Discovery of Siam - 8 days

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This 8-day tour proposes to discover the main splendours of the "Country of the Smile". In addition to the city of Bangkok and its surroundings, you will visit Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. You will pass by the mythical Golden Triangle and admire the landscapes of the mountains of the north. All this without forgetting the meetings with the local populations and the discovery of their cultures and traditions.

Total Km for this tour: 1 648 km and about 26h30 minutes.

Day 1 - Bangkok

 Bangkok 

Arrival in Bangkok in the morning. Welcome by the guide at the exit door number 4 of the airport (same level as the one of your arrival).
Then, total change of scenery guaranteed during this day that will take you to the Grand Palace (Wat Phra Kaew), and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, protector of the city. Visit of the Wat Pho and its Reclining Buddha, the Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn), and the Golden Buddha. Boat trip on the Klongs of Thonburi.
Overnight at your hotel Furama Superior room.

Visit of the temples of Bangkok

This activity will make you travel through the most famous temples of Bangkok. From the Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho to the Wat Arun, you will be amazed by the rich architectural culture of the capital of Thailand and all its wonders.

Exploring the klongs

Mahasawat is only about 50 kms from Bangkok in Nakhon Pathom Province, near to Mahidol University’s Salaya Campus. The Province of Nakhon Pathom is criss-crossed by many canals (klongs) and irrigation ditches. Mahasawat is built along one of these canals which is the life source of the community, and for many, the only way of commuting.

Furama Silom - Superior room


Day 2 - Bangkok - Kanchanaburi - Bangkok

 Bangkok  Kanchanaburi  Bangkok 

Early departure for the floating market of Dammoen Saduak (which is about 90 km, 1h30 minutes) from Bangkok. On the way, you will pass by the Maison de la Coconerie. Then head for Kanchanaburi to visit the impressive WWII military cemetery next to the famous Kwai River Bridge. Visit the Jeath Museum. Return to Bangkok for the evening.

(Kanchanaburi - Bangkok: 125 km, 1h50 minutes)

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

The most famous of the floating markets of Bangkok is Damnoen Saduak, about 100 kilometers southwest of Bangkok. This buzzing market is at its best in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the heat of the day builds up.

The JEATH War Museum

JEATH stands for Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand and Holland, representing the nationalities of the prisoners of war (POW's) who were forced to work on the construction of the famous "Bridge On The River Kwai". The museum is on the bank of the River, inside Wat Chai Chumphon temple, and displays graphic images of the terrible conditions inflicted on the many young men that died and the many that survived to tell the story.

Furama Silom - Superior room


Day 3 - Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Sukhothai

 Bangkok  Ayutthaya  Sukhothai 

Early departure for Ayutthaya city of 33 kings, whose ruins extend over 15 km ² (Bangkok - Ayuthaya: 90 km 1h20 minutes), then the temple of the monkeys. These are respected and left loose around the ruins of a Khmer temple. Then drive to Sukhotai. Finally, arrival at Sukhothai National Park and check in at your hotel Charme Deluxe room.

Total kms for the day: 465 km and 5h50 minutes.

Ayutthaya

Founded 1350, Ayutthaya became the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. It was destroyed by the Burmese in the eighteenth century. Its remains, characterized by the prang or reliquary towers and the gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its past splendor.

Lopburi

Lopburi was one of the centers of the Dvaravati culture. She then came under Khmer domination at the time of the kingdom of Lavo, and was the second capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya in Narai the Great (Ramathibodi III reign 1657-1688). He built a large palatial assembly, the King Narai's Palace, which is now a museum.

The Charme - Deluxe room


Day 4 - Sukhothai – Chiang Rai

 Sukhothai  Chiang Rai 

The morning will be devoted to the visit of the National Park of Sukhothai which was the first capital of Siam (1250-1350) then to visit the remains of the ancient city, temples Mahathat, Sri Sawai and Sri Chum. But your discovery of Thailand continues with the resumption of the road to the North. Visit the pineapple fields and stop at Payao Lake. Arrive in Chiang Rai, and transfer to your hotel Wiang Inn Deluxe room.

Total kms of the day: 440km and about 5h50 minutes (Sukothai - Chiang Rai).

Sukhothai

Sukhothai was the first capital of Siam founded in 1238 and ending the Khmer kingdom of Angkor Wat. Sukhothai was listed in 1991 as a World Heritage of Humanity. It is more famous for his art than for his political achievements.

