5 Days Classical North Thailand
  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Departure Location

    Your Bangkok City Hotel

  • Tour type

    Private Tour

  • Available Language

    English, Deutsch

Explore historical, cultural and natural sites of both – the central region and northern Thailand including the UNESCO world heritage sites of ancient Kingdoms of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai (first siamese Kingdom). Journey up to the north, where a famous Golden Triangle, once notorious for the traffic of opium is situated at the border of Thailand and Myanmar.Wrapping up at the northern metropole Chiang Mai, known as the “Rose of the North” – cultural, religious, commercial and tourism hub of all Northern Thailand. The city of hundred temples, surrounded by the highest mountains with interesting active and relaxed leisure activities

Hotel Pickup/Drop off

Start and finish at your Bangkok Hotel’s Lobby

Small Groups

The maximum number per group is 8. No more frustration.

Free Water

Water bottles are provided throughout the trip

Highlights

Sukhothai Historical Park

The Historical Park of Sukhothai founded  in the 13th century. Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness) was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, credited with the creating of the Thai alphabets. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been restored in Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit important ruins of the Royal Palace and Buddhist temples in the historical park including Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Chum.

Doi Suthep Temple

A popular destination which is considered the must-see of Chiang Mai City. Wat Phratat Doi Suthep is located up in the mountain. The architecture is beautifully decorated in gold. From the temple, visitors can expect the view of Chiang Mai downtown

Sankampaeng Handicraft Village

Sankampaeng district is popular for its handicraft village and offers various authentic handmade products, especially the umbrellas. Visitors can expect daily umbrella making and even make your own custom order. This place is perfect for getting a gift back to your home

Itinerary

DAY 1 : BANGKOK – AYUTHAYA - PHITSANULOKE

Pick up from the hotel and drive to Ayuthaya Province, the former capital of Thailand. Visit Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon. The name was given granted to the temple by King Naresuan to commemorate a battle fought against the Crown Prince of Burma or Myanmar nowadays. His momentous victory, a single-handed combat on the elephant back brought independence to Ayutthaya after 15 years as a Burmese dependent. Within the complex is a huge image of a reclining Buddha in brick and stucco. Also situated in the compound is King Naresuan statue, which is highly revered by Thais. Then visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, built in 1630 by King Prasat Thong to honor his mother. Wat Chai Wattanaram was conceived as a replica of the Angkor Temple. A Royal monastery, the temple’s unique feature is a huge prang which is surrounded by smaller prangs. This symbolizes Mount Meru, the abode of the heavenly gods. After lunch at a  local restaurant, continue to Phitsanuloke Province, the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great, the legendary King who declared Ayutthaya’s independence from Burma in 1584. On the way, visit Wat Prasri Rattana Mahatat which houses Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha Image, Phra Phutthachinnarat. The large Sukhothai-style bronze statue was cast in 1357 by the order of King Maha Thamma Racha I of Sukhothai and is now highly respected by Thais countrywide. Check in and overnight at  the hotel in Phitsanuloke.

DAY 2 : PHITSANULOKE – SUKHOTHAI – LAMPANG

After breakfast, drive to Sukhothai Province to visit the Historical Park of Sukhothai founded  in the 13th century. Sukhothai (literally means Dawn of Happiness) was the first truly independent Thai Kingdom, which enjoyed a golden age under King Ramkhamhaeng, credited with the creating of the Thai alphabets. The superb temples and monuments of this great city have been restored in Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit important ruins of the Royal Palace and Buddhist temples in the historical park including Wat Mahathat and Wat Si Chum. Then drive further north to Lampang Province, famous for its horse-drawn carriages and with a rooster as its provincial emblem. The city boasts a long history of human settlements on the Wang River basin, some of which dating back to more than 1,000 years and is rich in archaeological evidence reflecting ancient civilizations of Hariphunchai, Lanna and Burma. Visit some beautiful temples including the temple Wat Phratat Lampang Luang, with a golden Chedi in Lanna architectural style containing a Holy Relic. The entrance arches, called Pratu Khong, is adorned with fine plaster designs and the beautiful murals on wooden walls, said to be the oldest in the North. The over thousand years old temple Wat Phra Kaew Don Taowith Burmese style architectural works and delicate craftsmanship is also worth a visit. If time permits ( not included but as an option ) , guest has an opportunity to ride on a horse-drawn carriage to explore Lampang city and its cultural attractions Overnight at the hotel in Lampang.

DAY 3 : LAMPANG – PAYAO – CHIANG RAI - GOLDEN TRIANGLE - MAE SAI

After breakfast at the hotel, depart Lampang for Payao Province, a short stroll along Kwan Payao Lake , an extensively fresh-water lake.  It is the largest fresh-water fish habitat in the upper North which provides the livelihood of many of the local people. The surrounding scenery, particularly at dusk, is stunning. Along the banks are located food-shops and recreation sites. Then , drive  further to Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand, 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. Afterwards, drive to Chiang Saen, an ancient capital located on the bank of the Mekong River to visit the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet on the Mekong River,  which was once supposed to be the center of the poppy cultivation in Thailand. View the upstream scenery of the Golden Triangle and pay a visit to the Opium Museum. Then continue to Mae Sai, Thailand’s northern- most district to visit Mae Sai Market. Guests enjoy observing cross-border trading and shopping at the market at the Thai-Burmese border. Overnight at the hotel in Chiang Rai.

DAY 4 : CHIANG RAI – CHIANG MAI – DOI SUTHEP – HANDICRAFT VILLAGE

Early morning, after breakfast at the hotel, continue to Chiang Mai, drive uphill to visit Wat Phratat Doi Suthep, the most famous and respected temple in Chiang Mai. In the afternoon, visit Samkampaeng handicraft village to see silk weaving, wood carving and umbrella making. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Chiang Mai.

DAY 5 : ELEPHANT CAMP- ORCHID FARM – CHIANG MAI AIRPORT/ RAILWAY STATION

After breakfast at the hotel, start the trip to Mae Sa Valley to see elephants at work at an elephant camp. Continue to one of the biggest orchid and butterfly farms of Chiang Mai. Transfer to Chaing Mai railway station to take a train to Bangkok or transfer  to Chiang Mai Airport to take flight to Bangkok.  (Air ticket or Train ticket by own arrangement)

Includes & Excludes

  • Transfers & Tours as mentioned in the program
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • Professional Guide
  • 4 nights accommodation as mentioned or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Refreshing towel 2 Pieces/day
  • Drinking water 2 bottle / day
  • All personal expenses (drinks, minibar, telephone call and etc..)
  • Other services and meals not mentioned in the program
  • Compulsory Gala Dinner
  • Domestic air ticket Chiang Mai- Bangkok

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