12 Days Thailand Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Chiang Rai-Chiang Saen-Chiang Mai Trekking Tour

Tour Code: TH121 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: 9,10..14..20.. Days 
Tour Route: Bangkok-Kanchanaburi-Bangkok-Chiang Rai-Chiang Saen-Chiang Mai-Bangkok(Could Customize)

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Day 01: Upon arrival Bangkok.

Upon arrival, meet & greet our tour guide before transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok

Day 02: City temples tours – Grand Palace & Emerald Buddha Temple. (B, L)

The tour takes you through some of the most interesting parts of Bangkok, including stops at the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), famous as the oldest and largest temple in Bangkok; the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Trimit), the home of a 5.5 ton Buddha image, found when the port of Bangkok was being expanded and dating back more than 200 years. Visit to the Grand Palace, Coronation Hall and the holiest of all Thai Temples “The Emerald Buddha Temple” (Wat Phra Kaew) where the replica of Angkor Wat and the late Ayutthaya-style murals on the surrounding walls illustrate scenes from the Ramayana are included in the temple's compound.

Overnight in Bangkok

Day 03: Damnoensaduak Floating Market – Kanchanaburi. (B, L)

A 120km drive to the most colorful Floating Market in Thailand. Pass through the largest source of salt production in Thailand along the roadside of the highway. At Damnoen Saduak, visit the gardener's house; see how the sugar is being made right from the coconut tree. And take the long tailed speedboat to the main part market. See a fascinating Thai way of life from the ancient time which is still widely practiced in this area. A chance to try various kinds of exotic Thai fruits and choices of Thai handicrafts are available at the spot. Later on, continue to Kanchanaburi for visit the infamous Bridge over the River Kwai as the Memorial of World War II. Then, visit at the War museum and war cemetery nearby. After that, check in at the hotel and free at leisure. (Boat is not included)

Overnight in Kanchanaburi

Day 04: Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – Bangkok. (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to Ayutthaya the former capital of Thailand. Visit one of the most beautiful Summer Palace namely Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. Later on, transfer to Krung Sri River for buffet Lunch. Later, embark to Temple of Ruins, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch (The former Royal Temple ), Wat Yai Chai Mongkol (the temple of reclining Buddha Image and biggest chedi), Wat Mahathat (where the head of Lord Buddha Image is coverd by Poh Tree so far), Wat Ratchabura (where the national treasure were kept). After that, return to the hotel in Bangkok and free at leisure.

Overnight in Bangkok

Day 05: Bangkok – Chiang Rai – Chiang Saen. (by flight) (B, L)

Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for flight depart to Chiang Rai. Upon arrival, meet & greet our local tour guide before transfer to Chiang Saen. After check in, proceed to the infamous Golden Triangle renowned for centuries as the centre of the opium trade. From a hill top viewpoint, marvel at the splendor of the mighty Mekong joining with the Ruak and forming the actual “Triangle” with Laos Burma and Thailand. Visit at the Opium museum nearby before return back to the hotel.

Overnight in Chiang Saen

Day 06: Mae Sai - Doi Tung – Chiang Mai (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel and then tour to Mae Sai Border Market, one of the biggest border markets, where you can access to Tha Khi Lek Province - Myanmar. At the market, you will find a lot of goods, local products and many items which are imported from China & Myanmar such electronic devices, fruits, clothes, stones, jewelry, Jade etc. Lunch at a local restaurant before continue to Doi Tung or Switzerland of Asia to visit Doi Tung, look no further outstanding than the Mae Fah Luang Garden which is situated at an elevation of 950 meters above sea-level. The Mae Fah Luang Garden consists of flowerbeds planted with a dazzling variety of flowers and shrubs from all corners of the world; among these, over 70 species of cool climate and temperate ornamental and flowering plants that thrive at high altitude are planted in the midst of native plants, leafy shrubs and perennials. A myriad of flowering plants come into bloom all year round and form a splendid hill-side tapestry that changes with the seasons. After that, transfer to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel and free at leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 07: Doi Suthep Temple – Meo Doi Pui – Local Handicraft Village (B, L)

The journey begins with a visit to a Meo Hill tribe village. Since they originally migrated from South China, the physical features of the tribe are similar to Chinese. They prefer large families and average about 8 in a family. They practice shifting agriculture. Mostly planting upland rice, corn and soybeans. Generally you will find that the womenfolk's works harder than the men. A trait similar with most hill tribes. Their houses are not built on stilt rather directly on the ground. Due to its proximity to Doi Suthep this particular village is slightly more commercial and less traditional. Doi Pui was once famous for opium cultivation. It is 1500 meters above the sea level. Trip continues on to Wat Doi Suthep Temple. Driving up, offers a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city. Later on, embark to the San Kamphaeng district, heart of the silk and cotton home industries, to witness the fascinating process of making and weaving these popular fabrics. Continue on the Bor Sang, the umbrella village, where the delicate Thai paper umbrellas are produced and hand-painted. From here, onwards to Thai Celadon, about 6kms north of Chiang Mai, where exquisite ceramics are produced. These are modeled on the Sawankhalok pottery that used to be made hundreds of years ago at Sukhothai and exported all over the region. With its deep, cracked glazed finish the style is very distinctive and some pieces are exceptionally beautiful. Last but not least, are stops to observe the intricacies of both lacquer ware and silverware craftsmen.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 08: Chiang Mai – Trekking Hill Tribe Villages (by local pick up truck) (B, L, D)

Leave from Chiang Mai by pick up truck to the hill tribe village, en-route at waterfall before drive to Hot Spring, then have an enjoy trekking 1.5 hr to Karen Village. Dinner and overnight at the village.

Overnight in the Village

Day 09: Trekking Lisu Village – Karen Village – Lahu Village (B, L, D)

After breakfast, walk around the village and observe how to live their life, usual activities and the unique traditional as closely before walking to the elephant camp (45 min). Enjoy elephant riding for 1.5 hrs through the scenery jungle before stop to visit at Lahu Village. Dinner and overnight at the village.

Overnight in the Village

Day 10: Lahu Village – Chiang Mai (Bamboo Rafting + truck) (B, L)

After breakfast, enjoy an exciting bamboo rafting for 2 hrs to Shan Village. Lunch is promptly provided. After lunch, we return to Chiang Mai.

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 11: Chiang Mai free day (B)

Overnight in Chiang Mai

Day 12: Chiang Mai – Bangkok (by flight). (B)

Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok.

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