Thailand Soft Adventure Holidays
Tour code : WT. TH 01
Duration : 9days 8 nights,
Type of tour :Private Tour
Start and end : in Bangkok,
Minimum passengers : 2 persons
Trip grade : easy
Destinations: Ayuthaya - Phitsanulok -
Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Mai
Activities: Historical Site Visit - City Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage - Elephant Riding - Bamboo Rafting - Hiking
About The Trip
This lively and varied trip is our favorite introduction to the kingdom. We combine discovery of the best of Thailand from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with a number of adventures which include a lovely Lampang city tour by horse drawn carriage, elephant riding, ox carting and rafting at the spectacular Mae Taeng valley in Chiang Mai. We also visit hill tribe people and hike on Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain of Thailand
After hiking, we descend to the lush and unspoiled valley of the Mae Chaem River . The trip offers an unusual opportunity to interact with people in a traditional Thai village. There is also time for individual discovery of Chiang Mai before return to Bangkok by train.
Day 1 Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Boat Cruise - Pitsanuloke (L)
am Pick up from the hotel, travel by an air-cond.van to see the world's heritage site "Ayuthaya Historical Park".and river cruise around Ayuthaya, sightseeing the incredible site of the city.
pm After lunch continue the trip to Pitsanuloke. Visit to Wat Phra Mahathat, which houses Phra Buddhachinnaraj, the most beautiful statue of Thailand . And also visit to the Folklore Museum at Ban Ja Thawee. Then check-in at Amarin Lagoon Hotel or the same grade in Pitsanuloke.
Day 2 Pitsanuloke - Sukhothai - Biking - Si Satchanalai - Lampang (B,L)
am Breakfast. Proceed to Sukhothai (1 hr. drive). Visit Sukhothai Historical Park by biking for about 1 hr. After that travel to Si Satchanalai Historical Park and the gold-making village. If time permit, we will also visit the lively Thung Luang Pottery Village (4-star OTOP). Continue travelling to Lampang with stop for lunch on the way. Visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang before check-in at Lampang River Lodge or Lampang Vieng Thong Hotel.
Thai traditional massage before dinner.
Day 3 Lampang - Horse Drawn Carriage- Chiang Mai - Doi Suthep - Hilltribes Museum (B,LD)
am Breakfast. City tour by horse drawn carriage to observe the morning life of Lampang people. After that travel by bus to Chiang Mai.
Mid-day arrive Chiang Mai, check-in at the Empress Hotel
pm Proceed to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep on Suthep Hill and the Hilltribes Museum
19.00 Kantoke Dinner.
Overnight at Empress Hotel
Day 4 Chiang Mai - Mae Taeng - Elephant Riding -Ox-carting - Rafting (B,L)
am Breakfast. Travel by bus to Mae Taeng ( one and a half hour drive). Elephant riding into the valley of Mae Taeng for about 1/2 hrs., and ox-carting to visit Mae Taman Village. Buffet lunch at the Elephant Nature Park
pm Enjoy bamboo rafting ) for about one hour.
15.30 Return to Chiang Mai, transfer to the hotel.
evening Visit to the Night Bazaar, the center for handicraft products.
Overnight at Empress Hotel
Day 5 Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon - Hiking & Bird Watching - Mae Chaem (B,L,D)
am Breakfast. Travel to Doi Inthanon, the tallest mountain of Thailand (2,565 m. above the sea level). Short visit to the Karen terrace rice field and Hmong Hilltribes' Fruits & Flowers Market before going to the summit for nature walk at Ang Ka nature trail.
12.00 Lunch. After lunch hiking at Kiew Mae Pan nature trail for about 2 hrs. Then continue the trip to Mae Chaem .
Dinner & overnight at local hotel.
Day 6 Mae Chaem - Village Life – Forest Cottage (B,L.D)
am Breakfast .Village tour in Mae Chaem District - Tong Fai for hand weaving clothes, Pa Dad and Yang Luang for village life, and some interesting local temples. Then continue the trip to check into the Forest Cottage, located in a beautiful landscape near Ob Luang.
Dinner & overnight at the Forest Cottage.
Day 7 Forest Cottage - Ob Luang - Pre-historic Rock Painting - Wat Phra That Sri Chomthong – Chiang Mai (B,L)
am Breakfast. Travel to Ob Luang National Park with short visit to Thep Panom Hot Spring. Nature walk in Ob Luang National Park - observe the amazing & beautiful gorge of Ob Luang and hike to visit the pre-historic rock painting (about 1 hour for the round trip )
12.00 Lunch at the food shop in the park.
pm Return to Chiang Mai with short visit to Wat Phra That Sri Chomthong, one of the most revered temple in Chiang Mai and visit the handicraft village of Ban Tawai
Dinner at the restaurant in Chiang Mai and overnight at Empress Hotel
Day 8 Individual Discovery Around Chiang Mai - Return to Bangkok by Train (B)
am Breakfast at hotel and free day for your own discovery of Chiang Mai until 15.00
16.25 Take the train back to Bangkok (2nd class air-cond. sleeper )
Overnight on the train.
Day 9 Bangkok
am Arrive Bangkok, transfer to the hotel in Bangkok
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