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Thailand's Culture, Nature & Wonders Tour

Number of days: 12

Price from: 00$

Tour Type: Private Tour

Departure: Daily

Start from: Bangkok or any other city

Highlights: Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Chiang Saen, Chiang Mai

Northern Thailand contains the secrets that you have always wanted to know, where villages are hidden in the fabled jungle continuing their persistent culture and traditions. The unparalleled landscape is varied, filled with undulating mountains and blanketing jungle. There is an endless amount of majesty that traipses through the hills in the form of elephants, once revered by tribes and villages. Opulent Buddhist temples glisten within the trees while local markets are jovial and vibrant. On this custom tailored tour through northern Thailand the secrets of Siam will be revealed to you.

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  • TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

    - Enjoy a private guided tour through the remarkable history of Bangkok and its illustrious temples

    - Visit the deep jungle of Thailand’s northern territory

    - Journey to Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle, where Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand converge

    - Witness the fabulous cultures and traditions of mountain tribes

    - Experience the friendly and eager nature of the revered Asian elephants

    - Explore the wonderful temples and landscapes of Chiang Mai

    - Discover the hidden paradise located outside of Mae Hong Son, within the luxuries of Fern Resort


    ACTIVITIES
    ACultural Activities / History & Archaeology Tours / Local Food / Trekking / Small Towns / Villages / Ecotourism


    TRIP AT A GLANCE


    Day 01: Arrive Bangkok.


    Day 02: City temples tours – Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple. (B, L)


    Day 03: Damnoensaduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi. (B, L)


    Day 04: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok. (B, L)


    Day 05: Bangkok – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen. (by flight) (B, L)


    Day 06: Mae Sai - Doi Tung – Chiang Mai (B, L)


    Day 07: Doi Suthep Temple – Meo Doi Pui – Local Handicraft Village (B, L)


    Day 08: Chiang Mai – Trekking Hill Tribe Villages (by local pick up truck) (B, L, D)


    Day 09: Trekking Lisu Village – Karen Village  Lahu Village (B, L, D)


    Day 10: Lahu Village – Chiang Mai (Bamboo Rafting + truck) (B, L)


    Day 11: Chiang Mai free day (B)


    Day 12: Chiang Mai – Bangkok (by flight). (B)


    Included:       

    - Hotel's accommodations with daily breakfast based on twin/double sharing

    - Tours and transfer as private air-con vehicle.

    - Meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

    - Entry fee as tours stated

    - English Speaking Guide

    - Domestic air tickets: Bangkok – Chiang Raim Chiang Mai – Bangkok (economic class)

    - Service charge & Government tax

                                                                                      

    Excluded:

    - Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room supplement, personal expenses, travel insurance, visa, flight in/out Bangkok, any optional additional tours or activities during free time.

  • Day 01: Upon arrival Bangkok.
    Upon arrival, meet & greet our tour guide before transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure.
    Overnight in Bangkok


    Day 02: City temples tours – Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple. (B, L)
    The tour takes you through some of the most interesting parts of Bangkok, including stops at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), famous as the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok; the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimit), the home of a 5.5 ton Buddha image, found when the port of Bangkok was being expanded and dating back more than 200 years. Visit to the Grand Palace, Coronation Hall and the holiest of all Thai Temples “The Emerald Buddha Temple” (Wat Phra Kaew) where the replica of Angkor Wat and the late Ayutthaya-style murals on the surrounding walls illustrate scenes from the Ramayana are included in the temple's compound.
    Overnight in Bangkok


    Day 03: Damnoensaduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi. (B, L)
    A 120km drive to the most colorful Floating Market in Thailand. Pass through the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. At Damnoen Saduak, visit the gardener's house; see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut tree. And take the long tailed speedboat to the main part market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time which is still widely practiced in this area. A chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot. Later on, continue to Kanchanaburi for visit the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai as the Memorial of World War II. Then, visit at the War museum and war cemetery nearby. After that, check in at the hotel and free at leisure.
    Overnight in Kanchanaburi


