Bangkok China Town by night Bangkok Wat Arun in the sunset
Thailand

Amazing Thailand Travel 11-Day Tour

Duration
11D10N
Tour Code
VIT.01
Tour Style
Adventure, Beaches, Cruises, Culinary, Culture, Honeymoon, Private, Wildlife

Overview

location_on Bangkok – Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai – Doi Su Thep – Patara Elephant Camp - Phuket – Koh Phi Phi – Phang Nga Bay

You are planning your first visit to Thailand. And you are looking for answers to the questions: where to go and what to do. Then, Viland Travel has designed Amazing Thailand Travel 11-day trip as a perfect suggestion just for you.

Start from Bangkok, where you can learn about Buddhist beliefs through the magnificent architecture of temples and massive Buddha statues; surely you will not be able to miss the food tour by Tuk Tuk in this bustle and hustle capital. Move north to Chiang Mai to immerse yourself in nature and discover one of the most unique cuisines in the world; you will have the opportunity to get close to and take care of the friendly elephants as well as participate in a cooking class to make your own traditional Thai dishes. The trip ends with moving south, spending the last four days enjoying the paradise island of Phuket.

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Trip highlights

  • Visit Bangkok to learn about the contracts in the flow of culture there.
  • Explore Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of ups and downs.
  • Admire the most beautiful ancient temples in Chiang Mai Old Town.
  • Take a cooking class to gain a deeper insight into Thai cuisine.
  • Spend a day learning and caring for baby elephants in the Patara Camp.
  • Enjoy the paradise island of Phuket with swimming, kayaking & snorkeling activities.

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Sawatdee kha (khrap)! Hello Thailand!

You are landing at Bangkok’s International Airport. Welcome to Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand, a must-see destination for any traveler interested in experiencing the rich history and culture of Southeast Asia. After collecting your luggage, please move to the arrival lounge where Viland Travel’s representative is waiting for you with a welcome signboard. After greeting, you are transferred 45 minutes to downtown. Check in to the room and spend the rest of the day to relax.

Optional tour: Food Tour by Tuk Tuk
Bangkok is claimed to be the city that never stops eating. Bangkokians usually find themselves enjoying eating even at midnight. So, what would be a better idea than exploring this city of angels via a fun Tuk Tuk ride and visiting the best local eateries after sunset? That’s why we’d love to invite you to come with us on the FOOD TOUR BY TUK TUK.
Note: Hotel check-in time is at 2:00 pm; your room may or may not be ready before this time.

Overnight in Bangkok.
Meals: None.


Bangkok China town by night

After breakfast at the hotel, you start to discover Bangkok with your private tour guide and driver.

Your first stop is at Wat Traimit to visit the largest Golden Buddha statue in the world (3m high, weighs 5.5 tons, and is carved in solid gold). Your next visit is to Wat Pho to admire the massive reclining Buddha statue, which represents the entry of Buddha into Nirvana and the end of all reincarnations. Just 800m from Wat Pho, you will visit the Grand Palace. The dazzling, spectacular Grand Palace is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in Bangkok and a must-see. Continues with a long-tail boat ride along the canal to see Thai houses and typical rural life as well as a visit to the Temple of Dawn before ending your day.

Overnight in Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


After breakfast, you drive north to Ayutthaya. Your first visit is to Wat Phu Khao Thong, built in 1387 by the second king of the Ayutthaya kingdom, an impressive monument in the Northwestern part of Ayutthaya. When the Burmese took over Ayutthaya in 1569, the king built a Mon-style chedi (or pyramid) on top of the former temple to celebrate his victory over Ayutthaya and the Siamese. Continue to the Ayutthaya Historical Park and visit the ancient palace grounds. Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, lying beside the Grand Palace, was once the most significant temple during the Ayutthaya period. Adjacent to Wat Phra Sri Sanphet is Viharn Phra Mongkolbopit, an impressive building that houses a seated bronze Buddha image.

After a delicious Thai lunch, you move on to Wat Lokaya Sutha to see the reclining Buddha of Ayutthaya, at 8 meters high and 42 meters long. The Buddha image was made of brick and covered with plaster. Continue to Wat Mahathat, a classic temple ruin of Ayutthaya and famous for the picturesque Buddha head engulfed by the Bodhi tree roots. The foundation size, remaining prangs, and towers attest to the significance of its time. In the late afternoon, you take your ride back to Bangkok.

Overnight in Bangkok.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Wat Mahathat

Today is at your leisure. Breakfast is still included, and check-out is at mid-day.

Depending on your departure time, a private driver will pick you up from the hotel (2 hours before your flight departure time) and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival at Chiang Mai Airport, your private tour guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel in the Old Town area to check-in. The rest of the day will be yours to explore at your leisure.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Meet your private tour guide and driver at 6:00 for an early departure for Doi Suthep Mountain. You can expect to be there on time and participate in the local almsgiving ceremony, a custom in Theravada Buddhist countries that helps to sustain the monastic community. In Thailand, this ritual morning food donation to the monks, or almsgiving, is called DAK BAT, and the image of barefooted monks carrying their alms bowls in the dawn becomes a beauty that attracts many photographers.

After the ceremony, you take the gondola to the Gold Temple on top of the Mountain. You can admire a golden spire that decorates the center of the complex inside the main temple; the walls around it are decorated with historical murals, shrines & statues. There is also a replica of the Emerald Buddha statue on display. Outside, you can see the Shine of the White Elephant, a viewing terrace, some of the world’s largest gongs, a wall of bells, and so much more. Then, you walk the 309 steps down the Naga Serpent (the body of a dragon) staircase to meet your private driver.

