Travel Type
Private Tour
Duration
12 Days/11 Nights
Country
Thailand
 

AT A GLANCE

Thailand, Land of Smiles
● Day 1-3: Bangkok
● Day 4: Kanchanaburi
● Day 5: Uthai Thani
● Day 6-7: Sukhothai
● Day 8-9: Chiang Mai
● Day 10-12: Chiang Rai

Inclusions

11-night accommodation in double occupancy
Private English-speaking local guides
Air-conditioned private transportation
17 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches
Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
Drinking water and cold towels during sightseeing

Exclusions

International and domestic airfare and airport taxes – Gratuities to hotel personnel, guides and drivers – Optional sightseeing tours – Meals others than mentioned – Beverages – Visa if required – Travel insurance

1

DAY 1 BANGKOK

Welcome to Thailand!
Thailand might almost have been designed with holidays in mind, so blessed is the country with attractions from bustling modern cities to golden tropical beaches. It’s a famously friendly country; thanks to the renowned hospitality of the Thai people, it’s known as ‘The Land of Smiles’.
Arriving at Bangkok Airport, our guide will be waiting for you while holding your signage which will note your name at the Meeting Point’s Waiting Area (Exit B & C, Gate No.6) the guide will transfer you to your hotel and check in.

Accommodation : Bangkok for 3 nights

2

DAY 2 BANGKOK

Today we will visit two of the most important sights of Bangkok.
The Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho is a giant lying Buddha, covered in gold leaf. The Grand Palace is a must-see for every visitor to Bangkok. Located close to the banks of the Chao Phraya River (River of Kings), the Grand Palace is the perfect example of an ancient Siamese court. Within the compound is the Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), which houses Thailand’s most precious image of the Lord Buddha.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
You will travel on the Chao Phraya River (The River of Kings) and on through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi. You will have the chance to observe and photograph the serene family homes and temples along the waterways, which gave the city the name “Venice of the East”. If time is permitted, we may make a stop at Baan Silapin* (“The Artist’s house”), a hidden treasure in the canals of Thonburi. On some weekends, if we are lucky, a traditional Thai puppet performance is shown at 2pm! You will also pay a visit to one of the most photographed sights in Bangkok, the Wat Arun. The majestic shrine has a pagoda of 76 m high. It is decorated with glazed ceramic pieces that reflect the rising sun and gave the temple its name.

* Closed every Wednesdays.
Remark: Proper attire required when visit to the Grand Palace and temples (no sleeveless shirt, no vests, no short top, no see-through tops, no short hot pants or short pants, no torn pants, no tight pants, no bike pant, no mini-skirts and no strapless-heel shoes).

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

3

DAY 3 BANGKOK

Free day at leisure. Take a spa or explore what Bangkok has to offer.

Meals : Breakfast

4

DAY 4 BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI

This morning, after breakfast, we’ll leave early for a transfer to Kanchanaburi.
Pick up from your hotel before departing to Kanchanaburi province (128 km. to the west of Bangkok). Arrive at Kanchanaburi and visit the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, an interactive museum, information, and research facility dedicated to presenting the history of the Thailand–Burma Railway. The fully air–conditioned center offers the visitor an educational and moving experience. Visit Kanchanaburi War Cemetery which is a memorial to some 6000 allied prisoners of war (POWs) who perished along the death railway line and were moved post-war to this eternal resting place. Visit the world-famous Bridge over the River Kwai, part of the Death Railway constructed by Allied POWs. At 11:40am, we take the train to visit the Kra Sae Cave, which is located in the middle of mountains.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Later we make a visit to Wat Tham Khao Pun where we can make a stop for a great view point. There is a lot to explore inside the cave where the cool and airy breath will be a change of pace for you. Not too far from the cave, there are some lovely cafes we especially recommend The Cave for your coffee stop). Afterward, we will visit Wat Tham Suea (Tiger Cave temple). Here, you will find an enshrined huge Budda image. Then, we will make another stop at Meena Cafe for a quick grab of snack and drink before our final stop at the hotel for tonight.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Kanchanaburi for 1 night

