Five Days Around Northern Thailand
Discover 5 Days Around Northern Thailand
Day 1 Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Lopburi – Phitsanuloke (L)
Depart Bangkok in the morning for northern Thailand. Our first stop is at Bang Pa In, the former summer residence of the kings of Ayutthaya built in the 18th century. There we’ll visit the Royal Palace, the Thai pavilion, the Chinese-style Palace Vihat Chamrun with their trimmed bushes in elephant shapes. Continue to Ayutthaya, which used to be the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767 and visit the most interesting temples. Proceed to Lopburi, visiting Phra Prang Sam Yod, a temple with three towers and impressive ornaments as well as the shrine of the Hindu Goddess Kali at the Sarn Prakarn Temple. Lunch at a local restaurant then continue on to Phitsanuloke. Accommodation at Topland Hotel or similar.
Day 2 Phitsanuloke – Sukhothai – Sri Satchanalai – Lampang (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to Sukhothai, the first capital (13th century) of the Thai Kingdom. Old Sukhothai is one of Asia’s most important historical sites and therefore under the supervision of UNESCO. After a visit of the temples Wat Sra Sri and Wat Sri Chum, we continue to Sri Satchanalai, the former sister town of Sukhothai for lunch and a visit to some of its most interesting temples and ruins. We drive further North to Lampang. Accommodation at Lampang River Lodge or similar.
Day 3 Lampang – Lamphun – Chiang Mai (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous temples in Lampang, Wat Phra Dhat Lampang Luang and Wat Phra Keo Don Tao before proceeding to Lamphun. Visit Wat Haripoonchai Burmese style temple. Finally arrive to Chiang Mai and take lunch. Drive to the holy mountain temple Wat Phra Dhat Doi Suthep. Continue to your hotel. Accommodation at The Park Hotel or similar.
Day 4 Chiang Mai (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we visit an elephant camp to see how elephants work and maybe take an ptional elephant ride. Visit to the Orchid & Butterfly Farm before taking a local lunch. Visit the handicraft villages at San Kampaeng The various traditional handicrafts are fascinating to watch and there are chances to purchase the pieces also. Accommodation at The Park Hotel or similar.
Day 5 Departure Chiang Mai (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from hotel to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure flight.
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner