OVERVIEW

Wander through the enchanting Chiang Mai and soak up the sights, sounds and smells of Bangkok; from the mesmerizing mountain landscapes of Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle in the northern most border to the white sandy beach of Krabi in the southwestern coast, this classic adventure of Thailand is a perfect way to explore this captivating nation.

Highlights
  • Colorful nightlife of Chiang Mai
  • Chiang Mai elephant sanctuary
  • The White Temple of Chiang Rai
  • Karen long neck village visit
  • Golden Triangle exploring
  • Boat cruise through Bangkok’s winding canals
  • Cycling through tropical paradise of Bang Krachao
  • Sun, Sea and Sand on the Railay Beach
  • Phi Phi Island discovery
Trip Length: 10 days | Trip Style: Comfort | Trip Theme: Culture, Beach| Physical Rating: | Start/End city: Chiang Mai/Krabi
Places visited: Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Bangkok - Bang Krachao- Railay Beach - Phi Phi Island - Krabi
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Itinerary Details

Street life, Chiang mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Welcome to Chiang Mai!
Get picked up from the airport and transfer to hotel for check in (check in time is 14.00). Remainder of the day is free at your leisure to relax or wander around exploring the town at your own pace.
Being the most vibrant city in the northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is known for its dazzling temples, colorful street life and friendly locals, excellent foods, exciting night markets and fascinating surrounding landscapes.
Depending on your arrival schedule, during your free time you may just wander around on food to get acquainted with the local atmosphere or pick up a bicycle and take a leisurely ride to explore the surrounding country. There are also many Thai cooking schools where you can take and interesting course to learn about wonderful Chiang Mai’s cuisine.

It is good to spend your time in the evening wandering around the colorful night market then take a seat in a bar with a bottle of beer watching people moving by in the sparkling neon lights.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
Hotel in Chiang Mai
Wat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Royal Park Rajapruek, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Start your sightseeing day with a scenic drive along winding mountain road to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep which is considered the holiest temple in Chiang Mai, sitting on a hill thousand meters above the surrounding landscape. Enjoy sightseeing the temple, ring the holy bell and perhaps pray for your good luck and get treated with great panoramic view from up there.
Next, we will take a scenic ride on a steep and windy road across the forested mountain to quaint and picturesque Meo Hill Tribe Village that set in an attractive hillside spot and interact with the Meo tribesmen dressed in their colorful traditional costumes.

Later, take our visit to the Royal Park Rajapruek that covers an area of 80 hectares of landscaped gardens and spend your time to sightsee beautiful palaces, Orchid garden and explore the architectures and gardening cultures from different countries around the world.
Today you will also visit Bor Sang village that is well known for paper umbrella-making and Sankampeng village where you will have chances to explore other famous traditional handicrafts such as silk weaving, woodcarving, silversmith, and lacquer wares making.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon and evening is at your leisure.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Sightseeing Chiang Mai
Breakfast
Hotel in Chiang Mai
Elephant camp, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Elephant bathing, Chiang Mai, Thailand

After breakfast, drive out of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas to an Elephant Sanctuary where you enjoy your time with lovely giant animals.

This full-day tour offers you the opportunity to get to know each of the remarkable elephants and gain understanding about their daily lives and behaviors.
You will enjoy your day with these friendly and happy elephants in a safe area, feeding them, play with them, roaming around with them, bathing them in the river. Taking your time to observe and allowing the elephants to enjoy each moment of their freedom, scratching, rubbing, throwing dirt, enjoy the view and take for you lots of pictures.
This first-hand experience with these giant lovely animals in their natural home is a special time you will never forget.

