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Heritage of Thailand

$1980

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Thailand, is prominently a Buddhist country and temples play an important role in everyday life for Thai people. People often visit the temples daily for merit making or pray for things such as good health, good fortune and to seek advice from monks.

Step back in time as this journey features the rich history, culture and natural beauty of Bangkok and the ancient wonders of current and past kingdoms of Thailand, from Khmer, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya to the current Siam Kingdom. Perfect for any heritage explorer, this journey is the perfect introduction into the SouthEast Asian Countries with a private guide to fill you in with all of the details!

7 Days, 6 Nights: Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR

Temple in Chiang Mai

Thai Heritage & Art of the Temples

Thailand’s classical arts developed almost exclusively in the service of Buddhism. The best showcases are the Wats (Buddhist monasteries or temples), numerous Buddha images in woodcarving, lacquer, glass mosaic and more.

Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe

There are around 6 main mountain tribes in northern Thailand, each has its own culture, language and religion. One of the tribes is the Karen. Their women put brass rings on their neck starting from 5 or 6 years old and add more rings every year.

Karen Long Neck Hill Tribe
The mountain tribes in northern Thailand continue this traditional practice. Women put brass rings on their neck starting from 5 or 6 years old and increase the number of rings every year.
Khantoke Dinner
A traditional way of eating, a round serving tray with a selection of typical northern dishes and sticky rice is shared among guests during dinner.

Endless Street Food Options

While the cuisine varies throughout the different regions of Thailand and Cambodia, this journey provides both first time and returning travelers some insight into street food culture. Bangkok is the best city in the world for street food and offers a wide variety of ready-to-eat meals, snacks, fruits and drinks.

    1

    Bangkok

    Welcome to Bangkok, the vibrant capital city of Thailand that dazzles visitors with its vivid contrasts. Upon arrival in Bangkok, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax and enjoy the hotel or explore this capital city on your own.
    2

    Bangkok | City Tour

    We kick off our journey with a long tail boat ride along the Chao Phraya River.  We will visit Wat Arun (the Temple of Dawn), the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha Temple) and Wat Pho(Reclining Buddha).
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    CHAO PHRAYA RIVER
    Royal barge on the river in front of the Royal Palace.

    TEMPLE OF THE EMERALD BUDDHA
    Giant Demon Guardians at Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace.

    WAT ARUN (TEMPLE OF DAWN)
    Rows of demons are decorated with pieces of porcelain that were donated by locals.

    3

    Bangkok - Ayutthaya | Temples of Ayutthaya

    Depart to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam (1350-1767). Part of the Ayutthaya Historical Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet (three sacred pagodas), large Buddha of Phra Mongkol Bophit, Wat Chai Wattanaram, Wat Chaimongkol, Bang Pa-In Royal Palace (Summer Palace).
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    AYUTHAYA HISTORICAL PARK
    With hundreds of fascinating temples that were looted by the Burmese army in the 18th century.

    WAT CHAI WATTHANARAM
    The Khmer style Royal Buddhist monastery is used by the King and the Royal family.

    4

    Ayutthaya – Kamphaeng Phet| Lop Buri, Kamphaeng Phet

    Depart to Lop Buri, one of Thailand’s oldest cities and an important outpost of Khmer Empire. We will journey off the beaten path visit to see the Hindu monument in Prang Sam Yod, 17th century Ayutthayha King Narai’s palace and Kampagheng Phet Historical Park, a world heritage site.
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    RICE FIELD, CHAO PHRAYA RIVER BASIN
    The fertile terrain is perfect for rice production in the heartland of Thailand.

    WAT PHRA KAEW. KAMPHAENG PHET
    Head of the reclining Buddha, a fragment of ancient sculpture in the ruins.

    5

    Kamphaeng Phet –Lampang | Sukhothai Historical Park

    Today we step back in time to 13th century Siam Kingdom. The Sukhothai Historical Park ruins are one of Thailand’s most impressive World Heritage Sites.  It showcases the beginnings of Thai architecture. We’ll visit many ruins and temples including Wat Mahathat temple, Wat Sri Sawai temple, Wat Sra Sir, Wat Sri Chum (a Speaking Buddha), Sri Satchanalai Historical Park and Wat Chang Lom (elephants temple).
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    THE SUKHOTHAI HISTORICAL PARK
    Includes the remains of 21 historical sites and four large ponds with an additional 70 sites within a 3 miles radius.

    6

    Lampang - Chiang Mai | Temple & Handicraft

    We visit Wat Phrakaew Dontao (Emerald Buddha temple). And then continue to Chiang Mai. Enroute to Chiang Mai, we visit Wat Pra That Doi Suthep at 5,250 ft summit of Doi Suthep mountain and national park. Enjoy the panoramic view from the temple. Followed by visit to Bo Srang (“umbrella village”) and Sankamphaeng village for the renowned decorative umbrella , Thai silk, lacquerware, celadon (a grayish green porcelain) and other handicraft. Bargaining politely with the sellers is recommended. 
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast
     

    WAT PRA THAT DOI SUTHEP
    According to legend, this golden pagoda enshrines a piece of bone from Buddha’s shoulder.

    HAND PAINTED UMBRELLAS
    Made with a wooden handle, bamboo ribs and a canopy of colorful oiled rice paper, silk or cotton.

    7

    Chiang Mai | End of Tour

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end.  Please inform us of your international flight details in order to schedule your airport transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX). 
    • Breakfast the most important meal of the day. We select fabulous hotels with both local authentic and western breakfast so you are well prepared to enjoy your travel tours.Breakfast

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Hotel Information

     
    DestinationComfort ClassPremium Class Luxury Class 
    BangkokHotel De Bangkok
    AyutthayaAyothaya Hotel
    Kamphaeng Phet
    LampangLampang Wiangthong
    Chiang MaiLanna Palace 2004
     Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation.

    Accommodation Classification

    • COMFORT ⭐⭐⭐- 3-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • PREMIUM ⭐⭐⭐⭐- 4-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
    • LUXURY ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐- 5-Star Hotels or Equivalent Accommodations
     

    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices

    Dates & Pricing

    PRIVATE JOURNEYS
    YearTour DatesComfort PremiumLuxury
    2019Jan – Dec 22$1,980$2,235$2,615
    2020Jan – Dec 20$2,180$2,460$2,875
     
     

    Price Details

    • ‣ Daily departures.
    • ‣ Prices are in USD and are inclusive of all applicable taxes but do not include airfare.
    • ‣ Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply during applicable major holidays. Special rates for single travelers or larger groups are available on request - please inquire.

    Deposit

    • A deposit of $500 per person is required upon booking. Full payment to be made 70 days prior to departure date.


    Flight Add-On

    • ‣ We work with all major airlines for the best routes and competitive pricing.
    • ‣ The nearest arrival airport is BKK (Suvarnabhumi International, Bangkok).
    • ‣ The nearest departure airport is CNX (Chiang Mai International).
    • ‣ Contact us for more details and pricing.
     

    Inclusions

    • ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
    • ‣ Hotel Accommodations
    • ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
    • ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
    • ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments & Attractions per Itinerary

    Exclusions

    • ‣ Air Fare
    • ‣ Travel Insurance
    • ‣ Medical Expenses
    • Visa Fee
    • ‣ Gratuity
    • ‣ Personal Expenses
     
    Overview
    Tour Plan
    Hotels
    Dates & Prices