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14D / 13N - Culture, Adventure and Southern beaches

 

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Local Agent : Nittaya

Duration : 14 days / 13 nights

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Let us guide you to discover the main treasures of Thailand and get close to the Buddhism culture. From frenzy Bangkok to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya before heading to charming Chiang Mai, you will discover the country's main highlights before leisurely ending your holidays with a heavenly beach break.

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DAYS Summary
Day 01 BANGKOK
Day 02 BANGKOK
Day 03 BANGKOK - KANCHANABURI
Day 04 KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA
Day 05 AYUTTHAYA - NIGHT TRAIN TO CHIANG MAI
Day 06 CHIANG MAI
Day 07 CHIANG MAI
Day 08 CHIANG MAI - HIKING
Day 09 CHIANG MAI - HIKING
Day 10 CHIANG MAI - KRABI
Day 11 KRABI
Day 12 KRABI
Day 13 KRABI
Day 14 KRABI - BANGKOK - DEPARTURE

BEGINNING OF  AsiaMyWay SERVICES

DAY 01 : Bangkok

Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi international airport.

You will be greeted by a local driver. He will wait for you with a sign with  your name on in the Arrival Hall.

Transfer to your hotel for a refreshment. (Rooms available at 2pm)

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During your stay in Bangkok we suggest you to get around town by the Skytrain locally called BTS Sky Train just as the locals do. The Sky Train is a good way to get around the city center while avoiding downtown traffic during peak periods. Air-conditioned and clean, it makes it easy to get to all the interesting places during the day. It is also complementary to ferries on Chao Praya.

Visit suggestions at your expense : BTS National Stadium

The Jim Thompson House is a complex of several ancient Thai houses of which Jim Thompson has taken care to preserve the traditions of Thai craftsmen builders. It now serves as a museum and contains precious objects of art and furniture that he collected during his various journeys in Asia or received as offerings. He owes its fame to his deep commitment to reviving the work of woven silk, then fallen into disuse in the 20th century. (Entry Fee 150 THB)

Lunch and dinner – free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 02 : BANGKOK – With guide

Breakfast at the hotel

Around 8am, your English speaking guide will come and meet you at the hotel.

Set off via private vehicle.

Your morning will be devoted to the visit of the complex of the Royal Palace. Certainly the most beautiful building in the city, the Grand Palais, which hosts Wat Phra Kaew within it, represents the symbol of the Thai monarchy. The interior of the Royal Palace is made up of a series of impressive buildings that are all different: temples, chapels, palaces, doors and walls of Thai architecture with their pointed roofs, sculptures adorned with gilding, murals, Mosaic of glass or porcelain ...

One of the temples, of inestimable value, is the Wat Phra Kaew,also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. This emerald Buddha, very small in size as only of 60 centimeters, is highly revered and considered the most important Buddhist site in Thailand

Lunch – Free at leisure – at your own expense

Discovery of Wat Pho, one of the biggest and oldest Buddhist temples in Bangkok. It houses the reclining Buddha, a highly revered statue of 45 meters long.

You will reach by foot the boat pier. You will board a long-tailed privatized boat for a tour of the city canals, also known as "Klongs".

This pleasant river ride will take you to the flower market. The "Klongs" have for long given the city the prestigious comparison of "Venice of Southeast Asia". Linked to a network of flowing rivers such as the Chao Phraya, they made up a commercial crossroad and gave way to the floating markets. Today, local people still rely on their traditions and a visit to this timeless district of Bangkok will allow you to delve into the heart of where it all began .

You will descend on the right bank of the river to the "temple of Dawn", known as the local Wat Arun, in the shape of a Khmer-style prang.

You will descend along the water to visit the flower market, called locally Pak Klong Talat, the largest fresh flower market in Bangkok and Thailand. A real immersion with fresh, floral and colorful fragrances.

Stop off at the landing stage at the end of the visit.

Transfer back to your hotel via your private vehicle.

Dinner – Free – at your own expense.

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 03 : Bangkok - Kanchanaburi With Guide

Breakfast at the hotel

At 7.30am, you will set off for Kanchanaburi (2.15 hours drive).

Your guide will meet you at the hotel.

Short visit to the Kwae River Bridge, the emblematic witness of the Second World War.

Then you will make a train trip on the railway of death. The arrival of the train at the station "Bridge of the river Kwae" will be scheduled at 10:55. The journey will last approximately 1 hour.

