A wonderful boat ride on the board of the former rice barge Mekhala brings you to Ayutthaya. Visit the ancient city of Kamphaeng Phet and the first capital of Thailand - Sukhothai. After 4 visiting Phitsanulok see the city Lopburi, which is very well known for its monkeys.

Day 1: Bangkok

We transfer you to the pier of the Mekhala. Start cruising upriver with spectacular views of the Grand Palace and the Temple of the dawn. Just after the sunset, the Mekhala docks at Wat Kai Tu, a temple set in tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelight dinner of delicious Thai cuisine is served on the deck. Overnight on board in your air-condition cabin.

Day 2. Ayutthaya - Nakhon Sawan

In the morning the boat crew will giving food to the monks, this is an Thailand very popular and called "Sai Bat". After a delicious breakfast on board, depart to Bang Pa-In where your guide will await you for the summer palace. Continue by longtailboat to the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. After lunch is served at Krungsri River Hotel, visit the idyllic ruins of the once glorious capital, destroyed by the Burmese in 1767. In the afternoon continue the tour by our car with English speaking driver to Nakhon Sawan.

Day 3. Nakhon Sawan - Phitsanulok

After breakfast drive further north to Kamphaeng Phet, a former sistertown of Sukhothai. Later you will visit Sukhothai, the first capital of the old kingdom of Siam. The town had its great time in the 13 th and 14 th century. In the huge cultural park you will visit the most important temple sites, such as Wat Mahatat, Wat Sra Sri and Wat Si Sawai.

From Sukhothai it takes another 1,5 hours to Phitsanulok. The Wat Mahatat in Phitsanulok is a very old but still active temple, famous for its Buddha image of Phra Chinnara, the most beautiful Buddha statue of the world. A copy of the statue is in the Marble temple in Bangkok.

Day 4. Phitsanulok - Bangkok

From Phitsanulok it goes a quiet road to Lopburi, around 140 km north of Bangkok. Visit an old monkey shrine, the old Khmer temple, Wat Phrang Sam Yot and an old palace. After I another 20 km driving, there is a mountain temple, Wat Phra That in Saraburi province. Back to Bangkok in the afternoon, either to the airport or to the hotel.