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Thailand Intensive : 8 Days/ 7 Nights



Four of the most important cities in North Thailand: Phitsanuloke, Sukothai, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Historical and cultural highlights, the Golden Triangle an Elephant Camp and a handicraft village in Chiang Mai.

Day 1     Bangkok - Kanchanaburi / River Kwai (L)     
You will be picked up at your hotel and leave Bangkok for the picturesque Floating Market of Damnoen Saduak. After a stop with lots of photo opportunities, continue to Kanchanaburi. After arrival you will take a ride on the Death Railway train, over the scenic River Kwai valley. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a boat trip on the Kwai river, before returning to Kanchanaburi for overnight!

Day 2     Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Phitsanuloke (B/L)     

In the morning you will continue the trip to Ayutthaya, one of the UNESCO World Heritage- sites. You will visit famous ruins like Wat Mongkol Bophit, Wat Sri Sanpetch and Wat Chaiwattaram, with their impressive Buddha statues, before proceeding to Phitsanuloke for overnight.

Day 3     Phitsanuloke - Sukothai - Lampang (B/L)  
   
After breakfast you will leave Phitsanulok for Sukothai, but first stop at “ Wat Phra Sri Mahathat “, a temple built in the 13th century, and the sacred “ Buddha Jinaraj “- said to be one of the most beautiful Buddha statues in Thailand. After arrival in Sukothai, you will visit the Historical Park of Siams former capital, with important temple- ruins such as- Wat Mahathat and Wat Sri Chum. Continue to Lampang for overnight.

Day 4     Lampang - Chiang Rai (B/L)     
The journey continues further north to Chiang Rai. Enroute you will stop at a pineapple plantation. Later in Doi Mae Salong you can experience the daily life of the Akha- and Yao- hilltribes, before arriving at Chiang Rai for overnight.

Day 5     Golden Triangle (B/L)     

After breakfast you will drive to Chiang Saen to visit Wat Chedi Luang. Proceed to the city of Mae Sai, the most northern point of Thailand and a border city to Myanmar. After lunch in a local restaurant, drive back to the Golden Triangle - the area where the borders of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand meet. Visit a local Opium Museum and enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong River (with a stop in Laos), before returning to Chiang Rai for overnight.

Day 6     Golden Triangle - Chiang Mai (B/L)     

You will depart in the morning and proceed further north, passing through a beautiful landscape in direction Chiang Mai. After arrival in Chiang Mai you will visit a landmark of the city, Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. The temple originates from the 13th century and is located 1050m above sea level. From up there you can enjoy a beautiful view over the city of Chiang Mai. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 7     Chiang Mai (B/L)     

In the morning you will visit an elephant -camp, where you will see how the animals are trained for their “job” in the jungle. You will also have the chance to take an optional ride on an elephant through the jungle. Afterwards you will proceed to an orchid farm near Mae Rim, for your lunch. The afternoon is free at leisure or for some shopping at one of the famous handicraft manufactures. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 8     Chiang Mai - onwards (B)     
After breakfast you will be transferred to Chiang Mai Airport for your onwards flight (not included in the package price)

 

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*Hotels are subject to change to an equivalent hotel*

Destination  Hotel
Kanchanaburi              Pung Waan Resort & Spa Kwai Yai
Phitsanuloke Amarin Lagoon Hotel
Lampang Lampang River Lodge
Chiang Rai Rimkok Resort
Chiang Mai Holiday Inn

 









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