with your private guide today, including the hilltop temple of Doi Suthep - Chiang Mai's most famous landmark and one of Thailand's most important temples. Continue on to the White Hmong village of Chang Khien where the 800 inhabitants still wear their traditional hill tribe clothes and practice a culture that dates back 500 years.
Day 11 Chiang Mai
Today visit the Patara Elephant Farm to have a hands-on experience with these magnificent creatures as you learn the traditional skills of the mahout (elephant keeper). This is part of a small group.
Day 12 Phuket
Your guide collects you from your hotel and takes you to the local airport for your internal flight to Phuket, a journey of about two hours. At Phuket airport our driver will take you to your luxurious beach accommodation, the Amanpuri. Set amongst palm trees next to a pristine beach this is a wonderful place to spend time relaxing before heading home.
Day 13 Phuket
Today is at leisure to relax on your beautiful beach. Your hotel has a spa and can organise activities on the sea or inland. With clear and calm waters, you might like to try an organised snorkeling trip.
Day 14 Phuket
Day at leisure. Today you may like to explore the island's craggy coast by kayak or catamaran. It's possible to find completely untouched coves and bays to stop off at for a swim.
Day 15 Phuket
Today is your last day to enjoy your lovely beach setting before heading home. You might like to make your trip special by booking a private dinner on the beach.
Day 16 International return flight
Phuket , International return flight
This morning your driver will collect you from the hotel for your private transfer to Phuket airport in time for your onward flights. Your return flight will arrive the same day.
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