Essential Thailand

Welcome to Thailand- a land of rich history, incredible culture, friendly people and some of the world’s best food. See the country’s iconic sites and experience deep-rooted traditions while exploring Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the lands in-between… 


 Bangkok | Ayuthaya |Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai 

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Day 01

Bangkok arrival

Welcome to Bangkok!

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Not included

Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, meet & greets with guide. Then we will transfer you to hotel. After check in free time on your own. Check in time will be 14.00pm onward.
Day 02

Bangkok city tour

Enjoy the highlight of Bangkok capital

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, meet our guide and drive to visit two of the most special Buddhist temples in the city. The Buddha in Wat Traimit 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) which 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.
Day 03

Bangkok - Ayutthaya – Bangkok

Spend time visting Ayutthaya

Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Ayutthaya start a tour by tuk tuk "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.
Day 04

Bangkok - Chiang Mai –City Tour

Fly to Chiang Mai for visiting

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

Early morning,being transferred to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Arrive Chiang Mai Airport, being welcomed 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. Afternoon, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous pagoda Chiang Mai. It is reached after climbing a staircase of 290 steps with ramps represent 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, wood carvings and goldsmith work ... to brighten up your evening look by yourself the night market.


Day 05

Thai Elephant Home – One Day Riding

A day with Elephant

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Private transfer with Private Guide and Join Group Activity
Pick up at from your hotel around 08.00AM
- 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.
Day 06

Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai

Drive to Chiang Rai and discover Golden Triangle

Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast

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 a unique white temple built by one of the best national artist. Then visit Karen Hilltribe 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. 
Day 07

Chiang Mai Departure

Say good bye to our team in Chiang Mai

Accommodation: Not Included

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, our guide will transfer to Airport for your departure flight


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Trip Inclusions
  • Private Transfer as private AC vehicle
  • Private Tour as mention as above itinerary 
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Local English speaking Guide 
  • Service charge & Government tax 
  • Entrance fee & drinking water 
  • Domestic flight Bangkok – Chiang Mai by Bangkok Airways 
Trip Exclusions
  • Tips
  • Entry Visa fee
  • Fight in/out Bangkok

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