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The Amazing North : 6 Days/ 5 Nights (Joining Tour)



Day 1     Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Phitsanuloke (L)     
In the morning you will leave Bangkok by bus in northern direction. After 80 km you will reach Ayuthaya, the former capital of Siam which was destroyed by the Burmese in 1776. Many ruins of temples indicate how important the city was in the past. Especially beautiful is the giant Viharn Phra Mongkol Bobitr statue. After the visit you will continue to Phitsanuloke with a visit Wat Mahathat from the 13th century and its impressive Buddha Jinaraj. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant on the way. Arrival and check-in at the hotel in Phitsanuloke.

Day 2     Phitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Lampang (B/L)  
   
After the breakfast you will drive on to Sukhothai and visit the famous Historical Park of Sukhothai. You will be amazed by the many ruins from the 13th century. Wat Mahathat is considered the magical and spiritual center of the Kingdom and at Wat Sri Chum you will see one of the largest sitting Buddha statues of the country. Sukhothai was also the first capital of the Kingdom of Siam and is considered to be the cradle of Thai culture. Lunch will be served at local restaurant ont the way to Lampang. Visit Wat Phra That Lumpang Luang, a paradigm of the temple building of Lanna. The temple is prominently sited on a hillock surrounded by wall and has a large collection of ancient wooden utensils. Arrival and check-in at your hotel in Lampang.

Day 3     Lampang - Chiang Rai / Golden Triangle (B/L)     
Today you will continue in northern direction to Chiang Rai. We will drive on a narrow hilly road with spectacular views until we reach the hill tribes of the Yao and Akha. Then you will continue to Mae Sai, the most northern point of Thailand which is also the border city to Myanmar. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Afterwards you will drive to the famous Golden Triangle, the border area where Burma, Laos and Myanmar meet. Arrival and check-in at the hotel in the Golden Triangle area where you will stay overnight.

Day 4     Golden Triangle - Doi Saket (B/L/D)     
In the morning you will visit an opium museum to gain more knowledge about the former trade of opium in this region. You will continue to Doi Saket. On the way you will visit Wat Rong Kung - also known as the White Temple. Whereas most temples visited by tourists have a history going back many centuries, this magnificent place of worship was built only recently. We arrive at Doi Saket in the afternoon. You will love the small community based resort amidst a lush vegetation. Relax at the pool or stroll around in the nature on your own. You also may use the local hot springs in the nearby village. Dinner served at hotel. Overnight in Doi Saket.

Day 5     Doi Saket - Chiang Mai (B/L)     
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. Continue further to Chiang Mai, the Rose of the North and on to visit the Mae Sa Elephant Camp which is located outside of Chiang Mai. Here you can see the different work the elephants are doing in the jungle from a very young age on. You have the possibility to book a ride on an elephant through the jungle (extra charge) from your local tour guide. Lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the landmark of Chiang Mai, Wat Doi Suthep Temple which is located 1050 m above sea level. When the weather allows you will have a fantastic view over the city and the province of Chiang Mai. The buildings mainly date back to the 16th century and are grouped around a 32 m high Chedi in Burmese style. In the evening you can stroll on your own over the night market. Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 6     Chiang Mai - onwards (B) 
    
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Chiang Mai Airport.

 

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*Hotels are subject to change to an equivalent hotel*

Destination             Hotel
Phitsanuloke Amarin Lagoon/SUP
Lampang Lampang River Lodge/STD
Chiang Rai Imperial Golden Triangle/SUP
Doi Saket Monn Phu Phrai Resort/BGL
Chiang Mai Holiday Inn Hotel/SUP

 









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