Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment
Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment

Thailand Odyssey: A 15-Day Journey of Enchantment


Get ready for an amazing trip through Thailand with our exclusive tour, "Thailand Odyssey." Over 15 days, uncover the wonders of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle, and Chiang Mai. Each destination promises a unique and captivating unforgettable experience.
15 days 14 nights
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Overview

Get ready for an amazing trip through Thailand with our exclusive tour, "Thailand Odyssey." Over 15 days, uncover the wonders of Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kanchanaburi, Sukhothai, Chiang Rai, the Golden Triangle, and Chiang Mai. Each destination promises a unique and captivating experience you won't soon forget.

Commence your adventure in bustling Bangkok, where ancient temples, vibrant markets, and modern skyscrapers await your exploration. From there, venture to Ayutthaya to discover its ancient ruins, followed by a visit to the breathtaking Erawan Waterfall in Kanchanaburi.

Continue your journey to Sukhothai, where you'll encounter ancient statues and tranquil landscapes. Then, delve into the natural beauty of Chiang Rai embarking on the boat journey in the Golden Triangle

Conclude your expedition in Chiang Mai, where you can participate in a cooking class and interact with elephants at a sanctuary.

With "Thailand Odyssey," you'll have an incredible journey full of new discoveries and memories that will last a lifetime.

HIGHLIGHT

  • ·         Stroll through Bangkok to explore renowned temples, then hop on a long-tailed boat along the Chao Phraya River.
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of a well-known floating market
  • Embark on a guided tour to savor Bangkok's famous street food delights
  • Explore the enchanting beauty of Kanchanaburi's Erawan Waterfall.
  • Pass through Ayutthaya and Sukhothai to discover historical parks and numerous temples. Take in the breathtaking panorama of the Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar border from the viewpoint aboard a long-tailed boat. 
  • Hike through the jungle to reach the summit of Thailand's highest peak in Doi Inthanon National ParkDiscover Chiang Mai's culinary secrets with a Thai cooking class set in an organic farm.
  •  Participate in activities like feeding, strolling, and bathing elephants in Chiang Mai, where they live freely in their natural habitat

 

Itinerary

Bangkok arrival – Night street food tour by tuktuk  (D)

Warmly welcome you on arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport. We will pick you up in a comfortable vehicle with a guide to the center of Bangkok to check in at your hotel, then take your time to rest after a long flight.

Start your food tour by tuk tuk

6 pm - 9 pm

From Hua Lamphong MRT station where we meet, a short walk brings us the first food stop, fish balls in pink noodle soup. The noodle stall is near Wat Traimit or the Golden Buddha Temple which we visit next. Then we hit the main road of Chinatown, stopping at a Chinese temple first. Our second food stop is Dim Sum, followed by the Michelin Star Chinese fried dough. Next, we eat seafood, then pig's organ or crispy pork (your choice) in peppery soup. The desserts follow, ice cream and sesame dumplings in sweet ginger tea. Our tour guide then brings you back to Hua Lamphong MRT, or a Tuk Tuk to take you home.

Overnight in Bangkok

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Bangkok

Meals:                       Dinner

 

Bangkok – City tour (B)

Today, we will take the whole day to explore Bangkok – the city of golden temples.

The first destination is the Grand Palace

This huge architecture complex is over 2 sq. kilometers, including 3 main sites: Royal Palace, Royal Office and pagodas (Wat) built in 1770s. Nowadays, the Grand Palace is no longer home of Thailand Royal, most of national significant events takes place there. 

Wat Phra Kaew is the most out-standing architecture in complex, built in 1785 when King Rama I moved the capital to Bangkok. The pagoda is famous not only for its beauty of unique Thailand Buddhism architecture but also for the sacred jade Buddha statue.

Nearby Grand Palace is Wat Pho – the oldest and biggest pagoda in Bangkok with more than 1000 Buddha statues and the huge one sit-back Buddha in gold. This pagoda is also famous for being a birthplace of traditional Thai massage, since there is a traditional medicine school established in 1982, educating the arts of Thai massage.

