10 Days Classic Thailand Budget Tour
Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket
Tour Type: Group Tour
Price from: US$887 Free Inquiry
- Uncover the history and culture of Thailand
- Get close contact with Asia elephants in Chiang Mai
- Enjoy your leisure time on the beach of Phuket
- Solo-travelers, individual travelers friendly at affordable price
Day 1 Arrival Bangkok
Airport pick up with only driver service
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Bangkok
Welcome to Bangkok! Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel (driver service). Have a good rest for recovering from jetlag.
Bangkok Night View
Day 2 Bangkok
Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun, China Town
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Bangkok
In the morning, enjoy breakfast in the hotel and relax from jetlag. Then after your own lunch, you will take a taxi or Tuk Tuk to the Grand Palace, where to meet our local guide, and start your small group trip Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew Walking Tour from 13:30, which will take about 2 hours.
After the Grand Palace tour, you will meet our night tour guide nearby the Grand Palace at 16:30. The night exploration starts with a visit Sanam Luang area, The Grand Palace & Wat Phra Kaew from outside. At 17:30, we will visit Wat Pho, which is one of the largest temple complexes in the city and is famed for its giant Reclining Buddha that measures 46 meters long and is covered in gold leaf. Then the group will cross the Chao Phraya River by boat and explore Wat Arun. Cross the Chao Phraya River back by boat to Tha Tien and walk to Pak Klong Talad
7.30 pm Go to China Town by Tuk Tuk for dinner(dinner at your own expense)
8.30 pm End of tour in china town. You will need to take a taxi or tuk-tuk back to your hotel downtown.
Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, Ayutthaya Historical Park: Wat Mahathat, Wat Mongkol Borpit, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram
Accommodation: In Bangkok
One-day SIC tour to visit Ayutthaya Historical Park:
7.30 am-8.30 am Pick-up from your accommodation within a free pick-up area/meeting point
10.00 am Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace---Depart from Bangkok in the early morning and drive for about 1.5 hours, we will stop to visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace en route to Ayutthaya. Used as a summer residence for ancient Thai kings, the golden pagodas and serene pools make a great introduction to the region’s glorious past.
11.30 am Arrive at Ayutthaya and discover the ancient capital.
12.30 pm Lunch at a local restaurant (guide will recommend a local restaurant for you to have lunch and at your own expense)
1.30 pm Ayutthaya Historical Park Tour --- In the afternoon, we’ll have several hours to explore fascinating ancient religious sites including Wat Mahathat where a decapitated Buddha head sits nestled between ancient tree roots. We'll also visit Wat Mongkol Borpit known for its enormous seated Buddha statue, then Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, the holiest and most important complex of the ancient Thai capital. Finally, we'll explore Wat Chaiwatthanaram, known for its towering stone chedis. This site is one of the main reasons Ayutthaya was awarded UNESCO status in 1991. After you’ve taken your fill of photos.
5.00 pm Transport you back to Bangkok after a fun and informative day out. Return to the meeting point/your accommodation
Note: The tour excludes the lunch and the admission fee (Royal Palace 100THB, Wat Mahathat 50THB, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet 50THB, Wat Chaiwatthanaram 50THB, Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon 20THB)
Bang PaIn Royal Palace
Day 4 Bangkok - Chiang Mai
Fly to Chiang Mai, Free Time, explore Patong town on your own
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai
Free at leisure before transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai, the 2nd largest city in Thailand, located in the Northern part of Thailand.
Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be met and transferred to the hotel by a local driver. Enjoy your free time in the Ancient Town.
Day 5 Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Old City Walking Explore: Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phan Tao, Wat Phra Singh; Afternoon Group Tour: Doi Suthep Temple, Elephant Interaction
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai
In the morning, join a 2- hours group walking tour in Chiang Mai Old City and visit the 3 famous temples in the city.
