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Chiang Mai to Bangkok by Thai Sriram Coach with Drop-Off at Khao San Road

Take the worry out of your transfer from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand to Bangkok with a VIP bus ticket across central Thailand. The easy, fast and safe journey can be booked up to 14 hours before departure. In Kamphaeng Phet, around halfway to Chiang Mai, you will make a short stop to eat and drink something, and to get refreshed.Take advantage of a convenient meeting point at Sunny Hostel in Chiang Mai Old Town, which is conveniently located in the old town of Chiang Mai, at least 40-minutes before scheduled departure. Ride by Thai Sriram coach with 36 reclining seats to Bangkok including toilet on board the overnight bus. Arrive in the early morning at Khao San Road from where you can easily walk to your hotel or grab a taxi.Sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort, enjoying views of Thailand's beautiful landscapes on each leg of the journey.

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8 Days Bangkok and Ancient Capitals

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL BANGKOKPass By: Suvarnabhumi AirportArrive at Bangkok International Airport, where our representative will meet and greet you. Then, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the beautiful surroundings on your own. Perhaps indulge yourself with a traditional Thai massage and delight your taste buds with the amazing local flavours. End the day watching the sunset at any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years - the options are limitless. Overnight in hotel in Bangkok. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Royal hotel @ Chinatown or similar 4*Day 2: BANGKOKPass By: Hotel Royal Bangkok ChinatownEnjoy a full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. The Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument in Thailand. The building houses the "Wat Phra Kaew", Bangkok's most sacred temple, where the famous Emerald Buddha is located.Overnight in hotel in Bangkok.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Royal hotel @ Chinatown or similar 4*Day 3: BANGKOK – AYUTTHAYA – KAMPHAENG PHET (380km – 5hrs)Pass By: Chakungrao Riverview HotelEnjoy a tasty breakfast and then head to the former capital of Ayutthaya to contemplate the impressive ruins of this once-vast island city, which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago. Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in the beautiful temples like Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat, the place where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop on a traditional long-tail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island to see the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After delighting in lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Kamphaeng Phet and check into your selected hotel. Overnight in hotel in Kamphaeng Phet.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Chakungrao Riverview or similar 3.5*Day 4: KAMPHAENG PHET – LAMPANG – CHIANG MAI (350km – 5hrs)Pass By: The Empress Chiang Mai HotelBegin your journey after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill, surrounded by walls. Climb the Naga staircase and explore the mesmerising complex that boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Continue to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, which offers shelter and care to more than 50 Asian elephants in a natural rainforest habitat. The centre’s prize attraction, however, are the six elephants from the king of Thailand’s Royal Stables. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Check in on arrival and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or spoil yourself with a relaxing Thai massage. In the evening, head to the bustling night bazaar for a stroll or indulge in a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances. The Thai massage and the khantoke dinner are not included.Overnight in hotel in Chiang MaiMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*Day 5: CHIANG MAIPass By: The Empress Chiang Mai HotelAfter a delightful breakfast at the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views of the city. To reach the temple, you must climb up a 309-step naga staircase, or use the cable car. This spiritual experience is followed by a visit to the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, known for their excellent quality. After a typical lunch in a local restaurant, return to the hotel and spend the afternoon free at leisure.Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*Day 6: CHIANG MAI – LAMPHUN – SUKHOTHAI (370km – 5hrs)Pass By: Legendha Sukhothai Resort at Sukhothai Historical ParkBid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, including the 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Afterwards, head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, to see the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’, and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park hosts the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples. Overnight in hotel in Sukhothai.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Legendha Sukhothai or similar 4*Day 7: SUKHOTHAI – LOPBURI – BANGKOK (480km – 7 hrs)Pass By: Hotel Royal Bangkok ChinatownDepart Sukhothai after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if they were in the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant en route and continue to Bangkok. Overnight in hotel in Bangkok.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Standard Hotel Category = Royal hotel @ Chinatown or similar 4*Day 8: DEPART BANGKOKPass By: Suvarnabhumi AirportBegin your last day in Thailand with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Bangkok airport and continue with your travelling arrangements. Breakfast included.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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Trails and Gems of Siam

ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL BANGKOK – AYUTTHAYA – KAMPHAENG PHET (380km – 5hrs)Pass By: Chakungrao Riverview HotelAfter an early pick from the designated meeting point in Bangkok, transfer to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate ruins of this once-vast island city, which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago. Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in temples such as Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat – where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island, observing the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue to Kamphaeng Phet for check-in at the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free at leisureOvernight in Kamphaeng Phet.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Chakungrao Riverview or similar 3.5*Day 2: KAMPHAENG PHET – LAMPANG – CHIANG MAI (350km – 5hrs)Pass By: Empress ApartmentsTake to the road after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill surrounded by walls. Climb the naga staircase and explore the complex, which boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Continue to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre, which offers shelter and care to more than 50 Asian elephants in a natural rainforest habitat. The centre’s prize attraction, however, are the six elephants from the king of Thailand’s Royal Stables. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a relaxing Thai massage (not included). In the evening, head to the bustling night bazaar for a stroll or enjoy an evening out by trying a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances (optional, not included). Overnight in Chiang MaiMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*Day 3: CHIANG MAI (80 kms - 2hrs)Pass By: Empress ApartmentsAfter breakfast in the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309-step naga staircase. Alternatively, you can use the cable car (included) to reach the temple. This spiritual sojourn is followed by a visit to the shopping heaven that is the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, which are both usually of excellent quality. After local lunch in a local restaurant, return to the hotel with the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.Overnight in Chiang MaiMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*Day 4: CHIANG MAI – LAMPHUN – SUKHOTHAI (370km – 5hrs)Pass By: Legendha Sukhothai Resort at Sukhothai Historical ParkBid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, which include a 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Take to the road again and head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, which covers the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’ and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park has the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples. The complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is divided between the ruins within the walls and moat and those outside them. Overnight in SukhothaiMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Superior Hotel Category = Legendha Sukhothai or similar 4*Day 5: SUKHOTHAI – LOPBURI – DEPART BANGKOK (480km – 7 hrs)Pass By: Legendha Sukhothai Resort at Sukhothai Historical ParkAfter breakfast at the hotel, depart Sukhothai, heading for Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if it were the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, which is known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Savour a delicious lunch is in a local restaurant en route and continue to Bangkok for drop off at your hotel.Breakfast and lunch includedMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai by Overnight Coach with Buffet Dinner

Take advantage of a convenient meeting point directly at Khao San Road in the touristic center of Bangkok at least 40 minutes before scheduled departure.Ride by Thai Sriram coach with 36 reclining seats to Chiang Mai including a toilet on board the overnight bus. In Kamphaeng Phet, around halfway to Chiang Mai, you will make a short stop to eat and drink something, and to get refreshed.Arrive in the early morning in the old town of Chiang Mai from where you can get a free hotel transfer within the old town by the red pick-up car.