Journey back in time to the ancient kingdoms of Thailand- palaces, ancient ruins and temples on this epic 5 night tour from Bangkok to Northern Thailand.
Depart Bangkok via visits at Ban Pa-In the sumptuous Summer Palace of Rava V. Continue to the former capital of Ayutthaya before arriving at Phitsanulok for a short orientation tour in the city.
Start the day with a visit to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat temple, join the locals on their morning prayers and offers. Depart for Sukhothai and explore this UNESCO World Heritage site , a short drive away are Si Satchanaiai and the evocative ruins of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat which is reached by crossing a wooden suspension bridge.
Explore the wonderful Wat Phra That lampang Luang temple prior to your journey north. Stop briefly Phayao Lake before heading to Wat Rong Khun or the White Temple. This is unlike any other temple you may have visited so far,as in it is entirely white and built by hand.Travelling onto the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. Visit the 212 House of Opium and its rare collection of paraphernalia, learn the history of this drug and the devastating effect it has had on local communities. Driving back to Chiang Rai for the night.
Enjoy a lively start to the day at the vibrant morning market. Journey out of town on a relaxing river cruise on a traditional long tail boat to the hill tribe village of Pha Tai. Continue by road to Chiang Mai and Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country.
After all the culture and history, it is time for a day of wildlife and nature in the jungles near Chiang Mai. A visit to the famous Thai Lanna handicraft centre for that souvenir prior to returning to your hotel
Explore the city at yur own pace and leisure and catch the sights and attractions of this city teeming with green spaces known as the ‘Rose of the North’. The day is yours to do as you wish until your departure transfer to Chiang Mai Airport.
Modular Group tour departures Monday & Thursday
Private departures available.
Air-conditioned transfers as stated in itinerary, 5 nights Superior class accommodation, meals as specified, local English speaking guide and entrance fees and sightseeing as specified.
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