Note: Please remember to dress respectfully or you are not allowed to enter. You are required to remove your shoes while walking around inside the main temple. There are shoe racks to store your shoes, or you could put them in your backpack.

Next, proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants, offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay; You walk through mysterious tunnels to reach the Viharn of the temple, where you will experience your own private blessing ceremony. Enjoy your lovely day with a tasty bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is truly a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles, and plenty of spice that is sure to delight!

In the afternoon, you return to downtown Chiang Mai to visit the Three Kings Monuments and the Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center. Note: The Chiang Mai Arts & Culture Center is closed on Monday and during the Songkran Festival. Opening hours from Tuesday-Sunday are 8:30-17:00.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Patara’s Baby Elephant For A Day is an ideal trip to learn and care for elephants.

The emphasis is on caring for our pregnant elephants and mothers with babies. You will learn about the conservation philosophy called “The Elephant Conservation In Action” and participate in the daily healthcare routine, which includes health inspection, feeding, walking with the elephants for exercise, and bathing. It is a great chance to observe the elephants interacting with their families in natural environments. Patara’s knowledgeable staff will provide you with further information regarding their daily care.

This trip will not include riding elephants. It is suitable for all, especially friends, families with children, and animal lovers.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Chiang Mai elephants conservation in action, a must -try in your Thailand romantic honeymoon

Traditional Thai cuisine is a delicate blend of herbs, spices, and fresh foods with distinctive cooking styles. Today, you will join a cooking class at Pantawan, a teakwood house, one of the authentic Thai Cooking Schools in Chiang Mai. The Patawan is special in Chiang Mai because of its lovely setting for the best cooking and dining experience. Each day has its own menu with famous Thai dishes that you should not miss.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.


Chiang Mai Pantawan cooking class

Breakfast at the hotel, check out, and transfer back to Chiang Mai airport for a short flight bound to Phuket. Arrive in Phuket, located in Thailand’s southwest region and set amidst the sparkling Andaman Sea. Enjoy the remainder of the day free wandering around Phuket beaches. Phuket is the nation’s largest island and a hugely popular holiday destination, ringed by limestone karst islands and countless white-sand beaches. This “Pearl of the South” presents the perfect playground of natural beauty, lively resort towns, and fishing villages, providing an endless supply of sporting and leisure activities as well as a rich cultural heritage.

Overnight in Phuket beach
Meals: Breakfast.


Enjoy a wonderfully relaxing day together in Phuket. Laze on the beautiful beaches, or spend time snorkeling or diving in the azure waters teeming with colorful coral reefs and tropical marine creatures. Charter a boat or catamaran for a memorable day cruising around the islands in the Andaman Sea. Or maybe explore the historic capital, Phuket Town, and its cultural treasures. The choices and distractions are endless!

Optional tour: Phi Phi Sunrise tour

Get started on a new day with an early pick-up around 5:00–5:15. You move to the Royal Phuket Marina, do a check-in, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. From the Marina, depart for Maya Bay in the movie “The Beach” with a premium speedboat. The early departure helps you avoid the crowds at the beach, which often happens after 9 a.m.

Maya beach is a paradise on earth, where you can enjoy soft white sand, crystal clear water, rustic green mountains, and a calm and serene ambiance. Do not forget to take beautiful photos at Loh Samah Bay, the viewpoint behind Maya Bay. Continue to Pileh Lagoon, the emerald lagoon surrounded by limestone mountains, and do sightseeing at Viking Cave and Monkey Cliff. In the late morning, enjoy snorkeling and admire the beautiful coral reef with fish around you. Lunch is at the Private Beach Restaurant with choices of Thai and Western foods. After lunch, you move on to Bamboo Island, another beautiful place to relax and snorkel.

The tour ends at the Royal Phuket Marina at 15:00. You are driven back to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day strolling around Phuket in the way you love.

Overnight in Phuket beach
Meals: Breakfast.


Koh Phi Phi snorkeling

Another relaxing day in Phuket

Optional tour: Kayaking in Phang Nga Bay.

11.45: Hotel Pick-Up

~13.00: Arrive Ao Po, Board our modern Twin-engine escort boat, Thai style light lunch, trip and nature Game briefing

14.30: Arrive on the first island and explore 1-2 caves and hongs

15.30: Return to the escort boat and move to the second island

16.00: Explore two more caves and hongs

18.00: Thai seafood buffet dinner during Phang Nga Bay Sunset

19.00: Return to your kayak after dark to float your Loi Kratong

20.00: Depart for Ao Po.

21.00: Arrive Ao Po and transfer to your mini-van.

21.30: Drop off at your hotel. Free at your own leisure for the rest of the day.

Overnight in Phuket beach
Meals: Breakfast.


Free at leisure until the transfer to Phuket International Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast.


Phuket Mai Khao beach

Useful Information

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Our Service Include:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room.
  • Meals as mentioned.
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply).
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
  • 2 domestic flights: Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phuket.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water while touring.
  • Tax & service charge.

Our Service exclude:

  • Visa to Thailand (if any).
  • Other non-mentioned meals.
  • Other non-mentioned services.
  • International Flights to Bangkok/from Phuket.
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures.
  • Tips, Travel insurance.

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