Wat Sri Chum

Known as the temple of the bodhi tree, Wat Si Chum was built in circa 13th Buddhist century. The highlight is the graceful Buddha sculpture enshrined inside the remaining structure of the square mandala building. Located 1,500 meters from the north of the WatMahathat, Wat Si Chum is surrounded with the long moat acting like a boundary.

Pineapple fields & Phayao lake

Lake Phayao is the 3rd largest freshwater lake in Thailand. It is located 380m above sea level, the beginnings of the northern mountains appear at the edge of the road. It is an artificial lake of 17 km2, formed by a dam created in 1941. The lake is 1.77m deep and counts to 22 species of fish.

Wiang Inn - Deluxe room


Day 5 - Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle – Chiang Mai

 Chiang Rai  Mae Sai  Chiang Mai 

In the morning, visit the white temple (Wat Rong Khun). Then departure for Mae Sai, border town with Burma where you will admire the landscapes of the Golden Triangle. Mini-cruise on the Mekong and then visit the museum of opium and the guardian Buddha of the border. At the end of the day, transfer to your hotel Park Superiror room in Chiang Mai.

Total kms for the day: 340 km and about 4h50 minutes (Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Mai).

Wat Rong Khun

Located 13 km south of Chiang Rai, Thailand, Wat Rong Khun is commonly called the white temple. It was built by Chalermchai Kositpipat, renowned Thai artist who wanted to create a lasting tribute to Rama IX, the present King of Thailand, and also honor his hometown.

Mae Sai

Mae Sai, or locally more often, Maesai, is the northernmost city of Thailand. It is mainly a stepping stone for visits to Myanmar and has few attractions of its own.

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is in Chiang Rai Province, in the far north of Thailand. The English name comes from the meeting of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand here, but to the locals it's Sop Ruak, since this is where the Mekong meets the Ruak River. Historically the Golden Triangle has been an area well-known for the growing of opium, and the name comes from a US State Department memo on the practice.

Boat on the Mekong

Travel on the Mekong, the most famous river, which take its source in China, sticks to the border between Thailand and Laos, cross Cambodia and finish in Vietnam. Your trip will be aboard a typical boat of 4 people.

The Opium Museum

The Golden Triangle used to be infamous as one of the largest producers of opium. Various Thai organizations led by the Royal Project and Doi Tung Development Project, have spent decades battling this trade. As part of this campaign, the Hall of Opium was built to educate people about the dangers of the drug through an entertaining exhibition which traces opium’s history from its first use 5,000 years ago to current issues of drug abuse and addiction.

The Park - Superior room


Day 6 - Chiang Mai – Doi Suthep & handicraft

 Chiang Mai 

Excursion to Doi Suthep, located 1000m above the plain and you can admire a beautiful panorama of Chiang Mai. 290 steps lead you to the temple. In the afternoon, visit craft villages: you will discover the ancestral methods of making silk, objects in lacquered wood, silverware ... as well as the art of painting on umbrellas. Transfer to your hotel. Free evening.

Total kms for the day: 40 km and about 60 minutes (Doi Suthep - Crafts - Hotel).

Doi Suthep

The Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai province, Thailand. It is often referred to as Doi Suthep although this is actually the name of the mountain on which it is located. Located 13 kilometers north of the city of Chiang Mai, it is a sacred site for the Thais. From the temple, you will have an impressive view of the city of Chiang Mai.

The Park - Superior room


Day 7 - Chiang Mai – Safari - Bangkok

 Chiang Mai  Bangkok 

In the morning, you start the day with a unique experience: a safari including an elephant ride and a rafting trip. Then you visit the orchid farm. Return to Chiang Mai and departure by train to Bangkok (2nd class berths).

Total kms for the day: 60 km and about 1h20 minutes (Chiang Mai - Elephants - Chiang Mai).

Trip on the back of an elephant

Enjoy a safari trip on the back of an elephant. Thailand is the most famous place to meet the asian species. More little than his big brother from Africa, the elephant of Asia used to help humans during hard work in the jungle. At now, human protect them through several elephant camps.

Orchid farm

Visit an authentical orchid farm in one of the most beautiful places.

Day 8 - Bangkok

 Bangkok 

Arrival in Bangkok in the morning.Transfer to the hotel, free day. In the evening transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Total kms for the tour: 1 648 km and about 26 hours 30 minutes minibus.

Furama Silom - Superior room