Walk out from your hotel and meet your guide at 08:30 in front of Mc Donalds at Thapae Gate in the old city. Enjoy a morning walk with the local guide, visiting Wat Chedi Luang, an impressive and famous temple known for having the biggest stupa in the city; Wat Phan Tao made out of intricately carved teak wood. And then go to Wat Phra Singh, which is known as one of the city’s finest temples. With amazing grounds, acclaimed designs, and a mosaic-inlaid sanctuary, there is much to see and marvel at including the large Lion Buddha statue, gilded pagodas, artistic murals, and historical statues. After the tour, you will enjoy your leisure time in the old city.
Wat Chedi Luang
In the afternoon, join in an afternoon Elephant interaction tour + Doi Suthep Temple on the mountain top.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 13:30, then we head to visit the temple in the mountains. it takes about 35 minutes to drive from Chiang Mai. On the way, you can enjoy nature and Chiang Mai city views along the road up to Doi Suthep temple. We will spend around 1 hour before leaving the temple to Elephant park where we will spend time with lovely elephants.
Arrive at the camp around 3:45 p.m. they get changed and put on the mahout uniforms to get ready to meet the elephants. Spending your time feeding- taking nice photos for good memories and getting ready to walk with them in the great place for elephants on the hill surrounding with the stunning views of villages and farms. Observe elephant in the nature and walk downhill to the beautiful natural pool and get wet with your elephants. Enjoy bathing- swimming or brushing elephants.
After finishing all the elephant's activities we then get back to Chiang Mai at around 19:00
Note: The tour excludes the lunch and the admission fee (Wat Chedi Luang 40 THB, Wat Phan Tao 20 THB, and Wat Pha Singh 40 THB)
Interact with elephants in Chiang Mai
Day 6 Chiang Mai
Free day for leisure
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai
Enjoy a free leisure day in Chiang Mai Old City. Walk around in the old city or take some optional tour, such as tour to Doi Inthanon National Park, or take a forest adventure tour or join in a group to visit White temple and Black temple.
Optional Full Day Group Tour to Doi Inthanon National Park (US$40 per person):
8.30 am pick up from your hotel and start the amazing day tour.
10.00 am Explore Wachirathan Waterfall and Sirithan Waterfall, watching the thundering white water, where you’ll have your first taste of the untouched nature on this Doi Inthanon tour.
11.30 am Visit the twin Royal Pagodas, Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Twin Pagodas is dedicated to the (now deceased) King and Queen of Thailand, these two gorgeous pagodas are named Napamatanee Don and Napaphon Bhumisiri. Both scenic spires can be seen towering above the forest, offering spectacular views out over the national park.
12 nn Enjoy lunch (own expense) at a Doi Inthanon Restaurant
1.00 pm Visit the highest point in Thailand 2,500m above sea level---Doi Inthanon National Park, one of the most popular national parks in Thailand. It is famous for its waterfalls, few trails, remote villages, viewpoints, sunrise/sunset watching, birdwatching, and the all-year-round cold weather on higher elevations.
2.00 pm Walk along Angka Nature Trail --- a 360m boardwalk through the forest, whic is the perfect place to escape the more popular points in the park and get lost in your scenic surroundings. We’ll take a leisurely stroll and feel the power of Mother Nature.
3.00 pm Meet Karen Hill Tribe and explore Mae Klang Luang Village, and then go to our final stop --- Sobhad village, a small village home to a community of Hmong tribes people. Here you’ll have the chance to learn about their customs, observe daily life and purchase handicrafts that support their lifestyle. Visit a local hill tribe market and head back to Chiang Mai.