    Day 04: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok. (B, L)
    After breakfast, transfer to Ayutthaya the former capital of Thailand. Visit one of the most beautiful Summer Palace namely Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Later on, transfer to Krung Sri River for buffet Lunch. Later, embark to Temple of Ruins, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch (The former Royal Temple ), Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (the temple of reclining Buddha Image and biggest chedi), Wat Mahathat (where the head of Lord Buddha Image is coverd by Poh Tree so far), Wat Ratchabura (where the national treasure were kept). After that, return to the hotel in Bangkok and free at leisure.
    Overnight in Bangkok


    Day 05: Bangkok – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen. (by flight) (B, L)
    Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight depart to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, meet & greet our local tour guide before transfer to Chiang Saen. After check in, proceed to the infamous Golden Triangle renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual “Triangle” with Laos Burma and Thailand. Visit at the Opium museum nearby before return back to the hotel.
    Overnight in Chiang Saen


    Day 06: Mae Sai - Doi Tung – Chiang Mai (B, L)
    Breakfast at hotel and then tour to Mae Sai Border Market, one of the biggest border markets, where you can access to Tha Khi Lek Province - Myanmar. At the market, you will find a lot of goods, local products and many items which are imported from China & Myanmar such electronic devices, fruits, clothes, stones, jewelry, Jade etc. Lunch at a local restaurant before continue to Doi Tung or Switzerland of Asia to visit Doi Tung, look no further outstanding than the Mae Fah Luang Garden which is situated at an elevation of 950 meters above sea-level. The Mae Fah Luang Garden consists of flowerbeds planted with a dazzling variety of flowers and shrubs from all corners of the world; among these, over 70 species of cool climate and temperate ornamental and flowering plants that thrive at high altitude are planted in the midst of native plants, leafy shrubs and perennials. A myriad of flowering plants come into bloom all year round and form a splendid hill-side tapestry that changes with the seasons. After that, transfer to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and free at leisure.
    Overnight in Chiang Mai


    Day 07: Doi Suthep Temple – Meo Doi Pui – Local Handicraft Village (B, L)
    The journey begins with a visit to a Meo Hill tribe village. Since they originally migrated from South China, the physical features of the tribe are similar to Chinese. They prefer large families and average about 8 in a family. They practice shifting agriculture. Mostly planting upland rice, corn and soybeans. Generally you will find that the womenfolk's works harder than the men. A trait similar with most hill tribes. Their houses are not built on stilt rather directly on the ground. Due to its proximity to Doi Suthep this particular village is slightly more commercial and less traditional. Doi Pui was once famous for opium cultivation. It is 1500 meters above the sea level. Trip continues on to Wat Doi Suthep Temple. Driving up, offers a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city. Later on, embark to the San Kamphaeng district, heart of the silk and cotton home industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue on the Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where the delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand-painted. From here, onwards to Thai Celadon, about 6kms north of Chiang Mai, where exquisite ceramics are produced. These are modeled on the Sawankhalok pottery that used to be made hundreds of years ago at Sukhothai and exported all over the region. With its deep, cracked glazed finish the style is very distinctive and some pieces are exceptionally beautiful. Last but not least, are stops to observe the intricacies of both lacquer ware and silverware craftsmen.
    Overnight in Chiang Mai


    Day 08: Chiang Mai – Trekking Hill Tribe Villages (by local pick up truck) (B, L, D)
    Leave from Chiang Mai by pick up truck to the hill tribe village, en-route at waterfall before drive to Hot Spring, then have an enjoy trekking 1.5 hr to Karen Village. Dinner and overnight at the village.
    Overnight in the Village


    Day 09: Trekking Lisu Village – Karen Village – Lahu Village (B, L, D)
    After breakfast, walk around the village and observe how to live their life, usual activities and the unique traditional as closely before walking to the elephant camp (45 min). Enjoy elephant riding for 1.5 hrs through the scenery jungle before stop to visit at Lahu Village. Dinner and overnight at the village.
    Overnight in the Village  


    Day 10: Lahu Village – Chiang Mai (Bamboo Rafting + truck) (B, L)
    After breakfast, enjoy an exciting bamboo rafting for 2 hrs to Shan Village. Lunch is promptly provided. After lunch, we return to Chiang Mai.
    Overnight in Chiang Mai


    Day 11: Chiang Mai free day (B)
     
    Overnight in Chiang Mai

    Day 12: Chiang Mai – Bangkok (by flight). (B)
    Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok.

