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11 Days Thailand Highlights Tour
- Chiang Mai
- The Golden Triangle
Upon arrival, you are picked up at Bangkok airport by our local tour guide and transferred to hotel for check-in.
Enjoy your free time of the first day in Thailand. You can stay in the hotel for rest, or take a stroll to catch a glimpse of this prosperous city as capital of a country, or drink a beer in a local bar.Stay overnight in Bangkok.
Visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., by small boats. It is a very attractive place for tourists where you can also have a look at traditional Thai houses, the way they live.
Also another attraction visited today is Nakorn Pathom, home to the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Patom Chedi” , which is considered to be the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
Then transfer back to Bangkok. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
The first of this day tour is Wat Trimitr with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold), followed by Wat Pho, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings.
Grand Palace is one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court, where you can appreciate the palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.
Then visit Wat Phra Kaew, which is a royal chapel situated within the walls of the palace.
Wat Arun is among the best known of Thailand's landmarks. The temple is so named because the first light of the morning reflects off the surface of the temple with pearly iridescence.
Enjoy your free time at Khaosan Road.
Take an air-conditioned mini-bus to Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Thailand.
Visit Bang Pa In Summer Palace. King Prasat Thong originally constructed the complex in 1632, and though it lay empty and overgrown throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries, King Mongkut began to restore the site in the mid-19th century.
Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, a large Chedi of this Wat which can be seen from a far distance. This monastery was built by King U-Thong in 1357 A.D. for the use of the monks who had returned from Ceylon after studying under Phra Vanarat Maha Thera.
Then appreciate the ruins of the old Royal Grand Palace & Temples. Cruise down to Bangkok along the Chaopraya River where you can enjoy the rural Thai life along the river.
Return to hotel for leisure time. Over night stay in Bangkok.
Depart for Kanchanaburi, the famous World War II site.
Visit Bridge Over the River Kwai, the track is developed into a walkway with side platforms. This allows crossing the railway bridge on foot. These platforms are useful as viewpoints and for avoiding trains. A small tourist train runs back and forth across the bridge.
JEATH War Museum is one of two war museums in Thailand about the Death Railway built from 1942 to 1943 by Allied POWs under the direction of the Japanese, a part of the famous Thai-Burma railways.Over night stay in Kanchanaburi.
Morning enjoy an excursion in Kanchanaburi.
In these beautiful surroundings, dedicated Buddhist monks live with numerous wild animals including ten tigers, which they take for a walk on a leash every afternoon. This is one of the most extraordinary sight you will ever see in Thailand, and probably unique in the world. In such proximity to the tigers, all visitors must exercise caution, and never act in any way that might disturb or or frighten the beasts.
Back to Bangkok. Over night stay in Bangkok.
Fly to Chiangmai. Drive up the serpentine road to the magnificently situated Wat Doi Suthep. Perched on a forested mountain, this most sacred of Chiang Mai’s temples (3,280 ft.) provides a superb view over the city, as well as a wealth of images and frescos.
You then pass the city’s biggest market Going to two important temples - Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Sing. The former houses the Emerald Buddha once enshrined, and the latter boasts a 1,500-year old Buddha image.
Continue to Wat Chiang Man, and then return to hotel.
Drive from Chiang Mai City to Mae Rim. Starting with a visit to an elephant camp and having seen the admirable and intelligent animals bathing and working, you take an hour ride through the forest on elephant back.
Visit Hmong Nong Hoi Mai hilltribe village and The Royal Project. On the way back visit Queen Sirikit Botanic garden and orchid farm.
And transfer back to the hotel. Over night stay in Chiang Mai.
Drive to Chiang Rai about 3 hours.
Visit Chiang Saen, the ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom, and the Golden Triangle, where Thai-Myanmar-Laos meet.
At night free at Night Bazaar market, located in the middle of downtown, Chiangrai. A place for souvenirs and local products, with free cultural performances and allso more than forty restaurants.
Over night stay in Chiang Rai.
Enjoy your free time in Chiang Rai. Then you are transferred back to Chiang Mai by vehicle.
After a break, give yourself a cultural and scenic treat in Chiang Mai and have an insight of this city. Spend your nightlife in Chiang Mai.
- Free time at leisure by own for you till to departure for your next destination.
- Private transfer (air-conditioned vehicle) as listed in itinerary;
- Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
- Local English speaking tour guide in each city as programmed;
- 3-star hotels in each city as programmed.
- International flights of arrival & departure;
- Optional meals/attractions/activities/tours;
- Travel assurance & Personal assurance
- Tips for tour guides and drivers;
- VISA fees;
- Personal expenses;
- Others not mentioned.