Tour route: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Phuket
Welcome to Thailand! On arrival in Bangkok, we will meet you and take you to the hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure.
Following breakfast, set out to visit Wat Traimit, ‘Temple of the Golden Buddha’ famous for its 900-year-old and five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Continue to see Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the most published images of Bangkok.
After that, explore Wat Po, this city’s largest and oldest temple housing the largest single Buddha image: the Reclining Buddha.
After lunch comes the highlight of today’s tour - the renowned Grand Palace, one of the must-sees that adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
After breakfast and check-out, you’ll be picked up at the hotel and depart for Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you’ll visit is Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful Summer Palaces in this country. Followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, in which you can observe one of the biggest Reclining Buddha Images as well as the ruins of the old Grand Palace & temples.
At noon, transfer to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural life along the river. Lunch is served on board.
Enjoy dinner on your own choice before we take you to the airport for your flight to Chiang Rai. On arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.
Overnight: Chiang Rai
Meals: breakfast, lunch
In the morning, we will take you to the border village Mae Salong, which is fascinating for its resemblance as a small slice of China. After a relaxing stroll, we will go to Wat Phra Singh, one of the most visited and significant temples in Chiang Rai. Drive to Mae Sai Border (migration fee THB 500 on your own for one day crossing to Myanmar). Later, we make a rest stop at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where the three borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand meet.
After breakfast, drive to the boat pier for a boat trip to Thaton. The boat trip will take about 2 hours, along the way we will visit the Karen Hill Tribe Village. When the boat trip ends, we will drive to visit the Long Neck Tribe. Have lunch at Maekok river village. Then drive up to Thaton Temple for a full view. Transfer to Chiang Mai and free at your leisure.Overnight: Chiang Mai
Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park (Join-in Group Tour) today. It’s a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Observe free roaming elephants, and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings.
Enjoy your free whole morning. In the afternoon, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Phuket. On arrival, we will take you to the hotel for check-in. Relax poolside or head to the beach.
You will have two free days in Phuket. Get into all that this nice place has to offer, from vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time!
Continue your free holiday today.Overnight: Phuket
After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure then depart for Bangkok by flight. On arrival, connect your international flight home or to your next destination.Meals: breakfast
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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