Amazing Thailand

11 Nights / 12 Days

Overview

Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality and natural beauty of Thailand on this incredible tour. Discover bustling floating markets in Bangkok, explore the ancient capital of Siam’s golden age in Sukhothai, and connect deeply with elephants at a jungle sanctuary in Chiang Mai, focusing on their care rather than riding them. Thailand’s ancient kingdoms await your exploration!

 

Highlights

  • Highlights of Bangkok
  • Ancient capitals of the Thailand Kingdom
  • Golden Triangle Region where Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos meet
  • Befriend with elephants, feed, bathe, and play with them
  • Indulge in the flavors of Thai cuisine

Bangkok

Kanchanaburi

Ayutthaya

Sukhothai

Lampang

Chiang Rai

Chiang Mai

Tour Route

2 Nights

Bangkok

2 Nights

1 Night

Kanchanaburi

1 Night

1 Night

Ayuthaya

1 Night

1 Night

Sukhothai

1 Night

1 Night

Lampang

1 Night

2 Nights

Chiang Rai

2 Nights

3 Nights

Chaing Mai

3 Nights

Detailed Itinerary

Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, you will be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel. Bangkok, with its rich history tied closely to the Chakri dynasty, offers a blend of tradition and modernity. Enjoy your check-in at the hotel and have some free time to relax and unwind.

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Bangkok

Bangkok

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, we will visit the Grand Palace, which is the most sacred and majestic place in Bangkok, dedicated to the Thai royal family. Within the Grand Palace complex, we will explore Wat Phra Kaew, renowned for the Emerald Buddha statue. This complex houses centuries-old temples and official buildings that are still in use today.

Next, we will proceed to Wat Pho, one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest Buddhist temples, located south of the Grand Palace along the eastern bank of the Chao Phraya River. Here, we will admire the famous Reclining Buddha statue, measuring 45 meters long and 15 meters high, adorned with mother of pearl inlays.

Lunch (at client’s expense)

After lunch at a local restaurant, we will take a leisurely stroll through Chinatown, Bangkok’s bustling area known for its vibrant atmosphere and diverse culinary delights from across the region.

Visit to Wat Traimit

Following Chinatown, we will visit Wat Traimit, renowned for its Golden Buddha, a remarkable statue made of pure gold.

Afternoon Long-tail Boat Ride

In the afternoon, we will embark on a long-tail boat excursion along the Chao Phraya River and the lively canals of Thonburi. This journey offers picturesque views of local life and includes a stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, known for its stunning architecture and riverside location.

Afterwards, return to the hotel for free time to relax and unwind.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Bangkok

Bangkok – Meaklong Market – Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, we will depart from Bangkok for a scenic drive to Samut Songkhram Province, located just an hour outside the bustling capital. This full-day excursion offers a glimpse into the traditional charms of the Thai countryside.

Mae Klong Railway Market

Our first stop is Mae Klong Railway Market, where vendors set up their stalls along the train tracks. Witness the unique spectacle of vendors swiftly clearing their goods as the train approaches, only to set them up again moments after it passes.

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Next, we proceed to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, one of Thailand’s most famous and picturesque markets. Although touristy, it provides a glimpse into how traditional floating markets operated decades ago. Enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride through the maze of canals, exploring the vibrant market bustling with boats selling tropical fruits and local delights.

Optional Visit to Tha Kha Floating Market

If your visit falls on a Saturday or Sunday, you have the option to visit Tha Kha Floating Market instead of Damnoen Saduak. Tha Kha is smaller and less touristy, offering a more authentic experience. You can also take a short paddle boat tour to see how coconut palm sugar is made in the local backwaters.

Visit to Kanchanaburi

After exploring the floating markets, we will depart for Kanchanaburi. Here, we will visit the World War II memorial sites, including the Cemetery, to pay respects to those who lost their lives during the war. We will also visit the historic Kwai River Bridge, famously known from the “Bridge on the River Kwai” movie.

Train Ride along the River Kwai

Experience a memorable train ride along the Death Railway, starting from Wang Pho station, lasting approximately 30 minutes. This scenic journey follows the winding path along the river, offering views of the historic route.

Transfer to Hotel in Kanchanaburi

After a full day of exploration, we will transfer to our hotel in Kanchanaburi for an overnight stay.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi – Erawan Park – Ayuthaya (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, we embark on an exciting day of exploration:

Visit to Erawan Waterfall

Depart for Erawan Waterfall, located in Erawan National Park. This stunning seven-tiered waterfall is known for its natural beauty and crystal-clear pools. Guests are advised to wear good walking shoes for the trek to see each picturesque tier. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit if you wish to take a refreshing dip in the waterfall’s natural pools.

