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14 Days / 13 Nights - Tour
Thailand Indepth
Kingdom of Thailand

Day 1 Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai
Begins with a morning departure from Bangkok and a stop to see the chedi at Nakorn Pathom and the tropical fruit market at Nakhon Chaisri nearby. Then on to Kanchanaburi where your sightseeing includes a visit to one of the cemeteries for the Allied prisoners of war who died during the construction of the bridge. Continue to Pak Seng to board river boats to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts - enjoy your overnight stay in the jungle.
Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 River Kwai - Ayuthaya
Following American breakfast, a tour to the Lava cave which is a unique Buddhist temple. Afternoon departure for Pak Seng by boat and continue by road to Nam Tok Station for a train ride on the so-called 'Death Railway' which crosses the Bridge. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi town we shall visit the JEATH Museum prior to continuing our journey by coach to Ayuthaya the ancient capital of Thailand.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Ayuthaya - Nakorn Ratchasima (Korat)
This morning we will begin the day with a visit of the ruins of Ayuthaya, the old capital of Siam, and Bang Pa-In which was used as a summer retreat by the Royal Family during the reigns of King Rama V and VI. Continue to Lopburi for the ruins of Wat Phra Sri Rattanamahathad and Sarn Phra Karn - which is also known as the largest Monkey Shrine in Thailand. Overnight in Korat.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Nakorn Ratchasima - Khon Kaen
A short distance outside of Korat is a recently discovered archaeological dig, Ban Prasat, an excavation that reveals prehistoric male and female skeletons; unique high quality, red-slipped, burnished, trumpet rim, globular pots; black Pimai pottery; bronze ornaments; crucibles and moulds for socket axes. From there continue to Prasat Pimai to see the beautiful ancient Khmer-style ruins before proceeding to the highlight of today, Prasat Khao Phnom Roong, one of the most important of the Khmer ruins to be found in Thailand. Overnight in Khon Kaen.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Khon Kaen - Phitsanuloke
Morning departure from you hotel by coach traveling along highway 12 which will take us from the Northeast of Thailand to the lower North of Thailand. Enjoy the change of scenery enroute as we travel through the different towns and villages.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 Phitsanuloke - Lampang
Leave for Lampang, but before we shall visit Wat Phra Mahathad, and then continuing to Sukhothai for Wat Mahathad, Wat Sri Choom, and Wat Phra Sriratana Mahathad before continue the journey to Sri Satchanalai - an ancient kingdom.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Lampang - Chiang Rai
Begin the day with a short city tour of Lampang, and continue to Chiang Rai where we shall check in at the Wiang Inn Hotel prior to taking a cruise on long-tailed boats on the Mae Kok River to visit a Black Muser hilltribe village. Return to the hotel via samlors (tricycle).
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Chiang Rai
Today we shall visit Yao and Egaw hilltribe villages, and then continue to Mae Sai the northernmost point of Thailand, and the infamous Golden Triangle at the junction of Thailand, Burma, and Laos on the Mekhong River.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
Drive along a beautiful road winding through the mountains of the north to the northern capital of Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North. Overnight accommodation at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. For those who wish to eat out, there is a chance to purchase an optional tour to the Khantoke Dinner & Show which will provide you with an opportunity to see the northern cultural dances and shows, otherwise dinner will be provided at the hotel as arranged.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Chiang Mai - Mae Hong Son
Depart Chiang Mai by minibus to Mae Hong son via Pai. Enroute make a short stop at a hot spring at Ban Papae. Then continue to drive to Pai and visit a Lisu Village, here you will have an inside look into their daily life. Afterwards drive to the Water Cave, Tam Lod, a large limestone cave with a wide stream running through it. Tam Lod is one of the two local caves which happen to be the largest. Besides the main chamber there are three side chambers that can be reached by ladder, it takes two or three hours to see the whole thing. After enjoying your lunch box, we will visit the Lahu Village, one of the Tibeto-Burmese Hilltribes, then drive to Mae Hong Son, along the way visiting a Fish Cave, where thousands of carps live an undisturbed life. Dinner and overnight in Mae Hong Son.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 Mae Hong Son - Chiang Mai
Early breakfast prior to taking a long-tail boat cruise on the Pai River, changing mode of transport to an elephant, taking you through unspoiled jungle to the suspension bridge. Afterwards take a car to visit the hilltribe village of the long-necked-women, the Padongs. The women of this tribe from an early age on have brass rings put around their necks making them appear as if they have long necks. Return to Mae Hong Son for lunch before visiting the best known temples of this town, Wat Doi Kong Moo, Wat Chong Kam and Wat Chong Klang - all of Burmese origin. Then transfer to Mae Hong Son Airport for the late afternoon flight back to Chiang Mai.

Upon arrival in Chiang Mai you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 Chiang Mai
Visit Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai. The temple also commands a panoramic view of the city down below. We then continue back down to town to visit Wat Chedi Luang, the site of a formerly massive pagoda that was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1545, followed by Wat Phra Singh a temple of tradional northern Thai style architecture dating back to 1385.

This is afternoon we will visit some artisans' workshops to observe the creation of Chiang Mai's most famous products. They can also be purchased of course. Included are celadon, pottery, umbrellas, silver and wood carvings, paper-making and silk and cotton weaving.
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 Chiang Mai - Train
A morning visit to Doi Suthep Temple atop a mountain will allow you an opportunity to see one of the most important temples in Chiang Mai, which also happens to command a panoramic view over the city. Departure transfer for Chiang Mai Train Station for your overnight 2nd class sleeper train to Bangkok.
Breakfast, Dinner Box

Day 14 Arrive Bangkok
Arrive at Bangkok Hua Lumpong Railway Station and transfer to your hotel.


Included

Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in the itinerary.
Tour guide.
Accommodation in specified hotels, or hotels of a similar category.
Meals as specified
All entrance fees.
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles.
Flight tickets Mae Hong Son-Chiang Mai / Chiang Mai-Bangkok.
Domestic airport tax.

Not Included

Services not mentioned.
Meals not mentioned.
Expenses of a personal nature (eg. Drinks, souvenir, laundry, etc.)

 

 
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