OVERVIEW

Old Kingdom Thailand

Discover Thailand, an incredible destination with palaces, temples, markets, shopping, spas, friendly people, fine dining and some of the best hotels in the world. In this tour, the Kingdom of Thailand will charm you with its irresistible combination of breathtaking natural beauty, inspiring temples, renowned hospitality, robust cuisine and ruins of fabulous ancient kingdoms.

ITINERARY

Bangkok | Kanchanaburi | Sangklaburi | Ayutthaya | Sukhothai | Lampang | Lamphun | Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Samui | Koh Tao 

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Day 01

Upon Arrival Bangkok

Upon Arrival Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Not included

Upon arrival, meet & greet your tour guide before transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure after check-in.
 
 
Day 02

Bangkok

Explore the bustling city on a city Temples Tours

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Bangkok including:
- Wat Traimit, the Temple of the Golden Buddha, the temple is famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image and then continue 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.
- Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, as well as the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas), also known as Wat Phra Chetuphon or The Temple of the Reclining Buddha. The temple is also known as the birthplace of traditional Thai massage Reclining Buddha.
- Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha.
- Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception).
Day 03

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi

Visit the most colorful Floating Market in Thailand

Accommodation: Hotel in Kanchanaburi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

A 120 km drive takes you to the most colorful Floating Market in Thailand passing the largest source of Salt Production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway.

At Damnoen Saduak floating market, visit the gardener's house, see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut tree and as option take the long tailed speedboat to the main part of the market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time which is still widely practiced in this area. Try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts available at the spot. Continue to Kanchanaburi to visit the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai as the Memorial of World War II. Then, visit the War museum and war cemetery nearby.
Day 04

Kanachanaburi – Sangklaburi

Admire views over the Kwai river from a train and discover Sangkhlaburi remote village

Accommodation: Hotel in Sangklaburi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive to River Kwai Bridge Train Station for a short train ride along the infamous ‘Death Railway’, passing over the wooden viaducts along the River Kwai, overlooking the breathtaking view of Kwai gorge. (Train departs at 10:50 and arrives at 11:57).

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive to Sangkhlaburi, a remote town of Kanchanaburi. Visit the Mon village, the local market and get to the Mon wooden bridge to admire a beautiful sunset.
Day 05

Sangkhaburi – Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya

Visit Ayutthaya - The former capital of Thailand

Accommodation: Hotel in Ayutthaya

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Rise early in the morning for alms giving to monks at the Mon Village.

After breakfast, drive to visit Wat Wang Wiwekaram, the most important and most revered Buddhist temple in Sangkhlaburi District, where Thai and Mon people live together peacefully. The temple was built to replace the previous temple which is now underwater.

Take a boat trip on Songkaria Lake to visit the Sunken Temple, one of the must-see “Unseen Thailand” attractions. The temple can be visited inside when the water level is low during the dry season. But during the rainy season, you can only see the upper part, one to two metres, of the temple.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, transfer to Ayutthaya the former capital of Thailand.
Day 06

Ayutthaya – Sukhothai

Visit of multiple Wats in Ayutthaya and head to Sukhothai

Accommodation: Hotel in Sukhothai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, visit one of the most beautiful Summer Palace: Bang Pa-In Summer Palace.

Later, embark to Temple of Ruins, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch (The former Royal Temple), Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (the temple of reclining Buddha Image and biggest chedi), Wat Mahathat (where the head of Lord Buddha Image is coverd by Poh Tree so far), Wat Ratchabura (where the national treasure were kept).

Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive up north to Sukhothai.
Visit at the local market in Sukhothai before going to your hotel.
Day 07

Sukhothai – Lampang

Sukhothai Historical Park: a Must-see place for all travelers

Accommodation: Hotel in Lampang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, visit at Sukhothai Historical Park or the 1st Capital of Thailand. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness) was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been lovingly restored in Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for all travelers.

Lunch at a local restaurant before continue to Lampang.

Take a horse carriage, the unique famous transportation in Lampang to visit Wat Sri Chum dated back in 1890 AD by the Burmese guy who worked with the British for logging industry. The building is a mixture between Lanna Thai and Burmese style with the beautiful and elaborate artwork of wood carving on the roof top. Then visit  Baan sao Nak (The house with many pillars) with  over 100 years old. Here you can see the the old teak house with 116 pillars with many ancient collections.
Day 08

Lampang – Lamphun – Chiang Mai

Visit of highlights in Lamphun and explore a hill tribe village on the way to Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Drive to Lamphun in the morning to visit Wat Phrathad Hariphunchai and Chammadhevi Stupa.

Head to Chiang Mai.

Visit to a Meo Hill tribe village. Since they originally migrated from South China, the physical features of the tribe are similar to Chinese. They prefer large families and average about 8 in a family. They practice shifting agriculture. Mostly planting upland rice, corn and soybeans. Generally you will find that the womenfolk's works harder than the men.

