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Thailand Essential Vacation

7/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 BangkokAyutthayaChiang MaiChiang Rai
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To get the most out of your Thailand holiday, we highly recommend to travelers one of our best itineraries that covers some of the best destinations of Thailand in 7 days. Within a week of the trip, you will travel from the vibrant capital of Bangkok to the ancient temples of Ayutthaya, then finally visit adorable elephants in the north. They might be some classic wonders and familiar places but there are always something new. Let’s join and discover all the essences of Thailand.

Highlights

  Take in a city tour around Bangkok’s main highlights: WatTraimit, Wat Po, Royal Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun

  Explore the traditional life on the Chao Phraya River by a long tail boat

  Marvel at the anicent temples of Ayutthaya and Palace Bang Pa In

  Visit some of the finest temples in Chiang Mai such as Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

  Get a close look at the craft villages and the local life

  Have a fun time at a Chiang Mai's elephant camp and learn how to take care of these giants

  Visit the unique White Temple and Karen Hill Tribe Village

  Discover the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where Myanmar-Laos-Thailand borders are met

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Bangkok Arrive at Bangkok Airport, Transfer to hotel in city center to check...
Day 2 Bangkok Visit the highlight attractions in Bangkok B
Day 3 Ayutthaya Visit the Historic City of Ayutthaya B
Day 4 Bangkok, Chiang Mai Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Visit highlights in Chiang Mai B, B
Day 5 Chiang Mai Visit Thai Elephant Home B, L
Day 6 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai Visit Chiang Rai City B
Day 7 Chiang Mai Free time to relax, Transfer to the airport for your next flight B
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    Arrive at Bangkok Airport, Transfer to hotel in city center to check in, Free time to relax

Once you arrive at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok, you will meet our tour guide and driver then then get transferred to your hotel to check in. (Check-in time is at 14:00)
Free time to relax after your flight.
 
Overnight in Bangkok. 

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    Visit the highlight attractions in Bangkok

In the morning, meet our guide and drive to visit two of the most special Buddhist temples in the city. The Buddha in WatTraimit weighs several tons, and is made of solid gold. And visit the famous Reclining Buddha at Wat Po, where the blind may be trained to become masseuses. In the afternoon, continue your discovery tour with a visit to a site the Thai people consider the most sacred in the Kingdom: The Royal Grand Palace. This is one of the most beautiful examples of an ancient Thai court, with several Halls in same compound. You will also visit the Wat Phra Kaew or the Temple of the Emerald Buddha(officially known as Wat Phra Sri Rattana Satsadaram) is regarded as the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Located in the historic centre of Bangkok, within the grounds of the Grand Palace, it enshrines Phra Kaew Morakot (the Emerald Buddha), the highly revered Buddha image meticulously carved from a single block of jade. The Emerald Buddha is a Buddha image in the meditating position in the style of the Lanna School of the north, dating from the 15th century.After that, explore the Chao Phraya River’s edge, on a traditional "Long Tail Boat", and spend a few hours to enjoy the old canals of the Thonburi side of Bangkok, where an older and more gracious lifestyle still prevails. You will have an opportunity to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, is one of the best known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok.
Overnight in Bangkok

Get an insightful and fabulous day touring Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok – The capital of Thailand. Nothing is better to feel the real life in this city than spending a day touring around Bangkok in a clean and comfortable air conditioned van with our friendly local guide. You will have an amazing day visiting the must-see attraction of Bangkok: Grand Palace, Wat Pho, the Golden Buddha Temple (Wat Traimit) and Chinatown, learn more about history & culture of Thailand’s capital city, taste delicious traditional cuisine. 

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    Breakfast

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    Visit the Historic City of Ayutthaya

After breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to drive to Ayutthaya.
Start the tour today by tuktuk "Kermit" you discover the magnificent ruins of ancient temples in the historical park: Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, one of the most photographed temples in Ayutthaya and Wat Phra Mahathat, Wat Mongkhon Bophit and Wat Ratburana, they are all beautiful.Then, we will stop at Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, one of the largest reclining Buddha image and the ruins of the great Royal Palace & Temples.
Then visit the Palace Bang Pa In. At its origin, the palace was a river island, King Prasat Thong (1630-1655) had a palace built on a lake in the middle of the island to serve as a royal refuge. This place was once used by each ruler of Ayutthaya. However, when the capital moved to Bangkok, the palace remained unused for 80 years. King Rama IV (1851-1868) revived the area by building a house. His son, Rama V (1868-1910) deeply loved this place, staying there every year. He built the splendid set that can be visited today. Then transfer to your hotel. 
Overnight in Bangkok.

Explore the ancient capital Ayutthaya

A rich history and developing modern culture make Ayutthaya a fascinating place to visit. Located at 85 km north of Bangkok, this special place possesses both the ruins of an ancient city and the feel of a modern one. With its unique history, Ayutthaya is a worthy cultural destination to include on your tour in Thailand.Wat Phra Mahathat and Wat Ratchaburana are the highlights here. Wat Phra Mahathat is a must-see, with rows of majestic headless Buddha statues and a very famous tree, the roots twisting and weaving around a Buddha's head. Wat Ratchaburana is next door, featuring a fully-restored prang that you can climb (an intricately carved spire resembling a tower), and original temple paintings.If you are looking for a historic experience, Ayutthaya is well worth because of its majestic stone temple ruins.

