Summary

Enjoy this 8-day Thailand Travel Itinerary from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and discover wonderful cities such as Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai. You will visit many temples such as Wat Pho (the temple of the largest Reclining Buddha in Thailand at 46 metres in length and 15 metres in height), Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, one of the largest temples in Phitsanulok Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat (known for its stupas on mountain peaks), Wat Rong Suea Ten (the Blue Temple), Wat Rong Khun (the White Temple), Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang, Doi Suthep Temple (with a large golden pagoda and stunning views of the city), etc. You will discover important parks such as Ayutthaya Historical Park and Sukhothai Historical Park. You will go to the “Golden Triangle”, where the Mekong River is the border between Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). This partially guided private tour can be organized all year round in 2022 (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, December) with the possibility to stay at Standard, Superior or Luxury category hotels.

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Alfonso

Alfonso

Local travel expert in Vietnam

More than 10 years living and working in tourism in Southeast Asia. Based in Hanoi, but living for work periods in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos. In love with Asian culture and the wonders that I do not stop discovering in these amazing countries. They certainly do not stop surprising me with something daily.

Itinerary


Upon your arrival in Bangkok, your driver will be waiting for you at Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi) to transfer you to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be given a brief introduction of your trip and any last-minute doubts will be clarified.

Accommodation in Bangkok.

You will start the day with a guided tour of Bangkok by using the local transports (SkyTrain, Chao Praya Express, Tuk-tuks). During the excursion you will discover the Grand Palace (former residence of the kings and home of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (the temple of the largest Reclining Buddha in Thailand at 46 metres in length and 15 metres in height), Wat Suthat (a peaceful heaven inside the chaotic Bangkok), Wat Saket (a Buddhist temple dating back to the Ayutthaya era) and Phu Khao Thong (“Golden Mountain”, which is a steep artificial hill inside the Wat Saket compound from where you can see the old town).

Accommodation in Bangkok.

In the morning, you will be transferred to Ayutthaya, the former capital of the Siam Empire, where you will discover the archaeological ensemble of temples such as Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, Wat Mahathat and Wat Chai Wattanaram of the Ayutthaya Historical Park, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.

You will continue your journey towards the north, with a stop at Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, one of the largest temples in Phitsanulok.

Next, you will be transferred to Sukhothai, one of the ancient capitals of Thailand.

Accommodation in Sukhothai.

In the morning, you will visit Sukhothai Historical Park, another of the country's ancient capitals, on a bicycle. The park brings together the archaeological remains of Sukhothai, capital of the Sukhothai kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, in present-day northern Thailand and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside the city walls several archaeological sites are preserved, among which the remains of the royal palace and 26 temples.

You will continue your journey towards the north to your next destination, the city of Lampang, where you will climb to the famous Wat Chaloem Phra Kiat temple, known for its stupas on mountain peaks.

Accommodation in Lampang.

The day will begin with a visit to the spectacular Phayao Lake, which is almost semi-circular in shape and is the largest freshwater lake in the northern region and the fourth largest in the country. The lake is 1.5 metres deep, covers an area of approximately 19.8 square kilometres, and is home to around 50 species of fish.

Next, you will arrive in Chiang Rai and visit the colourful Wat Rong Suea Ten or the Blue Temple, painted in a striking blue with overlays of gold ornaments that is located just a few kilometres from the city of Chiang Rai. The name “Rong Suea Ten” in Thai is translated as the “house of the dancing tiger” because historically the area surrounding the temple was full of wildlife, particularly tigers. The centrepiece within the great hall is a massive statue of a seated white Buddha, surrounded by contemporary Buddhist art in a modern style.

After sunset, you more will visit one of the most popular places in the city of Chiang Rai and meeting point of its inhabitants, the night market, where you can taste the delicacies of the area, and buy local handicrafts among many other things.

Accommodation in Chiang Rai.

In the morning, you will go to the “Golden Triangle”, where the Mekong River is the border between Thailand, Laos and Burma (Myanmar). You will visit the Opium Museum and Baan Dam or the Black House, the lifelong work of Thai national artist Thawan Duchanee depicting a set of 40 traditional buildings, mostly made of dark teak wood, scattered around the grounds of the last residence of the artist. The buildings are interspersed with modern and extravagant designs and house a collection of paintings, sculptures, silver and gold items, bones and animal skins.

Next, you will discover one of the most spectacular and different temples in the country, and in continuous evolution, Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple that was designed and built by Don Chalermchai Kositpipat. Wat Rong Khun is different from any temple in Thailand for having a “ubosot” (a type of meeting room) decorated with white more and crystals.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Accommodation in Chiang Mai.

On this day you will visit the best-known places in Chiang Mai, known as “The Rose of the North”, starting with the temples of Wat Phra Sing and Wat Chedi Luang, where you can be in contact with Buddhist monks. You will visit the city and its surroundings in Songthaew (a van or pickup vehicle fitted out for informal passenger transport), the most popular transport in the north of the country.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will visit the Warorot Market, the heart of Chinatown, one of the busiest markets, and Ton Lamyai, the flower market.

Next, you will go to Doi Suthep Temple, located in the mountains, with a large golden pagoda and stunning views of the city. The temple is 15 kilometres from the city of Chiang Mai and is located at an elevation of 1,073 metres.

In the evening, you will be picked up at the hotel and more taken to live one of the most local and authentic experiences of northern Thailand, a Khantoke dinner accompanied by a show and traditional dance making an unforgettable evening.

Accommodation in Chiang Mai.

On your departure day, you will be transferred to Chiang Mai International Airport to take your international departure flight home.

Prices

Travel dates

Upon request for individual travelers

Price per person in €

2 Pers.

4 Pers.

6 Pers.

Standard cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022)

1185€

722€

571€

Standard cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022)

1223€

759€

607€

Superior cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022)

1332€

854€

697€

Superior cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022)

1357€

876€

721€

Luxury cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022)

1573€

1005€

937€

Luxury cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022)

1614€

1133€

977€

Travel dates Accommodation Price per person in €
2 Pers. 4 Pers. 6 Pers.

Upon request for individual travelers

Standard cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022) 1185€ 722€ 571€
Standard cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022) 1223€ 759€ 607€
Superior cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022) 1332€ 854€ 697€
Superior cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022) 1357€ 876€ 721€
Luxury cat. hotels (Apr. 1 - Oct. 31, 2022) 1573€ 1005€ 937€
Luxury cat. hotels (Nov. 1, 2021 - Mar. 31, 2022) 1614€ 1133€ 977€

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in a double (DBL) or twin (TWN) room at Standard, Superior or Luxury category hotels;
  • Breakfast at the hotels of your choice;
  • Lunch on day 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 of the itinerary;
  • Dinner on day 7 of the itinerary;
  • Excursions with English speaking guides according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary;
  • Transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Local SIM card with data package included.

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