Amazing Asia 14/16 Days
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Bangkok - Ayuthaya - Sukhothai - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Shanghai - Siem Reap (Optional)
Immerse in the tales of these three ancient Empires, Thailand, Cambodia, and China on this unforgettable Asia adventure. Visit famous reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok; Tour UNESCO Ayuthaya, the ancient capital with its impressive archaeological treasures and Sukhothai, first capital of the Siam Kingdom; Meet face to face with Long Neck of Salong tribes, and other colourful cultures in Chiang Mai; Enjoy the unique luxury experience and great view in 5 Star Mountain Spa Resort; See elephants bathing in Elephant Camp; and Stand in awe of the architectural achievement of Angkor Wat of Khmer Empire. Finally relax in the crossroad of modern and old on the night cruise on Shanghai Huangpu River.
Day 1 - Hometown- Bangkok
Fly over night to Bangkok.
Day 2 – Bangkok (arrive at night)
Touch down in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred
to your hotel.
Day 3 - Bangkok (B)
Bangkok radiates modernity with a deep root in Buddhist tradition. Explore the city starting with the Reclining Buddha, a signature sight representing Buddhism. Take a stroll by China town, and visit the largest local wholesale fl ower market at Paklong Talat. In the afternoon, take a boat ride along the Chao Phaya River and Canals by a local speed boat. Visit Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn, one of Thailand’s best known landmarks built in the 17th century by King Taksin. Spend your evening at your own leisure, or enjoy an optional Thai dinner (US$45) while watching classical dance at the Silom Village Restaurant.
Day 4 - Bangkok (B)
Enjoy the free day at your own leisure or join our Bangkok Palace & Floating Market Tour (US$85). This interesting optional tour will take you to the rural yet world-famous floating market of Damnernsaduak. Nowadays, the market is bustling with activity from very early in the morning until about 11.00 am. For those who want to buy some memorabilia here, do not forget to bargain! During this optional tour we will also visit the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple, regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand, the emerald Buddha housed in the temple is a potent religio-political symbol and the palladium of Thai society. Lunch will be served at local Thai Restaurant. In the evening, you may watch an optional Siam Niramit Light & Sound Show (US$65), a world class showcase of Thai culture with incredible visual effects, followed by a classic Thai dinner.
Day 5 - Bangkok - Ayuthaya (B/L/D)
After breakfast, be transferred to the historic city of Ayutthaya, the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai for over 400 years, once the largest city in Southeast Asia. Start the city tour by visiting the Ayutthaya Historical Park in the city centre, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The remains, characterized by the reliquary towers and gigantic monasteries, give an idea of its glorious past, envision the grandeur and splendor that once was the Kingdom of Ayutthaya as you walk through the ancient town. After lunch, continue to the Chai Wattanaram Temple, built by King Prasat Thong, a commoner who overthrew the previous king and took his throne. Here, you can enjoy the peaceful and tranquil surroundings of Siam before dinner.
DAY 6 - Ayuthaya – Sukhothai (B)
Start your morning with visit to a local school on the way to Sukhothai, birthplace of the Thai nation. Sukhothai is world famous its over 100 historical sites and treasures, including some of the most beautiful Thai art and architecture in the country. Visit to the Old Town of Sukhothai with its impressive Historical Park, immaculately restored and set among leafy hills and peaceful lotus ponds, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this astonishing site, most of the remains of the original city can be seen. Marvel at the ancient Buddha figures, palaces, temples and historical monuments and feel yourself drift back in time to a bygone era the Thais and Myanmar.
DAY 7 - Sukhothai - Golden Triangle Tour -Chiang Rai (B/L)
After breakfast, check out and be transferred to Chiang Rai. Our onwards trip takes us now via Phayao and Chiang Rai to Mae Sai which is geographically the most northern town of Thailand on the border to Myanmar. The two countries are connected by a bridge over the Mae Sai River, which allows a lively cross border traffic between
the Thais and Myanmar. Ascend to the hilltop viewpoint to see the famous “Golden Triangle” of Southeast Asia - meeting point of the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. Savor a locally prepared lunch in a nearby farming village. Continue to the dramatic Hall of Opium at Golden Triangle Park, offering an informative exhibition on the history of opium which dates back almost 5000 years.
