Thailand Cultural Tour

13 Days Thailand Cultural Tour

Prices from £1598 per person based on 8 People
Including International and Domestic Flights, Ground Transfers and Activities
4 * Hotel Accommodation with Breakfasts

ITINERARY

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: London to Bangkok
Day 2: Bangkok
Day 3: Bangkok
Day 4: Bangkok - Chaing Rai
Day 5: Chaing Rai - Chaing Mai
Day 6: Chaing Mai
Day 7: Chaing Mai - Maechaem
Day 8: Maechaem - Chaing Mai
Day 9: Chang Mai - Bangkok
Day 10: Bangkok - Nakhon Pathom - Hau Hin
Day 11: Hau Hin
Day 12: Hau Hin
Day 13: Hau Hin - Bangkok - London

Day 1: Fly from London to Bangkok

Day 2: Arrive Bangkok

You will be picked up from the airport of Bangkok where your driver is waiting for you. And you will be transferred to your hotel by private car(driver only).
Relax at your hotel.
In the evening, around 6 pm, you will start your Food and Tuk Tuk Tour.
Food and tuk-tuks! Two of the things that Bangkok is most famous for and one of the best way to spend an evening! On this food tour, we combine them with a little bit of mystery for a fantastic evening of eating and adventure as we whizz around Bangkok.
This food adventure gives you a local’s perspective on night time eating in Bangkok. We will travel by tuk-tuk as we explore the food in both the historical center of the city and more local areas. We combine a few street food eating experiences with a few of our favorite local restaurants to give you a diverse look at the Bangkok food scene. We will also explore how Thai food from different parts of the countries varies and also how it has been influenced by other countries in the region.
Go beyond tourist zones for the most enjoyable midnight eating adventure. After the moon comes up, cruise along Bangkok streets via this city’s iconic 3-wheel, Tuk Tuk, to visit Bangkokian’s favorite places to eat. Taste a variety of savory menus, including the local favorite Northeastern Thai Food (Esan Food), the town’s Best Pad Thai, and the popular home-style Thai snack. Between the bites, visit old-town landmarks and temples for a different perspective compared to the busy daytime scene. Discover the side of Bangkok wholly unknown to visitors. We will finish the tour by the Cinderella’s time. *** Please note that this tour is not suitable for vegetarian ***
Overnight: Mercure Bangkok Siam, Superior Room.

Day 3: Full day tour in Bangkok (B, L)

After Breakfast, you will start your full day tour in Bangkok.
An unforgettable experience where you explore this beautiful city like a local on a private tour by various forms of local transport such as Skytrain, water taxi, and the famous tuk-tuks. You will see the colorful flower and vegetable market, the impressive reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, the famous Bangkok landmark on the bank of Chao Phraya river at Wat Arun, and a relaxing long-tailed boat tour through the canals of Bangkok. The tour includes freshly prepared Thai lunch. You will visit the famous Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew with the Emerald Buddha, massage at Wat Pho temple.
Overnight: Mercure Bangkok Siam, Superior Room.

Day 4: Bangkok - Chaing Rai (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the appropriate time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transfer to the airport to take the flight to flight to Chaing Rai. When you arrive in Chaing Rai, you will be pick up at the airport and start your half day tours. You will visit the famous white Temple (Wat Rongkhun) a modem contemporary temple and Wat Pra Kaew the most important temple in the Chiang Rai province, see the translucent green Emerald Buddha. After visiting the local Hill trib, Museum then enjoys the sight, sounds, and smells of Chiang Rai’s oldest market.
Then, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight: The Legend Chiang Rai, Superior Studio Room

Day 5: Chaing Rai - Chaing Mai (B)

The morning after the breakfast, you will start to visit Maewang Elephant, the new camp located at Maewang district, Chiang Mai. Strat having a conversation with our staff about the elephants, background information, general instruction, and the question of the elephant. Learn how to make some herbs and make your own herbs for feed to your own elephant in the camp. Meet and introducing to your elephants and mahouts. Feed some foods and herbs to your elephant, training in basic mahout course with easy commands and get along with the elephant by walking to the beautiful trail in the forest with them about 40 minutes. Take them to find the grasses and sugarcanes around the forest which is the favorite food for them. Play and enjoy mud spa with your own elephant, baths with the elephant finished all and goodbye to your elephant.
In the evening, drive to Chiang Mai. Enjoy night market without the guide.
Overnight: De Lanna Chiang Mai, Deluxe Room

Day 6: Chang Mai full day tour (B)

After your breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you in the lobby and drive you to the land of Lanna era “Chiang Mai”.
Chiang Mai is a city in mountainous northern Thailand. Founded in 1296, it was the capital of the independent Lanna Kingdom until 1558. Its Old City area still retains vestiges of walls and moats from its history as a cultural and religious center. It’s also home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang, adorned with carved serpents.
The driver and guide will take you to check in to your hotel where you can relax and take your leisure time. After lunch, our guide and driver will wait for you at the lobby to take you to Wat Doi Suthep, is 18 km from town, sitting at a 1,073 m elevation on the slopes of Doi (Mount) Suthep. Built-in 1383 during the Lanna Thai period, legend has it that the temples site was selected by an elephant sent to roam the mountain side, where upon reaching a suitable spot, it trumpeted, circled three times, knelt down and promptly died, which was interpreted as a sign indicating an auspicious site. The temple offers grand views over the city.
After Wat Doi Suthep, we will head back to the hotel where you can take a proper rest.
If you want, you can enjoy another night at Chiang Mai Night Market where there will be a lot of food and local shops for you to explore.
Overnight: De Lanna Chiang Mai, Deluxe Room

