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After an early rise, depart from Bangkok to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand.
In Ayutthaya, you will see the most important sights, which are the gigantic bronze statues of Wat Mongkol Borpitr, the three ancient pagodas at Wat Phra Sri Sanpetch and Wat Pranangcherng.
Continue via Saraburi to Phra Buddha Badh with its shrine of the holy footprint of Lord Buddha.
Proceed to Lopburi for lunch.
Visit the Prang Sam Yod (Sacred Three-Spired Pagoda), the ruins of Wat Phra Sri Ratana Maha Dhat and the Monkey Temple.
Continue by bus to Phitsanulok and check in at your hotel.
Overnight at the Topland Hotel & Convention Center or similar
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet
After a delicious breakfast, visit Wat Maha Dhat with its revered Buddha statue, Phra Buddha Jinaraj.
Continue to ancient Sukhothai, where you will visit the famous ruins of this first capital of Thailand (1257-1379).
Get a chance to see Wat Maha Dhat, Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chum.
After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Sri Satchanalai, the northern outpost town of the Kingdom of Sukhothai , built by King Ramkamhaeng.
You will visit Wat Chang Lom, Wat Jedi Jet Thaew, Wat Nang Phya and Wat Phra Sri Ratana Maha Dhat standing on site of the Khmer fort “Chalieng.”
Continue to Lampang where you will check in at your hotel.
Overnight at the Wienglakor Hotel or similar
Sri Satchanalai Historical Park
After breakfast, drive to Ko Kah to see Wat Phra Dhat Lampang Luang housing the only Emerald Buddha, besides the one at Wat Phra Keo in Bangkok.
Depart for Phayao, a unique rural town and former princely state the former glory of which may be seen at Wat Sri Kom Kam.
Proceed to Chiang Rai and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
Continue to Chiang Saen – Golden Triangle, former capital of the first Thai kingdom, situated directly on the Mekong River at the border between Thailand and Laos.
Visit Wat Phra Dhat Jom Kitti by climbing 383 steps to the top of the hill, Wat Chedi Luang and the small museum nearby.
Take a boat trip upriver on the mighty Mekong to the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos meet.
Continue to Mae Sai, the northernmost Thai town and on the border with Myanmar.
Stroll through and shop at a local market to pick up souvenirs for friends and relatives.
Return to Chiang Rai and check in at your hotel.
Overnight at the Wiang Inn Hotel or similar
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
After an early breakfast, depart for Ban Lorcha, a Phami Akha hilltribe community center.
This community-based tourism development project promotes sustainable, self-reliant development to improve the quality of life of villagers of this Akha Community, and is a model for tourism in Hilltribe villages.
Proceed to Chiang Mai and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon you will visit Handicraft Villages to observe the manufacture of lacquer ware, the spinning and weaving of Thai Silk and to watch how paper umbrellas are made.
Continue to check in at your hotel.
19:15-22:15 Kantoke Dinner.
Enjoy a typical Thai dinner with ancient dances from northern Thailand, followed by a performance of dances and songs by various hill tribes.
Optional: Opportunity to visit the city’s night market in search of bargains.
Overnight at the Chiang Mai Garden View Hotel or similar
Night Market In Chiang Mai
After breakfast, visit the famous Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters. The temple is reached using a NAGA railing rising along both sides. The monastery was built by King Gue-Na in 1383. The center is a big Chedi (spiral pagoda), containing partial relics of Lord Buddha.
Continue to visit the elephant camp to watch the elephants taking timber in the forest. Their strength and strategic teamwork will amaze you.
After visiting the orchid farm have lunch at a local restaurant.
Return to Chiang Mai.
Afternoon visit to a famous Thai wood carving factory with the possibility of buying Burmese antiques.
Transfer to Chiang Mai Railway Station or Chiang Mai Airport*.
16:40 Depart by second class air-conditioned train with sleeping berth.
Box dinner and overnight stay on train.
* Return by air from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and/or additional nights (s) in Chiang Mai also possible (please contact us for details)
Overnight on the train
Arrive around 6am by train at the Bangkok Railway Station.
(No breakfast) Transfer to your Bangkok hotel.
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