Treasures of Thailand with Phuket - 12 Day | Thailand Tours | Ciconia

 

Embark on an exhilarating 13-day tour to discover the very best that Thailand has to offer, from its diverse landscapes to its rich cultural heritage.

 

Immerse yourself in the historical wonders of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting magnificent ruins. Pay homage to the historical significance of Kanchanaburi and Lopburi, and then venture onwards to the archaeological wonders of Sukhothai and the ancient temples of Phitsanulok. Don’t miss the chance to experience the legendary River Kwai and its poignant history. But that’s not all! The tour’s final leg takes you to the sun-soaked bliss of Southern Thailand. Relax and rejuvenate on the stunning beaches of Phuket, offering the perfect finishing touch to your adventure.

Throughout the journey, rest assured that luxury hotels, must-see destinations, and thrilling activities have been carefully curated to add a touch of magic to your Thai experience.

13 Days
6 Cities
1 Country
Discovery
5 - 4 Star Hotels
Around 20 People
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Welcome to Thailand

Upon your arrival in Bangkok, you'll go through immigration and then head outside the arrival terminal. There, your guide will be waiting to welcome you and arrange a private transfer to your hotel situated in downtown Bangkok. You'll have some leisure time to relax and recuperate from the lengthy airplane journey. Later in the evening, you're in for an unforgettable experience with a night tour of Bangkok that will leave lasting memories. You'll hop onto a tuk-tuk, a motorized rickshaw, providing you with a prime vantage point to observe the vibrant city streets illuminated at night. The streets buzz with excitement and vitality as your tuk-tuk takes you on a journey to savor local food tastings that capture the essence of the area. To conclude the night, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy live Thai traditional music while sipping on the renowned Thai signature cocktails at the Tep Bar.

Hotel

The Landmark Bangkok Hotel (or similar)

Meals

n/a

Optional Experiences

Group Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Group Dinner ( Optional Activity )

Bangkok City Tour

Enjoy your morning meal at the hotel. Today's itinerary involves exploring two significant attractions in Bangkok. First, we'll visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho—an immense reclining statue adorned with gold leaf. The second highlight is the Grand Palace, an essential destination for all visitors. We'll embark on a journey along the Chao Phraya River, also known as the River of Kings, and navigate the Thonburi canals. Another notable stop is at Wat Arun, one of Bangkok's most photographed landmarks. This grand shrine boasts a towering pagoda standing at 76 meters. Its adornment with glazed ceramic fragments creates a play of light resembling the sunrise, which contributed to its name. Please be aware that proper attire is required for this excursion (avoid bare shoulders, bare knees, or strapless heels). Remember to remove your shoes before entering any temple buildings.

Hotel

The Landmark Bangkok Hotel (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Bangkok
Bangkok
Wat Pra
Chao Phraya River
Wat Arun

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market

Indulge in a delightful morning meal served at the hotel. Today, we'll enjoy an early breakfast to prepare for our excursion to the floating market, departing around 7:00 AM. For a glimpse into Bangkok's historical past, venture approximately 100 kilometers outside the city to the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. This market is a sensory feast of vibrant hues, captivating flavors, and exotic scents. Embark on a picturesque journey aboard a slim longtail speedboat, passing by riverside villages and fruit orchards before reaching the bustling market. Numerous opportunities for photography will present themselves as you navigate the lively waterside market. Following a satisfying lunch at a local eatery, we'll proceed to explore the War Museum (Thailand-Burma Railway Centre) and the War Cemetery. Afterward, you'll check in at the hotel. Enjoy your evening meal and rest comfortably overnight at the Kanchanaburi hotel.

Hotel

Float House River Kwai (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
River Kwai River Kwai

Kanchanaburi

Embark on a journey through history aboard the Death Railway Train, traversing verdant woodlands. Indulge in a midday meal at a nearby eatery. Following this, our next destination is the extraordinary railway stretch famously referred to as "Hellfire Pass." This unique pass was swiftly constructed by allied prisoners of war, predominantly English and Australian, during the years 1942 to 1943. Conclude the day with a pleasant dinner, and find rest for the night at the Kanchanaburi hotel.

Hotel

Float House River Kwai (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Death Railway Train

Journey to Ayutthaya

Following a delectable breakfast at our hotel, we proceed with our expedition to the city of Ayutthaya. Renowned as the foremost archaeological hub of the nation and the former capital of the Siam kingdom, we will explore its principal temples Wat Mahathat and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Both are integral to its UNESCO-designated archaeological complex and hold significant historical value. Ayutthaya stands as a testament to Thailand's cultural significance and heritage abundance. Your night's accommodation awaits at the Ayutthaya hotel.

