Thailand Grand Tour
A 10-day journey through hill tribes and floating markets

Chiang Rai > Golden Triangle > Chiang Mai > Lamphun > Lampang > Sukhothai > Uthai Thani > Ayutthaya > Kanchanaburi > Bangkok

Experience the vibrant culture of Thailand and many of its magnificent attractions in this 10-day tour. From its northern mountain region down to bustling Bangkok, you’ll get to visit remote hill tribe villages, ancient capitals, colourful floating markets, and numerous beautiful temples while experiencing the different facets of Thailand’s culture and history.

Kick off your tour in Chiang Rai where you get to visit remote hill tribe villages, head to the infamous Golden Triangle, and take 350 steps up a hilltop temple. Continue to Chiang Mai, the former seat of the old Lanna Kingdom. You get to experience its arts and crafts tradition in traditional papermaking, visit its many beautiful temples, take a scenic cruise down River Ping, among many other activities. More historic temples await at Lamphun and Lampang. In the ancient cities of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya, you’ll find UNESCO World Heritage Sites in their historically significant ruins.

Take in scenic drives through pastoral landscapes as you head to Kanchanaburi and to Nakhon Pathom. At Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, you’ll get to experience riverside shopping that is quintessentially Thai. Your final stop in Bangkok allows you to explore the country’s capital at your leisure. You can visit the Royal Grand Palace and the famous Wat Phra Kaew temple, which houses the Emerald Buddha. Don’t miss a cruise along the Chao Phraya River. Let this grand tour of Thailand take you to many different destinations and allow you to experience the rich culture and natural beauty of the country.

Tour Highlights

Chiang Rai: Home of the unconventional and famous white temple (Wat Rong Khun), Chiang Rai is also a great place for street food and learning about the hill tribes.
Chiang Mai: The fragrant ‘Rose of the North’ is home to the revered Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, Elephant Poopoopaper Park, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang and the Royal Cemetery
Sukhothai: Explore the well-preserved ruins of the former capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom.
Ayutthaya: Discover the impressive ruins of what was one of the world’s biggest cities during the early modern period.
Kanchanaburi: Visit the notorious ‘Death Railway Bridge’ that inspired the World War II novel and film, The Bridge on the River Kwai.
Damnoen Saduak: Immerse yourself in the scents and sounds of Thailand in the colourful floating market

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Chiang Rai
Day 2 Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle: King Mangrai monument, Hilltribe Museum and Education Centre; Mae Chan to explore remote hill tribe villages of Yao and Akhapeoples, Mai Sai, Wat Phra That ChomKitti
Day 3 Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai: Wat Rong Khun, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (cable car transport included), River Ping boat cruise, farm stop for khao soi noodle curry, flower and fresh produce market visit
Day 4 Chiang Mai City and surroundings: Elephant Poopoopaper Park; Chiang Mai’s old town, Wat Suan Dok, Wat Phra Sing, Wat Chedi Luang; optional khantoke dinner
Day 5 Chiang Mai – Lamphun – Lampang – Sukhothai: Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Sukhothai Historical Park
Day 6 Sukhothai – Uthai Thani – Ayutthaya: Lunch at Chai Nat, Ayutthaya Historical Park to visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet and the adjacent Viharn Phra Mongkol Bophit, Wat Phra Mahathat
Day 7 Ayutthaya – Kanchanaburi: ‘Death Railway Bridge’, Thailand-Burma Railway Centre; free afternoon
Day 8 Kanchanaburi – Bangkok: Nakhon Pathom, Phra Pathommachedi, Damnoen Saduak
Day 9 Bangkok: Full free day; optional half-day tour of popular Buddist temples, optional Thai and International Buffet Dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River or River of the Kings
Day 10 Depart Bangkok

NOTES
Day 1: On arrival at Chiang Rai Airport please collect your luggage and proceed to the exit of the Customs Hall. You will be met by a representative who will be holding a sign with your name on it. For clients wanting a pickup from an outer Bangkok hotel, an extra surcharge will be applied.
Day 10: Drop off at Bangkok International airport
**Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for Seat-in-coach Itineraries. There will be a separate guide for each language.
Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.

What's included in the tour

Accommodation options:
9 nights’ accommodation

Day 1-2 Chiang Rai
Standard Room | Superior Hotel Category = Laluna or similar 4*
Superior Room | Superior Hotel Category = Imperial River House Resort or similar 4*

Day 3-4 Chiang Mai
Standard Room | Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*
Superior Room | Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*

Day 5 Sukhothai
Standard Hotel Category = Sukhothai Treasure or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Legendha or similar 4*

Day 6 Ayutthaya
Standard Hotel Category = Krungsri River or similar 4*
Superior Hotel Category = Kantary or similar 4*

Day 7 Kanchanaburi
Standard Hotel Category = Pung Waan Resort Kwai Yai or similar 3*
Superior Hotel Category = Felix River Kwai or similar 4*

Day 8-9 Bangkok
Standard & Superior Hotel Category = Royal @Chinatown or similar 4*

Meals:
Half Board Option: 9 Breakfasts; 7 lunches.(Lunch available from day 2-8)
Full Board Option: 9 Breakfasts; 7 lunches; 7 dinners.(Dinners Available from day 1-7)

Transport:
Arrival and departure shared transportation
Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme

Entrance fees and activities:
All entrance fees and activities mentioned in theitinerary: All entrance fees as indicated: HilltribeMuseum and Education Centre, Wat Phra That ChomKitti and Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai; Wat Phra ThatDoi Suthep, River Ping cruise, farmhouse lunch,elephant poopoopaper park, Wat Suan Dok, Wat PhraSing and Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai, Wat PhraThat Hariphunchai and Wat Phra That LampangLuang in Lampang; Sukhothai Historical Park andfood offering in Sukhothai; Ayutthaya Historical Park;Thailand-Burma Railway Centre and Allied WarCemetery in Kanchanaburi; and Phra Pathommachediin Nakhon Pathom

Tour guide:
Operated with English, Italian, German, French and Spanish-speaking guide on shared basis***

Tour dates

Departs almost every week

Exclusions

Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
Gratuity for driver and guide
Optional tours
International or domestic flight tickets and airport taxes or visa fees.

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