Tropical jungle, beaches and karst rock formations in Krabi, Thailand

Discover Thailand Tour: Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Krabi & More

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Thailand

Places Visited

Bangkok, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

The experience of discovery will take you through the marvels of culture and wildlife on this custom tailored tour through the past and present traditions, unrivaled landscapes, and endless wonder of Thailand. From the Chao Phraya River to the Golden Triangle, pristine sandy beaches to incredible hill tribes, you will find the unique and the treasured, the fabled and the masterful as if were created just for you. Hidden within the spectacular flavors or wondrous jungle where temples climb over...

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Trip Highlights

  • Luxuriate in the comforts and plush accommodation set within magnificent scenery
  • Settle along the spectacular shores of Krabi province filled with pristine beaches and unique landscape
  • Witness the grand history of the ancient capital of Siam at Ayutthaya
  • Venture into the jungle to visit the exquisite temples throughout the Chiang Mai mountains
  • Visit storied cultures within the forested landscapes outside of Chiang Mai, including the people of the Karen Hill Tribe
  • Explore the Golden Triangle where three countries converge
  • Discover the marvelous Metal Palace, a temple with unique and magnificent architecture
  • Celebrate and get to know the noble elephant with a visit to the Chiang Dao Elephant Training Camp

Detailed Description

A seasoned discoverer knows that experience is its own reward and there is plenty to discover on this 11-day journey through Thailand’s diversity. Whether finding the Karen Hill Tribe in the northern jungle where women wrap brass rings around their necks, or kayaking along Ao Thalane in Krabi province to see the breathtaking karsts, this trip will have you wondering and wandering within legendary historical temples and overlooking the panoramas that give new meaning to the word beautiful. From Buddha relics to parading elephants, ready yourself for an experience wrapped up in your desire to discover.

Your adventure begins with your arrival in Bangkok. The day is yours to relax or explore after settling into The Peninsula Hotel which overlooks the serene Chao Phraya River. The following day you will follow the path of kings, touring through the Temple of Dawn which shimmers from a mixture of porcelain and glass inlay catching the sunlight. The Grand Palace complex houses the opulent history of the royal family along with iconic images, including the Emerald Buddha, the most revered symbol in Thailand. A variety of temples are often less visited but no less sensational, such as Loha Prasart, known as the Metal Palace. After lunch you will make your way to Chiang Rai, the largest, northernmost city in the country, and get comfortable in Le Meridien Chiang Rai overlooking the river.

Chiang Rai is said to be the birthplace of Thailand and continues to have a splendid blended culture coming from the surrounding areas. In the villages located in the forest are tribes that range from the Tibetan mountains to southern Chinese. In the city of Mae Sai, located near the Golden Triangle where the three countries meet, you can find the combined goods that stream over the border from Burma and Laos. You will make your way to Chiang Mai, traveling through the dense forest, visiting traditional villages along the way. Stop within the Karen Hill Tribe where you can meet the women who elongate their necks using brass rings. Once you arrive in the capital of the north you can relax in comfort at the Anantara Chiang Mai.

At the Mae Sa Elephant Camp you will watch the elephants romp in their environment, playfully bantering and engaging in general mischief. Their good-natured but trainable personality allows you a chance to hop in their backs for a ride to the local river where they bathe themselves and you in the process, enjoying the company and companionship. Tour through the surrounding streets and jungle to witness the fabulous history of the city, and its remaining temples; some date back to the 14th century.  Take in panoramic views of the city itself atop Doi Suthep. In the evening you will arrive back in Bangkok ready for more. Ayutthaya was once the capital of Siam and continues to shine with historic reliefs and grand ruins. Next, tour through the park before cruising down river to the reflective metropolis. Travel to Krabi, situated on the immaculate coastline where the luxuries of the Phulay Bay Ocean Pavilion will immediately make you feel at home. After a visit to Wat Tham Sua, known for its marvelous view and cave filled with Buddha images, the days are yours to discover the magnificence of the region, from inspiring karsts to marveled aquatic life. Thailand is a world where you are able to have it all before the days come to an end and the discoveries leave you with experience and a desire to do it all again.

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Starting Price

$2,415 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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