DAY 8 - Chiang Rai (B)
Enjoy your free day to explore Chiang Rai at your own leisure, or you may join in the optional excursion to 3 hilltribe villages and Wat Rong Khun(U￥S50）. Take this rare opportunity to visit the three hilltribe villages-Karen Hilltribes (Long Neck people), Akha hilltribe and Yao hilltribe and to see their unique way of life and learn more about their culture. Go back to Chiang Rai and Move on to the majestic Wat Rong Khun – or White Temple – to wrap up your journey. The ornate structure is lime-sculpted, with Thai designs and small mirrors on the outer wall, making the building sparkle under the sunlight.
DAY 9 -Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel and check-out. On the way to Chiang Mai, drive thru Mae Ka Chan, which is famous for its hot springs. Lunch at a local restaurant, then continue your trip through scenic hillsides and jungles to Chiang Mai, the “Rose of the North ”. Visit Sankampang Street, center of handicrafts, for on-site demonstrations on how the silk, lacquer, silver, wood and bronze wares are made before check-in at your hotel in Chiang Mai. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
DAY 10 - Chiang Mai City & Temples Tour (B/D)
Breakfast at hotel. This morning, visit the most sacred temple in the North of Thailand: Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep is the most sacred temple in Chiang Mai and contains a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Drive back down to the city centre to visit Wat Suan Dok, which dates back to the 14th century when the Thai monarchy was taking leisure walks in its gardens. Nowadays, it houses several white Chedis, all containing the ashes of Chiang Mai¡¯s former Royal family, and features one of the most famous Monk Schools in the whole locality of Chiang Mai. We will also visit Wat Jedyod, also known as The Temple of Seven Spires. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure, and tonight, experience the simple Lanna way of life with dinner hosted by a local family. You will also have the opportunity to join the cooking for your meal. 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.This 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.
DAY 11 Chiang Mai (B)
Enjoy the free day at your own leisure or join the Elephant Kingdom Tour (US$60). This morning, travel northwest through an area famous for its waterfalls and scenic views, to visit "Elephant Kingdom", an educational Elephant Camp Program. Here, see elephants bathing in the running streams, attend a lecture on the Thai Elephant, and learn how the mahout train and command these majestic animals. You may also be able to give the elephants bananas and sugar cane, two of their favorite treats. Travel to an Orchid & Butterfly farm in the north of Mae Rim area and savor a buffet style lunch. Afterwards, explore the gardens of orchids and visit the butterfly farm. At the end of the day, pamper yourself with an optional Thai massage(US$50).
DAY 13 – Shanghai (B/L)In the morning, tour Shanghai Museum, to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade, followed
by a visit to an Emerald exhibition center. Then visit the City God Temple Bazaar, which is composed of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. In the evening, you may join the Huangpu river night cruise optional tour($50).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport. Fly back home or to your next destination!
Extend to Cambodia (5 Days/4 Nights): $700/p
Day 12 – Chiang Mai – Siem Reap (B/D)
This morning, transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap, gateway to the Angkor temples; arrival and transfer to your hotel. Later, walk through the city’s center with its variety of shops, cafes, restaurants and local merchants offering handmade silk goods and the famous Cambodian puppets. This evening, enjoy a typical Cambodian dinner and a traditional Apsara show.
Day 13 - Siem Reap (B/L)
Today, you’ll understand why the architectural masterpieces of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, are designated as one of the “Seven Wonders of the World”. On the visit to the fortifi ed city of Angkor Thom visit the Elephants Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King, all adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs. Continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple, highlight of Angkor Thom, replete with beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and more than 172 giant smiling stone faces. On to the monuments of Ta Keo, Prasat Kravan and Srah Srang before arriving at Ta Prohm, where the jungle was left untouched, as it appeared to European explorers. The highpoint of the day is the visit to stunning Angkor Wat, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. World-famous for its beauty and splendor, Angkor Wat has the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the entire outer gallery walls, narrating stories from Hindu mythology. Stay to experience the unforgettable sunset - a view that cannot be compared to anything you have ever seen!
