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7 DAYS AROUND NORTH THAILAND

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK (L, D). Pick up from Bangkok hotels and head off towards Nakhorn Ratchasima (Khorat). First stop are the magnificent Khmer temples and ruins of Phimai Historical Park, located in the middle of a traditional village. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. Return to Khao Yai National Park, the oldest national park in Thailand. Drive to the resort for check-in. Dinner & overnight at the picturesque Juldis Khao Yai Resort

DAY 2 : KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK - PHITSANULOKE (B, L, D). American Breakfast at the resort. We will then tour the stunning Khao Yai National Park and then head off to Saraburi, to visit Phra Buddha Badh to see the shrine and the holy footprint of the Lord Buddha. Next stop is Lopburi to visit the famous temples, ancient ruins and museum. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. The afternoon will be spent journeying to the North. Dinner and overnight at the Amarin Lagoon hotel.

DAY 3 : PHITSANULOKE - LAMPANG (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel, then visit the private collection of Dr. Thavee-Pim, who has created his own fascinating folklore museum. We then travel to the ancient towns of Sukhothai and Sri Satchanalai, the former satellite city of Sukhothai. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Continue to Lampang. Dinner and overnight at the Lampang River Lodge.

DAY 4 : LAMPANG - CHIANG MAI (B, L, D. )American breakfast at the Lodge. We then travel to Chiang Mai, with visits to the White Karen hill tribes on the way, plus the revered Wat Haripoonchai in Lampoon. Lunch en route. We then visit the Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng - a major centre of industries such as cotton, traditional local crafts, Burmese antiques, hill tribe handicrafts, hand-woven silk and cotton and wood carvings. Guests will have the opportunity to shop at the many stores selling these products. Dinner and overnight at the Chiangmai Plaza Hotel.

DAY 5 : CHIANG MAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. Then visit the one of most revered temples in Chiang Mai: Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole of Chiang Mai province. Lunch at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure, so guests can explore "The Rose of the North". In the evening we offer a traditional Kantoke dinner, accompanied by various fascinating shows performed by people of the ethnic hill tribes of Northern Thailand. Dinner and overnight at the Chiangmai Plaza Hotel.

DAY 6 : CHIANG MAI - CHIANG RAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. Depart from Chiang Mai to visit an elephant training camp at Mae Ping (no ride included) to see how these huge animals are used for all kinds of strenuous tasks in the jungle. We then head in the direction of Fang and Thaton. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. From Thaton we set out on a four-hour, round-trip, long-tailed speedboat ride to Chiang Rai. Along the way we will see the various hill tribes in their native environment. Dinner and overnight at the Dusit Island Resort

DAY 7 : CHIANG RAI - BANGKOK (B, L). American breakfast at the hotel. Early morning transfer to Mae Chan to visit hill tribes before continuing to Mae Sai, a small trading town. We then proceed to visit the exact spot where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) converge, known as the Golden Triangle. Lunch at the Imperial Golden Triangle Resort. Then transfer to the historical city of Chiang Saen. After, we head to Chiang Rai Airport for flight to Bangkok. Connect to International Airport or transfer to hotel.

Price : 496 $. Private tour : 780$pp mini 2p Departure from: November to October

5 DAYS GOLDEN TRIANGLE

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - CHIANG RAI - CHIANG SAEN. Pick up from Bangkok hotels and transfer to the airport for flight TG 130 (11:15 - 12:40 hrs) to Chiang Rai. Transfer to the deluxe Baan Boran Resort. No lunch included. The afternoon is reserved for a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River to cruise along the border of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma). Return to hotel. No dinner included.

DAY 2 : CHIANG SAEN (B, L). American breakfast at the resort and then depart by 4WD to the border area between Myanmar and Thailand at Mae Sai, the "Northern Most Point of Thailand" to process the required documentation to enter Myanmar. The border area of Myanmar is rich with temples and traditional villages providing a wealth of photo opportunities. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. We then go to Muang Lane, via a traditional hill tribe village of the Akha people and stop at Tachilek before the return back into Thailand. No dinner included. Overnight at Baan Boran Resort. NOTICE : 3 photos and 3 copies of passport needed for visa.

DAY 3 : CHIANG SEAN (B, L). American breakfast at the resort. We then go to Sop Ruak, a small trading village and the point where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. We then travel on long-tailed speed boats on the Mekong river alongside the Laotian border, downstream to Chiang Kong. We pay a visit en route to a Laotian weaver factory. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Proceed by 4WD to Chiang Saen, the capital of ancient Thailand. On the way we stop at Baan Moung Karn, a traditional Hmong hill tribe village. At Chiang Saen, we will visit the famous Wat Phra That Jom Kitti, a majestic temple, built on the banks of the mighty Mekong, on the border with Laos. We also make a visit to Wat Chedi Luang, an ancient stupa with tall teak trees. Return to the hotel. No dinner included.