6.00pm-6.30pm Arrive Back to Accommodation/Meeting Point
Doi Inthanon National Park
Day 7 Chiang Mai - Phuket
Fly to Phuket Island
Accommodation: In Phuket
Enjoy a leisurely morning and then check out of the hotel. You will be transferred to the airport by a local driver and fly to Phuket and you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Patong Town of Phuket
Day 8 Phuket
James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Long tail Boat (group basis)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Phuket
From Phuket: James Bond Island & Canoe Tour by Longtail Boat- Full Day (sharing basis)
8.00 am Pickup from accommodations in Phuket
10.00 am Wat Suwan Khuha (Monkey Cave) --- Our first stop of the day is Wat Suwan Khuha, also known as the Monkey Cave because of the rambunctious primates inhabiting the temple complex. We’ll descend into the cave temple and look at the statues and carvings before we make our way to the pier. From there we’ll board a longtail boat and head to our second stop, Panyee Island.
10.40 am Arrive at Surakul Pier and board a longtail boat
11.00 am Panyee Island --- Also known as the Floating Village, Panyee Island is a village built on stilts by the fishermen in the area. We’ll explore the village, taking in the everyday details of the locals, before having lunch at a local restaurant in the village. After stuffing our bellies with delicious local fare, we’ll board our boat and make our way to Talu Cave.
12.00pm Lunch at a local restaurant
12.40 pm Canoe and sightsee around Talu Cave --- We’ll have some time to canoe, swim, and explore the cave area before heading to the day’s main attraction, James Bond Island. Our guide will bring us to a stop at the perfect viewpoint to see the breathtaking rock formation. Standing at roughly 20 meters tall, the solitary cliff surrounded by turquoise waters and nearby cliffs, makes a picturesque moment to remember the day’s adventure by.
1.30 pm James Bond Island (Khao Phing Kan) --- James Bond Island itself is very scenic and the fantastic limestone cliffs are breathtaking. It’s always fun to see the real thing from a movie – even if the movie is old – and to realize there is no door to the secret lair and no radar coming out of the rock!”
2.10 pm Head back to Surakul Pier
3.30 pm Depart for Phuket and will drop you off at your hotel in Phuket around 17:00-17:30
James Bond Island
Day 9 Phuket
Free day for leisure
Accommodation: In Phuket
Free at leisure for the full in Phuket Island. You may enjoy your leisure time on the beach or explore the old town by joining a group.
Optional Tour (US$50 per person):
In the morning, join in a Full Day Instagram Highlights and Hidden gems tour.
8.00 am Hotel pick up and start to explore Phuket island. We’ll start the day’s adventure with a visit to two of the most famous sites on the island. Our first stop is Chaithararam Temple or Wat Chalong. It is the largest and most sacred temple in Phuket, as it houses a bone fragment of Buddha. We’ll wander around the temple, taking in the decorative walls and ceilings that depict mosaics of Buddha’s life.
After taking in the glory that is Wat Chalong, we will head over to The Big Buddha, aptly named for the large 45-meter-tall alabaster statue of Buddha sitting atop a hill. We’ll snap some photos of this famous landmark as well as the surrounding scenery before making our way to Phuket’s Old Town.
12.00 pm Lunch at Nui Beach (at your own expense)
2.00 pm Make our way to Rock Beach Swing and Karon Viewpoint to take in the breathtaking views of the Andaman Sea and the lush greenery of the island.
3.00 pm Next we’ll head to Ao Sane Beach also called Jungle Beach and will have some free time to rest and relax, snorkel and swim, or even take a quick hike uphill to Cape Krating, which also holds gorgeous views of the sea. To end the day, we’ll head to Windmill Viewpoint and Promthep Cape to take photos of even more seascapes and gorgeous views to memorialize the day’s adventure.
6.00 pm transfer back with hotel drop off.
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
Day 10 Departure Phuket
Transfer to airport
Free at leisure and transfer to the airport for your flight for departure.
Prices & Dates
|Arrival Date||Departure Date||Adult||Enquiry|
Prices (per person in US $)
|1 person||2 persons||3 persons||4 persons|
|3* Standard Hotel||$1260||$879||$879||$836|
|4* Superior Hotel||$1520||$998||$998||$939|
- Internal flight or train as specified
- Private transfer between the airport or railway station and hotels with only driver service
- English-speaking guide during each SIC day tour.
