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 an optional day trip 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, and then head to the south for some time on the tranquil beaches of Samui.
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Accommodation in 4-star or similar on a double occupancy basis, daily breakfast at hotels, lunches and dinners if indicated, English speaking accredited guides while touring, air-conditioned transportation, sightseeing tours and admissions as per itinerary, airport transfers with meet and greet, and on-tour flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Chiang Mai to Samui. International flights are not included; contact us at email@example.com a no-obligation air quote.
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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 full day city tour of Bangkok including the flower market, a guided tour of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew). Your tour also includes a visit to Wat Pho with its colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings. Today, you will also have a short visit in bustling Chinatown followed by a boat ride along the Thonburi Klongs. During your trip, you will also stop to visit the Royal Barges and the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun). Note: Tour does not operate on Sundays.
Enjoy the day at your leisure. Optional activities are available for pre-booking, please enquire.
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.
Start your tour with a visit to the most interesting temple of Wat Chiang Man, the oldest temple in Chiang Mai town. Afterwards, continue on to Wat Chedi Luang Temple and the Warorot Market, the first and most notable market in the city, and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Later, drive up the serpentine road to the magnificently situated temple of Wat Doi Suthep and take some time with your guide and at your leisure to explore the temple grounds and impressive views. On your return to the city, visit the temple of Wat Pha Lat followed by Wat Suan Dok. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to have an informal ‘monk chat’ to gain further insight not only into the role Buddhism plays in Thailand but on a more personal level. Later, return to your hotel and have the evening at your leisure.
Fly to Samui and be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of your stay in Samui is at your leisure.
Enjoy the day at your leisure. If interested, excursions are available, please enquire.
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 Koh Samui.
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