7-Day Royal Thailand: Join In

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Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 7 Days

French, German, English, Spanish    Bangkok, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Lampang, Chiang Mai, Chiang Saen, Phayao, Nakhon Sawan, Ayutthaya

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07:00 hours Early morning, warm welcome by your local tour guide who picks you up from your Bangkok city hotel. Transfer to Si Praya pier to board the White Orchid River Cruise Liner. Relax and glide along the picturesque scenes of Thai river life, the uninterrupted lines of buildings, markets, warehouses, shops and magnificent temples as well as the continuous flow of boats going about their daily routines. A sumptuous buffet lunch will be presented with a variety of Thai delights and Western cuisines.

In Nonthaburi, disembark and continue overland to Phitsanulok and visit Wat Phra Sri Ratana Mahathat colloquially referred to as Wat Yai. Home to Phra Phuttha Chinnarat, regarded as one of the most beautiful Buddha images in Thailand.

Meals included: Lunch on board the White Orchid River Cruise
08:00 hours Once the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries, the park includes the old city (Muang Kao) which was surrounded by earthen walls and water ditches. A total of four gates lead into the city and the Sukhothai period is known as the "golden age" of Thai history.

Explore the ruins of the in 1991 declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering Wat Mahathat - the largest and most important temple of the empire, located next to the Royal Palace; Wat Sra Sri - with its bell-shaped chedi that is constructed in typical Sri Lankan style; Wat Mai - having a brick viham as the main sanctuary, is in Ayutthaya style; and Wat Si Sawai - with its three, imitating Hindu Shikhara Vimanas, prangs.

Afterwards continue towards Chiang Mai and en route visit Kad Tung Kwian Market that provides famous OTOP Lampang city products, especially ceramics, woodcrafts, and locally made souvenirs and stop at the graveyard for spirit houses.

Meals included:Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant. Probably originating from ethnic Lao people, Som Tam is made from shredded unripe papaya. Addictively hot and refreshingly crunchy, this Thai staple has been called the world's best salad.
08:00 hours In the morning visit Wat Prathat Doi Suthep, the most sacred temple in northern Thailand containing a holy relic of Lord Buddha. Located atop the Doi Suthep Mountain it offers a panoramic view of the city on clear days.

Enjoy lunch at Horizon Village & Resort which is situated in a botanical garden designed in Lanna architecture. Relax and unwind at this place of tranquility before visiting Chiang Mai's first and oldest temple - Wat Chiang Man.

OPTIONAL (with surcharge): Visit the Thai Elephant Care Centre. This small centre was set up to provide care for elderly elephants retired from logging camps and elephant shows. There are no rides and visitors can feed the old-timers with bananas and visit the cemetery for elephants who have died of old age. Surcharge @ THB 500 per person

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at Horizon Village & Resort. The enormous purplish-blue flower which comes from the banana plant and is deliciously edible in salads, soups and stews. Banana blossom is often compared to artichokes because of its similar taste and the way it is prepared.
Enjoy a special dish made with banana blossom and prawns in sauce.
08:00 hours Just at the outskirts of Chiang Mai, visit a small family-owned enterprise that produces rice noodles. Visit the The Huay Luek Royal Project - an initiative to allocate farming areas for the local population who are Hmong and Lahu tribal people, and to support research works on plant breeding. The project also serves as a demonstrative development model based on the philosophy of promoting knowledge and agricultural technology to improve the livelihood of hill tribe farmers.

Learn about rice processing whilst your visit to a rice mill.

OPTIONAL (with surcharge): Visit the "longneck women" of Baan Yapa Hilltribe Village. The women wear brass rings around their necks, wrists and ankles as part of their culture. You can explore, with respect, the village to get a little feel of their culture and way of life and support their income by purchasing (not obligatory) a few souvenirs. Surcharge @ THB 500 per person

Then continue to Ban Lorcha - a small Akha hilltribe village and the site of a community-based tourism scheme run by the Population & Community Development Association (PDA) that aims to create a "sustainable tourism strategy and alternative model of tourism development" for hill-tribe villages.

Transfer to Mae Sai, Thailand's northernmost city. You can stroll to the bridge over the Ruak River that connects Mae Sai with Tachilek on the Burmese side, observe the lively traffic of the border trade and explore the market best known for gemstones like Burmese rubies, emeralds and jade.

