Bangkok and Ancient Capitals, Small Group Tour

Bangkok and Ancient Capitals, Small Group Tour

142 Views
8 Days
From

$937

$911

Bangkok and Ancient Capitals, Small Group Tour

8 Days Starting and ending in Bangkok

Visiting: Thailand

Tour code:

38101

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:10

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

From:
$937
$911 (USD) The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

Discover both modern Thailand and historical Siam during this memorable eight-day round-trip that begins and ends in Bangkok. Admire the ancient monuments, dazzling temples, and bustling markets that help make Thailand the most captivating country in Southeast Asia. Visit ruins such as those of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, which offer an insight into the grandeur of past glories, and meet the inhabitants of remote rainforest villages, where the past is very much alive. Join us on a magical journey to uncover Siam’s glittering gems! This tour is operated in a small group of up to 8 passengers.

Highlights

  • :Bangkok: Enjoy the sweet smells of fresh flowers at Bangkok’s largest flower market, Pak Khlong Talat

  • Ayutthaya: Explore the ancient capital of Siam and the location of a haunting UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Chiang Mai: Enjoy an unforgettable encounter with Thai elephants, admire the views from the hilltop Wat Doi Suthep temple, and explore the shopper’s paradise of San Kamphaeng Road

  • Lamphun: Visit the thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, one of the holiest temples in the north

  • Sukhothai: A historic former capital with well-preserved ruins of temples and palaces

  • Lopburi: Explore two historic temples in this earthly city with troops of macaque monkeys roaming the streets

Itinerary

Expand All
Day 1 : Arrival Bangkok (30Km – 30Min)

Arrive at Bangkok International Airport, where our representative will meet and greet you. Then, unescorted transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the beautiful surroundings on your own. Perhaps indulge yourself with a traditional Thai massage and delight your taste buds with the amazing local flavours. End the day watching the sunset at any of the stylish rooftop bars which have blossomed in the city’s skyscrapers in recent years - the options are limitless. 


Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 2 : Bangkok

Enjoy a full day at leisure to discover Bangkok on your own or to take one of the many optional excursions available on the spot. The Royal Grand Palace, a great architectural masterpiece of several buildings from the outside was used as a royal residence from the 18th century to the mid-20th century. It is without any doubt a national reference and possibly the most visited royal monument in Thailand. The building houses the "Wat Phra Kaew", Bangkok's most sacred temple, where the famous Emerald Buddha is located.


Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 3 : Bangkok – Ayutthaya – Kamphaeng Phet (380Km – 5Hrs)

After an early breakfast, pick-up from 07:00 at your hotel. 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 Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat – where the roots of trees have devoured the head of a Buddha. Hop aboard a traditional longtail boat and enjoy a scenic cruise around the island, observing the city’s ruins from a different perspective. After lunch in a local restaurant (included), continue to Kamphaeng Phet for check-in at the hotel.


Overnight in Kamphaeng Phet.


Day 4 : Kamphaeng Phet – Lampang – Chiang Mai (350Km – 5Hrs)

Take to the road after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lampang. On arrival, visit Wat Phra That Lampang Luang. This large Lanna-style temple is prominently located on a hill surrounded by walls. Climb the naga staircase and explore the complex, which boasts seven buildings and a sacred tree. Admire the bronze Buddha statue in the ordination hall and the relic of Buddha in the golden chedi. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (included) before continuing to Chiang Mai, popularly known as the ‘Rose of the North’. Check-in on arrival with the rest of the day at leisure. Maybe explore the city at your own pace or enjoy a relaxing Thai massage (not included). In the evening, head to the bustling night bazaar for a stroll or enjoy an evening out by trying a khantoke dinner, a traditional northern Thai feast combined with a selection of traditional cultural performances (optional, not included). Overnight in hotel in Chiang Mai. Breakfast and lunch included. (start 7:00, finish approx. 16:00) 


Overnight in Chiang Mai.


Day 5 : Chiang Mai

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, one of the most revered temples in the country. This sacred location is at the top of a mountain from where you can appreciate stunning panoramic views of the city. To reach the temple, you must climb up a 309-step naga staircase, or use the cable car (included). This spiritual experience is followed by a visit to the famous San Kamphaeng Road, a 10km-long stretch of road flanked by shops selling locally produced goods such as pottery, silverware, lacquerware, handmade saa paper, sculptures, jewellery, wood carvings and silk products. In some shops, you can even watch the artisans at work. Keep an eye out for the celadon pottery and the silver goods, known for their excellent quality. After a typical lunch in a local restaurant (included), return to the hotel and spend the afternoon free at leisure.


