THAILAND IN VARIETIES
12 Days/11 Night

Travel in opulent luxury through a less explored rural region of Thailand that hides untouched cultures and a relaxing, undisturbed pace of life. Stay in the country's most refined hotels and sample local delicacies while travelling north out of Bangkok, through Khao Yai and Isaan, Loei and into Chiang Mai. This tour would suit those wanting to experience the rural areas of Thailand in comfort and style.

 
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Day 1: Arrive Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand.

Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be personally welcomed and met by our representative carrying a sign with your name on it as you exit your aircraft. After that, you will be personally escorted through Thai immigrations and customs, and luggage handling.

Then, privately transfer to check-in at the hotel. 

You will have some time to relax and enjoy your elegant guest room at the newest leading Bangkok Riverside Hotel, the Siam.

Optional: Dinner with Thai Traditional Performance at Sala Rim Naam

Bangkok’s most prestigious dining venue is located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, operated by the Oriental Hotel. Thai dance performance every evening.

Time:                    18.00 – 22.00

Note:                     Not available on any Festive days (i.e. Loy Kratong, Christmas and New Year)

Price:                    THB 2,810 (minimum 2 persons, prices for advance booking only)

 

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2: Bangkok                                                                              

(B/L/-)

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Wat Po in time to experience the monks early morning chanting ritual (chanting starts at 9am). One of the oldest temples in Bangkok, Wat Po is home of the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha as well as being the original school of traditional Thai massage. Continue to The Grand Palace, the most important and impressive royal palace in Thailand. Your guide will show you the palaces used for different occasions – the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, and of course the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand.

Note: Appropriate dress is required (or can be rented on site). 

Lunch is at riverside restaurant, Supatra River House.

Afternoon, board a private long tail boat taking guests onto the peaceful Klong Bang Luang. Pass by shop houses, local temples and vendors on this waterway which was once a major trading route and lined with impressive homes of aristocrats. The guide will point out local landmarks and cultural idiosyncrasies of the area. After observing this lively area, the boat stops at Baan Silapin, a 100-year old renovated house, now home to an art gallery. Here, stop for up to two hours to enjoy the gallery, take part in an art workshop or explore the local community, before experiencing a unique puppet show performed by puppeteers trained under the Joe Louis School of Puppetry. (Note: Puppet Show is not guaranteed.)

En route back to the city stop to visit the Temple of Dawn – Wat Arun, arriving back early afternoon.   

Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 3: Bangkok – Khao Yai                                                              

(B/L/-)

Leisurely breakfast is at the hotel, and depart from Bangkok to Khao Yai.

Khao Yai incorporates as one of the largest intact monsoon forests remaining in mainland and a natural UNESCO World Heritage site.

Check-in at the luxury resort near the gate of National Park, Muthi Maya. Enjoy your lunch at the hotel.

In the afternoon, enjoy with a golfing experience at the International standard 18-hole round championship golf course, designed by Jack Nicklaus.

OR, selection of one choice of Spa Treatment of the following menus:-

  • 90 minutes of Maya Spa
  • 90 minutes of Golfer Massage
  • 90 minutes of Aromatherapy
  • 90 minutes of Ancient Thai Massage.

Overnight in Khao Yai.

Driving Distance: approx. 185 km (2.5 hours.).

Day 4: Khao Yai                                                                               

(B/L/D)

 

Optional: Khao Yai Sightseeing by Helicopter

Spend your time with private sightseeing above the Kirimaya and Khao Yai areas by Helicopter. From the bird eye view, experience the great view of Khao Yai, vineyards and others.

Time:                    45 minutes

Price:                    THB 230,000 per group (maximum 5 persons, prices for advance booking only).

 

Drive through the National Park and stop at some view point. Then go for hiking through dry evergreen forest where gibbons, monkey, hornbills are often seen. Have a private picnic lunch in the park very close to nature.

In the afternoon, we will drive to the second highest mountain of the park to go and relax on a superb viewpoint. We will go for check wild elephants that might come to the salt licks before return to the hotel at late afternoon.

Enjoy the European set dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Khao Yai.

Day 5: Khao Yai – Phimai – Khon Kaen                                              

(B/-/-)

Depart to Ban Prasat Archaeological Site, where is believed to be an agricultural community of prehistoric period in the southern part of the present Northeast Thailand. It is presumed that this area has continuously been inhabited during the past 3,000 years up to present.

