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The lights of Thailand – 10 Days

Taking you through the most illuminated vistas of the kingdom of Thailand, this 10-day tour is an invigorating journey to attain enlightenment of both beauty and history. Check out Thailand’s elaborate religious monuments, vividly illustrated historical sites and lively natural delights to see that the country’s phenomenal rise to popularity is not without reason.

People will love…
• Discover the majesty of the Grand Palace and stunning Jade Buddha
Witness the wonderful history marked in the temples in Ayutthaya
Delight in the unique experience of helping bathe elephants
• Discover the unique and unchanged cultures and traditions around Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai

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Visit long neck tribe in Chiang Rai
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Relaxing time at Kanchanaburi elephant camp
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Beautiful in white, Wat Rong Khun
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The spectacular Grand Palace
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Enjoy Bangkok's charming riverside
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Admire beauty of Ayutthaya ancient temples

10 days in Thailand

Day 01: Bangkok - Arrival
Arrive in Bangkok and be welcomed by our tour guide then transfer to the hotel for a rest. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Day 02: Bangkok - city tour
Dedicate a full day to the exploration of the capital city. Visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (or the Pagoda of Emerald Buddha). Continue to visit the principle temples of the city: Wat Pho where you admire the giant reclining Buddha Statue.

Embark on a boat trip through the Chao Praya River. Drop by Wat Arun (the Temple of Breaking Dawn). Finally, stop at Wat Traimit, the pagoda known for its 3-metre Golden Buddha Statue. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Bangkok.
Day 03: Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
Morning drive from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi for 2 hours to take train at Train Station in city of Kanchanaburi at 10.00 AM to Nam Tok Train Station. The two-hour journey along Thailand–Burma Death Railway is one of Thailand’s most scenic and most popular train rides. It’s the history that makes the ride so special and worth visiting the Thailand–Burma Railway.

After that, visit the Erawan Waterfall (50 kilometers northwest of Kanchanaburi). The seven-tiered waterfall is a trending tourist attraction with its sparkling beauty. If you are a tad an adventurer, stroll around to spot elephants, gibbons, and beware, king cobras. Venture into Pra That Cave to enjoy its four spacious rooms and study its age-old stalagmites and stalactites (if time permits). Overnight at hotel in Kanchanaburi.
Day 04: Kanchanaburi - Ayutthaya
Morning, arrival at Elephant’s World Sanctuary at 09.00 AM:
– Meet and feed the elephants
– Observe the elephants bathing
– Clean fruit/vegetables, prepare and cook sticky rice for our old elephants
– Gathering / planting food for the elephants. e.g. banana trees / sugar
cane / banana grass or prepare fruit baskets for the afternoon
– Feed sticky rice balls to the old
 elephants
– Take the elephants to the river for a
bath / scrub them clean
– Feed the elephants fruit and vegetables
– The day program ends at 16.00 PM.
After leaving the elephant sanctuary, drive north to Ayutthaya. Overnight at hotel in Ayutthaya.
Day 05: Ayutthaya, temples visit, flight Bangkok/ Chiang Mai
Visit Wat Mahathat (Temple of the Great Relics) is apart from being the symbolic center where the Buddha’s relics were enshrined. Wat Mahathat was also the residence of the Supreme Patriarch or leader of the Thai Buddhist monks. Wat Phra Si Sanphet, was the grandest and most beautiful temple in the capital and it served as a model for Wat Phra Kaeo in Bangkok.

Afternoon, drive from Ayutthaya to the airport in Bangkok for the flight to Chiang Mai. On arrival, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 06: Chiang Mai - hill tribe village & Wat Doi Suthep
Visit Doi Suthep Pagoda – a gilded Theravada wat that glows like a lighthouse over Chiang Mai. After ascending 309 steps to the pagoda, visit Bhubing Rajanives Palace, was built in 1961 to accommodate the royal family during state visits to Chiang Mai.

Afternoon, contemplate the hilltop view of Chiang Mai at Baan Tong Luang Hill Village. Encounter the Lahu, Hmong, White Karen and Long-necked Karen as they pour into the local marketplace. End with Wat Chedi Luang, ruined Lanna-style chedi (built in 1441). You can view a jade replica, given as a gift from the Thai king in 1995 to celebrate the 600th anniversary of the chedi. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 07: Chiang Mai - Thai cooking class - Chiang Rai
Morning Thai cooking class (09:00 AM – 14:00 PM). Before cooking, shopping excursion to the local market. The course begins with a tour of a local country market, where you’ll learn how to recognize and select the fresh ingredients for today’s dishes. Cookery Class, you will be taught how to prepare the following dishes for your meal.

Mealtime, we step out of the kitchen to enjoy the dishes we’ve just prepared in the picturesque setting of our charming roofed dining terrace, on the edge of the rice paddies. The ideal surroundings in which to delight your taste-buds as you savor the rewards of your culinary efforts and peacefully contemplate the enchanting rural scenery of Northern Thailand. After you’ve finished eating, transfer to Chiang Rai and check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Rai.
Day 08: Explore Chiang Rai
Visit Choui Fong Tea Plantation, the high-quality tea manufacturer for half a century. Plantation area of over 1,000 rais in High Mountain, all teas are grown under optimal conditions then hand-picked at the perfect time. Doi Tung Royal Villa, built in the Lanna and Swiss architectural styles, was the residence of late Royal Highness Princess Srinakarindra, the Princess Mother. The Mae Fah Luang Garden is the most beautiful landscaped garden in Thailand filled with hundreds of different kinds of plants and flowers. The garden is in front of the Doi Tung Royal Villa, on an expanse of hillside that was originally the Akha village of Pa Kluay. Overnight at hotel in Chiang Rai.
Day 09: Karen Long Neck – White Temple - flight Chiang Rai/ Bangkok
Visit Karen Long Neck, the site of eco-attractions union of hill tribe villages and Longneck Karen, is located at the top of the hills and in a style heretofore unknown in Chiang Rai. Continue with White temple or Wat Rong Khun. Late afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Bangkok. On arrival, meet our driver and head up to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Day 10: Bangkok – Departure
Depending on your schedule, transfer to the airport where you will board your departure flight. Our services end here!

Price Details

Price per pax
2 pax
4 pax
6 pax
2-3 – star
1630$
1190$
1030$
4-star
$
$
$
5-star
$
$
$

Included in price:

  • Well-selected accommodation as mentioned in the tour
  • Boat trip/ sampan/cruise if included in the tour
  • Daily breakfast served at the hotel
  • Private transportation/shuttle bus including round-trip airport transfers
  • Domestic flight tickets as mentioned in the tour
  • English speaking tour guides - other languages on request
  • All entrance and visiting fees per program
  • Other meals that mentioned in the tour
  • All hotel government taxes and service charges

Not included in price:

  • Visa arrangements/ airport taxes
  • International airfares (On request)
  • All medical and travel insurance coverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverages or other meals that not mentioned in the tour
  • All tips and gratuities
  • Other things that not mentioned in the “Trip inclusions”

Optional accommodation

ayutthaya hotel

★★★

Ayutthaya Retreat
Ayutthaya

bangkok hotel

★★★

Kc Place Hotel Pratunam
Bangkok

chiang mai hotel

★★★★

De Naga Hotel Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

bangkok hotel

★★★★★

The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Bangkok

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Included services

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  • Transports & drivers
  • Domestic flights

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