We will board on a boat to pay a visit along the Chao Phraya River, watching the life of local people close by.

On route, we stop at Wat Arun, known as the most beautiful pagoda in Bangkok not only for its location on the Chao Phraya’s riverbank but also for the different architecture from other pagodas. The pagoda was decorated with glass pieces and Chinese ceramic, in a complicated style.

Wat Traimit. This pagoda is famous for its unique and historic beauty, and also for the huge golden Buddha statue. Thai people believe that the statue represents for prosperity and purity, as well as strength and power.

Return to the hotel and you are free to explore Bangkok by night.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Bangkok

Meal               : Breakfast

Bangkok – Railway Market – Floating Market – Kanchanaburi (B)

Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we pay a visit to Meaklong Railway Market – a local market has grown up along the rail tracks.

When a train pulls in or out of the station, the sellers quickly clear their stalls, and set them up again when the train has passed. We continue our way to Damnoen Saduak Floating market

Arrival at the market, you can see the vendors who wear traditional farmer dresses and hats bring local Thai foods, fruits and products to sell on rowing boats.

You should not miss the opportunity to experience sitting and giving them a try on one of these boats on the canal. You are free to explore around the market, take photos/videos

We then take a boat ride out of the floating market and journey along the winding canals to see remote villages, gardens and plantations.

Arrive at a jetty pier where you board on the vehicle and proceed to Kanchanaburi.

Accommodation: At the hotel in Kanchanaburi

Meal:  Breakfast

Kanchanaburi – Erawan Waterfall – Ayutthaya (B)

Early morning departure to Erawan National Park considered as the most beautiful waterfall of Thailand. This is such an impressive series of seven tiers, each with a shape and character on its own. 

Originating from the Monglai Stream, water flows down from the hill at height of 2000m and flows into the Khwae Yai River. The waterfall is named after the legendary three-headed white elephant living in the Himavarna forest. You’ll get to enjoy a relaxing swim in the natural pools.

In the afternoon, transfer by road to Ayutthaya. The ancient city of Ayuthay is known as the “Venice of the East” because it is located along the Chao Phraya River, tributaries surrounding the Ayuthaya province.

Night in Ayutthaya

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Ayutthaya

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Ayutthaya Historical Park (B)

Morning after breakfast we will catch Kermit tuk tuk. These ‘cute’ tuk tuks are found in only two of Thailand’s provinces: Ayutthaya, and Trang. Along the ride, explore the temple highlights of the city from Wat Yai Chaimongkol, and Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree), and stroll through a local market en route to Wat Phra Srisanphet. And after that, we will visit the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, built during the Ayutthaya era. The palace showcases an eclectic collection of buildings that blend European, Khmer, Thai, and Chinese architectural styles. It’s the favorite summer palace of the King.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Ayutthaya

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Ayutthaya- Lopburi - Sukhothai  (B)

Morning after breakfast, departure for Sukhothai via Lopburi, we visit The King Narai's Palace built by King Narai the Great, the king who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688. He ordered the palace built in 1666. King Narai stayed here for about 8–9 months a year, except during the rainy season. He designated Lopburi as the second capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. The palace was a place for relaxation, hunting, administering the country's affairs, and welcoming official visitors. Follows by a visit to Prang Sam Yod (the Sacred Three-Spired Pagoda) and the Monkey Temple.

Upon arrival in Sukhothai, check in at your hotel.

Accommodation :       At the hotel in Sukhothai

Meals:                       Breakfast

Sukhothai Historical Park (B)

After breakfast, welcome and transfer to the bicycle parking area where we will take the bike to visit the Sukhothai historical park, the park contains nearly 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition. First, we visit the image of Ajana Buddha, the legend of the Buddha spoken at Wat Srichum.

