CUSTOM TRIPS TO THAILAND
PRIVATE TRAVEL FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
Custom isn't complicated: in fact over 70% of our travelers visit Thailand on a Custom Journey. And here's the beauty, the trip departs on dates of your choosing and you travel only in the company of loved ones to destinations entirely up to you. You determine the trip length and focus. The type of luxury Thailand tours and accommodation is up to you, as are included meals. All trips are accompanied by expert private local guides and drivers, all for about the price of a group departure (or if you choose, the sky is of course the limit).
To get started, view our Thailand sample itinerary below or customize one of our signature Small Group Trips to suit your travel dates.
Your Journey, Your Way
Contact a Thailand Travel Expert or call 1-800-642-2742 to begin creating your unique Thailand journey.
HERE ARE SOME IDEAS
- Take a Thai cooking class with our friend a professional chef
- Enjoy a private, curator-led tour of the Prasart Museum's exceptional collection of Asian art and antiques
- Travel by bamboo raft and elephant to Lisu, Hmong, Karen, Akha and Lahu hilltribe villages
- Explore the untouristed northeast (Isan) to see magnificent Khmer ruins and national parks
- Sea kayak through the incredible scenery and clear waters of the south
ICONIC THAILAND | 12 DAYS
This is a sketch of what your Custom Journey to Thailand might look like. Keep in mind these are merely suggestions. We can create a custom Thailand tour package entirely from scratch, based on your available time, interests, budget, and preferred pace.
For your first taste of Thailand, fly into bustling Bangkok for a city tour highlighting its historic canals, famed temples and regal palaces. Retire to your hotel for a traditional dinner and rest up for another full day of sightseeing in Bangkok.
Explore Chinatown’s vibrant street markets on foot. Visit historic Jim Thompson House and the old town’s other teakwood mansions for a look into the Bangkok of long ago. Spend another night in cosmopolitan downtown.
Journey north to Chiang Mai and settle into your elegant, traditional resort. Explore the city’s cultural center on a traditional crafts tour and get your bearings in North Thailand.
Take a scenic 4WD trek to UNESCO Heritage Sites and remote tribal areas, home to the Hmong, Akha, and other tribes who still practice their traditional cultures. Spend the night in a simple village guesthouse.
Continue exploring remote Thailand on an unforgettable hike or bamboo raft excursion. Spend the night at a lovely riverside lodge on the quiet banks of the Mae Kok.
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PERSONALIZED TRIP PLANNING
Tell us your vision. We'll pull together a dazzling, totally personalized itinerary that reflects all of your interests. We charge no upfront fees for this outstanding service.
We go beyond just preparing a day-by-day itinerary with watertight logistics. Our personal connections and in-depth knowledge mean the possibilities are endless and the experiences extraordinary. Is avant-garde art your passion? We can get you inside an artists' colony in Beijing, with a contemporary-art museum curator as your guide. Do you dream of seeing tigers in the wild? We can arrange for a private safari in search of the Bengal tiger with a biologist from the World Wildlife Fund in China.
THE FINE DETAILS
Custom Journeys also include internal airfare, daily activities and entry fees, ground transportation, private airport transfers and a customized Travel Guide, specific to your journey. We also provide comprehensive Emergency Evacuation and Emergency Medical travel insurance.
PRIVATE LOCAL GUIDES & DRIVERS
You will have your own private, local guide in each destination. Our guides are the best in the region–educated, friendly individuals who offer insights you can only get from a local. Your own private driver is also included for all tours and transfers.
ACCOMMODATIONS & CUISINE
Boutique and often very luxurious accommodations are included in a Custom Journey. From exquisite, restored maharajahs' palaces in China to a nomadic ger camp in Mongolia, we emphasize authentic local style–it's as much a door into a culture as any visit to a museum. Our dining picks likewise reflect our true-to-the-land obsession and appreciation of all things excellent.