Couple embracing, Grand Palace, Bangkok

Romantic Rendezvous in Thailand

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10 days  •  from $2799
per person, double occupancy, including airfare*

Overview

Featuring A dream vacation to Bangkok & Chiang Mai; enjoy luxury hotel stays, romantic private meals and curated sightseeing in the Land of Smiles
Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures Flexible Dates: Choose the date you'd like to depart and how many days you'd like to stay
Price Includes
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Round trip flights via EVA Air from Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Houston (IAH), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), New York (NYC), Seattle (SEA) including fuel surcharge, taxes and fees
  • All transfers
  • All ground transportation and internal flights
  • Hotel accommodations in your choice of deluxe hotel plans (Silver, Gold, Platinum)
  • 10 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Sightseeing with English speaking local guides
Optional
  • Selection of exciting optional tours in Bangkok and Chiang Mai
Highlights
  • Enjoy romantic dinners in each location
  • Explore the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok
  • Cruise along the Mae Ping River
  • Climb the staircase of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
  • Receive a blessing of good health and fortune from a monk
  • Discover one of our optional excursions
Departs Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Houston (IAH), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA), New York City (NYC)
Themes History & CultureNature & WildlifeRomance
What to Expect This leisurely-paced, independent tour requires an average level of physical fitness. This tour includes a number of optional excursions to fit your specific travel interests.

Prepare for your trip Already booked? Find everything you need to know before you go, including information about passport & visa requirements, flights, luggage, and more.


Romantic Rendezvous in Thailand itinerary

Embark on a vacation made just for two as you explore the wonders of Thailand on your Romantic Rendezvous! Enjoy the sights, culture, and cuisine of Bangkok, Thailand’s bustling capital city. Get lost in ancient culture as you tour the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha. Then stay three unforgettable nights in Chiang Mai – exploring some of the country’s oldest temples. Wander around the towering gilded stupa and enjoy the views of Chiang Mai in the distance. Indulge in romantic dinners throughout and stay each night at deluxe accommodations, hand-selected by our team for their impeccable service and romantic ambiance. Whether on your honeymoon or a romantic couples tryst, this Thailand Rendezvous is the perfect marriage of cultural immersion and luxurious relaxation.

Customized just for you! The departure dates and prices table below gives approximate prices based on example dates and accommodation levels. When you call to book, let our Reservation Agent know your preferred travel dates, and which level of hotel accommodations you want (Silver, Gold, or Platinum), and we’ll prepare a custom quote just for you. 

Dates, Prices & Options

Departure Dates & Prices

It's your romantic getaway: make it your own! Choose the date you'd like to depart, how many days you'd like to stay, your preferred hotels, and more, and we'll prepare a custom quote just for you! As a guide, the table below lists approximate prices based on the sample itinerary and select dates.

Departures & Prices
per person, double occupancy*
2017 DEPARTURES
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Oct 1 – Dec 5 $2899 $3599 $4499 Select
Dec 6 – Dec 31 Call us for availability & prices
2018 DEPARTURES
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Gold
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Jan 1 – Jan 10 Call us for availability & prices
Jan 11 – Mar 31 $2899 $3599 $4499 Select
Apr 1 – May 15 $2799 $3499 $4199 Select
May 16 – May 31 Call us for availability & prices
Jun 1 – Jun 10 $3249 $3799 $4699 Select
Jun 11 – Jun 30 Call us for availability & prices
Jul 1 – Jul 31 $3249 $3849 $4699 Select
Aug 1 – Oct 31 $2799 $3299 $4199 Select
Nov 1 – Dec 5 $2999 $3699 $4599 Select
Dec 6 – Dec 31 Call us for availability & prices

Flights & Departure Cities

This package includes round-trip flights from the cities below, subject to availability.

Departure Airports
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Houston (IAH)
Los Angeles (LAX)
New York City (NYC)
San Francisco (SFO)
Seattle-Tacoma (SEA)

Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.

Upgrades to Premium Economy & Business Class may be available, starting at $850 and $4200 respectively. Ask us about details and availability.

How to Make a Reservation

To make a reservation and create your personalized trip of a lifetime, call one of our friendly travel specialists at 800‑555‑5765.

We only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card or PayPal account. This deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package, and is generally non-refundable (details). The balance is due 75 days prior to departure (or within 72 hours, if you're booking less than 75 days prior to departure), and can be paid by credit card, PayPal, check or money order.

