14 days from £2399 pp Exc Int'l flight
This trip offers you Thailand’s main highlights combined with few hidden charms. This trip is perfect for those who are visiting Far East for first time.
Day 01 : ARRIVAL BANGKOK
Upon arrival, meet & greet our tour guide before transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure after check in. Overnight in Bangkok
Day 02 : CITY TEMPLES TOURS – GRAND PALACE & EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE. (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing tour to visit. At first visit to Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After that, visit to Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha. Lunch on own, after lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist places in Bangkok, Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception). After this place we go back to the hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 03 : BANGKOK – AYUTTHAYA (RETURN BY CRUISE). (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel and then sightseeing to Ayutthaya. Visit to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, a beautiful decorated in both traditional Chinese and European style. After that, continue to Ayutthaya city, the ancient city which was the former Thai Capital for over 400 years. We will visit to Wat Maha That, over 600 years old which was the heart and soul of the Ayutthaya people, then visit to Wat Na Phra Mane, remain in perfect condition, as it was used as the Burmese headquarters, and then visit to Wat Lokayasutharam, a mysterious past, whereby its origins are unknown. The temple enshrines a Largest Reclining Buddha Image which was built during the early period of the Ayutthaya region. After that, continue to the River Sun Cruise Pier for cruise along the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, and also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on boat, the journey you are able to watch the Chao Phraya River banks scenery from the River Sun Cruise, till arriving at the Bangkok City, pass the Royal Grand Palace, pass by Wat Arun (Temple of Down) and arrive to the River City Complex Pier, Si Phraya, then transfer to hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok
Day 04 : BANGKOK – CHIANG MAI TRAVEL PACKAGES – KHANTOK DINNER. (B, D) (BY FLIGHT)
Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for flight departs to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in and free on own till the time transfer to a local restaurant for enjoy a superb dinner called Khantok (incl. hill tribe performance). After that, free on own at Chiang Mai Night Bazaar before return to the hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day 05 : ELEPHANT SAFARI (ELEPHANT RIDING, BAMBOO RAFTING, OX-CART RIDING). (B, L)
Visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp, to see the ‘Elephants at Work’ show. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river and into the forest. This lasts about 1 hour. Then return by oxcart to the elephant village followed by lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river, for around 45 minutes. Then, onwards to an orchid farm, where there are many beautiful species of orchid. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day 06 : CHIANG MAI – CHIANG RAI (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Ta Ton district for a thrilling boat ride along the Mae Kok River ends with a visit to a traditional Karen hill tribe village. The Karen originated in Burma and the various combined groups form the largest hill tribe population in Thailand, numbering about a quarter of a million which amounts to almost half of the total Thai hill tribe population. Upon arrival in Chiang Rai, check in at the hotel and White Temple Chiang Raifree at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Day 07 : MAE SAI BORDER – GOLDEN TRIANGLE (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Mae Sai Border Market, one of the biggest border markets where you can access to Tha Khi Lek Province, Myanmar. At the market, you will find a lot of goods, local products and many items which are import from China & Myanmar such electronic devices, fruits, clothes, stones, jewellery, Jade and etc. Lunch at a local restaurant and then continue to the infamous Golden Triangle renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual “Triangle” with Laos Burma and Thailand. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Day 08 : CHIANG RAI – PAI (VIA CHIANG MAI). (B, L)
Today after breakfast in early morning, we start the new journey to Mae Hong Son. Though the distance from Chiang Rai – Pai might be too long (5 hrs) but along the way you will see the scenery of mountains & forests. En-route at a local hot spring for excursion and lunch as picnic before continue to Pai District. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Pai
Day 09 : PAI– MAE HONG SON (B, L)
After breakfast, visit to the Hill tribe villages such as Lahu, Lisu and Karen before continue to Tam Lod Cave for excursion. Later on, embark to Tam Pla or Fish Cave for sightseeing. Lunch at a local restaurant before transfer back to hotel. After check in, free at your leisure. Overnight in Mae Hong Son
Day 10 : MAE HONG SON CITY TEMPLE TOURS – CHIANG MAI. (BY FLIGHT) (B, L)
Start in the early morning to visit the morning market area, where you can buy apart from the usual household items and foodstuffs, an array of insect food such as crickets, worms and ant eggs. Next Visit Burmese style temples Wat Jong Kham and Wat Jong Klang located next to a large pond in southern end of town. Wat Jong Kham was built nearly 200 years ago by Shan people who make up about 50% of Mae Hong Sorn’s population. Wat Jong Klang houses 100-year-old glass paintings and woodcarvings from Burma, depicting various lives of the Buddga. Then drive uphill to Wat Phra Dhat Doi Kong Moo, with its beautiful view over Mae Hong Sorn. After that, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and free on own after check in. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day 11 : CHIANG MAI – PHUKET. (BY FLIGHT) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Phuket. Upon arrival, meet & greet our local representative before transfer to the hotel. After check in, free on own. Overnight in Phuket
Day 12 : PHUKET FREE DAY (B)
Today is a free day. Overnight in Phuket
Day 13 : PHUKET FREE DAY (B)
Today is a free day. Overnight in Phuket
Day 14 : PHUKET – BANGKOK (BY FLIGHT) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Bangkok.
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