Highlight of Thailand 12 days

OVERVIEW


DAY 1: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi - Arrival
 
DAY 2: Bangkok - Full day city temples + Grand palace + Thonburi Canal Tour
 
DAY 3: Bangkok - Free day
 
DAY 4: Bangkok - Fly to Chiang Mai - Half day city tour with Doi Suthep
 
DAY 5: Chiang Mai - Full day Doi Inthanon Trekking and Waterfalls
 
DAY 6: Chiang Mai - Lisu Lodge Experience
 
DAY 7: Lisu Lodge - Chiang Rai
 
DAY 8: Chiang Rai - Full Day Hill Tribe Villages - Mae Sai - Golden Triangle
 
DAY 9: Chiang rai - Fly to Bangkok - Hua Hin
 
DAY 10: Hua HIn - Free day
 
DAY 11: Hua HIn - Free day
 
DAY 12: Hua HIn - Bangkok - Departure

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1: Bangkok Suvarnabhumi - Arrival
Upon arrival Bangkok Airport, meet our guide and private transfer with guide from Bangkok Airport to hotel in Bangkok. Check in and free time at leisure. 

Meeting Point

Please proceed to the meeting point located on the 2nd floor, inside the arrivals hall, atExit B gate No.6Your representative will be wearing a blue polo holding a sign with your name on it, or in case of multiple pick ups, the signs may be hanging on the aluminum railing at our meeting point. 

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
 
Day 2: Bangkok - Full day city temples + Grand palace + Thonburi Canal Tour
Today, take on no less than four of Bangkok’s finest temples and a tour around the city’s fascinating canals. Start out at Wat Traimit - home to the world’s largest solid golden Buddha - before hopping across the old city streets to see an even larger Buddha statue at Wat Pho. The one here may not be solid gold, but it impresses even more thanks to its sheer size and the fact that it is ‘leaning’ on its side - a reference to the Buddha’s “Lion Sleep” position. Hop across the road to the next stop, the magnificent Grand Palace, another sprawling temple complex boasting some of the finest Thai-Buddhist architecture in the entire country.

After grabbing lunch, spend the better part of the afternoon on the water, meandering through the quaint canals and taking in the quieter side of life from the seat of a traditional ‘long tail’ boat. Of course, a tour of Bangkok’s Thonburi side isn’t complete without the spectacular and iconic Wat Arun - take time to explore the iconic temple towering 79 metres over the Chao Phraya River.

Optional tour

LOCAL LIFE - BANGKOK STREET EATS BY TUK TUK EVENING GROUP TOUR 

Embark from Siam@Siam Bangkok Hotel on an exciting tuk tuk ride through Bangkok’s vibrant streets. Stroll along Phetchaburi Soi 5, where food carts spring up as the day turns from evening to night, and sample delicious street eats such as coconut pudding and Thai style grill meat. From there, continue by tuk tuk to catch a glimpse of two beautiful Bangkokian landmarks wonderfully lit at night, the Marble Temple and the Anantasamakom Throne Hall. Travel next to Phra Arthit Road to encounter Bangkok’s Roti expert and sample incredible Thai-Indian cuisine, from freshly-baked Roti to uniquely flavourful curries. Indulge your taste buds at Bangkok’s most famous Pad Thai restaurant on Thailand’s best Pad Thai, enjoying the explosion of spicy and savoury flavours and the amazing variety of textures from the delicate noodles to the crunchy peanuts. Later, Stroll through Pak Klong Talat, Thailand’s largest flower market, which only operates overnight. Take a short break from eating to visit the majestic Wat Pho after dark, where you can enjoy the temple’s sparkling gold towers beautifully lit up and marvel at the sight of the magnificent Reclining Buddha. Sip on a refreshing cocktail at a rooftop bar as you take in the splendid views of the Chao Phraya river and the twinkling buildings along the riverbanks. End the night on a sweet note with seasonal dessert before the tuk tuk carries you back.

Starting Point: Siam@Siam hotel (PH1 restaurant, ground floor) 865 Rama

1 Road, Opposite National Stadium

Ending Point: BTS National Stadium station

Min-Max: 1 - 8 Persons

Timing: 19.00- 23.00 (Approximately)

* Please note: This group tour does NOT operate on MONDAY

* The pick-time is 19.00 hrs at Siam@Siam Hotel Lobby

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
 
Day 3: Bangkok - Free day

Free day at your leisure

Optional tours:

AYUTTHAYA BY CRUISE - GRAND PEARL CRUISE (PRIVATE TRANSFER)

Journey from Bangkok to the country’s former capital of Ayutthaya by road. This is your chance to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Stop off at the majestic ‘Bang-Pa-In’ - a gorgeous palace formerly frequented by King Rama IV during the steamy summer months. The waterside complex takes inspiration from Thai, Chinese and gothic design; here, see the intricately-carved camel bone dragon, or snap some photos next to the bright red watch tower overlooking the lake. Head a little further north to Ayutthaya to explore the ancient temple ruins and crumbling pagodas that used to form Thailand’s largest and most important settlement. Afterwards, dine on-board your boat while making your way back to Bangkok. Along the way, enjoy as the riverbank scenery slowly transitions from emerald rice paddy fields to traditional Thai architecture and finally an urban skyline.