Overnight in Chiang Mai.


Day 6 : Chiang Mai – Lamphun – Sukhothai (370Km – 5Hrs)

Bid farewell to Chiang Mai after breakfast at the hotel, heading to Lamphun, which is home to one of the north’s most important temples, the one-thousand-year-old Wat Phra That Hariphunchai. Visit the temple and admire the Buddha statues and impressive stupas, including the 46-metre-tall Lanna-style golden chedi and 21-metre-tall Haripunchai-style chedi. Afterwards, head south to Sukhothai Historical Park, to see the ruins of the first capital of Siam. Founded in the 13th century, Sukhothai means ‘Dawn of Happiness’, and it proved to herald the beginning of a golden age for Thai culture under the rule of King Ramkhamhaeng the Great, who is credited with creating the Thai alphabet. The historical park hosts the ruins of almost 200 buildings, including dozens of temples.  The complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is divided between the ruins within the walls and moat and those outside them. Lunch included. 


Overnight in Sukhothai.


Day 7 : Sukhothai – Lopburi – Bangkok (480Km – 7 Hrs)

Depart Sukhothai after breakfast at the hotel, heading towards Lopburi. This historic city is famed for the troops of macaques that roam the streets as if they were in the jungle. Visit the ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan,  known as the ‘Monkey Temple’. Enjoy a typical lunch in a local restaurant (included) en route and continue to Bangkok. 


Overnight in Bangkok.


Day 8 : Depart Bangkok

Begin your last day in Thailand with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Bangkok International Airport and continue with your travelling arrangements. 



What's Included

  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with an English-speaking guideItalian, French, German or Spanish-speaking guide on request*Different languages can be combined in our vehicles. There will be a separate guide for each language.ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights accommodationACCOMMODATION OPTIONSDay 1-2, 7 BangkokSuperior Hotel Category = Royal hotel @ Chinatown or similar 4*Day 3 Kamphaeng PhetSuperior Hotel Category = Chakungrao Riverview or similar 3.5*Day 4, 5 Chiang MaiSuperiorHotel Category =  Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*Day 6 SukhothaiSuperior Hotel Category = Legendha or similar 4*OPTIONAL EXTRAPre/ Post-night BangkokSuperior Hotel Category = Century Park Hotel or similar 4*MEALS:7 Breakfast 5 Lunches TRANSPORT:Arrival shared unescorted transfer from Bangkok International Airport (Day 1)Air-conditioned shared transportation, transfers as stated in the programme (Day 2-7)Departure shared unescorted transfer to Bangkok International Airport (Day 8)ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat, scenic cruise around Ayutthaya (Day 1); Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (Day 4); Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (the cable car included), shopping stop San Kamphaeng Road (Day 5); Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Sukhothai Historical Park (Day 6); Ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan (Day 7)OTHER:Meet & Greet

What's Not Included

  • Visa feesDomestic flights International flights Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)Optional tours (if any)City tax not included, payable on the spotAny visit not mentioned in the programPorterage and gratuities  Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the programAny alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Thailand. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Shoes should be removed before entering a temple or private house. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • In many hotels in Thailand, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1-2, 7 Bangkok

  • Superior Hotel Category = Royal hotel @ Chinatown or similar 4*

Day 3 Kamphaeng Phet

  • Superior Hotel Category = Chakungrao Riverview or similar 3.5*

Day 4, 5 Chiang Mai

  • Superior Hotel Category =  Empress Chiang Mai or similar 4*

Day 6 Sukhothai

  • Superior Hotel Category = Legendha or similar 4*

OPTIONAL EXTRA

Pre/ Post-night Bangkok

  • Superior Hotel Category = Century Park Hotel or similar 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If a solo traveler is allowed for the tour, a single room with a specific rate will be available for you to book. If single room should not show available, solo traveler booking is on request

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Arrival shared unescorted transfer from Bangkok International Airport (Day 1) Air-conditioned shared transportation, transfers as stated in the programme (Day 2-7) Departure shared unescorted transfer to Bangkok International Airport (Day 8)

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes, we will inform you about the confirmed hotel's list with a personalized welcome letter sent to your own email address

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Wat Yai Chaimongkhon, Wat Phanan Choeng and Wat Mahathat, scenic cruise around Ayutthaya (Day 1); Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (Day 4); Wat Phra That Doi Suthep (the cable car included), shopping stop San Kamphaeng Road (Day 5); Wat Phra That Hariphunchai, Sukhothai Historical Park (Day 6); Ruins of the ancient Khmer temple of Phra Prang Sam Yot and the adjacent Brahman shrine of San Phra Kan (Day 7)

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    No, not international nor domestic flights to/from Thailand are not included

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Operated with English, Italian, French, German or Spanish-speaking local guides* *Different languages can be combined in our vehicles. There will be a separate guide for each language.

