THAILAND HISTORY AND SEA OF AUTHOR, KO KUT, THE PEARL OF THE GULF

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15 Days of Thailand, Bangkok before and the magnificent sea of Ko Kut then, in the middle Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai for a great holiday signed Amici Miei 😉

Plan

Bangkok and the North, two different worlds that you will know with this interesting program with the capital unveiled in two indispensable tours and then Ayutthaya, the ancient capital and then continue with Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to complete the “cultural” journey and then it goes to the sea, not just any place but one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, a true paradise for postcard-like ones, Ko Kut. All private, all with Italian speaking guide (except in Ko Kut), high class hotels.

FIRST DAY – TOUR OF BANGKOK CAPITALToday you will visit all the main beauties of this very populated and busy city but it will give you unique places and moments, then you will start with the Royal Palace and then visit the temples and finish two steps in Chinatown, all with the Italian speaking guide will guide you in this discovery.

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Visit Gran Palace (Royal Palace)

The Grand Palace, the royal residence of Bangkok with all its splendor will be your first destination on this day of discovery of the Thai capital

Visit Wat Pho

Unmissable visit to the relaxed Buddha

Visit Wat Arun

One of Bangkok’s most picturesque temples, overlooking the river

Visit Wat Traimith

The temple of the Golden Buddha, 5500 kg. of solid gold, is at the Wat Traimith …. unmissable.

Visit Chinatown

The views, sounds and smells of Chinatown are an assault on the senses, so visitors should be prepared. But for anyone with a sense of adventure, a day lost among the many streets of the market and street food vendors can be the most memorable of any shopping in Bangkok. Because of the mix of Chinese and Thai cultures this area is unique and fascinating, especially for photographers who will find breathtaking temples, exotic street food and everyday street scenes that beg to be captured in a movie .. Just be sure to wear the more comfortable shoes and get ready for the heat!

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SECOND DAY – PRIVATE BOAT TRIP TO THE ANCIENT CHANNELS OF BANGKOK

In this beautiful and complete tour you will see the old Bangkok of the canals, the khlongs of Thonburi, the town of teak houses, children playing in the water, the mailboxes on the river.
Few are the remaining operational channels that have not been closed to make roads … these channels are still now the pivot on which revolves the life of this part of the city still “slow”, from livable rhythm.
The Bangkok that does not run still lives here among the ancient canals of a beautiful ancient city in the city.
You will see flowing through the canals the many temples, large and small, ruined or renovated that still overlook the canals of Thonburi. Once more than places of prayer were first of all meeting places, children’s education and much more.
What you will see in Khlong Mon is a glimpse of everyday life, as it must have been many years ago, with elderly monks in faded orange tunics and slow-moving people who still throw a smile while cleaning the fish they will cook from there. just a few minutes.
Houses on stilts wide open in the sun, flowered balconies, swings on the river and a lot of real life, lots of wood and little cement, all very characteristic, if you want to see Bangkok with another eye, without ugly buildings and useless skyscrapers this is your trip.

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Dinner at the Blue Elephant Cooking School and Restaurant

Evening as it should be in Bangkok, one of the best places

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THIRD DAY– AYUTTHAYA

Ayutthaya Historical Park
The ruins of the ancient city form “Ayutthaya Historical Park”, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is one of the two ancient capitals of the former Siam.

In its heyday, Ayutthaya was a metropolis, with three royal palaces, 375 temples and 94 gates to the city, protected by 29 defensive castles. King Ramathibodi I was founded and it was the capital of the country until its destruction in 1767 by the Burmese.

The ancient city of Ayutthaya is considered an island set between three rivers: the Chao Phraya River, the Lopburi River and the Pa Sak. It was run by 33 sovereigns over 5 different dynasties as the capital of the country.

One of the popular sites is the head of Buddha entwined in a tree. It is said that this was a disturbing result of the Burmese invading the area and beheading the statues, many of which are still decapitated.

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FOURTH DAY– FLIGHT TO CHIANG RAI

Arrival in the morning in Chiang Rai, hotel accommodation and lunch included

At 2.45 pm your guide will arrive and you will have a great visit ….

