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Three Days Mini Thailand

                   Day 01 Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak – Kanchanaburi (L)
  As a tourist destination, Thailand offers a bit of something for everyone, including the
    bustling excitement of Bangkok, the rich culture of life in rural villages, fascinating
  ancient ruins and other historic sites. This tour gives visitors a sampling of everything,
          resulting in a well-rounded trip that will provide many beloved memories.
 The adventure begins with an early morning pickup from a Bangkok hotel where guests
     are whisked away to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This is a place where
   traditional Thai lifestyles dating back many years continue to thrive today amongst a
 crowded environment filled with vendors and patrons buying, selling and trading a host
                           of goods including fruits and vegetables.
The trip continues to Kanchanaburi, a place with a unique and important history relating
  to World War II. Sites guests will see include the Allied War Cemetery and JEATH War
   Museum, which is a replica of prisoner of war camp and contains many photographs,
 artifacts and other memorabilia. From there, they will take a ride on the historic Death
  Railway Train, which passes through a lush forest along the original wooden viaducts.
 After lunch at a local restaurant, visitors will make a stop at Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua (also
known as the Tiger Temple). Built in 1994 and situated in a lush forest, Wat Pa Luang Ta
  Bua is home to more than 20 grown tigers and tiger cubs living amongst the monks on
the temple grounds. Native to places like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Southeast China, many of these tigers were orphans rescued from poachers
   in the wild, while others were born and raised at the temple. Later in the day, guest
     will return to Pung Waan Resort (or similar) to enjoy dinner and accommodations.

                          Day 02 Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya (B, L)
   The day starts with breakfast before guests set out to the Hellfire Pass Memorial, a
 tribute to the more than 90,000 men and women who lost their lives cutting through a
stone mountain to build the Death Railway during the Second World War. Here they can
   reflect on this time at a museum dedicated to the Allied prisoners of war and Asian
laborers who suffered and died for this cause. From here, they will continue Ayutthaya
   (the old capital of Siam) by way of Suphan Buri, which offers breathtaking views of
scenery near the Burmese border that is dominated by fertile farmland and jungle-clad
     mountains. After a brief stop at a local restaurant en route, guests will arrive at
Ayutthaya where they can explore at their own leisure before retiring for the evening at
                            the Krungsri River Hotel (or similar).

                    Day 03 Ayutthaya – Bang Pa In - Bangkok (B, L)
    After a delicious breakfast, guests will marvel at the ancient ruins at Ayutthaya
 including Wat Srisanpetch, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and other beautiful temples at Wat
 Chai Watthanaram. From there, they will continue to Bang Pa In, the former home of
  the kings of Ayutthaya, dating back to the eighteenth-century and the Royal Palace
which is situated amongst beautiful, extensive park grounds in an exotic combination of
 Thai and European architecture. Particularly pleasing is the Thai pavilion built in the
middle of a lake and the Chinese-style palace Vihat Chamrun. The day concludes with a
  luxury cruise complete with lunch and leisure down the fabled Chao Phraya River to
          Bangkok. Once there, guests will be transported back to their hotel.
AW-RKV1: River Kwai Village with Tiger Temple
2 Days / 1 Night
Day 01 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – River Kwai (L, D)
Throughout history, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi has been the site of many
battles, as the neighboring Burmese used it for an invasion route to enter the Thai
Kingdom. This connection to wars continued to the twentieth-century, when
Kanchanaburi was the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the
River Kwai, two of the most famous World War II sites and the subjects of countless
books and films.
Furthermore, Kanchanaburi is also a place known for magnificent landscapes and
charming natural beauty and is the home of several of Thailand's largest waterfalls, as
well as many caves, national parks and extensive wildlife sanctuaries. A wide variety of
outdoor pursuits can be found in Kanchanaburi including fishing, rafting, canoeing,
mountain biking, bird-watching, stargazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, and
even living on bamboo rafts.
This tour offers glimpses of Kanchanaburi’s unique place in history, its majestic natural
beauty and fascinating wildlife. It starts with an early morning pickup from a major
hotel in Bangkok’s downtown area. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, visitors will witness
the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum, War Cemetery, the Bridge over the River
Kwai and take a ride on the historic Death Railway Train, which passes through a lush
forest to Namtok Station. After transferring to the River Kwai Village Hotel, checking in
and enjoying a quick lunch, visitors will be taken to Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua (also known as
the Tiger Temple). Built in 1994 and situated in a lush forest, Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua is
home to more than 20 grown tigers and tiger cubs living amongst the monks on the
temple grounds. Native to places like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Southeast China, many of these tigers were orphans rescued from poachers
in the wild, while others were born and raised at the temple. Later in the day, guest
will return to the hotel and enjoy dinner and accommodations.

