Grand tour with Bangkok

 

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
12 days and 11 nights
Thailand (Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Sri Satchanalai, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai, Phrae, Phitsanulok, Lopburi, Nakorn Pathom, Phimai)
Thailand (Bangkok)

Description

GTH11 1KOR+2CNX+1CEI+1LPG+1SUK+1AYU+1KAN+1HHN+1CHP+1URT

Program

DAY 01: BANGKOK – KORAT (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Leaving from Bangkok to Korat. During the way we will visit Khao Yai Park. An amazing excursion with naturalistic and photogr. This national park was estabilished since 1962 and his extension cover more than 2.000 square kilometers. Inside the park there is a lot of different kind of wildlife animal most of them under protection. Since 2005 this park with Dong Phaya Yen Mountains was declared a world Heritage Site from UNESCO. In the park we can find rivers and waterfalls like Heo Narok with 80 meters height a place became famous after the shooting of movie the Beach with Leonardo Di Caprio. More than 300 birds species and 60 mammals species, like indian elephant, tiger, gibbons,
Lunch in traditional restaurant inside the Park.
Departure to Wat Non Kum a modern temple dedicated to a monk famous for his beneficence during XIX century. We continue to Korat.
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 02: KORAT – KHON KHEN – CHANG MAI (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Departure to reach Phimai a wonderful temple built by khmer empire during the Xi century with his huge size ((the external walls is 1020x580 meters), this temple with his majestic style can be paired to Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia..
We reache the Korat airport.
Lunch in traditional restaurant.
Flight to Chiang Mai.
Trasferimento in Hotel. Tran
sfert to hotel.
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 03: CHIANG MAI (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We leave the hotel to visit a elephant training camp and and we take part in a show with this majestic animals and we can walk around on a elephant back (Extra cost). Before to come back to Chiang Mai we will visit a famous village of long neck woman.
Lunch in traditional restaurant.
At Chiang Mai in the afternoon we will visit Wat Chedi Luang (Royal Stupa Temple0 and Wat Phra Sing (Buddha Lion temple figured in this way only in three Thailand areas Chiang Mai, Nakon Phatom and Nakon Sri Tammaraj). We go on to visit in the evening Wat Prathat Soi Suthep and we can feel the atmosphere wafts on the temple during sunset and we can listen the Buddhist monks evening songs. Come back to hotel.
Kantoke dinner (Thai North style dinner with song and dances).

DAY 04: CHANG MAI - CHIANG RAI (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We leave Chiang Rai to Doi Sakhet where we can visit the Baan Dam Museum (the Black Hose Museum) with his interesting artistic style but without religious intent. We go on to transfer and visit the Golden Triangle the border meeting point of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos at the confluence of Mekong river and we can have a beautiful point of view of neighbors country. Opium Museum: until 2000 the golden triangle was the production area of 30% of world opium production but the good policy of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos government drop down the production to 5%. Look like the end of a long and dirty history started with opium war and continued with the monopoly instituted by French Indochina Empire about work and opium selling and continued with the Vietnam War by CIA, H’Mong and various “opium’s lords” with a personal army. The eeire charms of this lands still rimains with memory of tragic facts happened.
Lunch in traditional restaurant.
After lunch we will reach Chiang Rai city centre and we visit Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Phra Sing two of most important temple of this area.
Dinner at hotel.
DAY 05: CHIANG RAI – LAMPANG (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Tody we will visit the Wat Rong Khun also knows as THE WHITE TEMPLE one the most famous temple in Asia for his thai contemporary architecture). We reach the chief town of Pha Yao province with a lake in the exactly city centre. We go on to visit Wat Analayo Thippayaram a temple on a lake overlooking hill surrounded by a lot of sacred buildings from diffent ages, styles and cultures like thai, indian and Chinese.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant and free time to walk around
We go to Lampang chief town of the bigger and most populous north thai province. We reach Chao Pho Pratu with his wonderful spices and drugs market a place where the tribal people from Pha Yao mountains meet to sell products. In Lampang we will visit Wat Sri chum the bigger Burma style temple built in Thailand. Transfert to hotel.
Cena in hotel.

DAY 06: LAMPANG - SUKHOTHAI (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Today we visit Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang one of most important temple of North Lanna area. We going on to reach Sri Satchanalai with a visit of Wat Phra Sri Rattanamahathat (chaleang) another important Khmer temple built in Sukhothai style.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
We will go to Sukhothai with his archaeological park, this city was the first capital of Siam during the XIII century abd today is an Unesco Heritage Site: here a lot of ruins of Royal Building Buddhist temple (like Wat Maha Dhat, il Wat Srisawai e Wat Sra Sri) the city gate, walls, ditches, dams and water control system, this place was the magic and spiritual center of Siam. This ruins are preserved by Thai Fine Arts Department with UNESCO cooperation. Transfer to hotel.
Dinner in Hotel.

