This remarkable journey through Thailand introduces you to the splendor of three capitals, Bangkok, the current capital of this vibrant nation; Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya, two ancient sites where Thai rulers once called home. See the temples where the royal families worshipped and their palaces and all the golden glitter that comes along with them. Then enjoy some time on the tranquil beaches of Krabi in southern Thailand admiring the craggy limestone cliffs and hidden caves. Would you rather shorten or extend your traveling duration? Please contact us.
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Hotel with daily breakfast, lunches & dinners as indicated, English speaking local guides, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, private A/C transportation with expert drivers, excursion to Mae Taeng Elephant Park, and airport transfers.
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Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Experience a half day trip along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat enjoying scenes of life by water. A stop will be made at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Situated close to the Chao Phraya, Bangkok’s River of Kings, visit the Grand Palace. The Palace occupies nearly one square mile and is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings and among the most popular of Bangkok’s attractions. Return to the hotel for the afternoon at your leisure. Tour does not operate on Sundays.
Visit the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, situated approximately 75 kilometres north of Bangkok. The mixing of cultures in Ayutthaya began in the mid-16th century when ships from Ayutthaya plied the Asian seas, trading with neighbouring countries. Although the ancient villages of foreign traders lining the Chao Phraya riverbanks were abandoned, some remnants have survived to showcase the cities past glory. Your tour starts at the Summer Palace of the late King Rama V, commonly known as “Bang Pa-In”. You continue to the magnificent ruins of early splendour that Ayutthaya is most known for. We will pass or visit all the most impressive ruins of this World Heritage Site. We will return to Bangkok on a cruise down the Chao Phraya River on a comfortable, air-conditioned cruise ship, while enjoying a sumptuous buffet lunch on board.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time meet your local guide in the hotel for your transportation to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival in Chiang Mai, meet your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
The trip starts with a pleasant 15km drive up 3,500 feet above sea level to visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in the city. You can then ascend the 315 steps to the temple, guarded by two magnificent Nagas (serpents). This temple is a symbol of Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha which is enshrined in the magnificent, glowing golden pagoda. A bird’s eye view of the entire city and the surrounding areas can be seen from the temple grounds. Continue along a bumpy mountain road to visit the White Hmong hill tribe village. A Thai lunch will be served at a local restaurant and then you will take a tour around Chiang Mai with stops at temples, old city walls, gates, a moat, and the local market. Afterwards, return to your hotel for the evening at your leisure.
Meet Tour Guide at hotel lobby for transfer to Mae Taeng elephant camp. Visit the elephants taking a bath in a mountain stream and a brief demonstration of elephants working. Take an elephant ride to jungle. Lunch at Local Restaurant. In the afternoon, embark on bamboo raft for one hour rafting along Ping River.Transfer back to hotel. Free time by your own.
Fly to Krabi in Southern Thailand via Bangkok and be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of your stay in Krabi is at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time for your transportation to the airport for your departure flight.