Drive back hotel in the mid afternoon.
Remainder of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Elephant experienc
Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel in Chiang Mai
Karen long neck girl, Chiang Rai, Thailand
Golden Triangle, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Depart Chiang Mai on a scenic drive though fascinating country land natural landscapes toward the border area. Along the way we stop at Mae Kachan Natural Hot Springs in Wieng Pa Pao district to stretch your legs and visit the spring as well as wandering around the local market. Continue our drive and then take a visit to the Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple of Chiang Rai – a unique Hindu and Buddhist temple with special architecture and color.
From here we drive up further to visit a village of the Karen long neck people where you can learn about tradition and life style of this typical hill tribe then continue to Mae Sai border market, a trading hub for local hill tribes located in the northern-most point of Thailand bordering with Myanmar.
Later on, drive to the Golden Triangle marked by the Great Mekong River where three countries Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet. Enjoy sightseeing the landscapes and visit the Opium Museum to learn more about the name “Golden Triangle”.
Drive down to Chiang Rai and before checking in hotel, you will have a sightseeing tour of Chiang Rai with visits to the King Mengrai’s statue who founded Chiang Rai and the Oub Kham Museum which is the centre of the Lanna Heritage Conservation Centre and houses artifacts from Lanna kingdoms.  
Remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy Chiang Rai’s relaxed atmosphere.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Golden Triangle & Chiang Rai sightseeing
Breakfast
Hotel in Chiang Rai
Royal Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
Reclining Buddha, Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand

Catch a morning flight to Bangkok, the “City of Angels", the capital of Thailand and one of Asia's most cosmopolitan cities. 
Today we will spend time to explore some highlights of Bangkok with the first visit to the majestic Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of an ancient Siamese court and used to be the residence of the Kings of Thailand. Within the precinct of the Grand Palace is the Temple of Emerald Buddha regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, home to the famous statue of Buddha meticulously carved from a single block of jade that is deeply venerated as the country's palladium. Afterward, continue to visit the Wat Pho - classed as the highest grade of the royal temples, with an incredible 46-meter long gold-plated reclining Buddha inside.

Remainder of the day is your free time to explore the bustling Bangkok, wander around the colorful the Khao San Road – the so-called tourist mecca, or indulge in a Thai massage, and enjoy street food crawl.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Boat
Sightseeing Bangkok
Breakfast
Hotel in Bangkok
Boat cruise Khlong Bangkok, Thailand
Cycling Bang Krachao, Bangkok, Thailand

This morning you will take a long-tail cruise down the Chao Phraya River and enjoy a discovery trip into the winding ‘khlongs’ (canals) of Thonburi where you really see an another Bangkok with traditional lifestyle so well preserved and has hardly changed over the years. Travel like Indiana Jones’s adventure through the wild “Venice of the East”, passing flamboyant temples flickering behind lush green, wooden houses built on stilts along the both banks with little shrines in the front adorned by colorful garlands, tropical orchard laden with fruits, bustling markets and vendor boats serving up delicious Thai food. Life along these ‘khlongs’ has long been an inseparable part of the Thai lifestyle. 

Later today you will spend time to explore Bang Krachao, the “Bangkok’s green lung”, a hidden jungle oasis offering wonderful escape from chaotic streets of the capital. Surrounded by the Chao Phraya River, Bang Krachao is some kind of a wetland that comprises several square miles of evergreen mangrove forests, ponds and lakes, small homesteads, with elevated pathways running zigzag through scenic tropical abundance. This land is unique and amazing in its own right, providing a taste of what one could expect from Thailand’s amazing national parks.
Take a bicycle for a leisurely ride, enjoy the serene natural setting as you paddle along pathways precariously perched above the canals under foliage of jungle, visiting floating market (weekend), local temple, explore Thai village life, and why not grab a beer at a tree house bar and enjoy the splendor of your surroundings – you'll find it hard to believe you're near the centre of the Thai capital.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private vehicle
Boat
Bangkok canals & green island
Breakfast
Hotel in Bangkok
Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Sunset on the beach, Krabi, Thailand

Breakfast is at hotel.
Free at leisure until we get transfer to the airport for flight to Krabi.
Get pick up from the airport upon arrival and transfer to the pier then boat to Railay beach. This place is really a paradise for water and beach lovers with sheer-sided limestone mountains around the beach. There are also many lively restaurants and bars along the beach that make Railay an ideal entertainment destination.
Check in hotel and remainder of the day is free to enjoy swimming, sunbathing on the beautiful beaches. Also, you may think about taking optional activity of kayaking around the bay, rock climbing or to enjoy the sunset in the romantic space of the sailing yacht which includes visits to some nearby islands where you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and so on.

