Bangkok to the North 9 Days

Bangkok to the North TourBangkok to the North 9 Days

Journey north to discover the historical and natural wonders of Thailand.

Bangkok • Ayutthaya • Phitsanulok • Sukhothai • Lampang • Phayao • Golden Triangle • Chiang Rai • Chiang Mai
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 – Bangkok
    Arrival transfer to your centrally located hotel. Stay three nights at the Century Park Hotel.
    Day 2 – Bangkok
    See the landmarks of the city today with visits to the Royal Grand Palace and the Buddhist temples Wat Po and Wat Trimit. (B)
    Day 3 – Bangkok
    Visit the floating market at Damnoen Saduak by long-tail boat and spend an afternoon full of Thai culture at Sampran Riverside* with a variety of hands-on activities focused on Thai village traditions. (B,L)
    * Note: for travel during the period 01 July to 31 December 2018 or thereabouts, Sampran Riverside will be closed for renovations.  During that time, today’s itinerary will be as follows:
    Visit a Coconut Sugar Farm enroute to the floating market at Damnoen Saduak. Travel to the market by long-tail boat, sightseeing amongst the congested canals filled with boats laden with fresh produce for sale.  Drive through the Conservation Mangrove Centre, where monkeys may be seen, to a lunch stop in Don Hoi Lot at a Seafood Restaurant. In the afternoon visit Maeklong Railway Market to see stall holders deftly packing away their wares each time a train passes through the centre of the market. Return to Bangkok and your hotel. (B,L)
    Day 4 – Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Phitsanulok
    Leave Bangkok and travel to Bang Pa-In to visit the sumptuous Summer Palace of Rama V. Visit the former capital of Ayutthaya with its ancient temples then continue on to Phitsanulok for a brief orientation tour. Stay one night at the Amarin Lagoon Hotel. (B,L)
    Day 5 – Phitsanulok – Sukhothai – Lampang
    Join the locals for morning prayers at an historic temple before departing for Sukhothai to explore its palace and temple ruins. At Si Satchanalai, founded in 1250, cross a wooden suspension bridge to explore temples and countless statues of Buddha. Arrive in Lampang and stay one night at the Wieng Lakor Hotel. (B,L)
    Day 6 – Lampang – Phayao – Golden Triangle – Chiang Rai
    Just outside Lampang explore the elaborately decorated Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. Stop at Phayao Lake for a coffee break then continue to the southern edge of Chiang Rai to visit Wat Rong Khun, a modern and dazzling white temple embedded with pieces of mirror. After lunch in Chiang Rai head to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. This natural wilderness gained notoriety in the Sixties from abundant opium cultivation. Stay one night at the Laluna Hotel. (B,L)
    Day 7 – Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai
    Make a lively start to the day at the vibrant Chiang Rai market. Leave town on a long-tail boat for a scenic Mae Kok River cruise. Visit a hill tribe village before continuing by road to Chiang Mai. Take the stairs or a cable car to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on a mountain top for panoramic views over the city. Stay two nights at the Holiday Inn Chiang Mai. (B,L)
    Day 8 – Chiang Mai
    In the jungle near Chiang Mai visit the Elephant Care Centre which cares for elderly elephants retired from logging. Visit a handicraft centre for colourful parasols, silk, silverware and teakwood carvings. (B,L)
    Day 9 – Chiang Mai
    Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for exit flight. (B)

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    • Tour Prices

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      Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

    • Price Includes:
      • 8 nights hotel accommodation
      • 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches
      • Return transfers, sightseeing tours, entrance fees
      • Quality air-conditioned vehicles, experienced drivers and guides

      Surcharges may apply for travel at Christmas/New Year and local festivals. Tour prices are
      based on a minimum of two people.


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    Bangkok to the North 9 Days


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