Day 7: Chiang Mai – Maechaem (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive from Chiang Mai city about 1 hour by VIP van and stop at “Wat Phra That Sri Jom Thong”. Take the 4WD truck head to Mae Chame and visit Huay Sai Lueng Waterfall. Enjoy picnic lunch at the waterfall before you go to the village. Drive about 45 minutes to the village, take a rest at your own little bamboo hut in the rice fields. In the evening your guide will bring you walk around the village and walk to the viewpoint in the rice fields for seeing the sunset and enjoy the good view before having dinner.
Overnight local village.

Day 8: Maechaem - Chiang Mai (B)

Next, late morning after breakfast, depart from the village and head to visit Weaving Craft Village in Mae Chame city. Then go to visit Mae Chame’s headwater “Nam Aok Hoo”(headwater spring up from underground). Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant and visit hill tribes market. Drive to Baan Mae Klang Luang to taste a cup of coffee and back to Chiang Mai in the evening.
Overnight: De Lanna Chiang Mai, Deluxe Room.

Day 9: Chiang Mai - Bangkok (B)

At the appropriate time, you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Bangkok.
Check to your hotel and free day at your own leisure.
Overnight: Mercure Bangkok Siam, Superior Room.

Day 10: Bangkok - Nakhon Pathom - Hau Hin (B, L)

Today, after breakfast, you will be met by the guide at the hotel lobby and head 50 km north west of Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom province.
Upon your arrival at Nakhon Pathom, you will board the typical Thai Longtail boat from the pier next to Suwannaram temple for a tour along Mahasawat canal. With a short cruise along the canal, it will bring you to Orchid farm.
After the visit at the orchid farm, you will then hop on the boat again and make our journey to the next stop at Nam Fak Khao station to try out the organic drink made from Fak Khao. Fak Khao is the baby jackfruit which any parts of the trees are essential for the health. The science says the baby jackfruit has 10 times more Beta-Carotene than carrot and 12 times more Lycopene than tomato. Next stop is the crusty rice factory, the owner will show you how to make the crusty rice from the scratch and you will get to eat them too before heading to orchid pond where you can get to see the pond filled up with the lotus everywhere.
Next is the fruit farm where you will get to try fresh fruit right from the farmer’s garden with the highlight of the tour by taking a ride on a tractor to explore the rice field, locally known as “E Tan Car”.
After the canal tour in local style, move on to the local restaurant for lunch with some signature dishes like crispy pork on rice, noodle with duck, meat skewers or rice with chicken Chinese style.
After lunch, not far from the restaurant, you will walk to Phra Pathom Chedi. The Chedi’s existence dates to the time when Buddhism as a religion was being introduced to Thailand in the 3rd Century. It was built under the orders of the powerful King Ashoka from India.
End of the tour and drive to Hau Hin. Then you will be transferred to the hotel and relax at your own leisure.
Overnight: Anantara Hua Hin, Premier Garden View Room.

Day 11 - 12: Hau Hin (B)

Enjoy your free time at Leisure.

Day 13: Hau Hin - Bangkok - London (B)

The morning after breakfast, enjoy your free time. Depending on the flight time, drive back to Bangkok, to take your flight to London.
End of the services.***

***All touring schedules and activities are flexible and will be adjusted to guests’ wishes***

Costs

Prices From per person based on 2-4-6-8 Persons traveling together Extra Seasonal supplements may apply during National Holiday periods and will be advised at time of inquiry.

Price Details
TOUR PRICE (FROM) PER PERSON IN £ STERLING

2 persons4 Persons6 Persons8 PersonsSingle Supplement
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 Fr. £2193.00 pp Fr. £1851.00 pp Fr. £1737.00 pp Fr. £1679.00 pp £623.00
1 May - 31 Oct 2018 Fr. £2098.00 pp Fr. £1765.00 pp Fr. £1653.00 pp Fr. £1598.00 pp £552.00

QUOTE INCLUDES:

- International Flights and Domestic Flights
- All transfers and transport as per the program
- All accommodations as per program (based on double/twin sharing room)
- Service English speaking station guides (Except day 11-13)
- All meals as mentioned (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- All entrance fees as mentioned on tour

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
- Drinks
- Visas to Thailand
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Tips
- Early check-in or late checkout
- Insurances
- Optional excursions and activities
- Additional transfer required due to an emergency situation
- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
- Compulsory Dinner For X’mas Eve and New Year Eve at Hotel
- All not mentioned above

*Remarks: These are current rates. The airfares are subject to be changed and will be updated at the time of booking and ticket issuing.

HOTELS

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