9 Days Wonderland of Thailand

Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai

Tour Code: TAT-Thailand-02

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: on request Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Visit the modern and bustling Thailand in Beijing.
  • Indulge yourself in the beauty of 'the rose of North Thailand' --- Chiang Mai.
  • Unveil the mysterious Golden Triangle and learn about the hill tribes' traditions and lifestyles.

 

Tour Itinerary Expand All

Day 1 Arrival Bangkok

Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Bangkok

 

Arrive at Bangkok Airport, and meet and greet with a local guide. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in and give some more information about your trip to Bangkok.

Night view of Bangkok
Night view of Bangkok

 

Day 2 Bangkok

Grand Royal Palace & Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Pho, Wat Traimit, long tail boat along Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Bangkok

 

After breakfast, we visit the Grand Royal Palace dedicated to the ceremony of the royal family of Thailand. In the same compound, visit the magnificent Wat Phra Kaew which is known for the Statue of the Emerald Buddha.

 

After visiting this complex, we continue to visit Wat Pho, a giant temple of the lying Buddha. Then, we visit Wat Traimit which is well known as the Golden Buddha. In the afternoon, boarding on a long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River and many bustling interior canals that offer fantastic views of local life close by. After that, we stop at Wat Arun, the temple of the Aube. It is said the Wat Arun dusk view is the most beautiful.

 

Return to the hotel and have free time for relaxation.

Long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River
Long tail boat for an excursion along the Chao Phraya River

 

Day 3 Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

Drive Ayutthaya, Wat Yai Chaimongkon, Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit, Wat Phra Si Sanphet, Wat Chaiwatthanaram

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Bangkok

 

Depart for Ayutthaya, located 76 km. North of Bangkok. It was one of Indo-China's most prosperous cities and is one of Thailand's major historical attractions. The grandeur of Ayutthaya is reflected by numerous magnificent structures and ruins concentrated in and around the city island surrounded by the Chao Phraya, Pa Sak, and Lop Buri Rivers. The area, well conserved as a historical park, has been included in UNESCO's list of World Heritage since 1991.

 

Visit Wat Yai Chaimongkon. A large working wat, with ruins that appear in some of the well-known photos of temples in Thailand. It features a large reclining Buddha in saffron robes in its own ruined when, and, most spectacularly, a huge chedi swathed in golden cloth set in a courtyard which is lined by Buddha images all wearing saffron robes. Very photogenic. Continue to Ayutthaya Ancient Palace, which was originally built by King U-Thong in the 14th century, and was expanded over the years. These pavilions were completely destroyed in 1767, leaving only brick foundations, porticos, and walls.

 

Visit Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit - a large bronze cast Buddha image was originally enshrined in the open area outside the Grand Palace and later covered by a building in the reign of King Songtham. During the fall of Ayutthaya, the building was badly destroyed by fire. The one currently seen was reconstructed but does not have as beautiful craftsmanship as the previous one. The open area east of the sanctuary was where the royal cremation ceremonies took place.

 

Visit Wat Phra Si Sanphet. This is the most important temple within the Royal Palace compound and the original from which the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok has been copied. Three outstanding Ceylonese-style pagodas were built during the 15th century to enshrine the ashes of three Ayutthayan kings.

 

Lunch will be provided at a riverside restaurant.

 

Across the Rivers to the south of the Island. Visit Wat Chaiwatthanaram, one of the most imposing ancient Buddhist monasteries, was established by the command of King Prasatthong in 1630 A.D. It is believed that the wat is located on the site of his former home. The reason for building this monastery was to make merit for his mother. Prince Damrong Rachanuphap noted that its architecture was similar to that of Angkor Wat and inferred that the wat might have been built to commemorate the king's victory over Cambodia.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet
Wat Phra Si Sanphet

 

Day 4 Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Free morning, Fly to Chiang Mai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai

 

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Bangkok and check out the hotel, you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Welcome and transfer to the hotel by private car.

