TH2 - Experience Thailand

Bangkok, River Kwai, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, & Phitsanulok      9 Days from $1748.00

Overview

Tour Style

Classic Tours

Tour Length

9 Days/8 Nights

Departs

Land Only - contact us for an air quote.

Starts

Daily in Bangkok

Finishes

Bangkok

Highlights

No information

Included Features

• 8 Nights accommodation in Thailand: Bangkok (3), River Kwai in a jungle raft room (1), Kamphaengpet (1), Chiang Mai (2), & Phitsanulok (1)
• Service of licensed English-speaking guides
• Sightseeing and shore excursions as detailed in the itinerary, including entrance fees
• All transfers in Thailand
• Meals as per itinerary

Additional Information

No Information

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1 - Bangkok
Day 2 - Bangkok
Day 3 - Damnoen Saduak / Kanchanaburi / River Kwai
Day 4 - Suphanburi / Uthai Thani / Kamphaengpet
Day 5 - Sukhothai / Chiang Mai
Day 6 - Chiang Mai / San Kamphaeng
Day 7 - Chiang Mai / Doi Suthep Hill / Lampang / Phitsanulok
Day 8 - Phitsanulok / Lopburi / Ayutthaya / Bangkok
Day 9 - Bangkok / En Route

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bangkok

Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by our representative, assisted through formalities, and transferred to your hotel. Bangkok is the capital and the most inhabited city of Thailand. It traces its origins to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century. Eventually, it developed into the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Enjoy exploring this modern and dynamic city on your own. Shopping and dining experiences provide a variety of choices meeting many budgets. The famous weekend markets offer ample opportunity of obtaining goods and souvenirs while you bargain and strolls through the stalls. Overnight at your hotel.


Day 2 - Bangkok

In the morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city including its ethnic towns, business district and the flower market, housing thousands of flowers. Continue for a tour of the city’s temples including Wat Pho and Wat Trimit with its infamous golden Buddha made of solid gold. Enjoy a tour of the renowned Marble Temple, considered one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples with its ornate design and Sukhothai-style Buddha statue inside. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure exploring the city on your own. (B)

Day 3 - Bangkok / Damnoen Saduak / Kanchanaburi / River Kwai

After breakfast, begin your day with a drive to infamous floating market of Damnoen Saduak. Boats with goods float along the river for the daily market. Depart for the River Kwai located in Kanchanaburi. See the Bridge over River Kwai, a black iron bridge frequently targeted by Allied bombing raids during WWII.Also see the Thailand-Burma Railway Center and the Donrak War Cemetary, resting place of many workers who died during the construction of the Death Railway. Embark on the Death Railway for an enjoyable train ride overlooking Kwai Noi River. Continue to your Jungle Raft for your overnight.(BD)


Day 4 - Suphanburi / Uthai Thani / Kamphaengpet

Today, begin your day with a drive to visit the Buddhist temple Wat Pa Lae Lai in Suphanburi. Continue to the northern extension and peruse the Sam Chuk 100 year-old riverside market. Continue to Uthai Thani Province, stretching from the upper plains of the Chao Phraya river valley, to mountains covered with forests in the west. Visit the temple of Wat Thasung, ornately decorated and known as the temple of mirrors. Continue to the Kamphaengpet Historical Park. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 5 - Sukhothai / Chiang Mai

After breakfast, drive to Sukhothai, the kingdom often viewed as the “golden age” of Thai Civilization. Today, enjoy a visit the areas of the Historical Park. See the Royal Palace and temples that surround the area. Continue to visit the temple Wat Si Chum. Depart for Chiang Mai, Thailand’s “Rose of the North,” a cultural and natural wonderland with ethnic diversity. Located among the rolling foothills of the Himalayan Mountains 700 km north of Bangkok, it could only be reached by an arduous river journey or an elephant trek until the 1920s. This isolation helped keep Chiang Mai’s distinctive charm intact. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)


Day 6 - Chiang Mai / San Kamphaeng

After breakfast, begin your day with an exciting trip to an Elephant Camp. Located around a beautiful lush tropical valley a mere twenty minutes from downtown Chiang Mai, you will enjoy watching elephants show off their skills. Continue to an Orchid Farm and the village of Hmong hill tribe. Drive to San Kamphaeng for its handicraft village. Return to your hotel in Chiang Mai for overnight. (BL)


Day 7 - Chiang Mai / Doi Suthep Hill / Lampang / Phitsanulok

Today, enjoy a tour of the Buddhist temple Wat Pha That Doi Suthep. Continue to Lampang and Phitsanulok. Lampang, also called “mueang rot ma” in Thai, meaning “Horse Carriage City”, is considered by some Thais as the last paradise in Thailand. It is located about 100 km to the southeast of Chiang Mai. Phitsanulok is one of the oldest cities in Thailand founded over 600 years ago. Enjoy touring of their famous temples. Overnight at your hotel. (BL)


Day 8 - Phitsanulok / Lopburi / Ayutthaya / Bangkok

After breakfast, visit Wat Mahathat, home to Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, a famous bronze Buddha statue with a distinctive flame-like halo around the head and torso that turns up at the bottom to become dragon-serpent heads. Continue to Lopburi for a tour of its unique temples along with the nearby stone temple of Prang Sam Yod. Head towards the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya and visit its Buddhist temples including Wat Phra Si Sanpeth. Drive to Bangkok and overnight at your hotel. (BL)

Day 9 - En Route

Transfer to the airport for your flight. (B)

Prices

Period: 2014/2015

 

TH2 – Land Only, P.P. in double

Tourist Class

First Class

Nov 01 – Oct 31

1748

1998

Single Supplement

1198

1398

 

*Price excludes airfare. For departure gateways, please contact us for a quote.
Festivals & other holidays - supplement may apply
Accommodation is subject to availability

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We had a good trip.  We experienced many different things that enticed all our senses!!!!  My  hundreds of photos could only capture some of the moods and feels  and sights in Morocco. In morocco, i found the hotels were very good and the driver very safety concsious and a good driver in those tiny streets. Our guide was good and informative in his knowledge of his country.


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