THAILAND CLASSIC EXPLORER
November 20th - 25th, 2018
Alternative dates available
Cost - $1465 per person based on double occupancy
Bangkok, Thailand's capital city, known to Thais as "Krung Thep" (the City of Angels) is one of the world's most exciting cities. It holds the essence of the Thai spirit, and is a centre of culture, colour and cuisine and provides the ideal jumping off point for any Asian adventure.
Day 1: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Phitsanulok (L)
Early morning pick up passengers from various Bangkok hotels, drive to Bang Pa In for a scenic boat trip to Ayutthaya. Visit Wat Panangchoen, Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol and the ancient ruins of Wat Chai Wattanaram. Then continue to Chainat and lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to Phitsanulok. Visit Wat Maha That and its highly revered Buddha statue, Phra Buddha Jinaraj.
Overnight at AMARIN LAGOON HOTEL.
Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang (B/L)
Drive to Sukhothai, where you will visit the ancient ruins at Sukhothai Historical Park; a short ride on a traditional ox-cart brings you to Wat Sri Chum with it's gigantic Buddha statue. Continue to Sri Satchanalai for lunch at Gaeng Luang Restaurant. Upon arrival in Lampang, we take you on a horse carriage ride through town with photo stops at two interesting temples, each which its own architectural style and history: Wat Don Tao, Wat Pratu Phong. We will also visit Baan Sao Nak, a 100-year old teak-wood mansion.
Overnight at LAMPANG RIVER LODGE.
Day 3: Lampang - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai (B/L)
Drive to the Golden Triangle. After lunch at the Imperial Golden Triangle Hotel, take a boat ride on the Mekong River, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Continue to Mae Sai, the northern most city bordering Myanmar.
Overnight at PHOWADOL in Chiang Rai.
Day 4: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B/L)
Early morning depart for Chiang Mai with a brief photo stop at Wat Rong Khun, which is very different to any of temple you are likely to see in Thailand. The temple is almost entirely white - no other colours are used at all. Arrive in Chiang Mai at noon and check in at your hotel. Lunch at Empress Hotel. In the afternoon, visit Wat Doi Suthep, a famous landmark of the city, tucked away in the mountains at
an elevation of 1,056 meters. The temple is reached by climbing 290 steps, flanked by a NAGA balustrade on both sides.
Optional evening program (not included in package price): Traditional Kantoke Dinner & presentation of Northern Dances. Price per person: 570 Baht/approx.. $ 20 USD.
Overnight at THE EMPRESS CHIANG MAI.
Day 5: Chiang Mai - Bangkok (by train) (B/L)
Visit Thai Elephant Care Center and education about elderly elephant, elephant food & herb, feeding food for elephants (feeding set is included). Visiting educational hall and elephant cemetery (Program time : 09.00 - 10.15 hrs.). Continue to Orchid farm for lunch, then return to town and visit the handicraft villages in Sankampheng. Transfer to Chiang Mai Railway Station. Depart by second-class airconditioned
train with sleeping berth.
Overnight ON THE TRAIN* (if you would prefer to fly instead of taking the train add $203CDN)
Day 6: Arrival Bangkok
Arrive at Bangkok Railway Station in the early morning. End of services (transfer from Railway station to your next destination is not included in package price and will be charged separately).
$1465 per person based on double occupancy
$1675 per person based on single occupancy
Price includes - accommodation, some meals, train transportation and Mekong River boat ride
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Kefi Travel Club is pleased to offer this trip by its partner, Tours of Exploration, an experienced provider of tours to this destination.
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