*Please note:

The pick-up time is 07.00 AM

Duration: 7.30-16.00

DAMNOEN SUDUAK FLOATING MARKET (PRIVATE)

Prepare for a morning of colour, art and passion, as you’re picked up at your hotel and driven 100 km southwest of Bangkok to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market in the Ratchaburi province. Harking back to a time when water transport was the primary mode of transportation, the floating market features fresh fruits, flowers, colourful clothing, souvenirs and more along the waterways and on vendor boats. Walk around and check out the many stalls or rent a paddle boat (at your own expenses) to experience the market from water. Next stop at the Mae Klong railway market. The market is also called; Talad Rom Hoop, roughly translates to closing an umbrella or awning. This probably doesn’t make any sense yet, but you’ll soon understand why. As the name suggests, part of the market is situated on the railway. Every morning till late in the evening, this market springs to life selling a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, seafood, snacks, and clothes and accessories. However, what makes the market unique and exciting is the fact that a train will run through the market 8 times a day, every day of the week. The action at the railway market begins several minutes before the train is due to pass through the market. As soon as the siren signals the arrival of the train, everything stops. Shoppers will hop off the tracks, and vendors will quickly pack their goods and prepare to close/retract their awnings from the train track as the train passes by. This process happens fairly quickly since the awning poles have wheels attached. Once the train is gone, its business as usual as if nothing happened. For the locals, they are neither excited nor annoyed by this event since the market has been here long before the railway.

Please note:

*The pick-up time is 7.00 AM

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Bangkok
 
Day 4: Bangkok - Fly to Chiang Mai - Half day city tour with Doi Suthep
Private transfer with guide from your hotel in Bangkok to Bangkok Airport and take flight to Chiang Mai

Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Upon arrival Chiang Mai Airport, meet our guide and transfer with guide to your inside town hotel in Chiang Mai for check in and free day at your leisure

Chiang Mai, one of the largest cities in Thailand and the cultural and business centre of northern Thailand, is overflowing with ancient Buddhist Temples, each with their own unique design and history. In this half-day tour, visit four of the most iconic temples as well as a mountaintop temple, while driving past city markets, residential areas and Chiang Mai’s main street. After being picked up at your hotel, your first destination is Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, a must-see temple and one of the most respected amongst all Thais. As the temple is located at the top of a mountain, challenge yourself to walk up the 300 steps of the intricately-carved mythical Naga Serpent Staircase, or take a cable car to the top for an incredible view over the stunning architecture, statues, murals and shrines of the city and surrounding areas

Optional tour

LOCAL LIFE - CHIANG MAI STREET EATS EVENING GROUP TOUR

Get a taste of northern Thailand’s unique flavour on an evening journey blending culture and culinary discovery. Under a blanket of stars, head out into Chiang Mai’s culinary heart, stopping first at a collection of food stalls frequented by hungry locals after the sun sets. Make sure to sample some of the locals’ favourites here - Thai curry fish cake, sticky rice with pork and crispy fried munch! After getting your fill, follow your guide into a small nearby alley leading to a sleepier residential area, and pick up a refreshing fruit shake along the way.

Wander further on until arriving at Wat Chedi Luang, a 15th Century stupa that looks its most mysterious and beautiful in the moonlight. Sample some famous Thai noodles here before heading onto another of Chiang Mai’s most famous food streets, this time for a taste of pork skewers, pork leg with rice and coconut desserts. Afterwards, hop on board a local truck and zip off to a hidden bar that’s well-known with local night owls. Wrap up your culinary journey with a refreshing drink and a chat with your guide.

Operate: Daily 19.00 - 22:00(pickup times will begin from 18:30-19:00 based hotel in town)Min-Max: 1 - 8 Persons

Please note:* The pick-up time is approximately 18.00-18.30 hrs

KHANTOKE DINNER WITH SHOW (HOTEL INSIDE TOWN) (PRIVATE TRANSFER)

Get a taste of what makes northern Thai food distinctive and famous even among Thailand’s iconic cuisine. Tonight’s outing is your chance to experience a unique and rather delicious Thai custom, the ‘Khantoke’ dinner. Served in large platters on low tables, enjoy a selection of iconic Northern-style dishes, including spicy chili dip with steamed vegetables, crispy pork skin, fried chicken wings, spicy sausage and the classic Burmese-inspired pork curry.

During your meal, enjoy a line-up of live dance and music performances by members of surrounding ethnic hill tribes, including Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Akha, Mien and Lisu. To cap off a memorable night, you’re invited to join in with the final act called ‘Ramwong’, where you can dance, smile and laugh alongside the local performers.

