Hello! We are planning our 2 week honeymoon in Thailand and I want to get your opinions on schedule and a few other things. Below is the schedule. I am also looking for recommendations on a cooking school and elephant farm in Chiang Mai. Other tour recommendations would be great also. Hotel suggestions in all 3 places would be great also! I was thinking of staying at JW Marriott in Bangkok, as we have points to use and I believe its close to the skytrain. I am leaning towards Chedi Chiang Mai, in CM and have no idea about Koh Samui. I chose Chiang Mai before Koh Samui as we will probably want some relaxation after Chiang Mai. Thanks!
Leave Atlanta July 12
Arrive Bangkok July 13
3 nights in Bangkok
Fly to Chiang Mai July 16 (flights $65 per person)
4 nights in Chiang Mai
Flight from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani - Then you take the ferry to Koh Samui - $255 per person
Direct Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui - There is only one - $277/person
4 nights in Koh Samui - leave July 24
Flight to Bangkok out of Koh Samui is $168 or we can take the Ferry/Bus to Surat Thani and fly from there for $42. Ferry is $13/person and takes about 45 min. Taxi to airport.
Spend last 2 nights in Bangkok
Fly home July 26