10 Days in Thailand - The Beginning of a Passion


Travel Plan

During our 10-day trip to Thailand, we visited several incredible and memorable places.

Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok

On our first day in Bangkok, after arriving, we had a scheduled transfer to take us to the hotel. We stayed at the Park Plaza Soi 18, a well-located 4-star hotel.

As we hadn't exchanged currency yet, we went to a currency exchange office to get local currency (we asked at the hotel for one nearby that offered a good rate).

Travel tip!

If you have time when you leave the plane, you can still get a good exchange rate for currency purchase on floor -2 near the "Airport Rail Link" exit.

Later, we had dinner at a local restaurant, and at a 7 Eleven (convenience stores that are everywhere), we bought insect repellent to protect ourselves from mosquitoes (essential because in the tropical climate, there are many!).

Travel tip!

Buy the insect repellent there. They are very cheap and more effective.

Day 2: Bangkok

On the second day, we visited the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, a very picturesque location where fruits, vegetables, and crafts are sold directly from boats on the river.

Next, we went to the Wat Pho Temple, known for having the Reclining Buddha.

At night, we went to the Lebua Sky Bar, a bar located at the top of the State Tower with a stunning view of the city.

Lebua Sky Bar view

Day 3: Markets and Sightseeing in Bangkok

In the morning, we went to explore the famous "weekend market", which is the largest outdoor market in Thailand and offers a huge variety of products, from clothes to handicrafts and street food. Then, we stopped for a smoothie to hydrate and recharge, and continued on to visit the Grand Palace.

Fruit Smoothies

Travel tip!

When we visited Bangkok, we discovered that there are many public transportation options in the city. We opted for the metro and BTS for short trips as they are quick and efficient. However, to visit the city's main tourist attractions, we decided to use the boats that run along the river. We bought a daily ticket from the Chao Phraya Riverboat Company, which allowed us to travel as many times as we wanted throughout the day and visit tourist attractions along the river, such as the Grand Palace, the Wat Pho and the Flower Market. It was a great option for us as we could explore the city at our own pace without worrying about the time or cost of each trip.

We still had time to visit the Flower Market, which is a must-see attraction for those who appreciate exotic flowers and plants. In this vibrant and colorful market, we found a wide variety of fresh flowers, as well as witnessed the busy routine of local vendors. From there, we continued on foot for a walk through the vibrant Chinatown.

Follow the links to learn more about our experiences in these places.

Day 4: Shopping and Travel to Chiang Mai

On the fourth day, we took advantage of the morning to do some shopping at the Emporium and EmQuartier Shopping Mall, which were relatively close to our hotel. In the afternoon, we took an internal flight to Chiang Mai and upon arrival, we had a pre-arranged transfer to the hotel.

Travel tip!

Internal flights in Thailand are very cheap and the airlines are mostly reliable and safe, so it's not worth wasting time looking for other options. Just be aware of the baggage rules when buying your ticket.

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Este dia foi dedicado a visitar Chiang Mai, uma cidade mais tranquila e com um clima mais fresco. Percorremos a cidade a pé, visitamos o Templo Wat Phra Singh e experimentamos andar no típico táxi vermelho. 

Taxi in Chiang Mai

We also took the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful hotel we stayed at, the Veranda Chiang Mai the High Resort, which was located outside the city center in a forested area.

View from the pool of Veranda Chiang Mai The High Resort hotel

Charming Hotel

Click here to see our article about Veranda Chiang Mai The High Resort

Day 6: Doi Inthanon and Wachiratarn Waterfall

On the sixth day, we took a guided tour of Doi Inthanon National Park, which is home to the highest mountain in Thailand. We visited the Hmong hill tribe, a traditional village where we could learn about the local culture, and had lunch at the beautiful Wachiratarn Waterfall.

Natural Park of Doi Inthanon

Day 7: Doi Suthep Temple and Travel to Krabi

In the morning, we visited the Doi Suthep Temple on a guided tour before flying to Krabi. We took a direct flight to Krabi by Air Asia which was a bit more expensive but it was worth it for the short travel time. Upon arrival, we had already arranged a transfer to our hotel on Tubkaek Beach.

Doi Suthep Temple

Day 8: Tubkaek Beach

Neste dia aproveitámos para descansar na praia paradisíaca de Tubkaek e desfrutarmos do nosso charmoso hotel, o Tubkaek Boutique Resort.

Day 9: Phi Phi Islands Tour.

On the ninth day, we took a tour of the Phi Phi Islands. We chose a speed boat tour with an early morning departure so we could arrive at Maya Bay early and have the chance to be the first ones there and enjoy the deserted beach. We also visited the Viking Cave and the Phi Le Lagoon, as well as had lunch at the beautiful Bambu Island with its turquoise blue waters.

Phi Phi Islands tour

Day 10: Beach and Rest

On this day, we enjoyed the beach and rested at our resort.

The Tubkaak - Boutique Resort Hotel

Charming Hotel

Click here and see our article about The Tubkaak - Boutique Resort

Day 11: Return

On the last day, we took a domestic flight to Bangkok and then boarded our international flight back home.

Definitely, we realized that many places were left unvisited in Thailand, but we are very satisfied with the itinerary we built for the 10-day trip. Each visited location was chosen according to our preferences and available time, and we were able to make the most of each experience. It was an unforgettable trip full of incredible experiences!

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