 

Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

China town in Bangkok
China town in Bangkok

 

Day 5 Chiang Mai

Wat Phra Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao Temple, Wat Chedi Luang Temple, Chiang Mai Ancient Town rickshaw tour, Central Market of Warorot, Doi Suthep Hill and Wat Pratthat Doi Suthep

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai

 

In the morning, you are mainly devoted to the walking tour of the old town with a stop at the old wall, the moat, and a door of the old town. You will see the most beautiful temples of Chiang Mai: Wat Phra Singh Temple, Wat Phan Tao Temple, and Wat Chedi Luang Temple. Then you will stroll along small streets lined with traditional houses, where you will take a rickshaw tour.

 

After that, you will take a walk through the central market of Warorot. In the afternoon you will visit Doi Suthep Hill and Wat Pratthat Doi Suthep, from whose top we will have a panoramic view of the whole city. 

Wat Chedi Luang Temple
Wat Chedi Luang Temple

 

Day 6 Chiang Mai

Elephant caring day tour(group basis)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chiang Mai

 

Today will be a fun day getting to know about the life of the people who dedicate their lives to caring for the elephants and the needs and personalities of the elephants themselves. Join a group tour after breakfast and reach the Elephant Park where you will see elephants that are all very calm and easy to get comfortable with, as well as elephant babies that are cute and happy. Prepare vitamin-rich food and feed them, walk them into the hills, bathe and brush them in the water...Enjoy your time with these magnificent animals!

Chiang Mai elephant camp
Chiang Mai elephant camp

 

Day 7 Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai

Drive to Chiang Rai, Wat Rong Khun(White Temple), Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chiang Rai

 

Morning drives through scenery from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai (200 km. away) by the road along picturesque scenic routes past the several beautiful northern mountains and valleys, a short stop at Maekachan hot spring. Visit Wat Rong Khun(White Temple), the unique northern art temple.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Afternoon visits Wat Rong Suea Ten (Blue Temple) This is also an important religious place in the province. The whole area is quite colorful, which attracts many tourists. All architecture is decorated in many tones of colors, for example, blue, golden, orange, green, etc. Then continue to the hotel

 

Evening visit Chiang Rai Night Market. Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)
Wat Rong Khun (White Temple)

 

Day 8 Chiang Rai

Royal Flora Garden, Maesai, Wat Pha That Doi Wao, Golden Triangle

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chiang Rai

 

In the morning, we will transfer to Doitung, and visit Royal Flora Garden. Then we will move to Maesai, the trading border between Thailand and Myanmar, and Maesai is the stepping stone to entering Myanmar from Thailand. Wat Pha That Doi Wao is an interesting temple complex on a hillside overlooking the border.

Then lead to the Golden Triangle area, where the river Ruak joins the mighty Mekong River and where converges the borders of Myanmar, Thailand, and Laos. This is the apex of the Thai portion of the notorious Golden Triangle.

 

After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the Maekhong boat trip around Golden Triangle.

 

Drive back to Chiang Rai city for a rest.

Golden Triangle boat
Golden Triangle Boat Trip

 

Day 9 Chiang Rai – Bangkok, Departure

Transfer to airport

Meals: Breakfast

 

Free at leisure before transfer to the airport to catch your departure flight to your next destination.

 

Service ends

 

Notice:

Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

What our clients say

4.9/5.0 | Excellent

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Kellie Stack

5.0

Jun 11 ,2022

We had an exceptional 11-day trip to Vietnam and Thailand that surpassed all expectations. We traveled with our entire family of 5 including our son who was adopted from Vietnam, going back for the first time. Top Asia Tour, with the help of Lily, fashioned a perfectly balanced trip of tours, an excursion to his birth town and orphanage, down time, and excursions. My teenage boys loved the experience from beginning to end

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Lois Gibson

5.0

May 19 ,2022

An Excellent Short Tour
Firstly, our tour guide David has provided support and comfort beyond his expectations and his role. He has bought everyone under his arm looking after each and every one. Has always been there even in odd times to finding out or arranging best of what's needed. 
The experience and transports and accomodation has been great, different and memorable, doubt we would have done this as an individual trip.