Departure for Ayutthaya

In the afternoon, we continue our journey to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. Known as the ‘Venice of the East,’ Ayutthaya is situated along the Chao Phraya River and its tributaries, surrounded by historical monuments and ruins dating back to its founding in 1350 by King Uthong.

Exploration of Ayutthaya

Upon arrival, explore the rich cultural heritage of Ayutthaya, where remnants of its glorious past as a prosperous kingdom are still visible today. Visit key historical sites and temples that reflect the city’s grandeur during its peak. Marvel at the ancient architecture and learn about the history of Thailand through its majestic ruins.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Ayutthaya

Ayuthaya – Sukhothai (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, we embark on a unique journey:

Exploring Ayutthaya with Kermit Tuk Tuk

We’ll catch a Kermit tuk tuk, a charming mode of transport unique to Ayutthaya and Trang provinces. This delightful ride allows us to explore the temple highlights of Ayutthaya, starting with Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, known for its towering chedi and serene atmosphere. We’ll visit Wat Mahathat, famous for the Buddha head entwined in the roots of a tree, a captivating sight that symbolizes the city’s ancient history. En route, we’ll stroll through a local market before reaching Wat Phra Si Sanphet, the royal temple and heart of the ancient capital.

Road Trip to Sukhothai via Uthai Thani and Phitsanulok

Following our exploration of Ayutthaya, we continue our road trip towards Sukhothai via Uthai Thani and Phitsanulok. Along the scenic route, we’ll enjoy the countryside views and perhaps stop for lunch at a local spot to savor some authentic Thai cuisine.

Arrival in Sukhothai

In the late afternoon, we arrive in Sukhothai, Thailand’s ancient capital and revered as the birthplace of Thai culture. Upon arrival, we’ll check into our hotel and unwind after a day filled with cultural discoveries and scenic drives.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Sukhothai

Sukhothai – Lampang (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, we proceed with an exciting itinerary:

Exploring Sukhothai Historical Park by Bicycle

We’ll transfer to the bicycle parking area and embark on a journey through Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its well-preserved ruins. Here, you’ll find nearly 200 chedis and temples dating back to the Sukhothai Kingdom era.

  • Ajana Buddha Image at Wat Srichum: Our first stop is at Wat Srichum to marvel at the revered Ajana Buddha image, a symbol of Sukhothai’s spiritual legacy.

  • Wat Prapai Luang: Next, we visit Wat Prapai Luang, an ancient temple that served as a community center during the early days of the Sukhothai Kingdom.

  • Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri, and Wat Trapang Ngoen: We’ll continue our exploration with visits to Wat Sri Sawai, known for its Khmer-style architecture, Wat Sra Sri with its serene surroundings, and Wat Trapang Ngoen, which offers insights into ancient Thai religious practices.

Free Lunch

Enjoy a leisurely lunch on your own.

Transfer to Lampang

In the afternoon, we depart for Lampang, a charming city known for its rich cultural heritage and traditional Lanna architecture. Upon arrival, we’ll check into our hotel and settle in for the evening.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Lampang

Lampang – Chiang Rai (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, our day unfolds with captivating activities:

Visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang

We’ll start our day with a visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a masterpiece of Lanna-style architecture and one of Thailand’s most cherished temples. Built in the 13th century, this temple is renowned for its viharns (assembly halls) that open on all sides, typical of Lanna design. Unlike some temples that have undergone modern restoration, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang has been impeccably preserved in its original form. The name translates to “the temple of the Great Relic of the Lampang Buddha,” reflecting its cultural and religious significance. Prepare to be enchanted by the blend of Lanna and Thai Lü architectural styles.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Following our temple exploration, we’ll embark on a delightful 30-minute horse-drawn carriage tour through Lampang city and its surrounding villages. This charming mode of transport offers a unique perspective on local life and historical landmarks.

Free Lunch in a Local Restaurant

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant, savoring authentic Thai flavors at your own pace.

Transfer to Chiang Rai via Phayao Lake

In the afternoon, we continue our journey to Chiang Rai. Along the way, we’ll make a scenic stop at Phayao Lake, where you can relax with a coffee and soak in the serene beauty of the lake’s surroundings.

Arrival in Chiang Rai

We’ll arrive in Chiang Rai by the end of the day, ready to settle in and unwind at our hotel.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai

Breakfast in the Hotel

After breakfast, our day is filled with enriching experiences:

Visit to the Local Market

We’ll start by visiting a local market to discover and explore the diverse array of local products, showcasing the vibrant culture and flavors of the region.

Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)

Next, we’ll proceed to Wat Phra Kaew, a revered temple where the Emerald Buddha image was once enshrined. This temple holds significant historical and religious importance in Thailand.

Wat Phra Singha

Following Wat Phra Kaew, we’ll visit Wat Phra Singha, known for housing one of Thailand’s most exquisite Buddha images. The temple’s architecture and serene atmosphere provide a perfect setting for quiet contemplation.