5

DAY 5 KANCHANABURI - UTHAI THANI

After breakfast, we bid adieu to Kanchanaburi and go to our next destination, Uthai Thani.
On our way, we will make a stop at Wat Tham Khao Wong, a ravishing temple built against the backdrop against a mountain since 1987. The temple is completely made of wood. Marvel at the beautiful surrounding nature around the temple. Next, we move to Ban Chai Khao, a natural attraction by itself, it’s surrounded by limestone mountains. We will make a stop here for lunch.
After lunch, we will make a stop nearby at Tham Hup Pa Tat. Hup Pa Tat is a valley that offers you a chance to explore a variety of exotic plants. Some rare animals might be spotted along the way so keep your eyes (and ears) alert at all times!
Arrive at the hotel, it’s time to check in and relax before our next adventure tomorrow.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Uthai Thani for 1 night

6

DAY 6 UTHAI THANI - SUKHOTHAI

This morning, rise and shine early to experience the alms offering, giving food to the monks for merit right next to the hotel’s river.
After breakfast, we will make our way to explore what Uthai Thani has to offer. First, we make a stop to see the awe-inspiring, shining pillars of the stunning glass temple of Wat Tha Sung and the golden palace in a walking distance. Afterward, we depart and arrive at a local pier and board a traditional rice barge for a cruise along the Sakae Krang River, including a traditional lunch onboard. Sneak along the waterway and take in the natural beauty and vibrant wildlife along the banks.
After your cruise, journey to Sukhothai — the first ancient capital of Siam — and check into your hotel. Settle into a rejuvenating evening by enjoying either a traditional Thai massage or relaxing foot massage depending on your mood.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Sukhothai for 2 nights

7

DAY 7 SUKHOTHAI

After breakfast, early departure for Sukhothai History Park. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its incredible beauty and sample of the several centuries of prosperity of Thai civilization, Sukhothai, raising monumental cities and sophisticated temples. Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable conditions.
Cycling to explore the main sites in the park. These include, Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri, Wat Trapang Ngoen, and Wat Mahathat. Another highlight not to be missed is Wat Sri Chum where an enormous Buddha lays in a sitting position. Continue to visit Ban Na Thon Chan, a local community-based tourism effort offering the balance of natural and cultural heritage to most visitors. Most villagers are descendants of the ancient Lanna kingdom, and every day’s life is based on their daily tasks and customs while conserving their local heritage.
A local Sukhothai lunch at the village. After lunch, travel as locals normally do in a local transport, called e-tan. Tour around the village, stop at a few houses that carry out different crafts such as furniture making, wooden dolls and traditional desserts. Then, walk through a beautiful green rice paddy field and enjoy nature and scenery.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

8

DAY 8 SUKHOTHAI - LAMPANG - CHIANG MAI

After breakfast, we drive to Si Satchanalai Historical Park on the bank of the Yom River north of Sukhothai. The ancient town, formerly called ’’Muang Chaliang,’’ was named ’’Si Satchanalai’’ during the reign of Phra Ruang. In total, 134 ruined monuments have been discovered within the park. Visit the main sites including several temples, as well as the Celadon Kiln Site Study.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, drive to the north and stop to visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, One of the most complete wooden temples in the whole of Thailand it boasts many beautiful structures and design features. After the visit, continue with the drive to Chiang Mai and transfer to your hotel for check-in.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation : Chiang Mai for 2 nights

