8 Days / 7 Nights - Tour
North by Northeast
Kingdom of Thailand
Day 1 Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Khao Yai National
Early morning departure from Bangkok for drive to former capital
of Ayuthaya to see historic ruins and monuments. Continue to Khao
Yai National Park, covering 542,000 acres of jungle and forested
hills. This evening you have the opportunity to take an optional
wildlife observation tour.
Day 2 Khao Yai - Nakorn Ratchasima
Proceed by road to northeastern provincial capital of Nakorn Ratchasima,
better known as Korat, the commercial centre for the northeast.
Visit several important Khmer-period sites, including Dan Kwian,
a village noted for eathernware ceramics and hilltop ruins of Phnom
Day 3 Nakorn Ratchasima - Khon Kaen
Explore important archaeological site at Ban Prasat, then visit
ruins and open-air museum at Phimai. After lunch, continue to Khon
Kaen to visit its museum.
Day 4 Khon Kaen - Phitsanuloke
Morning departure from you hotel by coach traveling along highway
12 taking 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.
Day 5 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 6 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 7 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 8 Chiang Mai - Bangkok
Morning visit to an elephant camp in the forest and an orchid farm.
Afternoon visit to wood carving workshop before 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