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The Great North Thailand - 12 Days

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The Great North Thailand - 12 Days

Thailands Great Northern Adventure Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Phisanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai From Elephants, hill tribes to temples. Experience the true culture of Thailand Guaranteed departure each day

DAY 1

Arrival in Bangkok

Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will met by your smiling English speaking guide at the airport. No need to worry about all the taxi touts and added stress, we have you covered! We shall transfer you directly to your hotel where you will check in. Once completed now its your turn to do whatever you like! Explore the vibrant streets, sample the street food or perhaps just have a nap after your long flight Overnight in Bangkok Read more

Bangkok 2 Nights
DAY 2

Bangkok City Tour full day

After breakfast get ready for your Bangkok City Tour The highlight - the renowned Royal Grand Palace, one of the must-sees that adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. After lunch, explore Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in this city that housing the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha. Continue to see Wat Arun (Dawn Temple), perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok. Then take local public boat to China town, short walking to visit local life style. After that, visit Wat Traimit, ‘Temple of the Golden Buddha’ famous for its 900-year-old and five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. After this, back to the hotel and you are feel to continue exploring or perhaps to sample some of the street delicacies. Read more

Bangkok
DAY 3

Bangkok - Kanchanaburi (B,L)

This morning you shall visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (about 2 hours drive away from Bangkok). En route with stop at Train Market and Sugar Palm Factory. At floating market take long tail to visit local life style. Take this opportunity to purchase some local goodies from mango and sticky rice to hot soup with fish balls. Then you will be guided to Kanchanaburi. This unique journey will include a train ride along the renowned Burma Railway built by prisoners of war and Indonesian slave laborers. Next we'll visit JEATH War Museum (World War II Museum) and take a look at the Bridge over the River Kwai, where the movie of the same name was filmed. Retire to your hotel for a good night sleep Read more

Kanchanaburi 1 Night
DAY 4

Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya (B,

Breakfast at hotel greet your guide and check out. Depart for Ayutthaya, the former Capital of Thailand. First visit one of the most beautiful Summer Palace namely Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Then continue via Wat Chai Wattanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch, the largest temple in Ayutthaya, Viharn Mongkol Bophit, the former Royal Temple built in 1610 and restored in 1956, and Wat Mahathat, one of the 10 royal temples of the highest class in Bangkok. Nearby is Wat Ratchaburana, the most significant feature of which is the 600-year-old stupa that enshrines relics of the Buddha. Read more

Ayutthaya 1 Night
DAY 5

Ayutthaya - Sukhothai (B,L)

After your breakfast we will start our journey to the north of Thailand. We head to Sukhothai stopping at the aptly named Money Temple at Lopburi. Afterwards your next visit shall be to one of the most beautifully decorated Lord Buddha Images called Phra Sri Rattana Sasadaram or Phra Buddha Chinaraja. Continue our trip to Sukhothai before checking into your hotel Read more

Sukhothai 1 Night
DAY 6

Sukhothai - Lampang (B,L)

After breakfast, visit Embark to Sukhothai Historical Park or the 1st Capital of Thailand. Found in the 13th century, Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness). The superb temples and monuments of this great city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see. Lunch at local restaurant. Then off you go to Sri Satchanalai Historical Park which is located on the bank of the Yom River. This ancient town occupied more than 320 hectares (800 acres) of land. Of this, the 91- hectare (288 acres) area within the old ramparts and moat is the focus of sightseeing in the historical park. Read more

Lampang 1 Night
DAY 7

Lampang - Chiang Rai (B,L)

After breakfast, transfer to Lampang at Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, where the famous Emerald Buddha was enshrined for 32 years (from A.D. 1436 to 1468) Then drive on to visit Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang, one of the northern finest temples in the region. Visit afterwards Baan Sao Nuk, an ancient wooden house. After lunch, explore with a unique colorful Horse Carriage ride around town. Next onwards to Chiang Rai. Read more

Chiang Rai 2 Nights
DAY 8

Doi Mae Salong - Doi Tung (B

After breakfast, you will take a drive to Doi Mae Salong Mountain, history remembers this area for being centered on the the opium trade in the centre of the Golden Triangle. Afterwards visit the ingineous Akha Hill Tribe, Yao Hill tribe Village. Continue to Santi Kiri Village, with its tea & coffee plantations and also co-op store where homemade wines, medical herbs and other locally grown products are sold. The villagers are ethnic Yunan Chinese, descendents of KMT (Kuo Min Tung) Nationalist Chinese army regiment that took refuge in Thailand almost 50 years ago when Communist Forces won the civil war in mainland China. Lunch serve at the local restaurant Then drive up to the highest mountain peak on the Thai/Burma border Doi Tung. Next a visit to Mae Fah Luang Garden, This garden grows winter flowers and decorative plants with beautiful flowers taking turn to bloom season by season. Continue to The Royal Villa of the late Princess Mother (the King’s mother), the most beautiful combination styles of the northern Thai and Swiss winter villa. Then back to hotel. Read more

