Thailand in 11 Days
Kingdom of Siam
Be captivated by exciting Bangkok and explore its temples such as Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit, carved from glistening white marble. Admire the archaeological treasures of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya and discover some of the most intricately built sacred constructions in Southeast Asia. Try some of the best Thai cuisine in charming Chiang Mai before bringing this unforgettable trip to an end.
11 days trip including flights*
10 days and 9 nights in destination
LON - BKK
LON - BKK
BKK - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Bangkok. Night on board.
Touch down in Bangkok and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring this dynamic city and perhaps shopping at its lively night market, the perfect place to soak up the unique atmosphere of Bangkok. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Bangkok at your own pace. Go shopping, sightseeing or indulge in the city's thriving street food scene. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a fascinating tour of Bangkok's temples. Head to Yaowarat Road, in Chinatown, to visit the magical Wat Traimit temple, which houses the largest solid gold Buddha in the world, almost five meters high and an amazing five and a half tons in weight. Continue to Wat Pho, the largest temple in Bangkok where the famous Reclining Buddha is kept. After admiring the sheer size of the temple, continue to the astounding Wat Benchamabophit or The Marble Temple, a Buddhist sanctuary carved from white Italian marble in the 18th century, with elegant and intricate designs. Finally, enjoy a visit to the State Factory of Precious Stones, for the opportunity to buy local jewellery, crafts, and silks. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore Bangkok at your own pace. Go shopping, sightseeing or indulge in the city's thriving street food scene. Alternatively, we recommend an optional excursion to the Royal Grand Palace and the canals of Bangkok.* Overnight stay in Bangkok
* Optional Half-Day Tour of the Royal Grand Palace and Canals of Bangkok: Travel by motorized boat down the Chao Phraya River to see the family homes and temples along the banks of Bangkok's canals. Stop at Wat Arun, one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks and the most famous of the city's more than 400 Buddhist temples and monasteries. Next, discover the Royal Grand Palace complex that includes Wat Phra Keow, home to the legendary Emerald Buddha, carved from a single piece of solid translucent jade.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Ayutthaya today, the ancient capital of Thailand, home to impressive temples and historic sights. Visit the temples of Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng, and Wat Mahathat, the former of which is nestled amongst giant tree roots. Afterwards, climb aboard a traditional long-tail boat to explore the waterways, observing the ruins of ancient Ayutthaya from a different perspective. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to Kamphaeng Phet, once an ancient outpost town during the Sukhothai period. Overnight stay in Kamphaeng Phet.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Lampang today, to visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This Lanna-style temple occupies a prominent position on a hill surrounded by imposing walls. Climb the Naga staircase and explore the complex, home to several beautiful structures and a sacred tree. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before continuing towards beautiful Chiang Mai, known as the 'Rose of the North'. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day free to get to know this vibrant city, known for the cultural delights of its old town. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a memorable visit to Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred place is located on top of a mountain from where you can enjoy impressive panoramic views of the city. To reach the temple you can either climb a Naga staircase of 309 steps or use the cable car (included). After the visit, head to San Kamphaeng Road, a 10 km long street flanked by shops selling locally produced products such as ceramics, silverware, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. After lunch, return to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Chiang Mai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to charming Chiang Mai as you set off for Lamphung, home to one of the most important temples in the north, Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit this thousand-year-old temple admiring the statues of Buddha and its impressive stupas. Stop for lunch before taking to the road again, as you head south to Sukhothai Historical Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to more than 200 historic buildings dating back to the days of the Sukhothai Kingdom in the 13th and 14th centuries. After exploring this captivating sight, filled with both religious and cultural structures, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Sukhothai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Sukhothai as you head to Lopburi, a historic city famous for the troops of macaque monkeys that freely roam the streets. On arrival, visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan, known as the 'Temple of the Monkeys'. Stop for lunch en route as you head back to the capital this afternoon. Arrive in Bangkok and enjoy your final evening in Thailand at your leisure, tucking into your favourite traditional Thai dishes, doing some last-minute souvenir shopping or sightseeing. Overnight stay in Bangkok.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring an end to your unforgettable journey through Thailand. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.
Accommodation: 9 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: FuramaXclusive Sathorn.
Half-Day Bangkok Temples Tour
Discover the most iconic temples in Bangkok, renowned for their cultural value. Visit Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit, known as the Marble Temple.
Excursion to Ayutthaya
Head to the former capital of Ayutthaya and contemplate ruins of this once- vast island city, which was mostly destroyed by an invading army 250 years ago. Today, the haunting ruins hint at its former glories as can be seen in temples such as Wat Yai Chai
What's included: Guide, transfers, lunch, traditional longtail boat Not included: Drinks & tips
Visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang
Wat Phra That Lampang Luang is a Lanna-style temple surrounded by imposing walls. Climb the Naga staircase and explore the complex, home to several structures and a sacred tree. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch before continuing toward Chiang Mai.
What's included: Transfer, guide and lunch
Visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most revered temples in Thailand. Located atop a mountain, to reach the temple you can either climb the 309-step Naga staircase or use the cable car (included). After the visit, go shopping along San Kampçhaeng Road.
What's included: Transfer, guide and lunch
Half-Day Tour of the Royal Grand Palace and Canals of Bangkok
Travel by motorized boat down the Chao Phraya River to see the family homes and temples along the banks of Bangkok's canals. Stop at Wat Arun, one of Bangkok's most iconic landmarks, and discover the Royal Grand Palace Complex.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Bangkok - UK/Ireland.
- 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 9 breakfasts and 4 lunches.
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- English-speaking guide.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity.
- VisaNo visa is required for stays of up to 30 days.
- Electricity220 V. Adapter required.
- HealthPlease consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
- Time zoneGMT + 07:00.
- Other useful informationIn Thailand they drive on the left-hand side of the road.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://www.tourismthailand.org/home
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
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