Wild Adventures: A 12-Day Thailand Safari Itinerary

Author: Nidhi Sood on Jan 31,2023

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day safari tour of Thailand, exploring the country's famous national parks and cultural landmarks. From Chiang Mai to Phuket, discover the beauty of Thailand's wild side and uncover hidden gems along the way.

A tour at a glance

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Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport, your guide will greet you and transfer you to your luxury hotel. Take some time to relax, explore Bangkok's nightlife, shop at the beautiful local markets, and taste the delicious local food. Return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 2: Exlporing Bangkok

Begin the day with a visit to the futuristic Siam Paragon shopping mall, one of Bangkok's most popular shopping destinations. Next, head to the National Museum, which houses a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits showcasing the history and culture of Thailand. Explore the exhibits, and learn about the country's rich heritage. In the afternoon, visit Wat Mangkon Kamalawat, also known as the Dragon Temple, one of Bangkok's largest and most important Chinese-style temples. Admire the intricate details of the temple's architecture and learn about the important role that Chinese-Thai communities have played in the city's history. Finally, visit the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, a contemporary art space showcasing the works of local and international artists. Take in a performance, or explore the exhibits and immerse yourself in the city's thriving art scene. Return to your hotel for dinner. 

Day 3: Bangkok to Kaeng Krachan National Park

After breakfast, start your day with a visit to the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew, two of Bangkok's most famous attractions. After a delicious lunch in the city, you'll embark on a journey to Kaeng Krachan National Park, just a few hours away. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the night surrounded by the beauty of the park's natural environment.

Day 4: Kaeng Krachan National Park Safari

Embark on a full-day safari adventure in Kaeng Krachan National Park, one of Thailand's largest and most diverse wildlife reserves. Observe elephants, tigers, and deer as they roam freely in their natural habitat. Stop by scenic spots such as Panoen Thung Waterfall, and take a break for lunch at one of the park's restaurants. Return to your hotel in the evening and spend another night surrounded by the stunning beauty of Kaeng Krachan National Park.

Day 5: Kaeng Krachan National Park to Chiang Mai

After an early departure from Kaeng Krachan National Park, you'll fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, where you will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, visit the majestic Doi Suthep Temple, one of the city's most essential and revered landmarks. Have a delicious dinner in a premium restaurant before heading to your hotel for rest.

Day 6: Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Depart from Chiang Mai on a three-hour private drive to Chiang Rai, a city known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural scenery. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and take some time to relax before exploring the city's many attractions. Visit the famous White Temple, a beautifully designed structure that blends traditional Buddhist elements with contemporary art. Return to the hotel for dinner. 

Day 7: Chiang Rai to Golden Triangle

Travel to the Golden Triangle, the tri-border region where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar converge. Explore the area's attractions, including the Hall of Opium Museum and the Mae Sai border market, where you can purchase unique local goods. Enjoy a scenic boat ride on the Mekong River in the evening, and spend the night in the heart of the Golden Triangle.

Day 8: Golden Triangle to Phuket

After breakfast, you will depart from the Golden Triangle and fly to Phuket, a stunning tropical island known for its pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife. Check into your luxury seaside hotel, spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, have a fresh seafood dinner, and then return to your hotel.

Day 9: Phuket Island Tour

Embark on a full-day tour of Phuket Island, visiting landmarks such as the Big Buddha and Wat Chalong Temple. Take a scenic drive along the island's winding roads, and stop by one of the many local markets to purchase souvenirs. Then, enjoy a delicious seafood dinner and spend another night in Phuket.

Day 10: Phuket to Khao Sok National Park

Travel to Khao Sok National Park, a three and half hour journey. This vast jungle reserve is known for its breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife. Upon arrival, check into your jungle resort and spend the night surrounded by the sounds of the jungle.

Day 11: Khao Sok National Park Safari

Embark on a full-day safari adventure in Khao Sok National Park, where you will explore the lush jungle landscape and observe exotic wildlife such as monkeys, elephants, and birds. Take a scenic boat ride on Cheow Lan Lake, and visit the Ratchaprapha Dam, one of the park's most important landmarks. Return to your jungle resort in the evening, and spend your final night in Thailand surrounded by the beauty of Khao Sok National Park.

Day 12: Departure from Surat Thani International Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Surat Thani International Airport near Khao Sok National Park for your departure flight. Take home with you memories of a lifetime of adventure and exploration in Thailand.

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