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Treasures of Thailand

The temples and tuk tuks of Bangkok give way to the ancient traditions of Chiang Mai on this in-depth trip.

A journey from the colourful streets of Bangkok to the sacred spaces of Chiang Mai. You'll visit the terracotta-coloured ancient ruins of Ayutthaya and enjoy a northern Thai-style lunch with a family in their wooden stilt house.

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What's included

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10 nights

Accommodation

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23 Meals

10 breakfasts, 8 lunches (including Connect with Locals) , 5 dinners

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On-trip Transport

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Included Highlights that will delight you

CONNECT WITH LOCALS

Join the Saiwangjit family who live in a wooden Thai stilt house for a traditional northern Thai-style meal. (Day 9)

DIVE INTO CULTURE

Visit Lumpini Park in Bangkok and join the locals in their daily T'ai Chi practice. (Day 2) Enjoy a traditional Thai massage in the grounds of Wat Pho, a centre for traditional Thai massage. (Day 2) Learn the secrets of Thai cooking and visit a local market to buy fresh ingredients. (Day 3) Stop at a coconut palm sugar plantation and discover how the farmer extracts the sap from the palm trees to be turned into sugar. (Day 4)

LOCAL SPECIALIST

in Bangkok. (Day 3)

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Visit the village of Natonchan and the`Friends of the Asian Elephants', a Thai registered foundation looking after the welfare of elephants throughout Thailand. (Day 8) Visit a local primary school. (Day 9)

STAYS WITH STORIES

Relax at your charming hotel with its exotic Lanna-Burmese style architecture, perfectly positioned near the Pratu Suan Dok Gate in Chiang Mai's Old Town. (Day 8)


Sightseeing highlights

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CITY TOUR of Bangkok and Chiang Mai

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VIEW the Bridge over the River Kwai and Hellfire Pass in Kanchanaburi and Wat Mahathat in Ayutthaya

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VISIT the Grand Palace, the temples of Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Pho in Bangkok, Damnoen Saduak floating market, the ancient city of Ayutthaya, Sukhothai Heritage Park

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