The boutique discovery in Thailand 8 days
This classic 8-day tour can bring you a laid-back experience while discovering Thailand. Explore the dramatic beauty and charming culture throughout many destinations you set foot into.
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Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
The boutique discovery in Thailand 8 days
• Visit ruins and historical park in Ayutthya
• Enjoy a scenic boat trip to Bang Pa In Summer Palace
• Travel around the majestic royal mansions and Wat Nivet Thammmpravat
• Head to see the Crystal and Golden Halls of Wat Tha Sung
• Discover the Lanna morning lifestyle at the local market
• Take a leisurely boat trip along Mekong River and have view of local water-based life
This classic 8-day tour can bring you a laid-back experience while discovering Thailand. Explore the dramatic beauty and charming culture throughout many destinations you set foot into. This is the chance to experience Thai spicy fragilities, imposing wild animals, precious Buddha, and striking hideaways. Cruise a nicely boat trip and observe the local life which is closely attached to water.
06 night hotel accommodation
01 night on train
Daily western-style breakfasts
Lunches as in itinerary
Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
Local English-speaking guides
Water & tissues on coach
Entrance fees, boat fees in Ayutthya and Chiang Saen, tuk tuk fee
Biking fee in Historical Park, horse cart fee in Taladkao Road
Train fee from Chiang Mai-Bangkok
International flights to/from Bangkok
Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
Meals not mentioned
Drinks not mentioned
Tips & gratuities for guide and driver
Others not mention
You will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Bangkok - Ayutthaya
Activities: Travel to Ayutthya, visit ruins and historical park, stopover at Muslim quarter, enjoy Thai food, take a boat trip to Bang Pa In Summer Palace, visit Wat Nivet Thammmpravat
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, boat fee, tuk tuk, ground transportation, hotel in Ayutthaya
Depart from Bangkok in the morning and drive north to Ayutthaya. Upon arrival, hop on a “Kermit” Tuk Tuk (a special type of motorized Tuk Tuk available only in Ayutthaya and Trang province in the South) to discover the magnificent ruins and ancient temples in the historical park. Briefly stop near the Muslim quarter and sample one of the most famous delights of Ayutthaya – candy floss roti. If time permits, visit local houses to see how handicrafts such as palm leaf Fish mobiles are produced. You will then enjoy Thai lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon, enjoy a leisurely long-tailed boat ride to Bang Pa In Summer Palace and explore the majestic royal mansions which are usually quiet in the afternoons. Continue to Wat Nivet Thammmpravat, one of the most distinctive Buddhist temples with its remarkable Gothic style architecture and stained glass windows Overnight in Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya - Uthai Thani - Phitsanulok - Sukhothai
Activities:Go to Uthai Thani, visit Crystal and Golden Halls of Wat Tha Sung, Wat Sangklat Rattanakhiri, travel to Phitsanulok, visit Cha Tawee folk museum, head towards Sukhothai
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, ground transportation, hotel in Sukhothai
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Uthai Thani. Head to see the Crystal and Golden Halls of Wat Tha Sung. Head-up the mountain to visit Wat Sangklat Rattanakhiri, for the magnificant bird-eye view of Uthai Thani. Continue driving further north to Phitsanulok, lunch and visit to Wat Mahathat featuring Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha image – Phra Puttachinnarat. Visit to Cha Tawee folk museum. After that drive to Sukhothai, a name meaning dawn of happiness and was founded in the 13th century and became the kingdom’s first capital, overseeing a period known as the golden age of Thai history. Overnight in Sukhothai
Sukhothai - Lampang
Activities:Experience Buddhist alms offering, visit Sukhothai Historical Park, go to Lampang, stop over at Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, Wat Pong Sanook, take a horse cart ride along Taladkao Road
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, ground transportation, horse cart fee, biking fee, hotel in Lampang
