Amazing Taste of The North
10 Days 9 Nights
TOUR CODE : PAC109


Northern Thailand, home of the ancient Lanna Kingdom offers a great diversity of activities.  The old Lanna capitals of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai are filled with ancient monuments and museums and market selling the distinctive local textiles and handicrafts.  Away from the main settlements, the scenery of Northern Thailand is stupendous: mountains, forests, rice fields set in verdant valleys, several spectacular national parks, in addition are home to many ethnic peoples.

Most travelers’ head for Chiang Mai, the northern capital and Chiang Rai as a base of visiting.  However, the small town has many sites of archaeological and cultural interest such as the Ancient City of Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand some 700 years ago, Phra Phutthachinarat at Phra Si Mahathat Temple, Phitsanulok said to be the most beautiful Buddha images in Thailand and also recently are attracted all the visitors for the performance of flying vegetables and insects market, Lampang, the sole Thai town which still using colorful horse drawn carriages and it claims to have the World’s only training school for baby elephants,  Mae Hong Son, city of three mists giving this serene upland area its unique and magical appearance. 

 
 Tour Schedule

Day  1: Bangkok – Ayutthaya
Your tour guide in purple and navy blue uniform will meet and greet at the hotel lobby.  Depart hotel to visit Ayutthay World Heritage the former capital of Thailand, located 85 km. North of Bangkok.

First visit at Bang Pa In - The Royal Summer Palace was used as a country residence by every Ayutthayan monarch and was left unoccupied for 80 years when the new capital was established in Bangkok.  In 1868-1910, the palace was constructed by order of King Chulalongkorn as it’s now seen today.

Then, visit Niwet Thammaprawat Temple, the temple was built in Gothic style, resembling a Christian church. Visit Phananchoeng Temple, this monastery has no record as to its date of construction or the person causing its construction.  It existed before Ayutthaya was founded as the capital.  Then visit Yai Chai Mongkhon Temple, it was built by King U Thong in 1357 for meditation.  In 1592 when King Naresuan defeated Burmese by killing the Burmese Crown Prince in single-handed combat on elephants, he constructed the temple’s large pagoda to match the high pagoda at Chedi Phu Khao Thong which had purportedly been build by the Burmese.  Visit  Phra Sri Sanphet Temple, the most important temple within The Royal Palace compounds and corresponds to The Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok’s Grand Palace. Visit Phra Maha That Temple, was built by King Ramesusn in 1384.  The major construction was the high pagoda, or prangs which Burmese invaders destroyed.  When the government undertook to restore all Ayutthaya ruins in 1956, the Fine Arts Department excavated the pagoda and found a buried treasure chest containing many valuables. Visit Chaiwatthanaram Temple, this monastery is located on the bank of The Chao Phraya river to the west of the city Island.  It was built by the Royal command of King Prasat Thong.  The existing main Prang and Pagodas around the corners are still in good shape.  And transfer to hotel.

At 20.00 hours depart hotel for Ayutthaya Mini Light up

Nice and Sound Sleep in Ayutthaya

Day  2: Ayutthaya - Sarabui - Lopburi - Phitsanulok
After breakfast,  Depart hotel for smooth drive to Saraburi, 67 mile from Bangkok, visit Wat Phra Phutthabat, one of the most beautiful religious sites in Thailand and continued drive to Lop Buri, 28 mile from Saraburi to visit San Phra Kan, the former Brahman shrine and Phra Prang Sam Yot, the former Hindu shrine, the next visit at Narai Ratchaniwet Palace,  built by King Narai of Ayutthaya took 12 years to be completed (1665-1677). Most of the structures of the Palace are of King Narai’s period.  And continued drive to Phitsanulok Province.

At 20.00 hours, depart hotel to visit Night Market, see how to cook flying vegetables and insects market.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Phitsanulok

Day 3: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Phrae
After Breakfast, depart hotel to visit Wat Phra Si Mahathat, the temple houses the most beautiful and graceful Buddha statue in Thailand, the large bronze sitting statue of Phra Phutthachinarat.  Then visit  local  Thai Farmer House, life style, see how they live!

Then, continued drive to Sukhothai Province to visit The Sukhothai Historical Park, the ruins of the Royal palaces.  Visit Wat Si Chum, contains a monumental stucco over brick Buddha image called Phra Achana.  Then visit Sri Satchanalai Historical Park, the ancient town.

A Local School visit will be made along the way.  Continued drive to Phrae, visit Wat Chom Sawan, this monastery in Thai Yai style of the Burmese art has its whole structure constructed of wood.  Art objects of the monastery include Luang Pho San, a bamboo-woven figure primed with black lacquer and covered its surface with gold leaves. In late afternoon, we may have a chance to take a Rickshaw and sightseeing around city and Ban Prathap Chai, the largest Teak House is built on 130 huge and elaborately carved teak posts.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Phrae

Day 4: Phrae - Phayoa - Chiang Mai
After Breakfast, depart hotel to visit Ban Thung Hong Village, renowned by its famous good quality Mohom cotton fabric then continued drive to visit The Rice Mill, the origin handmade processes.