  • Categories of Accommodation


    Value:

    With basic hotels and simple accommodation, this is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel. We would normally accommodate your in these in remote areas.


    Standard:

    Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant. Sometimes these are a good affordable choice in cities where accommodation is very expensive, but where being centrally located is a prime consideration.


    Superior:

    Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre. This is the 'classic' hotel standard we use on most of our group based tours.


    Deluxe:

    Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care. India and Southeast Asia have a fabulous array of top notch 5-star properties.


    Luxury:

    Luxury accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

  • PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS FOR THAILAND 

    American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. The traveler must also have empty pages and proof of confirmed air tickets for return or onward travel within 30 days. In addition, each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.

    Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately. Never leave your passport as collateral when renting a motorcycle, snorkels and fins, Skidoos or other equipment.

    VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR THAILAND

    American and Canadian citizens and those from most European nations do not need a visa to enter Thailand if they can show evidence of onward or return travel within 30 days. Please note that if you are staying longer than this, obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is recommended that you check with a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate General for the most up- to-date information.


    INSURANCE RECOMMENDATIONS

    Cancelation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. 

    MEDICATION REQUIREMENTS

    If there are any medical items essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items.

    Other recommended Items:

    • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), after-sun lotion, lip balm, wide brimmed hat, sunglasses
    • Insect repellent with a high concentration of DEET (at least 30 percent)
    • Basic medicine kit (painkillers, band-aids, antiseptic cream, etc.)
    • Digestive aids such as Imodium, Pepto-Bismol; re-hydration salts and anti-diarrhea preparations.
    • Hydrocortisone tablets or cream for allergic skin reactions and bites
    • Anti-nausea tablets if you suffer from motion sickness

    WEATHER, SEASONS AND CLIMATE IN THAILAND

    Thailand has a tropical climate, typical of the country’s location just 15 degrees north of the equator. The weather is generally hot and humid and can be divided into three seasons: hot, rainy, and cool, though Thailand’s geography allows you to find pleasant weather somewhere at any time of the year. Temperatures typically range from 19 C° to 38 C° degrees C° (66 F°-100 F°). For up-to-date forecasts, check www.weather.com.

    ELECTRICITY, PHONE AND INTERNET IN THAILAND

    Electricity is 220 volts, 50 HZ. Outlets generally feature flat, two pronged plugs, though some feature holes for round plug ends. It is useful to bring a two- to three-prong adapter for notebook computers.

    Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges. You should check to see that your cell phone is SIM card compatible. Or, purchase a temporary mobile phone for use in Thailand.

    Internet: You’ll find Internet cafés and wireless access in almost all regions, including the islands.


    CURRENCY IN THAILAND

    The currency is the Thai Baht. Notes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10 with satang coins as 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 satang. Note: It is important to pay with new bills featuring anti-counterfeit features (2006 and younger) as old bills may not be accepted.

    Generally speaking, we advise bringing about $75 U.S. per day, per person, for spending money including tips. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction).


    QUICK FACTS

    Capital: Bangkok

    Language: The official language is Thai, although English is spoken widely, especially in tourist areas

    Currency: The currency is the Thai Baht, divided into 100 satang. Notes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10; coins 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 satang.

    Religion: Over 94 percent Buddhist; a small percentage of Muslim and Christian believers

    Time Zone: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) +7. Thailand does not have daylight saving.

    Electricity: 220 volts, 50 HZ.

    Telephone: Country code for calling Thailand is 66

    Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10-digit number. International operator assistance is available by dialing 110.

    Emergency numbers: Medical: 191; Tourist Police: 1155; Fire: 199

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