2-Week Discovery of Northern Thailands Hidden Gems

2-Week Discovery of Northern Thailand's Hidden Gems

  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Ayutthaya
  • Uthai Thani
  • Sukhothai
  • Lampang
  • Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Saen
  • Chiang Dao
  • Chiang Mai
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14 days 13 nights
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    This 15-day Thailand tour promises unforgettable experiences, blending adventure, cultural exploration, and relaxation. You'll uncover the country's hidden gems, beginning with a visit to the vibrant capital of Bangkok, where majestic temples await. Then, you'll journey to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, nestled amidst the lush green mountains of the north. Finally, you'll conclude this enriching adventure with a coastal retreat in Phuket, a tropical paradise located in the southern part of the country. Here, you can bask in the sun, explore crystal-clear waters through diving, and unwind on world-renowned beaches.

    2-Week Discovery of Northern Thailand's Hidden Gems
    What unique experiences await during your trip ?
    • Discover the must-see sites in Thailand from North to South.
    • Visit the Damnoën Saduak floating market where many boats are loaded with fruits and vegetables.
    • Explore famous temples of the country, such as Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, and Wat Rong Khun.
    • Enjoy a seaside stay in Phuket, a southern paradise island with its offshore islands.
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    • Bangkok
    • Kanchanaburi
    • Ayutthaya
    • Uthai Thani
    • Sukhothai
    • Lampang
    • Chiang Rai
    • Chiang Saen
    • Chiang Dao
    • Chiang Mai
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    Arrival in Bangkok, welcomed by the local guide at the airport, and transferred to the city center (hotel rooms available from 2 p.m.). Enjoy free time to rest and explore the Thai capital. Night at the hotel.

    Start your "Thailand 10-day" tour today with a day dedicated to exploring the city of Bangkok.

    • Visit the Grand Palace, Thailand's most important landmark, where you will be impressed by the grandeur and majesty of the building and its throne rooms.
    • Admire the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in the country.
    • Visit Wat Pho along the way, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, famous for its 45-meter reclining Buddha statue.
    • We will then visit Wat Traimit, which is well-known for the Golden Buddha.
    • Board a long-tail boat to sail along the Chao Phraya River before entering a klong, staying away from the heavily touristy areas. Stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.

    Return to the hotel to rest for the night in Bangkok.

    Depart early to visit the Maeklong market, located on the railway tracks very close to the train terminus. Walk along the rails to explore the vibrant market and witness how quickly the merchants fold up their stalls in preparation for the train, which is scheduled to pass around 8:30 a.m.

    Afterwards, head to the small market of Samut Songkhran, where you'll embark on a beautiful canoe ride along the Grand Canal and then through smaller canals, providing an authentic glimpse of rural Asia just outside of Bangkok. The approximately one-hour ride will culminate in the heart of the Damnoen Saduak floating market.

    Explore this traditional market, bustling with sellers offering a variety of products, including food, flowers, plants, and even animals.

    Return to Bangkok and enjoy some free time to relax.

    Overnight stay in Bangkok.

    Start your day with a hearty breakfast, and then embark on a journey to Bang Pa-In, which will take approximately 2 hours. Upon arrival, we'll explore the Summer Palace, an architectural gem with roots tracing back to the Ayutthaya period. This stunning palace served as a royal summer retreat during the 17th century, offering a glimpse into the opulent history of Thailand.

    Following our visit to the Summer Palace, we'll make our way to Ayutthaya, often referred to as the 'Invincible City' of Thailand. To explore this ancient city, we'll hop aboard a Kermit tuk-tuk, and our first stops will be at significant temples, including Wat Yai Chaimongkol and Wat Mahathat, renowned for its sacred Buddha relics.

    As we continue our journey, we'll stroll through a local market, providing an opportunity to immerse ourselves in the vibrant local life.

    We'll return to your hotel to complete the check-in process, and you'll spend the night in Ayutthaya.

    Following breakfast, we set out for Uthai Thani, making a stop in Lopburi along the way. In Lopburi, we will visit King Narai's Palace, a remarkable structure constructed during the reign of King Narai the Great, who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688. Here, you'll have the opportunity to witness ancient royal artifacts and admire its distinctive architectural design, a fusion of Thai and European styles.

    Continuing our journey to Uthai Thani, we will pause at Ban Khok Mo village, a place where traditional weaving remains a vibrant craft. We will also explore the fascinating Thasung temple with its "crystal hall." Following that, we will embark on a scenic boat ride along the picturesque Sakaekrang River, where you'll have the chance to observe numerous floating houses along the way.

    Upon arrival in town, you can explore a vibrant and colorful night market. You will spend the night in Uthai Thani.

    The schedule for today involves a 45-minute journey to the enchanting Hub Patthard, where an exciting cave exploration will lead you to a hidden valley.

    Next, you'll explore another significant site in Thai history, Kampheang Phet. This archaeological park holds UNESCO World Heritage status and boasts attractions such as Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra Tat, and the Aranyik Archaeological Site.

    Traveling along a scenic country road, you'll make a stop in Phitsanulok. Here, you will visit the Cha Tawee Folk Museum and the riverside temple of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, a prestigious royal monastery.

    Continuing your journey, you will reach your hotel in Sukhothai for an overnight stay.

