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The best of Thailand Around Tour
The best of Thailand Around Tour

The best of Thailand Around Tour

Price from : 1100.00 US - 1600.00 US
Duration : 8 days / 7 nights
Destination : Chiang Mai
Activities : Dinner Cruises,Elephant Riding,Hilltribe,Local Lifestyle,Historical
Suitable for : Adults

Tour Overview :

This Thailand travel page is designed for historical and Thai touch experience. Visit the World heritage site of Ayuttaya and Sukhothai historical park. Stunning with the beauty of Bangkok Grand Palace and overwhelming with vibrant Bangkok city life. Catch a flight to the north for sightseeing. Relax at home stay and enjoy private Baisrisukwan, Thai welcoming guest. Take road trip to Chiang mai, on the way visitor can view Thailand rural life and farm. Visit Chiang mai highlight that you should not missed, plus cooking Thai food for hand on experience.

Highlight :

Historical Park

cultural show

Biking tour

Cooking class

Departure Date :

01 Nov  2013 - 31 Oct 2014

All year round

Tour Inclusion :

  • Accommodate in hotel as listed or equivalence based on twin sharing.
  • Bangkok, Sukhothai and Chiang mai Airport transfer
  • Domestic flight by Thai airway or Bangkok airway (Bangkok - Sukhothai only )
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) .
  • Sightseeing as the itinerary including admission fee as stated in program.
  • English speaking local guide during the tours
  • Trip insurance

Tour Exclusion :

  • Other meals than those mentioned in the program.
  • Personal items & hotel incidental charges.
  • Personal drinks at the meal.
  • Gratuities to the guide, driver and hotel's porter.
  • Visa fee
  • Third language speaking guide charge extra 700 Baht/day
  • Immigration fee

Terms and Conditions :

  • The package prices quoted per person are in Thai Baht based on twin share, including a private round trip airport transfer by air-conditioned car or minibus.
  • The prices are subjected change due to period of peak season(Dec 20 - Jan 10), long weekend, or festivals.
  • Accommodation is included government tax, services charges, and daily breakfast
  • Single Supplement will be charged for staying in single room
  • Payment: pre-pay by credit card or bank transfer must be made before arrival

Remark :

  • Please note this program adjustable, we can change to more economical hotel and lower cost air fare than program above
  • This package is request 50 % of total rate for deposit once to secure the booking after all service confirm. The balance payment will be made on arrival.
  • See terms and conditions for this package, click here.
  • Join Tour – Please note that join tour or coach tour will pick you up at hotel lobby, please be on time and if they pick up late 5 minutes, please call us or our tour operators as reference number on voucher
  • Grand Palace – Please do not ware sleeveless shirt, and short pants, breeches, knee breeches, paddle pant
  • Temple – It is recommended not to ware tang top and micro or mini pants or skirt to visit temple

Day by Day Itinerary :

Date 1 : Bangkok - Bangkok

On arrival at Bangkok international airport, and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your guide with a signboard marked "Your Group Name" and transfer to the yours for check in.

Date 2 : Bangkok - Bangkok

After a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, meet with your guide and head out along the city and start a fascinating day of exploration to Bangkok to understand more about why Bangkok can soothe or ruffle, and it often does both. While contemplating the sunrise at a temple or monks collecting alms, you'll marvel at what peace can be found in the midst of such a chaotic metropolis.

Drive to visit the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaeo); both are located in the same compound surrounded by crenellated walls.  The Emerald Buddha is the most sacred object of Thailand, held by all Thais as also the symbol of national independence. The Grand Palace - consists of three imposing buildings; the Amarin Vinitch Throne Hall originally a Hall of Justice but used today for coronation ceremonies; Dusit Maha Prasat Palace initially served as a venue for royal audiences and later as Royal Funerary Hall. Then continue your visit to Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) located next to the Grand Palace, is Bangkok's oldest temple with the kingdom's largest Reclining Buddha image. Take ferry across the Wat Arun, where located of the Prang Wat Arun or the ancient tower with 76 meter high and consider the most importance landmark of Thailand. Have a leisurely stop for lunch at site.

