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From the central region to Chiang Mai
From the central region to Chiang Mai
  4 days / 3 nights
  Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Uthai Thani - Sukothai - Chiang Mai

 

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This North Thailand trip takes you from bustling Bangkok along the Chao Phraya delta to Chiang Mai. You visit natural highlights and impressive temple compounds of the former capitals of Siam. The tour offers as well an extensive insight into the rural lifestyle of the river population.

Location Information
DAY 1 Bangkok – Ayutthaya

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.

DAY 2 Ayutthaya – Uthai Thani

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 to Singburi. Visit a local temple whose surrounding trees are home to giant bats. Continue to Uthai Thani. Cruise along the Sakae Krang River in an old rice barge. Discover the river and the traditional way of life. Drive to the resort and check-in. Dinner with a beautiful view over the lake.

DAY 3 Uthai Thani – Sukothai

After breakfast visit the morning market. Enjoy the beautiful view over the countryside from a nearby mountain temple. Drive to Hup Pa Tat valley, also known as Jurassic park. The valley is complete surrounded by high cliffs. It has a higher humidity than its surroundings, providing an abundant flora. On the way north stop for lunch at a local restaurant. 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.

DAY 4 Sukothai – Chiang Mai

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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Accommodation
Destination Hotel Rating Category Nights
Sukhothai The Legendha Sukhothai Resort Superior Room 1
Uthai Thani Uthai River Lake Resort Superior Room 1
Ayutthaya Krungsri River Hotel Luxury Room 1
Services Included

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)

Services Excluded

Personal expenses

Tips

Remarks

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.

 

 

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