Thailand Tours

BEST OF THAILAND 8 days/7 nights

Day 1: Arrive in Bangkok
Arrive this morning in Bangkok, the vibrant capital city of Thailand. You will be welcomed and escorted to your hotel. Built on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, this “City of Angels” has a fascinating appeal that is difficult to resist. The rest of the day is a leisure to relax and recover from your long flight.

Day 2: Klonga and Chinatown Tour/Grand Palace & Wat Po
Travel by motor launch to the picturesque Chao Phaya River and canals or klonga, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways. You will pay the famous Royal Barges, excellent sample of Thai craftsmanship and stop at Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn then visit the Grand Palace, the former residence of the Thai kings. Visit the Reception Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Funeral Hall and the beautiful Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Phra Keo. Visit Wat Po, on of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Ride on a Tuk—tuk, a three-wheeled tax, to Chinatown for a short walk (B, L)

Day 3: Bangkok
Today is free to relax and pursue independent activities (B)

Day 4: Bangkok – Chiang Rai
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Chang Rai where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel (B)

Day 5: Golden Triangle Excursion
Visit the Golden Triangle followed by a boat ride on the Mekong River to see activities along the board of Laos. Stop at Donsao Island to visit a local market selling local handicrafts. (B, L)

Day 6: Chiang Rai – Chiang Mai
Morning driver to Chiang Mai with a stop at the hot springs en route. Arrival n Chiang Mai and visit Wat Suan Dok where the ashes of Chiang Mai’s Royal Families are interred. Proceed to Wat Jet Yod with its seven spires and incredible architecture commemorating the year 2000 of the Buddha era. Then drive up to Doi Suthep to visit Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep. (B)

Day 7: Morning Market – Elephant Camp – Handicraft Village
Early this morning leave your hotel for Tapae Gate to witness the traditional Thai culture of offering food to Buddhist monks. Take a rickshaw ride to Chiang Mai Gate to visit the morning market. Continue to Wat Srisode at the foot of Doi Suthep where you can see the Buddhist monks have their morning prayers. Following breakfast, visit a jungle area and see how elephants work in the lumber industry. In the afternoon, visit a handicraft village to see the manufacturing of lacquer ware, the weaving of Thai silk, paper umbrella making, woodcarving, silverware-making and more delightful arts. (B, D)

Day 8: Chiang Mai – US
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the US (B)

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