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
- Attraction entrance fees as specified
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- International air tickets or train tickets for arrival and departure
- Gratuities to your tour guide and driver at your own discretion
- Visa Fees
- Personal expenses
- Optional tours, meals, activities, and services
- Comprehensive travel insurance
- Attractions entrance fees for the scenic spots on Day03 and Day05
- Lunches and dinners not mentioned in the itinerary
-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.
-The prices might be a bit different when different hotels are used. It depends on the hotels' availability.
What our clients say
4.9/5.0 | Excellent
Jun 11 ,2022
We had an exceptional 11-day trip to Vietnam and Thailand that surpassed all expectations. We traveled with our entire family of 5 including our son who was adopted from Vietnam, going back for the first time. Top Asia Tour, with the help of Lily, fashioned a perfectly balanced trip of tours, an excursion to his birth town and orphanage, down time, and excursions. My teenage boys loved the experience from beginning to end
May 19 ,2022
An Excellent Short Tour
Firstly, our tour guide David has provided support and comfort beyond his expectations and his role. He has bought everyone under his arm looking after each and every one. Has always been there even in odd times to finding out or arranging best of what's needed.
The experience and transports and accomodation has been great, different and memorable, doubt we would have done this as an individual trip.
Apr 29 ,2022
The amazing experience of a lifetime!
My 23-yo daughter and I had the experience of a lifetime on this trip. I am an experienced traveler but for our first time in Thailand I decided to book an organized tour and it was fabulous.
Apr 07 ,2022
A trip of a lifetime! every detail & top attention from staff. So fortunate to have TopAsiaTour for our adventure in Thailand. Tony & Big were so attentive & fun!! Riding in Tuktuks allowed for open-air excitement on the curvy mountain roads & accommodations were wonderful thanks B team for everything!
Apr 06 ,2022
What a trip!
Thank you for arranging such a fantastic trip to Thailand. This was my first holiday since the pandemic. Our guide Linda was amazing from the minute we met to saying our goodbyes. What a great way to discover a country with someone so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. She made sure we were all ok, healthy and happy with any suggestions she made. It was so nice to be with someone so full of energy - all week, with 9 of us! And so caring. Linda also gave us flexibility in what we wanted to do so it really felt like we were friends on a trip with someone who knew what she doing. I would highly recommend a trip like this and I will be looking to book my next tour next year. It’s nice to not have to think about every step of the trip as I usually work out my own itinerary and try to see as much as possible when I visit a country, but this was all taken care of and I definitely experienced things I wouldn’t have been able to were I alone. The quality of accommodation and transport was fantastic as well. See you next year!
Dec 25 ,2021
honestly the best!
The Thai Experience trip with the tour operator was honestly the best! There was so much included in the trip and the accommodation was top notch. The guide was really well organised and lovely! We've already booked to go to Sri Lanka next year.
Dec 14 ,2021
Both Jose and Nancy are very friendly, funny, responsible, trustworthy, and well-organized people, who love their job. I'm feeling lucky that exactly they were my tour guides. I strongly recommend them. Also thanks to TopAsiaTour, you really make me a lifetime trip to Asia. Definitely will travel with TopAsiaTour again.
Sep 15 ,2021
So glad I booked to travel to Thailand through TopAsiaTour . Amazing activities, an awesome tour guide and everything was stress-free, didn’t have to worry about a thing. There was a good mix of culture, fun and chilled time. I’ve made friends for life during the tour and cannot wait for my next tour with Top Asia Tour!
Feb 10 ,2020
We had the best time!
I went on the Thai Experience Tour arranged by Top Asia Tour and I can't recommend it more! I had the best time traveling with an amazing bunch of people. Before this trip I was a first-time solo traveller. The accommodation, the food and all the activities were so well planned and special. My highlights were the floating bungalows, the visit to the Elephant Sanctuary and the Sarana Bungalows. My tour guide Ben was awesome and always around whenever we needed him and he made sure we had the best time!