  • Is a Meet & Greet Service provided by a company representative included in the tour?

    yes, Meet and greet on Day 1 at meeting point

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • What is the maximum group size?

    25 people

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, any age

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client's arrival

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Tyree Carpenter  

The most amazing experience!

14-May-2022

The most amazing experience! Great itinerary with great accommodation included- so many things to see in such short time, but so well arranged in terms of timing, guides, highlights and logistic - would definitely book another tour again with Destintaion Services Thailand!

Raviendra  

Very good services and organization

10-Apr-2023

Overall the actual toar tour was very good.The tour quide had a fair knowledge of the places we visited. He also well explained and never tried to skip anything. The driver was also very good, taking care of our comfort. The mini van was comfortable.

Dates & Availability

tourhub Discount Available - Sign In

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Mar 12, 2024 - Mar 19, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Mar 19, 2024 - Mar 26, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Mar 26, 2024 - Apr 02, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Apr 02, 2024 - Apr 09, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Apr 09, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Apr 16, 2024 - Apr 23, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Apr 23, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Apr 30, 2024 - May 07, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

May 07, 2024 - May 14, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

May 14, 2024 - May 21, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

May 21, 2024 - May 28, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

May 28, 2024 - Jun 04, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jun 04, 2024 - Jun 11, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jun 11, 2024 - Jun 18, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jun 18, 2024 - Jun 25, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jun 25, 2024 - Jul 02, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jul 02, 2024 - Jul 09, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jul 09, 2024 - Jul 16, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jul 16, 2024 - Jul 23, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jul 23, 2024 - Jul 30, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jul 30, 2024 - Aug 06, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Aug 06, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Aug 13, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Aug 20, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Aug 27, 2024 - Sep 03, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Sep 03, 2024 - Sep 10, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Sep 10, 2024 - Sep 17, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Sep 17, 2024 - Sep 24, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Sep 24, 2024 - Oct 01, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 01, 2024 - Oct 08, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 08, 2024 - Oct 15, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 15, 2024 - Oct 22, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 22, 2024 - Oct 29, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Oct 29, 2024 - Nov 05, 2024
$937 $911 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$26 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Nov 05, 2024 - Nov 12, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Nov 12, 2024 - Nov 19, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Nov 19, 2024 - Nov 26, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Nov 26, 2024 - Dec 03, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 03, 2024 - Dec 10, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 10, 2024 - Dec 17, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 17, 2024 - Dec 24, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 24, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Dec 31, 2024 - Jan 07, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jan 07, 2025 - Jan 14, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jan 14, 2025 - Jan 21, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jan 21, 2025 - Jan 28, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Jan 28, 2025 - Feb 04, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Feb 04, 2025 - Feb 11, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Feb 11, 2025 - Feb 18, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Feb 18, 2025 - Feb 25, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Instant Booking Available

Tuesday - Tuesday

Feb 25, 2025 - Mar 04, 2025
$1123 $1093 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$31 (USD)

Book with Confidence

  • Low Deposit

    Destination Services Thailand requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of destination services thailand charges.

    At 15 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • .

    .

Why book with tourhub?

Safe & Secure

Your money is protected in an external trust until you travel.

pts logo

100% Guaranteed Refunds if your trip is cancelled.


The safest way to make overseas, multi-currency payments.

Guaranteed Best Value

Industry leading discounts, we won't be beaten on price.


No cancellation or amendment fees from tourhub.

(Operator terms may apply)

Expert Knowledge

Reliable & unbiased advice from travel experts.


Direct contact with the tour operator via our messaging service.


Inspiration & advice from a community of 6000+ real travellers, influencers & content creators.

Trusted Service

Official partners & licensed agents of 1000+ tour operators worldwide.


Don't just take our word for it...

"Tourhub: Friendliness, Professionalism & Integrity I would happily give tourhub a 6* review if I could..."

Similar Tours

Travel Guru Features

Our Reviews