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Asia: Thailand Around North

Hosted by: Thee Curious Traveller

Thailand Around North

Explore the beauty of Thailand and it's must see highlights

Duration: 10 days 9 nights

Hotel included, breakfast included, activties included

Type:Active,Nature,Culture,

This trip will involve low level physical activity

Location: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai

A warm blend of culture, nature, food and people

Explore around the north of Thailand and experience magnificent culture, history and mouth-watering food on these 10 days 9 nights experience.


Bangkok Arrival - Arrive at the airport in Bangkok, where you will meet our licensed and experienced guide, then transfer to the hotel. Check in and spend the rest of the day at leisure. - In the evening, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to China Town Square where you start an interesting short walk along Yaowarat Road where you visit interesting shops with variety of fresh foods, fresh & dry fruits, Chinese herbs, and groceries. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Bangkok
Bangkok - Breakfast is at hotel. - Set off to uncover the history of Bangkok, start your journey in Bangkok, one of Asia's most cosmopolitan centres. Continue to the majesty of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. The splendid Grand Palace enclosure is home to many ornate temples and buildings, in a variety of architectural styles. Gold leaf, reflective tiling and Buddha Images are to be seen everywhere. The magnificent Wat Phra Kaeo - a treasure trove of Thai arts and home to the Emerald Buddha, Thailand’s most revered Buddha image - is at the heart of the complex. - Walk to one of the oldest temples in Bangkok: Wat Pho (or the temple of the Reclining Buddha). The famous reclining Buddha, constructed in 1932, is enshrined in this temple. The 46-metre-long and 15-metre-high gold-plated Reclining Buddha, with eyes and feet inlaid with mother-of-pearl brings, to mind the Lord Buddha’s entry into Nirvana. Wat Pho was also the first centre of public education in the Kingdom. Nowadays, it is an important centre for the teaching and administering of traditional Thai massage. - Set off along the Waterway of Chao Praya River on a private long-tailed boat to discover the Thonburi canal and get an in-depth look at daily life along the canals. Before returning to your hotel. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Bangkok -
Bangkok – Kanchanaburi - After breakfast at the hotel. - We'll journey about 75 miles west of Bangkok to Ratchaburi, set on the banks of the Mae Klong River. We begin with a stop at the amazing Railway Market to witness a train running through the middle of the market. Then continue our day to Damnoen Saduak floating market, to take a paddleboat ride along the canal. Then, after a walking tour of the market, we’ll stop at a palm sugar workshop and coconut farm to see how this staple of Thai cuisine is made. - In the afternoon, we travel overland to Kanchanaburi Province, a green region where the riverside scenery belies its dramatic history, portrayed in the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. It was here that Allied POWs and Asian conscripts were forced to build the infamous World War II railway. - Lunch is included in Kanchanaburi. We will have the chance to walk across the original Bridge on the River Kwai, and then visit Kanchanaburi's War Cemetery and Thai-Burma Railway Museum. The area is now peaceful, but many lives were lost during the construction of one of the most difficult sections of the railway during World War II. Check in at hotel and dinner is on own expense. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya - Breakfast is at your hotel then followed by check-out. - Today, you will venture away from Kanchanaburi to Ayutthaya, the Capital of Thailand from 1350 to 1776, when it was sacked by an invading Burmese army. In Ayutthaya visit the most important of the ruined temples in Ayutthaya historical park, Wat Mahathat and Wat Pra Sri Sanphet. Enjoy lunch at Local restaurant during the excursion day. - In the late afternoon, check-in and time is at leisure. Dinner is on your own. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Breakfast is at hotel then followed by check-out. - Driving north and arrive in Phitsanulok for a brief visit to Wat Mahathat, featuring Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha image – Phra Puttachinnarat. - Following lunch at local restaurant in the afternoon, we take you to Sukhothai, a name meaning “dawn of happiness” that was founded in the 13th century and became the kingdom's first capital, overseeing a period renowned as the golden age of Thai history. Visit Sukhothai Historical Park, which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition. See the main sites of Wat Mahathat, Wat Si Chum, Wat Sri Sawai, War Sra Sri and Wat Trapang Ngoen before checking into your hotel. Cycling through the park is a relaxing and fun way to see the ruins at your own pace. In the late afternoon, check-in and time is at leisure. Dinner is on your own. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Sukhothai
Sukhothai – Lampang – Chiang Mai - Breakfast is at hotel then followed by check-out. - Head north to Lampang, stop on the way at the villages of Sri Satchanalai and Baan Na Ton Chan. Take a walk through these charming small villages and experience the heartbeat of Thailand on an experiential tour that seeks to bring travelers and locals together while exposing a side of the country that is rarely seen by outsiders. On the visit, you will pick fruit alongside locals and see what it is like to work in rice paddy fields. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how communities in this region are adopting sustainable living practices. Observe the innate craftsmanship of locals with a visit to a wooden toy manufacturer and a local silk weaver. - On the way to Chiang Mai visit at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most spectacular temples in Thailand dating back to 1486. Here, there is an opportunity to take a horse cart ride through town. Also, visit Wat Pong Sanook, a temple awarded by UNESCO for cultural heritage conservation due to its inspirational model for community-led conservation in saving a unique Lanna temple. - In the late afternoon, check-in and time is at leisure. Dinner is on your own. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Breakfast is at hotel. - Your exploration of Chiang Mai (known as the ‘Rose of the North’) takes you to visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, the most famous landmark of Chiang Mai situated 1676 metres above the city. There is a short climb up the staircase adorned with imposing looking Nagas-the mythical Thai water spirits- to visit the exquisite golden pagoda. The sound of temple bells fills the air and the view overlooking the city makes an irresistible photo opportunity. - Lunch is a delicacy northern cuisine, Khao Soi or yellow curry noodle. After lunch, explore the city’s most interesting temples (the city has more than a hundred temples). Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Man and Suan Dok are all famous and worth to visit. - Overnight at your choice of hotel in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai – Elephant Experience - Breakfast is at hotel. - This is a real hands on experience which is both educational and great fun. You will also learn how to observe elephant behavior and temperament and will be shown how to check an elephant is healthy as well as gain its trust. The next stage is all about unchaining the elephant, feeding it and walking it to the river where you will have the opportunity to bath your elephant. Enjoy with snack and refreshment before return to your hotel. - Lunch is on own and afternoon is time at leisure to relax or stroll around the town. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai – Free day - Breakfast is at hotel. - Free day to explores the town or relax at the hotel. Meals are on own expense. In the evening, our driver will pick you up from your hotel to dinner at local lanna styles “Kantoke dinner”. Enjoy the local tastes with traditional show. Overnight at your choice of hotel in Chiang Mai

Accommodation

What your trip includes

• 9-nights’ accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast • Meals mentioned in the itinerary as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) • Private transportation in a chauffeur-driven, air-conditioned vehicle for airport transfer. • Tours and activities as indicated in the itinerary. • Professional English-speaking airport representative on the arrival day. • Professional and licensed English-speaking guide (additional charge applies for other language speaking guide). • All entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary. • 7% local government tax.

What's not included

international flights

Important Notes

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