Exotic Thailand Revealed (2022) (Advisors-shared)

March 29-April 8, 2022


Come with us on our discovery of Thailand. We specially curated every detail of this total immersion 11-day trip to Thailand and have selected the perfect mix of delicious food, culture, hustle and bustle, breath-taking nature, and pristine island life.

This trip is perfect for: the intrepid explorer, the indulgent adventurer, the spiritual wanderer, the market shopper, the feminine foodie, the jet-setter


This is a SheFari Signature trip, which means that every detail has been vetted, planned and woven together by us – Christina and Nektaria.

This whirlwind 11-day trip will take you all over Thailand. We will immerse ourselves in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok, observe the spirituality of northern Thailand and lean into relaxation on pristine island beaches.

Of all the hotels and experiences we carefully selected for this trip, we have to say that we are most excited to be introduced to Thai cuisine on a tuktuk food tour of Bangkok (especially the tour’s hidden final stop)!

Make sure to take advantage of Shefari’s exclusive BAFF (Bring Another Fabulous Female) program – if you refer another traveler, you will both get $250 off your total trip cost.


Day 1

Welcome to Bangkok 

Upon arrival to the cosmopolitan you will be welcomed by our team and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the evening free at your leisure.

Day 2

Half-Day Tour: Temples of Bangkok 

Explore this impressive complex of temples, palaces, pavilions, and museums.

The seat of Thailand’s revered Royal family for more than 200 years, the Grand Palace is one of Bangkok’s most spectacular and popular attractions. One must-see attraction is the enchanting Emerald Buddha, which, according to legend, is almost 2000 years old.

After the Grand Palace, the tour continues to nearby Wat Pho -Bangkok’s oldest temple and arguably the most impressive. Home to the magnificent 45-meter-long reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is also a place of learning, having served as Thailand’s first school of traditional medicine and Thai massage.

The tour ends with a trip to Wat Trimitr, which houses the world’s largest solid gold Buddha.

Afternoon free at leisure.

Evening Tuk Tuk Food Tour

It’s time to hop on Bangkok’s iconic 3-wheel, Tuk Tuk, for a night adventure ride to visit the best local eateries around the famous street zone in town. Bangkok is claimed to be the city that never stops eating. Bangkokians usually find themselves eating out at night, especially street food, which the city is also well-known for.

Be taken for a ride and make various stops at local places in which even smells will ignite one’s taste buds. From the local favorite and best-kept-secret eat some of the best Pad Thai in town, popular for both locals and foreigners alike.

Between bites, explore the city’s largest flower market, Pak Klong Talad, which is busy 24-hours a day with wholesale vendors and local shoppers. Explore the stalls where orchids, flowers, vegetables, and other items spill over the crowded stalls. Here, there is a chance to taste some local snacks or fruits.

The night ends with a final stop outside a secret, hidden bar located by the river. Sip on a chilled Thai beer or a non-alcoholic drink while enjoying amazing night views of the Chao Phraya River along with the glittering Temple of Dawn.

After the tour finishes, be dropped off at the hotel by tuk tuk.

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3

Bangkok – Chiang Rai

Breakfast at the hotel.

Flight to Chiang Rai

Arrive in Chiang Rai, welcome by your local guide, and transfer to your hotel.

Half-Day Tour: Golden Triangle

Εxplore the Golden Triangle in North Thailand. Start with a visit to Mae Sai, the bustling trading town on the Thai-Myanmar border, and get a glimpse of the differences between the two cultures.

Then carry on to Sop Ruak, the site where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos converge, thus forming the ‘Golden Triangle’. To get a closer look at the borders of these neighboring countries, board a motorboat and cruise out onto the waters of the Mekong River. Pass by local transport boats, fishermen, and other river scenes while also enjoying views of the small villages along the banks of the Mekong.

Before returning to town, stop in Chiang Saen. This former kingdom is looked on the riverside across from Laos. Start with an insightful visit to Chiang Saen Museum then explore Wat Pa Sak Ngam, a mid-14th century stupa that combines various architectural influences. Make a final stop at Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti, a tranquil temple overlooking the Mekong River.

