8 Days / 7 Nights - Tour
Central to North
Kingdom of Thailand
Day 1 Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - River Kwai
Early morning departure from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi to visit the
World War II Museum, Allied cemetery and Bridge over the River Kwai.
Continue by train along part of the original Death Railway. Proceed
to your hotel. After Thai-style lunch, an afternoon excursion by
boat to Kaeng Lava Cave, to see its wierd rock formations. Return
Day 2 Kanchanaburi - Saraburi - Ayuthaya
After breakfast, proceed to elephant camp in forest, with an elephant-back
ride, followed by a bamboo raft trip down stream. Continue by road,
to visit notorious Hell Fire Pass with its memorial to those who
died constructing the Death Railway. Travel by road to Ayuthaya
the ancient capital of Thailand where we will stopover for the night.
Day 3 Ayuthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanuloke
Visit the former capital of Ayuthaya, with its gigantic bronze statues
at Wat Mongkol Bophit, three dramatic pagodas and riverside Phanan
Choeng. Continue to Lopburi to visit Narai Raja Nives Palace Museum,
sacred Three Spired Pagoda, ruins of Wat Phra Si Rattana Maha That
and Monkey Temple. Overnight in Phitsanuloke.
Day 4 Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Lampang
Visit Wat Maha That, with its holy Buddha statue, continuing to
Sukhothai, Thailand's first capital, now an ancient monument. Explore
major temples, still majestic in ruins. Proceed to Si Satchanalai,
to see remains of temples and palaces, completing the day in Lampang.
Day 5 Lampang - Phayao - Chiang Rai
Drive to Ko Kah to see temple housing sacred Emerald Buddha image.
Proceed to rural town of Phayao to visit Wat Si Kom Kan. After lunch
visit former capital of Chiang Saen on the Mekong River overlooking
Laos. Climb 383 steps to visit Wat Phra That Jom Kitti, with fine
view. Take boat trip on the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle
area, then visit Mae Sai, a market town on the Burmese border. Return
to Chiang Rai for overnight.
Day 6 Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai
To Mae Chang, visiting hilltribe development centre, Akha and Yao
tribal villages. After lunch in Chiang Mai, visit villages manufacturing
various typical handicrafts. Evening northern-style Khantoke dinner
and hilltribe cultural show.
Day 7 Chiang Mai
Morning visit an elephant camp in the forest and an orchid farm.
Afternoon visit to wood carving workshop before returning to the
Day 8 Chiang Mai - Bangkok
After breakfast a morning visit to hilltop Wat Doi Suthep prior
to your transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for flight to Bangkok and
transfer to hotel
Sightseeing tours and transfers as detailed in
English-, Spanish-, German speaking tour guide
Accommodation in specified hotels or in hotels of a similar category
Meals as specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees
Transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
Services not mentioned in the itinerary
Meals not mentioned
Domestic flights from Chiang Mai
Expenses of a personal nature