Tour Code: AR01
Learning different culture,tradition,festival,art and life style of Thai people in different regions from North to Northeast and Central Thai.
Day1 : Chiang Mai
Arrival to Chiang Mai airport and transfer to your hotel in city.
In the afternoon,visit important temples which are Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh in old city to learn history of Lanna Kingdom since 1296. Then continue visiting the most sacred Wat Doi Suthep located on the mountain at 1,053 meters above sea level.
Return to hotel.Accommodation at The Empress/ Amora Ridges
Day2 : Chiang Mai-Elephant Safari
Today with our Mundo Thailand Tours guide,you enjoy visiting elephant camp for observing demonstration of Thai elephants. Then follow by elephant riding down river and go up mountain for am impressive trip. After lunch,you continue tour by relax bamboo rafting a long Mae Taeng River for an hour (depends on river's level ). Then a visit to Long Neck Karen,Akha,Palong,Yao tribes village where you will learn about their history. We proceed driving to visit an orchid farm where you will have nice picture with variety of local and hybrid orchid in Thailand.
Next stop will be at Tiger Kingdom (Big Tiger) for a great chance to approach them and take photos this big cat.
Then return to hotel.
Accommodation at The Empress/ Amora Ridges
Day3 : Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon NP-Trekking-Coffee Plantation
Leave from hotel and drive to the south of Chiang Mai to visit ancient city Wiang Khum Kam or well known as Underground city. You will learn history of Lanna Kingdom with some ruins of temples.It is believed that this is the first village of Chiang Mai. After that we continue driving to visit Wachiratharn waterfall which means diamond creek. After lunch we visit Hmong fresh market and down hill trekking to see another waterfall,viewpoint of rice field and coffee plantation at Karen hill tribe village. You will try organic coffee. Return to hotel.
Day4 : Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
Leave from hotel for a visit to Handicraft village where you will see how craftsmen make high quality hand made products such as umbrella,silk,cotton,lacqureware,silverware etc. On the way,we will make stop at Hot Spring for coffee break you could soak your feet in mineral water for spa.
After that we continue to visit Chiang Sean old city and Golden Triangle. You will take long tail speed boat for a memorable experience in Mae Khong river which is the longest river in Asia.
Accommodation at Imperial River side / Laluna
Day5 : Chiang Rai-Phayao-Lampang-Sukhothai
After breakfast the guide will take you to visit White Temple, the unique art and architecture that combines traditional and modern style of Buddhist cosmology and belief. It has been restored by a Thai famous artist Ajarn Chalermchai.
Then proceed driving to the biggest natural lake Kwan Phayao and Wat Sri Khomcome. Then a visit to Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang,the most famous temple of this town. You will see the finest art of Lanna style such old teak building, Pagoda, and the reflect picture of pagoda. It also contains Buddhist cosmological architecture and art. Lunch at local. Then a couple hours driving to Sukhothai,the first capital of Thailand. Learn history and see different style of old temples is fantastic. This historical park has been promoted to be World's Heritage Site of UNESCO since 1991. Classic art and architecture of Sukhothai in this site is very impressive.You will visit Wat Maha That, Wat Phra Phai Luang and Wat Sa Sri.
Accommodation at Legendha Sukhothai.
Day6 : Sukhothai-Phitsanuloke-Khon Kaen
After breakfast,depart to Phitsanulok for a visit to Wat Yai where the most beautiful Buddha image Phra Buddha Chinaraj houses.
It is belief that the image was made by a Buddhist god,cast with bronze.Then on the way to Khon Khaen,we will make stop for lunch and coffee. Visit Wat Nong Weang where it houses a beautiful building containing mural painting and glass deccoration.
Accommodation at The Gracier.
Day7 : Khon Kaen-Khao Yai-Night Safari
After breakfast,you will drive to visit Prasat Hin Phimai,the temple mark s one end of the Ancient Khmer Highway from Angkor. You will learn history of Khmer period and their emperor in the old day. Then proceed to Khao Yai National Park where you will visit a waterfall and go on night safari to see some wild animals like deers,monkeys,some rare birds,etc. The trip will be organized by forest men who know well the area.
Accommodation at Greenery.
Day8 : Khaoyai-Lopburi-Ayutthaya
Leave from hotel for a visit Prang Sam Yod which is well known as monkey temple. At this site you will see a 3 spires building in Khmer style where thousands of monkeys live. Then drive to Ayutthaya to visit some important temples in historical park like Wat Mongkol Bopit, Wat Phra Sri Sanphet and Wat Maha That. A stop at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol is interesting for seeing gallery of Buddha images,beautiful and tall pagoda for celebrating victory of the great King Naresuan.
Accommodation at Kantary Ayutthaya.
Day9 : Ayutthaya-Bang Pa In-Bangkok
After breakfast you will visit to another interesting place of Ayutthaya,Wat Chai watthanaram. Then drive to Bang Pa in to visit Summer Palace of previous kings of Thailand specialy in the period of King RamaV.It has been restored and rebuilt in European style and some are in Chinese style. After that drive to Bangkok and drop you of at hotel or the airport.
Accommodation at Montien Surawonge/Novotel.
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Type of tour : Culture,History,Tradition and Family
Type of Service : Exclusive Private
Transportation : VIP van or VIP SUV car
Price : xx,xxx / person ( $) *Minimum 2 people
-Private transfer round trip
-Experienced and licensed tour guide
-All admission fees as indicated in the program
-4 * hotels with ABF
-Flexibility to your time
-Drinks on meals
-Tip for driver and guide