Northern Thailand

$2,475.00
/ Person

Out of stock

Duration

11 nights, 12 days

Dates

Trip dates to be determined once the global pandemic has ended.

Highlights 
  • Immerse yourself in the two varied cultures of Thailand’s Central & Northern Regions 
  • Visit all major temples, see beautiful architecture and Klong tour in Bangkok
  • Experience flower arrangement workshop at White House riverside
  • Travel by land and water to get an alternative view of Bangkok
  • Classical dance with Thai dinner
  • Hop on and off charming local tuk-tuk transportation in Bangkok
  • Visit the mystical Buddha head temple, Wat Mahathaat
  • Explore the ruins of royal temples, Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch 
  • Visit the summer palace at Bang Pa-In
  • Amazing White Temple to see Thai designs and small mirrors on the outer wall
  • Relaxing Kwan Phayao where is a large lake in a beautiful setting in the more Northern region of Thailand 
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River at Thailand’s Golden Triangle 
  • Special volunteer project. “Care & Share” with local people.

A portion of your trip cost will go to the organization you choose to volunteer with.

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival

After arriving at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, you will be met by our guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Bangkok with a private air-conditioned vehicle to check in at the hotel. In the evening you will do an orientation to start your trip along with a basic Thai language class to learn common words in Central Thailand in order to communicate with locals and then enjoy dinner and a welcome party at the hotel that includes drinks and some snacks.

Meals included: Dinner & welcome party

Accommodation: Bangkok Palace

 

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour

After breakfast enjoy a tour of Bangkok. Step into the Old Kingdom of Siam at the Grand Palace of Thailand. Spend the morning seeing several historic sites, statues and temples. In the afternoon, set off along the waterway of Chao Praya River and discover one of the main landmarks of Bangkok: Wat Arun, the temple of dawn. Afterwards, discover the Thonburi canal, where you will float leisurely along the river and canals to enjoy the scenic views of the capital city’s riverside areas. Many of the residents still live out their old way of life along the rivers of Bangkok. Later, visit the Royal Barge Museum to witness the beautiful barges used by the King on state occasions. 

In the evening, at leisure, enjoy Thai dinner and dance at Silom Village. The delicious genuine Thai style dinner in a delightful Thai atmosphere surrounded by beautiful decorations. The meal is accompanied by Thai classical music and dances. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Bangkok Palace or similar

 

Day 3: Bangkok: Flower market tour & workshop, islands by longtail boat. 

Meet your guide early in the morning in the hotel lobby to visit Pak Klong Talad market and chose flowers for the workshop. Then, transfer to White House Riverside to attend the flower arrangement workshop. Relaxing in the atmosphere of the White House where the garden meets the riverside while enjoying Thai snacks, tea and coffee. Later, hop on a longtail boat from White House pier and relax on board as you enjoy the fascinating scenery along the canal and riverbanks for lunch. 

In the afternoon, leave the bustling capital of Thailand and discover a small historical island that is located near Bangkok. We can only explore this beautiful island by longtail boat and on foot. A community settled on the island several hundred years ago and specializes in pottery. You will visit pottery workshops, as well as the local school. After, ride back to White House pier and relax with some snacks and coffee before transfer back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. 

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Bangkok Palace or similar

 

Day 4: Bangkok – Ayutthaya

Breakfast at hotel, then travel north of Bangkok for visit the UNESCO Heritage Site of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam. Explore the fusion of Eastern and Western architecture at the Ban Pa-In Summer Palace, then visit Ayutthaya Historical Park, that was formerly the capital of the Thai Kingdon for over 417 years and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. From there, you will visit Wat Pranan Choeng, Wat Mahathat or Temple of the Great Holy Relics of Ayutthaya, and finally the royal temple – Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch. 

After lunch we will travel north to Sukhothai with an en-route stop at the small monkey town of Lopburi where you will visit the highlight of the town at Phra Prang Sam Yod. Continue driving to Phitsanulok Province, and upon arrival visit Way Phra Rattana Maha That, featuring Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha image – Phra Puttachinnarat. Then, depart Phitsanuloke for Sukhothai. Enjoy dinner with a show at the hotel. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Legendha Sukhothai

Day 5: Sukhothai – Phrae – Chiang Rai

In the morning, visit Sukhothai Historical Park, which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat. Discover the area by bike – a nice and easy way to stroll around the ruins. Continue up to Phrae to visit Wat Phra That Cho Hoe, the Royal Temple, which is a sacred ancient temple in Phrae and a temple of people who have the year of birth during the year of the Tiger. Then you will visit the “Mor-Hom” handmade production center. Phrae is famous for the Mor-Hom cloth, there is a long tradition local knowledge in the community with the charm of natural dyeing using raw materials for the horm tree.

End the afternoon by contining north to Phayao situated on the scenic Kwan Phayao where you will have time at leisure to walk along the lakeshore and explore the many cafes and shops. Finally, drive to Chiang Rai and  enjoy dinner at the hotel. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Phowadol Resort & Spa

 

Day 6: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai

After breakfast visit the majestic Wat Rong Khun, or White Temple. The ornate structure is lime sculpted with Thai designs and small mirrors on the outer wall, making the building sparkle under the sunlight. After, drive to Golden Triangle Chiang Rai, the area where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet at Sob Ruak, forming the “triangle” between the 3 countries. From there, start an interesting boat trip around the mighty Mae Khong River to the old capital city of Chiang Saen (A.D. 1260) to visit its ancient ruins and magnificent temples. 

