Travel Dates: August 21, 2017 to October 31, 2017 Book this vacation by October 15, 2017 to avail a special price of USD $ 2770, i.e. USD $ 330 per person off this trip price.
A secret last minute deal just for you! Discover the best-kept secrets of Thailand, from the verdant, wildlife and culture-rich landscapes of the North to bustling Bangkok, and the spectacular beaches of Phuket in the South. With a complimentary visit to the night bazaar in Chiang Mai and a special dinner arranged for you, this is your dream Thailand tour come to life!
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.
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.)
Chiang Rai is a quaint 13th century town, surrounded by two mountain peaks, Doi Mae Salong and Doi Tung.
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.
Day Trip To Doi Tung And The Golden Triangle Enjoy a trip to Doi Tung, the highest peak on the Thai-Burmese border. Here, visit Lahu and Akha hill tribe villages. Witness the development project that encourages farmers to use sustainable agricultural practices and focuses on eradicating the cultivation of opium. At the top of the peak the Wat Phra Doi Tung temple awaits with wonderful views paddy fields. Discover the botanical gardens of Mae Fah Luang where year round cool climate allows pretty flowers to blossom. Continue onwards to the Royal Handicraft Center where you can observe mulberry paper making, pottery and weaving. After lunch at a local restaurant, drive to Mae Sai on the Thai-Burmese border where you can visit a bustling local market. From here, you can head to the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Reach your final destination, the ancient kingdom of Chiang Saen that sits on the steep banks of Mekong River and boasts historic ruins and temples.
Chiang Mai is the cultural capital of northern Thailand and is enveloped by a ring of mountains.
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.
Night Bazaars And Dining (Half Day) Explore Chiang Mai in the evening, when it most beckons you. Under warm glowing streetlights, golden-lit ancient temples and the architecturally-stunning palace, this bustling city explodes with activity at night. Advance through the traffic in local style with a tuk tuk, and enjoy a romantic riverside dinner. Venture to the city’s renowned Chiang Mai night bazaar, where you can pick up the most delightful handicrafts, from lanterns to carved soaps. (Chiang Mai Night Bazaar Open Monday to Sunday, Walking Street Markets Open on Saturday and Sunday; Evening, Private Activity & Transfer; Dinner Included (fixed menu, excludes beverages) Duration: 3 – 4 hours; Fitness Level: Easy; Travel time to activity: 15 – 20 mins drive.)
Ful Day Visit To Elephant Nature Park Spend a day with gentle giants! The majestic elephant is one of the most revered creatures in Thailand. At the Elephant Nature Park in the picturesque valley of Mae Taeng just an hour from Chiang Mai, these beautiful pachyderms receive all the care and respect that they truly deserve. This 20 year old sanctuary houses the country’s rescued elephants, from newborn babes to imposing oldtimers, and provides them a natural habitat to thrive in. Learn about the life of elephants and the threats they face in Southeast Asia from wildlife experts and local caregivers. Help feed and bathe the elephants and come away with a new perspective and insight into their lives.