Bangkok 10 Days

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  • Duration: 10 days

Upon arrival at the airport and after clearing immigration and customs, meet with your guide with a sign marked “Customer name” and transfer to the hotel for check in.

ITINERARY IN BRIEF
  • Day1.Bangkok Arrival (Please advice your flight details)
  • Day2. Bangkok-half day city tour
  • Day3. Damnoen Saduak – Chiang mai
  • Day4.8 Apr 2012: Elephant and Bamboo rafting
  • Day5.Chiang mai city tour-Bangkok
  • Day6.Hua Hin city tour
  • Day7.Free day
  • Day8.Free day
  • Day9.Free day
  • Day10.Free day
  • Day11.Free day

 

Detail Itinerary :

 

Day 01
Bangkok Arrival (Please advice your flight details)

Bangkok has been Thailand’s dominant city since the eighteenth century. Established as the capital in 1767 after the fall of the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Bangkok is located on one of southeastern Asia’s most important rivers, the Chao Phraya. In the 1980s and 1990s, Bangkok underwent rapid modernization, growing to approximately ten million people, making this the only major city in a country of villages and small towns. Bangkok’s ancient palaces and Buddhist temples contrast with high rises and traffic jams.

Meals: None
Accommodation: Bangkok Hotel

Day 02
Bangkok city tour

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel then drive to Flower market see a million roses selling on the side work then take Tuk Tuk  to the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha TempleWat Phra Kaeo. Before entering the main gate to the temple of the Emerald Buddha, stop by the Royal Regalia Museum to see the beauty of decorative jewelry, which used to be ornament of the royal officers and consorts. Walk in to enjoy the beauty of the temple of The Emerald Buddha. Visit the most sacred Buddha statue of Thailand, held by all Thais as also the symbol of national independence and enjoy the stunning buildings which you cannot miss taking photos of, every time you turn around. Get into the second court where the major imposing buildings are located. Visit the Amarin Tharawinitchai Throne Hall – originally a Hall of Justice but used today for coronation ceremonies and the Dusit Mahaprasart Palace initially served as a venue for royal audiences and later as Royal Funerary Hall. Before lunch time, visit Reclining Buddha temple or Wat Pho, the oldest and biggest temple with the largest number of pagodas (95 in all) in the city. Also, it was the first open university of Thailand which offered courses in several branches of knowledge like literature, astrology, medicine and massage. It’s well known for its huge Reclining Buddha, 46 m. long and 15 m. high.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, take a long-tailed boat ride along the Chao Phraya River to see Thai lifestyle, contrast between luxurious condominiums and ruined houses along both sides of the canal. Pass the Grand Palace and disembark at Wat Arun – the temple of Dawn to visit the tallest prang in Thailand. It was built in the concept of Mount Meru, the resident of God located on the center of the Universe.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03
Damnoen Saduak – Chiang mai

After breakfast, pick you up at hotel in 7.00 am then drive to visit the most colorful of Thailand’s floating market is the one at Damnoen Saduak in Ratchaburi Province, about 104 kms southwest of Bangkok. Visit the famous floating market, then board a canal boat and view native life along the canal banks and arrive at the market, where boats of various shapes and size, carry goods for trading. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, transfer to Bangkok airport to fly to Chiang mai.

Upon arrival at the airport and meet with your guide with a sign marked “Customer name” and transfer to hotel for check in.

Chiang Mai meaning of a new city was founded in 1296 by King Mengrai as the capital of the first independent Thai state, Lanna Thai (Kingdom of One Million Rice Fields). It became the cultural and religious center of the northern Tai, those who had migrated from southern China to dwell in Thailand, and remained so throughout the turbulent period of recurring Burmese attacks. The Burmese finally captured Chiang Mai in 1556 and occupied it until King Taksin retook the city in 1775, driving the Burmese forces back to near the present border. Burmese influence on religion, architecture, language, cuisine, and culture, however, remains strong.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Chiang mai Hotel

Day 04
8 Apr 2012: Elephant and Bamboo rafting

You’ll then head out on an excursion to Chiang Dao for a visit to an elephant camp where elephants of all sizes can be seen amid the beautiful jungle to the north of the city. On arrival, you’ll see the elephant show where they demonstrate their varied skills. Next, enjoy a one-hour trek on an elephant back around camp through the jungle and along the river. Afterwards, board bamboo rafts along a very picturesque stretch of the river. The rafting lasts about an hour but depends on the depth of the water and the speed of the current. Lunch will be in a local restaurant in the elephant camp.

