Explore Thailand along your private trip to the North. This trip is filled with historical, cultural and natural sites of both the Central and the Northern regions of Thailand including the UNESCO world heritage sites of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, the unspoiled nature of Uthai Thani, especially the way of life of Thai people on the raft houses along the tranquil Sakraekrang River, as well as Hub Patad Cave. The trip continues to the Golden Triangle, once notorious for the traffic of opium, the exquisite white temple in Chiang Rai and ends with the beauty of Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North”.
Day 1: BANGKOK -NAKORN CHAISI RIVER AYUTTHAYA – UTHAI THANI (-/_/D) Pick up from the hotel to Nakorn Chaisri River, board on a converted rice barge. Enjoy an approx. one hours river cruise. See water vegetable plantations, water birds and the way of life of Thai people along the riverside. Then continue to Ayutthaya, the UNESCO World Heritage ancient city. Then proceed to Uthai Thani to visit the Crystal Temple, famous for its undeniable beautiful crystal-like decoration across the hall. Visit the riverside local market with local products and delicacies in the city of Uthai Thani. Day 2 : NAKORN SAWAN –HUB PATAD – KAMPHAENGPHET – SUKHOTHAI (B/L/-) After breakfast, visit a typical Thai village to experience the finest of Thai crafts and beautiful intricate hand weaving. Proceed to Hub Patad Valley. Surrounded by old limestone mountains, the hidden forest of rare big palm trees, which seem to be from the Land before Time. Then continue to Kamphaengphet to visit Wat Pra Kaew. Continue to Sukhothai, the first capital of Siam where the famous ruins of Sukhothai, or "Sukhothai Historical Park" which is designated as the UNESCO World Heritage site is located. The temples and monuments of this great city, have been restored in the Historical Park, have long been a must-see for all travelers. Day 3 : PHRAE – PHAYAO – WAT RONG KUN - CHIANG RAI (B/L/-) Takes a road trip to Phrae and visit Prathat Suthon Temple which boasts the beautiful Northern Thai style building. Depart for Chiang Rai via Phayao with a short break at the Lake of Kwan Phayao, the largest freshwater fish habitat in the upper North. Continue drive to Chiang Rai, the city was a center of Thai – Laotian Lanna Kingdom before it was defeated by the Burmese army. Visit Wat Rong Kun Temple or namely the White Temple. Overnight at the Phowadol Resort in Chiang Rai. Day 4: CHIANG RAI – GOLDEN TRIANGLE – CHIANG MAI – DOI SUITHEP (B/L/-) Early morning drive to the ancient capital of Chiang Saen. Proceed to the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet on the Mekong River. View the upstream scenery of the Golden Triangle and pay a visit to the Opium Museum. Drive to Chiang Mai to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous and respected temple in Chiang Mai with the stunning view of Chiang Mai. Day 5 : CHIANG MAI – MAE SA ELEPHANT CAMP – SANKAMPAENG (B/L/-) After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mae Sa Elephant Camp. Further, visit one of the biggest orchid farms of Chiang Mai.After Lunch,Visit Sankampaeng handicraft village, famous for umbrella making. Day 6: CHIANG MAI - DEPARTURE (B/_/-) Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight. See Hotel Options at Tour options