Set in the heart of Chiang Mai, the Tamarind Village offers a charming boutique sanctuary surrounded by the historic temples and idyllic streets of the ancient city. Offering a taste of Northern Thai style and warm hospitality to match, the tranquil hotel set amongst stunning tropical gardens, provides the perfect start to your Thai adventure. Once you’ve had a taste of Chiang Mai, it time for you to discover a little more of northern Thailand’s stunning landscapes and rich heritage with the Legends of Thailand tour.
Explore the vibrant Lanna heritage of the region by traveling through ancient cities with ornate temples and fascinating histories as well as meeting the warm local faces along the way including those of the nomadic tribes that still call the lush jungles in the area their home. Finish your adventure with an idyllic stay at the award winning Cape Panwa Hotel on the tropical island of Phuket. Set on the beachfront you can enjoy the bliss of your own luxury suite a matter of steps from the ocean with facilities including two outdoor pools and luxury spa as well as a range of activities for guests to try such as Thai boxing, batik painting and cooking classes.
- Stay in the heart of Chiang Mai
- Meet the nomadic tribal people of northern Thailand
- Luxury suite accommodation in Phuket
- Departs: london
- Arrives: chiang mai, Thailand
- Departs: chiang mai, Thailand
- Arrives: phuket, Thailand
- Departs: phuket, Thailand
- Arrives: london
- Bed and Breakfast
- Boutique hotel with a great location
- Peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the old town
- The Village Spa
Just ten minutes walk from Chiang Mai's famous night bazaar and near to plenty of wining and dining options, Tamarind Village is perfectly situated. Nestled within the leafy grounds of an old tamarind orchard accessed by a bamboo covered driveway, Tamarind Village is a truly charming boutique retreat in the heart of Chiang Mai's historic old town. Simply furnished yet beautiful rooms feature a private balcony and are decorated in traditional Lanna style with tribal patterned textiles, dark wood and white washed walls. The hotel has a swimming pool and boasts both an indoor and outdoor restaurant, where service always comes with a smile! The Village Spa is a must, with highly trained therapists offering a range of treatments.
This was our favourite hotel. It was very quaint and the staff were delightful. We went to an elephant rescue centre which we really enjoyed and then had an afternoon of white water rafting. Not for the faint hearted!!
Julie Croft reviewing Tamarind Village (13-Aug-2018)
Legends of Thailand Tour
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Enjoy a traditional horse and carriage ride
- Interact with the nomadic tribal people
- Visit ancient temples home to relics of Buddha
Discover the rich kaleidoscope of colours northern Thailand has to offer. Away from the tropical coastline and exotic islands, you can discover the rich heritage that the country preserves dating back to the ancient Lanna Kingdom that once ruled the area. Stumble across ancient temples and ornate architecture, unique to the kingdom, in ancient towns of Lampang and Phrae whilst exploring areas that many tourists miss such as the city of Nan. Take in the incredible panoramic views from Wat Phra That Khao Noi with their iconic towering Buddha statue as well as meeting friendly local faces along the way.
Day 1: Head from Chiang Mai to Phrae
The adventure begins with an early start leaving Chiang Mai to head out to your first stop of Lampang. An ancient city off the regular beaten tourist track, Lampang offers stunning ancient temples and Lanna architecture alongside the motif of rooster that appears around the city. Take in the town surroundings and laid-back atmosphere with a ride on one of the famous horse drawn carriages that still parade around the town!
After lunch at a local restaurant, it’s time to continue onwards to the idyllic town of Phrae. Enjoy wandering through the charming lanes and admiring the traditional teak houses in the old town. End a day of exploring at the Wat Phra Non with its revered reclining Buddha and the Vongburi House museum in the heart of the old town.
Lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Phrae
Day 2: Explore Phrae
Begin your day exploring Phrae with a visit to Wat Phra Cho Hae. Regarded as one of the most sacred temples in Phrae, the royal temple was built during the Sukhothai period and is known to have a relic of Buddha inside.
Heading out of Phrae, you head out for the Phae Muang Phi Forest Park, known locally as the ‘City of Ghosts’ where the rocks have formed into unique formations over the years.
After the park, it is time to leave the town behind and carry on to the next destination of Nan via the Malbri village of ‘Baan Boonyuen’. A stop in the village gives you a unique opportunity to see how these nomadic tribal people live in the jungle surrounding Nan.
After lunch at a local restaurant, it’s time to head onto Nan where you can explore the city centre. An ancient city with an amalgamation of Lanna, Burmese, Shan and Tai Lue influences, Nan is still relatively unknown to foreign tourists making it the perfect place to discover ‘real’ Thailand. Spend the afternoon exploring some of the city’s top sites including the famous murals at Wat Phumin and wondering around the Nan National Museum before ending the day on top of the hill at Wat Phra That Khao Noi with the iconic towering Buddha statue.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Nan
Day 3: Carry on to Bo Klua
After breakfast, it is time to head out of Nan to Ban Bo Luang (also known as Bo Klua) where time seems to have stood still in this tranquil hill village. You can learn how the local people still make a living producing salt from the brine they collect from two mountain wells. After lunch, the rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the town or simply relax before dinner.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Overnight in Bo Klua
Day 4: Finish in Chiang Mai
On your final day, you can visit the charming village of Nong Bua set on the banks of the Nan River. Take some time to explore the stunning temple built in the 19th century with a fascinating array of intricate murals depicting classic Tai Lue style. Whilst you’re in the village, you can meet the local woman’s group running the local cooperative silk and cotton weaving sheds.
The final leg of the journey is onto Chiang Rai via the stunning Phayao lake where you can enjoy an idyllic lunch before exploring the area. In the afternoon you can explore the Oub Kham home collection where you will find a collection of objects and artefacts from the ancient Lanna Kingdom before transferring back to Chiang Mai through the scenic mountain and jungle route
Breakfast and lunch included
Cape Panwa Hotel
- Superior Room
- Bed and Breakfast
- Private beach dining
- Superb variety of restaurants
- Splendid range of activities for all
Poised on the south-eastern tip of the island of Phuket, Cape Panwa offers luxurious sea-facing suites and villas in serene surroundings. Cape Panwa's beach is the envy of the island, nestled in a protected bay of tranquil ocean waters endowed with swathes of white sand, backed by coconut palms and lush jungle covered hills. Each of the beautifully appointed suites and villas are tastefully decorated in relaxing muted tones in verdant tropical gardens. With a different menu each day serving everything from Thai, Italian, French and continental dishes, and several restaurants to choose from there is something for every palate. Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials or work out at the health club.
£1779 per person
Your holidays include:
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