You will get off at Krasae station (11h41), where your driver will be waiting.

Lunch – Free at leisure – at your own expense

Transfer to Prasat Muang Singh (the Lion City), a Khmer temple dating from the end of the 12th century, built during the reign of Jayavarman VII.

Muang Singh was an important trading center. It was also a garrison town to guard and protect the western border of the Khmer Empire (about 30 minutes drive).

Transfer to the Resotel dock to take the boat shuttle to your hotel. (15 minutes)

A peaceful and relaxing place..

Free time at your convenience

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 04 : Kanchanaburi – Ayutthaya – With Guide

Breakfast at the hotel.

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Erawan National Park is one of the best known and most popular in Thailand and Kanchanaburi. The waterfall consists of seven floors. It is very pleasant to bathe in its turquoise waters full of fish. To climb to its last floor and and back, it takes about 2 hours walking.

Lunch – Free at leisure – at your own expense

In the afternoon, transfer to your hotel in Ayutthaya (about 3hrs drive).

Settle down and free time at your convenience

Dinner – Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 05 : AYUTTHAYA - Night Train to Chiang Mai - With Guide

Breakfast at the hotel

Around 8am, meet up with your English speaking guide.

You will discover Bang Pa In, visit the Royal Palace, formerly famous for being a summer residence for the Thai kings.

You will also visit the Niwet thamaprawat temple. King Rama V gave the order to build this temple in 1878 and is the one and only neo-Gothic style temple in Thailand.

Back to Ayutthaya.

Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Siamese capital of the 14th century, was completely destroyed in the 18th century by the Burmese armies. Established on an artificial island, many vestiges are to be discovered on the site.

As :

-  Wat Phra Si Sanphet et Wat Mongkhon Bophit  that contains one of the largest bronze Buddhas in the country

-  Wat Chai Watthanaram, one of the most photographed sites of Ayutthaya thanks to its imposing central "prang" of the Khmer style of 35m high.

-  Wat Mahathat : a sandstone head of the Buddha, mysteriously entangled in the roots of a tree.

- Wat Yaï Chaïmongkol: built in 1357 by King U Thong, the founder of the city.

Lunch – Free at leisure – at your own expense

At the end of the day, you will be transferred to Ayutthaya Station to catch your overnight train to Chiang Mai.

The departure of the train will be at 19.45. Arrival in Chiang Mai scheduled at 07:15.

*** Your English speaking guide will leave you at the station ***

Dinner – Free at leisure – at your own expense

Night on the train in sleeper cabin, 2nd class

DAY 06 : CHIANG MAI -  Without Guide

Breakfast at your own expense

Located in the foothills of the North and nestled against the Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai City has hundreds of sacred temples, with multi-level chédi and roofs rising to the sky and bending downwards towards the ground.

The lanna characteristics of the city are evident in these revered sanctuaries, as well as in the old town surrounded by moats. The surrounding mountains, with legendary mystical attributes, watch over the city.

Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Station, you will be greeted by a local driver. He will wait for you with a boardsign with your name on it.

Transfer to your hotel for a refreshment.

(Rooms available at 2pm)

Free day at leisure for a personal visit of the City

Visit suggestions at your expense:

  • Wat Chedi Luang, which consists of an impressive chedi originnaly built in 1411(Entry fee 40 THB)

  • Wat Pan Tao, a very charming little templs. Inside is a large Teak Buddha.

  • Wat Pra Singh, which owes its notoriety to Pra Singh (Lion Buddha); the most revered Buddha statue of the city (Entrée 30 THB)

  • Wat Chiang Man, the most ancient templs of Chiang Mai

  • Local Market of Kad Warorot located in front of the Mae Ping. The largest local market of Chiang Mai.

Lunch and Dinner – Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 07 : CHIANG MAI - With Guide

Breakfast at the hotel

At 8am,  your English speaking guide will meet you at the hotel.

Transfer to Araksa tea plantations (1 h drive). Introduction to the history of tea and on the tea plantations of Araksa.
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Then you will go for a walk in the tea plantations.

You will learn how to pick tea leaves and then observe how the leaves are manipulated in a traditional way.

Enjoy a cup of traditional thai tea.

Lunch– Free at leisure – at your own expense

Before returning to your hotel, visit the Doi Suthep temple.