Then we take the bike to Wat Prapailuang, the community center before starting the Sukhothai kingdom in the past. The next temples we will visit are Wat Sri Sawai Wat Sra Sri and Wat Trapang Ngoen.

After lunch (at your charge), we come to Si Satchanalai Historical Park. The park covers the ruins of Si Satchanalai and Chaliang. Si Satchanalai, which means “City of good people”, was founded in 1250 as the second center of the Sukhothai Kingdom and as a residence of the crown prince in the 13th and 14th centuries. 

Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Sukhothai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Sukhothai- Langpang – Chiang Rai (B)

Morning, you will be transferred to Lampang, a small and pretty town. We will visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the best examples of Lanna-style architecture in Thailand. Its viharas, open on all sides, are typical of the early Lanna style. While some temples have been restored using modern construction materials and techniques, Wat Phra That Lampang Luang has been preserved in its original state. The temple was founded in the 13th century. Its name translates as “the temple of the relic of the Great Buddha of Lampang”. The architecture is a mixture of Lanna and Thai Lü styles. After that, we will take a 30-minute horse-drawn carriage ride through town and villages.

Lunch at a local restaurant (on your own charge).

We continue to Chiang Rai. Arrived in Chiang Rai at the end of the day.

Check in at the hotel and you can relax after a long day exploring.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Rai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Rai – Mae Chan Karen Long neck village -Doi Mae Salong – Golden Triangle- Chiang Rai (B)

Chiang Rai city- Temples- Chiang Mai (B)

In the morning we visit the White temple, Wat Rong Khun. It is the most visited monument in the region, the work of Thai artist Chalermchai Kositpipat started in 1997. Its creator himself announces that he will only be completed 60 to 90 years after his death. Its uniqueness, its whiteness, make it a unique temple of its kind. In wihaan, a fresco mixing Buddhist codes with Matrix, Star Wars, the bombing of the Twin Towers in New York, and even Kung Fu Panda stands out from the usual decorations such monuments.

Move to Wat Rong Seur Ten (Blue Temple) The Blue Temple or Wat Rong Seua Ten literally translates to ‘temple of the dancing tiger.’ It was built on a site where tigers were said to have jumped over the river.

Then a short drive to Black House. Baan Dam (Black House) is the unique creation of national artist, Thawan Duchanee. Part art studio, part museum, part home, Baan Dam is an eclectic mix of traditional northern Thai buildings interspersed with some outlandish modern designs.

In the afternoon transfer to Chiang Mai for your overnight

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – City tour – Doi Suthep (B)

The morning will be mainly devoted to visiting the old city with a stop at the ancient wall, the moat, and a door of the old city. You will see more beautiful temples in Chiang Mai:   Wat Prah Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao Temple, and the temple Wat Chedi Luang. Then you will stroll along streets lined with traditional houses, where you make a rickshaw ride. From there, you'll be at the large Central Market Warorot.

Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the most famous pagoda in Chiang Mai. It is reached after climbing a staircase of 290 steps with ramps representing two giant nagas. From the square, you can admire the panorama of the whole Chiang Mai Valley.

Then visit craft villages: lacquer factories, silk weaving, manufacture of umbrellas, wood carvings and goldsmith work.

Then transfer back to the hotel.

You are free to explore the night market in the evening.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

Chiang Mai – Doi Inthanon National Park (B)

This day will start with a transfer to Doi Inthanon National Park. It will take approximately 2 hours to the highest peak of Thailand – Doi Inthanon National Park. On arrival, we will spend 2-3 hours trekking through the jungle following a narrow mountain trail which leads us to a stunning hidden waterfall in the middle of lush jungle. Along the way before reaching the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village, we will pass through the farmland where you will see the coffee plantation, flowers farm and the beautiful rice terraces. Discover the Pagagayaw Karen hill tribe village and taste a cup of locally grown coffee then move on to Vachiratharn Waterfall, a 70 meters high thunderous waterfall. Enjoy the cool fresh air at the waterfall before we continue back to the ground.

