This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.
On arrival at Bangkok Airport, you will be greeted by your English-Speaking Guide at the exit gate of your arrival floor and transfer from the airport to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and the rest of the day at leisure. No meals.
Breakfast at the hotel and your guide will pick up from the hotel at 9 am transfer to the pier where you begin a pleasant long-tailed boat along the Klongs of Thonburi, the historic heart of Bangkok. You will discover a new face of the megalopolis with its stilt houses along the canals, and Thai people going through their daily occupations. Visit of Wat Arun, literally "Temple of Dawn" and its immense stupa, and Royal Barges Museum. Royal Barges Museum is one of the most beautiful ceremonies you will ever see floating in the river is The Royal Barge Procession which amazing royal barges glide along Chao Phraya river. Each barge is taken care of very carefully by the Fine Arts Department under the supervision of the Bureau of the Royal Household and royal navy.
Back on the land and lunch (not included) at leisure.
After lunch, the trip continues by visiting the "must see” sights of the city. The splendid Royal Palace(Grand Palace), founded by Rama 1, the first king of the present dynasty (Chakri dynasty) when he moved the capital from Thonburi to Bangkok. Throughout the successive reigns, many buildings were added to the Palace which gives it a character of cultural relic of the last two centuries influences. At the heart of the site, you will visit Wat Phra Kaew, the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This magnificent Buddha with mysterious origin is undoubtedly the most sacred of the country.
You will continue by the famous Wat Pho, one of the oldest, largest and famous Bangkok temples with its huge reclining Buddha of 15 meters in height and 45 meters long. Wat Pho was also the first university in Thailand. It still has a referring massage school in the kingdom. Back to the hotel and free time.
Breakfast at the hotel and in the early morning at 7:00, you will leave Bangkok to a beautiful floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Damnoen Saduak is the most popular floating market in Thailand, great for photo opportunities, food, and for giving you an insight into a bygone way of life. ... Most visitors who come to Thailand want to visit a floating market and many of them will end up here. You will have a great experience on a boat to reach the market. This floating market is also an opportunity where you can see lots of local Thai foods and fruits. You can purchase and taste if you prefer during the visit.
Continue to Kanchanaburi to check-in to the hotel. The hotels ae located in the middle of jungle along the River Kwai where you can reach only by long tailed boat.
In evening, your local guide will take you for bamboo rafting over the River Kwai for an hour. You will have opportunity to see some animals, birds, and enjoy the cool breeze. Back to the hotel to prepare to see unique traditional Mon Dance that will be performed by local Mon people.
Transfer from hotel to Prasat Muang Sing Historical Park, the westernmost temple of Khmer. Originally established as a military post to monitor the frontier of the Empire. The sanctuary built in the 12th century remained in a very good state, a breath-taking demonstration of the technological progress of the Khmer Empire.
Then visit the Kwai River Bridge and its railway line. You will board on a train crossing the wooden bridge built by Japanese prisoners during the Second World War with an impressive view of the river and surrounding.
Lunch (not included) at a local restaurant in Tham Krasae.
Continue towards the Erawan National Park, which has the most beautiful waterfalls in the kingdom. It is composed of 7 heavenly waterfalls with turquoise water; you can swim in the middle of the water. You can even see many animals there often.
After having nicely explored the national park and waterfalls, you return to the minivan and head toward the hotel. Rest of the time day leisure.
After breakfast, check-out from hotel and leave Kanchanaburi to see Ayutthaya Historical Park. Before touring Ayutthaya, you will stop at Bang Pa-In, summer palace and see some different styles of buildings. This small area was being abandoned but later in 19th century, King Rama 5th renovated and now you can see different styles of buildings like European, Thai, Chinese, etc.
Continue to Ayutthaya which was once the the capital of the Kingdom of Siam. Ayutthaya has magnificent vestiges of this sumptuous period when the Kingdom of Siam maintained close relations with France, and King Louis 14. Visit Wat Mahathat, and his famous Buddha's head encircled in the branches of a Banyan, the Wat Ratburana, and his Khmer style chedi. Mongkol Bophit and its bronze Buddha. In the end, your guide will purchase a tasty bread with a purely local specialty, the Sai Mai, a kind of rice pancake that is rolled around crystallized sugar. You will too not miss to visit Wat Chai Wattanaram.
In good time, you will check-in to a hotel where you will use to freshen up before you head to the train station. At or before 18:00, you will need to check-out and then with the advice of your guide, you may go for dinner(price not included) as the dinner won’t be served on the train. However, there will be some fast food and coffee in the train until 10pm.
You will take night train from Ayutthaya around 19:00 and arrive to Chiang Mai, next morning around 8 am. Train is based on 2nd class, air-conditioned and comfortable to sleep. There is possibility to upgrade to 1st class or private cabin based on the seat availability and supplement charges.
