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21days -> Bangkok ->Meaklong Market ->Kanchanaburi -> Bang Pa In -> Ayutthaya ->Uthai Thani ->Chiang Rai -> Chiang Mai -> Phuket

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Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Bangkok
Day 2 Bangkok City Tour Breakfast
Day 3 Bangkok – Meaklong Market - Damnoen Saduak floating market – Kanchanaburi Breakfast
Day 4 Kanchanaburi - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya Breakfast
Day 5 Ayutthaya – Lopburi - Uthai Thani Breakfast
Day 6 Uthai Thani – Sukhothai Breakfast
Day 7 Mae Hong Son – Mae Chaem – Chiang Mai Breakfast
Day 8 Lampang – Chiang Rai Breakfast
Day 9 Chiang Rai – Doi Mae Salong – Chiang Saen Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Chiang Saen – Thaton – Chiang Dao Breakfast
Day 11 Chiang Dao - Chiang Mai – Join Cooking class Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Chiang Mai Breakfast
Day 13 Chiang Mai - Elephant Poopoo paper farm – Mae Ping River cruise Breakfast
Day 14 Chiang Mai – Phuket Breakfast
Day 15 Phuket free Breakfast
Day 16 Phuket free Breakfast
Day 17 Phuket – Koh Phi Phi Island Breakfast
Day 18 Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy Breakfast
Day 19 Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy Breakfast
Day 20 Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy Breakfast
Day 21 Koh Phi Phi Island – Phuket – Bangkok – Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel. The glorious history of the capital of Thailand, Bangkok is closely linked to the Chakri dynasty that still reigns but does rule in Thailand. Check in at the hotel and free time for your relaxation. Overnight in Bangkok

 

Meals:

Day 2

Bangkok City Tour

An early start will get you to Wat Pho in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual. After this uplifting and often private experience, visit the temple grounds and the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. Continue to The Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, where you will be awed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne halls. Then, of course, marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.  Afternoon, board a long-tail boat sailing up the majestic Chao Phraya River before entering the Khlong that takes us away from the normal tourist trail. Inside the network of Khlongs guest will stop at Wat Khun Chan which is an interesting temple area rarely visited by tourists. Crossing a small footbridge leads into the old alleys where a cold coffee can be enjoyed before entering Wat Paknam or the white stupa with a hidden museum. Back in the boat and continue on a beautiful part of the Khlong with a mix of old wooden houses and new modern mansions until reaching an orchid and fruit farm where guest will have time to walk around and see the many types of orchids on display. On the way back to Saphan Taksin pier, a stop will be made to feed the holy catfish in the Khlong. Stay overnight in Bangkok.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Bangkok – Meaklong Market - Damnoen Saduak floating market – Kanchanaburi

After breakfast at the hotel, take just a short drive from the bustling streets of Bangkok, the high-rise urban landscape dissolves into a lush green rural idyll. This full-day trip to Samut Songkhram Province, only an hour outside the capital, allows guests to experience the traditional charms of the Thai countryside.

The day starts with a trip to Mae Klong Railway market; a country market has sprouted up along the tracks. When a train pulls in or out of the station, the vendors quickly clear their stalls, only to set them up again moments later when the train has passed! From here, the journey continues to very famous touristic Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. Although quite touristy today, the market remains the best example to showcase how a floating market originally was like decades ago. A relaxing paddle boat ride through the labyrinth of canals offers the chance to see the old part of the floating market and local lifestyle along the canal side. Off the boat, it is time to enjoy strolling around the colorful floating marketplace bustling with boats and vendors selling tropical fruits and other delights.

For visits falling on a Saturday or Sunday, the tour offers the option of an exploration choosing between visiting Damnoen Saduak or the smaller and less touristy floating market Tha Kha where a short paddle boat tour in the backwaters offering a visit to an old Thai ho Duse making coconut palm sugar.

Next you transfer to Kanchanaburi for a visit to the World War II memorial including the Cemetery.

Afternoon, We will take 30 minutes train to experience and enjoy the beautiful view from train along the river. This is one of Southeast Asia's historic railways, the remaining part of the "Death Railway", departing from the provincial capital to the Railway Station from Tonburi (or Namtok). Transfer to the city for the night. Stay overnight in Kanchanaburi.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

Kanchanaburi - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya

Moring after breakfast, you depart for Bang Pa-In. After more than 2 hours, we will arrive in Bang Pa-In where we visit will be the Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era. The palace showcases an eclectic collection of buildings that blend European, Khmer, Thai and Chinese architectural styles. It’s the favorite summer palace of the King. After that we will be transferred to Ayutthaya, the ancient city of Thailand. we will catch Kermit tuk tuk. These ‘cute’ tuk tuks are found in only two of Thailand’s provinces: Ayutthaya, and Trang. Along the ride, explore the temple highlights of the city from Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree), and strolling through a local market en route to Wat Phra Srisanphet. Check in hotel and overnight in Ayutthaya. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Ayutthaya – Lopburi - Uthai Thani

