MTHBC10
Culinary Though Thailand 10 days
Overview:
  • Thailand
  • BANGKOK - AYUTTHAYA - PHITSANULOKE - SUKHOTHAI - LAMPANG - CHIANG MAI
  • USD $2,165
  • DAILY DEPARTURE
  • 10 Days
  • 22
Tour Code: MTHBC10
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Tour Highlights:
  • Bangkok: Grand Palace,
  • Damnoen Saduak floating market
  • Ayutthaya: Viharn Phra Mongkol Bophit Buddha statue
  • Phitsanulok: Wat Mahathat, Buddha Jinaraj
  • Sukhothai: Sukhothai Historical Park, Phra Achana, Wat Phra That Lumpang Luang
  • Golden Triangle: opium museum, Wat Rong Kung
  • Doi Saket: Mae Sa Elephant Camp, Doi Suthep Temple
  • Chiang Mai: Doi Inthanon, Doi Inthanon National Park, Mae Klang waterfall, Meo and Karen hill tribe village
Itinerary in Brief:
City Nights Accomodation
Bangkok 2
Ayutthaya 1
Phitsanuloke 1
Sukhothai 1
Lampang 1
Chiang Mai 3
Prices & Dates
TOUR CODE: MTHBC10
Daily Departure (Valid From 01-Apr-18 to 31-Oct-18)
*Prices are based on USD$ & minimum 2 person
City Var. A Var. B Var. C
Bangkok Furama Silom Hotel 3+ *
(Superior Room)
Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok Hotel 4*
(Deluxe Room)
Banyan Tree Bangkok Hotel 5*
(Horizon Room)
Ayutthaya Kantary Hotel Ayutthaya
(Studio Suite )
Krungsri River Hotel 4*
(Luxury Room)
Sala Ayutthaya Hotel 4*
(Superior Hotel)
Phitsanuloke Topland Hotel & Convention Centre 3*
(Superior Room)
Topland Hotel & Convention Centre 3*
(Deluxe Room)
Pattara Resort & Spa
(Superior Room)
Sukhothai Sukhothai Heritage Resort 3*
(Superior Room)
Sukhothai Heritage Resort 3*
(Deluxe Room)
Sukhothai Heritage Resort 3 *
(Royal Jacuzzi Suite)
Lampang Lampang River Lodge 3*
(Standard Room)
Lampang River Lodge 3*
(Superior Room)
Lampang River Lodge 3*
( Deluxe Room)
Chiang Mai The Empress Hotel Chiang Mai 4*
(Superior Room)
Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa 5*
(Deluxe Lanna Room)
Shangri-La Hotel Chiang Mai 5 *
(Deluxe Room)
Price in US$ Adult Price
Per person
Single
Supplement
Adult Price
Per person
Single
Supplement
Adult Price
Per person
Single
Supplement
$2,165 $400 $2,430 $615 $3,030 $1,110
Prices Include:
  • Program is based on English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation as mentioned above or equivalent.
  • Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight.
Prices Exclude:
  • - visa fees, drinks, personal expenses, international air tickets and travel insurance
Remark:
*Price are indicated in US dollars per person based on twin room sharing occupancy *All regulations are refer to Tai Pan Tours Terms and Conditions on Tai Pan Tours website. *Join-in transfers and tours (unless specified as private tour) *CAD$ is acceptable base on current exchange rate . *Currency exchange rate are subject to change without prior notice due to fluctuation.
Itinerary
Legend: B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner
D1 Arrival Bangkok
Upon arrival Bangkok airport, meet and greet with our guide and transfer to hotel in Bangkok (check in 14.00hrs), freshen up and free day.

Overnight in Bangkok.

D2 Bangkok
Bites and Sites in the village of Love Food Tour (duration 3.5 hours).

Monday-Saturday only (Sunday closed).

This tour includes an amazingly delicious good time, 15 distinct foods and beverages at our curated tastings, professional and entertaining guide with an advanced level of English.