Upon arrival to Chiang Mai train station, your guide will greet and then you will go to see the iconic Doi Suthep, a temple on the mountain that welcomes with dragon headed entrance. This is one of the most famous destinations of Thailand and is revered among all Thais. The temple was miraculously founded in 1383 in the reign of the 6th King of the Lanna Kingdom. It is located on the mountain, with 3,542 feet above sea level, as a part of Doi Suthep National Park, a richly forested area supporting some 330 species of birds. In the center of the temple, if has the great Golden Chedi, small Shrines, Bells, Golden Umbrellas and Buddha Statues. Visitor may reach the temple by the 360 Naga stairs. Chiang Mai city panoramic view can be seen from the temple.
Return to city at around 1 pm and then check-in to the hotel. Leisure time after check-in.
In evening, you will attend a Thai cultural shows and dances that will be performed by hilltribe people. You will also have dinner which is known as “Khantoke” where you will be seated on the floor making round and food will be served.
Breakfast at the hotel and then you will prepare for overnight trip to forest on Inthanon Mountain, the roof of Thailand. You will head to the south of Chiang Mai and first you will visit Kerchor Elephant Park, a great place where elephants are treated by a Karen Family. You will have couple of hours to interact with these elephants and you will even bathe and brush them.
You will have lunch in the village and then continue travelling on a mountainous and scenic route to Inthanon Mountain. You will come across a local market at Hmong Tribal Market where you will be stopped to see around.
Now, the hiking will start where you will have 2 hours hike to the forest house. The guide will explain the local tress and the scenes you will comes including herbs and medicinal plants, farmland, waterfall etc.
Arrive at the venue to overnight, at the forest house (Bamboo hut). Prepare cooking for dinner, you may help your guide for cooking.
After breakfast at the jungle house, start walking about 2 hours to Karen Village at Baan Mae Klang Luang. Take time to explore the village and taste the famous Arabica fresh coffee and then continue traveling by car to the summit of Inthanon Mountain. This is the highest spot, 2,565 meters above sea level, take a short stroll into Ang-Ka Nature Trail where’s the home of hundred species of birds. You could see the beautiful flower “Rhododendron” in winter (Jan-Feb).
Continue your visit to the twin pagodas for the stunning view across the park of Inthanon. Stop for lunch and then visit Wachirathan waterfall, the most impressive waterfall along the way back to Chiang Mai.
Check-in to your hotel in Chiang Mai and then relax.
Today will be the excursion at the north of Chiang Mai, After breakfast, drive to Araksa Tea Plantation which is one of the oldenst tean plantation in Thailand. You will drive to a village called Baan Pang Mai Daeng and then visit to Araksa Tea Plantation site by bicycle. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape and get ready to know some of the processes at tea making site. You can take part in tea plucking activity, learn the tea making process from tea leaves to tea cup and enjoy a cup of tea with delicious Thai snack.
Next activity will be White Water Raft on Mae Taeng River. It is the perfect location of this activity with its warm, tropical weather and beautiful scenery. It has gentle river flow dispersed with pockets of rapids. It is ideally suited for travelers looking for a taste of white water.
After having lunch at the local restaurant, visit Akha village, learn the origin of akha, their lifestyle and their immigration into Thailand. You will have chance to visit the Shaman’s House.
Before coming back to Chiang Mai, visit to POO POO Paper park, an eco-friendly, naturally built, outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making our much talked about paper products from elephant poop fibers!
Back to Chiang Mai and then free rest of the day.
Today is the free day to relax in Chiang Mai and explore Chiang Mai on your own. Breakfast included
Optional tours with supplement charges:
- Thai cooking class for half or full day.
- Tuk-Tuk tour.
- Thai massage.
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your flight to the beaches of your choice and requirements.
Note: Flight is not included and hotel check-out at 12:00 and check-in at 14:00 to be noted.
On arrival to airport at Phuket airport, there will be representative waiting at the airport with the sign of your name. Transfer to the Phuket pier (shuttle/private) and then joined speedboat to Koh Yao island. Check-in to hotel and leisure time to relax on the beach.
Note: Other than beach at Koh Yao Yai or Koh Yao Noi island proposed, Koh Lanta is also great location for relaxing, away from too tourist, (November to March)
Breakfast from hotel and free day in Koh Yao in room to enjoy your hotel and its environment.
Breakfast at your hotel, and free day. Elixir Resort has an excellent diving center adjacent to the hotel with a very professional team that can offer boat trips, snorkeling, diving, etc.
Breakfast from the hotel and then transfer to the boat pier from the hotel. From the pier, you will be transferred to Phuket airport for your departure flight.
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.
|2 pax||4 pax||6 pax||Single Supplement|
|Price per person in hotel option A||$2,810||$2,220||$2,000||$760|
|Price per person in hotel option B||$3,610||$3,030||$2,810||$1,460|
|Price per person in hotel option C||$4,100||$3,520||$3,300||$1,850|