Bangkok - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai


Day 1: Bangkok - Lopburi - Phitsanulok

Drive out with our driver on private air-condition' vehicle north to visit Bang-Pa-In, the royal summer palace built during the reign of King Rama V. The most prominent building is a Thai pavilion standing in the center of a small lake. Moving on to visit an ancient city of Ayuthaya. Here stand splendid ruins of palaces and temples, memories of Burmese invasions from centuries before.

After lunch,(Our driver can give a suggestion) drive through scenic countryside to visit Lopburi, the former summer capital of Siam. Here, suggest to visit Phra Prang Sam Yod and the Kala Shrine of Sarn Prakarn, which is now home to the hundreds of monkeys. In the late afternoon, drive further north to Phitsanulok, a town spread along the banks of the Nan River, and spend the night here.

Day 2: Sukhothai - Chiang Rai

After breakfast we drive out to visit Sukhothai. Formerly the capitol of Siam in the 13th century this city had no less than three rows of earthen ramparts and two moats to enclose the inner city. The ruins and Buddha statues here are superb. Just 55km north is Sri Satchanalai, which was considered Sukhothai’s twin city, highly recommended to visit.

After lunch enjoy and relaxation on our vehicle while driving further north through jungle-clad hills heading for Chiang Rai. Late afternoon, arrive in Chiang Rai

Day 3: Famous Golden Triangle

This morning visit the famous Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet forming the "Triangle" between three countries. Here, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the boat trip on the mighty Mae Khong River, our driver can assist you to get the boat at the resonable rate. Then continue on to visit Chiang Saen, the old capital city in A.D.1260. There are many interest ancient magnificent ruins, temples and museum to visit.

Day 4: Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Morning, departs for Chiang Mai stopping along the way at Mae Ka Chan, famous for a hot spring which locals believe has healing powers. Local lunch can be found en route. After lunch, continue on driving through spectacular hilly and jungle scenery heading for Chiang Mai, the “Rose of North”.

Tonight, don't miss to enjoy a typical northern Thai dinner, known as Khantoke. As you savor traditional dishes and dancers will perform a series of folk stories along with colorful hill tribe dances.

Day 5: In Chiang Mai

Morning suggest to visit the Elephant camp. Skilled “Mahouts” show how Elephants have worked in the jungle for years due to their immense strength. Watching the elephant play and bathe is also quite an experience.

After noon, visit Sankampeang, Chiang Mai’s cottage home industries where you will find many factories producing and selling various kinds of quality handicrafts. Not only will you be able to watch the artisans at work but you can also purchase their wares. Silk, pottery, paper umbrellas and teakwood are just a few of the things available.

Day 6: Chiang Mai - Bangkok

Morning suggest to visit Doi Suthep mountain, to visit the 600 year old temple of WAT PHRATHAT DOI SUTHEP. After a drive up the mountain’s winding road, the final climb to the site is via an enormous mythological Nagas (Dragon-headed serpent) staircase of 306 steps. Inside the cloister is an intriguing copper-plated chedi topped by a five-tier gold parasol which contains partial relics of Lord Buddha. On a clear day there are incomparable views over the city of Chiang Mai from the temple grounds.

All day free at leisure till departure transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for departure flight to Bangkok and for onward flight. End of service.