Day 01: Bangkok arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Bangkok Airport, our airport representative will meet to assist you for your transfer to the hotel.
Enjoy Welcome dinner by Dinner Cruise (Chao Phraya River Cruise). Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 02: Bangkok - Ayutthaya (B)
Depart from Bangkok in the morning and drive north to Ayutthaya.
Upon arrival, hop on a “Kermit” Tuk Tuk (a special type of motorized Tuk Tuk available only in Ayutthaya and Trang provinces in the South) to discover the magnificent ruins and ancient temples in the historical park. Briefly stop near the Muslim quarter and sample one of the most famous delights of Ayutthaya – candy floss roti.
In the afternoon, enjoy a leisurely long-tail boat ride to Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and explore the majestic royal mansions which are usually quiet in the afternoon. Continue to Wat Niwet Thammaprawat, one of the most distinctive Buddhist temples with its remarkable Gothic style architecture and stained glass windows. Overnight in Ayutthaya.
Day 03: Ayutthaya - Lopburi - Shitsanulok - Sukhothai (B/D)
Breakfast at hotel and proceed to Lopburi. The province has been an important part of the Khmer Empire, later a part of Ayutthaya Kingdom, and Ayutthaya's second capital under the reign of King Narai, the Great. Visit the famous for the hundreds of crab-eating macaques that overrun the Old Town, especially in the area around Phra Prang Sam Yod and Phra Kaan Shrine.
Continue driving further north to Phitsanulok, lunch and visit Wat Mahathat featuring Thailand’s most beautiful Buddha image – Phra Putthachinnarat. Visit to Cha Tawee Folk Museum. We also include a fresh market nearby the train station for your cool snack experience, sampling various kinds of fried insects like cockroaches and grasshoppers. One of the amazing things in Thailand that you should try, even though it’s unpleasant look but the taste is the challenge!
After that drive to Sukhothai, a name meaning dawn of happiness, which was founded in the 13th century and became the kingdom's first capital, overseeing a period known as the golden age of Thai history. Enjoy New Year Eve Dinner in hotel. Overnight in Sukhothai.
Day 04: Sukhothai - Lampang - Chiang Mai (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit starts at Sukhothai Historical Park which was once a walled city surrounded by a moat, the park contains almost 200 ruined chedis in remarkable conditions. See the main sites of the Historical Park. Bike ride is possible in supplement in the historical park. A nice and easy way to stroll around the ruins!
Continue up to the north to Chiang Mai via a stop in Lampang. Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang, one of the most spectacular temples in Thailand. Dating back to 1486, it is believed to be one of the oldest wooden buildings in Thailand. Next visit is “FAE”, Friends of the Asian Elephant, where you will learn more about the living conditions of the elephants in the natural surroundings. Visit the World’s First Elephant Hospital to observe the way the elephants being treated.
Arrive Chiang Mai later in the afternoon. Check in hotel and overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 05: Chiang Mai (B)
Depart your hotel at 06.00 AM and arrive at the foot hill of Doi Suthep mountain, in time to buy offerings and join the locals during the daily alms giving ceremony. This is a serene Buddhist procession where dozens of monks walk barefoot through the street collecting food and everyday items. Continue up the mountain to Wat Doi Suthep and climb the 309 steps of the Golden Naga stair case to reach its golden pagodas. Proceed to Wat Umong, built in the 14th century, a heavily forested temple covered by moss and small plants offering a unique yet charming sense of natural decay. After a walk through its mysterious tunnels you reach the Viharn of the temple to experience your own private blessing ceremony.
After, enjoy this lovely day with a delicious bowl of Khao Soy. This famous Northern Thai dish is a combination of coconut cream, crispy noodles and plenty of spice that is sure to delight!
In the afternoon, head towards the Mae Ping River banks and Waroros market for a stroll among the colorful stalls. Continue by rickshaw along Tapae Road, Chiang Mai’s main street. From the eastern gate, explore ancient Chiang Mai on foot, including the Three Kings Monument, the city’s most important temples Wat Chedi Luang, where the famous Emerald Buddha was once enshrined, and Wat Phra Singh, home to a very old and sacred Buddha image.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.
Day 06: Chiang Mai - Mandalay (B)
Free time in the morning. In the afternoon, transfer out to Chiang Mai Airport to catch a flight connecting directly to the ancient capital of Myanmar, Mandalay. Arrive in Mandalay, welcome by our local guide then transfer to hotel in city center. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 07: Mandalay - Mingun - city sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then visiting the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe, will refresh your tiredness and fatigue.
This afternoon, we spend most of our time to Royal Palace and Mahamuni pagoda, Kuthodaw pagoda that are the most highlighted places in Mandalay.
If your energy permits, we will walk up to Mandalay Hill for the overview and wait for beautiful sunset over the city that is once the capital of Myanmar. Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 08: Mandalay ancient capitals (Ava & Sagaing) (B)
Today we travel outside the city to the Buddha land of Sagaing. This religion hub presents the education for monks with different level. Visit Sagaing University, followed by another visit to Buddha cave and U Min Thonze Pagoda, Soon U Pon Nya Shin Pagoda, Tupayon temple where you can enjoy the great view of Mandalay. This afternoon we will travel to Ava, Amarapura to discover the Maha Aungmye Bonzan, Gabaya Monastery, Leaning Nam Myint Tower and the nearby attractions. Enjoy a walk over U Bein bridge, the longest teak wood bridge in Myanmar.
Overnight in Mandalay.
Day 09: Mandalay - Inle lake (B) (Flight)
This morning, take a short flight to Heho, you will enjoy a scenic drive to Nyang Shwe from where you will embark on a beautiful boat trip to explore the life of Intha people whose famous for one leg rower.
Check in hotel and then spend our time to know about local traditional work such as making boat, black smith, silk weaving and enjoy the uniqueness of Jumping Cat pagoda. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 10: Inle lake tour (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit floating market which is a 5day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. Overnight in Nyaung Shwe.
Day 11: Nyaung Shwe – Bagan (B) (Flight)
Enjoy your breakfast at hotel in Inle Lake then take a short flight to Bagan. On arrival, get a pick up to your hotel.
Join us for an amazing day insight the heritage sites of Bagan. You will learn about the remainder of more than 2500 temples and their history, discover the uniqueness of its relics and remits.
Htilomino temples, Gaw Damgamgyi temples, Ananda temples … will be listed on your visiting sites as the major attractions of Bagan.
One of the best highlights in Bagan is the magical sunset on the top of Shwenandaw before back to your hotel. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 12: Bagan discovery (B)
Colorize your Bagan experience with a visit to Nyang U market. We then visit Shwezigon pagoda, the olden golden pagoda in Bagan located in Nyang U town. Followed by a horse cart ride will takes us into the local habitat of Manuha, Kaweyai villages.
Enjoy a sunset cruise on Irrawaddy River. Overnight in Bagan.
Day 13: Bagan - Yangon (B) (Flight)
A short flight from Heho will take you to the former capital of Myanmar but still the most important city of the country - Yangon. The flight is followed by a city tour to the iconic pagoda of Myanmar - Shwedagon pagoda. The pagoda is not only giant in its size but the holy place for local people coming here for praying.
We continue our trip with a visit to Sule pagoda that is a few minutes drive away. The city tour is closed up with a walk along British streets, dotted by colonial buildings along both two side. Enjoy our farewell dinner at a fine restaurant. Overnight in Yangon.
Day 14: Yangon - departure (B)
Relax until our driver come to pick you up for the flight to Yangon. There, you will take your flight to next destinations. End of our services.