Chiang Rai
DAY 9

Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B,L

After breakfast, The trip continues to Mae Sai, the Thailand-Myanmar border which is also the northernmost point of Thailand. Here is the place to buy local products from China and Myanmar. Visit the world famous Golden Triangle where the borders of three countries; Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar are met. See the Golden Buddha Statue and a panoramic view of the Mekong River. Enjoy the boat trip. Then visit the archeological remains at Chiang Sean, which probably dates from around the 12th century and was once original capital of the Lanna kingdom. After that, visit White temple, on the way to Chiang Mai. Once in Chiang Mai itself get settled in your hotel and if you want do a bit of exploring Read more

Chiang Mai 3 Nights
DAY 10

Chiang Mai City Tour (B,L)

Early in morning before breakfast, experience the gentle way of Buddhist people’s life to take part in a daily Buddhist ceremony Tak Batr or merit making by giving food and other daily items to monks on their alms-rounds. Then back to hotel for relax. Later on drive to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, which was built in 1383. 3,500 feet above sea level. See the marvelous golden pagoda, which contains the holy relics of Lord Buddha. Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep can be approached on foot by climbing 306 steep stairs, flanked by tremendous mythical Nagas, which symbolizes humanity’s progress from earth to nirvana. Enjoy the panoramic view of Chiang Mai City. Lunch at local Restaurant. In afternoon, visit Chiang Mai's most sacred temples, drive around the Old City to see city’s moats and ruined city’s walls. Start with Chedi Luang Temple, Wat Phra Singh then back to hotel to relax. Make sure to visit the night market at some point! Read more

Chiang Mai
DAY 11

Join Full day Elephant Care

After breakfast, join transfer to visit Thai Elephant Care Centre. The itinerary will look like the below: Brief about Asian elephants and safety. Change uniform. Visit and interact with elderly elephants. Learn to make ground grass. Feed elephants with ground grass. Visit elephant cemetery. Make a fire in a stove. Stir sticky rice elephant snacks in the afternoon. Prepare to bathe with elephant. Bathe with Elephants. Lunch. Learn to make snacks to elephants. Learn to use external herb for elephants. Follow a trail of mahout and elephant by mini trekking to see the area of resting in the night time. Feed elderly elephants with a basket of banana. Farewell with elephants and return to hotel. Read more

DAY 12

Chiang Mai Departure (B)

After check out transfer to Airport for your onwards jounry. The trip ends! Good bye and please send us some photos, we would love to see them

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location Kanchanaburi
Day 4
Location Ayutthaya
Day 5
Location Sukhothai
Hotel Ruen Thai
Day 6
Location Lampang
Day 7
Location Chiang Rai
Day 9
Location Chiang Mai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location Kanchanaburi
Hotel Resortel
Day 4
Location Ayutthaya
Day 5
Location Sukhothai
Day 6
Location Lampang
Day 7
Location Chiang Rai
Day 9
Location Chiang Mai
Hotel De Lanna
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location Kanchanaburi
Day 4
Location Ayutthaya
Day 5
Location Sukhothai
Day 6
Location Lampang
Day 7
Location Chiang Rai
Day 9
Location Chiang Mai

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodations based on twin/double or triple sharing
  • Tours and transfer as private air-con vehicle
  • Private long trail boat @ Floating Market.
  • Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • 02 Daily bottle of drinking water per day tour.
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Service charge & Government tax

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Karen, United States

This was a great trip. Amazing countries and sites with helpful, pleasant tour guides. All the travel and hotel went smoothly and I had a reasonable amount of free time to explore on my own. I recommend it very highly. One piece of advice that I would give is to bring several passport pictures with you. You will need 2 for Vietnam and 1 each for Cambodia and Laos. When you arrive, get in the "Arrival Visa" lines to get your visa on arrival. The forms the travel agency (or you download) gives you need to be approved at the airport prior to actually getting your visa stamps. Read more

Denise, Ukraine

Guided yet independent travel! You always have the support of the Legend team! We touched on many cultural sites on this tour, the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly! Recommended!

Victor, Russian Federation

The boat is not the newest available but the staff were quite friendly. With regards to the accommodation, the air conditioning was a bit deficient as it would not work when the boat was moving, and when it did blow in the cabin it was ineffective and blowed moist humid air.

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