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Tour Overview

Join us on a captivating 14-day journey through Thailand, where culture, history, and natural beauty converge. From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene temples of Chiang Mai, immerse yourself in the heart of Thailand's rich heritage. Experience the enchantment of the Loy Krathong and Yi Peng Festivals, witnessing mesmerizing lantern releases and cultural celebrations. Explore ancient temples, engage with elephants at a rescue park, and savor the flavors of Thai cuisine through cooking classes. Whether admiring architectural wonders or paddling through hidden caves, this tour promises a diverse and immersive cultural experience in the Land of Smiles.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Wat Pho and Grand Palace: Marvel at the reclining Buddha and intricate architecture at Wat Pho, then explore the dazzling Grand Palace in Bangkok.
  • Loy Krathong Festival: Experience the enchanting Loy Krathong Festival in Sukhothai, complete with lantern releases, cultural exhibitions, and delectable Thai cuisine.
  • Chiang Mai Temples: Visit the serene Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and the unique Wat Suan Dok, immersing yourself in Chiang Mai's spiritual heritage.
  • Elephant Encounter: Observe, feed, and bathe with gentle giants at the Elephant Rescue Park in Chiang Mai, fostering a deep connection with these majestic creatures.
  • Thai Cooking Class: Learn the secrets of Thai cuisine at a local market and cooking school in Chiang Mai, then savor your delicious creations.
  • Artistic Temples: Explore the White, Black, and Blue Temples in Chiang Mai, each with its own captivating and artistic design.
  • Phang Nga Bay Adventure: Paddle through hidden caves in Phang Nga Bay, craft your own loy krathong on a boat, and release it into the sea.
  • Free Time in Phuket: Choose between rainforest adventures or beach relaxation in Phuket, embracing the island's natural beauty and leisure options.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Bangkok, your guide and driver will be waiting to greet you at the airport.

    They will transfer you to your hotel where you can check in and freshen up.

    The remainder of the day is at your leisure, giving you the opportunity to rest and recover from your journey.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. Take a morning visit to Wat Pho, home to the famous reclining Buddha. Marvel at the intricate details of this historic temple.

    Take an exciting tuk tuk ride through a vibrant flower market on your way to see the Grand Palace.

    Explore the magnificent Grand Palace and its stunning architecture.

    Bangkok Grand Palace
    Grand Palace

    Continue your exploration with a scenic long-tail boat ride, making a stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.

    After an eventful morning, enjoy a delicious lunch.

    Spend your late afternoon wandering through the bustling streets of Chinatown, known for its vibrant atmosphere and street food.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  3. Bid farewell to Bangkok as you take a domestic flight to the historic city of Sukhothai, renowned for its ancient temples and the Loy Krathong Festival.

    Upon arrival at Sukhothai Airport, your guide and driver will be there to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Check in and relax for a while.

    In the evening, immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the Loy Krathong Festival. Head to the festival grounds where you'll encounter various exhibitions showcasing Thai culture, art, and traditions. The highlight of the evening will be a sumptuous bumper dinner at the Food Zone, featuring a delectable array of Thai dishes.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Sukhothai

    Thailand Sukhothai Loy Krathong Festival
    Loy Krathong Festival in Sukhothai

  4. Wake up to the charm of Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand and home to the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast at your hotel, you'll embark on a bike ride to explore this ancient city's historical treasures.

    Your first stop will be Wat Si Chum, where you'll encounter the awe-inspiring giant Buddha statue. The serene atmosphere and the sheer size of the statue make it a mesmerizing sight.

    Sukhothai Wat Si Chum
    The awe-inspiring giant Buddha statue at Wat Si Chum

    As part of your cultural experience, you'll have the opportunity to create your own water lantern. Learn the art of crafting these intricate lanterns, which are an integral part of the Loy Krathong Festival. Later, you'll release your lantern onto the tranquil waters of the river, adding to the festival's enchantment.

    As night descends, be prepared for the grandeur of the Loy Krathong Festival. The evening's festivities will include captivating fireworks and laser shows, creating a magical ambiance that will stay with you forever.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Sukhothai

    Thailand Loy Krathong Festival in Sukhothai Historical Park
    Loy Krathong Festival

  5. Today, you'll bid farewell to Sukhothai and embark on a scenic road trip to Chiang Mai. En route, make a meaningful stop at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai in Lamphun, a sacred temple revered for its stunning Lanna architecture and historical significance.

    Thailand Wat Phra That Hariphunchai
    Tourists are hanging lanterns at Wat Phra That Hariphunchai

    Upon reaching Chiang Mai, check in to your chosen accommodation. You have the remainder of the day free to relax, explore, or perhaps indulge in some traditional Northern Thai cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  6. Begin your day with a visit to the sacred mountaintop temple of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding countryside. To reach the temple, you can either climb the staircase or take a funicular ride.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
    Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

    After soaking in the spirituality and serenity of Doi Suthep, continue to Wat Suan Dok, a peaceful temple where you'll discover an impressive collection of white stupas and a unique open-air assembly hall.

