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Bangkok to Chiang Mai Tour - Northern Historical Route & Chiang Rai

Day 1  Pick up at your hotel in Bangkok and drive towards Ayutthaya. Drive to Ayutthaya to visit the ancient capital site, where we will visit the ancient city and temple remains and then continue on to Phitsanuloke. In Phisanuloke visit the Buddha making foundry, to see the Buddha images being cast in metal. See the famous golden Buddha statue of Phra Buddha Chinarat at Wat Mahathat.(B,L) Overnight in Phitsanuloke at Amarin Lagoon Resort.

Day 2  Drive north towards Chiang Mai, first stopping at the ancient city site of Sukothai with it's many temple ruins and famous Buddha statues. We spend the morning touring the Old Sukothai Historical Park with it's famous temple ruins that appear in photos worldwide. We visit temple ruins including Wat Mahathat and Wat Trapang Ngoen. The Park is a World Heritage Site and therefore of immense historical importance. Leave the park driving further north and visit old Sukothai's twin city of Si Satchanalai a more remote and quieter ancient city site. See some of the famous ruins such as Wat Chang Lom.
Arrive in Chiang Mai by early evening and transfer to your hotel. (B,L) Overnight at Yangcome Village or U Hotel.

Day 3 -  Doi Suthep temple and handicrafts - This tour starts at 9am. You are picked up from your hotel by your guide.
First drive from your hotel up to Doi Suthep Temple, which is approx. 12kms from downtown Chiang Mai. The majority of the route is a winding uphill journey passing through Doi Suthep National Park. At the base of the hill you will pass Chiang Mai Zoo and the Kruba Srivichai Monument.
At the end of the journey, we leave the car at the base of the temple steps. You can reach the temple by climbing the 190 steps or by taking the small "cable car" to the top.
Once at the temple you can admire the magnificent views over the temple valley as well as the temple atmosphere and architecture. The highlight is the inner sanctum which houses the enormous golden stupa.
Drive down from Doi Suthep and have lunch. Afterwards visit some of the many handicraft villages in the Sankamphaeng area. As well as seeing products you will be able to see
how they are made. Products include - celadon, silver, furniture, jewellery, lacquerware, silk, saa paper, handmade umbrellas and more. Plenty of opportunities for buying bargains and beautiful handmade products.
The tour ends when you are taken back to your hotel at approx. 5pm (B,L)
Overnight at Yangcome Village or U Hotel

Day 4 - 3 Day Tour to Chiang Rai area - Drive north of Chiang Mai, approx 1hr to Chiang Dao. Stop at an Elephant Camp and see the elephant demonstration and bathing time then  take a ride on the elephants for 1 1/2 hrs to a Lisu hilltribe village . After lunch we visit the Chiang Dao Caves - an ancient complex
of temple caves used for worship for many centuries. Lastly we continue the journey up to Thaton (on the banks of the Kok River) where we spend the night. (B,L) Overnight at Thaton Riverview Resort

Day 5   In the morning visit the Padong (long neck tribe). This tribe is famous for the brass rings worn around the womens necks which give the appearance of a long neck. Then continue on to Mae Salong, an ethnic Chinese town set in the hills north of Chiang Rai. Mae Salong is famous for its Chinese atmosphere and produces various Chinese agricultural products the most famous being its Chinese tea. Drive down from Mae Salong which gives you views across the hills of upper Northern Thailand and visit the border town of Mae Sai. This town is on the border of Thailand and Burma and is the centre for cross border trade in the area. There are markets on both sides of the border. We then check into our hotel in Chiang Rai.(B,L) Overnight in Chiang Rai at The Legend Resort.

Day 6   In the morning we drive up to the Golden Triangle and admire the views across the Mekong River. Then we take a longtail boat down the Mekong River (approx. 1hr) to Chiang Saen. We explore the town of Chiang Saen with its ancient temples. In the afternoon drive back to Chiang Rai - stop for lunch and visit Wat Phra Kaew. Late afternoon we drive back to Chiang Mai; there is the option of stopping at a local resort to taste some of the best locally grown coffee. (B,L) Transfer to your hotel (breakfast included on day 7). Overnight at Yangcome Village or U Hotel. End of tour.

Note: This is a private tour, meals are included as indicated, as well as A/C transport with driver, English speaking guide and entrance fees are included throughout. Activities included as listed, such as elephant riding and boat trip.
Accommodation is included for 6 nights, one in Phitsanuloke and three in Chiang Mai, one in Thaton & one in Chiang Rai.

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This tour is a private trip to visit Ayutthaya, Phitsanuloke, Sukothai, Chiang Mai & the Chiang Rai area. It includes visiting the ancient city and temple sites of the ancient historical kingdoms of Sukothai & Ayutthaya.  After spending a day in Chiang Mai, the tour continues up to Chiang Rai, Mae Salong, Chiang Saen & Mae Sai. As well as temples the tour includes sightseeing, elephant riding, hilltribe visits and a boat trip on the Mekong River. Pick up and drop off at your hotels.

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TOUR PRICE

Northern Historical Route & Chiang Rai (BKCM3)

Price is in US$ per person

 

 

2 people

US$1319/person

3 people

US$1263/person

4 people

US$1074/person

5 people

US$1046/person

6 people

US$915/person

 

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