This tour will take you to Bangkok to explore and discover this beautiful city for a few days, then to Khao Yai National Park with wildlife, jungles, waterfalls and mountain scenery. Next Ayutthaya, Thailand’s former capital with more than 1700 temples and over 4000 Buddha images, and from there to Sukhothai, another former capital and important historic city. In both cities, you will find extensive temple ruins, a must to visit if you are interested in the cultural heritage of Thailand. From here we go further north, to Chiang Mai called the Rose of the North. In Chiang Mai, you have a few days to explore the city and surroundings and you will take a tour to Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand.
Minimum 2 people
Car or minivan, train
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After arrival at Bangkok Airport, our guide will meet you in the arrival hall and take you to the Eastin Makkasan Hotel, a nice hotel in a good location. You have time to relax or discover the area near the hotel. Day 2 you go on City Tour through Bangkok; Chinatown, the Flower Market, see the Skyscrapers and travel the Chao Praya river and connecting ‘klongs’ (canals). You will have some time to explore more of Bangkok in the evening.
In the morning you transfer to Khao Yai National Park, the biggest park in Thailand. This park has it all, wildlife with tigers and elephants, waterfalls and fantastic jungle scenery. You go on a short trek, watch animals, go for a swim at the waterfalls, and watch the sunset over the park at Khao Kiaw viewpoint, the highest point in the park (1188 m). For the movie lovers, parts of the movie “The Beach” with Leonardo di Caprio have been filmed here. Last but not least, you visit the Bat Cave to see more than 1 million bats flying out to hunt insects during the night. Khao Yai is a big adventure. Optionally, we can take you on a night safari to search for tigers, elephants and other game with large floodlights, however, we have to request permission from the park rangers for this.
The tour takes us through the heart of Thailand, a very interesting area. Here we visit we Lopburi with its famous temples inhabited by monkeys. And then we continue to Ayutthaya. We spend the afternoon exploring this old capital which in the 17th century was seen as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Asia. The ruins in the historical park testify to a special and glorious past with over 1700 temples and more than 4000 Buddha images.
The express aircon train leaves at 9.30 am and you arrive in Phitsanulok early in the afternoon. In the afternoon you can visit the famous Wat Yai with one of the most revered Buddha statues in Thailand. Don’t forget to visit the cozy evening market near the river, you can go there with a samlor (bicycle taxi).
The next day our driver will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the old capital of Thailand, Sukhothai. The best way to visit this beautiful historic park with its impressive temples and lotus ponds is by bike. The ruins are one of Thailand’s most elaborate historic parks and include 21 historical sites and four large ponds within the old walls, and an additional 70 sites within a 5 km radius. At the end of the day, you will transfer to Chiang Mai, a ride through a beautiful mountain landscape.
First, a day off to explore this lovely city at your leisure; check out the temples, make a nice bike tour through the center or do a Thai cooking course. Day 9 we drive to Doi Inthanon National Park and go all the way to the top of the mountain (2565 meters) where there is a radar station (no photos!) and take a walk through a moss forest, special because of the altitude. 5 kilometers below the top we stop at 2 beautiful pagodas, built on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the king and queen respectively. In the afternoon, a visit to a Karen hill tribe village and a waterfall.
Day 10 a bicycle ride in the countryside, just outside of Chiang Mai city. You will go on a relaxing ride and will visit local villages with houses on stilts and rice fields along lazy back roads and a village school. There is a stop at a lake with beautiful mountains surrounding it. The best way to experience this part of Northern Thailand.
Day 11 more time to explore Chiang Mai, visit Doi Suthep, situated on top of a hill and from here you have a fantastic view of the surrounding valley of Chiang Mai, or make a tour to the local markets and try the famous street food.
Your tour ends on the morning of the 12th day. We can make arrangements for transfer to Bangkok Airport for your connecting international flight or you can extend your holiday either at a beach or in the North, depending on your choice, check it out here.
Finish your trip with a couple of relaxing days at the beach or amidst the beautiful tranquil paddy fields. We have several options in Chiang Mai, Hua Hin, Koh Samet or Koh Samui. You can find them all here.
If you wish to extend your trip choose the desired option in the booking enquiry form.
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Included transfers, air or otherwise are listed within the tour details. The tour does not include any international airfare. We can help you book the cheapest flights.
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