Thailand is often referred to as a golden land, not because there is precious metal buried underground, but because the country gives off a certain luster, be it the fertile rice fields of the central plains, white sandy beaches or the warm hospitality of its citizenry.
First introductions are made in Bangkok , a modern behemoth of screaming traffic, gleaming shopping centers and international sensibilities interwoven with devout Buddhism. Chiang Mai, the country's bohemian center, is where the unique and precise elements of Thai culture become a classroom for cooking courses and language lessons;. While climbing into the mountain ranges around Mae Hong Son you'll experience the stupa-studded peaks and villages of post-Stone Age cultures. Sliding down the coastal tail are the evergreen limestone islands of Ko Tao and Kho Phi Phi Don, filled with tall palms angling over pearlescent sand. Thailand 's beaches are stunning, hedonistic and mythic among residents of northern latitudes.
Day 1 - Arrive in Bangkok
Arrive in Bangkok. Meet and transfer to the hotel
Day 2 - Bangkok
Visit Royal Grand Palace and Wat Pho. Take a canals tour on a traditional longtail boat.
Day 3 - Bangkok - Kanchanaburi
Head north to Kanchanaburi. Visit the famous bridge over the Kwai River and the JEATH Museum. Enjoy a ride through Kwai Noi Gorge aboard the infamous ‘Death Railway'
Day 4 - Kanchanaburi
Visit the Tiger Temple and the Khmer temple of Prasat Muang Singh. Ride an elephant and white water raft down rushing rivers.
Day 5 - Kanchanaburi - Nakhon Pathom - Bangkok
Trek through Erawan National Park. Drive back to Bangok
Day 6 - Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Lopburi - Uthai Thani
Travel to Ayuthaya, the ancient capital of Siam, Lopburi, the “Ape City”, to visit the Khmer Prang Sam Yod and the Monkey temple
Day 7 - Uthai Thani - Sukhothai
Enjoy a morning at your leisure in the beautiful surroundings of Uthai Thani. Kayak or cycle, or simply relax in the clean open air. Drive to Sukhothai
Day 8 - Sukhothai - Bangkok - Phuket
Visit the Historical Park of the Sukhothai, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight filled with temples and ruins from the 13th and 14th century. Fly via Bangkok to Phuket
Overnight in Phuket.
Day 9 - 10 - Phuket (B)
Enjoy two full days on Phuket at your leisure.
Day 11 - Depart Phuket (B)
Enjoy breakfast and more time at your leisure before transferring to Phuket airport for your onward flight.
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