This North Thailand trip takes you from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, known as ‘Rose of the North’. Explore along a scenic route ancient temples and unique river communities. Visit charming cities and ride on the back of an elephant through the jungle.
In the morning pick up at your hotel in Bangkok. Drive to Pak Kret and visit the local market on the river banks of the Chao Phraya. Boat ride with a traditional longtail boat to Koh Kret. The small island is home to the Mon people. Explore the island with a bicycle, passing through orchards and small villages. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the royal summer palace at Bang Pa In. Board a longtail boat and drive along small river communities to Ayutthaya. After arriving in the former capital of Siam transfer to the hotel. In the evening visit the lively night market.
After breakfast explore the famous temple ruins of What Mahatat and Wat Yai Chaimongkon. Visit Wat Phanan Choeng with the huge sitting Buddha statue. Lunch at a local restaurant. Drive along rice fields and plantations through the Central Plains. In Phitsanulok visit Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, known as Wat Yai. The temple houses the statue of Phra Buddha Chinnarat, one of the most beautiful Buddha images in Thailand. Afterwards visit a nearby Buddha statue factory. Drive to Sukothai, Thailand’s first capital. Check-in at the hotel and discover the city.
After breakfast short drive to Sukhothai Historical Park. Explore the UNESCO world heritage site with its impressive temple complexes, palace buildings and Buddha sculptures. Continue direction north to Si Satchanalai, another ancient town from the Sukothai era. Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the river. Afterwards drive to Lampang. Enjoy a horse carriage ride through the old town. Admire the Wat Si Chum temple with its carved teakwood pillars and ceilings. Afterwards visit the Elephant Conservation Centre. Ride on the back of an elephant and watch them doing forestry work. Drive to Chiang Mai to the airport, train station or hotel.
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|Sukhothai||The Legendha Sukhothai Resort||Superior Room||1|
|Ayutthaya||Krungsri River Hotel||Luxury Room||1|
Air-conditioned car /van and driver
English speaking guide (French and German speaking guides available upon request)
Rates include all entrance fees as per program
Accommodation as listed on twin sharing basis
Daily breakfast in the hotel (B)
Other meals as per itinerary (L/D)
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults with extra bed 70% of adult rate.
Children under 12 years sharing room with 2 adults without extra bed 50% of adult rate.
Valid only if child travels with two paying adults.