This insightful tour comes to a close with a scenic drive back to town.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai

The Northern Thai city of Chiang Rai is steeped in tradition. There’s no better way to experience its cultural highlights than with a classical rickshaw ride through the ancient streets.

The day starts at the King Mengrai Monument. The monument pays tribute to the ruler who founded Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai and built the foundations of the Lanna Kingdom. From here, climb aboard a three-wheeled rickshaw, or ‘samlor’. This classic vehicle is the perfect way to explore Chiang Rai’s quiet streets, traveling at a slower pace and soaking up the sights and sounds.

After a 15-minute ride, stop at the local market for a visit. Browse the stalls piled high with fresh produce, joining the locals as they chat with stall owners and bargain for the best prices.

Continue by samlor to the Wat Phra Kaew temple, home to a beautiful brass and copper Buddha. Then it’s onwards to the Hilltribe Museum, which is operated by the Population & Community Development Association. Explore the impressive displays and gain wonderful insight into the colorful ethnic communities that live in the hills surrounding Chiang Rai.

Following this, continue by road for a visit to the stunning White Temple of Wat Rong Khun with its unusual, and controversial, kanok architecture.

Following this introduction to Chiang Rai, stop for lunch at Chivit Thammada. Enjoy fabulous views of the Kok River while dining on traditional Thai dishes.

After lunch, transfer to your hotel in Chiang Mai.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 5

Sacred Monk Experience

Breakfast at the hotel.

Take a closer look at Chiang Mai’s rich traditions with an early morning tour with monks. Set off at first light and drive to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Located on a mountain top, this temple is one of Chiang Mai’s most sacred sites.

Arrive in time to see the monks emerge from their monasteries for the daily alms collection. Witness the saffron-robed monks shuffle silently down the streets, collecting offerings from local Buddhist residents. This serene ceremony is the perfect introduction to Chiang Mai’s spiritual side.

Climb up the massive staircase to the top of Doi Suthep, admiring the Golden Naga images that line the stairs. Take a stroll around the golden stupa that sits at the center of the pagoda and admire the sweeping views of the city.

Continue along the spiritual trail with a visit to tranquil Wat Umong. Dating back to the 14th century, this sacred temple contains a network of mysterious tunnels and caves. In one of these quiet corners, receive a special blessing from a local monk.

Following this introduction to the spirituality of Northern Thailand, head to a popular local restaurant for a snack. Order a bowl of khao soi, Chiang Mai’s most famous dish which combines crispy noodles and coconut curry sauce. Slurp up the delicious noodles while reflecting on this magical morning before returning to the hotel.

Khantoke Dinner

Come enjoy an evening out in a truly Northern style setting at a traditional Khantoke Dinner, one of a must-do-and-enjoy dining experience once you are in Chiang Mai.

At dinner, your meal will be served on special, low, circular tables called toke presenting various kinds of delicious Northern Thai dishes.

During the meal, you will feel more relaxed with gracious Northern Thai folk dance and show all along. Transfer back to your hotel after dinner.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 6

A Day Caring for Thailand’s Elephants

Breakfast at the hotel.

Connect with nature today at the elephant camp. Upon arrival at the camp, meet an elephant mahout, be introduced to the elephants, and learn about their story and daily lifestyle. Interact and play with the elephants under mahouts’ supervision and form a bond with them.

Enjoy a walk alongside them and enjoy watching them play in the mud pond. Learn to communicate with them and how to prepare nutritional food and desserts for them using various natural ingredients.

Also, have fun bathing and soaking the elephants in a big pond.

Lunch is served at the camp.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 7

Chiang Mai – Phuket

Breakfast at the hotel.

At the agreed time, transfer to Chiang Mai airport to take your flight to Phuket.

Flight TBD

Arrive in Phuket to be welcomed by your local guide and transfer to your hotel.

The rest of the day will be free.

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 8

Phi Phi Islands

Breakfast at the hotel.

Escape to a quieter, more natural side of southern Thailand with this day trip from Phuket. Travel by speedboat across the Andaman Sea to the six scenic Phi Phi Islands.

The journey to Phi Phi takes around 45 minutes, passing by spectacular limestone karsts that jut out from the blue seas. Sit back and relax, enjoying the views as the boat cruises closer to paradise.

