Off The Beaten Track Thailand
From Bangkok, To Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Chiang Mai, - 8 Nights
- Departing from:
- Kanchanaburi, Uthai Thani, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Lampang, Chiang Mai,
- 8 Nights
- Private tailormade itinerary runs daily
- Tour Operator:
- Focus Asia
- Reference Code:
Price per person
● Discovery Bangkok’s must-seen in the old city area. ● Experience an unique oldest & largest floating market and weave through the canals by longtail boat. ● Travel off the beaten track in the city where it is less visitors such as Uthai Thani and Nakon Sawan. ● Visit Chiang Mai where it is a beloved destination for all visitors.
ARRIVAL – BANGKOK
Welcome to Bangkok!! Transfer from Bangkok airport to hotel in Bangkok.
Free day at your leisure
(-) Overnight in BANGKOK
FULL DAY BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING
The guide picks you up from your hotel. Continue visit The Grand Palace or Wat Phra Kaew or known generally among foreigners as the temple of the Emerald Buddha. Wat Phra Kaew is regarded as the most significant of all Thai temples, and the small green-jade statue of the Buddha, high on its golden altar in the Chapel Royal, is the most sacred Buddha image in Thailand. Then visit Wat Pho, it is one of Bangkok’s oldest and largest temples. Wat Pho was built by King Rama I about 200 years ago and houses the gigantic gold plated Reclining Buddha image. This unique image is 49 meters long and 12 meters high with beautifully inlaid mother-of-pearl soles. Depart to Rattanakosin Island, the original area of Bangkok when it was first established as the
capital over 200 years ago. Visit The the canal (klong) tour along Bangkok’s legendary Chao Phraya River and in the Thonburi area is one of the most interesting ways to discover the traditional charms of this city, known as the ‘Venice of the East’. Thonburi lies across the Chao Phraya river and tours on longtail boats around its numerous klongs (canals) are popular. Bangkok’s waterways are an integral part of the city’s landscape and offer a visitor fascinating glimpses into the traditional Thai way of life and drop off at Wat Arun (The Temple of Dawn): You’ll stop at the dazzling Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) along the way. This is the most well-known landmark and photographed image of Bangkok. It is over 70 metres high, the spire is beautifully decorated
with tiny pieces of coloured glass and Chinese porcelain placed delicately into intricate patterns. The smaller towers are equally beautifully adorned with ceramics that sparkle in the sun. Although it is known as the Temple of the Dawn, it is absolutely stunning at sunset.
(B, -, -) Overnight in BANGKOK
BANGKOK – KANCHANABURI
The driver and your guide will pick you up in the lobby. We leave Bangkok and drive to Kanchanaburi today. The journey takes approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes, a distance approx. 150 km from Bangkok. Our first stop is in Damnoen Saduak, where you can enjoy an impressive scenery. The floating market is a great insight into exotic Thailand. Enjoy a small boat ride to see the floating market up close. Your guide will let you try local specialties at the market. Then we continue to Kanchanaburi.
In Kanchanaburi, visit the JEATH War Museum, a realistic representation of the living quarters of prisoners of war, with photographic, visual and physical memorabilia from the Second World
War. Then we continue to the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. It contains the remains of prisoners of war who were killed in the construction of the bridge over the Kwai River and the railroad to Burma (Death Railway). In the afternoon, visit the world-famous bridge over the Kwai River. Take leisurely strolls through the city and take pictures on the world famous Death Railway. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kanchanaburi.
(B, -, -) Overnight in KANCHANABURI
KANCHANABURI – UTHAI THANI
The driver and your guide will pick you up in the lobby. We continue to Uthai Thani, passing a few other sights. Visit to the ChaiNat Bird Park. It is the largest aviary in Asia, where over 100 species of birds live and thrive in a natural environment. Over 60 other bird cages populate the park. Afternoon visit to Khao Sakae Krang. The Khao Sakae Krang mountain can be reached on foot via the long stairs of Wat Sangkat Rattana Khiri. Walking through the temple, you can admire the replica of Lord Buddha’s footprint, built in 1905 and relocated from Wat Chantaram. It is 449 steps to the temple. In front of the temple pavilion hangs a large bronze bell, which was built by a royal official and the people of Uthai Thani. The bell is believed to be sacred, and visitors to the province who did not ring did not really see the province. At the end of the day, you will be transferred to your hotel in Uthai Thani.
(B, -, -) Overnight in UTHAI THANI
UTHAI THANI – NAKHON SAWAN – PHITSANULOK
After breakfast, we check out and head up to Phitsanulok and pass by Nakhon Sawan The driver and your guide will pick you up at the lobby. Visit Wat Chantaram, commonly known as Wat Ta Soong, was established in Ayuddha. The temple possesses a small-size monastery in which paintings depicting Buddha’s history were completed by local artists and some of which are understood to be painted later as they are unbalanced in some ways. Another precious part of the temple is the pulpit Luang Poh Yai built. We leave Uthai Thani and drive to Nakhon Sawan. Nakhon Sawan is a city in Thailand, the name literally means “Heavenly City” in Thai. It takes about 50 minutes to get there, ca. 50 km away from Uthai Thani. We go to Sawan Park (Paradise Park). This half square-kilometre parcel of greenery was originally a massive swamp called Nong Som Bun. It was later transformed into a public park. You will see the giant dragon statue.
