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7-Night Northern Thailand Tour: Sukhothai, Lampang and Chiang Mai from Bangkok

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    Day 1: Bangkok

    Stop At: The Grand Palace, Na Phra Lan Rd, Maharaj Pier next to Wat Phra Kaeo Temple Complex, Bangkok Thailand
    Optional Activity. THB500
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 2: Sukhothai

    Stop At: Sukhothai Historical Park, Mueang Kao, Sukhothai 64210 Thailand
    This morning, leave the current capital of Thailand and head north by local public bus to one of the first ancient capitals of Siam, Sukhothai (approximately 6 hours).
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Resort

    Day 3: Sukhothai

    Stop At: Sukhothai Historical Park, Mueang Kao, Sukhothai 64210 Thailand
    set amid beautiful lakes and gardens. The religious art and architecture of the Sukhothai era are considered to be the most classic of Thai styles, and the Sukhothai Historical Park contains the remains of 21 historic sites, with awe-inspiring Buddha images and four large ponds often filled with stunning lotus flowers in full bloom. Upon arrival at the park, hire bicycles and enjoy a few leisurely hours feeling the breeze in your hair and learning about the history of this fascinating place.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Resort

    Day 4: Lampang - Vaillage Homestay

    Stop At: Thai Elephant Conservation Center, Km. 28-29 Lampang - Chiang Mai Highway Wiang Tan, Hang Chat, Lampang 52190 Thailand
    Travel by private minivan from Sukothai to your overnight homestay (approximately 4-5 hours). On the way, stop off at the Friends of the Asian Elephant located in Lampang. This is the first elephant hospital in the world established to care for sick and abused elephants, with the aim of preserving the animals' natural habitat and lifestyle. You’ll learn more about this important initiative and perhaps become acquainted with some of its resident pachyderm patients.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Homestay

    Day 5: Villag Homestay - Chiang Mai

    Stop At: Chiang Mai Gate Night Market, Bumrung Buri Rd., Chiang Mai 50200 Thailand
    ay goodbye to your new friends and travel on to Chiang Mai (approximately 45 minutes). The most vibrant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has many famous temples and an interesting old city area. Renowned for dazzling beauty and extremely welcoming locals, the ‘Rose of the North’ will leave you spellbound. Chances are, you won’t want to leave. Definitely head to the famous vibrant night markets tonight!
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 6: Chiang Mai

    Stop At: Cu Corner Chiang Mai Thailand, Chiang Mai Thailand
    Today you have the choice of doing a half day Thai cooking class or a half day cycling tour around Chiang Mai. If you're a foodie, then you’ll discover some of the secrets of Thai cuisine, learn the key ingredients, how to use them, and what to use in their place if you can’t get them at home. As well as taking your own comprehensive recipe book with you after the class, you'll feast on the fruits of your labour for lunch. If you’re feeling more active then you might want to saddle up for a half day cycling trip. After a short safety briefing and bicycle fitting, navigate the light downtown traffic as you cycle south, a pleasant ride along the green banks of the Ping River. Make a stop at a former leper colony turned rehabilitation centre, where you’ll get to know some of the daily life of the missionaries who worked here over a hundred years ago. The trip continues along various fruit orchards, cycling down small country roads and meandering around the villages on the outskirts of Chiang Mai. Here you’ll discover the real rural Thailand and encounter the Thai way of life. Explore the temple ruins of Wiang Kum Kam, the former capital of Lanna, before you cycle back to Chiang Mai.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Hotel

    Day 7: Chiang Mai

    Stop At: Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Huai Kaew Road Amphoe Pakkret, Nonthaburi, Doi Suthep 11120 Thailand
    Optional Activity. THB50. Perhaps explore the famous temple complex of Doi Suthep. Drive along a scenic, winding mountain road that ends at an impressive 300-step naga-guarded stairway (approximately 45 mins). The rewards justify the climb with one of the most beautiful temples in Thailand on display, not to mention fantastic panoramic views of the city and the opportunity to listen to hypnotic evening chanting by resident Buddhist monks.
    Tonight you’ll board an overnight train for Bangkok, accommodated in air-conditioned sleeping berths (approximately 13 hours). Multi share compartments are air-conditioned, with bunk beds; sheets and pillow provided. Your baggage travels in the carriage with you. There is a food and drink service available on board.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Mae Ping River, Chiang Mai Thailand
    Optional Activity. Urban Adventures - Mae Ping River Experience - THB2197

    Tonight you’ll board an overnight train for Bangkok, accommodated in air-conditioned sleeping berths (approximately 13 hours). Multi share compartments are air-conditioned, with bunk beds; sheets and pillow provided. Your baggage travels in the carriage with you. There is a food and drink service available on board.
    Duration: 4 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight Sleeper Train

    Day 8: Bangkok

    Pass By: Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC), 939 Rama I Road Wangmai, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
    Your train is scheduled to arrive back in Bangkok in the early morning. Transfer back to the joining point hotel where this trip concludes, and you are free to depart at any time. If you are booking flights or other transport out of Bangkok on this day, please keep in mind that train delays are frequent; we suggest you don't book a flight earlier than 2pm. No accommodation is included in Bangkok at the end of the trip, but there are shared day rooms available for use until 12 noon. If you wish to stay longer in Bangkok, additional accommodation is available; please enquire at time of booking.

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