Learn and experience tastes and influences of the 4 regions of Thai cuisine. Savour the 5-star local flavours and ancient regional recipes still maintained by a neighbourhood hero. Give into your sweet tooth with a selection of 5 authentic traditional Thai desserts made fresh daily. Refresh yourself with delicious herbal drinks in a 80-year-old shop house where an international household name in sauces was born. Savour regional flavours and see first-hand how authentic sweet, spicy tastes of Thai regional cuisine are properly mixed together. Attend "fruit class" and master the art of how and when to shop for Thai fruits. Spice it up and breathe in the aroma of hand-made fresh curry in half-century old shop. Vendors and menu items may change due to vendor schedules and other unexpected circumstances.

Evening Bangkok's Tuk Tuk Urban Odyssey (duration 3.5-4 hours.)

Tuesday - Sunday only (Monday closed)

Zip along in a private tuk tuk through the historic streets of Old Bangkok, "Rattanakosin" as we visit authentic food stops and historic landmarks in the hustle and bustle of the city. Catch the flares of charcoal stoves and delicious dishes interwoven with visits to historic communities and temples in the cool evening air.

Overnight in Bangkok.

B / L / D
D3 Bangkok car Ayutthaya
Visit the former capital of Thailand, Ayutthaya, situated approximately 75 kilometers north of Bangkok and which is one of those destinations you have to see. The mix of cultures in Ayutthaya began in the mid-16th century when ships from Ayutthaya plied the Asian seas, trading with neighboring countries. When the Dutch showed up in the 17th century, Ayutthaya became a port city and trade routes were extended to China, Japan, Indonesia, Portugal, Holland and France and even up to the Scandinavian countries later. Although the ancient villages of foreign traders lining on the Chao Phraya riverbanks were abandoned when the city was sacked by Burmese troops in 1767, some remnants have survived and now showcase the cities past glory. The tour will start at the Summer Palace of the late King Rama V, commonly known as "Bang Pa-In". You will then continue to the magnificent ruins of early splendor that Ayutthaya is famous for all over the world. We will pass or visit all the most impressive ruins of this World Heritage Site. We will eventually return to Bangkok by cruising down the Chao Phraya River on a comfortable, air-conditioned cruise ship, while enjoying a sumptuous buffet lunch on board. Upon arrival at the disembarkation point in Bangkok in the late afternoon, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Overnight in Ayutthaya.

B / L / D
D4 Ayutthaya car Phitsanuloke
After breakfast, continue to Phitsanuloke to visit Wat Mahathat which houses Thailand's most beautiful Buddha Image "Phra Buddha Chinaraj", the large Sukhothai style bronze statue was cast in 1357 and now is highly respected by Thais countrywide. Enjoy lunch at a unique local noodle spot, then continue to your hotel for check-in and free at leisure.

Evening: Dinner at Phitsanuloke night market trying for the famous original flying morning glory then walking around local market and sampling fried insect.

Overnight in Phitsanuloke.

B / L / D
D5 Phitsanuloke car Sukhothai
After breakfast, 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, and lunch at Kao Perb at Baan Na Ton Chan. It is a unique food and if you want to taste the original recipe, it is the only place to taste. Kao Perb is a type of noodle. On top with vegetable wrap flour, boil egg and pork. Then continue to hotel for check-in and relax. Late afternoon visit to Sri Satchanalai Historical Park for Sunset, return to hotel and dinner on own.

Overnight in Sukhothai.

B / L
D6 Sukhothai car Lampang
After breakfast, transfer to Organic Agriculture Project Sukhothai Airport: Join outdoor classroom, Activities; welcome with rice grass leave beverage, orientation about the project, observe exhibition, green house, organic vegetable garden and demonstration field, shop for organic product. Lunch with organic food at Khao Hom Sukho Shop

Farmer's clothes and rubber shoes have been arranged for those who would like to join activities of the outdoor classroom such as transplanting and harvesting.

Continue to Lampang in late afternoon and check-in at hotel. Dinner at hotel and overnight

Overnight in Lampang.

B / L / D
D7 Lampang car Chiang Mai
After breakfast, visit famous temple Wat Prathat Lampang Luang, You'll be taken aback by the imposing walls that surround it from the moment you reach the temple. This walled monastery was built on a man-made mound of earth. The temple has a very fortress-like look to it because it was built on the site of an eighth century fortification, called a Wiang, which guarded the routes to Lampang. Heading to Lampoon stop for lunch at Prayayong Kitchen, serves all kinds of local Northern Thai dishes. Continue journey to Chiang Mai, check-in at the hotel before transfer to The Home Host Cooking with Lanna Family.

