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Explore Northern Thailand – Private Tour

Tour Overview

Embark on a captivating 6-day journey through Thailand’s cultural heartland, starting from bustling Bangkok to the serene landscapes of Chiang Mai. Marvel at ancient ruins and temples in Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, immerse yourself in the spiritual allure of Lampang’s temples, and delve into the history of the Golden Triangle. Discover Chiang Rai’s vibrant markets and hill tribe cultures before indulging in Chiang Mai’s unique experiences, from crafting paper from elephant dung to exploring botanical gardens and woodworking shops. Conclude your adventure with a leisurely exploration of Chiang Mai’s enchanting charms before bidding farewell to the ‘Rose of the North’. Discover the essence of Thailand’s heritage and natural beauty in this unforgettable journey.

Itinerary

Begin your 6-day journey from Bangkok to northern Thailand, brimming with palaces, ancient ruins, temples, and monkeys. Meet at the designated point for pickup, then explore Rama V’s grand Summer Palace at Bang Pa-In. Proceed to Ayutthaya, the former capital, to marvel at temples like Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Mahathat, and Wat Phanan Choeng in the Ayutthaya Historical Park. Enjoy lunch in Chai Nat before heading to Phitsanulok for a brief city tour and hotel check-in. Lunch provided. Overnight in Phitsanulok.

Start your day with hotel breakfast, then visit Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat for morning prayers with locals. Explore Sukhothai’s historical gems at the UNESCO-listed Sukhothai Historical Park, including ancient temples and Buddha statues. Lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Si Satchanalai for serene ruins. Cross a wooden bridge to Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. Reach Lampang for the night. Breakfast and lunch provided. Overnight in Lampang.

Start with breakfast, then visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang near Lampang. Admire its intricate decor and Buddha statues. Head north, stop at Phayao Lake for coffee. Next, explore Wat Rong Khun, the stunning all-white temple near Chiang Rai. Lunch in Chiang Rai before visiting the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet. Take a boat tour, including Don Sao Island in Laos (approx. 45 minutes). Explore the 212 House of Opium to learn its history and impact. Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Start at Chiang Rai’s bustling morning market and Wat Phra Kaew temple. Discover local hill tribes at the Hill Tribe Museum. Enjoy lunch in Tha Ton en route to Chiang Mai. Take in city views at Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Reach the temple by 309-step staircase or cable car. Includes breakfast and lunch. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, then head to Elephant Poopoopaper Park for a unique experience. Learn about the eco-friendly process of making paper from elephant poop fibers on a guided tour. Explore Chiang Mai’s history of papermaking.

Later, visit Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden in Mae Rim to see over 200 varieties of banana trees and a diverse range of tropical species. Don’t miss the Tropical Rainforest house and Thailand’s longest canopy walkway.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Baan Tipmanee woodworking shop to see artisans crafting Chiang Mai’s famous wooden products. Optionally, indulge in a traditional khan toke dinner for an extra charge. Breakfast and lunch included. Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

Begin your day with a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, then take your time exploring Chiang Mai’s charming attractions and lush landscapes, earning it the title ‘Rose of the North’. Enjoy the flexibility to wander as you please before your transfer to Chiang Mai Airport.

Accommodation

We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.

Imperial Phitsanulok Or Similar

Wienglakor Hotel Or Similar

Laluna / Imperial River House Or Similar

Empress Chiang Mai Or Similar

What’s Included

5 Nights hotel accommodation in Phitsanulok, Lampang, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai

  • Operated with English-speaking local guides
  • Optional: Italian/French/German or Spanish-speaking licensed local guides upon an additional cost (optional extra)
  • Entrance fees and activitires: All entrance fees as indicated: Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, Ayutthaya Historical Park and Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in Ayutthaya; Sukhothai Historical Park and Si Satchanalai Historical Park in Sukhothai; Wat Phra That Lampang Luang in Lampang; pineapple plantation in Phayao; Boat trip around the Golden Triangle; 212 House of Opium, Wat Phra Kaew; Hill tribe Museum and Education Centre; Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai, Wat Doi Suthep, cable car, orchid plantation, Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden and Baan Tipmaee woodshop in Chiang Mai
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • Air-conditioned transportation, transfers as stated in the programme
  • Outbound airport transfers to Chiang Mai Airport

International flights are not included

Insurance is not included

  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
  • Optional Experiences
  • Optional: Italian/French/German or Spanish-speaking licensed local guides upon an additional cost (optional extra)
  • City Tax to be paid locally
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
  • Personal Expenses
  • Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included
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