Your twelve day Thailand tour begins in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, before you head to the charming north. Discover the hill tribes and stunning white temple of Chiang Rai. Venture onward to explore the cultural side of Thailand and discover ancient wonders for yourself!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful MonasteriesMajestic Grande, Riva Surya
3 - 5KanchanaburiLimestone Hills, Sugarcane Fields, Erawan National ParkOriental Kwai Resort, Float House River Kwai Resort
5 - 6AyutthayaTall Prangs Ruins, Headless Buddha, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Historical ParkKantary Hotel, Iudia Hotel
6 - 8SukhothaiUNESCO World Heritage Site, Sukhothai Ruins, Sri Satchanalai National Park, Wat MahathatLegendha Sukothai, Sukothai Heritage Resort
8 - 10Chiang RaiGolden Triangle, Hill Tribes, White Temple, Gorgeous PeaksLegend Chiang Rai
10 - 12Chiang MaiCultural Capital, Vibrant Nightlife, Ethnic and Modern CulturesBanthai Village, De Naga Hotel
12 - 12BangkokTraditional Buildings, Modern Skyscrapers, Beautiful Monasteries

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape

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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 2,422 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,755 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan 11 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Chiang Mai – Bangkok
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bangkok: 02 Nov: Full Day Bangkok Local Transport Tour
    • Kanchanaburi: 03 Nov: Highlights of Kanchanaburi
    • Kanchanaburi: 04 Nov: Half Day Visit to Erawan National Park
    • Ayutthaya: 05 Nov: Half Day Visit to Ayutthaya Ancient Ruins
    • Sukhothai: 07 Nov: Highlights of Sukhothai
    • Sukhothai: 08 Nov: Phitsanuloke, Lampang & Lamphun Visits (en route from Sukhothai)
    • Chiang Rai: 09 Nov: Half Day Temple Tour of Chiang Rai
    • Chiang Mai: 10 Nov: Highlights of Chiang Mai with Rickshaw Ride (Half Day)
    • Chiang Mai: 11 Nov: Half Day Visit to Mae Sa Elephant Camp
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer from Bangkok Airport to Hotel

Bangkok

2 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

Included Activities

Full Day Bangkok Local Transport Tour
Bounce into the cultural delights of Bangkok. This pulsating cosmopolitan metropolis is best known for its incredible shopping opportunities and larger than life malls, and yet, you can also enjoy rich historical treasures too. Experience the local transport, including a scenic ride on the skytrain, a public boat trip on the Chao Phraya River and a local tuk tuk ride. Visit The Grand Palace complex which includes Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), a leading massage school, where you can observe the chanting prayers of Buddhist monks. Venture onwards to Soi Ban Bat near Wat Saket, where monks’ alms bowls are made. American entrepreneur Jim Thompson’s Thai House and Museum in the city center is just a short canal boat ride away, where you will find a plethora of old Thai artefacts collected throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Kindly note that this activity can only be enjoyed with an early morning start.

Hotel Options

Majestic Grande – Opt 1
RoomGrande Superior
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Riva Surya – Opt 2
RoomRiva-Urban Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi (130 km, 2.5 hrs)

Kanchanaburi

2 Days

Kanchanaburi town lies 13kms west of Bangkok, bordering north-west Myanmar (Burma).

Included Activities

Highlights Of Kanchanaburi
Explore the poignant War Cemetery, the infamous Bridge on the River Kwai and visit the JEATH War Museum that holds artifacts related to the notorious Death Railway, constructed by Prisoners of War in World War 2. Take a train ride up this line through stunning jungle scenery and historic sites to the Nam Tok terminus, where by late afternoon you will reach your accommodation.

Half Day Visit To Erawan National Park
Drive to Erawan National Park with the jaw-dropping seven-tiered Erawan waterfall dropping down over 1,500m. This 550-sq-km park includes the impressive cascading and pooling waterfall that feeds into Mae Nam Khwae Yai. It is said that the uppermost fall appears to resemble the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology – Erawan. Weather permitting, you can enjoy a leisurely swim in one of the seven pools created by this beautiful waterfall. Alternatively, take a walk uphill to the seventh tier to truly admire this amazing place.

Hotel Options

Oriental Kwai Resort – Opt 1
RoomGarden Cottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Float House River Kwai Resort – Opt 2
RoomFloating Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya (130 km, 2.5 hrs)

Ayutthaya

1 Day

The Historic City of Ayutthaya (also spelled ‘Ayudhya’) or Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya founded in 135, is the capital of Thailand’s Ayutthaya province.

Included Activities

Half Day Visit To Ayutthaya Ancient Ruins
Visit first the Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace, an excellent architectural blend of the East and West, with beautiful gardens. Ayutthaya, was once the Thai Kingdoms capital for 417yrs. The ruins of this former city are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the ruins of Wat Prasrisanphet, a former royal temple during Ayutthaya’s days of glory; Wat Mahathat, where the roots of a tree surround the head of Buddha.

