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Thailand Life Through the Ages

Thailand is perhaps best known for its idyllic beaches, welcoming people, and of course delicious Thai cuisine, in Bangkok head to Jai Fai, a Michelin rated street food stall for a taste of their famous crab omelette. Heading north of Bangkok, the country has a wealth of culture waiting to be explored, with ancient cities, tribal people, and a chance to meet up with the elephants. Travel south for stunning beaches, turquoise waters, and ample opportunity for soft adventure.
Bangkok - Samut Songkhram - Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Sukothai - Lampang - Chiang Mai - Thailand

Duration

12 Day(s)

Includes

Tours and Excursions

Board Basis

Bed and Breakfast

12 Day

Thailand Life Through the Ages

From £ 1949/pp

OVERVIEW

This tour takes you on a cultural and historical journey through Thailand. Start in the bustling capital city of Bangkok, explore the city including a visit to the Grand Palace. Next head to the historical cities of Kanchanaburi, learn about its war time history with a visit to the River Kwai and Death Railway. Be transported back in time with visits to the historical cities of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai and Chiang Mai. Whilst travelling, learn about Thai life with visits to local farming communities, participate in cooking classes and even enjoy a jaunt in a sidecar picking fruit off the trees along the way. Before you leave, spend a day with the elephants at a local sanctuary.  


Itinerary

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Includes

  • Accommodation
  • Tours and Excursions
  • Meal as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
Arrival in Bangkok
Day: 1 | Arrival in Bangkok

Arrive in Bangkok and take your private transfer to your hotel

Upon arrival at Bangkok International Airport, you will be greeted before being escorted to your hotel in central Bangkok.

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Bangkok
Day: 2 | Bangkok

Explore Bangkok’s highlights including the Grand Palace and a trip through the klongs for a glimpse into local life

Spend the morning exploring one of Bangkok’s most impressive sites, the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Siam. The most famous buildin... ...read more

Kanchanaburi
Day: 3 | Kanchanaburi

Travel to Kanchanaburi, stop off at a Thai farm and try your hand at cooking

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will head towards to a typical Thai village. Here you can experience the classic agricultural life of central Thail... ...read more

Kanchanaburi
Day: 4 | Kanchanaburi

Take a long boat ride down the River Kwai and a train ride along part of the death railway

An ancient Thai civilization, Kanchanaburi is best known for its more recent history when, during World War II the Japanese Im... ...read more

Ayutthaya
Day: 5 | Ayutthaya

Today we travel to Ayutthaya and visit its historical sights and enjoy lunch on board a rice barge

Today we transfer to the former Thai capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ayutthaya. The city was founded in 1350 by King U-Thong and remained the home of t... ...read more

Sukhothai
Day: 6 | Sukhothai

Today we travel to Sukhothai, stopping off en route in Lopburi, an ancient city and former capital

After breakfast we start our journey to Sukhothai, stopping on the way to visit Lopburi, one of the oldest cities in Thailand,... ...read more

Sukhothai
Day: 7 | Sukhothai

Spend some time working as a farmer, enjoy lunch with your hosts and participate in a votive making class

This morning we visit an agriculture project, set up with the aim of promoting the social benefits of organic agriculture... ...read more

Sukhothai
Day: 8 | Sukhothai

Participate in an alms giving ritual with local monks, a bike ride around the historical park and an evening watching the sunset over Sukothai,- Thai style!

Prepare for an early start to participate in the alms giving ritual, stopping off at the Talad Muang Kao” (morning market) to pick up an offe... ...read more

Sukhothai- Chiang Mai
Day: 9 | Sukhothai- Chiang Mai

Today we drive to Chiang Mai via Lampang. Visit temples and a local market.

In the morning visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, the site where, according to legend, Lord Buddha donated a hair 2,500 years ago that is now on display in the... ...read more

Chiang Mai
Day: 10 | Chiang Mai

Explore the temples of Chiang Mai and the famous Talt Warorot market

Drive up the serpentine road to the magnificently situated Wat Doi Suthep. Perched atop a forested mountain with sweeping views of the ci... ...read more

Chiang Mai
Day: 11 | Chiang Mai

Spend a day with the elephants

Spend the day at the elephant sanctuary of Baan Chang (shared experience), for many a highlight of their trip to Chiang Mai. M... ...read more

Departure
Day: 12 | Departure

Transfer to the airport for onward flight

At leisure before your transfer to the airport for your flight home or onwards to one of Thailand’s famous beaches resorts. 

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