Breathe in the wonders of Thailand by absorbing yourself into the natural landscape, ancient temples, and unique culture. This in-depth Thailand Overland tour will bring you through the hills and plains of this beautiful country with stops in local villages, museums, and other significant historic sites. Choose from our First Class 3* accommodation or Superior 4* accommodation all adding up to make it one memorable road trip.
Upon arrival in Bangkok, meet with our representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Bangkok Sightseeing (B,L)
Start your day visiting the Wat Po and its famous 45-metre reclining Buddha. Continue to the Grand Palace, Thailand’s most important landmark, marvel at the mysterious Emerald Buddha, the most revered Buddha image in Thailand. Then drive to Chinatown square, explore the oldest parts of Bangkok, and enjoy a boat trip along the Bangkok Noi Klongs.
Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Uthai Thani (B,L,D)
Drive north to Ayutthaya and discover the magnificent ruins and ancient temples in the historical park. Then explore the local market, before to experience a long tail boat ride to Bang Pa In Summer Palace. Continue to Wat Niwet Thammaprawat Buddhist temple and finally proceed to Uthai Thani in the afternoon.
Uthai Thani – Phitsanulok – Sukhothai (B,L)
Head up the mountain to visit Wat Sangklat Rattanakhiri, for the magnificent bird’s eye view of Uthai Thani. Lunch on a rice barge while slowly cruising along the Sakraekrang River. Later drive to Phitsanulok, there visit the Wat Mahathat temple, and finally continue to Sukhothai.
Sukhothai was founded in the 13th century and became the kingdom’s first capital, overseeing a period known as the golden age of Thai history. Visit the Sukhothai Historical Park, see the main sites and the most important ruins.
Optional: Rice Planting Workshop and Organic Lunch. Visit a seasonal orchid greenhouse, see the live demonstration of ceramic making, then dress up with a traditional Thai uniform and discover how transplant, harvest and mill rice. You can also try ploughing rice paddies by water buffalo!
Sukhothai – Si Satchanalai – Chiang Mai (B,L)
Continue driving north to Si Satchanalai Historical Park and visit the 134 ruined monuments remaining, then continue all the way to Chiang Mai, with stopover for lunch in Baan Haad Siew.
Chiang Mai – Sightseeing (B,L)
Today explore Chiang Mai and its surroundings, including a visit to a local farmhouse, a long-tail boat ride on the Mae Ping River, a walk in a local market, a trishaw ride around the City Walls, a drive by songthaew to the Chang Khien Coffee Research Project, a visit to the village of the local community White Hmong and a last stop in the sacred temple of the mountain Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Chiang Mai – Elephant Camp – Chiang Mai (B,L)
Have a day-trip to the Chiang Dao elephant camp where you can experience elephant riding and bamboo rafting down the Ping River. Later visit local tribal villages before to come back to Chiang Mai.
Chiang Mai – Mae Kampong – Chiang Rai (B,L)
Continue your journey by driving to Chiang Rai, with a stopover in Mae Kampong where you will meet up with local villagers and enjoy lunch with your host family.
Chiang Rai – Mae Sai – Chiang Saen – Chiang Rai (B,L)
Visit the bustling Burmese border market in Mae Sai, then discover the famous Golden Triangle in Sop Ruak. Don’t miss the old Opium Museum, the ruined city of Chiang Saen and take a boat ride along the Mekong River for a closer look at Laos and Myanmar.
Chiang Rai – Bangkok (B)
Have a short tour of Chiang Rai to see Wat Phra Kaew and depart for your flight to Bangkok. Arrival at Bangkok and transfer to your hotel. Evening at leisure.
Bangkok departure (B)
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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|Chiang Rai Accommodation
4* and 5* hotel options also available. Please ask your travel consultant today.
All Pricing subject to availability & per person sharing.
Currency: Thai Baht (THB)
Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.
Visa: Not required for Irish Nationals.
Best time to Travel: The best time to visit most of Thailand is between November and February, because it rains the least and it is not too hot. This period is also Thailand’s main season for festivals, like Loi Krathong.
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