Drive to visit Prasat Hin Phimai, the largest sandstone Khmer temple complex in Thailand dating back to the Angkorian period when the Khmer empire stretched across Thailand. The Sanctuary has been magnificently restored and renovated ruins and has been preserved as a National Historical Park.

Onward north to Khon Kaen, the second largest of the north-eastern provinces, and is the commercial, administrative and educational centre of the North Isaan. Visit Phra Mahathat Kaen Nakhon in Nong Wang Temple. This beautiful stupa is a combination of arts from Dvaravati and Indochina.

Overnight in Khon Kaen.

Driving Distance: approx. 260 km (3.5 hours).

Day 6: Khon Kaen – Phu Wiang - Dan Sai                                                       

(B/-/-)

Visit Phrathat Kham Kaen at Wat Chetiyaphum, that to be believed is the origin of Khon Kaen city since ancient times.

Depart to Loei via Phu Wiang. Visit the Phu Wiang Dinosaur Museum. This area is the first dinosaur discovery of Thailand and leading to enthusiastic exploration and research so far.

In the late afternoon, stroll through the Dansai old town to visit Phra That Sri Song Rak, a large Laotian style pagoda, located on the bank of the Man River. The place is worth a visit, especially during the Phi Ta Khon celebration held annually in May or June.

Short stop at Wat Neramitt Vipatsana, view its beautiful hall and pagoda both constructed of laterite (red soil) and products of monks and novices.

Overnight in Dansai.

Driving Distance: approx. 320 km (4 hours).

Day 7: Dansai – Phitsanulok - Sukhothai                                             

(B/-/-)

Visit Dansai Folk Museum with an excellent display on the history, culture & costumes of the Phi Ta Khon Festival as well as the old tradition of Dansai District. Try yourself the mask painting and making and bring back home this handmade souvenir.

Drive on the hilly road through Phitsanulok, stop at Wat Mahathat, featuring Thailand’s most famous Buddha image and continue to Sukhothai.

Onward to Sukhothai in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Sukhothai.

Driving Distance: approx. 220 km (3 hours).

Day 8: Sukhothai                                                                                

(B/-/-)

After breakfast, depart for Sukhothai Historical Park, and explore around the park by bicycle. Visit the main sites of Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, and the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition.

At a local village of Sri Satchanalai, stop at Ban Na ton Chan. Walking through this the small town, visit local school, handmade cloth making with their special fermented mud processes and sees wooden toys demonstration by the elder people in the village.

Overnight in Sukhothai.

Day 9: Sukhothai – Lampang – Chiang Mai                                               

(B/-/-)

Onward to Lampang, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most spectacular Lanna style temples in Thailand, dating back to 1486 AD. Visit Wat Pong Sanook, a temple awarded by UNESCO for Culture Heritage Conservation, providing an inspirational model of community-led conservation in saving a unique Lanna temple.

Continue to Chiang Mai in the afternoon.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Driving Distance: approx. 290 km (3.5 hours).

Day 10: Chiang Mai                                                                                

(B/L/-)

This morning, we transfer just over one hour to the countryside of Mae Taeng. Despite its close proximity to Chiang Mai city, Mae Taeng feels world’s away as you are immersed in beautiful countryside full of vivid green rice fields, orchards, buffalos and small Thai villages. We start the journey for a visit to Bua Tong limestone waterfall in Sri Lanna National Park, then continue to Mae Gnat Dam for a delicious local lunch. From here, we enjoy a walking tour of the agricultural lands where rice, fruit and grains are grown.

Upon arrival at ‘Three Generations’ village, you will be met by a community host. This community is unique as it aims to strengthen and celebrate community life through an initiative called ‘3 Generations Thai’  which actively encourages intergenerational activities such as home work programs, agricultural skills, basket weaving, cooking and music. Your host, along with your local guide, will take you on a walking tour of the village. This village is a typical, eclectic modern day village where concrete homes stand next to wooden ones on stilts, and where sacred Buddhist shrines sit above modern televisions in the family living room.

