Aerial view of Horkumluang in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Cultural Thailand Tour: 3 Weeks of Heritage

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Countries Visited

Thailand

Places Visited

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Udon Thani, Chiang Mai...

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Suggested Duration

21 Days

The origins of Thai culture can be traced back through the country’s enchanting and sacred spiritual complexes, significant, heritage landmarks, and authentic, local ethnic tribes. These dynamic experiences will reveal the fascinating history of the country on this immersive and handcrafted, cultural tour. You will traverse its diverse landscape in search of revered sites that are home to a wealth of insight into the traditions that make Thailand unique. You will discover the renowned flavors...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover coveted temples in the heart of Bangkok and learn about the country’s sacred spiritual heritage
  • Venture to the ancient city of Ayutthaya to capture lifelong images of the UNESCO-recognized temple and palace ruins
  • Uncover Udon Thani’s age-old cultural landmarks of Ban Chiang and Phu Phra Bat Historical Park for an insightful look into the country’s past
  • Marvel at Northern Thailand’s idyllic countryside and encounter famous landmarks in Chiang Mai
  • Connect with the local and traditional lifestyle as you meet an ethnic hill tribe as you are accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide in the Chiang Rai mountains
  • Bask in opulent splendor at the lavish destination of Hua Hin and enjoy a luxurious spa treatment at a world-class wellness center
  • Experience diverse activities in Phuket as you visit sacred temples, sweeping viewpoints, and scuba dive off the coast of the idyllic Similan Islands

Detailed Description

Thailand’s travel appeal mainly stems from the incredibly rich tapestry of cultural experiences that underpin its alluring traditions. You will make your way to Bangkok, which is the home of coveted temple complexes and world-class Thai cuisine for the first stop on your cultural tour of Thailand. Here, you will encounter ornate temples of significant and spiritual importance and tuck into award-winning Thai cuisine at revered restaurants around the city. You will continue your heritage discoveries in the ancient city of Ayutthaya afterward. The city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya Historical Park, which is where you will capture surreal moments among the iconic temple ruins and Buddhist images. Your journey will continue at the laid-back location of Udon Thani. Surrounded by lush forests and rolling green hills, you will feel complete seclusion at your premier resort. During your stay, you will visit Ban Chiang and Phu Phra Bat Historical Parks, which are essential highlights on this cultural tour of Thailand. Here, you will encounter age-old tradition amid the immaculate, wildlife settings.

From here, you will make your way to Thailand’s Northern capital of Chiang Mai. The popular city is nestled below the striking Doi Suthep Mountain, and your luxurious resort will share remarkable vistas of the surrounding landscapes. You will transfer in and around the city’s ancient towns where artifacts of the past can be explored. After, you can climb to the top of Doi Suthep and encounter the majesty of the golden-brimmed temple that overlooks the entirety of Northern Thailand. Enjoy isolated splendor the following day at an enchanting lake, where you will spend the afternoon under bamboo huts, soaking in the marvelous adventure. You will then comfortably transfer to Chiang Rai, which is Chiang Mai’s less-frequented neighboring city. You will encounter ethnic hill tribes, be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide, and immerse yourselves in the local lifestyle. Furthermore, you will learn about the region’s heritage at distinguished museums.

Next, your tour will take you to Hua Hin. Your stay will be spent in complete opulence as you revel in exquisite Thai meals at beloved, gourmet restaurants and feel the weight of the world brush away as you enjoy spa treatments at an award-winning wellness center. Your journey to Hua Hin will leave you feeling completely refreshed for the remainder of your trip. Your final destination is the white-sand shores of Phuket’s leading beach paradises. You will check into a luxurious resort that overlooks the crystal-clear Andaman Sea. Experience the last of Thailand’s essential, cultural highlights during your stay. Transfer to a leading culinary school and learn the craft behind their world-renowned cuisine. After, you will visit endearing cultural landmarks that are around the island, and swim the depths of the sea in search of magical creatures on an alluring scuba diving experience off the coast of the Similan Islands. By the end of your journey, you will have checked off all your desired experiences at Thailand’s culturally significant spots and return with lifelong stories about your adventurous exploits.

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Starting Price

$4,615 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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