12 Days
11 Nights


Have a real deal of Central Thailand

Set off this Journey full of wonderment and reflection in Central Thailand — Samut Sakhon, Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, and Bangkok known as the birthplace of Thai culture, tradition, and history.

Explore Northern Thailand for in-depth experience

Travel up to the North of Thailand and its ancient kingdom, enjoy 3 nights in Chiang Mai including interactive experience with Elephants and learn Northern Thai cooking.

Treat yourself chilling on the beach and set sail on an Island tour.

Pamper yourself at nice accommodation in Phuket for 3 Days and make A-Day trip to visit famous Phi Phi Island


Bangkok – Arrival

Upon your arrival in Bangkok, deplane and follow signs to Immigration, located one level above baggage claim. Descend elevator to collect baggage. After clearing customs, proceed to the Arrival lobby and look for your sign. Our friendly representative will assist your family with luggage and help with your transfer to your comfortable hotel for check-in.

  • Overnight in BANGKOK
  • Meals: No meal Included
Bangkok – Klong (canal tour) - Wat Arun – Wat Pho

Morning Breakfast at the hotel

Travel by motor launch on the picturesque Chao Phraya River and canals, or Klongs, to observe the serene family homes and temples along the waterways.

You will pass the famous Royal Barges, excellent samples of Thai craftsmanship and stop at Wat Arun, often called “the Temple of Dawn. An ancient temple dating back to the Ayutthaya period with the imposing Khmer-style prang or tower is 104 meters tall with steep stairs with the amazing views of the Chao Phraya River.  Not apparent from a distance are the fabulously ornate floral mosaics made from broken, multihued Chinese porcelain that was used as ballast by boats coming from China. Today the temple is one of Bangkok most iconic structures, with most remarkable visual identities of Bangkok.

Next visit Wat Pho, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Wat Pho is not only one of the most visited Buddhist temples in Bangkok, but it is where history, medical science and educational institute combined. Laid inside the main ordination hall is the sacred 46-meter Reclining Buddha whose feet are beautifully inlaid with mother-of-pearl, carved with holy signs. Wat Pho is, among Thais, also known as the nation, the first public university, Wat Pho was listed as UNESCO Memory of the World (MOW) as a documentary heritage for Asia and Pacific Region.

  • Afternoon back to hotel.
  • Overnight in Bangkok.
  • Meals: Breakfast Included
Bangkok – The Train Market & Floating Market – River Kwai Bridge Kanchanaburi

Morning Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Early morning departure by road from Bangkok to the garden province of Samut Songhkhram in the Mae Klong River delta area. Experience the thrill of Maeklong Train Market folding up and the stalls being packed away in front of your eyes. Explore the market like a local and see the stalls stacked with fruits, vegetables, and seafood. Then proceed to take a unique country market along the railway tracks where a variety of goods are sold and the train travels through bringing people to the market.

Next proceed to Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, the most colorful floating market in the Kingdom. Enjoy the beautiful sights along the way and witness the day-to-day activities of the Thai people who live on the canals selling their fresh fruits and vegetables from the surrounding villagers’ farms. Take a short paddle boat ride through the canals to get the closure feeling of the local people. Free at leisure and enjoy of photo shooting. 

Local Lunch will be served at the restaurant (food only).

Afternoon  Afterward drive to Kanchanaburi, you will visit the well-kept War Cemetery of Allied Prisoners, which contains the graves of an estimated 9,000 Allied soldiers. These soldiers died while building the bridge and the notorious Death Railway which the Japanese had hoped to stretch all the way to the Burmese border.

Next stop at the internationally famous Bridge Over the River Kwai, the black iron bridge from Java by the Japanese Army and reassembled under Japanese supervision by the allied prisoners of war labor as part of the railway linking Thailand to Myanmar.

This tour will bring you also closer to the past, with the visit to the JEATH Museum (the name “JEATH” is derived from Japan, England, America, Australia, Thailand, and Holland), where the past has been created and relived with pictures and artefacts out of this time.

