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Treasures of Thailand

Experience the land of smiles in all her glory by visiting some of Thailand’s most impressive attractions. Dive into the rich culture and deep history of Bangkok, the ancient capital of Ayutthaya, and the Lanna capital of Chiang Mai before meeting Asian Elephants. Finally, discover paradise on Earth in the pristine beaches of Khao Lak.

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Bangkok Ayutthaya Chiang Mai Chiang Rai Phuket
Days

12

Type of tour

Private

Hotel

From

US$1949

highlights

Itinerary

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 Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom 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 : Have a private tour to explore the cultural and historical attractions of Bangkok

Explore Bangkok’s famed cultural and historical attractions with a private tour through the city utilizing the iconic tuk-tuk, long tail boat, 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. Shop for exotic flowers in the local markets before perusing the finest Thai art collections in the National Museum.

Take the rest of the day for yourselves to experience Bangkok independently.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation: Novotel Bangkok Silom Road

Day 3 : Board a small canoe and row through 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.

Then, drive 2.5 hours north to Ayutthaya, a former capital of the Kingdom of Siam from 1350-1767, and once the largest city in the world due to its trading connections with other kingdoms such as China, India and Indonesia. 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 evening free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation: Novotel Bangkok Silom Road

Day 4 : Start a new adventure in Chiang Rai

Let us whisk you away this morning to Northern Thailand’s, Chiang Rai, a mountainous city on the border of Laos and Myanmar. The emerald Buddha you viewed in the Royal Palace in Bangkok comes from this city, as does the magnificent white Wat Rong Khun.

Try a delicious northern Thai dish for lunch and then the rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore on your own.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa

Day 5 : Board a long-tail boat and take a 40-min ride up the river to Sob Ruak

Drive 1.5 hours north to the sleepy Mekong town of Chiang Saen, the oldest city in Thailand built by Thai ancestors (Ayutthaya and Sukhothai were established by Mon-Khmer groups). From here, we will board a long-tail boat and take a 40-min ride up the river to Sob Ruak, the point at which you can survey the infamous Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet.

In Sob Ruak, visit the Hall of Opium Museum to learn more about the history and use of the drug. Return to Chiang Saen by a short 15-min bus ride and dine in a local restaurant for lunch before making the return journey back towards Chiang Rai, with a stop at Mae Chan to experience daily life in the Akha and Yao Hill Tribes.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation: The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa

Day 6 : Savor the quiet ambiance of Chiang Mai

Travel south three hours to Thailand’s northern rose and former Lanna Kingdom capital, 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.

Take your time to enjoy the quiet ambiance of Chiang Mai by exploring independently in the town’s quaint city center. 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, Dinner

Day 7 : Experience the sunrise alms giving ceremony in Chiang Mai

Explore the holiest and most important temple in Chiang Mai, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, with a sunrise alms giving ceremony this morningLocated at the top of a mountain, the 309 steps to the top along a golden staircase is the perfect way to wake up your body and mind.

Return to the hotel for breakfast and prepare for your visit to the 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 returning to your hotel in Chiang Mai in the late afternoon.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Observe the process to make an umbrella in the beautiful Bo Sang Handicraft Center

Long referred to as the “Umbrella City” by locals due to the hill tribes in northern Thailand creating extremely colourful and carefully decorated parasols, a visit to Chiang Mai wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beautiful Bo Sang Handicraft Center. See how these umbrellas are made with the delicate Saa paper, and maybe pick up one or two for a very special souvenir.

Then, stop by the Chiang Mai Women’s Correctional Center to have a foot massage as part of the women’s vocational training. Due to the popularity of the massage, have lunch at the cafe on the premise while you wait.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 : Swim in the clear and warm water of Phuket's beach

Savor morning breakfast before transferring to Chiang Mai airport for a short 2-hour domestic flight to the iconic beaches of Thailand’s largest island, Phuket. Phuket holds any manner of activities for all types of travelers and offers a much-deserved respite to relax and enjoy the bright sun, powder-soft sandy beaches, and clear, warm waters at the end of any holiday.

Upon arrival to Phuket airport, you will be transferred to the Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach in Phuket, where the rest of your day is free for your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

Day 10 : A day at leisure in Phuket

Spend your day any way you like. There are an abundance of day-trips to participate in such as snorkeling in the incredible Similan Islands, kayaking around James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay, boat trips to Koh Phi Phi in Krabi to see with your own eyes Maya Bay, or just lazing around on your resort’s beach and trying out the much-loved and talked about art of Thai massage.

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

Day 11 : A day at leisure in Phuket

Enjoy your last full day in Thailand any way you like!

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Movenpick Resort Bangtao Beach Phuket

Day 12 : Time to say good-bye

Your last Thai breakfast awaits you and the day is free for your leisure until a transfer to Phuket Airport for onward travel.

Meals: Breakfast

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Why book this tour

  • Relaxed and slow-paced with more in-depth experiences
  • Flexible meal plans to taste local flavors
  • Hit all major highlights and main experiences in Thailand
  • Plenty of time at each destination to relax and enjoy your surroundings
  • Premium value at affordable prices

Tour information

General information

Hotel

Important notes

Services Included

  • Domestic flights: Bangkok - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai - Phuket
  • 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

  • International airfares 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, Chiang Rai - Phuket
  • 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

  • International airfares 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 privately guided tour of major highlights and destinations in 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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