Thailand World Heritage Site Tour
Thailand World Heritage Site Tour - 5 Days
Style: Thailand Sightseeing Tours
Hightlights: Bangkok - Sukhothai - Chiang Mai
Description: Chance to visit the ancient town of Sukhothai with its world-famous Historical Park, home of one of the biggest collections of sites (21 in total)
Day 1: Bangkok - Sukhothai
Pick up clients from your hotel and transfer to Bangkok Domestic Airport for flight PG 600 (09:10 - 10:20 hrs) to Sukhothai Airport. Arrival Sukhothai, welcomed by our guide and we transfer you to the Paylin Hotel for check-in and lunch. In the afternoon, we start our tour, making first a visit to the interesting city of Phitsanuloke (approx. 60 kilometers east), where we pay a visit to the Wat Pra Mahathat Phitsanulok and nearby museum. This temple complex - also called by the local people "Wat Phra Si" or "Wat Yai" - contains one of Thailand's most revered and copied bronze Buddha images. This image is considered by many Thai, the second in importance (most important, the Wat Phra Keo at the Grand Palace compound in Bangkok) within the Kingdom of Thailand. We tour as well through the city of Phitsanuloke, before returning back to Sukhothai, where we will arrive in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sukhothai
American breakfast at the hotel. Today, our day is dedicated to the first capital of ancient Siam; Sukhothai (literally meaning "rising of happiness"). We visit the ancient town of Sukhothai with its world-famous Historical Park, home of one of the biggest collections of sites (21 in total) and another 70 sites within a 5 kilometer radius, spreading around an area of 45 square kilometers. We offer you a possibility to see all the sites either by electro-card or even by renting a bicycle to cover this vast space of ancient ruins (Optional). Next stop will be the satellite-city of Sukhothai: Sri Satchanalai (50 kilometers north of Sukhothai), containing even some bigger sites. Both sites play a very important cultural and historical role in the development of today's Thailand and are on the World Heritage List, set-up by the UNESCO. Lunch will be served en route at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we return to your Sukhothai hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Sukhothai - Chiangmai
American breakfast at the hotel. End of this package in Sukhothai, rich-in-ancient Thai history and we transfer you from your hotel to Sukhothai Airport for taking the flight PG 600 (10:50 – 11:25 hrs) to the "Rose of the North" Chiangmai. Arrival at Chianjgmai International Airport and transfer to your centrally, located hotel, where a lunch will be served for you. In the afternoon, visit the one of most revered temples in Chiangmai: the Wat Doi Suthep, located high in the mountains, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole Chiangmai Valley. We proceed to Lampoon, just south of Chiangmai to visit the magnificent and oldest temple in Lampoon, the Wat Prathat Haripoonchai; the 46-meters high golden Chedi and the worlds largest bronze gong made this temple worth a visit. We continue to visit a White Karen Hill Tribe village, before we return back to downtown Chiangmai. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Chiangmai
American breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to an elephant training center, just north of Chiangmai where you can see these thick-skinned animals at work. We continue to visit a typical orchid and butterfly farm, just close at the elephant camp. Lunch en route at a local restaurant. After lunch continue to visit Home Industries Village at Bo Sang and San Kam Phaeng which is the center of hand woven Thai silk industries, traditional local products, antiques from Burma and hilltribe handicrafts and cotton and wood carving. In the evening, we offer a typical Kantoke dinner with various shows and performances of the hill tribes, living in Northern Thailand, before returning to hotel for the night over.
Day 5: Chiangmai - Bangkok
American breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at leisure for a relaxing stroll around the city center of Chiangmai or the nearby Ping River. No lunch included. Transfer from the hotel to the Chiangmai International Airport for flight TG, bound for Bangkok. End of services.
Here are some information for whole trip, might you like to book!
- Domestic Airline tickets (incl. Domestic Airport Tax): Bangkok - Sukhothai; Chiangmai - Bangkok
- Described tours and transfers with English speaking guide;
- Accommodation, based on sharing twin room in mentioned accommodation;
- Meals (Breakfast only), donation, entrance fees and boat trips, as indicated in the program
- Other/optional services, personal expenses, tips and other services, not mentioned in the program;
- Compulsory X-mas/New Year dinner at the your hotel
Five common questions travellers ask us
1. When is the best time to visit Thailand?
Thailand is a year-round destination, with climate varying slightly with season. The cool season, November to February is the high season for most travelers, but the best time to visit extends from November to early April.
In the south, where spectacular beaches are found, the climate differs between east (e.g. Koh Samui) and west (e.g. Phuket Island). The weather on the eastern coast is good for most of the year while the western coast is more comfortable between November and February, especially for diving and snorkeling.
2. How long and where to go for first-timers?
For first-timers, 11 to 13 days is long enough for tasting Thailand’s essence.
Take the modern capital Bangkok as the starting and end-point of your trip, spend 4 or 5 days in northern Thailand, to get closer to the elephants in Chiang Mai and walk around historical Chiang Rai. Save at least 4 days to unwind on the southern beaches.
For people planning to stay longer, side trips from Bangkok to Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya are worthwhile. Or take a chance to visit Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos while you are in Thailand.
3. Is it necessary to use private travel services in Thailand?
Yes, yes, and yes, as long as you find a reliable travel agent who makes every effort to ensure you a hassle-free and unique vacation. While Thailand has countless day trips and all kinds of travel services, creating the perfect combination on the spot may add to your stress-levels.
A professional local guide in Thailand can not only assist you but can also suggest and arrange life-changing experiences, like babysitting a baby elephant.
And no one would decline a nice private car, protecting from the hot and humid weather; or quality accommodation, for good rests at night and improved energy-levels during the day.
4. How do I book the trip?
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5. Do I need a visa to visit Thailand?
Citizens of many countries do not require a visa to enter Thailand, if arriving by air and staying for less than 30 days. These include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.