At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel.

Evening, visit traditional evening market to explore the way of life. Enjoy local Thai food on your own.

  • Overnight in KANCHANABURI
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Included.
Erawan Waterfall – Death Railway Train Ride - Ayutthaya Dinner Cruise

Morning Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

Morning drive to the significant Erawan National Park. The major attraction of the park is the stunning Erawan Falls, a waterfall named after the Erawan, the three-headed white elephant of Hindu mythology. The seven-tiered falls are said to resemble Erawan. It has received many awards. Here lies the biggest and most beautiful waterfall of Kanchanaburi Erawan Waterfall, which runs from the Huai Mong Lai River down a 2100 meters tall mountain. The waterfall is 1500 meters long which cascades down 7 tiers, each of which is a great and safe swimming area. The park’s many caves include Phartat Cave, which has stalactites and stalagmites, and Ta Duang Cave, featuring rock paintings. Limestone Wang Bah Dan Cave has 2 levels, with a stream in its lower chamber. The park is crossed by trails, and home to elephants and deer. Moreover, you can take a 30-minute walk around Erawan nature trail to savor the beauty of hill evergreen forest and deciduous forest.

Next program to take a short train ride from Tham Krasae Bridge Railway Station along the Siam-Burma historic railway built by the Japanese army during the WW2 occupation of Indochina. Owing to the 100.000’s of forced laborer who died during its construction, the line is commonly known as the Death Railway.

Lunch Local Lunch will be served near the bridge (food only).

Afternoon After lunch drive to Ayutthaya (approximately of 3 hours) Evening arrival and check-in at the hotel, free at leisure.

07:30 p.m. Ayutthaya Highlights on a romantic cruise with fine traditional Thai cuisine on board

Board our converted traditional teak rice barge and drift slowly along the majestic Chao Phraya River, the ‘River of Kings’, and her tributaries, and while the sights of the Island City of Ayutthaya pass you by enjoy a fine selection of traditional Thai cuisine, prepared especially for you in our own kitchens.

Next Take a cruise around Ayutthaya Island and take in the romantic atmosphere of the old capital. Within its ancient monuments, the artistic and cultural heritage of the nation is preserved for later generations to admire.

You will have ample opportunity to see some of these magnificent sites along the river, as well as observing the timeless day-to-day activities of the people living along the riverbanks.  During your cruise a carefully selected set menu of delicious traditional Thai dishes will be served (food only). The art of Thai cuisine is balancing the delicate flavors that make up our four different taste sensations: sour, salty, sweet and, of course, spicy hot. Thai food is very versatile and can be adapted to suit almost any palate.

Return to the hotel for overnight.

  • Overnight in AYUTTHAYA
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included
Ayutthaya Historical Park World Heritage – Bangkok for flight to Chiang Rai

Morning Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Drive to explore Ayutthaya city & it’s ruin. To truly appreciate the history in Thailand, no holiday would be complete without a visit to Ayutthaya. This historic city was the second capital of the Kingdom of Siam, there are 34 kings to govern the territory until the end of it by an invasion of the nearby territory in 2310 B.E.   It results in Ayutthaya Empire has stayed long about 417 years and a prosperous international trading port, from 1350 until razed by the Burmese in 1767. The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, an archaeological site that contains palaces, Buddhist temples, monasteries, and statues.  Visit Ayutthaya Historical Park declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. The first stop at Wat Phra Sri Sanphet, is not just an important historical site, but it was also considered as the spiritual center for Thais. It is strategically located within the grounds of the Royal Palace.

Next to visit at Wat Mahathat an unseen tourist attraction where you could see buddha head enshrine in the three. These temples also enshrine buddha lyric from the past 600 years.

