Private Thailand Tour Program E
An Exploration of Bangkok, The wilderness Khao Yai National Park, Historical Central Thailand and The Lanna Culture
11Days 10 Nights
Our tour begins in the cosmopolitan capital, where you will experience the incredibly warm hospitality which Thai’s are famous for, and some the most spectacular accommodations to be found in the world. Enjoy the buzz of modern city life while taking in all the magnificent ancient sites.
You will then immerse yourself in the natural surroundings of Khao Yai National Park, with its profusion of wildlife, waterfalls, hills, valleys and the stunning views it offers. See, touch and smell Thailand’s exotic charm along the park’s idyllic nature trails.
Take an adventure into the rich culture, ancient heritage, scenic nature in central Thailand Pitsanulok and Suknothai and carry on to Chiangmai, once was a capital of Lanna kingdom
Reference #: SPE
Destinations: Bangkok, Khao Yai National Park Pitsanulok, Sukhothai , Chiangmai,
Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights
Day by Day Private Tour Itinerary
Your guide will welcome you at Bangkok International Airport and will transfer you to your hotel. En route, your guide will give an initial introduction to Thailand and a program briefing. (specific interests & aspects of sight-seeing can also be discussed at this time.)
Start the day by taking a long tail boat cruise down the Chao Phraya River. See the traditional houses precariously perched along the river. Along the way, stop to visit the Temple of Dawn, or Wat Arun, an extraordinary feat of architecture and one of the most revered sights along the river, and The Royal Barge Museum, after your boat trip, we will visit the exquisite Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha Temple.
After a traditional Thai lunch at a local restaurant, we will head for “Wat Pho” or The Reclining Buddha Temple. This temple is the oldest and largest in Bangkok.
An early start sees us on the road to the famous Dameon Saduak Floating Market Along the way we can see numerous agricultural points of interest, such as the salt and shrimp farms and the coconut farms. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will hit the road to visit Jim Thompson’s House, the famous museum of one of the silk industries pioneers, consisting of a superb collection of antiques and paintings representing countries from all over Asia.
After checking out of your hotel, we will take a scenic route to Khao Yai National Park This is your opportunity to take a trail of discovery in Thailand’s oldest and best-known National Park. Check in to your hotel. Visit the park headquarters to learn more about the park. Then we will begin explore the park area. Opportunity to look out for this park’s more inhabited animals, such as elephants, gibbons, hornbills and deer enjoy the fascinating sounds of a tropical rain forest. We will then Evening, spotting the nocturnal animals in the Park area.
Start the day at the park headquarters, where a park ranger can brief us on our chosen trail. Then, it’s a trek to one of the parks observatories to get a deeper look at the evergreen rain forest. The views here are breathtaking. Look more closely at the nature and layers of diverse vegetation. After a picnic lunch, we will venture further along the nature trail. This trail is based on a pace to suit the individual. Freshen up at the resort in the evening.
After checking out from the hotel. We will then drive to Pitsanulok , We will stop to visit some interesting site on the way such as The Temple of Buddha foot Print, The ancient Khmer monument “Prang Sam Yod” see the monkeys spend the life in the center of town of Lopburi. On arrival Pitsanulok we will visit the distinguished Wat Mahathat, the provinces most important religious structure. This temple houses the major spectacle of Sukhothai Art, Phra Buddha Chinaraj – an awe-inspiring sculpture, Then drive to Sukhothai.Check in at the hotel
After breakfast to get an insight into the history of Thailand first capital, we will start out at The Ramkangkeng National Museum. Then, move on to begin discovering the cities ruins of Royal Palaces, several Buddhist temples, city gates, walls, moats, canals, ponds and the water dyke control system which was the spiritual center of the Kingdom.
After breakfast and checking out from your hotel. We drive north, past rice paddies, villages to The Historical Park of Sri Satchanalai. The twin city of Sukhothai, visit the ruins temple such as Wat Chang Lorm, Wat chedi jed teaw etc, Then wander down to the riverside to explore an archeological site showing an excavation of over 1,000 pottery kilns. After luch we will drive to Lampang will stop at Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang – a monument to fine Lanna art and architecture. We will then drive on to Chiang Mai Check in at your hotel.
Today, we will discover the wild side of Chiang Mai, starting at Chiang Dao Elephant camp. After watching the elephants take their daily bath, we will watch a demonstration of the elephants working, pushing and heaving logs, as well as catching a glimpse of a few tricks along the way. Then take a ride through the jungle. Your elephant will drop you at the Lisu hill tribe village. After look around the village, continue your elephant ride to the main camp where we will begin a journey down to the rapids of The River Ping. We will take a bamboo raft and cruise down river for around an hour. Mid way through the return journey to your hotel, we will stop at the Orchid Farm to view an amazing diversity of orchid species.
Early morning special do merit making by offering food to the monks, see hundreds of monks and novices walk down to the foot hill with their alms bowls to receive food from people. Then we will drive up the mountain to visit Chiangmai’s most important temple, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, situated 3,000ft above sea level. Once you have reached the temple, you can enjoy the best views of Chiang Mai city.Learn about the history of this temple and how it came to be constructed so high up the mountain. After lunch, we will take a trip to the town of San Kampaeng. This town is the home of Thailand’s famous Handicrafts. You can discuss specific handicrafts of your interest such as silk, teak wood, silver, umbrella and sa paper making etc., with your guide.
Check out and transfer to Chiangmai International Airport connecting to you next destination.