- Day 1: Bangkok Arrival
- Day 2: Bangkok tour of Grand Palace and Wat Pho
- Day 3: Bangkok – Ayutthaya Day tour
- Day 4: Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai
- Day 5: Chiang Mai – Day trip to Elephant Nature Park
- Day 6: Chiang Mai Half-day Cooking Class
- Day 7: Chiang Mai – Flight to Phuket
- Day 8: Day trip to Phang Nga Bay by Sea Canoe
- Day 9: Phuket full day city tour
- Day 10: Phuket free day
- Day 11: Phuket free day
- Day 12: Phuket - Flight to Bangkok – Departure
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Bangkok tour of Grand Palace and Wat Pho
After breakfast at the hotel, you start to discover Bangkok with your private tour guide and driver.
A ride through interesting parts of Bangkok takes you to your first stop at the Golden Buddha. The statue, which can be disassembled into nine pieces, was housed in a wat in Ayutthaya until the mid 19th century, and its provenance from Ayutthaya excludes the possibility of it having been made after about 1750.
Your next visit is to the Reclining Buddha.
The chapel and the reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas,} were built by Rama III in 1832. The image of the reclining Buddha represents the entry of Buddha into Nirvana and the end of all reincarnations. The posture of the image is referred to as sihasaiyas, the posture of a sleeping or reclining lion.
After lunch, you will visit the Grand Palace. Probably the most visited and remembered landmark of Thailand, the Grand Palace in Bangkok is where every visitor must pay a visit at least once in their lifetime. The Grand Palace served as a significant royal residence until 1925 and is now used for ceremonial purposes only.
Explore the Coronation Hall, Funeral Hall and the famous Emerald Buddha.
Your trip continues with a long-tail boat ride along the canal to see Thai houses and typical rural life as well as a visit to the Temple of Dawn before ending your day.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Bangkok – Ayutthaya Day tour
After breakfast at the hotel you drive north to Ayutthaya.
Your first visit is to Wat Phu Khao Thong, originally built in 1387 by the second king of the Ayothaya kingdom, an impressive monument in North-western part of Ayutthaya. When the Burmese took over Ayutthaya in 1569, the Burmese king built a Mon-style chedi (or pyramid) on top of the former temple to celebrate his victory over Ayutthaya and the Siamese.
Continue to the Ayutthaya Historical Park and visit to the ancient palace ground. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, once a royal temple lying beside the Grand Palace, was once the most significant temple during Ayutthaya period. Adjacent to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is Viharn Phra Mongkolbopit, an impressive building that houses a large seated bronze Buddha image. Its rebuilt pristine hall was believed to be a replica of the old Assembly Hall of Ayutthaya.
After a delicious Thai lunch you move on to Wat Lokaya Sutha to see the largest reclining Buddha of Ayutthaya at 8 meters high and 42 meters long. The Buddha image was made of brick and covered with plaster.
You continue to Wat Mahathat, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size, remaining prangs, and towers attest the significance during its time.
Late in the afternoon, you take your ride back to Bangkok and check in the hotel for the night.
Overnight in Bangkok
Bangkok – Flight to Chiang Mai
After breakfast and check-out of the hotel you will take a short flight to Chiang Mai. Get welcomed in Chiang Mai Airport then transferred to your hotel.
Take a Chiangmai City tour. The tour includes Wat Pra Singh, which is one of over 200 ancient Buddhist temples located around the city, one of the most well regarded examples of Lanna architecture; and Wat Chedi Luang – The temple is the within site of an enormous pagoda, originally 280 feet high, and which was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1545. At one time, Wat Chedi Luang housed the revered Emerald Buddha image now enshrined in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaeo.
Back to the hotel in late afternoon and check in. You may want to discover the Chiang Mai Night Market after dinner time.
Overnight in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai – Day trip to Elephant Nature Park
Today you will enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park; a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals.
Your visit starts with a picturesque drive through the rural countryside to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives.
Many find their visit to Elephant Nature Park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants (no riding), and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary.
Your visit helps support our regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation.
Overnight in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Half-day Cooking Class
Today you will learn to cook some of the most famous Thai dishes at Asia Scenic – one of the best cooking schools in Chiang Mai.
After you select the menus you want to cook, you get started with a local market tour to select the freshest and best ingredients for your menu.
Enjoy the guidance of the chef and prepare your own meal, then evaluate yourself by having what you have cooked for lunch!
The afternoon is free for your own leisure.
Overnight in Chiang Mai
Day trip to Phang Nga Bay by Sea Canoe
Phang Nga Bay is famous for its limestone “Sea Mountains”. On your trip today, you will discover the flora of this amazing landscape at Koh Panak and Koh Hong while learning more about the bay. You pass along Koh Hong on the way to Koh Tapu and pay a visit to Pinggan Island.
You will explore Tapu Island also known as “James Bond Island” the movie “The Man with the Golden Gun” was partially filmed. Lunch will be served on board.
Enjoy the sea and weather. Tranfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Overnight in Phuket
Phuket full day city tour
You start your day with a drive along beach roads through Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai. Visit the Three Beaches viewpoint where you can take in a great vista of the beautiful bays of Kata Noi, Kata, Karon and Kho Pu Island, at one of the best scenic spots on the island.
Explore Old Phuket Town; the historical district is a must-see in the city. Check out the yesteryear of Phuket’s old Sino-Portuguese buildings, built more than 100 years ago, these buildings portray Thai characteristics and heritage although architecturally a blend of Chinese and European styles.
Enjoy scenic views from Khao Rang Hill. A great view of Phuket Town, the southern part of the island, and some of the offshore islands, can be obtained by going to the top of Kao Rang Hill, on the city’s northwest side.
After lunch, you start the afternoon tour by visiting Wat Chalong, Phuket’s most beautiful and renowned monastery.
Savor a quick break to visit a cashew factory to taste a famous local product of Phuket. As a result of Phuket’s favourable climate, the cashew nuts here are a better quality than those grown elsewhere in the world. Various kinds of cashew products are on sale.
After that, you will see the Phuket Butterfly Garden & Insectarium which is the most authentic butterfly garden in Thailand. The butterfly enclosure encompasses about 1 acre with more than 10,000 free-flying butterflies per month. In the breeding room, you will be surprised how a small caterpillar can transform to a pupa and finally a butterfly.
If time permits, you may tour another destination such as the Phuket Aquarium, Phuket Seashell Museum, Phuket Zoo, or Snake Show
At around 18:00 PM you will have the opportunity to witness the brilliance of Phuket’s sunset from a hilltop overlooking the famous Phromthep Cape, which is situated adjacent to Nai Han Beach and Rawai Beach, at the southernmost point of Phuket.
Back to the hotel to rest for the night.
Overnight in Phuket
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Thailand
- Thailand entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers