18 Days In-depth Thailand Tour with Koh Samui

18 Days In-depth Thailand Tour with Koh Samui

  • Bangkok
  • Kanchanaburi
  • Ayutthaya
  • Uthai Thani
  • Sukhothai
  • Lampang
  • Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Mai
  • Koh Samui
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    Embark on an 18-day Thailand adventure like no other, from the vibrant streets of Bangkok to the tranquil mountains of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, and finally, a coastal paradise in Koh Samui. This comprehensive tour of  Thailand in 18 days allows you to experience the essence of Thailand in just three weeks. Discover the magic and charm as you go on our Thailand tour, capturing unforgettable moments and creating lifelong memories.

    18 Days In-depth Thailand Tour with Koh Samui
    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 Koh Samui, a southern paradise island with its offshore islands.
    Stages of the journey
    • Bangkok
    • Kanchanaburi
    • Ayutthaya
    • Uthai Thani
    • Sukhothai
    • Lampang
    • Chiang Rai
    • Chiang Mai
    • Koh Samui
    Tour map
    Program description

    Welcome to your 18-day tour in Thailand with Kampá Tour!

    This marks the beginning of an unforgettable journey as you arrive in Bangkok. You'll be warmly greeted by our local guide at the airport and transferred to the city center. Your hotel rooms will be ready from 2 p.m., giving you free time to rest and explore the vibrant Thai capital. Enjoy your stay and get ready for an amazing adventure ahead!

    This day is 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.

    After breakfast at the hotel, start the day with a car transfer to the famous Golden Triangle, a historic site of opium cultivation. Located at the crossroads of Laos, Burma, and Thailand, the Golden Triangle is a magnificent, mountainous, and wild area.

    During the journey, explore the old town of Chiang Saen and its ancient temples: Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Pasak. Following that, enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong River at the intersection of the three countries. Lunch is not included.

    In the afternoon, continue to the Opium House, a small yet interesting museum that provides insights into the culture of the poppy and the history of opium in the region.

    Return to Chiang Rai and enjoy a free evening to relax. Overnight stay at the hotel.

    Morning is dedicated to exploring Chiang Rai, starting with the renowned Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Phra Singha, one of the oldest Thai temples still inhabited by Buddhist monks to this day.

    Your journey continues with a visit to Wat Rong Khun, the stunning White Temple, an architectural marvel of the city. This temple stands out with its radiant white color and the use of glass pieces embedded in the plaster, sparkling in the sunlight.

    Afterwards, you'll depart for Chiang Mai, passing through scenic hills, valleys, and charming villages. On the way, there's a brief stop at the Mae Khachan hot spring for coffee, restroom facilities, and a chance to soak your feet in the springs.

    Night in Chiang Mai.

    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.

    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.

    Transfer to Chiang Mai airport for a flight to Koh Samui. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the driver and check in at the hotel. You will have free time to rest and enjoy the beach.

    Koh Samui is located in the Gulf of Thailand and is the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket. Its interior conceals breathtaking panoramas, picturesque waterfalls and abundant coconut plantations. To the north of Koh Samui lie the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, attracting many visitors who want to explore several destinations during the same trip. Among the island's beaches, Chaweng Beach, on the east coast, stands out for its tourist development. This vast expanse of fine sand offers a magnificent and generous landscape, providing ample space to relax in the sun.

    Overnight stay in Koh Samui.

    Note: It is possible to replace Koh Samui with Krabi or Phuket according to your preferences!

    Enjoy 3 days of complete relaxation and independent exploration on Koh Samui

    Lounge on pristine, unspoiled beaches under the shade of towering trees.

    Consider taking excursions to the magnificent neighboring islands such as Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, which are perfect for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts.

    Spend your nights at the hotel, recharging for more adventures on this beautiful island.

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

    This marks the end of your 18-day Thailand tour with Kampá Tour! Safe travels, and we hope you had a wonderful experience!

    Optional activities
    Below are small activities or 'unique and memorable' experiences to add to your itinerary, making your trip more complete and remarkable.
    Course of Muay Thai - Bangkok
    Refresh your trip to Thailand with a Muay Thai course full of strength and emotion in the capital of Bangkok, why not?
    Bangkok Culture Add to the itinerary
    LISU LODGE Chiang Mai
    Lisu Lodge is an ideal holiday destination for those who love the culture, nature and people of northern Thailand. Tell us if you have fallen in love with this place!
    Chiang Mai Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort Chiang Mai
    Na Nirand Hotel is known for its 100-year-old rain tree, planted by Mr. H. Slade, the first conservator of forests during the reign of King Rama V.
    Chiang Mai Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    Cape Fahn Hotel - private island Koh Samui
    Cape Fahn Hotel promises to offer a sublime vacation for travelers visiting the private island of Koh Samui.
    Koh Samui Well-being and relaxation Add to the itinerary
    Khantoke dinner show in Chiang Mai
    Experience the true essence of Thai culture with a Khantoke dinner and show in Chiang Mai. Enjoy a night of delicious food and mesmerizing entertainment.
    Chiang Mai Gastronomy and culture Add to the itinerary
    Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai : Experience an Unforgettable Adventure
    Get up close to elephants in their natural environment and take part in unique activities with these majestic animals.
    Chiang Mai Discovery Add to the itinerary
    Cooking classes in Chiang Mai: Learn to cook Thai specialties
    Cooking classes to master local culinary techniques with a Thai chef. An immersive experience in the gastronomic culture of Northern Thailand.
    Chiang Mai Gastronomy and culture Add to the itinerary
    Tour Price
    --per person
    This price, calculated based on 4 people staying in standard hotels, could vary depending on:
    • period of travel
    • number of travelers
    • selected services
    This price includes:
    • 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.)
    This price does not include:
    • International flights from your home
    • Visa fees, payable directly at the airport customs (see VISA)
    • Bank fees related to payment
    • Personal insurance
    • Personal beverages during meals: beer, Coca-Cola, fruit juice, etc.
    • Other meals not specified in the program
    • SIM card and mobile plans
    • Tips, personal expenses, and other services not mentioned in the "Our Included Services" section
    Services for this trip
    Your accommodation:
    Cross River Kwai Kanchanaburi
    Thantara Resort Chiang Mai
    Maryo Resort Chiangrai
    Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort
    Red Planet Phuket Patong
    Ayutthaya Retreat
    Dusit Princess Chiang Mai
    U Inchantree Kanchanaburi
    The Okura Prestige Bangkok
    Novotel Bangkok Silom Road
    Your transport:
    7 seater car
    16 seater car
    Car interior equipment
    Linh VUONG, 26 years old
    Linh VUONG, 26 years old
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