Deposit
Deposit $600

Larger deposits may be required on some travel dates.

Itinerary

These are sample itineraries and suggestions and hotel options that can be customized to create your own dream trip to Thailand.

Day 1: Depart USA

  • Your journey begins as you check in for your flight to Thailand, via Taipei

Day 2: En route

  • Cross the International Dateline and lose a day (which you will recover on the return leg of your trip)

Day 3: Arrive Bangkok

Accommodations: 4 nights COMO Metropolitan (Silver), The Peninsula (Gold) or Mandarin Oriental (Platinum). Included meals: Dinner.

  • Upon arrival in Bangkok, and after customs formalities, you will be met and greeted by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel. 
  • Revel in a relaxing day at leisure
  • This evening, enjoy dinner at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin

Panoramic view of BangkokFull Day Itinerary: Upon arrival in Bangkok, and after customs formalities, you will be met and greeted by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure.

This evening, get ready for a delicious dinner at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin who offers a modern interpretation of Thai cuisine. Behind beautifully composed food presentation, familiar flavors of traditional dishes are maintained while the chefs push the boundaries of form, texture, and temperature.

Day 4: Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Enjoy your morning at leisure
  • Tour the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha
  • Watch the sunset with a drink at the Sky Bar rooftop at Lebua
  • Sala Rim Nam Restaurant & Classic Thai Dance Show

Grand Palace, BangkokFull Day Itinerary: After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your morning at leisure. 

Temples, along with the monarchy, are the fabric that binds together the national identity that is Thailand, and many of these are found in Bangkok. This afternoon visit the Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok’s number one ‘must-see’ attraction as well as Thailand’s most important landmark. Your local guide will take you on an in-depth journey through Thailand’s history and royal heritage. Discover the grandeur and majesty of the buildings, throne halls and monuments. Marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha made from a solid piece of green jadite (jasper), the most revered Buddha image in Thailand, resided in Wat Phra Kaew. Afterwards, enjoy a drink at the Lebua Sky Bar just in time for sunset.  The Sky Bar offers amazing views of the Bangkok skyline. 

Later, cross the river to Sala Rim Nam Restaurant, one of Bangkok’s most prestigious dining venues, located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. The Sala Rim Nam Restaurant is housed in a richly decorated Thai-style pavilion, and offers an incredibly unique dining and cultural experience, including a Thai classical dance show performed every evening.

Day 5: Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Enjoy a day at leisure or take part in one of our optional excursions

Thai cuisineOptional Excursion: Cooking Class at Blue Elephant, or similar, $175 pp. Bring an appetite for this culinary adventure! Meet with a chef from Blue Elephant Cooking School, one of the country’s most reputable traditional Thai cooking institutes. Visit one of the capital’s many morning markets for an introduction to Thai food culture. Browse the stalls, learning about the various ingredients for sale, watching the scenes of local life and selecting fresh items to be used in the cooking class. (NOTE: Market visit not available for afternoon course)

Return to Blue Elephant where the chef will demonstrate preparation methods, giving detailed commentary about the process. Then have a chance for hands-on experience! After the meal is prepared, sit down and enjoy the delicate flavors of authentic, Thai cuisine.

OCouple eating, Chinatown, Bangkokptional Excursion: Bicycle and boat tour from bustling Chinatown to rural Bangkok, $230 pp. Discover the different faces of Bangkok through a 5 hour bicycle and boat tour. From the exploration of bustling Chinatown to the quiet, forgotten and green plantations of rural Bangkok. In between, learn why this city is often referred to as “Venice of the East” as you pass through charming canals, viewing classical wooden-framed homes on stilts, and scenes of daily life. Along your tour, enjoy a tasty Thai-style meal.

Day 6: Bangkok

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Day at leisure or take part in one of our optional excursions

Wat Chaiwatthanaram, AyutthayaOptional Excursion: Explore the ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand’s ancient capital, $150 pp. Early this morning travel to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. King U-Thong founded the city in 1350 as the capital of his kingdom of Siam. By 1700, Ayutthaya had as many as a million inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities in the world at the time. But in 1767, the city was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese army. Magnificent ruins of the old city still remain, some having been restored. Exciting archaeological excavations are still proceeding at many sites in the area. 

After a delicious Thai dish for lunch, take a leisurely long-tail boat ride down the Chao Phraya River. Arrive at Wat Niwet Thammaprawat to view the Gothic-style architecture and stained glass windows of this distinctive Buddhist temple. Take the cable car across the river for aerial views of the waterway then continue to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. The Palace offers an opportunity to learn more about the Kingdom’s history and culture, with an impressive collection of gardens and majestic mansions.

