This trip allows you to discover the secrets of the two most visited places wondrous Land of Smiles; Bangkok, The Great Mango and the Rose of the North – Chiang Mai city. An unforgettable trip will begin in the bustling capital of the Kingdom of Thailand.
Tour participants will see its royal symbols in the magnificent Grand Palace, know the religious heritage, visit Buddhist temples with their most precious treasure – the Emerald Buddha, and to experience the unforgettable sights, sounds and smells of everyday life of this giant city. Hidden in the hills of North Rose the biggest attractions will be revealed: the holy places, wonderful historic buildings, the most outstanding crafts, eg. Textiles, as well as a close encounter with … living elephants.
Day 1. Arrive in Bangkok
At the airport in Bangkok a representative of Luxury Travel will be waiting for you, in whose company you will cross the border and passport control on an accelerated clearance VIP Fast Track (requires an additional fee). After baggage claim, a personal driver will take you to the famous Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where you will spend 3 nights. After checking in a comfortable room the rest of the day is devoted to rest after the journey.
Day 2. Bangkok
After an early breakfast you will be met in the lobby by a private guide and driver who will take you in a comfortable car to Wat Pho to listen to the ritual chanting of Buddhist monks at 9:00 AM. This is one of the oldest temples in Bangkok and also the first school of traditional Thai massage. It features the famous 45-meter statue of the Reclining Buddha.
Then you are visiting the Grand Palace, the most important and most stately royal palace in Thailand. A guide will show you the Funeral Palace, Splash Palace, the Throne Hall, Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House, as well as Wat Phra Kaew with the mysterious statue of the Emerald Buddha, surrounded by the highest veneration of Thais.
The Royal Palace Buildings can be visited only in appropriate attire, which will be made available on the site. After visiting the Grand Palace lunch is provided at The Deck at the Hotel Arun Residence, which features a magnificent Temple of the Morning (Wat Arun).
In the afternoon, we invite you to travel by long-boat through the maze of the city’s canals. During the cruise you will be able to admire the sights, sounds and smells rolling on the river of life through Bangkok. You will reach up to Nonthaburi, where the city gives way to the rural landscape. The expedition takes you through the bustling local market, rarely visited by foreign tourists. Then you will visit the coastal temple with an impressive statue of the Reclining Buddha. Back to the center of Bangkok will also by boat.
Day 3. Bangkok
Day off to rest, shopping or explore the city independently. It is also possible to organize guided tours for an additional charge.
Day 4. Bangkok / Chiang Mai
After breakfast you go you with a personal driver to the airport and fly to Chiang Mai.
On arrival we invite you to tour with a personal guide to the most beautiful places in Chiang Mai, which starts from the biggest attractions of the ancient Chiang Mai. You will see fascinating temples, historic city walls, a defensive moat and the market. You’ll visit Wat Suan Dok, where the ashes of the royal family lie, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the sacred place of Northern Thailand. An experienced guide will tell you the story of the temple, a white elephant will carry around beautiful paintings. Late in the afternoon, when masses of tourists have already left the temple area, in the gathering twilight in a unique atmosphere, you will witness a magical blessing ceremony and an evening of singing monks. Trip ends with watching a spectacular view of lights in the darkness of millions of Chiang Mai. Accommodation is provided at the hotel in Chiang Mai.
Day 5. Chiang Mai
Day off to relax in the hotel or shopping in Chiang Mai. For those interested we have two offers of interesting excursions (for an extra charge):
The first proposal is going down the beaten path, on which usually are guided tourists in Chiang Mai, and get to know the secrets of the valley Mae Sa. You will travel by off-road vehicle, and a show organized especially for you in the elephants nursery, and a visit of the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens, which are compared by experts to London’s famous Kew Gardens.
Then you will stop near a waterfall at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch a meeting with the Hmong mountain tribe. In the afternoon visit to the village of Nong Hoi – site implementation Nong Hoi Royal Project, developed by the king in 1969, in order to eradicate opium cultivation and replace it with the cultivation of vegetables and fruits, which would become a new source of income of the inhabitants of the region.
The second proposed tour will start with a visit to the training camp of young elephants in Chiang Dao, located about 56 km. from Chiang Mai. You can take an hour ride on an elephant through the dense forest surrounding the camp, then watch these magnificent animals during a morning swim in the river. When you finish watching bathing elephants, a trainer will demonstrate their many skills. Then you will go over the Mae Ping River and sail on a calm boat bamboo raft trip.
A shore break at a local restaurant for lunch. After the meal, venture to the beautiful Orchid Garden, where all year round blooms more than 50 varieties of flowers. Also visit the Butterfly Farm, where you can admire their countless rare varieties. Regardless of the option that you choose, before embarking on a journey breakfast will be served. Overnight is planned in a luxury hotel Dhara Dhevi.
Day 6-9. Chiang Mai
After breakfast and checking out you go you with a private driver to the airport to fly to Phuket. On-site private driver will take you to one of the best five star hotels on Phuket from the offer Luxury Travel, which will spend the next 4 nights in a luxury room or suite.
Day 10: Phuket
After checking out a private driver will take you to the Phuket International Airport, from where you set out to Europe.
The price for the program depends on the number of people and date of departure and the availability of hotels.
Price includes: accommodation, meals according to the program (breakfast during their stay), trips and excursions according to program services, English-speaking guide.
Price does not include: international airfare, beverages and meals not included in the program of individual excursions, personal expenses, charges for laundry and tips.