Day 02 River Kwai - Bangkok (B, L)
After breakfast, the trip continues to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. A part of the Death
Railway, Hellfire Pass was a key component of the Japanese Imperial Army’s push
through to Burma and means to overcome total reliance on sea transport during the
War. Allied prisoners and Asian laborers cut the pass through a stone mountain during
World War II, at the cost of more than 90,000 lives. Presently, there are walking trails
and a museum dedicated to men and women who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass and
elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during World War II. The tour continues to an
elephant camp where visitors will enjoy an exciting afternoon of elephant rides and
bamboo rafting, followed by a picnic lunch. Upon returning to the hotel, guests will
check out and be transported back to Bangkok and finally transferred to a hotel in the
downtown area (supplement charges will apply for drop-off at Bangkok Airport).
AW-RKV2: River Kwai Village with Tiger Temple
3 Days / 2 Nights
Day 01 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – River Kwai (L, D)
Throughout history, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi has been the site of many
battles, as the neighboring Burmese used it for an invasion route to enter the Thai
Kingdom. This connection to wars continued to the twentieth-century, when
Kanchanaburi was the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the
River Kwai, two of the most famous World War II sites and the subjects of countless
books and films.
Furthermore, Kanchanaburi is also a place known for magnificent landscapes and
charming natural beauty and is the home of several of Thailand's largest waterfalls, as
well as many caves, national parks and extensive wildlife sanctuaries. A wide variety of
outdoor pursuits can be found in Kanchanaburi including fishing, rafting, canoeing,
mountain biking, bird-watching, stargazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, and
even living on bamboo rafts.
This tour offers glimpses of Kanchanaburi’s unique place in history, its majestic natural
beauty and fascinating wildlife. It starts with an early morning pickup from a major
hotel in Bangkok’s downtown area. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, visitors will witness
the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum, War Cemetery, the Bridge over the River
Kwai and take a ride on the historic Death Railway Train, which passes through a lush
forest to Namtok Station. After transferring to the River Kwai Village Hotel, checking in
and enjoying a quick lunch, visitors will be taken to Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua (also known as
the Tiger Temple). Built in 1994 and situated in a lush forest, Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua is
home to more than 20 grown tigers and tiger cubs living amongst the monks on the
temple grounds. Native to places like Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Southeast China, many of these tigers were orphans rescued from poachers
in the wild, while others were born and raised at the temple. Later in the day, guest
will return to the hotel and enjoy dinner and accommodations.

Day 02 River Kwai (B, L, D)
After breakfast, the trip continues to the Hellfire Pass Memorial. A part of the Death
Railway, Hellfire Pass was a key component of the Japanese Imperial Army’s push
through to Burma and means to overcome total reliance on sea transport during the
War. Allied prisoners and Asian laborers cut the pass through a stone mountain during
World War II, at the cost of more than 90,000 lives. Presently, there are walking trails
and a museum dedicated to men and women who suffered and died at Hellfire Pass and
elsewhere in the Asia Pacific region during World War II. The tour continues to an
elephant camp where visitors will enjoy an exciting afternoon of elephant rides and
bamboo rafting, followed by a picnic lunch. After a quick transfer back to the River
Kwai Village Hotel, guests can spend the rest of the day at their leisure before settling
down to a delicious dinner and an evening of rest.

