Bangkok Bliss & Chiang Mai Chill: Vegan Travel’s New Year's Vegan Escape

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    Bangkok Bliss & Chiang Mai Chill: Vegan Travel’s New Year's Vegan Escape

    Bangkok Bliss & Chiang Mai Chill: Vegan Travel’s New Year's Vegan Escape28 December 2024 - 05 January 2025*Spice up your life!*

    Embark on a delicious and immersive New Year’s adventure through Thailand, exploring the vibrant culture and delectable vegan cuisine of Bangkok and Chiang Mai. This carefully curated itinerary combines iconic sightseeing with unique vegan experiences, ensuring an unforgettable all-vegan journey.

    28 December 2025 [Day 1] - Welcome to Thailand

    Discover the joys of Thailand’s effervescent capital by visiting iconic temples, browsing the Ancient City museum park and enjoying time to explore further on your own.

    Upon arrival at Bangkok's international airport, a local English-Speaking guide / VT rep will be waiting in arrivals to meet you and assist with your transfer to your 5* hotel for check-in.

    Luggage can also be stored at the hotel if your room is not ready yet when you arrive.

    The day is at your leisure to settle in.
    A Welcome letter will be provided when you arrive with any further details.

    In the evening, gather in the lobby for a warm welcome and a delightful dinner at a local vegan restaurant. Savor delectable dishes bursting with fresh flavors as you get acquainted with your fellow travelers and tour guides.

    29 December 2024 [Day 2]

    After breakfast, meet your experienced guide and tour the city of Bangkok with a visit to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Siamese court.

    Built at the beginning of the Chakri Dynasty in 1782 by King Rama I and covering nearly one square mile, the Palace served as the residence of the Thai Kings until 1949. Today, it is still used for Royal ceremonies and state occasions. Within the Palace compound is a collection of lavishly decorated buildings bejeweled with gilt and multi-colored glass mosaics and soaring finials topped with glittering spires. The highlight of your guided tour of the palace grounds is the Wat Phra Keo, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. One of the most celebrated sites in all Thailand, the temple houses one of the country's most sacred objects - a splendid Buddha statue carved from a single piece of emerald-green jasper.

    In the afternoon, glide along the Chao Phraya River, the lifeblood of Bangkok, on a scenic boat ride. Marvel at the architectural wonders lining the banks, including the Grand Palace and Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.

    30 December 2024 [Day 3] - Chiang Mai Calling

    Enjoy a leisurely morning to explore Bangkok at your own pace, perhaps browsing artisan shops or indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment.

    In the early afternoon, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Chiang Mai, a charming city nestled in the embrace of northern Thailand's mountains.

    Upon arrival, settle into your comfortable and eco-friendly accommodation, your home away from home for the next six nights.

    31 December 2024 [Day 4] - New Year’s Eve in Chiang Mai

    New Year's Eve Revelry

    Embark on a guided city walk through Chiang Mai's heart, Thapae Gate. Weave through ancient temples, vibrant markets, and narrow lanes, gaining a deeper appreciation for the city's unique character and rich heritage.

    The afternoon is yours to relax and unwind. In the evening, prepare to be dazzled by a special New Year's Eve Gala Dinner followed by our unforgettable New Year's Eve Party. Dance the night away and welcome 2025 with newfound friends under the magical Chiang Mai sky.

    01 January 2025 [Day 5]: New Year's Day - Relaxation and Rejuvenation; Culinary Delights and Night Market Buzz

    Happy New Year! Take this day to unwind and embrace the serenity of Chiang Mai. Savor a delicious New Year's brunch brimming with fresh and healthy vegan options.

    In the afternoon, pamper yourself with a luxurious wellness treatment at a tranquil local spa. Let go of any lingering stresses and emerge feeling refreshed and revitalized.

    Take a Thai vegan cooking class and delve into the secrets of creating flavorful and authentic dishes. Learn essential techniques and traditional recipes from a skilled instructor.

