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Discover Central and Northern Thailand 14 days

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Discover Central and Northern Thailand 14 days

This is the classic Thailand round trip, that bring you through the Central Thailand, visit the historical site, old capital and stay close to nature , end at the Northern Thailand. The tour is running by minibus mix with local transport , so you can have different local experiences and enjoy the landscape and diversity of Thailand.

DAY 1

Arrival and dinner cruise

Upon arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting to welcome you at escort you to private transport. A professional driver will drive you to your designed hotel. Then check in and relax in the comfortable room with full facilities. Early evening, get ready for your special Welcome Dinner. You will be picked up by our experienced guide and driver for going to the pier for boarding a fantastic cruise. A luxury dinner along the main river in Bangkok is awaiting for you. Enjoy a variety of Thai and International cuisine in buffet style with the stunning scene of Bangkok at night time. Back to hotel. Overnight in Bangkok. Read more

Bangkok 2 nights
DAY 2

Bangkok experiences

After breakfast at hotel, be picked up at 08.30 by guide. Go to the pier by sky train and link to the Grand Palace by the boat along Chao Phraya River. The Grand Palace is the most visited landmark of Thailand. It is a must visit at least once in the lifetime.  The Grand Palace is divided into three main zones. The Outer Court, home of royal offices, public buildings and the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the residence of Thailand’s most sacred Buddhist sculpture. Phra Kaeo Morakot (the Emerald Buddha) was carved completely from flawless green jade and is situated amid gold-gilded sculptures and ornaments, and fresco paintings of the main ordination hall. The Middle Court, which is where the most important residential and state buildings are; and the Inner Court, which is exclusively reserved for the king, his queen and his consorts. Later on a, tray a nice experience on Tuk Tuk ride to the famous Flower Market. Visit the market and a nice lunch will be provided at local restaurant by the river. After lunch , proceed to visit Wat Pho, Temple of Reclining Buddha, it is also regarded as the country’s first public university as when King Rama III ordered a restoration of the temple, he demanded are vision of lost sciences, segmented into eight categories and engraved them onto several stone inscriptions (later been registered the UNESCO Memory of the World since 2008) so people were free to read and learn—and Thai massage was one of eight the categories.After wandering around wall paintings, you can stop by at the massage pavilion to try traditional Thai massage using ancient techniques to release muscle tensions (on your own interest and own expense) Later, you will learn why Bangkok is called “ the Venice of Asia”. It is a time to try out a local boat for a river and canals tour to explore local life. See local people with their daily activities along the river at another side of Bangkok. Returning to the pier and further transfer to your hotel. Free evening time for your own Bangkok exploration. Overnight in Bangkok. Read more

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DAY 3

Nature and historical Town

After breakfast, meet your private guide and leave for River Kwai with a stop at the world famous Damnoen Saduak Floating, where local people do trading along the canals by rowing a small boat and full load of products to sell. Here you try and boat trip with the seller along the canal in their flat-bottomed boat. Later, heading to River Kwai, lunch will be made on the way at local Thai restaurant. Once entering Kanchanaburi, Visit War Cemetery and JEATH museum. The name JEATH is derived from countries engaged in the WWII death railway construction from 1942 to 1945: Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland. And as the name suggests, this small museum displays photographs and illustrations narrating the living condition of prisoners of war (POWs) during that cruel time, some of which were donated by former POWs who survived. The museum building itself was also turned from the detention hut, used during that period. From JEATH museum take motorized-boat for a trip along the river and fantastic scenery to The Bridge over River Kwai. Drive to your hotel for check in and relax. Dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight at Kanchanaburi. Read more

River Kwai 2 nights
DAY 4

Historic Train Ride

After breakfast at hotel, go to Hellfire pass , opened in 1998, it is dedicated to the Allied prisoners of war and Asian laborers who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during World War II. The place provides visitors with an audio guide tour to Hellfire Pass (Konyu cutting) and the walking trail. Lunch at local restaurant. From the restaurant, (if we have time) you can walk along the Death Railway to the small cave nearby where was used as a shelter for the prisoners of war when building the railway. After that, take historical train ride along the Death Railway from here. Back to hotel. Relax on own leisure. Dinner is on your own expense. Overnight at River Kwai. Read more

