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Thailand: Classic Explorer (6 days)

Thailand

Our tour visits the archaelogical wonders of Bangkok, the central plains as well as the splendid scenery and culture of the North.

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city, known to Thais as “Krung Thep” (the City of Angels) is one of the world’s most exciting cities. It holds the essence of the Thai spirit, and is a centre of culture, colour and cuisine and provides the ideal jumping off point for any Asian adventure.


Departure Dates & Tour Cost

Departures each Tuesday from Bangkok on a join in group basis
Per person based on twin $ 975
Single Supplement $ 140 USD

OR
Private tour (based on 2 persons departing any day): $ 1,385 USD
*To fly from Chiang Mai to Bangkok on day 5 instead of returning by train add $ 135 USD

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ITINERARY

Day 1 : BANGKOK - AYUTTHAYA - PHITSANULOK (- /L/-)
Early morning pick up passengers from various Bangkok hotels, drive to Bang Pa In for a scenic boat trip to Ayutthaya. Visit Wat Panangchoen, Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol and the ancient ruins of Wat Chai Wattanaram. Then continue to Chainat and lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to Phitsanulok. Visit Wat Maha That and its highly revered Buddha statue, Phra Buddha Jinaraj. Overnight at AMARIN LAGOON HOTEL.

Day 2 : PHITSANULOK - SUKHOTHAI - LAMPANG (B/L/-)
Drive to Sukhothai, where you will visit the ancient ruins at Sukhothai Historical Park; a short ride on a traditional ox-cart brings you to Wat Sri Chum with it’s gigantic Buddha statue. Continue to Sri Satchanalai for lunch at Gaeng Luang Restaurant. Upon arrival in Lampang, we take you on a horse carriage ride through town with photo stops at two interesting temples, each which its own architectural style and history: Wat Don Tao, Wat Pratu Phong. We will also visit Baan Sao Nak, a 100-year old teak-wood mansion. Overnight at LAMPANG RIVER LODGE.

Day 3 : LAMPANG - GOLDEN TRIANGLE - CHIANG RAI (B/L/-)
Drive to the Golden Triangle. After lunch at the Imperial Golden Triangle Hotel, take a boat ride on the Mekong River, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Continue to Mae Sai, the northern most city bordering Myanmar. Overnight at PHOWADOL in Chiang Rai.

Day 4 : CHIANG RAI - CHIANG MAI (B/L/-)
Early morning depart for Chiang Mai with a brief photo stop at Wat Rong Khun, which is very different to any of temple you are likely to see in Thailand. The temple is almost entirely white - no other colours are used at all. Arrive in Chiang Mai at noon and check in at your hotel. Lunch at Empress Hotel. In the afternoon, visit Wat Doi Suthep, a famous landmark of the city, tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters. The temple is reached by climbing 290 steps, flanked by a NAGA balustrade on both sides. Optional evening program (not included in package price): Traditional Kantoke Dinner & presentation of Northern Dances. Price per person: 570 Baht/approx. $ 20USD. Overnight at THE EMPRESS CHIANG MAI.

Day 5 : CHIANG MAI - BANGKOK BY TRAIN (B/L/-)
Visit the Thai Elephant Care Center (education and feeding set is included). Visit the educational hall and elephant cemetery (Program time: 09.00 - 10.15 hrs.). Continue to Orchid farm for lunch, then return to town and visit the handicraft villages in Sankampheng. Transfer to Chiang Mai Railway Station. Depart by second-class air-conditioned train with sleeping berth. Overnight ON THE TRAIN*.

Day 6 : ARRIVAL BANGKOK (- /-/ -)
Arrive at Bangkok Railway Station in the early morning. End of services (transfer from Railway station to your next destination is not included in package price and can be arranged and charged separately).