ThaiMazing Cultural Odyssey

11 Days 10 Nights
Bangkok, River Kwai, Ayuthaya, Uthai Thani, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai & Chiang Mai (Optional day excursion to Laos & Myanmar)

Day 1:    Bangkok Arrival

Arrive at Bangkok International airport where you will meet your local representative and transfer to your
hotel.

Accommodation: Well Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar

Day 2:    Bangkok (B)

This morning, begin your tour through the bustling streets of Bangkok. The first stop is Wat Trimit, housing the impressive three-meter high, five-ton solid gold Buddha. Next you will visit Wat Pho, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Then, marvel at the sea of colors at the flower market in Pakklong Talad. Finally drive up Rajdamnern Avenue, lined with mid-century hotels and shops.

Day 3:    Bangkok (B)

After breakfast, experience a half-day trip along the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet Klong (canals) in a long tail boat, in which you can enjoy scenes of Bangkok life. We will bring you to a more traditional and serene way of living around Thonburi residential areas, away from all the skyscrapers and modern buildings of Bangkok City Centre. Stop by the “Temple of Dawn” (officially named Wat Arun). Continue with a visit to the Royal Grand Palace, the nation’s landmark and the most praised royal monument in Thailand is a must. The palace, which is the former royal residence of the Chakri Kings, is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Built in 1782 by the King Rama I, it was the centre of power for more than 150 years. Today, the palace is Bangkok’s major landmark and most popular tourist attraction. The afternoon will be free at leisure.

Day 4:    Bangkok – River Kwai (B/L/D)

Depart from Bangkok to the world-famous River Kwai. On the way, stop at the Damnern Saduak Floating Market. Arrive at Kanchanaburi (River Kwai) and board a train to travel on the historical railway passing by the viaduct. After lunch at a local restaurant visit Hell Fire Pass and the War Museum, then in the late afternoon, board a long tail boat and transfer to your Jungle Raft, a Thai-style accommodation that floats on a bamboo raft. Dinner will be served at the resort.

Accommodation: The Floathouse River Kwai or similar

Day 5:    River Kwai – Ayuthaya – Uthai Thani (B/L/D)

After breakfast, transfer from your resort by boat to the pier. Begin your journey northward to the ancient city of Ayutthaya. On the way, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by visits to Ayuthaya’s Historical Parks and ancient temples. Then proceed to Uthai Thani, a province that is abundant in natural resources, forests and wildlife. “Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Reserve” was proclaimed a Natural World Heritage Site in December 1991. In this reserve there are a number of rare and endangered animals. Check in at the resort where dinner is served.

Accommodation: Uthai Lake Resort or similar.

Day 6:    Uthai Thani – Sukhothai (B/L/D)

Early morning visit to the morning fresh market. Enjoy a boat ride along the Saka Krang River to see how locals live in Raft Houses. Return to the resort for breakfast. Next, travel north to Sukhothai. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel then take an afternoon tour around Sukhothai and Sri Sat Chanalai Historical Park.

Accommodation: The Legendha Sukhothai Resort or similar

Day 7:    Sukhothai – Chiang Rai (B)

After breakfast, visit the local museum, then proceed to the northern city of Chiang Rai. Upon Arrival, check in at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Optional Tour – Golden Triangle: Visit Chiangsaen where you will take a boat ride along the Mekong River and cross the border into Laos and visit a local market. Return to Thailand and visit the Historical Opium ground of the Golden Triangle. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Later, walk across to Mae Sai, Myanmar’s border town.

Accommodation: The Legend Chiang Rai Boutique River Resort & Spa or similar

Day 8:    Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai (B/L/SD)

After breakfast, transfer to Chiang Mai. En route, make a stop at a hill tribe village and visit the native long  neck tribe. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, check-in to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a Lanna-style Kantoke dinner and a traditional Northern Thai dance performance.

Accommodation: Aruntara Riverside Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 9:     Chiang Mai (B/L/D)

Experience a whole day of adventure at the Elephant Camp, beginning with an elephant training performance, then take an elephant ride through the jungle. Lunch will be served at the base. After lunch, visit a beautiful orchid farm and Doi Suthep Temple. Enjoy a local dinner in the evening.

Day 10:    Chiang Mai – Bangkok (B)

After breakfast, visit a local handicraft centre to see how traditional paper umbrellas are made. In the afternoon you will transfer to Chiang Mai airport to board your flight back to Bangkok. Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy last-minute shopping or sightseeing.
Accommodation: Well Bangkok Sukhumvit or similar

Day 11:    Bangkok – Departure (B)

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight to Canada.

B – Breakfast        L – Lunch    D – Dinner    SD – Special Dinner

Tour Price per Person Double Occupancy – minimum 2 persons

DAILY DEPARTURE Land Package Single Supp.
2020: April – October 4170 850
2020: November – December

2021: January – March

4290 880

Land Only price includes airfare within Thailand.
HOTEL BLACK OUT DATES and FAIR/SEASONAL SURCHARGES MAY APPLY.
~~ ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE ~~

Your Tour Package Includes:

  • Domestic airfare in Thailand.
  • Return transfer between airport and hotel.
  • Superior 4-star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tours with admission and meals as per itinerary.
  • Professional English- Speaking local guide service.

 

Your Tour Package Does NOT Include:

  • International airfare from Canada to Thailand.
  • Any applicable weekend and other surcharges imposed by airlines.
  • Any taxes, airport fees and fuel surcharge.
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance, Travel Visa and all personal expenses.
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff.
  • Any items not specified as included.

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