After lunch, we will spend time to see the Thai fine art which collection.  Continue to see the Queen collection of Thailand best fine art. The art craft is made of silverware, fine gold leave decorate on wooden craft, the curtain decorated with wing of bug in emerald color and many more. Then, continue to Jim Thompson House Museum. Mr. Thompson collected many Thai and Asian art objects as wooden furniture, Cambodian design sculpture, Chinese porcelain, tool for making silk and ancient design silk fabric. With proper decoration of art inside his house and his garden, make this place interesting to visit. Besides enjoying the time and learn history, you may get an idea for combine Asian art into your house.

In the evening, enjoy your dinner with Siam Niramit; a world-class performance of Thailand arts and cultural heritage. The cultural show is spectacular with special effects. The grand stage is recorded in Guinness World Records. Enjoy walking through Thai villages in different four regions of Thailand and seeing arts and crafts without stepping out of Bangkok.

Accommodation in Bangkok

 

Date 3 : Bangkok - Ayutthaya

After breakfast, pick up at Shangri-La Hotel to travel to Ayutthaya, the Siam Ancient City; where you can explore the ruins, temples and the Royal Palace. Ayutthaya offers a fascinating glimpse on ancient Siam's splendor. Both ruins and reconstructed sites abound in the area. Take a stop for a visit at Bang Pa-In, the former Summer Palace; a residence of King Rama V.

Arrival in Ayutthaya, begin your tour with Wat Chai Wattanaram built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, a replica of Angkor Wat with a huge prang surrounded by smaller ones, symbolizing Mount Meru, the residence of the heavenly gods. Then continue visiting Wat Phra Srisanphet with three outstanding Ceylonese style pagodas, which were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthaya kings and a large bronze cast Buddha image originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. More sightseeing to Wat Yaichai Mongkol, the large pagoda, built to celebrate the King's victory of his single-handed combat on the elephant's back during Ayutthaya capital were located.

Then travel to Ayutthaya museum, the coordination between Thai-Japanese to gather knowledge of the old day of Ayutthaya consist of the way of living of local people, model of the former palace, and knowledge of Ayutthaya fine art, trading route, believe, play and religion. Continue to Wat Paphanancheang, the famous temple in Ayutthaya period which is renovated from the ruin and has show the Thai-Chinese architecture influent.  Then, visit Wat Mahathat, this temple has the Lord Buddha head place on the Banyan tree.

Accommodation in Bangkok

Date 4 : Bangkok - Phrae

Transfer with our tour guide to Bangkok airport to continue morning flight with Bangkok airway to Sukhothai. The original capital of the first Thai kingdom was surrounded by three concentric ramparts and two moats bridged by four gateways. Today the remains of 21 historical sites and four large ponds can be seen with an old wall, with an additional 70 sites within a 5km radius. The Sukhothai ruins are one of Thailand's World Heritage sites.

Stop at Sukhothai museum to learn about this kingdom in the old day.  Ride to the historical park to visit Wat Mahathat. This temple situated in the heart of the town .this significant temple is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha's RELICS HAS BEEN ENSHRINED. Its main chedi in lotus bud shape characterizes the typical style of Sukhothai art. And visit Wat Sri Sawai, an important ancient monuments in this temple in clued three Khmer-style corn shaped stupas situated to the south of Wat Mahathat. Continue to Wat Prapai Luang located adjacent to the outer rampart wall of Sukhothai, this ancient temple bears evidence of the evolution of and architecture during the Sukhothai period .Important ancient monuments in this temple include 3 prasat style buildings. Two of them are still in existence. After lunch, continue to Srisatchanalai, about 50 km north of Sukhothai, are in the same basic style as those in the Sukhothai Historical Park. This historical park has also been classified as a World Heritage site and the new Sukhothai capital where King Ramkhamkhean the Great constructed.

Continue to small home stay at Phrae province where we stay. This home stay is basic lodge which has a lot to offer for tourist who want be in non-touristy area. The house is located on small hill with eco friendly concept by using solar cell. One of the owner is a tour guide and anther is tour-leader from Holland which is very friendly and has so much to share about their beloved hometown and Thailand story.  In the evening, enjoy the welcome ceremony which is called Baisrisukwan. This is a welcome guest or welcome home ceremony. It is cerebrated by the old people will gathering sing Baisri song, blessing the guess with tight the small sacred thread around the wrist.  Having Bar-B-Q dinner.