Early wake-up to experience alms offering to Buddhist monks. Visit Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition. See the main sites of the Historical Park. Bike ride possible in supplement in the historical park. A nice and easy way to stroll around the ruins! Continue to have the sumptuous local organic lunch served in traditional Thai style at the open Sala overlooking the rice fields. Proceed to Lampang, a large trading centre during the 19th Century. Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most spectacular temples in Thailand, being dated back to 1486 and believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Thailand. Visit Wat Pong Sanook, a temple awarded by UNESCO for Culture Heritage Conservation provides an inspirational model of community-led conservation in saving a unique Lanna temple. Then in the afternoon, take a horse cart ride along Taladkao Road where you can see old Thai, Chinese, British and Burmese merchant houses. Overnight in Lampang
Lampang - Phayao - Chiang Rai
Activities:Explore local market, make a stop at Pratu Pha, head towards Phayao, Wat Analyo, travel to Chiang Rai
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, ground transportation, hotel in Chiang Rai
Depart to explore the Lanna morning lifestyle at the local market. Depart from Lampang with a stop at archaeological gate pass “Pratu Pha” which it historical paintings are believed to be the longest in Southeast Asia, aged over than 3,000 years old. Then continue north to Phayao situated on the scenic Kwan (Lake) Phayao. Visit the interesting Wat Analyo with its eclectic mix of religious architecture and iconography perched on a hilltop with views of the Lake. Arrive at Chiang Rai late afternoon, visit Wat Rong Khun with its unique “kanok” architecture. Continue your visits with another famous temple in the town, Wat Phra Kaew with its beautiful brass and copper Buddha image. Overnight in Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai - Golden Triangle - Chiang Mai
Activities:Go to Mae Sai, visit Chiang Saen, take a boat trip along Mekong River, head towards Chiang Mai, go to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, ground transportation, hotel in Chiang Mai
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Mae Sai, the northernmost Thai town on the Myanmar border. Walk around the local market, and continue to visit Chiang Saen on the steep banks of Mae Khong River, opposite of Laos where you will see some magnificent ancient ruins and temples. Take a boat ride along the Mekong River to get a closer look at Laos and Burma. In the afternoon, head South-West towards Chiang Mai. Drive up the mountain to Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the temple on the mountain, and the most sacred in North Thailand. Your experienced guide will explain the story of the temple, the white elephant and lead you around its impressive chedi and show its beautiful murals. In the late afternoon, the sunset will leave tourist masses a very special atmosphere when stepping out the temple grounds. After your private blessing ceremony, witness the magical evening chanting of the monks. Overnight in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai - Bangkok by Train
Activities:Tour around Mae Ping River banks and Warorot market, take a rickshaw trip along Tapae Road, explore ancient Chiang Mai
Included:Breakfast, lunch, guide, entrance fees, ground transportation, train ticket, accommodation train
After breakfast, head towards the Mae Ping River banks and Warorot market for a stroll among the colorful stalls. Continue by rickshaw along Tapae road, Chiang Mai’s main street. From the eastern gate, explore ancient Chiang Mai on foot, including the Three Kings monument, the city’s most important temples Wat Chedi Luang, where the famous Emerald Buddha was once enshrined, and Wat Phra Singh home to a very old and sacred Buddha image. Depart to Chiang Mai Railway Station for an overnight train back to Bangkok. Overnight on Train
Arrive Bangkok - Departure
Activities:Depart from Bangkok
Included:Airport transfer, drop-off guide
Arrive at Bangkok Railway Station in the morning.Then transfer to Bangkok International Airport for departure
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience
The Prices showed on our system is in USD (United State Dollar), INCLUDED Tax and Service Charge but EXCLUDED Bank Fee. Please check carefully the inclusion and exclusion of services before booking. Included and excluded services will also be listed in our confirmation email.
– Price is in United State Dollar (USD)
– Price is based on Double/Twin Occupancy accommodations.
– Price does NOT include surcharges for Bank Fee and other surcharges if any.
