bangkokchiang mai

Essential Thailand

Explore both old and new sides of Bangkok, wander around the ruins of ancient Ayutthaya, and meet Asian Elephants in Chiang Mai on this adventure fit for the whole family!

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Bangkok Ayutthaya Chiang Mai
Days

6

Type of tour

Private

Hotel

From

US$1415

highlights

Itineray

Day 1 : Welcome to Bangkok

Sawasdee and welcome to the land of smiles. Your tour begins in Bangkok, the center of Thailand and known worldwide for its abundance of sensational foods, glamorous shopping malls, historic sights and sizzling nightlife.

Upon arrival to the airport, our representative will take you to the Shangri-La Hotel along the Chao Phraya River for check-in and refreshment.

Enjoy the day at leisure until an evening dinner cruise along the Chao Pyra River with the Shangri-La’s Horizon Cruise. Sample delicious Thai cuisine while watching the illuminated City of Angels pass you by as you cruise the river of kings over a 2-hour period.

Meals: Dinner

Accomodation: Novotel Bangkok Silom Road

Day 2 : Voyage through the historic canals of Bangkok

Begin today in Thonburi, a modern and busy district of the city located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. There is no better way to discover local city life than by boarding a small teak boat and voyaging through the “khlongs”, the historic canals of Bangkok that were once used to ship items and transport people about the city when it was referred to as Siam.

After lunch, explore Bangkok’s famed cultural and historical attractions utilizing the iconic tuk-tuk and by foot. Visit the Phra Nakorn area of Rattanakosin Island along the Bangkok Noi and Bang Luang Canals. Wander through Bangkok’s impressive golden Grand Palace before stopping at Wat Pho to see the immense reclining Buddha.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation: Novotel Bangkok Silom Road

Day 3 : Paddle along the floating market in Damnoen Saduak

After breakfast, journey 1.5 hours south to Damnoen Saduak, a town famous for its morning floating market selling produce and tourist trinkets. Hop on board a small canoe and row through the stalls, and practicing your bartering skills during this classic Thai experience. After the boat ride, you will have an hour to explore the market on your own before settling down for lunch.

Continuing onwards, we will drive 2.5 hours north to Ayutthaya, Thailand’s answer to Myanmar’s Bagan and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat.  Although mostly being destroyed when it was sacked by Burmese troops in 1767, there are still nearly 100 ruins left to admire and visit throughout the island at your leisure. Some of the most famous historical sites to see on your visit are the Buddha head entwined in a Bodhi Tree at Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Chaiwatthanaram, and can be easily explored via tuk-tuk or by bicycle as the island is completely flat.

Depart Ayutthaya in the late afternoon and return to Bangkok for an early evening flight to Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 : Experience a sunrise alms giving ceremony in Chiang Mai

Welcome to Chiang Mai – the cultural and religious center of the country. Chiang Mai’s small old town and rolling green expanses feel worlds apart from the sprawl and noise of Bangkok.

Attend a sunrise alms giving ceremony at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the holiest and most important temple in Chiang Mai. At the base of the mountains, there is a chance to buy offerings for the procession of monks. Afterward, climb 309 steps along a golden staircase to reach the golden pagodas of the temple.

Return to the the U Chiang Mai hotel for breakfast and a day free at leisure to discover Chiang Mai on your own or to relax at the hotel.

In the evening, join a walking tour of the Chiang Mai Night Market to sample delicious street food and regional cuisines for dinner while browsing items and souvenirs on sale.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 : Play with elephant in Elephant Nature Park

Meet Asian elephants today at Elephant Nature Park, a rescue and conservation center. Throughout the day, get up close with the elephants as you feed, bathe, and play with them after a short training course from a Mahout.

Enjoy a lunch at the camp before visiting the nearby Chiang Mai X-Centre, perfect for adrenaline junkies and children with lots of energy due to the wide range of thrilling activities available for all ages. Try your hand at bungee-jumping, trampolining, go-karting, and the hilarious Xorb ball before returning to the hotel in the evening to rest and relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Time to say good-bye

Your last Thai breakfast awaits you before a transfer to Chiang Mai airport to catch your onward travel arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast

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Why book this tour

  • Stay at boutique properties with charm and favorable customer reviews
  •  Flexible meal plans to taste local flavors
  • Relaxed and slow-paced with more in-depth experiences
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Tour information

General information

Hotel

Important notes

Services Included

  • Domestic flights: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
  • Shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”

 

 

General information

Services Included

  • Domestic flights: Bangkok - Chiang Mai
  • Shared accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international and domestic) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”

 

 

Hotel
Important notes

About this tour

  • This itinerary is a 6-day privately guided tour of major highlights in central and northern Thailand
  • Consider adding a beach extension on day 6 to Koh Samui or Phuket in southern Thailand
  • An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 15 days prior to travel
  • Please ensure your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining at the time of your departure and that the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets
  • This package requires a visa to Thailand
  • This trip involves many cultural experiences which take place often barefoot. You’ll be visiting many religious sites where you must remove all footwear before entering as well as cover your knees and shoulders
  • Thailand is a conservative country so take care to pack loose, lightweight, long clothing to be respectful and keep cool in the predominantly hot climate
  • Mundo Asia does not include elephant rides or unnatural performance activities on any itinerary and we recommend you bypass these activities should they be offered to you during your stay

 

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