Afterward stopped at the local market to discover Candy Cotton or we called Roti Saimai it’s become the province signature desert snack. As you will be amazed to see, it’s wide of the product stalls available throughout Ayutthaya. This candy floss rolled sweets feature threads of crunchy sugar enshrouded in a steaming is wrapped in soft paper-thin, Pandan-flavored crepes or in other different color.  The salted taste of roti goes well with the sweet and soft cotton candy. You can see how it is made and enjoy tasting it. Probably this Thai-style cotton candy and sweet crepes can be your favorite snack for your next visit to Thailand.

Last visit at an old ruin temple Wat Kudi Dao is a restored ruin of a temple situated off the city island in the eastern area of Ayutthaya where we can share with your storytelling from local people and other stories about Ayutthaya that you could not find on google or any travel book. We would like to take you to some hidden place that is not touristic.

Note: Kindly be aware that proper attire is required to enter theAyutthaya Historical Temples; Thailand Journeys staff will be pleased to advise you accordingly.

Afternoon Transfer to Bangkok Airport for your afternoon for flight to Chiang Rai (flight TBA / Not Included).

Arrive in Chiang Rai, meet tour guide and transfer to check-in at the hotel, free at leisure.

Evening free at leisure.

  • Overnight in CHIANG RAI.
  • Meals Breakfast Included
Chiang Rai – Doi Tung Royal Villa - Golden Triangle – Chiang Saen Old town

Morning Breakfast at the hotel.

Your trip departs in the morning to Doi Tung Royal Villa and Mae Fah Luang Garden, the beautiful botanical gardens which feature year-round flowers and enjoy the cool climate and surrounding areas. Doi Tung Royal Villa, former residence of Princess Mother Srinagarindra, is high up on the hill. The villa was originally built as a summer residence for the princess mother and now houses a museum displaying her work to improve the life quality of local tribe\\\'s people. The Mae Fah Luang Gardens are a botanical park on the slopes below the royal villa. Flowers and plants grow among rock formations.

Continue to the northern most point of Thailand. Golden Triangle where the Ruak River and the Mekong River meet forms the borders of three countries. The wonder of Golden Triangle is the visit to 3 countries: Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos, in one place.

Next  short visit the House of Opium Museum is a museum that tells stories of opium in the Golden Triangle. Through beautiful antiques such as opium harvesting knives, scales, weights, pipes, mats and pillows, these tools represent the beliefs, cultures, traditions, and magnificent imagination of their Burmese, Shan, Chinese and tribal inventors in Thailand as well as the history of the region where the three countries meet.

Continue to the ancient city of Chiang Sean at Wat Chedi Luang. Visit the ancient city at Wat Chedi Luang, built by the 3rd ruler of the Lanna Kingdom in the early 13th Century. This temple was constructed during the classical era of Chiang Saen.

Return to your hotel.

  • Overnight in CHAING RAI
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch Included
Chiang Rai city - White Temple & The Black House Museum – Travel to Chiang Mai

Morning Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities. Depart from your hotel in the morning to the beautiful Wat Phra Keo where one of Thailand\'s most important Buddha statues was discovered in 1444. The statue had been moved by various state rulers and placed in their respective capitals, including Lampang, Chiang Rai and Vientiane, as a symbol of dominance before finally beginning enshrined in Bangkok's Wat Phra Keo during the reign of King Rama I.

Then visit the Rai Mae Fah Luang museum exhibiting ancient artefacts and written records on history, literature, and indigenous intelligence as well as exhibits on royal activities by the late Princess Mother at Doi Tung.

Continue to visit Wat Rong Khun or the white temple is a privately owned art exhibit in the style of a Buddhist Temple.  It is owned by Chiang Rai-born painter and artist Mr. Chalermchai Kosipipat who designed, constructed, and opened it to visitors in 1997. Nowadays it has become the most famous and popular tourist attraction in Chiang Rai. Every detail of the temple and structures as the bridge of the cycle of rebirth and the Gate of Heaven carries meaning and encourages the visitor to reflect on the Buddhist teachings that show the way to escape from the worldly temptations, desires and greed and focus on the mind instead.

Next to visit Ban Dam or Black House Museum, is one of the strangest and most interesting landmarks in Northern a mixture of traditional northern. Mr. Thawan Duchanee was a Thai artist who was born in Chiang Rai and studied art in Bangkok and then abroad in Amsterdam. His work remains controversial in Thailand, with many locals referring to the famous White Temple as ‘heaven’ whilst the Black Temple is referred to as Hell. The artist spent over 50 years building this museum of art. The museum covers an area of about 160,000 square meters, consisting of over 40 houses and different structures scattered around the site. Each building has its own unique name. They are made of wood, glass, concrete, bricks, and terracotta with various unique styles incorporated in their design.

Stop for lunch at a local restaurant before traveling to Chiang Mai.

After lunch continue travel from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai (approximate duration of 3.5 hrs.)

Evening arrival at Chiang Mai. Free at leisure. Please refer to Tripnotes for Optional activities.

  • Overnight in CHIANG MAI.
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch Included
Chiang Mai – A.M. Elephant care at Elephant Sanctuary – P.M. Temples & City tour

Morning Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities.


A half-day package to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary offers visitors an enjoyable opportunity to spend quality time with elephants in their natural home, as well as gain an insight into their history and behavior, and create cherished lifelong memories of their time spent with these amazing animals.

On the morning of your visit, you will be picked up from your place of accommodation and will drive for approximately 1.5 hours through scenic agricultural areas, hills, and forest, before arriving at the Sanctuary. There, you will meet your English-speaking guide and learn a little about the elephants, before changing into traditional Karen clothing.

After being allocated bananas and sugar cane to feed the elephants, you will walk with your guide through the Sanctuary, where you will find free-roaming elephants and hear their individual stories. You can touch, feed, photograph, and interact with the elephants at your leisure while you learn about their lifestyle and behaviors. After you have met all the elephants, you will accompany them to a nearby mud spa. Get muddy with the elephants as you apply a healthy cosmetic mud treatment to their skin.

Next, you will walk with the elephants to a nearby river and join them in the water for a refreshing bath. Take a swim and help bathe and brush the elephants while they wade through and play in the water. Once the elephants are clean, you can take some final photos with them, and then it will be time to part ways with your new friends and change into some dry clothes. Finally, eat some snacks and seasonal fresh fruit, before enjoying once again the impressive rural scenery as you drive back to Chiang Mai.

Afternoon CHIANG MAI TEMPLES & CITY TOUR    Tour timing:  02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.  **PRIVATE SERVICE

Meet our guide and depart for Chiang Mai City Tour. Chiang Mai has had a long and independent history, which has a large extent preserved of Thai culture. In addition, this ancient city can be admired through fantastic scenery along the city’s canals surrounded by historical and cultural heritage.

Visit the old temple around Chiang Mai city start from (the most beautiful architecture in northern style reflected from the chapel), Chedi Luang Temple (temple with the biggest stupa) and Chiang Man Temple (the oldest temple built in the same age of Chiang Mai City).

Next to visit Chiang Mai’s hidden unique temple Wat Umong or Tunnel Temple a 700-year-old Buddhist temple known for its ancient chedis and tunnels with original paintings from the Lanna Dynasty. The temple is also well known as Meditation Centre, located in the foothills of Doi Suthep where all meditators are invited to retreat and practice among peacefully natural surroundings. At the end of each tunnel is a statue of the Buddha with flowers and various other symbolic ornaments where visitors can kneel to pay their respect.  You can chat with the monk and learn about the introduction of meditation.

Continue to visit Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of northern Thailand most sacred temples in Chiang Mai. The temple is a beautiful example of northern Thai architecture, reached via a 306-step staircase flanked by Naga (mythical sea serpents). A highly revered temple, containing a holy relic of the Lord Buddha. Spectacularly situated on a mountain top, at an altitude of 3,520 feet, with a magnificent view of the city in the evening & nighttime.

Evening, drop off all of you at Chiang Mai night Bazaar to experience Chiang Mai city by night.

