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12-Day Thailand Wonders Tour

12-Day Thailand Wonders Tour

By Nora OuUpdated Oct. 18, 2022
Thailand Wonders Tour with Krabi Island

Walk around the unique local markets of Bangkok and get an insight into the local way of life. Venture into the ecological wonderland that is Khao Yai National Park: trek through its jungles and try to spot wild elephants. Take a rickshaw ride in Chiang Mai to experience its street food culture with a local guide. Relax on a beautiful beach by the Andaman Sea. This tour is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Highlights

  • Explore the bustling Maeklong Railway Market and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
  • Hike in the jungle and spot wildlife at Khao Yai National Park.
  • Venture on a food trail and sample various local dishes. Enjoy the flavors of northern Thai cuisine in the food paradise of Chiang Mai.
  • Have a memorable elephant caring experience in Elephant Rescue Park.
  • Spend some leisure time in Krabi before heading back home.

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Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Bangkok Arrival
Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn Bangkok (4-star)/ Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel (5-star)

On arrival in Bangkok, the charming capital city of Thailand, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you please.

Day 2
Bangkok City Highlights Tour
breakfast and lunch

Your day will commence with a visit to the magnificent Wat Pho, which houses the sacred Reclining Buddha. A holy ceremony is held there every day and locals visit to offer worship. As the morning light shines on the orange robes of Buddhist monks, they solemnly begin their daily chanting in the hall.

Hop on a tuk-tuk (three-wheeled passenger vehicle) and head to the imposing Grand Palace. After your visit to the magnificent royal palace, take a longtail boat ride across the Chao Phraya River to the iconic Wat Arun, one of the oldest temples in Bangkok.

Conclude your day with a visit to the bustling Chinatown area.

The magnificent Wat Pho
The magnificent Wat Pho
Day 3
Bangkok to Khao Yai; Hike in the Jungle and Spot Wild Animals
Dusit D2 Khao Yai (4-star), Atta Lakeside Resort Suite (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

Established in 1962 as Thailand's first national park, Khao Yai is an ecological wonderland with plenty of wildlife and lovely trails through jungles and mountains. It is about a 2 hours' drive from Bangkok.

Upon your arrival in Khao Yai, your tour guide will show you the way to the viewpoint from where you can spot gibbons, pig-tailed macaques, and hornbills. Next, head to the Khao Yai National Park Museum.

Trek along the Gibbon Route to reach Haew Narok Waterfall. If you are lucky, you may see wild elephants wandering around.

Your day ends with a night safari tour. Transfer to a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a spotlight to see civets, deer, barking deer, porcupine, wild dogs, and elephants. Transfer to your hotel after the tour.

Spot wild elephants in Khao Yai
Spot wild elephants in Khao Yai
Day 4
More Adventures in Khao Yai; Return to Bangkok
breakfast and lunch

After breakfast, your private guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Khao Yai.

You will trek along another trail, Haew Suwat Waterfall, which is a scenic route with two spectacular waterfalls on the way, and the ideal place to spot crocodiles, monitor lizards, and Chinese water dragons. Appreciate the natural beauty of the forest on the way. After all that physical effort, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Haew Suwat Waterfall at the end of the trail. The waterfall scene where Leonardo DiCaprio jumps from a high cliff in the Hollywood movie 'The Beach' was shot there.

After the sightseeing, return to Bangkok and transfer to your hotel.

The Haew Suwat Waterfall
The Haew Suwat Waterfall
Day 5
Morning Market Tour
breakfast and lunch

Get a glimpse into the lives of the locals as you explore the Maeklong Railway Market. See how the stall owners conduct their business along the train track. It's hard to believe that trains pass through this busy market until you witness the sellers pulling away and then putting back their stalls upon a train's arrival and departure.

Visit the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where the exciting sight of numerous boats laden with various goods, such as fruit, snacks, and other specialties, is sure to grab your attention. It is the most popular floating market in Thailand and is great for photo opportunities, food sampling, and gaining an insight into the local way of life in Thailand.

The bustling Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
The bustling Damnoen Saduak Floating Market
Day 6
Chiang Mai Arrival
Bodhi Serene (4-star)/Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort (5-star)
breakfast

You will fly to the lovely northern city of Chiang Mai following breakfast. Private transfers with guide facilities are included in this tour.

Day 7
Experience the Local Lifestyle and Street Food
breakfast and lunch

Spend some leisure time at a vibrant food and flower market, and learn how the locap ls pick fresh fruits and beautiful flowers.

Continue Doi Suthep, a natural wonder in Chiang Mai. The views from the mountain and the beauty of the surrounding area make the trip to the summit worthwhile. Stop at Wat Phra That, one of Northern Thailand's most sacred temples. You will be able to catch panoramic views of Chiang Mai city and the surrounding areas from the temple.

Visit the sacred temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Visit the sacred temple Wat Phra That Doi Suthep

Return to Chiang Mai and take a rickshaw ride through its busy streets and quiet alleys. Sample various delicacies, including Northern Thai-style noodle soup, stir-fries, pad Thai (stir-fried Thai noodles), khao man gai (chicken rice), khao soi (a Burmese-influenced noodle dish), fresh fruits, and a variety of Thai desserts.

Learn about Chiang Mai's local street food by touring food stalls and shophouses, especially around the Three Kings Monument area.

Sample various Thai food
Sample various Thai food
Day 8
A Memorable Elephant Caring Experience
breakfast and lunch

Situated in a pristine and picturesque valley in Chiang Mai, about 1? hours outside the city, Elephant Rescue Park is a paradise for rescued elephants. It provides a safe, loving, and secure environment for all the elephants that live there.

Spend half a day caring for the elephants. You are allowed to interact with the elephants, feed them, hug them, and even bathe them.

Have a close encounter with elephant
Meet the rescued elephants in a jungle
Day 9
Chiang Mai to Krabi
Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort(4-star)/ Sofitel Krabi Phokheetra Hotel (5-star)
breakfast

On Day 9, you will travel down to southern Thailand to see one of the best tourist destinations on the Thai west coast, Krabi. Your tour includes private transfers and private guide services. Spend the rest of the day wandering around your hotel by Ao Nang Beach.

The tropical beach of Krabi
The tropical beach of Krabi
Day 10-11
Enjoy Your Time in Krabi
breakfast

You will have two free days to experience the natural charm of Krabi and entertain yourself by trying out various activities.

The untouched tropical beaches of Krabi are the perfect destination for laid-back couples and families. Ao Nang Center Point is famous for its high-octane nightlife, the Tiger Cave Temple offers visitors the chance to pay their respects to the Buddha, and the beautiful mangrove forest is the perfect place to spend some leisure time.

Krabi's seascape is famous for its steep limestone cliffs. In the ancient past, lava soared up from the sea, forming small isles of varied shapes. If you enjoy rock climbing, then you will love Krabi - it is one of the best spots for rock climbing in the world.

Snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the spectacular coral reefs and colorful array of fishes in Krabi's waters.

Day 12
Krabi to Bangkok for Departure
breakfast

Your guide and driver will transfer you to Krabi airport to take a flight to Bangkok and onward to your international flight.

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  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
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  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes

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