Morning after breakfast, departure for Uthai Thani via Lopburi,  we visit The King Narai's Palace built by King Narai the Great, the king who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688. He ordered the palace built in 1666. King Narai stayed here for about 8–9 months a year, except during the rainy season. He designated Lopburi as the second capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The palace was a place for relaxation, hunting, administering the country's affairs, and welcoming official visitors. Have lunch by your own account  before continue our journey to Uthai Thani and we will stop to visit the Ban Khok Mo village where traditional weaving remains an important activity. And we will visit the incredible Thasung temple and its "crystal hall". Take a boat ride on the beautiful Sakaekrang River with its many floating houses. Arrival in town and lets have a tour around the colorful night market. Overnight in Uthai Thani

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

Uthai Thani – Sukhothai

Today you will take the road about 45 minutes to get to Hub Patthard. There, you will cross a cave that will lead you to a small hidden valley. You then will visit another major site in Thai history: Kampheang Phet. The archaeological park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra Tat and Aranyik Archaeological Site. Through beautiful country road, you will stop at Phitsanulok where you will visit the Cha Tawee Folk Museum and the riverside temple of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, home to one of the most sacred images of Buddha in all of Thailand. From here we’ll continue on to the city of Sukhothai for overnight 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Sukhothai - Lampang

After breakfast, pick up and transfer to bycle parking area where we will start cycling to visit visit Sukhothai Historiscal Park, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition. Firstly we visit to Ajana Buddha image, the legend of spoken Buddha at Wat Sri Chum. Then we take cycling to Wat Prapailuang, the center of community before starting Sukhothai Kingdom in past. Next temples we will visit are Wat Sri Sawai and Wat Sra Sri and Wat Trapang Ngoen. Afternoon you will be transferred to Lampang, small and nice city for overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Lampang – Chiang Rai

Morning after breakfast we will visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the best examples of Lanna style architecture in Thailand. Its viharns that are open on all sides are typical of the early Lanna style. Whereas some temples have been restored using modern materials and modern building techniques, the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang has been preserved in its original state. The temple was founded in the 13th century. Its name translates to “the temple of Lampang’s Great Buddha Relic”. The architecture is a mix of Lanna and Thai Lü styles. After that we will take horse-cart trip 30 minutes through the city and the villages. Afternoon we keep going to Chiang Rai. On the way we will have very nice rest stop at Phayao lake where we can take coffee and enjoy the beautiful lake views. Arrive in Chiang Rai at the end of day. Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Chiang Rai – Doi Mae Salong – Chiang Saen

Breakfast we depart for northern Thailand, a wooded, mountainous and beautiful area. This morning, you will explore the surroundings and the first road you will take is the one that leads to Mae Salong. Climb up and down the green hills, covered with tea plantations. You will taste the delicious tea produced by one of the many plantations of the region, bef. From Doi Mae Salong, you will visit two villages of ethnic minorities: the village Akah of Loyo, and the village Lisu of Ban Hanygo. After that you will visit the Mae Fah Luang botanical garden. Overnight in Chiang Saen.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Chiang Saen – Thaton – Chiang Dao

Moring, we will visit Opium museum and after that we continue on the road to Thaton, a pleasant site dominated by a beautiful Buddha. You will visit Wat Thaton temple. We will be transferred to the mountainous district Fang and up to Mount Doi Angkhang. Visit the station project Royal Doi Angkhang and planting flowers and fruits characterized by cold climate. Visit hill tribe villages: village of Ban Khum. Overnight in Doi Ang Khang.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Chiang Dao - Chiang Mai – Join Cooking class

Departure for Chiang Mai via Chiang Dai, we will visit Chiang Dao cave. There are four interconnected caverns to see. Be prepared to bend down and perhaps even crawl between incredible stalactites.

Afternoon arrival in Chiang Mai, we will enjoy our shared cooking class at Thai Farm Cooking School with Thai foods. Mai for overnight.

Intinerary:

Pick up 03.00 pm to 03.30 pm: Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Thai Farm Cooking School.

- Visit the main local Thai market out of the city center 

- Explaining and learning about herbs and ingredients at our organic farm

- Pound and make a curry paste from scratch. 

You will make your own curry paste, each person will have their own individual mortar. 

You can decide how spicy or non-spicy you would like to make your own curry paste

- Choose and make one curry paste, one curry, one soup, noodle dish and sweet dessert 

You will learn to make every dish completely by your self from start to finish and will be able to season to your own taste!

