North Thailand

Bangkok, Ayuthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
7 days, 6 nights

 

Day 1 – Bangkok

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by your transfer & taken to your hotel.

Dinner |  at your own leisure

Overnight | in Bangkok.

 

Day 2 – Bangkok

Breakfast |  at hotel

After breakfast we will pick up, and head out to visit the Grand Palace and participate in the temple tours of, Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha).

Lunch | at Thai Restaurant.

Dinner | on Cruise.

Overnight | in Bangkok.

 

Day 3 – Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanuloke

Breakfast | at hotel

A very short drive of 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Bangkok along the banks of the Chaopraya River will bring you to Bang Pa In, summer palace of the kings of Thailand. The palace dates back to the seventeenth century, pre-dating the establishment of Bangkok as the capitol, although it did fall into disuse for a long period. All the buildings you see date from its revival by King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the nineteenth century. Today, the palace is only used infrequently, and then mostly for state occasions rather than as a royal summer residence. Then visit the city to the Ancient Capital City of Ayuthaya, with its interesting ruins and extensive river network. In the afternoon, we will drive further north to Phitsanuloke, a major regional commercial centre, spread along the banks of the Nan River. Visit the much-venerated shrine of Wat Mahathat, which is home to Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha image.

Lunch | at a riverside restaurant.

Dinner | at Hotel.

Overnight | in Pitsanuloke.

 

Day 4 – Phitsanuloke – Sukhothai – Chiang Mai

Breakfast | at hotel

After breakfast, a short drive to Sukhothai Historical Park, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire beautiful standing Buddha statues as you explore the many ruined temples and monasteries. This afternoon’s drive takes us further north to Chiang Mai “The Rose of the North”. Chiang Mai has a rich cultural and agricultural heritage and is famous for the production of high quality handicrafts. Tonight, you will be treated to a northern Thai style Khantoke dinner while you watch elegant dancers performing traditional Thai dancing. After dinner, explore the Night Bazaar.

Lunch | at a local restaurant

Dinner | Traditional Thai style

Overnight | in Chiangmai.

 

Day 5 – Chiang Mai

Breakfast | at hotel

After breakfast, we will drive up the mountain’s winding road of Doi Suthep, where we will change vehicles to travel the remainder of the journey by “Songthaew”, which is pick up utility truck with a covered area and two rows of seats in the back. We will travel by songthaew along a rough dirt track to visit the White Hmong people in their village. There maybe a chance to visit the village school here if it is in session.

On the return journey, we pay a visit the temple of Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which offers spectacular views of Chiang Mai and the surrounding valley, from it’s mountain side location. Return to city for lunch at local restaurant before heading to the district of Sankampaeng, home to many of Chiang Mai’s handicraft industries.

Lunch | at local restaurant

Dinner | at hotel

Overnight | in Chiangmai

 

Day 6 – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai

Breakfast | at hotel

After breakfast, in the morning we will visit Orchid Farm and one of the elephant camps where skilled “mahouts” show how elephants have worked in the jungles for centuries, with possibility for OPTIONAL: Elephant riding & river rafting on handmade bamboo rafts. Then we drive through beautiful mountain scenery, to Chiang Rai via Wiang Pa Pao with stop for lunch en-route.

Lunch | local restaurant

Dinner | at hotel

Day 7 – Mae Sai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai Airport

Breakfast | at hotel

After breakfast, we drive to Mae Sai, Thailand’s northernmost town on the Myanmar border. There we walk around the bustling market where there are many handicrafts from Burma and imported goods from China. From Mae Sai, we drive to the renowned Golden Triangle where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet. Enjoy views over Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and the mighty Mekong River.

OPTIONAL: boat trip will be available. After lunch at local restaurant, proceed to Chiang Rai Airport for afternoon flight to Bangkok (Airfare is not included).

Lunch | at local restaurant

 

Departure home

 

Please note that this travel package can be customized so please contact us to discuss your options!

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Pricing for the North Thailand tour

Tours Start 1st December 2017 – 31st Mar 2018 | Starting at $2,400*

*Prices are per person, based on double occupancy accommodations. Tour & land package rates and/or package details are subject to holiday blackouts, peak period surcharges & changes without notice. Local taxes & other fees that are not stated above are not included in the package price. 

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