Hotel Options

Kantary Hotel – Opt 1
RoomStudio Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Iudia Hotel – Opt 2
RoomIudia River view 1st Flr Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Ayutthaya to Sukhothai (352 km, 4.5 hrs)

Sukhothai

2 Days

Located 427 km north of Bangkok, Sukhothai, meaning the “dawn of happiness,” is a small city in lower northern Thailand, renowned for the ruins of the ancient city Sukhothai which was the Thai capital during the 13th century.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Sukhothai
In the late 13th/14th century, Sukhothai was the first capital city of the former Kingdom of Siam. Today it is a UNESCO protected historical park as it exemplifies the glory of original Siamese architecture and houses over 190 ruins related to the first Thai state. Discover the temple zone, especially the Wat Mathathat, the kingdom’s spiritual center with its prominent yet unique Sukhothai lotus-bud chedi (stupa or Buddhist shrine). The Wat Phra Pai Luang showcases early 13th century Khmer and Lopburi architecture, whilst the Wat Sri Sawai boasts floral stucco reliefs and Lopburi-style ‘apsaras’ (celestial nymphs). Don’t miss the Wat Sri Chum that holds much mystery with its ‘Phra Atjana’ or ‘immovable Buddha’ that stretches 15 meters tall and 11 meters wide!

Phitsanuloke, Lampang & Lamphun Visits (En Route From Sukhothai)
There’s so much to see and do when driving down from Sukhothai to Chiang Mai! En route in Phitsanoloke (about 50 km), you can visit one of Central Thailand’s most beautiful and most important temple, the Wat Mahatat, which lies on the banks of Nan River. Then, follow the route via the mountains to Lampang, where just a few kilometers away from the city you will stop at Wat Phratat Lampang Luang. Built largely of teak wood, this wat (temple) once contained the famous Emerald Buddha Statue, which is today housed in the Wat Phra Keio. Drive further for another 20 km before reaching Tungvien market, where the inhabitants from the surrounding mountains gather to sell all kinds of exotic animals to eat ..if you have the stomach for it! Then visit Lampuhn city, to see Wat Haripunchai – one of the oldest temples in northern Thailand. Arrive in Chiang Mai, just 30 km away, by late afternoon.

Hotel Options

Legendha Sukothai – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Sukothai Heritage Resort – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 8 - 10

Drive from Sukhothai to Chiang Rai via Phitsanoloke (300 km, 7.5 hrs)

Chiang Rai

2 Days

Chiang Rai is a quaint 13th century town, surrounded by two mountain peaks, Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung.

Included Activities

Half Day Temple Tour Of Chiang Rai
Unearth the temples of Chiang Rai on this fabulous tour, which showcases a fusion of Thai and Burmese architecture. Visit the 18th century temple of Wat Phra Kaew, the original home of the Emerald Buddha that now bolds an exact replica, and was only rediscovered due to a lucky strike of lightning in the 15th century. Venture onwards to Wat Phra That Doi Chom Thong with its large gold stupa, which is believed to have been built in the 1st century. Visit the modern temple of Wat Rong Khun, which was designed and constructed in 1997 with intricately carved white glass. As you explore the city, observe the influence of Chinese ethnic minorities within the city.

Hotel Options

Legend Chiang Rai – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Studio
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

Drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai (180 km, 3.5 hrs)

Chiang Mai

2 Days

Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of northern Thailand and is enveloped by a ring of mountains.

Included Activities

Highlights Of Chiang Mai With Rickshaw Ride (Half Day)
Embark on a varied tour of Chiang Mai and its environs! Drive thirty minutes north to Mae Rim, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds of a local farmhouse. Cruise the Mae Ping River on a long-tail boat and witness the daily rural life along the riverbanks, boasting both traditional wooden houses and luxury modern residences. Disembark and venture onto the bustling fresh food markets that epitomise the Northern Thai culture. From there, you can travel in a traditional trishaw along infamous Thapae Road, as you swiftly pass the crumbling city walls. Reach the old center with a final stop at magnificent Buddhist temple of Wat Phra Singh.

Half Day Visit To Mae Sa Elephant Camp
Spend a day with elephants! Nestling in the jungle of a picturesque valley lies Mae Sa training camp. Watch as the resident elephants playfully soak up their morning bath in a stream before they begin their daily work. Observe as the elephants demonstrate their extraordinary skills with their mahoots (trainers) and embrace the opportunities of feeding them their favorite treats: bananas and sugarcane. The highlight of your visit? An elephant ride into the surrounding forest of course! This 50 minute adventure is a wonderful experience. En route back to Chiang Mai, end your day with a visit to an orchid farm.

Hotel Options

Banthai Village – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
De Naga Hotel – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 12 - 12

Transfer from Hotel to Chiang Mai Airport

Flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Bangkok

0 Days

Bangkok is a quintessential blend of old and new! Meaning the city of angels, Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand – and is its largest metropolis.

International Departure

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