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Treasure of Thailand 09 Days

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Duration: 9 days

Destination: Bangkok / Ayutthaya / Kanchanaburi / Chiang Mai

US$ 1,260 US$ 1,095 per person

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This 09-day tour takes you the old city Ayutthaya. Discover Thailand in-depth and enjoy the magnificence of nature and richness of culture in Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai.

trip highlight

  • Take in the grandeur of the royal constructions in Bangkok and Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew Pagoda
  • Admire the otherworldly beauty of Erawan Waterfall, Kanchanaburi
  • Interact with the local elephants at Chiang Mai Elephant Safari

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Day 1: Arrival in Bangkok

Meal Provided: No Meals.

Warmly welcome you on arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Pick up by guide and driver then transfer to the hotel for check-in (check-in time is at 14h00, the surcharge for early check-in is not included).

Then take your time to have a rest after a long flight.

Stay overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 2: Bangkok – Full day city tour

Meal Provided: Breakfast.

After breakfast, we visit the Grand Royal Palace dedicated to the ceremony of the royal family of Thailand. In the same compound is the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew which is known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha.

After visiting this complex, we continue to visit Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha. Then, we visit Wat Traimit which is well known as the Golden Buddha. Afternoon, boarding on a long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River and many bustling interior canals that offer fantastic views of local life close by. Along the way, we stop at Wat Arun, the temple of the Aube.

Return to the hotel and have free time for relaxation.

Stay overnight in Bangkok.

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Day 3: Bangkok – Railway market – Floating market – Kanchanaburi

Meal Provided: Breakfast.

Early in the morning, we drive to the southwest of Bangkok, visiting the Maeklong railway market, taking photos, and enjoying the local snack in the market before driving to Damnoen Saduak – a rural floating market. Stop for a motor boat trip along the waterway to the picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak.

Afterward, we continue the road to the city of Kanchanaburi. Upon arrival, visit the World War II memorial including the Jeath War Museum, and Cemetery. Lunch will be served at a local floating restaurant next to the Kwai River Bridge. We continue to Wang Pho to board a train for riding along the beautiful river for around 30 minutes to Ban Kao station and transfer then city to visit Kwai bridge.

Stay overnight in Kanchanaburi.

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Day 4: Kanchanaburi – Erawan waterfalls – Ayutthaya

Meals Provided: Breakfast

Morning breakfast and depart for Erawan Waterfall – a beautiful seven-tiered waterfall. Located in Erawan National Park, Walking up to see each of the picturesque falls, it is best to bring good walking shoes. Also, guests should remember to bring their swimming suits if they wish to swim in the fall’s natural pools.

In the afternoon after lunchtime, we continue the road to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayutthaya is known as the ‘Venice of the East because it is found along the Chao Phraya, the tributaries that surround the province of Ayutthaya River. Many monuments and remains of the period can be visited in this city founded in 1350 by King Uthong when the Thai had to migrate to the South under pressure from their neighbors in the North.

Stay overnight in Ayutthaya.

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Day 5: Ayutthaya – Bang Pa-In – Night train to Chiang Mai

Meal Provided: Breakfast

The morning after breakfast we will catch a Kermit tuk tuk. These ‘cute’ tuk tuks are found in only two of Thailand’s provinces: Ayutthaya, and Trang. Along the ride, explore the temple highlights of the city from Wat Yai Chaimongkol to Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree), and stroll through a local market en route to Wat Phra Srisanphet.

And after that we visit will the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era. The palace showcases an eclectic collection of buildings that blend European, Khmer, Thai, and Chinese architectural styles. It’s the favorite summer palace of the King. And transfer to the station to embark on the night train to Chiang Mai.

Stay overnight on the train.

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Day 6: Chiang Mai – City tour

Meal Provided: Breakfast.

The morning will be mainly devoted to the walking tour of the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat, and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Phra Singh temple, Wat Phan Tao temple, and Wat Chedi Luang temple. Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take a rickshaw tour.

After that, you will take a walk through the central market of Warorot. In the afternoon you will visit the Doi Suthep hill.

Then visit craft villages: lacquer factories, silk weaving, manufacture of umbrellas, wood carvings, and goldsmith work. Then transfer back to the hotel. To brighten up your evening, browse the Night Market for yourself.

Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

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Day 7: Chiang Mai – Elephant Jungle Sanctuary ( Join in group)

Meal Provided: Breakfast & Lunch.

Today, you’ll explore northern Thailand on this full day Join-in tour in Elephant Jungle Sanctuary . You will have the experience of feeding and bathing an elephant without seeing the scarred head that you see in many other camps. A traditional Thai food will be served for your lunch at the sanctuary.

Itinerary:
08:00 – 08:30 : Pick up from your hotel
08:30 : Drive approximately 1.5 hours South of Chiang Mai through rolling hills, forest, and local farming areas.
10:30 : Arrive at the Sanctuary. Meet your guide and walk for 10-15 minutes through the Jungle to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Change into traditional Karen clothing. Enjoy an introductory lesson about elephant anatomy, history, and behavior.
11:00 : Meet the elephants. Feed, interact, and play with the elephants in a natural environment as you learn about their behavior and history. Take photos with the elephants.
12:00 : Enjoy a lunch of traditional Thai food and fresh fruit.
13:00 : Learn how to make herbal medicine balls, feed the Elephants and then walk with the elephants to the river. Bathe and brush the elephants.
14:00 : Join the elephants for a therapeutic mud spa. Swim in the river and take photos with the elephants.
15:00 : Change clothes and say good bye to the elephants
15:30 : Leave the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and drive approximately 1.5 hours to Chiang Mai.
17:00-17:30 : Drop off at your hotel.

Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

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Day 8: Chiang Mai – Mae Kampong – Chiang Mai

Meal Provided: Breakfast & Lunch.

Your guide will meet you at the hotel. It’s a beautiful drive to Mae Orn. We will stop at the San Kampaeng market to buy the ingredients for our lunch and fruit of the season. We will continue to Mae Kam Pong.

Upon arrival in Mae Kam Pong we will be met by some of the villagers and our local community guide. You will learn about the history of this remarkable village and make a beautiful trek around the village. Most villagers are engaged in growing bai miang, a kind of plant that can be processed into tea. Apart from bai miang, they also grow coffee and aromatic mushrooms. Other villagers are making handicrafts such as decorated pillows filled with tealeaves, rattan baskets, and bamboo furniture. Various walks are possible around Mae Kam Pong. Our program is flexible and will be adjusted according to your wishes.

Lunch will be either in a homestay in the village or a picnic lunch along the way, depending on the program.

A traditional massage is available. Late in the afternoon, we return to Chiang Mai.

Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.

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Day 9: Chiang Mai – Departure

Meal Provided: Breakfast.

You depart with driver only to the Chiang Mai airport taking an international flight to your next destination.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a travelling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin room.

** If you travel in groups of 2, 3 and so on. Please feel free to contact us for specific offer.

** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share Button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 07 nights base in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel). 
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request] 
• 01 night on train.
• Daily buffet or set breakfast at hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges. 
• Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary. 
• Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver as specified in the itinerary. 
• Sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary. 
• Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner. 
• Entrance fees according the above program
• Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers 
• VAT and all taxes and service charge. 


What's Excluded:

• International flight tickets and Visas stamp 
• Domestic and regional flights in the tour
• Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls 
• Personal, travel and health insurance
• Early check in and late check out 
• Single room supplement if request 
• Drinks during meals
• Meals that are not specified
• Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff 
• Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Eve 


Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night


3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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