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Northern Thailand 9 days

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HIGHLIGHTS

 Discover The Golden Triangle
Explore the delightful Chiang Rai and cruise along the Mekong river to the compact region where Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at Golden Triangle.

 Dive into the history and culture
Immerse yourself in the lush green atmosphere merge with the historic old town in Chiang Mai. Stroll through exotic plantations and tranquil villages.

 Experience life in Ayutthaya
Take a journey to Ayutthaya, roam the remaining temples and palace of the ancient Thai capital, also known as the “Venice of the East” on a tuk-tuk ride.

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ITINERARY

Day 1Chiang Rai - 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!
  • Highlight experience: Traditional Thai food

Day 2Chiang Rai - Highlights

Begin the journey of the Northern Thailand by discovering Golden Horse Temple and Golden Triangle:

  • The Golden Horse Temple where fights drug addition with horses and boxing in Chiang Rai
  • Drive to Mae Sai and its colourful border market with Burma, where you can find all kinds of local products.
  • Visit Opium museum where the Thai opium’s history in the past will be told/ will be exposed

Overnight in Chiang Rai
Highlight experience: Opium museum discovery

Day 3Chiang Rai - Mae Salong - Fang - Wat Thaton & Hill

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 Rai
Highlight experience: Mekong river cruise to the Golden Triangle

Day 4Fang - Tea Plantation & Lahu village

Head to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace: built during the Ayutthaya era. Appreciate it’s beauty and fascinating architectural features that are blended by European, Khmer, Thai and Chinese style (eclectic collection).
Take a journey to Ayutthaya, roam the remaining temples and palace of the 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: Local market discovery

Day 5Fang - Angkhang

Take an hour drive to the Angkhang:

  • 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: Doi Angkhang hill tribe visiting

Day 6Fang - Chiang Mai - Arunothai & Chiang Dao Caves

  • Enjoy the stunning mountains backdrop on the way to Doi Angkhang National Park
  • Visit Chiang Dao Cave, there are four interconnected caverns to see. Be prepared to bend down and perhaps even crawl between incredible stalactites.

Overnight in Chiang Mai
Highlight experience:

Day 7Chiang Mai - Doi Inthanon

Travel to the Southwest of Chiang Mai, we head to Doi Inthanon National Park and hike up the highest peak of Thailand. The area is covered with lush green forest, waterfalls and the drive up the mountain rewards you with amazing views. The main attractions of the Park are two temples built on the peak of Doi Inthanon, surrounded by beautiful gardens and even more amazing panoramas.

  • Trek through the jungle following a narrow mountain trail which leads us to a stunning hidden waterfall in the middle of lush jungle
  • Pass through a coffee plantation, flowers farm and rice terraces
  • Meet Keren people in Pagagayaw village
  • Visit the architecture of Napamaytanido Chedi and Phra Mahatat Npaphon Bhumisiri which build to honor the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit

Overnight in Chiang Mai

  • Breakfast included

Highlight experience: Trekking through various natural sceneries

Day 8Chiang Mai - Highlights

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: Chiang Mai authentic discovery

Day 9Chiang Mai - Departure

Free time 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!

Vietnam’s 3,444 km (2,140 miles) long coastline and tropical/ subtropical climate make it 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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Handpicking tea in Vietnam

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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