Day 03 River Kwai - Bangkok (B, L)
The third day of this exciting trip is designed for the visitors to unwind before they
return to Bangkok. It starts with an early breakfast, followed by leisure time and a quick
lunch, after which they check out and travel back to Bangkok where they are finally
transferred to a hotel in the downtown area (supplement charges will apply for drop-off
at Bangkok Airport).
AW-RKW1: River Kwai Jungle Rafts
2 Days / 1 Night
Day 01 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – River Kwai (L, D)
Throughout history, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi has been the site of many
battles, as the neighboring Burmese used it for an invasion route to enter the Thai
Kingdom. This connection to wars continued to the twentieth-century, when
Kanchanaburi was the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the
River Kwai, two of the most famous World War II sites and the subjects of countless
books and films.
Furthermore, Kanchanaburi is also a place known for magnificent landscapes and
charming natural beauty and is the home of several of Thailand's largest waterfalls, as
well as many caves, national parks and extensive wildlife sanctuaries. A wide variety of
outdoor pursuits can be found in Kanchanaburi including fishing, rafting, canoeing,
mountain biking, bird-watching, stargazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, and
even living on bamboo rafts.
This tour offers glimpses of Kanchanaburi’s unique place in history, its majestic natural
beauty and fascinating wildlife. It starts with an early morning pickup from a major
hotel in Bangkok’s downtown area. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, visitors will visit the
Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum, War Cemetery, and the Bridge over the River
Kwai. From there, they will take a long tail boat from the pier to get to the River Kwai
Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery and other points of
interest. After checking in on arrival, guests are treated to a delicious lunch followed by
an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel pier before continuing to visit the Hellfire
Pass Memorial, a tribute to the more than 90,000 men and women who lost their lives
cutting a railway through a stone mountain during the Second World War. From here,
they will continue towards accommodations at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, where they
will enjoy dinner and a 45-minute presentation of Mon dances.

Day 02 River Kwai - Bangkok (B, L)
After breakfast at the rafts, guests are transported to the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal
Village and given the opportunity to ride an elephant through the bamboo forest if they
choose to do so. From there, they will take a ride on the historic Death Railway Train,
which passes through a lush forest. The trip concludes with a ride by air-conditioned
mini-van back to Bangkok where they are finally transferred to a hotel in the downtown
area (supplement charges will apply for drop-off at Bangkok Airport).



AW-RKW1: River Kwai Jungle Rafts
3 Days / 2 Night
Day 01 Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – River Kwai (L, D)
Throughout history, the ancient town of Kanchanaburi has been the site of many
battles, as the neighboring Burmese used it for an invasion route to enter the Thai
Kingdom. This connection to wars continued to the twentieth-century, when
Kanchanaburi was the location of the notorious Death Railway and the Bridge on the
River Kwai, two of the most famous World War II sites and the subjects of countless
books and films.
Furthermore, Kanchanaburi is also a place known for magnificent landscapes and
charming natural beauty and is the home of several of Thailand's largest waterfalls, as
well as many caves, national parks and extensive wildlife sanctuaries. A wide variety of
outdoor pursuits can be found in Kanchanaburi including fishing, rafting, canoeing,
mountain biking, bird-watching, stargazing, golfing, elephant and jungle trekking, and
even living on bamboo rafts.

This tour offers glimpses of Kanchanaburi’s unique place in history, its majestic natural
beauty and fascinating wildlife. It starts with an early morning pickup from a major
hotel in Bangkok’s downtown area. Upon arrival in Kanchanaburi, visitors will visit the
Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum, War Cemetery, and the Bridge over the River
Kwai. From there, they will take a long tail boat from the pier to get to the River Kwai
Jungle Rafts, passing by unspoiled mountainous jungle scenery and other points of
interest. After checking in on arrival, guests are treated to a delicious lunch followed by
an exciting boat ride downstream to Resotel pier before continuing to visit the Hellfire
Pass Memorial, a tribute to the more than 90,000 men and women who lost their lives
cutting a railway through a stone mountain during the Second World War. From here,
they will enjoy dinner and a 45-minute presentation of Mon dances before continuing
towards accommodations at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts or the River Kwai Resotel.