Pass by Maya Bay, arguably one of Thailand’s most beautiful places, just for sightseeing. The bay is so stunning, in fact, that it was used as the setting for the famous Hollywood movie “The Beach”.

Continue around the islands, Phi Phi Lay Cove and Monkey Beach. Each stretch of land boasts swaying palm trees, white sands, and calm and clear waters that are brimming with fish, for those who wish to discover Thailand’s underwater beauty.

During the day, lunch will be served at Tonsai Bay. This southern stretch of Phi Phi Ley island offers sweeping views of the surrounding sea.

The afternoon is spent cruising to Bamboo Island and possibly other islands nearby, for more chances to snorkel and swim in the Andaman Sea.

After a spectacular day cruising the Phi Phi Islands, it is time to return to Phuket. Transfer back by boat and car, arriving at the hotel early this evening.

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 9

Phang Nga Bay & James Bond Island

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart from the pier by speedboat to Phang Nga Bay and discover amazing landscapes. Visit Tapu Island and Ping Gun Island, also called James Bond Island where the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was filmed.

Continue with a canoeing excursion, to explore hidden caves and lagoons at Tapu Island. Glide through the waterways of the mangrove swamps in the north of the bay. Walk into the hidden stalactite caves, some more than 50 meters long. Equipped with helmets and torches you will discover caves with imaginative names as “cream cave” or “mangrove cave”.

Continue to Panyi Island where lunch in the local restaurant built on stilts in the sea.

During the day, the boat will stop for snorkeling and swimming. Return to the pier at Dolphin Seaway Marina and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 10

Free Day 

Enjoy a free day in your resort in Phuket.

Overnight in Phuket.

Day 11

Departure Day.

Thank you for joining us on our SheFari adventure! Your transfer will take you to the airport for your international flight out.


Bangkok - Anatara Siam Hotel - 5* property

Double Occupancy, Deluxe Double room

Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel combines an unrivaled location with iconic design and gracious hospitality. High chandeliered ceilings, hand-painted silk murals and lush gardens provide a feeling of sanctuary in this city that never sleeps.

*double occupancy features twin beds

Chiang Rai - The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa - 4* property

Double Occupancy, Superior Studio room

Stay at the resort with its ever-changing riverside panorama, secluded and peaceful, yet only a few minutes drive from the city center. Explore the tree-shaded pathways, lotus ponds, and flower-filled gardens as you explore this little corner of the world, close to the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar known as the “Golden Triangle”.

*double occupancy features twin beds

Chiang Mai - Tamarind Village - 5* property

Double Occupancy, Lanna room

Tamarind Village is a unique and charming boutique property that’s nestled in the heart of historic Chiang Mai. Surrounded by ancient temples and quaint shopping streets, it takes its name from the magnificent 200-year-old tamarind tree that shelters the hotel in a shady embrace.

*double occupancy features twin beds

Phuket - Twinpalms Phuket Resort - 5* property

Double Occupancy, Palm Standard room

A tranquil and secluded tropical oasis just a minute’s walk from Surin Beach, on Phuket’s west coast. Twinpalms Phuket, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is set in a magical, water garden landscape. Contemporary and stylish, this is a five-star boutique hotel with hip restaurants, bars, and fabulous beach clubs all delivered with attentive service, ensuring your Phuket stay is as vibrant and relaxing as you want it to be.

*double occupancy features twin beds



  • 10 nights at boutique properties in a Deluxe or Superior category, double occupancy
  • Visit to Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, and Phuket
  • Dive into the Andaman Sea
  • Explore Phi Phi islands and Phang Nga Bay
  • Tuk Tuk Food Tour and Rickshaw Ride
  • Visit the numerous spiritual sites as we make our way down to Phuket, 9 temples including the infamous White Temple
  • 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • All transfers and private guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Domestic flights are included unless flight prices exceed 10,000 THB, final price will be determined once flights are ready to be booked.

Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Trip/health insurance, incidentals at hotel/villa
  • Alcoholic beverages not included in our meals
  • Meals not indicated in official itinerary
  • All that has not been clearly indicated in “Price includes”

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