Descriptions






       10 Days Central-North

 
 

Day 1: Bangkok - Phitsanulok

Drive north to visit Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam to witness the gigantic bronze statues of Pra Viharn Mongkol Borpith, then there is a chance to visit the ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Afternoon continue further north heading for Lop Buri, visit the museum at Narai Raja Nives Palace. Stops at the Sacred Three Spired Pagoda and the Monkey Temple. Overnight and dinner suggested here in Phitsanulok.

Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai -Sri Satchanalai- Lampang

Morning visit the most important temple in Phisanulok, Wat Maha Dhat with its revered Buddha statue. Then strike west heading for Sukhothai to visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, and Ramkamhaeng Museum. Afternoon continue drive north heading for Lampang. Overnight and dinner suggested here in Lampang.

Day 3: Lampang – Lamphun ‑ Chiang Mai

Early morning visit Wat Pra Dhat Lampang Luang, housing the old Emerald Buddha besides the one at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. Experience the colourful of local Market, where the handicrafts, fruit, vegetables, on sale here. This afternoon, don't miss the opportunity to visit Sankampaeng, the village that famous of woodcarving, Thai Silk factory, Gem stone factory, Umbrella and a handicraft manufacturer. Overnight and dinner in Chiang Mai

Day 4: Chiang Mai

Morning visit Wat Pra Thad Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 3,526 feet above sea level. The temple is reached by a staircase with 290 steps, flanked by a Naga balustrade on either side and beautiful Golden Chedi, which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Doi Pui where Mao Hill tribe people live their primitive way of life.

Day 5: Chiang Mai - Mong Hilltribe Lodge

Visit an elephant camp in Mae Sa Valley in the morning, then continue on to visit an orchid farm. After lunch, proceed by pick-up truck to visit the Mong hilltribe village at Nong Hoi Mai. Overnight and dinner suggested here.

Day 6: Thaton - Chiang Rai

Morning, head north to Fang at Thaton, a short brief stop suggest at Chiang Dao cave. At Thaton you can hire the long-tailed boat for a three-four hour journey on Mae Kok River to Chiang Rai, Excellent trip and unforgettable trip. Over driver will drive emty vehicle cross the mountains head for chiang Rai and wait there to pick you up and transfer to hotel. Overnight and dinner in Chiang Rai.

Day 7. In Chiang Rai

Morning, visit the Golden Triangle and Mae Sai where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos are converged. Here you can hire the boat for a short trip ride on Mekong River to Chiang Saen.

Day 8. Chiang Rai

Drive up to the highest mountain peak on the Thai/Burma border, Doi Tung, 2,000 meters above sea- level. In the past, the forest area around Doi Tung was destroyed by shifting slash-and-burn cultivation until 1987, when the Doi Tung Development Project was established according to the King’s Mother initiative. Visit Mae Fah Luang Gardens and Royal villa. Drive further up to Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung on the mountain peak, regarded as the holiest sanctuary by the residents of Chiang Rai and nearby provinces. The Wat was built in A.D. 911 and it is believed that the left collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined in the twin pagodas. Return to your hotel.

Day 9. Chiang Rai

Drive up to the highest mountain peak on the Thai/Burma border, Doi Tung, 2,000 meters above sea- level. In the past, the forest area around Doi Tung was destroyed by shifting slash-and-burn cultivation until 1987, when the Doi Tung Development Project was established according to the King’s Mother initiative. Visit Mae Fah Luang Gardens and Royal villa. Drive further up to Wat Phra Thad Doi Tung on the mountain peak, regarded as the holiest sanctuary by the residents of Chiang Rai and nearby provinces. The Wat was built in A.D. 911 and it is believed that the left collarbone of Lord Buddha is enshrined in the twin pagodas. Return to your hotel.

Day 10. Chiang Rai

Free at leisure till depart Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai by road or flight direct back to Bangkok