9

DAY 9 CHIANG MAI

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up for a day of Chiang Mai exploration.
Doi Suthep is about 15 kilometers from Chiang Mai, and on it is Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, a Holy Temple. The place can easily be reached from Chiang Mai. High in the hills above Chiang Mai is Doi Suthep temple, a spectacular shrine commissioned by King Kuena, ruler of Chiang Mai from 1367-88. According to an old legend, the king was persuaded to build the temple when the monk Sumana presented him with a bone relic of the historical Buddha.The king searched far and wide for a suitable spot to build the temple, but none could be found. Finally, he resolved to let fate decide its location, and he tied the relic to the back of an elephant and set it loose. For days the elephant stomped through the jungle, shadowed by the king’s men, until it reached the mountaintop of Doi Suthep. The elephant made a good choice because the king readily agreed to the spot. Construction began 1386 and was completed within a few years. After visit Wat Chedi Luang, the site of a formerly massive pagoda that was unfortunately destroyed in the great earthquake of 1545; after visit Wat Phra Singh, the lovely Lai Kam chapel houses the revered Phra Singh Buddha image. Wat Suan Dok is one of them, which dates back to th14th century when it served as the pleasure gardens to the Thai monarchy. Nowadays it houses several white Chedi’s, containing the ashes of Chiang Mai’s former Royal family.

Meals : Breakfast

10

DAY 10 CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI

Depart from Chiang Mai and travel to Chiang Rai, enroute visit Blue Temple and White Temple. Afterwards, we will make a quick stop for some coffee at the coffee plantation. and after a drop at a hotel in Chiang Rai.
In your own free time, we recommend a quick tuk tuk ride to Chivit Thamma Da Coffee House for the cocktail hours.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Chiang Rai for 2 nights

11

DAY 11 CHIANG RAI

Breakfast at a hotel.
After breakfast, we will head to the legendary Golden Triangle through a landscape shaped by the Mekong. At the Golden Triangle where the Ruak river and the Mekong river meet and form the borders of the Three Countries - Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos - a chance for you to see it for yourself. We will visit the House of opium museum next to it. We will travel to Wat Chedi Luang in the heart of the ancient city of CHiang San. Later, we will have an enjoyable Mekong River cruise before we make the stop for Continue to Chui Fong Tea Plantation. The location is at Mae Chan district before reaching Ban Thoet Thai and has an area of 237 acres. It has an atmosphere of tea plantations that are planted around the hillside where tourists can stop to take photos and see the beauty in many places. Choui Fong Tea Plantation is one of the biggest tea producers in Chiang Rai province in the Mae Chan district, situated at the top of a hill with a bird’s eye view of the surrounding fields.
After that, a visit to Baan Dam Museum or the Black House, which is a unique, strange and interesting landmark in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand. Created by Thawan Duchanee the Black House looks like a huge Lanna-style Buddhist temple with a big, intimidating-looking door filled with art and installations made of taxidermied animals. The walls are covered with paintings, sculptures, installations and large canvases painted in blood red with slashing black brushstrokes.

Meals : Breakfast

12

DAY 12 CHIANG RAI

Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet your guide for a transfer to the airport.

Meals : Breakfast

HOTEL OPTIONS OR SIMILAR

Bangkok

Ariyasom Villa – Studio Room

Kanchanaburi

Home Phutoey River Kwai – Deluxe Room

Uthai-Thani

Uthai Heritage Hotel – Primary School Room

Sukhothai

Legendha Sukhothai Resort – Deluxe Room

Chiang Mai

Bodhi Serene Boutique Hotel – Deluxe Room

Chaing Rai

:The Legend Chiang Rai – Superior Room

Rates in CA$, per person, starting from, in double occupancy 

Land Package
Departures July 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025 
 
Solo traveler7279
2 passengers3949
3-4 passengers3249
5-6 passengers2659
  
Single supplement+1109

Supplement for Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai for Loy Krathong (November 15, 2024) is $CA 39 per room per night.

The Bodhi Serene Chiang Mai requires a minimum stay of 2 nights from December 23, 2024 to January 5, 2025 (inclusive).

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment. Prices include the contribution of customers to the Compensation Fund for clients of Quebec travel agents.

Bangkok to the North – Detailed itinerary
Bangkok to the North – Detailed itinerary