Enjoy lunch a local restaurant and then the afternoon will be spent driving to Chiang Mai. Once you arrive you will have the evening at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Leiview Hotel

 

Day 7: Chiang Mai walking tour & cooking class 

Starting the day at mid-morning, we will attend a class to learn about Thai Culture in Chiang Mai. After lunch, there will be a walking tour of the old city where you will visit all the main temples. We will also visit the markets where you will purchase your own fresh ingredients, and then we will attend a cooking class. After cooking, enjoy your delicious meal! You will walk away knowing how to make an authentic Thai dinner, and you’ll take home a cookbook to try out more recipes in the future. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Leiview Hotel

 

Day 8: Cycling to Mae Ngad Dam, Sticky Waterfall, Pai.

Pick up at hotel and then transfer to the North of Chiang Mai. Start cycling around rural roads through this scenic valley where we will encounter mostly flat terrain, and a few off-road sections along irrigation canals and rice paddies – authentic Northern Thailand countryside. Finish in Mae Ngat Dam in Sri Lanna National park and enjoy lunch at Thai local restaurant. In the afternoon, spend some time relaxing at the Sticky Waterfall, and then we will drive to Pai. Evening at leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Pai Riverside

 

Day 9: Yunlai View Point – Pai Hotsprings – Maetaman

Wake up early morning to see sunrise at Yunlai view point. Head back to the hotel for breakfast. Visit Pai memorial bridge and Pai hotsprings before leaving. Later, visit the Mae Malai local market for tasting of local foods. When you arrive at Maetamanan, enjoy dinner with the group.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Kang Kued Homestay

 

Day 10: Maetaman: Full Day at Elephant Habitat

Drive up the mountain into the deep jungle to get to Huay Dung National Park. Travel through country roads, tropical forest, and rice paddy field areas. Arrive at the Karen Hill Tribe Village in the National Park. Meet the Elephants, learn about the history, anatomy and feed and interact with the Elephants in their natural habitat. Learn about traditional elephant herbs, and create organic herbal dietary supplements for the elephants. Then, enjoy bathing them in the river. 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Kang Kued Homestay

 

Day 11: Chiang Mai – Fang – Doi Pu Muen

Start your morning at the Phunanee Luhu Home Hotel in the downtown of Fang. Learn about the Doi Pu Muen and Lahu Tribe. The condition of the village as well as the history of immigration and birth place of origin. Their main objectives is for a better future.  After lunch, transfer to Doi Pu Muen. Continue to the high mountain along bumpy roads to Lahu village at Doi Pu Muen, 1306m above sea level. 

Later in the afternoon, start learning how to make tea. Pick leaves from the plantation, heat them and massage them to remove the oils out of the leaves. Tea and coffee are the main sources of income of Doi Pu Muen. After tea, begin sightseeing around. See more of the villages atmosphere, learn by chatting and interchanging some cultural ideas with the hill tribe people. Learn their daily life, learn about their style of architecture, house patterns and materials.

Enjoy having dinner with the host family, and learn some Lahu words in order to be able to communicate with the Lahu people who know nothing about English.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Lahu Hill Tribe Homestay

 

Day 12: Doi Pu Muen – Volunteer – Camp Fire

Embark on the community project where you will choose which area you’d like to participate in. Develop livelihood about public health in the village, construct sanitation in the village households or teach English class at the school. (Subject to change and more information will be provided once global pandemic has ended)

In the evening, return to the home stay for dinner and a group gathering around the camp fire. Join in on cooking, then having a bamboo meal with the villagers. Later at night, participate in the cultural dance with the locals as they welcome us and show their appreciation for contributing to the village.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Lahu Hill Tribe Homestay

 

Day 13: Doi Pu Muen – Chiangdao Cave – Chiang Mai

In the morning you will meet with the villagers one last time to say goodbye and inform them of the work you did the previous day. Drive down from Doi Pumuen and head to Chiangdao Cave and spend the afternoon exporing. 

Later, drive back to Chiang Mai for dinner and a cultural show. Explore a Northern Thai-style ‘Khan Toke’ or ‘Toke’ – a round rattan try, serving various kings of authentic northern Thai dishes and national Thai food. During your meal, discover the traditions behind this Northern Thai tradition that dates back to the 1950s. Enjoy a meal celebrating the distinctive cuisines of Northern Thailand. Admire a series of performances like the Forn Thien candle dance. To end the evening, there is a special hilltribe show, performed by various members of Yao, Lahu, Meo, Lisu and Karen Hilltribe.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accommodation: Leiview Hotel

 

Day 13: Chiang Mai Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and free at leisure until your departure flight. Want to extend your stay? Contact us for arrangements. 

 

*Itinerary & pricing subject to change

Meals included:
Included:
– 13 nights accommodation, based on double occupancy
– Meals mentioned in the itinerary
– Private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
– Bottled drinking water throughout the entire trip.
– Tours and activities included in the itinerary.
– Professional and licensed English-speaking guide.
– All entrance fees
Not Included:
– Visa fees if applicable.
– International flights
– Any meals outlined above
– Personal expenses such as laundry, room service, etc.
– Travel Insurance
– Item
– Gratuities for drivers and guides.
– Any additional excursions/optional tours/activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.
– Single supplement (if applicable) ($300)
$2,475.00
/ Person

Out of stock

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