A classic route through Thailand starting in Bangkok with a gentle ride down the River of Kings admiring the city’s waterways and riverside hustle, a step back in time at the storied Grand Palace, and a day out to the ancient capital, Ayutthaya, to see the impressive ruins of early splendour. Travel north to Chiang Mai, climb up to the sacred mountaintop temple Doi Suthep, explore the old city and her temples, visit countryside villages inhabited by colorfully dressed hill tribes, take an excursion to an elephant sanctuary, and then head to the south for some time on the tranquil beaches of Krabi admiring the craggy limestone cliffs, hidden caves, and brilliant sunsets.
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The above is simply a list of highlights and does not represent all of what you will (and can) see on this trip.
Upon arrival in Bangkok, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Experience a half day orientation tour of Bangkok including the bustling Chao Phraya River and the quiet Klongs (canals) in a long tail boat, a stop at the riverside Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun), and a guided tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). The afternoon is free at your leisure. Note: Tour does not operate on Sundays.
Take the full day to visit the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, situated approximately 75 kilometres north of Bangkok. You'll head out by private car and take a guided tour of this impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning back to Bangkok via comfortable cruiser (shared) with lunch served on board.
You'll be met at the hotel for transportation to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. On your arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in and have the day free at your leisure.
The trip starts with a pleasant 15km drive up 3,500 feet above sea level to visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in the city, where a bird’s eye view of the entire city and surrounding area can be seen from the temple grounds. Continue along a mountain road to visit a hill tribe village for a guided walking tour before returning to the city. A Thai lunch is included today followed by a tour around Chiang Mai with stops at temples, old city walls, gates, a moat, and the local market. Afterwards, return to your hotel for the evening free at your leisure.
Join a group excursion to the Elephant Nature Park. A picturesque drive through agricultural Thai countryside, along Mae Taeng Valley brings you to Elephant Nature Park. You will hear the personal stories of rescued elephants as told by expert guides. You will learn about the problems elephants face in Southeast Asia, and how the Elephant Nature Park is helping in the treatment, and care of Thailand's dwindling elephant population. After your day out, return back to your hotel in Chiang Mai for the evening free at your leisure.
Fly to Krabi in Southern Thailand via Bangkok and be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of your stay in Krabi is at your leisure.
Enjoy the day at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel at the appointed time for your transportation to the airport for your departure flight.
Day 2: See the Grand Palace and take a boat ride through Bangkok's Klongs (canals).
Days 8 & 9: Relax on the serene beaches of Krabi.
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