Thailand’s Northern regions encompass intriguing stories that date back centuries, and these will be unearthed as you explore the marvelous, humanmade, and natural relics in which these sought-after cities pride themselves. You will uncover the country’s iconic wartime past in addition to discover the fascinating cultures that reside in rural destinations that rarely visited by tourists. Every aspect of this voyage is customized to help you expose the gripping heritage that resonates from Thailand’s...
Bangkok – A Fascinating Look into the Spirit of Thailand
Brimming with cultural highlights and teeming with luxurious experiences, Bangkok is a pivotal first stop on your 12-day heritage tour across the Northern region of Thailand. The city comes to life with an abundance of enthralling opportunities to delve into the country’s renowned cuisine and to learn more about the ancient traditions in which local lifestyles are firmly rooted. Shortly after you have landed and privately transferred to your luxurious, 5-star accommodation in the heart of the city, you will be provided with an unrivaled tour of Bangkok’s age-old temples
Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you will arrive at the entrance to Wat Arun, which is an imposing temple that stands over 70 meters tall alongside the Chao Phraya River. Decorated with multi-colored porcelain, the temple was conceptualized by King Taskin centuries ago when he arrived at the break of dawn. Wat Arun is both an impressive display of the country’s meticulous attention to architectural detail and a heritage site of tremendous value. Your tour will continue with a leisurely cruise across the Chao Phraya River to the gold plated, 150-foot long reclining Buddha image within the elaborate walls of Wat Pho. This incredible spectacle, along with the intricately crafted statues and murals that are positioned around the sacred complex, resonates an aura of spiritual significance and provides a wealth of intriguing photo-worthy moments to celebrate your cultural exploration. Afterward, you will board a regal cruise liner for a gourmet, multiple-course dinner by candlelight as you gently glide across the Chao Phraya River and immerse yourselves in the wondrous flavors of gourmet Thai cuisine.
Bangkok – Discover Dazzling Displays of Arts and Crafts
Bangkok – A Trip to Thailand’s Wartime Past
Mae Hong Son – Regal Retreat of Raw Natural Beauty
Mae Hong Son – Culture beyond Borders
Chiang Mai – An Educational Exploration of Outstanding Conservation
Chiang Mai – Across the Roof of Thailand
Chiang Mai – Enlightening Expedition to Chiang Rai
Sukhothai – A Past Preserved with Pleasure
Sukhothai – Reveal Ancient Rarities
Pattaya – A Taste of Terrific Thai Wine
Pattaya – Farewell to Paradise
- Visit iconic temples in Bangkok such as Wat Arun and Wat Pho and celebrated art and cultural museums across its vibrant cityscape
- Experience a day trip to Kanchanaburi on and marvel at the trio of wartime UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Retreat to the rural beauty of Mae Hong Son and spend your stay in a regal, traditionally-inspired resort that is enveloped by the exuberant jungle
- Explore Mae Hong Son’s staggering topography and the friendly Shan Villages that inhabit the luscious terrain
- Learn more about Chiang Mai’s ethical elephant rehabilitation programs at a renowned conservation center and dine at a gourmet, eco-conscious establishment
- Encounter the many indigenous species of creatures and plant life that can be found in the jungles of Doi Inthanon National Park
- Journey to Chiang Rai to discover its significant spiritual sites and culture in which the city is shrouded
- Transfer to Sukhothai and voyage through its preserved palace ruins that are steeped in fascinating history
- Further discover Sukhothai’s dramatic past at beloved museums that are dotted across the town
- Escape to the seaside city of Pattaya for a resplendent stay in absolute style and fine dine at a stellar wine estate that is known for its exceptional vintages and blends
Many of Thailand’s strong-rooted traditions and cultural landmarks are encapsulated in the country’s Northern regions in destinations that you will discover on this extensive, 12-day expedition. Your journey will begin in the thriving Bangkok cityscape, which will inspire you with its spiritual complexes that house its revered Buddhist temples. The awe-inspiring display of meticulous dedication to craft will be exemplified as you venture to the city’s prestigious art galleries and cultural museums, each showcasing the local talent and influence of its historical forebears. Afterward, you will transfer away from the exuberant city to the dramatic terrain of Kanchanaburi. You will discover the country’s dramatic past and the role this region played during these triumphs and tribulations as you visit the Kanchanaburi trio.
Your adventure will continue to the luscious green valleys of Mae Hong Son, where you will reside in an astounding but traditionally-inspired resort amongst a jungle setting. Here, you will trek across the red sand cliffs of Pai Canyon and marvel at the sprawling scenic backdrops while being welcomed into the home of an ethnic Shan family. As you connect with the locals and lend a helping hand in creating traditional, Northern Thai cuisine, you will feel completely humbled and leave with a wealth of invaluable knowledge. Your next destination will be Chiang Mai, where you will be blown away by Doi Inthanon National Park and the ethical efforts of one of the city’s pioneering elephant conservation centers. Set to the soundtrack of wondrous wildlife and vistas of emerald-topped jungles, you will feel worlds away from home. You will then enjoy a day trip to Chiang Rai, where you will encounter the fascinating temples and palaces that showcase sculptures of incredible inception.
You will continue to Sukhothai, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will discover preserved temple and palace ruins that date back centuries. As you peruse the monuments in varying degrees of restoration, you will appreciate the country’s dedication to spirituality and tradition. Your stay will reveal more of the mysteries and folklore in which the town is steeped as you unearth age-old stories inscribed in ancient texts and murals. The final stop of your cultural excursion is Pattaya, which is a city that is the zenith of luxury, seaside living, and you will experience it from the comfort of your immaculate, 5-star villa. You will be treated to a taste of prestigious Thai wines at an exceptional estate amidst a backdrop of its verdant vineyards. This one-of-a-kind experience will highlight Pattaya’s ability to produce world-class wines despite the industry not being as pronounced as it is in other countries. Your final morning will bring with it a brilliant sunrise that you can enjoy as you lounge on the beach and soak in your final hours on Thailand soil. Lastly, you will immerse yourself in a revitalizing spa treatment at your resort’s premier wellness center before grabbing your belongings and bidding your final farewell to the Land of Smiles.
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$3,427 per person (excluding international flights)
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