Mon Jong on Chiang Mai at sunrise in Thailand.

Heritage Highlights Tour of Northern Thailand

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Thailand

Places Visited

Bangkok, Kanchanaburi, Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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

Detailed Description

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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Starting Price

$2,635 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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