  • Overnight in CHIANG MAI
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch Included
Chiang Mai – Phuket by flight

Morning Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Check-out and meet your Thailand Journeys guide and take a private transfer to Chiang Mai Airport for your departure flight to Phuket (recommended flight FD3160 (AirAsia) time: 04:40 p.m. - 06:10 p.m. / included).

Afternoon Upon your arrival in Phuket, deplane and follow signs to Immigration, located one level above baggage claim. Descend elevator to collect baggage. After clearing customs, proceed to the Arrival lobby and look for your sign. Our friendly representative will assist your family with luggage and help with your transfer to your comfortable hotel for check-in.

  • Overnight in PHUKET
  • Meals Breakfast Included


DAY 10
Phuket – Half Day Phuket Introduction Tour

Morning Breakfast buffet will be served at the hotel (time: 06:30-10:30hrs morning).

This orientation tour is designed to give visitors to Phuket a nice introduction to the island without forcing them to invest in a full-blown excursion. The trip features a road tour that passes by Phuket’s most famous beaches; a visit to the acclaimed Chalong Temple; a short outing from out of Phuket Old Town, famed for its Portuguese architecture. Loved by both Asian and foreign visitors, the temple\'s highlight is a wax sculpture of the abbot housed in an air-conditioned Thai-style house next to the chapel.

We also provide you with a chance to see the most famous lookout point on the island - Promthep Cape.

Additionally, guests who like to shop will not be disappointed as stops at local gemstone and cashew nut factories are also on the agenda. Phuket remains an outstanding holiday destination, not only due to its large variety of beaches, but also due to its cultural importance in Southern Thailand.

Please Note The tour will end at the hotel in Phuket area by air condition vehicle.

  • Overnight in PHUKET
  • Meals Breakfast Included 
DAY 11
Phuket – Phi Phi - Maya Bay - Khai Island by Speed Boat with lunch * JOIN-IN

Morning Breakfast at hotel

A visit to Phuket would not be complete without a visit to Phi Phi Island, regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, stunning scenery beautiful beaches and bays, including the famous Maya Bay where the movie The Beach was filmed, a paradise for snorkeling and swimming.


07.30 - 08:00 Pick up from your hotel and transfer to marina,

09:00am Coffee and Tea will be served at the marina.

Maya Bay for sightseeing, take a photo. Pileh cove (Pileh Lagoon) for jumping, snorkeling, and swimming.

  • Viking Cave for sightseeing. Take photo.
  • Monkey Beach for relaxing and taking photos.

12:00 Lunch time at Phi Phi Don

After Lunch time leave Phi Phi Don to Khai Nok Island, Arrive at Khai Nok Island for snorkelling, swimming.

relaxing on the white sand beach and have some soft drinks and fruit in the season.

16:30pm Return and transfer to hotel.

Please Note: National Park Fee is included.

  • Not Suitable for Pregnant Ladies or People with Back or Medical Conditions.
  • The itinerary and timing above are approximate and may be modified without notice to fit local weather conditions.

Overnight in PHUKET.
Meals Breakfast & Lunch Included

DAY 12
Phuket – Departure

Morning Breakfast at the hotel, free at leisure and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Check-out and meet your Thailand Journeys guide and take a private transfer to Phuket Airport for your departure flight (flight TBA / Not Included).

Meals Breakfast Included

** End of Service by Thailand Journeys **


Terms and Conditions

  • Transfers and Tours as mentioned by air condition vehicle with English guide.
  • Meals as stated (B = breakfast, L = lunch & D = dinner).
  • Entrance fees as mentioned.
  • Tuk-Tuk ride in Bangkok during sightseeing tour.
  • 2 nights in Bangkok as selected hotels.
  • 1 night in Kanchanaburi as selected hotels.
  • 1 night in Ayutthaya as selected hotels.
  • 2 nights in Chiang Rai as selected hotels.
  • 2 nights in Chiang Mai as selected hotels.
  • 3 nights in Phuket as selected hotels.
  • Room tax.
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