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17 Days Thailand Discovery Tour

Duration: 17Days
Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Kanchanaburi - Pattaya - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai
Departure date:
As You Prefer
Tour code: ICTG - BK03
Tour Highlights
  • Thailand Discovery
  • Khaosan Road
  • Temples & Palace
  • The Golden Triangle
  • Bridge Over the River Kwai
  • Long Neck Hill Tribe
  • Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Daily Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival in Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok, you are picked up by our local tour guide and escorted to hotel for check-in. 

Enjoy your free time for the rest of the day. You can stay in the hotel for rest, or take a stroll to get acquaintance with this prosperous city as capital of a country, or drink a beer in a local bar. 

Stay overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2 Bangkok

Start your sightseeing tour from Wat Trimitr, renowned for its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold). Head to Wat Pho, the most extensive temple in Bangkok, with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings.

Then take a stroll in Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court, which used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. 

Visit Wat Phra Kaew, which is a royal chapel situated within the walls of the palace, with all the features of a temple except for living quarters for monks. 

Turn your attention to Wat Arun, one of 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, where everything you want can be found. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Set out by air conditional mini-bus for Ayutthaya, the former capital city of Thailand. 

Head to Bang Pa In Summer Palace, originally built in 1632, to appreciate the perfect combination of various architectural styles with multifaceted and characteristic charm without any disharmony.

Wat Yai Chaimongkhol can be seen from afar, which is 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. 

And the Ruins of the old Royal Grand Palace & Temples are also on your visit-list.

Later cruise down to Bangkok along Chaopraya River where you can enjoy the rural Thai life along the river. 

Return to hotel for leisure time. Overnight stay in Bangkok.

Day 4 Bangkok - Kanchanaburi

Take a boat to visit Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, situated 110 km west of Bangkok, which is a very attractive place for tourists to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits, vegetables, etc., from small boats. You can also catch a glimpse of traditional Thai houses, the way they live and travel by boats. 

Continue on to Nakorn Pathom, the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia, which is home to the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Patom Chedi”.

Depart for Kanchanaburi, the famous World War II site, and stay overnight there.

Day 5 Kanchanaburi

This day is highlighted by the world-famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, where the track is developed into a walkway with side platforms and 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. 

Next stop is JEATH War Museum, which is one of two war museums in Thailand about the Death Railway built from 1942 to 1943 by Allied POWs (Prisoners of War) under the direction of the Japanese, a part of the famous Thai-Burma railways.

Then back to the hotel and stay overnight in Kanchanaburi. 

Day 6 Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

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.

Later back to Bangkok and spend your nightlife in Bangkok.

Day 7-9 Bangkok - Pattaya - Bangkok

Drive to Pattaya from Bangkok. The next three days will put you into a fascinating and entertained world of Pattaya.

After visiting Sriracha Tiger Zoo & Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm, enjoy a leisure time on the beach of Pattaya. You can do some swimming and surfing, enjoy the sunshine, etc.

Next day start with a visit to Coral Island, Koh Larn (Coral Island) is the largest in Pattaya major attractions include viewing coral reefs from glass-bottomed boats. 

Enjoy your free time in your third day of Pattaya. Free leisure time on your own on the beach. At afternoon drive back to Bangkok and stay overnight in there.

Day 10 Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Take the flight to Chiang Mai from Bangkok.

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 and go to two important temples  in the city center- Wat Chedi Luang housing Emerald Buddha once enshrined and Wat Phra Sing with a 1,500-year old Buddha image. 

After a visit  Wat Chiang Man, back to the hotel for rest.

Day 11 Chiang Mai & Fullday Tour Elephant Safari - Orchid Farm

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.

Day 12-13 Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - 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, Chiang Rai. A place for souvenirs and local products, with free cultural performances. Also more than forty restaurants.

Next day drive back to Chiang Mai and the rest of the day is free for you to explore the unique charms of this city.

Day 14 Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son

Drive to Mae Hong Son, which is located in the Shan Hills, near the border with Burma along the banks of the river Pai. It is a popular jumping-off point for tours to visit hill tribe villages, caves, and waterfalls in the area. 

Visit Wat Doi Kong Moo, where the view point of the town. 

Over night stay in Mae Hong Son.

Day 15-16 Mae Hong Son - Long Neck Hill Tribe Village - Chiang Mai

Tour to visit local morning market. Continue to visit Wat Chong Kam, the beautiful Burmese style temple and the first temple in Mae Hong son build by Burmese, and transfer to the pier. 

An hour boating along Pai River to hill tribe village to visit Padong Long Neck tribal, where the women are famous for their extraordinary practice of stretching their necks with large metal spiral collars. They are know as the Long Neck Tribal. Explore the Fish CaveOvernight stay in Mae Hong Son.

Next day drive back to Chiang Mai and enjoy your free leisure time in Chiang Mai.

Day 17 Chiang Mai Departure
Free time at leisure by your own till to departure for your next destination.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
  • 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.
Tour Package Excludes:
  • International flights of arrival & departure;
  • Optional meals/attractions/activities/tours;
  • Travel assurance & Personal assurance
             (Better to purchase on your own in your country);
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers;
  • VISA fees;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Others not mentioned.