Next, visit Nakhon Sawan Tower. This 10-story, 32-metre high building sits atop the Khiriwong Temple Hill, built especially for tourists visiting Nakhon Sawan province. Inside, visitors will find the information centre, OTOP handicraft shops, restaurants and an internet café. Those fascinated by astronomy can observe the celestial sights outdoors on the third floor. We visit Wat Kiriwong. It is located on the Dao-wa-dunghill in Amphoe Muang, Nakhon Sawan province. It has a sacred golden pagoda – Prajulamanee pagoda. On the fourth floor of pagoda, you will see the awesome scenery of Nakhon Sawan province 10 kilometers around. When you see eastward, there are Kao Gob, Boraped pond and Pak nam pho market. There are many beautiful mountains that fascinate you. We continue our journey to Phitsanulok. Phitsanulok is a province that can be called “the city of the two rivers” because there are two rivers – Nan River and Kwae Noi River, which flow through the city. It takes nearly 2 hours, ca. 140 km away from Nakhon Sawan. After that, we drive back to the hotel.
(B, -, -) Overnight in Phitsanulok
PHITSANULOK – LAMPANG
The driver and your guide will pick you up in the lobby. Visit the Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat. The temple is famous for its golden Buddha image called Phra Buddha Chinnarat, which is considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. It is one of the most revered images in the country and makes the temple an important pilgrimage site for Thai Buddhists. Then we visit Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum (Closed every Monday). In the past, he collected folk utensils to be Thailand’s heritage and a lifelong learning center for offspring and the community. The museum inherits cultural, traditional and lifestyle heritage and has become a worthy Sgt. Maj. Thawee Folk Museum to date. You can experience all parts of the museum on the way through nature. The main entrance has a pavilion to relax. Art and folk handicraft exhibitions are shown in the pavilion. The circled area is decorated with climbing plants. You will
feel the shade and relaxation. There is a place nearby to take the Buddha images. It is interesting to visit!!
Visit the Chan Palace. Chan Palace was the birthplace and residence of King Naresuan the Great. The palace is now on the site of the Phitsanulok Pittayakom School. The entire palace is currently being properly excavated and restored as a future historical attraction. Visit the city walls and moats of Phitsanulok. They were built in the Ayutthaya era by King Borom Trailokanat. The walls were built of clay, similar to the Sukhothai era, to prevent attacks from the Kingdom of Lanna and Burma. Then it continues to Lampang. Lampang has some outstanding temples and traditional wooden houses. It takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes to get there, about 250 km away. Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most revered temples in Thailand. According to legend, the Buddha visited the site about 2500 years ago and donated a hair that is now anchored in the temple’s large chedi.
(B, -, -) Overnight in Lampang
LAMPANG – CHIANG MAI
The driver and your guide will pick you up in the lobby. First, visit Lampang, the city of the horse-drawn carriage. Lampang is still relatively unvisited, which gives it an authentic, traditional feel that is hard to find in many other Thai tourist locations. Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages; with the horse-drawn carriage. Visit Wat Phra Kaew Don Tao, the city’s main temple. The last temple is the Wat Pong Sanuk Temple, a beautiful temple built in a mix of Lanna and Burmese Shan styles. We leave Lampang and continue to Chiang Mai. The former seat of the Kingdom of Lanna is a wonderfully quiet and relaxed place to relax and recharge your batteries. You will be transferred to your hotel in Chiang Mai.
(B, -, -) Overnight in Chiang Mai
Today, you will visit some of the most famous but lesser-known temples in the Old City of Chiang Mai. First we drive to the temple Wat Chiang Man. This is the oldest temple in Chiang Mai. Then we make our way to Wat Phra Singh. Then the Wat Chedi Luang is on the program. An earthquake in 1545 damaged the chedi. Next to Wat Chedi Luang is Wat Phantao, a beautiful
wooden temple. After lunch we visit the colorful Warorot market. We explore these fascinating markets. Your guide will explain to you the typical Nordic specialties that are for sale here. Visit a Chinese shrine and hear the story of the Chinese settlement in Chiang Mai. The Warorot market is now the center of Chinatown in Chiang Mai.
Afterwards, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the country’s most revered temples. This sacred place is located on a hill from which you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view over the city. To reach the temple, you have to climb a 309-step staircase. Alternatively, you can use the cable car (included) to reach the temple.
(B, -, -) Overnight in Chiang Mai
CHIANG MAI – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast. Check out. Transfer from hotel in Chiang Mai to Chiang Mai airport.
Guidepost Tours & Travel will help you tailor this itinerary to extend you stay and sightseeing in any location
All described sightseeing as in program above
Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast
English-speaking local guides
Admission fees to indicated sights
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Meals: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Domestic gov’t tax and service charge
International air tickets
Flights & visa fees
Travel Insurance in all kinds
Meals: if not mentioned in itinerary
Drinks during Meals
Tip, drinks, any personal expenses
Early check-in and late check-out