Bangkok and Ancient Capitals

Trip Code

BAAC

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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298

Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Sukhothai, Lopburi

Start and end in Bangkok! With the In-depth Cultural tour Bangkok and Ancient Capitals, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Bangkok, Thailand and 7 other destinations in Thailand. Bangkok and Ancient Capitals includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 - ARRIVAL BANGKOK (30km – 30min)

Arrive at Bangkok International Airport, where our representative will meet and greet you. Then, unescorted transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the beautiful surroundings on your own. Perhaps indulge yourself with a traditional Thai massage and delight your taste buds with the amazing local flavours. End the day watching the sunset at any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years - the options are limitless. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2

Day 2 - BANGKOK

Enjoy a full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. The Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument in Thailand. The building houses the "Wat Phra Kaew", Bangkok's most sacred temple, where the famous Emerald Buddha is located. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 3

Day 3 - BANGKOK – AYUTTHAYA – KAMPHAENG PHET (380km – 5hrs)

After an early breakfast, pick-up from 07:00 at your hotel. Head to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate ruins of this once vast island city, which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago. Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in temples such as Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat – where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island, observing the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After lunch in a local restaurant (included), continue to Kamphaeng Phet for check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Kamphaeng Phet.
Day 4

Day 4 – KAMPHAENG PHET – LAMPANG – CHIANG MAI (350km – 5hrs)

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill surrounded by walls. Climb the naga staircase and explore the complex, which boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (included) before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a relaxing Thai massage (not included). In the evening, head to the bustling night bazaar for a stroll or enjoy an evening out by trying a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances (optional, not included). Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai.Breakfast and lunch included. (start 7:00, finish approx. 16:00) Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 5

Day 5 -Chiang Mai

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views of the city. To reach the temple, you must climb up a 309-step naga staircase, or use the cable car (included). This spiritual experience is followed by a visit to the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, known for their excellent quality. After a typical lunch in a local restaurant (included), return to the hotel and spend the afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 6

Day 6: CHIANG MAI – LAMPHUN – SUKHOTHAI (370km – 5hrs)

Bid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, including the 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Afterwards, head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, to see the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’, and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park hosts the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples. The complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is divided between the ruins within the walls and moat and those outside them. Lunch included. Overnight in Sukhothai.
Day 7

Day 7: SUKHOTHAI – LOPBURI – BANGKOK (480km – 7 hrs)

Depart Sukhothai after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if they were in the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant (included) en route and continue to Bangkok. Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 8

Day 8 - DEPART BANGKOK

Begin your last day in Thailand with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Bangkok International Airport and continue with your travelling arrangements.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1213 USD 813 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1413 USD 1013 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

· All nights accommodation (including 1 night in a sleeper train)
· Breakfast daily, 4 dinners, and lunch daily
· Sightseeing as specified (entrance fees are included)
· Expert Thai local guide throughout

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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