Accommodation at home stay in Phrae

Date 5 : Phrae - Chiang mai

After breakfast, continue your trip to visit local factory around home stay area. They has made souvenir from waste, sawdust. Travel to Lampang for lunch and visit Pratat Lampang Luang and Prathat hiripoon Chai, one of the best Northern Thai Architecture. And continue to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai (New City) was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the first independent Thai state, Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Rice Fields). It became the cultural and religious center of the northern Tai, those who had migrated from southern China to dwell in Thailand, and remained so throughout the turbulent period of recurring Burmese attacks. The Burmese finally captured Chiang Mai in 1556 and occupied it until King Taksin retook the city in 1775, driving the Burmese forces back to near the present border. Burmese influence on religion, architecture, language, cuisine, and culture, however, remains strong. The city stands on the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River

Accommodation at home stay in chiang mai

Date 6 : Chiang mai - Chiang mai

Art, Ceremony and  Cultural

This Thailand travel page is designed for historical and Thai touch experience. Visit the World heritage site of Ayuttaya and Sukhothai historical park. Stunning with the beauty of Bangkok Grand Palace and overwhelming with vibrant Bangkok city life. Catch a flight to the north for sightseeing. Relax at home stay and enjoy private Baisrisukwan, Thai welcoming guest. Take road trip to Chiang mai, on the way visitor can view Thailand rural life and farm. Visit Chiang mai highlight that you should not missed, plus cooking Thai food for hand on experience.

Note: You can adjust this Thailand Tour Package program or change hotel the way you like.


  • We have a great time in Thailand

    Yaron Pick, Israel
  • Our tour guide, Tina, was absolutely amazing.

    Linsay, USA
  • Your service and everything was very well planned.

    Seth, India
  • Thanks for your skills, professionalism, kindness and great guide.

    Effie, Israel
  • We have a great time in Thailand

    Yaron Pick, Israel
  • Our tour guide, Tina, was absolutely amazing.

    Linsay, USA
 



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Day 1: Arrival Bangkok (-/-/-)

On arrival at Bangkok international airport, and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your guide with a signboard marked "Your Group Name" and transfer to the yours for check in.

Bangkok, Thailand's major gateway, casts an irresistible spell of enchantment. To the Thais it is Krung Thep, "City of Angels", and you'll find it truly a magic place, one that captivates the imagination. More than anywhere else in the country, Bangkok expresses Thailand's uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. This lends a thrilling sense of discovery to one's sightseeing and adds an element of surprise when exploring what is the Orient's most fabled city. In the midst of dynamic modern growth, this bustling metropolis still preserves plenty of cultural heritages which make the town become the national treasure house of Thailand.

Accommodation in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing (B/L/-) ** Join tour to Siam Niramirt

After a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, meet with your guide and head out along the city and start a fascinating day of exploration to Bangkok to understand more about why Bangkok can soothe or ruffle, and it often does both. While contemplating the sunrise at a temple or monks collecting alms, you'll marvel at what peace can be found in the midst of such a chaotic metropolis.

Drive to visit the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Kaeo); both are located in the same compound surrounded by crenellated walls.  The Emerald Buddha is the most sacred object of Thailand, held by all Thais as also the symbol of national independence. The Grand Palace - consists of three imposing buildings; the Amarin Vinitch Throne Hall originally a Hall of Justice but used today for coronation ceremonies; Dusit Maha Prasat Palace initially served as a venue for royal audiences and later as Royal Funerary Hall. Then continue your visit to Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) located next to the Grand Palace, is Bangkok's oldest temple with the kingdom's largest Reclining Buddha image. Take ferry across the Wat Arun, where located of the Prang Wat Arun or the ancient tower with 76 meter high and consider the most importance landmark of Thailand. Have a leisurely stop for lunch at site.