On the way back in the afternoon, if interested, pay a visit an Orchid Nursery which has more than 50 different varieties of gorgeous orchid blooms in a dazzling array of colors and visit Butterfly Farm to see a superb collection of butterflies which is available for your perusal and study. Dinner is on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Chiang mai Hotel

Day 05
9 Apr 2012: Chiang mai city tour-Bangkok

For early risers: Highly recommended because this is a gentle way to see Chiang Mai Buddhist people’s life: wake up early in the morning and take a ride to Kruba Sri Vichat Statue, the holy monk of Northern Thailand to take part in a daily Buddhist ceremony “Tak Bat” or “Merit Making” by giving offerings to monks on their arms-rounds with local people. Purify your mind and learn how to give and learn a part of Buddhism. After Tak Bat, continue to Wat Suan Dok to offer some requisites to monk and receive blessings from him on this special time. Travel back to the hotel and have breakfast.

After breakfast visit Doi Suthep. Wat Phrathad Doi Suthep (A. D .1384) 3500 feet above sea – level, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand, containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha, with a challenging flight of over 300 steps, flanked by enormous mythological Nagas . A panoramic view of the city can be seen from here. Then transfer to Bangkok then transfer to Hua Hin.

Hua Hin is a famous beach resort town for travelers in Thailand. Hua Hin has already been the favorite Thai resort for over 70 years. The resort was discovered in the early 1920s by King Rama VII as an ideal getaway from the sultry metropolis of Bangkok. Today s visitor to Hua Hin will still sense this special atmosphere and old world charm. Besides sun-filled days on the mile-long beach there are leisure activities for the whole family from water sports to golf. The area around the town let s you discover fabulous parks and peaks, caves and waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 06
10 Apr 2012: Hua Hin city tour

In the evening, transfer you to take Hua Hin night tour. It is an introduction trip of Hua Hin City and it is recommended as a tour to be taken soon after your arrival. The invention of the railway in the 1920 transformed this once tiny fishing village into an elegant resort where royalty and the aristocracy spent their summer months. Today luxury hotels have merely added to the regal and tranquil atmosphere which western travelers are now beginning to discover.

We start this trip by going by pedal tricycles (samlor) to visit Hua Hin is famous railway station where the guide will give some fascinating facts of Hua Hin. On by Samlor we go through the bustling town to see the busy fishing pier watch the day-catch being off-loaded before we enjoy dinner in one of Hua Hin is Thai-seafood restaurants. After dinner we walk to the Night-Market with free time to explore before our return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 07
11 Apr 2012: Free day

Free day at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 08
12 Apr 2012: Free day

Free day at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 09
13 Apr 2012: Free day

Free day at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 10
14 Apr 2012: Free day

Free day at leisure

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Day 11
15 Apr 2012: Free day

The rest of the day is free and easy at leisure on your own until time to transfer to the airport for departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hua Hin Hotel

Note
Inclusive of:
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Private transfers and transportation on tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Boat cruises
  • Set menu meals as specified (no drinks)
  • Water & cold towels on sightseeing days
  • Round trip air ticket BKK-CNX-BKK.
Non-inclusive of:
  • Possible Thailand visa
  • International Air tickets from your country
  • Other meals and all drinks at meals
  • Airport taxes
  • Hotel early check in / Late check out
  • Overweight luggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column

** Regular hotel check-in time at 02:00pm and check-out time at 12:00pm

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