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    Breakfast

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    Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Visit highlights in Chiang Mai

Breakfast at hotel. After that, our driver will come to your hotel to pick you up and transfer to the airport for flight to Chiang Mai.
Arrive Chiang Mai Airport in the morning, you will be welcome by the local guide.
Then start to visit the old city with a stop at the ancient wall, the moat and a door of the old city. You will see the most beautiful temples in Chiang Mai: Wat Prah Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao temple and Wat Chedi Luang. Then you will stroll along streets lined with traditional houses, where you make a tour by cyclo. From there, you will go to Great Market Warorot.
In the afternoon, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous pagoda Chiang Mai. It is reached after climbing a staircase of 290 steps with rampsre present two giant naga. From the square, you can admire the panorama of the whole Chiang Mai Valley.Then visit craft villages: lacquer factories, silk weaving, manufacture of umbrellas, woodcarvings and gold smith work...To brighten up your evening look by yourself the night market.
Overnight in Chiang Mai. 

Doi Suthep Temple - The most sacred temples in Chiang Mai

Located at 15 kilometers from the city of Chiang Mai and situated at an elevation of 1,073 meters, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand's most sacred temples. From the temple, impressive views of downtown Chiang Mai can be seen. This 14th century temple is filled with beautiful Buddhist shrines and auspicious relics; it is a beautiful example of northern Thai architecture. Visitors must climb 306 steps to reach the temple’s entrance but the views are well worth it! An easier, alternative route is available via a cable car ride to the top of the staircase for who don’t have much time. 

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    Breakfast, Breakfast

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    Visit Thai Elephant Home

08.00AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the tour today,  
- Change into mahout clothing upon arrival.
- Orientation and learn basic elephant commands.
- Pay respect to Ganesha the Elephant Buddha.
- Feed the elephants before practicing how to getting on and off them.
- Ride your elephant along a jungle path into the mountains.
- Enjoy a special lunch in the jungle.
- Get an elephant kiss before playing with them in the mud spa.
- Ride down to the river and bath your elephant.
- Ride to camp, take a shower, enjoy fresh fruit while looking at today’s photos. Return to Chiang Mai.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai

The most popular thing to do in Chiang Mai is to visit one of the elephant sanctuaries. So a full day trip to an elephant camp will be an interesting experience when in Chiang Mai. Each camp has different activities with the elephants and you can choose the one that meet your interest. Learn more about the elephants, take a memorable elephant riding through the jungle or trek in a short time in the forest, enjoy a bamboo rafting along the river… All will bring you a day with full of joy and memory.  

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    Breakfast, Lunch

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    Visit Chiang Rai City

After breakfast at hotel, have some time on your own before we depart Chiang Rai in early morning and en route stop at the hot spring for relax. Continue driving through the countryside, passing rice paddy fields & mountains. Visit unique white temple built by one of the best national artist. After visit Karen Hill Tribe Village before drive to visit Mae Sai Border, this is not only the most important border market but also it is the easiest way for any tourist who want to visit Myanmar the mystic country (tourist pays immigration fee THB 500.-on your own for one day crossing to Myanmar). Later, we make a rest stop at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where the three borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand are met. We take long tail boat to Laos side and see hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual "Triangle" with Laos Burma and Thailand. Finally, transfer you back to Chiang Mai.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Unique White Temple in Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun, better known as “the White Temple” is one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. Designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat, a famous Thai visual artist, the temple is filled with Buddhist symbolisms, from its layout, architecture, all the way to the ornate reliefs and mirror decorations. Wat Rong Khun is a unique temple that stands out through the white color and the use of pieces of glass in the plaster, sparkling in the sun. The white color signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass symbolizes the Buddha’s wisdom and the Dhamma, the Buddhist teachings.The temple opens daily from 8am until 6pm.Dress respectfully, take off shoes before entering a temple building are things to keep in mind when visiting any temple in Thailand.  

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    Breakfast

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    Free time to relax, Transfer to the airport for your next flight

After breakfast at hotel, free free time to relax.

03 hours before your flight: Our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport for your next flight.

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  • Meals:

    Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals
7 Breakfasts 1 Lunch
Accommodation
Hotel (6 nights),
Transport
Car, Boating,
Flights
1. Fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai (1 hour 15 minutes)
Included Services
  •   Accommodation with daily breakfast
  •   Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  •   Domestic flights
  •   Local English-speaking guides
  •   Meals as mentioned in itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N/A: Not Available)
  •   Water on coach
  •   Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions

Exclusions

  •   International flights to/from Thailand
  •   Travel insurance
  •   Visa stamp fees
  •   Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
  •   Personal expenses
  •   Meals not mentioned
  •   Drinks not mentioned
  •   Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers

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