Golden Triangle

Bangkok to Chiang Mai Adventure

7 day Private Tour - from £1229

With flights from £1835

Travel through the heart of Thailand to discover glorious ruins in the ancient capital cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai and the hill tribe villages of the far north.

Highlights:

  • Admire the temples and monasteries of Sukhothai Historical Park
  • Enjoy feeding elephants at a sanctuary
  • Immerse yourself in the famous Chiang Mai night bazaar
  • Discover the fascinating Akha and Yao hill tribes
  • Wonder at the views over Myanmar and Laos from the Golden Triangle
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Ayutthaya

Depart Bangkok and head north to the ancient capital city of Ayutthaya to see the interesting historical park which includes temples and ruins such as Wat Mahathat and Phanan Choeng. Afterwards, continue to Phitsanuloke for the evening.

Hotel: Pattara Resort, Phitsanulok or similar
Meals: Lunch

Day 2 - Sukhothai & Lampang

After breakfast, travel to Sukhothai Historical Park, now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you can admire beautiful standing Buddha statues as you explore the many ruined temples and monasteries. After lunch continue to Lampang where you will stay overnight.

Hotel: Lampang River Lodge, Lampang or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 3 - Lampang to Chiang Rai

This morning make a short visit to Wat Phra That Lampang Luang before heading for Chiang Rai. On arrival in the province of Chiang Rai, climb to the top of Doi Mae Salong mountain for the wonderful views.

Later, visit one of the Akha hill tribes who are less visited by tourists to learn about their lifestyle, before a visit to a green tea plantation with the option of tasting the produce. Then drive to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

Hotel: Legend, Chiang Rai or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 4 - Golden Triangle region

Today there is the opportunity to visit some more villages of the Akha and Yao tribes in the area before heading to the fabled Golden Triangle. This region offers spectacular views of where the Ruak and Mekong Rivers meet, as well as the country borders of Burma (Myanmar), Laos and Thailand. Later, make a visit to the ancient capital of Chiang Saen before driving back to your hotel.

Hotel: Legend, Chiang Rai or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 5 - Chiang Mai

On your way to Chiang Mai, stop at the colourful Wat Rong Seua Ten, also known as the Blue Temple. A relatively new temple, it is well known for its magnificent blue interior, colourful painted murals and white Buddha statue.

Then make a stop at striking and unconventional Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple. This contemporary, privately owned art exhibit is built in the style of a Buddhist temple where its white colour signifies the purity of the Buddha, while the glass, sparkling in the sun symbolises the Buddha’s wisdom and teachings.

On the way into Chiang Mai a visit will be made to the artisan village of Sankamphaeng where you can see the northern handicrafts including silk, silver, Saa paper and lacquerwares.

Hotel: Dusit D2, Chiang Mai or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 - Chiang Mai

After breakfast, join a group tour to visit an elephant sanctuary around an hour and a half outside the city. The centre was established to provide care and education about the Asian Elephant. You will get a chance to learn, feed and watch them bathe in an ethically responsible way. Seeing these magnificent animals up close is always a highlight.

Then take the winding roads up to Doi Suthep, one of the most sacred temples in Chiang Mai. Its location at the top of a mountain affords wonderful views over the city and surrounding countryside.

Whilst in Chiang Mai try to visit the famous night bazaar during your free time where there are stalls lining the road brimming full of souvenirs as well as street food to try.

Hotel: Dusit D2, Chiang Mai or similar
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7 - Chiang Mai

This morning after breakfast, enjoy some free time before your onward flight. Several airlines have direct flights down to the beach resorts of the south for some perfect post tour relaxation. Ask your consultant about adding these on.

Meals: Breakfast

7 day Private Tour - from £1229

With flights from £1835

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Bangkok or Chiang Mai
  • Extend your holiday with a beach break at the end of your tour
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business, or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin or double room. Seasonal variations may apply, please call Freedom Destinations for more information and availability.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle. Plus time to explore at your own pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Private tour guide and vehicle
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches

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Departure Dates

This tour departs daily.

To confirm availability call 0333 234 3112

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