After lunch, we will spend time to see the Thai fine art which collection.  Continue to see the Queen collection of Thailand best fine art. The art craft is made of silverware, fine gold leave decorate on wooden craft, the curtain decorated with wing of bug in emerald color and many more. Then, continue to Jim Thompson House Museum. Mr. Thompson collected many Thai and Asian art objects as wooden furniture, Cambodian design sculpture, Chinese porcelain, tool for making silk and ancient design silk fabric. With proper decoration of art inside his house and his garden, make this place interesting to visit. Besides enjoying the time and learn history, you may get an idea for combine Asian art into your house.

In the evening, enjoy your dinner with Siam Niramit; a world-class performance of Thailand arts and cultural heritage. The cultural show is spectacular with special effects. The grand stage is recorded in Guinness World Records. Enjoy walking through Thai villages in different four regions of Thailand and seeing arts and crafts without stepping out of Bangkok.

Accommodation in Bangkok

Day 3: Ayutthaya – Thailand Historical (B/L/-)

After breakfast, pick up at Shangri-La Hotel to travel to Ayutthaya, the Siam Ancient City; where you can explore the ruins, temples and the Royal Palace. Ayutthaya offers a fascinating glimpse on ancient Siam's splendor. Both ruins and reconstructed sites abound in the area. Take a stop for a visit at Bang Pa-In, the former Summer Palace; a residence of King Rama V.

Arrival in Ayutthaya, begin your tour with Wat Chai Wattanaram built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong, a replica of Angkor Wat with a huge prang surrounded by smaller ones, symbolizing Mount Meru, the residence of the heavenly gods. Then continue visiting Wat Phra Srisanphet with three outstanding Ceylonese style pagodas, which were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthaya kings and a large bronze cast Buddha image originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of king Songtham. More sightseeing to Wat Yaichai Mongkol, the large pagoda, built to celebrate the King's victory of his single-handed combat on the elephant's back during Ayutthaya capital were located.

Then travel to Ayutthaya museum, the coordination between Thai-Japanese to gather knowledge of the old day of Ayutthaya consist of the way of living of local people, model of the former palace, and knowledge of Ayutthaya fine art, trading route, believe, play and religion. Continue to Wat Paphanancheang, the famous temple in Ayutthaya period which is renovated from the ruin and has show the Thai-Chinese architecture influent.  Then, visit Wat Mahathat, this temple has the Lord Buddha head place on the Banyan tree.

Accommodation in Bangkok

Day 4: Bangkok – Sukhothai – Srisatchanalai – Phrae  (B/L/D) flight THS

Transfer with our tour guide to Bangkok airport to continue morning flight with Bangkok airway to Sukhothai. The original capital of the first Thai kingdom was surrounded by three concentric ramparts and two moats bridged by four gateways. Today the remains of 21 historical sites and four large ponds can be seen with an old wall, with an additional 70 sites within a 5km radius. The Sukhothai ruins are one of Thailand's World Heritage sites.

Stop at Sukhothai museum to learn about this kingdom in the old day.  Ride to the historical park to visit Wat Mahathat. This temple situated in the heart of the town .this significant temple is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha's RELICS HAS BEEN ENSHRINED. Its main chedi in lotus bud shape characterizes the typical style of Sukhothai art. And visit Wat Sri Sawai, an important ancient monuments in this temple in clued three Khmer-style corn shaped stupas situated to the south of Wat Mahathat. Continue to Wat Prapai Luang located adjacent to the outer rampart wall of Sukhothai, this ancient temple bears evidence of the evolution of and architecture during the Sukhothai period .Important ancient monuments in this temple include 3 prasat style buildings. Two of them are still in existence. After lunch, continue to Srisatchanalai, about 50 km north of Sukhothai, are in the same basic style as those in the Sukhothai Historical Park. This historical park has also been classified as a World Heritage site and the new Sukhothai capital where King Ramkhamkhean the Great constructed.

Continue to small home stay at Phrae province where we stay. This home stay is basic lodge which has a lot to offer for tourist who want be in non-touristy area. The house is located on small hill with eco friendly concept by using solar cell. One of the owner is a tour guide and anther is tour-leader from Holland which is very friendly and has so much to share about their beloved hometown and Thailand story.  In the evening, enjoy the welcome ceremony which is called Baisrisukwan. This is a welcome guest or welcome home ceremony. It is cerebrated by the old people will gathering sing Baisri song, blessing the guess with tight the small sacred thread around the wrist.  Having Bar-B-Q dinner.

