6-Day Quintessential Thailand

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Tour type

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Superior

Tour Period: 6 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit the fascinating ancient ruins of Ayuthaya and Sukhothai
  • Ride in a traditional horse carriage in Lampang
  • Take a boat ride on the Mekong from the Golden Triangle
  • Climb the 290 steps to Wat Doi Suthep
  • Watch elephants work together at Mae Saa

tour details

There are some things no traveller should miss: the classic elements of a trip to Thailand. These are included in this unforgettable tour. We’ll guide you round the impressive ruins of former capitals, Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, and show you fascinating temples and historic wooden houses on a ride in a traditional horse carriage around Lampang. You’ll learn the secrets of traditional crafts like weaving and silverwork and admire the dignity of elephants as they work in Mae Saa. From the Golden Triangle, once infamous for opium production, we’ll take a boat trip on the Mekong River. On the way to Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second city, we’ll see the much photographed white temple of Wat Rong Khun, and then climb the 290 steps up the naga flanked staircase to Chiang Mai landmark, Wat Doi Suthep.

Early morning pick up passengers from various Bangkok hotels, drive to Bang Pa In for a scenic boat trip to Ayutthaya. Visit Wat Panangchoen, Wat Yai Chaya Mongkol and the ancient ruins of Wat Chai Wattanaram. Then continue to Chainat and lunch at a local restaurant, then continue to Phitsanulok. Visit Wat Maha That and its highly revered Buddha statue, Phra Buddha Jinaraj. Overnight at AMARIN LAGOON HOTEL.
Drive to Sukhothai, where you will visit the ancient ruins at Sukhothai Historical Park; a short ride on a traditional ox-cart brings you to Wat Sri Chum with it's gigantic Buddha statue. Continue to Sri Satchanalai for lunch at Gaeng Luang Restaurant. Upon arrival in Lampang, we take you on a horse carriage ride through town with photo stops at two interesting temples, each which its own architectural style and history: Wat Don Tao, Wat Pratu Phong. We will also visit Baan Sao Nak, a 100-year old teak-wood mansion. Overnight at LAMPANG RIVER LODGE.
Drive to the Golden Triangle. After lunch at the Imperial Golden Triangle Hotel, take a boat ride on the Mekong River, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Continue to Mae Sai, the northern most city bordering Myanmar. Overnight at PHOWADOL in Chiang Rai.
Early morning depart for Chiang Mai with a brief photo stop at Wat Rong Khun, which is very different to any of temple you are likely to see in Thailand. The temple is almost entirely white - no other colours are used at all. Arrive in Chiang Mai at noon and check in at your hotel. Lunch at Empress Hotel. In the afternoon, visit Wat Doi Suthep, a famous landmark of the city, tucked away in the mountains at an elevation of 1,056 meters. The temple is reached by climbing 290 steps, flanked by a NAGA balustrade on both sides.
Optional evening program (not included in package price): Traditional Kantoke Dinner & presentation of Northern Dances. Price per person: 570 Baht. Overnight at THE EMPRESS CHIANG MAI.
Visit Thai Elephant Care Center and education about elderly elephant, elephant food & herb, feeding food for elephants (feeding set is included). Visiting educational hall and elephant cemetery (Program time : 09.00 - 10.15 hrs.). Continue to Orchid farm for lunch, then return to town and visit the handicraft villages in Sankampheng. Transfer to Chiang Mai Railway Station. Depart by second-class air-conditioned train with sleeping berth. Overnight ON THE TRAIN.
Arrive at Bangkok Railway Station in the early morning. End of services (transfer from Railway station to your next destination is not included in package price and will be charged separately).


Our package tour prices are inclusive of -

  • Transfers and tours by air-conditioned car/minibus/coach from city hotels in Bangkok
  • Services of an English or German speaking guide on the seat-in-coach tour
  • Services of an English speaking guide on the private tour
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per luggage per person)
  • Admission fees and activities mentioned in the program
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program
  • Meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • Accommodation shared twin rooms with private bathroom
  • 2nd class air-con sleeper berth train-ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
  • Service charges and VAT


Not included are -

  • Transfer from Bangkok Railway station to your next destination on Day 6
  • Surcharges for other language guides (private tour)
  • Other meals than mentioned in the program
  • Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners
  • Optional tours
  • Expenditures of a personal nature (drinks, phone calls, mini bar consumptions, laundry etc.)
  • Tips for guide and driver (at your discretion)


Note -

  • Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on road conditions and availability of rooms.
  • Return to Bangkok by flight: You may deduct the amount of Baht 1041.
  • net per person, whenever participants do not require the train ticket from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. However, the refund can only be applied if we are informed at the time of booking that client(s) will not require train tickets from Chiang Mai to Bangkok.
  • Domestic air tickets will be issued by Diethelm Business Travel and charged for separately.
  • Please note, that transfers to Chiang Mai airport as well as transfers from Bangkok airport are not included in our package price and will be charged for separately according to our transfer price lists.
Tour code: BKKDBCT6

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