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Trails and Gems of Siam

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  • 5 Days

Trails and Gems of Siam

Enjoy this memorable five-day tour discovering modern Thailand and the historic Siam. Starting and ending in Bangkok, admire the ancient monuments, dazzling temples and bustling markets that help make Thailand the most captivating country in Southeast Asia. Visit ruins such as those of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, which offer an insight into the grandeur of past glories, and meet the inhabitants of remote rainforest villages.

ARRIVAL BANGKOK – KAMPHAENG PHET

After an early pick from the designated meeting point in Bangkok*: Century Park Hotel at 7 am, transfer to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate ruins of this once-vast island city, which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago. Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in temples such as Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat – where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island, observing the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Kamphaeng Phet for check-in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure Overnight in Kamphaeng Phet on selected board option. **We recommend arriving at the indicated meeting point 20 minutes before that indicated time. Pick up from Century Park Hotel (Lobby) Bangkok is at 7 o'clock Due to road and traffic conditions, in order to maintain the scheduled departure timings, it is recommended that clients arrive a day prior to the programme and book a pre-night or arrive at the meeting point at least 20 minutes before the indicated time .*****All clients must be at the pick-up point in time for briefing. The tour will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the tour group, will need to be borne directly by client on the ground. Pick up from Bangkok airports or outer city hotels are subject to a supplementary charge. Read more

Kamphaeng Phet

KAMPHAENG PHET-CHIANG MAI

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill surrounded by walls. Climb the naga staircase and explore the complex, which boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Continue to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, which offers shelter and care to more than 50 Asian elephants in a natural rainforest habitat. The centre’s prize attraction, however, are the six elephants from the king of Thailand’s Royal Stables. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a relaxing Thai massage (not included). In the evening, head to the bustling night bazaar for a stroll or enjoy an evening out by trying a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances (optional, not included). Overnight in Chiang Mai on selected board option. Read more

CHIANG MAI

CHIANG MAI

After breakfast in the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309-step naga staircase. Alternatively, you can use the cable car (included) to reach the temple. This spiritual sojourn is followed by a visit to the shopping heaven that is the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, which are both usually of excellent quality. After local lunch in a local restaurant, return to the hotel with the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai on selected board option. Read more

Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI – SUKHOTHAI

Bid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, which include a 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Take to the road again and head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, which covers the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’ and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park has the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples. The complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is divided between the ruins within the walls and moat and those outside them. Overnight in Sukhothai on selected board option. Read more

Sukhothai

SUKHOTHAI – DEPART BANGKOK

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Sukhothai, heading for Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if it were the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, which is known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Savour a delicious lunch is in a local restaurant en route and continue to Bangkok for drop off* at your hotel. Breakfast and lunch included *Transfers to Bangkok airports or outer city hotels are subject to a supplementary charge. Late drop off at inner city centre in Bangkok at around 17:00, please make travel arrangement accordingly or book extra night Read more

Bangkok

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kamphaeng Phet
Hotel Chakungrao Riverview or similar
Day 2
Location Chiang Mai
Hotel Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or similar
Day 3
Location Chiang Mai
Hotel Holiday Inn Chiang Mai or similar
Day 4
Location Sukhothai
Hotel Legendha Sukhothai or similar

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • TOUR GUIDE:
  • Operated with English/Italian/French/German or Spanish-speaking guide*
  • ACCOMMODATION:
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • MEALS:
  • Half Board Option: 4 Breakfasts; 4 lunches
  • Full Board Option: 4 Breakfasts; 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • TRANSPORT:
  • Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
  • All entrance fees as indicated: Ayutthaya Historical Park; Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Long tail Boat cruise and Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and San Kamphaeng Road in Chiang Mai; Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun; Sukhothai Historical Park; Phra Prang Sam Yot and San Phra Kan in Lopburi.

Package excludes

  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Gratuity for driver and guide
  • Optional tours
  • International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees
  • Pick-up from outer Bangkok hotels

More information

  • Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for Seat - in - coach Itineraries.
  • Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.
  • Day 1: We recommend arriving at the indicated meeting point 20 minutes before that indicated time. Pick up from Century Park Hotel (Lobby) Bangkok is at 7 o'clock The tour will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the tour group, will need to be borne directly by client on the ground. Pick up from Bangkok airports , transfers to Bangkok airports,outer city hotels are subject to a supplementary charge.
  • Day 5:Late drop off at inner city centre in Bangkok at around 17:00, please make travel arrangement accordingly or book extra night

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Leonell, United States

Amazing short trip to know one corner of THailand. The guide was outstanding and we were travelling in a small multy nationality tour ( great great experience) , I booked as well the 3 days city break in Bangkok with DS , all the pick ups and transfers were perfect ¡¡¡ Thanks

Wendy, United States

Overall the tour was good. Hotel accommodations could be improved as we felt isolated in a couple of the hotel areas. There was free time a couple times with nowhere to go as the hotels were not close to anything.

Cynthia, United States

We had fun and learned a lot about the country. The guide Charlie was very knowledgeable. Vehicle was comfortable and had wifi built it. Driving times were not too long and we stopped for breaks as needed. Hotels and the food provided were also very good.

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