Visit to Baan Dam (Black House)

After exploring the city, we’ll take a short drive to Baan Dam, also known as the Black House. Created by national artist Thawan Duchanee, Baan Dam is a unique blend of traditional northern Thai architecture and unconventional modern designs. It serves as both an art studio and a museum, showcasing Duchanee’s distinctive style.

Lunch on Your Own

Enjoy lunch at your leisure, perhaps sampling local dishes at a restaurant of your choice.

Boat Cruise on Mae Kok River to Karen Village

In the afternoon, we’ll embark on a scenic boat cruise along the Mae Kok River, soaking in the tranquil surroundings as we journey towards a Karen village. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to observe elephants in their natural habitat and even feed them.

Elephant Trekking

Experience the thrill of a one-hour elephant trekking adventure, immersing yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes and enjoying a unique perspective from atop these majestic creatures.

Transfer Back to Chiang Rai

After an exhilarating day, we’ll transfer back to Chiang Rai, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s experiences.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai (Drive)

Breakfast in the Hotel

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, today’s itinerary unfolds with exciting explorations:

Visit to Chiang Saen

We’ll start our day with a ride to Chiang Saen, an ancient city situated on the banks of the Khong River (Mekong River). Explore the historical remnants and cultural heritage of this significant site.

Opium Museum

Next, we’ll visit the Opium Museum, offering insights into the history of opium in Thailand. Learn about its impact on the region and its historical context in Southeast Asia.

Lunch at Local Restaurant in Golden Triangle

Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in the Golden Triangle area, known for its picturesque views and cultural significance where Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), and Laos meet.

Boat Trip along Mekong River

Embark on a scenic boat trip along the Mekong River, providing panoramic views of the meeting point of Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), and Laos at the Golden Triangle. This journey offers a unique perspective on the geography and cultural diversity of the region.

Transfer to Chiang Mai

In the afternoon, we’ll proceed with a direct transfer to Chiang Mai, where we’ll check in to our hotel. Relax and unwind after a day filled with exploration and discovery.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

Breakfast in the Hotel

Today’s morning is dedicated to exploring the rich cultural heritage and vibrant markets of Chiang Mai:

Walking Tour of Old Town

Begin with a walking tour of the old town, marveling at the ancient wall, moat, and historic gates that once protected the city. Discover the architectural beauty and serenity of Chiang Mai’s renowned temples:

  • Wat Phra Singh Temple
  • Wat Phan Tao Temple
  • Wat Chedi Luang Temple

Rickshaw Tour

Embark on a charming rickshaw tour through small streets lined with traditional houses, soaking in the local atmosphere and picturesque surroundings.

Central Market of Warorot

Visit the bustling Warorot Market, also known as Kad Luang, a central hub for local produce, handicrafts, and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and aromas of this vibrant market.

Visit to Doi Suthep Hill

In the afternoon, venture to Doi Suthep, a revered hill overlooking Chiang Mai. Explore the sacred grounds of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, an iconic temple with stunning panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.

Evening at the Night Market

End your day with a visit to the Night Market, where you can browse an array of local crafts, souvenirs, and street food stalls. Experience the lively atmosphere and vibrant nightlife of Chiang Mai’s bustling market scene.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai – Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Breakfast in the Hotel

Today’s adventure takes you to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary for an unforgettable experience with these majestic creatures:

Itinerary:

08:00 – 08:30 – Pickup from your hotel or accommodation in Chiang Mai.

08:30 – Begin your journey, driving approximately 1.5 hours south of Chiang Mai through scenic hills, forests, and local farming areas.

10:30 – Arrive at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Meet your guide and embark on a short 10-15 minute walk through the jungle to reach the sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing upon arrival.

11:00 – Start your encounter with the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with them in their natural environment while learning about their anatomy, history, and behavior. Capture memorable photos with these gentle giants.

12:00 – Enjoy a delicious lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruits.

13:00 – Participate in making herbal medicine balls for the elephants. Continue interacting with them, feeding them, and then walk with them to the river.

14:00 – Bathe and brush the elephants in the river, a refreshing and bonding experience for both you and the elephants. Join them for a therapeutic mud spa and swim in the river.

15:00 – Change into dry clothes and bid farewell to the elephants.

15:30 – Depart from the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours back to Chiang Mai.

17:00 – 17:30 – Arrive and be dropped off at your hotel or accommodation.

Meal: Breakfast

Overnight Stay at the Hotel in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai – Bangkok (By Flight)

Breakfast in the Hotel

Later: Transferred to Chiang Mai Airport to board your flight for Bangkok.

Upon arrival: In Bangkok Airport, connect onward flight back home.

Enjoy your departure from Thailand, and if there’s anything else you need assistance with or any last-minute questions, feel free to ask! Safe travels!

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