We finish the day at a local Muay Thai Boxing ring which attracts village youths who gather for boxing training in the evenings. Muay Thai means the "Art of Eight Limbs" and is a traditional Thai sport.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 11: Chiang Mai                                                                               

(B/L/D)

Depart to the beautiful valley on the edge of Doi Suthep National Park. Patara Elephant Farm was founded in 2000 to operate an elephant breeding program. Throughout the day, experience the life of a mahout, learning how to approach elephants in the bush, unchain, feed, and bathe them. Once your elephant is ready, enjoy an exciting 1 hour bare-back ride through rice paddy fields to a waterfall. Picnic lunch is provided in the jungle. Ride back to the farm, and then it is a sad goodbye to your pachyderm friend, before returning to Chiang Mai.

Dinner at Le Grand Lanna Restaurant, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

*Disclaimer: Taking part in any elephant activities are at the clients’ own discretion, Voyages2Treasure will not take any liability for injuries or losses.

Day 12: Chiang Mai - Departure                                                            

(B/-/-)

Breakfast and free to relax at the hotel.

Optional A: Balloons over Chiang Mai

Which better way to appreciate Chiang Mai’s breathtaking mountainous scenery than from a bird’s eye? Pick up at 05h30 in the morning at your hotel and transfer to the launch site. Enjoy a cup of coffee while the balloon is being inflated. As the sun peeks over the horizon, the balloon will gently lift off skyward into the calm breeze guiding it. Panoramic views of the distant terraced rice paddies, the lush green Ping River valley and rural villages, are sure to take your breath away. Champagne celebration is awaiting you upon landing.

Time:                    05.30 – 10.30

Note:                    November to early March only, subject to weather conditions.

                            Private transfer, join-in the balloon.

Price:                    THB 9,950 per person (minimum 2 persons, prices for advance booking only)

 

Optional B: Morning with the Monks

Depart your hotel at 06.00 AM and arrive at the foot hill of Doi Suthep mountain, in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga stair case to reach its golden pagodas. Proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony.

Time:                    05.30 – 10.30

Note:                    Take away breakfast from hotel.

Price:                    1 pax = THB 3,770 per person

                           2 pax = THB 2,650 per person

                          3-4 pax = THB 2,280 per person

                          5-6 pax = THB 2,030 per person               

 

Depart to Chiang Mai Airport (depending on flight schedule) for a domestic flight to Bangkok, and then connect with the international or another domestic flight to next destination.

RATES & CONDITIONS

 

ACCOMMODATION (or similar)

City

Hotel Name

Room Type

Bangkok

The Siam

Siam Suite

Khao Yai

Muthi Maya

Forest Pool Villa

Khon Kaen

Supanniga Home

Villa

Dan Sai

Phu Na Come Resort

Isaan Cottage

Sukhothai

Sukhothai Heritage

Jacuzzi Suite

Chiang Mai

137 Pillars House

Rajah Brooke Suite

 

PACKAGE PRICES (THAI BAHT)

All rates are net per person in half-twin sharing room

Period

1

Person

2

Persons

3-4

Persons

5-6

Persons

SGL. SUP.

 

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

Note:

Khao Yai – Muthi Maya

-      Blackout dates Dec– Jan, require minimum 3 consecutive nights stay.

Khon Kaen – Supanniga Home

-      Surcharge on Songkran Festival Apr = TBA

Dan Sai – Phu Na Come

-      Season surcharge Phi Ta Khon Festival (DATE in Jun / Jun TBA) = TBA

-      Compulsory BBQ dinner 24 Dec & 31 Dec = TBA

Sukhothai Heritage

-      Surcharge on Loy Krathong Festival Nov = TBA

Chiang Mai – 137 Pillars House

-      Peak season surcharge Dec – Jan = TBA

Additional peak season surcharges, compulsory dinners and special conditions may be applied by the hotel during peak season. Rates and details will be informed in advance.

 

Our services include:

  • Accommodation in a double bedded room at the selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • VIP Fast Track arrival service at Bangkok International Airport. 
  • English speaking local guide.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits and activities clearly specified.

Our services do not include:

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Tips, travel insurance.
  • 3.5% Govt. Taxes.

Additional Airfares:

Route

Airline

Prices (per person per way)

Chiang Mai – Bangkok

Bangkok Airways

On Request

Thai Airways (TG)

On Request

Note: All airfares, taxes and conditions are subject to change without prior notice.

 

Supplement guide other languages:

Language

Supplement per group

French / German / Italian / Spanish

TBA

 

 
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