Day 02 River Kwai - Bangkok (B, L, D)
The day starts with breakfast before guests set out on an exciting boat ride upstream to
visit the Saiyoke Yai Waterfall and National Park to experience the best that nature has
to offer. After a brief lunch at the hotel, the adventure continues as guests explore the
fascinating rock formations at the Lava Cave followed by an afternoon relaxing in this
lush paradise (optional tours during this time include canoeing and mountain bike, etc.,
at an additional expense). The day concludes with dinner and another overnight stay at
either the River Kwai Jungle Rafts or the River Kwai Resotel.

Day 03 River Kwai - Bangkok (B, L)
After breakfast at the rafts, guests are transported to the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal
Village and given the opportunity to ride an elephant through the bamboo forest if they
choose to do so. From there, they will take a ride on the historic Death Railway Train,
which passes through a lush forest. The trip concludes with a ride by air-conditioned
mini-van back to Bangkok where they are finally transferred to a hotel in the downtown
area (supplement charges will apply for drop-off at Bangkok Airport).



2 Days/1 Night Experience Trek Mae Taeng Area (AW-TREK1)

Day 1: This trip begins in Chiang Mai, where pickup trucks arrive at the hotels to
transport visitors to the region north of the city. The first stop will be at the Mae Malai
local market to strike bargains with vendors selling a wide variety of products. A picnic
lunch at a hot spring will provide some much needed energy for a 1.5-hour trek to the
Karen Hill Tribe Village at Bann Pong Noi followed by a 2.5-hour trek to another similar
tribe at Bann Pangpaka or Bann Mae Manai. After observing the local culture at this
unique village, guests will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodations there. (L, D)

Day 2: After breakfast, guests will again travel on foot as they make a 1.5-hour trek to
an elephant camp for a 1.5-hour elephant ride to the Lahu Hill Tribe Village to enjoy a
delicious lunch and witness the fascinating local culture. All if this is a prelude to the
ultimate adventure: a 3-hour bamboo rafting trip along the Mae Taeng River to the Shan
Village with a few notable and interesting stops along the way. When the trip concludes,
guests will be transported back to Chiang Mai. (B, L)




3 Days/2 Night Experience Trek Mae Taeng Area (AW-TREK2)

Day 1: The adventure begins in Chiang Mai, where pick up trucks will arrive at the
hotels to transport visitors to the region north of the city. The first stop will be at the
Mae Malai local market to strike bargains with vendors selling a wide variety of
products. A picnic lunch at a waterfall will be followed by a drive to the Shan Village at
the Huay Nam Dung National Park. After observing the unique local culture at the
village, guests will embark on 1.5 to 2-hour trek to the Karen Hill Tribe Villages in Baan
Mae Jok. Dinner and accommodations will be provided at the village. (L, D)
Day 2: After breakfast, adventurers will set out for a 3-hour trek to an elephant camp,
where lunch will then be provided before setting out on a 1 to 1.5 hour elephant ride
through the forest to the Karen Hill Tribe Village in Bann Pa Khaolam. Again, guests will
enjoy dinner and accommodations in another unique local village. (B, L, D)

Day 3: The day begins with breakfast before setting out on a 1.5 to 2-hour smooth
rafting trip that features stops at another Karen Hill Tribe Village and a Lahu Tribe
Village. Another rafting trip, this time to the Shan Village for lunch comes next before
concluding the trip with a drive back to Chiang Mai. (B, L)



4 Days/3 Night Experience Trek Chiang Dao Area (AW-TREK3)

Day 1: Guests will be picked up from major hotels in Chiang Mai and be transported in
pickup trucks to an area north of the city. The first stop will be at the Mae Malai local
market to strike bargains with vendors selling a unique range of products before
continuing to the Chiang Dao Caves, where a delicious lunch will be served. This is
followed by a drive along the mountain roads before setting out on a 2-hour trek to the
Lahu Hill Tribe Village where guests will enjoy dinner and accommodations. (L, D)

Day 2: Breakfast is important on this day, because afterwards, guests will embark on a
6-hour trek on the jungle trails to observe fantastic scenes of natural beauty. Along the
way, lunch will be served at a nearby waterfall before the journey continues to dinner
and overnight accommodations at the Lisu Village. (B, L, D)

