Treasure of Thailand in 9 days 8 nights:
- Thailand - Bangkor-Kanchanaburi-Ayutthaya-Chiang Mai
- Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
- Departure: Thailand - Bangkor-Kanchanaburi-Ayutthaya-Chiang Mai
- From: $1520
|Day 1||Arrival in Bangkok (-)|
|Day 2||Bangkok – Full day city tour (B)||B|
|Day 3||Bangkok – Railway market – Floating market – Kanchanaburi (B)||B|
|Day 4||Kanchanaburi – Erawan waterfalls – Ayutthaya (B)||B|
|Day 5||Ayutthaya – Bang Pa-In – Night train to Chiang Mai (B)||B|
|Day 6||Chiang Mai City Tour (B)||B|
|Day 7||Chiang Mai – Elephant Sanctuary Nature Camp (B, L) Join tour||B/L|
|Day 8||Chiang Mai – Mae Kampong – Chiang Mai (B, L)||B/L|
|Day 9||Chiang Mai - Departure (B)||B|
Warmly welcome you on arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pick up by guide and driver then transfer to the hotel for check-in (check-in time is at 14h00, the surcharge for early check-in is not included). Then take your time to have a rest after a long flight and lunch time. Overnight at the hotel in Bangkok.
After breakfast, we visit the Grand Royal Palace dedicated to the ceremony of the royal family of Thailand. In the same compound is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew which is known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha. After visiting this complex, we continue to visit Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha. Then, we visit the Wat Traimit which is well known as the Golden Buddha.
Afternoon, boarding on a long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River and many bustling interior canals that offer fantastic views of local life close by. Along the way, we stop at Wat Arun, the temple of the Aube. Return to the hotel and free time for relaxation. Overnight in Bangkok.
Early in the morning, we drive to the southwest of Bangkok, visitting the Maeklong railway market, taking photo, and enjoying the local snack in the market before driving to Damnoen Saduak - a rural floating market. Stop for a motor boat trip along the waterway to the picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak.
Afterwards we continue the road to the city of Kanchanaburi. Upon arrival, visit the World War II memorial including the Jeath War Museum, Cemetery. Lunch will be served at a local floating restaurant next to the Kwai River Bridge.
We continue to Wang Pho to boarding a train for riding along the beautiful river for around 30 minutes to Ban Kao station and transfer then city to visit Kwai bridge. Overnight in Kanchanaburi.
Morning breakfast and depart for Erawan Waterfall - a beautiful seven-tiered waterfall. Located in Erawan National Park, Walking up to see each of the picturesque falls, it is best to bring good walking shoes. Also, guests should remember to bring their swimming suit if they wish to swim in the fall’s natural pools.
In the afternoon after lunch time, we continue the road to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayutthaya is known as the 'Venice of the East’ because it is found along the Chao Phraya, the tributaries that surround the province of Ayutthaya River. Many monuments and remains of the period can be visited in this city founded in 1350 by King Uthong when the Thai had to migrate to the South under pressure from their neighbours to the North. Overnight in Ayutthaya.
Morning after breakfast we will catch Kermit tuk tuk. These ‘cute’ tuk tuks are found in only two of Thailand’s provinces: Ayutthaya, and Trang. Along the ride, explore the temple highlights of the city from Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree), and strolling through a local market en route to Wat Phra Srisanphet. And after that we visit will be the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era. The palace showcases an eclectic collection of buildings that blend European, Khmer, Thai and Chinese architectural styles. It’s the favorite summer palace of the King. And transfer to the station to embark on the night train to Chiang Mai. Overnight onboard.
Breakfast served at the hotel. The morning will be mainly devoted to the walking tour of the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Phra Singh temple, Wat Phan Tao temple, Wat Chedi Luang temple. Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take rickshaw tour.
After that, you will take a walking through the central market of Warorot. In the afternoon you will visit the Doi Suthep hill. Then visit craft villages: lacquer factories, silk weaving, manufacture of umbrellas, wood carvings and goldsmith work. Then transfer back to the hotel. To brighten up your evening, browse the Night Market for yourself. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Today, you'll explore northern Thailand on this full-day trek in Mae Wang area. You will visit the Karen Hill Tribe, a waterfall and also trek through the forest in the Mae Wang area. Mae Wang Elephant Camp treats its elephants with respect. You will have the experience of feeding and bathing an elephant without seeing the scarred head that you see in many other camps. A bamboo raft ride on the Mae Wang River is also included in this full-day trek. This is an ideal trek for those who are less energetic as the hike is shorter and easier than other day hikes.
Itinerary: 8h00 - 8h30: Reception at the hotel by minibus (air-conditioned bus) We take one hour drive to south of Chiang Mai to the Mae Wang area.
* Visit of the Karen tribe of the hills and the village
* 1 hour walk
* Waterfall (swimming)
* Bamboo rafting
* Feed and bathe the elephant without riding
* After that, return to Chiang Mai around 5 p.m.
Your guide will meet you at the hotel. It’s a beautiful drive to Mae Orn. We will stop at the San Kampaeng market to buy the ingredients for our lunch and fruit of the season. We will continue to Mae Kam Pong.
Upon arrival in Mae Kam Pong we will be met by some of the villagers and our local community guide. You will learn about the history of this remarkable village and make a beautiful trek around the village. Most villagers are engaged in growing bai miang, a kind of plant that can be processed into tea. Apart from bai miang, they also grow coffee and aromatic mushrooms. Other villagers are making handicrafts such as decorated pillows filled with tealeaves, rattan baskets and bamboo furniture.
Various walks are possible around Mae Kam Pong. Our program is flexible and will be adjusted according to your wishes. Lunch will be either in a homestay in the village or a picnick lunch along the way, depending on the program. A traditional massage is available. Late in the afternoon we return to Chiang Mai.
You depart with driver to the Chiang Mai airport taking an international flight to your next destination. End of our services.
Price per / Traveler : 1520$/ fully package