DAY 07:SUKHOTHAI – AYUTTHAYA (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Visit to Kamphaengphet archaeologic park an ancient city placed in a strategic position to defend the Menam Valley, this city it reached its peak under the Li Thai age around the middle XIV century with a majestic monument with a mix style of Sukhothai and Burma influence. Inside the compound we can visit Wat Phra Si Iriyabot with his real Sukhothai style and 4 Buddha statues in different postures; Wat Chang Rom a big temple on hill surrounded with elephant statues with interior walls adorned with high relief figured dancers and demons from Buddhist tradition.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
We reach Ayutthaya the former capital city of Siam empire. In this archaeologic park we can enter in Wat Maha That (600 history temple and recognized like the most important in Ayutthaya ages), Wat Na Phra Mane one of most well preserved buildings was the central military intelligence during war period with an important Buddha statue. We reach the Royal residence of Bang Pa in built during the Ayutthaya age. This building is a complex with difference European and Chinese styles. Check in hotel
Dinner in hotel.

DAY 08: AYUTTHAYA – KANCHANABURI (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Start to Kanchanaburi the city of river Kwai Bridge famous around the world from the movie about his buildings during the WWII. Visit to Jeath Mueseum depicting misadventures of European prisoners during the railway construction.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
We go to Tham Krasae where we can visit limestone caves with a Buddha statue. After the caves we travel on the local train from Tham Krasae to tha Kilen to tread a section of “Death Railway” crossing the wood viaducts that line the mountains. Transfer by long tails on the river to hotel.
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 09: KANCHANABURI – HUA HIN (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
We going to Prasat Muaeng Sing an ancient khmer empire border city with news from IX century but with his peak during the XII century. We go on to Phetchaburi with a visit to historical park of of Phra Nakhon Khiri on the Khao Wang hill. In this area we have different building s and ancient temple.
Lunch in a typical restaurant.
We travel to Hua Hin with his famous beach, in this city the royal Family have a summer residence. We will visit Maruekhathaiyawan Palace the Love and Hope Palace. This is one of the most ancient and beautiful thai building and was built by King Rama VI in 1929 for relax and enjoying. This building is made in tek wood and gold. After we visit the local market and we reach the hotel in late afternoon
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 10: HUA HIN – CHUMPHON (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Today we will visit Khao Takiab Temple also know as Monkey Mountains with an amazing bay view and fantastic statue. We start to Khoa Sam Roi Yot and we visit Tham Phraya Nakhon Cave on the Laem Sala Beach. A small walk to reach an amazing sea view. In the cave there is a thai buildings built after a Rama V visit in 1896.
Lunch in traditional restaurant.
We will go to Chumphon a place near Kra a small island line between Thailand and Malaysia. Sailor and fisherman city in this port there is the bigger Thai fishing fleet. In Chumphon we will visit the fish market, transfer in hotel.
Dinner in hotel.

DAY 11 CHUMPHON – KHAO SOK (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
In the morning we go to Wat Phra Borommathat Chaya a XI century temple and region symbol. We follow to visit Khao sok and we spend this days in one of most beautiful asian natural paradise whit also including Thailand Guilin area with a huge stacks who look like the mountains of Chinese place. Thousands years ago this way was an important commercial routes between India and China. Khao Sok area have the most extended south Thailand rain forest with a fantastic scenery. We will end the day on a long tail boat sailing between staks and mountains.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant.
Transfer to hotel
Dinner at hotel.

DAY 12 KHAO SOK – SURATHANI (Breakfast, Lunch)
We go to Phunphin a rural area where the local people still live in a traditional thai style, we will visit village, house, farm a crossing the klong on long tail boat.
Lunch in a traditional restaurant
In the afternoon we will visit the Monkey Training College a monkey training camp for coconut collection.
transfer to airport

Price includes

- Hotels with breakfast
- Meals according to program
- Transfers and excursions according to program
- Guide Service (please indicate the preferred language during the booking process)
- Assistance throughout the trip
- 24 hours Emergency Number in English/Italian/French/Spanish
- Complimentary drinking water and refreshing tissues for long journeys

Price does not include

- Flights, if not stated in the program
- Everything not indicated in “Quote includes

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ECO (Private Tour)
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3 Stars
 
I CAT (Private Tour)
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4 Stars
 
SUP (Private Tour)
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4 Stars
 
DEL (Private Tour)
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