After that, you will visit the beautiful architecture of Napamaytanidol Chedi and Phra Mahatat Napaphon Bhumisiri which were built to honor the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. Finally, transfer back to Chiang Mai for your overnight stay.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Chiang Mai – Lanna Kingdom Elephant Sanctuary (B, L) *Join-in*

ITINERARY: (9.00 am - 4.00 pm)

CRUELTY- FREE & NO RIDING

9.00:  Pick up from your hotel, then drive toward the north of Chiang Mai approximately 50 minutes to our elephant sanctuary.

10:30:  After arriving, change into the provided clothes and then have fun with our activities which include:

- Educational Introduction of what to expect, do’s and don’ts,

- Information, Inspiration, Passion, and Information about our rescued elephants.

- Walk around the ground to visit the elephants and check their health.

- Find some food for elephants (cut grass and sugar cane from our organic farm area).

- Feeding elephants and getting Interactions, you will be able to make amazing videos and photos with elephants.

- Take an elephant for a walk for a good exercise.

12.00: Lunch will be served with Thai homemade food at a restaurant inside the sanctuary (The Best Vegetarian food).

- Hands-on herbal medicine ball making.

- Singing for elephants (Elephant Song).

- Mud bath with elephants.

- Enjoy bathing & washing our rescued elephants in the river.

- Body lotion wax for elephants.

- Feeding them again and taking more photos with them.

- Walk back to get dressed, bathroom break, shop and prepare to leave.

- Saying Goodbye to our Giant Friends.

16.00: Travel in VIP vans back to Chiang Mai and end the wonderful day tour.

Please Note: For the one-day program, you will have more activities and more time to spend with the elephants.! We are flexible for you as we want to take very good care of you and Guarantee Satisfaction!

*** We will provide clothing for you to change, towels, and boots at the sanctuary.

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast, Lunch

Chiang Mai –Thai Cooking class at Organic Farm (B, L) *Join-in*

Timing
Pick up 08.00 am to 08.30 am
Return 04.00 pm to 04.30 pm

Included
 – Full-color recipe book with photo instructions (our digital e-recipe book is also available), lemongrass tea, and drinking water, all ingredients.
  – Individual cooking station ( learn by doing!), instruction in English by a Thai cooking instructor.
 – Transportation by air-conditioned minivan if you are staying in the pick-up zone.
If you are not staying in the city area, we can meet you at our office, Ruamchook market, or another convenient place in the city center.
 

Itinerary

Visit the main local Thai market out of the city center 

Explaining and learning about herbs and ingredients at our organic farm

Cooking jasmine rice and sticky rice

Pound and make a curry paste from scratch. You will make your own curry paste, each person will have their own individual mortar. You can decide how spicy or non-spicy you would like to make your own curry paste

Choose and make one curry paste, one curry, one soup, stir-fry in a wok, noodle dish, and sweet dessert (total of 6 categories)

You will learn to make every dish completely by yourself from start to finish and will be able to season it to your own taste!

Accommodation:       At the hotel in Chiang Mai

Meals:                       Breakfast, Lunch

 

Chiang Mai – Departure (B)

You have free time until we pick up and then transfer you to the airport for your flight home or next destination

Accommodation :       NA

Meals:                       Breakfast

 

Trip notes

Tour includes:

  • English-speaking guide during the visit time of your trip.
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation in the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • All the excursions and visits mentioned.
  • Entrance tickets/boat/ferry
  • Meals mentioned. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Taxes and service charges.

Tour excludes:

  • International/domestic flights.
  • Early check-in/ late check-out.
  • Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, beverages other than those included with meals.
  • Telephone call charges.
  • Laundry.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Personal purchases such as souvenirs, cigarettes, etc.
  • Tips for guides, drivers, porters.
  • Visa.
  • Surcharge for festivals (Loy Krathong, Sonkran…), X-Mas & New Year Eve.
  • Compulsory Gala Diner on 24 & 31 Dec 2024 (if any).

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