Then, visit Kwan Phayao, the natural lagoon having clear and clean water is beautiful and breeding source for fresh water fishes.  Visit Sri Khom Kham, housing a principal image having a lap width 14 meters, 17 meters in height.

Then continue drive to Chiang Mai, on the way visit Hot Spring at Vian Papao.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Mai

Day 5: Chiang Mai
After Breakfast, visit Phra That Doi Suthep Temple, This temple is Chiang Mai’s most important and visible landmark, and overlooks the city from its forested mountain backdrop.  It is 3,520 feet above sea level, and dates from 1383.  The temple is approached on foot by climbing a steep staircase comprising 290 steps. The less energetic may ascend by funicular railcars.  The temple’s golden pagoda contains holy Buddha’s relic, and attracts Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world throughout the year. 

Visit Phu Phing Palace, the winter Palace and open to the public when the Thai Royal Family is not in residence.  The next visit Meo  Hilltribe at Doi Pui.

Then visit the Handicraft Villages where you can see how the local people making Silk, Wood craving, Silverware, Umbrella making etc.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai
After Breakfast.  Depart hotel to visit Elephant Camp to see how the well-trained elephants work in the forest.  Enjoy Elephant Riding into the dense jungle for 1 hour round trip.   After the elephant ride, take a Bamboo Rafting along Mae Ping River for one hour.  The next visit at the Orchid Farms.

At night, Khan Tok Dinner and enjoy your wonderful time at The Famous Chiang Mai Night Bazaar.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Mai

Day 7: Chiang Mai
After breakfast, depart hotel for soft adventure to visit Doi Inthanon National Park, one of Thailand’s most famous National Park.  It offers marvelous natural scenery, the next visit Kew Mae Pan, nature trail for 2 hours walk.

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Mai

Day 8: Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai
After Breakfast, depart hotel for smooth drive to Chiang Rai, on the way visit the several of local handicraft products made of condoms at well-known local restaurant named
Cabbages and Condoms.
Visit local school, and then visit the famous Bakery Farm, and amazing Rong Khun Temple, the unique temple by the creative power of the famous Thai Paintings, Mr. Chalermchai  Kositpipat.

Then continued drive to check in hotel, where the Mae Khong meets the Ruak River this where the borders of three countries, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Enjoy visiting Don Sound (Laos Border Line) by Junior James Bond Boat. 

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Rai

Day 9: Chiang Rai
After breakfast, greetings by our tour guide at the hotel lobby to visit Doi Mae Salong, the village founded is called Santi Khiri.  It has become well-known among tourists both Thais and foreigners for its enchanting beautiful scenery, calm and placid nature.  Here we visit some of Hill Tribes - Akka and Lisu. Then, visit Phra Tamnak Doi Tung, a beautiful royal residence is built for the Princess Mother, the main attraction is Suan Mae Fa Luang, a very beautiful garden decorated with different kinds of plants and flowers.

Visit Chiang Saen, was an ancient town located on the bank of Mae Khong River and The Golden Triangle, where the Mae Khong meets the Ruak River this where the borders of three countries, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Visit the Mae Sai Borders on Myanmar s Tha Khi Lek Market, by the Mae Sai River with a bridge spanning both sides.

Then to visit Private Museum Oub Kham, Ancient Lanna Kingdom’s Heritage, then visit Rai Mae Fah Luang, The Art and Cultural Park. Both sites are the must see in Chiang Rai and couldn’t miss!

Nice and Sound Sleep in Chiang Rai

Day 10: Chiang Rai - Bangkok
After Breakfast, depart hotel for smooth drive back to Bangkok and embroider the impression you could bring back home. 

On the way, visit Fish Cave, or others interesting sites on the way back to Bangkok. Arrive Bangkok and transfer to Hotel.

Thank you very much and see your smiles again soon

Tour Includes:
- Welcome Garland
- Private Car
- Transportation
- Travel Insurance Certificate
- Reliable First Class Services.
- Exclusive Professional Tour Guide
- Admission Fee
- Accommodation with Breakfast

Tour Excludes:
- Alcoholic Drinks and Meals (Lunch and Dinner)
- Extra Transportation

Accommodation:
Ayutthaya: Krungsri River Hotel
A King Size Bed in Siam Classic Suite Room including Breakfast

Phitsanulok: Topland Hotel
A King Size Bed in Executive Suite Room including Breakfast
 

Phrae: Mae Yom Palace
A King Size Bed in Junior Suite Room including Breakfast

Chiang Mai: Veranda Resort and Spa
A King Size Bed in Valley Deluxe Room including Breakfast


Chiang Rai: The Legend Chiang Rai Resort
A Grand Deluxe Studio Room including Breakfast