What To Expect
Visit the Summer Palace of Rama V at Bang Pa In and Ayutthaya, the ancient and glorious capital of Siam where you can find the ruined temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. After a visit to the Ayutthaya National Park, enjoy lunch at local restaurant in Chainat. Continue to Phitsanulok. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a visit to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat temple and see one of the most revered Buddha statues. Join the locals as they go about in their morning prayers and offerings. Continue to the ancient cities and historical landmarks of Sukhothai and Si Satchanalai, both protected by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Go on a visit to the Wat Run Khung, popularly known as the white temple. Along the way, you will have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, a brief drive from Lampang. Travel north and make a quick stop to Phayao Lake for coffee break before heading to Wat Rong Khun which is also known as the White Temple. Around midday, we'll arrive at the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. While here, we'll visit the 212 House of Opium and stroll around its rare collection of opium paraphernalia such as weights, scales and pipes. Next, we'll proceed to Mae Sai with a visit to the popular market and bridge over the River Ruak to Myanmar. Continue to visit local culture at the Hilltribe Museum and Education Center. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Rai. Lunch is included.
We'll have an early start this morning. After breakfast, Chiang Rai morning market and then visit to the Wat Phra Kaew temple. The journey out of town is on a relaxing river cruise on a traditional long tail boat of about 3.5 hours to Pha Tai, where there is a visit to hill tribe village. Continue by road to Tha Ton and enjoy a tasty lunch before heading to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the famous mountain top temple extending breath taking views over the beautiful surrounding landscape. Then, spend the night at a lovely hotel in Chiang Mai.
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to get close and personal with the endearing and skillful Thai Elephants at a nearby elephant camp. You can even try riding an elephant (the elephant ride is optional and not included). Afterwards, proceed to an orchid farm and stop for lunch. Visit a local handicrafts village after enjoying a scrumptious lunch. Next, we'll proceed to the Colour Factory, formerly known as the Elephant Parade and take part in a workshop. Overnight at a Chiang Mai hotel.
You'll have free time at your leisure after breakfast until it's time for your transfer to Chiang Mai Airport to catch your flight to Bangkok or your next destination.
Pick up from Bangkok city center hotels
All entrance fees as appropriated
Elephant riding on day 5
Domestic Airline tickets and domestic airline tax per one way
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Supplement charge for pick-ups in outer Bangkok hotels. Please inquire.
Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.
Please indicate if you want us to book your flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok for you.
There will be no refund for unused services.
Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to tour contents/itinerary.
This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants per booking.
Rates for triple rooms are the same as the rates for the twin/double rooms.
Early hotel check-in (before noon), late hotel check-out (after lunch), connecting rooms, and adjoining rooms are not guaranteed.
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
There may be a compulsory Christmas/New Year/Peak Season supplement to be added to tour price on affected days. Please inquire.
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3 hours and 30 minutes