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Debellis

5.0

Apr 29 ,2022

The amazing experience of a lifetime!
My 23-yo daughter and I had the experience of a lifetime on this trip. I am an experienced traveler but for our first time in Thailand I decided to book an organized tour and it was fabulous.

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Madeline

5.0

Apr 07 ,2022

A trip of a lifetime! every detail & top attention from staff. So fortunate to have TopAsiaTour for our adventure in Thailand. Tony & Big were so attentive & fun!! Riding in Tuktuks allowed for open-air excitement on the curvy mountain roads & accommodations were wonderful thanks B team for everything!

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Patricia Stewart

5.0

Apr 06 ,2022

What a trip!
Thank you for arranging such a fantastic trip to Thailand. This was my first holiday since the pandemic. Our guide Linda was amazing from the minute we met to saying our goodbyes. What a great way to discover a country with someone so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. She made sure we were all ok, healthy and happy with any suggestions she made. It was so nice to be with someone so full of energy - all week, with 9 of us! And so caring. Linda also gave us flexibility in what we wanted to do so it really felt like we were friends on a trip with someone who knew what she doing. I would highly recommend a trip like this and I will be looking to book my next tour next year. It’s nice to not have to think about every step of the trip as I usually work out my own itinerary and try to see as much as possible when I visit a country, but this was all taken care of and I definitely experienced things I wouldn’t have been able to were I alone. The quality of accommodation and transport was fantastic as well. See you next year!

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Matthew Power

5.0

Dec 25 ,2021

honestly the best!
The Thai Experience trip with the tour operator was honestly the best! There was so much included in the trip and the accommodation was top notch. The guide was really well organised and lovely! We've already booked to go to Sri Lanka next year.

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Daniel

5.0

Dec 14 ,2021

Excellent
Both Jose and Nancy are very friendly, funny, responsible, trustworthy, and well-organized people, who love their job. I'm feeling lucky that exactly they were my tour guides. I strongly recommend them. Also thanks to TopAsiaTour, you really make me a lifetime trip to Asia. Definitely will travel with TopAsiaTour again. 

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Monica H

5.0

Sep 15 ,2021

So glad I booked to travel to Thailand through TopAsiaTour . Amazing activities, an awesome tour guide and everything was stress-free, didn’t have to worry about a thing. There was a good mix of culture, fun and chilled time. I’ve made friends for life during the tour and cannot wait for my next tour with Top Asia Tour!

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Josephine Kepich

5.0

Feb 10 ,2020

We had the best time!
I went on the Thai Experience Tour arranged by Top Asia Tour and I can't recommend it more! I had the best time traveling with an amazing bunch of people. Before this trip I was a first-time solo traveller. The accommodation, the food and all the activities were so well planned and special. My highlights were the floating bungalows, the visit to the Elephant Sanctuary and the Sarana Bungalows. My tour guide Ben was awesome and always around whenever we needed him and he made sure we had the best time!

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Pavlina

5.0

Feb 01 ,2020

My experience with Top Asia Tour Best of Thailand 9 Day tour was phenomenal. We got to do so many activities while still having some free time to explore on our own. Every activity was perfectly timed, incredibly well done and organized, and all the guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable and made sure every person had an amazing time. I would definitely love to travel with TopAsiaTour again.