Hotel

Classic Kameo Ayuthaya Hotel (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch

Sightseeing Activities

Wat Mahathat Visit
Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Visit Wat Phra Sri Sanphet Visit

Journey to Sukhothai

We depart for Sukhothai, Thailand’s first capital. Sukhothai, a revered UNESCO site, unveils Thailand's origins. Its ancient temples, Buddha statues, and architectural marvels echo a glorious past. A testament to artistry and spirituality, Sukhothai bridges history and modern admiration, inviting us to ponder the essence of an enduring and culturally rich civilization. On our way to Sukhothai, we’ll visit a local family at Ban Pra Phim and learn how to make Buddha amulets. An essential part of Buddhism in Thailand are the Buddha amulets, also known as votive tablets. These small amulets – usually with images of Buddha or monks – are considered to be powerful objects that can bring good luck and protection. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy Sukhothai at your own pace. Dine at the hotel, followed by a comfortable overnight stay in Sukhothai.

Hotel

Sukhothai Treasure (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sukhothai Visit
Sukhothai Visit Sukhothai Visit

Sukhothai City Tour

We set out to explore the renowned Sukhothai Historical Park, an ancient realm that served as Thailand's inaugural capital seven centuries ago. This historical site is recognized as the cradle of Thai civilization, marking the origin of Thai art, architecture, culture, and language. The landscape is adorned with remnants of 13th-century temples, shrines, chedis, and imposing Buddha sculptures. Within this rich environment, Wat Mahathat holds a place as the magical and spiritual nucleus of the kingdom. Additionally, our visit to Wat Sri Chum will introduce us to one of the nation's largest seated Buddha statues. A delightful lunch will be enjoyed at a local establishment.The remainder of the day grants you the freedom to relax and enjoy your leisure activities. Your night's accommodation awaits at the Sukhothai hotel.

Hotel

Sukhothai Treasure (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Sightseeing Activities

Sukhothai Historical Park Visit
Wat Sri Chum Visit

Sukhothai-Elephant Hospital-Chiang Mai

For those who rise early, today offers a unique opportunity to wake up early and venture into the surroundings of the hotel. Here, you can partake in the tradition of offering alms to the monks, providing you with an intimate encounter with one of Thailand's most emblematic cultural practices. Savor your morning meal at the hotel. Next, we'll make our way to Lampang to explore the Lampang Elephant Hospital. This pioneering establishment, founded in 1994 by the NGO Friends of the Asian Elephant, holds the distinction of being the world's first of its kind. We'll also make a stop at Wat Phra Dhat Lampang Luang, which houses an Emerald Buddha. A local restaurant will host our lunch. Following this, we'll continue our journey to Chiang Mai. Our next destination is Doi Suthep, one of the twin peaks of a captivating granite mountain west of Chiang Mai. A cable car will elevate you to its summit, where you'll find Wat Phra That Doi Suthep—a significant Buddhist temple in Thailand. The temple provides breathtaking panoramic vistas, and you'll descend via the ornately adorned steps, flanked by jeweled naga serpents—a picturesque setting for photographs. Upon arrival in Chiang Mai, you'll check in at the hotel. This evening, you are free to choose and enjoy dinner at your leisure.

Hotel

Ratilanna Riverside Resort (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch

Sightseeing Activities

Lampang Elephant Hospital Visit
Wat Phra Visit
Wat Phra Dhat Lampang Luang V,s,t Emerald Buddha

Chiang Mai

Embark on a distinctive journey to the Chiang Mai Artisan Village located within the Ontai Community. Travel arrangements will be made by van. This half-day expedition will lead you away from the usual tourist trails and into the heart of Baan Ontai, a sustainable village where local craftsmen uphold their traditions through traditional Thai handicrafts. Here, you'll witness the exceptional skills of cotton weaving and fabric dyeing using natural pigments. Moreover, you'll have the opportunity to try your hand at these techniques and create your own keepsake to take back home. The itinerary also includes visits to the Wat Pa Tueng Temple and the Ontai Museum. In the afternoon, you'll venture to a Handicraft Village. Chiang Mai is synonymous with its globally recognized handicraft villages, as the concentration of skilled artisans and artists here is unparalleled. A visit to these villages is an essential experience. Your day's activities will conclude after this insightful exploration of local craftsmanship and traditions. Optional: Those eager for a bargain-hunting adventure can take advantage of the chance to explore the city's vibrant night market. Discover the lively and diverse night markets of Chiang Mai. Your guide will accompany you as you navigate through the maze of stalls showcasing an array of items, ranging from authentic local crafts to playful imitation goods.

Hotel

Ratilanna Riverside Resort (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Handicraft Villages Tour - $38

Sightseeing Activities

Chiang Mai Artisan Village Visit
Wat Pa Tueng Temple Visit
Chiang Mai Night Market

Fly to Phuket

Upon arrival at Phuket airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide. Following this, a private transfer will be arranged to take you to the hotel for the check-in process. You will spend the night in Phuket.

Hotel

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Phuket

Phuket

After having your breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel for a transfer to the boat pier. Departure will take place from the Royal Phuket Marina's pier, heading towards Hong Island. There, you will be treated to awe-inspiring canoeing views amidst the captivating scenery of Phang Nga Bay. The journey will then proceed to Panak Island, where you can take in the remarkable limestone formations. You will have the opportunity to explore a cave and take a leisurely walk. Lunch will be served at Koh Panyi, a village with a Muslim community that is built upon stilts. The itinerary includes a visit to Koh Tapu, famously recognized as James Bond Island due to its appearance in the world-famous franchise. Also, the exploration of Khao Ping Kan, known for its distinctive leaning rock, will be a part of the adventure. Following this, the journey continues to Naka Island or Rangyai Island, offering a chance to swim or unwind on the tranquil beach. The excursion concludes as we return to the Royal Phuket Marina's pier and subsequently transfer you back to your hotel. You will spend the night in Phuket.