Feb 01 ,2020
My experience with Top Asia Tour Best of Thailand 9 Day tour was phenomenal. We got to do so many activities while still having some free time to explore on our own. Every activity was perfectly timed, incredibly well done and organized, and all the guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made sure every person had an amazing time. I would definitely love to travel with TopAsiaTour again.
Jan 30 ,2020
Grace came and picked us up from the airport in Bangkok she was really friendly messaging us to make sure we knew she would be there and she got the taxi to the hotel with us and told us what there was in the area for us to see. She was always contactable for any questions or problems even before our tour started. We then met Ming and Oat the following day on the first night of the tour who were so friendly and took the time to get to know us and spend the time with us. We also met our tour guide Gun who is so friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable. Grace, Ming, Oat and Gun have made this whole experience amazing with their support, fun and knowledge of the places. They were all constantly taking pictures of our group having fun and making memories that will last a lifetime. The first 8 days with Ming, Grace and Oat were so lovely as they are doing such a great job, they are all going to be such great tour guides! Nothing was ever too much to ask any of them and they always checked to make sure you are okay! Thank you to all of them for making the experience amazing!
Jan 09 ,2020
First time using Top Asia Tour and have to say we were very impressed, we can’t wait to book our next trip, Brendan is an absolutely legend of a tour guide and really helpful. He even organised a fantastic surprise for our honeymoon!
Dec 12 ,2019
I am really happy with the organisation,both tour guide were really helpful un every moment needed. The activities prepared.. everything was great.
Dec 11 ,2019
A great overall trip, we were able to see the countries and learn a lot of the history in the areas. The highlights for me were the personal encounters with the local people and being able to see how they live.
Dec 02 ,2019
The guides were polite, courteous, knowledgeable, and had good fun. They were happy to fit in a few extra stops/sights that customers were keen to visit. Great accommodation and a wide range of activities, sights and experiences provided. Excellent experience all around.
Sep 27 ,2019
Excellent organisation. Great hotels, well chosen restaurants. Knowledgeable tour guides, especially Laki in Vietnam who went out of his way to make sure we were informed and entertained
Sep 21 ,2019
Wow! Every single second of this trip was incredible! Our local guide was down to earth, helpful and really easy to talk to. She went above and beyond for us and made everything just a little bit more special.
Aug 13 ,2019
A well-planned tour took in some excellent places and sights. Hotels were to the standard expected, and some exceeded. Our tour guide, York, was superb - very knowledgeable, informative with a great sense of humour. Would certainly recommend Top Asia Tour
Aug 06 ,2019
We really loved Thailand and Laos, the accommodation was great and the trips excellent as were both our guides the only reason for not giving 5 stars is because when we arrived in Bangkok early morning after a sleepless flight we were told our room would not be ready till 2pm. We were exhausted but had to wait in the reception for 4-5 hrs even though the hotel was half empty due to coronavirus. We did understand that is hotel's regulation. I would just like to say that our guide Ken was exceptional. He helped us to communicate with the hotel and let us check in around 10 a.m. He also would not leave us until we were at the airport with tickets in hand. I really do hope that you recognise his dedication and professionalism.
May 20 ,2019
This was my third tour. As a single traveller I always feel safe and welcomed. Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. The guides were exceptional.
Apr 18 ,2019
Yes, I would recommend TopAsiaTour and use again. Lily who helped me with my booking was friendly and efficient and took her time to sort out any queries I had. She also kept contact with us during trip to ensure we had a good time. All the guide and drivers are patient and kind. TopAsiaTour offer great holidays and we would certainly use them again.
