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Tour of Northern Thailand: Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai

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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    5 Days/ 4 Nights

    Start time

    Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
    Duration: 5 Days/ 4 Nights

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Bangkok.
    (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Chiang Mai Airport

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Explore Thailand’s incredible landscape and rich culture on this five-day tour of Northern Thailand. See two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this trip, Ayutthaya, the old Siamese capital, and Old Sukhothai, the 13th century first capital of the Thai kingdom. The Bang Pa In or the famous Royal Palace served as the summer residence of Ayutthaya kings. Another attraction is the Thai pavilion built in the middle of a lake and the Chinese-style palace Vihat Chamrun. Explore Ayutthaya’s large number of temples. Keep your camera ready in Lopburi and get some great photographs of the three-towered temple, Phra Prang Sam Yod and the Hindu Goddess Kali shrine at the Sarn Prakarn Temple. The large sitting Buddha statue at Wat Sri Chum here makes for a wonderful sight.

    The Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai, which is also called the ‘Rose of the North’, is more than 3,500 feet above sea level! Climb its 290 steps and explore Northern Thailand's most sacred temple, which contains some relics of the Buddha. The colourful Orchid and Butterfly Farms at Chiang Mai are informative while some traditional handicrafts can be picked up from San Kampaeng.

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Lopburi – Phitsanuloke

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Bangkok in the morning and depart for northern Thailand. The first stop is at Bang Pa In, the former summer residence of the kings of Ayutthaya, built in the 18th century. Here, you will visit the Royal Palace, the Thai Pavilion, the Chinese-style Palace Vihat Chamrun with its bushes trimmed in elephant shapes.

    Continue to Ayutthaya, which used to be the former royal Siamese capital and visit the most interesting temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Proceed to Lopburi, visiting Phra Prang Sam Yod, a temple with three towers and impressive ornaments as well as the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Kali at the Sarn Prakarn Temple. Lunch at a local restaurant then continue on to Phitsanuloke. Spend the night at the Topland Hotel or similar accommodation.

    Day 2: Phitsanuloke – Sukhothai – Sri Satchanalai – Lampang

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to Sukhothai, the 13th century first capital of the Thai Kingdom. Old Sukhothai is one of Asia’s most important historical sites and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    After visiting the temples of Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chum, continue to Sri Satchanalai, the former sister town of Sukhothai for lunch followed by a visit to some of its most interesting temples and ruins. Drive further north to Lampang where accommodation will be provided at the Lampang River Lodge or similar accommodation.

    Day 3: Lampang – Lamphun – Chiang Mai

    After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the famous temples in Lampang, Wat Phra Dhat Lampang Luang and Wat Phra Keo Don Tao before proceeding to Lamphun. Visit Wat Haripoonchai, a Burmese-style temple. Finally, arrive at Chiang Mai and stop for lunch. Drive to the holy mountain temple Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep.

    Continue to your accommodation at The Park Hotel or si,milar accommodation.

    Day 4: Chiang Mai

    Have breakfast at the hotel. Go on to visit an elephant camp to see how elephants work and maybe take an optional elephant ride. Visit the Orchid and Butterfly Farm before stopping for a local lunch.

    Continue to the handicraft villages at San Kampaeng and see and shop for various traditional handicrafts. Return to The Park Hotel.

    Day 5: Depart Chiang Mai

    Have breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the hotel to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure flight.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Breakfast (Day 2, 3, 4 & 5)
    • Lunch (Day 1, 2, 3 & 4)
    • Baggage handling
    • Entrance fee
    • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar
    • Service charge and current government tax

    Exclusions

    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunch on day 5
    • Dinner
    • Domestic air tickets and domestic airport tax
    • Departure airport tax for International flight
    • Expenditure of a personal nature i.e. laundry, telephone bills, drinks, souvenirs etc
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the tour operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details

    Additional info

    Program could be subject to change due to local conditions.The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
  • Reviews
    • Wonderful experience!

      We had a wonderful experience. The tour guide Mr. Mac and the driver VJ were wonderful gentlemen and treated us great! They were very accommodating and we saw everything we...

      Laima Kardokas
    • Great tour. Great locations. Great guide.

      Great tour. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was excellent and brought the locations and the history to life. On the downside. Unable to contact the local agents as advised...

      Kevin Osullivan