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
Internal flight
Railay beach break
Breakfast
Hotel in Railay
Phi Phi Island, Krabi, Thailand
Phi Phi snorkeling tour, Krabi, Thailand

Breakfast at the hotel then head out on a tour to explore the prominent Phi Phi Islands.
Being one of the most famous island group in southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is a paradise for beach lovers that is known for its amazing rock cliffs, stunning white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs, honey tropical sun and crystal clear water.

Embark a speed boat to Phi Phi Leh where you will visit the Maya Bay which was made famous by the movie “The Beach”. After a time for relax and swimming in beautiful crystal water, continue on to Loh Samah Bay and followed by Pileh Lagoon where you enjoy wonderful snorkeling to see coral, explore rock cliffs and soak up tropical sun.
Lunch is served at beachside restaurant.
In the afternoon we will visit Monkey Beach where you can feed the monkeys then continue to Bamboo Island for relaxing and swimming in the tropical waters before getting back to your hotel.  

Summary of inclusions

Boat cruise
Phi Phi Island discovery
Breakfast & lunch
Hotel in Railay
Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand
Railay beach, Krabi, Thailand

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy the whole day free for sun, sea and sand on the beach of Railay.  
Optional day tour is available at your disposal.

Summary of inclusions

Breach relax
Breakfast
Hotel in Railay

Breakfast is at the hotel.
Morning is free at your leisure. Check out time hotel at 12.00AM.

Get transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Safe travel and see you again!

Summary of inclusions

transportation
Private airport transfer
Breakfast
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PRICE & TERMS

PRICING IN US DOLLAR FOR PRIVATE TRIP PER PERSON BASED ON TWIN/ DOUBLE SHARING:

Number of Persons 2 3 - 4 5 - 6 7 - 8 Single supp
Price Please contact us for best price upon your travel date, number of travelers and specific needs

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in a twin/double sharing room
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Transportation on tour by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Water & cold tissue in car
  • Government taxes & Service charges

Exclusion

  • Other services than mentioned
  • Visa & International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Bank transfer fee if any

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IMPORTANT NOTES

Tour itinerary: This tour itinerary can be tailored to meet your travel time frame, style, budget and expectation the best

Tour price: Travel Authentic Asia focus on quality and affordable package prices with the best value. The price is based on number of traveler taking the trip, the accommodation category you wish to stay, the mode of transportation, meals provided….

Payment: A deposit of 30% of total price is needed to initiate the tour booking after the itinerary is finalized. The balance for the trip is due 15 days prior to your arrival.

Arrival and departure flights: You are advised to make your own booking for international flights from/back your home country. This allows you to determine better the travel time frame, budget and to deal with insurance claim when needed. Travel Authentic Asia team will base on your flight schedule to work out the best itinerary for you or/and to modify the itinerary to get it matches.

Travel documents: You must carry a valid passport and have obtained all of the appropriate visas, permits and certificates for the countries in which you will visit during your trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the duration of the trip. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the correct visas, permits and certificates for your trip. Travel Authentic Asia accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the failure of clients to obtain appropriate documentation.

Travel insurance: It is your responsibility to get your own international travel insurance and read the insurance policy before you travel and ensure that the insurance scheme provides with the requisite level of cover. Insurance should cover personal accident and medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation, baggage loss, and cancellation or curtailment of vacation. In some cases, travelers may have pre-existing medical conditions which their travel insurance company will not cover.
Other than local travel insurance(s) included in sightseeing tickets at sites, Travel Authentic Asia does not provide any kind of travel insurance on the trip except required and paid separately from the tour price.

 
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