Please Note:

*The pick-up time is 18:30 hrs

*Duration: 19.30-21.00 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai
 
Day 5: Chiang Mai - Full day Doi Inthanon Trekking and Waterfalls
Escape the hustle and bustle of Chiang Mai and travel by van to Doi Inthanon National Park. Spend the day traipsing through the lush green wilderness around Thailand’s highest mountain as you breathe in the fresh air - an invigorating respite from Chiang Mai’s urban jungle. Climb up Doi Inthanon and marvel in the surrounding panorama of trees blanketing the rolling mountain range. Visit a hill tribe village and splash in the mountain’s sparkling waterfall before enjoying a local lunch at the misty summit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Mai
 
Day 6: Chiang Mai - Lisu Lodge Experience
Morning, check out from your hotel and transfer approximately 1.5 hours to Lisu Lodge.

10:00 a.m: Arrive at Lisu Lodge, welcome by Lisu staff and breifing for activities of the day

11:00 a.m: Walking tour around the Lisu village and temple before returning to Lisu Lodge

Check in at Lisu Lodge followed by Thai lunch at the balcony of the house

Afternoon: One choice of your activity at your preference:

- Guided bike tour around the Lisu Village

- Steam bath

- Thai Massage

- Visit to Tea Plantation by bike

Dinner with hill tribe performance

Overnight at Lisu Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Lisu Lodge
 
Day 7: Lisu Lodge - Chiang Rai
Morning, check out and transfer approximately 4 hours to Chiang Rai. Lunch is at a local restaurant before check in at your hotel.

Afternoon, visit Hill Tribe museum PDA to learn about their ethnic and such a varities kind of hill tribe ; Lisu, Lahu, Akha, Yao, Hmong & Karen. Then visit Wat Rong Khun or known as White Temple designed by Thai National Artist, Mr. Chalermchai Kositpipat. Then visit Wat Phra Kaew before drive to visit Baan Daan (Black House), the house is a production of Thai National Artist Mr. Thawan Duchaneethis is an impressive park area with plenty of fantastic wood buildings, the main hall all in black. Beautiful woodcarvings, skins and horn installations are everywhere.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai
 
Day 8: Chiang Rai - Full Day Hill Tribe Villages - Mae Sai - Golden Triangle
Start the day with visits to simple Akha and Yao hill tribe villages: The Akha originated in Tibet and are among the poorest of Thailand’s ethnic minorities. The Yao originated in China and are heavily influenced by Chinese traditions, still using Chinese characters in the writing of their language.

Continue on to Chiang Saena small crossroads town on the banks of the Mekong. Scattered throughout the town are the ruins of the Chiang Saen Kingdom, founded in 1325, including chedis, images of the Buddha, and earthen city ramparts. Continue drive to visit the Golden Trianglewhere the Ruak river empties into the Mekong river thus bringing together the boundaries of Thailand, Burma and Laos. An exciting long-tail boat ride along the Mekong gives spectacular views of the Laotian countryside. Visit the Hall of Opium. Finally arrive at Mae Sai, the northernmost point of Thailand. This is the perfect spot to observe border life, as Mae Sai is one of the very few official land crossing between Thailand and Burma. Many Burmese come over during the day from Thakhilek to work or do business, hurrying back before sunset. Burmese lacquer ware, gems, jade and other goods from Laos and Burma are sold in shops along the main street.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chiang Rai
 
Day 9: Chiang rai - Fly to Bangkok - Hua Hin
Transfer to Chiang Rai Airport for your departure flight to Bangkok.

Flight from Chiang Rai to Bangkok

Upon arrival Bangkok Airport, meet our guide and transfer approximately 4 hours to Hua Hin. Check in at your hotel and free day at your leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hua Hin
 
Day 10: Hua HIn - Free day

Free day at your leisure

Optional tour

SAM ROI YOD NATIONAL PARK (L)

Thailand is first coastal national park The Three Hundred Peaks ” is a small but fascinating area of limestone mountain,coves , beaches , island and marshy wetlands , home to a great number of plants , birds and some endangered animals. A wonderful and not too difficult place to explore

The journey starts with a visit to a pineapple plantation.We travel pass Bang-Pu fishing village.Observe Bang-Pu is thriving fishing industry and preparing for the day catch.Then take a boat from boat station to Phayanakorn Beach [ subject to sea condition ]..

Only 20 minutes boat ride concludes at a beautiful stretch of beach below the Pra-Ya-Na-korn Cave. Good walking shoes are recommended as walking 430 meter up to the cave dome. Once inside we can see the dripping stalagmites around the pavilion built by King Rama V.

After lunch we have time to relax and swim in the warm sea before back to the hotel.

Please note: Minimum 2 persons

* The pick-up time is 08.00 hrs.

* Duration: 08.30-14.00 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hua Hin
 
Day 11: Hua HIn - Free day

Free day at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hua Hin
 
Day 12: Hua HIn - Bangkok - Departure

Take private transfer for around 4 hours to Bangkok Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

PRICE

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TOUR INCLUDES
  • Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • Check-in time is 2.00PM and check-out time is 12.00PM.
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English speaking local guides
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
  • Boat cruises mentioned (group join-in for Grand Pearl Cruise)
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax
TOUR EXCLUDES
  • Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity.
  • VISA stamp fee at the arrival airport (the fee is varied based on nationality and destination)
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if request)
  • International & domestic flights
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)

 

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