Best of Thailand Tour

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  • 11 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Multi language
  • Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket

Tour and see best of Thailand’s bustling markets of Bangkok, mesmerizing beaches of Phuket Island and pet the Elephant in Chiang Mai.

Departure

Departs daily. Pick up from Bangkok Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Bangkok

Upon arrival at Bangkok airport, guide transfer to hotel.

Day 2Bangkok Tour (B, L)

Full day city tour visit the Wat Trimit, houses a 700-year-old Buddha statue cast from 5.5 tons of solid gold, Wat Po, home to a colossal reclining Buddha and a Bodhi tree grown from a cutting of an original tree in India under which the Lord Buddha sat, houses the most sacred Buddhist image in Thailand. After lunch, board a boat for a thrilling ride through the klongs of outer Bangkok to get a closer look at the rural lifestyle. Then we board a converted Rice Barge for a cruise on the bigger canals and the Chao Phraya River.

Day 3Bangkok Tour (B)

Morning tour the rural floating market of Damnoen Saduak. You will see colourfully clad merchants paddle along congested canals in sturdy canoes laden with fresh fruit, vegetables and other foodstuff to sell. After visiting the market, continue to Nakorn Pathom and see the Phra Pathom Chedi, reportedly the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.

Afternoon tour visit the Jim Thompson House, a former US intelligence agent’s residence who took the production of Thai silk onto a higher level on the international stage. The building is one of the finest examples of traditional Thai residential architecture and also has a remarkable collection of South East Asian art.

Evening, you have the chance to see the exciting Bangkok night life by Tuk Tuk, named after the sound its two-cycle engine makes.

Day 4Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok (B, L)

Tour to the Summer Palace of King Rama V with its mixture of Thai, Chinese and Gothic architecture. Continue north to the ancient city of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. Containing UNESCO-listed temples and stupas, Ayutthaya is one of Thailand’s major tourist attractions and many ancient ruins can be seen in the city. Return to Bangkok by boat and enjoy lunch on board whilst cruising down the Chao Phaya River and watching life on the river pass by.

Day 5Bangkok - Chiang Mai (B, D)

Free till transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, guide pick up and transfer to hotel.

Evening, you may join a traditional Thai cooking class to learn cooking and enjoy the meal at a beautiful Thai teak wood house.

Day 6Chiang Mai - Patara Elephant Farm (B, L)

Day tour visit the Patara Elephant Farm where you will learn some of the care and skills needed to handle an elephant. You will spend the day with new found friend in the jungle includes riding, feeding and bathing the elephants at a waterfall/stream. This will be a lifetime experience you will never forget.

Day 7Chiang Mai Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the highlight of Chiang Mai city by tri-shaw ride through city markets, old temple of Wat Pra Singh or Monastery of the Lion Lord with the opportunity to attend a Monk Blessing Ceremony. After lunch, tour visit the Wat Pra That Doi Suthep, the landmark of Chiang Mai. After drive up the mountain’s winding road and a 306 steps of final climb, you will see the intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold umbrella which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. On a clear day, the panoramic views of Chiang Mai city is truly magnificent.

Day 8Chiang Mai - Phuket (B)

Free till transfer to airport for flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, guide pick up and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 9Phuket Cruise Tour (B, L, D)

Full day cruise tour to see the best views of the Phang-Nga Bay National Park. You’ll get to use kayaks to visit the tidal caves and washouts “hongs”, which are part of the incredible limestone karst formations that have made the area a backdrop for countless international movies. You can also relax, swim or learn to make a Loy Krathong; a decorative float that the Thai people set sail on streams and rivers during the Loi Krathong festival. En-route back to Phuket, you can launch self-made Krathong under moonlite and enjoy the entertainment and meals onboard.

Day 10Phuket (B)

Day free on own or participate optional scuba diving or snorkeling trips.

Day 11Phuket - Departure (B)

Free till transfer to airport for departure.

Accommodation

Centrally located 3, 4 or 5 star hotels available

Price Includes

  • Domestic flight in Thailand
  • Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal as mentioned (L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Experienced private tour guide (various language guides available)
  • Admission
  • All local transportation with private car and driver

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Thailand Visa (if required)
  • All international flights
  • Optional tour, service not mentioned in itinerary
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