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Absolute Thailand 17 Days

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HIGHLIGHTS

Explore astonishing landscape and nature

Encounter the Imperial majesty of Ayutthaya, the former capital of Siam, and a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the lush green atmosphere merge with the historic old town in Chiang Mai. Stroll through exotic plantations and tranquil villages.

See where culture, religion and history collide

Get up close to Bangkok’s historic charm, including the visit to Grand Royal Palace, magnificent temples, and a lovely long tail boat trip through bustling interior canals. Explore the delightful Chiang Rai and cruise along the Mekong river to the compact region where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at Golden Triangle.

Unwind yourself on white sandy beaches and aquamarine oceans

Lounge on the blanched sand beach or snorkel past shoals of striking tropical fish on the islands of Phuket.

Journey map - Absolute Thailand 17 days
ITINERARY

Day 1Bangkok - Arrival

  • A Hanoi Voyages representative will be at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your arranged accommodation where check-in time is 2:00 pm.

  • Let the excitement commence!

Overnight in Bangkok.
Highlight experience: Traditional Thai food

Day 2Bangkok - Highlights

Begin the journey by unravelling the glorious history of the Capital of Thailand with its highlights:

  • The Grand Royal Palace complex which includes the Royal Palace and the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew (known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha)
  • Wat Pho, a giant house of the lying Buddha
  • A boat trip through the lively and bustling interior canals by traditional long tail boat
  • Wat Paknam, is a hidden museum with white stupa exhibition
  • Beautiful part of the Khlong with a mix of old wooden houses and new modern mansion
  • Orchid and fruit farm

Overnight in Bangkok
Highlight experience:Discover the beautiful architecture of the Royal Palace and Wat Pho

Day 3Bangkok - Maeklong Railway market - Damnoen Saduak floating market - Kanchanaburi

Travel to the southwest of Bangkok and get ready to experience its significances:

  • Relish the taste of the local snack and photograph the Maeklong railway market
  • Slow down on the waterway to the picturesque floating market of Damnoen Saduak
  • Visit the World War II memorial including the Jeath War Museum, Cemetery.
  • Get on a train ride along the railway to enjoy the beautiful river view around 30 minutes

Overnight in Kanchanaburi
Highlight experience: Observe the locals’ lifestyles and taste delicacies on the floating market

Day 4Kanchanaburi - Bang Pa In - Ayutthaya

Head to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace: built during the Ayutthaya era. Appreciate it’s beauty and fascinating architectural features that is blended by European, Khmer, Thai and Chinese style (eclectic collection).
Take a journey to Ayutthaya, Roam the remaining temples and palace of ancient Thai capital, also known as the “Venice of the East” on a tuk tuk ride:

  • Ancient Palace and Wat Phra Si Sanphet
  • Wat Yai Chaimongkol, Wat Mahathat (with a Buddha face emerging from a tree)
  • Stroll local market

Overnight in Ayutthaya
Highlight experience: Go for a ride in a tuk tuk

Day 5Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Uthai Thani

Depart for Uthai Thani via Lopburi, the second capital of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, a place for relaxation, hunting, administering the country’s affair and welcoming official visitors:

  • Visit The King Narai’s Palace built by King Narai the Great, the King who ruled Ayutthaya from 1656 to 1688
  • Stop for Ban Khok Mo village where traditional weaving remains an important activity
  • Visit the incredible Thasung temple and its “crystal hall”
  • Take a boat ride on the beautiful Sakaekrang river with its many floating houses

Overnight in Uthai Thani
Highlight experience: Observe traditional weaving style in Thailand

Day 6Uthai Thani - Sukhothai

Travel to Hub Patthard and cross a cave that will lead us to a small hidden valley:

  • Visit Kampheang Phet, the archaeological park is the UNESCO World Heritage with Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Phra Tat and Aranyik Archaeological Site
  • Enroute Phisanulok to visit the Cha Tawee Folk Museum and the riverside temple of Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat, home to one of the most sacred images of Buddha in all of Thailand

Overnight in Sukhothai
Highlight experience: The archaeological park of Kampheang Phet