River Kwai 2 nights
DAY 5

The UNESCO World Heritage

After breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide and leave for Ayutthaya, one of Thailand’s historical and majestic highlights. The capital of Thailand, then known as the Kingdom of Ayutthaya, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya was glorified as one of the biggest cities in Southeast Asia and a regional power for 417 years.  Before entering the center of historical site you will visit the great Bang Pa-In Palace, a complex of royal residences first built in around the 17th century to serve as a summer palace of Ayutthaya kings. It was later abandoned and ruined until King Mongkut (Rama IV) restored the complex. Most of the buildings we see today were ordered to build during the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who regularly spent his summers here with his royal consorts. Nowadays it is one of the most illustrious gardens of Thailand. Enjoy to see architectural highlights like a Chinese pavilion completely made from teak wood and interior made from ebony and jade. Or the Thai style pavilion in the middle of a small lake. You will just love the atmosphere of this beautiful place. After that, moving closer to the historical town of Ayutthaya. Try a light lunch at local restaurant by the river. After lunch, drop at the bicycle rental shop to find your bicycle for a historical bike ride along the historical road, passing the old temples, ruins, old shop houses , local houses and much more. Lose your time in ancient Thailand and study local culture appeared in the ancient architecture of the sanctuary and some of the holy temples during your visit. Don't forget your camera. The ancient sights of Ayutthaya are one of the most attractive scenery for making amazing photos. Especially at sunset time you will get lost in Ancient Thailand. Back to your hotel. Time for own leisure at your comfortable hotel. Overnight in Ayutthaya. Read more

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DAY 6

Uthai Thani & Sukhothai

After breakfast, check out and drive to Uthaithani, visit an incredible crystal chapel at local temple. Proceed to Phitsanulok, visit the most sacred temple with its great principle Buddha Image at the main chapel. Light lunch at local restaurant. Heading to Sukhothai. Free evening. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Sukhothai. Read more

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DAY 7

Sukhothai-Chiang Mai

After breakfast, visit Sukhothai Historical Park; it was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, visit the ruins of the Royal Palaces, Buddhist temples, the city gates, walls, moats, dams, ditches, ponds canals and the water dyke control system which was the magical and spiritual center of the Kingdom are now preserved and restored by the Fine Arts Department with the cooperation of UNESCO. Then go to visit Wat Srichum, one of the highlight of Sukhothai. Lunch will be provided at the local restaurant. Heading to Lampang. visit Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang , the most sacred temple of Lampang. Visit a local jungle market to see the very exotic foodstuff offered for sale. Proceed to Chiang Mai. Check in at hotel and relax. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Read more

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DAY 8

Highlights of Chiang Mai

After breakfast, go to visit Wat Doi Suthep, the temple with Golden Chedi. After that go to visit the Silver Factory and the unseen Silver Temple. Lunch the local food at local restaurants. Back to hotel and relax At 4 PM, go for private Thai cooking class, enjoy cooking your own dinner and get Thai cookbook back home. Drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Read more

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DAY 9

Doi Inthanon

After breakfast, go to visit Doi Inthanon National Park. Soft trekking to the waterfalls is waiting for you. Enjoy the nature along your trail leading you to one of the beautiful waterfalls. Spend your time here among the nature and sound of waterfalls. Later, walk back to the village and try local food including fresh-brewed coffee. Then visit local village and spend your time to explore local life of the Hill tribe. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, drive further up-hill to visit the most beautiful pagoda on the mountain, represent the King and Queen of Thailand. Drive back to hotel. Free evening. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Read more