The hill that bears its name is dominated by a splendid temple, the Wat Phrathat, at 1,000 meters above sea level. It is reached by 350 steps framed by serpents and giant porcelain dragons.

Transfer to your hotel

Free time at leisure

Dinner– Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel

DAY 08 : CHIANG MAI - Hiking

Breakfast at the hotel

This morning your tour guide will meet you at your hotel. You will be transferred by truck to the North of Chiang Mai.

En route, you will stop at the Mae Malai local market.

Then, you will make an excursion to the natural waterfall of Mok Fha to rest and swim.

You will continue to the hot springs.

Local lunch (on the way at Baan Pang Lun)

You will then walk for roughly 3hrs to reach a charming Karen village.

Local Dinner

Homestay overnight

DAY 09 : CHIANG MAI - Hiking

This morning you will have breakfast in the village and then hike through beautiful lush forests.

You will reach an elephant camp for an hour of elephant ride to the Lahu village of Bann Pong Ngan.

Local lunch (at Lahu village)

Then you will take a raft for two and a half hours to the Shan village of Bann Sob Gai.

On the way, stop off in a traditional local village.

Then, return to Chiang Mai at the end of the day.

Dinner– Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 10 : CHIANG MAI - KRABI- Without Guide

Breakfast at the hotel

This morning, a local driver will meet you at your hotel.

Transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your domestic flight to Krabi

Arrival at Krabi Airport, you will meet the driver of your hotel. He will wait for you with a sign in your name in the Arrival Hall.

Transfer to your hotel for a refreshment.

(Rooms available at 2pm)

Free day at leisure.

Lunch and Dinner– Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel.

FROM DAY 11 TO DAY 13 : KRABI - Without Guide

Breakfast at the hotel

Free days at leisure

Visit suggestions at your expense

On Railay Beach you can rent a canoe on the beach to cruise around the beautiful limestone cliffs or to reach the charming nearby beach of Phra Nang. You will be able to eat on traditional motor boats and with a little chance to share a moment of conviviality with some wild monkey.

Excursions to nearby islands (eg: Phi Phi, Koh Hong, Thalay Waek) as well as some complementary activities such as diving, kayaking to explore the mangroves of Ao Thalane or Bor Thor or visit the bay Of Phang Nga will be offered by your hotel or local agents.

Lunch and Dinner– Free at leisure – at your own expense

Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 14 : KRABI - INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE AT BANGKOK AIRPORT

Breakfast at the hotel

During the day, you will be transferred to Krabi airport by the hotel staff.

Flight to Bangkok.

Retrieve your luggage.

International Flight

END OF  AsiaMyWay SERVICES

PRICE LIST in $USD

PRICE PER PERSON
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 HIGH SEASON
From 01/11/2017 until 09/12/2017
And from 16/12/2017 until 30/04/2018
  3* HOTEL

2 pers.

1458$

3 pers.

1238$

4 pers.

1081$

5 pers.

1015$

6 pers.

 971$
   

Single Supp.

 +462$
Price per person
Double Occupancy
LOW SEASON
From 01/05/2018 until 31/10/2018
   3* HOTEL
2 pers.  1400$
3 pers.  1180$
4 pers.   1023$
5 pers.  957$
6 pers.   913$
   
Single Supp. +404$

TRAVEL CONDITIONS

Price includes :

  • Transfers,
  • The services of non speaking drivers as per mentionned in the program,
  • Visits and entrance fees as per mentioned in the program,
  • Accomodation including breakfast as per mentioned in the program,
  • Meals as per mentioned in the program,
  • English-speaking tour guide(s) as mentioned in the program,

 

Price excludes :

  • International and domestic flights,
  • Beverages,
  • Meals not mentionned in the program,
  • The visits and excursions suggested as an option + entry fees,
  • Extras and personal expenses,
  • Tips for guides and drivers ($3 for the guide ans $2for the driver, per day per person),
  • Insurances,
  • Airport departure taxes  ( usually included in the price of your international flight ticket),

our local agent

Nittaya Saelim

"Originally from southern Thailand, I settled down a few years ago in the North of the country, in Chiang Mai. Passionate about travelling, I am just as fond of the unmissables than venturing off the beaten track. I also enjoy hiking and encountering the locals and their traditions whilst drawing inspiration from the landscapes crossed by. I would be delighted to make you discover my country and all its treasures»

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