Bangkok / Sukhothai / Lampang / Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai / Mae Hong Son

Highlights:

  • Immerse in exotic Bangkok’s rich history and culture
  • Glimpse into the ruins in Ayuthaya, once the glorious capital of Old Siam – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Explore the impressive ruins in Sukhothai Historical Park – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Tour to the famous “Golden Triangle” in Chiang Rai
  • Adventurous elephant safari ride through the jungle
  • Visit the remote tribe village and see the “long neck women”

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ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Bangkok3Chatrium Hotel Riverside
Sukhothai1Legendha Sukhothai
Lampang1Lampang River Lodge
Chiang Rai2Legend Chiang Rai
Chiang Mai2Holiday Inn Chiang Mai
Mae Hong Son1Fern Resort
DAY 1
Arrival in Bangkok

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and unwind.

DAY 2
Bangkok

City tour of Bangkok, starting with the Grand Palace, built in 1782 and home to the royal court for 150 years. Continue to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Finish your city tour with a stop at the Tower of the Nine Planets followed by a drive to Ayutthaya and the Great Throne Hall exhibit. Return to Bangkok. In the evening, enjoy a Thai dinner & classic dance performance. (B, D)

DAY 3
Bangkok | Sukhothai

Morning drive to Ayuthaya, the former glorious capital of Siam from 1350 until 1767. Visit palaces and temples in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue to Lopburi, one of Thailand’s oldest cities, to visit the 13th-century Phra Prang Sam Yot and the ruins of Wat Phra Sri Rattana Mahathat, and 8 acre complex with a large royal temple. (B, L)

DAY 4
Sukhothai | Lampang

Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park which covers a former walled city that was the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. Continue to the Sri Satchanalai-Chaliang Historical Park, a lush green countryside dotted with ancient Buddha figures, palace buildings and ruined temples. These sites are listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Arrival at Lampang, enjoy a horse carriage ride and visit to Baan Sao Nak local market. (B, L)

DAY 5
Lampang | Chiang Rai

Morning tour includes Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most highly revered temples in Thailand. It is also one of the country’s best examples of Lanna style architecture. Continue to scenic Chiang Rai and cruise on the Mae Kok River in longtailed boats. Stop to visit a hill tribe village. (B, L)

DAY 6
Chiang Rai

Visit the ancient town of Chiang Saen and the Wat Chedi Luang, a Buddhist temple in the historic centre of Chiang Mai. Stop at the House of Opium Museum then continue to the famous Golden Triangle, the former opium-growing region and visit the northernmost Mae Sai town (B, L)

DAY 7
Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai

Drive to Chiang Mai, ancient capital of the Lamma Kingdom and visit a handicraft village. At night, Khantoke Dinner with Show. (B, L, D)

DAY 8
Chiang Mai

Morning visit to the Elephant Camp where you can try an elephant safari ride through the jungle, followed by a ride on bamboo rafts down the Mae Tang River. Later, visit a beautiful orchid farm before returning to hotel. (B, L)

DAY 9
Chiang Mai | Mae Hong Son

Tour to the beautiful hill temple of Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples, which overlooks the city of Chiang Mai. Then stop in a Meo Hill Tribe Village before your afternoon flight to Mae Hong Son. Upon arrival explore the Fish Cave, a park with underground steam full of fish surrounded by a beautiful fores. Continue to visit some of the best-known temples in the city. (B)

DAY 10
Mae Hong Son | Bangkok

Morning elephant ride through the jungle, followed by a long-tailed boat cruise along the Pai River, a popular place also for tubing and white-water rafting. Later, visit the Padongs hill tribe village of the “long-necked women”. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. (B)

DAY 11
Depart Bangkok

Transfer to the airport for return flight. (B)

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