Return to the hotel.

Included

  • Full color recipe book with photo instructions, lemongrass tea and drinking water, all ingredients.
  • Individual cooking station ( learn by doing! ), instruction in English by a Thai cooking instructor.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan if you are staying in the city area

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Chiang Mai

The morning will be mainly devoted to the walking tour of the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Prah Singh temple, Wat Phan Tao temple, Wat Chedi Luang temple. Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take rickshaw tour.  After that, you will take a walking through the central market of Warorot. In the afternoon you will visit the Doi Suthep hill. To brighten up your evening, browse the Night Market for yourself. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Chiang Mai - Elephant Poopoo paper farm – Mae Ping River cruise

Morning after breakfast, transfer to Elephant Poopoo paper farm which is an eco-friendly, naturally built, outdoor museum park that introduces and explains the unique steps involved in making our much talked about paper products from elephant poop fibers!

Eight pavilions in Elephant Poopoo Park Chiang Mai will introduce you to know the procedure from elephant poo to final paper product. Additionally, you will have chance to practice making poopoo paper. Exciting! Afternoon take two hours of boat trip along the Mae Ping River is an excellent way to spend an afternoon; you get to watch as the scenery along the river changes, you will also get to see many beautiful traditional teak houses as well as a lot of rural greenery along the wat.  Overnight in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Chiang Mai – Phuket

Today free until transfer to airport for flight from Chiang Mai to Phukhet. On arrival pick up and transfer to hotel located in Patong beach area. Time is free. Overnight in Pukhet

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Phuket free

All day free. Overnight in Pukhet

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16

Phuket free

All day free. Overnight in Pukhet

Meals: Breakfast

Day 17

Phuket – Koh Phi Phi Island

Free time before transfer by ferry (Estimate Depart 08h30)to Koh Phi Phi and check in at the hotel in Koh Phi Phi. Free time and overnight in Koh Phi Phi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 18

Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy

All day free & easy. Overnight in Koh Phi Phi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 19

Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy

All day free & easy. Overnight in Koh Phi Phi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 20

Koh Phi Phi Island free & easy

All day free & easy. Overnight in Koh Phi Phi.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 21

Koh Phi Phi Island – Phuket – Bangkok – Departure

Morning after breakfast, you take ferry (Estimate Depart 14h30) to Phukhet and transfer to Phuket airport for flight back home. End of service

 

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • The English speaking guide as guided time
  • Accommodation on twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • Private long tail boat cruise on Chao Praya river
  • Long tail boat in floating market
  • Train from Wang Pho 30 minutes
  • Kemit Tuk Tuk in Ayutthaya
  • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Cycling trip in Sukhothai
  • Private boat in Sakaekrang River
  • Hors-cart riding in Lampang
  • Boat cruise in Mae Ping river in Chiang Mai
  • Long tail boat in Mekong River in Chiang Saen
  • Ferry : Phuket – Koh Phi Phi – Phuket
  • All transfers with the air-conditioned private car
  • All entrance fees
  • Mineral water
  • Government taxes & service charge

Exclusions

  • International/domestic flights.
  • Early check-in/ late check-out.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, beverages other than those included with meals.
  • Telephone call charges.
  • Laundry.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Personal purchases such as souvenirs, cigarettes, etc.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters.
  • Visa.
  • Surcharge for festivals (Loy Krathong, Sonkran…), X-Mas & New Year Eve.
  • Compulsory Gala Diner on 24 & 31 Dec 2023 (if any).

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Bangkok

Silom Serene

Centre Point Hotel Silom

Mövenpick Hotel Sukhumvit 15

Chiang Rai

Laluna Hotel & Resort

Grand Vista Chiang Rai

The Riverie Chiang Rai

Thaton

Saranya River House

Thaton Maekok River Village Resort

Pai

Belle Villa Resort Pai

Ai Pai Boutique hotel

Mae Hong Son

Fern Resort

Imperial Mae Hong Son Resort

Chiang Mai

White Boutique hotel

Bohdi Serene

NA Nirand

Kanchanaburi

Royal River Kwai Resort

U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

Ayutthaya

Classic Kameo Hotel

Kantary Hotel

Uthai Thani

Uthai River Lake Resort 2*

Sukhothai

Legenda Sukhothai

Sukhothai Heritage Resort

Sriwilai Sukhothai

Lampang

Lampamg River Lodge Resort

Baan Suchadaa

Chiang Dao

Marisa hotel 3*

Phuket

Baan Krating Phuket

The Old Phuket

The Nature Phuket

Koh Phi Phi

Erawan Palm Resort

Phi Phi The Beach Resort

Zeavola Resort

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