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Northern Thailand & Maldives

Best time to travel
Nov - May
Ideal length
12 nights
Perfect for

At a glance

  • International flights from Dublin to Chiang Mai and home from Malé.
  • All private transfers, internal flights, speedboat transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 12 nights’ luxury accommodation in Chiang Mai, the Golden Triangle, Bangkok and the Maldives.
  • Allow us to introduce you to Chiang Mai’s spiritual side with a private guided tour of the city’s ornate temples. We will also arrange a nature walk through Doi Inathon National Park.
  • Enjoy a twilight street food tour of Bangkok with our local guides.
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Lush rainforests, wildlife, vibrant city living and pristine beaches come together throughout this itinerary. In this suggested itinerary, explore the wonderful contrasts of Thailand, the Land of Smiles, as you come face to face with elephants before encountering the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Bangkok. Finish your trip by dipping your toes in the azure waters of the Indian Ocean by day and admiring the clear night sky by evening in a luxury Maldivian retreat.

Trip Overview

Depart from Dublin to Chiang Mai.
On arrival, you will be greeted by your driver and privately transferred to your beautiful hotel set amidst Chiang Mai’s tamarind trees, where you’ll spend three nights.
Explore Chiang Mai’s spiritual side with a fascinating half-day tour.
Learn about Thailand’s rich traditions and beliefs while exploring holy sites alongside local devotees. Partake in a serene blessing ceremony and witness the evening chanting rituals of Buddhist monks.
Chaing Mai temple
Head to the hills to explore the majestic landscapes of Doi Inthanon on foot.
Leave Chiang Mai’s bustling streets behind and walk to a Karen hill tribe village, getting a glimpse at their rich traditions and culture. Continue through the National Park, encountering exotic wildlife, lush forests and cascading waterfalls.
Chiang Mai
Depart from Chiang Mai and arrive in the Golden Triangle.
You will spend two nights at a luxury camp where a vast array of exciting activities are on offer. Choose to visit the elephant sanctuary where these beautiful creatures are carefully looked after.
Thailand elephants
Transfer to Chiang Rai and fly to Bangkok.
On arrival, your driver will transfer you to your luxury hotel where you will spend two nights.
Bangkok Temple
Hop on-board Thailand’s iconic three-wheeled tuk tuk for a night of street food discovery.
Zip through traffic while making stops at some of the most famous street eats including Thai-Isan food, Pad Thai and Michelin star Guay Tiew Gai for a guaranteed happy tummy.
Bangkok by Night
Depart from Bangkok to Malé.
On arrival, you will be escorted to the seaplane terminal where drinks and snacks will be available. After a short speedboat transfer, arrive at your luxury retreat.
It’s time to relax together and enjoy the beautiful Maldives.
Spend five nights in an adults’ only luxury resort, on an all-inclusive basis, enjoying incredible sunsets, romantic dinners and crystal-clear waters.
Anantara Veli Maldives
Depart from Malé to Dublin for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

Tailoring your holiday

OROKO Itineraries are created with you in mind and no two are the same. These can be used to help plan your trip - or we can design a completely different itinerary to suit you.

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Tamarind Village Hotel

Tamarind Village Hotel

Located in the historic heart of Chiang Mai, Tamarind Village is a charming boutique hotel designed in the traditional Lanna style. With just 42 rooms, the property offers an intimate setting for guests. At the centre of the property, there is a beautiful tropical garden housing the Tamarind tree from which the hotel has taken its name.


Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp immerses you in once-in-a-lifetime experiences in luxurious style. Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, the Anantara Golden Triangle opens a door to breathtaking nature. The resort’s famed on-site elephant camp, designed as a traditional mahout village, offers a unique opportunity to get up close with these gentle giants. Explore 160 acres of bamboo forest, indigenous gardens and rice paddies. Toast sunset over the Mekong River and embrace the unique cultures of three countries.


Park Hyatt Bangkok

The Park Hyatt Bangkok sits between the 9th and 35th floors above the Central Embassy Mall in Phleon Chit, an affluent neighbourhood known for its upmarket shopping and foreign consulates. It exudes understated elegance with an intimate reception area, inviting bar and secret outdoor terrace boasting memorable city views. After a busy day of exploring Bangkok, enjoy a swim in the 40-metre saltwater pool infinity pool, surrounded by cabanas, landscaped gardens and dramatic city views.


Anantara Veli

One of the Maldives’ few adults-only resorts, Anantara Veli is a serene island retreat, just a short 45-minute speedboat journey from Malé Velanna International Airport. 67 over-water and ocean bungalows create an intimate atmosphere and attentive staff will be on hand to guarantee a truly memorable experience. Open air cinema evenings, luxury sunset cruises and destination dining are only some of the activities on offer. You are also welcome to use the facilities at Anantara Dhigu, Veli’s sister property, just a short speedboat ride away.

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