DAY 4 : CHIANG SAEN - CHIANG MAI (B, L, D). American breakfast, then check out and travel by boat for 1.5 hours on the Maekok river to Chiang Rai, with visits to riverside hill tribe communities. Return to Chiang Rai for a Thai lunch at a local restaurant. Then proceed by bus with a stop en route at a hot spring. Arrive in Chiang Mai, hotel check-in, followed by a traditional Kantoke dinner, accompanied by hill tribe shows.

DAY 5 : CHIANG MAI (B). American breakfast at the hotel. Visit Wat Phra Thad Doi Suthep and walk up the the colourful Naga staircase to the beautiful Chedi containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. This has a panoramic view of Chiang Mai province from 3,500 feet above sea level. Then transfer to Chiang Mai International Airport for flight TG 111 (14:15 - 15:25 hrs.) to Bangkok and transfer to hotel.

From November to April :  664$ pp

From 24 December to 4 January:  787$ pp
From May to October: 595$ pp 
 
4 DAYS TREKKING

DAY 1 : CHIANG MAI - LISU VILLAGE (L, D). Pick up from Chiang Mai hotels and travel out of Chiang Mai by air-conditioned car/mini-van (drive time approx. 3 hrs) along picturesque scenery through the sharp curves and steep drops of the Mae Taeng district. En route we enjoy a picnic lunch and take a short trek down the valley to a White Karen Village where we spend the rest of day discreetly witnessing their lifestyle and customs. Dinner and overnight in Karen village.

DAY 2 : LISU VILLAGE - KAREN VILLAGE (B, L, D). After a simple, yet hearty breakfast and a cold wash, we pack our bags and we set off on a 3-hour trek through the lush, dense, tropical forests to a typical Skaw Karen village, where residents still practice age-old traditions. Here, a picnic lunch will be served, followed by a small rest. We then continue with a memorable 2-hours trip on the back of an elephant along trails and creeks to a White Karen village on the riverbank for dinner and an overnight stay in the village.

DAY 3 : KAREN VILLAGE - CHIANG RAI (B, L, D). A simple breakfast at the village, followed by an exploration of the surrounding Mae Taeng area with a 4-hour raft trip down the curves and rapids of the Mae Taeng River. We then enjoy a Thai lunch at a river lodge before we head out to Chiang Rai for check in to a comfortable resort on the bank of the Maekok River. Guests with some energy left can try out their bargaining skills at the Chiang Rai night market. Dinner and overnight at the Rimkok Resort.

DAY 4 : CHIANG RAI - CHIANGMAI (B, L). American breakfast at the hotel, then depart for a full day tour around the most northern area of Thailand. We will proceed to Chiang Sean to visit the remains of the ancient city dating back over 700 years. We drive along the famous Mekong River to the exact spot where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) meet, known as the "Golden Triangle". From here, we take a boat trip upstream to the notorious Golden Triangle for lunch at a local restaurant. We then drive back to Chiang Mai to check into respective hotels.

From November to October : 195$ pp, Departure 29 December : 236$pp,

Private trek with guide : 240$pp mini 2p November to October
 

5 DAYS WORLD HERITAGE – SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI - BANGKOK

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - SUKHOTHAI (L, D). Pick up clients from various hotels in Bangkok and transfer to airport for flight PG 600 (09:10-10:20 hrs) to Sukhothai. Welcome by guide and transfer to the Paylin Hotel for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, we visit the interesting city of Phitsanuloke (approx. 60km east), to view Wat Pra Mahathat Phitsanulok and a nearby museum. This temple complex, which local people call "Wat Phra Si" or "Wat Yai", contains one of Thailand's most revered and copied bronze Buddha images. This image is considered by many Thais to be second in importance to the Emerald Buddha image in Wat Phra Keo, in Bangkok's Grand Palace. We then tour the city of Phitsanuloke, before returning to Sukhothai. Dinner and overnight at the Pailyn Sukhothai hotel.