Day 7Sukhothai - Lampang - Cycling villages

Cycle the Sukhothai Historical Park, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable condition:

  • Ajana Buddha image, the legend of spoken Buddha at Wat Sri Chum
  • Wat Prapailuang, the center of community before starting Sukhothai Kingdom in past
  • Wat Sri Sawai, Wat Sra Sri and Wat Trapang Ngoen

Overnight in Lampang
Highlight experience: Cycle tour around Sukhothai Historical Park

Day 8Lampang - Chiang Rai

  • Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the best examples of Lanna style architecture in Thailand.
  • Continue our journey to Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai
Highlight experience: Wat Phra That Lampang Luang discovery

Day 9 Chiang Rai - Doi Mae Salong - Chiang Saen

Take a drive to the Mae Salong and the “land of brightly coloured poppy fields” – the infamous Golden Triangle:

  • Hike up and down the green hills, covered with tea plantations
  • Taste the delicious tea produced by one of the many plantations of the region
  • Stroll through villages of ethnic minorities: the village Akah of Loyo, and the village Lisu of Ban Hanygo
  • Visit the Mae Fah Luang botanical garden
  • Cruise along the Mekong river to witness the lively assembling of 3 countries at Golden Triangle

Overnight in Chiang Saen
Highlight experience: Delicious tea tasting

Day 10Chiang Saen - Thaton - Doi Angkhang

  • Visit Opium museum where the Thai opium’s history in the past is told
  • Visit Wat Thaton Temple
  • Travel up to Mount Doi Angkhang to visit the station project Royal Doi Angkhang and planting flowers and fruits characterized by cold climate
  • Visit hill tribe villages: village of Ban Khum

Overnight in Doi Angkhang
Highlight experience: Hill tribe exploration

Day 11Doi Angkhang - Chiang Mai

  • Enjoy the stunning mountains backdrop on the way to Doi Angkhang National Park
  • Visit Chiang Dao Cave

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Highlight experience: Observing mountainous view from Doi Angkhang National Park roadway

Day 12Chiang Mai - Highlights and Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, is a place where past and the present seamlessly merge with modern buildings standing side by side with venerable temples and just one stone’s throw away from downtown leads to a densely rainforested countryside interspersed with waterfalls

  • Visit most beautiful temples: Wat Phra Singh, Wat Phan Tao, Wat Chedi Luang
  • Stroll along narrow streets lined with traditional houses on a rickshaw ride
  • Walk through the central market of Warorot
  • Climb up the Doi Suthep hill where located one of the most sacred temple in northern Thailand – the Wat Phra Tha Doi Suthep

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Highlight experience: Trekking tour to the Doi Suthep hill

Day 13Chiang Mai - Elephant Poopoo Paper Park - Mae Ping River Cruise

Get up-close poopoo paper park – eco-friendly experience – a second to none experience in Chiang Mai:

  • Learn the unique steps involved in making paper products from elephant poop fibres
  • Hands-on making poopoo paper on your own
  • Delve into the Mae Ping River by a river cruise, admire the scenery along the river changes and the wooden teak houses merge with the lush green along the way

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Highlight experience: Make paper from elephant’s stools

Day 14Chiang Mai - FLY - Phukhet

Settle into an evening flight from Chiang Mai to Phukhet. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation.

Overnight in Phukhet
Highlight experience: Free time to discover Phuket

Day 15Phukhet - Free time

Free to take advantage of a leisurely lounge on the beach!

Overnight in Phukhet
Highlight experience: Free time to explore Phuket

Day 16Phukhet - Free time

Free to take advantage of a leisurely lounge on the beach!

Overnight in Phukhet
Highlight experience: Free time to explore Phuket

Day 17 Phukhet - Free time - Departure

Free to take advantage of a leisurely lounge on the beach until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

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EXTENSION

BEACH BREAK - 3 DAYS - THAILAND
SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - 4 DAYS - CAMBODIA

 

Lounge on the beach and let the sand kiss your toes!

Long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make Thailand the perfect place for those who wish to spend their holidays swimming in warm turquoise water and sunbathing on a white-sand beach, at all times of the year!

