Tailor-made Tour 12 days from £2450 per person
Places Visited: Bangkok, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
Journey with us to Thailand on our introductory private Tailor-Made tour of its amazing cultural highlights including the iconic temples and floating markets of the vibrant, capital city, Bangkok, and the ancient capital of Sukhothai, which is now a World Heritage Site. Travel north to Chiang Mai’s fascinating temples, elephant nature park and night markets.
Continue to Chiang Rai to explore the Golden Triangle area on the border of Laos and Burma, to visit hill tribes, take jungle walks and cruise on the Mekong River. You have the option of extending your stay in Thailand at one of the inviting sandy beaches before travelling back home.
Fly overnight from the UK to Bangkok.
Arrive in Bangkok and transfer to the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotel or similar for three nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
A full day of sightseeing in this bustling city – start with a visit to the river-side Grand Palace to see the impressive Dusit Hall and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and, later, see the colossal Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho. In the afternoon, ride along the River of Kings and its quiet canals. Also visit Wat Arun – the temple of Dawn.
Another full day of sightseeing. Visit the floating market and continue west to Kanchanaburi to visit the bridge on the River Kwai, war museum and ‘death railway’.
After a morning at leisure, take a short flight to the ancient walled city of Sukhothai. Check in at the Legendha Sukhothai Hotel or similar for two nights.
A full day’s sightseeing of World Heritage Sukhothai Historical Park and neighbouring Si Satchanalai today.
Sukhothai, Chiang Mai
Drive to Chiang Mai (5 hours) and en route, visit the old temples in Lampang as well as the Hariphunchai Temple. Stay at the Empress Chiang Mai Hotel or similar for three nights.
Take an excursion to the Doi Suthep mountain to visit the temple of Doi Suthep, one of northern Thailand’s most sacred temples. Next, visit a Hmong hill tribe on Doi Pui. The afternoon’s sightseeing features the city temples of Wat Suan Dok, Wat Chiang Man and Wat Phra Singh.
Enjoy a Cookery Class in the morning.
Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
Drive to Chiang Rai (5-6 hours) in the morning. Stay at the imperial River House Resort resort or similar for two nights. The afternoon is at leisure.
An excursion to the border town of Mae Sai today. In the afternoon, visit Chiang Saen, also known as the Golden Triangle, which is the meeting point of Thailand, Burma and Laos, at the confluence of the Mekong and Ruak rivers.
Chiang Rai- UK
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to the UK
Tailor-made Tour 12 days from £2450 per person
✓ International flights from the UK
✓ 10 nights accommodation
✓ All internal transportation and transfers
✓ Local English-speaking guides for all sightseeing
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
Places and Experiences in this tour
Founded only in 1782, Bangkok is one of Asia’s youngest, and fastest growing, capitals. Phalanxes of skyscrapers tower over the Chao Phraya River where Rama I originally erected hi…
Nowhere is more emblematic of the sufferings endured by the Allied PoWs and other Asian labour slaves co-opted by the Japanese into constructing the Siam–Burma Railroad than the br…
Sukhothai & Satchanalai
The Sukhothai Historical Park, 264 miles (427km) north of Bangkok, preserves the spectacular vestiges of a royal capital that emerged on the central plains of Thailand in the 13th…
Despite its expanding, modern suburbs, the old, moated, low-rise core of Thailand’s second city retains the ambience of a traditional market town. Numerous antique houses survive i…
Chiang Rai and the Golden Triangle
In the far north of Thailand, Chiang Rai served briefly as the capital of the medieval Lan Na kingdom before the rise of Chiang Mai. Today, it’s known primarily as the gateway to t…
Thailand Beaches & Islands
World-class though Thailand’s cultural attractions undoubtedly are, it’s hard to resist the allure of its extraordinarily beautiful beaches. Nowhere else in Asia holds so many of t…
Mae Hong Son
Mae Hong Son province in the far northwest is a region of remote towns and villages huddled at the foot of soaring limestone escarpments. This is about as off-the-beaten-track as T…
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