DAY 2 : SUKHOTHAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. This tour is dedicated to the first capital of ancient Siam; Sukhothai (literally meaning "rising of happiness"). We visit this ancient town with its world-famous Unesco-rated historical park, home to one of the largest collections of historical sites, 21 in the near vicinity, with another 70 sites within a 5-km radius. The entire complex is spread over an area of 45 sq km. We offer guests the option to see all the sites. One option is to rent a bicycle to visit the vast area of ancient ruins. Next stop will be the satellite-city of Sukhothai: Sri Satchanalai, which contains some even bigger sites. Both cities played an important role in the development of modern day Thailand. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at the Pailyn Sukhothai hotel.

DAY 3 : SUKHOTHAI - CHIANG MAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to Sukhothai Airport for flight PG 600 (10:50 - 11:25 hrs) to the "Rose of the North" Chiang Mai. Then transfer to your centrally located Chiang Mai hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, we visit one of most revered temples in Chiang Mai: Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view of Chiang Mai province. We then proceed to Lampoon to visit the magnificent and oldest temple in Lampoon, Wat Prathat Haripoonchai, with its 46-metre high golden chedi and the world's largest bronze gong. We then visit a White Karen Hill Tribe village, before we return back to Chiang Mai. Dinner and overnight at the Chiang Mai Plaza hotel.

DAY 4 : CHIANG MAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to an elephant training camp centre north of Chiang Mai where you will see a fascinating display of these animals' powerful logging skills. We continue on to a orchid and butterfly farm. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. We then visit the Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng which is a major centre for hand-woven Thai silk, traditional local products, antiques from Myanmar (Burma) and hill tribe handicrafts and wood carvings. In the evening, we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the northern hill tribes. Overnight at the Chiang Mai Plaza hotel.

DAY 5 : CHIANG MAI - BANGKOK (B). American breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure for a relaxing stroll around Chiang Mai city centre, or the nearby Ping River. No lunch included. Transfer from the hotel to the Chiang Mai International Airport for flight to Bangkok.

From November to October : 335 $ pp.  Private departure: 430$ pp mini 2p 

3 DAYS RIVER KWAI VILLAGE TOUR

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI (L, D). Pick-up from Bangkok hotels and drive to Kanchanaburi. First stop is the JEATH Museum, an attraction that details the life of a POW through photos and letters. We also stop at the War Cemetery containing the graves of Allied prisoners of WWII, before carrying onto the famous "Bridge over the River Kwai". We then board a train (11am) on the original ''Death Railway Train'' track for a one hour ride to Tham Krasae station, passing over the wooden viaduct. Lunch at Tham Krasae Restaurant. Then, continue onto "Hell Fire Pass", with a visit to the museum. We will view the remains of the "Death Railway", and then continue to the River Kwai Village (River Wing) where guests can enjoy a swim in one of the hotel's two pools. Overnight and dinner at hotel.

DAY 2 : KANCHANABURI (B, L, D). American Breakfast at the hotel, then depart for the elephant camp "Nom Suk" (alternative "Phu Tong" elephant camp) for an exciting elephant ride through the jungle (approx. 1 hour). After the elephant ride, we continue our journey on a bamboo raft on the Kwai Noi River and then transfer back to the hotel, where a typical Thai lunch will be served. Then, continue by long-tailed boat speedboat to the Mon Village where a traditional way of life has been preserved. Guests can also visit the local school. We will then continue by boat to the Kaeng Lava Caves and explore the fascinating rock formations and scenery. We will then return to the River Kwai Village Hotel for dinner and overnight. In the evening there is an optional dance/performance show by people from the Mon Hill Tribe.

DAY 3 : KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK (B, L). American breakfast at the hotel. We then drive back in the direction of Kanchanaburi and make a stop at the Khmer ruins of "Muang Singh" (Lion City) for a tour around the complex. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Kanchanaburi. We then visit the biggest chedi in the world at Nakhon Prathom and end the tour in Bangkok.

From November to October : 189$ pp.  Private departure : 229$ pp mini 2p

3 DAYS RIVER KWAI - JUNGLE & RAFTING TOUR

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI (L, D). Pick-ups from Bangkok hotels and drive to Kanchanaburi. First stop is the JEATH Museum, an attraction that details the life of a POW through photos and letters. We also stop at the War Cemetery containing the graves of Allied prisoners of WWII and then visit the famous "Bridge over the River Kwai". We then travel by train along the original ''Death Railway'' track for a one-hour ride to Wang Po station. On arrival at Wang Po station, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. We then continue in a long-tailed speedboat from the Resotel boat pier, passing beautiful scenery along the way. We arrive at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts, check -in and then visit the nearby Mon Tribal village, where a traditional way of life has been preserved. In the evening a European set dinner will be served, followed by a traditional Mon Dance performance. Overnight at the River Kwai Jungle Rafts.

