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Tour Overview

Take this 7-day Thailand tour from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, immersing yourself in Thailand's vibrant culture and natural wonders. Explore Bangkok's iconic landmarks, including the Grand Palace and the Maeklong Railway Market. Journey to Chiang Mai to visit ancient temples, interact with tigers, and engage with the Karen Long Neck Village. Discover the ethical Elephant Nature Park, fostering connections with rescued elephants. This itinerary combines cultural enrichment, unique market experiences, and wildlife encounters, ensuring a memorable and diverse Thai adventure.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Witness the mesmerizing Maeklong Railway Market as vendors swiftly clear their stalls for passing trains, a captivating Thai experience.
  • Explore the Grand Palace's opulence and Wat Pho's reclining Buddha, immersing yourself in Thailand's rich history and architectural splendor.
  • Ascend to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, offering panoramic Chiang Mai views, and discover Karen Long Neck Village for cultural immersion.
  • Interact with majestic tigers at the Tiger Kingdom, then delve into Chiang Mai's temples, captivating you with spiritual charm.
  • Experience the heartwarming Elephant Nature Park, fostering a deep connection with rescued elephants in a humane and natural setting.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, your friendly guide and driver will be waiting to greet you with a warm Thai welcome.

    They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your carefully selected hotel in Bangkok, where you can comfortably check in.

    After settling in, take some time to relax and refresh after your journey, either by taking a dip in the hotel pool, indulging in a spa treatment, or simply enjoying the hotel's amenities.

    The rest of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to explore the bustling streets and vibrant atmosphere of Bangkok on your own. You may want to venture out to sample some local street food or visit nearby attractions.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  2. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, prepare for an exciting day of exploration. Depart from Bangkok on an 80-kilometer drive to the charming town of Samut Songkhram.

    Your first stop will be the Maeklong Railway Market, a truly unique market experience where vendors set up shop along active railway tracks. You'll witness the market's stalls swiftly retract as the train approaches, only to return once it has passed.

    Thailand Bangkok Maeklong Railway Market
    Maeklong Railway Market

    Following the railway market, you'll journey to the famous Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where vendors sell their goods from traditional boats. You can opt to take a boat ride through the market to get up close to the vibrant scenes and local flavors.

    After immersing yourself in the market culture, you will return to Bangkok, where you can relax and unwind at your hotel or continue to explore the city at your own pace.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  3. Begin your day with a memorable private motorboat ride along the Chao Phraya River, offering picturesque views of Bangkok's skyline and passing by traditional wooden houses and temples.

    Disembark at Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), an iconic Thai temple known for its stunning porcelain-encrusted spires and intricate designs. Enjoy a delectable Thai lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of the region.

    Thailand Bangkok Wat Arun Temple of Dawn
    Wat Arun

    In the afternoon, your journey continues to the Grand Palace, the historic and opulent residence of Thai royalty, where you'll have the chance to see the revered Emerald Buddha.

    Your next stop is Wat Pho, home to the famous reclining Buddha statue and renowned for its traditional Thai massage school.

    After a day of cultural enrichment, return to your hotel to relax and prepare for the next leg of your journey.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Bangkok

  4. After a satisfying breakfast, catch a flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, the cultural heart of Northern Thailand. Upon arrival at Chiang Mai International Airport, a local driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your chosen Chiang Mai hotel for check-in.

    Your first destination is Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a sacred hilltop temple offering panoramic views of Chiang Mai and its surroundings. To reach the temple, you'll climb a staircase adorned with mythical serpents.

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

    Following the temple visit, proceed to the Bhubing Palace, a beautiful royal residence nestled in the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Marvel at the lush gardens and architectural beauty.

    After the tour, return to your hotel in Chiang Mai for a peaceful night's rest.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  5. Embark on an unforgettable adventure beginning with a visit to the Tiger Kingdom, where you'll have the chance to get close to and interact with these majestic creatures. Expert guides will ensure a safe and ethical experience.

    Thailand Chiang Mai Tiger Kingdom
    Young Tigers in Tiger Kingdom

    After the exhilarating tiger encounter, continue your exploration of Chiang Mai's cultural heritage by visiting the revered Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang, and Wat Chiang Man, each offering its own unique historical and architectural charm.

    Conclude the day with a visit to the Karen Long Neck Village, where you'll learn about the unique culture and traditions of the Karen people, particularly the women known for wearing brass neck coils. Return to your Chiang Mai hotel for a relaxing evening, reflecting on the diverse experiences of the day.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai Karen Long Neck Village
    Karen Long Neck Village

  6. Today's journey takes you to the Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary dedicated to the welfare of rescued and orphaned elephants.

    Immerse yourself in the world of these gentle giants as you learn about their stories and the conservation efforts being made to protect them.

    Chiang Mai Elephant Nature Park
    Elephant Nature Park

    Enjoy the opportunity to feed the elephants, observe them bathing in the river, and witness their playful interactions in a natural and ethical environment.

    After a heartwarming and educational day, you will return to Chiang Mai for your final night in this enchanting city.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Chiang Mai

  7. Enjoy a leisurely morning in Chiang Mai, taking time to relax, explore the local markets, or do some last-minute souvenir shopping.

    Your driver will then transfer you to Chiang Mai International Airport for your onward flight. If there are no direct flights to your next destination, you may opt for a flight back to Bangkok (not included), where you can connect to international flights with greater ease. Safe travels!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guide services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day;
  • Air ticket: Bangkok - Chiang Mai;
  • 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, and bell boy, etc.
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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