Amazing Circle of Thailand Tour
During the Amazing Circle of Thailand tour, you will be visiting the tourist attractions of the cities of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. You will be resting in some of the top hotels of each of these destinations to get fully rested as you go around to see Thailand. You will learn about the history and culture of each stop as your English-speaking guide takes you to the landmarks and sites in this country. You will also have a chance to try some local foods and relax during your visits to coffee shops and restaurants as you get some rest and refresh.
Day 1 – Bangkok َArrival
Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, you will be met by your guide and then transfer to your hotel for check-in, after which you are free at leisure.
Overnight in Bangkok Evergreen Laurel Hotel Bangkok (5 Star)
Day 2 – Bangkok Royal Grand Palace – Emerald Buddha (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you begin your sightseeing tour. Your tour begins at the most famous tourist spots in Bangkok; The Royal Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew in a common compound and is where you will end up after exiting Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there is a distinct contrast in style between the very Thai Wat Phra Kaew and the more European inspired designs of the Grand Palace (the roof being the exception.
Next, you will visit Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, and also the temple holding the largest single Buddha image; the Reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). This temple is also known as the birthplace of Thai traditional massage. We then go for lunch at a local restaurant, after which, we continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, which is one of the best-known landmarks and one of the most published images of Bangkok. After we take local public express boat to Ratchawong pier, then take vehicle transfer to Yaowarat Road where you visit an interesting shop selling bird’s nests and shark fins, continue to a very old tea shop to enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals before heading down Trok Leng Moi Eia (a small alley) to Talad Kao for an interesting local market with a variety of fresh foods, fresh & dry fruits, Chinese herbs, groceries.
End the walk at Wat Leng Neng Yee to visit the Taoist temple. After this, we return to the hotel and you are free at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3 – Half Day Tour at Damnoensaduak Floating Market (B)
Today in the early morning we will pick you up at your hotel and then transfer to one of the most attractive floating markets of Thailand; The Damnernsaduak Floating Market. Here you will have the opportunity to take a boat tour to observe the lifestyle of the local people along the small canals. You will visit not only the coconut farm and have the chance to taste some delicious coconut juice, but also you will find a wonderful variety of seasonal fruits such as rambutan, mango, papaya, etc. After this, we drive back to the hotel where you have the rest of the day free at leisure to spend time relaxing or shopping as you wish.
Day 4 – Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep – Khantoke Dinner (B, D)
Today you will take a flight to Chiang Mai, in the north of Thailand. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you will meet your tour guide and then transfer to the hotel. From there, you will transfer to visit Doi Suthep Temple which is one of the most sacred temples in Chiangmai; known by the Thais as Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep. It is located on a hilltop and is built in the Northern-Thai style, and it is said to contain the holy relics of the Lord Buddha. From here, you will also enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. After this, we return to the hotel where you will have some free time at leisure to relax on your own. In the evening you will enjoy the famous “Khantoke Dinner”, also known as the northern Thai welcome dinner, accompanied by traditional hill tribe dancing.
Domestic flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is not included.
Overnight in Chiang Mai Wintree City Resort Chiang Mai (5 Star)
Day 5 – Elephant Safari – Ox-Cart Riding – Bamboo Rafting (B, L)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we embark on our trip to The Elephant Camp where you will see the elephants at work in the jungle areas, see how the elephants are trained for working with humans, and enjoy the elephant shows. Then, you will have the chance to enjoy an exciting ride on elephant-back along the trails (Elephant Ride is optional), followed by an ox-cart ride back to the camp. Lunch will be served at the elephant camp. In the afternoon, enjoy the local hand-crafted bamboo rafting along the Mae Taeng river. Return to Chiang Mai and have a stop at the beautiful Orchid Nursery. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 6 – Chiang Rai Golden Triangle (B, L)
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Mae Sai Border, one of the biggest border markets in Thailand (Thai – Myanmar border). Here you will see many products for sale such as local foods, clothes, jewelry, silverware, precious and semi-precious stones, etc. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. We continue on to the Golden Triangle where the three borders of Laos – Myanmar – Thailand meet. In the past, the Chinese used this route for delivering opium to Siam (Thailand) until they later spread the trade to many other countries as well. After this, we will visit the Hall of Opium, where you can study how opium was delivered commercially in the old days. You can find out about opium routing, history, accessories, etc. Then we return to the hotel where you are free at leisure.
Day 7 – Chiang Mai – Phuket (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then you are free at leisure until it’s time for your transfer to the airport for your flight departure to Phuket. Upon arrival at Phuket airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, you are free at leisure.
Domestic flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket is not included.
Overnight in Phuket Novotel Vintage Phuket (4 Star)
Day 8 – Full-Day Tour of Phi Phi Island (B, L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer by minivan to the pier to join a speed boat trip to Phi Phi Island.
07.00 a.m.: Depart from Chalong Pier to “Phi Phi Island” for swimming and sightseeing vat “Maya Bay” (The movie ‘The Beach’ was filmed here). Enjoy snorkeling and feeding the colorful fishes at “Loh Samah Bay”, and sightseeing at “Peleh Cove” and Viking Cave”.
12.00 p.m.: Arrive at “Phi Phi Don Island” and have some fun feeding bananas to the monkeys.
12.30 p.m.: Lunch will be served at Phi Phi Don.
02.00 p.m. Enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water and snorkeling among the plentiful coral reefs at Monkey Beach.
03.00 p.m.: Arrive at “Khai Nok Island” and continue to enjoy a variety of activities such as swimming, sunbathing, and feeding the fish.
04.00 p.m.: Back to Chalong Pier for transfer to your hotel.
Day 9 – Phuket Free & Leisure Day (B)
Breakfast will be served at your hotel, and then you are free at leisure to relax on the beach or explore the island further.
Day 10 – Departure from Phuket (B)
Breakfast will be served at your hotel, and then you are free at leisure to relax on the beach till departure time.
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Specification: Amazing Circle of Thailand Tour