5-Day Ayutthaya & Chaing Mai Tuk Tuk: Group Experience

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Tour Period: 5 Days

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Discover the ancient ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage site by cycling and continue by local train to the North for self-drive Tuk Tuk (Thai local tricycle) through local atmosphere.

07.00 hrs. Take a Train from Bangkok to Ayutthaya

08.40 Arrive in Ayutthaya pick up by local transfer to cycling center
09.30 Start your journey in Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand and a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient island city and experience the highlights of the Historical Park by bicycle and visit Ayutthaya's Tourism Information Centre.

Visiting:

o Wat Phra Si Sanphet and the Royal Palace
o Wat Lokayasutharam
o Wat Na Phra Main
o Wat Mahathat

After cycling, transfer back to your hotel

Accommodation at Krungsri River Hotel (Luxury Room)
Meals included: Lunch on cruise
Breakfast at hotel and day at leisure

19.00 hrs. Continue to Ayutthaya Railway Station which is only opposite your hotel
for overnight train to Chiang Mai at 19.45/07.15 approx.

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel
07.30 hrs. approx. arrive in Chiang Mai and transfer to hotel on your own

Day at leisure

Accommodation at The Small Chiang Mai (Petit Room)
Meals included: -
Breakfast at hotel and prepare for self-drive Tuk Tuk program

Get picked up from your hotel around 08:00 and transfer by minivan to our base for the day in the Mae Wang valley. (Please note that hotel pick-up can only be provided for hotels inside the Chiang Mai 'middle ring road'.)

9:30 Upon arrival in Mae Wang, our team will introduce you to your tuk tuk for the day and begin driving training. If you don't want to drive a tuk tuk yourself, don't worry, there's also the option to enjoy the scenery - and a nice breeze - by simply riding in the back.

NOTE: All drivers must be 18 or older and hold a valid manual driving license from their home country.

10:30 Once everyone has mastered the art of driving, begin the journey driving along rural roads, snaking through farming villages and passing traditional temples. A guide will lead the group making sure that you don't get lost and making frequent stops along the way to further explore the charms of northern Thailand.

11:30 In the late morning, arrive at an elephant home to learn more about the significance of these incredible creatures in Thai culture as well as interact with them one on one. After being introduced to these gentle giants, help the mahouts (elephant trainers) with feeding time before sitting down to a Thai feast yourself right next to your new animal friends.

13:00 After lunch, walk with the mahouts and their elephants through the local countryside to the river to help bathe the elephants - get read for some photos opps!

NOTE: No elephant riding is allowed.

15:00 It's hard to say good-bye to the elephants, but there's even more fun to be had. After leaving the elephant camp we'll trade the tuk tuks in for bamboo rafts to float lazily down the river. While you won't find any rapids here, you will get to see a different side of the local surroundings while manoeuvring the river's twists and turns.

16:00 After rafting, it's time to jump back into your tuk tuk and wind your way back through the valley enjoying your last moments behind the wheel. As the road curves and sweeps gently down the hill, be sure to have your camera out to catch the surprised look of local villagers when they see you driving your very own tuk tuk!

16:45 Upon reaching the tuk tuk headquarters, transfer back to Chiang Mai via minivan.

18:00 Arrive back in Chiang Mai city at your initial pick-up point.

Note: The minimum age for travellers on this day trip is 7 years old.


Accommodation at The Small Chiang Mai (Petit Room)

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at elephant home
Breakfast at hotel

Day at leisure until 12.00 hrs. for departure to your next destination

Meals included: Breakfast

includes

  • All sightseeing tour and transfer services with private air conditioned van as detailed in our itinerary
  • Accommodation with breakfast as specified
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, boat fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking throughout guide
  • Service charges, Government taxes and 7% VAT
  • A tour leader FOC in single with minimum 15 full-paying participants

excludes

  • International airfare to / from Thailand
  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if you require)
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Optional tours
  • High/Peak Season Supplement
  • Compulsory X'mas and New Year Eve dinners
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditure, such as meals, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Drinks with meals
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.
Tour code: BKKDBAM5

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