The Best Thailand Tour for the First-time Travelers

Thailand boasts both glorious cultural treasures and inspiring natural beauty. This itinerary won't let you miss out on either of both.

You will first follow a classic cultural sightseeing trip to explore Bangkok, Ayuttaya, Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai. Dazzle your eyes with a variety of ancient Buddhist temples, sacred Buddha statues, majestic palaces and architecture. Then spend your rest days in Phuket, enjoying the sunshine, beaches and crystal clear waters. The trip will definitely be an unforgettable memory for you.
Travel Route: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Rai - Chiang Mai - Phuket
Day: 12
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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Explore the charming capital of Bangkok, the “city of angels”.

Visit top highlight destinations in Bangkok, including temple of Wat Pho, Wat Arun, the magnificent Grand Palace, and Klongs of Thonburi.

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ayutthaya.

Explore the great ancient temples in the Ayutthaya Historical Park.

Discover the unique architectures in Chiang Rai.

Visit the splendid White Temple and Blue Temple.

Meet adorable elephant in Chiang Mai.

Explore the Elephant EcoValley and make friends with the elephants there.

Enjoy leisure time in beautiful Phuket island.

Enjoy your free days to relax on the beach of Phuket, the biggest island of Thailand.

Wat Arun
Ayutthaya Historical Park
Elephant EcoValley

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bangkok Arrival
Welcome to Bangkok!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Bangkok.
Day 2: Bangkok Tour
After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour of Bangkok city, the capital and one of the most popular destinations of Thailand.
First, you will go to visit the Wat Pho, one of the most visited temples in Thailand. Believed to be found in the 16th century, the temple has a sacred 46-meters-long reclining Buddha inside its main ordination hall. The temple also houses the richest collections of Buddhist art in Thailand.
Then visit the Grand Palace nearby, to see the magnificent architecture of the ancient Siamese court. As the former royal residence built in 1782, the palace now is served to host royal ceremonies and welcome the king’s guests. You may get a chance to visit the Temple of Emerald Buddha here. Besides, you need to dress properly when visiting the palace, making sure to wear long loose pants and shirts to cover your shoulders and knees.
After that, you will continue to travel on the Chao Phraya River and on through the Klongs (canals) of Thonburi. You will feel the ramshackle charm of the houses and temples along the waterway, which gave the city the name “Venice of the East”.
In the late afternoon, you will pay a visit to the Wat Arun, a missile-shaped temple named after the Indian god of dawn. It is one of the most photographed sights in Bangkok. You will see and photograph the imposing view of the temple at sunset.
Stay overnight in Bangkok.
The stunning night view of the Grand Palace.
Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok
Today, you will go to visit the historical city of Ayutthaya, which was the second capital of the Siamese Kingdom and once a prosperous international trading port.
The ruins of the old city now form the Ayutthaya Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is full of Buddhist temples, monasteries, and ancient statues. Here you will explore the great temples of Wat Yai Chai Mongkhon, Wat Mahathat, and holy Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.
Then you will travel to Ang Thong to visit the temple of Wat Muang. It is famous for housing the Big Buddha, the tallest Buddha statue (92 meters high) in Thailand, and the ninth-tallest in the world.
After the sightseeing, travel back to Bangkok. After arrival, you can have a good rest in the hotel.
Stay overnight in Bangkok.
Wat Muang houses the Big Buddha, the tallest Buddha statue (92 meters high) of Thailand.
Day 4: Bangkok to Chiang Rai
After breakfast, you will take a flight to Chiang Rai from Bangkok, to discover the northern parts of Thailand.
After arriving in Chiang Rai, you will first visit the Wat Rong Suea Ten, also known as Blue Temple. As the newest temple in Chiang Rai, it is completed in 2016 and is painted in an eye-catching blue with overlays of gold embellishments.
Then you will go to visit the village of Akha, to learn about the local culture and traditions of the hill tribe people.
Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.
Explore the local village of Akha to learn its culture and traditions.
Day 5: Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai
In the early morning, you can make an offering to the monks nearby the hotel, to experience the unique Thai culture in person.
After breakfast, you will first visit the glorious Wat Rong Kun, also known as the White Temple, one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand. Unlike the traditional Thai temples, White Temple is all white with silver mirrors embedded into the outside, symbolizing the purity of the Buddha and the wisdom of the Buddha shining through the universe.
Then continue your journey to Chiang Mai, another important city in northern Thailand. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai. After arriving, you can have a good rest in your hotel.
Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Wat Rong Kun, one of the most recognizable temples in Thailand.
Day 6: Chiang Mai Tour
After breakfast, you will first go to the San Kamphaeng district, which is Thailand’s main center for Thai silk. You will witness the process of weaving silk and making fine fabrics.
Then go to the umbrella village of Bor Sang, which has a long tradition of producing hand-made bamboo umbrellas and parasols. You can see how local people make and paint an umbrella.
After that, continue to visit Thai Celadon, where exquisite ceramics are produced. These ceramics, in a very distinctive style, are made in imitation of the Sawankhalok pottery of Sukhothai centuries ago and are exported throughout the region. Then in the afternoon, visit the famous temple of Wat Doi Suthep. Sitting on the mountain after which it is named, the temple offers the best site to appreciate the impressive view of Chiang Mai city.
Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
Travelers can see how local people make and paint an umbrella.
Day 7: Chiang Mai Tour
Today, you will first enjoy a wonderful half-day excursion to the Elephant EcoValley. Besides getting to know Thailand’s favorite creatures, you will take part in some exciting animal-friendly activities, such as harvest grass for the elephants’ snacks; plant a banana tree or herbs; make herbs into vitamin balls and feed the balls to the elephants; hike with elephants to the upper EcoValley; etc.
In the afternoon, enjoy a bamboo rafting along the Mae Taeng River. You can enjoy leisure time while sitting on the raft and floating down the calm river.
After that, you will return to Chiang Mai to visit the Tiger Kingdom. Here you can get up close to tigers, taking photos and interacting with them.
Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.
To experience elephants up close and personal.
Day 8: Chiang Mai to Phuket
Today, you will be transferred to the Chiang Mai Airport for the flight to Phuket. Get ready to enjoy your wonder beach tour in Thailand!
Stay overnight in Phuket.
Day 9-11: Phuket Free and Leisure
Enjoy your free days to relax on the beach and explore the Phuket, the biggest island of Thailand. Here you are sure to be delighted by the crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, mountain views, delicious cuisine and warm smiles of local people.
Stay overnight in Phuket.
Enjoy a wonder beach tour in Thailand.
Day 12: Phuket Departure
Say goodbye to Thailand!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeing listed in the itinerary
Private van for land transportation
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International air tickets
Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee
Meals as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Thailand Travel Restriction 2022

From July 1, Thailand has been fully open for overseas tourists. Travelers can simply show proof of a complete vaccination certificate name or a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before arrival. Documentation of the test result must indicate the traveler's name, the date of the test, and the type of test.

You will need to apply for a Thai visa before departure. For more information on visa-free countries and visas, please feel free to contact us.

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