    You'll be collected from your hotel and taken to the bicycle parking area to begin an exciting cycling adventure to Sukhothai Historical Park. This park boasts nearly 200 well-preserved chedis, each with a remarkable history.

    As you explore the park, take a moment to appreciate the Ajana Buddha image, a legendary and highly revered figure, found at Wat Sri Chum.

    Your cycling journey will lead you to Wat Prapailuang, the heart of the community, where the history of the Sukhothai Kingdom comes to life.

    En route, you'll also pass by three ancient temples: Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri, and Wat Trapang Ngoen.

    After this immersive experience, you'll head to Lampang for an overnight stay at your pre-booked hotel.

    Following breakfast, your journey begins with a visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, an exquisite example of Lanna-style architecture meticulously preserved in its original form.

    Next, you'll embark on a delightful horse-cart ride, lasting for approximately 30 minutes, as you explore the city and its charming villages.

    Continuing your adventure, you'll make your way to Chiang Rai with a stop at Phayao Lake along the route. Here, you can relish the scenic beauty of the lake while enjoying a cup of coffee.

    As the day comes to a close, you'll reach Chiang Rai, where you will spend the night at your hotel.

    Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a journey to northern Thailand, a region renowned for its breathtaking mountainous landscapes, making it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts.

    Your first destination will be Mae Salong, a place where you'll be greeted by lush green hills adorned with picturesque tea plantations. Here, you'll have the opportunity to savor the delicious tea produced by one of the numerous plantations in this scenic region.

    Continuing from Doi Mae Salong, you'll venture into two villages inhabited by ethnic minorities, providing you with insights into the local way of life. These villages are Akah in Loyo and Lisu in Ban Hanygo.

    Before the day comes to a close, you will pay a visit to the Mae Fah Luang Botanical Garden, where you can immerse yourself in the serene and captivating beauty of the verdant garden.

    You will spend the night in Chiang Saen, surrounded by the allure of northern Thailand.

    You'll have the opportunity to gain insights into the history of the opium trade in the Golden Triangle by visiting the Opium Museum, which houses over 2,000 artistic objects related to this trade.

    From there, your journey will take you to Thaton, a charming location dominated by a splendid Buddha statue, where you'll explore the Wat Thaton temple.

    Following your visit to Thaton, you'll be transported to the mountainous district of Fang, and you'll ascend to Mount Doi Angkhang. Here, you'll discover the Royal Doi Angkhang project, which features a diverse array of fruits, flowers, and vegetables.

    Continuing your exploration, you'll pay a visit to the hill tribe villages of Ban Khum, offering a unique cultural experience.

    Your day will conclude with an overnight stay in Doi Ang Khang, surrounded by the serene beauty of the region.

    Spend the night at your hotel in Chiang Mai.

    Leaving Chiang Mai via Chiang Dao, your journey will take a thrilling turn as you embark on an adventure into Chiang Dao Cave, renowned as one of Thailand's most famous cave systems. The cave's unique beauty and intriguing formations of stalagmites and stalactites will leave you in awe.

    Upon returning to Chiang Mai, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in Thai culinary culture by participating in a shared cooking class. Here, you'll learn the art of preparing delicious Thai dishes.

    You will spend the night in Chiang Mai, reflecting on your day of exploration and culinary delights.

    Today is dedicated to exploring Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand. Your itinerary includes visits to some of the most beautiful temples in the 'Rose of the North,' such as Wat Prah Singh, Wat Phan Tao, and Wat Chedi Luang. You'll also take a leisurely walk along charming streets, passing by traditional houses, and then embark on a rickshaw tour. Don't forget to explore the vibrant Warorot Central Market during your morning adventures.

    In the afternoon, you'll head to Doi Suthep Hill, where you can immerse yourself in the lush beauty of the forest. As evening approaches, you'll have the opportunity to browse the Night Market, where you can select delightful souvenirs for yourself.

    You'll spend the night in Chiang Mai, reflecting on the day's exploration and perhaps your newfound treasures from the market.

    You'll be transferred to the Elephant Poopoo Paper Farm, an innovative and eco-friendly outdoor museum park that provides insights into the entire process of making paper from elephant dung. During your visit, you'll even have the unique opportunity to try your hand at crafting poopoo paper.

    Following your time at the farm, you'll embark on a leisurely two-hour boat trip along the tranquil Mae Ping River. This scenic journey will allow you to unwind while taking in the serene beauty of the river, passing by many charming traditional teak houses, and enjoying the lush rural landscapes along the way.

    Your day will conclude with an overnight stay in Chiang Mai, leaving you with fond memories of your paper-making adventure and the scenic river excursion.

    Depending on your flight schedule, you will fly to Bangkok for your return journey.

    This marks the end of your 15-day Thailand tour! Safe travels and hope you had a wonderful experience.

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    • Accommodation for the entire circuit, in hotels or with locals
    • Travel according to the program by private car
    • English-speaking guide for the visits mentioned in the program
    • All activities mentioned in the program, including entrance fees to tourist sites
    • Economy class domestic flights with airport taxes included
    • Meals mentioned in the program
    • Bottle of water during guided tours (2 x 500ml/traveler/day)
    • Government taxes currently in force (VAT, etc.)
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    • Visa fees, payable directly at the airport customs (see VISA)
    • Bank fees related to payment
    • Personal insurance
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    • Other meals not specified in the program
    • SIM card and mobile plans
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