Apr 07 ,2019
I Just have to share an amazing adventure I experienced not so long ago in Phi Phi islands. I wanted to do something different so I decided to do the Antrek jungle trek !! wow, that was probably one of the best things I did! We trekked in the jungle, side by side with monkeys and beautiful nature!! We walked to the highest top of the island, down to an paradise lonely beach where we could swim and watch the most beautiful sunset I saw!!
Mar 08 ,2019
We started our tour in Phuket city where we met up with Gun at our hotel, had a few hours to settle in and have a look around, dinner was lovely on Patong beach, had a wander around the town and filled in with culture about the surroundings from Gun
Feb 22 ,2019
Jeremy was great! He had lots of energy and kept the group upbeat even in bouts of long travel. Great experiences of the nightlife throughout this trip, and a good organized way to see different areas. We definitely could not have seen Thailand without Jeremy! He was intuitive to everyone's needs and very welcoming. Definitely made lifelong friends on this trip! The accommodation was comfy beds with subpar bathrooms but that's Thailand! Traveling was hard but not much Top Asia Tour could do about that, they kept it organized! Thanks for the great memories!
Feb 13 ,2019
We have been planning a trip with Top Asia Tour for the past few weeks. 3 girlfriends and I are traveling to Thailand in January. We started looking at big bus trips, since we don’t know the country or language but didn’t like the restrictions of doing only what they had on their itinerary. I research trips thoroughly and discovered Top Asia Tour. Again, I researched them as much as possible but didn’t find any red flags so started working with Joyce. What a wonderful experience! She is very professional and pleasant. She adjusted our itinerary, answered all questions, and organized an amazing trip. She answered promptly. I was a little hesitant about working with a company in China, but the deposit was made through PayPal which made me feel better. I will post again when we return, but I anticipate a fabulous trip. Thank you, Joyce, for all your help! I hope I can work with you again in the future.
Dec 05 ,2018
Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us with our ongoing travel as well. She gave us advice with any other activities the whole way through. Busy itinerary with time for chilling as well.
Nov 30 ,2018
We thought the tour was well-planned and organised. We enjoyed eating most meals in local restaurants. Yes, we would consider TopAsiaTour tours again.
We found all three guides very good, they were informative and genuinely interested in telling us about their respective countries.
Nov 06 ,2018
From when our guide picked us up at Bangkok until we left Laos the holiday was well organized and with a good range of activities. The guides were very knowledgeable. The only drawback to the holiday was that being vegetarian we seem to have well-cooked but rather bland tasting dishes. Eating at different restaurants meant that we quite often had similar dishes throughout the holiday.
Oct 25 ,2018
We loved the full itinerary with York throwing in a few little extras like stopping in a field to watch the farmers harvesting rice and thenbeing offered a chance to have a go. Good vallue for money with so much packed into the itinerary and good flights
Feb 14 ,2018
Amazing! I really enjoyed every part of it. Thailand, the accommodations, the tour itinerary, arrangement & our guide were all incredible.
Dec 03 ,2017
We had 22 wonderful days in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Every time we arrived in a new place, there was always someone waiting for us. This really comforted us a lot. Reduce our nervous feeling in a totally strange place with no language understanding. We were picked up from the airport with our luggage stored in a van every time then assisted on hotel check-in and toured with our private chauffeur and tour guide. Our tour guides are very professional and knowledgeable about their country and history and made us feel very welcome and relaxed like touring with old friends.
Nov 15 ,2017
Culturally Rich, Busy Programme - Loved it!
The tour is short but with a busy programme and lots to see so you feel you get the most out of this 7 days itinerary. Enjoyed the tour. Thanks
Mar 06 ,2017
For anyone that wants adventure and a fabulous experience, I would suggest the 11 day Thailand Experience tour with Top Asia Tour. So much fun. Words cannot express how wonderful the guides were, and how they took care to keep us safe and teach us about the beautiful country of Thailand. Lots of walking, but at 75 years old, I did fine. So many places that most tourists don’t even know exist. . So very happy I did this trip.