"Golden Triangle", the words evoke images of opium poppies, of hill tribes, of mist-shrouded hills, of the mighty Mekong River, and of tropical forests. Visit the House of Opium - this small museum explains the history of opium production and opium trade in the region. It's full of opium artefacts and a exhibit explaining how opium was made, how it was traded and used in the region and how opium has impacted the people in the region. Embark a motorized boat and cruise along the Mekong River close by the border of three countries and glimpse the simple lifestyle and stop at Don Sao, an island that is technically on the Laos side of the border.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant. Crispy Skin Chicken, the signature chicken dish is uber crispy outside, moist & tender inside and complimented with a sweet & spicy chili sauce.
08:00 hours Visit Wat Rong Khun, the White Temple of Chiang Rai. The temple appears to be unusual because of the white color of the walls and the many windows, the sculptures that are almost frightening, the grotesque statues and the sparkling decorations.

Enjoy the scenery at Lake Phayao which covers around 20 square kilometers and was formed by the creation of a dam by Thailand's Fisheries Department in 1941 and taste some fresh pineapple harvesting right in front of your eyes.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant featuring Khao Soi, the most famous dish of the North of Thailand, is a rich and spicy coconut milk based curry with turmeric and curry powder served with chicken or beef and two types of noodles.
07:30 hours Diethelm Moment: This morning, visit a local school (closed on weekends and holidays) and witness how the pupils line up and stand still for the national anthem at 08:00 hours sharp.
Enjoy a boat ride on the largest freshwater swamp in Thailand. According to surveys, there are still some 148 species of animals and 44 species of plants here. Rare animals include white-eyed river-martin and tiger perch.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant. Thai panang curry features a warm, rich red curry with flavor notes from Malaysia, Burma, and India. It has coconut cream and peanuts as core ingredients, thus making it sweeter and less spicy than other Thai curries.
08:00 hours Ayutthaya once was the capital of the Siamese kingdom, until it was occupied by the Burmese army in 1767 and practically leveled to the ground. Sightseeing includes Wat Phra Sri Sanphet - the prototypes of the famous Grand Palace in Bangkok; and Wat Mahathat - to have a look at the famous Buddha Head in the banyan tree.

Taste Ayutthaya's cotton candy - Roti Sai Mai. Roti Sai Mai is a dessert with Islamic influences and is typically sold by Muslim vendors. Then visit the Wood Carving Village to see local people handmade working on detailed furniture carving dedicating to holy temples nearby. They also made to order for sale in everyday life.

Our last stop is in Bang Pa-In to visit Wat Niwet Thammaprawat. Most intriguing because it's the only Neo-Gothic monastery in Thailand.

Farewell and drop off at your Bangkok city hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast at the hotel
Lunch at a local restaurant. Boat noodles is Thailand's most famous noodle soup! Typically served in bite-sized portions because back in the day, merchants served this dish on boats and if the portion is too big, there would definitely be spillages. The broth is thick and satisfyingly
flavorful and usually served with sliced meat and meatballs.


  • 06 nights' accommodation in shared twin/double room
  • All transportation, cruise and sightseeing tours on join-in basis
  • Vehicles equipped with a Wi-Fi router/service for passengers to use complimentary during transfers
  • Bottled mineral water and refreshing towels available on the vehicles
  • Services of a professional German, English, French and Spanish Speaking Guide(s)
  • Entrance fees for the sights as mentioned in the program
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • 24-hour Emergency Line


  • Any airfares
  • Meals other than those mentioned in itinerary
  • The cost of personal items such as laundry, drinks with meals or otherwise, additional incidentals, etc.
  • Airport Security Charges if levied by any airport to cover the cost of security arrangements and payable locally and Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
  • Optional and additional sightseeing not included in itinerary
  • Cost of obtaining passports or required visas where necessary
  • Any fees associated with using air miles for your air travel
  • Transport between your home and home airport/port/station
  • Gratuities unless stated in "What Your Land Price Includes"
  • Travel Protection Insurance
  • Other inclusions if not noted under "Includes"
Tour code: PKBNRT7A

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