GENERAL INFORMATION OF THE AUTHENTIC THAILAND TOUR
Discover the land of smiles on authentic Thailand tour with Orient Skyline Travel! The tour features a lot of fun and in-depth knowledge about the culture and history. Experience sleeping in the lodges, trekking through the jungles, and being blessed by monks will be rehearsed again and again.
Bangkok – Kanchanaburi – Ayuthaya – Sukhothai – Lampang – Chiang Mai – Phuket
- Discover the bustling capital of Thailand: Bangkok
- Explore northern cities including Chiang Mai, “The Rose of the Country”
- Connect to nature in Phuket
- Accommodation in selective hotel
- Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- English speaking local guide
- Tour transferred as by private air conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees during guided visits
- Private transfer from / to Phuket airport
- Domestic flights
- Service charges
THROUGH THE AUTHENTIC THAILAND TOUR, YOU WILL DISCOVER
Day 1: Arrive Bangok (D)
Arrive at Bangkok and our guide and driver will welcome and transfer you to the hotel. After check in, enjoy free time.
Overnight in hotel in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok city tour (B, L)
Your guide will come and take you on a full-day sightseeing tour. The tour is designed with public transportation for a more authentic experience. Take Skytrain to the station of Saphan Taksin near the Chao Phraya River then board a public boat to access Wat Pho and Royal Grand Palace which holds Thailand’s most iconic and symbolic landmark.
After lunch, transfer on a tuk tuk across Sanam Luang to Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall. Here, learn about Thai traditional culture and history in various time periods. Return to the hotel.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3: Bangkok – Damnoen Saduak floating market – Kanchanaburi (B, L)
Depart from your hotel and drive to Mae Klong River Delta. Visit a fascinating railway market where train tracks. Afterwards, visit colorful floating market of Damnoen Saduak where boats and local vendors are selling all kind of fruits and local produces.
Then head further to Kanchanaburi, see the bridge built by the allied POWs from the World War II on the River Kwai. Take a ride on the “Death Railroad” before having lunch at a local restaurant nearby the Kwai Bridge.
Return the hotel on a long tail boat.
Dinner and overnight in Kanchanaburi.
Day 4: Kanchanaburi (B, L)
After good night sleep, depart for Erawan Waterfall in Erawan National Park, this is the seven tiered waterfall and it has multiple natural swimming pools on different tier level. So be sure to prepare good walking shoes and swimming gears.
On the returning way, at a temple, attend a private blessing ceremony for good karma.
Dinner and spend the night in Kanchanaburi.
Day 5: Kanchanaburi – Ayuthaya (B, L)
After visiting beautiful Kanchanaburi, today we head to historical site of Ayutthaya.
After lunch on the way, the tour reaching Ayutthaya early afternoon, explore the ruined temples and foundations of the former royal palaces. Discover the local community and way of life on a biking tour. Board the wooden boat for dinner onboard and spend the night in the private air-conditioned cabins on unique boat.
Overnight in Ayutthaya.
Day 6: Ayuthaya – Sukhothai (B, L)
Get up early to join morning alms offering to monks during the alms offering ceremony. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and explore surrounding rural villages. Wave goodbye to Ayutthaya and depart for Sukhothai.
Arrive and visit Sukhothai historical park the old capital city of Thailand which is often regarded as the cradle of Thai culture and still carried on today.
Spend the night in Sukhothai.
Day 7: Sukhothai – Lampang – Chiang Mai (B, L)
Say goodbye to beautiful Sukothai and leave for Lampang. Visit small but charming villages on the way. At the Sri Satchanalai and Baan Na Ton Chan, meet the friendly locals and be a farmer putting your hands in experience plucking fruit and flowers with villagers. Visit local craftsmen with a visit to local silk weaving workshop.
Continue onward to visit spectacular temples of Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, founded back in 1486. In the town, enjoy a horse cart ride to reach a unique Lanna temple of Wat Pong Sanook, recognized as a cultural heritage by UNESCO.
Next, head to Chiang Mai for overnight.
Day 8: Chiang Mai – Lisu lodge (B, L, D) (SIC tour)
Rise up early to arrive in time at the hill of Doi Suthep Mountain, on the way stop to buy offering food for the upcoming alms giving ceremony. The sacred Buddhist ceremony is practiced every morning when the saffron robe monks walk barefoot along the nearby street to collect alms and everyday items. Following the ceremony, climb up over 300 steps on a Naga stairway to reach Wat Phra That Doi Suthep for the gold gilded pagodas on the top. Also visit Wat Umong, a 14th century structure and heavily covered by moss and forest trees. Enter the assembly hall at the temple for a private unforgettable blessing ceremony. Return to the hotel for a lovely breakfast or choose to have a Khao Soy breakfast which combine together in a bowl with coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice.
Depart for Lisu. On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink of traditional tea. After that your Lisu guide will escort you to visit Ton Lung temple and herbal gardens. On the way, visit a local shaman and his families with a cup of tea and observe some herbal medicine and therapy that the shaman’s is good at. Get back to Lisu Lodge for a tasty lunch.
Afterwards you have a choice of activities: Choose between a bike tour around the Lisu Lodge or steam bath and massage.
In the evening, enjoy Thai dinner with a traditional Lisu dancing performance.
Spend the night in Lisu.
Day 9: Lisu lodge – H’mong hill tribe lodge (B, L, D)
After breakfast, from Lisu Lodge depart for Mae Rim. Visit a fascinating orchid garden to see 50 types of colorful orchids that bloom year round.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and be transferred on a more powerful pick-up truck for the uphill road to a Hmong hill tribe village – home for overnight. Check in the Lodge of Hmong hill tribe . In the evening, have the dinner in the lush tropical ambiance with a barbecue meal while enjoying the culture show.
Overnight at H’mong Lodge.
Day 10: Hmong hill tribe lodge – Chiang Mai (B, L)
Depart for Chiang Mai in the morning.
After check in hotel in Chiang Mai, take time to relax or choose to do optional tour.
OPTIONAL TOUR: Flight of the Gibbon. Enjoy a exciting and thrilling experience flying on the air above the rainforest, using zip lines and sky bridges. Time: 13.00-16.00.
- SIC program with join round-trip transfer.
- The option is not designed for children under 5 years of age or under 100 cm in height.
Day 11: Chiang Mai – Fly to Phuket (B)
Depart from Chiang Mai for a short flight to Phuket.
Reaching at Phuket Airport, your local guide and drive will greet and escort you to the hotel.
Overnight in Phuket.
Days 12 & 13: Phuket (B)
Free day in Phuket. Optional activities can be arranged upon request. Please contact us for further information!
Overnight in Phuket.
Day 14: Phuket – Fly to Bangkok – Departure (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for flight back to Bangkok then connect international flight to your next destination.