DAY 2 : KANCHANABURI (B, L, D). After an American breakfast, we leave the floating resort and take a boat upstream to the Saiyoke National Park, where guests will visit the stunning Saiyoke Yai Waterfall surrounded by a teakwood forest. This is an excellent spot to relax and unwind. We return to the Jungle Rafts for a Thai lunch. Then we go by elephant for a one-hour ride through bamboo forests and dense vegetation. In the late afternoon, check out and transfer to the River Kwai Resotel on board floating rafts. Dinner and overnight at the River Kwai Resotel.

DAY 3 : KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK (B, L). American Breakfast at the Resotel. Head out in the early morning for a brisk walk in the jungle area and start climbing up to the Kaeng Lava Cave to explore imaginative shapes of stone formations and one of the most beautiful caves in Thailand. We return to the Resotel for a healthy lunch. Check out of the resort and transfer back from the main boat pier to arrive in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

From November to October : 195$ pp. Private departure : 230$ pp mini 2p

 

3 DAYS RIVER KWAI - MOUNTAIN BIKING & CANOEING

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI (L, D). Pick-ups from Bangkok hotels and drive to Kanchanaburi. First stop is the JEATH Museum, an attraction that details the life of a POW through photos and letters. We also stop at the War Cemetery containing the graves of Allied prisoners of WWII and then visit the famous "Bridge over the River Kwai". We then travel by train along the original ''Death Railway'' track for a one hour ride to Wang Po station, passing over the wooden viaduct. On arrival at Wang Po station, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. We then continue in a long-tailed speedboat from the Resotel boat pier, passing through beautiful scenery along the way. We arrive at the River Kwai Resotel, check-in at the resort, and then visit the nearby ethnic Mon Tribal Village. In the evening a set dinner will be served, followed by a 40-minutes traditional Mon Dance performed by local villagers. Overnight at the River Kwai Resotel.

DAY 2 : KANCHANABURI (B, L, D). American Breakfast at the rafts. We then get active as we leave the resort on modern mountain bikes and cycle through the magnificent jungle of the surrounding national park. We end at the riverbank of the Kwan Noi River, where we leave our bikes and board canoes and gently paddle to the River Kwai Jungle Rafts for lunch. We then paddle back to the Resotel for an afternoon of leisure, such as swimming in the pool, sunbathing or enjoying a Thai massage. Dinner and overnight at the River Kwai Resotel.

DAY 3 : KANCHANABURI - BANGKOK (B, L). American Breakfast at the Resotel, followed by an early morning walk in the jungle follows, with a climb up to the Kaeng Lava Cave to explore the magnificent stone formations in one of the most beautiful caves in Thailand. We return back to the resort for a healthy lunch. Then check out of the resort and transfer back from the main boat pier back to arrive in Bangkok in the late afternoon.

From November to October : 209$ pp. Private departure : 268$ pp mini 2p

 

4 DAYS NORTH ISARN

DAY 1 : BANGKOK – KHORAT (L, D). Early check-out out of Bangkok hotels, drive via the northern rim of Khao Yai National Park to the gateway of Isan; Nakhorn Ratchasima, better known as Khorat. Lunch at a local restaurant en route. In Khorat, we visit the ceramic pottery village of Dan Kwian, the ancient Khmer Temple complex of Wat Phrathat Phanom Rung, located on a 400-metres high extinct volcano. We also make a stop at the beautiful, partially-renovated Prasat Hin Muang Tham, believed to have been constructed in the 11th century. We return back to Khorat for dinner and overnight at the Sima Thani Hotel.

DAY 2 : KHORAT – KHON KAEN (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel, check out and depart for Baan Prasart historical site to visit the Khmer Temple complex of Phimai, which has close links with Angkor Temples in Cambodia. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. After lunch, we make a short stop at the “Sai Ngam” Banyan Tree before carrying on to Khon Kaen. Before we arrive at this gateway to northern Isan, we stop at Chonnabot, one of the centres of traditional silk weaving. In the afternoon, we arrive at Khon Kaen and check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Sofitel Raja Orchid Hotel.

DAY 3 : KHON KAEN - NONGKHAI (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel and head off to north Isan. Our first stop will be at Baan Chiang Archeological Site, where pre-historical artifacts have been found. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we arrive in Nongkhai, where the first official border crossing was established between Thailand and Laos via the Friendship Bridge. Before checking in at the hotel, we will visit the border market in Nongkhai. Dinner and overnight at the Royal Mekong Hotel (DLX room), located on the banks of the Mekong River.