Day 3: The day begins with breakfast and is highlighted by another challenging 4 to 5-
hour trek up and down the forest hills. A jungle-style lunch will be provided, followed
by a 1.5-hour ride by elephant to the Karen Hill Tribe Village in Baan Pang Kao Lam to
relax, unwind and observe village life, enjoy fishing and swimming in the river or playing
football with the local children. (B, L, D)

Day 4: In the morning, breakfast is served and ‘good-byes’ are said to the people of the
Karen Hill Tribe Village before setting out on the final day of this fascinating adventure.
This will be followed by an exciting bamboo rafting adventure, which promises plenty of
thrills (and maybe a few spills). En route, guests will make a stop at a Shan Village to
enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and take in the interesting surroundings. The trip
concludes with a drive back to Chiang Mai.




Three Days – Mae Hong Son Tour

Day 01 Arrival - Mae Hong Son (L)
Upon arriving at the Mae Hong Son airports and transferring to the hotel, guests will
enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Later in the afternoon, they will be transported to the
Phasuer Waterfall to witness a site of majestic natural beauty before moving on to visit
a Meo hill tribe village at Na Pa Pag and a Chinese village at Ban Mae Or, both of which
are located 1200 meters above sea level. After this fascinating brush with local culture
(and an enjoyable serving of home made Chinese tea in Ban Mae Or), guests will settle
in at accommodations in Mae Hong Son.

Day 02 Mae Hong Son - Pai - Mae Hong Son (B, L)
The day begins with breakfast and a trip to a local morning market in search of the best
bargains, followed by a drive to the Pai District on a scenic road that offers breathtaking
views. After a quick lunch at a local restaurant, guests will explore the Lod Caves, the
Lisu and Lahu hill tribe villages and the famous Fish Cave national park. Although
there’s no cave for visitors to enter, they will be able to observe big brook carp (some
as large as one meter long) swimming in a small stream that emerges from the rock face
of a hill. After this enjoyable afternoon, guests will retire for the evening at
accommodations in Mae Hong Son.

Day 03 Doi Tung - Mai Sai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai (B, L)
Once again, the day starts with breakfast, but this time it is followed by a boat trip
along the Pair River to see the exotic ‘Long Neck Karen Tribe.’ As their name indicates,
the women of this local village have necks that have been elongated by brass rings. A
delightful picnic lunch is provided in the area before guests set out to explore several
famous temples including Wat Phra Dhat Doi Kong Moo and Wat Jon Kham before setting
off for the Mae Hong Son and the conclusion of the trip.



Three Days - Golden Triangle and Hill Tribes

Day 01 Chiang Mai - Palong Village (L, D)
This exciting and exotic tour begins in the early morning at Chiang Mai and highlights of
the first day include several different means of transportation. First, adventurers will
depart by way of a four-wheel-drive vehicle to the Orchid Farm, followed by a trip to a
working elephant camp. After watching an elephant performance, guests will climb
aboard these majestic beasts for a jaunt through the jungle followed by a trip in an
oxcart to a river where the adventure continues on a thrilling bamboo rafting ride.
Guests will then enjoy a quick lunch featuring local cuisine before continuing by road to
the Palong hill-tribe village. Later in the evening, dinner will be served at the village
and guests will enjoy a series of traditional song and dance presentations before retiring
in the simple accommodations afforded by a bamboo cottage or dormitory room.

Day 02 Hill Tribes - Doi Mae Salong - Chiang Rai (B, L, D)
After enjoying breakfast in the village, guests will be transported by way of four-wheel-
drive vehicles to the Chiang Dao Caves. After a period of exploration, lunch will be
served before setting out to visit other hill tribes in the area, including Lisu and Akha,
before driving to Doi Mae Salong to see a Chinese refugee village. The arrival in Chiang
Rai will occur in the late afternoon and guests will enjoy dinner and accommodations at
a local hotel.


