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Palaces, ancient ruins, temples and monkeys are on the must-see list as this epic six-day trip from the capital to Northern Thailand kicks off in style.
Thailand
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages

Highlights

Private Transfers as per itinerary

Private Tours with English speaking local guide 

Boat trip around the Golden Triangle

Learn about local wildlife at Thai Elephant Care Centre

Visit the oldest standing wooden structure in Northern Thailand, the Luang Temple

Visit Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

This journey will take you from the opulent palaces and temples of Northern Thailand to the rugged mountains and lush jungles in the region of Chiang Mai. From Bangkok, travel to Ayutthaya, a former capital of Siamese Kingdom. Visit its ancient temples including the Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. Head to Sukhothai to explore this ancient city packed with historical landmarks such as Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to Lampang and explore the wonderful Wat Phra That Lampang Luang temple.

Leave for Chiang Rai and visit Wat Rong Khun,a dazzling temple built in the 1990s. Depart to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Last stop is the ancient city of Chiang Mai, where you wil have 2 days to explore its landmarks including the ancient Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Thai Elephant Care Centre and Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Mae Rim.

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Included

1 night in Phitsanulok at Imperail Phitsanulok- 4*
1 night in Lampang at Wienglakor Lampang- 3*
1 night in Chiang Rai at Imperial River House Report - 4*
2 nights in Chiang Mai at Movenpick Suriwongse - 4*
Private transfers with air-conditioned vehicles and English speaking representative assistant
Daily Breakfast
Meals: 5 lunches as per Itinerary
Private tours as per Itinerary with English speaking local guide
Admission fee included as per Itinerary

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Day 1
Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Phitsanulok

After pick-up from your hotel, head to Bang Pa-In to visit the sumptuous Summer Palace of Rama V. Continue to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate the ancient temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in Chai Nat then continue to Phitsanulok for a brief orientation tour of the city before checking in at the hotel. Time will be at leisure.

Overnight stay at Imperail Phitsanulok in a Deluxe Room.

Lunch
Bangkok → Ayutthaya → Phitsanulok
Ayutthaya
Day 2
Phitsanulok → Lampag

After breakfast at the hotel, head to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat to join the locals in their morning prayers and offerings in this historic temple, which houses one of the most revered Buddha statues in Thailand depart for Sukhothai to explore this ancient city packed with historical landmarks, the most impressive being the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Admire the ruined temples and palaces as well as the Buddha statues of all sizes. Lunch en-route at a local restaurant. A short drive away is Si Satchanalai, which boasts the evocative ruins of half a dozen temples, including Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat – which is reached by crossing a wooden suspension bridge – as well as countless statues of Buddha and elephants. This usually quiet location offers a special spiritual interlude to the tour before arriving in Lampang for the evening. Time will be at leisure.

Overnight stay at Wienglakor Lampang in a Classic Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Phitsanulok → Lampag
Sukhothai Historical Park
Day 3
Lampag → Chiang Rai

After breakfast, explore the wonderful Wat Phra That Lampang Luang temple, just a brief drive from Lampang, and marvel at the elaborate detail of the decorations and beautiful Buddha statues. Continue north, stopping briefly at Phayao Lake for a coffee break continuing to the southern outskirts of Chiang Rai to visit Wat Rong Khun, a dazzling temple built in the 1990s. Its ornate all-white exterior, with embedded pieces of mirror, gives it a resplendent appearance, which makes it one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand. Continue to Chiang Rai for lunch.

Afterwards, head to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. This natural wilderness gained an unwanted notoriety in the Sixties because of the abundant opium cultivation in the area. Then enjoy a 45-minute long boat trip around the Golden Triangle with a stop at Don Sao Island, which forms part of Laos. Visit the 212 House of Opium and stroll around its rare collection of opium paraphernalia such as weights, scales and pipes. Learn the history of this drug and about the devastating effect its trade had on local communities. Return to your hotel.

