Known for its rich heritage and natural beauty, Thailand has an exciting present and boasts of an inspiring history. Tourists can make the best vacations here while exploring a variety of cultures and traditions and land.
A 7 day getaway to Thailand is a sure shot way to lose all stress from everyday work-life and find tranquility.
The factors that make your seven day trip to Thailand a fun filled adventure
DAY1: BANGKOK ARRIVAL
After arrival at Bangkok International airport, you will be taken to your hotel where you will check-in. Later you will visit local flower market and the night market near the hotel. Overnight will be in Bangkok. You will have many shopping opportunities here. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day starts with visiting Wat Pho where you will see the famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. It is as the first school of traditional medicine and Thai massage and is also regarded as Thailand’s pioneer University.
After short break you will visit the Royal Grand Palace is Bangkok’s number one ‘must see’ attraction as well as Thailand’s most important landmark.
After a small break you will move on a boat ride to WatArun. En Route, you will go through NoiKlongs tour, sampling Thai life along the way.
Later you will be driven to Chinatown. As you walk along YaowaratRoad, you see interesting shops selling bird’s nests and shark fins. At a very old tea shop you enjoy a cup of Chinese tea with the locals. Later you down to Talad Kao, an interesting local market with variety of fresh produce.
At night you return to your hotel.
DAY3: BANGKOK-COUNTRYSIDE TOUR
Today on the calendar is a full day trip to to SamutSongkhram Province, that allows guests to experience the traditional charms of the Thai countryside.
You will also get to see the ThaKha Floating Market, where narrow wooden boats line the canals, filled with fresh fruit and other local produce.
The tour continues with visiting a local Buddhist temple and the King Rama II Memorial Park. The excursion is marked to an end with visiting the exquisite hand-painted Benjarong porcelain of a nearby pottery village and the evening floating market.
From Bangkok, travel to Ayutthaya and stop at Bang Pa-In Summer Palace for exploring the majestic royal mansions. Later visit WatNiwet Thammapravat, a distinctive Buddhist temple with its Gothic style architecture and stained glass windows.
Later explore various ruins and temples in the historical park. In the Muslim quarters, you get to eat candy floss roti.
Later you will return to Bangkok. Overnight stay will be in Bangkok.
DAY5: BANGKOK-CHAING MAI
You will board a flight to Chiang Mai where you will be transferred to your hotel. After checking-in, you will travel to the north of the city to a long tail boat. Which you will board and enjoy a 30 min cruise. En route you will see various sights of scenic beauty such as traditional wooden houses and modern residences. After de-boarding the boat, you will visit the local fresh food market.
In the evening you will be transferred back to your hotel, where the rest of the evening is at your leisure.
DAY6: CHIANG MAI-CHIANG DAO-CHAING MAI
The day starts with visiting the Chiang Dao elephant camp where you will ride elephants and enjoy a bamboo raft journey through Ping river. Later you will visit Palaung, Akha and Lisu tribal villages where tribal mountain people retain a different culture and way of life unique to every ethnic group. In the afternoon you will return to your hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 7: CHIANG MAI
After starting early you arrive at the foot Hill of DoiSuthep Mountain, where you buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony.
As you move upwards, you reach Golden Pagodas of WatDoiSuthep. Later you discover one of the best-kept secret temples of Chiang Mai, WatPalad, known as the Temple below the Temple.
Trip continues with visiting WatUmong, a temple covered by moss and plants. Also, you see the theViharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony.
You get to taste the famous Northern Thai dish, Khao Soy. In the afternoon you visit the the Three Kings Monument, followed by Chiang Mai City Arts and Culture Center. Overnight in Chiang Mai.
DAY 8: CHIANG MAI-MAE KAMPONG
The day starts with departing for Mae Kampong village, enjoying the scenic beauty en-route. A small stop is made at local market. In the village, after meeting the villagers begin a stroll through the community forest, passing tea and coffee fields. Later, enjoy a Thai traditional massage and see the production of various native products. In the evening you will be driven back to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
DAY 9: CHIANG MAI-PHUKET
You will board a flight to Phuket. Upon landing you will meet your guide and will be taken to your hotel where you will check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure and you can relax on the beach. Overnight stay will be in Phuket.
DAY 10: PHUKET-SIGHTSEEING
Day starts with visiting the on Siray Island, home to the Moken people, also known as the sea gypsies, and animist community whom live solely off fishing. You will make a small stop to enjoy Roti and Copi before visiting the Kathu district which is home to the oldest Chinese shrine. The day is marked an end with a local cuisine, a favourite of the local people: Hokieng Noodle soup.
The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight stay will be in Phuket.
DAY 11: PHUKET
The day is left for you to enjoy by yourself, on the beach. Overnight stay will be in Phuket.
DAY12: PHUKET DEPARTURE
From your hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight.