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Bangkok-Phitsanulok-Lampang-Chiang Rai-Chiang Mai-Koh Samui

Discover Thailand's northern culture and treasures. Your journey begins in Bangkok, a modern international city with many colorful attractions of its own. Continue to the north and experience architectural treasures in Sukhothai, ancient temples in Phitsanulok, a magical elephant ride in Chiang Mai and have the opportunity to visit hill tribe villages, meet local people and see their way of life. Then, escape to the idyllic tropical island paradise of Koh Samui, the Pearl of Thailand, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the ultimate dream getaway with white sandy beaches and lush green forests.

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10 to 15+ Nights from $1,821 w/air, hotel & air taxes*
This sample price includes ALL air taxes & fuel surcharges: priced within the past 7 days for arrival on Monday, November 09, 2015, departure from Los Angeles Intl, CA. Choose your own departure city and dates.
This 10 night sample itinerary includes:
  International round-trip airfare
  Flight in to Bangkok and out of Koh Samui
  3 nights in Bangkok
  Seat in coach Bangkok to Phitsanulok (via Ayutthaya)
  1 night in Phitsanulok
  Seat in Coach Phitsanulok to Lampang (via Sukhothai)
  1 night in Lampang
  Seat in Coach Lampang to Chiang Rai (via Phayao)
  1 night in Chiang Rai
  Seat in Coach Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
  2 nights in Chiang Mai
  Domestic flight Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
  2 nights in Koh Samui
  Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  Hotel taxes
  Package valid for minimum 2 passengers and maximum 3
  Friday Departures
Price history for this itinerary (past 14 days):
From Los Angeles Intl, CA for 10 nights
$1,821 * incl.tax
Related Itineraries:
Related Cities:
Ayutthaya (5)  Bangkok (100)  Chiang Mai (29)  Chiang Rai (12)  Lampang (7)  Phitsanulok (7)  Sukhothai (6)  Thailand (98)  
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Day 1
Arrive to Bangkok
Overnight in Bangkok   291 hotels offered
Optional    46 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Bangkok   291 hotels offered
Optional    46 Things to do
Day 3
Overnight in Bangkok   291 hotels offered
Optional    46 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Bangkok
6 Days Experience Thailand (2014-15) - SIC
From Bangkok
Day 4 to Day 9

Day 1: Bangkok-Ayutthaya-Phitsanulok (B-L)

Palaces, ancient ruins, temples and monkeys are on the menu as your epic six-day trek from the capital to northern Thailand kicks off in style.After pick-up from your hotel (collection from outer Bangkok hotels or the airport will be subject to supplement charges) head to Bang Pa-In to visit the sumptuous Summer Palace of Rama V. Continue to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate the ancient temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Mahathat and Wat Phanan Choeng. Then its on to Lopburi, famed for the troops of macaques that roam the city, to visit the ruin of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, which is known as the Monkey Temple.Lunch at a restaurant in Chai Nat before you arrive to Phitsanulok. After a short orientation tour in the city, check in and overnight in the hotel. Overnight in Phitsanulok. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Amarin Lagoon

Day 2: Phitsanulok - Sukhothai - Lampang (B-L)

Visit a fully operational Buddha statue factory and observe the skilled craftsmen at work.Depart for Sukhothai to explore this ancient city packed with historical landmarks, the most impressive being the Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Admire the ruined temples and palaces as well as the Buddha statues of all sizes. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. A short drive away is Si Satchanalai,where you cross a wooden suspension bridge to reach historical park, which boasts the evocative ruins of the temple of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat.This usually quiet location offers a special spiritual interlude to the tour.Overnight in Lampang. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the :
Lampang River Lodge

Day 3: Lampang - Phayao - Golden Triangle - Chiang Rai (B-L)

Explore the wonderful Wat Phra That Lampang Luang temple, just a brief drive from Lampang, and marvel at the elaborate detail of the decorations and beautiful Buddha statues. Continue your journey north, stopping briefly at Phayao Lake for a coffee break, before heading to a pineapple plantation for a tour. Around midday, arrive at the Golden Triangle, where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet. This natural wilderness gained an unwanted notoriety in the Sixties because of the abundant opium cultivation in the area. Visit the 212 House of Opium and stroll around its rare collection of opium paraphernalia such as weights, scales and pipes. Learn the history of this drug and about the devastating effect the trade had on local communities.The earthy border town of Mae Sai is next on the agenda, with a visit to the popular market and the bridge over the River Ruak to Myanmar before finishing for the day at Chiang Rai, continue to visit local culture at the Hilltribe Museum and Education Centre, where the lifestyles of the areas mountain peoples are explained along with the challenges to their survival. Overnight in Chiang Rai , Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Dusit Island Resort

Day 4: Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B-L)

Enjoy a lively start to the days activities at the fragrant and vibrant Chiang Rai morning market and then visit to the Wat Phra Kaew temple.The journey out of town is on a relaxing river cruise on a traditional longtail boat of about three and a half hours to Pha Tai, where theres a visit to hill tribe village.Continue by road to Tha Ton and enjoy a tasty lunch before heading to Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai

Day 5: Chiang Mai (B-L)

After all that culture and history, its time for a day of wildlife and nature in the jungles near Chiang Mai. Get up close and personal with the animal kingdom at an elephant camp, where you will witness these gentle giants show off their skills and maybe even trek the rainforest on the back of one (optional). After the wild, enjoy the mild with a visit to a beautiful orchid farm and a pause for a tasty lunch. In the afternoon visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views over the city. To reach the temple requires a climb up a 309-step naga staircase. Alternatively, you can use the cable car (included) to reach the temple. AT Colour Factory(formely Elephant Parade) take part in a workshop, where you will paint your own elephant sculpture as part of the Elephant Parade House project to raise awareness of the plight of these animals. A local artist will supervise this creative and fun interlude. Overnight in Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included.

Overnight at the : Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai

Day 6: Chiang Mai (B-L)

Feast on a reinvigorating breakfast and enjoy the freedom of Chiang Mai.Explore the city at your own pace and leisure and catch the sights and attractions of this city teeming with green spaces and popularly known as the ?Rose of the North.The day is yours to do as you wish until your transfer to Chiang Mai airport. Breakfast included.


· Seat in coach - Mondays and Fridaysoperated with English/Italian/French/German or Spanish speaking guide (see below schedule of Seat in Coach).

· All entrance fees as appropriated

· Air-conditioned transportation

· Accommodation in air-conditioned room with bath/shower, in sharing twin or triple as mention on itinerary or similar category.

· Meals included as detailed: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D)


· Expenditures of personal nature and gratuity for guide and driver

· Optional tours

· Compulsory Christmas/New Year/Peak Season supplements as separately stated

· International flights from/to Bangkok

· Domestic and/or international airline tickets and airport taxes

· Supplement charge for pick up from outer Bangkok hotels 460 Baht per person per way applied both SIC and Private.

Special Note:

· Groups vary in size but are typically made up of about 6-10 passengers.

· Rates for triple rooms are equal as those mentioned for the sharing twin/double room.

· Hotel s early check in (before noon), late check-out (after noon), connecting rooms and adjoining rooms are not guaranteed.

· Different languages can be combined in our vehicles for Seat-in-coach Itineraries. There will be a separate guide for each languages.

· No refund for unused services, splitting of package is not allowed.

· Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

· Please note that local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents.

· Outer Bangkok hotels e.g. Don Muang, Bang Na, Nonthaburi, Suvarnabhumi area and etc.

Koh Samui
Day 9
Arrive to Koh Samui
Overnight in Koh Samui   118 hotels offered
Optional    9 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Koh Samui   118 hotels offered
Optional    9 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Koh Samui
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* Sample prices displayed include international and domestic airline tickets as per itinerary and ALL airline-related taxes and fuel surcharges and are per person, based on double occupancy, and are dynamic in nature. Prices do not include insurance or delivery charges which are optional and customizable by the traveler. The airfare portion of the itinerary price is based on economy class, midweek departure. Prices do not include fees for carry on or checked baggage which can add additional fees per ticket on a roundtrip flight based on carrier charges. It also does not include any entrance fees or visa fees that may be charged at international airports. Some cities may charge local taxes that can only be collected by hotel at destination.
Prices were accurate at the time we posted them. Sample prices were for a specific travel date and specific departure airport, as indicated. Your prices will vary according to departure cities and travel dates. We do not control prices (airlines and hotel reservation systems do). Prices may change dynamically and at times significantly numerous times during any given day.
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