Day 14 - Siem Reap-Shanghai (B)
This morning, drive along the rolling verdant hills of the farm lands, stopping for a ride on an ox-cart, the vehicle still being used today by local farmers. Arrive at Tonle Sap Lake in the heart of Cambodia, with its rich and diverse ecosystem. Embark on a serene boat excursion - observe the local life unfolding and the fl oating fi shing villages that dot the shoreline. Later, visit to the National Museum with its multi-media exhibits depicting the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom. Depart Siem Reap tonight to Shanghai(23:00 fl ight). Transfer to the hotel and have a good rest.
Day 15 – Shanghai (B/L)
In the morning, tour Shanghai Museum, to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade, followed by a visit to an Emerald exhibition center. Then visit the City God Temple Bazaar, which is composed of specialty stores, selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. In the evening, you may join the Huangpu river night cruise optional tour($50).
Day 16 - Shanghai – Hometown or extension tour(B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport. Fly back home or to your next destination!
|Departure Dates||Gratuities: USD $10/day/person
|Return Date||14 Days||16 Days with Cambodi|
Price Not Include
Day3 Thai Dinner & Classical Dances at Silom Village
This evening introduces you to mystical dances,Thai food and a truly Thai ambiance. During dinner feast your eyes on the grace and beauty of the dancers, elegantly performing stories from classical Thai literature and folklore. These traditional colorful costumes must be captured on camera.
Day4 Bangkok Tour with Boat Ride & Lunch
Pay a visit to Royal Grand Palace and famous of Emerald Buddha Temple ( Wat Phra Kaeo).You will board on a motor boat to meander through winding waterway along the Chaopraya river and canal on Thonburi side. A stop will be made atWat Arun, the Temple of the Dawn and continue to restaurant. Lunch will be served at local Thai Restaurant .Then proceed to The Ananta Samakhom Thone Halll which was constructed in the Italian Renaissance and Neo classic style of architecture
Day4 Siam Niramit Light & Sound Show with Dinner
CAD$85/US$65 min 4pax
An extravagant show about the history of Thailand that involves stunning costumes, skillful dancers, entertaining music, state-of-the-art techniques and cutting-edge light and sound system. It is a must see for all those who visit Bangkok.
Day8 Chiang Mai – Mae Salong
CAD$80/US$60 min 4pax
still inhabited by hill people, namely the Akha, Long Neck and Salong tribes. Visit one of the tribes to see their unique way of life and learn more about their culture before driving to Chiang Mai, ancient capital of the Lanna Kingdom.
Day11 Chiang Mai – Thai massage
Day 13/15 Shanghai - Huangpu River Night Cruise
along the Huangpu River, you will take a glimpse of the history
charming night view of the cosmopolitan of Shanghai. On one side
river, there is the Bund, a landmark of Shanghai, Western-style
buildings dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is
the image of a new Shanghai with steel and glass skyscrapers.
Tour Extenson: Phuket (4 Days/3 Nights): $599/p
Day 1 Chiang Mai -Phuket (B)
Depart Chiang Mai and transfer to Bangkok airport for fl ight to Phuket. Thailand´s largest island of Phuket, is situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. This fun island provides an unbeatable combination of perfect silky soft white palm-lined beaches, superb hospitality, along with rich and colorful history. After arrival, this afternoon is yours to relax.
Day 2 - Phuket (B)
Full day at leisure to explore Phuket independently. Spend time in Patong, the island’s center where there is always a “happening” on its busy beach. Watch the trendsetters coming in droves to the many restaurants, boutiques and luxurious spas. Or, join the optional excursion Phang Nga Bay - James Bond Island Tour with lunch(USD$86).
Day 3 - Phuket (B)
Today is yours to just relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is plenty to do and much to see in Phuket, including the Aquarium, Butterfl y and Orchid Gardens and the Thai Village. Or, travel by speedboat on the optional full day excursion to the magnifi cent Phi Phi Islands(USD$96). There’ll be time to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, watch the fantastic colorful marine life or feed the monkeys at Monkey Beach. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing or just people-watching on the beach before returning to your hotel.
Day 4 - Phuket-Next destination
Explore Phuket on your own today. Then transfer to the airport and fly back to your next destination.