Day 03 Doi Tung - Mai Sai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai (B, L)
The final day of this amazing tour begins with a delicious breakfast at the hotel before
setting out to visit the beautiful King’s Mother Garden before going on to Mae Sai in the
northernmost part of Thailand. From there, visitors will travel to the infamous Golden
Triangle, the place where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet.
This is a place known for magnificent mountain scenery, ruins of ancient settlements,
historic sites, Buddhist shrines and ethnic villages. Immediately following the
exploration of the border area, guests will take a boat ride along the majestic Mekong
River to ancient Chiang Saen. After enjoying a quick lunch, they will be transferred to
the Chiang Rai airport, thus concluding the trip.



Five Days Around Northern Thailand

Day 01 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanuloke (L)
Northern Thailand is rich in both cultural sightseeing and refreshing escapes into the
Thai countryside. An excursion there will prove to be most rewarding with many
historical sites, thriving cities, and a beautiful landscape populated by exotic hill tribes
and local forest areas. This tour brings guests up close and personal with all that
Northern Thailand has to offer, creating lasting memories in the process.
 The outing begins in Bangkok with an early departure, stopping first at Bang Pa In, the
former home of the kings of Ayutthaya, dating back to the eighteenth-century and the
Royal Palace which is situated amongst beautiful, extensive park grounds in an exotic
combination of Thai and European architecture. Particularly pleasing is the Thai pavilion
built in the middle of a lake and the Chinese-style palace Vihat Chamrun and their
bushes trimmed in elephant shapes. This step back in time continues to Ayutthaya, the
capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 and home to historic temples such as Wat
Srisanpetch, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and other beautiful temples at Wat Chai
Watthanaram. The next stop is Lopburi and a visit to Phra Prang Sam Yod, a temple with
three towers and impressive ornaments as well as a shrine of the Hindu Goddess Kali at
the Sarn Prakarn Temple, followed by lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on
to Phitsanuloke for accommodations at the Topland Hotel (or similar).

Day 02 Phitsanuloke – Sukothai – Sri Satchanalai - Lampang (B, L)
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel and the trip continues on to Sukhothai, the
first capital of the Thai Kingdom, dating back to the thirteenth-century. Considered one
of Asia’s most important historical destinations, Old Sukhothai is an UNESCO World
Heritage Site, thus making it a must-see stop for all travelers. After visiting the temples
Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chim, the excursion continues to Sri Satchanalai, the former
sister town of Sukhothai. After a brief lunch and a visit to some of the city’s most
interesting temples and ancient ruins, the day continues with a drive north to Lampang,
the only city in Thailand where horse drawn carriages provide public transportation.
Accomodations will be provided at the Lampang River Lodge (or similar) and once there,
guests are encouraged to enjoy the rest of the day at their leisure.

Day 03 Lampang - Lamphun - Chiang Mai (B, L)
The third day of this exciting tour starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by stops at
some of Lampang’s most famous temples including Wat Phra Dat Lampang Luang and
Wat Phra Keo Don Tao before going on to Lamphun. This enchanting city is filled with
rich traditions and home to the beautiful Burmese style temple, Wat Haripoonchai. From
there, it’s off to one of Thailand’s most popular and beautiful cities, Chiang Mai. After a
quick lunch, guests drive to the holy mountain temple Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep.
Accommodations will be found at the Park Hotel (or similar).

Day 04 Chiang Mai (B, L)
Chiang Mai is a place where locals are at the same time proud of the city's 700-year
history, but also quick to embrace the conveniences of modern living. Steeped in a rich
traditional heritage and unique culture, a trip to Chiang Mai is an essential part of any
travel itinerary in Thailand. The day begins with breakfast at the hotel before a full day
of activities which include a trip to an elephant camp in early morning, where visitors
will see these majestic beasts at work (with the option to take a ride on one). Next up is
a trip to the Orchid and Butterfly Farm right before lunch followed by shopping at the
fascinating handicraft villages at San Kampaeng. Accommodations continue at the Park
Hotel (or similar).

Day 05 Departure from Chiang Mai (B)
This memorable trip concludes with breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Chiang
Mai Airport for departure.