Before making a reservation, please check the price of the tour by filling the number of pax, choosing the departure date, and clicking “Check Rates” button in “Check Rates” tab. Click “Book It” button to reserve the accommodation type you prefer for the tour and process to the next step. Please select the optional transfer services or extra services of your choice from the list then click ‘Add To Cart’ button to navigate to the next step.
Re-check the services you would like to book then click “Submit Booking” (“Send My Inquiry” for Land Tours) to navigate to the final step. At the final step, fill your necessary information in the detail information form.
Please fill correct information, especially the email address and phone number so that we can contact with you to process the booking. Once finish filling the information, click “Submit” button to send the request to us.
Note: An automatic email will be sent to your email address and our salespeople will soon contact you regarding the reservation. In the meantime, you have successfully sent your request to us. Please remember to utilize our “Book Together” feature in reservation process to have more savings.
The booking process is represented through 5 steps below:
Step 1: Check Rates
Fill in the numbers of adults, children and infants of your group, enter your departure date and click ‘Check Rates’ button, you will see the accommodation prices.
Once you selected an accommodation, click ‘Book It’ button to continue.
Tips: To get more special discounts, please take a look at ‘Trip saving for booking together’ section where you can check rates and get a discount for booking 02 services at the same time. The discount amount ranges from US$3 to US$60 per room per night (hotel) or per pax (tour).
Step 2: Book Extra Services
This step meets your needs in booking optional services like transfer, visa, kayaking or other interesting activities related to your current booking.
Tips: Don’t forget to book hotels, tours together in this step! It’s a smart way to get more savings.
Step 3: Submit Booking
Here you can review, add or remove your booking items, complete and submit your booking form.
After your booking is submitted, the system navigates to a ‘Thank you page and send you an automatic email listing all the services you requested.
Our travel consultant will get in contact with you within 01 working day to inform about the service availability & payment.
Step 4: Confirm Availability & Deposit
1. Check availability :
After receiving your booking request, our consultant will check the availability of the services. If the services are available, our consultant will send you a payment link for the deposit by email, otherwise we will give you some alternative suggestions.
Notice: our email may go to your spam mailbox, please check your spam mailbox if you don’t receive our response in one working day.
After receiving the payment link in the email sent from our consultant, please make the deposit as soon as possible to secure your booking. When we receive your deposit payment, our consultant will reserve the services for your booking as following:
If all of the services are reserved successfully, we will send you a Confirmation Email including the deposit invoice and other useful information
If the services are fully booked and are not available, we will inform you and suggest other options. In case you no longer want to book these services, we will refund all of the deposit amount.
Notice: Your booking will NOT be confirmed until we send you the Confirmation email. The remaining balance can be paid later – before departure date. For some urgent bookings or special types of promotion, 100% of the total cost will be required.
Step 5: Final Payment
The full payment must be made before your departure date. The exact deadline will be confirmed by our travel consultant depending on each service you booked.
The remaining balance can be paid by Cash (VND, USD, AUD, EUR) or by credit card. For the customers who’re going to stay in Hanoi, we are able to setup a direct meeting to collect the final payment.
Notice: Payment by cash on arrival is only applied for trips starting from Hanoi and the arrival date is before the payment deadline (confirmed by our travel consultant). All currencies are exchanged by local rate.
At the end of booking process, on the “Make a booking” page, you can enter any special requests into the “Special Request” box before submitting your booking. Another easy way is sending us your special request directly by email.
The deposit is required to guarantee your reservation (tours, hotels, transfer, etc.). After receiving your deposit, we’re going to reserve the services for you. So the deposit is required to secure your booking. Normally, 30% of total cost will be required for deposit at the booking time. For some urgent cases or special types of promotion, we will require full payment at the booking time. Learn more: how to pay deposit
Normally Journey Expedition Travel includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.
Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility
All tour guides of Journey Expedition Travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.