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DAY 10

Elephant Trekking

After breakfast at hotel. Meet your guide and leave for Chiang Dao Elephant Center. The goal for this center is to make sure that all elephants are happy. Each elephant has its own mahout to care for on a one-on-one basis. Elephants are only work during the morning, with their afternoons and nights free to roam the surrounding natural forest. With such a vast area filled with hills and the Ping River, elephants can wander through the forests as well as take bath in the river. This place welcome all who are interested in the natural environment of the north of Thailand and who are interested in elephants. Here, at Chiang-Dao Chiang Mai Elephant Training Center, you will be able to get a real feel for the enchanting elephants in their natural habitat. Get away from the hustle and bustle of life and experience a unique and memorable time with the eco tourism, which showcases the simple, raw and traditional ways of life of Thailand's elephants and their human companions. You will learn all about elephants – their nature, their individual traits, their lifestyles, their talents and their charms. You will also get a glimpse at the unique and very real relationships between elephants and their mahouts, often each other’ s best friends for life. Enjoy elephant riding and bamboo rafting for your real experience. After that, go for lunch at the orchid farm . You can enjoy a variety of orchids during a nice Thai lunch. Afternoon, back to hotel for relax and refresh. Read more

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DAY 11

Free day at Chiang Mai

Breakfast at hotel. Free day on own exploration in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai 5 nights
DAY 12

Drive to Chiang Rai

After breakfast, check out and meet your guide. Continue your trip northward to Chiang Rai, lunch will be made on the way. Visit White Temple, the highlights of Chiang Rai. Then go to visit Bandam Museum, followed by the Hill Tribe village. Drive to your hotel, check in and relax on own leisure.

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DAY 13

Golden Triangle

After breakfast, drive to Doi Mae Salong, the tea plantation. Set in the picturesque and serene hill, Doi Mae Salong was once the community of Santi Khiri, the Chinese 93rd Divisions who escaped from the political tension in Burma in 1961. Today, Doi Mae Salong has become one of the main tourist attractions in Chiang Rai, offering the succulent native Chinese cuisine, lovely houses with flowers and many plantations from fruits to coffee and tea while there are still many tribes living there.  Try Yunnan (Chinese style) lunch here at a nice restaurant on the mountain. Followed by drive to the Golden Triangle. It is a must to complete the trip to Chiang Rai province.This is the famous location where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet in the middle of the Mekong River. The Golden Triangle was formerly known as the world’s major producer of opium, which was later improved by the Royal Projects. Sop Ruak is its nickname called by the locals, representing it is where Mekong and Ruak rivers join. It is also the birthplace of various legends of the Lanna culture. Visit the incredible temples on the hills looking over Mekhong River. Later, it is the time to try a boat trip along the Great Mekhong River, where you can absolutely get the best experience. Late afternoon, driver back to your hotel in Chiang Rai. Free evening on your own time. Overnight in Chiang Rai. Read more

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DAY 14

Departure

After breakfast, check out and get ready to be transferred to Chiang Rai airport for your next destination.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location River Kwai
Day 5
Location Ayutthaya
Day 6
Location Sukhothai
Day 7
Location Chiang Mai
Day 12
Location Chiang Rai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location River Kwai
Day 5
Location Ayutthaya
Day 6
Location Sukhothai
Day 7
Location Chiang Mai
Day 12
Location Chiang Rai
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bangkok
Day 3
Location River Kwai
Day 5
Location Ayutthaya
Day 6
Location Sukhothai
Day 7
Location Chiang Mai
Day 12
Location Chiang Rai

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch/Dinner as mentioned (Exclude drink)
  • Government Tax

Package excludes

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

More information

  • Prices are quoted per person in Double/Twin sharing room.
  • Single supplement charge is on request for staying in Single room
  • Songkran Festival Surcharge 13-16APR17
  • Standard Category , 33USD/person
  • Comfort Category, 40USD/person

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Mr. Erik S. and Helle W., Switzerland

Chanya, everything was so well arranged from your side and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us such a memorable and wonderful vacation.

Lise H. and family, Denmark

Dear Chanya, we have only positive feedback. Everything went smooth and easy for us, so thank you so much. We hope to be able to contact you in the future. kind regards

Birthe and John Solove’, Denmark

Now we are back, every thing was success Hotel, Transfer, Weather etc. can also highly recommend Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Club rooms. We felt, that we was not just a guest, but “The Guests” service level outstanding. Hope i can come back to you – i can recommend your service.

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