Six Days Around Northern Thailand

Day 01 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Phitsanuloke (L)
A journey to Northern Thailand is one populated by a fascinating indigenous cultural
identity including diverse dialects, cuisine, architecture, traditional values, festivals,
handicrafts and other rich traditions. Although Chiang Mai is by far the most popular
destination in this region, there is still much more to see beyond this most beautiful of
cities. This extended tour introduces guests to Northern Thailand while creating a
lifetime of memories.
The outing begins in Bangkok with an early departure, stopping first at Bang Pa In, the
former home of the kings of Ayutthaya, dating back to the eighteenth-century and the
Royal Palace which is situated amongst beautiful, extensive park grounds in an exotic
combination of Thai and European architecture. Particularly pleasing is the Thai pavilion
built in the middle of a lake and the Chinese-style palace Vihat Chamrun and their
bushes trimmed in elephant shapes. This step back in time continues to Ayutthaya, the
capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 and home to historic temples such as Wat
Srisanpetch, Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and other beautiful temples at Wat Chai
Watthanaram. The next stop is Lopburi and a visit to Phra Prang Sam Yod, a temple with
three towers and impressive ornaments as well as a shrine of the Hindu Goddess Kali at
the Sarn Prakarn Temple, followed by lunch at a local restaurant before continuing on
to Phitsanuloke for accommodations at the Topland Hotel (or similar).

Day 02 Phitsanuloke – Sukothai – Chiang Rai (B, L)
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel and the trip continues on to Sukhothai, the
first capital of the Thai Kingdom, dating back to the 13 th Century. Considered one of
Asia’s most important historical destinations, Old Sukhothai is an UNESCO World
Heritage Site, thus making it a must-see stop for all travelers. After visiting the temples
Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chim, the excursion continues to Sri Satchanalai, the former
sister town of Sukhothai. After a brief lunch and a visit to some of the city’s most
interesting temples and ancient ruins, the day continues with a drive north to Chiang Rai
and accommodations at the Wiang Inn Hotel (or similar).

Day 03 Chiang Rai (B, L)
Day three of this fascinating tour begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by face to
face encounters with the exotic Akha and Yao hill tribes of Northern Thailand and the
villages they live in. On the way, guests can observe beautiful landscapes and
spectacular views as they travel along the narrow hilly roads towards this fascinating
destination. From there they continue to Mae Sai, the most Northern town in Thailand,
situated on the Burmese border. After lunch, visitors will continue to the center of the
infamous “Golden Triangle,” the meeting point of Burma, Laos and Thailand (an
optional boat ride on the Mekong River is available to travelers who want to further
explore the border territory). A visit to the old Opium House is the next stop before
continuing to the provincial town of Chiang Saen, also located on the scenic borders of
the Mekong. Accommodations continue at the Wiang Inn Hotel (or similar).

Day 04 Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B, L, D)
Once again, breakfast will be served at the hotel before setting out on another day’s
worth of adventures. The first stop is Mae Ka Chan, a city famed for its hot springs
before continuing through scenic hillsides and jungles to the “Rose of the North,” Chiang
Mai, a place where locals are at the same time proud of the city's 700-year history, but
also quick to embrace the conveniences of modern living. Upon arriving in the city and
having lunch at a local restaurant, guest will drive to the mountain temple Wat Phra
Dhat Doi Suthep before continuing to the Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel (or similar). After
settling in, the guests will be treated to a traditional ‘Kantoke’ dinner (which includes
typical Thai dinner from the region) while being entertained by elegant Thai dancers
until the conclusion of the evening.

Day 05 Chiang Mai (B, L)
Steeped in a rich traditional heritage and unique culture, a trip to Chiang Mai is an
essential part of any travel itinerary in Thailand. This day begins with breakfast at the
hotel before embarking on a full day of activities including a trip to an elephant camp in
early morning, where visitors will see these majestic beasts at work (with the option to
take a ride on one). Next up is a visit to the Orchid and Butterfly Farm right before
lunch followed by shopping at the fascinating handicraft villages at San Kampaeng.
Accommodations continue at the Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel (or similar).

Day 06 Departure from Chiang Mai (B)
This memorable trip concludes with breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Chiang
Mai Airport for departure.

				
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