Visit Wat Rong Khun White Temple-White Temple

Visit the beautiful Wat Rong Khun White Temple. It is a contemporary work, begun to build in the very recent 1997, still under construction for perhaps another 40 years but already at a good point (it would seem already completed at a first glance), the temple is constantly undergoing modification and its very distinctive and characteristic design refers to Buddhist mythologies, human sins and pop culture icons such as Michael Jackson, Harry Potter and Superman. It is very suggestive, a “must to see” of the North

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FIFTH DAY – GOLD TRIANGLE AND THEN GOING TO CHIANG MAI
After the Golden Triangle you will head towards Chiang Mai where you will visit the famous area of ​​Aritgiana, where among other things the magnificent handmade umbrellas of Chiang Mai are packed.

Wat Phra Kaew

Wat Phra Kaeo is a very peaceful, fascinating and historically important temple since it once housed the Emerald Buddha.
Its magnificent gardens with marvelous orchids and the walking Buddhist monks create a wonderful atmosphere. It is a very relaxing place because it is never crowded with tourists.

Visit Wat Rong Suea Ten, Blue Temple

Visit this beautiful blue temple, very different from the usual, always very appreciated

Golden Triangle Park – Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle Park where the borders between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet and where 70% of the opium market was produced many years ago, today this trade has been completely swept away by tourism, at least in Thailand.
At this point, take the boat for the nice ride on the Mekong River, with a visit to the market on the Laotian side.

Bo-Sang Handicrafts Umbrella Village

Here is the village famous all over the world where handmade umbrellas and hand-painted umbrellas are still made

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SIXTH DAY – THE TEMPLES OF CHIANG MAI
Unmissable, magnificent temples of Chiang Mai, today immersion in the spirituality of the North, here you are in the most religious and cultural place of Thailand, not to take anything away from Bangkok, but Chiang Mai is one of a kind.

Visit Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihan in Chiang Mai

There are many magnificent and very ancient temples inside the old walled city of Chiang Mai, the Wat Phra Singh is one of the most attractive.

The temple, which is also known as “The Buddha Buddha Monastery” or “The Lion Buddha Temple” is an active temple, with hundreds of monks and novices living there.

Wat Phra Singh houses a series of very revered and very ancient Buddha images. Wat Phra Singh dates back to the 14th century when Chiang Mai was the capital of the Lanna Kingdom and is one of the best examples of classical Lanna style temple architecture in northern Thailand.

Visit Wat Chedi Luang in Chiang Mai

Wat Chedi Luang (pagoda) is a chedi and was built between 1385 and 1402, during the reign of King Saen Muang Ma, seventh ruler of the Mengrai dynasty and is a distinctive feature of the Chiang Mai skyline. At its height, the chedi measured 60 meters wide in the square base and 80 meters high and was once the home of the Emerald Buddha, the most sacred religious relic of Thailand. Damaged during an earthquake in 1545, the height of the chedi is reduced to almost half its original size, but it is still an impressive structure.

Visit Wat Chiang Man in Chiang Mai

The oldest temple in Chiang Mai was founded by the founder of the city, Phaya Mengrai, around 1296. Opposite to the ubosot (ordination hall), a stone slab, engraved in 1581, bears the very first reference to the foundation of the city.
The main wí · hăhn (shrine) also contains the oldest image of the Buddha created by the Lanna kingdom, dated 1465.

Visit Wat Suan Dok in Chiang Mai

Wat Suan Dok, built in the late 14th century, houses several structures of historical importance.
Among these is the main pagoda that houses the relics of the Buddha, a garden of whitewashed mausoleums that house the ashes of the deceased sovereigns of Chiang Mai and a large outdoor wihrn (assembly hall). The temple is located outside the walls of the old city, about 1 km east of the Suan Dok gate on Suthep Road. Built by a king from Chiang Mai, Wat Suan Dok was originally intended to serve as a retreat for a revered Sukothai monk.