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Charlotte Nicod

5.0

Jan 30 ,2020

Grace came and picked us up from the airport in Bangkok she was really friendly messaging us to make sure we knew she would be there and she got the taxi to the hotel with us and told us what there was in the area for us to see. She was always contactable for any questions or problems even before our tour started. We then met Ming and Oat the following day on the first night of the tour who were so friendly and took the time to get to know us and spend the time with us. We also met our tour guide Gun who is so friendly, outgoing and knowledgeable. Grace, Ming, Oat and Gun have made this whole experience amazing with their support, fun and knowledge of the places. They were all constantly taking pictures of our group having fun and making memories that will last a lifetime. The first 8 days with Ming, Grace and Oat were so lovely as they are doing such a great job, they are all going to be such great tour guides! Nothing was ever too much to ask any of them and they always checked to make sure you are okay! Thank you to all of them for making the experience amazing!

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Kyle Schreiber

5.0

Jan 09 ,2020

First time using Top Asia Tour and have to say we were very impressed, we can’t wait to book our next trip, Brendan is an absolutely legend of a tour guide and really helpful. He even organised a fantastic surprise for our honeymoon!

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Leyla Marrs

5.0

Dec 12 ,2019

I am really happy with the organisation,both tour guide were really helpful un every moment needed. The activities prepared.. everything was great.

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DANIEL IBANEZ

4.5

Dec 11 ,2019

A great overall trip, we were able to see the countries and learn a lot of the history in the areas. The highlights for me were the personal encounters with the local people and being able to see how they live.

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Kate Numa

4.0

Dec 02 ,2019

The guides were polite, courteous, knowledgeable, and had good fun. They were happy to fit in a few extra stops/sights that customers were keen to visit. Great accommodation and a wide range of activities, sights and experiences provided. Excellent experience all around.

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Cecilia LIM

5.0

Sep 27 ,2019

Excellent organisation. Great hotels, well chosen restaurants. Knowledgeable tour guides, especially Laki in Vietnam who went out of his way to make sure we were informed and entertained

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Paul W Cook

5.0

Sep 21 ,2019

Wow!
Wow! Every single second of this trip was incredible! Our local guide was down to earth, helpful and really easy to talk to. She went above and beyond for us and made everything just a little bit more special.

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Victoria Alexander

5.0

Aug 13 ,2019

A well-planned tour took in some excellent places and sights. Hotels were to the standard expected, and some exceeded. Our tour guide, York, was superb - very knowledgeable, informative with a great sense of humour. Would certainly recommend Top Asia Tour

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John McLean

5.0

Aug 06 ,2019

We really loved Thailand and Laos, the accommodation was great and the trips excellent as were both our guides the only reason for not giving 5 stars is because when we arrived in Bangkok early morning after a sleepless flight we were told our room would not be ready till 2pm. We were exhausted but had to wait in the reception for 4-5 hrs even though the hotel was half empty due to coronavirus. We did understand that is hotel's regulation. I would just like to say that our guide Ken was exceptional. He helped us to communicate with the hotel and let us check in around 10 a.m. He also would not leave us until we were at the airport with tickets in hand. I really do hope that you recognise his dedication and professionalism.

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Diana

5.0

May 20 ,2019

This was my third tour. As a single traveller I always feel safe and welcomed. Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. The guides were exceptional.

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MichelleCarmen

4.0

Apr 18 ,2019

Yes, I would recommend TopAsiaTour and use again. Lily who helped me with my booking was friendly and efficient and took her time to sort out any queries I had. She also kept contact with us during trip to ensure we had a good time. All the guide and drivers are patient and kind. TopAsiaTour offer great holidays and we would certainly use them again.

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Helena Marcal

5.0

Apr 07 ,2019

I Just have to share an amazing adventure I experienced not so long ago in Phi Phi islands. I wanted to do something different so I decided to do the Antrek jungle trek !! wow, that was probably one of the best things I did! We trekked in the jungle, side by side with monkeys and beautiful nature!! We walked to the highest top of the island, down to an paradise lonely beach where we could swim and watch the most beautiful sunset I saw!!

