Thailand Culture Tour
11 Days 10 Nights
Friendly and rich in natural beauty, Thailand is the land of glorious nature and wonderful culture that have become the famous attractions for tourists.
Start from Bangkok, Thailand Culture Tour will take you to visit the Grand Palace, home to the royal temples and the Emerald Buddha, the majestic guardian of Thailand. Embark the Grand Pearl Cruise on the Chao Phraya River for a luxurious candlelit dinner.
In Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, get ready to be amazed by the traditional Thailand architectures, dated back to the era of King Rama’s V. At the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, you will meet the local ethnics and enjoy an exclusive elephant ride in the lush green forest.
Hike through the wooden path in Doi Inthanon National Park to discover the pagodas and well-preserved ecosystem. Experience the best of the coastal city of Phuket by exploring local shops and food based on your preferences.
Dine on the luxurious Grand Pearl Cruise on the Chao Phraya River
Experience exclusive elephant rides at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
Immerse in the magnificent nature of Doi Inthanon National Park
Discover the ancient attractions and relax by the beach in Phuket at your free will
Arrive at the airport in the heart of Bangkok; you will be transferred to your hotel by your local guide and driver. After the hotel check-in, you can spend the evening as you wish. A warm, welcoming dinner with scrumptious dishes will be served at a renowned restaurant.
Meal (s): D
Have a hearty local breakfast and get ready to explore the ancient attractions in Bangkok. Your itinerary starts from the Grand Palace, with the vast garden of royal buildings. Relive the history of the privileged life. Then, continue on to the Emerald Buddha in the Wat Phra Kaew Temple, which is also in the palace garden.
After lunch, aboard a traditional long-tail boat to cruise through the deep blue water of the Chao Phraya River. The boat will take you to visit the Wat Arun, the temple that is amongst the best known of Thailand’s landmark with the name the Temple of Dawn. The temple’s name is based on the incredible scene of temple tops glisten with pearly iridescence in the morning sun.
Return to your hotel after the excursion, and choose a restaurant or visit local stalls for your dinner.
Meal (s): B/L
Get ready to be amazed by Thailand’s glorious history as you visit the ancient capital Ayutthaya. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will find temples that have survived the ups and downs of the country for hundreds of years.
The Wat Phra Si Sanphet stands tall with its three-spired pagoda, and the Aisawan Thiphya-Art Sala is a pavilion in a small lake. This pavilion is home to the statue of King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V. You will have a lunch break after this stop.
Continue your visit to the Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, or the Royal Residence of Heavenly Light, which was King Rama V’s royal summer residence. The mansion is designed with a combination of Chinese and French style and was once hosts the luxurious royal parties.
Board the Grand Pearl Cruise for your dinner in the night atmosphere of the Chao Phraya River. Dine with the fancy buffet of traditional and Western cuisine in the warm candlelight, while relaxing to the live acoustic music.
Meal (s): B/L/D
You will wake up to the warm breakfast buffet, then get ready for your flight to Chiang Mai. Be picked up at the airport to travel to Chiang Mai’s Ancient City Walls.
In this 14th century city, you will have the chance to visit numerous natural and cultural attractions. Start by visiting the Chiang Mai City Arts and Cultural Centre located in the middle of the city, established in 1920. You will find every historical detail about Chiang Mai’s past, including photos, artifacts, and even audio-visual display.
After the cultural adventure, you will have lunch, then return to your hotel.
In the evening, your local guide will take you to Wat Chedi Luang, a historic Buddhist temple, home to the famous city pillar attraction. You will have the chance to observe the monks daily chanting routine.
Visit the Wat Phra Singh, a temple built by King Ananda Mahidol, or King Rama VIII, decorated with royal status. Then continues on to the Phra That Doi Suthep temple. This landmark is about 600 years old and is located on the Doi Suthep Mountain. To reach the temple, you will have a soft exciting hike through the Naga, the complex of staircases with the total of 400 steps.
At the end of the day, you will be transferred back to your hotel and have dinner.
Meal (s): B/L/D
In the morning, you will visit the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. This park offers you rare opportunities to observe elephants in their natural habitat, and you can even have the chance to enjoy an elephant ride through the forest. The ride will stop by the Mae Ping River so you can have a picnic lunch and cool down.
Next, visit the Elephant School to get an insight into the elephant’s behavior and historical stories. This elephant sanctuary is home to the friendly Karen tribe.
Take memorable photos of the magnificent nature and hospitable locals in this land of the elephants, before returning to your hotel.
Meal (s): B/L/D
For a perfect day trip away from Chiang Mai, you will visit Doi Inthanon National Park. Go hiking on the Angkha Nature Trail and take rare photos of the sunlight peeking through the leaves along your way.
Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail has a wooden path that will lead you to the royal pagodas: Phra Mahathat Napha Methanidon and Phra Mahathat Naphaphon Bhumisiri. You will walk through the spacious and beautiful garden to explore the pagodas.
As you explore the park, you will be surprised at the spectacular sight of Doi Inthanon waterfalls, with water bubbles shining in the sun.
Meal (s): B/L
After breakfast in Chiang Mai, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, the private car will take you to your hotel. Check in to your room and relax in the calming ocean atmosphere. At the end of the day, enjoy your dinner buffet with fresh local seafood.
Meal (s): B/D
Your itinerary in Phuket starts with a thrilling boat trip to Phang Nga Bay. The bay is a complex of limestone karsts standing high above the emerald water. Combined with the dazzling sunlight and lush green nature, the bay brings you a spectacular scenery.
Your stop is Khao Ping Gan, the island surrounded by rocky pinnacle and the fishing village. This area has become famous for being the filming location for the James Bond movie. You will have a lunch break in the midst of the breathtaking nature at the local seafood restaurant.
The boat will take you back to the pier. Return to your hotel to rest. Optionally, you can choose any restaurant of your preference for dinner.
Meal (s): B/L
The itinerary for this day is up to you. You can spend time at the beach for swimming, basking yourself in the sun, or just lay by the beach to immerse in the soothing atmosphere, with waves crashing on the shore.
Phuket city has many destinations that can be suitable for your preference. Walk through the Sino-Portuguese quarters to visit the clock tower, visit the Wat Chalong temple to experience the fantastic panorama view of Phuket as you reach the Big Buddha. The local street food vendors are also great for an insight into this coastal city’s cuisine.
Meal (s): B
For adventure time at the beach, you can return to Phang Nga Bay, rent a boat and paddle your way through the pristine water. The water remained calm throughout the year, making it safe for your adventure time. You can stop by any island to visit the local shops and buy handmade souvenirs or meet the owners to learn more about the art techniques.
The must-have experience in Phuket is a sizzling BBQ night by the beach for your best relaxing time
Meal (s): B/L
Adventures are fun and exciting, but every journey must come to an end. On your last day in Phuket, take your time to stroll down the local streets for any last-minute souvenir shopping. Pack your memorable photos of the amazing lands of Thailand, and transfer to the airport for your flight.
Thailand will definitely see you again soon!
Meal (s): B
Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program
All land transfer by air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees and sightseeing fess as mentioned in the program
Local English-speaking tour guide
All local taxes and service charges
Visa approved letter if needed
Not mentioned international, regional and domestic flights
Tips for tour guide and driver
Personal Insurance (Highly recommend)
Optional tours and extra services
Other services not mentioned in the program
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