Lunch in Chinag Mai at Tikky Cafe

Typical restaurant for your dinner including in Chiang Mai
Drinks not included

Visit of the Wat Pha Lat

Wat Pha Lat is located in the forest just a few kilometers from the famous Doi Suthep. There are no crowds, shops or food stalls, there are no unwanted distractions. This Buddhist temple is as peaceful as possible, sitting next to a waterfall and hidden beneath the tree’s crown. It could be completely out of sight, but it has a wonderful view of the city of Chiang Mai that is worth admiring. It takes 45 minutes on foot but it’s worth it, the Wat Pha Lat temple and the place are two real gems.

Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Chiang Mai, the spiritual and cultural capital of the North, visit the most important temple, the beautiful and famous Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, which overlooks the city from its namesake nature park.

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SEVENTH DAY– ELEPHANTS ON THE ROOF OF THAILAND

Doi Inthanon Sanctuary of the Elephants

True sensory experience, you will know one of the most intelligent, adorable and incredible animals on the planet.
Today you will know them as few have the good fortune to try, this Sanctuary is one of the best in the whole country, here the elephants are really loved and not exploited, otherwise we will not send you to find them.
You will be welcomed by members of the Karen hill tribe and wearing traditional clothes. You will be given a bag of fruit and vegetables to feed the elephants. You can feed the elephants, interact and play with them. You will walk the elephants to the river where you can swim with them and help wash them.
You will be offered a delicious buffet of freshly prepared home-made dishes.
The elephants are free and are “saved” from those terrible places where people ride them on heavy armchairs that break their back from pain.
Go to the sanctuaries to help keep these beautiful animals that here finally find a little peace and people who love him.

Doi Inthanon National Park, the highest peak in Thailand

At around 12:15 you will be out of the Elephant Sanctuary and the tour with the necessary breaks will continue to the highest peak of Thailand with its 2562 meters and then visit Phra Mahathat Napha Methanidon and Phra Mahathat Naphaphon Phumisiri, the twin pagodas that they were built to commemorate the birthday of the fifth king Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit. These two pagodas are in a magnificent setting.
First there is the Doi Inthanon Royal Project, an unmissable visit to this magnificent center of experimental agriculture and forestry created in 1979 to eliminate the cultivation of opium, where you can admire many botanical species of the jungle. In that area there are also two magnificent stupas, the characteristic votive pinnacles. And then it’s the turn of the Karen village, we’ll see the looms that are still used to weave their skirts and traditional dresses
But the park is also famous for its waterfalls. The best known are the Siribhume waterfalls, Sirithan and above all the 80 meter high Wachirathan, magnificent water exuberances that run through the greenery. Now it’s time to return to the valley after this unforgettable day

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EIGHTH DAY – FLIES TO KO KUT, THE PEARL OF THAILAND’S GULF Fly to Trat and private transfer to the island, to your resort, accommodation and free evening.

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FROM THE NINTH TO THE FOURTEENTH DAY – REST AND RELAXATION ON THE WHITE BEACHES OF KO KUT Leisure in Ko Kut, you can also take part in the hikes, for example a ride to the Klong Jao Waterfall might be interesting. .

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FIFTEEN DAY – COME BACK TO BANGKOK Today you will have the transfer to Bangkok, private boat + taxi + short flight Trat – Bangkok and you will be at the airport..

 

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

– All transfers to and from the airports
-Hotel and selected 4-star accommodation with breakfast included
-Professional Italian touristic tour guide until the departure for the island
-Professional private driver with a new vehicle equipped with every comfort and air conditioning
-All admissions to all museums, temples, attractions, parks … of all the places visited
-All lunches during all day tour with drinks included (non-alcoholic)
– A dinner in Bangkok
-Two flights included: Chiang Rai-Trat and Trat-Bangkok
– Telephone assistance in Italian

** the price is subject to variables, it is per person and for a trip for two people who occupy the same room, so ask us for the personalized price for your holiday. It’s all modifiable and this is an example with 4-star hotel, the most sold and most appreciated accommodation but we can go up or down the category.

Hotel list

BANGKOK: Le Solitaire Sukhumvit 11 Bangkok
CHIANG MAI: Le Charcoa Hotel
CHIANG RAI: ​​Le Patta Hotel
KO KUT: Koh kood Beach resort

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
– International flights
-Mance and personal expenses
– Dinners if not mentioned
-Insurance (** Possibility of accident insurance and trip cancellation)

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starting from 2787 USD per person

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