Accommodation at home stay in Phrae

Day 5: Phrae – Lampang – Chiang Mai (B/L/-)

After breakfast, continue your trip to visit local factory around home stay area. They has made souvenir from waste, sawdust. Travel to Lampang for lunch and visit Pratat Lampang Luang and Prathat hiripoon Chai, one of the best Northern Thai Architecture. And continue to Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai (New City) was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the first independent Thai state, Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Rice Fields). It became the cultural and religious center of the northern Tai, those who had migrated from southern China to dwell in Thailand, and remained so throughout the turbulent period of recurring Burmese attacks. The Burmese finally captured Chiang Mai in 1556 and occupied it until King Taksin retook the city in 1775, driving the Burmese forces back to near the present border. Burmese influence on religion, architecture, language, cuisine, and culture, however, remains strong. The city stands on the Ping River, a major tributary of the Chao Phraya River

Accommodation at home stay in chiang mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai Sightseeing  (B/L/-)

Relaxing in the morning and around 10.00 a.m. meet our tour guide and hotel lobby. Drive up Doi (Mount) Suthep to visitWat Phrathad Doi Suthep 3500 feet above sea-level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas. A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here.

Having local lunch in Chiang Mai favorite Kaw Soi style. You can choice any dishes that you like and lunch as local people have.

Afternoon, drive to visit some of Chiang Mai's famous temples: Wat Suan Dok has the north's largest chapel royal.  The temple was built by King Keu Na of Lanna for a revered priest visiting from Sukhothai as a place for the monk to spend the rains retreat. The principal Buddha statue is a huge cast image named Phra Chao Kao Tu.  Here you can also attain monk chat session to learn about Buddhism teaching, if you are interesting.

Visit Lanna Art Halls to enjoy your time with presentation of Lanna artistry wisdom of Buddhist belief and warship relative to the universe, the motivational inspiration of Buddhist architecture.  You can see the items in religious rituals such as Buddhist sculptures or crafted by hand manifesting the inspiration in Buddhism. They also reveal a chronology of Lanna (Chiang Mai) history and tradition.>

Free evening for your own time

Accommodation in chiang mai

Date 7 : Chiang mai - Chiang Mai

Highly recommended because this is a gentle way to see Chiang Mai Buddhist people's life: wake up early in the morning and take a ride to Kruba Sri Vichat Statue, the holy monk of Northern Thailand to take part in a daily Buddhist ceremony "Tak Bat" or "Merit Making" by giving offerings to monks on their arms-rounds with local people. Purify your mind and learn how to give and learn a part of Buddhism. After Tak Bat, continue to Wat Suan Dok to offer some requisites to monk and receive blessings from him on this special time. Travel back to the hotel and have breakfast.

After an early breakfast, head out on an excursion for the Chiang Dao Young Elephants Training Camp (56 Kms. away). Watch the elephants taking their morning bath in the running stream before starting their day's training and work. See the demonstration of elephants at work. Start half hour elephant riding.  Then continue to visit hill tribe village at Chiang Dao.

Accommodation in chiang mai

Date 8 : Chiang mai - Chiang mai

Today, you will escape from the bustling of the city to the relaxing countryside and enjoy a cooking class with a local family in a farm surrounding the mountains.

At 8:30AM, be picked up at your hotel and go to the local Market with your chef. She will explain about rice, how to make fresh coconut milk and how to choose seasonings. Then spend some time walking around to take pictures and watch vendors selling their products.

Upon arrival at the farm, take a walk around the farm with the explanation of the chef about the herbs growing and ingredients. Then learn to cook the first three courses you choose and have lunch with what you have prepared on the terrace overlooking the fishpond where you will have a splendid view of the entire farm as well as the lush nearby mountains.

After lunch, free at leisure to take a walk and admire the beautiful landscape, rice fields around the farm. This will be a wonderful memory and experience to discover a different Thailand. Afterwards, continue learning how to cook some other courses and the chef will give banana leaf cups to pack your "afternoon" take-away-meal. Then transfer back to your hotel around 5:30PM. Evening is free on your own.

Evening transfer to Chiang Mai airport to connect your flight to new destination

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