Optional Excursion: Refresh your body and mind at the Oasis Spa, $90 pp.  Refresh your body and relax your tired muscles from a long journey by a selective Spa Treatment at one of the most deluxe day spas, the Oasis Spa, located in the heart of Bangkok.

Floating MarketOptional Excursion: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, $100 pp.  This morning, visit the famous Damnoen Dauak Floating Market in Ratchaburi Province. Take a boat ride along the canal to experience the colorful floating marketplace, bustling with boats and vendors selling tropical fruits and other delights.

Day 7: Depart Bangkok/Arrive Chiang Mai

Accommodations: 3 nights Ratilanna (Silver), Anantara (Gold) or 137 Pillars (Platinum). Included meals: Breakfast & dinner.

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai
  • Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, meet our representative and transfer to your hotel
  • This evening, embark on a private scorpion tailed river cruise along the Mae Ping River
  • After the short cruise, relax with a private dinner for two at the Riverside Lawn

Full Day Itinerary: Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, then transfer to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai.

After arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, you will be welcomed by a local representative and transferred to your hotel.

This evening, embark from the hotel on a short river cruise on a private scorpion tailed boat along the Mae Ping River. Enjoy a drink and appetizers during your cruise. Afterwards, relax with a private dinner for two set up at the Riverside Lawn.

Day 8: Chiang Mai

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Morning at leisure or enjoy an optional excursion
  • This afternoon, visit Wat Suan Dok, one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai
  • Next, climb the staircase of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and enjoy a birds eye view of Chiang Mai
  • Receive a blessing of good health and fortune from one of Doi Suthep’s monks

Wat Suan Dok, Chiang MaiFull Day Itinerary: Enjoy your morning at leisure or take advantage of the optional excursion.

Your tour of beautiful to beautiful Chiang Mai start in mid-afternoon. First, a visit to the city’s old town, as you venture through the crumbling city walls and admire a blend of old and new buildings. Catch glimpses of glittering pagoda spires illuminated by the late afternoon sun. 

Explore one of the city’s most revered and oldest Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai, Wat Suan Dok. Witness local devotees deep in prayer or paying homage to the mausoleum where the ashes of the former Royal Family are buried. 

Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Chiang MaiContinue on to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, where you will climb the staircase to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city, 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 enjoy the views of Chiang Mai in the distance.

Before the sun sets, receive a blessing of good health and fortune from one of Doi Suthep’s monks. Afterwards, witness the evening chanting of the monks, a serene way to end the day’s tour.

Cooking lessonOptional Excursion: Pantawan Cooking Lesson with a local chef, $100 pp.  Uncover the secrets behind Thailand’s famous dishes at the Pantawan Cooking School. Travel south of the city center to a traditional teakwood house to meet with a local chef. 

Travel to a nearby and lively market where you will see exotic herbs and spices and learn about their uses. During the visit, the chef will introduce local vendors and explain more about Thailand’s food culture. 

Armed with a basic knowledge of Thai cuisine and its ingredients, return to Pantawan and start cooking! Chop vegetables, stir up spicy sauces and fry up sizzling dishes. Throughout the lesson, the chef will share his personal story and offer tips and hints for preparing these same dishes back at home. Savor the delicate flavors of home-cooked Thai cuisine, enjoying the results of the day’s activities.

Day 9: Chiang Mai

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • Day at leisure or take part in one of our optional excursions

Inthanon Mountain panoramaOptional Excursion: Doi Inthanon National Park, $145 pp.  Venture away from the buzz of Chiang Mai’s city centre, driving into the hills for a day of trekking through the pristine landscapes of Thailand’s north at Doi Inthanon National Park.

Hike to a Karen hilltribe village, where you will meet locals to discover their traditional ways of life and unique culture. Learn about their work at a mountainside coffee plantation which produces high-quality beans sold throughout Thailand.

Wachiratharn WaterfallContinue deeper into the lush forest, catching glimpses of towering peaks and mountain streams on the way. Keep an eye out for a variety of species including gibbons, deer, wild boar and more than 350 bird species.

Conclude the Doi Inthanon hike at one of the most spectacular sites, the Wachiratharn Waterfall. View the stunning 230-foot fall which crashes into refreshing shallow pools at the base. Rest, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings before returning to town late this afternoon.