DAY 4 : NONGKHAI – UDON THANI – BANGKOK (B, L). American breakfast at the hotel. Our final day, we check out of the hotel and drive south to Udon Thani, where we visit the Sala Kaew Ku Statue Park and the ‘’Wat Pochai’’, known for its beautiful architecture. Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Udon Thani Airport for flight TG 011 (13:00 – 14:00 hrs) to Bangkok Domestic Airport. Arrival at Bangkok Airport and transfer to various Bangkok hotels.

Price : 209$ pp  - Private departure:  268$ pp mini 2p

 

5 DAYS SOUTH ISARN & KHMER TEMPLES

DAY 1 : BANGKOK - KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK (L, D). Depart from various Bangkok hotels to Maenam River Boat Pier for a cruise from Bangkok to Ayutthaya by the "Pearl of Siam", with Lunch onboard. Visit to Bang Pa In Summer Palace, the former summer residence of the Rama Kings. Drive in the direction of the southern entrance of the Khao Yai National Park with a stop at a fruit market in Nakhon Nayok. Dinner and overnight at Khao Yai Grandview Thani Resort.

DAY 2 : KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK - KHORAT (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. Drive into the Khao Yai National Park to visit the Heaw Suwat Waterfalls and make various stops en route for photo opportunities. Continue in the direction of Khorat for lunch and check-in at the Sima Thani Hotel. In the afternoon, we visit the Phimai Temple complex, Baan Prasart Archeological Site and the "Sai Ngam" Banyan Tree. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight at the Sima Thani Hotel.

DAY 3 : KHORAT - SURIN (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. Depart south to visit the Dan Kwian Pottery village. We then visit the second Khmer temple of Phanom Rung Historical Park with its well-known Prasat Hin Phanom Rung, located on the top of the Phanom Rung Mount. This is said to date back to the 12th century A.D. We also visit Prasat Hin Muang Tham, which is believed to have been constructed in the 11th century. Both temples resemble the Angkor temple ruins and complexes in Cambodia. Lunch at a local restaurant. Next, we visit the Centre of Blending and Integration Rural Development (CBIRD). This project is an initiative to train the local community to earn a living from producing handicrafts and agricultural projects. We then continue to Surin for dinner and stay overnight at the simple Thong Tarin Hotel (the best hotel available in Surin).

DAY 4 : SURIN - KHONGJIAM (B, L, D). American breakfast at the hotel. We then visit the Baan Talkang elephant village at Surin. We then continue to Preah Vihear (''Khao Phra Viharn'") located between Thailand and the Cambodian border. This magnificent temple, built and added to over many monarchs' reigns, occupies the most spectacular site of any Khmer sanctuary. Today the ruins of the temple guard many secrets about its use from the 9th- 12th century. Stone carvings depict not only the gods, but animals, both mythical and real, and the rich foliage of the forest. Lunch en route is at a local restaurant. We then proceed to Ubon Ratchathani and Khongjiam, a district overlooking the mighty Mekong River.

Dinner and overnight at the Tohsang Khongjiam ResortNote: In case the border between Thailand and Cambodia at the Khao Phra Viharn is closed, the programme on day 4 will be revised to visit the "One Million Bottles Temple" , a temple made entirely out of bottles.

DAY 5 : KHONGJIAM - BANGKOK (B, L). American breakfast at the resort. Then we tour around the Khong Chiam area to see the following attractions: Kaeng Tana, the largest rapids of the Mun River (the cataract itself is a big stone platform lying across the Mun River, causing the water which flows through Kaeng Tana to take the form of beautiful waterfalls; Mae Naem Song Si, the bi-colour river where the Mekong and Mun Rivers meet; Chongmeck, the border between Thailand and Laos; Sirindhorn Dam, one of Thailand's major multi-purposes dams; Pha Taem & Pha Mon, the two steep cliffs overlooking the Mekong River with a clear view into Laos (on the cliff's surface, there are prehistoric paintings dating back 3,000-4,000 years); Sao Chaliang, this place is scattered with natural mushrooms, like piles of stone slabs with a large amount of shells stuck in their texture, the area is believed by geologists to be a dried-up sea. Lunch is en route at a local restaurant. No dinner included. Continue to Ubon Ratchathani Airport for flight TG 031 (19.40-20.45 hrs). Arrive at Bangkok Domestic Airport and transfer to Bangkok hotel.

Price : 520$ pp - Private departure: 605$ pp mini 2p

All tours with pick-up and return at the hotel

 

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