KOH SAMUI – FLY from Bangkok and head to a place where you will get all the components for a perfect beach getaway in Thailand. Koh Samui is Ideal for families, couples and firs timers because of the diversity and the range of restaurants, hotels and activities available on the Island. Relax and enjoy Koh Samui’s golden sand and crystal blue water. Experience diving for the first time or snorkelling or just enjoy the many Spas of the Island.

KOH TAO – FLY from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and then head to Koh Tao by ferry. Get charmed by the irresistible island of Koh Tao famous for its diving spots. Get your PADI or SSI Open Water certification if you want to get your first experience. You can also enjoy the islands beautiful beaches and its vibrant nightlife.

KOH LANTA – FLY from Bangkok to Krabi and then take an express transfer to Koh Lanta. If you are out of inspiration and hesitating between a lot of Islands, Koh Lanta has everything for you. From kayaking through a mangrove forest to sunbathing on calm and beautiful beaches, enjoy many a great range of activities on this Island. Relax in spas and get massages after a day on a beach or just grab a drink in a beach bar, the choice is yours.

 

THE CULTURAL SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT 3 days/2 nights

Be enchanted by the awesome Temples of Angkor and the history of Khmer Kings discovered at the magnificent UNESCO Heritage site.

Day 1 – SAIGON – FLY – SIEM REAP   Settle into a flight from Saigon to Siem Reap. Arrive and be welcomed by our guide and be transferred to your arranged accommodation. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 2 – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – TA PHROM – ANGKOR WAT   Arriving in Angkor Wat, you will rove among the ruins of the world’s most famous Hindu temple complexes, built for gods, and fit for kings: Baphuon (a temple in honour of another Hindu deity, Shiva) with its spectacular layered structure, the Terrace of the Leper King with its beautiful carvings of gods, nagas, and dancers; the Royal Enclosure and its small and particularly significant temple, Phimeanakas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 3 – SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – BANTEAY SAMRE Advance to an off-the-beaten-track site, an hour away from Angkor Wat, encountering stunning Cambodian countryside and uncovering more temples: visit Banteay Srei, called the citadel of women and come face to face with the meticulously restored enclosed temple of Banteay Samre, complete with carvings of lions and nagas. Overnight in a hotel with breakfast.

Day 4 – SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP – Departure Travel to Tonle Sap and find yourself surrounded by a completely aquatic landscape, see how everyday life is transformed by its proximity to and dependence on water. Free time until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight

 


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TRAVEL NOTE

TIME TO VISIT THAILAND

Northern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler and can reach 3-8°C in moutainous regions.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

Central Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
20°C-35°C (68°F-95°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and humidity.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season. Hot temperatures with humidity.
25°-35°C (77°-95°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler
14°C–32°C (57-90°F)

Southern Thailand

January
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Temparatures start to increase. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures that can reach 40°C. Climate is dry.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
High temperatures and rain season starts.
20°C-40°C+ (68°F-104°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
28°C- 34°C (82°F-93°F)
This is the rainy season with heavy rain and high temperatures
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)
Light rain, and hot temperatures during the day. Nights are cooler.
17°C-26°C (62°F-79°F)

PHYSICAL LEVEL

Cycling Tour:
Level:
This is a middle-level Cycling Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old
Kayaking Tour:

Level:
This is a low-level Kayaking Tour, appropriate for kids over 6 years old

PASSPORT AND VISA

Your passport must be valid 6 months after the expected date of your departure from the country.

    Visa exemption up to 30 days for the following countries: Brunei (14 days), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines (21 days), Seychelles (14 days), Singapore, Thailand (14 days)

    Visa for Thailand:
    Thailand has visa-on-arrival and visa-exemption agreements with many countries, including European countries, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.

WHAT TO PACK

To make sure you will enjoy all of the activities included in this trip without missing of anything, here is a short list of what you should bring with you:
– Trekking shoes (or running shoes)
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses
– A raincoat
– Insect repellant
Check out some more practical information to travel in:
Thailand

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