Group of elephantsOptional Excursion: Mae Taeng Valley Elephant Sanctuary, $175 pp.  This morning drive from Chiang Mai toward the scenic Mae Taeng Valley. Arrive at the elephant sanctuary, an organization providing a home and protection for Thailand’s elephants. Meet with some of the park’s residents to gain a better understanding of the elephant population and see these majestic animals in their natural habitat.

Day 10: Depart Chiang Mai/Arrive USA

Included meals: Breakfast.

  • After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your short flight to Bangkok
  • Board your return flight to the USA via Taipei, arriving in the USA later on today

Hotels

Silver

COMO Metropolitan

COMO Metropolitan Bangkok is a contemporary and stylish hotel located in the central district of Sathorn. The hotel is located 10 minutes away from Silom’s vibrant nightlife scene with close access to train stations, including the Skytrain Station.

Combining a sleek, urban style with a contemporary Asian aesthetic, COMO Metropolitan offers stylish boutique rooms with ample space. All rooms includes Wi-Fi internet access, Smart TV, an electronic personal safe, and tea/coffee making facilities.

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RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort

RatiLanna Riverside Spa Resort is located in the heart of Chiang Mai with views of the Ping River and within short distance from the famous night bazaar, just a 10 minute ride away.

The resort is beautifully decorated to represent traditional Lanna life and culture through its architecture and interior decor. All rooms include Wi-Fi internet access, room service, minibar and telephone.

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Gold

The Peninsula Bangkok

The Peninsula Bangkok fuses luxury with Thai charm for an ideal cultural experience. Located on the Chao Phraya River, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the river and city skyline, and is a short stop away from restaurants, shopping, bars and various cultural attractions.

The rooms at The Peninsula Bangkok combine classic luxury with modern technology, with Thai silk-clad finishes and indulgent marble bathrooms. All rooms include Wi-Fi internet access, telephone, state of the art sound system, in-room personal safe, daily fruit basket and flat screen TV.

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort is a luxurious blend of contemporary, Thai and colonial style. Edging the Mae Ping River, the hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai, ideal for exploration of countless temples, bustling markets and ancient Lanna ruins.

Contemporary décor of stylish furnishings and serene color palettes are accented by distinctive local artefacts to combine comfort and luxury. The 52 guest rooms and 32 suites of Anantara Chiang Mai Resort all feature private balconies, Wi-Fi internet access, flat screen TV, coffee/tea making facilities, in-room personal safe and minibar.

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Platinum

Mandarin Oriental, Bankok

Established in 1876 as the first luxury hotel in Thailand, Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has been welcoming travelers for nearly 140 years. The breathtaking Grand Palace of Bangkok is a short boat ride away on the Chao Phraya, the River of Kings. The famous skytrain is within quick walking distance from the hotel, taking you to the industrious city’s awe-inspiring temples, bustling local markets, vibrant nightlife, and vast shopping complexes.

With most of the 324 rooms featuring river views, design elements include wide French windows, spacious living areas and luxurious baths. All are furnished with the finest materials from the Orient, including natural teaks and Thai silks. Each room features a spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, complimentary amenities, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

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137 Pillars House

137 Pillars House is built around a carefully restored colonial teak homestead constructed in the 1880’s which was once the East Borneo Company’s Headquarters. The sophisticated boutique hotel is conveniently located close to Chiang Mai’s city center as well as the Chiang Mai Night Market.

The 30 suites at 137 Pillars House are havens of tranquility with every imaginable convenience, large terraces with expansive daybeds, rattan rocking chairs, high ceilings with large king size beds, en suite dressing room with walk-in closet and views to the tropical gardens. Large bathrooms with separate indoor/outdoor garden showers and Victorian baths make these suites unique in every sense.

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When I called with a few additional questions, your staff answered them completely. They were friendly, professional and very helpful. Both Matt and Chi, our tour guides, were fantastic. They both made sure that we were well taken care of at all times. Chi was so much fun to be around. He went out of his way to see that we all had a perfect trip. He helped us plan evening events so our group could see the area at night. Just can’t say enough good things about Chi! You are so lucky to have him as a guide. Also, the hotel in Bako was fantastic! We have traveled with you in the past and been very happy with Friendly Planet. Again you exceeded our expectations; we consider this one of our best vacations ever! We look forward to traveling with Friendly Planet again. THANK YOU!

Susan L. Bowers

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