Hotel

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast & Lunch

Sightseeing Activities

Lunch Stop at Koh Panyi Village
James Bond Island Visit

Phuket

Starting at 09:00, we kick off an unforgettable tour of Phuket with our expert guide! Our first destination is the Big Buddha, a highly revered landmark on Phuket Island. Sitting atop the Nakkerd Hills, the monumental Big Buddha, crafted from white marble, is a testament to faith and devotion. Constructed primarily through donations in 2004, this 45-meter-tall figure is perched between Chalong and Kata and its presence is easily noticeable from afar. We will then continue to Chalong Temple, a site renowned for its historical significance. This temple holds special significance due to its association with revered monks from the past. Phuket Old Town will be our next stop. This area offers a glimpse into the past with its Sino-Portuguese houses and the charming Thalang Road, which takes you on a stroll through the historical heart of Phuket city. Guided by our escort, you will traverse the cultural streets of "Phuket Old Town." Immerse yourself in the Baba Phuket Traditional Community Life and admire Sino-Portuguese style buildings that are over a century old. Here, you'll have the chance to take captivating photos, including those with the Phuket Street Arts. At 14:00, we will return to the hotel for some personal leisure time. Please note that the duration of the tour is approximately 5 hours, dependent on your hotel's location. The package includes round-trip transfers within Phuket, an English-speaking tour guide, admission fees, and transportation by van (with a maximum capacity of 8 passengers per van).

Hotel

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (or similar)

Meals

Breakfast

Sightseeing Activities

Sightseeing of Big Buddha
Chalong Temple Visit
Phuket Old Town Visit

Goodbye

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at the hotel and take your time to unwind. Later, we will arrange a transfer to Phuket airport to ensure you're on schedule for your departure flight.

Meals

Breakfast

SERVICES

Ciconia Exclusive Tours include premium services such as 5-star accommodation, modern comfortable transportation, incredible sights & all entrance fees, breakfasts & most dinners, tips, porterage and more.

5 & 4 Star Hotels

Accommodation in comfortable and ideally located 5 & 4-star hotels.

Comfortable Transportation

Air-conditioned coach or minibus, domestic flight to Phuket.

Most Dinners

12 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Travel Director

Local & Expert Travel Director throughout your trip.

Journey Highlights

Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Unique itineraries, more inclusions.

All Entrance Fees To All Sights

Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

Private Airport Transfer

Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

Baggage Handling

Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

Free Wi-Fi

Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

HOTELS

Knowing that your accommodation may separate a great holiday from a perfect one, we take ultimate care whilst hand-picking each location we host you. Only the truly exceptional in terms of comfort, character, amenities, location and service are suitable to our standards. (Hotels are subject to change depending on the group size.)

The Landmark Bangkok Hotel (or similar)

Bangkok

A modern design luxurious hotel located in the heart of the city. The facilities include a fitness center, outdoor pool and restaurant & bars offering varieties from different cuisines.

Float House River Kwai (or similar)

Kanchanaburi

An unforgettable stay at floating villas. This unique design hotel is located by River Kwai and is surrounded by forests.

Classic Kameo Ayuthaya Hotel (or similar)

Ayutthaya

A contemporary hotel equipped with a swimming pool, restaurant, sauna and fitness center.

Sukhothai Treasure (or similar)

Sukhothai

The charming SPA hotel has a swimming pool, fitness center, restaurant & wine bar and is surrounded by rice fields.

Ratilanna Riverside Resort (or similar)

Chiang Mai

A peaceful hotel overlooking the Ping River. Hotel facilities include a SPA center, infinity pool & 3 restaurants.

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (or similar)

Phuket

A 5 star holiday heaven located across the beach, equipped with 6 pools & 6 restaurants offering delicacies from various cuisines.

DATES AND RATES

All prices are per person, based on double or twin room share occupancy. Solo passengers may book a private room subject to a supplement.
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$4449

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$7119

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HIGHLIGHTS

Ayuthaya
Ayuthaya

A breathtaking archeological site, famous for numerous old temples & ruins.

Bangkok
Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand’s famous capital, also known as a large city known for ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The boat-filled Chao Phraya River feeds it's network of canals.

Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is home to hundreds of elaborate Buddhist temples, including the 14th-century Wat Phra Singh and 15th-century Wat Chedi Luang.

Kanchanaburi
Kanchanaburi

Lying at the source of the Mae Klong River, the majestic bodies of water in Kanchanaburi are among the most spectacular defining characteristics of the town.

Sukhothai
Sukhothai

A town founded in the 13th century on the fringe of the Khmer empire. The exact year is unknown, but according to the Fine Arts Office it was between 1238 and 1257.