Trip continues on to Wat Doi Suthep Temple.
Day 09

Chiang Mai – Poo Poo Paper Elephant Park

Meet the Long Neck tribe, visit a Botanic Garden

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, explore the village of Baan Thong Luang. You’ll have ample time to explore the village of this hill tribe, which migrated from Myanmar (Burma) and retains its cultural traditions and customs, including the brass rings the women wear around their necks as a sign of tribal and individual identity. Your guide will tell you about the hill tribe’s subsistence farming and point out their unique crafts, including beautifully woven textiles.

Continue your day with a visit of Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG), or formerly known as Mae Sa Botanic Garden, is the first botanical garden of the country at international standards for there are scientific basis and purposes for the collections, and the provision of botanical education. Lunch at local restaurant.

Visit Tiger Kingdom where you can interact with big tigers and baby cubs like bottle feeding the baby tiger or even taking picture with them (not included).

Leave to visit Poo Poo Paper Elephant Park before returning to your hotel.
Day 10

Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon National Park

Explore the wonderful Doi Inthanon National Park

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cool off on Thailand's highest peak while going in the beautiful scenic Doi Inthanon National Park. Day time temperatures can be surprisingly cold. On the way up, stop at Wachiritharn Waterfalls (the best views across the park are found here), and then on to the peak of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand. Near the top take the Angkha nature walk amongst the unique flora and forest that grow at this altitude. There are both Karen and Hmong villages in the bounds of Doi Inthanon. Meet them at the local market on the way down the mountain before making our way back to Chiang Mai.
Day 11

Chiang Mai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai

Admire the Golden Triangle for a view point

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Tha Ton Temple to see the biggest Lord Buddha Image in the sitting position on the summit of Tha Ton hill.

Later, proceed to Mae Sai Border Market, one of the biggest border market where you can access to Tha Khi Lek Province. At the market, you will find a lot of goods, local products and many items which are imported from China & Myanmar such electronic devices, fruits, clothes, stones, jewelry, Jade and etc.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Continue to the Golden Triangle renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. Stop to visit the Opium Museum. From a 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.
Day 12

Chiang Rai – Karen Village – Doi Tung

A boat trip on Mae kok River takes you to Karen village

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visit a unique white temple built by one of the best national artist.

Take a boat trip on Mae kok River to visit Karen village and riding elephant around the village. Continue back by boat then visit Doi Tung or Switzerland of Asia, to visit Doi Tung, look no further outstanding than the Mae Fah Luang Garden which is situated at an elevation of 950 meters above sea-level, the Mae Fah Luang Garden consists of flowerbeds planted with a dazzling variety of flowers and shrubs from all corners of the world.
Day 13

Chiang Rai – Samui

Fly to Samui via Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel in Samui

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for a flight to Samui (with a transit in Bangkok). Upon arrival meet with your guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in.
Day 14

Samui

Explore Samui on a city tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Samui

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Head to island’s iconic landmark with your guide, the golden Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai) in Koh Fann. Sitting 15-meter tall on the north coast of the island, the Big Buddha statue is visible from kilometers away. Mingle with locals and learn about their daily life at a local market in Nathon Town.

Visit the Kunaram Temple, which houses a well-preserved mummified monk. Cool yourself off at the Secret Garden Waterfall.

You’ll be served savoury local cuisine in midday before continuing to Samui’s most amusing sight that surely raises some chuckles – the Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks by Lamai Beach.

Complete the tour with spectacular panoramic views of Koh Samui from the Lad Koh Viewpoint.

If time permits, relax yourself in a nice café before returning to hotel for relax.
Day 15

Samui

Samui Free Day

Accommodation: Hotel in Samui

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free relaxing day on the white sand beach.
Day 16

Samui

Samui Free Day

Accommodation: Hotel in Samui

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free relaxing day on the white sand beach.
 
Day 17

Samui – Koh Tao

Head to Koh Tao on a ferry

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Tao

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, free time until your guide transfers you to the pier. Embark on a ferry to Koh Tao. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and relax.
 
Day 18

Koh Tao

Koh Tao Free Day

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Tao

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free relaxing day on the white sand beach.
Day 19

Koh Ta

Koh Tao Free Day

Accommodation: Hotel in Koh Tao

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a free relaxing day on the white sand beach.
Day 20

Koh Tao – Samui – Bangkok

Head back to the bustling city of Bangkok

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, take a ferry back to Samui. Upon arrival, meet your guide for a transfer to Samui Airport for a flight to Bangkok.
 
Upon arrival, meet your tour guide before going to the hotel.
Day 21

Bangkok – Departure

Say goodbye to our team at Bangkok Airport

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, free time for shopping and transfer to the airport for your returning flight.

Note

Don't forget to pack a long sleeve jumper for the day 10 on the mountain.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Accommodations based on twin/double sharing room
  • Private Transfer as private air-con vehicle
  • Private Tour as mention as above itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Service charge & Government tax
  • Entrance fee & drinking during tour
Trip Exclusions
  • International flight in/out Bangkok and domestic flights
  • Other meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Single room supplement
  • Personal expenses and tip, drinks, airport tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa
  • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time 

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