    In the evening, lose yourself in the vibrant energy of Chiang Mai's renowned Night Market. Browse through an array of stalls overflowing with handcrafted souvenirs, local delicacies, and unique treasures. Savor delectable vegan street food and soak up the infectious atmosphere.

    02 January 2025 [Day 6]: Ethical Encounters at the Elephant Nature Park

    Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    Dedicate a day to forging unforgettable memories at the world-renowned Elephant Nature Park. This ethical sanctuary provides a loving home for rescued elephants. Observe these gentle giants in their natural habitat and participate in responsible care activities. Learn about elephant conservation efforts and the importance of protecting these magnificent creatures.

    03 January 2025 [Day 7]: Coffee Tour - Brewing Adventure Awaits

    Embark on a captivating "Sip the Adventure, Brew the Experience" coffee tour. Journey to a hidden hill-tribe village nestled amidst breathtaking mountains.
    Buckle up for a thrilling 4WD ride, followed by a nature walk led by Karen hill tribe wisdom keepers. Learn about their deep connection to the land and sustainable coffee cultivation practices.

    Contribute to the future of coffee by helping plant new trees. Savor a farm-to-table vegan lunch prepared with fresh, local ingredients.

    Unleash your inner barista by roasting your own coffee beans and learning the art of brewing the perfect cup. Take your roasted beans home as a cherished souvenir.

    04 January 2025 [Day 8]: Doi Suthep's Spiritual Majesty

    Ascend Doi Suthep in the morning, a mountain looming over Chiang Mai, and visit the magnificent Wat Phra Doi Suthep temple. Climb the staircase adorned with colorful dragons, or take the convenient tram, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the city nestled below. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this sacred site and learn about its cultural significance.

    The last afternoon is free for you to explore Chiang Mai's hidden gems or simply relax at your hotel.

    05 January 2025 [Day 9]: Farewell. Time to say goodbye.

    As your incredible Thai adventure draws to a close, transfer to Chiang Mai Airport after breakfast. Flight to Bangkok.

    Program Includes:

    • 2 nights’ accommodation in Bangkok at the fine 5* lebua at State Tower (or similar) [Riverview Suite]

    • 6 nights’ accommodation in Chiang Mai at the vegan Away Chiang Mai Thapae Resort [Deluxe Room]

    • Return Flights Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Bangkok (Economy Class)

    • Daily Yoga Classes in Chiang Mai

    • Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners

    • Transfers and touring in Bangkok and Chiang Mai in air-conditioned coaches

    • Expert Local English-speaking guides in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

    • All adventure activities as specified in the itinerary

    • All sightseeing expenses as specified in the itinerary

    • Unparalleled sightseeing; enriching cultural experiences

    • New Year’s Party  

    • Gratuities for drivers and guides

    • Bottles of water per person on all sightseeing tours

    • Cold towels per person on all sightseeing tours

    • All entrance fees required for touring in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

    • The services of a professional Vegan Travel tour manager

    Program Excludes:

    • International flights

    • Personal expenses

    • Hotel incidentals including mini bar, laundry and room service

    • Additional touring and meals not mentioned in above itinerary

    Our unique tour caters to the conscious traveler, offering unforgettable experiences that nourish your body, mind, and soul.

    Price: €2,555 per guest based on double occupancy.
    [Single Supplement: €499.00]

    Limited spaces available! Book your unforgettable New Year's adventure today. ?

    Terms & Conditions Apply.

    To Book: Email

    Suites are available upon request for an extra touch of luxury.

    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program timings are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.

    Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you are emailed your final tour documents 14-21 days prior to sailing. Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the VT Tour Director once you arrive in Bangkok.

    Procedure at Bangkok Airport:

    Look for someone holding a sign with the Vegan Travel logo and possibly your name. If in doubt, ask the airport staff to direct you to the meeting area for transfers.

    Important: Meet and Greet and transfers are arranged for guests arriving on the first day of this tour or for extra nights booked through Vegan Travel and are arranged based on the flight details received by guests. Guests arriving independently before the program start date will not have a transfer included.