Welcome to Bangkok, the “city of angels", the capital and the largest city of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.
Get picked up and transferred to hotel for check in.
Free at your leisure to roam around the lovely parts of the city. Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of the Thailand's thriving metropolis or set out on a shopping spree.
This afternoon you will have a brief meeting with your tour guide / group leader for more necessary information and travel documents before welcome dinner. Overnight in proposed hotel in Bangkok. (-/-/D)
DAY 2: BANGKOK
Breakfast at the hotel then enjoy a stunning long tail boat tour of Bangkok's famous winding canals. The boat trip finishes at the Royal temple of Wat Po where is home to the famous reclining Buddha. You will have a guided tour around for sightseeing and to learn about Thai Buddhist culture.
Continue to the majestically and grandeur Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark and marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.
After lunch, visit the Chinatown with walk though old streets and shopping areas. Experience the hustle atmosphere and enjoy sightseeing, shopping in local market.
You will then have some time to relax or wander on your own before leaving Bangkok for the night train to Chiang Mai. Overnight on the train in AC soft sleeper cabin. (B/L/-)
DAY 3: CHIANG MAI
Get to Chiang Mai early in the morning. Transfer to the hotel and take an orientation walk of the town center before a local breakfast in local restaurant.
Being the hub of Northern Thailand Chiang Mai is Thailand's fifth-largest city that surrounded by mountains and lush countryside with legendary, mystical attributes. Founded in 1296 AD, Chiang Mai is one time the capital of the ancient Lanna kingdom. The city has always had many feathers to its bow with its cultural riches, relative peacefulness, fantastic handicraft shopping, delicious food and proximity to many natural treasures.
This afternoon, take visit to the temple complex of Wat Doi Suthep, the most remarkable Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai. Enjoy sightseeing then walk around and ring every bell around temple. A marvelous panoramic view of the city can be seen from here.
This evening is free at your leisure for dinner and to enjoy your shopping at the famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar. Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai. (B/-/-)
DAY 4: TREKKING SAMOENG AREA
Break fast at the hotel then check out and take a road transfer towards the Samoeng area. Stop on the way to visit local market and to have some supplies for the trip into the hills. Continue to a hill tribe village of Shan people where we will have lunch and gear up for your trek. You will then trek through the jungle and have a visit to a Hmong hill tribe village. Spend some time to explore the village and learn some things about local life style before heading further through the jungle again to a village of Karen people where you will take off gear for the local home stay.
Take a stroll around the village for sightseeing and local interaction before dinner. Enjoy the cozy local atmosphere and homestay overnight. (B/L/D)
DAY 5: TREKKING – ELEPHANT RIDE - RAFTING
Enjoy the morning fresh air and have breakfast before saying goodbye to your hosts and setting off for a short trek to the waiting point where you will get one hour ride on elephant back through the jungle. Continue with further trekking to a waterfall and enjoy swimming amid the wild nature. Picnic lunch is served by the waterfall.
Trek out of the jungle to the river bank where you will board a bamboo raft and flow down along the river. Just relax and enjoy the journey through beautiful scenery or try to test your rafting skills with tool.
Get pick up for a road transfer back to Chiang Mai.
Evening is free at your leisure to roam around the lovely part of the city or just simply enjoy your relax. Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai. (B/L/-)
*Note: During the rainy season the bamboo rafting might be impossible to take because of high and dangerous water levels.
DAY 6: CHIANG MAI – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO AYUTTHAYA
Free day today to roam around and explore the city on your own pace. Enjoy your time and it is good idea to have a traditional Thai massage or a cooking class.
This evening you will take a night train to Ayutthaya. Overnight on train in AC soft sleeper cabin. (B/-/-)
DAY 7: AYUTTHAYA
Welcome to Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand from the 14th to 18th centuries when it was the largest and one of the most magnificent cities in the world before being destroyed by war with the Burmese. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Its remains, characterized by reliquary towers and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor.
Upon arrival early in the morning, get transfer to hotel by local songthaew.
Enjoy breakfast and have some rest before taking “Kermit” Tuk Tuk to discover the ruins and ancient temples in the historical park. Continue with a visit to local market and experience some interesting shopping of local products.
This afternoon, take a long tail boat ride to Bang Pa In Royal Palace. Enjoy the sightseeing of majestic royal gardens, mansions and landscaping including the Wehart Chamrunt, the Warophat Phiman, the tower Ho Withun Thasana and the Aisawan Thiphya-Art pavilion…
In the evening, take a converted rice barge cruise around Ayutthaya and enjoying a sumptuous Thai set dinner. Overnight in hotel in Ayutthaya. (B/-/D)
DAY 8: AYUTTHAYA – KANCHANABURI
Breakfast at the hotel and depart Ayutthaya for Kanchanaburi.
Noted for rugged natural beauty of lime stone mountains and rivers with several waterfalls, caves, national parks… Kanchanaburi is also known for the death railway that was constructed during WWII using prisoners of war and Asian labor. The Bridge over The Kwai River is immortalized in books and movies. Around 100,000 Asian laborers and 16,000 POW’s died during its construction.
In Kanchanaburi, you will take visits to the war museum, war cemetery, the Bridge over the river Kwai and then take a ride through the history on the Death Railway Train passing though lush forest scenery.
This afternoon is free at your leisure to wander around and explore the town on your own pace. Overnight on River Raft in Kanchanaburi. (B/L/-)
DAY 9: KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK
After breakfast, check out the hotel and depart for Erawan national park and Erawan waterfall. Erawan waterfall has seven levels dropping down over 1,500m and is regarded as one the more beautiful in Thailand.
You can walk to each level fairly easily on the paths but if you're aiming to get to the very top then it's a bit of a scramble up the cliff - it's worth the effort though!
Enjoy your time trekking, swimming or relaxing at one of the many waterfalls.
After lunch with Thai local cuisine, return to Kanchanaburi and depart for Bangkok.
Check in hotel and enjoy the evening free at your leisure. Overnight in hotel in Bangkok. (B/L/-)
DAY 10: BANGKOK
Today is a free day. Enjoy your time wandering around. Optional tour to surrounding areas are available at your request. Overnight in hotel in Bangkok. (B/-/-)
DAY 11: BANGKOK – KRABI
Breakfast at the hotel then get transfer to the airport for a short domestic flight to Krabi. Get pick up and transfer to hotel for check in.
Krabi with a long coastline along the Andaman Sea in southern Thailand is home to some of the most extraordinary natural wonders. Idyllic islands and coves, powder-white beaches, stunning coral reefs, dramatic limestone karst formations, lush jungle and mangroves are all within easy reach. Krabi offers great opportunity for trekking, rock climbing, water snorkeling, diving and so on.
Free at your leisure for relax, enjoying the water and sand and roaming around to explore the place. Overnight in hotel in Krabi. (B/-/-)
DAY 12: KARABI
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will take a long tail boat trip to discover some of the beautiful islands in Karbi. Spend your day on the sea and beaches with stunning scenery, crystal emerald water and excellent sea breeze. Enjoy swimming and snorkel colorful reefs.
Overnight in hotel in Krabi. (B/L/-)
DAY 13: KRABI
Today is a free day. Enjoy your time wandering around and optional activities to the vicinities of Karbi is available at your disposal. Overnight in hotel in Krabi. (B/-/-)
DAY 14: KRABI – BANGKOK – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel. You will then get transfer to the airport for flight to Bangkok for onward destination. Safe travel. (B/-/-)