Overnight stay at Imperial River House Report in a Superior Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Lampag → Chiang Rai
Lampang Luang temple
Day 4
Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai

After breakfast, enjoy a lively start to the day’s activities at the fragrant and vibrant Chiang Rai morning market and then a brief stop at Wat Phra Kaew temple. After, delve deeper into local culture at
the Hill Tribe Museum and Education Centre, where the lifestyles of the area’s mountain peoples are explained along with the challenges to their survival. Continue by road to Tha Ton and enjoy a tasty lunch before heading to the ancient city of Chiang Mai. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309-
step Naga staircase. Alternatively, a cable car (included) takes you to the temple. And then we transfer back to hotel. 

Overnight stay at Movenpick Suriwongse in a Classic Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Chiang Rai → Chiang Mai
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Day 5
Chiang Mai

After all that culture and history, it is time for a day exploring wildlife and nature in the jungles near Chiang Mai. Get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at the Thai Elephant Care Centre where you can witness these gentle giants show off their skills. If the time is right, watch them play during their bath-time. Continue the visit with a stop at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Mae Rim, which first opened in 1992. The facility’s purpose is to conduct and promote botanical research, promote biodiversity and to conserve Thailand’s natural plant resources. The Banana Avenue trail takes you to see the tremendous collection of over 200 different varieties of banana trees, mainly from Southeast Asia.

Visit the Tropical Rainforest house, which is the largest conservatory of the glass complex. With a floor space of 1,000 square meters by 33 metres high, it holds a wide collection of tropical species, such as palms, banana trees and ginger plants. Enjoy visiting the beautiful Orchid House as well as Thailand’s longest canopy walkway. The walkway stretches around 370 meters, winding along the mountainside. Constructed from steel with glass viewing platforms every 50 to 100 meters, you will certainly feel part of the landscape. Look down at the subtropical jungle plants far below your feet or gaze around at the surrounding mountains. At the end of the walkway you are rewarded with views stretching across the lush subtropical valley. The visit is followed by lunch at local restaurant. After, continue to a woodworking shop of the Tipmanee House in Baan Tawai. Learn how these artisans make Chiang Mai’s most famous carved wooden products by the hands of highly skilled craftsmen.

Overnight stay at Movenpick Suriwongse in a Classic Room.

Breakfast, Lunch
Chiang Mai
Elephant Natural Park
Day 6
Chiang Mai

After breakfast, transfer back to Chiang Mai Airport or train station for your next destination.
 

Breakfast
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai City

Additional information

Official language
Thai
Local currency
Thai Bhatt
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Historic Thailand

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Bangkok
Chiang Mai
Cultural
Independent Holiday Packages
01 November 2021 - 31 October 2022

Hotel options

Wienglakor Hotel Lampang
Wienglakor Hotel Lampang

Lampang 
Wienglakor Hotel is located in Lampag city center. The hotel provides restaurant, private parking, lounges and traditional guest rooms. It features a garden, rooms with air-conditioned, free WiFi and a private bathroom. The accommodation also offers a 24-hour front desk.

The Imperial Phitsanulok
The Imperial Phitsanulok

Phitsanulok
The Imperial Hotel and Convention Centre Phitsanulok is a ​4 star centrally located accommodation and facilities. Impressive and elegant, from the lobby to the grounds. Imperial Lounge​ features one of the liveliest space to relax where talked-about new night spots in town. The perfect place to meet for drinks, imaginative appetizers and specialties from our chef and live entertainment. The Imperial Restaurant offers international cuisine and all day dining. 

Imperial River House Resort
Imperial River House Resort

Chiang Rai
Discover the charm of Chiang Rai at The Imperial River House Resort. With 39 strategically appointed rooms: 3 Superior rooms (Cottage Style), spacious Deluxe rooms, spacious Deluxe River View and Balcony River View Suites of aesthetically designed Thai décor. Guests will be fascinated by a mix of nature and spectacular panoramic views of the Chiang Rai Kok River, especially as dawn and dusk times. The resort offers all-day–dining at the Tara restaurant offering Thai and international cuisines.
 

Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel
Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel

Chiang Mai
Discover Thailand’s breath-taking north at Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, where the warmth of local traditions combines with quality service. Situated in the heart of Chiang Mai, a few steps from the famous Night Bazaar and close to the Ping River, the hotel's contemporary interior complements its traditional Thai Lanna architecture. From the rooftop pool there are spectacular city views, and the atmospheric dining scene serves both local Thai dishes and classic international specialities. 

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