Highlighting Thailand’s rich history, fascinating culture, and religious monuments, this Thailand tour includes overnights in Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai. This tour through Thailand includes visits to some of the cities that have served as the country’s capital: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, and Sukhothai.
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Day 1: Arrive Bangkok
Welcome to Thailand’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Hotel: Narai Hotel, 4 nights
Day 2: Bangkok
Bangkok is an exhilarating blend of historic and religious monuments, chic modernity, exciting shopping, and friendly culture. An exciting day of sightseeing is ahead. Take in the city’s principal landmarks such as the splendid Temple Of The Golden Buddha and the spectacular Temple Of The Reclining Buddha, the oldest and largest Buddhist temple in Bangkok. You will also visit the gleaming Grand Palace, Thailand’s most sacred monument, and the spectacular Temple Of The Emerald Buddha.
Day 3: Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Bangkok
Today’s full-day excursion takes you to Kanchanaburi on the banks of the Kwai River, famed for the River Kwai Bridge, built during WWII. Visit the Allied Forces Cemetery and spend time in the fascinating Thailand-Burma Railway Centre. Today’s highlight is a Train Ride across the famous bridge to Wang Po Station. This afternoon, visit Hellfire Pass Memorial, part of the Death Railway that cuts through the mountains. Today, it houses a museum detailing life of the Allied prisoners and Asian labourers who helped build the railway, and subsequently suffered or died at Hellfire Pass
Day 4: Bangkok
Today is yours to explore Bangkok at leisure, perhaps enjoying the greatvalue shopping, lively market, and delicious Thai cuisine. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the legendary Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where traders sell all manner of items from their boats, including exotic fruits, vegetables, silks, and toys.
Day 5: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok
Today, head to Ayutthaya, ancient capital of Siam. Here, you will visit Bang Pa-In Palace, which was built in the 18th century as a summer residence for the Kings of Ayutthaya. Later, drive to Phitsanulok, one of Thailand’s oldest cities, founded over 600 years ago. This evening, consider an optional rickshaw ride to experience Phitsanulok’s colourful night market.
Hotel: Grand Riverside Hotel
Day 6: Phitsanulok – Sukhothai
Journey to Sukhothai, Thailand’s 13th-century former capital, and admire the atmospheric, moated Old Town. Here, you will visit Sukhothai Historic Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore ruined temples and monasteries, including Wat Si Chum with its stunning seated Buddha.
Hotel: Legendha Sukhothai Thai Village Resort
Day 7: Sukhothai – Lampang – Chiang Rai
This morning, travel to Lampang. Here, visit Phayao Lake and Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Built in 1476, this ancient Buddhist temple is often thought to be the oldeststanding wooden structure in the country. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue through rural countryside to Chiang Rai.
Hotel: Wiang Inn Hotel, 2 nights
Day 8: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai
Enjoy breathtaking vistas as you journey to Doi Mae Salong and visit a Tea Plantation. Continue to Mae Sai, Thailand’s northernmost town, and on to the renowned Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Burma, and Laos meet. You may consider an optional boat tour on the Mekong River.
Day 9: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai
This morning visit Wat Rong Khun, also known as the White Temple. Then, continue through lush jungle to Chiang Mai, a fragrant mountain retreat known as the “Rose of the North” for its refreshing climate. Upon arrival, visit San Kampaeng to see local craftsmen make Thailand’s traditional lacquerware and teakwood furniture.
Hotel: Empress Hotel, 3 nights
Day 10: Chiang Mai
Spend the morning at an Elephant Sanctuary, where over 30 elephants roam freely in a safe and sustainable environment and are not subjected to mistreatment (including rides). Here, you have the chance to touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviours. This afternoon, visit Wat Phra SINGH with its famous Buddha image, and Wat Doi Suthep, a temple tucked away in the mountains. For the final ascent to the temple, you can take a tram car or walk up the Naga (dragon-headed serpent) staircase, with more than 300 steps.
Day 11: Chiang Mai
Today is free for you to enjoy this dynamic city. You may opt to join our optional Thai cooking class and learn the secrets of traditional dishes.
Day 12: Depart Chiang Mai
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
|2020 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|January: 12, 19||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|February: 02, 09, 23||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|March: 01, 15, 22||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|May: 03, 17, 31||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|September: 13, 27||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|November: 01, 08, 22||$2,089.00||$2,621.00|
|2021 Dates & Prices|
|January: 10, 17, 31||$2,229.00||$2,796.00|
|February: 07, 21, 28||$2,229.00||$2,796.00|
|March: 14, 21||$2,229.00||$2,796.00|
|Meals:||11 breakfasts, 5 lunches|
|Transport:||Touring by private, air-conditioned motorcoach|
|Accommodation:||11 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||Services of a professional Tour Director|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.