    In the late afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to participate in the celebrated Yi Peng Festival, also known as the Sky Lantern Festival. At the festival venue, you'll receive your own sky lantern, beautifully crafted and ready to be released. The evening will also feature a bumper dinner at the Food Zone, allowing you to relish the finest Thai cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

    Thailand Yi Peng Lantern Festival
    Release a sky lantern

  7. Today, you'll embark on a remarkable adventure at the Elephant Rescue Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the well-being of these gentle giants. Spend your morning observing the elephants in their natural habitat. You'll have the chance to feed, bathe, and even walk alongside these magnificent creatures. This hands-on experience allows you to form a deep connection with the elephants and gain insights into their behavior and care.

    Thailand Chang Mai Elephant Rescue Park
    Bathing Elephants in Elephant Rescue Park

    Following your enriching time with the elephants, you'll be escorted back to your hotel in Chiang Mai. You can take the remainder of the day to rest, explore the city further, or simply enjoy some downtime.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  8. Today's culinary adventure begins with a visit to a local market in Chiang Mai. Accompanied by a skilled chef, you'll select fresh ingredients for your upcoming cooking class. The market visit provides a fascinating glimpse into the array of Thai spices, herbs, and produce that make Thai cuisine so flavorful.

    Thai Cooking Class Thailand
    Join a Thai Cooking Class

    At the cooking school, you'll roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Thai cooking. Under the expert guidance of the chef, you'll prepare a variety of classic Thai dishes. After your cooking efforts, indulge in a scrumptious meal featuring your creations. Drive to Chiang Rai for the night.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Rai

  9. Explore the artistic and spiritual side of Chiang Mai as you visit three distinct temples:

    White Temple (Wat Rong Khun): A contemporary masterpiece, this gleaming white temple stands out for its intricate carvings and mirrored surfaces. It's a surreal and artistic interpretation of a traditional Thai temple.

    Black House (Baan Dam): A striking contrast to the White Temple, the Black House is a collection of unconventional art and architecture created by the renowned Thai artist Thawan Duchanee. Explore its dark, dramatic interiors and unique artifacts.

    Thailand Chiang Rai Black Temple
    Black House

    Blue Temple (Wat Rong Suea Ten): This relatively new temple showcases stunning blue and gold hues, intricate artwork, and a mesmerizing interior.

    The afternoon is yours to explore Chiang Rai at your own pace. You can shop for local handicrafts at the bustling markets, take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets, or simply relax and enjoy the ambiance of this cultural hub.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Chiang Rai

  10. Bid farewell to Chiang Rai and catch a flight to the tropical paradise of Phuket. Upon your arrival in Phuket, your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your beachfront resort.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Phuket

  11. Your day begins with a leisurely morning, allowing you to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of Phuket.

    In the afternoon, embark on an unforgettable adventure to Phang Nga Bay, famous for its stunning limestone karsts and emerald-green waters. Your journey will take you through hidden caves and limestone formations on a canoe ride, providing an up-close encounter with this natural wonder.

    Phuket Phang Nga Bay
    Phang Nga Bay

    While on the boat, you'll have the opportunity to learn the art of crafting a loy krathong, a traditional Thai floating lantern. As the sun sets, you'll have the mesmerizing experience of releasing your krathong on the boundless sea, creating a beautiful and symbolic moment.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Phuket

  12. Today is yours to decide how you'd like to spend your time in Phuket:

    Rainforest Exploration: For those seeking adventure, you can venture into the lush rainforests of Phuket. Enjoy activities such as zip-lining, jungle trekking, or exploring hidden waterfalls.

    Beach Relaxation: Alternatively, if you're looking for relaxation, spend the day lounging on the sandy beaches, taking in the sun, and enjoying the clear waters of the Andaman Sea.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Phuket

  13. Another day of leisure awaits you in Phuket. You can revisit your favorite spots, explore new areas, or simply savor the tranquility of the island. It's your opportunity to make the most of your final full day in Thailand.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Phuket

    Thailand Phuket Beach
    Relax on Phuket Beach

  14. On your last day in Thailand, you'll have the morning free to enjoy your resort or explore any remaining attractions in Phuket.

    In the afternoon, your driver will arrive to escort you to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination or back home. As you bid farewell to the Land of Smiles, cherish the memories of your incredible journey through the heart of Thailand.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $2669 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

Price Includes

  • 13 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

Price Excludes

  • International air tickets (Could be assisted).
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver, bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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