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Rod Henney

5.0

Mar 08 ,2019

We started our tour in Phuket city where we met up with Gun at our hotel, had a few hours to settle in and have a look around, dinner was lovely on Patong beach, had a wander around the town and filled in with culture about the surroundings from Gun

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Grace Moroziuk

5.0

Feb 22 ,2019

Jeremy was great! He had lots of energy and kept the group upbeat even in bouts of long travel. Great experiences of the nightlife throughout this trip, and a good organized way to see different areas. We definitely could not have seen Thailand without Jeremy! He was intuitive to everyone's needs and very welcoming. Definitely made lifelong friends on this trip! The accommodation was comfy beds with subpar bathrooms but that's Thailand! Traveling was hard but not much Top Asia Tour could do about that, they kept it organized! Thanks for the great memories!

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Melissa Bech Madsen

5.0

Feb 13 ,2019

We have been planning a trip with Top Asia Tour for the past few weeks. 3 girlfriends and I are traveling to Thailand in January. We started looking at big bus trips, since we don’t know the country or language but didn’t like the restrictions of doing only what they had on their itinerary. I research trips thoroughly and discovered Top Asia Tour. Again, I researched them as much as possible but didn’t find any red flags so started working with Joyce. What a wonderful experience! She is very professional and pleasant. She adjusted our itinerary, answered all questions, and organized an amazing trip. She answered promptly. I was a little hesitant about working with a company in China, but the deposit was made through PayPal which made me feel better. I will post again when we return, but I anticipate a fabulous trip. Thank you, Joyce, for all your help! I hope I can work with you again in the future.

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Juan Pablo COVO

5.0

Dec 05 ,2018

Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable. She helped us with our ongoing travel as well. She gave us advice with any other activities the whole way through. Busy itinerary with time for chilling as well.

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John Rae

5.0

Nov 30 ,2018

We thought the tour was well-planned and organised. We enjoyed eating most meals in local restaurants. Yes, we would consider TopAsiaTour tours again.
We found all three guides very good, they were informative and genuinely interested in telling us about their respective countries.

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Jessa s. Albao

4.0

Nov 06 ,2018

From when our guide picked us up at Bangkok until we left Laos the holiday was well organized and with a good range of activities. The guides were very knowledgeable. The only drawback to the holiday was that being vegetarian we seem to have well-cooked but rather bland tasting dishes. Eating at different restaurants meant that we quite often had similar dishes throughout the holiday.

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Emily Arkells

5.0

Oct 25 ,2018

We loved the full itinerary with York throwing in a few little extras like stopping in a field to watch the farmers harvesting rice and thenbeing offered a chance to have a go. Good vallue for money with so much packed into the itinerary and good flights

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Robin Bliss

4.0

Feb 14 ,2018

Amazing! I really enjoyed every part of it. Thailand, the accommodations, the tour itinerary, arrangement & our guide were all incredible.

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Monique Woon

5.0

Dec 03 ,2017

We had 22 wonderful days in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Every time we arrived in a new place, there was always someone waiting for us. This really comforted us a lot. Reduce our nervous feeling in a totally strange place with no language understanding. We were picked up from the airport with our luggage stored in a van every time then assisted on hotel check-in and toured with our private chauffeur and tour guide. Our tour guides are very professional and knowledgeable about their country and history and made us feel very welcome and relaxed like touring with old friends.

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Sophie Deltour

5.0

Nov 15 ,2017

Culturally Rich, Busy Programme - Loved it!
The tour is short but with a busy programme and lots to see so you feel you get the most out of this 7 days itinerary. Enjoyed the tour. Thanks

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Mary Ordonez

5.0

Mar 06 ,2017

For anyone that wants adventure and a fabulous experience, I would suggest the 11 day Thailand Experience tour with Top Asia Tour. So much fun. Words cannot express how wonderful the guides were, and how they took care to keep us safe and teach us about the beautiful country of Thailand. Lots of walking, but at 75 years old, I did fine. So many places that most tourists don’t even know exist. . So very happy I did this trip.

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