ay 01 : Upon arrival Bangkok ( D )
Upon arrival, meet & greet our tour guide before transfer to the hotel. Free at leisure after check in til the time transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. After that, return to the hotel and free on own. O/N in Bangkok
Day 02 : Bangkok – Ayutthaya by Mekhala Cruise (B, D)
Start cruising up the Chao Phraya River with spectacular views of the Grand Palace and the Temple of Dawn . Just after the sunset, the MEKHALA docks at Wat Kai Tia, a Thai temple set in a tranquil rural village. An exquisite candlelit dinner of mouth-watering Thai cuisine is served on the deck. O/N on board in your air-conditioned cabin.
Day 03 : Ayutthaya – Bangkok by Mekhala Cruise down the Chao Phraya River (B, L)
An option for alms offering to monk can be made prior to a delicious breakfast served on board. Then depart for Bang-Pa-In Summer Palace where you will disembark nearby at approx. 10h00. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and free at leisure .O/N in Bangkok
Day 04 : Bangkok – Chiang Mai (by flight) (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel before transfer to the airport for flight departure to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, meet & greet our local tour guide before transfer to hotel for check in. Later, tour to Meo Hill tribe village. Since they originally migrated from South China , the physical features of the tribe are similar to Chinese. They prefer large families and average about 8 in a family. They practice shifting agriculture. Mostly planting upland rice, corn and soybeans. Generally you will find that the womenfolk’s works harder than the men. A traits similar with most hill tribes. Their houses are not built on stilt rather directly on the ground. Due to its proximity to Doi Suthep this particular village is slightly more commercial and less traditional. Doi Pui was once famous for opium cultivation. It’s 1500 metre above the sea level. Trip continues on to Wat Doi Suthep Temple . Driving up offers a panoramic view of Chiang Mai city. Lunch at a local restaurant before down the hill to the Chiang Mai town for city temple tours. Late afternoon, return to the hotel and free at leisure. O/N in Chiang Mai
Day 05 : Chiang Mai free day (B)
Today is a free day ,O/N in Chiang Mai
Day 06 : Khum Lanna one day cooking class & tour (B, L)
09.30 : Arrive at Khum Lanna and be greeted by local Lanna people. A tasty welcome drink (herbal tea or fruit juice from the garden) will be served. Enjoy preparation for Lanna country-style BBQ lunch with a garden tour around the compound; collect different seasonal herbs, vegetables, and fruits for cooking. Learn how to ride a water buffalo and then do the actual riding. Prepare and cook your gatherings from the garden.
The course includes:
– Introduction to Thai ingredients
– Comprehensive and easy to follow recipe book
– Eating all the meals that you have prepared
– Demonstration and cooking of 5 dishes
– Tour of the herb & spice gardens
– Seasonal fruit tasting
Enjoy the lunch that you have prepared.
Afternoon : Prepare a Thai dessert that you can sample and take away.
Take a cycling tour to visit Aui Kham’s house. Learn about traditional healing and herbal medicine-making for local people from Aui Kham, who has accumulated more than 60 years experience in this field. After that, bike back to Khum Lanna.
End of your program (17h00) and return to the hotel .O/N in Chiang Mai
Day 07 : Chiang Mai Elephant Safari (Elephant Riding, Bamboo Rafting, Ox-cart riding) (B, L)
Visit the Elephant Camp at Mae Taman Camp, to see the ‘Elephants at Work’ show. You have a chance to ride the elephants crossing the river and into the forest. This lasts about 1 hour. Then return by oxcart to the elephant village followed by lunch. After lunch, enjoy a bamboo rafting adventure along the river, for around 45 minutes. Then, onwards to an orchid farm, where there are many beautiful species of orchid. O/N in Chiang Mai
Day 08 : Chiang Mai – Phuket. (By flight) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Phuket. Upon arrival, meet & greet our local representative before transfer to the hotel/resort in Phuket. After check in, free on own. Overnight in Phuket
Day 09 – 11 : Phuket Free day (B)
Free days .O/N in Phuket
Day 12 : Phuket – Bangkok (by flight) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight departure to Bangkok
• Accommodation as mentioned based on twin sharing or similar one
• Tour and transportation as private air-con vehicle
• Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
(If need more meals please add 10 USD per meals per person)
• Entrance fees on the archaeological site mentioned in the itinerary
• English speaking guides
• Domestic air ticket from Bangkok – Chiang Mai – Phuket by TG = 445 USD per person, including taxes. (For low cost airline, please contact our staff)
• Personal expenses, Tip, Drinks, Meals, and any other than mentioned in the program