The Highlights of Thailand in Short Time - 7 Days
Tour Code: TL-7D6N-1
A classic tour which takes in some of Thailand’s most important destinations, this a week journey through the ‘land of smiles’ visits the country’s capital Bangkok, its second city of Chiang Mai, then Chiang Rai, plus the Elephant Care experience.
Start ~ Bangkok, Thailand
Finish ~ Bangkok, Thailand
Physical rating: 2 out of 5
On arrival at Bangkok Airport, you will be welcomed to Thailand by EMH tours’ representative and then transferred to the hotel to check in and relax for the rest of the day.
Meals: Meal is not included on this day.
Morning tour of Bangkok: After breakfast you will be taken on a tour of the city. Walk through the morning flower markets to explore real Thai lifestyle. Then board a long-tailed boat to Thonburi, in the west of Bangkok, situated on the right side of the Chao Phraya River. Its many canals had originally given Bangkok the name “Venice of the East.” Passing along the canals in the boat gives you a first-hand impression of the scenic life along Bangkok‘s waterways. You will also visit the majestic Royal Barges and the Temple of Dawn. Return to the hotel to make your own arrangements for lunch.
Afternoon tour to the Grand Palace & Wat Pho: This afternoon you will be collected from your hotel for a tour which includes three of the most unusual Buddhist temples in Bangkok: Wat Traimit with its invaluable Golden Buddha (5 ½ tons of solid gold); Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok, with the colossal Reclining Buddha and the Chedis of the Kings, and the Grand Palace which is one of the most beautiful examples of ancient Siamese architecture and has been the residence of the Kings of Thailand for over two centuries. Here you will see palaces which were used for different occasions: the Funeral Palace, the Reception Palace, the Throne Hall, the Coronation Hall, the Royal Guest House and the beautiful Emerald Buddha Temple.
Morning tour to the Floating Market: After an early breakfast set off for the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market which is situated 70 miles west of Bangkok and is a very attractive place for visitors to see the old style and traditional way of selling and buying fruits & vegetables from small boats. You will also see traditional Thai houses as well as see how the way the people here live and travel by boats. The tour includes a visit to Nakorn Pathom, site of the highest Chedi in Thailand called “Phra Patom Chedi” which is the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia.
Afternoon free: This afternoon you are free to relax or to make the most of Bangkok’s excellent shopping opportunities.
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Chiang Mai. The flight time is approximately 1½ hours. On arrival in Chiang Mai, you will be welcomed to Chiang Mai and then transferred to the hotel to check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax at your hotel, or explore the local area independently.
The tour begins with early morning pickup from your hotel in Chiang Mai and travels north-east to the province of Chiang Rai. Enjoy a quick stop at Mae Kajan, a bubbling hot spring where you can soak your feet and relax before the day of sightseeing ahead.
Continue onto the White Temple, also known as Wat Rong Khun, an impressive feat of intricate architecture depicting a gleaming white vision of heaven. The temple was inspired by the theme of angels and life after death, and the pool surrounding the building depicts the small river between earth and heaven.
After the temple, enjoy a traditional lunch served at a local Thai restaurant. Following lunch, visit the Black House Museum, known by the locals as Baan Dam Museum, owned by Thawan Duchanee, a well-known Thai artist. Discover this mysterious place that holds over 10,000 items of fascinating wood crafts, silverware, and antiques, collected from Thailand and the rest of the world.
Finally, visit the Choui Fong Tea Plantation, famous for its high quality traditional teas cultivated in the agricultural center of Thailand. From the top of a nearby hill, admire the stunning view across the tea fields and soak up the glorious countryside atmosphere before returning to the city.
This half-day package to KANTA ELEPHANT SANCTUARY offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals with friendly, happy elephants in a safe and sustainable environment.
On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your hotel and will drive for approximately 50 Mins through scenic agricultural areas before arriving at the Sanctuary. Learn a little about the elephants, before changing into our uniform.
After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed to the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, observe elephant get muddy for a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin. Next, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river, observe them while they wade through, play in the water, swim and you have a chance to join them in the water.
Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat some seasonal fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Chiang Mai.
Breakfast and free time until time to go to the airport for departure flight. Then, transfer you to the Airport according to your flight departure time.
~ 6 nights accommodation
~ enjoy daily breakfast at hotels
~ flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
~ professional English speaking tour guides
~ tours and programs as described
~ sightseeing tours by air-conditioned private vehicles
~ entrance fees for mentioned visits
~ return airport transfers
~ enjoy exploring Thailand as per itinerary
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