The home you will be visiting belongs to the Raunkaew-Yanon family, who arrived in the area possibly by elephant back almost 150 years ago. The family is a Lanna family, continuing the traditions of many generations in building their homes of teak wood and maintaining the natural surroundings in manner now rarely seen in Chiang Mai. You will experience the simple Lanna way of life including the family orchard with many types of fruit such as banana, mango, coconut, whilst the organic garden is filled with herbs for cooking. You will also have the opportunity to join the cooking for your meal which escorting by local family. Your evening meal will be served on the second floor terrace of the home of Raunkaew-yanon family from where you will enjoy the panoramic view of this Lanna village. The tour is designed to give you a real experience and understanding of Lanna life, the traditions and buildings; the relationship between their religions and ancestor and the way this all works together with nature.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

B / L / D
D8 Chiang Mai
Old Chiang Mai City Walking Tour in the morning.

Put on your walking shoes and head out to explore the highlights of this charismatic South East Asian city by foot! What better place to start our day of discovery than the banks of the Mae Ping River! From here, we join the bustle of Waroros market, a favorite for Chiang Mai locals for exotic species, colourful fruits, an endless variety of rice and bizarre new culinary delights. From here we continue by public red car (Song Tiew) to Tapae Gate and continue to explore ancient Chiang Mai on foot. Tapae Gate is Chiang Mai's main entrance to the old walled city. In days gone by, it was the gate through which traders, diplomats and visiting monks passed when they had business in the city proper. From here, we continue our walk to Three Kings Monument and the city's most beautiful temples Wat Chedi Luang, where the famous Emerald Buddha was once enshrined, and Wat Phra Singh, home to a very old and sacred Buddha image. Then continue by vehicle for lunch. Lunch at Khao Soy Samerjai Fahham

Afternoon, Doi Suthep – Trishaw ride to Muang Mai Market.

Drive to visit the mountain temple Wat Doi Suthep, home to a holy relic of the Lord Buddha and considered by many to be the most sacred Wat in northern Thailand. Built by King Gue-Na in 1383 and situated 3,500 feet above sea level, this temple offers an interesting challenge as it contains a flight of over 300 steps to reach its top level (Elevator also available). Once on top of the summit, visitors will be treated to a panoramic view of the city. Return to Chiang Mai city and continue with a trishaw ride visiting Muang Mai market. Much of the food has come straight from the farm and in some parts of the market the farmers sell their wares direct. Return to hotel. Dinner on own.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

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D9 Chiang Mai
Full day The Perfect Family Day with Elephants

This full day tour is all about elephants! Interact, feed and touch the elephants and discover how their poop is used to make beautiful paper products. In the morning depart from your hotel into the countryside of Mae Sa to a very special home for elderly elephants. In the lush countryside is the Thai Elephant Care Centre, set up to provide care for elephants who have retired from working in the logging camps and elephant shows. The centre offers a better life and a loving home for elderly elephants that are not able to look after themselves. Spend time lavishing much-deserved affection on these gentle giants. Help to prepare their food, and after feeding them, walk together into the jungle and treat them to a delicious mud bath.

After saying goodbye to your four-legged friends, drive to Mon Cham, located high up on the ridge of a small mountain. This is the perfect spot from which to view the Royal Project farms and rural villages scattered amongst the distant hills and lush valleys and have lunch at Mon Jam.

After a Thai lunch visit the unique and eco-friendly Elephant Poo Poo Paper Park. This very enterprising outdoor museum produces colourful paper products from elephant poop fibers! Take a walk through the fun and interactive stations to learn the history and see all the stages of the paper production. After shopping for unusual souvenirs in the 'Poo-tique' gift shop, return to your hotel.

Evening farewell dinner at Rak Thanam (local northern food by the Ping River).

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

B / L / D
D10 Chiang Mai Departure
After breakfast, check out and transfer to Chiang Mai airport for your next destination.
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