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Highlights of Thailand

Highlights of Thailand

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CT01

|  Private Tour  | Duration: 05 Days

|  Pricing idea: $1,350 USD per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)  |

Overview

Get insight into the northern Thailand on a trip packed with unforgettable experiences. Discover the ancient stone stupas and radiating palaces of Ayutthaya Historical Park; then venture to Chiang Mai, where you'll stroll along small streets, learning about the local religious practices and experience riding a giant elephant in Chiang Dao.


Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok - Overnight in Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour - Overnight in Bangkok

Day 3: Bangkok's Featured Sites - Overnight in in Bangkok

Day 4: Day Tour to Ayutthaya - Overnight in Bangkok

Day 5: Bangkok - Fly to Chiang Mai - Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai City Tour - Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Dao Elephant Riding & Rafting - Chiang Mai

Day 8: Chiang Mai - Bangkok Departure - Goodbye!

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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: BANGKOK ARRIVAL

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Warmly welcome to Thailand!

You will get picked up at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and transferred to the center of Bangkok for hotel check-in.
The remainder of the day is yours to relax after the flight.

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DAY 2: BANGKOK CITY TOUR

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Today, take the whole day to explore Bangkok – the city of golden temples.
The must-see places include famous Wat Po, the Royal Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). You will also ride a boat along the Chao Phraya River, watching the local daily life goes by. On route, stop at Wat Arun, the most beautiful pagoda in Bangkok.
In the afternoon, continue on the tour with Wat Traimit. This pagoda is famous for its unique and historic beauty, and also for the huge golden Buddha statue.
Return to the hotel and you are free to explore Bangkok by night.

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DAY 3: DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET & NAKHON PATHOM

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

After having breakfast, start your day with a visit to Meaklong Railway Market - a local market has grown up along the rail tracks. When a train pulls in or out of the station, the sellers quickly clear their stalls, and set them up again when the train has passed.
After that make your way to Damnoen Saduak Floating market, which is specialized in trading fruits, vegetables, etc.… by small boats.
After having lunch, you will fall into the relaxing atmosphere in Rose Garden, a huge park built in the middle of rural scenery with the major attractions of Thai Village. Here you can enjoy the activities and shows like Thai boxing, elephant parade, etc.
Return to the hotel and you are free at leisure.

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DAY 4: DAY TOUR TO AYUTTHAYA

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Your breakfast today is served at the hotel as usual. Get ready and set out for a day tour to visit some sites of Ayutthaya Historical Park. Being a ruin with many temples which characterize the handicraft architecture, the park was recognized as World’s Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Wat Phu Khao Thong - a massive pagoda towering in the middle of paddy fields. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet was the most important temple of Ayutthaya; Vihara Phra Mongkhon Bophit - the pagoda has one of the biggest Buddha statues in Thailand;
Wat Lokaya Sutha - considered a sacred place for pilgrims. Heading back to Bangkok. En route, visit the Royal Summer Palace in Bang Pa-in district. The remainder of the day is on your own discovery.

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DAY 5: FLIGHT TO CHIANG MAI

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Take it easy this morning. You may want to do some shopping or stroll around to discover Bangkok by yourself.
In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and catch a short flight to Chiang Mai. Get picked up on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free.

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DAY 6: CHIANG MAI CITY TOUR

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Today morning, after the breakfast, embark on a walking tour to the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Phra Singh temple. Built in Lanna style architecture. Known as “The Monastery of the Lion Buddha’. The next is Wat Phan Tao and followed by Wat Chedi Luang.
Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take a rickshaw tour. After that, you will take a walk through the central market of Warorot, which is a great spot for travelers wanting to experience the true Thai culture and daily life.
In the afternoon, visit the Doi Suthep hill. The mountain's temple is one of the most historically and spiritually significant places in Thailand.

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DAY 7: CHIANG DAO ELEPHANT RIDING & RAFTING

City of Saigon
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After breakfast, departure for Chiang Dao, famous for huge limestone mountains. Interestingly, when you visit an elephant camp, you can watch the elephants taking their morning bath and demonstrating some their skills. You will also learn how to properly ascend the elephant and lumber along a trail in the dense, leafy forest and along the Mae Ping River. Lunch is served at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will get an up-close look at the river on a bamboo raft trip. You will languidly cruise past traditional teak houses high on stilts along the lush banks. Have a stop at an orchid farm on your return to Chiang Mai.

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DAY 8: CHIANG MAI – BANGKOK DEPARTURE

City of Saigon
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Today is your last day in Thailand, depend on your flight itinerary you may have some leisure time to enjoy your last moments in Chiang Mai then take a short flight back to Bangkok Airport where you will connect to your international flight home or moving onward to another Custom Asia Travel's destination.

Goodbye Thailand.

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