Thailand is known for being a tourist paradise, with this tour we offer the possibility of visiting the most important culturally speaking. We will visit the great city, Bangkok, with all its temples and its noisy and cheerful streets. We will move north and visit the two most important cities in the area, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai … If you want to know the culture and history of this impressive country, this is the tour you need.
Bangkok – Chiang Rai
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up and transfer to your hotel.
Free time to discover this bustling city by your own.
Today we will make Bangkok city tour including the Royal Grand Palace, the Emerald Buddha, Wat Pho – the largest Buddhist temple with its colossal reclining Buddha. Lunch at local restaurant. then visit take ferry to Wat Arun, locally known as Wat Chaeng, is situated on the west (Thonburi) bank of the Chao Phraya River. It is easily one of the most stunning temples in Bangkok, not only because of its riverside location, but also because the design is very different to the other temples you can visit in Bangkok. Wat Arun (or temple of the dawn) is partly made up of colourfully decorated spires and stands majestically over the water, next visit Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image, and then transfer back to hotel. Overnight in Bangkok
Breakfast at the hotel. We will go to the Summer Palace Bang Pa In, formed by the Royal Palace and the palace of Vihat Chamrun. From here we will depart to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767, and visit the temples of Wat Chaiwathanaram and Wat Phra Srisampetch.We will go to the relics area War Phra Sri Ratana & Phra Prang Sam Yod. We will spend the night in Phitsanulok.
Breakfast. We will visit Phitsanulok Chapel & Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat, where the statue known as Buddha Phra Buddha Chinnarat is located. We will continue visiting Sukhothai, the ancient capital of Thailand from the 13th century. It is one of the most important historical relics in Asia, recognized by UNESCO. Then, we will visit the temple of Wat Sri Chum and the ancient city of Sri Satchanalai. We will go to Lampang.
We will spend the night in Lampang.
Breakfast at the hotel. Our guide will help you to make the check-out to start the trip to the temples of Lampang such as Wat Phra, Dhat Lampang Luang and Wat Phra Keo Don Tao. We will then head to Lamphun to visit the Burmese-style Wat Haripoonchai temple.
Our vehicle will take you to Chiang Mai. Rest at the hotel. We will visit the commercial district of San Kampaeng, where many handicrafts and small industries such as silk and cotton from Thailand are sold.
We will spend the night in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will visit Chiang Mai, a city known for its temples and ancient walls, the Tapae gate and the local market. The oldest pagoda of Wat Chiang Man stands out for the image of 15 elephants going to different directions and the oldest Buddha statue of the Thai Lana Kingdom (542 years). Wat Phrasing is where the church of Lai Kham is decorated with paintings and wooden sculptures. The pagoda of Wat Jedihuang is located in a large enclosure. A part of the pagoda was destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. The pagoda of Wat Suan Dok was built in the 14th century and the remains of the monarchs of Chiang Mai are guarded there.
In the afternoon, we will visit the historical relics known as Chiang Mai, and the temples of Meo Doi Pui and Doi Suthep. The latter, erected in 385 BC with a height of 3,500 feet above sea level. Then we will go to the village of the Meo ethnic group to learn about the local culture.
Accommodation in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. We will leave Chiang Mai in the direction of Chiang Rai – the first capital of the Lanna Thai Empire.
En route, we will pass through mountains and valleys in the North of Thailand. The first stop is the hot water stream in ‘Wiang Pa Pao’ and the village of Mae Chan where the Yao and Akha ethnicities reside. We will continue the itinerary heading to the ancient city of Chiang Saen on the banks of the Mekong River, the Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar come together. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit indigenous villages before arriving at Mae Sai, a district located on the northernmost border between Thailand and Myanmar, where we can see the specialties of the two countries.
We will spend the night in Chiang Rai.
After breakfast at the hotel, this day you will enjoy a free day to make all the final purchases, enjoy the city walking through the corners not previously visited and relax at your hotel.
After breakfast and at the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch the flight out. End of trip